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Arbitrary violence = Political Dominance

Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict

Submitted by Homefront (Australia), Sep 26, 2006 at 21:13

Dr Pipes,

What surprises me is not the behaviour of the Islamic world but the manner in which so many commentators are mystified by it. The most powerful political tool in any debate is arbitrary violence. This keeps your enemy on his toes dancing around looking for a system of logic behind your complaints and ways to appease the aggression that do not exist (in this case short of conversion to the offending religion).

So we plunge our civilisation into the depths of self censorship and persecute those who would excercise their right to freedom of speech. The behaviour of the Islamic world is no more complicated than the behaviour of a schoolyard bully. Though social scientist tendency to be over analytical about the altter tends to undermine the analogy.

I often get told the prohibitive immigration policy of Australia lessens us as a country in the face of the alternative of self initiated cultural rape/suicide that goes on in Europe and New Zealand. How the citizenry hate the "imvasions" they are subject to at the hands of the "neomoors" from North Africa, Lebanon and the Middle East but their sagacious politically correct leaders plough ahead with policies that run against popular opinion.

I say no - we need not turn our children into dhimmis and destroy our countries in the name of a multicultural abstraction. The people that have implemented these policies - the neomarxists - are perhaps the most dangerous enemy that the west has ever faced. Perhaps we should set aside some of our bombs and our tanks for cleaning up these minions of thanatos rather than engaging in the extensive action of unsuccessful political social work that we have bringing democracy to an undeserving and unlistening band of freedom hating Arabs.

Cordially,

Homefront

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