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George Bernard Shaw (circa 1925)
Shaw idolized Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini as the world’s great “progressive” leaders because they “did things,” unlike the leaders of those “putrefying corpses” called parliamentary democracies.
– Jonah Goldberg, “Liberal Fascism” (2007), p. 134
“The Soviet Story” was a revelatory “documentary on progressivism.” In a revealing excerpt, George Bernard Shaw, the famous playwright and literary critic was filmed in the early 1930s openly defending Hitler, mass murder and genocidal eugenics. The documentary explains liberals’ love affair with fascism, saying: The left supported Hitler not because he deceived them. They knew Hitler would kill. He said he would. In fact, it was why they supported him.
The progressive movement has always been filled with socialist and liberal intellectuals who love to praise depraved tyrants like Mussolini, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler as men of action who, unlike the bureaucrats in our democracies, could get things done. Remember Stalin apologist Walter Duranty, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times who during the ghastly purges in the Ukraine in 1932-33, where over 7 million people were starved, Duranty heartlessly rationalized, “In order to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs.”
The leftists of the Liberal-Fascist Axis have never been shy about their admiration for totalitarian government, using the Machiavellian idea of the end justifying the means as a common pretext for killing millions of people through ideology, eugenics, war, the Holocaust, abortion, social revolution, ghettoization, redistribution of wealth, the Green movement, etc.: All diabolical means are permissible for progressives to achieve their utopian kingdom of power and control on earth.
At one point in the documentary, Shaw is speaking directly to the camera in positive tones about killing those members of society “who are no use in this world”:
You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.
Although Jesus commanded us to love thy neighbor, Shaw demands an answer to his affronting question: “Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence … we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.” Here, Shaw is touting the Nazi doctrine of “life unworthy of life” (Lebensunwertes Leben).
Remember, at the end of liberal fascism is always death.
Twenty-five years before Hitler built his first gas chambers to exterminate the Jews, the progressive prophet of death George Bernard Shaw prophesied in a lecture to the Eugenics Education Society on March 4, 1910: “We should find ourselves committed to killing a great many people whom we now leave living, and to leave living a great many people whom we at present kill. We should have to get rid of all ideas about capital punishment. … A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal [gas] chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people’s time to look after them.”
In 1934, just one year after Hitler came to power, Shaw said: “If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way.” The Nazis heard Shaw’s plea of Lebensunwertes Leben and used the diabolical gas Zyklon B to effect their evil madness upon the Jews and against civilization.
This is the sophistic justification liberals, socialists, Democrats and globalist have used so effectively for decades. People ask the question: When in history has Marxism, liberalism, socialism, welfare statism, communism, redistribution of wealth worked for any society? Of course, the answer is never – but since liberalism in my view is a totalitarian cult of politics, facts don’t matter to true believers, and liberals will retort with the mantra demonstrative of Obama’s presidential election – We are the ones we’ve been waiting for! In other words, the reason liberal fascism, communism or the socialist welfare state hasn’t worked in the past was that the wrong people were running it … until now?
The documentary concluded with a veiled rationalization of Shaw and the socialist left: “It must be said though that Bernard Shaw and the left in general fundamentally opposed Nazism because Hitler had distorted Nazism beyond recognition. Gassing people based on their nationality was absolutely inexcusable. The selection should be based on class. Hitler got it all wrong. Absolutely different people needed by be killed.”
Shaw wrote of “the essential justification for extermination, which is always incorrigible social incompatibility and nothing else.” His famous 1938 essay was titled, “Dictators – Let Us Have More of Them.” Cass Sunstein, Obama’s regulatory czar, whom I consider a diminutive Goebbels, advocates “nudging” people to get them to bow to the irrepressible will of the State.
America, for over 100 years we have been in the midst of a radical progressive revolution. The progressive movement is the apotheosis of the Liberal-Fascist Axis. President Obama and his legions of socialists are openly fascist in their politics, policies and worldview. They will never stop in their efforts to weaken or destroy Christianity and capitalism and to bring America to her knees before the international community – until they either succeed, or until We the People say “enough!” rise up in righteous indignation and vote this Manchurian president out of office in 2012.