September 10, 2008

"Subliminal Racism vs. Overt Sexism"

Ed Morrissey on Obama's latest breakdown. He's got video of that time Obama flipped Hillary the bird, and a "Sexist Memory Lane" of past woman slamming by the Mighty O.

My favorite is "'I understand that Senator Clinton, periodically when she’s feeling down, launches attacks as a way of trying to boost her appeal.' — February"

No, I don't think either Palin or McCain should respond directly, but it's fine for the rest of us to notice. The more he puts down women, small-town folk, older people, and gun owners, the faster his free-fall among those demographics.

Actually, my favorite part of the "lipstick on a pig" clip is how the Harvard man suddenly develops a little whisper of a Southern/traditional Black dialect, mid-speech: listen to him talk about "police-uh" instead of "policy."

Now that's cynical.

I know he's playing defense, but why does he have to be so defensive about it? Because once in a while, when Obama's feeling limp and small, he has to say hard things, just so he can walk erect. (Hm. Maybe that's why he suddenly developed a black accent, too.)

Posted by Attila Girl at September 10, 2008 12:25 PM | TrackBack
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Father: muslim with communist leanings.

Step-father: muslim with communist leanings.

Mother: radical hippie chick with communist leanings.

Preacher Rev. Wright: USA hating, black "liberation theology" nonsense.

Good friend: William Ayers, radical, hippie terrorist.

Wife: Michelle, USA hating, chip on her shoulder besides having a middle class, Ivy League education.

Hmm, yes he's a "good American" isn't he?

McCain-Palin by a comfortable margin.

Posted by: rsg at September 10, 2008 02:13 PM


As more and more Americans see and hear Sarah Palin, they are attracted to her wonderful personal story of starting as a local city councilwoman, then mayor, then governor. Now soon to be Vice President.

In the other corner, we have a phony lawyer, who George Soros and Oprah Winfrey has financed and promoted. One with very little accomplishments and a history of Muslim and Communist leanings.

Las Vegas odds-makers are now saying McCain-Palin have a 7 out of 10 chance of winning in November. And these odds are likely to rise.

The media and international opinion will be showed for how much it really means to the American people:

Nothing.

Posted by: Bev at September 10, 2008 02:18 PM


I know you guys mean well. I'm comfortable with anti-Communist rhetoric, because of its unprecedented death toll, particularly in the 20th Century.

I am not comfortable with the anti-Islamic sentiment. If it's fair to judge Islam by its lunatic fringe/worst failures (not matter how destructive they were seven years ago on this very continent), then it's fair to judge every other group in the same way. Including Americans. Including Christians.

Don't care that he briefly attended a Muslim-run school as a child. Don't care about his middle name, which was assigned to him at birth.

Don't care about any irregularities on his birth certificate. If we can vote for McCain, we can vote for Obama. He's a legitimate candidate.

I do care about the associations with Ayers, Dorn, Wright, and Wright's church--speaking of lunatic fringes.

But what matters right now is not the popular vote. What matters is the battleground states and the electoral college.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 10, 2008 02:35 PM


"I am not comfortable with the anti-Islamic sentiment. If it's fair to judge Islam by its lunatic fringe/worst failures (not matter how destructive they were seven years ago on this very continent), then it's fair to judge every other group in the same way. Including Americans. Including Christians."

In a word, wow.

You better care about somone's associations, friends, parents as well as their religion.

FYI, Islam is not just a religion but a political ideology. Please consult Robert Spencer for more detail. You need an education in Islam and need it badly. Just it's "lunatic fringe". Whoa.....you definitely State Dept. material! You need to study what "jihad" means, really means.

A muslim name, a muslim father, a muslim step-father all matter. Most, repeat most muslims around the world consider Barry Hussien to be a muslim. Why don't you girl?

Or are you a "republican" but not a conservative/nationalist. Figures.

Posted by: RSG at September 10, 2008 04:47 PM


Whoa there, RSG. I actually mostly agree with you, but Attila has been on the record saying that she does not fit the stereotypical 'conservative' mould. Neither do I, percisely, come to that. This is not the problem, nor even a problem at all.

