So which bit does Cuba get? Florida?
My first reaction was why did the WSJ even bother printing this twaddle, itâ€™s just some blokes late night power fantasy, but then I was pleased they did. Anyone who thinks Russia will be a resurgent power any time in the next twenty years is living in a fantasy world – and with people like this in positions of influence, you can understand where the fantasies are coming from.
Prof. Panarin, 50 years old, is not a fringe figure. A former KGB analyst, he is dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats. He is invited to Kremlin receptions, lectures students, publishes books, and appears in the media as an expert on U.S.-Russia relations.
Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces — with Alaska reverting to Russian control.
In addition to increasing coverage in state media, which are tightly controlled by the Kremlin, Mr. Panarin’s ideas are now being widely discussed among local experts. He presented his theory at a recent roundtable discussion at the Foreign Ministry. The country’s top international relations school has hosted him as a keynote speaker. During an appearance on the state TV channel Rossiya, the station cut between his comments and TV footage of lines at soup kitchens and crowds of homeless people in the U.S. The professor has also been featured on the Kremlin’s English-language propaganda channel, Russia Today.
Mr. Panarin’s apocalyptic vision "reflects a very pronounced degree of anti-Americanism in Russia today," says Vladimir Pozner, a prominent TV journalist in Russia. "It’s much stronger than it was in the Soviet Union."
Russia is turning into a nutcase.
H/T Mark Steyn
…The first, on May 21, headed “Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts” , reported that the entire Alpine “winter sports industry” could soon “grind to a halt for lack of snow”. The second, on December 19, headed “The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation” , reported that this winter’s Alpine snowfalls “look set to beat all records by New Year’s Day”.
Well I dunno about the Alps but it’s fucking Baltic round Manchester* and I’m off up to Gateshead tomorrow which is gonna be even worse. Oh and regular commentator Sunfish is off up the hills in the USA for a bit of winter sports.
Thank God for that. we got ‘em on the run Cats! I have been saying this for years to anyone who would listen. And now they are.
The Telegraph has fallen to our camp. The Times will be next. Then the rest will fall for good or ill. And by 2158 even the Indy will be calling Monbiot and Gore for the alarmist loons they ruly are.
2009 is going to be the year reality starts again. Have a good one folks. Have a remarkable one. I know I will.
*I had to return a bra to Selfridges today. I almost couldn’t use the car door my hands were so cold which was abysmal because of course the car was where heat was. I had that once in Memphis, TN and that was the coldest I have ever been. I literally came within seconds of looking like Jack Nicholson at the end of “The Shining” slumped by the passenger side door of a Honda Accord just opposite Graceland. As far as the bra was concerned I had to exchange a 32C for a 32D so, as they say, every cloud has silver lining…
Pictures of shit being blown up. This is not flagged under entertainment. This is war. This is out of interest and not prurience. The Israeli/Gaza war is a tragedy as are all wars but I know full-well who’s side I’m on. And that matters because, at the end of the day, Hamas started this and there is no way any nation-state would put-up with their antics.
I sometimes read Old Holborn (he’s blogrolled) and he is normally foul-mouthed and amusing. He has though gone down in my estimation with this anti-semitic rant-fest he is hosting.
Let’s look at the evidence…
1. Hamas started it.
2. The fact Hamas has bottle rockets and the IDF have F-16s and Apaches doesn’t make it unfair because war is not about “playing fair”. The Duke of Wellington (who knew a thing or two about fighting said “In war there is no substitute for victory”. Hamas should have spent some of the time squandered on furious Islamic rhetoric building an economy rather than living on hand-outs like the pikies they truly are.
3. Hamas has in it’s foundational charter a commitment to the complete destruction of Israel. They really mean it. It is no more negotiable than the US Declaration of Independence.
4. Iran, Syria and assorted other “usual suspects” are backing Hamas for the usual reasons of pure devilment.
5. Israel crushing the lunatic theocrats of Hamas is the best thing for the poor buggers in that most benighted of shit holes that is the Gaza strip.
6. When Israel withdrew from Gaza they left behind a whole load of greenhouses and the like. These were wrecked by the denizens as symbols of Zionist oppression or some such. Now if instead the lokes had decided to take-up market gardening and not carry on with their amateur rocketry we wouldn’t be having our current difficulties in the Near East would we? If like every other nation on the planet they tried to make their way in the world by making things and providing services Gaza wouldn’t resemble the globe’s largest sink-estate and the inhabitants of Sderot wouldn’t need to be world-class at the “duck and cover method”. It’s win-win. Unfortunately Hamas has decided to bet the farm on lose-lose.
