Saturday, March 08, 2008
Mr. Geert Wilders has made open statements about prohibiting the Koran in The Netherlands and demanding the total assimilation of non-western cultures.
With the possible release of his film "Fitna" Wilders endangers the Dutch society abroad and in his own country at this moment.
I no longer sit still and say nothing:
I do not share his opinions, neither approve of his film.
Because Geert Wilders' opinion is not my opinion.
I share Geert Wilders' opinion of Islam and the Koran. Outlaw the damned book, ban Muslim immigration from Europe, deport the criminals who aren't simply hanged for their crimes. Why wait till th party's over to admit it was all a mistake to dress up in some painful costume for the sake of posing? I no longer sit still and say nothing: Islam is a fascist poligion. Stop it.
Go, Wilders, Go!
I'm still waiting....
"Wilders, a threat to freedom of expression in Europe."
In the Netherlands, the populist deputy Geert Wilders is threatening to broadcast his anti-Muslim film soon. Numerous Muslim countries have already warned the Dutch government that the broadcasting of the film could have perilous consequences. The Italian editorialist Francesco Merlo reacts to the polemic. "Is it possible that we Westerners will have to give in to the threats and ban the film simply because the thesis of the film is not to the taste of ayatollahs, imams and fundamentalists? A film that has yet to be released, that nobody has seen, but that is already endangering the world's security ... . However, promoting mediocre works of art, films and books that are gratuitously blasphemous and lift unsavoury characters such as Wilders to the rank of persecuted artists, is a way of killing freedom of expression ... ."
Did I just read that a nobody Italian pseudo-intellectual has determined that he and his friends are the arbiters of public taste and of political commentary allowable in the free world? I do think that's exactly what I just read. Yes, arbiters make frei. What was I thinking. I should clear it with Merlo and his Philospher Kings before I venture another thought in my mediocre artsy fashion, unsavory character that I probably am. Shame on me for writing. Excuse me while I go punish myself.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Dutch fear terrorism ahead of new Koran film
"No Dutch broadcaster wants to show the new film, the Volkskrant newspaper reported on Thursday, meaning Wilders will probably launch it on the Internet and at a news conference in The Hague, tentatively scheduled for March 28, ANP reported."
Full story at al-Reuters.
Wilders promises to deliver. We shall see. And what shall we see? Very likely the savagery of Islam in full force yet again. And then more lies and dhimmitude from the media and our disgusting politicians. But, we will likely also see the rising of the people against such vile and odious behaviour on the part of our public intellectuals and political leaders. This, by a strange twist of life, is a great thing for those who wish to make our lives better and our societies stronger and safer. This is a great winnowing time.
The Netherlands: TV Shuns Anti-Islam Film
No Dutch television broadcaster is willing to show a short film critical of Islam and the Koran by the right-wing politician Geert Wilders, Radio Netherlands said on its Web site, citing a report in the newspaper De Volkskrant. Mr. Wilders's demand that the film be shown unedited and in its entirety is the biggest obstacle to its broadcast, the paper said, adding, "It now appears that the whole film, which lasts about 15 minutes, will not be seen on Dutch television." Mr. Wilders has said that he would also show the film on the Internet.
This story at the equally disreputable New York Times.
Below we see a few pieces of Islamic rubbish strewn about as usual, the first from "Joshua Cohen," a joke if there ever was one. Muslims seem to delight in pretending to be Jews who love Islam. Go figure. We end with a comment from Mark Alexander, author and commentator at numerous blogs of interest to those of us who care for this line of inquiry. But it doesn't end with Mark at all. No, it ends on a typical jarring note that I leave to the reader to laugh at. Comments below from the silliest paper in Britain, The Independent. Well, OK, it has a lot of competition.
"Quran a fascist book?? has Mr Wilders actually read it...what a farce. It has been the most intellectual and progressive book for the past 1400 years and continues to be so."
Posted by: Joshua CohenHi, Islam is a religion of peace and ask its followers to be merciful to everyone friends and enemy. But this message is not the weakness of Islam. We (muslims) have to be merciful to those who respect humanity but be harsh to those who create chaos in the world.
