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April 14, 2008

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Alcuin

Excerpt from Kipling's "Dane-geld"

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/english_history/danegeld.html

Why do our leaders not know (and understand) their History? Plus ca change, ...

David

Yes, it’s strange just how easily the obvious is forgotten, or ignored by closing one eye and standing on one leg. In not entirely unrelated news, the Stony Brook Muslim Students Association thinks violence against women should be combated by… encouraging women to wear hijab:

http://www.butterfliesandwheels.com/notesarchive.php?id=2272

Not the most obvious symbol of female empowerment, I’d have thought, but there you go. The money quote? “You can be as creative as you want as long as your body is covered (except your face and hands) with material that is long, loose, and not transparent.” Hear those ladies roar.

georges

The hijab is predicated on the idea that women are responsible for mens sexual self-control. Wrong.

Interesting what it all comes down to. As much as we shy from our tribalism... seeking grander ideals. We are not yet there.

Of course we are a tribe... linked by a much longer history that Mohamed. Fight or flee. The most basic principal of survival, or if one prefers... shit or get off the pot. What was the saying... stand together or die alone.

AntiCitizenOne

Georges,

I think we should give Muslim men with self control problems Horse-Blinkers, rather than cover women from head to toe.

Ardsgaine

I think this is the quote you were looking for:

"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."

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