Quote of the Day

Q. How can we put an end to the madness of suicide bombings and terrorism in general?

A. Stop being politically correct and stop believe that this culture is a victim of ours. Radical Islamism today is nothing but a new form of Nazism. Nobody was trying to justify or excuse Hitler in the 1930s. We had to defeat him in order to make peace one day with the German people.

Interview with Pierre Rehov

7 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. Wow. This particular question and answer:

    What insights did you gain from making this film? What do you know that other experts do not know?
    I came to the conclusion that we are facing a neurosis at the level of an entire civilization. Most neuroses have in common a dramatic event, generally linked to an unacceptable sexual behavior. In this case, we are talking of kids living all their lives in pure frustration, with no opportunity to experience sex, love, tenderness or even understanding from the opposite sex. The separation between men and women in Islam is absolute. So is contempt toward women, who are totally dominated by men. This leads to a situation of pure anxiety, in which normal behavior is not possible. It is no coincidence that suicide killers are mostly young men dominated subconsciously by an overwhelming libido that they not only cannot satisfy but are afraid of, as if it is the work of the devil. Since Islam describes heaven as a place where everything on earth will finally be allowed, and promises 72 virgins to those frustrated kids, killing others and killing themselves to reach this redemption becomes their only solution.

    Put me in mind of this (hat tip this guy’s page):

    “Take sex away from people. Make it forbidden, evil. Limit it to ritualistic breeding. Force it to back up into suppressed sadism. Then hand the people a scapegoat to hate. Let them kill a scapegoat occasionally for cathartic release. The mechanism is ages old. Tyrants used it centuries before the word ‘psychology’ was ever invented. It works, too.” — “Zeb,” in If This Goes On…, by Robert Heinlein

  2. Three cheers to that. Interesting that the US has extreme PC sensitivities to Islam, yet when Southpark has George Bush and Jesus crapping on the US flag, thats okay.

    Good blog by the way. I’m dropping your link on my site.

  3. “Nobody was trying to justify or excuse Hitler in the 1930s.”

    Really? Next we shall be told that nobody was trying to justify or excuse Stalin and his successors. But he is right about the need to defeat the evil before we can even think of a peaceful agreement with the people.

  4. Yes, Helen, I also thought that was an odd comment. God knows there was a never ending supply of apologists and admirers for both Hitler and Stalin babbling all over the place about how strong and wonderful they were, and how they were showing everyone the path to the future.

    I am guessing he either misspoke about the decade, i.e., he meant to say the forties, or he really doesn’t understand how popular totalitarianism was during most of the last century.

    The perceived strength and power of a monolithic community, especially a violent, blustery one, always attracts a certain segment of people who long to be subsumed by a community of absolute certainty.

    As Rand and others have pointed out, when there is nothing but a needful longing inside, the yearning for something to fill up the void is immensely powerful, and a claim to having the answers to all questions is enormously attractive.

  5. I define “suicide bomber” as follows: “a suicide bomber is the kind of person who purposefully loses his life in order to punish injustice.” More broadly, we might saw that “a suicide bomber is the type of person who will accept a fall in his position to a state below which he had at the beginning of a bargaining game in order to punish a free-rider.” This definition has three critical portions. First, it assumes that humanity can be divided into kinds or types that act in a semi-predictable manner. Second, it assumes that there exists humans who act altruistically instead of maximizing their own utility. Third, it accepts that this effect is translated into altruistic punishment.


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