now for all you brainiacs out there:
now that you've identified the problem (took you awhile), you need an effective weapon against fundamentalism
so out with it brainiacs, the clock is ticking: how do you defeat sunni wahabbists and southern baptists?
i mean REALLY defeat them
small hint: standing there and lecturing them drily on brainiac level bullshit about memes and historical momentum and the supposed inevitability of how everything in the world will work out the way you see it does not count as defeating them
do you have a backbone?
i mean really: do all of you much self-esteemed humanists have enough backbone to actually fight that which would destroy you?
or does getting dirty destroy your much vaunted principles?
such that you would rather the world enter a new era of stagnation and backwardness to rival the middle ages in europe for centuries?
not getting your hands dirty is preferable to fucking FIGHTING these assholes as they chip away at liberal government in the usa and suicide bomb thousands in the middle east?
humanists sitting around, discussing their impending doom, and none of you fuckers actually DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT
the fundamentalists win if they are the only ones to get down and dirty
why will humanists lose?
BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN A FUCKING IVORY TOWER, LOOKING DOWN ON POOR SUFFERING HUMANITY AND DO NOTHING BUT DRAW PRONOUNCEMENTS FROM THEIR SAFE RICH WESTERN HIGH AND MIGHTY COCCOON
heaven forbid any of you fuckers actually go down in the mud and HELP humanity actually progress
i mean REALLY help: FUCKING KILL THE FUNDAMENTALIST ASSHOLES
just KILL THEM
no, that's inconfuckingcievable, that would mean you were as HUMAN as the rest
so you sit in your ivory tower, and you bemoan the coming new middle ages
not like you are doing anything about it
you humanists get what you deserve: you're so shocked and outraged at the essential ugliness of the human condition, that it isn't the rise of fundamentalism that REALLY bothers you, it is the fact that humanity itself struggles with what you have arrived at with such ease in your smug little hermetically sealed antiseptic western coccoon of money
you get what you deserve, useless rich western chattering classes
you get what you deserve
the fundamentalists SPEAK to the masses of what they want and need, they speak to their ugly side, and the masses listen
meanwhile, you lecture them of the need to preserve YOUR status quo
you're so fucking doomed
you fucking rich western assholes who won't FIGHT THE GREATEST EVIL IN THE WORLD TODAY: fundamentalism
you know it, but you are helpless to do anything about it, because of your own shortcomings at understanding the truly ugly side of human nature
you are helpless because you recognize the enemy, but you are unwilling to meet the enemy
you're fucking doomed unless you WAKE THE FUCK UP
assholes bomb the fucking underground in london AND YOU FUCKING FRET ABOUT THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF DENYING THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROPAGATE THE EVIL THAT MADE YOUNG MEN BOMB
asshoels fly airplanes into office towers in new york AND YOU FUCKING FRET ABOUT THE DUE PROCESS OF MOSTLY TERRORIST ASSHOLES IN GUANTANAMO
you're so fucking USELESS
you don't understand your relationship with money
money allows you to think and act the way you do
but the way you think and act DOES NOT SPREAD THE WEALTH TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT RICH
meanwhile, fundamentalists pursue agendas which keep the poor in poverty on one hand, and with the other hand, tell the poor their way is the way to salvation
for you, to make more people rich, and therefore to make them think the same wonderfully disconnected from reality daydreams of how the world should function that you think, you need to SPREAD THE WEALTH
but how do you spread the wealth when fundamentalists work to entrench poverty?
YOU FUCKING FIGHT THE FUNDAMENTALISTS
YOU JAIL THEM, YOU KILL THEM, YOU SHUT DOWN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
YOU DEVELOP SOME FUCKING TEETH
and THEN you can spread the wealth, but you cannot spread the wealth if you will not recognize that all of your efforts are being SQUANDERED BY A COMPETING AGENDA FOR THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE POOR PASSES
and in todays world, THEY ARE WINNING
you develop some fucking understanding of how the ugliness of human nature REALLY WORKS
you don't stand on YOUR humanist pulpit and deliver self-ennobling lectures about how it SHOULD work based on your idealistic dreams, and then hold out against anyone who would actually FIGHT fudnamentalists!
you don't fucking lecture the world about how your hermitically sealed climate controlled rich western coccoon is so high and mighty and superior and how the world should work, and then stand against those who work to maintain your coccoon!
YOU DON'T FUCKING AFFORD HUMANIST PROTECTIONS TO ENEMIES OF HUMANISM!!!
DO YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND YOU RICH SHELTERED WESTERN CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DO YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!!!
human nature is UGLY
progress is not an easy waltz, it is a desperate messy hardcore struggle, two steps forward, one step back
you have to get DIRTY, you have to FIGHT an enemy YOU have already identified!
or in your pigheaded stubborn refusal to replace idealism with an acceptance of reality, you would rather see a coming dark age of anti-science and poverty and fundamentalist atrocities and lack of human rights
the ancient greeks of science and reason went the way of the dodo, the arab world of science and reason in the middle ages went the way of the great auk, and now it is YOUR turn to fade into history... BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT FIGHT!!!!!!!!!
simply because, in your safe bubble wrapped rich western coccoon, you will not take what your brain perceives: fundamentalism is your enemy, and take that to your hand, and actually FIGHT THEM, KILL THEM, JAIL THEM, DESTROY THEM
if you don't fight them, your extinction is what you deserve
here come the new dark ages, and all of you standing around delivering useless platitudes about how the world SHOULD work rather than how it DOES work are complicit in the defeat of this age of science and reason
you're all fucking useless
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.