Victimhood, that cherished gestalt of leftism, or socialism if you will, is explained very well here. It perfectly describes why so many Dhimmicrats have suddenly turned against Hillary in favor of Obama. He simply outranks her in the socialist food chain.
Read, also, the perverted logic of the multiculturalists, and weep.
January 30, 2008, 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm
Excellent dissertation, Rebecca.
Wish that I, as low on the “food chain” as one can get, could logic out and then put into words, that which Dr. Sanity did do.
January 30, 2008, 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm
I’m a white male oppressor, representative of Western Cultural Imperialism!
One of the things I enjoy doing to make libtard heads explode is to just tell them, flat out, that Western culture is the greatest and most intrinsically SUPERIOR culture mankind has ever produced, and that Islamic peoples are cave and tent dwelling tribal primitives by comparison, who never contributed any significant cultural worth at all. Totally deadpan, with a poker face.
After they get to the end of their spittle-slinging rants, I continue by telling them that Islam is an utterly evil religion, Mohammed was no prophet of God, but Satan, and that Allah is none other than Satan himself. Still in just as emotionless a way as is possible (Sometimes I lose it and bust out laughing).
I’ve disposed of a lot of “friends” I didn’t really want in this manner, so if you have a libtard you hate bugging you, try this. It works like magic.
No liberal has a functional moral compass.
January 30, 2008, 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm
I think I showed good restraint by not opening “WMD and Death-By-Cocolate Cake” at Dr Sanity..:).
Rebecca and Ash will remember that thread over at Tim-Tam where that “feminist” was upbraiding everyone asking why she was not aghast at genital mutilation. Remember her use of the word “internecine”. The Dr Sanity piece was spot on.
Moral compass and liberal in the same sentence is not allowed.
January 30, 2008, 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm
Yojimbo, you speak of Kim at Larvatus Prodeo.
And how Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s view of female genital mutilation is “too much coloured by her own experiences”.
Say, Yojimbo, did you see Tim-Tam’s biggest fan never wants to go there again?
January 30, 2008, 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm
But our little geometer has said that before and has always come back. She has been rather sparse in her comments lately. I chalked that up to her recent travels. I’ll have to go over to Tim’s place since I missed the last hundred or so posts.
January 31, 2008, 12:01 am at 12:01 am
and then he continued.
That “too much coloured…..” quote smacks of the same smug, arrogant attitude of the German judge.
January 31, 2008, 12:27 am at 12:27 am
I think she’s serious this time Yojimbo.
The “too much coloured…” thing just sickens me. And it makes me wonder who’s experiences we are allowed to rely on.
February 25, 2008, 8:14 am at 8:14 am
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your field
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
February 25, 2008, 8:33 am at 8:33 am
And the same wishes for you too, 1.6.
February 25, 2008, 9:32 am at 9:32 am
#2 Angus. Have wondered, privately, myself before on exactly ‘who’ it was who so terrified Mohammed in the cave and drove him to slaughter thousands upon thousands of people across the middle east. Notable that I read, just the other day, that it was his wife (not the kid, one of the other ones) who said it was Gabriel, not Mohammed himself.
About ten years ago (an an old mate borrowed the book and never returned it) I read a book called ‘The Lucifer Principle’ by Howard Bloom. Had a great section on his thoughts and research into Mohammed et. al..
I am talking about Islam here for a specific reason. I’m talking about it from a political perspective rather than a religious one. As far as I can tell, this is a political blog, not a lurch for the church. I’ve met Muslims over here in Korea, whilst out on the piss, and they’re pretty much the same as anyone else and just as drunk as me. For instance, there’s been a number of times I’ve talked cricket with drunk Pakistanis. My beef is with these muthafucking islamofascist terrorists. Despite what’s written in some sections of the Koran, the average Muslim is just someone trying to get by, like you and me. It’s fundamentalists of any religion I despise, and that goes for Christians, too. Timothy McVeigh for example. You just don’t go round doing that shit.
Freedom, Democracy, free market economies, separation of Church and State. Has worked pretty bloody well.
Read that: separation of church and state. I don’t give a toss who you pray to in your own time or what colour your skin is or what your favourite food is. I don’t even care what you wear. I care about what’s going on inside your head. Even if you’re wearing a hijab, I don’t care. But if you’re wearing a burqa… nup. That goes beyond religion, and most definitely beyond freedom, in my book. There, one is entering the whole oppression/women’s rights argument. Wear one, especially in a Western country, and I’m wary about what you’re thinking and what is being done to you… and who is doing it.
That said, Western Culture is the best, yet partly, like the intrinsically linked language, it has been able to adapt and absorb. However, it primarily remains Western Culture with emphasis placed on Freedom, Democracy, free market economies and a separation of Church (and Mosque!!!) and State. That is why Western Society will always be better than Islamic ones. That is why multiculturalism is flawed.
True, it’s a fine line. Take the Borg. Total conformity. Total Harmony. Take Starfleet… hmmm.
Anyhow, there’s my philosophical headfuck for the day. Time to start reading with Metallica on in the background.
February 25, 2008, 9:42 am at 9:42 am
PS. D’oh. Slipknot was already on the playlist…
February 25, 2008, 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm
I agree with the separation of Church and State, and I also don’t give a rip if people want to be Moslems, so long as they don’t try to force that shit on anyone else using violence. That said, the ultra-leftist interpretation of Separation of Church and State is asinine: If a Judge happens to be a Christian and wants to post the Ten Commandments in his courtroom, that is in no way, “A Government Endorsement of Religion,” but simply his personal free exercise of his right to express his faith.
The Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law concerning establishment of religion,” and that’s it. Only a lawyer could rationalize anything beyond that. Knowing the context of the Amendment – as I do – it was put in the Constitution to prevent a Church of England-type scenario, which it does handily, but again, that’s it.
As for who Mohammed encountered in the cave, I have read a wonderful thesis on the subject that compares his experiences with Biblical encounters of angelic beings. Bottom line is, all Biblical angelic encounters involve reassurance to the visionary by the angel, and a flat refusal by the angel to be worshiped or even simply bowed to. Mohammed, OTOH, had terrifying, crushing experiences: That was no angelic encounter, I can assure you of that.