Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The Middle East

Internationally, many years ago--all this before 9/11--I warned all my Eurocentric and Amerocentric friends that the 21st Century was to be the century of Islamic challenge to  Euro-American Capitalism, as the 19th century offered Christianity's challenge, and the 20th century was the century of Communism's. No one wanted to listen to me because of the irrational fear and inherent arrogance of the west towards the inevitable resurgence (oil + money + an attractive community value system) of one of the great civilizations of the last 1300 years.

Those of us in the West, please remember that America started with revolution and Civil War, as did most of the countries of Europe (and had two World War besides). Why shouldn't the Middle East follow the common-to-humanity dictates of human nature and history? Dictators overthrown, revolution and civil war.

All men are created equal, right?

(If any of you would like to read the longer, fuller article, please let me know.)


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