Friday, December 07, 2012 – by Staff Report
Islamist vs. Secularists – The Post-Revolution Struggle for the Arab Soul. The rise of political Islam following the Arab Spring has many worried that the democratic achievements of the revolution could be lost. In Egypt and Tunisia alike, citizens are once again taking to the streets. But this time they are opposing Islamism. Does secularism still stand a chance? – Der Spiegel
Dominant Social Theme: The Arabs are plunged into a civil war of the soul and heart. Who and what will win?
Free-Market Analysis: It is amazing to watch what we call directed history at work. This Der Spiegel article perfectly encapsulates how the power elite first establishes and then inculcates its dominant social themes.
In this case the dominant social theme, increasingly, is that a war is taking place between East and West, between Islam and Christianity. The subdominant social theme involves this article and is just becoming clear to us.
This meme is that there is a struggle taking shape within the Muslim community itself.