Two years ago the Egyptian city of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world and the "timeless city" of Obama's Cairo speech, the heart of the Arab Spring, was suffering from a garbage crisis. The crisis had a very simple cause, the pigs that used to eat the garbage were killed to prevent the spread of Swine Flu.
It might be shocking for most people to realize that the trash collection system for the largest city in the Arab world, the capital of what passes for Arab Muslim civilization, depended on a class of "untouchable" garbage collectors as young as eight years old, and their pigs to keep the city from drowning in its own garbage.
A system that is not simply medieval, but pre-medieval, that seems positively Bronze Age. But that is only because the Arab Muslim nations are not actually civilizations in the modern sense, they are post-colonized tribal clumpings with bits and pieces of borrowed governmental structures and technology that never quite work right. And underneath them is something far darker and more primitive, a miserably brutal and ruthless Levantine existence defined not by moral laws, but by tribal ones. And underneath them all are the pigs. Kill the pigs, and the system collapses.
It isn't just about the piles of reeking trash in Cairo's streets. The Arab and Muslim world has been exporting far more dangerous forms of waste in the forms of immigration and Islamic radicalism and we are their Zebaleen, the Christians and Jews who are expected to clean it up.
Virtually every Arab rulers balances the tension between national allegiance and Islamic law by exporting terrorism abroad, whether it is Arab governments funding suicide bombers in Israel, rabid mosques in Oslo and Manchester or Al Queda hijacked planes racing toward Manhattan-- the homelands of Islam have been calculatedly dumping the garbage they don't want on foreign shores.
"Don't fight a civil war, fight a global war", has been the anthem of the ruling families of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and numerous other Arab Muslim dictatorships, who extend one crooked hand to the West, and another to Islamic terrorists; dumping their exploding garbage in foreign laps. The more the angry young men with fierce shovel cut beards go abroad, hoping for a shot at an American GI or an Israeli family or a Thai Buddhist schoolteacher, the more the House of Saud can take a deep breath, count their oil revenues and buy another piece of Manhattan or London.
What they have developed is a cyclical system, much like Cairo's pig trash consumption, except this one exports terrorists abroad where they will pose less of a threat to the endless collection of Princes littering up the endless palaces of the oil rich Gulf states. Meanwhile the rulers themselves get to play moderates, offering their services to help moderate tensions, in exchange for the proper incentives of course. The benefits of the system allow them to live rich off their ill gotten oil gains, while treating the toxic waste of Islam as an export they can cash in on.
And who is it that goes to the West? The huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Not quite. Huddled, perhaps. Yearning to breathe free, not so much. Immigration to the West allows the Muslim world to export those who have few opportunities at the bottom of the ladder or the sons of those at the middle or the top who have trouble fitting in. Very often those are exactly the type of people eager to listen to Jihad audiocassettes and seek out the angriest mosques. The types of people Egypt or Pakistan or Saudi would like to get rid of. Just more waste being dumped on Western shores.
It's a bad system, but in a civilization whose major city can be overrun by garbage because all the pigs have died, it's about as reliable as it gets. Muslim rulers export their waste, which the West seems to want, and in doing so by themselves a measure of immunity from Islamic terrorism, while investing in the possibility of a future Caliphate. Getting in on the ground floor of the Death of the West, so to speak. It's a win-win situation, until the pigs die of course.
From the perspective of the "moderate Muslims" that we keep hearing so much about, Bin Laden pushed the limit, upsetting the cycle and bringing war into their own backyard. The result overturned the system and broke the cycle. Too much too soon, was the watchword there. The "moderate Muslims" had no objections to thousands of murdered Americans and other foreigners. What they had an objection was exceeding the allowable tolerances of Americans and other foreigners for terrorism.
Their policy has been to build a Caliphate made of garbage, to turn Europe, America, Canada and Australia into towering trash dumps consisting of Islamic radicals and Muslim immigrants. Enough trash to build into minarets, mold and sculpt into Sharia law and bring an end to the West. And when that has happened, the moderate Muslim regimes of all the Terroristans and Islamabads fancy that they might be the ones left standing to take up the Mohammedan Man's Burden once again.
9/11 endangered their trash deliveries and woke up some in the West to what was being dumped on their front lawns. 7/7 rang even more alarm bells. Islamic conversions went up, but so did the status of people who had been talking all along about the dangers of immigration and Islamic radicalism. Push. Push-back. And with it comes the rising fear of an end to immigration. And if the Muslim world can't export its excess populations and Islamists to the West, where will they go?
Asian countries might send out their excess populations as labor contractors, but not even Muslim cities like Dubai are too keen on importing fellow Arabs to do the work, mainly because they know quite well that's a formula for insuring that no work will get done. And all those angry young men hanging around Cairo and Riyadh, reading tracts about getting back to authentic Koranic truths, and looking over bomb instructions are another kind of formula, a formula for Islamic regime change at home. Which is where the Arab Spring comes in.
