June 10, 2009

WELL SAID, CASSY

I read this yesterday and can't stop thinking about it.  Cassy Fiano did a great job of addressing the inanity.
Abducted Dutch Journalist: I was repeatedly raped by the Taliban, but it’s OK because they respected me

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1 This reminds me a little of the situation with the kidnapped Italian journalist in Iraq. I remember reading an article written by an American journalist who was flying in on the same plane as her to Baghdad, and when he mentioned to her that he was going to be embedded with American soldiers, she was pretty uppity about it to him, saying that he was going to be totally biased (as if she weren't in her comment/response), and his reply was basically: well, perhaps, but it sure will be a darn sight safer...and she totally puh-puhed him....acting like she was going to be totally safe. She was woefully under-prepared for the realities.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at June 10, 2009 12:09 PM (irIko)

2 I'm also reminded of the Northrup Grumman employees who were held by the FARC along with a bitchy woman who would rat on them when they had an escape planned and do other things to try and gain the favor of her kidnappers (at the expense of the other hostages).

Which reminds me - I need to read that book (Out of Captivity). 

I'm seeing WAY too many cases of this.  It makes me feel like vomiting.


Posted by: airforcewife at June 10, 2009 02:04 PM (NqbuI)

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Hmmm…rape and respect…rape AND respect… I have to ponder that one for a bit.

 

 

OK, I’m done. WTF is wrong with this woman?

 

Something makes me doubt that if it was American soldiers who had done this instead she wouldn’t be so understanding or forgiving.  Just a thought.

 

Yup, Islam is a religion of peace… a few rapes, some hangings, stonings, floggings, beheadings, flying planes into buildings…What’s not to love?

Posted by: tim at June 10, 2009 02:53 PM (nno0f)

4 *Snort* I am totally laughing at Tim's comments about if this had been American soldiers...SO TRUE.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at June 10, 2009 03:51 PM (irIko)

5 When I first heard about this, I wasn't surprised at all. This woman is not the aberration she should be. No, she is one of many in the West who have a double standard when it comes to the Other.

As a member of this alleged Other, I am greatly offended at the notion that we can't help ourselves, that we are chemically driven animals unlike white liberals who think they're the only beings with free will ... the only 'real' people.

So when they say "everybody is angry with Wilders", they really mean themselves, the only ones who matter to them. They look down upon the rest as nonpeople: either exotic animals from abroad or embarrassing domestic throwbacks.

They fear animals and will say anything to avoid being eaten. They share our instinct for survival, but they express it in absurd ways. They have one eye on their lives and another on the 'real' people. What will everybody think? is the question that permeates their brains. Of course, everybody excludes us and the Other. They have to say the small-r right thing if they want to maintain their place among the Western elite. If De Rijke started going Wilders, would she ever be able to work for P Magazine again? The survival instinct intersects with Leftism once more. Say nonsense, stay employed. Truth, morality ... all these things are secondary, maybe even unnecessary to them.

Perhaps these elites are the real 'animals'. They've given up what distinguishes men from beasts. They want life ... preferably a luxurious life ... without the tools needed to sustain life. The ends without the means. The yucky details. Let the throwbacks take care of it. Defend their country, do their plumbing, and all that other ugly stuff.

The elites need us. But do we need them?

Posted by: Amritas at June 10, 2009 04:16 PM (+nV09)

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