The world has been destroyed by western values that allow their allies to kill muslims all over the world (Palestine, India, Afghanistan, East taimor, Kosovo, Bosnia and Somalia) but once muslims retaliate they become militants and terrorists.
Western values include justice for all as well but why not this value is universal and you know the answer better. Abusing Islam is freedom of speech and denying holocaust is a crime. Double standards...
Cost of life of a human being is same but west don't realize that and history always repeat itself.
Posted by: Bilal Abdul MujeebTom you show your ignorance in anything to do with the Quran. The Quran, as much as it is a Moral and spiritual book, is a Legal text and with any legal text needs one specialised to read, understand and deduce from it.
I ask Tom, or for any reader, to look at the verses that were revealed at the time when Prophet Muhammed and his companions were being attacked by the Pagan military foes from Mecca. Yes, the Quran DID encourage the Muslims to attack and defend themselves, just like Uncle Sam encouraged young Americans to go and fight the Germans. So context is important.
Posted by: Fiaz Hussain
Women's state today is due to customs & traditions more than the religion which interpretation is monopolised by narrow minded men. Wilders is far from being objective & i don't think he wants to know facts but rather insult & stir a controversy, much like some muslims do. Wilders & extremists are 2 sides of one coin, unfortunately.
Posted by: S Ahmed
Ok, ahmed, where exactly is the disclaimer in the koran that it doesn't apply in 2008? It's prescriptive, a call to genocide. And comparing this dutch politician to muslim extremists shows how much credibilty you have.
(isn't it about now you tell everyone the bible is just as violent? Some idiots believe it too)
Infidels are your sworn enemies (Sura 4:101).
Be ruthless to the infidels (Sura 48:29).
Make war on the infidels who dwell around you (Sura 9:123, 66:9).
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day (Sura 9:29).
Strike off the heads of infidels in battle (Sura 47:4).
If someone stops believing in Allah, kill him (al-Bukhari 9:84:57).
Take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends (Sura 5:51, 60:13).
Never be a helper to the disbelievers (Sura 28:86).
Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them (Sura 2:191).
No Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel (al-Bukhari 1:3:111).
The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land (Sura 5:33).
"Seek out your enemies relentlessly." (Surah 4:103-)
"Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)
"Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)
"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)
"Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths (lies), but for the intention in your hearts" (Surah 2:225)
Posted by: Tez.
I would love to know what Joshua Cohen has been smoking. It certainly hasn't been tobacco! He stated: "It [the Qur'an] has been the most intellectual and progressive book for the past 1400 years and continues to be so."
That is a most remarkable statement, Mr Cohen!
What is "intellectual" and "progressive" about a book which vilifies non-believers, advocates violence against all that do not submit in obedience to its non-existent god, Allah, and a book which advocates treating women as second class citizens, and calls Jews "apes and pigs".
If you think that is "progressive", then you might also categorize Mein Kampf as "progressive", too.
Geert Wilders is right when he likens the Qur'an to Hitler's tome; and he is right, too, when he calls the book "fascistic".
Geert Wilders is the most courageous politician in Europe. Would that we had more like him, instead of the wimps we have got.
Geert Wilders is doing the right thing in bringing out the film, Fitna. He has my full support, and the support of many others too.
Freedom of expression and freedom of speech must be used lest they be taken away from us. These treasures can be likened to muscles: If they are not used, they atrophy.
It is most remarkable that we have the greatest advocates of freedom of speech and expression these days in two of Europe's smallest countries: Denmark and the Netherlands.
It has been noted that not one British newspaper nor one American newspaper had the courage to print the Motoons. Cowards all!
Posted by: Moderator
The comments above come from the misnamed Independent.
Fitna in the West? Yes. We get a disconnect between the people and the intelligentsia. Thank God for people like Geert Wilders.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Showing Wilders' Film "Bizarre" says Nova editor Carel Kuyl
No-one wants to broadcast Wilders' film
No Dutch public or commercial television station is willing to broadcast MP Geert Wilder's anti-Koran film, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.