But seriously, Attila, it is true that Islam is NOT a religion - except insofar as it is a theocratic one. There is a significant difference. Christianity is often called 'The Way', which means 'The Way To Heaven Is Through Jesus And Him Only'. Islam, on the other hand, brands itself a Way Of Life. It seeks to penetrate every facet of your existence, and it is fair to call Islamic systems totalitarian in nature.

While Mr BHOmbastic himself (Gosh, why doesn't everyone but me call him this? It's bloody perfect!) is most likely not Muslim (although his gaffe in that area; it don't help him none, somebody gotta tell him to think before he talk) and most likely does not consider himself as such, the way the Islamic world views him does have a bearing on how well he can perform as CinC and POTUS.

Plus, you know, you look at the ChiComs as they are now, and you wonder, are they still Commies, or just plain old totalitarians? But you look at any Islamic totalitarian state (and they pretty much all are where Muslims have >80% majority), and you don't have to ask that question at all.

Plus, you have to ask how the 'fundy' Christians blowing stuff up justify themselves versus how the 'fundy' Muslims do the same.

Plus, you have to ask how the rest of the Christians respond to such horrific events versus how Muslims do the same.

Plus, you have to consider how 'mainstream' Christians react to deliberate provocations of their beliefs versus how 'mainstream' Muslims do the same.

And then, I'd be real interested to hear what you have to say at that time.

Posted by: Gregory at September 10, 2008 06:07 PM


LMA - do you also think that 9/11 was a "tragic day"......when a few "extremists" acted out in violence against this country?

9/11 was a military attack, planned and executed with military precision. Islam is spreading throughout the world via immigration. As more muslims more into an area, sharia law follows. Wise up.

Posted by: rsg at September 10, 2008 06:08 PM


What stuff are "fundy" Christians blowing up? Please enlighten me. Geez, you're comparing one or two abortion clinic bombings to thousands of years of jihad?

It's true not all moooslims (I have zero respect for Islam!) are violent terrorists. Perhaps only 5% but 5% of 1.2 billion is some 50 million or so! More importantly, while 5% maybe violent, a much bigger percentage (25%?) quietly agree and financially support the jihadis.

Islam is spreading it's tentacles via immigration. Wake up, all you open borders, "globalization uber alles" GOPers and libertarians (liberals without a spine to admit it).

Posted by: rsg at September 10, 2008 06:16 PM


Hi, RSG!

First of all, some clarifications on Gregory's comment:

Plus, you have to ask how the 'fundy' Christians blowing stuff up justify themselves versus how the 'fundy' Muslims do the same.

Plus, you have to ask how the rest of the Christians respond to such horrific events versus how Muslims do the same.

Plus, you have to consider how 'mainstream' Christians react to deliberate provocations of their beliefs versus how 'mainstream' Muslims do the same.

Gregory was being ironic about "fundamentalist violence," rather than referencing actions at abortion clinics. His point was that Christian violence qua Christian violence is virtually nonexistant.

Please adjust your irony meter.

My reaction is: yes, Gregory. I see what you mean. But I think one has to remember the fact that Catholics and Protestants have been killing each other in The Lord's name for centuries . . . from the Middle Ages to . . . well, last week or so, if one wants to count the Irish troubles (though religion is only part of the mix there--yet I've heard Americans of Irish heritage refer to Irish Catholics as "real Irish," which suggests that a lot of Irish Catholics in Ireland/Northern Ireland may see things the same way--which feeds into the fear/hatred of those on the other side, which is then whipped up by pieces of shit like Ian Paisley).

I'm happy to take on the label "liberal," by the way. As a matter of fact, I see Classical Liberalism as Western Civilization's greatest invention.

Secondly, Christianity is based on Judaism, which includes some extremely violent content and outright woman-hatred. And yet both Christians and Jews seem to be able to disregard the passages in the Bible (the Old Testament, especially) that appear to encourage violence, retribution, unjustified war, and hatred of women.