7. Israel is a civilised first world country. Gaza is a dark-age nightmare. I think Ayn Rand had something to say on always backing civilisation against whatever and Gaza is most definitely whatever. I can easily imagine holidaying in Israel and I bet you can too. Honestly can you see anyone in anything resembling their right mind booking a fortnight in the Gaza Hilton? I’d rather spend a fortnight in Paris Hilton.
8. I know why the Arabs (some of them – not so much Egypt or Jordan which is telling) and the Iranians are backing Hamas. Quite why the EU keeps sending them cheques though is beyond me. Especially after an enraged mob torched the EU consulate in Gaza City over the Motoons of Doom. That would have been a good point to decide – “fuck ‘em”. They buit the hand that fed them and that hand should have then bitch-slapped them. But it didn’t.
9. When all is said and done… Has any of the time and money and effort that the denizens of Gaza have spent on kidnapping Israeli soldiers, blowing-up buses, firing rockets and being generally obnoxious advanced their lives and livelihoods one iota? It hasn’t. It really is time (60 bloody years!) that they realised they are just not getting anywhere and that their poverty and degradation is not the fault of the evil Zionist entity but of their own nihilism. They could have potentially a nice country but they just keep fucking it up. They need a serious reality check. Which they are currently getting – in spades.
10. Has Yasser Arafat’s Nobel Prize shown up on eBay yet? Hamas thugs also stole Arafat’s toilet*. Dear sweet fuck. What a gaffe! And remember the Gaza poonami? The Israelis offered to help. Hamas told them to sling it. So basically fuck ‘em. The literal shit-storm was apparently caused by people stealing dirt from the dam. That is what Fateh and Hamas have rendered. A literal empire of dirt.
*I can think of very few things I would want to own less than that shit’s shitter.
Yeah, I hear that many NHS hospitals also serve only halal. This would cause a problem for me, because when I first heard that I decided I had a deep seated religious objection to any public body forcing halal on me.
So, I would have a problem in modern Britain, I donâ€™t touch fair trade or halal, and I am considering putting organic and biofuel on that list. All these are simply too unethical for me to touch.
Damn, but that would make life difficult. Might be easier just to go kosher.
I thought that equality before the law was a fundamental of British civilisation. I thought foreign policy was formulated in the interests of the country as a whole.
Did the Home Office really consider that British law and policy should be decided by a minority on the basis of threats and violence by their fucking co-religionists?
Muslim working parties? What about the rest of us? Don’t we have any say?
For years, the Government has offered Muslim leaders self-governance in return for information about “dangerous” elements. But if terrorists cannot be accurately identified, this is a waste of time. Unelected community leaders extend control over Muslims, yet society is no safer.
Self-censorship is crucial to this growing separatism. The BBC’s director-general, Mark Thompson, says that Muslims should be treated more sensitively than Christians.
Although most Muslims do not condone such attacks, many support the proposal that Islam should enjoy privileged status. After the 7/7 terrorist murders, the Home Office commissioned reports from Muslim working parties. Their recommendations included “Muslim teacher accreditation” to ensure special treatment for Muslim children; Muslim oversight of policing methods; and a new verbal etiquette in which Islamist terrorism should be referred to as “criminal” rather than religiously inspired. There were also hints that British Muslims should be allowed an unofficial veto over foreign policy.
I don’t give a fuck about immigration – I am Australian, product of an immigrant society and a naturalised immigrant to Britain. Bring em on, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Chinese, Indians, Poles, Latins, Nigerians, Arabs, black, white, brown, green, brindled and yes, Muslims. I just don’t care who they are, and it adds to the gaiety of the nation. But by fuck I absolutely demand that everyone be equal.
AND I MEAN EVERYONE.
If we are to have a working society we need to be a melting pot, a society where we are all British first, all equally British, and hyphenated whatever second, last and final. No one, no fucking one whatsoever, gets privileged treatment and they need to be fucking told as much. If Muslims are given privileged status, that makes the rest of us second class citizens, dhimmies. In other words – apartheid.
