Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Terra Incognita part 3

The Euro-Islamist alliance
Seth J. Frantzman
September 1, 2009

With seventy years having past since the Nazi-Soviet pact the world is watching as Putin is attempting to re-write the history of that pact. Yet before our very eyes a different pact is being signed, one between the secular European and the religious Muslim. The modern day pact has much in common with the pact of old, both set out to dominate the world with their values and both seek to destroy the souls of all mankind and destroy all the diverse communities, which have souls, that inhabit the world. The difference is that whereas the Soviets and Nazis used force of arms, the modern axis of Euro-Islam penetrates us through ideas and through procreation, killing us from above through the mind (murdering the spirit, shackling the mind) and from below.

The latest example of the alliance is a Swedish newspaper which published accounts of Israelis supposedly stealing Palestinian organs. The collaborator, a European journalist and his Muslim source. But its just the tip of the iceberg. In addition there is the International Criminal Court and the entire European justice system. At the ICC men who defended their nations, such as Slobodan Milosevic, never get their day in court but rot in prison until they die. But the Libyan Lockerbie bomber and former Nazis walk free. This is part and parcel of the alliance.

Consider the conflict over the Mohammed cartoons. A Danish newspaper publishes cartoons of Mohammed. In response the Arab press in Europe and abroad publishes cartoons against Jews, denying the Holocaust, a Holocaust that the Europeans themselves perpetrated. One of those groups who published Holocaust denial cartoons was the Arab European League. The European press expands on this war against the Jews in a variety of ways. The major Swedish daily Aftonbladet publishes stories about Israel harvesting Palestinian organs to sell. Then in September the Spanish daily El Monde, to commemorate 70 years since the outbreak of WWII publishes David Irving, the Holocaust denier, as part of its “free speech” discussion of whether the Holocaust actually took place, a Holocaust the Spanish actually collaborated in by providing aid and shelter to the Nazis during and after the war. In addition the UN, a European funded organization, does not teach about the Holocaust in the schools in runs in Gaza. And in England the Holocaust is no longer taught in several schools because it might “offend” the Muslim students that England has imported over the years. And loe and behold Mr. Irving is invited to the Oxford Student Union debating society as part of its “free speech” agenda.

This is Europe. Europe commits the Holocaust, then imports Muslims to draw cartoons denying it and then in the name of the theory of “free speech” the European publishes articles denying the Holocaust and claiming Jews harvest organs for sale. Europe is a cesspool and in its spiritual sewer it allies itself with Islamism.
Other recent examples of the European alliance with Islam include a NATO admiral blaming Israel for piracy, the Norwegian government divesting from Israel’s Elbit company, and the latest book by a Norwegian author in which he volunteered at a Gaza hospital and reports that Israel murdered only civilians in its war in Gaza, the Norwegian “doctor” also claims that Sept. 11 was a good thing. This is the face of the European. It is the face of Holocaust denial posing as free speech, support for terrorism (i.e the release of the lockerbie bomber) and racism and anti-semitism in general in which Europeans ally with Muslim regimes in their war against the world.

The revelation of the broad spectrum of European hatred shows the degree to which the ‘West’ is a myth. There is nothing European worth preserving in Europe. There are no secular-humanistic “progressive” values in Europe that anyone can learn from. It is a tainted continent, poisoned. Only when its individual peoples throw off the yoke of Europeanism, secularism and Islamism can it emerge from its immoral, self-hating, Islamist-supporting, terror-nurturing, America-hating, Arrogant self obsessed value-less cesspool.

Terra Incognita 97 part 2

How to Make a black under class
Seth J. Frantzman
Sept. 6, 2009

Every once in a while in life a person with given the chance to watch the creation of a problem from its inception. Every once in a while one is given the chance to witness an ideology that will lead to terrible outcomes. In Israel it seems one gets a chance to witness these things more often than one would like. The situation brooding in Tel Aviv with foreign workers and immigrants. We know where that will end up; ethnic riots, crime, prostitution, drug use, human rights whining and the creation of a vast foreign worker slum. The Bedouin villages in the Negev, we all know where that is going; the conquest of the land by lawless nomads because the state is unwilling to enforce its own laws and guard its own lands. The teaching of the “Nakhba” and the allowance of Arabs not to sing the national anthem in Arab schools in Israel; will lead to the creation of an Israel-hating minority population completely unconnected to the country and its history.

