Monday, January 4, 2010

Islamofascism: Soft speak, big stick.

A few weeks ago, Lisa sent an email with the question, “Do you think this could happen unwittingly?” Not to be reactionary & yell, “Of course! Look around us!” into my laptop, I did a bit of research & here’s what I found:


“Although this appears to have been something I might have written...it would have not come from me... So far as I can determine, the author of this essay in its original form is a guy named Paul E. Marek...Thanks, in any event, for showing me this essay. In its fundamental aspects it is devastatingly accurate.“

This piece, aptly characterized above, is not about Nazism, or Communist China, or even communism. It is about sociological REALITY. It’s about what human beings do when they’re faced with certain challenges, en masse. It looks at history, observes the dynamics & draws parallels forward into today’s global situation. It is not supported by any statistical analysis, budgetary office endorsements or psychological testing, as some of my recent commenters insist upon. It is, however, supported by a broad understanding of human nature against history, a healthy dose of street wisdom, and the another critical sociological reality: the common sense of self preservation.

Please. Read the following. Observe for yourself the world around us, the current political climate’s penchant for appeasement & manipulating language toward the ‘less offensive.’

Please. Note BHO’s ‘outreach’ (acquiescence) to the Muslim world, & note Al Queda’s & Iran’s spittle running down BHO’s outwardly thrust chin. Note Fort Hood. Note Christmas Day bomber.

We, peace-lovers all, will be rendered irrelevant by our silence. It’s time to put away the flowery speeches & flaccid twigs. It is time to look to our own history & draw parallels into the present. It’s time to “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

A German's View on Islam

This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others died because the ‘peace-loving majority’ did nothing to stop the madness. They not speak up until it was too late.
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24 comments:

Me, Myself, And I said...

It's great to see a Conservative who sticks to her principles.

jadedfellow said...

Hey Sus(tenance),

I admit I look at situations in a simplistic/jaded manner and great thinking was not a class I passed in my formal schooling tenure.

Therefore, I try to return to the "Absolute" rendition and explanation of the what heck is going on folks.

IE; I go back to Genesis chapter 16 (specifically verse 12) as evidence that what we have going on is the spirt of Ishmael in full force. He and his kinsmen have been hard at work thru the generations, as the "Wind and the Lion" Hollywoodized.

Ishmael is the wild ass that plagues the three branches of Abraham's lineage and if one has a child who misbehaves you either whip them or they are put in detention so they cease harming the other children.

I am tired and wore out from folks ignoring the "I AMs" warnings and will diss (P would have been better than D but since this being a G rated blog room I will hold my consonants) on all the PC-BS being flushed down our throats from this administration and the uniworld supremacists who are vomitting upon us.

Dang!, you do get a fella riled up darling.

jadefellow

ps

At my dissing best, I started a couple of blogs this past long weekend. Iff'en you got nothing better to do, grab a magazine, walk on over and sit a spell.

bluepitbull said...

One thing I have found out through RL experience with the REAL Muslim world (not the playboy world of Riyadh and UAE): The people are so beat down and subjugated that they back whomever is going to offer them the most safety. In Iraq, the climate changed from day to day. Sometimes we would go through neighborhoods and be cheered. Other days, children would throw rocks and shoot us the bird. this is a phenomenon that is very much at home anywhere in the third world.

The knife cuts both ways, though. We few and proud have been told that following orders isn't an excuse for bad behavior, but when left without options...and this is the trouble that has arisen over the last few decades, and what to do about it is even more complicated. We continue to send mixed messages to the Middle East and the rest of the Islamic world when we go from GWB to obama the benevolent and incompetent, and this fact is not lost on Islam.

The other piece to all of this is the Middle Eastern mindset which puts (most) men in the role of dictator in his own home. In my estimation, this predisposes the majority of them to worship power in any incarnation within their sphere.

Personally, I am all for the scorched-earth policy, but that's just me and my cat. We both think that would give them something to really complain about.

Things That Piss Me Off said...

It will always be “Bush’s fault” as long as there is a lap-dog MSM propaganda/enforcement arm connected to our communist gov’t. Much of the fault really does lie with “compassionate conservatives” for giving us a communist dictator

Susannah said...

Me,Myself~ Hey! thanks for the boost! Great to see you.

