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Sunday, September 14, 2014

GHOST OF BREITBART EXCOMMUNICATES MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS

First, Obama pronounces the Islamic State, "Unislamic."  Now the Late Breitbardt's Neo-con website impugns the Christianity of Middle East Bishops.  

As you can see from the headline to the right,  a conclave of persecuted Middle Eastern Christians met in Washington to appeal for our help and to reach out to each other.  They  made the mistake of granting Cruz permission to speak.  They couldn't have known Cruz as the shameless political opportunist and tool of the Israel lobby that he is.  They can't have imagined that their guest would demand fealty to the Zionist state as the price for his, and our help.  He might as well have distributed "l" pills, all the better to speed their suicide. He actually said, "If you don't stand with Israel, I will not stand with you." He said this to people representing people who had their homes leveled by the IDF.  

These people are the remaining Christians of a region in which each and every act of ours and Israel's brought them closer to extinction.  Any endorsement of Israel on their part will bring immediate massacre by their Muslim neighbors.  The Arab Spring that our idiotic President sought to further and exploit has been a Christian winter, bringing persecution and murder from Egypt to Syria, to Tunisia, to Syria.  And our government has done nothing to alleviate any of it.

The Government of Israel persecutes Christian Palestinians just as enthusiastically as Muslim ones.  Both Israel and the USA seek to topple The Assad Regime of Syria, despite the fact that Assad is the last friend Middle Eastern Christians have in the region. 

What we can take from this is that when leaders, either actual or of the opinion variety, lose all respect for their audience, their audacity knows no bounds.  The American Conservative movement has descended to enforcing anti-Chrisitian policy, on behalf of a foreign power.  American conservative Christians are actually willing to endure the bullying and vilification of fellow Christians by mountebanks like Cruz and non-Christians like the Neo-cons and Breitbart's little minions.  

If Cruz or anyone like him is the nominee of the GOP in our next Presidential election, the only recourse must be the defeat of the GOP and the rise of a viable patriotic party, reflecting the values and traditions of this country.    



Friday, September 12, 2014

OBAMA, IMAM TO THE WORLD

We have it on the word of our President that ISIS "Is not Islamic.  In this he walks in the footsteps of giants.  Who can forget the words of President Buchanan who in 1859, declared, "Brigham Young is not a Mormon."  We Americans have always understood that people exercising their religious faiths are only doing so when we approve of the manner.  If they behave badly by our lights, they just can't be what they are.  Our President now holds the office of Supreme Pontiff of all faiths.  He may decide who is a Muslim and I suppose, a Christian, Jew or Buddhist.  As I mentioned in a previous post, we do this all the time with Communists.  The Commies that scare us must not be true Communists!

This is delusional.  Poor old Buchanan never affronted the public with the notion that Mormons were anything but Mormons who's interpretation of Devine will ran up against their government.  He managed to defuse his crisis over Utah without violence.  And he did it without  resorting to the gibberish employed by our Law School Professor President.  

I've noted something interesting in this and related calls for Muslim scholars to denounce ISIS and similar radical Islamic groups.  None of them follows the president's language.  

It's not impossible to find Islamic authorities who will denounce the actions and interpretations of their fellow religionists.  It is impossible to get them to read anyone out of Islam altogether.  There are very deep, ancient reasons for this that most Americans miss. 

From earliest times Muslims have only been required to perform the Shahada* to assert  their faith.  Say this and mean it, and you are a Muslim.  It's a very serious business to deny that anyone who says this is not a Muslim.  He may be a heretic, he may be mistaken, or a sinner who uses his status for sinful purposes, but, he is still a Muslim.

What this means in practical terms is that all Muslims are enjoined to cluster against we infidels. Grudging agreement with infidels over actions may be granted, but asking any Muslim to admit that anyone who proclaims their status as a nonbeliever is a fool's errand.

The President who spent some of his childhood among Muslims and his own Muslim relatives, must know this.  I can only suspect that he has no real faith, and so is comfortable dealing with all faiths as contingent word formulas without deep meaning.  

His quixotic mini-crusade again ISIS he will soon misfire over his lack of understanding.  Muslims are perfectly willing to kill each other, but only when they can delude themselves into the belief that the Muslims on the other side are heretics and bad Muslims.  Pronouncing ISIS out of the Umma, he just reenforces the perception that he is irreligious and Western.

Finally, why does he need to form a coalition when the regional forces of Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia far outweigh ISIS?  









*  There is no god but god (Allah), and Mohammad is is Prophet. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT PANDERING IN NEW JERSEY

Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Rep. Bill Pascrell Trying And Failing To Make Everyone Happy In What Used To Be America



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Sunday, September 7, 2014

DREHER AND THE SLUTS

Dreher loves the Rotherham story.  

