Sunday, October 31, 2004
Idiots think OBL wants to surrender. Yeah, because we, uhhh, kicked his ass in Iraq. Or something equally illogical.
Idiots don't understand radical Islam is a thought virus in the purest sense; the Global War on Terror doesn't exist - but the virus of radical Islam (and it's exponential growth) does.
An entire generation of young Muslims is being brainwashed and hijacked by a totalitarian theology of dominance, repression, and anger - funded by Saudi Arabian oil money (much of which comes from you). That's the threat - not OBL.
Do these radicals 'hate freedom'? Of course they do - the linchpin of their ideology, the axis which holds it together is the inverse of freedom: total submission (to God, or your local Maulvi, depending on how cynical you are).
They really do hate the way we live - they find our freedoms abhorrent and immoral, in much the same way the Christian Coalition finds it abhorrent and immoral that you might have the freedom to engage in recreational drug use or sodomy.
So, the question is - do you believe in cause or effect? In virus or carrier? In signal or transmission? Where do you attack your enemy? With a bullet, or with an idea?
I think the answer's clear: bullets and bodies are cheap, but ideas aren't. At least in the short term. But in the long term, the equation flips: bullets and bodies are also drawn from a massive stock, and so the 'war' never ends - because the real war, the war of ideas, isn't really being fought. Or if it is, it's being lost - we're turning into them; they're not turning into us.
Of course, if you live in the faith-based world, and not the reality-based one, none of this will make the slightest sense.