Topic category: International Affairs/Foreign Policy
Iran's Ahmadinejad sings "Everybody Needs a Mahdi" as Middle-East Teeters between Catastrophe and Nuclear Apocalypse While the West continues singing past the graveyard, Iran sings medieval chants to invite the Imam in the Well to return for Armageddon.
How can or should rational thinkers in the West deal with medieval fanaticism seeking to gain nuclear weapons? As psychiatrists would say, we're confronting an avoidance/avoidance choice because we don't have the luxury of an aproach/avoidance choice.
Except for Middle-East
experts (and most of the ordinary people comprising the
news-junkie audience for the recently-ended Glenn Beck program on the Fox News
Channel), few Americans have the slightest knowledge about the apocalyptically
fundamentalist, medieval theology embraced by Iran's President, Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, and the totalitarian theocracy ruling Iran. Since the Left
still enjoys a decades-long virtual headlock on the news and entertainment media
shaping America's culture and, unfortunately, likewise shaping what may pass for
"political" views of most Americans in the under-40 demographic group,
the challenge posed to leaders and citizens knowledgeable about such fanaticism
is to develop and implement ways to capture the attention of the
typically-not-news-junkies members of that under-40 demographic group in order
to enlighten them about the reality of the extreme dangers to Western
Civilization if Iran were to complete it's mission to develop nuclear
Civilization is rapidly approaching a tipping
Perhaps leaders, bloggers, and activist news-junkies who are
knowledgeable about such dangers should adapt some of the attention-grabbing
tactics employed by PeTA in brainwashing so many young people into accepting
misanthropic pantheopianism by recruiting female models to appear naked at
rallies or events designed to educate the uninformed about the extreme dangers
that would be posed by a nuclear-armed Iran under the control of such
apocalyptically fundamentalist, medieval theology.
Are there other
attention-grabbing tools or tactics to accomplish the same purpose?
Perhaps satirical and/or parodic videos designed to peak enough curiosity on the
subject could motivate viewers to seek to become informed on the subject.
To that end, here's a video:
watching this satirical/parodic video could also motivate them to watch the documentary movie, Iranium.
Historical revisionist continue claiming that today we'd be better able to deal
with the threats posed by Iran if only George W. Bush were to have not toppled
Saddam Hussein. The fallacies in those claims are obvious to those
familiar with the actual history of events in contrast to the false meme
conveyed to the un-self-educating swath of Americans who derive their
understanding of history and news from the popular culture controlled by the
Left's domination of the news and entertainment media. Those with the
patience to watch a video longer than 30 seconds can learn enough to understand
the falsity of such meme and become motivated to engage in self-education on the
So, what is the nature of the choice rapidly approaching us? The choice
between the catastrophic consequences of taking effective action to prevent Iran
from completing its program to develop nuclear weapons and the apocalyptic
consequences of failing to prevent Iran's completion of such program. To
use psychiatric parlance, it's not an approach/avoidance choice; it's an
avoidance/avoidance choice-- i.e., It's not a choice between an
attractive alternative and an unattractive one but rather a choice between
extremely unattractive alternatives. A choice between catastrophe and
apocalypse. To continue acting as though a "good" choice remains
available is to continue to deny reality.
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