Saturday, December 15, 2007

Islamofascism

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Theodore Roosevelt

I was reading this piece in which GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was yammering on about 'Islamofascism.'

Islamism is diffuse, Puritanical and globalist.

Fascism is centralized, corporate and nationalist.

Both are examples of extreme conservativism but no serious person would combine the two... which I imagine is why so many Republican candidates are doing so.

These guys should be disqualified just for their abuse of language in using this phrase.

But maybe the incumbent has abused language to such an extreme that truth has become irrelevant.

2 comments:

PCS said...

But Brian, you have to admit that the use of the word islamofascism has successfully scared the conservative rubes.

Mark said...

Brian, you bloody well know that the 5-second Islamofascism soundbyte will always beat the rational, 2 minute counterpoint to it...