Friday, October 9, 2015

Untying the Knots — How Dumb Can You Get

How Dumb Can You Get?
by the High Priest of Prickly Bog

Here is a little rant against Muslims that I came across on the net. At first glance it seems quite clever, and quite damning of Islam. But I pondered it a little longer as I felt we needed a slightly more measured look at the subject, and at these criticisms as listed. 

I came up with the response that I have printed below.


Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. 
Lets have a look at the evidence: 

• No Christmas • No television • No nude women • No football • No pork chops • No hot dogs
 No burgers • No beer • No bacon • Rags for clothes • Towels for hats 
 Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower • More than one wife • More than one mother in law 
 You can't shave • You can't wash off the smell of donkey • You cook over burning camel shit 
 Your wife is picked by someone else for you • and your wife smells worse than your donkey.

Then they tell you that, "when you die, it all gets better!"

Well no shit Sherlock
It's not like it could get much worse.

They're not happy in Gaza. They're not happy in Egypt. They're not happy in Libya.They're not happy in Morocco. They're not happy in Iran. They're not happy in Iraq. They're not happy in Yemen. They're not happy in Afghanistan. They're not happy in Pakistan. They're not happy in Syria. They're not happy in Lebanon.


They're happy in Australia. They're happy in Canada. They're happy in England. They're happy in France. They're happy in Italy. They're happy in Germany. They're happy in Sweden. They're happy in the USA. They're happy in Norway. They're happy in Holland. They're happy in Denmark .

Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim.
And unhappy in every country that is!

Not Islam. Not their leadership. Not themselves.


They want to change those countries to be like....

Excuse me, but I can't help wondering




Yes, it's all very funny, and I do agree that often orthodox religion can make

people miserable, but unfortunately it's not always quite as simple as that.

 Firstly, what is being said here is true of most orthodoxy, and not just Islam. Check out orthodox Christians, Jews, Hindus or whatever, and you will find the same levels of intolerance and misery. Particularly intolerance towards other religions. In fact Hindus have a very similar tradition of arranged marriages, and a very similar tradition of misogynistic behavior. I might even suspect that whoever wrote this diatribe is afflicted with a touch of that misogyny himself, judging by the inferences comparing one's wife to one's donkey, or nude women to pork chops and football.

Secondly, there's a huge assumption here that everybody in western countries is happy all the time. If you believe this, I'm afraid to have to burst your little bubble – but:

• Christmas is the time of year that has the highest suicide rate in America.

• Television doesn't make anyone truly happy. If anything commercials are designed to do the opposite. They make people want to buy things that they don't really need, by convincing them that they are unhappy without it.

• I don't think the availability of nude women in the West is a proven purveyor of happiness. Take a walk down any area in any big city where the men go to see nude women… in most cases I'm sure you will agree that these are not happy looking men. Apart from which the tolerance for open sexuality varies greatly in the West, from Holland, where it is quite liberally accepted, to the USA where it can be quite unacceptable depending upon which state you are in.

• Football and other sports do not foster an environment of happiness, they foster warlike aggression, and the creation of toxic chemicals such as adrenaline in the blood streams of the young males of our sadly unevolved species, which often spurs them on in the desire to risk their own lives and limbs by invading foreign countries and killing other young men who are much like themselves (despite the fact that they might be of the Islamic faith) in order to profit wealthy fat old men who become rich off the sacrifices of those who live in greater need within their own society.

• I'm not sure if pork chops, burgers, bacon and beer make one all that happy, but I am sure that the West (and particularly the USA) has the highest levels of heart disease and obesity in the world. But go ahead, enjoy that hot dog and whatever ground up animal lips, hair, cartilage and floor sweeping it contains, they won't kill you immediately, but the indigestible fat, and the carcinogenic colorings, preservatives and other chemical additives will get you eventually
… ah, happiness.

I could go on all day refuting these points, simply because they have not been very carefully thought out. This is often the case with racist and/or sexist rants. And this one seems to have elements of both. But let me simply add that western countries have attacked and invaded Islamic countries throughout history, many more times than the reverse.

Read your history of the Crusades before you elevate Christianity so far above the Islamic world.
Learn about the toppling of democratic regimes, in Iran for example, in 1953, by American and British secret services, which were the seeds of the Islamic revolution 17 years later.
Find out why western countries have had their troops in Iraq for a hundred years, or in Saudi Arabia.
You may discover that it is so that western people could have enough gasoline to run their huge gas guzzling SUVs, and live this life that is supposedly so much happier than the countries which have been plundered.
And these anti-racial, anti-religious attitudes are simply encouraged so that the populace will go along with whatever atrocities governments and corporations see fit to perpetrate.

But what is really dumb is that poor and working class people in the West can be manipulated so easily, by supposed patriotism and chauvinism, to hate people who are just like them in another country, or from another religion, whilst the rich get richer and control money and products globally.

This has been done by supporting despots and dictators all over the world…in Christian countries as well as Islamic countries. But those Islamic despots were not unhappy living in Egypt, or Iraq, or Iran… as long as they were getting money from the West, whilst their people lived in poverty and squalor.

Oh yes… those same ones we criticize for wearing rags on their heads and cooking on camel shit, who are in that position of poverty and ignorance because of the policies of the imperialistic West for more than a century

How dumb can you get – to blame the poor for their poverty?

Dumb enough, I suppose to not understand the historical reasons behind things.
Dumb enough to confuse issues in order to support an emotionally charged racist point of view.
Dumb enough to spout the same kind of vitriolic hate-speech that you accuse others of.
Dumb enough not to be able to take a nuanced viewpoint of complicated political undercurrents.

Yeah… that's pretty dumb!