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The War Nerd / March 27, 2011

Sunday, the day the Lord appointed for revenge. And who better to practice on than the Luzer who reviewed my book back in 2008? Luzer is actually his name. Seriously, Daniel Luzer. Luzer reviewed my book for some goody-goody lefty magazine called Mother Jones.

I don’t know that magazine, “Mother Jones,” but I know I’d hate it.

I bet it was named after some “Mother Jones” figure from Alternative American History, probably some unmedicated heiress type who took proletarian cats into her house until the fascists at the pound gassed them all, “America’s Own Auschwitz!” “Katyn for kitties!”

These American lefties, I swear to God. Other countries have revolutionaries like Pancho Villa. I could back somebody like Pancho in a second. But these little preachers—that’s what they remind me of more than anything: preachers—and not Pentecostal ones either because to give them credit Pentecostal preachers are a salty bunch. More like Anglicans. Yeah that’s it: Leftists are like Anglican preachers. In fact half of them ARE Anglican preachers. The women, mostly.

And what these lefty preachers hate more than anything is bad language. Seriously. Nobody notices but it’s true. Everybody think because the movies say “fuck” a lot that we’re all past the bad-language thing, but the bad words have just changed, that’s all. These preachers are as twitchy about language as they ever were. That’s why Daniel Luzer had a problem with my book.

Here’s a sample of his review. He’s trying to sum up what I said, but he can’t even do that because there are words like “rape” in it. He says I claim that “…people don’t give a s—t about democracy.” [That’s how he spells “shit,” by the way: “s--t.” He can’t even say that.] Luzer goes on: “In a recent interview for Marketplace of Ideas, a public radio program about books and culture, [Brecher] explained that this war is evidence that most people are not rational, but tribal. People fight wars to appropriate the enemy’s stuff and sleep with his women.”

Did you catch that last bit, “sleep with his women”? Yes, Mister Luzer, that’s exactly how I imagine a gang of Liberian child soldiers high on brown-brown taking down a village: first they shoot anyone who resists, then they chop off hands and feet, and then they put down some nice grass mats and have a siesta with the local wymmyn. It gets a little rough, regrettably, such as when the coked-up 13-year old who’s already raped and murdered several hundred people lies down next to the wymmyn of his choice and points his AK at her, muttering, “Now go to sleep, and you better attain full REM state in 15 minutes or I blow your head off!”

God forbid I should describe what actually happens, this mob going in and raping them.

Hear that, Luzer? “Rape.” Not “sleep with.” Sleep is not involved. And the word is “shit,” not “s__t.” Maybe that’s how snakes swear, but us humans, we got the full vocal apparatus and we can say the whole word.

Words, that’s all the Luzers care about.

I can’t figure out their angle. Are they really stupid enough to think that if people don’t say bad words, then bad things won’t happen? Somebody tell me they can’t be that dumb, please. Tell me it can’t be that granite-stupid. Because when I read over Luzer’s review, that’s the only logic I can see in it: “Bad language is bad because it’s…bad.” He pretty much says so:

“Although much of what he says makes sense, and resonates profoundly with our current situation, it’s often hard to take Brecher seriously because his book is plagued by offensive language and peculiar digressions.”

I read that sentence over a few times, trying to find some other way to make sense of it, but as far as I can tell it says outright: “Brecher may be right, but he uses some very bad language, and that’s much more important than being right.” That’s the American left in one sentence, far as I can see: nothing is as important as not using bad words. They’re way, way more into policing people’s language than actually making anything happen. Makes me understand better why the only American lefty I could ever stand was Hunter S.

Mr. Luzer, sir, your honor, ever hear of this guy named Sherman? He had this cool line you might want to check out: “War is Hell.” Three words. And at least one of them is “offensive.” I can imagine Luzer putting on his hospital gloves to review Sherman’s memoirs: “Although much of what General Sherman says resonates profoundly with our present situation, it’s often hard to take him seriously because he uses the H-word. Oh, and the W-word too, which is almost as dirty.”

