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I think one of the things that define modern Western culture is the trend toward depending on others to provide things we are unwilling to provide for ourselves. I am not talking about the exchange of goods and services that … Continue reading
Worldview Thought for the Day
Is it all a ruse?
After all, just beneath the thin veneer of West-pleasing democratic motions lies the dictatorship of the Grand Ayatollah. That same dictatorship underlay the previous administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. That same dictatorship has been behind Iran’s nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs since the 1980s.
I am not saying that the millions of people protesting all over Iran are not sincere. Instead, I am saying that the same dictatorship of the Grand Ayatollah that has been orchestrating things in Iran since it first overthrew the Shaw in 1979 could very likely be allowing the events unfolding there now for its own purposes. […] Continue reading
Jules Crittenden has up a well-written piece on his weblog about the 194th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo and how that battle helped lead to the rise of the anglosphere as it exists today. It’s worth reading just for … Continue reading
Worldview Item of the Day
So, the fundamentalist Muslims who control the southern portion of Somalia are threatening to attack the home base city of the pirates who hijacked the Sirius Star, an Arab oil tanker carrying an estimated $100 million in crude oil.
The fundamentalists, called the Shebab (or Shebaab or Shabaab) and a reincarnation of the Islamic Courts Union defeated in late 2006 by an incursion of the Ethiopian army, claim that their beliefs require them to do something about the pirates since piracy is a capital crime in the Koran. Yet, one has to wonder why the Shabab has turned a blind eye on the piracy rampant on Somalia’s coast until it was suddenly worth $100 million dollars. […] Continue reading