Thursday, July 12, 2012

Are Moslems the LAST modernists ?

Any professor who won tenure by arguing that in our post-1989 world, the new global divide was "moslem fundamentalism versus western modernity" should be hurled to their deaths off the top of the Burj Khalifa or the Petronas Twin Towers , along with the tenure committee members daft enough to buy this argument.

The tallest, most modernist, structures in the 21st century world - marvels of 19th to 20th century engineering technology - are being built by moslems.

In fact, one can argue ( well I will argue) that the only unreservedly modern modernists left in the world are moslems, chinese communists and the residents of Kansas.

But we're not in Kansas anymore ; most everyone else has mixed feelings about modernity, without abandoning it entirely.

Internet and PR savvy moslem terrorists are no different than you and I in this regard, but my anger is limited and doesn't go anywhere as far as killing innocent people.

No this "moslem funi vs western mod" idea came from the clapped out brains of all those tired pension-oriented bureaucrats in the think-tanks inside the Washington beltway, terrified they would have to get a real job after the fall of communism in 1989 -1991.

Their Plan "B" used to an invasion of the USA by blood-thirsty Albanians, wagging dogs, but their new Plan "B" actually makes a (very) little bit of sense.

It says that climate change fear is a trojan horse : green on the outside but red on the inside : the new deadly IED is a watermelon.

Old reds under new beds, at the local farmers' market !!!!!!

Perhaps, but it is truly nice to see the rich and powerful focus on the fate of our earth's biosphere as the top issue of the day, even if they deny it is in any trouble, at the top of their lungs.

Because now the mainstream must ask, "bethinks perhaps they doth protest too much....."

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