Luzer to Sherman: “M’kay, maybe if you can tone down the violence and focus more on the human angle, you might have an interesting memoir, m’kay?”

What do these guys say when they slam a car door on their fingers? “Oh, that was regrettable. Heck. Darn.” If you talked like that in any normal school…but then Luzer didn’t go to a real school. I googled his name and found his facebook page, which was funny for a while, then just disgusting. He went to some hippie prep school in Vermont. I don’t really believe there is such a place as Vermont, but if there is it would explain a lot of Luzers. More and more, I’m seeing the people who write for all the mainstream crap didn’t go to school at all, never got called a fat sack of…excuse me, Mr. Luzer, let me adjust that word for you…never got called “a fat sack of s__t” every day at recess, never got hit in the face in their lives, because they’ve all been homeschooled to keep the bad world out or sent to little biosphere freakazoid bubbles like the one Luzer attended, “The Gailer School” in Vermont.

Which is fine, I guess, if you want to be like that, but don’t come out of your Vermont spacesuit to wag your schoolmarm finger at me for using bad words to describe mass rape in West Africa. Let’s make a deal: I get the language that covers Liberia, and you can have the language that covers The Gailer School of Middlebury, Vermont. I’ll take that deal in a second.

Just look at Luzer’s facebook page and you get a picture of his world clear enough to make you puke. The picture [see top] shows Luzer, a balding white guy, canoeing on a lake somewhere, grinning at the camera. It says, “Hey, lookit me! I’m paddling my own canoe, friend! I’m out here on an All-American pond somewhere and the sun is shining on my front teeth and golly, if that word ‘golly’ doesn’t offend you, life is grand, chums!”

Under the picture is his career history. He went to the Gailer School, made a lot of global warming collages there, I’ll bet, and then to college at Cornell, where I bet he met some nice future Anglican bishop coeds and might even have had more than one glass of wine on a couple of occasions, and then to grad school at Columbia. Then Mother Jones and the Washington Monthly. And now he’s in our nation’s capitol. Ta-da!

I started out this entry all pissed off, remembering what it was like to get my book panned by lap dogs, and I was going to end off with another slam but actually—maybe it’s just the Sunday coffee, it’s better stuff than the weekday Taser-in-a-cup I use to get moving—but I feel kind of proud that this two-legged Golden Retriever didn’t get me. You go marry some nice Anglican bishop-ess, Luzer, and keep policing those bad words. And I get the rest of the world, everything you won’t see or hear. God yes, what a deal! See ya, sucker!

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  • 1. John Figler  |  March 27th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    A war just going on, the Shia getting buttfucked on their big-game war with the Saud’s and now a rant about a sissy Vermont I-don’t-give-a-fuck-what?

    Please, who are you sir, and what have you done to Mr. Brecher?

    Get the War Nerd back!!!

  • 2. wYSeGuy  |  March 27th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I’m from both worlds fat man. The rest of the world and the commissar training at your ivy league type places.

    My fangs feel sharper and nowI thirst.

  • 3. Peter  |  March 27th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    The excuse nowadays, as far as I can make out, is that bad language can be a “trigger” for people with psychological damage? On the idea that assorted minorities and people with rough scenes in their background will get all fucked up if you say the wrong words around them, and you never know where they might be…

    That might not be Luzer’s take, but it is with the young liberals I know, and in our case there’s a generational thing going on. I happen to know a lot of the kids who’ll throw a hissy-fit if you use the word “faggot” around them were the biggest, loudest South Park/Jim Goad types around, a few years back before W ruined that whole schtick for people my age.

  • 4. Aaron  |  March 27th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    This is like a shot of Everclear after a lifetime of Coors Light.

  • 5. gray  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    ‘What do these guys say when they slam a car door on their fingers? “Oh, that was regrettable. Heck. Darn.”’

