Saturday, July 08, 2006

Bushspeak: The Language of American Totalitarianism...

“Politically speaking, tribal nationalism always insists that its own people is surrounded by ‘a world of enemies’, ‘one against all’, that a fundamental difference exists between this people and all others. It claims its people to be unique, individual, incompatible with all others, and denies theoretically the very possibility of a common mankind long before it is used to destroy the humanity of man.” Hannah Arendt, The Origins Of Totalitarianism @ 227

Pres. Bush: "Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done." CNN, September 21, 2001, Urges resolve, patience as anti-terror campaign begins.

Pres. Bush: "Our job now is to find the evil ones and bring them to justice.” CNN, Oct. 29, 2001, Bush: Visa policies to get tighter

Pres. Bush: “My administration has a job to do and we're going to do it. We will rid the world of the evil-doers." CNN, Sept. 16, 2001, Bush vows to rid the world of 'evil-doers'

Pres. Bush: This “is our calling. This is the calling of the United States of America, the most free nation in the world.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 10, 2001, Bush: Terror Fight is 'Our Calling'


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