Jaded~ You're right. This thing goes all the way back to Ishmael...thanks for the input.

Bluepit~ Your experience is one that very few of us can really understand, and none of us can really relate to the tyrrany that those people live under - generation after generation.

"We continue to send mixed messages to the Middle East and the rest of the Islamic world when we go from GWB to obama the benevolent and incompetent, and this fact is not lost on Islam."

At least tyrants are consistent, no?

"In my estimation, this predisposes the majority of them to worship power in any incarnation within their sphere."

That puts a new twist on 'a good man is hard to find.'

My $$'s on you & your cat over the present administr. any day of the week. (What about your pup? What's her take?) ;)

Susannah said...

TTPMO~ Good point about 'compassionate conservatives.' We got BHO b/c our Republican candidate was too busy wanting to be 'moderate.' (Among other reasons...)

IT NEVER WORKS - trying to be more like Democrats in order to get votes. If we have a chance @ saving our country, Republicans need to rediscover conservative principals & have the backbone to stand firm. It's really not too much to ask, & it will mean absolutely everything!

ExPatMatt said...

Hey Susannah,

Was this the thread you suggested I comment on?

You have a very interesting blog here - I may stick around, if that's okay with you?

Regards,

Matt

Susannah said...

Matt! You made it! Yes, this is the post I was talking about. I'm glad you came over.

Thanks for the compliment - and you're certainly welcome to stick around & speak up whenever the mood strikes. ;)

ExPatMatt said...

Don't mind if I do....

As an atheistic-leftie, my opinion on this matter may surprise you…

I think we need to take the strongest stance possible against, not only 'radical' Islam, but Islam in general.

I have no qualms about offending even 'moderate' Muslims by telling them that their religion has almost no redeeming features and it’s absolutely astounding that people still cling to its backward teachings in the modern age. There have been attempts to have Sharia law recognized in the UK and I protested vehemently about that, along with writing critical letters to the BBC for not daring to show the ‘offensive’ cartoons of Mohammed. I applauded Jack Straw when he demanded that Muslim women unveil when they seek to have a private meeting with him and if anyone; Muslim or touchy-feely-liberal, doesn’t like that then they can move to Saudi Arabia. I’m siding with Pat Condell on the Islam issue.

That being said – I don’t think our respective leaders should take quite that tone. ;)
I do think that Obama attempting to build bridges with the Muslim world is a good thing, as long as no concessions are made. I think supporting the uprising in Iran is a good move, for example. But what can you really do?

This Nigerian chap, for instance. What are we supposed to do, invade Nigeria?

I don’t claim to have any answers; I’m just interested in keeping my freedom, learning as much as I can and avoiding a hangover tomorrow night at the pub. Is that too much to ask?

Cheers,

Joe said...

The sad thing is, President BO is all concession and no hard-line. Even when he recently spoke about the recent "underwear Bomber," his tone was one of, "See how tough I can be when I need to be," but his body language and actions were, "Now let's be careful and not offend the Yemenites."

ExPatMatt said...

Joe,

"Now let's be careful and not offend the Yemenites".

Well, the bomber was Nigerian, went to University in London, England and was radicalized in Yemen by a guy who was born in New Mexico.

Clearly there could be people in any one of these (and more) places who deserve to be offended - but until more information is available you can't just start offending random people because you're pissed off and you want to show it.

What would you suggest BO's approach should be to this specific issue? Invade Yemen? Probably not, but it would have to be somewhere in-between not offending them and invading them; so what would/should that position be?

Regards,

Mike said...

The idiotic Libs seem to supply a lot of historical data mixed with opinion but fail to acknowledge the ground-swell of un-rest amoung everyday Americans that don't like the Crap this administration is attempting to shove down our collective throats. Look at the election results of 1993 prior to the Conservative Landslide of 1994 during the Clinton admin. Looks strangely the same.

In short, the people have finally begun to wake up and realize how dangerous this narcissist in-cheif we have elected is. He is more worried about his and Miss Michelle's photo ops than actually doing his job. What a joke (bad though it may be) he is!!!

The people will prevail and it will begin with a blanket take-over of Congress and Senate in 2010. Then we will begin to have enough Conservative teeth to shut this communist President down and put the people back in their God-given role of ownership of this fine country.

May Obama fail at everything he attempts is my fervent prayer.... May God Bless America!!!! AMEN

Susannah said...

