I do not mean to imply that there is anything inherently evil in all of the above mentioned causes, or that Muslims or others are actively seeking to subvert the tradition and culture of their new homelands, but when push comes to shove, what will make it possible for such people to 'take over', is that we simply laid down and died in the face of angry and demanding activist groups whose only reason to support every minority issue, is to gain more power for themselves. It occurs to me that a major theme within the book is that the communist revolution was a wonderful ideological event only so long as the pragmatists were in charge of it. When ideologues took charge, everything collapsed.
Quite some time ago now, I had an email dialogue with someone on the issues of 'life in China' and 'life in America'. In one particular email, I expressed the reason for my deep seated opposition to Political Correctness - or rather, the political entity that it has become.
Today I want to share those thoughts publicly. These thoughts are not meant to be a comprehensive argument, but I do think that they succinctly express my core belief.
Having lived in China 9 years already, I have a better idea of what is in the minds of real Chinese people than does the armchair ideologue in the west, and I have known quite a number of Muslims from various parts of the world. What I write therefore, is based not upon ideology, but upon my 'experience and understanding' of real, everyday, living human beings and 'their' beliefs and feelings.
Political Correctness Suicide:
What I understand from living in China is that the Chinese at the deepest level consider themselves better than everyone else - after all, they have a 5000 year culture. Going hand in hand with that is the resentment of not having what the west has. Muslims at heart are the same.
What both groups see in places like the USA is "opportunity" to get wealthy, but of course being different from others they have suffered discrimination and so "Discrimination itself" must be opposed so that they would be freely accepted and so be free to get what they want.
Apply that principle to every type of activist group, and what you have is a country in which competing ideologues are doing their best to make it illegal to oppose their particular ideology.
What you get in the end, is an ideology which says that everything is permissible and OK and that to gainsay any ideology is wrong.
In the process of achieving all of this is the natural outcome or result in which all that was traditional and cultural is replaced. It is after all the source of discrimination.
Therefore, all that America was must be replaced in order to accommodate all the interest groups who want to "live in America and benefit from that society" but who don't want to be a part of that society.
This holds true in all western countries.
The people who push all this crap - the politically correct people and multiculturalists - don't realize that the very people they go out of their way to help, 'at heart', despise them and just use them to achieve their goals.
In the case of Muslims - if they ever take control of any western country, their first acts will be to get rid of the very people who helped them gain the power, by which I mean, the feminists, the gay activists, the human rights activists and all those allegedly do gooding activists who seek non discrimination and social harmony.
In saying all of this, I do not mean to imply that there is anything inherently evil in all of the above mentioned causes, or that Muslims or others are actively seeking to subvert the tradition and culture of their new homelands, but when push comes to shove, what will make it possible for such people to 'take over', is that we simply laid down and died in the face of angry and demanding activist groups whose only reason to support every minority issue, is to gain more power for themselves.
If the day comes that Muslims take over society, they will turn on such activists, quite simply because the Koran (like the Bible) stands for values quite opposed to those of the activist groups.
Recently I received an email from a source who forwarded a copy of a comment made on a particular site. I don't really know the background to all the material and I'm not providing the link to the original, but I would draw your attention to one section of the comment and to one line in particular."It is the ultimate irony that a group of people who cries for tolerance and equality for all have no tolerance for another's right to have their own beliefs."
This is one section of the posted comment:
I AM really angry at you and others like you who are hateful and terrible because my father has beliefs that you disagree with. That is his right and something our country was founded on. He isn't a hater of anyone, even gays, he simply believes marriage is between a man and a woman. You have claimed he hates gays and couldn't be further from the truth!! It is the ultimate irony that a group of people who cries for tolerance and equality for all have no tolerance for another's right to have their own beliefs. It is blatant hypocrisy. If you are sorry that I am so angry, stop behaving this way. If you are sorry that your petty, mean, childish attacks on my family bother me, then stop. Find something else to do with yourself. Find a productive and mature way to have YOUR VOICE heard.
It bears repeating:"It is the ultimate irony that a group of people who cries for tolerance and equality for all have no tolerance for another's right to have their own beliefs".
Political Correctness is INTOLERANCE personified.
The Chinese have suffered a lot over the last one and a half centuries but the pinnacle of suffering was during the 'Cultural Revolution'; a name that ought to cause every man to stop and ponder the power of those two words.
In 2008 I was reading about the Cultural Revolution in a book called "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang" and in an article at Magic City Morning Star News wrote the following:
The book traces three generations of the same family as they make the transition from pre to post Maoist Communism.
In Chapter 15 the author writes that while the pragmatists were actually running the country, there was relative freedom in the literary and artistic fields; and that because this did not sit well with the Chairman, he set about ideologically rectifying the situation.
As the cultural revolution wore on, victim numbers increased exponentially as people did their best to measure up to, and to protect themselves from, the physical manifestation of idealistic rhetoric.
It occurs to me that a major theme within the book is that the communist revolution was a wonderful ideological event only so long as the pragmatists were in charge of it. When ideologues took charge, everything collapsed. Deng Xiaoping was most definitely a pragmatist, and set the course for China's financial and military emergence.
The Chinese people learned the hard way what happens when 'ideologues' control society. They saw the real nasty side of human behaviour. We in the West have never experienced that. But if the PC thought police and other ideologues who rant and rave when we make a slip of the tongue or even say something deliberately have their way, we will know through first hand experience what the Chinese suffered.
To destroy a culture in the name of ideology is insane but to replace a culture that has flourished for centuries or millennia for the sake of a social experiment is just plain sick.
If we do not put a stop to the cancer eating through society in the name of 'humanity', the day won't be far off when we discover that there is nothing 'humane' about ideological power, and nothing 'human' about those who wield it.
For the moment however, the general population seems ready to put aside their feelings, thoughts, opinions, traditions, religious beliefs and culture, so that 'people won't think that they are discriminatory or racist'. At the end of the day unfortunately, when we divest ourselves of everything that we were, 'What are we?'
Despite all the hysterical accusations made by the sociopathic ideologues, the reality is that REAL everyday Muslims who have left their homelands to settle in democracy loving western lands DON’T WANT to be controlled by Islamists. They more than anyone else know what living under Islamic (theocratic) political and social control means.
Politically Correct Ideologues are people who become so trapped inside fundamentalist thinking, that they lose contact with the real world and see nothing other than their ideology. In short, they are totally focussed on what is inside their own heads, which is why I constantly refer to such people as ‘sociopathic.’
In China, the rights of society take precedence over individual human rights. This, we Westerners call totalitarianism and from an ideological perspective, desire to destroy it right? But ask yourself this: “What does MY country promote?”
There is no doubt that the immediacy of Trump’s order has caused inconvenience for many people, like the one I read about today of an Australian woman who arrived in the US only to be told that she had to leave because of her unacceptable dual citizenship. And I quote the illusion of truth:
Right now you are probably asking, ‘What the heck is the Seder Olam Rabbah?’ So here is a little information gleaned from a variety of online sources. Seder Olam Rabbah is Jewish literature of second century A.D. dated to about 160 AD. and first printed in 1514. It is a Midrashic chronological work generally regarded as a work of the tanna Jose b. Halafta. [The “tannaim” were the masters of the “oral law,” i.e. the men who wrote the Talmud.]
That there are probably many errors and circular arguments in relation to ancient history is attested to by many, including Colin Renfrew, Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge University (James Et. Al. 1991 : foreword pages.xiii-xv)
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]