Why the West Loves Lying to Itself About Islam: Most insidiously, the left likes the imaginary world that that it has created. The multicultural utopia with jolly Pakistanis adding spice to London, Saudis putting up little mosques on the Canadian prairie and sassy Shiites bringing diversity to Dearborn, isn’t just propaganda—it’s the imaginary world that they want to live in. Just as The Newsroom created an imaginary world in which the left won every debate in the last two years, the new world order that they have imagined of a friendly multicultural democratic Islam, is their imaginary world, created and maintained at our expense, and in the face of all reality and reason…
We gotta have faith, not in any deity, including the chief deity of Islam, but in our leaders. Muslims believe that Allah is infallible, while we are expected to believe that the politicians and professors, the diplomats and journalists, are. That they are right, even when the continuing violence proves that they are wrong.
The people who shape our half of the world have fallen for the Nigerian Prince scam of Islam and they need to believe that they know what they are doing and they need us to believe it too. And when the check from Lagos doesn’t clear, when the bombs go off, the cars burn, the children are murdered in schools and the rockets fly, then they don’t blame Prince Hussein Ngobo, the car bombers, terrorists and throatslitters—they blame us for ruining the illusion by not believing in it too.
Common sense in the wake of the Colorado massacre: For all of the hand-wringing in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. massacre -- especially the calls for tougher gun restrictions -- lawmakers are likely to do nothing. And that's a good thing.
But if filmmakers have such a conversation, it will be very unlike the political discussions common in Washington. The filmmakers would bring expert knowledge to the table. They would refrain from rash, mandatory, one-size-fits-all solutions. They would appreciate nuances -- that violence serves a cinematic purpose and that it would ruin film forever were it to be purged completely.
Politicians, on the other hand, tend to approach topics like this one without expertise, nuance or knowledge, but with plenty of ideas about how to solve a perceived problem. They propose political remedies that take rights away from people who have done nothing wrong. Americans can be grateful that most politicians -- not including Bloomberg -- have shown restraint this time around.
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CRONY Watch! Is Boehner, Along With Schumer & Gillibrand who worked at Corzine’s law firm, Protecting Corzine? http://bit.ly/PXcPGX
Shoot this down now! Schumer Seeks Ban on High Cap Mags and Assault Weapons Next Week http://bit.ly/O9GmcW
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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ~ Plato