Mike~ Welcome. Glad you came by & decided to join us. ;)

"The people will prevail and it will begin with a blanket take-over of Congress and Senate in 2010. Then we will begin to have enough Conservative teeth to shut this communist President down and put the people back in their God-given role of ownership of this fine country."


The people will prevail and it will begin with a blanket take-over of Congress and Senate in 2010. Then we will begin to have enough Conservative teeth to shut this communist President down and put the people back in their God-given role of ownership of this fine country.
I really, truly hope you're right. Let's just pray it's not too late by November.

Ben Jammin said...

I’m not sure how I got so heavy into all of this political blogging.

Sweet. Mother. Of. God. I’m tired.

Yes, we agree that Obama is a lying, anti-American, narcissistic, sack of poop. Check!

We got it.

Yes, America is under attack. Two in less than one year on our soil, many American fatalities on Afghan soil. More to come. Scarey time to be alive. Check!

We got it.

Yes, we agree that the lefties are the most frustrating rock-heads on the planet. Check!

We got that too.

I feel like I am personally under attack with all the leftie movies that’s spreading across the country’s theaters like a bad rash. The Blind Side, Invictus, Avatar, Book of Eli, Robin Hood!! I just threw up in my mouth a little.

ExPatMatt said...

Hey guys,

Remember during the Bush years when all the leftie liberals were constantly insulting and deriding him? When they would equate him to Hitler and call him a mass-murderer?

Remember how they'd shout down any plan he tried to follow through on and no matter how hard he worked to try and make the country safe a successful, they were against him at every turn?

Everything was his fault and him and Cheney were just out to make money for their oil buddies.

Remember how unAmerican it was of them to take those positions and how it actually weakened the nation to have people demeaning the President?

Remember how you looked upon those thoughtless idiots and their inflammatory rhetoric with disgust?

Well, that's you guys now.

"The idiotic Libs"
"narcissist in-cheif"
"What a joke (bad though it may be) he is!!!"
"this communist President"

"May Obama fail at everything he attempts is my fervent prayer"

"Obama is a lying, anti-American, narcissistic, sack of poop."
"the lefties are the most frustrating rock-heads on the planet."


Are you of the opinion that any of this is useful or constructive in some way?

ExPatMatt said...

Ben,

Could you please explain to me how the films you listed are 'leftie' films?

Thanks.

Susannah said...

Ben~ Welcome to the conversation we're having here! If you're worn out, you've come to the right place, b/c we're all here to get ideas, support, encourage, stimulate thought, challenge each other. Glad you're here! That, & you may just want to incorporate some naps into your routine... ;)

As far as the personal 'attack' you're under. Well, you're not alone. I left a comment somewhere recently (maybe @ Dan's) about the culture of propaganda that we have to constantly swim through. Hollywood is no small part of it.

I have only seen 1 of the movies you mention, Blindside, & thought it was WONDERFUL! You must remember that the wealthy, business-owning Republicans were/are the HEROES in that story. They used their 'bounty' to uplift the life of one in dire need, all while remaining true to their values. Great, great story!

Susannah said...

Matt~ Interesting thought you raise about verbally 'trashing' this president.

There is a extremely important distinction between a few frustrated bloggers blowing off steam to relieve their anger about their country being dismantled in front of their eyes, & an entire Main Stream Media (including music industry figures, Hollywood productions, etc.) movement to destroy, digrace & figuratively disembowel a president simply b/c they don't like him. So, dear friend, your point is lost on me. And commenters here can feel free to continue to blow off their steam; you too.

Because you're new here, I'd like to direct you to a post I wrote just after the election in '08. It explains my point of view on this, which I held then, & continue to hold. Maybe you'll enjoy it?

Hey Dan, did I do okay on that comment-link-thing? ;)

ExPatMatt said...

Susannah,

That was a fantastically-well-written post; you have real style.

I too was impressed by the concession speech that McCain gave. He always struck me as an honourable guy and I expected nothing less from him really.

"There is a extremely important distinction between a few frustrated bloggers".

It's not just that though, is it? Just look at some of the comments that come out of the Tea Party rallies. Or from Fox News, come to think of it.

"...blowing off steam to relieve their anger about their country being dismantled in front of their eyes,".

