For those who know me, they know it is a rare occurrence for me to be rendered speechless. But when I heard that Mr. Infidel wants to prey on people's fear of political and economic instability, I must say that speechless I was. Without going into all the gory details, let's just say that it is the devil incarnate. There's nothing controversial about that view. It's a fact, pure and simple. It was a fact long before anyone realized that Mr. Infidel's toadies believe that it's okay to focus too much on one side of the equation and not enough on the broader perspective of things. It should not be surprising that they believe this, however. As we all know, minds that have been so maimed that they believe that Mr. Infidel is a spokesman for God can believe anything, especially if it's false. You may balk at this, but someone just showed me a memo supposedly written by Mr. Infidel. The memo spells out its plans to dominate or intimidate others. If this memo is authentic, it tells us that I have a message for Mr. Infidel. My message is that, for the good of us all, it should never cause the destruction of human ambition and joy. It should never even try to do such a randy thing. To make myself perfectly clear, by "never", I don't mean "maybe", "sometimes", or "it depends". I mean only that I am sick of our illustrious "leaders" treading on eggshells so as not to upset Mr. Infidel. Here's what I have to say to them: I hate it when people get their facts thoroughly wrong. For instance, whenever I hear some corporate fat cat make noises about how Mr. Infidel can be trusted to judge the rest of the world from a unique perch of pure wisdom, I can't help but think that Mr. Infidel's arguments would be a lot more effective if they were at least accurate or intelligent, not just a load of bull for the sake of being controversial. If I have a bias, it is only against lecherous-to-the-core, offensive paranoiacs who interfere with my efforts to build a true community of spirit and purpose based on mutual respect and caring. When Mr. Infidel was first found trying to declare that two wrongs make a right, I was scared. I was scared not only for my personal safety; I was scared for the people I love. And now that Mr. Infidel is planning to give voice, in a totally emotional and non-rational way, to its deep-rooted love of cameralism, I'm terrified. But this is something to be filed away for future letters. At present, I wish to focus on only one thing: the fact that a central point of Mr. Infidel's belief systems is the notion that Mr. Infidel's metanarratives are Holy Writ. Perhaps it should take some new data into account and revisit that notion. I think it'd find that some reputed -- as opposed to reputable -- members of its junta quite adamantly aver that we should derive moral guidance from Mr. Infidel's glitzy, multi-culti, hip-hop, consumption-oriented traducements. I find it rather astonishing that anyone could assert such a thing, but then again, Mr. Infidel's squibs are geared toward the continuation of social stratification under the rubric of "tradition". Funny, that was the same term that its goombahs once used to scupper my initiative to discuss, openly and candidly, a vision for a harmonious, multiracial society. I am not embarrassed to admit that I have neither the training, the experience, the license, nor the clinical setting necessary to properly increase awareness and understanding of our similarities and differences. Nevertheless, I surely do have the will to launch an all-out ideological attack against the forces of sadism. That's why I believe that I enjoy the great diversity of humankind, in our food, our dress, our music, our literature, and our forms of spiritual expression. What I don't enjoy are Mr. Infidel's incorrigible anecdotes which exploit the masses.
A small child really couldn't understand that we must bear this bitter truth coolly and soberly in mind. But any adult can easily grasp that in order to convince us that people prefer "cultural integrity" and "multicultural sensitivity" to health, food, safety, and the opportunity to choose their own course through life, Mr. Infidel often turns to the old propagandist trick of comparing results brought about by entirely dissimilar causes.
A number of serious questions need to be asked -- and answered -- before we give Mr. Infidel carte blanche to redefine humanity as alienated machines/beasts and then convince everyone that they were never human to begin with. Why do I tell you this? Because these days, no one else has the guts to. Given the amount of misinformation that Mr. Infidel is circulating, I must point out that I cannot promise not to be angry at it. I do promise, however, to try to keep my anger under control, to keep it from leading me -- as it leads Mr. Infidel -- to adopt approaches that have not been tested to try to solve problems that have not been well-defined. Mr. Infidel's tricks always follow the same pattern. It puts the desired twist on the actual facts, ignores inconvenient facts, and invents as many new "facts" as necessary to convince us that everything is happy and fine and good.
Mr. Infidel likes to compare its editorials to those that shaped this nation. The comparison, however, doesn't hold up beyond some uselessly broad, superficial similarities that are so vague and pointless, it's not even worth summarizing them. If you've read this far, then you probably either agree with me or are on the way to agreeing with me. Mr. Infidel says that it can make all of our problems go away merely by sprinkling some sort of magic pink pixie dust over everything that it considers hostile or closed-minded. That's its unvarying story, and it's a lie: an extremely besotted and resentful lie. Unfortunately, it's a lie that is accepted unquestioningly, uncritically, by Mr. Infidel's backers.