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Getting back to reality

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Submitted by B Shniper (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 13:03

We need to get past political correctness. Past the fiction of multi-culturalism. Past the lies that everyone wants a western lifestyle.

Does the Islamist want a new red mercedes more, or a return to 7th century religion and culture?

Not everyone wants a two cars garage and a single child in the suburbs. Some people want to have what the 7th century person wanted: A clan, fabulous wealth, a gun, and an enemy to take women and loot from. Look how Osama lives - He's living a variant of the human dream of wealth. He's practically treated like a prophet, and has people to worship him, women to bear his dozens of children, and he is feared worldwide.

Other examples of such men are Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini and Khameni, Yasser Arafat, Moammar Qadhafi, etc... This is not what a western man is expected to want, it is not the goal of western civilization, a goal (henceforth two car garage, TCG) that we've achieved.

But does your average Islamist want a TCG? He would only need to educate his woman and go to college himself. A two income household and one or two kids, and then a TCG can be bought. But instead we see Islamists riot, repress their women and shun western employment. They study Islam, not science. Sometimes they terrorize, and they demand revolution.

Why? Because Islamists don't want the TCG. They want something else. Something western civilization is not capable of giving them. Islamists, ultimately, want to live like their prophet.

When the west was in the throws of Feudalism, all people wanted to live like a king, and kings need servants. So society set itself up that way. Since Islamists want the 7th century ideal back, they thus set up their society to achieve it.
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