From The Author Of SC&A: HRH Speaks- And Advises
My daughter, HRH (Her Royal Highness- or HighnASS as I occasionally like to note), has emailed me and insists the post below, Democracies Don't Care, is far too long (and boring). She insists that the update to that post be a separate post by itself.
After three annoying emails and two phone calls (the post was the pretext for the call- 'please daddy, send money,' was the actual reason for the concerned communication), I gave in and promised to do as she advised (she has me wrapped around her little finger- and she knows it).
Hence this post- a follow up to Democracies Don't Care.
A conversation at an excessive midday repast (paid for by our clients, of course), bears repeating.
There Islamic leaders that are encouraging that Muslims continue to demonstrate, even violently, saying they are acting on God's behalf.
This is of course, is only another indication of how different and and distinct the Judeo-Christian ethic is from that of what passes for Islam today.
We do not believe that God requires us to to exact revenge on his behalf. We believe that God is perfectly capable of taking care of his own interests. We do not believe that God instructs us to kill and slaughter in His name and then celebrate that savagery. If God wishes to visit trials and tribulations on anyone, we believe he can do so Himself.
Further, there is a curious question that must be addressed.
Can you imagine Jews lining up to emigrate to a country under a Nazi regime? Can you imagine Jews obsessed with living under a regime that persecuted them and took delight in their oppression and despair? Of course not.
Yet everyday, if you believe the MSM, we are asked to believe that Muslims in the west have come here, only to find themselves oppressed and discriminated against. In a world with instant communications and the speed of the internet available everywhere, surely these people knew about life in America. We have to wonder why in the world a person would come here, with their families, only to be oppressed and persecuted.
Why on earth are the US and the western world the primary destinations for those looking to begin a new life elsewhere? Why on earth would they even consider coming to a place where they would be targets? Why on earth wouldn't they go back to where they came from, those places where they felt safe and weren't prosecuted?
It is possible that life isn't as bad here as they say?
The fact remains that no matter how hard anyone tries, the truth is a constant. In the west, no one cares who or what you believe in.
A NYT article quotes a communique issued by the leaders of 57 Muslim nations
"..concern at rising hatred against Islam and Muslims and condemned the recent incident of desecration of the image of the Holy Prophet Muhammad in the media of certain countries" as well as over "using the freedom of expression as a pretext to defame religions."The disconnect is clear and complete. They do not see their own culpability in the matter of spreading religious hate. It is not Jews or Christians that have made religious hatred an integral part of their agenda. That has clearly been the domain of radical Islam- an ideology cum theology.
If indeed the west is so offensive to Muslims, why do so many aspire to come here? As we said earlier, would the Jews have lined up to emigrate to Nazi Germany?For another, related discussion, see Shrinkwrapped's, The New York Times Misreporting On The Cartoon Wars.
The reporter tries to whitewash the efforts of the totalitarians of the Muslim world who are using this issue to stir up anger and direct at the usual suspects (democracy, the West in general) and concludes with a description of the spread of Muslim discontent... IIn fact, Shrinkwrapped makes his point clearly and unequivcably. In a world that welcomes and celebrates obfuscation his words are clarion:
The worst aspect of the Times non-coverage remains their refusal, on grounds of "cultural sensitivity" that has traditionally been missing when it involved attacks on Christianity, to actually show the cartoons. Most commentators have suggested that the refusal to show the cartoons involves a degree of intimidation (Christians have not threatened to behead anyone over Piss Christ or the Dung Madonna that the Times published, again, yesterday) and a misguided need to preserve the left's world view that all non-white, non-American, non-Jews are victims of American, Jewish, and/or Western aggression and cannot be held responsible for their behavior.
I would like to suggest another reason for the Times delicacy in dealing with the cartoons as well as their apparent diffidence in showing the posters many of the protesters have been carrying. If the Times were a news gathering and disseminating organization (and it is likely some of them continue to think that is what they are) then showing the images would require some investigation. It would be problematic for the Times to reveal that the most outrageous and vile hatred appearing in any cartoons in the world emanate from the Muslim media. The Times goes out of its way to avoid these kinds of stories, perhaps fearing that if they show the true nature of our "allies" and "friends" in the Middle East, like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, or the perpetual "victims", the Palestinians who danced in celebration of 9/11, the backlash would engulf those who have spent so many years enabling such evil. Further, it is a not very well hidden secret that Saudi oil money makes its way into the pockets of many semi-retired American diplomats, lobbyists, academics; would it be a surprise if there were tendrils of Saudi Arabian money insinuating their way into the hallowed halls of the New York Times? Further, we have learned that Palestinian newsmen were uniformly in the service of the Palestinian cause, bought and paid for by the Palestinians or intimidated into acquiescence.
We also wrote that
Now, we in this country welcome immigrants from other, more distant places. They come with prejudices and biases, that is true. Many harbor hatreds that go back generations.Think about it.
There are many reasons for that- not the least of which is they come from societies where they are in majority- and they have been told and taught that by the very virtue of their ethnicity, they are superior. America changes all that- and quickly.
America does make each of us superior- not because we are better than anyone else, but rather, because we each have the opportunity to succeed, with no exception. That is the American promise. It may not be easy, and there may be discrimination at times, but no matter, because for every door that is closed, there are others that are opened