Monday, October 27, 2008

You Say I've Got Another Face, That's Not a Fault of Mine These Days

Neoconservatives, and even some paleo-conservatives, have displayed a compulsive tendency to view each new crisis through the lens of 1939 Nazi Germany. Every foe, no matter how middling, is the new Hitler. Every politician or pundit that advocates restraint, no matter how reasonable the counsel, is the new Neville Chamberlain. Every crisis is cataclysmic and defining.

However, Barack Obama has pulled off what few, if any, of the great villains in the neoconservative pantheon have been able to achieve. Obama has unified the two poles of neoconservative alarmism and fear mongering in an unholy amalgamation that, I submit, portends of Rapturous events on the horizon.

Obama is now being characterized as the embodiment of both Adolph Hitler (here, here, here, here, here, here, ie) and Neville Chamberlain. Behold, William Kristol warning voters against being fooled by Obama's positive attributes into thinking that this new Hitler is anything but the new Chamberlain. Also, too:

Neville Chamberlain also had a fine temperament and a good intellect.

My friends, that's hypostases we can believe in.

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