Sharia Supremacism

September 27, 2016

I’m trying real hard to be the shepherd here and I’m trying to start a meme. I hope you will help me.

I want to get everyone to start saying “Sharia Supremacist” when talking about Muslim terrorism and other bad Muslim behavior instead of saying “Muslim” or “Islamic”.

Sharia is what’s really wrong with Islam. Let’s hone in and start talking about Sharia, not Islam in general. From now on, say “Sharia Supremacist” every time you are tempted to say “Islamic” or “Muslim” as an adjective for bad behavior by a Muslim.

Muslims would be fine were it not for Sharia.

Barack Obama doesn’t want to say Muslim/Islamic/Islamist terrorist.

George Bush was similarly squeamish.

Nobody wants to lump in all decent American or other Muslims with terrorists.
But everybody wants to know how to tell the difference between “bad” Muslims and “good” Muslims.

The difference is Sharia.

I want to be clear here — I’m not going squishy. Most Muslims, worldwide, are “bad” Muslims. They are Sharia Supremacists. In America, we believe that we have the cream of the Muslim crop. Meaning, Muslims who came here to get the hell away from Sharia.

The majority of Muslims worldwide are Sharia Supremacist backward barbarians who believe in clitoridectomy and even worse oppressions of women. They hate democracy and pluralism. Talk about rape culture–in most Sharia states, rape is not just a right but a duty. Seriously, they punish “crimes” committed by women by raping them to teach them a lesson. Nearly all Sharia states are hell-holes of every day human rights violations. The best of them cut the noise down to every-week human rights violations. Sharia supremacists are violent, misogynistic, tribalist, murderous and terrorist.

All of this bad behavior can be traced to one source: Sharia.

Muslim sharia law is a barbaric leftover from the 7th century that no decent person advocates. Sharia is totalitarian. It abrogates freedom in the most detailed aspects of human life, and demands all submit to its barbaric stupidity. When orthodox Muslims are allowed into other societies, they are duty-bound to advance Sharia by whatever means are most effective. Reminds me a little of growing up Mormon, when the Mormon official slogan was “Every member a missionary.”

The only thing you need to ask to decide if a Muslim is a “good” Muslim or a “bad” Muslim is, do you believe in Sharia? Good luck getting an honest answer to that question from an American Muslim. It’s kind of like asking a Hollywood celebrity in 1955, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”

Nonetheless, the problem we in the West have isn’t with all Muslims. I know several Muslims who obviously immigrated to America to get the hell away form Sharia. And here in the USA, where you’d think they’d feel safe, they still pay lip service to Sharia Supremacism because Sharia is a murderous ideology that tracks down and kills apostates all the time. it’s exactly like Italian immigrants worried about the long arm of the Mafia reaching out from Sicily to take them down.

Sharia is the adjective to use, not Muslim, not Islamic. If you say Sharia, you draw the real battle lines.

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I ignored a little kid today who obviously needed help

September 17, 2016

Because I didn’t want to risk getting in trouble with the cops or his parents.

10 year old kid gets off the city bus about 3pm this afternoon, obviously on his way home Friday afternoon from school. He takes about 5 steps, turns and starts chasing the bus — “Wait! Wait!” The bus driver either didn’t see him, or, more likely, did see him but wasn’t going to stop because that’s against the rules. I’ve seen this a lot the last few years — guy running for the bus is 2 seconds late, the bus driver has barely started accelerating out of the stop, he never stops and lets the guy on.

This kid obviously forgot something important on the bus. He chased it for a hundred yards before giving up, crestfallen.

I was already pulling over to the side of the road to ask the kid to get in and I’d help him chase the bus, Seriously, I’d turned the wheel and hit the brakes, and then my voice of reason asked, Are you on crack?

Middle-aged adult male driving alone, pulling over to the side of the road, rolling down the window and persuading a kid to get in the car. If the kid was properly trained and mature enough, he’d say no. If not, he’d get in and I bet three people behind me would have been on their cell phones by the time we caught the bus.

Had my wife been in the car with me, it would have been different. Which is a subject for another post.

I passed him by, watching him trudge back in the direction of the bus stop in my rear view mirror, and thought about it the rest of the way home.

