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.

1 comment:

Edward Cline said...

"Radical Islam" Is as laughable and duplicitous a term as “Radical Nazism” or “moderate Nazism.” I guess the citizens of Venezuela are prospering and content with “moderate socialism.”