Sunday, February 26, 2006

America as a Unique State, and Anti-Semitism

In this post on the Ace of Spades Headquarters, Monty posted a quote. We shall duplicate the entirety of his comment:

Michael Shaara had a wonderful passage in his book The Killer Angels that I've never forgotten. The speaker in the piece is Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain of the 20th Maine Regiment.

He had grown up believing in America and the individual and it was a stronger faith than his faith in God. This was the land where no man had to bow. In this place at last a man could stand up free of the past, free of tradition and blood ties and teh curse of royalty and become what he wished to become. This was the first place on earth where the man mattered more than the state. True freedom had begun here and it would spread eventually all over the earth. But it had begun here.
I still get chills when I read that piece. And by God, I believe every word of it with my whole heart.
Thank you, Monty.

We would never live in Europe. Or in Asia again. Unless We had to for America (if you know what We mean and We think you do). There's something unique about America that cannot be found anywhere else.

Two things stand out: freedom and multi-ethnicity. There is a definite American culture, with various strains of course. What's remarkable is that people of all ethnicities, cultures, and religions actively participate in this culture. (These people are usually dismissed as "whitewashed" by less assimilated peoples, but this connotes that there's something wrong with assimilation, and there isn't.) With a nation-based state, ethnicity can get in the way. A white person cannot become a Japanese; a African person cannot become a Frenchperson. Turks will always be Turks in Germany, no matter how long they have lived there. Here, one comes and can become one of us. Our parents immigrated to here and now they are Americans (and not Pakistanis or Indians). And this aspect is the most important in Our life. When We meet other people, We do not care what their ethnic origin is, what their religion is, whether they are nobility or not. This is part of what makes America so great.

We have to ask: why is it always the Jews? Honestly, We're coming to the point of not being able to understand anti-Semitism. It doesn't make any sense. In David Cook's Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic Literature, We have read examples of anti-Semitism in Sunni Muslim apocalyptic literature. It's simply irrational and makes not one iota of sense. We remember having found a website for a left-hand path occult organization which initially seemed rational in its understanding and application of the occult only later to find out that they were firm believers in ZOG - the Zionist Occupation Government. This term is a keyword, undoubtedly, for people who cannot be reasoned with. It makes no sense. Yes, We know this is the third or fourth We have said it, and We'll say it again, simply because We cannot comprehend it. It. Makes. No. Sense. Have their brains broken? Are they defective? Are they seeing something Our eyes and mind refuse to process? Are they able to view a certain dimension that We are unaware of? Are We living in an alternate universe from these people?

inna naHnu-l-a'lam.


At 7:56 PM, Blogger joloco said...

Generally speaking I agree with much of what you say in this post except I think you do it with a tad of jingoistic flare. As for the Muslims living in another world I want to remind that this is the postcolonial world left to them and now perpetuated in an effort to secure a stable oil supply.

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Iblis said...

The irony is, that if it weren't for Islamic intolerance America wouldn't exist.
Because the Muslims wouldn't let the Europeans go to Asia, the Europeans had to find alternate routes. And the rest is history.

As for the why the Jews? Well first they are an easily recognizable as different. They also self-segregate, so its easy to isolate them.
From a spiritual perspective, they are God's chosen people. For Christians, JPII said "They are our elder brothers in faith". Thus they are a special target for the forces of darkness.

At 2:38 PM, Blogger Muslihoon said...


"As for the Muslims living in another world I want to remind that this is the postcolonial world left to them and now perpetuated in an effort to secure a stable oil supply."

Could you please explain what you mean by this?

The way I see it, every state has the opportunity to modernize and develop. The beauty of current trends in the international state system is that the more states prosper and are involved, the better it is for everyone involved.

Proponents of dependency theory say that states on the periphery, and even some around the core, are fundamentally unable to rise (mainly because this is how the West wants them to be). This is garbage. The reason they have not been able to rise is because they keep making stupid decisions and perpetuate corrupt regimes and structures. If they sat down and decided to move forward, they will move forward.

That some have much-needed natural resources is more of a curse than a blessing as then states become complacent and lazy and feel no need to develop properly so that the state will rise regardless how their natural resource's market may fare.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Muslihoon said...

Other very interesting points, Iblis! Thank you!

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous blackflag said...

"Why is it always the Jews" (or Americans, British, Christians, etc etc ad-nauseum)

I'm of the opinion that the constant placing of blame on others for thier own failures is due to a lack of accountability. "Our nation is dirt poor, crime ridden and third world backward because of the Great Zionist Conspiracy" (or some similiar quote, just pick one from google news). BS I say, it is the failure to accept the consequences of thier own actions that causes them to place blame anywhere they can.

If it's the Isrealis today it's the Brits tomorrow etc etc.

At 8:03 PM, Blogger Muslihoon said...

Good point, blackflag.

Someone's to blame, except for them.

Many other states tend to do this too, blaming the West for its problems. Gets very annoying because they expect the West to solve their problems.


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