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Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Mannie Sherberg
This is what you get when you give a word processor to someone who thinks the superlative of "ridiculous" is "ridiculousest." When a man who styles himself a "writer" can turn out nothing more than disheveled drivel and jejune gibber-jabber, we can only conclude that Plato -- who believed that the invention of writing was a dreadful mistake and would prove the undoing of civilization -- was right.
From Google ( http://www.google.com/search?q=fetish+definition& ) fetish (n): 1) 2) A COURSE OF ACTION TO WHICH ONE HAS AN EXCESSIVE AND IRRATIONAL COMMITMENT. "Freedom Fetish" they called it.
Freedom "fetish"? In reference to Soviet aggression, whether physical or merely psychological, or to any form of creeping socialism/communism, some of us used to say "Better dead than red!" No doubt, that anti-American Michael Tomasky /and his kind/ certainly thought of that as a "freedom fetish." In 1775, the Virginia House of Burgesses debated whether or not to commit Virginia soldiers to the upcoming war with Great Britain, Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech (9:47): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_JvvURKElo Would this Michael Tomasky decry Patrick Henry as having some kind of quote-unquote "freedom fetish?" (The sad and probable fact is that he probably would...)
Gotta love it: The Freedom 'Fetish' of the Founding Fathers.
Mannie Sherberg
Congratulations, Yael! A four-part alliterative phrase is, in my estimation, better than winning the trifecta. A felicitous feat with which to counter Michael Tomasky's fallacious falderal!

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