26 March 2015
Bill Maher and I are at opposite ends of the political and social spectrum. Opposite ends of the religious spectrum too. This isn't a political issue. Progressives who attack every religion but defend Islam are legitimately insane. They are so afraid to be called racist (which doesn't make sense because Islam is not a race, it's an ideology practiced by people of all races) that they will be racist to avoid being seen as racist. I've said this before with regard to Israel:
Dare to point out that all the Islamic theocratic shithole countries surrounding Israel, countries that the left loves with all their heart, all treat women like property, all murder homosexuals on sight, all brainwash children with fanatical religious ideology, all outlaw or severely limit access to any form of entertainment, be it music, television, or sport, all treat the so called "Palestinians" as propaganda pieces, keeping them in refugee camps in Jordan and Egypt where they are not allowed at all to integrate into society, all treat anyone who is not a Muslim as a third-class citizen dhimmi, and all slaughter their animals in the most inhumane way possible, as proscribed by their religion, and you'll be called a racialist, you racialist.
Dare to point out that Israel is the only country in the region that is secular, is socialist, is pro-gay, is so pro-women that tens of thousands of women serve on the front line next to men in the military, is so multicultural that there are a significant percentage of government offices are held by Arab Muslims, and is responsible for inventing most of the technology that progressives in the West use daily, and you'll be called a racialist, you racialist.
Israel stands for everything progressives in the West love, and the Islamic theocracies stand for everything progressives despise, and yet, somehow, progressives are able to pull their heads out of their asses and say with a straight face and not a clue just how hypocritical they are, that they love the Islamic theocracies and hate Israel.
Think about it. The worst Christian groups in the US or Europe are assholes. They may disrupt soldiers' funerals with "God Hates Fags" signs, but that's it. They don't murder people for drawing a picture. They don't try to impose the laws of Leviticus on society. There is no Christian group with websites and billions of dollars of funding and terrorist training camps. And yet progressives will say "Christianity is far worse than Islam. What about the Crusades? Huh? The Spanish Inquisition?"
This isn't 500 years ago. We're not living in the Spanish Inquisition. This is today. Christians are not a threat today. Christian governments don't kill people for being gay, Christian governments don't kill women for getting raped, don't prohibit women from driving cars or force them to cover their entire bodies because men can't control their urge to rape when they see an inch of exposed skin or the curve of a body. As Maher says, if Vatican City started beheading people every progressive in the world would demand Christianity be outlawed, but Saudi Arabia beheads people all the time and progressives either ignore it or bend themselves into pretzels to defend it! The same progressives who oppose the death penalty support it when an Islamic country does it. The same progressives who want women in the West to be allowed to walk around naked without a care or so much as a sexual glance from a man have no problem with Islamic countries making women into nothing but sex objects, who can be married off before puberty, can be raped by their husbands daily, can't go outside without a male escort, and are required to wear a mobile tent because men don't value them as humans, only as sexual property.
Here's another Bill Maher clip where three progressives contort themselves into shapes that would make a yogi blush just to defend Islam.
Why do they do it? Why? Pat Condell has a suggestion.
He says that progressives hate themselves so much that they must vilify the Western culture they belong to while simultaneously deifying their antithesis, which is Islam. If progressives are pro-gay, socialist, feminist, secularists they must worship the violently anti-gay, anti-woman, theocratic Islamic regimes in other countries. I don't know if he's right, but it's the only answer that makes any sense that I can think of.