Imperialistic plans

One of the things about conspiracy theorists is that they live in a hazy world of innuendo and speculation.  There’s never any hard evidence to support their theory, just a lot of disparate facts that can be spun together into a tangled and usually nonsensical tapestry.  As often as not, the beauty of the theories is the complete absence of facts, a vacuum that itself is sufficient to convince the conspiracy theorist that there’s something rotten in Denmark.  The 911 Truthers, for example, are unfazed by the fact that their conspiracy, to be true, would require both the complicity of and years of silence by dozens, hundreds or even thousands of Americans.  If anything, this unnatural silence, coupled with the fact the buildings’ collapse and their all-encompassing hatred for BushCheney is all they need to deny the known facts about 19 Muslims who hijacked plans and crashed them, with their fuel tanks at almost full capacity, into buildings.  Instead, they are deeply enmeshed in a shadowy world of conspiracies from which it’s doubtful they’ll ever escape.

I mention all this because many on the Left think that I’m falling prey to conspiracy theorist paranoia when I say that Islamists are out to get us.  My defense, always, is that I’m not trying to piece together random and irrelevant pieces of evidence (or the absence of any evidence) to reach this conclusion.  I don’t have to — the Islamists are saying it themselves:

And in a sermon televised on Friday, Yunis al-Astal, a Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Islam would soon conquer Rome, “the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and which has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam,” just as Constantinople was.

Rome, he said, would become “an advanced post for the Islamic conquests which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.”

In his address aired on Hamas’s Al-Aksa TV and also translated by MEMRI, Astal told his audience: “Allah has chosen you for himself and for his religion, so that you will serve as the engine pulling this nation to the phase of succession, security, and consolidation of power, and even to conquests through da’wa [preaching] and military conquests of the capitals of the entire world.”

“I believe that our children or our grandchildren will inherit our jihad and our sacrifices, and Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them. Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls, and by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our prophet, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire on the brink of which they stand.”

The clip can be viewed at

One could conclude, of course, that these are just words and, as we all know, sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can never hurt us.  However, there is no absence of evidence about sticks and stones.  Beginning with 9/11, Islamists inspired by these very types of words have committed 10,904 acts of violence in the name of their religion. With these actual facts, you don’t need to grub around on grassy knolls or wear tinfoil on your head to figure out that something very, very nasty is going on.  As an elderly Holocaust survivor memorably said, “When someone says he’s going to kill you, believe him.”

As for me, I don’t believe that all Muslims are imperialistic genocidal maniacs, just as we now know that, sixty five plus years ago, all Germans were not imperialistic genocidal maniacs.  But the one sure thing history has taught us is that, in any group, when a critical mass becomes homicidally crazy, it’s irrelevant whether the entire group actually believes in or supports the crazies.  For purposes of the damage that can be done, all that’s required is that critical mass.

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  • Mike Devx

    “But the one sure thing history has taught us is that, in any group, when a critical mass becomes homicidally crazy, it’s irrelevant whether the entire group actually believes in or supports the crazies. For purposes of the damage that can be done, all that’s required is that critical mass.”

    When about 50% don’t care at all or at best are too afraid to speak up; 30% support the homicidal crazies’ beliefs verbally and publicly; 15% are ready to join and participate in the killing, torture, and terrorism but they haven’t yet; that leaves only 5% that are currently, actively homicidally crazy. I’m sure my numbers are off a bit, but it appears that that’s all you need during this 40-year rising fundamentalist Muslim movement: that 5% be homicidally crazy.

    All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.

  • George Bruce

    What about China? Are they after China too? Maybe not if the Koran didn’t mention it.

  • Ymarsakar

    People will deny that 6% of 100% of a population can politically control that 100%. Why do people deny this? Because their schools and upbringing have indoctrinated them into believing that democracy and “majority rules” are strengths and virtues. For them to believe that only 6% of the population can decide what the majority will do, and thus what 100% of what the population will do, would upset their cherished fantasies about democracy and “majority rules”.

    Since majority rules is the keystone of Parliamentary governments like Canada, Britain, and Germany, such people will never discard their dearly held beliefs to admit that the American system is better. It hits upon their vital core identity, you see.

    The harsh and unwelcome truth is that voting in laws and representatives based upon a majority rules system is simply another form of aristocracy, monarchy, plutocracy, and oligarchy. Which is why the EU is what it is.

  • Ymarsakar

    Btw, in case people don’t get the logic of why majority rules work that way, majority rules simply say that a majority of any group will decide what the rest of the group will do.

    So 51% decides for 100% of the population what is going to occur. But that also means that a majority of that 51% will be deciding what that 51% of the population will be doing. And then there will be a majority in the 26% that decides what that 26% will be doing. Down the line you go and eventually you reach a pretty small percentage of people who actually hold real power and who actually decide how things will be done for 100% of the population.

    It is a great triumph for the Left in how they have succeeded in indoctrination the next generation to value majority rules over the values of a republic.

  • Ymarsakar

    Take the US Senate for example. Even though it only has 100 members, far less than the House, it still has committees and sub-committees to handle the real work concerning crafting bills.

    That’s what happens in a majority rules system. A small segment of the Senate, the seniors like Byrd, use their political power to get favors and/or blackmail to coerce other Senators to vote the way they want to.

    That’s why newly elected Senators, freshmen, find it troublesome to do what they promised when they get to the Senate. They have to work within the system, which is not a simple thing of getting a majority of votes and then winning.

    Making the Senate winnable by a majority of votes in their states, is of course what produced Byrd the undying KKK Kleagle Democrat Senator.

  • Ymarsakar

    Correction, winnable by a plurality of votes instead of a majority. Plurality is a fix it job for majority, since plurality just counts the most votes, even if it is a majority.

    European systems are far more hard core on majority rules than the US system is, and it shows.

  • Mike Devx

    George Bruce asks if the jihadists are after China…

    The answer is yes. The entire world is to be ruled by the few men holding power under the worldwide Caliphate. Oops, I mean, the entire world is to be joined as one in peace under Allah.

    For now China is directly supporting and encouraging Iran. That leaves China off the list… for a while.