"If I had been a police officer who had failed those girls in this way, it would take all I had within me not to want to kill myself. But these dirtbags in Rotherham can’t even be bothered to resign in disgrace. It is clear that political correctness regarding racism had a lot to do with this horror. But it is also clear that sexism did as well, and class bias. The police — not exactly the rich, note well — thought these working class girls were sluts." Rod Dreher

Well Rod, they were sluts.  They allowed themselves to be groomed and violated.  They had free will.  All societies have such girls.  Civilized Western societies used to  try to keep them under control.  Everyone in society has the option of being a slut, or a thief, or a mugger.  Some will always stray into these behaviors.  It is how society reacts to this sad fact of human nature that counts.  

But never let that interfere with your war on the Church or anyone with a job to do.  Sure the cops needed to stand up.  Sure, the British justice system failed. But don't kid yourself.  It is precisely your sad, weak, guilt-ridden mentality that empowers such a system.  If everyone is to blame, then, no one is to blame. But if Great Britain had practiced the kind of self protective ethnocentrism that you hate, there would have been no swarthy alien Paki's to groom the girls.  If the Rotherham police had kept a firm hand on, the girls would have been sent home to their mums for a good talking to.  You cannot undermine a culture and complain that it doesn't do what you want.  You can have diversity or you can have rectitude and traditional decency.  You can't have both.

You say something interesting when you say of the cops that …"it would take all I had within me not to want to kill myself."  Perhaps this is the crux of the matter.  Your reflexive turning of your judge mentality inward, on your culture and your faith, says more about your neuroses than others responsibility.  A healthy man would find his wrath directed at the perpetrators more than the bureaucrats.  

But let's be honest, complex systems run by weaklings like yourself will always offer you endless  targets.  The Cops should have resigned, you say.  You write as if you don't know that cops are uniformed agents of the state.  A weak liberal polity will only abide conformist weakling cops. 
No matter what the system, every cop knows one thing, the pencil neck thought leaders of society are equally willing to fire you for doing your job and for not doing your job.  Admit it, if the cops had slapped the Paki's around and kept the girls from harm, you would have been the first to stab them in the back.  

Rod, you are the problem.    

At this point it's clear that the New York Times made a mistake in hiring Ross Douthat.  They should have hired Rod Dreher instead.  He is just their sort of non-conservative Conservative, always shedding tears and spreading blame.  


OPEN YOUR EYES AND BLAME THE SYSTEMS

This week must be the Muslim bad behavior Olympics.  Rotherham, ISIS, that crazy Nigerian old lady decapitator in England; they are on a roll.  I'm reading "The Middle East" by Bernard Lewis as well, so I've got Muslims on the mind.

And yet, I can't help  noting this odd similarity between Islam and Communism/Socialism.  

No matter what goes wrong, neither system of thought is ever quite responsible for the actions of its adherents.  That is to say that no matter how many millions of people Marxists murder, it's always the fault of that particular brand or leader of the movement.  It's Stalin's fault, or Pol Pot's fault or Mao's.  Just as it is always the Muslim terrorist's fault, never Islam's fault.  I suppose we are meant to believe that if ISIS were real Muslims, or Stalin had been a real Communist, all would have been well.   We must never on any account entertain the thought that Communist/Socialist  ideology or Islamic doctrine have anything to do with what happens when these are applied.  

When ISIS decapitates an adulterer, we are told, that is not "True Islam."  No one asks the next question.  What is it when the government of Saudi Arabia does the same?  If the Saudi's aren't orthodox Muslims who is?  Where are these true Muslims?  When every Socialist society has the effect of depressing the numbers of it's own citizens, either by actively killing them, or by raising the cost and inconvenience of having children, we must never connect the dots. 

Just perhaps, there is something in Socialist materialism that deadens the souls of it's adherents and rulers to a point where citizens are expendable.  And perhaps there is something in the spirit of Islam that stifles both technical and moral advancement.  

So here is a thought experiment.  The next time you hear someone comparing something awful to the Nazis, tell them that you can't judge all Nazi's by Hitler.  That real Nazism never got a chance.  Say, Hitler corrupted Nazism and there is no reason to oppose all Nazis just because Hitler gave that political philosophy a bad name.  

See how far this reasoning gets you.  Then ask why we apply such defective thinking to both Communists and Muslims? 

Monday, September 1, 2014

DREHER AND THE RELIGION OF PIMPS

Dreher outdid himself this week with his deep feeling post on Rotherham. I write "feeling" rather than thinking for obvious reasons.  Perhaps I shouldn't be as disgusted as I am.  But nausea has reasons that the brain knoweth not.

