Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Motoon Rage Only Begat More Motoons

Funny, isn't it?

While it may in other circumstances simply be obnoxious, or legitimately (not to say to an extent justifying murder) offensive to lampoon someone else’s cherished religious leader, the Muslim reaction to Infidel cartoons of Muhammad is entirely itself responsible for the interest Infidels have in lampooning the Islamic prophet in the first place. If Christians had reacted to Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ or Chris Ofili’s dung-encrusted portrait of the Virgin Mary with the same murderous outrage with which Muslims greeted the cartoons of Muhammad, the West would be experiencing a glut of pictures blaspheming Christ and Christianity.

It is, in the first place, an irresistible human impulse to tweak the humorless and self-important; it can in many cases also be a healthy safeguard against tyranny. The figure that cannot be mocked or ridiculed is the one that holds all the cards, all the power. Opposition, dissent, free exchange of ideas depend upon the ability to cause offense without taking one’s life in one’s hands. That’s why the Muhammad cartoons published last week all over the Internet were not an exercise in obnoxiousness or gratuitous offense. They are, rather, the foremost battleground in the defense of the freedom of speech today. Every newspaper in the country should be printing them today, to show they are not cowed and will defend free speech.

Hmm.  Kind of like how people continue to express dissent against the Obama-Democrat regime's policies and agenda, despite being smeared by it and its supporters and big-media propagandists as such nonsensical things as "right-wing extremists", "racists", "mobsters", "potential terrorists", "anti-government", "teabaggers", "Nazis", etc., etc... Indeed, Americans will NOT stop openly expressing their disagreement with policies which Obama and the Democrats never even mentioned during the last election campaign yet are imposing fast and furious against the overwhelming will of the majority...

Hmm.  Next taboo to break:  Dissing politically-correct, fascist homo-orthodoxy in which we're required to speak of homosexuality only in glowing terms, never, never asking questions, never, never asking for proof of claims made about it... or else be thrown behind bars without fair trial, and in violation of our inalienable right to freedom of expression and freedom to offend!  Hey, if it's ok for non-Christians to offend Christians because the Constitution guarantees them the right to do so, then of bloody course non-Muslims can offend Muslims and non-gays can offend gays!  Yes!  Fair is fair is fair!  You offend me?  Ok, fine... but I get to offend YOU, too!  No double standards will be tolerated!  No one is superior; no one is inferior.  All are equal under and before the law.  Tit for tat.  Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.  If they do unto you badly, then they can't complain if you return the favor.


Anonymous said...

“Breaches in the dike indeed.”

“The times, they are definitely a-changin’. Liberalism, as we have known it for decades, is on the defensive.”

A Tip of The Hat To O.

O’s MSM is turning away from liberalism.

O is being attacked.

LibZiffy has prorogued himself.

More, please.


“the media, that never vetted him [O] and have given him [O] a pass on virtually everything, are attacking him [O] now. Why?

They sense — and Woody and Friedman sense with a different reaction — that the Culture Wars are turning. It’s partly the Tea Parties, but it’s more than that. It’s the zeitgeist. The times, they are definitely a-changin’. Liberalism, as we have known it for decades, is on the defensive. With the welfare state unsustainable, it has nowhere to turn and its adherents are turning tail in every direction. They are mad and they are, in many cases, unmoored. Lifetime ideologies are beginning to crumble. Personality constructs are at risk.

What will happen next? Well, nobody knows. We are living in an extreme version of the Chinese curse about living in interesting times. In the near term, look for more desperate remarks like Friedman’s and Allen’s and be grateful for them. They are signs of weakness and insecurity from their side.

Also, it is likely that breaches in the mainstream media will increase. The New York Times, of all places, has recently acknowledged that the European welfare state is in trouble and will have to reform. Could the USA be far behind? The Washington Post today called liberal icon Chuck Schumer “a media-addicted political monster.”

Breaches in the dike indeed. As I said, more to come.”

“The Culture Wars are turning”



Anonymous said...

More cuts to the arts.

Do you feel the pain of the left-liberals?


“No more job priority for staff of governor general

OTTAWA — The Harper government has taken away the right of governor general’s staff to get first crack at vacant jobs in the public service, while giving the same privilege to spouses of military, reservists, RCMP and other bureaucrats killed on the job.

The personal staff of Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean will be the last to enjoy a provision that allowed them to go on the priority list for vacant public service jobs.

The privilege, which put them near the head of the line for advertised jobs — as long as they qualified for the positions — was scrapped in a recent amendment to the Public Service Employment Act.

The move comes as Jean is wrapping up her term. Her five-year mandate formally runs out in September but there is much speculation she will be asked to step down before the Queen’s visit in July.”



“But an investigation by The New York Times casts doubt on the official version of events and instead indicates that Haitian authorities shot unarmed prisoners and then sought to cover it up.”

“Escape Attempt Led to Killings of Unarmed Inmates

LES CAYES, Haiti — When the earth shook violently on Jan. 12, the inmates in this southern city’s squalid prison clamored to be released, screaming: “Help! We’re going to die in here.”



Anonymous said...

PET Cemetery Gallery:

We have unveiled our loving portrait of our beloved T-Jean.

Go here*.


“Liberals revisit the good old days of Jean Chretien

The old warrior’s portrait, which is to be hung in the halls of Parliament, will be unveiled in a ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper tonight.”