Saturday, 14 May 2011

Crusade

One has to be so careful with words. Readers rightly upbraided me recently when I used 'atheist' as shorthand for 'not moral absolutists' when I should have written moral relativists. For indeed it is moral relativism that I was condemning. Humanists can be moral absolutists too. 


And so with Crusade. The word is based on crux or cross and is avoided even by Geert Wilders, yet a Crusade is precisely what he was advocating in a recent speech in the US. That is, as Wilders says, an alliance of Christianity, Judaism and (morally absolutist) Humanism against Islam.  


Wilders said:
How did the Europeans get into this situation? It is partly our own fault because we have foolishly adopted the concept of cultural relativism, which manifests itself in the ideology of multiculturalism. Cultural relativism advocates that all cultures are equal. However, cultures wither away and die if people no longer believe that its values are better than those of another culture. Islam is spreading like wildfire wherever people lack the guts to say that their values are better than the Islamic values. Islam is spreading like wildfire because the Koran explicitly tells Muslims that they are “the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind” and that non-Muslims are “the worst of creatures.” Islam is spreading like wildfire everywhere in the West where political, academic, cultural and media elites lack the guts to proudly proclaim, as I believe we all should proclaim:

Our Judeo-Christian Western culture is far better and far superior to the islamic culture. We must be proud to say so!
"Cultures wither away and die if people no longer believe that its values are better than those of another culture". The values are moral values, and ours, our peculiarly English morality, really is the apotheosis (careful, words again) of cultural superiority. The Reformation, the English Renaissance, the First and Second Enlightenments have given us a people and a culture that in terms of advanced cultural values is second to none. We must not be ashamed to say so, and in terms of a moral Crusade, rather than an inferior and primitive one that wields a sword like Islam, we must not be shy of saying unequivocally "Our values are best". 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indeed, why do we spend all our time apologising? For what do we have to apologise for?

Everybody, in "chatterati land" can tell you what is wrong and spend much of their time haughtily sniggering at perceived inferiors and true Christianity.
Should know this, the Islamists hate these dissolute t*****s more than the Judaeo-Christians.

Blue Eyes said...

The "problem" for liberals is that even if we do think that our set of values is "better" it is rather un-liberal to say so. Modern Christianity tells us not to be too pious and liberals should not go around imposing superior ideas on people.

usres said...

Well said Mr. Wilders.

I hope this is well reported in the MSM, though I know Wilders' presence isn't noted on the computer headlines; I switch of the BBC in the mornings because I can't stand the neu female voices; and I ditched the TV years ago.

Of course we shouldn't be 'ugly' (US usage) about it; but we also should not apologise for our development of the arts and sciences - and the consequences for civilisation. If we continued to apply Christian principles to the development, no doubt the world would be better than it presently is. If we continue to kowtow to mozzies and marxists ....

I also wonder if we might not benefit from knowing the answer to the question of what happened to arrest the development of Middle/Near Eastern cultures. After all - that's where civilisation started. We based our own development on their foundation ... So how come we took off, and they retrogressed (except for the Jews)?

Gordo said...

I have my doubts about Mr Wilders and his crusade, I mean he's not planning to occupy Jerusalem and the Holy Land with Christian armies is he? Emphatically not.

He is a kosher licenced safety valve who wants to send young white people off to die in some s*ithole in the middle of nowhere as part of the fake 'War Against Terror'.

He can go to hell with all his Judeo-Christian neo-con mates.

Raging bull(sh1t) said...

Gordo, where to begin.... then again, no, sod it.

DP111 said...

We must not be ashamed to say so, and in terms of a moral Crusade, rather than an inferior and primitive one that wields a sword like Islam, we must not be shy of saying unequivocally "Our values are best".

Agreed with just a caveat. Islam is mandated to conquer not just the spiritual and political space of a non-Muslim country, but also its physical space. In the final analysis, such matters are always decided by the sword.