Monday, December 19, 2005

By What Standard?

In an obscure Australian movie called The Fringe Dwellers there was one memorable scene where a student of Aboriginal ancestry becomes morally indignant when he is not punished for breaking the rules. He treated the lack of moral expectations as an indignity and insult—as if he were less than human. Recent media coverage on the events in Australia shows the double standard is still intact as Ilana Mercer explains.

Robert Spencer comments in a similar vein about the joy many Arab/Muslims take in the death of others. “This kind of inconsistency demonstrates that world opinion demands a higher moral accountability from the West than it does from the Islamic world.” And indeed it does. He notes, “The international media and governing bodies seem to assume that Palestinians and other Muslims are simply not capable of hewing to the moral and civilizational standards to which Westerners are held.”

Of course, he notes Muslims have standards, but they reject the standard of life and embrace “a culture that celebrates death.” “Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri, a Palestinian Authority cleric, stated: ‘We tell them, in as much as you love life, the Muslim loves death and martyrdom.’” Does this not bring shame to other Arabs who perhaps don’t share this suicidal fantasy? Perhaps it would if we judged them and responded accordingly.


Blogger beakerkin said...

Does this surprise you at all. The singing and dancing in the PA durring 9-11 are a vivid memory. What other people shoot school kids in the back by design or throw senior citizens in wheel chairs off cruise ships. Have you ever seen a Christian sing Gospell music while severing heads.

This is not Islamofacism it is IslamoNazism.

12/19/05, 10:01 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

It’s no surprise but as such savagery becomes an everyday occurrence we can never stop being disgusted and morally outraged at the kind of people they’ve allowed themselves to become.

12/19/05, 10:05 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Not holding evil doers accountable leads to more of the same evil deeds. Excuses must not be made.

When hearing of Sharon's stroke, "Palestinians" celebrated by passing candy out. Disgusting!

Beak points out deeds more than disgusting: shoot[ing] school kids in the back...
throw[ing] senior citizens in wheel chairs off cruise ships

12/19/05, 10:57 PM  
Blogger zama202 said...

Sorry for the off topic post but I would be interested in your take on the Australian riots given the information in this article written by a retired Australian police detective. It is truly frightening.

Multiculturism run wild.

12/20/05, 1:05 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

That’s not off topic at all. That’s an excellent find. How did you find this? It really shows how multi-cultural appeasement the failure to punish criminals only encourage more of the same. I had suspected this was true to some degree but had no idea how bad it was. My previous post mentions how if people can’t discuss the problem in public they will do so in private and instead of a rational measured solution you’ll get a crude vigilante reaction.

12/20/05, 2:09 PM  
Blogger zama202 said...

Jason, thanks.

The post was brought to my attention by someone who lives in Australia and is trying to inform the rest of us about what is really going on. The Australian "anglos" were wrong for initiating violence against innocents but can anyone really blame them from trying to take back their communities? My fear is that something like this could happen here in the US.

While I am a proponent of immigration (after all the US is a nation of immigrants) I advocate it only in the context that it could work; if the immigrants were assimilated in the setting of a laisez faire culture and economy. Such is not the culture today. And if it is not going to be the culture until there is a philosophic rennaisance then I am moving toward the belief that there should be a ban on Middle Eastern immigration.

As I said, in principle immigration bans are wrong and destructive as it deprives a naion of productive energy and creativity and lowers its standard of living. But as a practical short term strategy, I am begining to believe that it might be neccessary to preserve the life of the American Republic until there are better ideas and a rational liberty oriented political movement could succeed. Sadly such is not the case today.

Thanks for respnding Jason. I discovered your blog just recently and have read every post you have made. This has become my favorite blog on this subject. I can't thank you enough.

12/20/05, 2:22 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

Thank you. I’m getting the word out on that article so that others can get a solid background on the current events in Australia.

12/20/05, 2:54 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

The Priest article has been widely circulated in the blogosphere since the riots happened. It makes it quite clear why the Aussies felt compelled to take matters into their own hands, as the police have been effectively castrated.

zama202 - I couldn't agree more with limiting immigration but not a ban on ME immigration - there are plenty of non-Muslim minority groups in the ME that we should welcome with open arms. But we need a ban on Muslim immigration from the ME, limited to true Muslim liberal reformers who have legitimate claims for political asylum. And there is nothing wrong with demanding such a thing at all. The US had a near moratorium on immigration altogether from the 20's until 1965 (apparently we have Ted Kennedy to thank for the 1965 Immigration Act).

Truly things have gotten to the point that I now have zero tolerance for liberals who don't understand what is going on and would pour fuel on the fire by opening the gates of the west to further Muslim immigration. Their denial and complacency and ego needs to be viewed as "tolerant" are no longer acceptable. As I've said before, taking my cue from Krishnamurti (although it's doubtful he ever intended his point to be used in this way)- it is imperative to see WHAT IS - not what you wish to be the case or what you think OUGHT to be the case - rather, WHAT IS. And what I will say to folks who persist in their refusal to see what IS, is this: "The coming bloodshed is on YOUR hands". YOU are responsible."

12/20/05, 7:41 PM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

When a group of people is not held to the same moral standards as other groups, they should be offended. Why? Because it is racism which causes those on the left to believe that we have to tolerate morally repugnant behavior from the brown and black-skinned Muslims. That is clear to me.

12/20/05, 9:27 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Pastorius: "Because it is racism which causes those on the left to believe that we have to tolerate morally repugnant behavior from the brown and black-skinned Muslims. That is clear to me."

Clear as a bell to me too. And equally, to single out and label as "racist", actions of whites , when such actions would otherwise be explained and understood in terms of "root causes", were those same actions done by human beings of darker skins, is equally racist.

12/20/05, 11:33 PM  

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