It should all become clearer as the epic continues to unfold. Here's just one little hypothetical example. Think about the current Islamizing of the U.S. Marine base at Quantico which is happening under Georgie ("Ït's a religion of Peace") Bush, who can go where even a pious preppy like "Pinch"Sulzberger might fear to tread. As the U.S. military becomes increasingly accepting of and comfortable with the Koran crowd, even The Information War is bound to take on a different hue, coloring American perceptions. (Check out the top historians---if development in Beethoven et al, doesn't make it clear enough.) You mean you can't foresee the day, whether five, ten years from now, or whatever, when Christians, sophisticated secularites and Marines converted to Islam, can meet together for pleasant ecumenities in the great Mosque at Quantico, funded by Wahabbi associates, okayed by Georgie Bush, approved by ACLU-niks, praised by liberals, tolerated by progressive homosexuals, with funds for an elegant, tasteful minaret (and full-time muezzin calling the semper faithful to prayer) contributed by left/right Global DealMakers who drink Chivas Regal with the most important sheikhs in the Beltway?
It took Rome, the unquestioned superpower of the time, about 300 years to officially convert to the new monotheism from the East. But that was then. You know about the modern pace, and how progress has speeded up everything, and how "can do" Americans are always in a hurry. And you also know that the New Thing from the East confronting Rome did not already have a billion faithful, willing to struggle for its final victory, some ready to martyr themselves or even anti-infidel babies. Rome was not faced with that, nor with powerful eliteniks and socialists settling scores at home by paving the Appian Way for the new religion's triumphal march.
August 11 update: The Holies and Heathrow. This latest Islamite threat is also very interesting for the sub-text, that is, the intention--sometimes even stated--that the Government will be scrupulous, even intensely cautious not to implicate or involve or persecute in any way the majority of peaceful muslims. Exquisite sensitivity is built-in. part of the official woodwork. effectively restraining broad undercurrents of anger against "them," the "muslims."
and its UV rays.) Alexandra von Maltzan helped to rescue this acute diagnosis from MSM neglect
and obscurity---something which MSM could much easier manage with the polibiopsy results posted here earlier, gringo-indicative of Hezbollah's having "metastasized
throughout the once lovely body of Lebanon."
Now what about taking this to a certain logical conclusion, i.e. to a place that
diplomacy may forbid even Mr. Gillerman?
Item: Media interview after media interview indicates widespread Lebanese support
Item: Ibid for poll after poll.
Item: Ibid for Lebanese Government officials, not just "the people."
Item: This widespread support appears undiminished---possibly even bolstered---by
Hezbollah rocket attacks on Israel.
Item: As previously suggested by this observer, the Lebanese and world-managed opinion
will not blame Hezbollah for Israeli response and counter-attack. Instead, they
will blame "the Jews."
Item: If any of the above is somehow misleading, specious, not truly representative,
where are the sizeable (or any) demonstrations against Hezbollah and its "drafting"
of Lebanon, i.e. inducting Lebanon for war against Israel?
Item: While Lebanon is in effect in a state of war against Israel. attacking Israel
from its territory, the Lebanese and their co-whiners complain bitterly that Israel
is reacting forcefully. National psychosis? Unctuous Nation psychosis? Or simply
human, all too human (as that term is understood by Islamites and the Eurogoy?)
CONCLUSION: Understandably Israel hopes to draw a distinction between Lebanon and
what it sees as the cunning guerilla interloper, Hezbollah. But however practical
this may be diplomatically, is it based any longer in reality?
Have not the Lebanese, in all social strata, surrendered more or less willingly
to perceived strength and dynamism?
Is there any longer a de facto difference between Lebanon and Hezbollah, even if
you see Hezbollah as basically an unusually talented and well-organized body snatcher?
Have not the Lebanese decided not to stand up? Have they not decided that it would
be less punitive, less dangerous just to lay back and somehow, despite all the unpleasantness,
try, try to enjoy it? The Hezbos are, after all, the Hezbos. Horrible yet hot. They're not "theJews," are they? Ask World Media.
Unfortunately, the rhetoric can't escape fundamental facts. The facile dependence on idealism has never ever proved itself able to withstand the forces of evil, barbarism or just plain old human nature and corruption. Greece and Rome, over many centuries of real life, understood. Even the 'ísmatics'of the Left can understand that it was overwhelming force, not fine theories of social engineering, that crushed the National Socialists of Germany. A gringo advisory to anyone, including "conservatives," who drift over to the Left's self-serving platitudes of 'People-ism': You may want to learn and savor the heady pleasures of pessimism. This is going to be a very useful art. As gringovision indicated previously: your sentiments are nice, even fine (and we'll forget, for the moment, why the Founding Fathers constructed a REPUBLIC and NOT a democracy.) But here's what the buffs still prefer to downplay, since it's much harder than spouting politically correct "democracy"and "free elections': IT''S THE SECURITY, STUPID. And now even the Hezbos have demonstrated that (1) you still do not understand or (2) you understand but lack the will or (3) you understand but lack not only the will but also the cojones and cannot admit how fat and feminized you now look to everyone except yourselves, as you adjust your panties, trying to get off cheap by pushing buttons and dropping some bombs and writing sanctimonials and doing the Diplomatic Fox Trot at the Unctuous Nations.