The paper says Wilders insists the entire 10 to 15-minute feature be screened, a condition no broadcaster is willing to meet.
'We would not do that with a film produced by the Christian Democrats or the Liberals and also not for [Geert Wilder's party] PVV,' Herman van Gelderen, head of NRCV programme Netwerk said. 'We are also extremely cautious about encouraging hatred and discrimination.'
Nova editor Carel Kuyl told the paper that Wilders was willing to allow a preview of his film on the condition programme chiefs agreed to broadcast it anyway. That is 'bizarre', Kuyl was quoted as saying.
Wilders will now launch his film, titled Fitna, on the internet later this month. The Volkskrant reports that the press centre in The Hague, Nieuwspoort, has agreed to the presentation of Wilders' film on March 28, pending security arrangements.
Meanwhile, the AD reports that the Dutch anti-terrorism coordinator has raised the terror alarm level from 'limited' to 'substantial'. Both Wilders' film and the extension of the Dutch military mission in Afghanistan influenced the decision, the paper says.
The Netherlands' governing classes roll out th big guns to prevent Wilders from showing his film. It ain't working. Much sound and fury from them but little light. The show must go on.
Wilders' Guerrila Theater
[T]he enforcers of political correctness have failed to grasp is that things have already gone too far. It's no longer about dialogue, it's about a deadly ideological conflict. Yet when momentous issues pivot around hanging up a poster or releasing a home movie it's probably a sign that we are both in deep trouble and deep denial.
Wilders is no longer engaged in 'dialogue'. He's engaged in guerrila theater; gone outside of parliament to snipe from behind the cover of the very things his unnamed opponents shelter behind. It's not the art gallery that is temporarily shutting down but the cognitive processes of the politically correct mind. They're in an endless loop with no hope of escape until someone hits the reset button.http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot
For those with a nasty sense of humor, one might smile at the shenanigans of Sarkozy ["Sarkozy on Wednesday voiced his solidarity with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, who fears a Muslim backlash over a film criticising Islam made by a far-right Dutch MP." afp], and the Euro-dhimmis doing their futile best to stop the people from witnessing this act of courage on Wilders' part. For those with a bit of soul, one can only smile at the courage of Dutch citizens who demand this play take place on the centre stage of the world, the Dutch people acting as setting. Enter America.
Southern Hospitality for Wilders' Fitna
Patrick Goodenough, "Europe Braces for Release of Film Linking Koran to Terror"
CNSNews.com International Editor; March 06, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - A leading U.S.-based Internet company says it's ready for any electronic attacks that may come its way for hosting a Web site featuring a provocative short film that is critical of the Koran. The movie, made by a controversial Dutch politician and due for release any time now, has sparked protests in the Islamic world and concerns in Europe.
The site is hosted by Network Solutions, a northern Virginia-based tech company that manages about seven million Internet domain names.
Asked whether the company expects the site to draw much interest or strong reaction, spokeswoman Susan Wade said Wednesday said she could not say how much traffic the site was drawing, "but we are always prepared for any kind of denial-of-service attack, whether it be from anywhere for any reason. It's something that we're always preparing for."
If people have complaints about the content of Web sites hosted by the company, she said, they could report it.
"We have an acceptable-use policy that all customers agree to. [In the event of complaints] we would review the content, and take any necessary action."
The acceptable-use policy prohibits the posting of content "that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, hate propaganda, fraudulent material or fraudulent activity, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature."
In a survey by Dutch pollster Maurice du Hond, 45 percent of respondents said Wilders had the right to make the film and to release it; 35 percent said although he had the right to do so, considering the consequences, he should be advised not to; 10 percent said everything possible should be done to persuade him not to go ahead; and seven percent said he didn't have the right to do it.
Thanks to Mom at Jihadwatch for the link.
The usual places one would expect to see a Dutch-made short, i.e. Netherlands television, won't air Wilder's film. They go for all kinds of Leftist arty porno, but a short by a "Rightwing extremist" is not happening there. It looks to be going through an American company. Ah yes, once again it's America at the centre of all things evil, like showing this film to the world.
