Monday, August 30, 2010

Yoiks! It's Oiks!

I write frequently and in-depth on the topics of oikos, the root word of both oeco-logy and oeco-nomics. Now I see I have some serious competition from Roger Scruton. Nice work.

The British philosopher Roger Scruton has coined a term to describe this attitude: oikophobia. Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: “the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours.’ ” What a perfect description of the pro-mosque left. [...]

There is one important difference between the American oik and his European counterpart. American patriotism is not a blood-and-soil nationalism but an allegiance to a country based in an idea of enlightened universalism. Thus our oiks masquerade as–and may even believe themselves to be–superpatriots, more loyal to American principles than the vast majority of Americans, whom they denounce as “un-American” for feeling an attachment to their actual country as opposed to a collection of abstractions.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

For all of you breathless as you wait for me to finish my magnum opus, A Genealogy of Left Dhimmi Fascism, which includes three chapters of special interest here, Oikos I, Oikos II, and Oikos III, you will be pleased to know that they are written and are awaiting the completion of the final chapter of this work, chapter seven, Gnosis, now in the middle of section II of three, before I leave this wonderful nation of Canada for some place to sit to type and revise said opus. Oikos is coming.

Now, don't you go waiting for the movie. You know it's not going to be as good as the book.

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