But what concerns us here is not these, probably more dire, problems. What if one could go back in time to witness the creation of the American black underclass and its inability to succeed and its increasing cultural problems that make its success less and less likely rather than more and more. What if one could go back in time to find the fountainhead, the find the well meaning leftist mentality that led to the separating of the blacks from the American way of life to the extent that all other minority groups, no matter how poor or how different, have succeeded to a greater extent economically and culturally. What if one could go back and find the problem and set right what once went wrong?
In Israel we get to witness the well meaning racist leftist views that will eventually lead to the creation of a black Ethiopian underclass and destroy a once proud people, the Ethiopians. What is interesting is that the creation of a black underclass does not happen because people are poor and savage. Most people are convinced that the creation of such an underclass is directly because of the poor and tragic circumstances from which the blacks were derived; i.e slavery in the U.S and immigration from a pre-modern rural nation in Israel. But in fact this is not the case. Left to their own devices and untouched by the leftist and the well meaning liberal these people would not necessarily succeed greatly but they would also not become trapped in a cycle of failure.

It is the creation of the cycle, the mechanism, the organism, of failure, an entire system designed to perpetuate poverty, cultural problems, whining, complaining, chip-on-the-shoulder, “I can’t succeed”, which comes about because of the intervention of the well meaning leftist. TO see how it is created, to see the fountainhead of it, we must go no further than Shlomo Goren’s article in the Jerusalem Post on September 6th, 2009.
Goren is writing about the enrollment of Ethiopian children in first grade in a prestigious semi-private school in the Israeli town of Petah Tikva. He speaks about Ethiopian children “fresh from the absorption center wish little to know basic education.” It would be interesting to know, since these are first graders, what “basic education” their non-Ethiopian peers supposedly have that makes them better? Did they learn to breast feed faster when they were babies? But Goren informs us that these savage Ethiopians can’t possibly be expected to “successfully integrate” in a “high achieving, high pressure” school environment. Mr. Goren’s evidence is that he himself once knew a black student and that student was a “troublemaker.” But Goren adds a caveat, he has known a few of those black faced individuals who have achieved, they were, amazingly given their black skin, “integrate well enough to succeed in high level academic institutions.” Their success should be something for the history book surely, after all they are not expected to do so well, and what on earth are they doing infiltrating the elite preserve of a “high level academic institution?”

Goren explains that “Ethiopian integration is a slower process than that of other immigrations.” Therefore they need “system prepared to accept anyone who is ready in an unbiased manner.” What they need is “separate tutoring.” But this separate tutoring is aimed at “helping those students rise up to the level of their peers.” But for Goren it is all with good intentions. He notes that this separate system will help “the students acclimate at their own pace.” Goren himself has volunteered in these segregated settings to teach the bushmen, to wit Ethiopians, to learn to chop wood, or whatever rudimentary lesson they are learning to prepare them for the “proper integration at their own pace. “Integration” is the center piece of the Goren narrative. In order to “integrate” them we must educate them separately and given them all sorts of separate special help. Surely, this makes them feel integrated. Goren provides yet one more nugget of insight into “integration” at the end of his diatribe; he argues that they need to “integrate at a healthy and productive pace, albeit a slower one than today's ‘instant’ culture.”

The Goren thesis is the liberal-leftist thesis. The idea is that in order to help people we must give them all sorts of special help, this supposedly helps them feel a part of society, even while they are entirely educated with people like them, and supposedly prepares them to “succeed at their own pace.” But this coddling leads to failure. Much like bi-lingual education created generations of Hispanic Americans who couldn’t speak English or Spanish, the coddling creates a generation of failure, a generation used to being educated together, never exposed to the “other” and one that then fails completely. Liberalism strangles minorities through its good intentions, through its interest in “helping” people. If you want people to fail give them affirmative action. If you want them to fail then educated them at “their own pace” and in their own language. Make exceptions for them, give them all sorts of special programs, just for them and then ask them to be like everyone else. Educating failure is what happens when, rather than expecting the best out of people in a high pressure learning environment, you set them aside and provide them a special learning environment and then after years of this slovenly behavior throw them into society and say “oh, whoops they failed and sunk to the bottom.”

