The most instructive thing to me about the captured Osama Bin Laden video was the response by the “fellow travelers” in the Arab Muslim world. There is convincing evidence here of a society totally in denial and incapable of introspection, a characteristic of a culture that denies philosophy and is not worthy of inclusion in the civilized world. There will always be those societies, and they will ultimately fail, but they should be ostracized and eliminated where possible, and any nation-state that harbors such a society should not be included in the world council of nations. An additional point: this cancerous growth is not about fundamentalist religion; it’s not about religion at all. It’s all about power, and it is a direct descendant of the ideas of the post-World War II European leftist intellectuals, apologists for Stalinism, who spawned Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, and other notables who want to repeal modernity in the name of “blood and soil” collectivism.
You are here: Home / Foreign and Military Policy / The Bin Laden Tapes