Spengler closes his latest column Jihad, the Lord's Supper, and eternal life with the following postscript:
Regarding Benedict XVI's statement that the characterization of the Prophet Mohammed did not reflect his "personal opinion":
In 1938, at the peak of Stalin's terror, a Muscovite called the KGB to report that his parrot had escaped.
The KGB officer said, "Why are you calling us?"
The Muscovite averred, "I want to state for the record that I do not share the parrot's political opinions."