Try to imagine the metaphysics of a deadly snake.
Existence exists. You know that. But does a snake?
On May 18th Tucker Carlson on Fox Insider News delivered what must be one of the most poignant and hard-hitting warnings voiced by a newscaster about today’s trend to settling political disputes with violence. It was a delivery that reflects a cogent, thinking mind, a virtue we don’t usually associate with TV newscasters:
The modern left is no longer an ideological movement. Instead it's an organized movement around identity politics," Tucker said on tonight's show.
He warned that dividing Americans into "sub-groups" and promoting "tribalism" is dangerous for our democracy.
He said that modern progressives don't want to argue and have a reasonable discussion. They want their "team" to win, and some of them are willing to use violence to do so, as we've recently seen at protests across the country.
"Violence is what separates politics from war," Tucker said. "It's when hurt feelings become dead bodies, the point at which countries become ungovernable."
He noted that he's recently had progressives on his program, and when pressed, they refused to condemn political violence.
He concluded that "we are in danger" as long as that's the case.
In truth, the Progressives and Antifa thugs have no “identity” to speak of. It could be an amalgam of disparate groups. I am “anti-Trump” and violence is what I do. As Greg Gutfield writes, also on Fox:
On its ever changing face, identity politics seemed pretty innocuous. It’s simply a way of unifying your demands among a similar group of people.
We’ve seen it take all shapes: There’s identity politics based on race, gender, disability and religion. There are loads of others -- some so unusual they beggar belief (there are people who now identify as animals, for example. Sometimes, I feel that I am one of them).
But as identity politics expanded, infecting campus life, political agendas and self-absorbed acceptance speeches at award shows, we saw something strange and wonderful happen….
2017 may have been that year when identity politics hit a brick wall, and slumped limply on the pavement.
But what prompts Progressives and their “foot soldiers” – the ones who riot, destroy property, shout down speakers with impunity, and physically assault anyone who dissents – to close their minds to any rational, civil discourse on the issues that seem to excite them to foam-flecked madness?
I have taken to characterizing Progressive/University behavior to that of cobras or rattlesnakes. Snakes do not think; in terms of teleology, they are “programmed” to respond to stimuli such as heat or a moving body, at which they will strike, to kill and/or consume. To a predator snake, all moving bodies pose a threat or an opportunity for a meal. Snakes do not pause to think about the body; there is no appraisal of it at all. The consciousness of a snake is not volitional. A snake cannot, by its nature, have values. Progressives champion no fixed ideology but chaos. They are prime candidates for herpetological study.
But this is what Progressives, members of Antifa, and so on, have reduced themselves to, making themselves less than human. If snakes could think or speak, this is what they’d say: “I am a snake, and this is what I do.” As one correspondent put it:
The point is that the Left, [including] the nihilists, are ideologically blinded by intentionally cutting themselves off from reality and the facts. They end up embracing nonsense because, ideologically, they have no recourse to facts to sort out what is truth and what is farce, malevolent and otherwise, including what is just plain silly.
The true symbol of ISIS;
its colors are also Antifa’s.
Snakes cannot know what is silly or what is not. They are purely reactionary in their behavior. Reality is a snake’s environment but it is not able to consciously evaluate it. A snake can be conscious but unconscious of what anything is, including itself. It can only respond automatically, per its programmed nature. If it grows cold, it will seek warmth. Not finding warmth, it will die. If it basks on a rock in the sun, it will seek a cooler place if it grows too hot. Otherwise its programmed nature compels it to find a cooler spot before it bakes.
Leftists have trained themselves – by rote, via programming – to respond to specific stimuli. Responding to stimuli is the only alternative they have left themselves because they have willingly sabotaged their own minds, or let their teachers determine their content. They have been assisted in reducing their minds to merely stimulus-activating vehicles by their Progressive teachers from kindergarten to graduate school.
They have not been taught how to think. To think is to evaluate facts. But facts, they have been taught, are merely socially or racially constructed and are purely arbitrary, and oppressive, and to be automatically dismissed in favor of action. Facts can be whatever they have been taught is not. The mind is not volitional, they have been taught by their teachers. The mind is a product of environmental conditioning. Volition is a racist construct. This is pure Marxism. There’s no use in asking: But don’t they respond to the evidence of their senses?
