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September 10, 2010
I am trying to stay out of this Koran burning nonsense. But the angle I would take if I was to get involved is that the whole thing proves something important about Islamic fundamentalists. They burn our flag all day every day and we do absolutely nothing. IF they were to start burning Bibles, Baptists would not hijack an airliner and crash it into a big mosque in Tehran, but talk about burning their BOOK, and they start talking about KILLING people and rioting in the streets.
I think that shows what a religion of peace they are…
On another note. The Koran burning folks have a RIGHT to do what they are doing, Just like the Ground Zero Mosque folks have a RIGHT to buy a building and make it a mosque…but BOTH are in very poor taste.
And yet, that is the beauty of our country… you have the right to make complete jackasses out of yourself as long as you do not break the law…and neither of these groups is doing that.
There. There is my obligatory ground zero mosque and koran book burning post.
It is a puzzling mindset to me, one that I can only theorize on, not one that I claim to completely understand. I suspect it arises out of the same mindset that compels some members of the glitterati to collect children from other places akin to beanie babies, instead of adopting the some of the many needy children in this country. As if it is somewhat more noble to adopt a poor hungry mistreated kid from some faraway land than it is to help the one down the street. See on the face of it, they are doing it to help the less fortunate; while in reality they are doing it for their self aggrandizement and to stoke the flames of their own ego and self importance.
Take pretty much any Liberal agenda item and that is what it boils down to. Specifically “Tolerance”, which in their meaning of the word is different than the Constitutionalists view. Their view of it misses half of the meaning. In my view Tolerance involves reciprocity. I tolerate your love of Korean Rap, and (this is key) you tolerate my disdain for it. Better yet, I tolerate your vegan cruelty free lifestyle, as long as you tolerate my bloodthirsty carnivorous predatory meat eating lifestyle. See there is a balance. Tolerance is not, “We tolerate your religious beliefs and try to appease you, all the while you go ahead and keep trying to kill us.”
In the Victorian age, at the height of the British Empire you could read books and hear of the gentry class talk of the “noble savages” in Africa, New Guinea, and other places. The view was that “these people, God Bless their heathen souls, just didn’t know any better,” and maybe they didn’t dress appropriately, or perhaps they ate one another, and… “it was all quite shocking… but that was nature and…look at them…”
I think a lot of the current mindset towards “multiculturalism” and “Tolerance” has to do with that same mindset. One the one hand many of the lefty hand wringers are ashamed and feel guilty for being among other things, White, but more importantly, American… and by extension, Rich. They are ashamed at our successes as a nation. Balancing that shame, is massive amounts of condescension clothed in a thin layer of “tolerance”. We are expected to ‘tolerate’ a muslim way of life, but we are to have no expectation of them to ‘tolerate’ our continued existence. The reason why is that these liberal goofballs view them as the old English gentlemen viewed those ‘noble savages’. “Algore bless them, they can’t help themselves, we have to help them.” It all stems from an inner arrogance.
That is why they take such a conciliatory tone when speaking to, or about, one of the many groups they like to place people in. First and foremost these people are always more enlightened than the rest of us. With this great enlightened knowledge comes an awesome responsibility to convert anyone and everyone they encounter. Now this does not include the ‘noble savage’, they are not the object of the change, because they just do not know better, they are not yet civilized. The object of this conversion is all of the other people of their society.
This is why the left will defend Islam, but will try to drive out Christianity anywhere it finds it. Well that, and the fact that Islam provides a mechanism to control people and Christianity lays the foundation for all Liberty. See all of us in the USA should be more enlightened and realize Christianity is a backwards belief, but these third-worlders in Afghanistan don’t know any better, ‘why they are hardly any smarter than someone from the Flyover country…’ and so ‘algore bless them, they just don’t know any better’
Need some proof? Who is always encouraged to ‘reach out’? Are illegal immigrants encouraged to ‘reach out’ to Citizens to understand why it is we feel that a general urination on our laws irritates us? Are radical muslims charged with ‘reaching out’ to all of us who have never harmed one hair of their beards to seek understanding with us and to quit trying to kill us? When was the last time Vegans were encouraged to ‘reach out’ and try to seek an understanding of why I think cows are delicious? They aren’t…because they are ‘enlightened’.
