[FoRK] Challenge for McCain critics
jbone at place.org
Thu Aug 28 11:25:46 PDT 2008
On Aug 28, 2008, at 1:14 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 28, 2008, at 10:53 AM, Luis Villa wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Michael Cummins <michael at i-magery.com
>>>>> But it is clear that they have brought McCain back to
>>>>> the neocon worldview, and not the other way around.
>>>> Honestly curious. What prompts you to say that?
>>> Extensive list:
>> You clearly -- like many in the reactionary left -- clearly have no
>> understanding of what a neocon *actually* is and who does / does
>> not belong
>> to that club.
> Or I assumed that it was being used in the loose, colloquial,
> perjorative sense that is now more common.
It's like the Colbert bit the other night. You can't just go
redefining terms as convenient for your polemical purposes.
"Neocon" has a specific meaning, denotes a specific group of people
and general ideology, and McCain doesn't belong to the first or
subscribe to the second. This is important because, as I have said on
this list previously, the neocons are *very* dangerous people. But
blurring and expanding the definition actually gives the real bad guys
a lot more cover.
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