Anyhow, no big deal. Maybe he’s going to have to make an excuse to an unsympathetic teacher about not getting his homework done, come Monday. Probably, he left his backpack, and he’s going to get yelled at by his mom when he gets home and then she’ll give him a note for the teacher. Maybe he left a cage full of gerbils who will be left to run on their wheels over the weekend until they die of dehydration.

But it is a big deal. The Free Range Mom (go look up her stuff, she’s the awesome in Awesome Sauce!) has made this point better than I ever could: It used to be that all adults felt some kind of responsibility to parent all kids out in public. This is a reason that 30 to 50 years ago, it used to be a lot safer to let your kids roam. Adults who saw something would say something.

More than once as a pre-adolescent, I got “Who is your mother? What’s your phone number?” and marched back to my house (even put into his car!) by a stranger for public misdeeds always committed when I’d put significant distance, often miles, between me and my parents. (I was kind of a little shit, betcha can’t tell from this blog.) Throwing rocks, crossing streets unsafely, swearing loudly on the sidewalk or just looking like a little gang of hooligans (which we were) could invite immediate adult intervention. These days, not so much.

I could be wrong, but now, I think it’s worse than a coin toss that if you drag somebody’s little brat home to their parental eunuchs, the adult/s are going to go off on you, not thank you politely with murder in their eyes looking at little Johnny.

This is a significant devolution of “high trust” in our society that has gone nearly unnoticed.

As I write this, I still haven’t decided whether I should have stopped and tried to help that kid chase the bus. Would I have freaked him out, perhaps even traumatized him, because he’s been so freaked out by lectures on stranger-danger? Other than that, right now, I can’t think of a downside worth me paying attention to that really justifies me not stopping. I had a chance to, in a very small way, strike a blow, or at least land a gentle slap on the butt, for “high trust” and I didn’t do it because I didn’t have time to think it through. So I defaulted to avoidance and passivity.

You make your best moral decisions when you have time to think it through in advance. That’s why it’s a bad idea not to think about moral dilemmas and develop moral principles you can fall back on when surprises and emergencies confront you.

Right now, I wish I’d stopped for the kid and asked, What did you forget and where were you sitting? I’ll chase the bus. Go home and get your mom and come right back here and I’ll bring it to you. But I didn’t think about that till just right now. All I could think when it happened was, “Jump in, we’ll chase the bus!”

It’s not very likely I’ll encounter a similar moral dilemma, but I might. It remains instructive: if you haven’t thought through a particular moral issue before it hits you, your response is likely to be less than you wish it had been.

Which brings me to another post I should do soon–How do people become corrupted morally? I have a theory, based on my own experience, that is at least useful if not universal.


Things I’ve Changed My Mind About

September 15, 2016

This is going to be a series of posts, and I especially invite comments for these posts.

What did you believe when you were 15 or 20 or 25 that you now know you were completely wrong about?

I’ve made a long list, and it keeps getting longer. The list is in my drafts.

I have a good friend who wanted to write a book with me about stuff we could tell young people that would change their lives.  But we got busy. The first thing we thought of was “The Miracle of Compound Interest.” I still think that may be the most important thing young people don’t know: concentrating on saving and investing when you’re 20 will likely make you able to think about retiring, or at least not worrying about money ever again, by the time you’re 40. Wish I’d known that.

Some things on my list are political. Some things are financial. Some have to do with male/female relations and retaliations. There are psychological and personal things I’ve learned that I was so wrong about.  There are things I thought were so important that turned out not to be and vice versa.

The only person in my life growing up who had any serious wisdom to impart was my paternal grandfather. And he was gone before I was old enough to talk to him explicitly about life wisdom. But he did a great job inoculating me and preparing me.

I’m not kidding, every other adult in my life was either useless, harmful, not close enough or I wasn’t old enough for them to guide me.  My parents were both idiots about life, but such bad examples that I could at least do the opposite of what they did and know it would turn out OK.

My church leaders were completely full of shit and platitudes. Not one church leader ever said anything that helped me, inspired me or made me think. I was raised Mormon, and I’ve learned since then that Mormons aren’t typical Christians. Despite their virtues, Mormons basically chew cud, intellectually.

