And so are you if you disagree
All washing machines are racist. Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Ariston and all other washing machine manufacturers must apologise and pay compensation immediately. Not only do these hideous machines demand that ‘whites’ and ‘colours’ be separated because they don’t want the pristine purity of the ‘whites’ corrupted by the ‘colours but they also afford the ‘whites’ the privilege of higher temperatures. Disgusting.
No, I haven’t gone insane. But tell me that a sign waved by some protesters…
“Islamophobia is white supremacy”
..makes any more sense than the drivel I typed above. Considering the amount of Arab racism in the Islamic religion and the fact that the founder of the faith owned black slaves and described Africans as having “heads like raisins” (look it up) a better sign might read..
“Islam is Arab Supremacy.” Continue reading “All Washing Machines Are Racist!”
Religion is dying but the religious mindset lives on
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastics 1:9)
In about 385AD, a group of black clad religious fanatics appeared from the Syrian desert to attack the temple of Athena in the city of Palmyra. Palmyra stood at the eastern edge of the Roman Empire and the larger-than-life statue of the goddess had been created in a workshop hundreds of miles away and transported with considerable difficulty and expense to create an oasis of Greco-Roman culture in the Syrian desert. The religious fanatics decapitated the statue, pushed it from its pedestal, cut off its arms and left it in the dirt before melting back into the desert.
In 2015, a group of black clad religious fanatics appeared from the Syrian desert to attack Palmyra. The statue of Athena, that had been carefully repaired by archaeologists, was again attacked. Once more she was decapitated, once more her arm was cut off.
These religious fanatics, separated by more than 1700 years of time, are united by their hatred of ‘idolatry,’ their ignorance and their worship of the Abrahamic god. Christianity is Islam and Islam is Christianity. Continue reading “The New Puritans”
“But look on the surface and tell me if, in my adult years, I have not fought bigotry in myself. Not in others; that would be easy. But in myself, and as hard as I could.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #26”
For about the ten-billionth time, “Islam” and “Muslim” are not synonyms
I’m sorry to return to this topic again (it’s like an itch I can’t stop scratching) but it seems one cannot go more than a couple of days without someone or something being accused of “Islamophobia.” Often attributed to the late, great Christopher Hitchens but in actual fact said by Andrew Cummins, the best way to define this absurd word is…
“Islamophobia: a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”
The fascists in question are the Islamist hard right whilst the cowards are the pseudo-leftists who inhabit the BBC and the opinion section of the UK Guardian newspaper. I will leave it you to decide who the morons are. For the love of all the gods that have never existed, why do people who loudly proclaim their anti-sexism, anti-homophobia and anti-racism support people who are violent misogynists, murderous homophobes and bigoted racists and anti-Semites? Continue reading “Challenging The Fascist Word “Islamophobia””
Or, at least, his fan club is
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche has been out of fashion for a long time because he is (unfairly in my opinion) associated with the poisonous ideology of National Socialism. Nietzsche’s philosophy can be quite confronting and unpleasant to modern sensibilities but at its heart lies a rejection of the childish morality of Christianity that has dominated European thinking for more than a millennium. As an atheist, when Nietzsche declared “God is dead” he did not mean that God had literally died; he was talking about a certain conception of God that was out of date.
In his book Die fröhliche Wissenschaft (translated as “The Gay Science” or “The Joyful Pursuit of Knowledge and Understanding”) Nietzsche wrote…
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
The last sentence makes it clear that we must accept the responsibility for our own actions and behaviour rather than loading our “sins” onto a mythical scapegoat in the manner of the primitive shepherds of Ancient Israel. Continue reading “God Is Dying”
Yet more historical ignorance
When the great nation of East Anglia regains its independence for the first time since the ninth century, there is going to be a reckoning. The first thing that this newly resurrected realm will do is issue a demand for reparations from Denmark for the murder of King Edmund and decades of Viking rape, killing and enslavement. I calculate that in 2017 money (including interest) a fair recompense would be £500billion. The new East Anglia would also tear down any statues and architecture that reminds anyone of the vicious Italian imperialists who humiliated Queen Boudicca, outraged her daughters and committed genocide against the Iceni.
Wibble.* Continue reading “Freedom For East Anglia “
There are no “lessons” to be learned from History
Few things in life are binary. FA Cup football matches since the abolition of replays after the quarter finals and gender for 99.7% of the population spring to mind. Still less are people binary – wholly good or wholly bad; in fact, I would struggle to name a single such person. The Jesus of Nazareth figure who is at the centre of Christian mythology is wholly good and the Richard III character in Shakespeare’s ludicrous Tudor propaganda is entirely evil. However, Jesus and Shakespeare’s Richard are fictional, two-dimensioned creations and cannot be taken seriously as historical personalities. Unfortunately, too many people seem to see History as binary and want to label historical figures as “goodies” or “baddies.” The ongoing and ahistorical arguments over the removal of certain statues have spread far and wide and this pathetic piece in the Guardian arguing that the statue of Nelson at the centre of Trafalgar Square should be torn down is symptomatic of a worrying historical ignorance in the Western world. Continue reading “More Historical Ignorance”