October 13, 2012

you think you write the script

Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History

From the NYTimes review:

Harris argues, the West has encouraged their ''fantasy ideologies,'' which intoxicate and decivilize them. As a consequence, we face antagonists who, regardless of our attempts to placate them, have made us their enemies for no other reason than that they profoundly wish to be our enemies. Because we do not appreciate this dynamic, we persist in trying to propitiate rather than confront them."

Next: Lara Logan 2012 BGA Annual Luncheon Keynote Speech

Our way of life is under attack, and if you think that's government propaganda, if you think that's nonsense, if you think that's warmongering, [then] you're not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.

If you fail to identify the ideological component to this fight, if you fail to identify what they are fighting for, if you lie about who they really are, I don't see how you can possibly have the right strategy.

Posted by Dennis at October 13, 2012 5:25 AM

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This kitty has some wise comments to make about "forgetfulness" and our manseia about the civilizing process

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