The Big Lies: a religion of peace and right wing Nazis

The Big Lie is a formal debating strategy where a falsehood so colossal is told that no one would dare question it. Incessant repetition gels its undeniable existence. The Big Lie was coined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 book, Mein Kampf.

Other formal debating strategies - also knows as logical fallacies - are summarized in Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate and Master List of Logical Fallacies.

Of course, other methods of attacking a ideas and specifically opponents prevail. Most notable are those delineated in Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. In particular, Rule 13 has been fairly well followed by open borders leftists: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions."

For example, the open borders treason lobby has continually attacked John Tanton, who has single-handedly fostered huge advances in the environmental and immigration sanity arenas. See A Case Study in Disinformation - Attacking John Tanton. Other examples are noted in these articles: Alinsky Does Amnesty and the Political Persecution of Dinesh D’Souza.

But let's get back to the Big Lie. One of the most common Big Lies we hear is that "We're a nation of immigrants." Really? I'm not. Are you?

America is a nation of Americans. A very small fraction of Americans are legal immigrants, and a larger fraction are illegal aliens who evaded capture at our border. In our past, the vast open spaces of America were settled by American settlers, some of whom were immigrants. In perspective, of course, every nation is ultimately a nation of immigrants - there are no documented cases of people sprouting directly out of the soil.

I recently came across exposés on two of the more common Big Lies with which we are mindlessly accosted. 

Big Lie: The Religion of Peace

Radical Islam has been in the news recently, first with the hideous November 2015 Paris Islamic terrorist attacks, and then when President Obama committed to bring in thousands of Syrian refugees who can't be adequately vetted. Read more in this article: Colorado won't block Syrian refugees.

After all, isn't Islam a "religion of peace" as we keep hearing? Well, not really.

Not all Muslims are terrorists but almost all terrorists are Muslims…. I view Islam not as a religion, but as a dangerous, totalitarian ideology—equal to communism and fascism.”
- Geert Wilders Dutch politician, freedom fighter (has needed 24/7 protection for several years due to death threats by Muslims)

I've been reading a bit about Islam - here are two book reviews I did: Counter the Creeping Islamization of America and Gestating Jihad in America, both published in The Social Contract. Also see the Social Contract issue: "The menace of Islam" for some pertinent information.

Perhaps the most succinct summary of the Islamic existential threat is presented in the article The Religion of Peace: Another Big Lie, by Jim ONeill, Canada Free Press, November 16, 2015:

...The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 give us what is called “a teachable moment.” That is, an opportunity to elucidate, clarify, strengthen and deepen our understanding of something (in this case radical Islam) with minds that are (at least temporarily) more open to new ideas than is the norm...

Perhaps the first thing to make me sit up and pay attention was the sheer number of aggressive invasions instigated by Muslims, century upon century.

This essentially uninterrupted Islamic aggression (which granted, ebbs and flows) has been largely hidden due to the fact that the Muslims responsible are often referred to by non-Islamic sounding euphemisms. For example, the “Barbary Pirates” that the United States fought its first war against were Muslims (in a very roundabout way I suppose Obama was correct when he claimed that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding”).

The word “Turk” and it variations is another euphemism for Muslims—as in “The Turks killed a million-and-a-half Armenians in 1915” (which could be rewritten as “Muslims killed a million-and-a-half Christians in 1915”). “Ottoman” is sometimes used in place of “Turkish” (a stand-in for a euphemism), as in “The Ottoman Empire besieged Vienna in 1683,” or “The killing of the martyrs by Ottoman troops, who launched a weeks-long siege of Otranto, a small port town [in] southern Italy, took place in 1480.” There’s the “Turkish” slaughter of 5,000 of the Bulgarian town of Batak’s 7,000 residents in 1876—and the list goes on, and on.

Another favorite euphemism is “Saracen,” as in “Saracen pirates were defeated by Italian forces during the ‘Battle of Ostia’ 849AD”—“Saracen” of course means Muslim. Around that same time “Saracen” invaders sacked the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul outside the city walls of Rome (846AD).

“Moor” is another euphemism—for example “Charles the Hammer (Martel) and his Frankish (French) army defeated the Moors at the ‘Battle of Tours’ after the Moors invaded France in 732AD.” Or in other words, Martel kicked Muslims out of France.

Then there’s Tamerlane (Timur) and the countless people he slaughtered in the name of Allah. There’s the “Arabian” slave trade that riddled and rotted the African continent for centuries (not to mention the millions of European and Slavic slaves captured by “Turks” and “Saracen pirates”).

