James Atticus Bowden
Years Into The Long, Long War
©2006 James Atticus Bowden
IV didn’t start on
ideologies motivating ruling cabals of the WW II nation-states
There is a world war because of the scale and scope of the Islamist enemy. If 10% of Muslims are Islamists then there are 120 to 150 million Islamists. Yet, the world war isn’t against a nation-state. The world war is against an ideology which is a naturally-occurring outgrowth of a civilization and culture based on Islam which is so far behind that it is barbaric to Western Civilization.
Instead of the dreaded clash of civilizations, this world war is, today, a clash of one sub-culture against the world. Someday, it could become a full blown clash of civilizations but that reckoning is years or decades to come. The decision to make the enemy Islam more than just the Islamists will be made by Muslims, not the West.
Our Indian Wars were a fight between American Civilization and many sub-cultures of Indian nations. They started in 1607 and ended in 1890. 283 years. That’s the kind of war we are in now. American Civilization had a Magnificent Destiny to spread the American ‘Empire’ across a continent. The Indian cultures (they hadn’t risen to civilizations yet), based on a Neolithic culture was so barbarian that Indians are referred to as ‘savages’ in our Declaration of Independence. Indian tribes and American Civilization could not co-exist in the same place and time.
our Munificent Destiny is to protect the golden goose of capitalism
and flame of freedom in our country and the Allies of the Willing.
Our imperial responsibilities without imperial ambitions are
to maintain zones of peace and security – which may become zones
of prosperity and freedom. Unlike
occupying a continent, our mission is to keep the Islamists out of
our continent. Also, the
regime change to get rid of Saddam Hussein was necessary to
eliminate a clear and present danger to the
future of WW IV will be raids and occasional regime changes as
needed. Eventually, our
Homeland security will fear less about racial and religious
profiling and focus more on criminal identification.
Yet, as that simple issue shows, the domestic conflict
between Liberals who will surrender – eventually – and
Conservatives who will never surrender – ever - will worsen.
Eventually, our domestic struggle, a Second American Civil
War, will get resolved and one worldview will become our consensus
culture. Until that day,
James Atticus Bowden is a military ‘futurist’. His novel, Rosetta 6.2, should be published in mid-2006. Contact him through his website, www.americancivilization.net , and blog, Deo Vindice. A retired United States Army Infantry Officer, he is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia.