(Excuse. Sometimes the Lem Head has to Levitate above the Level-headed playing field and pontificate.)
David Brooks (NY Times) is a reptilian meat head.
So am I.
He thinks he knows "it" all.
So do I.
So recently, our reptilian herd member posted something to the effect of: "Islamic neofundamentalism occupies the same militant space that was once occupied by Marxism. It draws the same sorts of recruits (educated second-generation immigrants, for example), uses some of the same symbols and vilifies some of the same enemies (imperialism and capitalism)." (NYT editorials 8/4/2005).
This is really good, red-blooded reptile think.
Unfortunately David does not grok the concept of:
"Those who seek to dismember us because
we seek to dismember their way of life ... in their way of thinking."
It's not about "ideaology" Dave.
The war without is a mirror of the war within.
In order to find peace, we have to accept a Quantum Reality form of Religion. All truths are true at once.
Here are the tenants of Quanta-Realitigism:
1. Gode is One (Islam)
2. God is Three (Christianity)
3. God is Infinity (Hinduism)
4. Peace within is peace without.
It is only when we all accept the possibility that all beliefs rise from a common truth that we can come into harmony with that truth and with ourselves.
(The Lem Head now descends down to the den of the underground denizens, back to reality, and back to more good grass grazing. Thank you.)