Tuesday, November 13, 2007

 

The Twelve Lies

I am always disappointed when a writer misuses the word "myth" in place of the words "lie" or "falsehood". A myth is a metaphorical tale of heroism that illuminates a universal truth. A lie is a self-indictment. The two could not be farther apart. That's an important point.

Having clarified that, let's go with the vernacular:

Ralph Peters - 12 Myths of 21st Century War is the sort of brusquely honest analysis that makes idiots pee their pants, so most of them won't read it, but it has quickly become the talk of the town.

Wretchard at Belmont Club seizes on the theme by answering Peters' list of "myths" with their opposites as a way of illustrating the emotional truck the idiot left has with radical islamists.

Dr. Sanity's roundup focuses on "the rhetorical and philosophical symbiosis of Intellectually Elite Westerners and Islamofacists." Which is a typical Ann Arbor shrink's way of saying "the emotional truck the idiot left has with radical islamists."

I'll now be accused of hating Ann Arbor shrinks. I'm a regular Hatey McHaterton.

HT Protein Wisdom

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