Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Its not nice to say “I told you so”

….. but I bloody well did.

I told you so.  And in the words of the Zen master, only time will tell what happens next.

I don’t mean to trivialize the death of what by all reports was a very good man but I’m sick and tired of hearing apologies for Islam.  Winston Churchill nailed it over 100 years ago:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

I doubt that Winston would be very happy to see how our obsession with political correctness has now trumped the reliance on the scientific method which he championed.  The results of that foolish choice would not likely surprise him.

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