Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dissembling Ft. Hood

Spencer points out that the official report of the Fort Hood shooting is so bad even the MSM notices the elephant in the living room.

The telling anthropological point is that ignoring the realities of the religiously motivated violence will create an escalation of the same. They want to be noticed for precisely their religious motive. To dissemble on this point will be read by the terrorists as an enormous and even greater provocation by the West's leaders in "dissing" their deity.

The better approach is to speak honestly about the central anthropological realities of the sacred, as defined by René Girard's mimetic theory, and do our best in terms of legitimate defense. It is the best we can hope for.

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