So how come we can blink at the violent, hateful, horrific passages in the Bible--place them in their proper historic/literary context--and yet are unable to envision that Muslims might be able to do the same with the Koran?

Jihad means "struggle," which can be defined in a number of ways--violent and nonviolent. Jews and Christians see internal struggle as a big part of the religious life: one has, after all, to "die" to to one's old nature in order to grow in Christian life.

Furthermore, RSG--I disagree with you on tactical grounds. You admit that there are 1.2 billion Muslims in the word today. (I have the number at 1.5, but we'll let that pass.) Why would we want to make enemies of that entire group, rather than simply work on the ones who want to KILL all Americans, all Jews, and all Christians?

That's just bad generalship.

I mean, why make enemies of these people? (Warning: sound enabled.)

Painting all Muslims as the same also leads us to fail in the Middle East, making us unable to distinguish between Arabs and Iranians, between Sunnis and Shiites.

It makes no sense. If we cannot make these distinctions, we cannot "divide and conquer," even psychologically. Even in the service of spreading democracy. Even in the service of ending the slavery/subjection of women.

I feel that the education you would like me to attain is an education in bigotry and blind fear--neither of which encourage clear thinking or effective action.

And--9/11 was a military operation. It was a tragedy if one defines a tragedy as a scenario that might entail villains. If not, it was not.

It was the work of evil men who want to destroy Americans, Jews, most "infidels," Christians, [real] women, and the Nation of Israel.

THESE are the people upon whom we must set our sights.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 10, 2008 10:16 PM


Eh, good call, Attila. Liberalism, outside of the current lefty hijack, is a good term per se and I'd be proud to claim some of it also.

Not to punch holes in your response; I think it was considered and rational. However, the difference is this:

Judaism, the bloody, violent bits of it, including the Law and the works of the Prophets, and even the Writings, was meant to be in operation by Israelites in Israel. Christianity, the same bloody, violent bits of it (and yes, the NT does have such imagery), is reserved for God Himself, and not His people. This is something that I cannot state too emphatically, and which I don't think too many people grasp.

I just might do a post on my own blog about that - and a whole lot of other stuff I've been meaning to speak about but was too lazy.

Plus, I can't click on your link. As of writing this comment.

And here's where I asked the question: How are the 'Christians' justifying themselves? By and large, I think you'll find it's not driven by religion or doctrine, but by politics and tribalism and the Hatfield-McCoy thingy instead. Although, I imagine a Catholic would be capable of punching up an atheist who suggested that Mary was perhaps a bit loose with her morals with a Roman soldier. But, no, even that kinda stretches the imagination. And you know, when you actually ask an IRA dude straight out whether he's killing the Protestants simply because they're Protestants, and he disagrees with their ideology/doctrine, chances are he'll hotly deny it and talk about history instead.

Good luck getting a Muslim who's actually actively terrorising to say that. CAIR might, and all kinds of other apologists might, but the Muslim terrorists themselves? Not so much. As has been documented over and over, the core of their actions is religiously-based.

I think we all agree that by and large, Muslims (please, RSG, you can spell it correctly, it doesn't help our cause to denigrate the whole bunch of 'em) are not bad people. The problem is, Islam is, like Scientology (except even more so), a bad theocratic religion. And the more a putative Muslim wants to become more of a Muslim, the less classical liberal he becomes.

I don't know the answer. Or strategy. We are fundamentally dealing with different mindsets. You can go ahead and read the Koran if you don't believe me, but keeping in mind that later verses abrogate earlier ones, and keeping in mind that the Muslims consider Muhammad's life one to emulate (as the Last Prophet), well...

/btw, I'm a minority ethnically and religiously in my home country. I know from whence I speak. Most of the Muslims I know aren't the bad ones, but some... oi oi.

Posted by: Gregory at September 11, 2008 01:45 AM


Gregory and LMA - I enjoy our chat......but fundamentally I find LMA waaay too "uber-tolerant" for my taste.

