Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Jonah Goldberg vindicated!

Goldberg has been saying that liberals are fascists and has a book to prove it. One chapter is devoted to the F-man himself:
Franklin Roosevelt's Fascist New Deal (42 pages)
How does he make his case? Simple. Look at the coinage issued throughout the Roosevelt years. Check the reverse:
A fasces!

Talk about in-your-face. And who replaced the lovely Winged Liberty in 1945? Fascist Franklin, that's who. They could have picked another coin, but the fascist impulse couldn't be denied.


Oh, and for you nitpickers who say, "Yeah, but that dime was first minted in 1916, well before FDR," consider Jonah's other excellent chapter:
Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of Liberal Fascism
Wilson, elected in 1912 had the new dime-with-fasces put out under his watch. More proof that Democrats and liberals and progressives are fascists.

And if that's not enough, what was a popular song during the depression?
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

It became best known ... through recordings by Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee. Both versions were released right before Franklin Delano Roosevelt's election to the presidency ...
Yowser! There you have it, three Goldberg-level proofs that liberals are fascists:
  • Wilson puts out a dime with fasces
  • Roosevelt elected on the strength of the fascist-dime song
  • Roosevelt's profile put on the dime after he died


Jonah apparently doesn't fact-check; rather, for him it's feces-checking. Jonah may be up for the "PREPARATION H" book of the year award. Come clean, Jonah.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 12/20/2007 5:57 AM  

Emily Bates: Mom said the school is closed today because it's flooded, and there's fasces everywhere!
Susie Bates: What are fasces?
Emily Bates: Baby mice.
Susie Bates: Aww.

Yeah, I know, that's so 2001.

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 12/20/2007 8:47 AM  

Brilliant comments and post, all!

Now, I have to go find that book that everyone is talking about -- they're just (f)lying off the shelves!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/20/2007 12:46 PM  

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