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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Muslim Violence is Our New Law

Over two centuries ago a group of British colonists huddling amid the forests and rivers of a new continent decided what they could and could not say by killing enough soldiers and mercenaries that the people who had been in charge of their speech decided they should try their luck somewhere where the regulating was easier.

This state of affairs in which the country that those colonists formed became and remains one of the very few places in the world, even among Western democracies, where freedom of speech is absolute, came about through stirring speeches, deeply felt debates, classical ideas and a passionate political culture-- but most of all it came about because large numbers of people were willing to kill over it.

Currently large numbers of people are willing to kill over the idea that Islam is the supreme religion, that Mohammed is a deity whom all mankind should respect and that the infidels living in the suburban sprawl of a thoroughly explored continent should accept that or die. Our government calls those people a tiny minority of extremists. Our unofficial name for them is, "Muslims."

Laws are decided by many things, but sweep away all the lawbooks, the pleas from tearful mothers, the timed publicity campaigns, the novel legal theories and the greedy bureaucrats expanding their turf, and under the table you will find a gun. The first and final law is still the law of force. The law begins with the power to impose its will on others. It ends with the enforcement of that power.

Law either has force behind it or it does not, and if it has no force behind it then it is an optional thing that is subject to custom. And every now and then the law is challenged, not with novel legal theories or with petitions, but with force, and it either responds with force or submits to a new law. That is what we call revolution.

Islam has made laws that it expects all of mankind to abide by. These laws are not backed by novel legal theories or by petitions, though its practitioners are willing to offer both, they are backed by the naked practice of force. And the imposition of these laws can only be defended against by force.

We are no longer led by revolutionary believers in the freedom of man, but by revolutionary believers in the submission of man to the higher principles that make their utopian sandcastles possible. They cannot honestly draw a red line on freedom, not when they have crossed it so many times themselves for their own agendas. They believe in a variety of rights, but all of those rights involve imposing their ideas and beliefs on others, and that is something they have in common with the Muslim lawyers waving guns and black flags over our burning embassies. They might contemplate killing and dying for gay marriage or the right to put tobacco warnings on cigarettes, but not for the pure idea that anyone should be able to say anything that they want without regard to ideological alliances.

The lawyers who run all our national affairs have chosen to respond to the Islamic legal briefs of bombs and bullets with the equivocation with which they meet all difficult questions. They will not abandon the principle of freedom of speech, but they will lock up the filmmaker whose imprisonment the murderous Muslim legalists called for. They will not censor YouTube, but they will encourage YouTube to censor itself. They will not ban speech that offends Islam, but they will strongly condemn and discourage it.

These equivocators offer to abandon the practice of freedom so long as they are allowed to retain the theory of freedom. The Bill of Rights will not change, but as in the Soviet Union it will not apply. The authorities will pay lip service to the freedoms that we only think we have until we actually try to use them and then we will discover that we don't actually have any of these freedoms left in stock.

In theory America will be an independent country, in practice it will be a vassal state of the Muslim world whose displays of outrage will be our law telling us what we can and cannot say, what we can and cannot think, and what we can and cannot do.

This is the typical kind of bargain that decadent empires make with the barbarous warlords on their doorstep. The empire will keep its splendor and its titles, while the barbarians will tell the empire what to do. Eventually the warlords will rule the empire, but that will only come as a shock to the citizenry who were too dazzled by the pageantry of power to realize that power is not defined by its display, but by its usage. Power is law and where there is no power, there is also no law, and those who have the power also make the laws.

What is the difference between American law and Muslim law? There are a great many differences, but the only one that matters is the difference between Constantinople and Istanbul. The only reason that we do not have Muslim law is that Muslims have not yet succeeded in forcing it on us, as they have already done to a sizable percent of the peoples and cultures of the world. That difference will be eliminated the moment that they succeed in doing so.

