Now that hell on earth has descended upon Boston and the FBI is hunting down terror cells Allah-bent on similar mass destruction, (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boston-bombers-fbi-hunting-12-strong-1844844#.UXM54Yqm6hA.twitter), Americans must urgently reassess where they stand, at least within their own moral compasses. In fact,the following commentary offers much food for thought on this very subject - https://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/22/the-chechen-connection-its-saudi-intersection-hezbollah-shadows-double-agents-will-the-feds-come-clean-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/, but it takes a Renaissance man of Professor Paul Eidelberg's stature (found within - https://adinakutnicki.com/about/) to place matters in poetic, yet sharp relief. This blog is more hammer and tongs, but it gets the job done. 'Evil's Free Ride in the Democratic World' Prof. Paul Eidelberg The failure or inability of the West to reveal the origin and general cause of the Boston Marathon bombing by Islamic Chechens reveals the intellectual/moral decadence of the democratic world. This world boasts of freedom of speech, but its pervasive moral relativism induces timid pundits to remain silent about evil—whose worldwide manifestation today is rooted in the theology that drives and sustains Islamic imperialism and Muslim terrorism. Let us therefore recall these famous words of William Butler Yeats’- “The Second Coming”: "Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity." ------------------------------------------------- How Muslim Hatred Closes the Minds of Pundits Prof. Paul Eidelberg Secular democrats, whose self-image is based on their tolerance or abhorrence of religious bigotry prevents them from dealing intelligently with Muslims who engage in terrorist acts. This inability to confront evil is endemic in democracies whose colleges propagate moral and cultural relativism. But leaving relativism aside, fear of being disparaged as a religious bigot or racist was prevalent even in pre-state Israel, where Muslim hatred of Jews was not only transparent but also manifested in the Arab murder of Jews during the 1920s and 1930s. I am referring to the time when Israel was called the “Yishuv,” the Jewish community. Referring to Israel’s pre-State period, Professor Gil Carl AlRoy observed: "One cannot help being astounded at the sheer determination with which the Yishuv for so long denied conflict with Arabs in the face of conflict. There was an extraordinary tension here between the empirical world and personal and group conceptualization." Even when conflict was admitted, Zionists explained it away by saying the "Arabs did not truly wish it, but were put up to it by others [their leaders]"; or that Arab hostility “was contrary to the essence of the [brotherly] relationship [between Semitic peoples]" and the "historic alliance of Jews and Muslims." Did not President George Bush say just one day after 9/11 that “Islam is a religion of peace”? One acute observer has said that on that day the United States lost the war. What war? The war which America’s “politically correct” (read intellectually timid or dishonest) politicians and pundits called a “war against international terrorism,” a war which no public official,and no prominent academic, had the guts to call a war against totalitarian Islam. ------------------------------------------------- The ever valiant Prof has written expansively on the intersection of "moral relativism" in relation to Islamism and its twin devil - leftism/progressivism. In this regard, let us recall the following highlights to assess where this evil is rooted, and then its poisonous tentacles can (hopefully) be seen for what they are. Once the educational process is complete, a conversation (through alternative media and conservative think tanks)must ensue which will allow westerners to demand an Islamic Reformation. Muslims should be given an ultimatum: become loyal citizens or get out. There are ways to accomplish this, but the will to do so has to be absolute. Westerners must be as non-compromising in the values they hold dear as Muslims are. There is no alternative due to all of the above, unless periodic jihads akin to Boston is to become the "new normal"- https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/12/calling-for-an-islamic-reformation-via-strong-american-leadership-cold-war-messaging-why-excellence-morals-matter-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. In point of fact,Islam & Blood (a myth shattering policy paper)encompasses the entire political, cultural and quasi-theological doctrine which underpins Islam.It proves that Islam's tenets not only justifies, but mandates a global swathe of jihad, at least until "infidels" are subdued under the sword of Islam. Is it any wonder that Islam literally means submission? How many westerners even realize what its actual definition is -http://wikiislam.net/wiki/The_Meaning_of_Islam? Perversely,western leaders have convinced the masses that Islam means peace, and this is precisely why it is always called the "religion of peace", even as its adherents bloody the globe waging jihad in the name of Allah - https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a-groundbreaking-policy-paper-contained-herein-the-world-stands-on-a-precipice-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-109/ NO less intrinsic for westerners is the rot of "moral relativism",which allows the murderous ideology of Islam to hide in plain sight -https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/21/the-paradox-pitfalls-of-liberal-democracies-in-a-time-of-immoral-relativism-the-havoc-wrought-by-leftist-academia-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. There no longer is a distinction between good & evil. All cultures, regardless of their pillaging and murder, are seen as "equally" moral. The above are the main reasons why the west is paralyzed.Westerners have become subliminally conditioned, therefore,they do not have the tools to fight against this struggle between civilizations.No sense whitewashing the truth. Know this: at the end of this death dance one winner will emerge - Islamic jihadists or westerners. One will triumph, the other will be left in smoldering ruins. As such, there are many decisions to make. NO American (Israeli or westerner)will be immune from its blow back.The open question is: do westerners have what it takes to actually WIN? NO place to run...NO place to hide.