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Month: February 2019

Nazism vs. Islam?

Hitler as Mohammad

On one of my blogs for Bizarro World a reader asked: Which is worse? Nazism or Islam?  It was a silly question. I answered:

To a victim, it wouldn’t matter which was worse: Nazism or Islam. The question would be as irrelevant as asking a victim which side of his brain would he would want forcibly amputated?
You’re asking someone to put a quantifier or a measure or degree of horror on evil. It’s a straw man. Islam has murdered millions over 14 centuries, the Nazis and the Soviets far fewer millions in far less time, but whatever quantity of victims one arrives at is arbitrary. They’re both ideologies whose premises command and require that they kill. It’s obedience or death, with no alternatives.
Remember what happened to rebellious Randall  McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? In the end he was lobotomized by the mental hospital. That’s what Nazism and Islam want to do to unbelievers: lobotomize them so that they no longer are self-motivated individuals moving and acting for their own reasons and ends, are no longer aware of  but to serve the state or the caliphate as a selfless, soulless automatons, or die. It’s an issue of conquering the mind, of derogating one’s values, of voluntarily dismissing one’s values in favor of being allowed to live and paying for the “benevolence” of one’s oppressors (paying jizya).
Islam demands that men abandon their values for the Allah-prescribed value of conformity, and to regard him (it?) as the end-all and be-all of everything that matters. Islam demands of believers unqualified, unquestioning adoration and deference.
Neither Nazism nor Islam seeks agreement with its tenets, but requires mindless obedience. They do not demand thought, but submission.  Which is what Islam means.
From my “Inculcates” column I noted:
I think that one of the most spectacular dramatic demonstrations of tribalism is the film version of The Godfather (Parts I and II). Except for the concretes, fundamentally there is not much difference between the tribal code of the Corleones and their gangs and that of the Islamic Ummah.
Muslims worship Allah without reservation or question, and sanctify its “prophet,”  Mohammed, in defiance of his reputation as a criminal and a butcher. One must learn the hard way that to emphasize Mohammed’s record or “rap sheet” to a Muslim is a futile enterprise in persuasion; the minds of most Muslims mind are anti-conceptual and proof against any argumentation or evidence. To dwell on Mohammed’s record of criminality, its revelation,  is regarded as blasphemy and as an insult. The average non-violent Muslim is a tribalist and anti-conceptual mentality to the core. There is no such thing as an individualist Muslim. There are only countless reifications of zeroes, or vessels or clones of non-thought.
Ayn Rand wrote about tribalism:
Tribalism (which is the best name to give to all the group manifestations of the anti-conceptual mentality) is a dominant element in Europe, as a reciprocally reinforcing cause and result of Europe’s long history of caste systems, of national and local (provincial) chauvinism, of rule by brute force and endless, bloody wars. As an example, observe the Balkan nations, which are perennially bent upon exterminating one another over minuscule differences of tradition or language. Tribalism had no place in the United States—until recent decades. It could not take root here, its imported seedlings were withering away and turning to slag in the melting pot whose fire was fed by two inexhaustible sources of energy: individual rights and objective law; these two were the only protection man needed.
What are the nature and the causes of modern tribalism? Philosophically, tribalism is the product of irrationalism and collectivism. It is a logical consequence of modern philosophy. If men accept the notion that reason is not valid, what is to guide them and how are they to live?
Obviously, they will seek to join some group—any group—which claims the ability to lead them and to provide some sort of knowledge acquired by some sort of unspecified means. If men accept the notion that the individual is helpless, intellectually and morally, that he has no mind and no rights, that he is nothing, but the group is all, and his only moral significance lies in selfless service to the group—they will be pulled obediently to join a group. But which group? Well, if you believe that you have no mind and no moral value, you cannot have the confidence to make choices—so the only thing for you to do is to join an unchosen group, the group into which you were born, the group to which you were predestined to belong by the sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient power of your body chemistry.
This, of course, is racism. But if your group is small enough, it will not be called “racism”: it will be called “ethnicity.”
Mein Kampt is a Mideast best-seller

James Lewis on American Thinker made this salient observation about children’s irrational behavior:

….Social scientists have taken a serious look at emotional “regression,” as it’s called, because it shows grownups falling back into infantile rage and “splitting.”  Mature coping includes problem-solving in the real world, and also rationalizing one’s emotions and working out personal issues through the arts and work.  Nobody was ever killed by rationalization, or by the arts and music.
…Regressive people live in a kind of nightmare, like infants in the Terrible Twos, switching between fits of rage and demanding love and worship.  Normal parents start to wonder what they did wrong, but it’s not they; it’s the kid going through a phase.
The Harvard psychiatrist Georges Vaillant ran in-depth studies of the emotional defenses.
Humans can grow up to become balanced and reality-based adults, or they can become infantile and primitive. 
The Democrats and the MSM have chosen the latter course, as is apparent in their actions and statements taken against Donald Trump. They go into fits of rage against his actions and policies, and at the same time expect that the electorate “love” them.  Muslims, as a rule, submit from childhood through adulthood to a primitive ideology (an ideology that requires no proof of anything and does not tax their cognitive capacities, or ability or willingness to think) and the pronouncements of a recidivist rogue and career killer.
See my  2016 articles, “Islam Inculcates Criminality” and “The Collectivist Mentality of Muslims.”

