Backwards as always
Apparently the mayor of Oslo said in response to the attempted revolution: "Greater security is not the answer. We need to teach greater respect."
The statement as it stands is ambiguous, so I'm not going to attribute rightness or wrongness to the mayor until it's clarified.
But American Commies have interpreted it their way, all turned around and backwards and upside down and evil as fucking always.
They think it means "We need to teach uncool Ofay Honky Neanderthal Bible-Thumpers to show greater respect for cool holy saintly angelic perfect Muslims." They also say this is refreshing, that you'd never hear a request for respect from American leaders.
Are you fucking kidding? THE ONLY MOTHERFUCKING THING WE HEARD from the idiot enemy-serving Bush Administration was that Americans need to show more fucking Respect and fucking Sensitivity toward the people who attacked us. This is how I knew Bush was the enemy, though it took me waaaaay too long to figure it out.
Let's see if we can untangle this.
First, one basic fact about human nature. A few people are naturally violent, prone to do harm to everything around them without reason or cause. These folks end up in institutions rather quickly, so they aren't part of the main picture. Most people are not automatically violent. Most people get pissed off, sometimes enough to do violent things, when they feel they have been disrespected. When they have no way to achieve some kind of status, no way to receive attention and affection. When there's nothing to lose. This feeling may be genuine, or it may be the result of manipulation and propaganda by leaders who want to create chaos.
Example of the manipulated version: Bastards like Jesse Jackson have cultivated the idea that American blacks are constantly disrespected, even though a quick look at any situation will show you that American blacks are near the top of the status ladder. Every white girl wants to be fucked by a black stallion, every white boy wants to talk and move like a black stallion. You can't get higher than that.
Example of the plain unmanipulated version: The classic school massacre. Those boys are always uncool, with no hope of ever becoming cool. They get carried away with adolescent absoluteness, decide there's nothing to lose, take out the cool kids and then take themselves out.
Oddly enough, idiot Bush was partly correct in his recommendation. He wanted us to show respect toward the people who were turning to violence, in order to remove their feelings of dissed-ness. This would have been pretty good advice in a smaller personal situation, but he entirely missed the fact that Muslim outrage was largely generated and manipulated by highly intelligent leaders who had long since passed the point of persuasion. In that warlike situation, sensitivity was nothing more than weakness.
The current crop of Commies are now telling us that the way to prevent Christians and Nationalists from getting pissed off
is to show more respect toward Muslims.
This is utterly insane, but drearily predictable. It's the same old Benjamin Spock tabula rasa
lunacy. "We can make children behave by setting a good example. If they see us treating the Muslims nicely, they will also treat the Muslims nicely." Nope, that will only make it worse. Obviously and observably, some Christians are pissed off because Muslims seem to be getting preferential treatment. Giving Muslims EVEN MORE preferential treatment will make the Christians EVEN MORE pissed.
If you want to calm down the pissed-off people, you should give them
more respect, in a form that they can feel and understand. Most importantly, the respect must be permanent and real
. If it's temporary and false, the later removal of the façade will then show the dissed-and-pissed people that they were being treated with callous contempt and condescension (as always), and they will get even more pissed.
This used to be understood by most people. Used to be common sense. No longer. Common sense has left the building forever.