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Separation means avoiding constant culture wars

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Submitted by Arthur (United States), Sep 19, 2012 at 18:12

I agree that this "separation of civilizations" is not only happening on its own, but should be accelerated by our own leaders. In the 20th century's willing creation of a terminal symbiotic relationship with oil producers, we have invited them into our homeland thinking they could assimilate like the Europeans did for hundreds of years.

So now we're forced to choose between morality or more oil. All of the West's Bibles, law books, history books, and fine art, will burn as fiercely as our embassies do and the great library of Alexandria Egypt did 2,000 years ago. Separation and containment is the clearest option, at least for the U.S., where there's still time. Five years without Western peacekeepers will create more Arab Springs, like Syria's, and they will then beg us to come back to help them clean up their mess.

The recent events are probably a turning-point in finally shattering our dreams of a flat world where all men value and fight for the freedoms and conveniences of modern society. In truth, we only came to secure access to the oil which gave our industrial machinery energy to run. And like the frog in the parable of the "Scorpion and the Frog", our leaders ask, "Why?" Answer: "It's the culture, stupid." And it's worth $10 a gallon gas to keep Western civilization alive.


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