By David R. Usher
November 25, 2010
The heart of the cultural conflict between Muslims and the West revolves around morals and power-sharing between the sexes. Muslim countries are hyper-patriarchal. America and European countries dealing with terrorism are hyper-feminist. The war on terror is, undeniably, a global conflict between masculism and feminism.
Terrorists co-opted Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” strategy (which tricked the U.S.S.R. into spending itself into bankruptcy). Now, they are making us spend ourselves into bankruptcy. A handful of terrorists spend $4,200 and we have to waste hundreds of millions in direct response. If military history is instructive, it says that America must find a smarter way to resolve the disagreement between the East and West.
A Patriot’s note: Do not pretend that I am somehow blaming America. The facts of the disagreement between Muslim conservatives and the West, and the points contained in this short analysis speak clearly for themselves. Everyone knows that America is a mess. It is time we talk about it candidly and realize that the benefits of reconstructing our nation extend well beyond its borders.
We simply cannot afford the aggregated costs of the war on terrorism and our massive welfare state. Deficit spending primarily arises from welfare and (now) national health care (which will roughly double social spending). This spending would be a minor issue if marriage were the norm. It is now the straw breaking the camel’s back.
Do the math, America! The combined costs of marriage-absence and the war on terror will destroy the dollar and our financial institutions. America must change its game to remain a world leader. We must rebuild a natural marriage-based culture or face certain financial ruin.