Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Radical Christian Terrorism?

I have come to regard this term's Presidential campaign as the "great spectacle of stupidity." It's a tribute to the concept of dumbing down, or to Barbarism. Nothing is more telling of our decent from civilization to barbarism. It's the ascent of Marcue's one-dimensional man. I was watching Ted Cruz on CBS This Morning. It was a great example of the way the closed realm of discourse works to draw all reason and rational thought into the black hole of ideology.

Both Trump and Cruz use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism," and demand that the Dems use it too. The Dems don't use it because it implies that all of Islam is about hating the West, and this is just the radical terrorist wing of that same hydra headed hate thing. The Reps use it because it taps into the xenophobia of fundamentalism; the Muslim's are a counter fit religion, satan is behind their beliefs. Trump and Cruz both dare the Dems to use the phrase because it would legitimize their use and because they know the/Dems wont do it thus reinforcing the xenophobia of their base.

Charlie Rose and his pals were drilling Cruz on his statement that he would have patrols of Muslim neighborhoods. They quoted Chief of NYPD saying patrolling Muslim neighborhoods is dumb, and there aren't too many Muslim neighborhoods. Cruz named two neighborhoods with concentrations of Muslims. Then he lapsed into a classic argument from analogy arguing that patrolling neighborhoods where gang violence is seen works, so therefore, patrolling neighborhoods where Islam is flourishing will prevent radicalization.

In reality nothing could be more idiotic. That's like saying peeling bananas works, so therefore, peeling pomegranates out to work. As Charlie and the gang pressed him on this he began to say "we don't need any more political correctness." He took that line from Trump. It's a major mantra for both of them. They use it anytime a point is brought up on which they are out reasoned. Nora O'Donald argued that if we say we are at war will all of Islam it will play into Isis' hands. Bamb! We don't6 need roves their view is just written off as "political correctness." Of course that's a secret code to the David Due crowd that says "we really are at war withy Islam and all brown skinned types."

My suggestion to the press is to ask him if KKK is radical Christian terrorism? Maybe that will drive h9ome for some the distinction between fighting extremism and fights the whole faith. Where on that spectrum do Cruz and Trump fit.







 

3 comments:

Joe Hinman said...

what would patrolling neighborhoods do anyway? are terrorists walking down the street with bombs in their hands?

Mike Gerow said...

& that's coming from a 'brown-skinned type'....

At this point, while the US itself verges on becoming a brown -and yellow, and black, and still a bit of red I guess, too - skinned-type majority country, it's kinda an interesting comment....

wb, btw

Joe Hinman said...

Trump we don't need. This is not any kind of help.