    Have you thought about switching from war to comedy?

  • 6. abc123  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    It is also worth noting that it’s people like him who are behind efforts to ban different type of weapons based based on what his sensitive eyes can manage to watch on the news, as oppose to ban weapons based on actual unnecessary suffering.

  • 7. Fanboy  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Glad you’re back, Brecher. Friedman has an editorial today where he claims that in the Arab world, which he *always* thought had such great “democracy potential”, “the lids are coming off”. Yeah, the tops of their heads. Could you please please replace Friedman on the NYT Oped page? It would do our nation justice.

  • 8. wengler  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    The war, Brecher, the war!

    Who gives a shit about this Luzer fellow?

  • 9. burbl  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Huh?

  • 10. K  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    From Carlin to Zappa and now to you my Nerd, revealing the basic weakness of the American intellectual.. always looking for ways to say things differently as if that will change the things themselves. As if what we need are more euphemisms to help us talk about things without actually mentioning them. I could go on and on and on.. but what the fuck good would that do?

  • 11. Soj  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Actually Mother Jones was a tough ass woman. Sad to see Luzer doesn’t have the balls to even write out the word “shit” for fear it will offend his readers.

  • 12. Runstedt  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Quit whining about the critics, Brecher, and stay on point –

    1) What’s it going to be: ‘s–t’, ‘s__t’, or plain ol’ vanilla ‘shit’? It ain’t a crap shoot. Just pick one and ride with it.

    2) If your current entry is to be the map of future daily entries, just cancel the remainder and re-read some Cap’n Midnight comics.

    “HA-KAAAAAAAAA!”

  • 13. Alok  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Wait… wtf… why am I too much of a fucking retard to feel the satisfying comedy of this piece? Why the fuck should I even have the right to voice an opinion? I don’t. Someone, please sew my lips and chop of my hands before I comment again!

  • 14. Doug  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Another great mini-article in that fantastic, sarcastic WN style.

    You’re not the first person to notice the association of the American Left with religious protestant revivalism. The roots between the two go back long and deep. After all Harvard was originally established as a puritan ministry. Definitely up until the 1960s the biggest progressives in this country were religious protestants. Here’s an article from 1942 detailing the Federal Council of Churches vision for the post-war world detailing among other things world government, international control of the military, worldwide freedom of immigration and a universal system of democratically planned money:

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,801396,00.html

    Anyway most of this relation has been pretty heavily analyzed by Mencius Moldbug, who’s detailed very strongly how American leftism, even in its modern form, is pretty much just protestant millennialism try to build a progressive New Jerusalem utopia, and ignoring basic human greed, territorialism, tribalism and violence.

    You might like some of his stuff. Some of his analysis of colonialism sound remarkably similar to yours:

    “Of course, the conventional wisdom is that it would be completely impossible for Great Britain to occupy and govern Iran. It is even unthinkable for the US military to occupy and govern Iran…

    The conventional wisdom, of course, is the same inside the military as outside it: any such adventure is entirely impossible, and doomed to end in failure.

    This is because government is only possible with the consent of the governed. Ie: success is only possible if the British armed forces can win the hearts and minds of the Iranian people. But since the Iranian people are deeply nationalistic and committed to the liberty of a free and independent Iran, they will never accept recolonization by the hated British, their former imperial overlord…

    The substance of the nettle metaphor comes from a theory of civil war that is the polar opposite of the “hearts and minds” theory. Under the nettle theory, insurgencies happen because, and only because, the insurgents perceive a chance of winning.

    Like all men, they fight for glory, power, and plunder. Any government can prevent and/or terminate all internal violence by making it clear to its opponents that victory is impossible, and the only results of any struggle will be ignominy and imprisonment at best, mutilation and death at worst. To convey this message is to grasp the nettle “like a man of mettle.”

