Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pat Buchanan Embarrasses Himself....Again

Pat Buchanan apparently has a website called "Right From the Beginning."  The site only emphasizes that Buchanan is a weird duck who should be avoided.  His site is a paleocon site and I have always considered paleocons to be fairly nuts.

Currently the site has an article by Paul Craig Roberts (of VDare.com) in support of the 911 Truther Movement, the nutcases who assert that we were not attacked at all on 9/11, that the twin towers were blown up by the Bush Administration to get us into a war for oil.  In his article "Propaganda Trumps Truth," Roberts writes:
The staying power of the Big Lie is the barrier through which the 9/11 Truth Movement is finding it difficult to break. The assertion that the 9/11 Truth Movement consists of conspiracy theorists and crackpots is obviously untrue. The leaders of the movement are highly qualified professionals, such as demolition experts, physicists, structural architects, engineers, pilots, and former high officials in the government. Unlike their critics parroting the government’s line, they know what they are talking about.
If that's what they believe over at VDare.com, remind me to never visit.

Buchanan's site has all the usual suspects. Justin Raimondo, a very strange individual, is prominent at Buchanan's site.  He runs Antiwar.com, a pacifist site often linked to by Michael Moore.  Raimondo once stated that, in the war between America and Japan, the wrong side won.  He has espoused 911 trutherism from the beginning.  He defends Van Jones and refers to Glenn Beck as a "Fox News Nut Job."  Google this guy and all sorts of strange stuff comes up.  This is conservatism?  I don't think so.

You would be hard pressed to discern between Antiwar's dogma and that of the far left.  Buchanan's site also has articles and writers from LewRockwell.com, a site I stopped visiting years ago because of their strange views and leftist ties (a couple of year's back Lew Rockwell even had an affair with Cindy Sheehan, the far left mother who lost a son in Iraq.  Search my blog for details.)

Paleocons of the Buchanan/Lew Rockwell stripe have long impressed me with their similarities to the far left. They think that "the American empire" is a tyranny and that we were the aggressors in every war.  They are extreme pacifists in the face of aggression, apologize for those who attacked us, delude themselves with conspiracy theories and may be holocaust deniers.  I suspect that they are also anti-semitic.  Buchanan has long opposed any support for Israel.

These folks are neither our allies nor our friends.  Give them a wide berth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Paul Craig Robert s is a vicious anti-Semite and Buchanan is mot much better. I hate it when people refer to Buchanan as a conservative he is nothing of the sort - he is a Progressive who happens to believe in God.