I’ll be away from Internet access for the next ten days, and will pick up from here when I’m back.
Toynbee offers a plausible explanation on how muslims came to base their culture on slavery – I’ll post on that when I’m back. Fortuitously, Melanie Phillips today describes one of their slaving targets – England!. Neal Stephenson gives a fictional perspective of this in volume 1 of his splendid Quicksilver trilogy.
The muslim addiction to slavery helps explain their self-defeating behavior. If the only outcome you seek is enslavement of the rest of humanity, there’s nothing you won’t do to them. Which means that there’s nothing they won’t do to you…
I’ll be away from Internet access for the next ten days, and will pick up from here when I’m back.
Muslims wage war against innocent civilians with a cruelty and cowardice that are characteristic of dispossessed dominant minorities. The good news is that historically, such groups never return to power and are always extirpated.
Here are some recent examples of muslim war-fighting – skip over this if you know the stories or have a weak stomach.
In Israel, Palestinian killers murdered a pregnant woman and her four daughters, who were aged 2, 7, 9 and 11. After shooting up the vehicle and causing it skid off the road, they went up to the car and killed all the occupants at close range. Can you imagine the scene in the car? The woman and her kids either dead, unconscious or screaming with pain and shock. And can you conceive of any man who would shoot each of them?
In Iraq, we had the head hackers (now dispatched by our special forces). Their display of strength was to kidnap unarmed civilians, hog-tie them, and saw their heads off while recording their death agonies. The videos they posted are still avidly watched by their co-religionists. Oddly, they showed some concern for the nurse they captured, shooting her before disembowelment.
Again in Iraq, try to put yourself in the minds of the men who drove up to a school, took the 6 teachers captive in front of the school-kids, and shot them. This is part of a long series of slaughters of civilians – in funeral processions, mosques, while shopping or at religious gatherings. Not to mention the murder of little kids who commit the crime of taking candy from Americans – remember the pathetic pile of tiny, blood stained sandals?
And on 9/11 and 7/7, muslim guests in our societies slaughtered not our power brokers or soldiers but ordinary men and women going about their lives. Many muslims celebrate this as a great victory.
The killers have their supporters in our societies – LGF chronicles them daily.
In the UK, Tony Blair is advised by a “moderate” muslim lawyer who called the Holocaust “a big lie” and says that Blair is controlled by a sinister conspiracy between Freemasons and Jews. Another “moderate” muslim adviser tried to get the Brit Holocaust Memorial Day scrapped, on the grounds that it was not “inclusive” – he refused to attend the events organized for that day. The (non-muslim) Mayor of London hosts muslims who advocate execution of homosexuals and little girls & deny women basic civil rights.
There are four examples of similar behaviors in modern history:
1. The Japanese in WW2, who routinely decapitated, bayoneted, crucified or raped their bound captives.
2. The Hutu people that hacked to death about 1 million of their fellow Tutsis using hatchets and knives.
3. The Germans in WW2, who had (among other perversions) a penchant for burning women and kids alive. If you’re ever in France, visit Oradour-sur-Glane, an example of the slaughter they repeated in thousands of towns and villages across occupied Europe.
4. The Serbs in former Yugoslavia, who considered themselves brave to machine gun thousands of bound men, including kids and old men.
There is a pattern to these groups of sadistic cowards: they are all dispossessed dominant minorities. And in their sadistic rages always bring about their own destruction.
Many muslims believe that their historical birthright is to rule the world, yet, due to their own inadequacies find this gaol unreachable. In Iraq, the 10% of the population that is Sunni Arab ran Iraq until 3 years ago and cannot accept the prospect of sharing power with Sunni Kurds and Shia Arabs.
The WW2 Germans thought themselves members of the Teutonic race, which had been oppressed by the Jews but now was destined to rule a world of Untermensch. The Japanese had similarly seen their civilization revealed as inadequate when it was forced to open up by the West.
The Hutus and Serbs had run their countries and were facing the prospect of sharing power.
So these dispossessed dominant minorities became depraved – abandoning valor, humanity and decency.