    The solution to the problem of colonial government, then, is to govern: to enforce order instantly, completely and without compromise, tolerating no challenge to the occupying authority whether military or political, religious or criminal. Lord Cromer, for instance, would have been simply aghast at the fact that the US occupation authorities tolerated not only native political parties, but parties with armed paramilitary wings. It has taken five years to mostly, sort of, pretty much correct this amazing elementary howler.”

    http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-to-occupy-and-govern-foreign.html

  • 15. Tyler  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    That was ther-o-putic! Why can’t leftists find the soul of the proletariate and learn to swear like the working class? Because the left are all bourgeois elitists replacing religious dogma with politically correct dogma.

    But looking at the alternative, the even tighter sphinctered conservatives, I have concluded that there is just no place for Americans, in America, to say shit, fuck, asshole.

    So I’ll stay in exile, unlike that quitter Ames!

  • 16. Pascual Gorostieta  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    What a pussy. I have always been annoyed by the really prissy left who get mad when people cuss and act mean in general. Those guys are the reason the left has stayed losing for the past 30 years if not longer.

  • 17. joe  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    any publicity is good publicity

  • 18. Tyler  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    P.S., how did you miss that ridiculous titanic Beaufort Force 10 orange life preserver he is wearing on a placid lake on a warm summer day; the same kind you can slip into a coma and bob around for weeks in?

    Yep orange life preserver man doesnt swear. He probably still wears condoms with his long term girlfriend, just to be safe!

  • 19. Clem Snide, Private Asshole  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was almost as near to Pancho Villa as the US got back in the nineteen-tens. She was no weak-kneed liberal or similar do-gooding, Volvo-driving useless wretch that the rag named for her panders to. She was a union agitator who actually went into the mills and mines to talk to the workers directly (as opposed to sitting down to their ethically-made kitchen table with a cup of sustainably-made organic coffee and watching MSNBC while feeding an infantile fantasy that doing so makes them a “leftist”) and was so effective that she was denounced on the floor of the Senate as the grandmother of all agitators. I have a wonderful dream where the undead forms of Jones, Joe Hill and all of the great “terrorist” labor rights agitators rise from the dead and enact some form of Tom Savini-esque cosmic vengeance against the toothless, aging hippies who think that tepid, milquetoast essays on why sucking up to the establishment is a good thing constitutes revolutionary thought. Oh well.

  • 20. Mike  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I’d say that the fella probly “lacks the interpretive framework” to understand where you are coming from.

    Your direct style comes across as a different language to people accustomed to vagueness, moral dishonesty, and a happy endings. But to agree with you that maybe a happy ending starts with killing other people can put some people in a bit of a moral dilemma if they don’t have their original premises straight.

    I find your writing style brilliant and purposeful. It draws the reader in, and almost puts you in the head of these psychopaths.

  • 21. Eddie  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    To me it sounds confused. Why would you exclude tribal from the domain of everything rational. Does that mean that if you live in an inclusive society you are rational?

    What is rational anyway? Is it rational to gather in huge groups in cities dividing up everything based on some esoteric monetary system that favors those who already have a lot and punishes those that have nothing?

    Is it rational to constantly reward these parasites with more and more of this monetary matter to a point where they set the rules of the game?

    Is rational to go and fight others who have nothing just to make these rich people richer?

    Never mind the fact that they risk nothing in the transaction. While the men who actually perform the extortion part of the game get no pussy, fame or even some of that monetary matter that we are all competing for.

    To me the latter feels far more irrational.

    I have this rule about combat. If I do it it better be some real ‘rational’ reason for it.
    My definition of rational includes pussy, fame and excludes anything intangible like tokens that I pay someone else in the form of taxes.

  • 22. matt  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I liked the article, seemed like classic Brecher, but come on. Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia, maybe something about sierra Leone or the Ivory Coast?

    maybe something about the French in Africa? or the Kurds in Iraq, or…I don’t know, Iraq is still going on.

