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Posted on 08/19/2007 11:28:23 AM PDT by UnklGene
Theodore Dalrymple: How Societies Commit Suicide -
Scots and Italians surrender to Islam.
17 August 2007
In an effort to ensure that no Muslim doctors ever again try to bomb Glasgow Airport, bureaucrats at Glasgows public hospitals have decreed that henceforth no staff may eat lunch at their desks or in their offices during the holy month of Ramadan, so that fasting Muslims shall not be offended by the sight or smell of their food. Vending machines will also disappear from the premises during that period.
Apparently the bureaucrats believe that the would-be bombers were demanding sandwich-free offices in Glasgow hospitals during Ramadan. This kind of absurdity is what happens when the highly contestable doctrine of multiculturalism becomes a career opportunity for the semi-educated and otherwise unemployable products of a grossly and unnecessarily swollen university system.
Meanwhile, the highest court in Italy was confirming an appeals courts acquittal of the father and brother of a Muslim girl, whom they beat and locked up for becoming too Westernizedthat is to say, for having a Western friend. The court ruled that, though they had undoubtedly beaten her and locked her up, this was not because of any culpable ill-feeling toward her. It was, rather, because of her lifestyle, which did not conform to their culture.
The sound of a civilization committing suicide can be heard in these stories; for civilizations collapse not because the barbarians are so strong, but because they themselves are so morally enfeebled.
Not with a BANG... but with a whimper...
 Myths and Misconceptions
Misconceptions about lemmings go back many centuries. In the 1530s, the geographer Zeigler of Strasbourg proposed the theory that the creatures fell out of the sky during stormy weather, and then died suddenly when the grass grew in spring. This was argued against, successfully, by the natural historian Ole Worm, who provided one of the first published dissections of a lemming. In his investigation, Worm showed that a lemming contained anatomy similar to most other rodents.
While many people believe that lemmings commit mass suicide when they migrate, this is not actually the case. Lemmings will often migrate in large groups and as a result some lemmings will occasionally be pushed off cliffs or drowned in bodies of water simply by the press of their compatriots, or by the dimension of the body of water. And The myth of lemming mass suicide is long-standing and has been popularized by a number of factors. It is usually stated that the main source of the belief in the suicide myth was propagated by The Walt Disney Company documentary White Wilderness which includes footage of lemmings running head-long over a ledge. The filmmakers contrived this scene by forcing a number of lemmings off a cliff.
Due to their association with this odd behavior, lemming suicide is a frequently-used metaphor in reference to people who go along unquestioningly with popular opinion, with potentially dangerous or fatal consequences. This is the theme of the video game Lemmings, where the player attempts to save the mindlessly marching rodents from walking to their deaths.
Watson’s May 4 editorial asked the question The Beginning of the End for Life as We Know it on Planet Earth? Then he left no doubt about the answer. We are killing our host the planet Earth, he claimed and called for a population drop to less than 1 billion.
Watson’s eco-extremist stance mirrors that of other Malthusian scientists such as Dr. Eric R. Pianka who gave a speech to the Texas Academy of Science who last year gave a speech in which he advocated the need to exterminate 90% of the population through the airborne ebola virus.
Standing in front of a slide of human skulls, Pianka gleefully advocated airborne ebola as his preferred method of exterminating the necessary 90% of humans, choosing it over AIDS because of its faster kill period. Ebola victims suffer the most tortuous deaths imaginable as the virus kills by liquefying the internal organs. The body literally dissolves as the victim writhes in pain bleeding from every orifice.
More like with an invitation.
Come conquer me!
Scotland, in fact, is so desperate to head off their demographic collapse that they've set up government offices all over the former British empire whose only task is to convince white Anglo-Saxons to migrate to Scotland.
The purpose of courts is to decide how the defendant "feels"???? And if ill-feeling were culpable -- and actionable! -- we'd all be in a heap of trouble!
If we don't wake up and realize that we have as many enemies behind the lines on BOTH sides of the aisle, as enemies doing battle with us, we are destined to lose.
Sure, you know, way they tell employees they can't bring sandwiches on leavened bread during Passover, and they can't bring meat on Fridays during Lent. Oh, wait . . .!
Maybe if we all converted to satanslime, and bowed to a meteorite 5x a day they wouldn’t be offended.
This sounds like an idea our Dimocraps and Liberals will grav a hold of for America.
Let’s give them more footwashing facilities and prayer rooms and we will all get along.
How can anyone be so naive to think that such PC pandering to Muslim interests will in any way stop the Islamic fascists. Particularly those Muslims who believe God has commanded them to end Western civilization by whatever means necessary including mass murder.
These bureaucrat fools need to get serious, they don't want anything from you, they want you dead.
Dutch bishop says Christians should call God Allah
Isnt this happening already?
Amsterdam, Aug 15, 2007 / 09:15 am (CNA).- Bishop Martinus Muskens of Breda, Netherlands, suggested in an interview with Radio Netherlands that Christians should refer to God as Allah, which would promote better relations with Muslims.
Many Muslims think that Allah is the same God as the God of the Bible. Any difference between the two and they will immediately point out that the Bible is corrupted.
Muslims Protest Pet Food Factory
A group of Muslims in Rugby, United Kingdom are opposing plans for a pet food factory to be built in nearby Coton Park. Muslim residents in the area point out that if the factory were to be bombed, the pork will rain down on our homes and gardens.
“Our religion expressly forbids us to come into contact with pigs in any form, said resident, Mustaf Kilamanh. “Because of the high risk of jihadi action in this infidel land, our mortal souls are placed in grave danger. Say a bomb hurls pieces of swine into the air. If I were to be slain by a falling piece of ham, my soul would go straight to Hell. Such a tragedy must not be permitted.
“In this country we are allowed the right to follow our religion and religious beliefs, Kilamanh continued. By allowing this plan to go ahead my religious rights are being swept to one side to satisfy kaffir greed.
Kilamanh is demanding that this plant and others like it be prohibited from being built wherever Muslims live. These are Muslim lands now, Kilamanh asserted. They must not be defiled in this way.
Why is it necessary for you to constantly repost your parody articles as if they were real?
It serves absolutely no purpose as far as I can see, except for self-promotion.
See the Daily Mail article posted here on July 30.
I feel like I’m in Gone with the Wind....watching a civilization end - execept our world is dying by suicide. Has this even happened before that a once extraordinary people voluntarily give in to barbarians? Our poor children....
All Class B Golgafringents please report to your assigned spaceships.
The earth is about to explode and you will want to be on a ship before it does so.
The scientists and working folk will follow you to your new home after you have made it livable by enacting all of the proper rules and regulations.
That is all.
Nice culture, ain't it?!
Is this for real? I can’t take it. Unedukatamated bureacrats deciding to bend over backwards for Ramadan??? Un-believable.
Ain’t it, though?