George Bush has coined the new term ‘Islamo Fasicm’. The new rhetoric is going around with the punch line that if you do not support the War in Iraq ,if you do not support the invasion of Lebanon and if you do not support the bombing plans for Iran – you are a supporter of Fasicm . The rhetoric is very similar to the “either you are with us or against us” doctrine advocated by the Republican administration immediately after the ’01 invasion of Afghanistan.
Comparisons are being made wherever possible to the War against Fasicm in WWII – repeated over and over in press conferences, policy statements,University addresses and the right-wing ‘fox’ media. It might appear attractive to a world blinded by the fear of Islamic terrorism and its global derivatives but on a closer look there are a few very subtle differences between Europe in 1940s and Iraq in 2005.
1. Germany,Japan and Italy were countries trying to take over the world and had invaded other nations making a war inevitable. Iran and Iraq had no plans to take over the world ; They never declared war on USA ; Iran never invaded another country.
2. Allied forces in WWII had more than two thirds of humanity behind it . “Alliance of the willing” in Iraq has a coalation strength less than the fingers on one hand .
3. America’s participation in WWII was approved and supported by almost every American, latest polls put support to war in Iraq or plans to invade Iran at less than thiry percent.
4. America’s sacrifices in WWII made the world a safer place,its invasion of Iraq has made the free world a lot lot more vulnerable.
Wickipedia defenition of Fascism says – Fascism is a radical totalitarian political philosophy that combines elements of corporatism, authoritarianism, extreme nationalism, militarism, anti-anarchism, anti-communism and anti-liberalism.
And look who’s Fascist going by that – The 14 Commandments of Fascism
Dear Mr.Bush , movie-makers in hollywood invoke Hitler and the Nazi party to sell holocaust movies -thats for a living , but should the most powerful man on the planet start imitating
Joseph Goebbels for a living .