What happens to these groups? Historically, they are defeated in detail and their leaders killed – an old US warrior of my acquaintance called the Japanese solution: “Flat tops, Corsairs and Nukes”.
The solutions for Germany and Japan worked well – almost too well in the case of the now-timid Germans. The Serbs are an open issue – we have hunted down and killed many of the bad actors, but some are still free. The Tutsis destroyed the Hutu armies in battle, won power and are slowly eliminating their murderers – and even rehabilitating some.
Israel is in good shape – I hope the leader of the group that killed the mother and her little girls saw the missile homing on his cellphone before it took his head off. Israel’s warrior people, defended by a security fence and equipped with very advanced conventional and nuclear weapons should be able to eliminate its enemies.
Iraq is looking good too, beacuse the Shias and Kurds have the oil, and the Kurds have good armed forces. As the US and UK withdraw and the world looks elsewhere, the Sunni terrorists will be extirpated by the other two groups.
How the US and Europe will deal with their nests of depraved muslims remains to be seen. But deal with them they they will – once dispossessed, dominant minorities stay dispossessed.
“Having a Laugh” is currently Brit slang for an obvious deception – when London authorities initially claimed that the 7/7 bombs were just an electrical problem, a London cabbie remarked “They’re having a laugh – it’s the mossies”. (“Mossies” is the Brit term for their Islamic guests.)
Blair is now having a laugh. The London Telegraph joyfully reports “IRA Arms Dumped”. Sure, right into armories of splinter terrorists.
The dumping (my ellipsis and emphasis):
The IRA has finally put its arsenal of weapons and explosives amassed during 35 years of the Troubles out of action, the (retired Canadian general) head of the international arms decommissioning body said yesterday.
Gen John de Chastelain said he believed that the IRA had disposed of all its arms but questions were raised over the verification procedure when he said that his assertion would have to be taken on trust.
…Roman Catholic and Protestant clergymen…witnessed the decommissioning of an arsenal that was believed to have contained more than 1,000 rifles, 500 handguns, 40 mortars, at least one surface-to-air missile, six flame throwers, 600 bomb detonators and three tons of Semtex.
Tony Blair said: “This is the moment we have been waiting for. It has taken years of patience and perseverance and often disappointment.
Of course there’s no reason at all why the IRA fear state gang should disarm. If for some unknowable reason they did so, they’d want to be believed and would do the deed in public, not in hiding in front of a couple of clerics and a retired Canadian general. And real decommissioning would involve some mighty explosions.
The Clinton-bashing Reverend Ian Paisley is now having a laugh at Tony (my ellipsis).
Unknown numbers of IRA weapons have ended up in the hands of splinter groups and no-one can say that all have been decommissioned, the Reverend Ian Paisley said today.
He said the intelligence estimates used by members of the International Independent Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) to judge whether all the IRA weapons were gone had been revised.
“Part of the weapons that should have been decommissioned have disappeared, and the security forces admit they are probably in the hands of dissidents.”
He said even the weapons estimate used had an upper and lower tolerance – but the (retired Canadian) general had refused to disclose whether weapons actually decommissioned met the higher or lower level.
(The Reverend Paisley) said they “got the greatest surprise of all” when they discovered that improvised weapons were not covered on the intelligence lists.
So, the IRA has handed its weapons to its buddies – folks like the Real IRA who murdered 29 old people, women and kids using a decoy bomb to herd them into the kill-zone of their IED. And the IRA has kept some weapons. And they’ve retained their IEDs.
Very funny. And very Canadian.
If you want to understand the German world-view, take a look at Der Spiegel’s in-depth feature about how hard life is for Kofi Annan and the UN.
You don’t get to the Oil-for-Food scandal until you’re in part 2, by which time the average reader will have nodded off. The corruption of Annan’s lieutenants, the pedophile habits of the his peacekeepers and the tendency for terror states to reign on his human rights council don’t get a look in.
Oh, and it’s Bush’s fault for not letting the Germans have a seat on the Security Council – apparently Schroder hoped that he could ignore the US. But he couldn’t!
