The great shame of some of our own is that they are philistines. I had two encounters last day with men from opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum, one a mindless Communist raging on about Bush and the oil companies, another from a brilliant fool who is extremely lucky I didn't meet him face-to-face. In the case of both reason is not a possible alternative action to outright force. Neither is capable of grasping the fine details of thought from person to person, regardless of the level of intellect they work from. Both philistines need the lesson taught from the blows of a hammer. That is good reason. Violence is good. Beating people to the ground and smashing their bones is a nice thing under the curcumstances. It halts their behaviour and teaches them valuable lessons. If they're caught in time it might prevent them from being killed outright. Sometimes it's too late and the right thing is to kill anyway. See below.
There was an awful inevitability to what happened to those two American soldiers.
Did anyone believe for one moment that they would be treated with respect according to the Geneva Convention?
Only the fact that these fanatics have been on the run prevented a more spectacular staging of their deaths.
This brutal murder brings revulsion but not surprise.
This is the routine evil of those worse than beasts.
This is the routine evil that beheaded Daniel Pearl, and Nick Berg; that left Van Gogh dead on a street in Holland.
This is the routine evil that still wraps itself in the garb of a religion while leaving young students bound and shot beside their bus and innocent women and children blown to bits in the market place.
The routine evil that draws comfort from the ignorant maunderings of a Murtha or a Sheehan; that somehow escapes the diligent moral radar of Human Rights Watch.
The routine evil that finds shelter in partisan "talking points" about the war and the shameless babble of armchair thumbsuckers about "reciprocity" with Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo.
The routine evil of men with a vision of a world of subjugated women and mindless children, ignorant of all but blood and suicide and revenge.
This is the routine evil that dreams of cyanide gas in subways and thirsts for a nuclear weapon.
This is the routine evil that some still think can be embraced into civility, "brought into government," tamed away from its loathsome imperatives.
This is the routine evil that will not be ignored and must be exterminated.
Ralph Kinney Bennett is a TCS contributing editor.http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=062106D
Our own are our problem. The savages of Islam are mere proxies. Our own make them possible. Our own make them possible and our own destruction inevitable. Our reasonable option is to attack our own with zeal and force.
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