Sunday, November 17, 2002
Culture Wars

There's only one culture war that needs to be fought right now, and that's the war between radical Islam and the rest of the world. If you can't put down your differences for some short run with fundamentalist Christians concerned about the future for their children or with homosexual people who demand their equal rights right now, then maybe it's not a good time for you to be alive.

I know it must seem naive and trite to remind people of this, but, hey, excepting a bunch of yahoo Muslims who have decided to try to impose their views on the rest of the world through the use of mass murder, we are, largely, all in this together. And not just in the US. Worldwide.

All the other issues we have different opinions about aren't going away, but they aren't worth a dime right now. The Islamicist yahoos do not care whether you're a Christian who perceives a culture in decline or whether you're a libertine who thinks the larger culture and the state are out to prevent him or her from enjoying casual sex or a big hit on the bong.

Get over it. Right now, the most important thing is stopping the ones who want to kill us. If stopping them means killing them, so be it. Doing that is more important than scoring points in some long-running divisions within Western culture.