The reasonable and not-violent politics of Erick Erickson

Yes it’s true, let’s not pretend otherwise. There were a number of conservatives who made it a number of hours – even days – after the Alexandria park shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise before generally blaming American liberalism for the violence. I want to recognize these people and thank them for their restraint in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. I know it wasn’t easy for many of you, given your familiarity with habitual rage. So from me, to you…thanks. You’ve been lovely, really.

Of course I don’t have the time or space to acknowledge every deserving individual, especially when there are so many of you. But I think that Erick Erickson in particular deserves some proper recognition.

Let’s Consider Secession
By Erick Erickson | June 19, 2017, 05:00am

This past week has made me realize the situation in this country is unlikely to get better.

Erick waited five whole days before calling for the country’s total destruction. Thank you, Erick.

We have 320 million people who hate each other and the left shows no signs of toning down rhetoric after last week’s mass assassination attempt. If anything, too many of them regret there were no deaths.

It’s true, there are too many Twitter eggs out there. There are too many unhinged partisans bringing the tenor of discourse down. We can all agree that politics can be done without employing hateful rhetoric. But if you simply have to be nasty about something, at least have the decency to identify yourself and stand by what you said.

…which is why it’s reassuring to see this in Erickson’s Twitter feed eight years later. Good on you, Erick.

At the same time, the left would have us believe that there is more violence on the right where history itself shows that is not true. From Nazism to Communism to progressivism itself, there has been more butchery from leftwing ideologies…

Uh oh.

…throughout human history than from the right — and yes despite popular historic revisionism, Nazism is from the left and had an American progressive fan club that included Margaret Sanger, patron saint of killing kids.

Liberals are Nazis, again. Of course. We’ve got a white supremacist president whose fans are beating minorities in the streets, and Erick wants to tell us the wing of politics that American Jews feel more comfortable with is the Real Hitler. Imagine that. Try this on: When former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor resigned from Congress in 2014, the Republicans were reduced to zero Jewish members. Not a single one, in their entire caucus. Erickson is not exactly thinking straight here.

And let’s dispense with the Sanger charge. Here she is in 1939:

The first thing I want to say in relation to my attitude regarding the present War and World Peace is that before Hitler came into power in Germany I was one of the few Americans who joined the Anti-Nazi Committee and gave money, my name and any influence I had with writers and others, to combat Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.

My attitude was open & above board as my name was on the stationery and periodicals and leaflets which were distributed by this Comm over Germany, Scandinavia, England, and Italy and the United States.

She was a full-throated Antifa. This is while men like George Prescott Bush were doing business with the Third Reich. But let’s get to the ironic part shall we? Because that’s more fun. Take a look at Erick’s Twitter page. Notice anything odd about it?

That massive black eagle, maybe? Where the hell did that come from? Oh I see. It’s part of the logo he chose for his website.

Lovely. It’s actually part of his website’s shield (oh brother). The Resurgent has itself a coat of vertical stripes topped with a black eagle crest (REALLY, Erick?). Head in profile, and wings spread. What a handsome display, don’t you think? Some might look at that and call it ‘dramatic’, or ‘striking’. Zen again, perhaps ozzers vood say historisch (you went there first, pal…)

I mean, c’mon.


So, to recap. We have got this guy…

(…stop laughing…) calling for some shocking stuff, because the leftist commies have become so wild-eyed and violent that they can’t be lived with anymore.

In our present atmosphere there is no escape from the American ISIS that is the political left. Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good. Evil is now dominant.

Got that? You put it all together, and you get yourself this:

And of course HERE is a picture of Hitler declaring war on the good ole’ U.S.A.:

This is the same USA that, y’know, Erick can’t stand to be part of anymore. Because certain people are unhinged.


  1. Toma,

    Good to find you again. I see great minds dissect RepublicaNazis alike. I recently did a post of Ewick Son of Ewick on this very topic. Double Wide EE demands civility while calling liberals the “American ISIS”. Your post has better graphics and a more thorough history of Erick Erickson’s preferred ideology so I will link to this! Cheers!

  2. Hey Gene! Good to hear from you. And good to see you still swingin’ away at the right-wing trolls, hang in there buddy…

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