Life Choices

A Germans view of Islam

I saw this recently on Social Media, and thought I would share it – with a view not to provide my opinion of it (too many opinions on the internet!).

A German’s View on Islam – worth reading. This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China ‘s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late.

Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.
And we are silent…….

24 Hours in A&E – Why do we watch it?

24 Hours in A&EI caught a glimpse of this programme shortly after it came out, and I see it’s still on, which in this digital age means it must be popular. I refer to the digital age, because unlike the old analogue which provided no statistics, the new wave of digital broadcasting is like a statistical wet dream for the bean counters. They don’t have to ask test groups, they just know what you’re watching and when, then decide what stays and what doesn’t.

Keeping on track though, I’m not personally keen on these programmes for the obvious reason I’ve endured A&E to a great extent. Nearly 3 years on from my own definition of trauma, I still don’t like the sound of the machines I hear on this programme, as well as the reminder of smells. Of course I was too ‘out of it’ to recall the sights, due to the pain, medication and general disorientation. I even recall how staff were risking my life, but I was powerless to do anything about. On the plus side I recall the doctors who made decisions that probably saved my life.

My main point about writing this is because I can’t understand the human reason for wishing to watch a programme like this. If I’m a benchmark, anyone that’s experienced a severe medical trauma and been in A&E, won’t want to watch it. If they do, they may just want to process what they went through, or see it from another angle (one of hundreds of cameras apparently). That leaves those that haven’t experienced it – why would you wish to watch something that you would hope never happened to you?

Let’s get this straight, I don’t know you, the you that’s reading this, and I wouldn’t want anything to happen to you (unless you’re evil of course). But the laws of probability are that you will suffer some fate, whether it’s a cycling accident, public transport crash or even falling off your roof adjusting the aerial. So why spend your precious time on this earth, as you, observing the worst that could happen, to you. It’s bizarre really, we seem to have an addiction to viewing situations that start badly and then improve. Sometimes they don’t improve – this evening’s episode shows a person who fell from a great height and had probable brain damage. What are we supposed to gain from this information? Are we supposed to sympathise for the parents/children, those that we haven’t even met or have any social interaction with? What function is carried out by disconnected compassion?

Before you say it, yes of course I can chose not to watch it, and I use that choice and chose not too. All I’d say is if you have time on your side and you must watch some flickering light creating moving images, watch something funny or educational. Make the most of your life, not the least.