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Dec 23 2011

Robert O’Brien Nominee: Sher Zieve

If you’re looking for your daily dose of serious right wing insanity, Sher Zieve has you covered. This is so batshit crazy that it would make Glenn Beck cringe:

Are you as tired as am I about the talking heads — leftists, RINO and faux conservatives — advising us on an almost daily basis that “If we don’t stop it (presumably the government, Obama and maybe even Obama’s sycophant Congress) we’re heading for ‘European-style Socialism.’” Ahhh…as if that were the only thing about which we have to worry. Of course, the truth is that the [former] USA is not heading for Euro-Socialism. Instead, it is careening at full speed — with no discernable braking — into full-fledged Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State — replete with its own apparent and visible concentration camps. Said State has been meticulously planned over, at least, decades and is now being forcefully implemented against We-the-People who seem to have been replaced by “We-the-Sheeple.”

Actually, you’ve been replaced by You-the-Lunatic.

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  1. 1
    d cwilson

    Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State

    Are conservative columnists engaged in some kind of competition to see who can cram the most scare words into one phrase?

  2. 2
    schism

    Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State

    …I have to find a way to work that into a sentence.

  3. 3
    Michael Heath

    Ed describes what follows from Sher Zieve:

    This is so batshit crazy that it would make Glenn Beck cringe . . .

    When I got to this point I assumed, “nah, what follows will most likely just motivate Beck to up his game”. Instead what’s quoted in this blog post of Mr. Zieve has me perceiving no dissimilarity to what Mr. Beck was asserting on his Fox News show. Beck also saw Marxism, Nazis, and concentration camps.

  4. 4
    fifthdentist

    He left out “poopy heads.”

  5. 5
    noastronomer

    … and ‘gay’.

  6. 6
    LightningRose

    Decades? That means more than one, right?

    So, going back to 1990, Democrats have held the presidency for 11 years, the Repuglicans for 10.

    Going back to 1980, Democrats have held the presidency for 11 years, the Repuglicans for 20.

    Going back to 1970, Democrats have held the presidency for 15 years, the Repuglicans for 26.

    So, assuming his batshit crazy rantings have any merit at all, who, precisely, is responsible for this state of affairs?

  7. 7
    Ben P

    ahh the fabled “Narco-Nazis”

  8. 8
    freemage

    Michael: Did he ever talk about Obama working for the narco-cartels, though? That’s a new one on me.

  9. 9
    jefferylanam

    Sher Zheve is female, proving that gender is no bar to crazy.

  10. 10
    carolw

    I want to hear “Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State” in German. Big pormanteau words just sound more impressive in German, don’t they?

  11. 11
    reverendrodney

    “Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State”
    Wait, where’s the atheistic pope? Where’s emperor? Where’s Sado, where’s the Illuminati?

    And who the hell is Sher Zieve? It’s off to Wikipedia I go.

  12. 12
    had3

    hmmm, the only group w/the time and resources to plan and implement this decade long process would seem to be the ultra-rich. So Sher is saying she supports the 99%’ers? Good for her.

  13. 13
    Larry

    Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State

    A great name for a rock band, by the way. Probably won’t fit on the CD cover, though.

  14. 14
    MikeMa

    Conservapedia, that batshit imitation of actual knowledge, has a bio in Zieve. Lifted from there:

    her commentary contains a fair amount of sarcasm

    That doesn’t explain the stupidity but it does add to the humor.

  15. 15
    Aquaria

    fifthdentist: “left out “poopy heads.”

    noastronomer: … and ‘gay’.

    Aquaria: And atheists. And Kenya!

  16. 16
    jjgdenisrobert

    I don’t know how that’s any crazier than Ron Paul’s newsletters and direct mail missives from the 90s. (And even if the former may not have been written by him, the latter bear his explicit signature).

  17. 17
    Dr X

    The popularity of the concentration camp fantasy is fascinating to me. For people whose aggressive impulses are overwhelming, increased guilt and the expectation of retaliation are normal reactions. This is the basic paranoid dynamic. So I wonder how much the fantasy of concentration camps is generated by a vague expectation of retaliation for aggressive urges.

    Psychologically, the expectation of retaliation is a precursor to more mature guilt. And punishment isn’t just an expectation; it can also alleviate psychological distress arising from fears of retaliation and guilt. If you’re punished, the need of the other to punish will be reduced, the unconscious thinking would go. Instead of living with a sense of foreboding, punishment expiates the “badness.”