The evidence of their senses no longer counts for anything. Like many birds, such as parrots or cockatoos, they will, with repetitive couching, “learn” to produce desired sounds on cue. If a cockatoo says “Pretty birdie” it doesn’t know the meaning of the words pronounced by its owner. It’s simply responding to the stimulus of a certain sound. When an Indian snake charmer produces certain sounds, a cobra simply responds to a sound that literally means nothing to it, and will rise from a vase and appear to be mesmerized.
The sound of “Trump Supporter,” or “Freedom of Speech,” are mere sounds to them, or it will be simply the sight of a person or a sign that will “trigger” a violent response. The mere sight of a pro-Trump sign or hat will “trigger” their attacks. Progressives and Antifa thugs are the ultimate, end results of Pavlovian experimentation.
Will the Progressives ever abandon or eschew violence? Disown or reproach any fellow Progressives or nihilists who resort to it? Can Progressives and Antifa thugs be trained not to fly off the handle upon hearing the names of Ann Coulter, or Milo Yiannopoulos or Heather McDonald?
Can snakes be trained not to strike? No?
The malevolent, anti-man virus is embedded so deeply in what passes for their minds, that the next best condition for them is non-existence, or death.
The Progressives are beyond reason, beyond reality.
When confronted with their demands, the best answer would be a resounding “NO!” and if they press the issue with their fists, pepper spray, or sticks, is to retaliate in kind, and make sure they don’t get up again to renew their assaults.
President Trump got it almost right in his Riyadh speech to Muslim state leaders:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN)President Donald Trump looked to make clear that the United States is not at war with Islam in a major speech here on Sunday, instead defining the battle against terrorist groups as a "battle between good and evil" as he urged Muslim-majority countries to redouble their counterterrorism efforts.
"This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations," Trump said. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil."
"Drive them out," Trump said. "Drive out the terrorists. Drive out the extremists. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this Earth."
ISIS makes war on the defenseless. In a
Real war against us it would lose.
In one sense, the jihadists are not “losers.” They destroyed the youth and future of a nation, in the form of the 22 people (I think there were one or two men). The “grooming” gangs of Britain, which continue raping young British girls unabated, are a form of jihad, because all of the rapists are Muslims. But the authorities are reluctant to pursue them lest they be called “racists,” even though Islam is not a race. Theresa May should face up to that simple logic. But it’s the groomers who are the racists, because they target British white girls to reduce them to what they call “slags.” The purpose of the groomers is to humiliate the victims, to degrade them.
However, in the larger sense, Trump is right: the jihadists are “losers.” They can only successfully make war on defenseless civilians, on children, who are unable to fight back. Pitted against a military that knows how to conduct a war – and we certainly do when we mean business – they become losers.
But there is no such thing as Islamic “extremism.” There is only Islam – if Islam is to be little more than a laughable California fringe cult. Islam commands the death or maiming of anyone who is not Muslim – such as over a dozen of infidel “Crusaders” attending a pop singer’s concert (don’t forget the Bataclan massacre and torture in Paris).
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Monday night's suicide bombing in a generic statement posted online. CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up outside the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack.
Some of the Manchester victims; not
exactly “Crusaders” are they?
The best way to combat snake attacks is to cut off the snake’s head. The Progressives and their natural allies, Antifa and similar gangs of thugs are a domestic alliance; ISIS is an international gang of nihilists that must be erased from the face of the earth; our taking no prisoners should not lead to a comfortable life at Guantanamo. All members of ISIS, if captured, should be executed on the spot. There isn't a one who hasn’t boasted of rape, torture, or murder. Not a one deserves to ever breathe air again.
Pamela Geller got it right:
Brace yourself for jihad attack part two in the information battle-space, as jihad spox groups such as CAIR, ISNA, MSA, etc. take control of a Sharia-compliant media and proselytize and lecture us on “fear of reprisals” and “backlashophobia” while clubbing us bloody with the mind-numbing mantra that “Islam is peace.”
Strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Quran 8:12)
Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them (Quran 8:12)
The Qur’an guarantees Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111)
Rather: Strike terror into the hearts of ISIS. And then finish the job.