A friend sent me this link to an interview with Gimli (Jonathan Rhys-Davies). It reminded me why I chose to support this war at the beginning, even though I felt and feel that the present president is a liar and a cheat and as corrupt and venal a man as has ever sat in the Oval Office.
Under the tenets of fundamentalist Islam, many of us on this list are candidates for the sword in our guts, rocks thrown to stone us, the axe to the wrist or the neck, the bullet to the head, the nuclear weapon to our town, smallpox in our crowded subway, the torch to our library, the hot knife to our tongue, the shut door keeping us in the house, the burkha over our bodies, the veil over our faces. I do not speak of the wrongs done to our ancestors in the past; I speak of us, today. Now.
Not all Muslims feel this way. Many do not.
Yet the great destruction of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, and the airplane in the side of the Pentagon, and a fourth plane in a field in Pennsylvania, was so much pawn-to-K4. It was militant Islam’s opening move, not the endgame.
It is vitally important, for us and for our children’s children’s children’s great-great-grandchildren, and the world that they live in, that we put our whole concentration to this challenge. If American sons must die so that American granddaughters need not wear the hijab against their wills, then so be it.
War is upon us, whether we would risk it or not.
I’m thinking about sending this to an e-mail list I subscribe to, for pagans and pagan-friendly people. I haven’t decided whether to do so yet, and feedback would be appreciated.