Sunday, September 10, 2006

"Fascist" - stealing the Left's language

What is wrong with the term Islamofascism? First, there is no consensus as to what “fascism” even means. Orwell said when someone calls Smith a fascist, what he means is, “I hate Smith.” By calling Smith a fascist, you force Smith to deny he’s a sympathizer of Hitler and Mussolini.... The term represents the same lazy, shallow thinking that got us into Iraq, where Americans were persuaded that by dumping over Saddam, we were avenging 9/11. But Saddam was about as devout a practitioner of Islam as his idol Stalin was of the Russian Orthodox faith.

from Fascists Under the Bed
by Patrick J. Buchanan


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