Law is not some mystical or technical affair. At its most basic it is the school bully demanding a cut of your lunch money in perpetuity. It is the ability to force someone to do something for some reason. Law can be high-minded, it can be moral or it can be a mob demanding that you imprison anyone who offends Mohammed. This is school bully law and it is as valid as any other kind because the distinctions that legal theorists make have no relevance in the face of the law of force. 

A demand for a code of conduct backed by violence is law. It is not our law, it is not the law of the civilized man, but it is the law that we are slowly adopting. It is the law of the decadents appeasing the savages. Its only real content warns against offending the savage on the grounds that this will have negative consequences for our soldiers, our billboards, our image in the world and our embassies. And that is the law of the savage mediated by all the fine useless intellectualization of the decadent.

Under this code, Muslim violence dictates our permissible forms of speech. To know whether a thing may be said, drawn or filmed, we must first determine how Muslims will react to it. If they will react with violence, as they do to a sizable percentage of things, then it becomes incitement, retroactively, that must be punished and condemned.

Muslim violence has become our law. It is the law of action which determines our laws of speech. To understand what we can say, we first have to decide what Muslims will do about it. A long long time ago, perhaps less than twenty years ago, our government would meet their action with an action of its own, it would meet force with force. The British government did not do that with Salman Rushdie, instead it got him to read a statement apologizing for his book, but perhaps ours would have done better. Probably not.

When we were revolutionaries, our government saw force as a way of dealing with other countries who wanted to tell Americans what to do. But since then our government has really gotten used to telling us what to do. Occasionally it invades other countries in the name of some global consensus that claims to be able to treat countries the way that our government treats us and tell them what to do.

Lately that consensus, which we can call the United Nations, the International Community or an International Disease of Corrupt Bureaucrats and Power Mad Utopians, has been telling our government that it needs to tell us what we can and cannot say. And our government has no response except to mumble something about the First Amendment, which it doesn't really believe in anymore, but since it's had no luck getting rid of the Second Amendment, it isn't about to try with the First, and urges the consensus and the murderous mobs to work with us to arrive at an agreement that we can all live with. And by "we", I don't mean us.

In a world where jet planes rapidly crisscross the planet and bombs can be embedded in anything, where companies and non-profits both lust for immigrants and unstable Third World societies export their instability to First World societies as immigration, where corporations have offices everywhere and national interest is just a fancy way of saying international trade relationships, the primary law becomes maintaining the stability of a broken system and containing its inherent violence.

The lawyers running the system will not defend national interests because they don't believe in them, they won't defend freedom because they don't believe in it, they will defend the system because it is the only thing that they do believe in. And they will defend it at the point where it is easiest to defend, not from the attacking Muslims, but from the natives who appear to be making them angry.

Would you rather fight a billion violent madmen or arrest a filmmaker? The answer is very simple. Forget Theodore Roosevelt's "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead". The Obama motto is "It's okay if Perdicaris is dead, so long as Raisuli isn't too mad at us."

Forget the Bill of Rights, a document thrown together by agrarian utopianists worried about central government. Our new breed of lawyer-kings is composed of urban utopianists ruling through central government. To them the Bill of Rights is a piece of incomprehensible lunacy that prevents them from getting anything done. They are not concerned with rural government trespasses, they are worried about bombs and riots in their cities and they are terrified of their global goals being sabotaged by some movie trailer.

They are making Muslim violence into our new law, just as they made urban violence into our new law, just as they have made their own bureaucratic mandates backed by SWAT teams and prisons into our new law.

The age when laws were made by men, rather than machines of social progress composed of lawyers and activists, bureaucrats and think-tanks, lobbyists and judges, is long since gone. There is no law in our laws, but the law of force. The Constitution sits on a dusty shelf while the judges bang their gavels and practice the law that mandates something because those in power want it that way.

And now our utopian lawyer-kings, our armies of bleeding-heart social justice activist, our legions of bureaucrats stamping their papers over our skulls, our grinning black-robed activist judges wielding their gavels like swords, are cringing in terror before a Muslim mob. The bullies who have bullied us for so long have proven to be cowards. While they dismantle our army to sell it for scraps so that the EPA and HUD and the cowboy poetry festivals can get their billions, they order us to fall on our knees before the Army of Allah.

