Monday, 5 May 2008
Daniel Pipes pipe dream of a total attitude for total victory.
Er, you look like a reasonable group of Muslim fellows. You wouldn't happen to be on the way to the peace conference would ya? religiousfreaks.
"Civilizations die from suicide, not murder". Arnold Toynbee.
Driving after dark in the inner-city, with the fluid glow of electric lighting due entirely to Western science and the free flow of ideas, very often from Jewish minds, I find there is something contemplative, meditative, almost beckoning about it. Even when I have no appointment of value to look forward to, I digress, undistracted by the peripheral and mundane. Yes, I wonder, I wonder I do.
Peripheral and Mundane? Whatever happened to those guys? I think they do Monday nights in Reno.
A couple of weeks ago on the 17th of April, about 8pm, I went to a lecture by the wonderful, soft spoken, profoundly intelligent and empirically correct Daniel Pipes. In the car I thought about whether Dan would be heckled or threatened, as he was last time he came here. Gee, and on a University campus of all places. Go figure...
A “market place of ideas?!” Er, riiight. Er, no. More often like a wholesaler of non-ideas these days. I considered what I would say or do if he was harassed. Then it came to me. What would Peter Cook do?
Interjector/Islamist/Leftist/Multi-culti juvenile activist loon, phony and bore by numbers: “Pipes is a Fascist and a Roger Whittaker fan! No Zionists on our cheap campus carpeting! Down with Israel and free instant noodles for undergraduates!” Etc, etc, blah, blah, woof, woof!
Colonel Neville: “Ladies and gentleman, a warm round of applause for the North country humour of Mohammad and Mohammad! No, really. They’re fantastic. A riot! A blast! A Rabbi, a priest and an Imam go into a bar and kaboom! What do you call serial rape in Iran? A honeymoon. In the Middle East, what do you call a man masturbating in a kindergarten? A conjugal visit. They’ve got a million of ‘em folks!”
Mark Steyn: “In a debate at Trinity College, Dublin recently, the aforementioned Omar Brooks said that Mohammad’s message to non-believers was: “I come to slaughter all of you.” He meant it, but come on, you’d have to have a heart of stone not to weep with laughter. Warming to his theme, he said, “We are the Muslims. We drink the blood of the enemy, and we can face them anywhere”. Part of a review of ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ TV show.
Sadly for my motorcycle boots, there was no appearance by a dumb ass herd of tertiary educated Heckle and Jeckles. Daniel had about six body guards and about damn time too. As expected, it was great to see the incredibly qualified and experienced Pipes in the real and round. Pipes speaks several languages, has been a senior US government official and has written more than a few successful books. I was going to mention to him how I used to have a Japanese restaurant and I can do a great impression of Dudley Moore, but I didn’t want to boast.
Hey, the press were all there! Er, no. Oh, not "the press", I mean depressed. Yep, apparently there was no hack available to spin the as per usual local MSM angle of "What's wrong with Pipes?" Never "What the fucks wrong with Islam?"
It was nice to hear Dan say what few others understand, or could or would say, even if they really knew this or er, anything. Basically, the Palestinians who support Hamas, Al Aqsa, Hezbollah and ad nauseum are not the minority, but the majority. The only way of survival for Israel, is through decisive victory. The only way to this total victory is with the required total attitude for it. This shared mindset is something that does not exist within or outside of Israel currently. Er, when then?
"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival". Winston Churchill.
In fact, what most struck me in the anger I felt through the analytical gloom, was how there was no alternative to needing a complete switch around on virtually every level of the conflict and on every fault line outside of it. This includes the combating of an almost unanimous and global anti-Semitism in media, governments, the UN and activism ad nauseum, however cheaply disguised.
Unfortunately this all seems unlikely? Nes pa? But what's the alternative? Too horrible to not contemplate and deal with.
Now let me stop and state my rather pragmatic, even er, harsh Patton like thoughts on the matter. Pipes is completely right when he says that the Palestinians and their terrorist organisations must all be utterly crushed as aggressors. Must, dig? It must be shown that there is no alternative but complete collapse and eventual normalisation. Just like Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy were, sports. Pipes said they must be shown that losing is too hard.
My problem with that swingin' scene man, is that a majority of Palestinians, and many Arabs and Muslims are already uber losers, and love it in their uniquely perverse and lovable way. Their whole crazy construct is based on a zero sum game of utter nihilist dysfunction, and a profoundly almost imbecilic love affair with failure, non-achievement, super negativity and death cultism. To the Islamist loon, losing is winning! And that’s the good side, baby.
“To make dreams come true, wake up!” Rabbi David Gutterman.
Dan said there are people who are willing to talk to the Jews reasonably. Where? Yeah, they’re called Hawaiians. Not in the Mid-East there ain't though, outside of a permanently endangered minority. He said a lot of cool things, but I lost my damn notes. Have you seen them anywhere? Try the back of the couch. No, you wouldn’t have, because you’re just reading this blog and…
“The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it”. George Orwell.
Dan spoke how Israel has much to be proud of. Damn right it does. Why the Hell do they have to prove anything anyway? Most Arab and Muslim states get kudos, East and West, simply by proving everyday how there are no limits to their own extreme depravity.
But anyhow, Israel is the only actually open and free society, Democratic and Capitalist free market economy and truly successful state without the free ride of easy oil in the Middle East, AKA God's Monkey House. And yes,Israel has achieved everything without any oil, folks.
Instead, their success comes from the only true resources of Israel, which are their own co-operative intellects, hard work and creative innovation.
