I agree with the Left – The Arab Spring is likely a GOOD THING!!!

Guy DeWhitney at Heretics Crusade feels the Arab Spring is a Good Thing... for the West.

Wait a minute Virginia, put down the straight jacket and Thorazine, let me explain…

Amidst all the talk of Islamists taking over various countries in the Middle East I fail to hear anyone speak about how it is not all bad, and might even be a good thing from the Westerners perspective.

It is almost like Christmas on your Birthday if you are a Republican! Please, think about it people…

The Romans used to say, “Divide and conquer“; I think they would have been thrilled to see so many of the Muslim/Arab states enter the “Arab Spring” so they can get on with quite efficiently dividing and conquering themselves.

Personally, I think Caesar Augustus would have chortled in glee to see Egypt and Libya et al. fall to the fanatics, when those fanatics are better at fighting each other than outsiders, more often than not!

Iran will now be tempted to spread itself all too thin, sending money and materials hither and yon, only to have those stolen or “misused” more than they are used to further Iran’s goals.

As far as Israel goes, I do not expect to see any real change in the “no, you first, I insist!” game that has always kept the Arab states from being able to carry out a real war in modern terms. Frankly Israel scares the hell out of them and you can’t expect any solid action in that direction until they consolidate a few loose ends in their rear by stabbing each other in the back in usual pre-emptive Arabian-style “self-defense.” and/or “Defense of the Faith.”

The solidarity of the Din is only triggered by non-Muslims; all the West has to do is to pull back as far as possible, let the chief oil producers sell oil to stay alive while we sit back and watch the show… I am pretty sure there will be very little money in the next 5 to ten year for Western Jihad coming out of the East… if we just let things take their natural course.

We could see a reversal of the immigration patterns of the last few decades; imagine hundreds of thousands of the most militant European Muslims flocking to the Middle East, leaving mostly ones who want to be able to assimilate… if we don’t interfere.

We could see several states that have been, to put it mildly pains in the arse for decades, being run by governments with:

no experience in foreign trade

no experience in foreign relations

no experience in state-level security

no experience in providing infrastructure to the people

no experience in state-level intelligence and counter-intelligence

no experience in POLITICS from a ruling perspective…

And, they will have every Muslim state that IS stable offering “help” in re-constituting, and “repairing” the above; for purely charitable reasons of course! : – )

Now Iran will still be working toward the bomb but, how likely do you think it is that the other Muslim states will let them deploy one? I think they are smart enough, or at least paranoid enough, to know that Iran is likely to clear some “competition” from its path before it lobs any fissionable matter in Israel’s direction.. once again, the Israelis terrify the Iranian Gov.! A fanatics weakest spot is his fanaticism; they probably expect to fight off radioactive Jewish zombies for a thousand years if they DO manage to nuke the place! ; – )

Other than some economic disruption, temporary and limited, that the Republicans supposedly wanted to see happen anyway I fail to see why, like a warmer Earth, this is a bad thing!

Blessed Be

The Time has Come to Speak of Many Things; of Fools and Tips and WikiLeaks; of Cabbageheads and the Fall of kings

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The Time has Come to Speak of Many Things; Of Fools, and Tips, and WikiLeaks;Of CabbageHeads, and The Fall of Kings

I just saw on al-Jazeera that WikiLeaks has released information showing that the Lebanese government had actually dared to attempt to give sensible advice to Israel on how to best attack Hezbollah; which happens to seek to bring down the Lebanese government.

Al-Jazeera has used this information the way every opposition group would, they make as much religious discord and political hay as possible. This is occurring over and over, all over the world. Russian leaks have revealed political gold for those who have fought the Russian combination  of paranoia and aggression for decades; including those who have used the rightness of that fight to exercise their own paranoia and aggression, like McCarthy. 

In the US haters of every “regime” since Washington are either slavering over data released or fervently praying that the next batch will give them what they need to finally bring about the collapse necessary to their promised utopia (Utopia is a word derived from the title of a book about the “perfect” society/city; when it was chosen to be the name for such a city the word meant nowhere.).

The thought occurred to me today that the PC fanatics have so focused the publics mind on an imaginary “ideal” society’s reactions to any present reality that they have rendered any sensible action in the present insensible to that same public mind. If your goal is to support the nation of Lebanon, as opposed to the Muslim or Christians within that nation, then it certainly makes sense, in attacking Hezbollah, not to attack Christian areas that are at the top of the ethnic/religious cleansing “To Do List” Hezbollah keeps for when they triumph.  But in today’s world that sort of thing is seen as nothing but an expression of religious favoritism, for Christians no less, who suffer violent persecutions across the face of the Muslim world today, to be made into political coinage by those who are the epitome of religious bigotry – Hezbollah.

One of the few nice things about president Obama is that he is such a narcissist that he sometimes let slip his mask when preening in front of the cameras more than most politicians accustomed to the national and international stage. On one such occasion he spoke of his support (faint, fading, and only present when it was/is expedient) in the face of sporadic rocket attacks by “rogue” and “independent” rebels who happened to enjoy the full support and resources of the PA, Hamas and/or Iran.  He said that if someone in Canada started lobbing rockets at a town his daughters lived in he would, as a citizen, vote to flatten the area if it did not give up the attackers willingly and cheerfully. Most of the “liberal” world then proceeded to castigate him for that most sensible reaction.

The “elite” exist on all sides however. On the “conservative” side a religiously based form of PC has sought dominance for decades; attempting to “bring back” a better time that never really existed, every era being like this and every other time, comprised of reality not idealizations, and enforce a “natural law” that can only be found in a modern, conservative Protestant interpretation of the Bible. Tolerance for the “deviant sin” of homosexuality, or revealing that the once held stupid, youthful ideas not from the fringe of the conservative Christian paradigm (as opposed to stupid ideas that do, like racism or gay bashing and whatnot). To do so is to be declared outcast from political power or, at the very least legitimacy.

To defeat this inhumanly incorrect trend the people must be willing to see the tribalistic partisanship on all sides who seek to seize the political stage from large segments of society for their own personal/political ends; mistake me not, I mean all parties, everywhere. No political group is immune to this, as Larry Niven declared in one of his Niven’s Laws “there is no case so noble it does not attract fudgeheads.”

Yes, I mean you, and you too over in the corner. The solution to social issues is never to simply suppress any dissent; “reasoning” that does not have its foundation in reality is always going to trend toward the unreasonable, regardless of the righteousness, or self-righteousness, of its proponents. Most of the information released by WikiLeaks is not really juicy at all, it is just the details of a real government dealing with reality. The few bits that are “hot” are about individual actions or things not part of the publicly known policy of the given nation.

WikiLeaks is not a noble rebel, it is an insidious tool for enforcing the PC fascism worldwide with the fall of governments the price of deviance without usefulness. It is dangerous in another way that I have yet to see discussed; who can possibly tell if they are adding or deleting things when virtually no government is going to release the original documents to the public?  WikiLeaks need only keep close to the truth in the beginning; as soon as the public feels that there is credibility they can slowly adulterate their “leaks” with tiny changes that spin them where they want them to go. Given enough time and acceptance WikiLeaks could begin a true campaign of Pravda, “truth” that is only true if it supports the political paradigm of the WikiLeaks controllers. It is not hard to imagine how easy it would be to scour reams of documents, then change only a word or six in several pages but change the political implications of the document entirely; you then release this “leak” and site back while the government and opposition do your work for you. Easy, if you are Dr. Evil, not so easy when you care about the ideals this country was founded upon.