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It IS about Islam, Whether You Like It or Not

Each night after the Trade Center’s towers fell,  I’d look out my bedroom window at the smoking glow coming from Ground Zero. After watching it for days on end, with one ear tuned to the non-stop media streams, I started writing what became a torrent of retributionist fury, BURN THEM DOWN TO THE GROUND. Included in my “them” were…

… the elite bastards of academe: the revisionists, the protester class, the deconstructionalists, the diversity-istas, the ones who rail against “dead white European males” and offer homage to people whose very core of thought is that America should be beaten into dust for the mere temerity of existing….

I wish that rant was more bloggy-like, with active links to remind me exactly who was on my list of Ivory Tower-types needing to get kneecapped. It’s likely they are still among us, spouting much the same stuff.

Yesterday, I wrote, “You just wait. By the end of the week we’ll probably be seeing ‘Dzhokhar as victim’ pieces popping all over the place.” I knew we would see them, because we’d seen them before. Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection also was anticipating their arrival, and had already started curating examples while I was still thrashing out my thoughts.

 

They are predictable, like locusts rising from the ground at their appointed hour, eager to feed on favored meat. In post 9/11 America, any stymied or successful calamity crafted by the hand of a Muslim man is an opportunity to denounce America as an Islamophobic collection of militaristic, belligerent, backward bumpkins, being delivered their just deserts:

UN Human Rights Council “expert” Richard Falk has published a statement saying Bostonians got what they deserved in last week’s terror attack.  He quotes W.H. Auden to make his point: “to whom evil is done/do evil in return.”

Richard Falk is the UN’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” He has held the post since 2008, despite exposure as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

…snip…

And then he attacks Bostonians head-on. The police action in Boston was a “hysterical dragnet.”  Boston’s dead were “canaries” that “have to die” because of America’s “fantasy of global domination.”

Falk explains the attacks as justifiable “resistance.” In his words: “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.”

The Auden quote rang an off-key (wait, I know that one) bell in my head, so I went to see how he incorporated it into what is really just a fairly standard Jew-bashing, anti-American diatribe one expects from the rabble working on Turtle Bay:

Aside from the dangers and unacceptability of promiscuous wars, there are other serious deficiencies in how the United States sees itself in the world. We should be worried by the taboo at this moment of 24/7 self-congratulatory commentary imposed on any type of self-scrutiny by either the political leadership or the mainstream media. Unlike the aftermath of 9/11, there are a few hopeful signs of awakening to this one-eyed vision on the part of the citizenry. Listening to a PBS program hours after the Boston event, I was struck by the critical attitudes of several callers to the radio station: “It is horrible, but we in this country should not be too surprised, given our drone attacks that have killed women and children attending weddings and funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Another caller asked, “Is this not a kind of retribution for torture inflicted by American security forces acting under the authority of the government, and verified for the world by pictures of the humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib?” And another asked, “In light of the authoritative reports of officially sanctioned torture as detailed in the 577 page report of a task force chaired by two former senators, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, and containing senior military and security officials, has not the time come to apply the law to the wrongdoers during the Bush presidency?” Can we not expect one among our politicians, other than the Tea Party darling Rand Paul, to have the courage to connect some of these dots? Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”?

That entire paragraph is made-up bullshit. I’ve listened to enough talk radio, across the political spectrum, to know there is no way in hell that string of questions came from any PBS callers’ mouths. It’s a rhetorical construct that allows Falk to use “ordinary Americans” to give voice to his own justifications for Islamic jihadists to bring their war to this nation’s shores. He set the stage for his sock puppets when he wrote his kluge-tastic second sentence. Lang opens with “We,” while what he means is “you uncouth rubes.” He just doesn’t have the balls to come out and say it. Ace explains how it’s a standard part of our ‘intellectual betters’ repertoire:

It’s a variation on the Royal We. The Accusative-Case* We, maybe.

The left considers itself outside society, a critic apart from it, above it, superior to it, as a teacher is above and superior to his students. So any mention of “society” is an attempt to put blame on others. And the “we/us” language is the Accusatory version of the pronoun; they don’t mean they themselves.

Have you ever heard someone on the left specifically take responsibility for such a horror? The left could say, for example, “Perhaps by promoting terrorists as icons and to university professorships, we have transmitted the idea that terrorism is acceptable.” That would be a real expression of “We’re to blame,” we including the speaker. The true use of “we.”

But of course they never say such things. It’s always “We’re all to blame, because of various things you and specifically not I are guilty of.”

I’m getting tired of this game of charades. This “fear of The Other” shtick (as trotted out by an idiot-packed panel of “academics” over on MSLSD) is as old and busted as the idea that somehow America brought these attacks upon itself. It might sell in the faculty lounge, but it will get its head handed to it if it shows up in any barroom where TC’s feet are parked on the rail.

You go take a hard look at what’s happened since “the Arab Spring” sprang; what do you see? Adherents of “the Religion of Peace™” offing each other with abandoned glee. Look at Egypt: While you blithering idiots were spouting about this burgeoning chance of a  “peoples’ democracy,” the Muslim Brotherhood, hellbent to establish Sharia as the law of their land, called out their forces and took control. Now you bastards are silent in the face of the ongoing depredations inflicted on Egypt’s Coptic community by these Islamic zealots that control Egypt’s levers of power.

Now take the same hard look at what’s gone on in the US since 9-11-01, and tell me: where is this “Islamophobic backlash” we’re all constantly warned to avoid after every attempted/successful Islamic Jihadi event, other than an occasional, random asshole’s work? If you look up the crime stats from September, 2001 to today, the number of acts of anti-Semitic violence dwarfs anti-Muslim assaults. But if you listen to the likes of CAIR, this made-up “backlash” bullshit is always just around the corner… yet never seems to show up.

Next, stop saying “it’s only a small minority of extremists.” Militant Islamists had enough fighters to topple Libya’s government, and are trying to repeat the effort in Syria and other countries. You don’t pull that off with “small” numbers; you need legions of jihadis to achieve such feats.

And, finally, bury the “most Muslims are peaceful,” chestnut. The concept of “moderate Muslims” is a myth. The truth is they are scared shitless of the jihadis, and that’s why they remain silent… same as the editors, publishers, movie producers, gallery directors and others of what largely are members of your “cultural elite” cabal, who have no problem at all with regularly bashing Christians–and call such attacks “edgy” or other nonsensical words–but would never, evah, think of aiming a similar focus at Islam.

That’s why you fuckers go out of your way to obfuscate, rationalize, and redirect attention elsewhere. There is a monster growing in the heart of Islam, and you are all too chickenshit to admit it.

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