Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Strategy for the "War on Terror"

In preparation for Bush's State of the Union address tonight, I offer this alternative strategy for the so-called "War on Terror." Humbly submitted, (signed) Flannel Christian.

If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink. (Romans 12:20)

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  • I tried to watch the speech but I can't help, when looking/hearing Bush, thinking it's a Saturday Day Night Live sketch.

    By Blogger Jonathan S., at 9:12 AM  

  • It would be funny like a comedy sketch if the crazed S.O.B. wasn't proposing plans for mass murder and assaults on the poor.

    By Blogger tim, at 1:29 PM  

  • Topical Follow-Up:

    The Network for Spiritual Progressives posted an article outlining their alternative strategy in the War on Terror:
    ...Our job, and by this I mean mine and yours, reader, must be to provide our fellow citizens with a different framework to think through the current world realities. The strategy that I and many others in the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) propose is this: we need to popularize a fundamentally new vision of what brings safety and security. For right-wingers and for far-too-many liberals seeking to find an elusive "center" from which to base their politics, the fundamental paradigm that they hold, what I describe in my book The Left Hand of God as "the right hand of God," is that real security comes from domination and control and manipulation of others, and that the only realistic path is to be savvy and cynical in advancing one's power to dominate the other before they dominate us. They may debate whether the best path to domination is through military means or through diplomacy backed by military, but they agree on the goal: security through domination. We, on the other hand, need to advocate for a very different path: security through generosity. It is through showing people genuine caring for them that they begin to feel o.k. about caring for us, and when that happens, those who want to undermine us in other parts of the world suddenly find that the previous climate of support has disappeared and that is they, rather than we, who are isolated and viewed as crazy and destructive to the interests of their own people.

    Read the whole article here.

    By Blogger Christian, at 9:45 AM  

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