Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nuance: The New Stupid

International Stupid Derby Latest Results:

Mainstream Press pulls ahead in the race with a monumental act of self-ridicule even as Islamist bomber manages to improve technique at least to the extent that ev en though he still botched his terror attempt, he did it without exploding his own genitalia.

This headline is popping up all over the media today on an article supplied by Associated Press:

NY Car Bomb Suspect Cooperates, But Motive Mystery

A quick Google has it on NPR, Yahoo News, ABC News and many, many others.

A Mystery? My friends, this is no mere fathomless act of willful ignorance. This is a full blown stupidity that makes even the “blow my own testicles off” idiocy of the most recent run of Islamist would-be killers look sort of bright. Even though the article quotes Attorney General Holder as saying, "Based on what we know so far, it is clear that this was a terrorist plot aimed at murdering Americans in one of the busiest places in our country," the AP story calls his motivation a mystery.

How exactly? Well I am not entirely sure because most of the story is so un-mysterious that it is hard to tell. I suspect it has something to do with this passage:

“Until recently, his life in the U.S. appeared enviable. He had a master's degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, a job as a budget analyst for a marketing firm in Norwalk, Conn., two children and a well-educated wife who posted his smiling picture and lovingly called him "my everything" on a social networking website.

But shortly after becoming a U.S. citizen a year ago, he gave up his job, stopped paying his mortgage and told a real estate agent to let the bank take the house because he was returning to Pakistan.

Once there, according to investigators, he traveled to the lawless Waziristan region and learned bomb making at a terrorist training camp.”

I think that if you stand back and squint at this section, you can see what they are getting at. Its very nuanced, but it is in there. The mystery in their minds stems from the pathetic notion that brother Faisel’s pre-jihad situation did not have any tell-tale triggers that would “explain” his acts. He was not a victim of the mortgage bust, he was not obviously politically readicalized or a social outcast. He was living as if he were really “just like us”.

And all good progressive liberals are compelled to believe that that is all anyone in the world is. They are supposed to want all the things we want and desire the life satisfactions that we desire. So, when they see this guy leaving all that behind, getting bomb training and making a sincere (if, fortuitously, inept) to slaughter innocent people on the streets of our cities, they are powerless to understand it. Even though the Islamist clergy has clearly and specifically put us on notice that they “love death more than we (in the west) love life” the AP and those blinded by the Progressive ideology just will not accept that those people are different from us in a very basic way.

It is this dogma that makes profiling a crime against the humanity of others. If we were all the same, with the same values and dreams, then to be aware that some nationality or religion may be more likely to cause a problem than others would indeed be counter-productive.

But we are not. They are happy to tell us so is we will only listen to them, Still the AP and it subscribers continue to make a fetish of denying the plain fact that the source of the vast majority of the terror in the world is done by Islamist radicals

That is stupid. I am talking about Darwin Award Stupid here. It is the same exact stupid that is at work when people express a fear of profiling. It was, after all, ever so smart and nuanced of The Army to ignore the anti-American ravings of mass killer Major Hassan so that they could be sure not to be accused of profiling.

Is it ever going to be a good thing, something "we all want", when a newly minted U.S. citizens gives up paying on a viable house mortgage and returns to his native Pakistan (you know Pakistan, don’t you, where Osama is hiding, where the Mumbai killers came from and where Daniel Pearl had is head sawn off?) for a six month graduate degree in bomb making? Would it not seem prudent, if noticeably un-nuanced, to keep an eye on someone like that? But, I know, this is a simplistic view- not very nuanced and progressive.

Here is the obligatory disclaimer: I am not advocating putting all Muslims into internment camps or deporting them. I am saying we need to pay attention to what they are saying and doing.

HELLO! AP! There IS no mystery here. There is no nuance that can excuse, explain or rationalize this. In fact, Nuance is the new Stupid. And it is Stupider than the old one.


Gagdad Bob appended this at the link to this article on American Digest:

"Readers and Viewers Flee MSM for Other News Sources, But Motive a Mystery"


Neo Conservative said...

sorta like that "broad strata daughter strangling" issue currently plaguing the larger north american field of folk...

"The strangulation death of Ms. Parvez was the result of domestic violence, a problem that cuts across Canadian society and is blind to color or creed."


Yaacov Ben Moshe said...

Yes, nicely nuanced, Neo. Wouldn't want to alarm the populace would we?

Anonymous said...

I am a little different than you where it comes to what to do with them. Like you I do not want to put them all in a detainment camp but I do think it would be an excellent idea to deport every last stinking one of them.

lgude said...

Yes, there is definitely an escalation in the denial level under the current administration. We've gone from the Bush administration making 'religion of peace' its mantra to forbidding the mention of the 'I' word. There seems to me a lot of Stockholm Syndrome in this behavior and they have us pretty cowed. At the vegetable shop here in Australia last Saturday there were 3 or 4 women dressed in eye slit only burqas but no one was wearing a South Park T shirt or anything else that might be offensive to Muslims. Stupid indeed. The French and the Belgians are working up the courage to ban face covering. If the French are 'cheese eating surrender monkies' what does that make us in the Anglosphere? Sigh, for starters, stupid.

Anonymous said...

You will soon begin to see an escalation of the all too familiar rhetoric, threats, increasing useless economic sanctions, warnings, and staunch refusals by the Illuminati controlled satanist, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to halt the bogus enrichment of Uranium to fabricate the inevitable excuse for war.
This Iran vs. West nuclear standoff/conflict is being fabricated on "Both Sides"
-Just like the bogus U.N. escalation before the first Gulf War, this will be no different.
Watch this evil farce play out for yourselves:

Nancy Coppock said...

The strain of talking head news babes hoping against hope that the fertilizer packed suburban was the work of anyone other than an Islamist Fascist. Oh, I hope it's one of the spit spraying men of the Tea Party crowd. Y'know....the millions of people that show up at rallies leaving the area pristine clean. Those crazy civil obedience nut jobs! Oh, I hope, I hope, I pray...oh wait....Who am I praying to? Yeah, that's right, I just HOPE!

I love it! Nuance. The New Stupid. Where's my T-shirt? It's like the old cartoon: Frustration. The inability to choke the livin' sh!T out of someone that desperately deserves it.