Is that hyperbole, or do you genuinely think that Obama is 'dismantling' the country? If you do, I'd like to know in what way he is accomplishing this.

"...& an entire Main Stream Media (including music industry figures, Hollywood productions, etc.) movement to destroy, digrace & figuratively disembowel a president simply b/c they don't like him".

Well, to be fair - that only really got started after the illegal war, the wire-tapping fiasco, the consolidation of power into the Executive Branch, the torture of detainees in Gitmo and the abuses at AG. I'm not sure that Obama has quite managed to do anything to match those yet (although he did sort of bow to that guy that time).
I understand that that was a difficult time, but you have to realize that those folk felt just as threatened as you do; they saw - in their opinion - the country being dismantled and they went nuts about it.

At the time, I was just as critical of their actions (ie, them not being constructively critical of Bush) as I am of people now.

"So, dear friend, your point is lost on me. And commenters here can feel free to continue to blow off their steam; you too".

In your excellent post that you linked for me, you were all about encouraging people to move on and let go of their hatreds - I'm not seeing much of that from some of the commenters here.

You must realize that, in a country the size of the US you could pick literally anyone to be President and, no matter how good they were, no matter what their policies were like, there would always be a large minority of people who would hold the polar opposite view about how things should be done.

You are currently in the unfortunate position of being on the other end of the see-saw and I know it must hurt. But just because the guy in power is diametrically opposed to a lot of what you stand for, doesn't mean he hates the country.

Regards,

Jim said...

Wow! What a breath of fresh air, Ex!

Susannah said...

Matt~ Your compliment is kind. I think, though, it's rather tongue-in-cheek. But since I don't know you well, I can't presume your motives, so I'll take it. Thanks.

"It's not just that though, is it?Just look at some of the comments that come out of the Tea Party rallies."

Please. You've arrived a little late to this 'party.' But you're welcome to catch up .

"Or from Fox News, come to think of it."
I'll not even honor this one, sorry.

"...do you genuinely think that Obama is 'dismantling' the country...I'd like to know...he is accomplishing this."
Ah, it's such a loooong answer, but most of these give partial voice to said 'dismantling.' Or you may wish to take a look at some of these posts . (some overlaps, btw)

"to be fair - that only really got started after...AG."
Although I appreciate your well-honed use of Leftist talking points Matt (Did you tutor under Cindy Sheehan?), you should know that your list is old, tired, & worn. It's hardly useful anymore, & distracts from the fact that your assertion about 'when the abuse of GWB started' is WRONG. The abuse of him, his agenda, his Office started in Jan. 2001.

When the motion picture industry, etc. produces, promotes, & praises a feature film wherein BHO is assasinated, we can talk more. (Note: I didn't even include Michael Moore.) Until then, you & Jim can continue to pretend that media bias against the Right doesn't exist.

"You must realize that, in a country the size of the US...You are currently in the unfortunate position...and I know it must hurt."
Now, you're patronizing me, Matt. That's not very becoming. Even Jim doesn't try that, eh, Jim?

"just because the guy in power is diametrically opposed to a lot of what you stand for, doesn't mean he hates the country."
The 'guy in power' is shredding the Constitution, friend. And no, that's not a euphemism or hyperbole.

If he's shredding the Constitution, my assumption is that he hates it, & wants to rewrite it - as he has all but said on various occasions. I never said that 'he hates this country,' but I don't see much evidence to support that he loves it.

I want a president who loves my country. Now, that's not too much to ask. Right, Matt?

Susannah said...

Jim~ I'm mistaken, but I thought you & Matt had met already. Perhaps in Mrs. Sheehan's class? ;)

ExPatMatt said...

Susannah,

*doing my best not to turn this comment into an essay!*

I feel I must apologize. If your past experiences with people of my stripe (liberal, left-leaning, atheist-types) has left you so mistrustful of us that even a simple compliment is rendered suspicious, then I can only apologize for those I am associated with; politically, philosophically and theologically for making that a reasonable response from you.

I can only assure you that I'm not that kind of guy. When I'm being sarcastic/ironic/tongue-in-cheek/just-plain-insulting; you'll know about it!

Onwards...

You gave me a couple of links that were supposed to be explaining to me how Obama is dismantling the country but I didn't really see anything of note. Could you perhaps summarize (bullet-points would be great!) say, two or three ways in which Obama is shredding the Constitution? Thanks.

