Once again, John, the raw blast of anger in your message is very clear. Exactly what it is about and where it is directed and what it means is simply not.
Were you to post a large blob of Red and the word RAGE in the middle of it and arrows directed towards another blob saying "self-identified enemies of America" I would get the approximate same message.
Most of the time I'd be able to send you back a card with instructions as to the place you might be able to put me on that diagram as well: Pretty much on your general side of things, but really rteally wanting a better pair of glasses so I could get a clearer view of the landscape. I like to have a better understanding of what I agree with and what I'm putting my energy into.
The Saudis are selling a lot of that oil that helps cause a lot of that global warming. So what that Osama may be right about us helping cause a lot of of it. The issue at this point is what do we do to stop it and to turn the process around as much as possible. Guilt can be a very useful motivator. It needs to be distinguished from shame, which tends to be thought of as not something which can be dealt with and addressed, but something which is part of a person's identity, and which they feel helpless to deal with. It tends to make people sag and collapse. Guilt offers options and motivations to the person who feels it in terms of adressing the things about which they feel guilty. I polluted the earth, I can work hard to clean it up and leave it better than the way I found it. I have shamed myself, my who sense of personhood is changed forever and I will be forever somebody who did X.
If you're Saint Peter, you can say to yourself, "I told them I never heard of the Man three times in one night on the One Night when I felt it Most Mattered to God and The World." That would be difficult for Saint Peter to tolerate, and would be something he would be ashamed of for the rest of his life.
There's nothing absolute about shame, mind you. You might have forgiven Saint Peter. If you'd have been Saint Peter, you might have only had Guilt to deal with, but you and Saint Peter may have been built differently. Jesus forgave him in advance. As far as Jesus was concerned, it wasn't a thing to be ashamed about. It could be forgiven. I've forgiven worse — from my lights — and not forgiven less — the same. I'm different again.
Osama is a dork and his point of view is not yours for the most part, except for the part where he's inflexible about blame and forgiveness. Who and what you blame and forgive may be different, but the two are you have that lack of flerxability in common, I think.
So what does his though and feeling about global warming have to do with yours? If he says Green, does that mean that you're right off obligated to disagree with him about the subject? Or does that mean that you're right off obligated to agree with him about the rigidity of the style of thinking?
Whichever it is, or whether it's neither, you won't know unless you actually lay out what your own thinking on the matter is. At that point, it doesn't really matter what Osama says or what The National Review says. What you have to say is usually more interesting anyway, even when I don't agree with it.