Monday, October 17, 2005

Honored to be Their Victim

The President may have spoken the name of our jihadi enemies but our press continues to mumble and look away when confronted with murderous enemies who by an amazing coincidence happen to be Moslem. Mark Steyn confesses that he underestimated our Western willingness to confront uncomfortable facts:

I underestimated multiculturalism. After 9/11, I assumed the internal contradictions of the rainbow coalition would be made plain: that a cult of "tolerance" would in the end founder against a demographic so cheerfully upfront in their intolerance. Instead, Islamic "militants" have become the highest repository of multicultural pieties. So you're nice about gays and Native Americans? Big deal. Anyone can be tolerant of the tolerant, but tolerance of intolerance gives an even more intense frisson of pleasure to the multiculti-masochists. And so Islamists who murder non-Muslims in pursuit of explicitly Islamic goals are airbrushed into vague, generic "rebel forces." You can't tell the players without a scorecard, and that's just the way the Western media intend to keep it.

Indeed. We are at war with nondescript militants and rebels. According to the press. Nor are these ill-defined angry people our enemy:

I'm aware the very concept of "the enemy" is alien to the non-judgment multicultural mind: There are no enemies, just friends whose grievances we haven't yet accommodated. But the media's sensitivity police apparently want this to be the first war we lose without even knowing who it is we've lost to.

Yes, when you are advanced enough to look beyond mere labels you can see that the jihadis and the West are really the same. The modern multi-culturalist sees only equivlance between the West and our freedoms and the jihadis with their burquas and scimitars. Except where the jihadis are superior to us, of course. Normally, when one settles into an equivalence interpetation, one must either decide that neither side is really bad or that both sides are equally bad.

Our multi-cultis manage to hold both excuses as true. The multi-cultis "understand" the rage that leads to beheading Westerners and other infidels. Not so bad in context, don't you see? And the multi-cultis understand that we are just as bad. The "militants" may actually behead Christians and infidels but McDonalds and Britney Spears are cultural beheadings just as bad. Can't you see that? All the same, so why not just let them win. What's the dif?

Of course, the whole exercise in moral relativism collapses if you notice that one side is actually superior to the other and that one side is murdering infidels as fast as they can and are only sad they can't speed up the process.

But don't worry. Our multi-cultis are capable of excusing any offense by our enemies and magnifying any flaw on our side to excuse beheadings and honor killings and whatever else our jihadi enemies decide we deserve. When some on our side decide to be nonjudgmental, the sky's the limit for our enemies.