Network Solutions, LLC is a technology company which was founded in 1979. The domain name registration business has become the most important division of the company; as of 2006, Network Solutions manages more than 7.6 million domain names. Their size, founding status, and longevity have made them one of the most important corporations affecting domain name price and policy.
More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
And no doubt more to come later.
Due to death threats, Wilders is constantly under protection.
Why didn't I think of that sooner? Sheesh. How do I even manage to tie my own shoes? Well, velcro straps help a lot. Hope they're not a Zionist plot too or we'll all be barefootin'.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The following comment comes from a blog by a liberal leftist writing from an island in the Pacific ocean, but the comment itself is written by a young person who doesn't have the luxury of spinning nonsense from afar. The comment is from a Dutchman stuck with Muslims. Following that, some more news and views of the Netherlands and government regarding Geert Wilders and his up-coming film, Fitna. First, a young Dutchman.
Fitna: The Reality.
First let me introduce myself[.] [I']m a man from the [N]etherlands.
[L]et me explain what far right means. [I]n countries such as [H]olland, far right is something like [you] get [to keep] what [wage or profit] you have worked for. [S]o [free enterprise and capitalism are] economical[ly beneficial] for a lot of people, better[.] [O]n the opposite[, i.e. the Left, you have] those... parties that focus more on growing as a union[;] so better social securities, [i.e. welfare state benefits].
[A]nyway you can't imagine how terribly bad it is in Holland [between] Muslim people and Dutch people. Most [Muslims] came here in the sixties when Dutch people were feeling too good to do stuff like cleaning and working in a factory. Nothing wrong [with the Muslims working in the Netherlands] at that moment but then they [had] children, and those children were getting a Dutch passport and a Turkish one for example, [i.e. dual citizenship without assimilation].
Well, we don't [have many] murders as like in [America] but somehow Muslims were getting in the news as they where involved with some incidents, [known locally as creating "American conditions"] so people [i.e. Dutch] were getting more and more hate against [Muslim criminals], and not just hate[:] some were a bit afraid because they [Muslims] were [portrayed as] people with loose hands, [i.e. ill tempers]. Dutch people don't like the [underclass Muslim] threat and that's how Geert Wilders gets his [media-described] extreme ideas. And in Dutch schools it goes further than that. [There are a] lot of fights [between] Dutch people and Muslim people, not [because of] their religion but just because Dutch [teens]and [young people, grandchild age,] want to stay in charge of Holland and don't [want to] tolerate [aggressive] foreign people anymore. I think somehow that this [conflict] between people from the Netherlands and Muslims people, or people who look Arabic, is going to escalate.
I'm 18 years old and have friends who feel so much hate against Arabic people because [we] are terrified. [Youths and teens] are the people who [are] voting for Geert Wilders [in the] elections. I hope I made it a bit clear and I'm sorry for my terrible English :P
Geert Wilders' film Fitna is coming closer to a theatre near you, and the Dutch political scene is lighting up. No, not lighting up a joint, which might for once be a good idea for them; no, in this case the leading lights of Netherlands' politicking are lighting up the dark and maybe previously hidden depths of their cowardice, and displaying their manipulation and hatred of the Dutch people for all to see. The Dutch ruling clique's government, the political powers that be, have recently tried to intimidate Wilders into withdrawing his film to placate Muslims; below we'll see the police today won't give him assurances that if they see his film they won't outlaw it on the spot; and the media, further below, assign blame to Wilders for crimes uncommitted and those yet to come-- crimes likely to be committed by Muslims but the fault of Wilders. The Left dhimmi fascists blame Wilders for any problems to come, try to stop him from showing his film, and grovel before the Muslim world in the hope of being spared whatever consequence there is to being alive in a world of angry and spoiled Muslims who want still more, knowing full well they'll get still more if Europeans see a public Muslim temper tantrum. Wilders doesn't put up with Muslim bullshit, and Wilders pays, or will if the Left dhimmi fascists get their way.
