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Submitted by donvan (United States), Aug 1, 2007 at 15:10

Can Islam be destroyed, do we really want to. Yes it can, and no we don't. If Marx was right and religion is the opiate of the masses, then Islam is methamphetamine. No higher high than killing and dying for the god, no lower low either. But elites need Islam, so it seems. The aggression, the raw energy, the dedication that Islam invokes is the mothers milk of politics. No disinterested observer could conclude that Islam is a benign force, yet there is an effort by elites to bend and remake Islam into a benevolent force. One which can be harnessed to control the masses via the stern prophet's edicts, yet allow room for capitalist exploitation, benevolent ,of course. No expenditure of blood or capital is too great. The reward is a huge market of uneducated, consumers with unlimited energy resources, low expectations, and a sustainiing birthrate. Intellectuals, politicians, elites from all over the non Muslim world are struck by the sirens call of an Islam at peace, love and brotherhood. We proletariat must give them their playtime, and try to stay out of the line of fire. But, ultimately, the realization that the vim,vigor ,and vitality is like tsunami, or avalanche, destructive and uncontrolable, producing only death and destruction, and must itself be destroyed.

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