I’ll forego the snarky introduction for this one. Let’s get down to responding to quotes from this author’s “traditional” abandonment of his people and culture.
Westerners don’t “get” Muslims. We’re descended from the barbarian tribes (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Franks, Visigoths, Vandals, etc) that destroyed the western Roman empire, we have a tendency to reflexively hate and attack that which we don’t understand.
Modern, cosmopolitan Western Civilization is descended from and influenced by barbarians at some point in the past. This means that Westerns are probably not going to be very understanding of a foreign culture and faith that is commanded to submit the world.
No, that’s seriously the premise. OH BOY.
We have only just begun. We will soon discover that the author intends to argue that the best way to combat the modern corruption of the West’s altruism towards outgroups… Is to have more altruism when it comes to a particular outgroup.
A few days before Christmas, over 17,000 Germans gathered in Dresden to sing Christmas carols in a protest against the Islamization of their country.
In November, UKIP won its second seat in Parliament.
And now, thousands have gathered in Paris to protest the shooting of about a dozen satirists by Muslims.
As it turns out, progressivism is not about progress; it is about demanding progressively asinine policies in order to test people’s faith in the doctrine of equality. Women’s suffrage, desegregation, environmentalism, gay marriage, open borders, and now, pick-your-own-gender policy are all part of this need to escalate the absurdity of the demands in order to test the believer’s faith. God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son is really a paltry request compared to progressive mandates.
Sacha Reingewirtz, 28, president of the French Jewish Student Union, said France is a dangerous place for people who clearly show they are Jewish.
“What the government is doing to protect us is not enough. I refuse to have Jews here living behind walls in fear of their lives,” he said. “We need more than a security plan but an educational plan to fight against stereotypes.”
I will pass over the implications that Sacha only seems interested in murdered and threatened members of the ingroup. I’m sure that isn’t what he/she actually thinks, Judaism being the humanistic and universalist faith that it is (hardy-har).
Maybe Sacha should look into the open borders stance held by so many in his/her own community. Seems to me that had a lot to do with these tragic events.
Maybe, just maybe, not all gentiles are created equal, and French Jews were better off with a white majority than a vaguely-tan plurality?
At TRS we have noted a growing trend among leftists to place social status above intellectual consistency. When narrative-challenging events like yesterday’s shooting at leftist magazine Charlie Hebdo occur, what typically happens is liberals will coalesce around the easiest and safest narrative available. In this case it took the form of projecting fears over possible Islamophobic backlash. “Islamophobia” being defined as “any perspective that could possibly make me question what made such a tragedy possible in the first place (protip: look in the fucking mirror).”
While many granola-eaters are content with taking the easy out in political discourse, some liberals feel a need to signal higher status than the crowd. Providing us with a perfect example of such behavior is one Jacob Canfield, what appears to be a white-presenting kebab, offering us an interesting (read: retarded) take on the Charlie Hebdo shooting Wednesday (boldface added for emphasis):
When faced with a terrorist attack against a satirical newspaper, the appropriate response seems obvious. Don’t let the victims be silenced…
In this case, it is the wrong response.
Here’s what’s difficult to parse in the face of tragedy: yes, Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical newspaper. Its staff is white. Its cartoons often represent a certain, virulently racist brand of French xenophobia. While they generously claim to ‘attack everyone equally,’ the cartoons they publish are intentionally anti-Islam, and frequently sexist and homophobic.
The victims of the shooting should be silenced. Because they’re white and racist. Ouch, I cut myself on all of this edge.
On Wednesday morning, the office of French magazine Charlie Hebdo was attacked by three masked gunmen, armed with kalashnikovs. Ten Hebdo staffers and two police officers were killed. The gunmen were reported to have screamed “allah akbar” during the attack. Big surprise.
France has raised it’s terror alert to maximum and a search is underway for the culprits.
The Law of Regression (popularly known as “Regression Toward Mediocrity”) is a concept created and popularized by that illustrious and precocious 19th Century geneticist, Sir Francis Galton. This law is the statement that parents who represent extreme outliers in a particular phenotype will have children that will regress to the mean averages combinatory of their respective populations. This holds truest in traits multivariate and compounding in genetic causation such as height, hair color, character, and intelligence.
This week Obama announced that he will pursue an executive order that will allow certain illegal immigrants in America to obtain “deportation relief.” This means that they will be able to apply for paper work which will prevent them from being deported for the next three years. In order to qualify for deportation relief an illegal immigrant must pass a background check showing that they have been in the US since 2010, are not criminals, and are either parents of a US citizen or were under 16 when they immigrated here. It is estimated that there are 4 to 5 million illegal immigrants currently in the US who meet these requirements.
Obama’s deferral of deportation of up to 5 million illegals won’t change America overnight. However, if allowed to proceed without any real opposition, it will accelerate the long and slow decline of the USA into a Central American Banana Republic.
The facts of the policy are as follows: Obama issued an executive order that extends “deportation protection” for up to 5 million illegal aliens currently residing inside the United States. Those that qualify are immigrants that have been inside the US for more than 5 years, have no criminal record (other than breaking immigration law, of course) and have children that are citizens, meaning those that plopped out a baby after crossing the border. Also covered are 300,000 or so immigrants that were children when their parents brought them over the border illegally. This group of people will be allowed to stay indefinitely, will have a chance to get work visas, a chance to get permanent legal residency and in some cases even a chance to get social security numbers.
There are two fundamental issues that right wingers of various stripes should take with this executive action: one is in regard to the demographic situation in the USA, the other is in regard to legal precedent.
This summer, the story on immigration began to focus on the surging numbers of unaccompanied minors at the borders.
From liberals, we heard impassioned pleas to welcome these increasingly teeming masses of children out of our bottomless compassion, and shaming language directed at the greed and selfishness of anyone who objected. From conservatives, we heard cautions about their possible criminality, dependency, and ill-health. From libertarians, we heard schizophrenia, on the one hand, acknowledgement of the growing burden of sheltering them while authorities decide whether to deport them, or increasingly, to welcome them as refugees; on the other hand, railing about the injustice of turning any away when “no doubt” (according to them) there are plenty of Americans willing to take them in as an act of private charity.
One thing that’s been played up to no end are the allegedly dire circumstances these children are fleeing. But while some of these kids certainly face dire circumstances, not all of them do; probably not even most of them. Most likely what they’re “fleeing” is a difficult, impoverished, but ordinary (by their standards) life.