Fitna the Movie
The Hague - The website for the anti-Qur'an film Fitna by Geert Wilders is online under the name fitnathemovie. There is little to see at the moment: only the cover of the Qur'an with the text "Allahu Akhbar", which means "God is Great" and "Geert Wilders presents Fitna - Coming Soon" against a black background.
Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders announced two weeks ago that his film will be shown on this website. He is also negotiating with television stations to broadcast Fitna.
On Tuesday, Mr Wilders said he was prepared to show the film to the national terrorism coordinator Tjebbe Joustra one day ahead of it being broadcast on the condition that it would not be banned. The MP stresses that his film does not contravene Dutch law.
It's coming. One would have expected a little more order and organization from the Dutch, like a schedule. But since there is this interlude we have the dubious pleasure of previews and cartoons. An editorial, presumably from a public intellectual. If Netherlanders were ever like this fellow I wonder how it is they managed to hold out against the Nazi invasion for as long as they did.
Ready, Set, Cringe
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 When provocations take over the debate
IN POLITIKENS VIEW
By Tøger Seidenfaden, editor in chief
The Dutch government is still hoping that the right wing politician Geert Wilders will refrain from releasing the short film that he has been threatening to launch for weeks now. The film contains one of the crudest attacks on European freedom of thought in memory, since it appears that its message is that the Koran should be banned. A proposal to ban a book, simply because one does not like its content, harks back to the darkest period in European history.
But it is not, however, Wilders self-contradictory extremism that worries the Dutch government, but rather the anticipation of peaceful (boycott) and violent (bombs) Muslim reactions. According to NATO's Secretary-General, both Dutch and Danish soldiers in Afghanistan are increasingly in danger – in the case of Danish soldiers as a result of the rekindled cartoon crisis.
The classical example to show that freedom of expression has limits, is that you are not allowed to shout 'Fire!' in a theatre full of people. In that light, the Dutch government is acting in a basically responsible manner in disassociating itself from extremism, and urging Wilders to think again.
There is little doubt that we in many cases are currently having to defend the right to commit wholesale stupidity and provocation. It can be difficult to determine when our principles are being manipulated by stuntmen and hostile ideologists, and when they are defending the freedom of debate and the freedom of artistic expression.
Legally and politically we are naturally adamant. The limits of freedom of expression cannot be moved because of threats, or because other societies have not yet discovered it. But it is more than ever vital now, that both governments and the rest of us insist on the right to put our foot down in relation to those who are only looking for confrontation and conflict, and just leave the consequences to society. Here, the Christian Democratic Prime Minister in Holland is doing the right thing – just as the non-socialist Swedish government did when Sweden had a prelude to a Mohammed crisis. As far as diplomacy and dialogue is concerned, our own government is unfortunately still conspicuously silent. It is possible that the government is satisfied with its dogged determination. But in reality, it is failing in its responsibilities.
Translated by Julian Isherwood; *politiken.dk
I assumed that a high school diploma in Europe still meant something. Obviously I was wrong. Now, about y remark on the Dutch holding out so valiantly against the German invasion? OK, that was unkind. But look at the beating they gave the English in the Dutch East Indies.
All is not lost. People in the Netherlands voted for Wilders and his group. More will vote next time. Sane and responsible government in the Netherlands is not something we must have overnight. This, the grovelling and the blaming and the whingeing and weeping from the dhimmi govenment is a good thing in that it shows by praxis, the propaganda of the deed, in blood and stone just what one gets from this kind of behaviour in this kind of situation, a lesson it seems each generation must learn the hard way rather than relying on past experience and common sense. Now they will find out for certain. New leaders will emerge.
Grovelling invites a beating.
