Roger L. Simon

Damascus Follies

The level of cultural insanity necessary for thousand of protestors to set fire to the Danish Embassy in Damascus over a cartoon is quite mind-boggling, but not, alas, surprising. (Of course, this is a “culture” that calls Jews the “sons of monkeys and pigs” on a daily basis, but we all know that, don’t we?) The war of civilizations underway is currently spinning out of control. It will be interesting to see how the Danish government responds to this madness, even more interesting to see how Europe in general responds. We could be in the critical moment when big changes begin to occur in the Old Country. The bombings at the Madrid Station or in the London Tube were not enough to do it, but I suspect the very insanity of this reaction is going to have, oddly enough, more resonance. We shall see.

UPDATE: I’m definitely buying Danish. [You needed one of those Hans Christian Andersen sweaters.-ed. And a new knit cap.]