In other words, the Administration and its media shills remain committed to their Grand Strategy of Invade the World – Invite the World. Bomb them over there and indulge them over here.Obviously, when you stop and think about it, that makes no sense whatsoever.So, it’s time for a new Grand Strategy to unify domestic and foreign policies for how Westerners should deal with Muslims. Because strategizing routinely fails due to too much Rube Goldbergish complexity, I’ll boil it down to one word:Disconnect.Perhaps the most quoted social philosopher of our time famously asked:I wrote that back in 2006.Granted, I’m some kind of weirdo nut who thinks the basic arrangement of the world into 200 separate countries is, on the whole, a pretty good idea. Everybody who is anybody knows instead that All We Have to Do is invite every Iron Age culture in the world into our countries and then come to a mutual agreement with them upon protocols of behavior governing every aspect of our mutual lives.That’s All We Have to Do.
“Can we all get along?”Well, when it comes to Muslims and Westerners, the answer is:
No, we can’t.So, deal with it. When we get in each other’s faces, we get on each other’s nerves. It’s time to get out of each other’s faces.Westerners and Muslims don’t agree on the basics of social order and don’t want to live under the same rules. That shouldn’t be a problem because that’s what separate countries are for. We should stop occupying their countries and stop letting them move to ours.To paraphrase E.M. Forster:
“Only disconnect.”If we start disconnecting now, maybe in a generation or two we’ll have forgotten what we’ve done to each other and can start afresh.