I DO MY PART
I am reminded by the good folks at NewsMax that Dinesh D'Souza's book The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 went on sale this week. As NewsMax explains, D'Souza's thesis is that
Muslims are not enraged by our political freedom or democracy, but by the left's abuse of that freedom, specifically the excessive sexualization of our society.
... he argues that the growing anti-Americanism abroad is directed ... at the global spread of our debased pop culture and the leftist political ideas that liberals so proudly defend. Family collapse, "gay marriage," licentiousness, pornography, abortion on demand, the war against religion in the public square -- are all threats to traditional values in the West, as well as in the Muslim world....
Radical Muslims are simply fighting back with violence. "Thus without the cultural left, 9/11 would not have happened..." D'Souza writes....
I've been aware of this book since the hateful James Wolcott denounced it a couple of months ago. Ever since that time, I've asked myself: How am I personally responsible for 9/11? What can I do to prevent an attack like that from happening again?
So I began to do what I could.
I started attending a right-wing megachurch. I severed all ties with my gay friends. I canceled my subscriptions to The Nation and The New York Times. I deleted all the Prince songs from my iPod. I set the parental controls on my cable box to stun. I had an evangelical porn blocker installed on my computer.
But it wasn't enough. I knew it wasn't enough.
So I took the only responsible step.
I had myself castrated.
You may be shocked. But think of the three thousand who died on that horrible day. Could I do any less? Their blood is on my hands -- or on some parts of me, anyway.
President Bush has called for "sacrifice" in the War on Terror. Isn't this exactly what he means? (Don't worry, Mr. President -- I haven't stopped shopping!)
Terrorists have been able to gain a foothold in the West and cause so much pain. Clearly, my depraved liberal lusts were the reason.
Or part of the reason. I say that because you may have depraved liberal lusts as well. Now, maybe you have more willpower than I, but ask yourself: Am I sure I can stop? And if I can't -- if I fail, if I lust liberally again -- who will die as a result?
Think about it. And think about the dead on that awful day. If you think about these things, and you read D'Souza's book, I think you'll realize you have only one choice.
So do your part.
And I mean that literally.