NEOCONS, THEOCONS, THE LEFT AND THE WARDan at tdaxp
has begun a mighty interesting discussion of American politics and perception within the framework of the GWOT.
I'll reserve my comments for later but here's a slice of what Dan has to say:"To put it slightly differently, Your enemy is not stupid. He knows what he is doing. He sees the world he lives in. He feels where it is going. And he wants to make it go someplace else. A corollary: If your enemy is stupid, he wouldn't be your enemy. He would be an irritation. In the same way I believe the American left does know better. The "Neocon / Theocon Axis" is not just convenient for two factions. It is a powerful motivation axis with decades-long staying power.The "Neocons" and "Theocons" have different histories, but share common beliefs: suspicion of government social activism and belief in horizontal controls
. For different reasons neocons and theocons want to control individual behavior through cultural norms. They are a real Fourth Generation Political Movement that is ready to peaceful use PISRR and the three stages of insurgent struggle
(a href="http://tdaxp.blogspirit.com/archive/2005/04/24/4gps1_node_takedown_and_the_politics_of_personal_destruction.html">Stage 1, Stage 2
, and Stage 3
) to get what they want in a decades-long struggle. Additionally, the Christian right have fused fourth generation struggle and family networks in an originally and extremely powerful way. "Very intriguing ! I'll have some analysis later tonight but right now I'm off to fly a kite with the kids !