  • 23. Geoduck  |  March 27th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Ditto Soj’s comment about the original Mother Jones. The woman was hard-core, and did -not- spend her life taking care of cats. After losing her entire family, she was 60+ years old, and very publicly leading labor-union organizing drives in an era when “breaking a strike” sometimes involved the use of machine guns. She -earned- the nickname “The Most Dangerous Woman in America.”

  • 24. Chris  |  March 27th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    If it is true on your book cover that you drink “too much diet coke” please make yourself aware that you are poisoning yourself with aspartame which is a neurological weapon. Just a friendly warning: stop drinking it asap.

  • 25. ao  |  March 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    7 straight days of the war nerd

    i can barely contain myself v__v;

  • 26. my talkative ringpiece  |  March 27th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    The reason to care about our nation’s Luzers is, these are the people who get people Not Of Their Social Class killed. These are the kind of people who allowed Vietnam to happen, “Just a little police action”, how cutsie. When I was in the Army, policing meant picking up nasty ol’ cigarette butts. And putting them in our pockets so nice officers didn’t have to see them. Luzers like this changed us over from a draft to a “volunteer” (economic and class-based draft) military. Luzers like this are starting new wars, oops, what is it, a Multi-National Blah Blah Spectrum Dynamic Whatever, in places like Libya and soon coming to a banana republic near you. Then your neighborhood if you’re the kind of person who went to the kind of school where you’re punched in the face, called a skinny sack of shit, and didn’t go to the right schools. Because then, most likely, you smoke. And leave nasty butts all over the place. Police action!

    We KNOW what Kadaffi’s doing. He’s over there, see him? Prancing around in a dress with medals, calling in strikes on his own people. Meanwhile Luzers are working silently, below the waterline, behind a fog of Political Correctness, to get you/your kids stealthily netted into the military to be a backstop for whatever’s flying around. Luzers need YOU and yours to get gas for their 2.5 Volvos. And they’re not gonna do it! They need you/yours to join the military, Blackwater, the prison-industrial complex, the Komsomol, the Spies.

    Kadaffi’s not doing a damn thing to hurt you and me. Luzers are. Enthusiastically.

  • 27. Hannibal  |  March 27th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    What a faggot!

    Hey, if your reading this, Luzer—check out what happens in the real world, holmes!

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/03/narco-execution-videos-and-its-effects.html

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/09/sinaloa-captive-video-reveals.html

    And that’s just south of the border, homey! And they’re not even fighting for God or Country or Clan, my friend! That’s just business! The all-mighty dollar at work!

    And I suspect shit goes down even harder in West Africa, the Middle East, or Central Asia, or Southeast Asia, ol’buddy ol’pal!

    So keep those douchy aviators on as tight as you can, so you don’t have to see much of what happens to the non-Vermontonians of the wolrd!

  • 28. M. H.  |  March 27th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    These communist fucks hate everyone and hate themselves. It is not bad words they’re after, it is the idea that someone, somewhere could tell the truth.

  • 29. Baz Edmeades  |  March 27th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Garry–PUH-LEEZ. Dash something off on Libya/

    And THANKS for trashing the stupid Luzer… WAY too often people are allowed to write insulting, moralistic, politically correct junk like that with complete immunity…

    You dealt with the swearing issue beautifully.

    And what about him saying your outlook on life was probably the result of the fact that you’re a fat data entry drone? The fact that he can’t see past that is the most pathetic part of his “review.”

    You writing remains a breath of fresh air. Even our Luzer could see that. It clearly glimmered through to his timid, conventional mind that you were an oasis of real in a sea of anodyne media plastic

  • 30. John Drinkwater  |  March 27th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Unbelievable how American liberals are still whining about a lack of “civility” in our discourse…as if that’s what’s wrong with the world. You’d think after getting their asses kicked all the time by Republicans, they’d eventually learn that you gotta fight back if you want to win. Be mean, cruel, offensive and inappropriate. And cut out this sanctimonious crap about some imagined higher tone of discourse. I think there are still people on Alternet complaining that Bill O’Reilly used to tell his guests to – OMG! – shut up.