To equate islam with Christianity and Judaism from centuries ago is.....well just silly and foolish. We're talking about today. Most moooslims are not terrorists, but almost all terrorists today are moooslims. (notice the sarcastic spelling; shows my contempt).

LMA - I'm not interested in befriending the enemy or the enemy culture. It's the culture, stupid (not directed at you, an expression). I subscribe to the small but growing school of thinking that says the West should disengage with the islamic world. Have less and less to do with them and certainly, reduce if not stop their immigration into the West.

Are we allowed to say that muslims attacked us on 9/11/01 or have we all become so conditioned that we must use the “pc” term – islamists?

9/11 is now known as a “tragedy” instead of what it really is, a precision military attack. We see the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor more often on the History Channel and related networks more than we see the muslim attack on 9/11.

We’ve already been pacified. We’ve lost the immigration war with Islam. They’re coming here in record numbers, building mosques and establishing beach-fronts here. England may already be lost. As soon as a nation caves to moooslim "culture" by allowing some sharia law, mooslim customs, dress, diet, etc. - they are as good as dhimmis.

You both must be young (and a bit naive).

Posted by: rsg at September 11, 2008 03:00 AM


RSG: Okay, pal, I'll let Attila handle that one. Not getting involved. *Not*.

But for myself, you could start by looking at my blog. Not that I'm trying to promote it or anything; it's kinda spotty and all, but you don't really know where I live, do you? :)

Trust me; things in the USA are not that bad yet, dude. Trust me. You ain't seen bad or dhimmitude yet - indeed, I haven't experienced the *real* thing yet either, but I would wager 3 months salary I'm a lot closer to the issue than you are.

Naive? Not really. I know precisely what we're dealing with. I live with the mildest of consequences and already we're chafing under it. Young? Well, 28, so yeah, young. Still.

Incidentally, if you wanted to look up my posts on LGF (not much nor often, since Charles Johnson's gone anti-YEC, and I'm YEC so why visit a site that's slapping me in the face allatime?) or DW/JW (again, not too often do I post, because I don't have much to say except, "well, duh"), you can trace my login ID gkong3. I gotta be careful what I say, and of course occasionally I try to be even-handed and all, but I think I *get it*. What do you think?

Posted by: Gregory at September 11, 2008 07:08 AM


It's cool, Gregory, I'm not trying to give you or LMA a hard time and I understand you do probably "get it".

28? Yeah, you're young and dumb! (just kiddin!!!) We all are at your age but there's time for you!

I live in Dearborn, Michigan USA - the "capital" of Islam in the USA. Always has been for darn near a century but since the early 90's, and immigration levels went way up, the percentage of muslims of course went way up but even more so, the type of muslim immigrant changed, to a much more fundamentalist, archaic, strict/devout, sharia law type of muslim.

Suffice to say, if this immigration continues, it will not end well.

One more word of advice to LMA, jihad is not as simple as a "personal spiritual struggle" to improve oneself. That's the cover story. True, believing muslims are commanded to practice jihad, which also very much means to spread Islam and sharia law to all lands in the world. True devout muslims are instructed not to give their allegiance to nation-states since they are created by mere men but to remain loyal to the "state-less state" of Islam.

Take care gang.......gotta get some work done. rsg


Posted by: rsg at September 11, 2008 09:39 AM


We will not defeat Islamic "terrorism" until we admit that:

1) Identify the enemy - it's ISLAMIC. (we are unwilling to do this)

2) It's jihad and the natural way of Islamic warfare. (inner spiritual struggle my ass)

3) Immigration enables all this to occur.

Therefore, we will become dhimmis.....

Posted by: BETwyan at September 11, 2008 11:32 AM


LMA & Gregory, please read this link for

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022645.php#comments


Thanks
rsg

Posted by: rsg at September 11, 2008 01:59 PM


Ah. Dearborn. Okay, you get it too. Things are pretty bad in them thar part of the hills...

Posted by: Gregory at September 11, 2008 06:58 PM




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