Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The most benign scenario possible -- still disastrous enough -- is that the Washington context that allowed the OBushma administrations the sociopolitical traction to pursue their policy goals, indulges a Geopolitikanschauung (a geopolitics worldview) vis-à-vis the problem of Islam (which in their perspective, of course, is not a problem of Islam but rather a problem of the whack-a-mole terrorism-cum-guerrilla destabilization of the Tiny Minority of Extremists Who Have Nothing to do With Islam) guided by at least two conceits:
1) that in the maelstrom of the hot spots of the Muslim world, there exist viable numbers and groupings of moderate jihadists (or if not strictly speaking “moderate”, at least capable of forming useful alliances with us in the long-term);
2) the old order that prevailed both prior to, and in the wake of, the protracted dismantlement of Western Colonialism, must be “reconfigured” or “rebooted” with a new Operating System -- the old order being a political order throughout the Muslim world whereby tin-pot dictators had their falafel and ate it too: they kept their corrupt power & money and supported the West against Communism, while at home they also knew (being Muslims themselves) that they had to keep a constant lid on the natural demographic pressure caused by Muslims, involving among other things a near constant holding action against paramilitary/terror coups threatening to topple them in the name of a “purer” Islam.
#1 and #2 above do dovetail, when one fits them into the PC MC worldview: both are in different ways predicated upon the belief that in the Muslim world, “The People” are mostly freedom-loving and, when they want to take up arms against a despotic regime, are just like America’s Founding Fathers and the freedom-fighting patriots of Boston, etc. -- even better (in the perspective of those besotted by PC MC): they are Brown People fighting for freedom against tyrants.
Meanwhile, as Muslims have been pursuing their protracted global revival of Islam after a 300-year-long reversal of fortunes that have increasingly humiliated what should be the Best of Peoples surrounded by superior seas of filthy Kuffar striding over the world and controlling pop culture and global economies, they have been pushing for one step after another in a chain of dominoes to attain this goal -- including not only disparate yet interconnected terrorism, not only transnational Daw’a and Jihad of the Feet (immigration into the Enemy Camp of the Dar al Harb), but also the regional jihads of the “Arab Spring”.
In this complex, protracted dynamic, Muslims who in the old order, before PC MC became the dominant worldview of the West, were more or less pawns of Western geopolitics, have now become the dog wagging the sincerely hapless Wilsonian Dogwalker who, among other disastrous things, looks on at the alarming meltdown of the old order of dictators who kept a cork of sorts on the Genie-in-the-Bottle of Islamic fanaticism and, instead of being appropriately alarmed, think: “Oh, look at all the freedom-loving Brown People who if we only help them get their freedom-loving Moderate Islamic way, will help us manage this problem of the Tiny Minority of Extremists which otherwise would get out of control!”