There is so much that needs to be done but only so much that can be done. I fear the problems are intractable and some of the blame rests with the West with its inability to understand that Christian and Islamic civilizations are inherently incompatible. This inability has caused us to wear blinders, thinking that if only we heard the magic words “Democracy!” or “Elections!” or “Reproductive Rights!” or some-such, rainbows would break out all over and unicorns would prance.
We here at Monomakhos are unable to come to grips with the chaos unleashed by the Muslim Brotherhood. (And for the record, we are skeptical of the MSM narrative blaming the Assad government for using chemical weapons in Syria but that’s a story for another day.) Instead, we intend to offer several commentaries from people more knowledgeable, from a variety of sources, both secular and religious.
What follows is one of them.
Taki Theodoracopulos is not to everyone’s tastes, yet he rarely minces words. A man of the world, bon vivant, and raconteur non-pareil, he knows of what he speaks. In regards to the Middle East he cuts right to the chase: what the Arab world needs is the rule of law, not useless ballots. What America needs is to get rid of the Trotskyite neocons who never met a war they didn’t like. And what Israel needs to do is stop building illegal settlements. That would be a start. And what we Orthodox Christians in America need to do is get off the stick and tell the world what is happening to the Church in the lands of its birth.
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What the 380 million Arabs need are property rights, not the right to cast a useless ballot every four or so years. If America and Europe insisted on only this, it would make millions of Arabs who hate us today love us overnight. Instead we have two medieval autocracies directing the agenda and competing with each other over who will pay terrorists more to overthrow Assad as long as they stay away from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two of the greatest humanitarian, social, and cultural disasters to befall this Earth.
These so-called monarchies are poison. They behead 14-year-olds for stealing—ditto for Filipino female servants who get raped—and are enabling hardcore Islamists to cause havoc all over the Middle East as long as they stay away from their sandy hellholes. In the meantime, Western leaders continue chanting democracy’s mantra with breathtaking naiveté. They are aided and abetted by the media, especially the grotesque New York Times, whose reporters at times seem to be on the terrorists’ side, openly rooting against the only man to safeguard Christians’ rights in the region, President Assad.
Islamists have awakened to the fact that the West is weak and easy to buy off. Islamists do not accept the existence of objective facts, only their version of them. Their only goal is worldwide Sharia law. (Morsi appointed the mass murderer of innocent tourists in Luxor as governor of the province.)
Every Muslim country we get involved with militarily only makes more recruits for the extremists. The weapons we send to the so-called Syrian Free Army end up with those nice fellows who eat hearts out of dead Assad soldiers for the cameras. Assad is the only leader to protect minorities, yet the Western media has turned him into a Hitler-like figure that has to be extinguished.
In the meantime, Israel is building more settlements in Palestine. Go figure.
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