Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Update on my "Signs of intelligent life on Planet Jihad Watch" posting
My last posting published yesterday (Signs of intelligent life on Planet Jihad Watch) triggered a comment from a long-time veteran Jihad Watcher who used to go by the name "Philip Jihadski" then more recently "Joe Blow". Though he commented anonymously, his signature calling-card was his favorite epithet for me, "Donkey" (he's called me many other childish names over the years as well); not to mention his singularly obtuse argumentation and generally belligerent, angrily scowling demeanor. (For more on him, see my essay from May of 2015, Imbroglio at Jihad Watch comments).
My posting was about one solitary commenter at Jihad Watch ("John A. Marre") who boldly articulated a zero tolerance of all Muslims coupled with an explicit desideratum for deportation of all Muslims.
When I checked just now to see if anyone had in the meantime deigned to respond to him, I saw that "Joe Blow" had copy-pasted half of my posting (leaving out the other half and leaving out my response to him in my comments section here). I almost fell off my ergonomic chair when I saw that one of the "Rabbit Pack" who goes by the name "Mirren" had actually bothered to respond to John A. Marre. I have not yet read Mirren's long response. I will do so presently, and will write my thoughts on it here below. I'll just say right now that if I had a million dollars right now on my desk, I would bet it all in a New York minute on the likelihood that Mirren's response is compromised by serious flaws (undoubtedly caused by her asymptotic incoherence, a problem common in the Counter-Jihad Mainstream, of which the Rabbit Pack members are deeply conformist enablers).
So let's examine it now, shall we?
Again, Mirren repeating this irrelevant truism. Of course that's the first thing. But it's not the "very" first thing. The very first thing would be for the Counter-Jihad Mainstream to begin pushing the meme -- the meme of zero tolerance for all Muslims (informed, as I said above, by a wealth of data about Muslim taqiyya and the False Moderate). The Counter-Jihad needs to do this in many ways, all over the place. (And it doesn't help when one of its lofty luminaries, Robert Spencer, himself has solemnly averred that he is "not anti-Islam" and "not anti-Muslim". Amusingly, once when Mirren saw a particular locution of Spencer's that seemed to indicate this, she anxiously sought reassurance -- and of course a Jihad Watch regular zoomed in to offer it in the form of sophistry; and when I pointed out that in fact Spencer is indeed by his own words "not anti-Islam" and "not anti-Muslim" -- I was mocked and attacked by Mirren's friend and fellow Rabbit Packer, Angemon and naturally no one bothered to come to my defense or even consider my evidence & argument.)
Instead, one will look high and low throughout Jihad Watch comments threads to find the intelligently passionate desideratum expressed by John A. Marre. I see such comments once in a blue moon there. Way to go, Jihad Watchers, pushing the meme!
Had John A. Marre not posted that comment, I doubt Mirren would have chimed in with her response that with one hand agrees with the desideratum, but spends 95% of the rest of the verbiage throwing cold water on it.