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August 13, 2006

The Religion of Peaceful Machete Wielding Lunatics

Blame the "moderates."

When your political culture consists of little else than wallowing in absurd victimology, claiming to be forever besieged by Infidel Crusaers and Jews, peddling insane and vicious conspiracy theories, engaging in nonstop scapegoating, the infantile insistance that no Muslim on the face of the earth has ever been responsible for a single act of terrorism (all frame-ups by the CIA and Mossad, you know), and forever engaging in apologism for political violence in the service of vindicating largely-delusionary "greivances" -- what effect do you think that's going to have on the less stable, or more excitable, members of your community?

There is a link between media violence and real violence. It might not be a huge link, but it exists.

Now imagine a neverending stream of images of violence and unhinged conspiracy-mongering foisted upon children since they could stand, clumsily, on their own feet.

Let's talk "root causes."

You guys like talking about "root causes," don't you?


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