The Tipping Point (part 2) 8.31.2006

From The Brussels Journal: The Failure of Western Universities:
The Saudis and other oil-rich Arabs are busy buying influence over what Westerners hear about Islam. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, a member of the Saudi Royal Family, is an international investor currently ranked among the ten richest persons in the world. He is known in the USA for a $10 million check he offered to New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in October 2001 for the Twin Towers Fund. Mayor Giuliani returned the gift when he learned that the prince had called for the United States to “re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause.”

Prince Talal is also creating a TV channel, Al-Resalah, to target American Muslims. He already broadcasts in Saudi Arabia. In 2005, Bin Talal bought 5.46% of voting shares in News Corp, the parent of Fox News. In December 2005 he boasted to Middle East Online about his ability to change what viewers see on Fox News. Covering the riots in France that fall, Fox ran a banner saying: “Muslim riots.” Bin Talal was not happy. “I picked up the phone and called Murdoch [...] [and told him] these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty,” he said. “Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots.”

A survey conducted by Cornell University found that around half of Americans had a negative view of Islam. Addressing a press conference at the headquarters of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), Paul Findley, a former US Congressman, said that the cancer of anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic sentiments was spreading in American society and required corrective measures to stamp out. It was announced that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) would be launching a massive $50 million media campaign involving television, radio and newspapers. “We are planning to meet Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal for his financial support to our project. He has been generous in the past.”
Read the whole thing: I don't think the article can be summarized easily.

We are in a new era of information warfare, and our universities, long since corrupted by a leftist meme has become the front-line on promulgating Islamic fundamentalism in a guise which is destructive to the very fabric of Western Culture--a culture which is denied the right to exist by the very intellectuals who live highest off its fruits.

What is particularly damning is that these very same University Professors, living high off the fruits of three thousand years of cultural history, don't even realize what they are destroying: it would be as if people decided that because oxygen is an important component in combustion and burning things hurt or kill people, we should eradicate oxygen from the air we breathe.

What is particularly amazing to me is not that youth would embrase the anti-intellectualism of Marxist philosophy: there is something powerful in the imagery of revolution. What surprises me is that the same anti-intellectualism is still embrased by any college professor who lays claim to impartial and unemotional intellectual analytical skills.

But once your realize that our college professors have essentially self-selected for massive stupidity, then such nonesense as this starts to make sense:
It makes it even worse when we know that other Feminists in academia are asserting that the veil, or even the burka, represent “an alternative Feminism.” Dr. Wairimu Njambi is an Assistant Professor of “Women’s Studies” at the Florida Atlantic University. Much of her scholarship is dedicated to advancing the notion that the cruel practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is actually a triumph for Feminism and that it is hateful to suggest otherwise. According to Njambi “anti-FGM discourse perpetuates a colonialist assumption by universalizing a particular western image of a ‘normal’ body and sexuality.”
In other words, the right for a woman to grow up unmutulated by the men in her society so she has no nerve endings in her genital region is simply a sexist and Orientialist racism--and not actually a universal value.

The fact that feminism is willing to sell itself out on the altar of political correctness--to the point where feminism means advocating white slavery and female genital mutilation--because the notion of being free and having control over your body are culturally relative (and features of a failed decedant Western culture) rather than absolute norms...

We're reaching a tipping point.

The tipping point will arrive when people start looking at the results and saying to themselves "you guys are fucking nuts, and we no longer believe you or in you."

posted by William Woody at 8:30 AM

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