The liberal bullies who bullied us for so long have been successfully bullied and have handed us over to the bully's bully. But bullies, of the liberal or Muslim kind, are cowards. Their bullying only works until they are successfully bullied and without their threat of force, their laws wither and blow away on the wind.

22 comments:

Velcro said...

I agree, yet at what point do we draw our red line? We have an election coming. Should the current administation stay in power, the slippery slope will likely become much more steep. And who draws our red line?

Shlomo ben Shmuel said...

We have already reached the point where groups that are discriminated against (particularly non-muslim groups) have one option left to make themselves heard: violence. If muslims can force the government to abrogate our rights by using violence, perhaps violence by other groups will convince the government to preserve our rights (or at least forcibly put down the muslim violence).

I hope that this post does not result in my incarceration for anti-muslim or anti-obama "free" speech.

oblique said...

Very insightful, if not confronting, post.

Given the events of the last few months, I've been reading a lot of history lately. Especially from Europe and the Middle East. There would seem to be a common thread of some kind of appeasement act/s prior to an empire/kingdom/civilization collapsing. This can be though acquiescence, treachery, arrogance or sheer ignorance or a combination. This administration is participating in appeasement which will not end well.

Problem is that most of history's collapses have occurred through "death by creep." In other words, it doesn't happen overnight. For example, it took the Roman Empire hundreds of years to become a shadow of its former self. Same can be said of the British.

I think because people are connected in so many ways through technology and the exchange of ideas, there's a quickening phenomena that we haven't seen in history. This means we're able to visit the past, be in the present and visualise the future all at the same time. Watching events unfold and predicting the inevitable outcome becomes incredibly frustrating for observant citizens as we see freedoms eroding before our very eyes.

Just how long it'll be before these frustrations boil to the surface is the big question. If all the FEMA stuff is true, the government is also preparing. Worrying times.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant article. But even with all the words, theories and evaluations, it will ultimately come down to US or Them. Will there be enough of us to overcome them?

Columba said...

I wish this were an exaggeration. I'm afraid it's an understatement. Whatever it is, it's brilliant. I pray for our Nation every day. Surely there's some way to recover all we've lost.

And yet, I remember what one of my graduate school professors once said to me when we were talking about current events: "You're a classicist, so you know how quickly a civilization can collapse."

Daniel, thank you for your keen insights and beautiful prose. Even your saddening essays are in a strange way comforting.

Anonymous said...

muzzies are a pimple on the face of the earth. Death to all.

gooneybird44 said...

To "oblique", careful not to attribute to technology the traits that only God has. too often, We know "reconstructions" from the past, "spins" from the present, and "fantasy and fabrication" of the future. i too find comfort in the ring of what daniel says. eveything i've read from sultanknish i find brilliant, as in a light coming on. i'm not a smart man and i "get it". i'm just afraid the "47 percenters" won't strain their brain to. they'll once again chant "hope and change" and "i got my obamaphone"and "who's gonna support my 15 kids and me" all the way to the the voting booth. i hope/pray for better. i try to "think on whatsoever is of good report". at this late date the necessary"force" daniel speaks of seems especially resonant. God forbid the need.

American Genie said...

I wept...

Edward Cline said...

To borrow a line from "Cool Hand Luke," Daniel's point is:

You offend Muslims, and mock and/or criticize their faith – You spend a night in the box.

You don’t file or pay your confiscatory taxes: You spend a night in the box.

You don’t abide by the ten thousand Federal regulatory and health commandments: You spend a night in the box.

You send angry emails to your local representative or senator: You spend a night in the box.

You look cross-eyed at a TSA agent as he gropes you: You spend a night in the box.

You don’t do as we say, and not as we do: You spend a night in the box.

You sass a SWAT team by asking them if they don’t feel like the redcoats on Lexington Green: You spend a night in the box.

