20 Dec 2007

Border Collie Fascists

Posted by dumpendebat

Dave Neiwert today:

[Jonah Goldberg] seems primarily intent on [calling liberals “the real fascists”] by pointing out all of the irrelevant characteristics of the Nazi regime — things that had nothing or little to do with their ideology, and certainly were not unique to it, such as vegetarianism.

I mean, this is just dumb, bad logic: Hitler loved his dogs, too. So by Goldberg’s reasoning, dog lovers are innately fascist as well.

DPF readers are already quite familiar with these two canine fascists:

Picture of Mystery the dog
Just as with classical fascism, Mystery speaks of a “third way” between right and left where all good things go together and all hard choices are “false choices.”

Picture of Okapi the dog
Okapi is nice, not brutal. Nannying, not bullying. But he is definitely totalitarian — or “holistic,” if you prefer — in that Okapi today sees no realm of canine life that is beyond political significance.

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