A Journal for Western Man
An Address to Fundamentalists
G. Stolyarov II
Issue IV- September 11, 2002
An act of terrorism commit you must.
After a conference declaring you were right,
You claimed the lives of thousands to your delight.
Your reasons flawed, your vision blind with hate,
You had ordained for innocents so pitiful a fate.
Because of nationalism and fanatical ideal,
Because of vehement displays of how you feel,
You’ve murdered; and to change that is too late.
Too long have you confined the world in bonds of fear.
The people will not bear intimidation here.
With puffy flames by which grand buildings fell,
You have forfeit your petty lives as well.
For justice does dwell still in people all around.
Only great enmity have you in others found.
We will not parlay with you as we did before,
All thoughts of right demand a sacred war
To extinguish hate, to quell desire to kill,
With arms of justice your headquarters fill.
You will not stand a chance against morality,
You will be shunned by even your own God,
For you cannot escape the grim reality
That you’ve revealed: Islamic Fundamentalism’s fraud.
September 11, 2001
G. Stolyarov II is a science fiction novelist, independent filosofical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. His newest science fiction novel is Eden against the Colossus. His latest non-fiction treatise is A Rational Cosmology. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Read Mr. Stolyarov's new comprehensive treatise, A Rational Cosmology, explicating such terms as the universe, matter, space, time, sound, light, life, consciousness, and volition, at http://www.geocities.com/rational_argumentator/rc.html.