Pakistani immigrants to the town of Rotherham were finally brought to book for "Grooming" and sexually exploiting White English girls.  The practice was well known, both within the populace and in the center right press.  That made the practice all the more off-limits to the authorities,  always anxious to appear politically correct in an anti-causasian sort of way.  

He writes, "My guess is that it is as unfair and as inaccurate to blame the rape by Pakistani Muslim men on Islam as it was (is) to blame the rape of children by priests on Catholicism." 
Dreher then goes on to blame both Paki' Muslim crime and Catholic clerical crime on the cultures of Islam and Catholicism.

You have to be very willing to avoid the obvious to write or think in this manner.  Or, you must be utterly terrified of the truth and where it might lead you.  

I have a friend who is quite brilliant and a holder of a PhD who maintains that the things that offend and frighten us about Islam are mostly artifacts of pre-Islamic culture.  Killing your womenfolk for disgracing your family and or beliefs can be found among pre-Islamic Arabs.  Killing them to just keep them out of the hands of other Arabs was also common before the Prophet came on the scene.  There are many other such examples.

So to the Dreher mind and the Dreher minded, we must not make judgements about the nature of Islam: not even when after more than a thousand years, the religion of peace can't make it's adherents change their tribal, bloody ways. 

He and his silly band of commenters go on to raise all the usual questions to which there must never be conclusions.  The idea that Pakistanis come from a very dysfunctional country  and therefore might not be good citizens of a post industrial society with vulnerabilities, must never be broached.  The Paki's are from a culture that is low trust, tribal and hostile to the culture of foreigners, even when those foreigners are supposedly their fellow countrymen. 

I can't see how Islam softened any of these traits.  I can easily see how Islam solidified these primitive features within a code sanctioned by Allah himself.  Pakistan only exists because Indian Muslims could not abide other Indians.  They had to separate and create a country that is both deeply Islamic and utterly failed.

What needs to be understood is that the concept of citizenship is a Western concept.  It has no place in Muslim thinking.  It's not the only such Western concept that doesn't fit in well with cultures of the desert and mountains.  There is no Agora in Mecca or any other Muslim city.  Islam is an inward looking civilization.  Life in Muslim society is family life.  Fellow citizens are just strangers who live under the same law as oneself.  If the strangers are not Muslims and the law is not Islamic, they don't owe much to wider society beyond paying taxes.  And this applies to vulnerable members of that society.  

By Sharia standards pretty much all Western women are whores.  Married ones are not to be touched but loose ones are fair game.  

The idea that everyone in society is in a kind of extended civic pact, based on adherence to certain binding ethical precepts, is profoundly alien to these people.  They prefer their way of life.  they prefer holding apart as little extended family enclaves where jobs go to sons and cousins, uncles marry nieces and outsiders are to be ignored or taken advantage of.  Such people cannot be expected to correct abuses committed by relatives.  That would  betray the all-important family to foreigners who live around them.  Islam does nothing to stop of soften any of this. 

The attempt to separate culture from religion is a worthwhile project for scholars.  But to behave as though the cultures of Muslims and the religion of Muslims can be teased apart in any useful way is a bootless distraction from what must be done.  Weak simpletons like Dreher cannot or will not discuss this honestly. 



Sunday, August 24, 2014

TAC AT IT YET AGAIN

TAC is yet again holding up a comment of mine.  It is in response to the boringly reliable "Philadelphia Lawyer. "  He is one of the left-trolls haunting the site.  As a former peace officer I had to tick him off, perhaps too much for the timid souls at TAC.

Here is the link.  Check out Philadelphia Lawyer's call to action.  Can any Lawyer actually be so misinformed?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/cops-with-war-toys/
  1. Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    “The police formulate policy that, quite naturally, gives the police the “right” to kill when the threat to them is only a little bit above ridiculously low. And they exercise that “right,” over and over again.” This is really laughable. Who do you think formulates police policy, lawyers! Every move to turn cops into robots over the last 40 years began with legal jerks seeking to “professionalize,” police.
    Almost all police in the USA answer to prosecutors, all of whom are lawyers. And it is these prosecuting lawyers who keep restricting police judgement and autonomy.
    Tasers, nets, clubs? Nightsticks were taken away from the police in my day as a means to limit liability driven by ambulance chancing lawyers representing criminals.
    Nets? You must be joking. This isn’t the Circus Maximus and the cops aren’t Spartacus.
    Tasers can be very unreliable. Mace is good but it won’t stop an attacker with a knife fast enough to save your life.

    Sunday and still waiting.  

    OK, FINALLY PUBLISHED.