Me? I blame the multi culties. They create division, ghettoise minorities and destroy society cohesion.
Fuck the multi culties, I am second to no one.
How can we expect that they will carry out the core tasks of government, maintaining peace, secutity and freedom, when they won’t even call this evil by its real name:
On three separate occasions, Murray has found himself on a panel with Tory spokesmen. And, each time, the Tory has told him off for using the phrase “Islamist terrorism”. The approved word is “criminality”.
Don’t bother voting Tory, if you are going to get NuLabour bullshit policies regardless, you might as well vote for the real thing.
When Political Correctness was all about banning the tea lady from calling everyone ‘love’ and renaming the Christmas season ‘Winterval’ we could get a bit pissed off, and laugh at these tits, but this crap will get people killed.
Islam, as a religion, is as nutty as a snickers bar but who gives a shit? You do your thing, and I will do mine, and good luck to both of us. Islam as a political movement though? It is malign, malevolent, violent, intolerant, dishonest, vicious and supremacist.
It is not, as these guys seem to think, Anglicanism in turbans.
Sure Islamic terrorism is criminal, but it is criminality ordained by holy books. When these murderous bastards scream “God is Great” with their last breath, turning themselves and a bus full of pregnant women and children into red mist because some vile scriptural passage demands it, who am I to question their sincerity? Who is Call me Dave to question it?
According to Jason Burke who wrote a most excellent book on Al Queda (I disagreed with some of Mr Bruke’s conclusions but Al Queda was a damn fine work) Britain is first in the firing line in 2009. Why? Because we’re pals with the USA and because we have huge numbers of chaps (some with beards you could lose a fox-terrier in) travelling between here and Pakistan which is of course where the jihad is based these days.
They have hit London and titted-up hitting Glasgow. I live on the edge of Manchester. I guess that means me or my Brummie cousins are next in line. And if that happens I expect a strongly worded post from Brisbane on my untimely demise.
And you know what. If he suffers any case of “root causism” and puts the blame on (say) the IAF’s current campaign of making the rubble bounce in Gaza then you lot, dear readers, all defect to DK or Old Holborn. Capiche? They are going to hit the UK again and whilst I am not being alarmist and will in no way shape or form change my lifestyle that likelihood doesn’t fill me with joy.
Because if they hit us again… There will be be hell to pay. Or there should be. There will probably be more cash for Paki community centres and much talk of inter-faith dialogue. Well I have no faith so if a nail-bomb takes my legs that’s fuck all to do with me (apart from the lack of legs obviously) so fuck it. Fuck them all. Fuck the Jihadis who want to drag us kicking and screaming back to the dark ages. And fuck the government who is so PC as to do nothing to the purpose other than make my life a minor misery whenever I travel. Yes, fuck them too. Fuck the wankers at the top who designated Islamic terrorism as “un-Islamic activity”. I have read the Qu’ran. Have they? They are either crooks or liars and either way they are not helping.
Oh and if A-Q (or pals) commit another “spectacular” in 2009 on British soil I hope that monocular Jock cunt remembers what we have HMS Vanguard, Vigilant, Victorious and especially Vengeance for. Just Mecca (preferably during the Hajj) and Qom would do the trick. Just a couple of hundred kilotons. Just enough to let them know that the true wrath of God comes from Aldermaston and not Allah. Just enough to let them know that they are doing Satan’s work and that hell follows with that.
I’m way to old to have to be bothered with this ancient shit. I have lived half the Biblical three-score and ten and throughout it Islamic lunatics have tried to kill me or destroy what I care about.
I just had two quite brilliant postings disappear into the aether.
Bugger it, I am going to bed.
And to add my penneth to Nicks last posting – Scientists argue from data, NOTHING ELSE. Consensus and compromise simply are not tools in the scientists box, and have no place in scientific discussion. Consensus is a tool of politics, and when you read of some deluded idiot citing the chimerical warming consensus as a scientific justification you can be damned sure they don’t come close to understanding the scientific mindset.
If you believe that a scientific consensus is the proof of the pudding and that the debate is over (the debate in science is never over – that’s the bloody point of it being science) then I suggest you acquaint yourself with the horrendous and brilliant life of Ignaz Semmelweis. He was pilloried (and in the end sectioned as a loon*) for challenging a scientific consensus. Specifically he thought it important for obstetricians to wash their hands between patients. And he was right and he had the facts and figures to back it up but he was shouted down by the broad scientific consensus of the time. By the time Pasteur proved the germ theory of disease (with some most elegant experiments) Semmelweiss was pushing up daisies.
