Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Left is submissive

I think I've gained an important insight into the Left's attitude towards Islam and Muslims: they are submissive. They want to show how accommodating they are towards those who are different. They turn a blind eye to the barbaric customs or try to pretend that these are nothing to do with Islam; they swallow whole everything that Muslims want them to believe about Islam; they show deference and respect towards Muslims' beliefs even though they know very little about them and daren't find out; they take as positive a view of Islam as they can and avoid questioning or enquiring - except from very whitewashed sources like Karen Armstrong; they display all the behaviours of submissive dhimmis and are ultimately Sharia-compliant.

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  1. There's a great TED talk on Youtube by a woman who was regularly beaten by her husband. She explains that she didn't see herself as abused; she thought she was someone with extra-special sensitivity and thus the only person who could help this poor tormented soul, her husband. I think some liberals are on that kind of trip. If only we show superhuman levels of tolerance, they'll quit hitting us and reform. Those cold-hearted conservatives could never muster the kind of transformative tolerance that we're able to come up with. Only the mind-blowingly masochistic, saintly levels of tolerance that True Liberals can manifest will suffice to magically transform everyone and everything in the world into unicorns and sunshine. -- Bradamante

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  2. I totally agree with your analysis here Bradamante. I think there is a strong tendency for liberals to believe they can redeem everyone through unconditional love. This gives them a sense of great virtue. I call it the New Piety. The greater extremes they take this superhuman tolerance to, the more virtuous they feel. It's self-reinforcing. As the proverb goes: virtue is its own reward. But it can also be suicidal.

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    1. Yeah, and it's not only suicidal but destructive to other people. At times I find myself feeling intense anger and despair when I see the callousness with which some liberals dismiss the victims of Islamic intolerance. They might as well be invisible. The young Swedish girls raped, the Christians killed in Syria and Egypt and Pakistan, the young girls in England raped by "grooming gangs," the elderly pensioners in England who now feel as if their neighborhoods are becoming foreign and dangerous -- all invisible. Because we're busy being Tolerant, and so these other people who are suffering can just as well go to hell. It makes me feel ill. -- Bradamante

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    2. Quite so. This is one of the things I really want to try and understand. Why is the compassion of liberals so selective?

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