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The spirit behind Islamism is firmly rooted.

Reader comment on item: "The Battle against Islamism Has Not Yet Started"
in response to reader comment: The Anti-Fundamentalist Revolution

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 26, 2016 at 15:36

Hello, Edward

You seem to have a picture of "progress", wherein women begin by wearing a burka, then progress, or "evolve", to a state of public nakedness and promiscuity. The men, meanwhile, will progress from being suicide bombers, to wielding knives, to carrying clubs. What you are left with, then, is the ideal, "modern" society of Neanderthals.

This is actually a very popular world-view in the West; except, of course, that our utopian, New Age Neanderthals are all geeks with ipods and self-driving cars -- produced, no doubt, by the sweat and toil more primitive peoples in Third World countries.


This will not happen. There is an end to this sort of "progress", which is nothing but a materialist and anti-moral Ponzi scheme called "Hedonism". The West has progressed to the "free" days of Bacchanalian debauchery of the Roman Empire, and is about to plunge into what, to it, will be a Dark, Dark Age. Barbarian hordes need not apply to be agents; the positions have been filled by nuclear weapons.

I won't bother to prophesy against the Hedonist mentality. It's like trying to teach a Liberal about balanced budgets, or scientists about the law of gravity -- that they will not, after spending trillions of dollars, find a doo-higgy boson that will allow them to keep going up without ever coming down. I will simply prophesy that in twelve years or so, the party will be over; and the great Waiter will be handing the revellers His bill.

The spirit behind Islamism is much more firmly rooted, than you or most Westerners can imagine.


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