Using Ridicule as a Bunker Buster
Ridicule is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of Western Civilization. The most crucial part of the struggle against the Great Islamic Jihad takes place in the media of the West itself. This is an information war, and the Jihad has a distinct advantage, since large sections of Western media are willing (even eager) dupes of the mujahideen. Hizbullah’s use of civilians as shields and camouflage, followed by the feeding of photos and video footage of the inevitable carnage to media outlets, is just the latest example of the ruthless and shrewd manipulation of the West’s information systems by the Islamists.
But we have a weapon unavailable to the jihadis: humor. Islam is humor-impaired, and necessarily so, since ridicule and satire are a threat to its very foundation. The Islamists are unable to respond in kind — have you ever noticed how relentlessly stupid their “Zionists and Crusaders” jokes are?
The Great Jihad has no defense against being made fun of.
So — let’s mock them copiously and frequently:
- Borrow this graphic and all the other ones at Gates of Vienna, and share them.
- Design your own satires.
- Tell Palestinian jokes.
- Display the Motoons on your blog.
- Photocopy satirical images and articles and post them wherever the PC police will allow you to.
Above all, keep laughing at the Islamists. It’s not hard to do.