And oh, let’s see, there’s the centuries-long genocide of Hindus (the latest “incident” occurred at Mumbai, India in 2011)...

There’s the total eradication of the Nestorian Christian Empire that once ran from the Mediterranean Sea to China. A Nestorian Christian priest from China (named Bar Sauma) once traveled to Rome where he was given communion by the Pope (Nicholas IV), said mass, and in turn served communion to the King of England (Edward I—see “Timothy of Baghdad’s Lost Christian Empire”).

The longstanding and ongoing murder of Indonesian Buddhists and Christians by Muslims makes for some eye-opening reading—at least it did for me. Then there are the Muslim rebels in the Philippines (whom the US has some history with—ongoing history I suspect). And there’s…well, you get the idea by now, or don’t as the case may be...

I do not mean that the Quran is an evil book, but when a certain type of Muslim cherry-picks particular passages from the Quran, Hadiths, and other Islamic teachings they can, and do, come up with a vile, poisonous, intolerant, hateful and hate-filled homicidal/suicidal perversion of Islam.

O'Neill points out that politicians and the mainstream media routinely obscure the violent Islamic agenda. They simply won't connect the dots. Indeed, president Obama can't even utter the words "radical Islamic terrorists," and refers to the Paris terrorist attacks simply as "a setback."

O'Neill points out that:

One of the reasons, perhaps ultimately the main reason, the press, media, politicians (Democrats especially), and others have been covering up for radical Muslims is because the majority of them are all in bed together. Communists, fascists, NWO globalists, and Muslims are all LEFT wing, and you had better believe that Left wing communist/fascist extremists and radical Muslims are tight. Odd bed-fellows, no doubt, but they are united in their hatred of freedom, Western civilization, and Christianity.

How's that for an eye-opener? Which leads us to examination of another Big Lie.

Another Big Lie: right-wing Nazis

Godwin’s Law is an observation that on the internet, “if you mention Adolf Hitler or Nazis within a discussion thread, you’ve automatically ended whatever discussion you were taking part in.” I've been called a Nazi countless times when debating immigration polity - it goes with the territory. It's a definitive admission by your opponent that they have no better arguments to use. This is in fact an application of the ad hominem (attacking the person) formal debating tactic.

A modern day corollary is being called a racist, nativist, xenophobe, or white nationalist - also an ad hominem attack - which is a de facto admission of defeat by your opponents. When uttered irrationally and incessantly in accordance with Alinsky's Rule 13, the result becomes remarkably entertaining. For example, see Crazy SPLC smears black woman as white nationalist. Can it get any nuttier than that?

The Big Lie foisted upon us by the leftist media is that Nazis were right wing and therefore loathful. While Nazis were indeed loathful, they were extreme left wing. Jim ONeill in his article Right Wing Nazis: The Big Lie, Canada Free Press, November 4, 2015 clarifies the point:

... Traditionally the political spectrum in the United States runs from Big Government on the left side of the spectrum to no government at all (anarchy) on the extreme right of the spectrum. This is not rocket-science folks:  Big Government on the left; limited or no government on the right - capiche?

Now you tell me, how do the Nazis, an offshoot of Big Government fascism, end up on the right side of the political spectrum (let alone the far right)?  Go ahead, I’ll wait.

I’ll save us any further delay—there is no legitimate reason for the Nazis to be labeled right wing, let alone “extreme” right wing. The fact that most people blithely accept the “common wisdom” that Nazis were/are a right wing ideology is due to the Left’s hugely successful ploy to foist one of their own worst failures onto the shoulders of the political right...

... the label Nazi is a greatly abbreviated version of Hitler’s political party, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, and furthermore that you know that the English translation of Hitler’s political party is “National-socialist German Workers’ Party.”

If we take out the redundant “National” and “German” from the name we are left with “Socialist Workers’ Party.”  Hmmm.  (By the by, it is pretty close to the mark to say that fascism is/was a national variant of Marxism, while (Stalinist) communism is/was a global version – closely related cousins elbowing for room at the same table. You can see the potential for conflict…and ad hominem attacks)...

So…Hitler’s “Socialist Workers’ Party” practiced a left wing variant of Big Government tyranny called “Fascism,” which somehow or another wound up being labeled a limited-government right wing ideology.  How the heck does that work?...

Have you ever seen that Goblet Illusion that looks like a wine glass but can also be perceived as two faces? Once you see it, you can't un-see it, no matter how hard you try. ONeill points out that "Once you are aware of the truth behind the Big Lie you will notice it popping up over, and over, and over again." I think he's spot-on.

 

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