Phi Beta Cons

Of College Towns and Tyrants

James Lewis gives a tart, bodeful history lesson about how the Great Depression brought Hitler to power. Therein he takes a dim view of campus intellectuals and President Obama’s agenda:

Adolf Hitler started out as just another Bohemian intellectual, a sort of fire-breathing hippie, hanging around the coffee houses of Vienna after the big defeat of World War I. Just like Lenin, Mussolini and all the other psychopaths who rose to power around the same time. (Look it up, kids). His ilk can still be found in all the big city cafes of Europe, along with Berkeley, California, Madison, Wisconsin, and other college towns. They all profess peace. But in the right conditions, they are all happy to set off sociological or real dynamite. (Viz., Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn; the Rev. J. Wright and all the rest.)

Today the cafe intellectuals are more likely to be Islamic fascists, but what’s the big diff? They all follow Hitler’s big maxim, “Alles muss anders sein!” (“everything must change”) or, in Obamalingo, “Change you can believe in.”  They all hate whatever is; it doesn’t matter where they want to go.

They want a perfect world, every single one of them. Therefore they all hate freedom, electoral democracy, and the blood-sucking capitalists. They all demand justice and equality.  And millions of suckers always fall for it. Some things never change; even the words don’t change, much less the marching music.