Roger L. Simon » POLIWOOD – Cultural Suicide Watch: Will Hollywood Embrace Islam?
(in reply to David Levavi)
Kulturkampf was Bismarckian and was only expropriated, like much else, by the Nazis. If you are going to be so arrogant don't be so ignorant.
To conflate 5th century Christians with modern Islamists because they both celebrate when a Power suffers is an absurdity. Flawed as the Christians were they did champion values they inherited from Judaism, such as the value and dignity of the individual. Roman culture had its virtues as well as its achievements but failed because it had no greater rallying cry than the stability and power of the past. In that the Romans of the past resemble the Democrats of today. When their power slips they will find their support unraveling. Inertia is a poor political platform. The Islamists stand for neither the Mosaic nor the Stoic virtues. They represent only hate buttressed by the perceived inertia of success from conquests 5 to 14 centuries ago.