The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Saturday, March 09, 2019


As the saga of the Democrats and Ilhan Omar continues, we observe three things happening at once. First, the Dems made a pathetic attempt to finesse the fallout from Omar’s anti-Israel and anti-Semitic tropes by developing a “resolution” that essentially said ‘saying mean things is bad.’ Wow! That's really brave, isn't it? Second, the majority of Dems (and virtually all the Democrat presidential contenders) refused to condemn either her language or Omar herself. Hate is okay as long as it’s multicultural. Third, some Dems decided that Omar was victim of misogyny and “Islamophobia. “

That got me to thinking. Islamophobia is absolutely the wrong word. Phobia is a Latin word for "fear" and when used as a postfix, it connotes fear of the lead word. I have no fear of Omar, but I do have a rather a strong feeling about her – disgust.

Since Omar and her buddies at CAIR invented the term Islamophobia by using a Latin postfix, I decided to go to the Latin for disgust “fastidium”).

Omar is an Islamist, driven by virulent Jew hatred coupled with an aggressive desire to see Israel destroyed. So in my mind, if she’s a victim if anything, it’s “Islamofastidium."

And for Democratic Socialists like Bernie Sanders (a leading presidential contender) who defend her indefensible comments by turning her into a victim, fastidium also seems an appropriate reaction. I can only hope that other Dems feel the same fastidium and decide it’s time to walk away from a party that is now in hard-left free fall.