    This is what’s so appealing about the religious scapegoat as a container for badness. There is an attempt to transfer the badness to the goat where it can be limited and destroyed without personal harm. But that’s only a partial solution because people still know the reality of their own badness, and they live with a sense of guilt and a need for some punishment before they can feel they’ve completely atoned. In short, besides looking for containment, the guilty seek an atoning penalty. So I wonder if the concentration camp fantasy is both a limiting container and a penalty for the bad in them. But even this is only partial relief because it’s still a fantasy. So the guilty who don’t come to terms with their own bad impulses behave rather madly, living in emotional vicious circles and a vicious world, constantly generating fantasies of containers, scapegoats and penalties that continuously fall short of bringing them total relief. They can’t be talked out of any of this rationally or with evidence because much of this supported by unconscious, non-rational activity that is governed by rules of association rather than logic.

    This container/penalty idea is thought to underlie the need of some criminals to be caught: someone stop me [and jail me] before I kill [again]. I guess it could apply to the hockey penalty box too. It’s not enough to sit it out on the bench; the player needs to be penned up while they pay up. The implications for Judaism and Christianity are pretty obvious. I think this is also why we see in the confluence of punitive conservatism and religious fundamentalism, an overdetermined madness that is unresponsive to reason or evidence.

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    d cwilson

    You’re over thinking it, Dr X. The real answer is much simpler: They assume that Obama is about to send everyone who disagrees with him to concentration camps because that’s exactly what they would do if they had the power.

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    Area Man

    Dr. X:

    The popularity of the concentration camp fantasy is fascinating to me. For people whose aggressive impulses are overwhelming, increased guilt and the expectation of retaliation are normal reactions. This is the basic paranoid dynamic.

    Along similar lines, after the latest episode in the Joe Arpaio saga, I came to the conclusion that the defining characteristic of the fascistic impulse is the inversion of the aggressor/victim relationship. It was entirely predictable, for example, that Arpaio would claim to be the victim after he was called out for his crimes. If ever he had allowed himself to think differently, he would have questioned his atrocious behavior.

    And at the risk of going Godwin, I’ve often been dumbfounded at how the Nazis, in their missives to each other, would in all seriousness claim to be the victims of Jewish conspiracies long after the Jews had been shipped off to the camps. It’s one thing to have held that the Jews were responsible for Germany’s problems before the war, but to maintain that belief going into 1944 required an amazing degree of self-deception.

  20. 20
    jamessweet

    full-fledged Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State

    Okay, I don’t care if this guy is batshit crazy, that was awesome. It’s like some kind of right wing lunatic beat poetry.

  21. 21
    Crudely Wrott

    . . . full-fledged Marxist Communo-Fascist elitist-ruled Islamo-Drug cartel Narco/Nazi State.

    Wow. The logic must be impeccable in order to nail down our fate so concisely. I stand in awe.

  22. 22
    Uncle Glenny

    The predecessor to concentration camps was sometimes (frequently? my knowledge of history is bad) ghettoization.

    Think Levittown as ghetto. Then think of Terezin. This has been in development for a long time.

  23. 23
    dan4

    @20″…this guy…” As Jeffrey@9 already pointed out, Zieve is a woman.

  24. 24
    dingojack

    Just for you Carol (#10)* – “Marxistischen Communo-faschistischen elitären regierten Islamo-Drogenkartell Narco / NS-Staat” und ein poopy Köpfe und Homosexuell und atheistischen Papst, und Kaiser und Sado und der Illuminati, und Atheisten, und Kenia …

    Happy Holidays!
    Dingo
    —–
    * Think of it as a Christmas carol (sorry)

  25. 25
    dan4

    How come there is no link?

  26. 26
    dan4

    To avoid any possible confusion, let me reword (or “expand upon,” if you will) my last post: How come there is no actual link to what Zieve wrote?

  27. 27
    Pinky

    She forgot “The Spanish Inquisition”, but that’s understandable since so few expect them.

  28. 28
    dingojack

    Carol – “Niemand erwartet die spanische Inquisition, unsere Waffe ist die Angst, Furcht und Überraschung. Unsere beiden wichtigsten Waffen sind Angst, Überraschung und eine rücksichtslose Effizienz. Unsere drei wichtigsten Waffen sind Angst, Überraschung, ein skrupelloser Effizienz und eine fast fanatische Hingabe an den Papst . Unsere vier wichtigsten Waffen sind Angst, Überraschung, ein skrupelloser Effizienz, eine fast fanatische Hingabe an den Papst und eine Nacht mit den Nachbarn … .. ”
    Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr!
    Ein Dingo

  29. 29
    Zeno

    Sher Zieve is weapons-grade wacky, so imagine my fascination at finding an even crazier person in her comments. I recounted my descent into the rabbit-hole of crazy-squared in a blog post. It seems that Ed’s blog is not even six degrees separated from neutron-star-dense wackiness.

  30. 30
    dan4

    Thanks, Zeno, for providing (at your linked blog post) the link to Zieve’s column.

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