A plethora of sects does not make a multiplicity of cultures. The monocultures of the Third World are not various and diverse, they are the same all over the world, only the uniform "traditional costumes" changing from one uniform group to another. subsistence agriculture, poverty, disease, and lingering death are uniform, and the diversity of poverty is always the same and demeaning, brutal and devastating to the mind of all involved. Only material wealth to the extent it frees people from constant want and worry is liberatory, giving individuals a chance, not often taken, to explore beyond the rigid confines of the brutal boundaries of what can and cannot be done, the balance being so precarious that vision and daring in the marginal lives of the extremely poor means little more than certain death for all. The genuinely poor cannot risk, cannot innovate, cannot vary from practiced and tried and not very successful past practices. Poverty is the same the world over. Wealth is diversity, individualistic, freeing and grand for the mind. With the freedom to experiment without fear of mass death, the world's people can venture forth into new and untried ideas, some of which work well, others being total failures one might learn from, but not everyone dying of hunger because of it. Poor people cannot do anything but more of the same worthless routine of cyclical subsistence that drives them into an early grave to join their dead babies. Such universal poverty is the vision of Islam and it is the vision of the povertarians of the Left. Myriad small groups of the hungry and wanting, all in brightly colored costumes, amusing to the eyes of those who stand back from it all and romanticize without ever getting near a real peasant's life. That is the future of the world should the collectivists of povertarianism win the day for their vision of the Right of Humanity. to repeat the line from father Karamazov from Dostoyevsky's novel: "I love humanity, it's people I can't stand."
To look at the mind of the Left fascist intent on reducing people to the state of picturesque farm animals, the usual state of Humanity, is to see in the mind's eye the smug faces of the French elite before they realized the Revolution was a serious threat to their privilege and their nasty necks.
To restrict oneself to ones group identity is to lose oneself in the greater world, to separate oneself from ones own vision of the possible, forever foregoing venture for securities ever diminishing, till at long last there is only dry bones and filthy water to live on for another day, if that. The elite would love to see little performing groups dancing for their amusement. And they do. The more people tend toward the specific at the cost of the person, the more the chains of the group pull down the strongest and the best who would otherwise grow up and move beyond the idiocies of collective conformities to join in a universal greatness of great individuals. It is the weak and the stupid who cling to the false securities of the greater identity, those who haven't the Will and the Vision to see themselves as worthwhile and daring, those whose poverty of the mind compels them to forever remain timid and subservient to the masters and the strong-men of the elite, the man-farmers of neo-feudalism.
Islam is a terrified vision of Man. In its larger form, in the umma, Islam is a giant mass of sects, not of individuals, not of cultures, but of a swarming mass of terrified and near-starving frightened peasants collapsed in the mind. They are just the thing for the dilettante voyeurs of the post-modern fascism we face today as our enemies. this is the teeming world of collectivists yearning to be enchained:
'Not a single Christian' in birthplace of Christ
Muslim intimidation could make 'land of Jesus' barren in 15 years
Posted: September 24, 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
The once vibrant Christian communities of Bethlehem and Nazareth, with roots in the "land of Jesus" going back to first century Israel, are rapidly declining in the face of a systematic campaign of persecution conducted by the same Muslim terrorists intent on driving the Jews into the sea.
Beatings, sham legal proceedings, property seizures, dismissal and replacement of elected Christian leaders, accusations of selling property to Jews and intimidation by gunmen with links to the government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have so reduced Christian populations in the cities of Jesus' birth and boyhood one community leader predicts all Christians will be gone within 15 years.
Bethlehem consisted of upwards of 80 percent Christians when Israel was founded in 1948, but since the Palestinian Authority took over in 1995 the Christian population has declined to about 23 percent with a large majority of Muslims. The 23 percent Christian statistic is considered generous since it includes the satellite towns of Beit Sahour and Beit Jala. Some estimates place Bethlehem's actual Christian population as low as 12 percent, with hundreds of Christians emigrating per year.
Nazareth, considered one of the holiest cities for Christians, is described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. It contains multiple important shrines and churches, including the famous Church of the Basilica of the Annunciation, the site at which many Christians believe the Virgin Mary was visited by the Archangel Gabriel and told that she had been selected as the mother of Jesus.
The Islamic Movement, the main Muslim political party in Nazareth, held the January 2007 rally down Nazareth's main thoroughfare brandishing their party's green flag. Young Muslim men in battle gear marched and beat drums as a man on loudspeaker repeatedly exclaimed in Arabic, "Allah is great."
Hundreds of activists strutted screaming Islamist epithets, including "Islam is the only truth" and "Islam shall rule all."
Nazareth's Christian population, at times the majority during the city's long history, is now at about 37 percent, according to the Israeli Bureau of Statistics, which notes a regular downward trend.
Jahaliyya. That's the vision one will see at the end of Islam's triumph. All the petty vanities and silly cliches of the multi-culti pretenders will end up lost to history, covered by the bones of the starved, forgotten by the squabbling chanters of sectarian jihads. No culture, no men, only groups of gangs fighting.