Are you a Roland or a Ganelon?
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The destruction of the World Trade Center and ongoing terror
bombings in Israel are only the tip of the deadly iceberg known as militant
"Islam:" a blasphemy that perverts and defiles a respectable mainstream
religion by preaching murderous violence, hatred, and contempt for human
"As [Roland, sometimes known as Orlando] was leading
the rear-guard of Charlemagne's army through the valley of Roncesvalles,
he was attacked by the enemy, set on by the traitor Gan [Ganelon]. Dreadful
was the slaughter of his knights."
"But Roland no sooner saw Uliviero [Oliver] dead than
he felt as if he were left alone on the earth, and he was quite willing
to leave it; only he wished that Charlemagne should hear how the case stood
before he went, and so he took up the horn [the Oliphant] and blew it with
such force that, at the third blast, it burst in two."
"In spite of all the noise of the battle, the sound of
the horn broke over it like like a voice out of the other world. They say
that birds fell dead at it, and that the whole Saracen army drew back in
terror." --Pulci's "Morgante Maggiore"
The original Ganelon told Charlemagne that Roland was
blowing his horn because he was hunting, not because he needed help. Today's
Ganelons similarly downplay, excuse, or ignore the vicious excesses of
Roland's left hand holds the only "solution" to the rabid-dog
violence of militant "Islam:" his famous sword Durendal, which is stained
with the blood of the frenzied horde that surrounds him. The two barbarians
on the ground are labeled "Taliban" and "Al Qaida," thanks to the valiant
efforts of the Armed Forces of the United States. You cannot negotiate
or reason with a rabid dog, nor can you negotiate or reason with someone
who wants you dead because you're a Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, or
even the wrong "kind" of Muslim. (i.e. mainstream American and Turkish
Muslims.) You cannot reason or negotiate with someone who thinks your female
citizens are "whores" because they don't cover their faces and are not
a father's or husband's chattel, or someone who hijacks your airplanes
and knocks down your skyscrapers because the medieval despots and self-serving
religious demagogues he follows resents your country's ability to build
What are YOU going to tell "Charlemagne:" that is, your neighbors,
the media, the public, and your legislators about that horn you hear in
the distance? Are you a Roland, or are you a Ganelon?