Without oil, most every other shit heap, no matter how much chrome, glass and steel that the 80% foreign workforce have built, would slip back into the dunes and rocks within a decade and without trace. Compared to Israel, the Arab states are as crippled crabs forever scuttling sideways into their culture of permanent shame, revenge, blame, control freakery and ignorance.
The harsh fact is, Israel and the Jews do not need the surrounding Arab and Muslim freak outs for anything much except airspace. The only thing these 22 mostly poo poo places have to offer is to simply leave Israel alone. This Israel's tormentors cannot do. Why? Because not so curiously, they actually need the Jews. Without the Jews, the mentality of Israel's enemies is merely an insane circular joke with a punchline where the joke is ultimately on the rest of God's Monkey House.
Islamist loons must relentlessly make themselves noticed in the only way that they're capable of, which is entirely destructive.
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory…”
Sadly, Israel is riven with a dominant, suicidal Leftard media, government and zeitgeist, much like our own are indoctrinated with the disease of the irrational. It faces every moment of every day, total and sworn enemies both foreign and domestic. Israel is the only state in the world that must constantly renew and fight for its legitimacy and very right to existence.
“The Western mind-set; that if we respect them, they’re going to respect us, that if we indulge and appease and condone and so on, the problem will go away is delusional. The problem is not going to go away. Confront it, or it’s only going to get bigger”. Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
The problem among others, is that there ain't it seems, a plan for complete victory, the only kind and for a viable future. Instead there is absurdly fashionable accommodation, compromise and the ever narrowing corridor of concessions and appeasement. The enemy meanwhile, has no such limitation. They see victory as inevitable and only a matter of attrition over time and to this end, any deception, any lie and any act is entirely acceptable, required, encouraged and the hideous results are celebrated.
There is also the added bonus for Islam, of having the endless window of opportunity to come up with surprises, like nukes from Iran or North Korea and so on. Or merely the coming of age of a whole society raised from infancy as Jihadist psychopaths.
“VICTORY 101. The enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you. And while it is true that the enemy always hates us for a reason, it is his reason and not ours. He does not hate us for our faults any more than for our virtues. He sees a different world from ours, and in the world he sees, we are his enemy”. Lee Harris.
For the millions of Muslims and others in the Middle East who yearn for the kind of normality and successful environment found in the rest of the free world, there is no voice and there is no power. Who will liberate them from their own standardised and oppressive idiot rulers? In Gaza, there are courageous and risky demonstrations by ordinary people demanding not just the basics of life, but for secular freedoms, and naturally the freedom of speech.
Hamas are frauds and merely incompetent, bankrupt gangsters, bullies and criminals without any limits, like all of their kind. They should and must be destroyed.
Myself? I lack nuance. I am entirely unafflicted with the Tourets Syndrome of default and disguised anti-Semitism that begins almost invariably with “I’m not anti-Semitic but…” Just fill in the blanks by numbers.
My view follows a clear pattern, or I should say a General Patton. The day when nearly every state that surrounds Israel will give up trying to destroy it and stop wanting to murder all Jews, is the day each of those states and proxies are completely smashed, with their will to fight forever broken and the means to do so permanently beyond reach. Only then can they themselves perhaps begin to be normalised and focus on their own, and so far minuscule to non-existent achievements, instead of on the vortex of Jihad and the mad dream of a useless parasite Caliphate.
Israel can do this sooner or later, be eaten away slowly or be annihilated in a sudden blinding scream of er, "...too late". And then it will be even more so and ever so clearly our turn.
“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death”.Joan D. Vinge.
“Terrorism isn't caused by poverty, poverty is caused by terrorism. Terror is a tool used by those seeking power to keep the masses in need of an answer. Too many people blame everything on everybody else, and because they do, they will expect too little from themselves and too little from their children". Glenn Beck.
“In Britain and Europe the younger generation are more fiercely Muslim than their parents and grandparents. Thirty-six per cent of Muslims between the ages of 16 and 24 believe those who convert to another religion should be punished by death”. Mark Steyn.
“Ayers said UK surveys of Muslims conducted after the London bombings showed 50 per cent of the population considered themselves to be Muslim first, and British second. He said 25 per cent thought suicide bombings were a legitimate form or political expression.
This shows that they haven't been integrated and the sources of home grown terrorism are people who are economically better off. We in Europe are yet to come to grips with what we are dealing with fanatical Islam is a theologically motivated movement." Bob Ayers at Chatham House think tank.
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself”. John Stuart Mill.
“…For example, a recent poll found that 36 per cent of Muslims between the ages of 16 and 24 believe that those who convert to another religion should be punished by death. That's not 36 per cent of young Muslims in Waziristan or Yemen or Sudan, but 36 per cent in the United Kingdom.
Forty per cent of British Muslims would like to live under sharia, in Britain. Twenty per cent have sympathy for the July 7 Tube bombers. And, given that Islam is the principal source of population growth in every city down the spine of England from Manchester to Sheffield to Birmingham to London, these statistics are not without significance for Britain's future. Can we talk about it?” Mark Steyn.
'Two years ago, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, musing on Islamic radicalism in her own country, said that people need occasionally to "show their opposition to Islam... It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and very lazy. And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction".
“What sort of disconnect does it take to see clips of Imams inciting violence based on quotes from the Koran…and then blame the person who put them in the film? Kids, this is what liberalism does to your brain”. Hotair TexasDan on April 11, 2008.
“First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again, and, moreover, give reasons why we believe”. George Christoph Lichtenberg.
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag”. Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC.
"My own view is that if we're not free to say fuck Islam, then we're not free, period. My apologies to any Canadian diplomats abroad, whose lives and property may be endangered by a simple statement of the essential credo of liberalism." Coby Cash via fivefeetoffury.