Goren speaks of saddling the Ethiopians with a “system”. The last thing they need is a system and the last thing they need is the Gorens of the world “helping” them and tutoring them. Helping people is a ticket to failure. If you want to destroy a community just provide it with help and assistance, make it dependent, tell it that it learns at “its own pace”. Racists could not have dreamed up any better system to destroy minority groups, perhaps in fact that is what it is all about, racist leftists want to create a system that is self-perpetuating so that the well meaning liberal and his children will always have a job “helping” the savage minority rather than being displaced by him. In Israel the first generation of Ethiopian immigrants succeeded beyond most people’s dreams, and yet now society sees them receiving a few PhDs and says “oh my God, these people might take my job one day, give them a system to keep them down there in the gutter where they belong so I can keep teaching about ‘racism.’” After all, is not racism and the need for it in society primarily grist for the mill of the left, an entire industry that keeps wealthy leftists and their children in riding britches?

Terra Incognita 97 Caster Semanya, underclasses and the Euro-Islamist alliance part1

Liberalism and Caster Semanya
Seth J. Frantzman
September 13, 2009

In July of 2009 South African Caster Semanya was seemingly on track to become a phenomenal runner. The 18 year old was beating her own best times again and again. In August she won the 800 meter at the World Athletic Championship in Berlin. Then questions began to be asked about the competitor’s gender. The International Association of Athletics Federations decided to order the athlete to submit to a wide variety of gender tests. Nick Davies of the IAAF noted that “There is chromosome testing, gynecological investigation, all manner of things, organs, X-rays, scans. … It’s very, very comprehensive.”

South African sports officials proudly defended their native son. One sports minister threatened a war over the accusations. Leaonard Chuene, President of Athletics South Africa claimed; “you denounce my child as a boy when she’s a girl? If you did that to my child, I’d shoot you.” This might not be so un-typical in a country whose President once had a song written about him entitled “Bring me my machine gun.” But actually there seems something touching about a nation defending the honour of one of its own against the invasive prodding of obnoxious sports scientists.

What is not touching is that liberalism has sunk its fangs into the case of Ms. Semanya. If Semanya is being raped once by the IAAF it turns out that the post-humanists want seconds. Kai Wright, writing at the online magazine The Root, decided that the Semanya case was not merely racist but was also raised questions about gender. She noted that the case was really about “Western culture’s desperate, frightened effort to maintain the fiction of binary, fixed gender.” Wight claimed that Semanya’s “Humanity” had been sacrificed to western culture and “science” which Wight puts in quotes, as if here is no such thing. Wight also speaks of “white folks imposing their self-centered notions of feminity, once again.” According to Wight the runner “could be both [boy and girl]. And who cares? It happens. Our social certainty about the male-female divide is not supported by biology.” Consider that the author of this polemic has questioned “science” when dealing with gender testing rules but here we now must bow down to what “biology” tells us about the difference between men and women.

One liberal biology professor was quoted by Wight as saying “humans like categories neat, but nature is a slob.” As evidence of this Wight notes that “People have large, protruding clitorises; scrotums divided such that they look like labia; inactive hormone receptors and on and on.” Furthermore supposedly one in 2,000 children are born with similar issues and must have “cruel” plastic surgery to “correct perfectly natural variations.” Supposedly people are “mutilated to fit comfortably inside our mythical gender boxes.” As evidence of the evil of gender testing in sports Ms. Wight notes that men are not subjected to gender to tests. The claim is counter-intuitive. Gender tests exist to keep men out of women’s sports. Ms. Wight seems to forget that rarely do women try to sneak into male events and compete as men, anyway if they do they don’t win against males in such things as running, so there is no suspicion that Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, is in fact a woman. Its unfortunate that women athletes are sometimes humiliated in this manner, but it is because there must be a line drawn in sports as to what a “man” and “woman” is, and its not as simple, apparently, as having them drop their shorts.

