The John Birch Society revisited

Jack wrote this in September, 2006:

Evening blogsters:

Most of you are too young to remember the John Birchers.  That’s back when men were men and women were glad of it.

The John Birchers were the guys who made it necessary for William F. Buckley to invent Neo Conservativism to try to add some respectability to the concept that some things in the US Constitution were worth preserving, despite the run-away choo-choo of Rooseveltism busy throwing out the baby with the bath water.

Yep.  The John Birchers believed Communism was a Jewish Conspiracy to take over the world.  They believed there was a Communist behind every tree in America.  They believed black American males wanted nothing more fervently in life than to have a white woman, corrupting the holiest of holies.

Ain’t seen much of that around in a while, but it’s gotten a shiny new paintjob, changed the sparkplugs, and by golly, the same sentiments can be expressed with different targets in mind.

Things really just don’t change much at all among the folks who have that John Bircher place in their spirits.  If you can’t can’t get the Jews, at least you can get their other Old Testimentality cousins.

Jack

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