Recently, I made the following comment regarding a posting by Wretchard at Belmont Club.
When citizens become the slayers of their brethren the commonality of a unifying culture has ended. Two cultures with opposing values exists in one space at war with one another. In such a case, the culture that is most consistent with its values, regardless of right, will ultimately prevail. The Left has seen to it that one side remains confused while the other remains insulated... one denigrated while the other defended. I submit that the BBC and MSM have become every bit as motivating to butchers as the madrassas.This is not necessarily an original thought, but as an anthropologist (among other things), one that I thoroughly believe. History is replete with cultures that were, at their core purveyors of the virtue of life. They nevertheless fell at the onslaught of aggressive hordes more consistent in their desire to see their enemy subjugated or dead. Europe itself very nearly dissolved before a solid fascist behemoth, held fast by the constitution of the Brits backed by the might of the U.S. Yet that caliber of integrity seems rare among Western Democracies today, even within the body politic of the United States. It has been replaced by the convenience of relative ascertions of perceptual imperatives passed along as personal truths peddled to popular consensus. Moral confusion in the ideology of Mankind is no less deadly than arsenic in the blood of a man. And there is no doubt that Western Civilization is suffering from its poisoning within, just as it comes under a deadly physical assault from without.
The Telegraph reports on how the BBC altered its coverage of the recent London attacks in order to avoid offensive labels.
Early reporting of the attacks on the BBC's website spoke of terrorists but the same coverage was changed to describe the attackers simply as "bombers".Yet, as Tennapel points out,
The BBC's guidelines state that its credibility is undermined by the "careless use of words which carry emotional or value judgments".
"Actually the removal of words that carry value judgments is in and of itself a value judgment."
That is true in a sense. But, it is less a judgment in favor of a particular value as much as total reckless abandon of all value. Forfeiting the semantic filter, everything is valid, and the distinction between butcher and victim eliminated from an assessment of righteous indignation. Paralysis ensues, and men capable of their physical defense are relegated to the status of shackled pigs in an abattoir. The judgment made therfore, by the BBC was not between conveying the term terrorist or bomber, but deciding between the premise of humans as men or pigs. To that end, I submit they are eternally confused.
What is being Left has been peddling poison as food for generations now, in the form of ideological diversity... the subversion of Western Civilization. And this is what they have given us after four decades of surrendering discrimination to tolerance without judgment: home grown jihadist with enough misdirected hatred, and misunderstood history, to undermine any fraction of self-esteem they extract from their particular sub-culture. (HT: Michelle Malkin)
HOUSTON -- When Bassam Khalaf raps, he's the Arabic Assassin. His unreleased CD, "Terror Alert," includes rhymes about flying a plane into a building and descriptions of himself as a "crazy, suicidal Arabic ... equipped with bombs."
Until last week, Khalaf also worked as a baggage screener at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. "I've been screening your bags for the past six months, and you don't even know it," said Khalaf, who also said Thursday that he is not really a terrorist and that his rhymes are exaggerations meant to gain publicity.
Perhaps Mr. Khalaf is simply pandering to publicity. But, how many of the listeners in his community know that? Youths deprived of their passion and esteem, weened on America-hatred, and bigotry, and imprisoned by the Left's marxist quixotic delusions of fairness within the basement of American culture, are fed bile in place of hope in the form of popular art and liberal education. Tolerance is demanded again without judgment and poison digested for sustenance. How many are so close to that chaotic edge already, waiting for this imbecile's shove? Four boys in Leeds got their shove at some point. And in time we'll find out the nature of their own conversion from angels to demons. From The Globe and Mail, (HT: Jihad Watch )
LEEDS -- The transformation of four young British men into terrorists appears to have taken place at a government-funded storefront youth centre in Leeds that, according to youth workers, was a hub of radical Islamist activity. The centre was sealed off and searched by police yesterday after three of its workers said in an interview on the street outside that at least two of the suicide bombers had been "very regular" visitors at all hours to the Hamara Youth Access Point, and a third had been seen there occasionally.
Pray that we never discover that our Leeds exists in similar form in Detroit, Chicago, St. Jo, Watts, Newark, Houston, Denver, Memphis, and Cleveland. We found it in Lodi, in time.
But you see, what is being Left has found it necessary to disassemble the foundations of Western Civilization in order to fashion their experimental Utopian chimera. The two simply are not compatible. Yet, far from the noble illusion, their delusion veils a frankenstein-like monstrosity in reality, that has proven invariably to be just as similarly at odds with human existence as Shelley's creature. And even now as the consequences of their vision are being revealed before them, what is being Left works faster to demolish boundaries between civility and barbarism.
Like fish in a tank attempting to transform their realm by first breaking the glass, what is being Left is flushing the sustaining medium of humanity through the breach, to be replaced by the corrosive and certain air of suicide.
For similar, if not more profound insight, read Victor Davis Hanson today.
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