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July 18, 2014

[Bumped] "Nihilism isn’t the absence of a belief.

It is something subtly different: it is the belief in nothing.
The most powerful weapon of terrorism is therefore the unyielding No. “No I will not give up. No I will not tell the truth. No I will not play fair. No I will not spare children. No I will not stop even if you surrender to me; I will not cease even if you give me everything you have, up to and including your children’s lives. Nothing short of destroying me absolutely can make me stop. And therefore I will defeat you even if you kill me. Because I will make you pay the price in guilt for annihilating me.”
Belmont Club » The Seven Gambit

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 18, 2014 8:22 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Don't let your humanity be used as a weapon against you and others. The bad guys, and the people that believe as they do, have given up their humanity, in the sense you and I understand it. There is no reason for people fighting them to value them any more than they do. In fact, they are counting on your self-restraint and they will kill you while you dither.

We should never consider a Final Solution for Muslims. But we should hold back nothing when fighting them. And, we must recognize only fighting them will stop them from killing us. When it is time to attack whatever is necessary, it must be thoroughly destroyed and not be largely degraded such that the survivors must surely know we mean business. We rightly bombed the hell out of Germany and Japan and the casualties among the Germans and Japanese were justified and crucial in winning that war.

This war must be won or lost and nothing on their side is important enough to be spared if it stands in the way of victory. Let the commie-libs worry themselves to death over the moral ambiguities. It is not humane or effective to treat evil as non-evil Treat evil as evil and the consequences are on them.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 12:25 AM

Never yet felt guilty for stomping a roach.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 6:51 AM

Where have I heard this before? Oh .. Barack.

Posted by: Terry Kirkpatrick [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 7:05 AM

"And so, at the end of modernity, each of us who is true to the times stands facing not God, or the gods, or the Good beyond beings, but an abyss, over which presides the empty, inviolable authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index."

Christ and Nothing, by David B. Hart.

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 7:31 AM

In a War against a Religion of Hate there is no collateral damage. All are believers therefore troops or breeders of troops. One does not fight a war by your rules of civility against barbarians; one fights by their rules. This they understand, though they may not like that fact.

One must win, there is no draw and certainly no loss.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 8:06 AM

VW: I'm with you. The only way to conquer religious fanatics is by helping them get to their idea of heaven as soon as possible and as many as we can. Kill the breeders as well.

"Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His" and the rest of 'em can burn in Hell for all I care.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 9:20 AM

Chas, Somehow I don't think He's going to bother sorting them out.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 12:31 PM

The men who fret about destroying the moral foundation of the State of Israel by smashing the Palestinian Death Cult, are the leftists who lost control of the State of Israel because of their feckless inability to deal with the Palis.

In addition to having lost control, they feel the gravitational pull of international leftism that worships the Palestinian tough guys and hates Israel, largely because the Soviets, who supported the foundation of Israel, found it convenient to switch sides in the early 60s, but also because socialism has anti-Semitic roots that always show up, even when the socialists are Jews.

Posted by: Fat Man [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 12:38 PM

Feel guilty about helping him wend his way to his pimp's paradise? Better he's happy there than crappy here. A win-win situation.
Sloe-eyed virgins and slow, low-witted vermin. Call for Arnold the robotic exterminator!

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2014 9:51 PM

War and Peace are concepts that are orthogonal to the other. From a distance, the dance of both can appear very similar (Randori within a Dojo vs dance moves between Men and Women), though the intent is very markedly different.

War is Mankinds natural state and has been all we have known for Millenia uncounted, peace is its Supernatural State and is only known in the last several Millenia with the coming of the Axial Age and the fruit of it which is Western Civilization.

Love thy enemies. Hate their behaviors.

My hate is reserved for their Demonlord, Allah and the poison that flows through the minds of terrorists who are capable of killing the weak, and persecuting the innocent with out even an ounce of guilt.

My view of war can be summed up in the form mentioned several times here by Gerard: Revenge vs Reckoning. If there's gonna be a fight, make sure it never happens again. Or as put in the Movie Iron Man:

They say the best weapon is one that you never have to fire. I prefer the weapon that you only need to fire once. That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and its worked out pretty good so far.

The battle is not with the Kill-bot Jihadists, it is with Islam itself. Treat it like you'ld treat any Christian Cult that kills .. well... anybody:

Abolish it.

Many different ways to fight and guns are merely one aspect. Another way is by Law. I simply love the manner in which British General Charles Napier dealt with the Hindu custom of Sati, which is the burning widows alive on the funeral pyre of their dead husband:

"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs." [4]

Many, many ways to fight. With the depth of imagination of the man at peace there are a multitude of ways of dealing with the savage - one of which is with guns.

Posted by: John Condon [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 7:33 PM

There is only one way to react to Muslims intent on killing me: Kill anybody you have to ... as soon as you need to.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2014 4:59 AM

Attempting to rationalize minutiae with someone running at you swinging a scimitar seems to me to be a bit crazy and very Leftist. Please, just hand me the bang stick.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2014 7:16 AM

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