Mirror-imaging the Jihadis

In light of the ghastly massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar by the Taliban and the terrorism in Sydney this week, familiar rhetoric has condemned the resulting deaths as “incomprehensible” and “senseless.” While these ideologically driven murders certainly are senseless to a morally grounded mind, a mind that is more concerned with rationalizing the evil it seeks to perpetrate is governed by a subrational, internal consistency. Progressivism assumes a dangerously fallacious moral equivalence between all peoples and cultures (of course, with the notable exception of conservatives and the United States; they bear the badge of unmitigated villainy), that is so crippling that it causes its subscribers to apologize for their survival, rather than retaliate to preserve it. Unraveling the pretentious swaddling of fashionable postmodern morality reveals a deep lack of confidence to make unapologetic moral assertions, not a sophisticated worldview. In fact, it reveals a worldview constructed of plywood facades, an imitation of shelter that cannot stand against the weather.

  • winniec

    The only explanation the cultural Marxists now have for jihadists is that they are all insane…every single jihadist that goes to Syria is insane…all 5,000…the Tsarnaev brothers are insane…the jihadists that attack police, burn cars and rape women in Western countries are insane…or they are ‘excluded’.
    The Marxists keep a careful watch on what they read, never allowing FACTS to interfere with their prejudice, because their world view would be challenged by facts and collapse.
    They cannot admit that the MOHAMMEDAN REVELATION is motivating the jihadists to acts of violence. That is what the Mohammedans say themselves.