The Deluded Class Warfare of the American Right

Imagine the following:

In Managua, Nicaragua, a wealthy businessman returns from a trip to New York. This businessman is one of a small but influential population of Nicaraguan Jews. Slightly after his return, a neighbor reports citing two individuals — one apparently an American tourist, the other of unknown race — attempting to break into this Nicaraguan Jew’s home.

The police are dispatched. The lead officer forges a police report, and falsely reports that the caller cited two Jews breaking into homes in the neighborhood. The policeman also notices the Jews are wearing Jewish skullcaps, and also falsifies his report to indicate the caller reported the burglers wearing כִּפָּה, or kipas.

The Jewish businessman — well known in the neighborhood — informs the policeman there was no break-in, and asks him to leave. The policeman then illegally enters the Jew’s home, and demands identification. The businessman provides it. The policeman demands another form of identification. The policeman demands it. The businessman asks for the policeman’s numero de identification. The officer becomes angry, and orders the businessman outside. The businessman — fearful of this officer who has already broken into his home and (albeit unknown to him) would soon falsify a police report — initially refuses. The policeman changes his tone, and (falsely) explains that this could be cleared up through radio communication, which is not working in the house.

The businessman complies.

The officer arrests the businessman.

This is what happens to Jews in Nicaragua! the terrified businessman shouts to passers-bye. Fortunately, locals take pictures of the scene, preventing further falsification of the scene by the officer. The offficer’s superiors immediately apologize, and drop the charges. Outraged by this armed assault by a rogue officer on the laws & rights of Nicaraguans, the President of the Republic condemns the “stupid’ actions of the officer, while praising all those who helped defuse the situation.

In peasant towns across the countries, angry locals note that the businessman is a wealthy Jew, and thus has benefits (wealth and the Jewish community) they do not. Many left-wing commentators darkly note that granting rights to the right and Jewish means that their rights may be ignored.

Some commentators even point out that the businessman, who makes $75,000 per year (an astronomical figure by Nicarguan standards) will be consoled by his money, and so no one should mind if he is falsely arrested, now and then.

Sadly, this happened. In America.

The American Right (who are just as focused on class-warfare as the Latin Left) are making arguments identicals to these hypothetical Nicaraguan yahoos. Consider the hateful and idiotic comments made by many of Shannon Love and other loons at Chicago Boyz.

Now consider how this will effect the country.

If Nicaraguans really supported the judicial lynching of a wealthy Jew because he was wealthy, international businessman would be leary of entering the country. Similarly, businessmen from overseas need to think twice about entering the United States, if crimes against them will be excused because they are wealthy.

The American Right is more focused on persecuting their imagined enemies than economic growth or Constitutional rights.

The American Right is just as dangerous to our country as the Nicaraguan Left is to that republic in Latin America.

Right-wing extremists, such as Shannon Love and other lunatics, should be excluded from American politics in general, and the conservative movement in particular. The founder of modern conservatism, William F. Buckley, wisely coordinated a cordon sanitaire to keep deluded extremists like Ayn Rand and the John Birch Society from infesting the Republican Party.

Now that the Republican Party is in the minority, it is uniquely exposed to the dark, class-warfare, grievance-based machinations of racists, class warriors, and other enemies of our nation.

Conservatives purged our movement of the Right once before. We can do so again.