Another way of looking at it is that Dr Semmelweiss just said “wash your hands” which in the context is hardly onerous. Our current “broad scientific consensus” is saying, “completely re-jig the global economy with particular focus on such minor issues as transport, manufacturing, electricity generation and agriculture”.
But then the powers that be in science and technology are not always on the side of the angels. Arthur Eddington was right in appreciating the profundity of the work of a relatively obscure German theoretical physicist. He was subsequently dead wrong in shouting down the work of an even more obscure Indian theoretical physicist, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who was later made FRS and a Nobel laureate.
And then there is Nikola Tesla. And the war of currents. Tesla invented polyphase power (that’s AC to the arts-educated) and got turned-over by Edison. Edison claimed it was dangerous and filmed the electrocution of an elephant to prove his point. Edison was a ruthless man. Elephants are big and high voltages were new so he also poisioned it just to be sure. He also ripped off Tesla for $50,000 back when that was a lot of money. It left Tesla in a hole quite literally because he had to get a job digging ditches for guess who? If you said The Edison Electric Co. You now have the cigar. Of course DC electrical distribution is bunk and we all know that now and Tesla is rightly lauded as the “Inventor of the Twentieth Century”. He was an absolute genius and raving mad. But I guess 18 months of digging ditches for your arch-rival does that to a chap. He was born on the stroke of midnight during a lightning storm but not even I am that romantic as to suggest that meant anything much. Isaac Newton was born prematurely on Christmas Day and apparently was so small he would fit into a quart pot. His mother subsequently prayed that “Though she loved all her children if God were to take one of them make it sickly little Isaac”. Fortunately God showed better judgement.
These are all fun stories and sort of scientific legends but they do (dimly) illuminate my point. History is made by individuals and without Nik and Isaac I wouldn’t be a blogger. I’d be handing out pamphlets on street-corners. Individual genius made what we are possible. “Broad scientific consensus” has achieved the square root of fuck-all. That’s not to say every maverick and whack-job and wild-eyed loon is a genius but it’s case by case. I have spent enough time in various Physics departments (I love the smell of cyclotrons in the morning) to have seen them queueing up with their perpetual motion machines or God knows what else. And they’re just nuts. Mostly harmless but if you question them further you rapidly find out that they also have absolute proof of the truth of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” or that the Queen is actually a reptillian alien from Tau Ceti or that Freemasons run the EU or God knows what else. Seriously. I’m not making this up. I saw ‘em as an undergrad. And yes they had prototype perpetual motion machines which they had built in the shed with stuff bought at Halfords. Invariably they had just retired from something quite high-status but with nothing to do with physics, engineering or indeed anything even vaguely to the porpoise. The receptionists had to let them down gently… Though I would have been harsher, “In this building we obey the laws of Thermodynamics. Now fuck off!” Christ. It was like Dragons Den for the terminally unhinged. You can’t reason with ‘em. You get talking about Gibbsian Ensembles and such and they’re just saying, “Well it needs a bit of work”…
My point is that sometimes mavericks are right (though usually they’re not) and that a scientific consensus is meaningless. We have to appraise everything on it’s merits as science and obviously Tesla’s polyphase power works (otherwise I’d be shivering in the dark right now and this Tosh would be the planet’s most expensive doorstop) and obviously the twinkly old duffers (it’s always blokes) couldn’t demonstrate their perpetual motion devices (always with magnets) to a level that would convince the most lumpen undergrad** because it was drivel.
We either assess science on it’s technical merits as individuals (and consensus be damned) or we risk ending up like Mr Edison’s poor elephant.
*He may have had early onset Alzheimer’s or possibly syphillis which was not uncommon for obstetricians of the time for obvious reasons. Or he might just have had a fucking ‘nough.
**Always with excuses… It worked Tuesday or it needs a bit of tinkering or whatever. Never, “It doesn’t work because it violates a fundamental law of nature worked out by folks I’m not fit to mop the lab floors of”.
