Friday, 5 September 2014

ISIS morphing to "cool".

"Winning over the next generation of jihadis" reports the Clarion Project. "Soon Al Qaeda will become known as 'your father's terrorist group' ".  The ISIS propaganda team is embedded in the battle plan and  appeals to young rebels who want to look tough, kill and raise a stink for Allah.   Clarion Project quotes recruiting tweets that joke about "bring Krispy Kremes" and quitting the game "Call of Duty" to answer the real call of duty. The appeal is not to robed exiles who sit in a cave reciting the Quran. It is to rapping young muslims who see no better future.  They wants guns and money and fear. And in their rebellion, approval from a higher source.

This won't end well.

This goes beyond politics.  Try to change human nature. The quotes below are lifted from Wikipedia.

"We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control." -- attributed to an inscription in an Ancient Egyptian tomb, quoted in Buckminster Fuller's I Seem To Be a Verb

I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words  (Hesiod)

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. (From Aristophanes)

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