The Western apologizers for the insanity we see in the Muslim world always have an explanation. It is their poverty. It is our wealth. It is a history of colonial oppression. It is our support for their dictators. It is the Crusades. It is Israeli intransigence, i.e, if only those Jews would just go away. It is our insensitivity to their culture when we go there. It is our insensitivity to their culture when they come here. It is, it is, it is . . . it is everything except what IT really IS, to wit, that world's adherence to a primitive, totalitarian, brutal ideology that preaches hate, conquest, death, and rejection of rational thought. It holds dear a belief structure that glorifies violence, considers women and infidels trash, demands obedience, and provides death to apostates and subjugation to all those who fail to join the club. It is an ideology which practices what it preaches. Words count.
In the last few days we have seen our pretend President, his Toy Town Secretary of State, and his Silly-Beyond-Belief White House spokesman tell us that all the hatred, death, and destruction we have seen play out on our TV sets are due to a 14-minute video clip which this misadministration has judged "to be disgusting." Whew! Thank Allah we have Roger Ebert deciding our foreign policy! Imagine if the video clip had gotten a "thumbs up." Then the Obama misadministration would be really, really angry with the rioters and the murderers! But since the video is "disgusting" then, well, we can understand what is happening . . . oh, and thank Allah, too, that LA County has NO crime at all, so it can afford to send a platoon of Deputies to haul away the poor miscreant who made this "disgusting" film . . . Wow! Hollywood has gotten really, really serious about wanting only quality films on the screen. I'll bet there are some schlock Hollywood producers, actors, and directors just shaking in their boots right now . . . they know they'll be next. Never mind the old HUAC blacklist, the liberals have got the LA County Sheriff at their beck and call! Run, Snooki, run! Not even the ACLU will save you!
As the "video-is-to-blame" argument begins to wear thin, with even the echo chamber media getting uneasy repeating it, we will see the rise of a new "explanation" for the violence: Al Qaeda. Yes, the same Al Qaeda that President Obama repeatedly has assured us that he and his mighty Thor-like bolts from the sky have destroyed. Our President, after all, took full personal credit for the death of AQ's decrepit leader, even turning it into a re-election bumper sticker, and a phrase for his airhead Veep and brain dead followers to repeat ad nauseam, "Bin Laden dead! GM alive!" Well, it now seems, just like Trotsky in Stalin's regime or Goldstein in 1984, the old enemy just keeps on kicking. The "destroyed" Al Qaeda will suddenly reemerge as a mighty international coordinator and executor of vast terrorist plots. It is AQ which is doing all this! The poor people of Libya, Egypt, Yemen, in the words of our sage Secretary of State "did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob." Oh, really? You know that for sure? Of course you do because of all this was done by a filmmaker, er, no, by Al Qaeda! Yes, Al Qaeda did it all. AQ did it over the strenuous objections of millions upon millions of otherwise peaceful Muslims who love the USA, well, at least love Obama because in the words of the equally sage White House spokesman, the violence is directed "not to, obviously, the administration." Perish the thought! It is now all Al Qaeda, all the time!
New Obama narrative fail.
I hate Al Qaeda: I want them all dead, but I certainly don't see them as the all-powerful puppet masters of the Muslim world. No. They might have provided the planning and triggermen for the Benghazi assault, and those creeps deserve to die. The problem we face, however, is not the result of Al Qaeda, a grainy video, the Battle of Lepanto, the loss of Cordoba, or the Israeli flag over Jerusalem. The problem is Islam. The evil Al Qaeda is not some alien graft onto the Islamic body. It is part and parcel of the way Islam is preached and practiced. I am a broken record on this, but until Islam reforms and recasts itself, until it gets tired of defeat after defeat at the hands of the West, the attacks on the West will continue. We in the West had better learn that; I thought we had on September 11, 2001, but it seems not, so we now have September 11, 2012, to mourn even more of our dead.