Random Thoughts (XII): Grand Wizards, Bent Wizards & Wacky Quotes!

Counter-Terrorism in Middle Earth

If Mordor was the Political Islamist Dystopia, and Isengard was the equivocal ‘middle line Realpolitik’ kingdom of ‘moderate political Islamism’ and/or ‘post-Islamism,’ what would you do?

Would you advise Saruman to wield the ring against Sauron?

Or would you insist that the ring is too much of a temptation, and the long perilous road to Ered Gorgoroth must be fearlessly trodden without flinching?

Will the Islamist Far Right Adopt White Nationalist Far Right Rhetoric?

Two morons, one cup!

We’re just trying to protect our future and make a brighter future for all Salafi children!

I’m not antisemitic, I’m pro-Muslim.

This is defense, not offense!

Jews will not replace us!

Smashing the Palace of Crystal

Quick test for those well-schooled in political philosophy (or the opposite?) Do you know my novel Honest Adolph? Well, whose renowned/notorious (!) quote, in real life, is this based upon?

And had not Dickie Klindel not taken the stage with Lynton Goering at the previous Florida Caucus, endorsing his comrade’s Presidential run, saying…?
‘We shall never promise we shall tell ‘the truth’ to the unworthy. There are different kinds of truth. There are the truths of patriots, and the truths of those who are… hating our nation. Who can gather figs from thistles? Or who can chant high praises to the High Jehovah, Lord of Seas and Storm, in the darkest temple of Mount Babylon?’

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