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I was speaking with a friend the other day, and found myself analyzing
this offensive against terrorism as a moment in cultural evolution
comparable to the epoch of domination by the Cro-Magnon over the
Neanderthal. Fundamentalism (of any stripe) is a non-evolving cultural
cul-de-sac, and the tolerances allowed in church/state divisional
societies offer freedoms and knowledges more adapted to work in the
global environment that this world has become from its beginnings of
isolated tribal habitats. Those who cower in prides and ideologies for
their power and identity do not, any longer, fit.
The era has come for a cultural genocide. Let it be swift. It will not be
just. But it must and will happen.
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