Friday, October 22, 2004

The Powerfully Fissiparous Quality of Dissent

While commenting on Islamic extremism, Abdul-Hakim Murad writes:
"Zealotry itself is not normally refuted, it has to subside. Often that subsidence is enabled by schism: Cromwell could not be replicated because of the powerfully fissiparous quality of Dissent. Calvin’s Geneva hardly outlived him. Hutterites, Levellers, Anabaptists, and the other fragments of the Protestant detonation could perpetuate themselves, but their energy source seemed to have a half-life."
I fervently, fervently hope that his observations apply equally well to American Neo-Cons/Movement Conservatives, and bode well for a rapid return to normalcy/sanity/humanity in America.
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