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British Sex Scandal: The Obvious Hillary Connection

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Max Mosley is the president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, the governing body for Formula One racing. He's also been implicated -- and by "implicated," I mean "videotaped" -- in an unpleasant new British sex scandal involving concentration camp cosplay and getting whipped by hookers in a basement in Chelsea.

Oh, look, here's some videotape.

My favorite part is when they all have tea, afterward. There will always be an England.

The video has shocked a lot of tabloid-readers in Britain, because it doesn't feature Prince Harry. In most other places, people have been modestly creeped out. But not our friends at the National Review Online (and Fascism Clearinghouse). They saw the story behind the story: The salient point of this whole brouhaha?

Liberals are fascists.

And it all comes back to Hillary Clinton.

Here's Jonah Goldberg:

"Mosley's (Oswald Mosley, Max's father) sister-in-law Jessica Mitford, one of the Mitford Sisters (natch'), was a committed Communist who wrote The American Way of Death (which by many accounts is a good book I have yet to read). When Hungarian freedom fighters were slaughtered by the Soviets, Mitford said they were "fascist traitors" who had it coming. Jessica married the Stalinist California lawyer Robert Treuhaft (this NYT obit is hagiography), for whom Hillary Clinton worked as an intern."

If the mainstream media would just connect the dots!

Where to start? The clause "Which by many accounts is a good book I have yet to read" should be included in future grammar texts as an example of how not to write if you don't want people to think you're a retard. Who keeps these accounts of Goldberg's unread books? Sounds like a full-time job.

Is even one single word where it belongs?

And the rest of it? It won't even be sophistry when it grows up. It's just the loneliest kid in the cafeteria eating boogers to get laughs. The saddest part isn't that boogers are bad for you. The saddest part is he thinks he's cute.

Max Mosley was clearly screwed up by liberal parenting.

Signed,
Jonah Goldberg, Fascist Bootlicker.

P.S. Wanna see me eat pepper?

So, was Oswald Mosley a liberal, like his sister-in-law's husband's intern, Hillary? Or was he something else?

Here's a picture. That's Oswald Mosley, on the right.

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Oswald Mosley was the leader of the British Union of Fascists. Its program included declaring all of England's Jews foreigners, as well as those "who have placed the interests of Jewry before those of Britain." They opposed England's entry into World War II, which, Mosley claimed, was started in the interests of "international Jewry." Members of the BUF wore black shirts, used the Nazi-fascist salute and sang the Horst Wessel song with English lyrics.

Or, as Jonah Goldberg would call them, hippies.

Mosley's autobiography, My Life must be another of those good books which by all accounts Jonah Goldberg has yet to read.

Which is weird, since William F. Buckley was chairman of the company that published it.