To talk of a Clash of Civilizations is in some ways futile, because there are no Islamic civilizations, only former colonies and splinters of former colonies, run by whoever was left in charge after the British or the French left, or whoever managed to clamber to power since then. And by their close relatives and friends, and by their son in laws, second cousins and good friends.
They call themselves Presidents, Ministers and Colonels. They have huge bank accounts and large scale investments abroad. They have a veneer of technology and cultivated manners. But the aerial shots of skyscrapers and urban lightscapes, storefronts and maps are a facade of civilization, like a well lit movie set. Underneath it all, there are still pigs eating the garbage.
Saddam's forces demonstrated the same inability to use his giant toybox of Soviet arms and tanks in two wars against the United States and its allies. Nor could any of his neighbors have done much better. Even Saddam himself understood this, and by the second war, fell back on the default tactic that the Arab world has used against Israel for the last 35 years, to go to ground and focus on hit and run raids, on terrorism and guerrilla warfare. To revert to the way of the bandit and the nomad, to shed any pretense of civilization and focus on pure murder and terror.
The rise of Islam is the manifestation of more than just frustration with Western civilization or globalism; but a frustration with their own incompetence at grasping and implementing the structures and achievements of those civilizations at home. Lusting after the glory of a worldwide Caliphate and the imaginary perfection of Islamic law, is the way that those who have failed at aping Western civilization can drown their inferiority complexes in rituals of blood and death.
Inwardly they know that there is no golden collection of Minarets ruled by a wise Caliph waiting for them at the end of the road. The virgins with their raisins are a better bet, because they are a more plausible endgame than the idea that even a few million Muslims could get along, let alone the whole billion.
The dream of a Caliphate wasn't broken at the gates of Vienna or with the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was never real and could never be real, because Arab Islamic civilization had never reached the point where it could run anything that size without a lot of outside help, and could never keep it together without breaking down into infighting because it lacked any political structure besides nepotism and bribery.
Islam has become the magic token, the catchall idea for some higher wisdom that will fix all of the faults of the Muslim world, without its followers having to actually confront social problems and initiate real reforms-- and most of all to break out of their rut and actually advance a few runs up the ladder of civilization. Instead Islam wills them to sink deeper still, to toss aside Western civilization while hanging on to whatever choice bits are useful for Jihad, and to answer all difficult questions with the blade of a sharpened sword.
It is no wonder that this form of bloody magical thinking is most popular in the shadow of the West itself, in the suburbs and ghettos hiding from the light, whose denizens are faced with either trying to be something they're not, or trying to impose their dominance on a civilization, who through the light of faith suddenly appears degenerate and inferior. The Russians made that same choice with Communism, emerging as a horde to plunder the wealthier and more accomplished nations of Eastern Europe. The Germans made that choice with Nazism to demonstrate their superiority by subjugating all their former enemies and neighbors. The Muslim world is making that choice again with Islamism. And by treating their trash as if were the finest gold, we are helping them make it. And covering our own streets with the trash of Islam.
Along with "Trash", comes pestulence and plague, fitting for those who cannot comprehend rudimentary hygeine and the implications of many living in a small area, Look at the PLO, can,t even run a basic sewer system, or water, or electricity, or anything else but their mouths, The West embracing these animals is suicide, wisdom is foregone without observation and conclusion, Duh., Oh I noticed your kind have destroyed everything around you, perhaps it will be different here, NOT. But, there are those among us who have payed attention, and your kind will be met with termination, think of it as "Antibiotics" or "Rat Poison" or "Terminex" or dare I say, We're on to you and your kind, you show no mercy, and shall be shown none. The Book of Job is most insightful, as to who and what is enjoying this whole "Misery of the Masses" thing, so, Pigs on the Wing it is.ReplyDelete
Once again a paradox can be distilled from your words: In this case we can look upon the curbing of our numbers thanks to often hideous external mechanics not counter to the bracha given to Avraham that we would be like"the sand on the beach and the stars in the sky" and conclude that this refers to the infinite amount of thoughts by our sages of both past and present that could be cast out to the practical benefit and advancement of mankind.ReplyDelete
Mat 7:13 You can enter G-d's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.ReplyDelete
Mat 7:14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
Author: Yeshua, King of the Jews
The colour of the toxic waste is not by any chance green, is it?ReplyDelete
"They call themselves Presidents, Ministers and Colonels. They have huge bank accounts and large scale investments abroad. They have a veneer of technology and cultivated manners. But the aerial shots of skyscrapers and urban lightscapes, storefronts and maps are a facade of civilization, like a well lit movie set. Underneath it all, there are still pigs eating the garbage."ReplyDelete
I love that paragraph. You can dress a pig in the latest fashions, but it's still a pig.
You've outdone yourself this time Mr Knish!ReplyDelete
But I don't know if they are expunging their trash because the most educated Muslims are the most desperate to leave their Islamic hell-holes and only blame their leaders instead of their whole culture.
Still you are absolutely spot on that Islam depends and needs non-Muslims in order to survive because it is a philosophy of begging or stealing which needs to end now.
