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  • An Op-Ed

    Posted by Ginny on August 1st, 2012 (All posts by )

    Well, nothing new here; still, it’s nice to hear truisms characteristic of Charles Murray or Arthur Brooks, ones that honor Friedman and Hayek, rather than theories characteristic of postmodernism or critical race theory.


    4 Responses to “An Op-Ed”

    1. Robert Schwartz Says:

      It wasn’t a gaffe except among those left-wing journalists who believe that the plight of Muslim societies is the result of Imperialism, Colonialism, and Racism*.

      I like the moxie of doubling down, rather than running away from an obvious truism.

      Of course, the truth was less often skirted in times past:

      “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. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – 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.”

      Sir Winston Churchill, from The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).

    2. amspirnational Says:

      Our ex dominant WASP elite crumbles as the Ashkenazi assists while filling the vaccuum
      and Israel lives off this but is also doomed in the medium term. Not exactly exemplary of Cultural
      supremacy all the way round.

      [Ken Hoop, please stick to one name for your comments on this blog. Jonathan]

    3. Jason in LA Says:

      While reading Churchill’s refreshingly honest quote provided by Mr. Schwartz, is it any wonder why Barry Hussein is not a fan of the late Prime Minister.

    4. Bill Brandt Says:

      I like the moxie of doubling down, rather than running away from an obvious truism.

      Robert – I think that was one of Reagan’s strengths – drove the Left nuts – just talked right past them – to the people.