But you have forsaken me and served other gods, so I will no longer save you…
Pat Buchanan has been fired by MSNBC
Michael Hoffman’s note: Patrick J. Buchanan is part of the problem, yet he eloquently rails against the problem in his recent books. This is schizophrenic. After 9/11 and after the invasion of Iraq, he supported the re-election of George W. Bush with a ludicrous analogy of Democrats and Republicans as the Hatfields and the McCoys, suggesting that in a tribal blood feud Conservatives need to come home — to re-elect Bushwhacker George, the neocon Skull and Bonesman. He begged Bush to take him back and called himself the “black sheep.” Disgusting.
He has valorized Ronald Reagan as one of our greatest presidents, when it was Reagan who made amnesty for illegal aliens a Conservative virtue. It was Reagan who established the groundwork for the synagogue disguised as a US Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., transforming rabbinic Shoah theology into America’s de facto state religion. It was Reagan who bestowed a national holiday on Martin Luther King. It was Reagan who allowed the elderly Christian anti-Communist Andrija Artukovic to be shipped on a gurney back to the ghoulish arms of Tito’s Communist Yugoslavia. Yitzhak Shamir termed Ronnie “the greatest friend in the White House Israel ever had.” Reagan had Joan Quigley, a San Francisco astrologer, scheduling the timing of his speeches and treaty signings and setting his agenda.
Pat Buchanan has misled and miscued millions of Americans and never had to answer for or repent of it. Anyone who is an anti-illegal alien amnesty campaigner and holds Ronald Reagan as a paradigm of what it means to be an illustrious president, has a serious mental health issue.
Buchanan is a fine orator and a darn good writer in terms of prose style. He’s a showman and if teaching our people to think critically and consistently according to first principles within a systematic philosophy is not a high priority with you, then Pat’s rhetorical fireworks display will carry the day. He’s a hero for split personalities, and that’s who we see at the helm of our movement with the funding and the spotlight, and it’s one big reason why we’re losing.
Mr. Buchanan is not blacklisted, by the way. He is a syndicated columnist. His new “Suicide” book has been the subject of 150 talk show interviews. It is rated 96th on Amazon.com’s highly influential top 100 bestsellers’ list. He has proved useful to the Establishment as the “loyal opposition.”
Now as he heads into old age he’s getting more radical and his books are becoming more interesting, but books alone, as important as they are, will not carry the day. It takes organization and money and Buchanan played his part in channeling the money and the bright young people into the Republican Party, instead of the Third Party this nation could have built into an independent powerhouse from 1984 onward. Buchanan held the wheel of American politics for a few moments in his political life: as director of White House Communications under Reagan; as the winner of the New Hampshire primary as Republican candidate for president; and as a speech writer for Nixon, to say nothing of his nearly constant television presence on shows broadcast on CNN and PBS.
Suicide of a Super Power repackages ideas that originated with populists like Kent Steffgen and Willis Carto fifty years ago. It’s undoubtedly a good book and deserves the publicity it has received. And Buchanan’s writing skill carries the day in the following essay. It’s hard to argue with his logic or the fact that MSNBC has treated him shabbily.
Buchanan needs to write one more book, recounting how he misdirected the Conservative movement with his unconscionable support for Bush Jr. and his canonization of the Reagan presidency. But until Buchanan comes clean, not just on his own history, but on the true nature of the religion of Judaism, and the radical facts concerning the datum that the U.S. government itself destroyed World Trade Center Building 7 in September of 2001, his is a case of too little, too late.
MSNBC should certainly be ashamed of itself for firing Mr. Buchanan. But when is Pat Buchanan going to feel shame over the degree to which he has shilled for Republican traitors like Bush and Reagan? When is Pat Buchanan going to do something to make amends for the destructive confusion he himself has sown in our ranks?
Michael Hoffman is the author of Judaism’s Strange Gods
Blacklisted, But Not Beaten
By Patrick J. Buchanan Feb. 16, 2012
My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.
After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.
The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America.”
Media Matters parroted the party line: He has blasphemed!
A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America’s leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays, and transgendered people said that Buchanan’s “extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world.” Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR’s Diane Rehm—that I believe homosexual acts to be “unnatural and immoral.”
On Nov. 2, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, who has sought to have me censored for 22 years, piled on. “Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite,” said Foxman. Buchanan “bemoans the destruction of white Christian America” and says America’s shrinking Jewish population is due to the “collective decision of Jews themselves.”
Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek’s 2009 cover called “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” and editor Jon Meacham described as “The End of Christian America.” After all, I am a Christian.
And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the “collective decision of Jews themselves”?
Let error be tolerated, said Thomas Jefferson, “so long as reason is left free to combat it.” What Foxman and ADL are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American. Consider what it is these people are saying.
They are saying that a respected publisher, St. Martin’s, colluded with me to produce a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic book, and CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, Fox Business News, and the 150 radio shows on which I appeared failed to detect its evil and helped to promote a moral atrocity.
If my book is racist and anti-Semitic, how did Sean Hannity, Erin Burnett, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs, and Ralph Nader miss that? How did Charles Payne, African-American host on Fox radio, who has interviewed me three times, fail to detect its racism? How did Michael Medved miss its anti-Semitism?
In a 2009 cover story in the Atlantic, “The End of White America?” from which my chapter title was taken, professor Hua Hsu revels in the passing of America’s white majority. At Portland State, President Clinton got a huge ovation when he told students that white Americans will be a minority in 2050. Is this writer alone forbidden to broach the subject?
That homosexual acts are unnatural and immoral has been doctrine in the Catholic Church for 2,000 years. Is it now hate speech to restate traditional Catholic beliefs?
Documented in the 488 pages and 1,500 footnotes of Suicide of a Superpower is my thesis that America is Balkanizing, breaking down along the lines of religion, race, ethnicity, culture, and ideology and that Western peoples are facing demographic death by century’s end. Are such subjects taboo? Are they unfit for national debate?
So it would seem. MSNBC President Phil Griffin told reporters, “I don’t think the ideas that [Buchanan] put forth [in his book] are appropriate for the national dialogue, much less on MSNBC.”
In the 10 years I have been at MSNBC, the network has taken heat for what I have written, and faithfully honored our contract. Yet my four-months’ absence from MSNBC and now my departure represent an undeniable victory for the blacklisters.
The modus operandi of these thought police at Color of Change and ADL is to brand as racists and anti-Semites any writer who dares to venture outside the narrow corral in which they seek to confine debate. All the while prattling about their love of dissent and devotion to the First Amendment, they seek systematically to silence and censor dissent.
Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their “smelly little orthodoxies.” They then demand that the heretic recant, grovel, apologize, and pledge to go forth and sin no more.
Defy them, and they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers.
I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats, and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
You shall have no other gods before me…