Bill O’Reilly stated this week on “The Factor” (Tuesday, 12/5/06) that the West is failing to confront evil. Failing to confront evil? Heck, we’re scared to define it, much less take it head-on.
We won’t even draw cartoons regarding this enemy, lest we offend our killers. Wow! Murderous Muslims all over the world must be making girlie man, wussy, limp wrist jokes about the West, as they bounce their combies down whatever dirt road they’re on en route to secure a nuke (or two) with our name on it.
The failure to define what is “evil” is causing us to capitulate to the apex (or nadir, I guess) of political correctness in a “No %$@&” time of crisis. Go ahead; ask someone at the next Winter Solstice office party to define “evil.” You’ll get the typical “it’s all relative” slop, or “there is no objective standard of right or wrong”, or “all absolute truth claims are nothing more than powerplays, man.” Y’know, the same emblematic drivel your pot smoking, liberal prof taught you at the University of You-Just-Wasted-A-Ton-Of-Your-Parent’s- Cash-And-Got-Brain-Washed-In-The-Process.
The few who do have the cojones to say something is evil will be called evil themselves because judging something as wrong has become the sin of the 21st century—unless, of course, you’re a liberal; then you can judge, bring up Foley, Delay, Ted Haggard, other GOP inadequacies, evangelical inconsistencies and call a spade a shovel all you want.
Anyway, postmodernism, as Os Guinness says, has made it “worse to judge evil than to do evil.” Those who declare something to be damnable are evil themselves, at least according to grand wizards of secular progressive “thought.”
In addition to the West’s growing unwillingness to say the Islamofacist ideology is uncut crap to the third power and that their adherents need to be deleted like KFed’s website history, here are three more reasons why I think the West’s will to war has shrunk:
1. We couldn’t care less. We don’t want to be bothered with what’s going on with the war on Iraq or with other mean people. We don’t want to stay abreast about what militant Islam is up to these days. That’s complicated, depressing and just icky. No, our inquiring minds want to know the following: what’s up with Britney and her un-photogenic crotch? Is Brit gonna be OK? How come Jen and Vince broke up? Did Mischa Barton have a meltdown? What’s Nicole Ritchie’s plastic surgery secret behind her new sexy look? Why did Kidman put new hubby Keith on a short leash? Is a Nip/Tuck star really leaving the show? And what’s up with the Martha and Rachel Ray food fight?