As a follow-up to his previous post about human sacrifice, MC takes a look at the sin of blasphemy as defined and punished by a postmodern politically correct regime.
Blasphemy, under Shariah law, is any action or speech that demeans Islam or Muslims, and the penalty under Shariah Law is death. Mostly without trial, since the Muslim in the street is authorized to take vigilante action in the case of perceived blasphemy.
Have we ever considered what is considered blasphemy in the socialist religions(s)?
Political religions hide behind the curtain of political parties, and are thus insulated from the norms of criticism as applied to Christianity etc. But we should stop and take stock of just what is done in the name of political religion and its impact on Western society. The impact of unremitting socialism is enormous, and ardent socialists are every bit as ruthless as any ISIS or Al Qaeda operative. The death tolls of Islam are admittedly huge, when spread over its 1400 years, but during the postmodern period they are dwarfed by the slaughter wreaked by the combined forces of the socialist religions.
Socialism is based upon a myth: the idea that if everybody is treated equally then all will be happy and content with their lot. This is a complete conjecture, a product of the religious forces that dominate secular humanism. It assumes that humanity is intrinsically ‘good’ and that if one provides the right motivation (usually terror- and murder-based ) then a peaceful prosperous society will ensue.
To criticize socialism is to blaspheme. However, displaying its usual ability to hide behind words, socialism does not use the negative word ‘blasphemy’. It substitutes the positive idea of ‘political correctness’.
The word ‘blasphemy’ conjures up old ideas of religious correctness and establishes visions of inquisitions and hostile clerics with cruel intentions, far from the idea that political religion wants to portray, but essentially the same as the reality: show trials and malevolent commissars (European courts and malicious EU commissioners).
Blasphemy arises out of heresy. All religions have a dogma which is woven into the fabric of the religion, and which is non-negotiable. Forced taxation for ‘redistribution’ of wealth, for example. To violate this dogma is to blaspheme, and the punishment is trial by media.
I was taught in school history how justice was meted out in mediaeval Europe, where one underwent punishments like ‘trial by ordeal’. ‘Trial by media’ is its extremely cruel modern equivalent. Partisan media create a one-sided diatribe against the political blasphemer which essentially strips the dissenting citizen of health, wealth and the pursuit of happiness. And, much in the way of the WW1 firing squads shooting PTSD sufferers, they deny accountability because it was a ‘group’ action.
Few people perceive the real disaster that is political blasphemy; it is a major tool of oppression. Just as General Haig went looking for soldiers to shoot (pour encourager les autres), so also must the discipline of socialism be upheld. But where socialist rule is not absolute, other devious means must be employed.
So we have ‘PC’ as a supposedly non-lethal rod for our oppressed backs. What a socialist totalitarian regime would achieve in the gulag or death camp, the proto-totalitarian regime can achieve making it neo-blasphemy to attack the dogma of PC, with the punishment being social and economic death.
Blasphemy laws are nasty, especially where the dogma is flexible and where one can be condemned to run the media gauntlet (running the gauntlet was another brutal mediaeval practice) almost by accident. All that is required is an implied criticism of one of the PC pillars of wisdom.
One of those pillars is ‘race’, which has become a critical weight-bearing column in the whole PC colossus. It is not a column as we understand it, however, being more a branched structure like a baobab tree:
Where the actual support is limited to a just few “preferred races” (and religions as well, it seems). PC is peppered with such absurdities. Its anti-racism is so selective as to be the most racist and divisive force currently known to mankind. It means that important issues cannot be discussed, and it means that the brown-coloured terrorists next door are free to kill and maim at will. It means that no ten-year-old is safe from sexual predation, and that an army of young strong men can invade sovereign countries whose people are powerless to stop them. The consequences of being branded a ‘racist’ are as dire as word itself is vague.
I am a ‘racist’. I believe that my Judeo-Christian culture is superior to anything else available, and that history proves this over and over, and so too does that endless stream of migrants who are willing to undergo hardship and expense to get a slice of my inheritance. Ironically, they are the most sincere proof of my cultural superiority.
Funny, that. I am deemed a ‘racist’ simply because my culture is superior and I know it…
It’s those baobab branches again. Non-racist racism is limited to those who have PC approval: Muslims, all Middle Easterners (except Israelis, Yazidis, Copts, Maronites and Syrian Orthodox), North Africans (but not Jews kicked out of North Africa, or persecuted Christian minorities), and of course the ‘radical’ Islamists who are Muslim Brotherhood activists.
Occasionally a branch falls off, maybe hanging on by last vestiges of stringy fibre: Liberal Jews, the ‘workers’ (only those in non-governmental occupations), and white males.
I can remember a time when Israel was the doyen of the left, and the Kibbutz was a glowing example of how socialism should be, but they gently fell from PC grace as the needs of the preferred
religion race became apparent. Kibbutzim are socialist communities in Israel where everything is held in common, where needs are met, abundantly in some cases, and talents are utilized. But the stigma of being Jewish far outweighs their relative success in PC terms. Israel in itself has become a source of unlimited blasphemy. No matter what the realities and legalities are, they are wrong and Israel is a pariah and the land that they ‘stole’ should be given back. Emotion scores over reality every time.
Blasphemy and emotionalism are joined at the hip. The
Loretta Lynch mob is ever ready to turn perceived blasphemies into ‘exceptions’ to the First Amendment, and there are absolutely no absolutes in this. Blasphemy, a.k.a. ‘hate’ speech, is just not acceptable in a free country such as the USA.
Ironies aside, political-religious blasphemy laws are destroying Western culture from within. Although mostly unlegislated, they are a cytotoxic snake venom which dissolves the very fabric of our societies around us. We now have to hide, for we can be denounced for that unintentional slip of the tongue, let alone by putting pen to paper. Never in recent history has so much been forbidden to so many by so few (with apologies to Winston). In Holland there is to be a show trial in true Stalinist fashion, and whilst it may not end in the inevitable Stalinist bullet, that is only because the last vestiges of the democratic doggy lead is still in place around the neck of the Dutch judiciary.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.