‘Something Is Wrong’ [Updated Below]
Yes! And it’s Dhimmitude!
I’m feeling good from my kufi to my shoe,
Know where I am going and I know what to do,
I’ve tidied up my point of view,
I’ve got a new Dhimmitude.
Ben Stein and I rather often disagree, especially on solving economic problems, but in his latest post over at The American Spectator he is near-perfect in his assessment of the current situation in America regarding Islam [this is worth quoting in full]:
Don’t look now, but Islam is becoming the MSM’s official religion of America.
Now, it’s not just that no one bats an eye at the amazing truth that the United States is beaming TV ads all over Pakistan apologizing for a derogatory Internet trailer for a nonexistent movie demeaning the being that Muslims call “The Prophet Mohammed.” No one in the MSM even slightly hints that doing the kowtow in the same country that sheltered Osama bin Laden to a group that reveled in, delighted in the terrorism against American civilians and still provides the framework for the terrorist Haqqani network, might be humiliating and an insult to the memory of the great Americans who were murdered just last week in Libya.
No, we just take it in stride that our President and our Secretary of State will apologize to the people who hate us and want us dead. That’s not what I am referring to.
I am referring to something worse: Have you noticed that in the past few years, and especially in the past few weeks since the murder of the Ambassador and his guards and colleague in Benghazi (a city that Erwin Rommel loved and whose inhabitants he praised), whenever the New York Times refers to Mohammed, they always call him, without quotation marks, The Prophet Mohammed, as if everyone with any sense understands that OF COURSE Mohammed is The One True Prophet and that it’s just understood that Mohammed is The Prophet.
I see this in other news outlets and on TV, too. Sober-looking newsmen and newswomen mention Mohammed as The Prophet Mohammed. No ifs, ands or buts. I hear it on the BBC World Service, too.
Now, if Muslims want to believe that Mohammed is The Prophet, God bless them. Fine and dandy. If anyone wants to believe that, good luck to him or her. But why does our mainstream media here in the USA, an overwhelmingly Christian country, refer to Islam’s prophet as “The Prophet”?
Have you ever seen any major newspaper here in the USA refer to Jesus Christ as “The Son of God, God Incarnate, The Lord Jesus Christ”? Can you imagine the New York Times running a story about a crucifix resting in urine at an “art gallery” as an offense against “The Lord Jesus, Son of God”? Can you imagine any large newspaper in this country running a story about the Pope and referring to him as “The Holy Father, The Bridge Between Heaven and Earth”? Or about Mary, as “Holy Mary, Mother of God”? It would never happen.
But somehow, probably because the people writing the articles and editing them or the producers on TV news shows fear being beheaded — and who doesn’t? — we have adopted in our media the Muslim assertion that Mohammed is The Prophet while giving other religious figures the back of our media hand.
This is frightening. We are not supposed to be doing obeisance to a religious group that has many adherents who want us dead. We are not, as journalists, supposed to be labeling anyone as “The” Prophet. But somehow, it’s happening. The MSM has become a voice for Islam.
Hitler saw it long ago. Terror and fear of violence can bring about amazing changes in people’s behavior. So can a misguided political correctness and self-loathing for the greatest nation on earth.
I overheard a conversation between two women at a dining table just yesterday. One said, “I don’t care what anyone says, Obama is a Muslim” (she has said it before) and the other said, “He’s not a Muslim. He’s just stupid.”
I didn’t say anything to them. I am just telling you, these do not feel like normal days. They feel like latter days.
There is just a feeling in the air, a look in the sky at dusk, a look on people’s faces. Fear is everywhere. Mr. Obama cannot lose this election unless enough people believe it’s within their power to stop the ticking of the clock, and I do not feel that groundswell. Not at all. When the American media turns its back on our own religions of tolerance and adores a religion of intolerance, times are upside down. The MSM says it’s all fine, trust The Prince of Grant Park, Chicago. But I have always preferred the admonition, “Put not your trust in princes.” Something is wrong.
Is it that The West is exhausted — spiritually, mentally, and physically? And, if this is so, is it a permanent disability? Have we reached the end of a long progress that began when Pope Leo crowned Charlemagne on Christmas Day in 800?
Europe appears to be ready to answer ‘Yes’.
But I still think that the relatively young nations of America, Canada, and Australia are merely in a temporary funk, one that can be overcome by a renewed belief in ourselves, the English Speaking Peoples — The Anglosphere. Perhaps even those on The British Isles can be saved. In the three countries mentioned, and most especially in America, the frontier spirit still lives in many of their people’s hearts. And that means they carry in their souls a deep and abiding love of being free, of enjoying liberty, of maintaining The Rule Of Law.
We need to rouse that spirit Winston Churchill spoke of on the floor of The House Of Commons after the Munich Agreement:
I do not grudge our loyal, brave people, who were ready to do their duty no matter what the cost, who never flinched under the strain of last week – I do not grudge them the natural, spontaneous outburst of joy and relief when they learned that the hard ordeal would no longer be required of them at the moment; but they should know the truth. They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defences; they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies:
“Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.”
And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.
The fact that the Left has taken over all of the nations of The West and that we, the free peoples of The West allowed it to happen, is our Munich Agreement writ large over a whole civilization.
There is still time for the English Speaking Peoples to recover their ‘moral health and martial vigour’, but it must be done soon, or we shall be plunged into a the darkest of Dark Ages.
UPDATE at 1715…
From MT in the Comments Section:
Every so often, we are weighted, and far too many are found wanting. We must not let darkness fall, for if it does, light may never come forth again.