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True morality deals with good and evil

Reader comment on item: Does Europe Have No-go Zones?
in response to reader comment: Doublethink: Europe has Multicultural Muslim Immigrants but Palestine has Illegal Settlers

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Feb 3, 2015 at 09:29

Hi, Ludvikus

Pardon me for not addressing everything you said here. You said,

"However, the Europeans, for a long time after World Wat II, have attempted to show how much more tolerant they are than the Jews of Israel."

I see that the Europeans, as the self-appointed leaders of the Western World, have majored in creating a new morality to replace the Bible. One of their unstated commandments is certainly "thou shalt be tolerant", which looks very close to the NeoPagan doctrine of "Harm none". As you say, the shortcoming of this "new morality" (actually, just another name for the "old immorality") is starting to, as you say, "hit the fan".

True morality consists of discerning what is "good" from what is "evil", and upholding the good. Often, upholding the good involves conflict. In Israel's case, it involves defending the Jewish people from those who want to destroy them -- putting them, as you say, on the "front line" in a struggle against (evil) Islam. Until the Europeans ditch their phoney morality and acknowledge this reality, they will drift around without a compass; and they will take casualties similar to the recent events in Paris.

Concerning Mr. Putin, I don't agree with you. Putin is a "Czar"-type figure, according to a long tradition of Russian admiration for strong, howbeit brutal, leaders. At the same time, he is justified in opposing what amounted to a CIA-sponsored coup in the Ukraine. The Western press has tried to paint the Ukraine situation in "red and white"; but it is very complicated. The Crimea, which the Russians annexed, is about 90% ethnic Russians who genuinely want to be part of Russia and who historically have been part of Russia. The Donbass region is also very pro-Russian, though it's hard to get a clear picture there because of the conflict. Before the CIA ousted the democratically elected (pro-Moscow) President a year ago, the Ukraine had a history of see-sawing back and forth between Russia and Europe: There was genuinely an electoral divide on the matter; and the basis of that divide -- the "Russian" vs. "Ukrainian" split among the Ukrainians -- is still very real. Even today, a "typical" Ukrainian considers himself Ukrainian but speaks Russian; and not all Ukrainians are "typical" in this way. There is a division in the country, which the Western press refuses to acknowledge in order to make the Russians look like invading monsters. The reality is that if there are monsters, they are on both sides.

That was a side-track. Concerning the Europeans and their Muslim problem, it is this: Islam is evil. Until the Europeans recognize this, they will continue to try to accomodate it -- and they will continue to have problems such as they have.

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