Friday, February 17, 2006
Blue Scarf Thursday Meeeting
Our meetings here in Vancouver, Canada go very well. Our schedule is from 7-9:00 pm, and yet each week they go longer than the week before, this time till midnight when the doors closed on us.
I'd like to report that we sat down in a darkened corner and plotted the over-throw of the bad guys, that we talked in hushed tones and kept our eyes open for the secret police and worried about gangs of jihadis bursting in with knives drawn; but the truth is we sit and have a lot of fun chatting, discussing what we might do if we can find more people interested in making this movement as personal a one for them as it is for us.
On the light side, our meeting began well enough, and soon we were approached by a hesitant woman who appeared anxious to join us. I invited her to sit, even though she wasn't wearing a blue scarf. She did sit, and she then proceeded to invite us to an Amway meeting. We politely declined, of course, but that's not a problem for Amway ladies. So we invited her to come back after her Amway meeting with her friends. But that too is not the Amway way. She did leave when a gaggle of beggars made their way to us and crowded around her. From then, sans beggars, we had our meeting as planned.
On the dark side, we missed out on a great deal never again having to pay retail.
One of our number is happy to announce a personal achievement that we are all proud of him for. He's not at liberty to tell us the details, and it's not something we can post publicly anyway, but his accomplishment is unique and significant.
Much of our discussion focuses on Islam as a retrograde ideology that we want to know more about even though we know a great deal already. We ask whether there is a spiritual component to Islam like there is, for example, to Christianity. We couldn't think of any significant thinker in the Muslim world to refer to. Some of us feel that Islam is a banal orthopraxy, a matter of mere behaviour according to set rites and daily rituals that is empty of intelligence and what most of us would think of as religion itself. However, we don't simple throw up our arms and kill innocent people sitting next to us because we don't know more. We'll consult till we find out one way or another. Sufism won't suffice, it being a minority report at best. Is the Sunna religious or simply a codified tribal rite gone insane?
We share personal experiences of Islam and Muslims. We have many of those "A-ha!" moments when we do. Most of us have a deep intellectual knowledge of Islam, and with the addition of personal experiences shared and discussion and questioning of our assumptions we come to a clearer understanding of what we know and what we thought we knew but find we can know more about.
Regardless of how we feel about Islam as a religion (as such) we are solidly in agreement that we intensely do not like socialism in any of its manifest forms. In that sense we are "conservative."
Being conservative in Canada at this time is a confusing term due to the Conservative government in power as of recently. We are not in agreement with much of what passes for Conservativism. It means that many conservative people such as we are lumped with quasi-conservatives who don't share any core beliefs with those of us who are in a real sense, classical Liberals. This is significant for us because when we ask who are our natural allies, we cannot say they are the Conservatives. The conservatives are a collection of liberal wankers. Thus, we seem to be the "extreme Right."
The last time I looked, I thought I was a kind of middle of the road normal guy, but in today's terms I'm on the far side of Attila the Hun.
That brings us to our relationship with the population as a whole, most of whom don't care one way or another about Islamic jihad in its aspects from da'wa to demographics to intimidation to outright murder. Rightly so, given that most people are content to live their personal lives as personal. Most people will do what they must to make their lives as good as they choose. Social activism is hardly a passion for most or even many. In fact, for those of us meeting on Thursday evenings, social activism is a far cry from anything we'd choose if the circumstances weren't so drastic and immediate.
So, looking at what the situation is, that most people are in their private living modes and not willing to look up from the ground, we consider who is. Those who are social activists are the media, the academics, and the professional politicians. They are, in effect, a small minority of extremists. There I neither joke nor exaggerate. These are careerist socialists who live and die by government. They receive their funding and their status from socialist organisation, all paid for by the people and the productive economies. In return we get control ideologues at a micro level. They not only have nothing better to do, they have nothing else to do. And worse still, they have the silent acquiescence of the majority of the population here. Few love these beasts but few care enough to challenge them.
We do agree that the majority of people would prefer a less constrictive government, at least from the viewpoint of those from below, as it were. We find that it is the children of high privilege who desire more and more socialism for those below, meaning the rest of us. However, most people are terrified by the idea of the "extreme Right." I know I am. I nearly shot myself when I shaved this morning. I scared the hell out of myself seeing an extreme rightist in the mirror. But then I came to my senses and brushed my teeth. Shave first, brush teeth second, wash face third. That's as wild and weird as I get. It could be seen as extreme, I guess, but so far there's no laws against it.
We concluded, then, that we must find a way to discredit the intelligentsia to allow for the voice of the majority, those who are under a pall of fear of offending against the set order of public discourse. Most people, we find from voicing our own opinions and anecdotal evidence, are sick and tired of the dictatorship of political correctness. Most people, given a moment of privacy, would spit when they hear the word "multiculturalism."
Here, for me at least, our discussions become very interesting and foreign to my understanding. As one might expect, some of our number are Christians. Do not panic. Yes, we sit with Rightwing extremist Christians. Many have the idea that the average Christian is as terrifying as a Muslim from Afghanistan on the warpath. A Rightwing extremist Christian must therefore be more terrifying than bin Laden himself. Well, I'm sorry to have to deflate that illusion. No, I'm pleased very much to know for myself that our resident Christian is exceptionally bright and personable. Even more, he is significant to our group's understanding of our situation regarding what I so euphoniously term Left dhimmi fascism and its jihadi proxies.
From a conservative Christian approach we find that our favorite whipping boys such as nationalism and tradition are not the flimsy and dirty things we think they might be. Lo, I find my floor is scaly after an evening of hearing for the first time a real account of the intellectual version of Rightwing extremist Christianity. I have much to rethink in these regards, and I'll leave that till I've thought about the ideas I've encountered. Suffice it for now to suggest that all is better than one would have expected or hoped for.
The conclusion I wish to leave us with is that our meeting again didn't come to a floor-plan for the coming new order. We meet, we discuss, we learn new things about our world. In time we'll attract new members to our group who will undoubtedly make ours a great movement for the future even in the face of jihad and the continued rampage of the false idols of multiculturalist dystopia.
We do have friends out there in the greater world. We will continue to meet in public till the majority op people realise they can speak freely and demand change for the better, a return to the right to own their own lives and privacy in the face of government interference and upper-class socialist hobbyism. As we meet, and as our meetings continue to grow in membership we'll be able to connect and compare ideas further, and from there we'll have a chance to have a great impact on the nature of our own lives.
One thing that is important to leave us with is that this Blue Revolution began in France. We are not French, and we have no connection to them. We do have an affinity for those under the yoke of fascist control, and we can see from their experience what our nations can become if they aren't already: fiefdoms run by an elite class of bureaucrats. We see too the growing rage, and even an outright hatred, a virulent hatred, of the government and controlling social caste in France. Before our nations come to that state we must act to regain sense and sensibility in our nations. We can do so by continuing to meet, to gather more and more people who are angry and unsettled but nervous and timid. We will meet again next Thursday.
We have much to discuss.