To sum it up, to be a member in good standing with the Liberal Moonbat Left you have to be convinced of your own enlightenment, you must feel ashamed at your successes and those of your fellow citizenry, you must feel superior towards all those who are like you, but refuse the enlightened way; you need to have a lot of pity for those around the world who are different than you, but mask your pity in a veil of concern and caring, …you need to make yourself feel better with your attempts to help those ‘noble savages’ and above all, be Smug about it.
September 02, 2010
"We, the German Führer …, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today … We regard the agreement signed last night …as symbolic of the desire…never to go to war with one another again. … and we are determined to … remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe.” – Neville Chamberlain several months prior to the beginning of WWII
Appeasement can absolutely work; you can get along with anyone and live in peace and harmony with them as long as you do not care about right and wrong, and do not mind being subjugated. Our Western puritan sensibilities say that two rational groups of people can meet and agree on things in a civilized manner; but you cannot deal rationally with an irrational person or group.
To be totally fair, not all, or even most, or even a majority of the followers of the religion and polity of Islam are AK waving-wild eyed-bomb throwers; the problem is the moderate rational, peace loving, moderate Muslims ARE NOT IN CONTROL. There were many Germans who did not participate or condone, and in fact condemned the actions of Hitler; there were multiple assassination attempts made by those in the German military, but those were not the voices in control of Germany at the time.
Our problem as a nation is that we see the Religion of Islam as separate from the countries that it RULES. Islam is both a religion and a political force. It is a spiritual philosophy and a political one. It goes against virtually everything this country stands for. Womens Rights, Equal rights, tolerance, & freedom of worship. More incredibly we have the liberal left championing a religion (which has to be a first all by itself) that is opposed to almost all of its’ own aims. Islam is against womyn’s rights; homosexuality, abortion, birth control, and separation of church and state. Yet, the liberal hand wringers have tied themselves down with political correctness and support the appeasement of Islam in ways that are completely counter to its usual aims. We say Men and Women are equal, and in some liberal schools this has been taken to the extreme of co-ed bathrooms, yet the left champions Muslim attempts to segregate students based on gender in education. The liberal left endorses the idea that we should not be uptight with the overt sexualization our children to the point that pedophiles feel safe in some of our states because of lenient courts/ and is in step with the Islamic notion of wearing a full veil and making accommodations to sports uniforms for modesty sake. It is to the point that in some cases when a Muslim woman comes up dead the news won’t report on it out of respect of the Muslim tradition of honor killing.
I do not have a problem with a woman feeling she has to wear a veil; I do have a problem with Muslims changing my way of life. I do have a problem with allowing them to kill their wives and rape their daughters and not be punished for it. I do have a problem with the notion that on the site of our nations second most deadly foreign attack we are seriously debating allowing the building of a place of worship to honor the ideology that caused the deaths of over 3000 of our fellow citizens.
And so in a very real sense we must come to grips with the truth; a Religion is at war with our way of life. In our history we have fought nations; meaning we have fought adherents to a political movement tied principally to land claimed by that polity. But Islam stretches across lines on a map, because it is a set of ideas. And it is at war with us and has been for a very long time. We have only very reluctantly fought against it and never had the stomach for outright war with it, because it does not have a regular army and does not play by Geneva convention rules. I suspect another reason is our continual and persistent view that it is ONLY a religion and of our long held principle of freedom of religion. To go to war against a religion goes against our very nature.
I do not want to go to war with all adherents of Islam; in fact I advocate annihilation only of those who wish to kill me for my beliefs. But I am strong in that opinion; because they will not stop, because they cannot be dealt with rationally. They cannot be dealt with rationally because they do not share much, if any, of our worldview. In a time when Obama is riding high because of the renewed peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, we should remember our own history, but we are not taught of the Barbary wars, which created the US Marines, coined the term leatherneck, and led to the marine hymn line “…to the shores of Tripoli”. More on that later…
The only way for us to live peaceably with Islam is for either a) the true moderate Muslims to repudiate all policies of aggression towards ‘infidels’ and remove the radicals from power, which is highly unlikely since war with infidels is called for in the Quran and they believe that it is infallible; or b) we remove their will and ability to hurt us through the only thing the whackos understand…violence.
For the proof they are at war with us, click here all but a handful are by radical adherents to Islam.
-who can tell me the significance of the first picture in the post and why it is bookended with the picture of the towers?