The great historian Arnold Toynbee explains the rage of the American left – it’s a dispossessed dominant minority that believes that its divine right to rule has been stolen!
In his “Study of History”, Toynbee analyzes all 21 successful civilizations, from Egypt through Babylon to the West. Updated in 1945, it’s ten dense volumes – I read the abridged two–volume set, hard going, but worth the (8 week) effort.
Toynbee shows that civilizations begin, grow, decline and die in the same way. They are created by stress, grow through inspired leadership, begin to decay during a “time of troubles” (for example the Roman Punic war), and decline through an Indian Summer of what he calls a Universal State. Then they die.
He’s weak on the effects of democracy on this cycle of birth and death – it’s a new phenomenon, only present in one of the 21 civilizations (ours), and in what follows I’ve extended his model to account for democratic self-renewal (e.g. Reagan, Thatcher).
Toynbee shows that as a civilization begins to decay, its ruling class ceases to lead and becomes oppressive. He labels it a “dominant minority”, which rules over an increasingly disaffected “proletariat”. The Caesars after Augustus were a dominant minority – Caligula is an example.
Members of a dominant minority break the law or social codes with impunity – Caligula married his sister. If we look at the US, some members of a dominant minority are easily visible:
– Edward Kennedy left a woman to drown. That’s at least negligent manslaughter, but he’s never spent a minute in court.
– John Kerry negotiated with the North Vietnamese while it was at war with the US, and he held a commission in the US Navy. That’s treason, but he has not had to account for it.
These examples are visible because the perpetrators are politicians and media. They probably represent the tip of an iceberg.
This US dominant minority is made up of rich East Coast WASPs and their MSM lieutenants. If the US was like all earlier 21 civilizations, this group would be running the US for the next few centuries as it declined and then died. But US democracy has changed the rules and the leadership has passed to a new multi-ethnic group drawn from all classes.
The dominant minority’s loss of power explains its sheer rage – from their perspective, they’ve been robbed of their birthright! How can an “uppity nigger” distinguish the Supreme Court by his presence? How can an aged film actor or a swaggering cowboy run the nation better than they could? What right have a bunch of pajama clad amateurs to breach the MSM’s monopoly? What right has the nobody Bolton to beat up on their sacred UN? And so on.
They hate because they’ve been robbed!
In case you missed it, take a look at this, first putting away any fluids or substances that hysterical laughter might cause you to involuntarily inhale.
I particularly liked Al-Zarqawi’s personalized thank-you notes to parents of suicide bombers:
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. _AL-DURRA____:
Please find enclosed a Ziploc containing the remains of your martyr _TARIQ____.
Though he is now frollicking in Paradise, his comrades and I will always remember him for his ___POKEMON COLLECTION____.
Thanks to his holy sacrifice, we are one step closer to __EXTERMINATING THE JEWS___.
Yours in Sharia,
Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi
Islam purposefully kills women and children, so Israel is behaving rationally in walling itself off and building up its nuclear arsenal.
On Saturday, Palestinians launched a barrage of rockets against Israel from the territory which Israelis ceded to them 2 weeks ago. In retaliation, Israel struck back at the launch points and leadership.
The attack killed Islamic Jihad’s top commander in southern Gaza, Mohammed Khalil, and his bodyguard as they drove on a coastal road.
The army said Khalil was responsible for the deaths of 17 Israelis, including a shooting attack that killed a pregnant woman and her four young daughters as they drove near a Jewish settlement in May 2004.
This is the horror that Khalil orchestrated:
May 2, 2004. Mother, 4 daughters, killed in Gaza shooting attack
A pregnant mother and her four daughters were shot dead Sunday after two terrorists opened fire at Israeli cars traveling near the Kissufim Crossing at the entrance to the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the Gaza Strip.
The dead were identified as Tali Hatuel, 34, eight months pregnant and her daughters Hila, 11, Hadar, 9, Roni, 7, Merav, 2 all from the settlement of Katif.
Police said the white Citroen station wagon, carrying the family, spun off the road after the initial shooting, then the attackers approached the vehicle and shot the occupants at close range.
Israel cannot live with a people that perpetrates depravity.