Bizarro World

The Legion of Doom – or Congress, Bizarro World

I thought it would be amusing, or at least instructive, to portray – and detail – the absurdities prevalent in today’s information environment and how they are rooted of the Bizarro World. The absurdities occur in Islam and in the actions of the Democratic Party.

Bizarro World was for a short time a hit comic book series published by DC Comics, in which everything was backward and the world was not a globe but a cube.
In the Bizarro world of “Htrae”, society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states “Us do opposite of all Earthly things!  Us hate beauty!  Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!” In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: “Guaranteed to lose money for you”.  Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, “Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together”. This is meant and taken as a great compliment.  
Bizarro World was intended to be a joke or a parody. Language and meaning were in effect reversed in meaning. Up meant down, while Go!, Come Back! etc. mean the opposite.
The salesman is profiting somehow from selling bonds that lose money? Wouldn’t he instead lose money by Bizarro World’s standards? Wouldn’t that be a mark of virtue? Everything that is done and said in Bizarro World depends on the rational epistemology of the reader.
But then you look at Islam, which to pretend “journalists,” continues to be a “Religion of Peace,” even though its massacres, murders, rapes, and crimes are innumerable over the course of 1,400 years. 
The House of Representatives has become its own Bizarro World, with the majority in it having said they will endorse  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “New Green Deal.”
A minimally “optimistic” forecast about the success of the New Green Deal in Congress by Business in Insider indicates that:
Ocasio-Cortez has succeeded in generating enthusiasm for a Green New Deal, with 92% of Democrats and 64% of Republicans supporting such a plan, according to one survey. But it’s unlikely the resolution will pass in the House, let alone in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Nancy Pelosi said to Joy Reid of MSNBC about Tlaib’s foul language concerning Donald Trump:
“I probably have a generational reaction to it…But in any event.  I’m not in the censorship business.”
Pelosi added that she wouldn’t have used that language but that it was “nothing worse than the president has said.”
This was in reponse to Rep.  Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) regarding impeaching President Trump.
“Baby, they don’t,” Tlaib said she told her son, before adding, “because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the mother  f***er.”
Pelosi said her reaction to Tlaib’s statement was “generational,” implying that she was “old fashioned,” excusing herself by citing an irrelevancy.
Tlaib is an unapologetic anti-Semite who is opposed to Israel and its existence. She was appointed to the House Foreign Affairs Committee by Pelosi, who will not remove her. The Committee regularly discusses aid for Israel.  Pelosi knows the nature of Tlaib, Cortez, and IIlhan Omar
 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s statement on world ending in 12 years, and other bizarre statements.
The Speaker of the Bizarro House

A minimally “optimistic” forecast about the success of the New Green Deal in Congress by Business in Insider indicates that:

Ocasio-Cortez has succeeded in generating enthusiasm for a Green New Deal, with 92% of Democrats and 64% of Republicans supporting such a plan, according to one survey. But it’s unlikely the resolution will pass in the House, let alone in the Republican-controlled Senate.
In the meantime, not allowing Tlaib and  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  to steal the thunder, hijab-happy Omar, uttered her own controversial statement about Jews and Israel, and was appointed by Pelosi to the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
Last month, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promoted Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite controversy about Omar’s past antisemitic rhetoric and her radical anti-Israel foreign policy views.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said last week he would “take action” to discipline the two, although it’s unclear what he could do to them.
Trying to sound “hip,” In response, Omar tweeted: “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” — slang for large sums of our currency. [Referring to the $100 dollar bill, with its picture of Benjamin Franklin)
Then, in response to another Twitter posting questioning who Omar “thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel,” the congresswoman answered “AIPAC!” — the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a powerful lobby that organizes conferences and congressional trips. (As the New York Times notes, AIPAC does not contribute to political campaigns.)
So, here we are in Congress’s Bizarro World. In  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s world, the world would be a cube, not a globe, and the campaign to destroy the U.S. would be regarded as a positive. However, the whole concept of a world that works backward is an “unworkable” absurdity as it is a contradiction of everything that is. A “positive” can’t be achieved by accomplishing a “negative.”  In George Owell’s 1984 terms, this is “double think.” It is contradictory. But this contradiction is a living thing and wholly reflects the Marxist dialectic. And  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is definitely a Marxist. Omar and Tlaib are hateful anti-Semitics.
See my column “The Weird Sisters of Congress” from January 24, and “Everything Wrong with Congress,” from January 22.  