Terrorist Expert: Government Concern over Quran Documentary Reflects Weakness
"The Dutch Government is insufficiently aware of how its messages are perceived by the Muslim world." This was stated by Uri Rosenthal, the faction chairman of the Liberal Party in the Dutch Senate and a leading expert on terrorism. He said that by demanding that Wilders not broadcast his movie on the Quran, violence and incitement, the Government is ignoring the fact that this is perceived in Muslim countries as Government pressure without consequences and thus is a sign of weakness. Rosenthal added that the government shows further weakness by stating that it will hold PVV leader Wilders responsible for any violence if his documentary is broadcast. He thinks that Denmark's firm position on the Mohammed cartoons issue is far more effective than that of the Dutch."
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Herodotus and Thucydides and many others from antiquity knew well these lessons. Not so long ago Machiavelli wrote on this too:
I]f you yield to a threat, you do so in order to avoid war, and more often than not, you do not avoid war. For those before whom you have thus openly demeaned yourself by yielding, will not stop there, but will seek to extort further concessions, and the less they esteem you the more incensed will they become against you. On the other hand, you will find your supporters growing cooler towards you, since they will look upon you as weak or pusillanimous. But if, as soon as you become aware of your adversary's intentions, you prepare to use force, even though your forces be inferior to his, he will begin to respect you, and, since those with which you were allied will now esteem you, they will be ready to help when you begin to arm, which they would never have done had you given up.
Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourses, Book II, Chapter 14
Monday, March 03, 2008
Lyle H. Rossiter; Jr.; M.D. The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.
To jump right in, here is an editorial review from amazon.com:
Are Liberals Out of Their Minds? Why do modern liberals think and act as they do? The radical left's politics and its destructive effects on our basic freedoms have provoked many to speculate on what makes these people tick. The Liberal Mind answers the question. This book is the first systematic analysis of the political madness that now threatens to destroy the West's greatest achievement: the American dream of civilized liberty. In his penetrating analysis, Dr. Rossiter reveals modern liberalism's assaults on: The freedom of adults to make good lives for themselves by cooperating with others, The ability of families to raise children to be self-reliant and mutual, and The morals, rights and laws that protect our freedoms. Modern liberalism's irrationality can only be understood as the product of psychopathology. So extravagant are the patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that characterize the liberal mind that its relentless protests and demands become understandable only as disorders of the psyche. The Liberal Mind reveals the madness of the modern liberal for what it is: a massive transference neurosis acted out in the world's political arenas, with devastating effects on the institutions of liberty.
But before we get carried away, let's ground ourselves in the critical analysis of a reviewer who isn't "editorial" or something, a customer reviewer:
"This book is just silly and every argument he makes can easily be attributed to every Fictional Conservative I've ever met From his Nanny State BS (What do you call spending half our budget on our Military Nanny?) to his playing the victim (Gee it's not our fault no WMDs were found,Not our fault planeloads of cash are unaccounted for, not our fault 300,000 weapons are missing in Iraq)
Well you get the point, save your money and if you want to hear poorly argued Pop Psychology with a Rightwingnut twist just turn on your AM radio .."
And there is the "staggering genius" of John F. Michalski , who does it so well I include none further from that line, primarily because of the irony, which goes a long way in a little bit:
"It's ironic that I should stumble across this work at this time, because I have been working on an article of my own in which I argue precisely the opposite thesis. It is my contention that the term "conservatism" doesn't name any particular political or economic ideology but is, rather, an attitude toward ideology. It is, in fact, a personality disorder - an irrational fear of change.
What has caused the rise of conservatism in the past 30 years? It is certainly not a rational response to historical developments. Why would tens of millions of poor and working-class people ally themselves with the rich - with whom they share no reasonable interests? Why would so many of these same millions mindlessly buy into a particularly crack-brained travesty of Christianity, one which teaches contempt for the poor, hatred of the foreigner, and so many other anti-Christian values?
The reason for all this was the radical change our society saw from the 1950s on. The Old Establishment - white, rich, straight American males - had to watch their hegemony crumble. Women, minorities and gays were no longer content to stay in their place. Poor and working people were using unions and political clout to demand their fair share of the riches they were producing. New immigrants were bringing strange skin colors, languages, foods and behaviors to White, WASPY America. And foreign countries began to challenge America's imperium. It all got rather scary.
