Thanks to The Drudge Report for drawing my attention, however briefly, to an article by Pat Buchanan on WWII (the article was actually published online yesterday). Ahahahahah! Excuse me, I’m finding it hard not to break out into one large fit of laughter. Please, people of the USA, please tell me no one takes this guy seriously.
At best, his racism is as well disguised (i.e. not very) as that of Robert Kilroy-Silk. At worst, it’s even less disguised. He’s one of the “intelligent” racists (a misnomer, but I don’t mean it literally), who can make their views sound all well and reasonable. But then you notice a certain…tone the writing takes. This guy seems to think that WWII was actually all about white Christians vs. any other race of people, who by the way are all dirty commies. More to the point, he seems to be trying to present a skewed view of what happened during that horrible period of recent history in such a way that it’s tempting to draw comparisons with the current “war on terror.” He also makes it sound kinda like he thinks we’re still smack bang in the middle of the Cold War.
But funniest of all are the rather baffling views implied by the whole article:
1) Only white people can be Christians.
2) Any non-Western person is a commie
3) The communists still rule the USSR with an iron fist. Actually, this may be true. Seeing as the USSR no longer exists, who can tell who rules it?
4) Hitler was really an alright guy. We should have let him rule Europe, ‘cos at least he was on the side of white people
On reading this steaming heap of doodoo masquerading as a piece of “journalism” (I’ve changed my mind, I could easily be a journalist, all I have to do is develop some rabidly left-or-right-leaning views and I’d be sorted), I am actually somewhat relieved that Bush Jr. is your president. Why? if there’s one guy like this Buchanan dude, that means there’s likely to be more. Which means, theoretically, the US could have ended up with someone like this as president. Then things’d really be scary.