Pre-dawn Visits by Officer Friendly and Friends

RobertMueller is Bullwinkle

Or the predawn raid on Roger Stone.

It was straight out of a poorly shot, badly lighted B-grade espionage movie starring Tom Cruise, except that the “star” was Roger Stone.
29 heavily armed FBI agents, a hovering, armed helicopter, frogmen in an amphibious assault boat in the canal behind his house, an armored troop carrier, a battering ram, and police vehicles with flashing lights, appeared on January 31st at Roger Stone’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida, residence to arrest Roger Stone on orders from Robert Mueller,  via Christopher Wray, director of the FBI.
As I have remarked elsewhere on various reports of the raid, the FBI came loaded for bear, as though they were expecting a fierce counter attack by Sitting Bull or Geronimo with ten thousand Indians ready to put up a furious fight and descend en masse on the hapless agents with war clubs, tomahawks, and scalping knives.
Or, rather, instead, they were there to  arrest El Chapo’s twin brother, or another Mexican drug kingpin with massive firepower to resist arrest.
The manpower employed to arrest an unarmed 66-year-old man was ludicrous and would be comic if it weren’t a harbinger of the police state tactics employed by Mueller, tactics used to capture and kill Osama Bin Laden. Many commentators state that the force used by the FBI in the Stone raid is a “take no risks” standard when agents are assigned to arrest a particularly dangerous or pawn-rich person, such as Roger Stone.
After all, Stone is a closet Nazi, the MSM want to believe, and he and Trump daily practice John Cleese’s mockery of Nazis on Fawlty Towers.
But the FBI – and Mueller – must have known in advance Stone’s age and the fact that he owned no weapon of any kind.
Why was it important to “grand stand” Stone’s “capture” and arrest? Judge Andrew P. Napolitano explains why in his column in the Jewish World Review:
Stone has been both a paid formal adviser and an unpaid informal adviser to Trump for 40 years. He was fired from Trump’s presidential campaign during the summer of 2015, but he continued to work on his own to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Some of that help — according to the government — involved the release of embarrassing Clinton emails that had probably been hacked by Russian agents.
Last Thursday, one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand juries indicted Stone on five counts of lying to Congress, one count of witness intimidation and one count of obstruction of justice. His Gestapo-like arrest followed his indictment by just a few hours.
Stone was represented by counsel throughout the time of his testimony before Congress last year. He was the recipient of grand jury subpoenas for his text messages, his emails and other records — all of which, through his counsel, he surrendered. He claims that when asked by members of the House Intelligence Committee about certain aspects of these, he innocently forgot about them. Who could remember each of 1 million texts and emails?
In the real world — where the influence of politics into law enforcement is kept to a harmless minimum — defense counsel is generally known to prosecutors throughout their investigation of a target. According to Stone, federal prosecutors have known for a year who his lawyers are. Also in the real world, when a defendant has been indicted for a nonviolent crime, has no criminal record and is not a flight risk or an imminent danger to society, prosecutors inform defense counsel of the indictment, send the defense counsel a copy of it and request the peaceful and dignified surrender of the indicted person.
In the current, unreal world — where politics deeply infuse law enforcement — prosecutors use brute force to send a message of terror to innocent defendants. Like all defendants at the time of arrest, Stone is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
But what crime is he guilty or innocent of beyond a reasonable doubt?
What message does brute force send? It is a message of terror, and it has no place in American life. As if to add embarrassment to terror, the feds may have tipped off CNN, which carried all this live in real time.

And the message of terror in this instance is dictated by Robert Mueller, in connivance with Christopher Wray. The recording of the arrest is owned by CNN, who just happened to be at the arrest scene, because CNN’s “gut” told it that something was going to happen at Stone’s residence. The “gut” has a name: Mueller and the FBI, who wanted a visual record that the FBI was obeying orders to humiliate Stone and warn others that this is what in store for anyone who defies Robert Mueller.
As sly and calculating as Trump?

Stone said to Laura Ingraham on her show:

“The truth of the matter is, if you read my book, “Stone’s Rules,” I believe when you’re falsely accused of something, and you say nothing, you say no comment, or Roger Stone was unavailable, most Americans assume you are guilty.”
“The whole purpose of this over-the-top raid on my house, in which they sent in more men than were used to protect our compound in Benghazi, was to paint a picture of me coming to poison a jury pool as public enemy number one,” Stone said.
The point here, is that Stone likely set up Mueller, not vice versa. He waited for Mueller to trigger his razzle-dazzle mouse trap to “trap” him. And Mueller will get nothing, because Stone will not rat on Trump, nor invent cheese for Mueller to nibble on. And the special investigator will add another zero to his growing list of zeroes, except for all the indicted victims who had nothing to do with Russian collusion.

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