Terrorism, Ideology, and the Land of Bad Solutions
Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester got ‘Puter thinking.
No one defends mass murderers. People (mainly progressives) defend terrorists. Why? What’s the difference?
Terrorists are out-of-power mass murderers with an ideology. Ordinary mass murderers kill without ideology.
Castro, Lenin, Hitler, and Mao were all terrorists. They ceased being terrorists when they took power. We call terrorists who hold territory and control governments “Dear Leader” or “Chairman” or “Fuhrer” or even “Mr. President.”
Muslim terrorists are driven by their ideology: Islam. Islam commands its adherents to spread the faith through conquest, and if necessary, slaughter. Islam’s goal is to marry its religious ideology to its political ideology (arguably, one inseparable ideology), bringing about Muslim government over the earth. Muslims will cease being terrorists when every country has a Supreme Leader dedicated to sharia and Islam.
In order to destroy terrorism, it is necessary to destroy or discredit the ideology. The Allies had no compunction about destroying the Nazis, thereby destroying the ideology. Ditto the West versus the Soviet Union’s communism, though primarily through less violent economic means. America’s embargoed Cuba since Castro and his thugocracy took over. Destroy the ideology, destroy the terrorists.
Admittedly, it’s much more difficult to destroy an ideology once it ascends to governmental status.
So where does this leave us with Islamic terrorism? Must we destroy the ideology to put an end to terrorism?
If Muslims rise against those in their ranks who see violence, murder, and conquest as acceptable methods of spreading the faith, perhaps a larger conflict can be avoided. ‘Puter has seen few signs of this, though he is certain some efforts have occurred.
If not, the West has a choice to make. Submit to Islam or destroy it. This is not to say destroy all Muslims. Just as not all Nazis were destroyed, all Muslims need not be destroyed. Unconditional surrender works as well as absolute destruction. But destroying an ideology requires the competing ideology to be stronger willed.
We are quickly coming to a point when a decision must be made.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.