Steynian 250

Get Your Tribe On

If you want my tribal bona fides, I’m– in part– from a sub-sept of the Clan Cameron of Locheil. We fought FOR Bonny Prince Charlie, though not from great persuasion. Otherwise, our clan was always described as “Fiercer then fierceness itself.” Our motto? In modern parlance “You’re Dog-Meat, Pal!”, or “Sons of the Hounds, Come Here and Get Flesh!” But that’s not all.

You see, according to others, and according to modern tribalism, I’m of the male, Christian, conservative and socially conservative tribes. According to the 7th century tribal religion of Islam, I’m a Kaffir, sub-human infidel deserving only of death if I don’t convert.

Sadly, it’s the emerging modern political tribalism of the West that is the most scary. We’ve gone from an assumption of the essential humanity of all people (a classical liberal position) to the neo-fascist us-them tribalism we see on the part of Enviros, Obamaniacs, PETAphiles, Lawyerists, Bureaucracites, Fembots, Various colours of racists, HRCites, Same-Sexists, the Rich Tribe– you name it. Your worth, your humanity, your deserving a hearing or of respect or being accorded the basic dignity of humanity is not predicated on if you’re the right tribe(s). This is not a progression, but it is the fruit of political correctness, and the emphasis on group versus the whole. Our Canadian Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) has had the same effect: the squeakiest wheels get more rights, more humanity, more laws to protect and uphold the claims of their tribe. The tyranny of lawyered-up minorities. All is politics, division, the exalting of one at the debasing and criminalizing of the other.

The HRC battles are tribal, too: the soft-fascist tribe and their government and cultural control versus everything and everyone else, but particularly Christians, Jews, social and political conservatives, libertarians, and anybody else who breaks the tribal laws which the HRCites are trying to enforce on our society. If you comply, you are human, a citizen, Canadian, and suchlike, thy decree; if not, something worse, and less. Churches, politics, universities, all are tribalized to an increasing and disastrous degree. Truth, freedom, real debate are ruled out of court. Diversity is the code-word for conformity.

Of course, this fragmenting of the culture and politics serves to break us apart, and make us easier prey for opportunistic infections like Jihadism, and the Islamist tribe.

Sorry, but you al are human, first– children of God, and deserving of the respect and dignity of that status: from here flows all else, or without it, flows our chaos and downfall.

The alternative is unfolding around us: the criminalizing and dehumanizing of political or theoretical differences, and a society that is not in any classical sense free.

Binks

Don't Make Me Come Over There


Mark Steyn

~ THE SOCK-PUPPETEER: Mohamed Elmasry – “Not pleased with Conservative Government”. Well done, then! Remember: look to whom the bad guys revile– there’s your best vote …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

FreeSpeechers

~ GYAPONG: McCain does Streisand; COLF`s latest message for families–great stuff; Gosh could I tell tales out of school; Some Obama supporters are pretty scary people; When Obama jumped the shark; Obama–did he inflate his resume?; You think the financial crisis is Bush’s fault?; What’s so bad about a tanning bed?; “Human Rights” update; Quiet, comfortable, clean and inexpensive accommodation in Rome; St. Peter’s Square at sunset …. (DG)

~ NATIONAL POST EDITORIAL– “At last, a sane voice questions Human Rights bureaucracy” …. (fivefeetoffury.com)

~ ON THE RECORD: “saying Warman had the same IP address for each time.. saying the Anne Cools post has the same IP address as Warman as testified by Klatt making them one and the same …. (jaycurrie.info-syn.com)

~ BREAKENRIDGE AUDIO– The Marc Lemire Case – Why It Matters …. (am770chqr.com)

~ CANADIAN religious leaders challenge conscience rights’ decision …. (catholicregister.org)

~ SHAIDLE-SALE! Because her “new” book will soon be my “old” book; Sarah Palin x 2: My latest posts at Examiner.com …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION: “It appears that any commitment to the cause of Marxism was cover for his real interest: bedding babes” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

~ CRTC ACCUSED on anti-Christian bias: “Less than two weeks after approving an Alberta-based pornographic channel, the CRTC ’s decision to deny the application of two Ottawa-area Christian radio stations is drawing mixed reactions, with some groups alleging there is an anti-Christian bias” …. (catholicregister.org)

~ EXACTLY: class warfare, snobbery behind Section 13.1 cases …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE OHRC: We Expect Proper Behavior From “All Ontarians” …. (downwitheverybody)

~ RULING RESERVED in case to strike down Section 13(1) of Human Rights Act.. “The boys from B’Nai Brith & Company put on a fine display of historical ignorance on this closing day of the Section 13(1) Constitutional Challenge. Weimar anyone?” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ : How political correcness (soft-fascism) has got many American campuses in a iron grip. Via …. (indoctrinate-u)

~ FORBIDDEN FACTOIDS: “1% More men are unemployed than women whoooooose traditionally disadvantaged?” …. (MaD)

~ OPEN SEASON ON REPUBS: Palin Derangement 2.0: now they’re hacking her email accounts; No government business on private Yahoo email account?; Palin Derangement still at that crescendo. Malkin: “Where are the privacy absolutists now?” …. (Various)

