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The John Birch Society revisited

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Evening blogsters:

Most of you are too young to remember the John Birchers.  That's back when men were men and women were glad of it. 

The John Birchers were the guys who made it necessary for William F. Buckley to invent Neo Conservativism to try to add some respectability to the concept that some things in the US Constitution were worth preserving, despite the run-away choo-choo of Rooseveltism busy throwing out the baby with the bath water.

Yep.  The John Birchers believed Communism was a Jewish Conspiracy to take over the world.  They believed there was a Communist behind every tree in America.  They believed black American males wanted nothing more fervently in life than to have a white woman, corrupting the holiest of holies.

Ain't seen much of that around in a while, but it's gotten a shiny new paintjob, changed the sparkplugs, and by golly, the same sentiments can be expressed with different targets in mind.

Things really just don't change much at all among the folks who have that John Bircher place in their spirits.  If you can't can't get the Jews, at least you can get their other Old Testimentality cousins.

Jack

Entry #578

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Rick GComment by Rick G - September 17, 2006, 1:46 am
Brings back fond memories, Jack. My mom was a Bircher...DAR too. Also a "Nixon Girl" back in the 60's. I remember seeing her on the dais with him when I was a young lad. I was so proud. Oh when we were young and innocent.
Now I'm a left-wing commie Independent.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 17, 2006, 3:26 am
I was very much aware of the John Birch society growing up and I'm just a young chick!   What always amazes me is that so many people (like Mel Gibson) blame the Jews for all the problems in the world. Yet there are only 13 million Jews in the entire world. Approx 6 million currently live in the United States and 5 million in Israel. The world's estimated population is 6.6 billion. Do the math. Out of about 295 million (give or take a few million!) in the United States, only 2% are Jewish. The Jewish population of the world is between 0.2 and 0.3% or about a quarter of 1%.

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