Some people - liberals - have welcomed these changes. It seemed that, finally, millions who had been held down in the name of the precious status quo were going to be given what they deserved. But others couldn't cope with this brave new world. They were threatened by the changes, and looked to any conman who promised to make time run backward and keep things as they were. These conmen have included William Buckley, George Will, Ronald Reagan, Karl Rove and George W. Bush. All their political success has rested on one skill - their ability to exploit the fears of millions of threatened people.
This book is a particularly crude example of this phenomenon."
Strangely enough, or perhaps not so strange given the vast Right wing conspiracy and so on, only 26 of 172 people who bothered to click found the above review helpful. Life, it seems, is just not fair. There ought to be a law. Hey, what a concept.
"Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts
Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder"
WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."
While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to "the vast right-wing conspiracy."
For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.
Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by the two major candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination can only be understood as a psychological disorder.
"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do."
Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:
* creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
* satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
* augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
* rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious." http://canadianinfidel.blogspot
I can't review this book because I haven't read it, but it attracts my interest. What I find interesting as well the straightforward thesis is the fact that such works are emerging from the fog of euphemisms and Orwellian double speak that floods the book shelves of the shops in this part of the world if not most places still. Yes, the times they are a'changin'. Sloooowly. Call me crazy-- oh hey, call me a kooky loony if you must, but I like it, this a'changin'. Yeah, in spite of being the misoneist that I should be but isn't.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
I'll take a stab at it. If there were only one Dutchman left in the universe, he alone would cost the government more than the government can get out of him. But maybe I misunderstood the whole point above like I do so often when it comes to numbers. Please correct me if so.
When it comes to flaming bags of pus preaching hatred towards Muslims (and Catholics) - which the McCain campaign is going to carpet bomb fearful Americans with as though he were dumping napalm on women and children back in Nam - John Hagee has no equal. His radical Christian Zionist militant group Christians United For Israel although only two years old has proven to be reliable boots on the ground shock troops for extremist right wing Israelis and their dual loyalist agents that are deeply embedded in the American media, military and government.
Hagee, who is also the author of books like Jerusalem Countdown that builds on the cultist Left Behind series of pulp fiction Armageddon books read by millions (and could have been written by Israeli intelligence itself so vitriolic are they to Muslims, liberals and the United Nations) caught the eye of the nuke Iran war freaks who have always preyed on rube bible thumpers and is now being used as a shill for the PNAC agenda of world dominance.
His audacious pep rallies for a holy war to end all wars are orgies of the same sort of iconography and demagoguery that Leni Riefenstahl immortalized on film in Triumph Of The Will and the glazed eyes and thousand yard stares (see video here) of the hateful lemming CUFI followers and those of the German people are so similar that they send a chill up my spine. McCain's object of everlasting man love Joe Lieberman is a Hagee favorite and has even gone so far as to compare the hatemongering minister to Moses himself. It is no small coincidence that CUFI came into existence at precisely the same time that the drive for nuking Iran was gathering momentum.
McCain, of course being the straight shooter, has thrown in with the same agents of intolerance that he once denounced before he found Jesus after that Karl Rove induced mugging in South Carolina back in 2000. McCain is a pathological war freak and wants to exact his brutal revenge on any proxy target of the Viet Cong, so throwing in with the agents of extremist Israeli ideology like Lieberman and a flaming lunatic who wants to influence U.S. foreign policy to bring about the beloved Rapture and therefore the immolation of all Jews who don't convert to Christianity makes perfect sense.
"Look at the way the Jewish people have been following for thousands of years past; everywhere murder, everywhere mass murder. Neither must we forget that behind present-day wars there stands the Jewish financier who pursues his aims and interests. The Jew always lives on the blood of other nations; he needs such murder and such victims.1
Julius Streicher -- martyred Crusader For Truth: Julius Streicher is the most famous writer and authority on the Jewish problem in all of history. He has been greatly maligned by the forces of organized Jewry. Of the eleven German martyrs who went to their deaths on the gallows at Nuremberg on October 16, 1946, Streicher alone died solely for his speeches and writings.2