Final Word from Wednesday, March 23, 2011



If you look at the war in Libya as another step in the selfdestruction of the West, it might affect your opinion about the wisdom of bombing the country or trying to oust Gaddafi. Several justifications are being given for military action, and most of them have at their base an implicit Christian appeal to defend the weak and the suffering. However, the mixed messages about the ultimate goal of the intervention cast doubt on the good-Samaritan aspect of the war, even more so than in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq. A moral appeal for action has been made, but the action itself is questionable in terms of its morality or meaningfulness. The misuse of Christian values to achieve unchristian goals is one of the fundamental reasons for the undoing of Western civilization. The willingness of the Arab League and China to allow this war to proceed is presented as progress, and in one sense it is. The Arabs and the Chinese are now more cooperative than ever in helping the West to engage in activity that can only end badly for it.

Glossary of difficult words

to oust - to drive out or expel someone from a position or place;

implicit - implied but not plainly expressed;

good Samaritan - a charitable or helpful person;

unchristian - not in accord with the spirit or principles of Christianity;

undoing - a person's ruin or downfall.

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