IF ONLY THERE WAS SOME WAY WE COULD HAVE THE ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF SAUDI ARABIA…
“America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our Madrassas, in our schools where innovation is encouraged. Where the foundation is the Koran,” Rep. Andre Carson (D-Indiana)
It’s a pity that thus far America has not managed to tap into the educational innovation and ingenuity that has made Muslim countries into world leaders in technology and beating women.
If only we had a system of education based on the ravings of a 7th century warlord, then we could truly tap into the best that 7th Century Arabia had to offer the world. Like believing in Djinns and drinking camel urine as a curative.
Oddly, despite the backwardness of our educational system, Saudi and Pakistani students seem to flock here for a higher education. Maybe they feel sorry for us. Or maybe we just have a lot of tall buildings for them to study while taking flight lessons. Who knows.
…SO LONG AS HE DOESN’T GET THROWN UNDER IT
“New Bedford man wins bus ride with President Obama”
With all the prizes and contests where the prize is spending time with O, when are we going to get, “Win Obama’s Job”?
PRISONERS OF VIRTUE
Feudalism is back.
Half the country expects you to work from planting to harvest, at which point they will take their share. If there is not enough from the peasantry this year, the feudal Lords and their retainers will borrow it from future years. You get what is left over. They also expect that you will work the entire year, so the place will not fall apart. Unlike the Medieval days, you are not required to practice for war after the harvest is in. The Lords have plenty of retainers who will do what they’re told.
You are enslaved by your own virtue. They have you convinced there is no way out of this place, without betrayal of your own virtue.
…from a comment at American Digest.
This is a very important point. Combining a First World economy in a country of hundreds of millions with a police state is tricky at best. Building a social consensus on guilt and virtue, and the virtue of guilt, is much more effective. It’s religion without the religion. It’s the faith of social justice that has been embedded in the country for over a century and a half. The long march of progress.
The ideas are rarely expressed as openly as the Harris column above, but they are the same ideas.
We have an eternal moral debt to repay for our prosperity. If we wish to be good people, we must go on paying the debt, rather than walk away from a social justice dependent population that’s underwater.
I BET HE BELIEVES IT NOW…
A Norwegian jihadist thought to have received Al-Qaeda training in Yemen was previously a left-wing radical who refused to believe that Osama Bin Laden’s network carried out the September 11th terrorist attacks
THE SIX STEPS OF AN ISLAMIC COURTSHIP
Step 1. “He told me that he had started liking me and that I should convert to Islam and marry him.”
Step 2. “He started criticizing Christians for not observing the purdah [covering of women] and of following our ‘own brand of religion,’”
Step 3. “He was acting like a mad man. He started cursing my family and even tried to set the house on fire.”
Step 4. “Adnan raped me while his friend filmed the entire incident. They ruined my life completely.”
Step 5. “At first he demanded that I convert to Islam, and only then would he consider forgiving me for refusing his proposal,”
Step 6. “He turned up at my home and showed the film to my parents. He then told my shocked family that they had no other option but to hand me over to him … he told them that he ‘owned’ me now.”