This past week, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus proudly tweeted news of a new “start-up culture” at the RNC with the creation of Para Bellum Labs:
RT @katieharbath: RNC announces launch of Para Bellum Labs, initiative aimed at creating startup culture at the RNC. http://t.co/SOMuFlrgO3
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) February 4, 2014
Turns out, Para Bellum Labs, or the phrase “Para Bellum,” has a history with Nazi power.
Dave Weigel quoted an article by Adam Weinstein who pointed out that the phrase “literally means ‘(prepare) for war’” in Latin.
In fact, it’s part of an old Roman cliche, “Si vis pacem, para bellum”—if you seek peace, prepare for war. That’s been quite an inspiring little phrase through history, at least to militarists. It was especially inspiring to Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, the German government’s arms manufacturer from the late imperial era to World War II.
DWM started using the “parabellum” phrase as a name for its signature guns—first, the light machine gun used by the Kaiser’s best during World War I, and then its most iconic gun: the Parabellum Pistole, or the Luger pistol.
The RNC and Para Bellum Labs is currently seeking job applicants for the great Nazi comeback. “Desperately Seeking Goebbels” for a massive “data engineering” project that will overthrow hearts and minds everywhere through prevention of an informed electorate.
I’m sure the position comes with all the benefits you’d expect from a party that promotes the suppression of the vote, marginalization of women and minorities, the starvation of children, as well as overcompensating military and fake hero worship, concentrated power, media domination and an intellectually-violent victimization complex.
And guns. Lots of guns. For infiltrating the Liberal swines where they eat, think and live, but also for protection from Jews, Darkies, and the census man, of course.
Next up for the RNC: The Final Solution Academy of Political Science.