Conservative Refocus: Confessions of a Zealot
August 7th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
And we thought it couldn't get any worse four years ago?
It has been a notably odd mixture of both pride and prejudice in all things, as we sentimentally noted the solstice measurably giving way to the equinox of 2012, and the long shadows gathering which signal the seasons of harvest.
However, within this endless seasonal cycle of reaping, certain of the historically inclined also recently read, with alarmed trepidation, a largely unnoticed Aljazeera report that ran shivers up many a spine, some of those being not quite ready for this particular brand of reaping.
You see, the Saudi's, for the first time in modern history, and especially as a US ally, announced plans to hold an Islamic summit of virtually all the Muslim nations in August, 2012. The chief concern to the ruling Saudi elites for this gathering?
"Sedition and fragmentation" were the keywords alluded to in the report, along with a desire to "solidify" the Islamists.
Now, if these descriptive words seem rather innocuous, try looking at the world from our own seemingly peculiar angle, which often provides a certain richness in alternative meanings. The opposite meanings of sedition and fragmentation are "obedience and submission."
But it gets better.
The opposite of fragmentation? Entirety, total, whole. So, what if we take each keyword, within all of this, and derive a more intellectually directed meaning?
"Concern" as used in this multi-national context, points to something to be avoided or done away with; sedition and fragmentation are the elements to be corrected or eradicated, the subsequent vacuum being replaced by a more desired obedience and submission, which just so happens to be two primary elements of Islamic fundamentalism.
The final ingredients are entirety, total and whole, indirectly meaning, in essence, one all-encompassing Islamic world predicated on obedience and submission. Now, where have we heard that before......