The Fascist Circus Comes to CPAC, Texas

Hundreds of far-right activists have checked out at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference. It’s the third CPAC event this year alone, after previous events in Orlando, Florida and Budapest, Hungary. It is also the third consecutive CPAC event featuring Christian and Fascist nationalist speakers.

Before sermons began on Thursday, Christian musician Natasha Owens – dressed in an American science dress bearing the logo of a Christian cell phone company – gave a short concert.

“You know, President Trump coined the term ‘America First,'” she said. When I tried to get into the eponymous song, the The wrong music started playing instead. Incidentally, the term America First was initially popularized by pro-Nazi groups in the United States and was also used by the Ku Klux Klan.

Although only two of Thursday’s speakers were politicians from Texas, the introductory session — “Texas: The Beginning of the Big Red Wave” — put the state at the center of the American conservative movement.

“There are two big drivers in the red for our politics and our economy,” said Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the CPAC Board of Directors. “As many of you know, we had CPAC Florida, and it feels right here in Texas.”

“If you want to get involved and help, you can buy your own border bus.” – Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott was the first guest to be brought to the stage, Where he spoke in front of more than half an empty room On Frontiers, Elon Musk, California Liberals, Critical Race Theory, the ongoing program to move illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., and why he thinks Republicans will win big with Hispanics and Latinos in Texas.

“If you want to help, you can buy your own border bus,” Abbott told the audience. “You can help fund sending all these people to Washington, D.C. and get them to deal with the problem.”

Of all of Abbott’s statements, this one seems to have generated the most excitement from the public.

A major theme among the conference speakers—aside from the officially stated theme, “Pelosi’s Fire: Save America”—was Christian identity and nationalism. In addition to Leading the crowd in prayerDan Patrick, the governor of Texas, took a page straight out of the John Birch Society’s playbook by declaring that the Constitution was literally written by God.

“We are a nation based not on the words of our founders, but on the words of God because he wrote the Constitution,” Patrick told the audience. “We were a Christian country and we lost it for many years.”

Many thanks to James Madison. But if Patrick is right, one must grapple with the difficult questions of whether God also wrote the Articles of Confederation or perhaps signed the highly racial three-fifths settlement, as well as how all of this fits with the idea that God does not. t make mistakes.

“We are a nation based not on the words of our founders, but on the words of God because he wrote the constitution.” – Dan Patrick

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban – who recently gave a speech criticizing the “ethnic mixing” that caused the resignation of a long-time adviser and called it a “pure Nazi sermon” – has spoken out strongly about his nation’s alleged Judeo-Christian roots and urged Christian nationalists around the world to unite together in the struggle against The so-called “globalists”.

Urban’s language matches the John Birch Society’s tainted talking points about “globalization” and Christian government that have become so commonplace in contemporary politics, and the audience was so enthusiastic that he said Urban should pause to the raucous applause on several occasions. A young man from Oklahoma told me Urban was the only speaker he was excited to see, and an elderly couple said they particularly enjoyed Urban’s speech.

“Globalists go to hell, you’ve come to Texas,” Urban yelled as he finished his speech.

But not everyone was pleased with the presence of the Hungarians in Dallas. In the hotel lobby, two groups of protesters expressed their displeasure. One group secretly hung a banner and dropped leaflets condemning the conference before rushing away. Another group, which included a legendary civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Peter Johnson, carried signs specifically condemning Urban’s presence before Dallas police escorted him.

“Doctor. King told me that as long as I live, I must stand up against bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism.” Texas Observer. “So I stand.”

Johnson was joined by Mary Ann Thompson-Frink, a Republican socialite from Dallas, who also spoke out against Urban. “It is very important for people to know that Urban supports Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism and racial purity and opposes interracial marriage,” Thompson-Frink said. “I don’t think a lot of Republicans actually agree with that, but they need to speak out and let their leaders know that they don’t support it.”

Former Republican Congressman Alan Stillman issued a statement in response to Urban’s presence as well. Is this what the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush has come up with? Stillman Books. Orbán’s record and word of mouth during his 12 years in office clearly surpasses the white race, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant leader’s record.

Subtle anti-Semitism pervaded a number of comments made by speakers, including Orbán. Orbán claimed that all the worst things in history were orchestrated by Christian haters and put these comments along with describing George Soros – the Hungarian-Jewish investor and philanthropist who is a common con man on the far right – as his “enemy”.

“Papa John” Schnatter told the crowd that there are “five evil entities” that own the manufactured food and drug industries (suggesting the former makes you sick so you have to take the latter) as well as the media and academia. But he wasn’t talking about the recently released conspiracy theory under the headline Mike Myers, pentagram. He claimed that all of these ties go back to some extent to the Frankfurt School, a group of left-wing Jewish intellectuals and academics that was founded during the Weimar Republic in the run-up to Nazi Germany and that became the villain of far-right “cultural Marxism” conspiracy theory, which is itself a paraphrase for the Nazi propaganda term “Cultural Bolshevism”.

Rambo Trump pieces, dazzling handbags in the shape of a .45 pistol, and even a mock dungeon dungeon can be seen on the gallery floor.

Friday and Saturday will feature other guests and speakers with their own history of anti-Semitism, including Jacques Posubic, a fascist media personality who the Southern Poverty Law Center reported as “collaborating with white nationalists, anti-government extremists, Pride Boys members, and neo-Nazis as a factor.”

Speakers are only one part of the CPAC experience. Rambo Trump pieces, dazzling handbags in the shape of a .45 pistol, and even a mock dungeon dungeon can be seen on the gallery floor. Nearby, indicted federal attorney general Ken Paxton — who recently teamed up with other Republican prosecutors to sue the federal government in order to get lunch money from LGBTQ+ kids — mixed up with an AM radio host. Near the end of the day, Posobiec spoke in front of a Patriot Mobile booth with Leigh Wambsganss, a woman who played a key role in the PACs who helped elect far-right school board candidates across Texas.

All this means that the mask of this movement has slipped, if not completely fallen off. She has revealed her illiberal, anti-democratic and deeply biased tendencies, even if they are utterly absurd. The entire scene, a veritable circus of the fascist far-right fascist, brings to mind what legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson on Las Vegas: The War. This is the Sixth Reich.

An exaggeration for sure, but it fits. But don’t just take it from me. Norm Ornstein, Research Emeritus at the Conservative American Enterprise Institute, event description The name of the neo-Nazi movement in America.

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