Prior to World War II, the obsession was Jews and Judaism even though Jews lived in Germany for over 1,700 years. Post Pearl Harbor attack,  (1941), the obsession was with the Japanese in the U.S.- and 62% were Japanese Americans. In the sixties, and although supposedly “we’ve come a long way baby” the obsession was Blacks who we now call African Americans. As a matter of fact, White Americans are still obsessed with African Americans!

Has there been a race, culture or religion that we, the civilized, have not criticized?

And now we have a new obsession. Since the 9/11 attack,  we’ve targeted Islam and Muslims. We even created a new word that never existed before: Islamist!

Fast forward to Turkey… (the country people, not Thanksgiving Turkey!)

Turkey‘s new president Abdullah Gul formally took office Tuesday and pledged to uphold his country’s secular system shortly after parliament elected him as the first head of state with an Islamist past. 

Now, I wonder! Why was the last part of the paragraph above even brought up?  Imagine if Bush, when inaugurated, would have been referred to as “..with Christian  beliefs..”  or a “Christianist!

And why not?


The Bush presidency is the most overtly religious in living memory, probably in all of American history. The President has stated his belief that he has been called by God and acts as if Americans are God’s new chosen people, successors to the ancient Israelites. 

“And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me, ‘Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East’. And, by God, I’m gonna do it.”

But you don’t read that Bush is a Christianist! No one questions or criticizes his statements. After all, he’s “one of us.” We’re different. We’re right. We’re obnoxious. You’re either with us or against us!

We look upon the world with Eyes Wide Shut!

  1. […] whether right or otherwise.  As I stated before under “The New Inquisition” or in other posts, we seem to be obsessed with Muslims, Islam or Islamists – pick your […]

  2. Cafe dog says:

    I think origionally someone wanted diassociate fanatics who were muslim from maintstream muslim. so in”islamist extremist” for ex. the adjective “islamist” being muslim-like.

    hmm ok i’m fishin…..
    these news writers like others to think smart so they come of with these absurd words.
    We should never allow journalism *ahem* and news media to fool are thinking.

    That guy in the idol above, well he has one of my favorite cromulant words: “nook-ul-ar”. somebody give him a

    great post.

  3. joanie says:

    Great post. worth the read. (seen in Dashboard)
    (love the Ernest Benn quote by the way)
    will check the rest of your blog out 🙂


  4. ClapSo says:

    Excellent point. The other side does the same thing. These powermad fools, like bush and sadam, use religion speak to fool others into following them. The scapegoat enemy technique is as old as the hills…

    We must stop following such madman if we are to ever live in peace!

    We must throw these idiots out of power come election day.

    That goes double for the elected idiots that do nothing to stop these criminals.

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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