Imperial Islam

It’s not about Al Qaeda, it’s not about Israel, or any singular terrorist group. It’s not the Taliban, or other states like Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran etc. who supported terrorism in the past, or those who still do.

It’s all about Islamic Imperialism — all of these groups and countries are allied in ideology, Israel is just their stalking horse. Jihadism or Islamic Imperialism is a dangerous ideology, and it’s time that America recognizes the consequences of winding down the war on terror prematurely, especially now that malaise for the efforts in Iraq has set in. Continue reading “Imperial Islam”

Sense of Wonder

Some days I need to re-acquire my sense of wonder, many times I end up here.

I’m a sucker for a good turn of phrase

I am really a sucker for a good turn of phrase, great poetry, or good lyricism in a song. Growing up I read “Look Homeward Angel” to rags simply because Thomas Wolf’s prose is so good. I completely disagreed with his manic depressive angst, sturm and drang, but I kept coming back for lines like “Oh most weary unbright cinder.” etc.

Yeat’s Second Coming also really sang to me, even though it’s very apocalyptic. However nowadays I look for things a bit more inspirational, and less depressing.

For my previous post I was poking around the net for inspirational poetry / prose when I remembered the great soliloquoy from Savannah at the end of “Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome”. Continue reading “I’m a sucker for a good turn of phrase”