|Hitler as Mohammad|
On one of my blogs for Bizarro World a reader asked: Which is worse? Nazism or Islam? It was a silly question. I answered:
To a victim, it wouldn't matter which was worse: Nazism or Islam. The question would be as irrelevant as asking a victim which side of his brain would he would want forcibly amputated?
You're asking someone to put a quantifier or a measure or degree of horror on evil. It's a straw man. Islam has murdered millions over 14 centuries, the Nazis and the Soviets far fewer millions in far less time, but whatever quantity of victims one arrives at is arbitrary. They're both ideologies whose premises command and require that they kill. It's obedience or death, with no alternatives.
Remember what happened to rebellious Randall McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? In the end he was lobotomized by the mental hospital. That's what Nazism and Islam want to do to unbelievers: lobotomize them so that they no longer are self-motivated individuals moving and acting for their own reasons and ends, are no longer aware of but to serve the state or the caliphate as a selfless, soulless automatons, or die. It’s an issue of conquering the mind, of derogating one’s values, of voluntarily dismissing one’s values in favor of being allowed to live and paying for the “benevolence” of one’s oppressors (paying jizya).
Islam demands that men abandon their values for the Allah-prescribed value of conformity, and to regard him (it?) as the end-all and be-all of everything that matters. Islam demands of believers unqualified, unquestioning adoration and deference.
Neither Nazism nor Islam seeks agreement with its tenets, but requires mindless obedience. They do not demand thought, but submission. Which is what Islam means.
From my “Inculcates” column I noted:
I think that one of the most spectacular dramatic demonstrations of tribalism is the film version of The Godfather (Parts I and II). Except for the concretes, fundamentally there is not much difference between the tribal code of the Corleones and their gangs and that of the Islamic Ummah.
Muslims worship Allah without reservation or question, and sanctify its “prophet,” Mohammed, in defiance of his reputation as a criminal and a butcher. One must learn the hard way that to emphasize Mohammed’s record or “rap sheet” to a Muslim is a futile enterprise in persuasion; the minds of most Muslims mind are anti-conceptual and proof against any argumentation or evidence. To dwell on Mohammed’s record of criminality, its revelation, is regarded as blasphemy and as an insult. The average non-violent Muslim is a tribalist and anti-conceptual mentality to the core. There is no such thing as an individualist Muslim. There are only countless reifications of zeroes, or vessels or clones of non-thought.
Ayn Rand wrote about tribalism:
Tribalism (which is the best name to give to all the group manifestations of the anti-conceptual mentality) is a dominant element in Europe, as a reciprocally reinforcing cause and result of Europe’s long history of caste systems, of national and local (provincial) chauvinism, of rule by brute force and endless, bloody wars. As an example, observe the Balkan nations, which are perennially bent upon exterminating one another over minuscule differences of tradition or language. Tribalism had no place in the United States—until recent decades. It could not take root here, its imported seedlings were withering away and turning to slag in the melting pot whose fire was fed by two inexhaustible sources of energy: individual rights and objective law; these two were the only protection man needed.
… What are the nature and the causes of modern tribalism? Philosophically, tribalism is the product of irrationalism and collectivism. It is a logical consequence of modern philosophy. If men accept the notion that reason is not valid, what is to guide them and how are they to live?
Obviously, they will seek to join some group—any group—which claims the ability to lead them and to provide some sort of knowledge acquired by some sort of unspecified means. If men accept the notion that the individual is helpless, intellectually and morally, that he has no mind and no rights, that he is nothing, but the group is all, and his only moral significance lies in selfless service to the group—they will be pulled obediently to join a group. But which group? Well, if you believe that you have no mind and no moral value, you cannot have the confidence to make choices—so the only thing for you to do is to join an unchosen group, the group into which you were born, the group to which you were predestined to belong by the sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient power of your body chemistry.
This, of course, is racism. But if your group is small enough, it will not be called “racism”: it will be called “ethnicity.”
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….Social scientists have taken a serious look at emotional “regression,” as it’s called, because it shows grownups falling back into infantile rage and “splitting.” Mature coping includes problem-solving in the real world, and also rationalizing one’s emotions and working out personal issues through the arts and work. Nobody was ever killed by rationalization, or by the arts and music.
…Regressive people live in a kind of nightmare, like infants in the Terrible Twos, switching between fits of rage and demanding love and worship. Normal parents start to wonder what they did wrong, but it’s not they; it’s the kid going through a phase.
The Harvard psychiatrist Georges Vaillant ran in-depth studies of the emotional defenses.
Humans can grow up to become balanced and reality-based adults, or they can become infantile and primitive.
The Democrats and the MSM have chosen the latter course, as is apparent in their actions and statements taken against Donald Trump. They go into fits of rage against his actions and policies, and at the same time expect that the electorate “love” them. Muslims, as a rule, submit from childhood through adulthood to a primitive ideology (an ideology that requires no proof of anything and does not tax their cognitive capacities, or ability or willingness to think) and the pronouncements of a recidivist rogue and career killer.