On Dymphna’s post last Friday, commenter erp said:
|All these essays and articles, as well written and insightful as they may be, won’t rid us of those who want to kill us and make the world into their own image.|
|What is needed is force, and unfortunately, force is something we western effetes are very uncomfortable talking about, never mind actually implementing.|
Alas, a sedentary, civilian, and middle-aged blogger has very little chance of taking any kind of action against the Great Jihad. Not even aspiring to be an armchair general, one is lucky to be an armchair subaltern.
But this war is primarily a war of ideas, a war of ideology, beliefs, and value systems. If it were a matter of simple firepower, the outcome would never be in doubt. But our principal enemy is the enemy within. The outcome of this conflict depends on whether the nagging voice of self-doubt and self-loathing within the mind of the West can be silenced.
To that end, these “essays and articles”, these ideas and syntheses, these rants and diatribes, are crucial. If we hope to change enough minds to save the West from self-sabotage, we must argue fiercely and unceasingly.
So it is important to remember that by and large the mainstream international news media have gone over to the enemy. Sedition may not be the intent of Reuters or CNN or the New York Times, but their unceasing hostility to the Bush administration and America in general has had a seditious effect. Their enmity tilts public opinion towards despair and defeatism and undermines our collective will to carry this fight to its necessary conclusion.
And this is where the blogosphere and new media come in. Fifteen or twenty years ago we would not have had a prayer; we might just as well have laid down our arms and paid the jizya. The establishment media had full control of the public discourse then, and their actions would have had a catastrophic effect.
But times are different now, and we can change the subject. If we are serious about resisting the Great Islamic Jihad, this is our function as warbloggers. That is, we storm and occupy the national conversation.
So “Torture at Guantanamo”, “Quagmire in Iraq”, and “The Legitimacy Which Can Be Conferred Solely by the United Nations” can be left to CBS News and the Washington Post. Blogs can discuss the truth.
To begin with, we can consider and argue the following topics:
|1.||Whether we like it or not, we are in a religious war.|
|2.||The demographics of Islam are against us.|
|3.||There is a significant portion of unassimilated Muslims in the West, including the USA. They comprise a danger to our security.|
|4.||Our enemy is adept at using our tolerance and “multiculturalist” sentiments to his advantage.|
|5.||Islam is deeply misogynistic and abusive to women.|
And then we can research the following questions:
|1.||Are we at war with all of Islam, or only a small portion of it?|
|2.||Can Islam be politically reformed to accept democracy?|
|3.||Can Europe pull out of its suicidal demographic spiral?|
|4.||Is profiling for a “Muslim” appearance preferable to enduring more terrorist attacks?|
|5.||And most importantly: Is the West worth saving?|
If the traditional media had their way, none of these topics would ever be discussed. And, instead of posting on this blog, I would be limited to writing curmudgeonly letters to the editor.
I like it better this way.