The Egyptian Revolution Starts Devouring Its Children
There’s nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
(The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
This won’t be a Facebook Revolution. It will be more Falò delle vanit. The people of Egypt are not demanding Modernity. They are not demanding Cafe Americano at Starbucks. They are rejecting the ongoing erosion of their culture to the point of unleashing a Thermodorian Reaction against what Francis Fukayama refered to as The End of History. If Muhammad Morsi was The Neitzchean Last Man, the Egyptian people demand a do-over. Entropy trumps Darwin until absolute zero is reached.
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, Arab Spring
, Barack Obama
, Bonfire of The Vanities
, Dr. Righteous
, Facebook Revolution
, Foreign Affaris
, Orestes Brownson
, Senator Menendez
, Thermadorian Reaction
Radio Censorship – Egypt Bans Romantic Songs
The dystopian Science Fiction novel A Canticle For Liebowitz featured one of the best and most articulate examples of what happens when a society rejects modernity en masse. The “Simplication” involved the destruction of all things part and parcel to modern society. This element of destructive rejection resonated amongst the Egyptian grassroots that propelled Muhammad Morsi and The Muslim Brotherhood to power during the tragically misnamed Arab Spring. I predicted this would not be a Renaissance but rather a Bonfire of The Vanities.
And so here goes your proof. The same people who actually debate whether or not to blow up those idolatrous pyramids at Luxor, are now banning all music from Egyptian State Radio accept “patriotic” tunes. Details of Egypt’s “Day The Music Died” followed below.
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Andrew McCarthy on Terrorism, the Arab Spring and False Democracy in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Andrew McCarthy to dices his experience prosecuting the terrorists, his new book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, and what roles Egypt and Turkey will play in the Middle East.
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California’s European-Style Decline
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson discuss the latest presidential campaign polls, liberalism’s role in the fall of California and why they look more like Europe every day.
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The President and the Arab Fall
Oh if only Islamic radicals would riot over the HHS contraception mandate and gay marriage. If they did, the Administration would fall all over themselves to apologize. Don’t believe me? Consider yesterday’s events well chronicled by Jeff Emanuel. A group in the United States exercised their first amendment rights, which set off rioting yet again among the religion of peace. Egyptians stormed the American Embassy, | Read More »
Can We Please Stop Funding the Muslim Bros?
While Obama is intervening in our free enterprise system to fundamentally alter our capitalist society at home, he his intervening on behalf of radical Islamists around the world and endangering our national security. In his effort to reach out to America’s enemies, Obama has emboldened the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, orchestrated an Islamist takeover of Libya that is reverberating throughout North Africa, thrown Israel overboard, | Read More »
The Arab Spring Leads To A Cultural Sunset
Who can forget the joyous Hosannas, the ringing accolades, the self-congratulatory puffery that emanated out of the DC chattering classes as Middle Eastern tyrants such as Hosni Mubarak and Kaddafi were overthrown in spring of 2011. It was called the Arab Spring, and was set before the American People as proof that President Barack Obama was a foreign policy visionary who would lead the world | Read More »
Senate GOP Appropriators Will Consume Any Rubbish Democrats Offer
As we’ve chronicled here in great detail over the past year, House Republicans are no pikers when it comes to conservative legislation. This is especially true when examining the records of House appropriators. Yet, even those big government types have [begrudgingly] agreed to abide by the spending and policy decisions of the House-passed budget when considering the 12 appropriations bills during committee markups. As mediocre | Read More »
Like a Double-Edged Sword, the Israel-Hamas Deal to Free Gilad Schalit Cuts Both Ways
Five years, three months, two weeks, and three days ago, Hamas militants from Gaza tunneled under the sequestered Strip’s border with Israel and popped up near the Kerem Hashalom crossing, where they attacked an Israeli tank, killing two crewmembers and injuring five. The militants grabbed Corporal Gilad Schalit from the tank, and escaped back into the Gaza Strip with him. He had been a captive | Read More »
Obama at UN: Arabs Build Bombs; Israelis Build Homes -It’s all the Same
Not surprisingly, Obama doubled down on his message of moral equivalence between Israel and the so-called Palestinians in his UN General Assembly speech. Yes, he tossed out some politically motivated bromides about our deep friendship with Israel, but overall, he continued to view the two sides equally. Obama’s overarching theme was that peace in the Middle East is “so hard” to achieve. He asserted that there | Read More »
Islam, and Personal Liberty
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh is joined by Mustafa Akyol to discuss the seeds of liberalism within Islam, how those freedoms were trampled in Muslim countries, and how the Arab Spring and the Green Movement in Iran might restore that personal liberty. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and | Read More »
The Palestinian Accountability Act
One of the more intractable components of our foreign policy dating back to the Clinton years has been the obsession of creating a Palestinian state. The career egghead diplomats in the State Department believed that if we would only send billions in aid to the venerable leaders of the Palestinian Authority and grant them statehood, they would put down their terror toys and sing kumbaya. | Read More »
Will the Arab Spring Lead to a War Against Israel?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Chuck DeVore to talk about the uprisings in the Middle East and how it could lead to a war against Israel. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do | Read More »
One Palestinian State, Unilaterally Declared, and Dedicated to Ending the ‘Zionist Project’
Amid Sunday‘s ‘Nabka Day’ violence on Israel’s Lebanese and Syrian borders, as well as within the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas-controlled Gaza, commemorated the 63rd anniversary of Israel’s re-formation by declaring before a reported crowd of 10,000 at Gaza City mosque that “Palestinians mark the occasion this year with great hope of bringing to an end the | Read More »
Levantine Day of Protest Brings Attacks on Israel from All Sides
“Nabka Day” 2011 represents two major milestones: (1) the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel by UN resolution, and (2) very close to the 63rd straight year of the UN doing everything it can to make up for its half-century-plus-old “mistake.” Sunday May 15, 2011 also represents the first anniversary of Israel’s establishment since the events of the “Arab Spring” | Read More »