4 memes re: the cause of 9/11
There are four principal memes re: the cause of 9/11.
The “Churchill” meme is that
The “Blame Wahabism” meme holds that 9/11 is the climax of the Fox afternoon special: “When Good Muslims Go Bad.” This meme contends that Muslim extremism combined with decades of post-colonial tyranny and humiliation have led the basically decent folk of Pan-Arabia to follow a path similar to that walked by the post-WWI Germans. The way to stave off future attacks is to change the region by liberating it from the evil ayatollahs and strongmen that have dominated it for so long. This meme must not be confused with the “Those Arabs Are Nuts” meme.
The “Those Arabs are Nuts” or “Look Mom, I’m a Racist” meme holds that 9/11 was the result of the fact that Arabs (and don’t give us that ‘we’re not Arabs, we’re Persian’ crap, what’s the difference?) are sub-humans who do crazy shit. This explicitly racist meme claims the way to avoid future attacks is Fortress
The fourth meme, the “Blame Clinton” meme, says terrorists rationally calculated that the
Of course people can believe in a combination of all four memes. I’m a
kind of guy. President Bush, I believe, is about
guy. Thus we didn’t just destroy the Taliban in
I suspect my liberal friend Dr. M is a
guy, and I look forward to reading his comments.
What are you?