Gut Rumbles

February 10, 2006

quote of the day

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.---Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II)
(Quote shamelessly lifted from this blog.)

If the date of publication is correct (1899), Churchill was 25 years old when he wrote that observation about Islam. Not much has changed in the last 107 years, has it? At least not with Islam.

What HAS changed is our ability to face the unvarnished truth if that truth is unpleasant, ugly or politically incorrect. We prefer sweet little lies that don't hurt anyone's feeeelings.

Amid the current brouhaha over those "offensive" cartoons, I am appalled by the moral and intellectual rot displayed by so many people today. This decay is what happens when the Cult of Compassion has its way. Spend a few decades with educators believing that building a child's self-esteem is more important than teaching him to read and write. Preach that being "judgmental" is some kind of thought-crime. Praise "multi-culturalism" as something grand and unifying. (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!) Advocate "tolerance" in the face of the intolerable. See cowardice and call it courage.

If those aren't "retrograde forces," I don't know what is. When the blithering moral equivalence crowd can't see the difference between this and this, and they manage to convince people that there IS NO DIFFERENCE, we've totally lost our grasp on reality.

We'd better hope that we're not seeing the beginning of a battle between radical Islam and Western civilization in the Middle East right now. We'll lose because we no longer have the guts to fight it.


The sentiment of this posting is exemplified even more acutely in Europe, where multi-culruralism - that is, the equal validation of all cultures - leaves many of the native Europeans to question if they really have anything worth fighting for. Add to that the fact that the new immigrants to Europe have a higher birthrate and are more culturally vigorous, and that may spell disaster for Europe. Or at least a disaster.

The ultimate danger of that of course is that a Eurabia would be a powerful launching base for jihad against the US.

Posted by: Ixman on February 10, 2006 05:42 PM

The fight against Islam has been going on for 1400 years. This is just the final chapter where the West capitulates and the Islamics win. Then China will do what is necessary to survive.

Posted by: anonymous on February 10, 2006 06:03 PM

Bring on the mother of battles, Bitch!

Kill a muslim today and everyday.

Those towelheads ain't got nothing but

words and body odor.

Posted by: TomCat on February 10, 2006 06:36 PM

First off, Arabs lose wars because they are emotional and they can't think one move ahead. Even with all their oil, the average IQ in Arabia is hovering around 83.

There is a war going on. Timing is essential. The West has the might. An Arab with a nuke will use it.

I really believe Iran is going to have a giant hole in it's center soon.

OK, my serious moment is up for today.

Posted by: The Atheist Jew on February 10, 2006 11:55 PM

". . . We'd better hope that we're not seeing the beginning of a battle between radical Islam and Western civilization in the Middle East right now."

The battle is taking place already,
and the battlefield is NOT just in the Middle East.

Posted by: Dan Pursel on February 11, 2006 12:38 AM

Acidman--Have you ever read Oriana Fallaci? Check this out:

Like you, she's not afraid of the unvarnished truth either.

Posted by: Ice Scribe on February 11, 2006 08:44 AM
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