OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Monday, September 04, 2006 :::

The Transcript

NBT at the Richmond War Room has a transcript of the remarks of al Qaeda's new, American-born spokesmodel. Azzam's indictment of western society reminds me of the Unibomber's manifesto which appeared in the WaPo some years back. Or a run-of-the-mill doctoral dissertation, minus the footnotes.

Modern culture is bad. "Democracy" is a prison. Christianity is bankrupt.

But I like Not Buck's rejoinder to all this:

But we will not be intimidated into renouncing our faiths (however poorly we may practice them). You will not take from us our right of self government. You will not take away our freedom of religion, association, dress, or any other of those God-given rights we hold so dear.

And if you attempt to use force to lead us into what you consider to be the straight and narrow path, we will resist you to the end of our lives, such that our last, dying, infidel gasps will be those of free men and women. You do not hold a monopoly on martyrdom.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/04/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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