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Black is Still the Preferred Color of Fascism-Who is Wearing Black in the Middle East Now?

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 10, 2008 at 17:47

What we have here.....is a failure to communicate. Fascism as a label has been utilized to characterize a political position that works against anyone who does not follow the same political ideology of the ones doing the characterization. Whatever happened to the original meaning that came from the beginnings of World War II as an offspring of World War I? Maybe it is because those who were called ‘fascisti' have inserted the ideology so well into the global arena that it has, like a virus, assimilated itself into the mindset of the new generations so that it can spread itself still.

One place it seemed to have been well received is in the Middle East, where history records the close association between the Nationalist Socialists of Germany and the Islamic society that was found in the remains of the Ottoman Empire. Jerusalem was the focus of such fascist activities there.

Jewish people who insist that they are the inheritors and possessors of the land of Abraham are now called fascist by the ‘Palestinians', as well as others, who see that it is a necessity of a so-called peace process to extricate the Hebrew nation in order to achieve its goal. So, calling them by that label causes a demonization that makes it more palatable to call for the Israeli nation to concede territory the Jewish people are rightfully entitled to call home.

To the surprise of some, but not others such as this writer, the President of the United States of America has completed the defection of the U. S. Government in its former support of Israel. It started early, culminating in the surrendering of Gaza, and now the heart of the Jewish land is in a dire situation. What sounds fascist now as we execution of a liberal action perpetrated against the Israeli people? Was this what we endured 9-11 for?

Maybe so, for as the sixties began a material and radical schism in the political sensibilities of America, we have seen a course charted that did not set a straight direction to achieve a government that all could provide a common good to all its people and the people of the world, but instead zigged and zagged from one political extreme to another, only staying in position long enough to achieve a certain affect, then to be contradicted in subsequent political activities. It is cause to observe compromised conservative sensibilities operating in a liberal environment. Historically speaking, does that sound familiar?

It is said to be careful what you ask for, for you might get it. People want to open the box labeled ‘Peace,' only to peal back the label to finds it was Pandora's first. Be careful of labels, for they are known to start wars, as if Iraq and Afghanistan were not enough.
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