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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Flower Power, If you really have faith... A collected of disjointed thoughts

I watched this "Flower Power" clip in somewhat horrified bemusement right after the Islamic warriors attacked the Death Metal concert.
I will not even comment on the irony of Death Metal fans getting a taste of what they sing about...
Instead I want to asked you to notice how multi-cultural French person subtly changed his son's argument from a question about living with violence into a focus on the beauty of flowers and memorial candles after you are dead.
The child seemed to have made a mental jump (as well as almost every other person I know) to the idea that flowers and candles are a projection against Islam Ak-47's.

A couple thoughts,
1. If you really have faith that flowers will project you, will they?
2. Changing the argument: We play with semantics. We argue and we compete with word definitions. The Jihadists just go ahead and shoot you.
What the father said was important. His son asked for a course of action. His father deflected the question. But he turned it into a way that accepted the beauty of defeat, the romance of failure. Flowers and candles are the memorial. Is this a more important statement? Has the West already accepted defeat. Do we believe deep down inside that this is what we deserve because of our "debauched" lifestyle?
3. This interchange shows an interesting mindset. You cannot say "God" will protect us. Meaning the traditional God of Christianity that also represents the (for want of a better term) spirit of Western Civilization. Saying God will protect us and meaning we will use whatever means we can to fight this attack by Barbarians (I think I'm using the term correctly).
(For one thing, the term "God" has been hijacked by public relations groups and is now used to refer to Allah.)
4. Which brings us to the Disney question. If you really, really, believe in Flowers will they project you? 
I mean, you really have to have faith....
5. Of course I want to make it clear that we should import as many Islamic refugees as possible. There is no way that they are potential terrorists in any possible way. Well, maybe one in one hundred but what are a couple dead people in relation to the total population? We need to feel good now!

4 comments:

  1. Maybe we convince the jihadists to plant flowers, thus tricking them into protecting us.

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  2. Barbarians? Yes, isis are the bearded ones. Fighting by the way under the influence of drugs, some of which are derived from flowers. Amphetamines by day and opium to sleep at night.

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  3. The Irony of chosen venue is lost on most.
    Most hard working citizens have no issue with hitting terrorism head on. It seems to be those in the west suffering from post modern, post christian, narcissistic guilt that have the inability to pull the trigger.

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  4. The Irony of chosen venue is lost on most.
    Most hard working citizens have no issue with hitting terrorism head on. It seems to be those in the west suffering from post modern, post christian, narcissistic guilt that have the inability to pull the trigger.

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