We like to believe that if we leave other people alone, they will leave us alone. This is not true at all.
I’ll give some quotes:
In February 2010, Colonel Meng Xianging of the Chinese army promised a “hand-to-hand fight with the U.S.” This would happen when “we’re strong enough.”
The same year, Major-General Yang Yi said “We must make them (USA) hurt”.
The last thing Americans want is a war with China. China has 4 times our population, and sophisticated military technology, and controls the Panama Canal and other places.
But the Chinese sound like they want war with us. One could ask why? We want to trade, not fight.
Here is another situation:
The Israelis had a arms embargo on Gaza, so they forbade ships from sailing into Gaza ports. The ships could still unload at Israeli ports, where the contents would be checked, and if safe, would be sent overland to Gaza.
A group of ships defied the embargo. One of them had a group of Moslem activists armed with knives, metal bars, etc. As the Israeli soldiers lowered themselves from a helicopter to the deck, they were attacked. One was thrown off a deck to fall 30 feet, another was hit with a blunt object on the head, another was stabbed.
The Israelis started shooting, and killed 9 of the “peace activists” to get control of the boat.
This sounds very straightforward, but the Turkish leader, Erdogan, who is an Islamist, said “The heart of humanity has taken on of her heaviest wounds in history. Bloody massacre” – “spilling the blood of innocent humans” – “a despicably cowardly and vicious act.”
This from the leader of a state that massacred a substantial number of Armenian Christians in the past,and some Greek Christians too.
Erdogan would obviously like a fight with Israel. Israel doesn’t want a fight with him – Turkey has 80 million people and they are tough.
Israel also doesn’t want to fight Iran. Iran has at least 60 million people, and a well armed and motivated military.
“Israel is a cancerous tumor,” Ayatollah Khamenei (of Iran) said at a Friday event
“The attack on the Gaza aid convoy showed how barbaric the Zionist regime really is,” said Ayatollah Khamenei, referring to Israel’s deadly commando attack of the Gaza-bound aid convoy.
The Ayatollah predicts that Israel will be annihilated.
So here this man feels empathy for the dead on the boat – so much so that he wants to annihilate Israel, a country of 7 million. Not only that, but the Ayatollah’s regime has killed plenty of their own citizens. And torture in Iran is common too.
Now lets move to South Africa, where a white government that forced segregation on blacks was replaced by a democratically elected black government. It should be noted that the white government gave up power peacefully at the end, and also that the black government did not engage in a revenge vendetta. However….
“When Johan Smit bid his bonny daughter goodbye, before leaving the home they shared in north Pretoria, he did not imagine he’d never again see her alive. Naked and mutilated is how this father found his only child on returning that day from work. Anika’s throat had been slashed sixteen times and her hands hacked off. She had been raped. [Murdered girl’s hands cut off, By Hilda Fourie, Beeld, March 12, 2010]”
“No one who remembers the role of Radio Rwanda (first) and Radio-Télévision Libre des Milles Collines (RTLM), next, in galvanizing the Hutu to exterminate the Tutsi “inyenzi” (“cockroaches”) can shrug off what is underway in South Africa.”
“Many South African blacks have a pathological preoccupation with variants of (the chant) “Kill the Boer; kill the farmer.” In its hypnotic hold on the popular imagination, the mantra resembles the “‘Kill them before they kill you” slogan that helped excite Hutus to massacre half a million of their Tutsi neighbors.”
Now lets move to the U.S.
Says Thomas Sowell – a black conservative columnist:
“Recent stories out of both Philadelphia and San Francisco tell of black students beating up Asian American students. This is especially painful for those who expected that the election of Barack Obama would mark the beginning of a post-racial America.
“Those who explain racial antagonisms on some rationalistic basis will have a hard time demonstrating how Asian Americans have made blacks worse off. Certainly none of the historic wrongs done to blacks was done by the small Asian American population who, for most of their history in this country, have not had enough clout to prevent themselves from being discriminated against.
“Resentments and hostility toward people with higher achievements are one of the most widespread of human failings. Resentments of achievements are more deadly than envy of wealth.
“The hatred of people who started at the bottom and worked their way up has far exceeded any hostility toward those who were simply born into wealth. None of the sultans who inherited extraordinary fortunes in Malaysia has been hated like the Chinese, who arrived there destitute and rose by their own efforts.” (Race and Resentments column – Sowell)
Now lets move to Somalia:
“Last week, 13-year old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was stoned to death in Somalia by insurgents because she was raped.
Reports indicate that was raped by three men while traveling by foot to visit her grandmother in conflict capital, Mogadishu. When she went to the authorities to report the crime, they accused her of adultery and sentenced her to death. Aisha was forced into a hole in a stadium of 1,000 onlookers as 50 men buried her up to the neck and cast stones at her until she died.
When some of the people at the stadium tried to save her, militia opened fire on the crowd, killing a boy who was a bystander.
Back to the U.S. There has been at least one case on Long Island. where a gang member murdered a person for NOT being a member of a gang. You might think that belonging to the wrong gang can get you into trouble – but even not being in a gang can get you killed. There is no escape from being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The motley assortment above is to show that no matter how nice, peaceful, and inoffensive you think you are, there are people who will try and hurt you.
It would be interesting to read the minds of these hostile individuals. To understand what the thoughts are, for example, of a gang member who shoots an innocent person. Thats what this blog is supposed to be for, but I simply can’t find material on interviews with such people. Furthermore, I don’t know if we could trust such interviews — people tend to make any action of theirs sound noble and justified.
Sources include Brenda Walker at ”vdare.com’, which I sometimes strongly disagree with, but nonetheless, it does attempt to be accurate (South Africa and Somalia above).
The Iran item was from
The China item was posted by Gordon G. Chang.