Redefining Our Way To Victory!
Not content to fight insurgents, rebels, terrorists, freedom fighters, infantry, militiamen, etc..., using only conventional weapons and nuclear waste, the war is once again being waged against words.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush in recent days has recast the global war on terror into a "war against Islamic fascism." Fascism, in fact, seems to be the new buzz word for Republicans in an election season dominated by an unpopular war in Iraq.
Now in the past, 'fascism' was defined as a government ruled by corporate powers and an overwhelming sense of pride, nationalism and loyalty to the corporate state. It's darker side comes in when war becomes a profit center and this patriotism is used to start wars in order to create corporate profits. Wars of conquest in which corporations are given grants in ownership of public utilities, oil fields, hospitals etc..., are an example.
Obviously, fascism doesn't apply to terrorists or jihadists or crusaders, as their devotion is reserved for political ideologies or religious beliefs. People who invoke religion saying, 'God told me to invade that country and I did', are crusaders in this sense and not fascists. Although a a person be both at the same time.
But 'fascist' and 'fascism' are cool terms. They have bad connotations. People identify fascism with war and atrocities.
So they way to win this war of words, is to redefine the words to mean something else. Now a fascist is someone invokes religion in the name of war. Such as someone saying, 'God told me to go to war, so I did.' People who fight for God are now fascists.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Tuesday accused critics of the Iraq war as appeasing "a new type of fascism."
White House aides and outside Republican strategists said the new description is an attempt to more clearly identify the ideology that motivates many organized terrorist groups, representing a shift in emphasis from the general to the specific.
"I think it's an appropriate definition of the war that we're in," said GOP pollster Ed Goeas. "I think it's effective in that it definitively defines the enemy in a way that we can't because they're not in uniforms."
Yeah, that makes sense. One of our biggest problems when fighting the Germans in WWII was their refusal to wear uniforms. It was the lack of uniforms that defined the German State as a Fascist one.
Sloganeering has been an effective tool so far in the war in Iraq. The intrepid crew that sails White House policy has used sloganeering and the redefinition of words to great effect in their battles against evildoers. Our President's ability to Grand Stand is one of our greatest weapons against the Enemy of the Month.
Now that we're once again turning our attention to sloganeering and redefining words, our enemies are sure to lay down their arms and let our coporations take control of their countries and turn them into debt slaves, like us. You know those of use that owe everything to the banks and have to work 60 hour weeks to pay for our freedoms.
Victory Is At Hand!