Speaking about Muslims, the 7th century, and their garbage:ReplyDelete
When are we going to stop encouraging over-population of the Islamic hell holes by allowing the overflow into the WestReplyDelete
A simple cost-benefit analysis would show it's all cost and no benefit for us.
One day we will have to fight in the streets or accept Islam and get a prayer mat.
To me, this sums it up: "Islam has become the magic token, the catchall idea for some higher wisdom that will fix all of the faults of the Muslim world, without its followers having to actually confront social problems and initiate real reforms-- and most of all to break out of their rut and actually advance a few runs up the ladder of civilization." Those who offer jihad have nothing else to offer. No promise of a better standard of living. Nothing. Just the blood, murder and mayhem of jihad. God forbid they triumph.ReplyDelete
It could be said in truth that a German civilization--of whatever sort--has elements of superiority to others. Their enemies have often believed that as much as their friends.ReplyDelete
Islamic culture cannot make that qualified claim with even a speck of truth. They are an opportunistic parasite. Parasites sometimes have their uses. We are not getting that.
What a superb article. I will be passing it on, along with your blog.ReplyDelete
The Sultan implies that killing the pigs would help control Swine Flu. This is a misconception. The public health officials in Egypt certainly knew that the pigs were not the vector for that particular strain of "swine flu." The reason for killing the pigs was solely to economically harm the Copt (Christian)Egyptians who own and raise the pigs.ReplyDelete
Yasser Arafat said that The Palestinians' most effective weapon was the Palestinian woman's womb...ReplyDelete
It figures > Mass produce kids for bomb belt fodder!
Muslim children are indoctrinated with seeds of hatred, violence, death & destruction from the cradle.
Their parents'greatest honour is raising a son who will become a shahid.
Small boys aspire to become murdering martyrs, desirous of blowing themselves to smithereens to maim and murder infidels for allah!
Muslims have no concept of a loving God or of loving God and their fellow men.
Islam 'commands' allegiance to allah and instils it by indoctrination and fear.
Freedom to question its tenets is denied and the right to choose is suppressed, on pain of death for any who dare to contradict the Qu'raan or convert.
Islam offers no better prospects to the indoctrinated masses other than the 72 fictitious virgins.
Is it any wonder that they become the sustaining source of the trash heap?!
Such a shame Western powers not only are doing nothing about this, or exercising selective blindness towards what is patently obvious to the rest of us, they are actually HELPING Islam get a foothold in our society. Each year Australia receives thousands of asylum seekers coming by boat - the majority of them Muslim - and spends millions on feeding, accommodating and processing them, as well as providing health care and money. Refugee advocates bleat compassion, all the while ignoring the fact that we are (not so) slowly and steadily being invaded by this scourge.ReplyDelete
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In the book The Saudis, Sandra Mackey describes how Americans and other foreigners came to the Saudi kingdom in the 1970s and modernized the country's infrastructure as best they could. So many Arabs were either too ignorant or too arrogant to do any work that required lifting more than a pencil and ordering coffee. Their culture and their religion had convinced them that they were all erstwhile Bedouin princes entitled to be waited upon. The Arabian people depended on foreigners, yet they resented the foreigners and the skills and capabilities they brought to Saudi Arabia.ReplyDelete
Until a people learn humility and forbearance, they cannot admit their shortcomings as a society, and devise a strategy to overcome them. But the Muslim's have misplaced their faith in a hard-hearted, aloof god who requires absolute devotion and unquestioning reverence and obedience, but who offers no sure path to forgiveness, who demands they perpetually deny their sinfulness, their inability to live a perfect life, even their ordinary shortcomings and foibles. They must be perfect or be doomed to hell, regardless of any good they might do - unless they become Shahid.
As the great hero of Israel, David, said:
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."
This simple sentence bursts with the love and honor David gives G-d, and the enormous trust and faith he has in Him. This kind of relationship is impossible in Islam, yet it is the center of life itself. Without it, true happiness is but a faint and fading dream.
I could go on about Islam's prohibition against all the arts - music, painting, sculpture, poetry, story telling, drama... these poor wretches have nothing to cling to so they are urged to believe that the only choice is hatred and murder. They are mere pawns, as you say. Yet we must defend ourselves from them, because they are beyond the power of reason.
Superb article, Daniel.
This article contains too many truths.ReplyDelete
Islamic ideology is toxic. It is statistics gone bad. Without reformation, Islam will expand and devour civilized humanity.
Read about the force that drives Islam at: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com
Mr. Greenfield, nothing more needs to be said about islam, you nailed it.ReplyDelete
@ Guy MacherReplyDelete
In some islamofascist theocracies they disallowed the conversion of kaffirs to Islam. Because these kaffirs were taxed at a higher rate (as in jizya) than the muslime populous and thus subsidized Islam.
Well some as usual are always blind and they dont see manymuslims are being tortured by non muslims, I think you guys should open your eyes first.ReplyDelete