Monday, 26 December 2016

PCstan

Everyone knows my less than flattering opinion about liberal snowflakes and political correctness, but there’s a point where both cease to be a joke and go so far as to be a positive danger.

For instance, there’s a strange kind of racism where liberals of one race or ethnicity, which is historically dominant, go out of their way to ignore, or excuse, the crimes of a member of another – historically subjugated or discriminated against – ethnic or racial group merely on the basis of this person’s skin colour or genetic makeup.

We’ve seen this, for example, in the last eight years when a blood-soaked mass murderer was insulated from blame for his endless war crimes merely because of the colour of his skin. I don’t need to name this individual; you all know whom I’m talking about. But though he’s an extreme example, he’s hardly alone. Here’s a few instances of what I mean.

In India we have liberals bending over backwards to justify crimes committed by individuals, or groups, among Muslims or Dalits (the lowest rung of the Hindu caste system), for example, because of the (perfectly true) fact that as communities they have faced horrendous levels of discrimination. This has reached the farcical level of liberals supporting the extremely retrogressive mullahs of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, who insist that a Muslim man can, under Islam, divorce his wife merely by uttering the word “talaq” thrice. This is a perversion of Islam and also banned in numerous Muslim nations...including Pakistan...but that cuts no ice with liberals.

Similarly, I’ve always thought that liberals are actually in love with the likes of al Qaeda and ISIS. Their only problem is with the in-your-face, quite unashamed brutality unleashed by these vermin, especially the latter. If only they didn’t have to, you know, see the beheadings and the immolations, the bound prisoners’ bodies, the impaled corpses in churches, and so on, they wouldn’t even hold back from expressing their open admiration. It would be the love that finally dared to speak its name. That al Qaeda, and, even more, ISIS, make absolutely no secret of their hatred and contempt for these same liberals makes no difference; they’ll love them anyway.

Pictured: Brave freedom-fightin' ISIS headchopper

That’s why they cheer for the jihadis in Aleppo and go on “protests” against Russia when it bombs them; that’s why they organise “marches on Aleppo”, almost certainly funded by the British government. That is why I’d find it really hilarious if they march right into the welcoming arms of al Qaeda, or, even better, ISIS. It would make my day.

Allied to this is another and equally pernicious kind of racism: one where certain races and classes of people are treated like children, whose precious little lives shouldn’t be messed up by such things as modernity or thinking for themselves. This, of course, makes it easy to justify colonising them and stealing their resources; India suffered two hundred years of British colonial rule justified, in its later stages, by the claim that the natives were “children” who couldn’t be trusted to rule themselves and so deserved and needed “adult” supervision by the white masters from across the seas. It’s also the justification for “humanitarian” wars – the poor natives need to be saved from themselves, or their own governments, by who else but the enlightened West.

Tony Blair, in the days before he openly became George W’s personal valet, called for, as I recall, “enlightened double standards” in the West’s dealings with the rest of the world. That was the moment when I realised that he was going to be a neo-imperialist cheerleader. Nothing he did beyond that point was a surprise to me...though it was to a lot of other people who should have known better.

I was reminded of all this during the ISIS-inspired kamikaze lorry attack a few days ago in Berlin, which killed twelve people. According to the media, the perpetrator, Anis Amri, had been under surveillance by the police, but they’d stopped watching him because they concluded that he was nothing more than a small time drug dealer.

Let me repeat that: in Germany, a nation which is in the forefront of spying on its own citizens and trying to limit their access to inconvenient media sources, being a drug dealer is apparently not a crime worth being arrested for.

Of course, if you utter opinions contrary to the official narrative, that would be a crime, though.

I rest my case.
  

4 comments:

  1. I think there is a romaniticizing of perceived underdogs that takes place, and it makes juding everyone by the same standards difficult.

    It doesn't seem like it should be difficult - some of your examples deal with murder, for instance, and it should be difficult to identify murderers as the bad guys - but apparently, it is. You can tell it is difficult because everyone messes it up.

    That's one way we get to a place where people sincerely believe in what Israel does. Bad things were done to Jews ---> Jews are a traditionally perceived underdog ---> they can get away with doing things that others can't.

    I'd like to believe my own standards or somehow more objective and less biased than everyone else's. They're not.

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  2. Aleppo was a city of 1.5 (or so) million.

    The US/UK/EU MSM tells us it was destroyed by the evil Syrian/Russian/Iranian regimes, and more than 600,000 innocent, unarmed, peaceful, pro-democracy activists were brutally murdered by those 3 evil regimes. Except for the evil dictator, Syrians are all Sunni, and are peacefully rebelling against the evil Shi'a dictator.

    The Syrians I know say the government is secular: it includes Sunni, Shi'a, Christians and other infidels, and Syria was attacked by tens of thousands of Salafi jihadis who were the ones who destroyed much of Syria (and most of East Aleppo). They tell me that most Syrians are secular Sunnis who strongly support their secular government.

    So whom should one believe, a bunch of Muslim peasants, or the leadership of the US/UK/EU, the Greatest Force for Good that has ever existed in the history of the planet (and probably, in the history of the universe)?

    I know which one I believe.

    MichaelWme

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  3. Bill,
    Excellent commentary my friend.
    This is why I find no place for myself on the political spectrum here in the idiotic US of A.
    In some things, I lean towards the liberal/leftist side. In others, I tend to go more for the conservative/right side. Mostly I try to stay in some middle ground, but that just means that the supposed "two sides" just both find reason to throw crap at me. Well, having survived 13 months in the Vietnam war, my skin has become rather thick. The old saying about sticks and stones applies all the more to me as I get ever older. After my time as a US Marine and surviving a tour in combat in that damn fool war, there isn't much they can do to me now that hasn't been tried.
    I tell people that if they follow me, they do so at their own risk. I am not and never have wanted to be a leader. Hell, I am not sure where I am going even now at the ripe old age of 69, just had another birthday this week. The only thing I am certain of is this, I will die some day, probably sooner than I may had I not tank up certain habits years ago. Well, I enjoyed those habits, so there. Yeah, I lived my life my way. I have tried my best to cause no harm to others, many times not even to those who deserved to be harmed. That isn't to say I have not defended myself, I have and those I love/loved and care about. Live and let live without making the other person feel bad about living his/her own life.
    I enjoy not fitting into some made up pigeon hole on the political spectrum. Now, if only more of the people who live in this mess we call 'Merikkka did the same, this country might begin to live up to the promise it once had.
    OK, here endeth the sermon………..for now.

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  4. "a blood-soaked mass murderer was insulated from blame"

    There's an article in the Atlantic that his biggest crime was not doing as St Hillary would have done and set up a 'no fly zone,' meaning a 'We came, we saw, he died' zone for Syria. By not setting up that 'We came' zone, he let the evil Syrians and Russians murder 600,000 unarmed, innocent, peaceful, pro-democracy activists. Yes, there is a big problem of 'Fake News'. Mostly in the US/UK/EU MSM.

    But your hero has just done something outstanding. He is shipping a huge cargo of anti-aircraft weapons to al-Qaeda and the Daesh. They'll arrive about the time he leaves office. Then they'll start shooting down Syrian Air Force planes (easy), Russian Air Force planes (a bit harder) and the US Air Force, which is supposed to be MANPAD proof.

    So a great problem bequeathed to Trump and Putin and Assad, and he can sit back and laugh and ask them to repeal term limits.

    MichaelWme

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