You arm yourself to protect yourself from your "protectors": You spend a night in the box.

You remind our "protectors" of the First and Second Amendments: You spend a night in the box.

So, why do people keep calling this a "free country"?

Francis W. Porretto said...

A clear-eyed, strongly put article. Unfortunately, it runs directly into Mark Steyn's brilliant analysis of Western concessions to Islamic barbarity:

"If it were just terrorists bombing buildings and public transit, it would be easier; even the feeblest Eurowimp jurisdiction is obliged to act when the street is piled with corpses. But there's an old technique well understood by the smarter bullies. If you want to break a man, don't attack him head on, don't brutalize him; pain and torture can awaken a stubborn resistance in all but the weakest. But just make him slightly uncomfortable, disrupt his life at the margin. and he'll look for the easiest path to re-normalization. There are fellows rampaging through the streets because of some cartoons? Why, surely the most painless solution would be if we all agreed not to publish such cartoons." [Mark Steyn, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It]

We have been conditioned out of the truculence, the belligerence, the will to bellow our defiance into our enemies' faces -- and our enemies, everywhere around the world, know it full well.

Anonymous said...

This is a powerful no-holds-barred statement of the inescapable choice that we face. We got into this position at least in part by accepting "hate speech" laws creating protected groups on the basis of race, sexual orientation, etc., because they weren't breaking our legs or picking our pockets in the sense that they didn't threaten to kill us for "offending" them. Incarcerate yes, fine or sue yes, sentence to months of "community service" yes, but behead, no as a general rule. So now we are confronted with the beheaders.

The red line has been drawn. By November 7 we will know whether, or at least how soon, it will be crossed.

Linda Rivera said...

Another great article, Daniel! Your analysis is always brilliant!

Western leaders have utterly BETRAYED us by importing many millions of Muslims-the foot soldiers of the dark god they call Allah into our countries. The Quran teaches hate, violence and mass murder of non-Muslims and commands Muslims to wage jihad against us and conquer all nations. Our treasonous leaders have imported Muslims into our countries to do EXACTLY what the Quran commands Muslims to do.

Non-Muslims - peaceful, patriotic EDL who protest Islamization and sharia law in England are viciously persecuted and even cruelly beaten by the police.

UK Police attack English Defence League (EDL) …..AGAIN!
http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/09/29/uk-police-attack-english-defence-league-edl-again/

Check out the pics of the PEACEFUL, bleeding, beaten up patriotic Brits.

There was never such a betrayal by nations' leaders in all of human history.

Anonymous said...

The next revolution will not be as visible as we are accustomed to seeing. Lars

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, we are already living in a communist dictatorship. Our government is closer in nature to the USSR than to what our founding fathers envisioned. The people are just too dumb to realize it. They are willing to give up anything and everything in order for some "free" money, which will become worthless when the economy and government collapses. How do I know this? Because it has happened many many times in the past 100 years. And now our chickens are coming home to roost.

As for what the rest of us can do? I have no clue. You can't stage a rebellion against a government that has the ability to flatten you from orbit, and there are no other countries left with any semblance of freedom - everybody else has already gone communist/totalitarian.

Anonymous said...

It isn't as though we should be surprised at the situation today. Human nature will never change. There has always been and will always be those who will do anything to gain power and control over others.

It is a miracle that the U.S. hasn't already fallen, already collapsed, considering how long the attack on the very principles of what America is. The destruction began almost the moment the ink dried on the ratified Constitution.

With that said, it has taken this long for all of the conditions to be in place. As Lord Byron said in the 1800's: "There is the moral of all human tales, 'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past: First Freedom and then Glory-when that fails, wealth, vice, corruption-barbarism at last."

We are in a SPIRITUAL battle. If we don't put on the armor of Christ, and fight for his truth, there will not be a "we".

Seadragonconquerer said...

