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Peddling Fear: Frank Gaffney’s world.

September 2, 2011

Frank Gaffney is calling for a new HUAAC — actually slightly renamed to House Anti-American Activities Committee…because apparently “un-American” is not tough enough:

Earlier this week, he wrote:

Absent a fundamental course correction, America will go the way of Europe and others before it, succumbing to an insidious totalitarian doctrine known as Shariah whose purpose, in the words of its prime practitioners — the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) — is to “destroy Western civilization from within.”

Wow, I hadn’t realized that Europe has already succumbed to the insidious totalitarian doctrine. Sucks to be them.

As for the course correction, well, we’ve spent $7.6 trillion on defense and homeland security since 9/11/01 and apparently we are more vulnerable than ever. Cheney just released his autobiography and is telling anyone who will listen that his proudest accomplishment as VP was overseeing America’s torture policy.

In Gaffney and Cheney’s world, what we desperately need is to have that HUAAC investigator, John Wayne, ride to the rescue…er, in a convertible? Yeah, well, whatever as long as he gets the subversive, lefto, pinko, racist, radical, Muslim Brotherhood, insidious totalitarian, bacteriologist (yes, bacteriologist), progressive, commie terrorists (or whoever they are) before they destroy us. The classic climax scene from Big Jim McClain — 6:45 but absolutely worth it:

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Jon Western has spent the last fifteen years teaching IR in liberal arts colleges at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges in western Massachusetts. He has an eclectic range of intellectual interests but often writes on international security, U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, and human rights. He occasionally shares his thoughts about professional life in liberal arts colleges. In his spare time he coaches middle school soccer, mentors the local high school robotics team, skis, and sails.