Boxing Day is of course so named because it was the day upon which the wealthy used to give presents or “Christmas boxes” to their servants. Of course Christmas itself would have been too busy because it really was all hands to the pumps to prepare a goose so large one would have thought it’s mother had been rogered by the Clapham omnibus. Cue cheeky street arabs, fat beadles, snow, good cheer and drinking gin out of cracked tea-pots and all that Dickensian jazz.
So I amble downstairs on Boxing day and discover a gift. A dead blue-tit. Now there were four of us in the house and it is unlikely that my father since moving to Northumberland has become an ambush predator and I’m fairly sure I didn’t put it there and it seems unlikely that my wife (a vegetarian BTW) done it. I am no Hercule Poirot but the finger of accusation points directly at Timothy the cat. He had the means and the opportunity. I guess I had the means but after a heroic intake of roast beef and Claret I think the opportunity can be discounted. We shall get to the motive in a moment. And be thankful I am nor recounting this in Poirot’s trademark “literal translation of schoolboy French”*
Anyway. Any of you who have “owned” a cat will know that the cat owns you. Timmy is what’s called a “tuxedo cat” because he is outfitted in black with a white bib and spats. His general demeanour is also of a fin-de-siecle rake and I am his valet and my wife is his house-keeper. And that bird was our Christmas box. I think we have now covered the motive as well.
*That’s Chandler who “wrote like a slumming angel”. It’s from his essay, “The Simple Art of Murder” which is highly recommended. As is all of Chandler. “She was a blonde. The sort of blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window.” He was brilliant.
I am no friend of the Church of England. I just wish they’d basically either shit or get off the pot on the interminable issues of women bishops or chutney ferreting or whatever utter irrelevance is tying-up a huge chunk of the theological intellectual horsepower of this country at any given point in time.
But… Five Bishops have now laid into NeuArbeit and they didn’t mince their words. They used terms like “morally corrupt” and “scandalous”. I suspect they are of the left and think Labour haven’t been “left enough” but what the hey! When I was a school kid and someone was getting a richly deserved twatting* the call would go up “Pile on!” and everyone would join in the hilarity.
So I don’t care. I have had 11+ years of this shower of gits and if the shade of Pol Pot himself wants to stick his size nine into the mix then “come one come all” is my position. There’s a pile on going down and basically fuck ‘em. The bastards have eviscerated this country. They have treated our military like shit. They have bankrupted us beyond the realms of rational arithmetic** and then decided to borrow more. They have fucked up the NHS and education is a joke. They have multiculturally bollocked this once great nation. And wait! There’s more to come. In seven years time the lights go out because while they have been titting about with the EU and “Human Rights” and assorted crap like that they have neglected to have an energy policy beyond playing at being Windy-Miller. Anybody with the vaguest education in physics (which is practically no one these days***) knows that wind-power can never provide base-load ‘tricity. We should have allowed companies to build PBRs or something. I know what’s gonna happen. We will end-up panic-building gas sets and putting our collective knackers on Vladimir Putin’s anvil. All of this folly was to keep the bastarding Greens onside. When did the Greens ever do anything to the sodding porpoise? Anything that didn’t involve fairtrade wattle and daub?
So I’m cautious about the C of E piling on with the rest of us because… Well, because they’re doing it from the left (I suspect) and the last bloody thing we need now is a shift further left. But it’s damning isn’t it? And it’s fun to see this collection of shit for brains arseholes getting the panelling they so richly deserve.
I hope that 2009 sees Brown, Balls, Darling, Smith and the whole rest of them as sad, pathetic cast-offs with the rest of their lives to ponder “where did it all go wrong?”. I want them to hurt and I don’t really care anymore who provides the medicine.
I hate them that much.
*’zample. Some cunt who shall remain nameless pissed in NN’s PE bag. NN was, justifiably, annoyed and gave the nameless cunt a royal, nay imperial, hoicking. I have never seen the like of it before or since. The nameless one (Hawthorn – that’s it) was knocked unconscious in about 5 seconds (during which he retreated about ten metres) under a hail of blows that looked like something from Tom and Jerry. With fitting irony for his despicable crime he ended-up slumped on the ground and pissing himself. His tyrannical rule of petty bullying ended that day. It was a bloody stupid thing for him to do. NN was hard as nails and a County Rugby player and sprinter. Interestingly enough NN’s muscular ability is the reason he is still with us. He joined the merchant navy as an officer and when his tanker hit something else in the Channel and caught fire he ran like buggery and leapt off. He got three months compassionate leave on full pay and would regale anybody who cared to hear for the price of a pint in our local of his heroics. He also got on News at Ten. He still holds my school’s 100m record though I suspect it might be the World record if anyone had been on that ship that day with nothing better to do than operate a stop-watch during a bleve. For obvious reasons nobody piled on Hawthorn so I dunno why I’m telling this tale. Though it’s a good one.
