The Silent Majority agrees with Ms. West. “The current da’wa campaign… creates confusion by giving deliberately mixed messages…They…will themselves to stop thinking, and they make sure their friends don’t challenge them to think either. The subject of jihad becomes ‘impolite.’ Then it is taboo…They are ripe for totalitarian leadership, the kind offered by Islam.” Read on…
Parallels Of Pride And Despair by Brenda West
I like Harlem Pastor James Manning’s description of Obama as a strutting Mack Daddy, that is, a pimp. He is just what the masses of foolish liberal ‘hos’ crave – someone whose gleaming narcissism can lift them out of the darkness of self-imposed stupid ideas. Since his followers have put themselves in a pit of depression and hopelessness with their anti-everything-good positions, they need someone to haul them out of despair. Hitching a ride on Obama’s glory-bound narcissism does it for them, and then their enthusiasm for him does it for Obama. Together they create a circle of fantasy fueled ‘hope,’ lit up by a conviction of superiority arising mainly from the self-generated good feelings that lift them out of their despair. “I love you, you love me,” Barney the purple dinosaur croons to spellbound little children.
And then one day the inflationary bubble breaks, just like the phony spike in real estate prices. For those who bet on it, like the banks giving worthless mortgages….well, too bad for you, sucker.
But when it comes to national policy, we conservatives will go down with the foolish masses, since our fates are tied to our geographical neighbors, our fellow citizens, to some degree.
By the way, ever wonder what ordinary German citizens felt as they watched their own hopes for national glory go down with Der Fuehrer and the German Republic ? When Hitler’s ego-trip was over, so was theirs. What is the internal experience when the national bubble breaks? Is it back to despair?
As it will one day with Obama. After he fails, will his disappointed minions hitch their star to the strong horse of Islam? It would make sense, psychologically. Since the Obama fans haven’t developed a stance of self-reliance through critical thinking, rationality and sound principles, they need to be swept away.
The current da’wa campaign is perfect for that. It creates confusion by giving deliberately mixed messages. On the one hand, it destroys buildings and murders civilians on 9/11 and threatens to commit even worse carnage. On the other hand, it insists on calling itself a ‘religion of peace’ and speaks in seductively soothing tones. This creates cognitive dissonance, an experience of things not adding up, not quite making sense. Confusion ensues. It takes an effort to think this through. Many people find that hard, so they just stop thinking and shrug it off. “Surely the authorities know what is happening,” they say to themselves, “and I am safe.” They even will themselves to stop thinking, and they make sure their friends don’t challenge them to think either. The subject of jihad becomes ‘impolite.’ Then it is taboo.
Since these people will not lead themselves with rational thinking, they need to be led. They are ripe for totalitarian leadership, the kind offered by Islam.