"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
~(Robert A. Heinlein - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Inferiority Complex

There's nothing more dangerous in a culture acquiring nukes.

We're speaking now of a people who, many by choice, are a millennium out of date, can never catch up and compete with the West, and probably know it to the depths of their souls.

In such a situation, would they question their beliefs (under which they have been raised for generations) and alter them?

Not bloody likely;  that's just contrary to human nature.

What's much more likely is to feel that others are holding them down and, when their only talents seem to be destruction, try to level the playing field by bringing those others down with them.

From Michelle Malkin's If it’s Friday in the Muslim world, it’s time for another Islamic Rage Boy riot!!!! ...

The dhimmi media continues to insist that the latest anti-infidel conflagration is about the stupid Internet film that none of the brigades of Islamic Rage Boys care about or have seen. Tools.

For years, we’ve chronicled the wholly manufactured “Friday is jihad riot day” phenomenon in the Muslim world.

 Teddy bear named Mohamed? Time to riot!

 Salman Rushdie knighted? Time to riot!

 Mohammed cartoons? Time to riot!

 Documentary critical of the Koran? Time to riot!

Problem is, while absolutely ridiculous, there's nothing remotely funny about lunatics with deadly weapons.

Stating the problem clearly is an essential step towards finding a solution. I hope I've done a decent (and accurate) job of so stating it. Unfortunately, I have no solution (unless I'm just refusing to face it -- also quite in keeping with human nature).

Commentor DesertLover, on Malkin's post above, provided a link to this ...
from www.desertlover.com

DesertLover claims no credit for it;  someone sent it to him on his facebook page and he posted it as is.  Being linked on Malkin's site, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it goes viral. I'd like that.

Is that the solution? Most likely only a part of it (but, an essential part). It bought time (25 years; that ain't chopped liver), and sometimes that's the best one can hope for.


Webutante said...

very good post, Paul. I agree. What we have in these extremists are immature kids who are throwing tantrums...which may become nuclear tantrums one day.

More and more we are living in a regressed world. Very scary indeed.

Thanks for your post.

Anonymous said...

It appears that the Islamic countries need to find a way to allow the strict adhearance to the koran to be lessened. Oh horrors - I didn't capitalize "Koran" back there. Time for the immature rage punks to riot again. The modern world is leaving Islam light years behind in crtical thinking. Every day, month and year the gap is widening. Instead of leaving work and praying five times a day - how about joining the ranks of enlightened modernists?

Paul Gordon said...

The comment from Anonymous bothers me a bit because there is no trace on my site meter of a visit to this post.

That's usually a pretty clear indication of a comment from a spambot, which usually uses Anonymous and has only the specificity of a fortune cookie.

This one is much more on-topic, and I'm going to let it stand.


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