The Muslim Menace

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:48:43 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - why Americans should not worry about an invasion of Muslims or any other foreigners. Most of them come here because they like our culture of individual liberty, not because they want to destroy it. [tle]

The latest contribution was a transcript of a speech delivered in 2008 by a Dutch politician named Geert Wilders to something called the Hudson Institute, an organization I urge my readers to look up, say, in Wikipedia. Quite frankly, examining the list of their founders and funders, I'd far rather be overrun by radical "Islamofascists" than by them.


Of course there are fanatics on both sides who will disagree with me. They represent one of the greatest evils of collectivism, an inability (or a malignant unwillingness) to perceive individuals--and individual differences--among the masses that one wishes to tar with the same brush. A denial that for every Khomeini there have to be a hundred Mullah Nasrudins, and for every Osama, a thousand Omar Khayyams.


This is not to say that there aren't Muslims--the militants among them--who hate what they call "the Great Satan" and wish to see it utterly destroyed. They have good reason. The individualistic, satisfaction-centered lifestyle we've slowly and painfully constructed over the past thousand years is so immensely attractive that it constitutes a deadly threat to those who wish to control the lives of others.

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"Most of them come here

Submitted by Windy Wilson on Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:44:14 GMT

"Most of them come here because they like our culture of individual liberty, not because they want to destroy it."

Thankfully very true, however, that small minority, even if only one or three or five percent has the potential to do great damage to the society the rest have come to because they love it, much as it only takes only one or two percent of people in a neighborhood to become gangsters (or gang bangers or gang members or Bloods or Crips or whatever phrase) in order for a neighborhood to go all to hell and lose the quality that made it a good place to live.

Terrorists and Bloods and Crips get the power they do because they have sympathizers and people who let blood relation get in the way of justice. It is very rare to have a relative like David Kaczinski who loves his brother but believes that the appropriate place for one who does what he did is behind bars.

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