At school, there were a minority of teachers who weren’t obviously asinine people retreating to teaching children because adults wouldn’t put up with them. I remember and thank several teachers, but I was a kid, and all they could do was nurture, not impart wisdom. And, to be clear, most school teachers are shit. I’m so tired of this reverence we have for school teachers. When they’re great, they’re great, but most are bad. Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” isn’t just beloved musically but because we’ve all been mentally raped by the majority of school teachers who really are “just another brick in the wall.”  Most school teachers being shit won’t change till all schools are privatized and subjected to market discipline.

There is a lot I’ve learned, and a lot you’ve learned, that your moms and dads and scout leaders and teachers and pastors and priests and financial advisors and bosses should have told you from the start. Maybe you wouldn’t have listened at an earlier age. I think that’s BS.  I was always looking for wisdom, and I think most people are too. I found few adults deserving of trust or respect or being listened to when I was growing up.  If your experience was different, Damn, I envy you. I envy Donald Trump, being raised by a smart dad.

So I made it up on my own. I bought into ideology, as does everyone whose parents and childhood authorities were louts. Thank Heinlein I chose libertarian ideology.

And so I stand here now, a Trump voter.

Stay tuned…I’ll pick something really provocative for the next post that I was wrong about.


The Flight 93 Election

September 15, 2016

This essay at Claremont has gone viral. It says everything I could think to say and more about why this is The Last Election if the Democrats win the Presidency and/or control either house of Congress.  A lot of people are gibbering in hatred at the author, who wisely chose to write under a nom de plume.

I was just listening to Mark Levin for a few minutes. He was fulminating against Trump’s day care plan for various sound conservative reasons.

What Levin doesn’t get yet, smart as he is, is that Conservatism is politically dead. It’s going to take a Gramscian-style campaign, waged over decades, to resurrect conservatism. Millenials hear conservative ideas and values like Charlie Brown characters hear adults speak: wah-whah, whaw-waw . . .

Conservatives don’t have the blood-lust for power and need for bossing people around that modern Democrats and all Progressives/Leftists do. It’s going with the psychological flow for the Left to slowly push and insinuate their ideas on everyone. The Conservative attitude is “Son, when you get about 20 years older, you’ll stop being such a dumbass. Till then, think whatever the hell you want.”
Conservatives have never mounted a long-term ideological campaign. Part of that is because (I just heard this on Mark Levin, and he’s right), conservatism isn’t really an ideology. It’s more “Wait a minute, son, don’t start believing every damnfool idea that comes into your head is the best idea ever.” Conservatism has a decent respect for innovation, and an understanding that 99% of innovation is BS and only time will tell.  So let’s not all of us put all our bets down on the same shiny object.

An ideologue is a person who has no trepidation about everything turning out great if everyone would just adopt his ideas. He thinks his ideological map trumps (no pun intended) the actual world. There are actually a lot of good reasons to like Donald Trump. That he’s not an ideologue is one of the most important. Hillary is an ideologue. A corrupt, greedy, rapacious, hypocritical, might-as-well-be-an-alien-under-the-skin ideologue. She’s a wannabe Stalin in a Mao jacket and a Kim Jong Un pantsuit. I don’t understand people who say, well, Hillary is so corrupt that we don’t have to worry about her having an ideological agenda. So, I’m voting for Tammany Hillary instead of Dangerous Donald. Corruption is not antithetical to dangerous ideology, and Hillary has proven she’s been braised in Leftist hatred for free people.  If you think Hillary will just be a status quo caretaker of Obama’s legacy, you are fucking stupid. (I know, I’m trying really hard to stop swearing on this blog, and notice that I mostly have, but there was no other adjective that expressed the thought completely.)  Hillary will accelerate the Obama agenda, and she will pack the Supreme Court and the lower courts, then vitiate most of the first 10 amendments, and will do it PDQ.

This is an absurd election that demonstrates to anyone with an appreciation for the absurd that the political system is quickly devolving into a decadent pre-collapse parody of itself. Most people don’t think collapse is imminent. I don’t know whether it’s imminent or not, but I’m pretty sure it will be sudden. There are lots of fuses out there, waiting for a match. President Trump wets the fuses down; President Hillary swaggers by with a lit cigar, daring them to ignite.