Saturday, March 11, 2006
We shall not want....
Maybe it's the industry I work in... but no one seems
concerned about what's going on. They seem to form
their opinions from network news and E-Hollywood.
Opinions straight up from NPR if they are the type to
really stretch. Maybe New York and 9/11 are too far
away. I suspect they find me tedious, laughable or
delusional on the subject of Islam- its history, its
present and future. They watch sci-fi horror movies
but can't imagine the power of a Caliphate with the
tools of Western technology-- cameras everywhere,
RFID, books burned, music forbidden, women enslaved.
There is gender apartheid at public facilities in this
very county to accommodate Islam. If I point out there
is more similarity between Hitler and the president of
Iran- a man whose declared goals are the destruction
of Israel and a worldwide Caliphate- than our own
president, they laugh. One friend said to me, " Why
do you forward these news articles to me? Are you
trying to tell me that if I kill an Arab, you'll go
out with me?"
I went to the area called the "Living Room" at the
downtown Seattle library. It's the the unfriendliest
public space I've ever seen. It looks like an airport
waiting room- chairs facing out in lines or facing
outwards from each other. Fluorescent lights. And
fluorescent colors. I always feel a little sick and
dizzy when I go there, especially when I look for
books in the book spiral with sloping floors.
Anyway- no one came. I think I'll choose another
library, or a cafe near one, for next Thursday. I
looked on meetup.com---there are over a hundred on a
waiting list in this area for an LGF meetup. I can
post an invitation in the comment section of LGF.
Remember Daniel Pearl looked up at the camera right
before he died.... and smiled. Maybe it was for his
wife and family. But maybe because he knew the
terrorists won't achieve their goal.
Thank you for your words of encouragement. I'm in it
for the long haul, too.
This letter comes to us from our friend Fleur de Mystere.