**And I have studied Stat Mech (got a sound first for it too) and I know big numbers but NeuArbeit’s accounting is entering the arena of the absurd. Entering? It’s doing a nightly show there (with a Saturday matinee) with rave reviews from Time Out. For that alone the cunts ought to be shot. Although the Porridge Wog in chief ought to be bowelled in Trafalgar Square.
***I am a rare beast. Physics degree and went to a state comprehensive. Physics is now second only to Classics for being the preserve of the privately educated. Our entire civilization is built on physics. These cunts have generated huge amounts of heat on opening up “University Education to the Underprivileged”. What they meant of course was opening up Crapulent Studies at the University of Shithampton to the illiterate (but diversity trained) and them running up epic debt for a meaningless qualification. But why am I surprised? Running up epic debt (I seem to recall the TPA worked out that Bodger and Badger’s “fiscal stimulus” is gonna cost us twice what WWI cost). Oh dear sweet fuck!
Ask yourself the question that if the Kashmir problem were resolve tomorrow, if Israel-Palestine reached a lasting peace, do we believe that al-Qaeda would disband? Do we believe that Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad would put their guns down and beat them into plough-shears and say we would now be farmers because our job is done.
I mean the point about is that is laughable, right? And the point about that is that that is not their project. Their project is power. This is a power grab by the most obscurantist, revanchist, old-fashioned, medievalist idea of modern culture that attempts to drag the world back into the middle ages at the point of modern weaponry …
I couldn’t have put it better myself but then I have never won the Booker Prize (bastards!). None of the jihad has anything really to do with it’s “root” causes. Anybody who believes that Hamas (who recently got a righteous kicking at the hands of the IAF – good) would be happy ruling all of Israel/”Palestine” under the iron sandal of Shariah is kidding themselves. The whole World belongs to Allah ya know? Islam is our natural religion which is why Islam doesn’t boast “converts” but “reverts”. Both me and the Kitty Kounter (aka an agnostic and an atheist) are actually Muslims and the fact I prefer having a beer to having a beard is merely me straying from the path of righteousness as revealed to an illiterate kiddie-fiddling warlord and generalised scum-bucket. I mean for fuck’s sake couldn’t the creator of the Universe have chosen someone with a bit of credibility? A guy in his thirties with a trade would fit the bill. Hell, that could be either me or Jesus.
I have a general theory of religions. Religions cause problems in indirect proportion to how rational they are. And this is for a very simple reason. Christians don’t normally go raving mad and holler themselves hoarse calling for beheadings because Christianity is pretty rational and in fact much of it’s moral tennents are the same as my (Godless) own. Christians by and large don’t feel that terrible need which is driven by having to justify the unjustifiable five times a day. That’s why Muzzies Go Mental over the likes of the MoToons of Doom or the Teddy of Terror. It’s because they have fuck-all rational justification for their deranged belief system and therefore have to try very hard all the time to keep it up. It’s the theological equivalent of tap-dancing on custard. The minute you stop and start wondering why you start to sink. Why else does the teaching of the “religion” of Muhammed require so much ritualised movement and recitation? You know just like Commie brainwashing during the Korean War.
But enough of that. Let’s look at the facts…
Let’s look at Christ’s rap sheet: (alleged by Dan Brown etc) he had a sexual relationship with a willing adult woman. Well – so fucking what?
Muhammed’s rap sheet (and heralded as a good thing by his numerous apologists): peadophilia, rape, murder (including captives), sex-slavery (“whatever your right hand posesses”), genocide (and if killing every Jewish male of the Qurayzah old enough to have pubic hair and fucking the rest isn’t genocide* then I’m a bloody Dutchman), banditry, pillage and generalised chaos all endorsed by a God who denies free will.
