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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Some Men Want To See The World Burn

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-rage-to-oppose

Josh Marshall makes a decent case that the preponderance of ethnic Europeans in ISIL, which is to say that a lot of ISIL fighters are ethnic Europeans who aren't Islamic by birth.  These people are the sort who tend to always ally themselves with revolutionary movements.

Basically, we need to bring back Marxism.  It would keep capitalism honest and give radicals something to do with their hands.

When Francis Fukuyama spoke of the end of history, he clearly underestimated the appeal of a countervailing ideology, whatever that ideology might be.

1 comment:

James Lehner said...

Or it could be evidence for my hypothesis that people adopting a non-native religion/ideology must extend that adoption to the furthest ends to prove their worth to the native "owners" of the R/I. For example, these European Muslims as well as Iranian and Afghan Muslims as well as the Croatian fascists of the Black Hand or the Bulgarian communists. Just a hypo, mind you.