Instapundit praises author who blames Americans for terror
Those books, however, were written before 9-11, the date on which Card joined the Fear Brigade--those who seemed to be sane before the attacks, but now respond to the still-wet stain on their pants by justifying awful things like torture, the erosion of civil rights and voting Republican.
Card has written a new novel which predicts a terror attack against the U.S. that leads to a second American civil war. As Roy points out, Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds thinks Card is "right to warn people against too much division..."
Funny, but Card's words--every bit as "disgusting" as anything said by Ward Churchill--don't seem to suggest the author's interested in healing a broken nation. He wrote this just before the election:
Here's the story the Islamic puritans are telling: The West is full of terrible evils--atheism, sexual filth of all kinds--in defiance of God's will. So seductive are the wiles of Shaitan that many Muslims aspire to dress, act, and live like westerners. Only by turning to full enforcement of ancient Muslim law can Islam purify itself and resist the blandishments of the west. It's evil on one side, God on the other.In Card's mind, only Bush keeps us from being deserving of attack by terrorists because, as numerous conservative commentators have said and continue to say, our culture has chosen "wickedness."
If all we had to answer them was Hollywood movies, politically correct anti-religious dogmas, and the other trappings of a West that is almost as decadent as the Islamicists claim, then we would only prove their point.
Instead, President Bush has offered something quite different. We don't want to turn you into mini-Americas, he says. We offer you, instead, democracy, in which you can choose for yourselves what parts of western culture to adopt. You will govern yourselves. It isn't a choice between wickedness and righteousness, it's a choice between freedom and oppression. [Italics Card's. Bold text Nitpickers.]