But that’s not the point here. Wight tells us that this whole thing is due to the West and its fake concepts of male and female. Wight is part of the liberal parthenon that always tells us that other cultures are better than the “West.” So the West, which liberalism has been attempting to make gender-neutral (i.e that there is no difference in dress, in work, in rights or even in appearance of men and women) for decades. And they have suceeded. Many women in the West look like men and men have become increasingly effeminate. Yet the West is still condemned for its “desperate, frightened effort to maintain the fiction of binary, fixed gender” But if this is what the “West” is doing than that implies that in the East they have no such issues with women who are not women, women with both sets of genitalia or women without wombs (as Semanya apparently has been shown to lack.) Is Wight kidding. Like all liberals she fantisizes about an Islam that is gender nuetral where the Burka is part of “women’s liberation” and the veil is part of “empowerment”. Like Michel Faucault who condemned the west for not accepting his gayness, the liberal believes that the other countries are open to homosexuality and transvestites and hermaphodites and all manner of sexual difference. Unfortunatly none of the myths are true. The East tends to know what a woman is better than the West, rather than blurring the lines between the two as Wight would have us believe, women are more defined as pronounced as women. But liberalism would have us believe that it is the “white folks imposing their notion of femininity.” Hardly. I recently witnessed some Europeans travelling to a museum in Israel. Its not clear what scandanvaian or Low country they were from but the men were all effeminate and weak and the women were tall, mannish and all had short cropped hair, like boys. It is the whites who blurred the gender lines, not the coloured folk of the earth. It is people like Ms. Wight who made it so we can’t determine what a man and a woman are anymore.

And Ms. Wight is not even correct about biology. Nature is not a “slob”. Like all things that create it does a pretty good job creating neat categories while producing minor deviations within the grand scheme. Most women have all the sexual organs of a woman and most men do as well. Its not as if thirty percent of all women are born without wombs and have testosterone levels equal to men, if that were the case than the human race would’nt reproduce successfully. Most people don’t have “both genitalia”. Most have just one, despite the fantasies of the post-humanists who would love a world without sex or gender. We didn’t create a fake binary defnition, rather we are used to seeing on a daily basis the normative sexual creations of nature (i.e women with breasts and so on and men with penises and so on). All of the other variations are not the norm. 1 in 2000 is not the norm. If one out of 2,000 times you saw a dog it bit you would you say “we should dis-abuse ourselves of this normative notion that most dogs don’t bite”?
But liberalism wasn’t done with Ms. Semenya. A New York Times editorial by Mark Gevisser positioned her story amidst South Africa’s past and her politics of ‘angst.’ Gevisser noted the angry reaction of South Africans to questions about their athelete’s sex. The A.N.C. youth leader Julius Malema called sex testing a “racist attack on a beautiful woman,” and Leonard Chuene, asked: “Who are white people to question the makeup of an African girl?” He also said that they should not “allow Europeans to define how our children should look ...” Indeed, if they allow the Europeans to get their hands on African women the women will come out flat chested, secular, lesbian and self hating, the only thing they will have in common with South African women is that they will find black men sexually appealing.

Mr. Gevisser calls the defense of Semenya by athletic officials “jingoism.” And we can’t have jingoism in our pristine self hating world. The word “normative” which is a favorite of the post-humanist writers finds its way into Gevisser’s critique just as it did Wights; “How, in a macho culture that accepts such behavior as normative, does one entrench the values of dignity and privacy that Mr. Zuma himself lauded when he welcomed Ms. Semenya home?” So now a different liberal is condemning South Africa for being too macho, the opposite of Wight’s accusation that it was the macho west determining the sex of the gender neutral Africans? Mr. Gevisser’s commentary, which is hard to follow, concludes that “compels us all to ask tough questions about how we understand the old binary oppositions of masculinity and femininity.”

Mr. Gevisser insinuates that Semanya is the victim of “cruel experimentation” by her formerly East German coach who once worked as some sort of evil German scientist in an old 007 movie. He insinuates that she was slipped some sort of anabolic steroid cocktail and that she was therefore turned into a modern day Sarah Baartman, “the ‘Hottentot Venus’ of the early 19th century, a singer and dancer of the Khoi people who was born into slavery and brought over to Europe by impressarios who put her on public display because of her unusually large [compared to the West European woman who has unusually small] buttocks and genitals.”

Are the post-humanists kidding themselves? First we are told that it is a white-male western conspiracy about normative binary sexual categories that harmed Semanya. Then we are told that she is part of an evil German scientific plot at cruel experimentation, akin to some sort of 19th century racist carnival freak show. In fact the story is much simpler. Semanya won a race. Someone on some committee decided she was too good and that she didn’t look much like a woman. She was subjected to tests. The results of the tests have not been released but rumours show that they determined she has “male and female sex organs - but no womb.” Now the question will be what the rules of the IAAF say determines what a “woman” is and whether she will compete more and keep her medals. Such is life. Its not racism. Its not the West forcing anything on South Africa. Its not the West determining what women should look like or what “normative” gender is.