Wednesday, July 20, 2016

An Unleashed Comment



Little did I realize that my discussion on defining evil echoed Augustine and Aquinas from centuries ago. As an informed and educational comment on Unleashed II, I could not resist republishing it in full. The author is one of the editors of Gates of Vienna, perhaps the best blog site reporting daily on the Islamic invasion of the West and the destruction wrought by the barbarians at the invitation of our political elites.  Gates of Vienna is one of the very few blog sites that has consistently damned Islam as a religion, so I stand corrected.  What I think deters such bloggers as Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from across the board condemnations of Islam is their own religious tenets. It’s just a smidgen of political correctness that serves to undercut their arguments and reportage on the ongoing depredations of “radical Islam,” which is a term I myself have opposed for years. Examined more closely, Islam is nothing if not “radical” qua political ideology.  And here is the comment:

Evil as a negation of good goes all the way back to Augustine (he was the Bishop of Hippo, a cosmopolitan city with a university he founded. The city disappeared under the Islam hordes a few hundred years later). It was he, and later, Thomas Aquinas, who preserved Aristotelian and Platonic thought, and the philosophy of good and evil (later to be called "ponerology" in the realms of political evil).

I have often described Islam as evil. And we say repeatedly at GoV that it's not a religion but rather a juridical, supremacist, utopian world view (their Utopia would be the Ummah, of course). Islam closely resembles Marxist Communism. The main difference is that Islam has Allah stuck on top of its ideas where for Communism; the 'withering of the state' is the summum bonum.

Islam is not only evil, it's psychologically regressive; any kind of moral development stops at Level One or Two: something is wrong only if you get caught doing it.
The obsession with sex, with what's clean* vs. what's not, with what's haram vs. what's halal (the list of the former is much, much longer, including music, dogs, laughter)

A Turkish neurologist (M.D.) made a very good case* for why Mohammed, if he existed (and that is becoming more problematic as they examine original documents) probably had a lesion in his? parietal? lobe. That's why he was often slightly incontinent and obsessed on the long bathing rituals before prayer - a spot of urine on clothing meant you had to start all over. He also seemed not to be aware of his left side -or not as aware. Wore no jewelry on his left side, for instance. "Radical" imams, in imitation of Mohammed, wear watches on their right arm. His obsession with ritual was concerned with base things - the kind of poop/pee obsessions that very young children display. Thus the rules about which foot goes first into the toilet cubicle. It's a normal part of child development; Islam never outgrows it.

Its obsession with women's sexuality is also primitive: baby/momma revenge fantasies that normal Western adults outgrow as they move into the ten year-old range remain a conscious focal point for Islamic men. Thus their repetitive acting-out on women.

Part of the reason for so many unhinged adult male Muslims is the extremely high rate of sexual abuse of children, especially males, starting in infancy. In a kind of you-break-it-you-pay-for-it 'morality', a man who we in the West would call a pedophile is not seen that way in Islam. He only owes for his transgressions if he does any physical damage to the child-object. Same rules apply to a neighbor's goat. His own goat? He contaminates the animal for his own future consumption but he's free to sell it in the next village without mentioning his hobbies.

Yes, Islam is disgusting as well as evil. But many tribal cultures are, Rousseau and Margaret Mead be damned.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Evil Unleashed on Us II