Post 9/11, Isramerica has thoroughly trashed 3 Islamic countries, and killed Muslims by the hundred thousand. Isramerica just finished putting Libyan Jihadist snakes into power - because Col. K. wanted off the petrodollar - snakes who promptly bit the snakehandler. And now attempts the same in Syria on Israel's behalf - because Assad is cozy with Iran - and soon will attack Iran as well. In fact, I can remember a time when we had no problems with the Jihad: but that was before a certain domestic power wrapped Israel around our neck. It isn't Islam that's taking down the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It's a Zionist-globalist racket called the "War on Terror" which has the same ultimate purpose as the "War on Drugs": more government.

Joseph.E said...

Deterioration processes undergoing American society are in plain view to all:

Harm to the U.S Sovereignty thru the raid on the U.S. embassy and the terrible murder of its ambassador, failed to get the U.S. off the "Eat, drink." routine.

by Mordechai Kedar
http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-76655-00.html

Joseph E
Givatayim - Israel

Joseph P. Martin said...

Regarding where to draw the red line, I believe that the Just War Doctrine can be applied to this question. I go through this in detail in my book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. The Doctrine has a lot to say, not only about how to fight, but when and when not to fight. Whether or not you agree with my analysis, I recommend you consider it.

Nam Marine said...

Bring it you Muslim trash! Mohammed was a lowly Pedophile. And Allah is a made up Demi-god. You will ALL burn in Hell!

Anonymous said...

A tour de force there David...

'A degenerate empire with barbarians at the gate..'
That sums it up...

shootertom said...

A couple things to remember about how things came to be for what is now the USA that are too often overlooked by our people, government and our news media.
1: The British Colonists in America had had 150 years of practicing Democracy at a local and Colonial level via village elections, council meeting and each Colony's legislature (although the English appointed Governor in each Colony could ignore the legislature if he wanted to do so). So when the fight at Lexington and Concord happened causing the siege of Boston and Bunker Hill and the forming of the Continental Congress, the people had had long practice of democracy and elections to fall back on. Note, we tend to forget this major factor when we try to establish "Democracy" in areas of the world who are historically ignorant on how it works, hence we often fail as we will eventually in Iraq and Afghanistan. They more often than not will revert back to having a bad King, Despot President, Dictator, Military Strong Man, Religous Fanatic, frequent Revolutions and slaughter of their minorities, etc.



2: Due to George Washington causing an international incident between England and France that led to the French and Indian War of the 1760s, England was looking for monies to help pay for successfully concluding that war and looked to taxes from the 13 colonies to help pay for it. Reasoning being that the colonies benefited from the war and should help pay for it. This led to the colonists revolting against the various taxes imposed such as the Stamp Act, tax on Tea (Boston Tea Party), the occupation of Boston and the forced quartering of British troops in the colonists houses, the Boston Massacre, etc. Since the frontier was at the western edge of all the colonies and Indian raids and killing were common, each colony maintained armorys or storehouses of military weapons, gun powder and even small cannons to be used if necessary to fight the Indian raids. The British decided to confiscate these military supplies due to the colonial unrest despite the knowledge that the supplies were needed for protection against Indian raids. The British staged numerous confiscations in towns and villages along and not far from the sea coast in especially the northern colonies either by sea or a land march. In Boston, it was learned that there was a planned raid to confiscate the military supplies at Concord and also to try to arrest several of the leaders of the opposition in Massachusetts at the same time who were staying at Lexington. So it was decided to alert the countryside, especially Lexington and Concord if a British military raiding party left Boston. Hence the "one lantern if by land, two if by sea warning from the steeple of the North Church in Boston that would alert riders on the far west side of Boston to ride to alert the countryside that the Redcoats were going to raid Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere being one of the several riders that night that spread the alarm.



The above is not taught anymore in the High Schools so younger Americans are ignorant about the founding of our country. If you can, pass this along and educate them.

Lady Liberty said...

Eloquently said. They want to back us against a wall and then expect nothing to happen. I swear, amnesia reigns supreme with those people. Unfortunately, with US too. But, the DNA will show, mark my words.

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