Rearranging deck chairs on the H.M.S. Titanic...
Thanks for the pleasant dreams Hesp. Unfortunately, probably not in my lifetime. But, in the meantime, I tell everyone I can – everyone down to infants. Maybe one day they’ll be able to enjoy this moment in the sun.
I agree Fiqh. Even if I were 20 years old right now and I had a long life ahead of me, I'd reasonably assume I would never see the end of Islam in my lifetime. (That's why I titled it "What would...")
P.S., I.e., while I think it's probable Islam will unravel and collapse, it's highly unlikely it will do so before say 70 to 100 years from now -- given the sheer numbers involved, their global dispersion, their ancient cultural longevity, and the degree of their fanaticism.
…while I think it's probable Islam will unravel and collapse…Hesp, luv ya, but I don’t share your confidence there. We have to up our game.
Maybe that sounded too harsh. I know you are a warrior in this field. Never mind me. I'm just really angry about Muslims.Sorry.
I'm a pessimist about the next 100 years (Muslims will continue to mass murder us as well as countless non-Westerners in the Third World while we continue to bury our head in the sand as it gets worse and worse); but I'm an optimist about the ultimate evolution of this process. While this ridiculous and tragic situation can go on for too long -- 100 years, maybe more -- it cannot go on forever. Muslims can only perpetrate so many outrageous atrocities before the West wakes up. And when the West wakes up, it will be lights out for Muslims.As I put it in an older essay:On every level of health and power (technology, science, infrastructure, military, education, laws, politics, arts), the West is light years beyond the Muslim world and the Muslim psyche. The West is a lion, and the Muslim world is a little rodent. Currently, the lion sleeps tonight. When the lion wakes up, and notices the bloody wounds the little rat has been busy gnawing away on, it will be lights out for Islam.
I mean this in all seriousness: I defer to your vastly superior historical knowledge. This is one of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog. My background is Philosophy, but I’ve come to understand that Philosophy doesn’t mean jack unless you also know history. Thank you for helping me.
Fiqh, Thanks, I appreciate it.If your background is Philosophy, I hope you will read my next essay, which deals with my favorite philosopher, an underrated one, named Eric Voegelin. It will be part 2 of ab essay I wrote over a year ago. It might be a day or two before I have time to iron it out.
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