OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy



Sunday, September 03, 2006 :::
 

Parallels

There has been some clucking over the administration's decision to adopt the term "fascist" to describe al Qaeda and its ilk. It's an improvement over "evil-doers," and actually brings the Bushies in-sync with the online proponents of the conflict, who've been using the term for years (personally, I think they are more nihilistic than anything else. But no matter).

But there is now at least one additional parallel between the fascists of old and those of today. Al Qaeda now has its own version of Tokyo Rose.



::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/03/2006 2 comments





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"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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