Evil needs to be more precisely defined if we are ever able to deal with it.
Evil is not some kind of hobgoblin or leprechaun or deity independent of men’s actions, flitting about and striking at random like a natural disaster. Evil is a product of men’s actions, exclusively. Volcanic eruptions, rattlesnakes, and wolf packs are not evil.
Evil is the conscious negation of a value. The value, of course, must be a pro-life value. It does not necessarily mean it is a “good.” The assault on Lara Logan in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in February 2011 was an overture to what Muslim men hanker do to infidel women and what they do to their victims. Logan’s blonde hair was pulled out in clumps and her arms were partially dislocated from their sockets. This was in addition to the repeated rapes. The object was to inflict pain and ultimately to erase her.
Reportedly some of physical and sexual assault activity was caught on camera phones as well. One video purportedly involved some boy fondling the breasts of the reporter. However, another purported video that was described by a controversial YouTube video claims that a bearded man ripped the top off the reporter and began slapping her face and breasts. He then pinned her to the ground, and by this time she stopped resisting, apparently accepting the fact that she was overpowered. The bearded man then removed her pants and masturbated in front of her before raping her. He also reportedly clawed at her breasts with his hands. The YouTube video claims that at least six men raped her vaginally, and a number of men also raped her anally as well. She was reportedly masturbated on and urinated on by some men as well according to the YouTube video claims which was supposed to be pieced together from information and videos posted on Arab Websites and other sources.
Read the treatment by ISIS of Yazidi women and girls.
Men who indulge in evil derive a sense of metaphysical efficacy in destroying the good. Especially when they are unopposed or even encouraged by the secular institutions who have a moral obligation to protect the good. “See? I have power. I can destroy.” All you need to do is observe the boisterous, hubristic behavior of Islamic jihadists “The good is helpless in our hands.”
Islam is a life-sucking vampire.
Islam sanctions evil, and sanctions its conscious, premeditated commission. Were it not evil, to a Muslim male, there would be no point in committing the action if it did not negate or appropriate a value or inflict on a victim a sense of loss or violation or pain or shame or humiliation. Committing evil imbues the In Islamic “ethics,” the commission of any evil is rationalized as a”right” and a sense of “rightful’ supremacy. Aside from committing rape, murder, and mutilation, the Muslim male delights in torment. “I know this wrong and you know it’s wrong, but I’m going to do it anyway, who’s to stop me?”
Islam is the antipode of any moral system that offers a value. The system may not offer rational values (such as the music that was to be performed at the Bataclan concert in Paris before the concert goers were tortured and murdered). The whole system of Islam is founded on what could be called the “death premise” (see my column “A Complete Way of Death” from May 30th). Ayn Rand, the novelist\philosopher, had a few choice explications on the subject of the desire to destroy values as a means of negating existence:
To the extent to which a man is rational, life is the premise directing his actions. To the extent to which he is irrational, the premise directing his actions is death.”
“Man’s basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness, but the refusal to see, not ignorance, but the refusal to know. Irrationality is the rejection of man’s means of survival and, therefore, a commitment to a course of blind destruction; that which is anti-mind, is anti-life.”
And Muslims follow a course of action knowing full well that the end is non-existence, for themselves as well as for their victims, or of objects that contradict their world view (such as churches, art, women’s fashions, freedom of speech)
From one horse’s mouth about Islam’s death worship:
“We love death like our enemies love life!” he said. “We love martyrdom, the way in which [Hamas] leaders died.”

A top Hamas leader mocked the Israel Defense Forces, declaring they are fighting “divine soldiers” who love death.
“Today you [Israelis] are fighting divine soldiers, who love death for Allah like you love life, and who compete among themselves for Martyrdom like you flee from death,” said Hamas Chief of Staff Muhammad Deif in a recorded statement broadcast Wednesday by Al Aqsa TV, the Hamas channel.

The sight of non-Muslims living and enjoying life is both a contradiction and a reproach. “If we must die, we want to take you with us. It is necessary. We are so commanded. It is against Allah’s will to have you remain behind to desecrate his earth. We are the superior ones, you are infidels and inferior. We have not been blessed by Allah with a capacity for living. Allah deems it wrong that you have such a capacity and so you must be punished horribly and extinguished, for you are an affront to Allah’s divine will. We exist only to reach a state of non-existence. We live to die. Your last conscious, pain-ridden thought must be the sight of my face drooling on your near-lifeless body.”
I have yet to read or hear a major writer on any other blog state unequivocally that Islam is pure unmitigated evil. “But it’s a religion! It’s wrong to damn someone’s faith!” Is that so? If that is what you think, that Islam has nothing to do with its integral political – or Sharia – structure, then don’t expect to make any headway in combating its reign of terror, destruction, and death.
My solution to rid ourselves of the death worshippers is to give them what they want.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Edward Cline: After Nice: Bruce Bawer on No More

Edward Cline: After Nice: Bruce Bawer on No More: From Bruce Bawer on City Journal. I couldn’t have said it better. https://www.facebook.com/edward.cline.77/posts/1071398272926393?not...