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February 19, 2013

"The tyrants are expressions of their condition, not repressions of their moral will."

Thinkers and politicians talk on of how to save 1 billion Muslims from themselves. Remove their tyrannies, some cry.
But what will they replace them with? More tyrannies. Governments reflect their peoples. If 1 billion Muslims really wanted to be free, they would be. The tyrants are expressions of their condition, not repressions of their moral will. The Muslim world does not differ on whether there should be tyranny, but on what manner of tyranny it should be. The Arab Spring has proven that. -- Sultan Knish: Saving 1 Billion People From Themselves
HT Primordial Slack

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 19, 2013 10:33 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Hunger will be their god, and that right soon. Then the fun will really begin.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 19, 2013 11:02 AM

There is a reason why Afghanistan and other places are hundreds, if not a thousand years in the past. There is a reason why you can't name the Muslim George Washington, why there is no Institute for the Preservation of Inuit Languages in Cairo or Kampala, why the most modern produced product of many countries is a t-shirt. There is a reason why Europeans arrived in ships with iron/bronze cannons to find natives wearing animal hides or banging rocks. To say all cultures are the same is to believe everybody has the same desire to play basketball as did Michael Jordan. It's not true and the desire to think it might be true is a defect.

How many centuries would you expect your family to sit in the desert after your hometown turned to dust? Hell, even the many, perhaps too many, Michiganders have enough sense to get up and move. Have you seen Cairo? People are moving to Cairo, TO CAIRO. They prefer their own failure than re-thinking their ways. Not even mass starvation will cause them to reevaluate their ideas, that is how they've gotten this bad. If they wanted to find the reasons for their failure, if they didn't persistently drive out that desire from their people, they would never have gotten to their current sorry state.

Posted by: Scott M at February 19, 2013 1:30 PM

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