The title of this post is the subtitle of Claudia Rosett's article at NRO, Rage Against the Western Machine (ht: Roger's Place ). Ms. Rosett is always worth reading and she is in fine fettle today.
Next is an article at RCP by Tom Bevan, Still Waiting For Moderate Muslims..... Tom takes up the question of the "moderate moslems" that was a topic of dicussion at Roger's Place yesterday. Where are they, indeed. Come out, come out, wherever you are!
The third, also at RCP, is Tony Blakley's Cartoons, But Not the Funnies. Tony gives us a tour de force. He opens by relating an interesting "parable" told by Vaclev Havel that yields:
...the display of the sign "workers of the world, unite" allows the green grocer "to conceal from himself the low foundations of his obedience, at the same time concealing the low foundations of power."then gives us Dietrich Bonhoeffer's,
The failure of the people to speak small truths leads to the victory of the big lie.
goes on to quote Hirsi Ali and finally ends with:
As Winston Churchill watched the British government sleepwalk to disaster in the 1930s he would sometimes recite:
"Who is in charge of the clattering train? The axles creak and couplings strain, And the pace is hot, and the points are near, And sleep has deadened the driver's ear; And the signals flash through the night in vain, For Death is in charge of the clattering train."