  • 31. Phlegm O'Brien  |  March 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    lol

  • 32. Tom  |  March 27th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Hey War Nerd, if I got you this shirt would you wear it?

    http://www.zazzle.com/general_william_tecumseh_sherman_tshirt-235538049415449377

  • 33. vortexgods  |  March 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    o/~ Love me, Love me, I’m a lib-er-al!!! o/~

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

  • 34. Coriolan  |  March 27th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Your “peculiar digressions” always made a point, and they were funny as hell. That’s leftists’ biggest problem : They can’t laugh, and if you were to tell them, they’d answer something like “I like to laugh, but this is serious, people die, IS THAT FUNNY TO YOU ?”.

  • 35. postman  |  March 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Dear Gary Brecher,

    GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS!

    WELCOME BACK MY DEAR SIR!

    The difference between you and Looser is that I have read and will read all the articles you write, and I keep your book on my shelf at the place of honor!
    While fuck me if I can stand for more than two sentences the hypocrisy of these Looser-like bastards!
    You are lucky that he did not catch you using the Afrikaans word “kafir” when describing the Afro-Africans of Liberia.
    And forgive me for being non-PC! :)
    (And the left and far left (bolshevism) originates from “judeo-christianity”, and not from Christianity: I just know, I’m from an ex-communist country.)

    WELCOME BACK WAR NERD! WE MISSED YOU!

  • 36. Everyone, retain shirt  |  March 27th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    It’s Sunday, after all. Religious or not, Mr. Brecher gets his day of rest. No need to piss and moan– after six days of solid war columns! — that he’s writing about something slighty different on Sunday.

    Seems fair that Sunday could be a freebie for this new daily write-up; so long as it’s just one day a week, there’s no problem if the War Nerd wants to take a little break and write about why narwhals give him the creeps or whatever. We don’t want the guy to burn out, esp. when we’re also getting a huge net gain of *proper* War Nerd articles in the end.

  • 37. Zimtran  |  March 27th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    War Nerd, your articles have always rocked ! I must say that I do miss the long articles, where you gave us a lot of deep historical backround on events and the no holds barred descriptions of events and personalities. They were actually real learning experiences and way fun to read also. Don’t stop, we need an author who can tell it like it is !

  • 38. rick  |  March 27th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    No-talent fucks–and their editors and agents are even dumber and prissier than them. I’m not saying that to suck up, I’m living it.

    Re: “comedy” poster, haven’t you been paying attention? This stuff is better than any popular comedian of the last 20 years, let alone literary “WHIMSY.” It’s obviously somewhat popular, but Brecher is pissed his book didn’t blow up huge, when it should have, and part of the reason is idiot reviewers who couldn’t even endorse it since it violated their infantile 1950s sense of moralistic decorum about “serious issues.” Pathetic.

  • 39. Nestor  |  March 27th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    “two-legged Golden Retriever” is a nice one

  • 40. Veracocha  |  March 27th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Long live the War Nerd whomever he may be. I too do the work of the War Nerd character for I am a data entry clerk, fat, and have no life! Speak of how the world really works War Nerd and let no one silence you!

  • 41. José Cruz  |  March 27th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    It goes to show that you can choose bushido, and be good at it, from an overweight body and zombi society.

  • 42. Shamil Basayev  |  March 27th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    War is hell. HELL! Danny Trejo said that. Only 15 and with at least six more years of volcanic zits to face, WN needs to get muy relevant muy pronto. As doing a 1-second analysis of

    http://www.dareland.com/hell/specialforces.htm

    and a 100k-word report on suicide snappers -

    http://cgi.rumormillnews.com/pix0/Gay_Terrorist.jpg

    “It’s not just for breakfast any more.”

