After I got through laughing, I’d have to ask them to develop their case a bit more fully. Exactly where do they find traces of “subversive Nazi propaganda” in Ishmael?

Simply pointing a finger at something and calling it a bad name is easy but not very persuasive. I should add that Ishmael has also been charged with spreading subversive Communist propaganda—the polar opposite of subversive Nazi propaganda.

This process of giving something a bad name (any bad name will do) is called “demonizing,” and the people of our society often demonize things that make them uncomfortable (which Ishmael is certainly calculated to do). I wouldn’t take it too seriously if I were you.

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updated: 16 May 2004