O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

sexta-feira, novembro 21, 2003


Artigo de Nelson Ascher no Europundits.

Are you so naive as to believe that, if you Brits and the whole of Europe behave well, Muslim Fundamentalism will go away? Do you actually think they need any kind of excuse, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, the French prohibition of the veil in schools or the Britisih prohibition of honour killings, to blow anyone up? Do you consider that limiting artificially your time frame to the last couple of months or years gives you an adequate correlation of causes and effects? If you want to look for root causes, that's fine, but why do those roots have always to be so conveniently shallow, why do you stop digging half a milimeter bellow the earth, if that much? Bin Laden himself says he is at war with "Jews and Crusaders" who want, according to him, to destroy Islam. Why don't you take him at his word? Who authorized you to translate Jews as Sharon and Crusaders as Bush/Blair? Did he? Are you so arrogant that you think that an Arab can't state clearly what his goals are and, thus, you've got to interpret them for him in terms of Zionism, Imperialism, Capitalism etc.? The Egyptian Brotherhood has been saying since the 20s that Kemal and Kemalism were among their worst enemies (they even thought the whole movement, Kemalism, was created by a crypto-Jewish Turkish sect, the Domnehs.) Well, that was somewhat before Blair, Bush or even Israel were born. But they were but irrational Muslims and we have to help them formulate their ideas correctly, in terms of a rational European jargon, right? The fundamentalists know only subjectively what they're doing, but it is our Western task to explain to the world the real, objective, revolutionary, antiglobalist, anti-Zionist, anti-hegemonic etc., essence of their actions, because, poor things that they are, they're unable to do this by themselves. In general, your lack of empathy with what the fundamentalists think as well as your need to show they are actually the objective, though unwilling or unconscious, tools of your own goals through some kind of Lévi-Straussian "pensée sauvage" are truly amazing

posted by Miguel Noronha 5:42 da tarde

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