  • 43. Dejo  |  March 27th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Forty comments already? Jesus Christ. And yeah, leftists are pussies. Why? Because all these leftists are middle-class. You want an accurate representation of the so-called working class? Nazis. Not the suave SS, but the jackbooted SA. You won’t hear it in the mainstream media or out in the open, because societies everywhere have been hijacked by these middle-class intellectuals, but behind closed doors you will hear poor people admire men like Hitler and Stalin. These men knew how poor people thought because they experienced poverty first hand. Morality itself is a middle-class invention. Hitler changed his approach in order to get elected because Germans weren’t as poor (thus radical) as they were when he staged the coup. You can also see the shift in the Nazi hierarchy from poor to middle-class when they replaced the Einsatzgruppen with gas chambers. Khrushchev thought of changing the Soviet hierarchy to middle-class and it damaged the economy beyond repair. That’s what these middle-class intellectuals don’t understand. You can’t simply introduce a tax or establish price controls or confiscate property or try to produce goods using confiscated property and expect it all to function without making examples out of people. Stalin understood that, Khrushchev didn’t.

  • 44. Dogsbody  |  March 27th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Don’t accuse golden retreivers of being pussies. Piss them off and they can do some damage.

    A couple of days ago Buster, a retreiver in Sydney, was threatened with a knife, so what did Buster do the next time someone annoyed him? He did his fucking block and attacked four people. Bless him.

    http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/four-injured-in-sydney-dog-attack-20110325-1ca3w.html

  • 45. AJ  |  March 27th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    “…Are they really stupid enough to think that if people don’t say bad words, then bad things won’t happen?…”

    See the appendices of 1984 for a full exposition on this concept. These people ain’t pretty.

  • 46. helplesscase  |  March 27th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Progressive politics has proven itself to be incapable of delivering on genuine emancipation so all that remains for leftist intellectuals to do is talk about the psychological impact of certain taboo phrases.

  • 47. Padderous  |  March 27th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I LOVE how every Exile reader successfully lumps most higher-learning-now-with-super-duper-important-positions as delusional saps who’ve never had to fight for anything more than an academic grade.

    You fill my heart with gladness, my cup overflows and I don’t feel so bad about my situation.

  • 48. Mason C  |  March 27th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Sure, Luzer’s polluting the collective consciousness, but he’s second-order pollution. Find his parents and send them into the war zone. Fuckin’ baby boomers.

  • 49. Jesse the Scout  |  March 28th, 2011 at 1:19 am

    GOD, yes. I’m a good 70% “leftist” by the cold calculation of positions, but I can’t call myself one because they just don’t GET it. That a lot of people are NOT really “good people” “deep down”, that bad things DO happen and must be acknowledged to be confronted, that you do not stop violence with peace, you stop violence by using violence AGAINST violence and THEN peace is possible.

    I agree with them on so much but I know that if push came to shove they’re useless. Kim Jong-il himself could be riding at the head of a tank column down Main Street USA flipping people off and they’d STILL be wringing their hands over the philosophical question of whether man has the right to take a life even in self-defense. Not like it would fucking matter anyway, you have to touch a scary gun before you can learn how to load one.

  • 50. Scott Locklin  |  March 28th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    The American left is made of twittering nunnish schoolmarms who are worried their kids won’t grow up fashionably gay and sackless human sphincters like … Luzer. What’s wrong with Kansas? The real question is: what’s wrong with Berkeley?

  • 51. Jyp  |  March 28th, 2011 at 6:50 am

    The (so-called) left: the actual left was hijacked, raped, strangled, and buried behind the old waterheater in the basement by bourgeoise baglickers. Mainly because us stupid werkers dont no how to rite good nor even spell for shit. Goddamn it. Stems from Marx’s incidious notion that the revolution would be led by sections of the bourgeoise ruling class (ie., the “intellectuals) who would split off and become the vanguard. But mainly because they’re lazy fuckers would dont like to werk hard and too wussy to be acceptable to the real men (ie., closeted homosexuals) of the right.
    Wassis good coffee you drinkin Dolan? I need some right now.

