Fascists in the House

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“Our culture today is trying to completely de-masculate all of the young men in our culture…. They’re trying to de-masculate the young men in our country because they don’t want people who are going to stand up…. All you moms here — the ones who I said are the most vicious in our movement — if you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster.”

The above quote is from a  speech recently given by Representative Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican who won his seat during the last election.

Cawthorn is a Trump loyalist, a true believer in the big lie and a supporter of the right wing coup attempt last January 6th.

After widespread criticism of his remarks, his spokesman made the following “clarification”:

“In the context of his speech Congressman Cawthorn was urging parents to raise their sons as strong, godly, men who are warriors for truth and morality. Monsters and lions, not wimps and sheep.”

In other words raise little white fascists.

Cawthorn has attempted to take a gun on a plane and recently took a knife to a school board meeting, inciting a scream fest from “concerned Parents.”  He later stated “I always take a knife to school board meetings.”

During his speech, Cawthorn tried to cloak his call for breeding sociopathic white men with claims that his primary concern was about declining testosterone rates. In reality, he is embracing and encouraging an ideal of (white) fascist motherhood.

In this call for raising up “monsters,” Cawthorn was being “honest” far beyond his conscious intentions: Raising monsters for the fascist movement is one of the main goals of today’s Republican Party and its “family values.”

Indeed, Cawthorn’s speech was a type of “teachable moment” about the role of gender in today’s Republican fascist movement.   For the white right, what does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman and a mother?

Cawthorn told us.  He is a supporter of the effort to destroy multi-cultural democracy; by any means necessary.

I’ve lived in North Carolina.  My eldest daughter was born there.  Most people I met were polite – even nice.  I would get the usual mafia jokes.  A “What is a Scarangello?’   The religious question – “Are you a Roman?” to which, after being asked many times I would answer “Why yes!  I am a member of the one true church!  Are you?”

There are many people in North Carolina who need affordable health care.  Many who need affordable child care so they can go back to work.  Many on Medicare who can’t afford to get their teeth fixed or get new eye glasses.

So why do good people elect an obvious fascist to represent them?  Republicans today do nothing to help anyone (other than big donors and corporations) and spend all of their time on the culture wars.

No high school in America teaches “critical race theory.”  That is a subject for law school.  What should be taught is true history.  Many of America’s founding fathers were slave owners.  The American south was a slave economy – and always was.  That southern states were allowed to count 60% of their slaves toward representation in the House of Representatives.  The Supreme Court ruled that a black was only 60% of a white person.   That the Supreme Court ruled that black people could never be citizens. That not only were blacks lynched, Italians were lynched in New Orleans because they treated the black customers in their little shops the same as whites.  Slaves built the Capitol building.

That is truth and should be taught.  We are still trying to live up to the self evident truths.

The fascist role of mothers was established long ago.  Hitler gave medals to women who bore many children.  The role of women is to support her husband and handle the domestic affairs.  And to raise little white fascist sons and daughters.

Their good Christian family values are nothing like mine.

Men like Cawthorn are telling us who they are.  Yet too many of us don’t listen.  The House is filled with traitors who voted to nullify the last Presidential election to keep Trump in office  and opposed the establishment of the January  6 Committee.

The fascist Republicans now do nothing except use any method available or tell any lie to bring democratic government to a halt.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to Fascists in the House

  1. beetleypete says:

    Perhaps that idiot is unaware that in every country other than America, ‘Madison’ is a girl’s name. To me, that seems appropriate for a fascist who is almost certainly a closeted crossdresser.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Totally disturbing but it’s becoming the norm.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. He’s just making up for the fact that his *ahem* third leg doesn’t work anymore.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Don Ostertag says:

    Good post …even if the subject matter is scarier than the fascism I encountered in NC during my Army stint in the late 50’s. Those days the leader of the GOP was Eisenhower.

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  5. fgsjr2015 says:

    “Cawthorn is a Trump loyalist, a true believer in the big lie and a supporter of the right wing coup attempt last January 6th.”

    I don’t believe that the majority of Capitol Hill rioters were gullible enough to have actually believed Donald Trump was cheated out of an election win. It is possible most of the rioters maintain(ed) that line as an excuse for their attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s (apparently quite) legitimate electoral win — or at least make it as unpleasant as possible, as witnessed on Jan. 6. Long before the last election day, Trump was saying he may not respect a Biden win, as though preparing his voter base for his inevitable refusal to leave office, whatever the vote-count results may be.

    The rioters (and Trump) may simply have been enraged enough at his defeat by the supposedly ‘socialist’ Biden (which he definitely is not) they were now going to raise hell. They may have consciously or subconsciously believed he has to remain in office for some perceived greater good (e.g., to ‘save the nation’, etcetera), regardless of Trump’s democratically decided election loss. It may be a case of that very dangerous philosophy: the end justifies the means. The most frightful example of that philosophical justification is/was the pogrom, the primary implementers of which know they’re committing mass murder yet still genuinely perceive it all as part of an ultimately greater good. …

    Meantime, one could just as easily/recklessly claim there was electoral fraud committed in Trump’s favor in the 2020 and 2016 presidential elections. One simply finds it unfathomable that so many Americans had voted for him both times (and especially last November after experiencing his first term helter skelter). Admittedly, one has no real evidence to back up the claim, except for the fact that Hilary had ‘lost’ in 2016 and Donald garnered 70 million or so votes — results that were impossible unless there was fraud! Right?

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    • toritto says:

      Hillary vould have won 100% of the votes i the states sbe won and Trump could have carriex his states by 1 vote and voila – trump losse the popular vote by millions and Trump still wins in the Electoral ege.

      Not very de.ocratic is it.

      Best from Florida.

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      • fgsjr2015 says:

        In Canada’s case, we will likely always have either a Liberal or Conservative minority or majority governance; and for this, we can basically credit our First Past The Post electoral-system dinosaur.

        From my perspective, FPTP barely qualifies as democratic rule within the democracy spectrum, though it seems to well-serve corporate interests. I believe it is basically why powerful corporate and big money interests generally resist attempts at changing from FPTP to proportional representation electoral systems of governance, the latter which dilutes corporate lobbyist influence.

        Meanwhile, the political parties’ leadership elections are more-democratically decided by (I believe it is) a ranked-choice ballot system. We, the commoners, apparently are NOT worthy of such democratically representative choice; we are only worthy of potentially having 15 percent of the nation’s populace deciding how we all are 100-percent ruled.

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