~ EXCLUSIVE Michael Ignatieff fears “open season on minorities” …. (fivefeetoffury.com)

~ HUMAN RIGHTS Panelist: Why Police the Internet? …. (dailybayonet.blog)

~ SELF-DEFEAT– The British Nanny State marches on; via …. (timesonline)

~ GREEN PARTY says you don’t have the right to defend your family from criminals; in other crunchy news, “Idiots of the Week: Greenpeace” …. (MaD, dailybayonet.blog)

~ FRANK FUREDI: “Is it ever legitimate to criminalise free speech? There’s little doubt that people who deny or attempt to minimise the significance of the Holocaust are motivated by the basest of motives. They often believe that the wrong side won the Second World War, and they wish to rewrite history in order to legitimise Nazism. They are sometimes obsessively anti-Semitic. There are some very good reasons for taking up cudgels against those who would write concentration camps and gas chambers out of history” …. (edwardmichaelgeorge.blog)

~ YOUR BETTERS AT PLAY– Michael Ignatieff doesn’t trust Canadians….or more elitist bullshit from a two-faced Liberal …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ EVIL LEFTISTS: Duh! Idiot Rosenberg kids finally admit dad was a Commie spy …. (nationalpost.com)

~ ROBO-DOCS– Barbara Kay: Shoving abortion down doctors’ throats; and Check your ethics at the door; GOOD NEWS: Doctors’ body backs down on religion policy. Gee d’ya THINK?!? After all, exporting nurses and doctors is already something that is putting Canadian health-care in the hole: enforcing evil will just chase more good people out of Canada, or away from medicine …. (Various)

~ DRIVEL AMIDST the ruins of multiculturalism …. (edwardmichaelgeorge.blog)

~ STUPID CHEAP SHOTS.. More lefty misogyny …. (girlontheright.com)

~ NGO’S SPEAK OUT for Freedom of Expression at Human Rights Council. From The Secular Conscience …. (blazingcatfur.blog, secularconscience.blog)

~ HOW THE HIPPIE-FASCISTS stole the academy: “Indoctrinate U is one of the most important documentaries of the year. But it might also be the most important documentary you aren’t able to see this year.” …. (indoctrinate-u.com)

~ JONATHAN KAY on Dion’s feel-good aboriginal-rights gambit: Nice optics, but how many billions would this cost us? …. (nationalpost.com)

~ RETARD-WATCH: ‘Objectivist’ Writer: Trig Palin a Financial Burden Who Should Have Been Aborted.” No word on whether ‘Objectivist’ Writer is looking for Sarah Connor or not …. (newsbusters.org)

TERMINATOR LOGIC AT WORK

~ BARACK OBAMA Uses Google to Combat Vicious Rumors …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ PUSHBACK on the Left: Defending eugenics; Save the girls; Choice or treatment? …. (prowomanprolife)

~ TOO MUCH COMPETITION? Communist Party of Canada falling behind in polls, fear liberal democratic dominance. In related news, “Canadian neo-fascist pledges program to create mass network of embryonic socialists” …. (dustmybroom)

~ WHILE GALVESTON DROWNED, and Wall Street sank.. “Barack’s address to the beautiful people of Hollywood –transcribed below– should give even the most ardent Obamian pause. It is an incoherent ramble through a series of cliches, delivered to an audience of $28,500-a-plate swells“.. cuz New Orleans is Democratic, right? OUR people, not Bush’s people …. (Various)

“Mad World of Barack Obama”

~ UPPITY DARKIES? — So Much For Enlightened Europe. No word on Jews or dogs …. (downwitheverybody)

~ WALLSTREETFREUDE– “First fear: The Wall Street implosion couldn’t have come at the better time for the Bambi-boosters. It has allowed the likes of Timothy Garton Ash, for example, to refocus attention on economic matters, and even resurrect the Clintonian observation—the one he rode all the way to the White House—that “it’s the economy, stupid.”; and “The more the system fails, the more socialistic things become. Abandonment of lending standards guaranteed that the system would fail. But in socialist terms, the failure was a success” …. (scaramouche, classicalvalues)

World War IV

~ COLD WAR? Russia threatens to seize swathe of Arctic …. (instapundit)

~ PUNKIN WATCH– “Why Putin should scare us” …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)

Jihad

~ LEST WE FORGET– The Jihad against Franks – modern French (720 to 732) …. (historyofjihad.org)

~ A VOTE FOR HER IS A VOTE FOR ELMO! Run on Canadian, not religious values, by Tahir Aslam Gora, Hamilton Spectator …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ GIRL IN BLUE has been watching some Ceeb-TV: “Perhaps there are progressive mosques with hip, young, universally-accepting imams. Perhaps there are neighbourhoods in which all of the white people are stupid and annoying and all of the muslims are smart and witty, with no exceptions. Perhaps there are muslim families where the daughters are rude to their fathers and everyone in the family is however religious they want to be, individually. Perhaps all of this EXISTS, but it all seems a tad slanted in perspective to me. Ah, CBC. Always good for some fun” …. (the-girl-in-blue.blog)

