Saturday, February 25, 2006

50 Years Ago: The beginning of the end of communism :: Shrinkwrapped

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The analogy with Islamofascism is clear. It is a totalitarian system that depends on controlling the thinking of its subjects; truth is dangerous to such a system. The Imams who spread hate and deceit are the spiritual heirs of Stalin and Hitler, men who used lies to destroy people's ability to think. Their crimes did not only involve destroying their opponents; they also destroyed the ability of their allies and their countrymen to think and perceive.
A commenter adds:
I confess to being "Islamophobic", if that word means that I am in some measure "phobic" of individual Muslims and Muslims as a group. That's only natural, and even proper to a degree.

But I am not thereby a BIGOT. I don't cross that destructive point of no return whereby one automatically and syllogistically hates individuals because they are members of a group that is allegedly hateful by definition, in its essence.

Making that leap would be just as much a relinquishing of the "objective measure of right and wrong" as Stalin's "identity politics", which you describe.

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