You CANNOT Negotiate With Mentally Defective People
By Karl Denninger
This is a cultural war. It is not an isolated incident. It is not a tiny percentage of people that hold these “religious” beliefs; if it was then there would be a billion people both decrying and hunting down these animals, and that has never, in over 1,000 years, happened.
ISLAMABAD – Police say a 52-year-old Muslim man arrested for blasphemy was killed by gunmen after being released from jail.
Blasphemy is punished by jail and then murder? This is acceptable, civilized conduct? You can reason or negotiate with such people? No, not any more than you can negotiate with these guys:
Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have attacked the northeastern town of Baga for the second time in a week, leaving bodies littering the streets, according to an official.
Two locals said the Islamist insurgents began shooting indiscriminately and burning buildings on Tuesday evening in raids on the civilian population that carried on into Wednesday.
More than 2,000 people are unaccounted for according to Musa Bukar, chairman of local government for the Kukawa district, which includes Baga.
So murdering 2,000 people for ****s and grins constitutes something you can negotiate over?
The hell it is.
Of course in France we have a publisher that was murdered for what was seen as “blasphemy” as well, along with what are at least two groups of gunmen that are generally terrorizing the nation at this very moment – all because the French refuse to defer to their view of what sort of respect an ancient raging, raping pedophile should receive.
Look folks, in a civilized nation you have no right to be free from insults that constitute mere words and images. I have the right to draw images of Obama with monkey ears if I wish, you have the right to display piss Christ and more.
The very premise of civilization demands that the expression of free speech does not give justification to violence.
Those who demand adherence to some sort of religious credo that comes with “respect” for a given form of worship and its clerics/prophets/gods/whatever and intend to and do enforce that demand with violence are by definition uncivilized animals and cannot be reasoned or negotiated with.
These people have declared war on the civilized world. Your options number only three:
- Surrender and live in subjugation.
Don’t give me this crap about how “most Muslims don’t believe in this stuff.” Nonsense.
If they did then there would be a literal billion people looking for these *******s in every corner of the globe and putting a stop to this crap. There are, in fact, essentially zero of those individuals taking that step and there never has been any such movement among so-called “peaceful Muslims” defending the “peaceful” nature of their faith, which tells me everything I need to know.
Believe what you want but you have exactly three choices and unless you want your head — or that of your wife and child sawed off next you had damn well better decide to deal with reality.
And oh, by the way, if you think they’ll stop at sawing off heads if they manage to get their hands on a WMD of some sort, including those that happen to be found in such blindingly-civilized places as Pakistan, you’re certifiably insane.
Karl Denninger is the author of Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World in which he discusses the ill-use of leverage and how it is destroying the global economy, as well as where all of this will lead. The result is ugly: the value of everything—including gold—falls, and even personal safety is at risk in a world where there is limited money even for essentials like food and fuel.