~ TERROR SUSPECT loses Supreme Court challenge …. (nationalpost)

~ BRITAIN’S JIHAD INDISTRY Exposed, by Mike McNally: “Saudi Arabia trains extremist clerics to preach hate and violence in British mosques” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ PEACE CORPS KHUDDLY Khadrs: Just took a gander at the Khadr family website for the first time and read this, a bio outlining the misunderstood mishpachah’s raison d’etre …. (scaramouche)

~ ANTI-SEMITES FOR OTTAWA! A note to the NDP: Kick Stacy Douglas off the ballot. In other news.. NDP fire Dana Larsen – BC candidate and author of Harry Pothead …. (dustmybroom)

WorldWide

~ BRUCE S. THORNTON: New book by Horowitz and Johnson provides a faithful chronicle of the Democratic Party’s failure to fight terrorism. “No We Can’t” …. (victorhanson.com)

~ TERROR-LOVERS INC.– CAIR Exec’s Telling Interview– “In a recent interview with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Islam Online website, and reported by the BBC Middle East Monitoring Service, the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR), Executive Director Nihad Awad reflected on “interfaith dialogue,” the Bush administration, the upcoming presidential election, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” …. (investigativeproject.org)

~ UK SHARIA COURTS not adopting Islamic law in its entirety — “We’re taking a bit of it, which is civil Islamic law” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ WARM ‘N’ FUZZY “security”: In the dark days of the Cold War, when it seemed the world was on the cusp on nuclear annihilation, school kids were subjected to silly drills—“duck and cover” and all that. Such measures afforded a pretence of protection that protected the moppets from nothing save the awful truth, that being that if and when the Ruskies dropped the big one in the kids’ neighbourhood, they were all going to die a horrible death …. (scaramouche)

~ BEANTOWN HOODWINKED – mosque opens, call to prayer looms …. (creepingsharia)

~ STINKING GODLESS Infidels protest Muslims’ special treatment at Swift plant; Nebraska meat plant cedes prayer time to Muslims …. (fivefeetoffury, CS)

~ RELIGION OF… Pentagon praises Yemen, Islamic Jihad car bombs US Embassy in Yemen killing 16 …. (creepingsharia)

~ FLIGHT 93 Memorial Blogburst: They had forewarning and they took action! …. (stoptheaclu)

~ MINNESOTA: Muslim Parents Fighting With Public Schools Over Prayer Times…(Update) School Refuses to Submit, Parents Agree to Abide by Prior Agreement …. (Wz)

~ A QUAINT LOCAL CUSTOM– Burned with acid in Pakistan …. (blogfreeworld)

* Saira Liaqat, 26, poses for the camera as she holds a portrait of herself before being burnt, at her home in Lahore. Saira was married to her relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn’t join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars.

~ INDONESIA: Religious minorities denounce vague “pornography” law as vehicle for censorship and sharia law …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ A COFFIN in Tehran Waits for Salman Rushdie …. (nrotc)

~ A DISPUTE Among Islam Scholars: Did Muhammad Ever Really Live? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ NO JUICE FOR YOU! Dubai: Two Non-Muslims Arrested for Drinking Juice During Ramadan …. (Wz)

~ ‘FAIRNESS NOT FAVOURS’ criticised by Muslim youth organisation. Muslim MP calls for a holistic approach to tackling extremism …. (socialcohesion)

~ DAYS BEFORE HIS UN SPEECH: Repeats His Claim That the Holocaust is a Lie, Tells Israeli Jews to “go Back to Their Countries of Origin” …. (Wz)

~ IRAN FYI: “Satanic cults” have entered the country to “promote Islamophobia” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ YET ANOTHER Muslim rapist in Australia …. (news.com.au)

~ EGYPT: Muslim convert to Christianity, “on the run” and “hiding for his life,” including from his own family …. (dhimmiwatch)

~ SAUDI CLERIC Says Engaged Couples Should Only Have Contact Via Web Cams, The Groom Should Only be Allowed to See Her Face, Hair and Hands …. (Wz)

~ OOPSIES– Islam described as Racism… by Muslims …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ A NEW BLOG VIA Blazing Catfur.. go read everything …. (secularconscience.blog)

~ CFI RELEASES report on “Islam & human rights: Defending universality at the United Nations”, NGOs speak out for freedom of expression at the Human Rights Council …. (secularconscience.blog)

~ PAKISTAN: Man Declares Wife “Useless” After Being Molested by Father …. (wZ)

~ MICHAEL YON– “Tomorrow they would go out hunting again.” Another dispatch from Afghanistan …. (sda)

~ PEOPLE SLEEP peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf …. (ghostofaflea)

~ CANADIAN SOLDIERS– Not as rugged as Dion but, Lumberjack commandos! …. (actiondinosaur)

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  • Warren Z  On September 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    If there ever was an image that defines Canada’s strength and resolve this is it, FANTASTIC!!!!

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