"Although I appreciate your well-honed use of Leftist talking points Matt (Did you tutor under Cindy Sheehan?), you should know that your list is old, tired, & worn."

I don't know who that is. I basically read the BBC News website, read the Globe and Mail/STar/National Post (Toronto) and occasionally the Times or the Guardian from back in the UK. Part of the reason why I am here (on your blog) at all is that I have resolved this year to broaden my intake of news information as I, like so many others, tend to read what I agree with - I'm trying to change that.

My list wasn't intended to mean anything other than that everyone thinks they have a good reason for hating on whoever they're hating on. But I do concede that the hating began earlier than any of my stated events (but then, didn't the BHO-hating begin before he was sworn in?)

"When the motion picture industry, etc. produces, promotes, & praises a feature film wherein BHO is assasinated, we can talk more. (Note: I didn't even include Michael Moore.) Until then, you & Jim can continue to pretend that media bias against the Right doesn't exist."

Perhaps more people with a conservative/right view should go into the entertainment industry then? I'm fairly certain that the entertainment industry (as well as some elements of academia) attract those with a more liberal worldview and so it's no surprise that what comes out of those establishments is also of a liberal persuasion.

I wasn't trying to patronize you. Watching the political leadership do the opposite of what you think is best is very painful. I protested against going into Iraq (along with almost a million others on the streets of London) and we went in anyway. That hurt. It hurt even more when my uncle died there. It still hurts.

I am in no doubt at all that you love your country and want what's best for it (who doesn't?) but what I'd like to see more of is people moving away from the easy stereotypes;

*Bush=dumb;
*Obama=Muslim/Communist;
*Liberal=anti-American;
*Conservative=Bible-basher; etc

They're not constructive, they're not helpful and all they do is breed resentment and stifle discussion and it pains me to see it. Perfect examples;

"May Obama fail at everything he attempts is my fervent prayer"

"Obama is a lying, anti-American, narcissistic, sack of poop."

And I could find a million from a year ago aimed at Bush.

So, that's where I'm coming from with this, I hope that helps you to understand my position.

Regards,

PS - I love that you have moderation off; it's so refreshing!

Susannah said...

Matt~ No need for apology, but thanks.

"You gave me a couple of links...Obama is dismantling the country but I didn't really see anything..."

Sorry. If you didn't see anything rising to the level of 'dismantling' in my string of posts on the various matters, then a few words in comments won't have much impact. Maybe it's 'an American thing.' (We're kinda partial to that whole "Exceptionalism" idea that BHO refuses to acknowlege.)

As for the Constitutional notions, I will not do a bullet point list(how dull?), but here are a few links:
Constitutional Scholar Kenneth Spaulding

and then Mark Levin has a say in the matter:

“This Congress is so out of control that it’s just playing a shell game. Whether it’s TARP funds or toxic funds it doesn’t really matter. What they’re doing is spending money they don’t have and running the printing presses and borrowing money. And whether it’s called a jobs bill or a stimulus bill or cap-and-trade or a health bill, they are going nuts and they’re not about to let the Constitution get in the way period.”

...and if that doesn't give you an idea of shredding the constitution, then maybe you'll consider the constitutionality of the myriad Czars (unelected officials afforded power over the people), or the president's mysterioius status as an American citizen...

As for the people you quoted from my comments. Again, very angry people blowing off steam. Still no rival for the MSM's satiation of the airwaves w/ Bush-bashing for 8 solid yrs. (9 if you're counting the 'it's all Bush's fault' of 2009).

Stereotypes certainly find their way into people's 'lexicon' of speech, but I don't particularly hold much stock in them, unless I've found evidence to support it.

Bush = dumb is just silly. Yep, he's dumb like a fox.

BHO = Muslim/Communist. Yep; if the shoe fits.

Liberal = antiAmer. Nah, not really.

Conservative = Bible basher (I think you mean 'Bible thumper'). Not so. A few of the most Bible-thumping Christians I know are liberals w/ a capital "L". Go figure. And plenty of conservatives could care less about faith.

Oh, & I'm happy to not have moderation - just don't have time for that.

Oh - Cindy Sheehan - just do a google search. She was/is the poster-child for Michael Moore, bless her heart.