Great ain’t it? I have read enough of Robert Spencer’s epic Q-blog (via Jihadwatch – it’s blog-rolled) to know that last fact. Allah calls the righteous to the “One True Faith” and those that aren’t called are designed that way in order to give Shaytan’s stoves something to burn. Seriously. Believing in Islam is believing in a God who creates reasoning beings solely to torture for all eternity. Well, my Muzzie pals… that ain’t the God I choose** not to believe in. That’s depraved and frankly a bit childish. And I do mean that. I once dated a theology student. She was flat-out fascinated by Islam (and had great tits but that’s another story…) because she simply didn’t get the appeal. Well, EH, it’s this simple: there isn’t any appeal. Just balls-out intimidation and violence. And it has been that way since Muhammed had his first kiniption fit in a cave in 610 AD. Muhammed spent years in Mecca with fuck-all in the way of followers until he pissed off to Medina and raised an army. The unmitigated bearded cunt that he was. He was forty at the time. Sounds like a bloody mid-life crisis to me. Not a meeting with an Archangel but who am I to comment? I’m only 35 so I haven’t bought the Porsche, got the comb-over and traded in the missus for a newer model just yet. 35 of course not seeming too old in the context of the C21st with everything that Western (post-) Christian science has achieved which is of course something it could do whereas Islam never could because of that core precept (“Allah’s hand is not fetterred”***).
If only Big Mo had dumped the missus for Ms Lewinsky and traded in his camel for a faster camel (Porsches obviously being out of the question back then) the World would be so much a better place. At least we wouldn’t have a billion plus lunatics ranting and raving and blowing shit up anyway.
Not that that would really matter if we just regarded Islam as the mid-life crisis of an “immoral bedouin” (Churchill) and not a “great” religion. I have no idea why we cosy up to the likes of the Saudis or the Pakistanis. I really don’t know why our left aren’t raising fucking Cain over the treatment of the homosexuals, adulterers and apostates in such countries… I have no idea why Channel 4 (for example) would spit their dummy out of the pram (and right over Nelson’s bleeding column) if it was suggested that an opponent of gay civil unions was suggested as a suitable person to deliver their alternative Christmas message but that Mahmoud Dinnerjacket is OK because he just hangs the buggers. I don’t understand “The Left” for a very simple reason. Sad to say, I don’t really give a flying one about anyone other than my family, my friends and my cat. Oh I know that sounds harsh but… What would you prefer?
*Muhammad ratified the judgment stating that Saâ€™dâ€™s decree was a decree of God pronounced from above the Seven Heavens. Thus some six hundred to nine hundred men from the Qurayzah were led on Muhammadâ€™s order to the Market of Medina. Trenches were dug, and the men were beheaded; their decapitated corpses were buried in the trenches while Muhammad watched. Male youths who had not reached puberty were spared. Women and children were sold into slavery, a number of them being distributed as gifts among Muhammadâ€™s companions. According to Muhammadâ€™s biographer Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad chose one of the Qurayzah women (Rayhana) for himself. The Qurahzahâ€™s property and other possessions (including weapons) were also divided up as additional â€˜bootyâ€™ among the Muslims. The following details have been chronicled consistently by Muslim sources: The arbiter (Saâ€™d Muâ€™adh) was appointed by Muhammad himself; Muhammad observed in person the horrific executions; Muhammad claimed as a wife a woman (Rayhana) previously married to one of the slaughtered Qurayzah tribesmen; the substantial material benefits (i.e. property, receipts from the sale of the enslaved) that accrued to the Muslims as a result of the massacre; the extinction of the Qurayzah. That’s from here. Emphasis mine.
**Used for rhetorical effect I don’t think my (non)religious beliefs are an active choice. I just don’t believe in much the same way I like my steaks rare as hell and my tuna just mildly seared. Yes, I eat raw meat. Anyone who likes it “medium” is a big girl’s blouse. I know a great steak place in Prague where the chef’s wear firemen’s hats and even my (vegetarian) wife liked it. And it was pretty cheap and the service was excellent.
***Key point in the Qu’ran. Allah is all powerful so the Universe is a mere whim of His. It does not display the regularity needed for science because Allah can do anything even the illogical. This became dogma about 700-800 years ago and all that (much hyped) glorious Islamic science hit the buffers at that point. Just Google “Muslim Winners of the Nobel Prize”. It’s a dismal crop. Compared to the Jews, for example, it’s fucking appalling.