  • 52. C367  |  March 28th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    This guy is a perfect example of the fake left we got in America and in Europe. An airheaded retard worrying about bad manners while its far, FAR right-wing masters rape entire nations to death. Exiled got it right: these people’s role in life is to suck blood from the real leftist opposition and leave the hollowed-out carcass on the roadside.

  • 53. franc black  |  March 28th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Brilliant social commentary. The more I read, the more convinced I am of your genius.

    Thank you GB !

  • 54. Onarag Dickshit  |  March 28th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Sir, I am again in awe.

  • 55. Chas  |  March 28th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    If this Blog Day series is representative of the future for War Nerd at the hands of Brecher, I move we invite Derp to take over. Gary Brecher is exhausted

  • 56. Funonymous  |  March 28th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Great article, though I do think you would like the actual Mother Jones. Once, at a miners strike, word came that the National Guard was going to come finish what the Pinkertons and AL goons couldn’t and in her 80′s stands up and says Lets go Get the Sons of Bitches! and storms out of the room. The rest of the chickenshit didn’t follow her out, and she didn’t look to see if they did, and ended up standing alone in front of the Guard telling them to go to hell. Hoover was the one who get her her nickname too for that matter.

  • 57. Jon  |  March 28th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Well, I know from personal experience that there are at least a few lefties who love to swear. Fuck.

  • 58. maus  |  March 28th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    @24: “If it is true on your book cover that you drink “too much diet coke” please make yourself aware that you are poisoning yourself with aspartame which is a neurological weapon. Just a friendly warning: stop drinking it asap.”

    Nice to know the anti-science wing of the left decided to show up. Welcome! I’m sure you’ve had a very busy day of anti-vaccination and fluoridation protests.

  • 59. boson  |  March 29th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    how come that the warnerd’s right-wing chauvinism hasn’t yet collided with the exiled’s steady leftward shift in the last few years?

  • 60. Carpenter  |  March 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I have an ancestor who was a member of the Finnish communist party and rose to be one of its top leaders. He was a lumberjack, one day fought off a bear with his axe and got seriously mauled in the process but survived. He joined the communists because he had an earth floor at home and wanted better pay. Figured the communists might talk truth when they said they wanted to give him that. You can bet your ass he didn’t want Finland swamped by Africans, thinking that they would join in holding hands and singing The International, or that he thought homosexuals are holy and should be in every TV show, all seasons.

    Nope. He was the kind of communist you could talk with about the real world, where he lived. Not a whiny kid who wants to remake the world into an eternal childhood, where Mom and Dad – or just someone – owes you a living and there are no tribes and reality can be legislated away.

    He’d probably be called a fascist by the Luzers today.

  • 61. Jack Boot  |  March 31st, 2011 at 9:47 am

    The modern “moderate” Left(the Pansy Left, to use Orwell’s phrase)is essentially Early Christianity without Christ.

    For instance: “Love thine enemy”; “Turn the other cheek”; Forgive the sinner seventy times seven times” etc. Sounds oddly familiar, does it not?

    To be sure, these Utopian doctrines were formulated while the Christians were a powerless, persecuted minority.

    Upon gaining the upper hand, Christendom ignored them at its convenience for centuries – as indeed it had to, in order to survive in a rough neighborhood.

    However, this councel of suicide (ie the New Testament) was not dead but merely hibernating; biding its time before bursting forth anew (re-branded, of course) in the 20th Century.

    Politically speaking, the Pussy Leftists are now being fed to the lions – and deservedly so.

    Lenin & Friends had their faults; but at least they weren’t squeamish…

  • 62. mr jimmy  |  April 2nd, 2011 at 9:32 am

    ATTN: WAR NERD !!

    your article is fucking wonderful. spectacular even.

    please keep writing !!


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