Dead Zero: "The way of Islam is the only way, the predestined way..."

Jiminy Christmas, that's a grim thought. I actually agree with him about the 60s, but I hope to God the solution isn't as awful as that.

Posted by Julie at March 1, 2011 7:29 AM

Geez, who buys this crap?

Posted by H Britten at March 1, 2011 7:34 AM

Who is like unto the Beast? Who can make war on him?


Posted by jwm at March 1, 2011 7:36 AM

Glad you finally found the link.

Posted by Jewel at March 1, 2011 8:43 AM

As I have said elsewhere, all you have to do is leave off the Muslim stuff and this is the perfect description of the last 50 years of my life.

It's no coincidence that Hunter is only a year younger than I am.

Posted by Rob De Witt at March 1, 2011 8:45 AM

I say bring it on, I certainly wouldn't join the Dhimitude without a fight.

Posted by theotherUncleWayne at March 1, 2011 9:47 AM

I wrote someting lately that dovetails with this, about the influence of contraception on popular music.

Posted by Christian at March 1, 2011 10:42 AM

Who reads? Millions.

Posted by vanderleun at March 1, 2011 12:03 PM

I guess that explains why America has been falling behind the rest of the world in science, math and reading. We're too busy spending our hard-earned money on this tripe.

Posted by Lou_Sarah at March 1, 2011 12:54 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean, Lou-Sarah.... Didn't Lady Gaga wear a dress made out of tripe to the Grammy's?

(Wow, I can smell some fear in those dismissive comments of the Lefties.)

Posted by Gray at March 1, 2011 1:29 PM

"Who reads this crap", is people who understand that they're reading the novelized thoughts of an antagonist, featured in a book which serves to illustrate the battle we're engaged in, whether we're aware of it or not.

That the book will also prominently feature the thoughts and actions of a counteracting protagonist, seems to have slipped by a few here?

I've read me some Stephen Hunter in times past. He writes the bad guys every bit as well as he does the good'ns.

And he makes damn sure what we the reader know what it is the good guy is fighting against, and for.

Insofar as the "tripe" in question goes, well, just look for many similar screeds already written by the various apologists for islam's excesses. Northern Eurpoean references abound in that vein, if one needs a hint as to their research.

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

p.s. Gerard, pics of the fate of the New Dawn, at my olde blog.

Posted by Jim at March 1, 2011 8:35 PM

Folks, remember: Hunter is stating a position through the voice of a character. Whether or not it's a position Hunter actually takes is another matter.

Hunter makes a good point about how the Pill did skew things a bit after about 1960. But consider this: the women who did (and do) take the Pill to avoid having too many (or any) children are thereby not reproducing themselves, at least not to any great extent. This leaves the field open to women who do want to have children, who in turn grow up with values that are more children-friendly, leading them to have more children themselves, and so on. Think of it as evolution in action-- the selfishness of the Pill-taking women is suppressed because it doesn't propagate very well through the generations.

My two cents' worth.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by Hale Adams at March 1, 2011 8:51 PM

(posted this in the wrong thread. It should have been here)

Meh. It's some thriller novel, that's consumed like popcorn and rapidly forgot about, much like all those mystery or romance novels.

Is it really going to influence anybody? I suspect not.

And it wasn't the pill in 1960 that wrecked "The West". It was the war that started in 1914. And that war ain't over yet. It's still playing out in Libya and the Congo and Afghanistan and bunch of other places.

And Islam only has until one of those addle-brained terrorists sets an Iranian or Paki supplied nuke off somewhere. A Chechen in Russia. A Uighur in China, a Paki in India. A Pali in Israel. Any number of disaffected persons in Europe or the USA.

Watch a few of those oil fields get slagged, or their monies get taken away, and "Islam" will fade into the quaint obscurity that it was headed for before the oil got discovered.

Posted by Eric Blair at March 3, 2011 8:43 AM