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not a Cheshire cat - but the smile of a 'useful idiot'

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in response to reader comment: dhimmi: If you are Mother Teresa, Taj is the Cheshire Cat

Submitted by The Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Oct 3, 2008 at 20:48

Plato wrote re: Taj's comment

"Hey dhimmi, From the last post I think Taj is going to fade away like the Cheshire Cat. Will the smile remain?""

Hi Plato,

To me it sounds more like the smile is from a 'useful idiot' rather than a Cheshire cat

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

and specifically the quote from

Bruce C. Thornton, a professor of Classics at American University of Cal State Fresno :[8] " Lenin called them "useful idiots," those people living in liberal democracies who by giving moral and material support to a totalitarian ideology in effect were braiding the rope that would hang them. Why people who enjoyed freedom and prosperity worked passionately to destroy both is a fascinating question, one still with us today. Now the useful idiots can be found in the chorus of appeasement, reflexive anti-Americanism, and sentimental idealism trying to inhibit the necessary responses to another freedom-hating ideology, radical Islam.

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