Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Arab Mind Considered

John Laffin's "Rhetoric and Reality, The Arab Mind Considered" is a book written thirty years ago that could not be published today. I picked the book up from the library's trash: Not even the U. of Ariel is ready to carry this un-PC book. Laffin presents the picture of a destroyed, humiliated, violent, irrational mind, using all the disrespecting ethnic expletives for which today, in America, a scholar would be fired and sued. He quotes cold statistics ("70% of Arab heads of state - beheaded" - I made up this one to illustrate the book's tone). He quotes Arab sources like Hamady: "Lying is a widespread habit among the Arabs, who have a low idea of the truth". He quotes Gamal Nasser writing about Egypt: "We set about seeking the views of leaders of opinion. Unfortunately, we obtained nothing. Every man we questioned had nothing to recommend except to kill someone else."  The violence and cruelty of the Arab societies is mind-boggling (Pic. Source). In short, the book is an insult to the great Arab nation. Youtube will not carry anti-Arab material, Google self-censures and even white chocolate publicity is forbidden because it may be construed as disrespectful ("racist").  It is clear to me that I cant have this book in my library: Tomorrow it will be in the landfill.

29 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:12 AM

    And yet we know that in the Crusader times and up until the Reconquista, it was the Europeans who were the primitives next to the refined culture of the Arabs. What happened that caused the Arab civilization to stagnate? Do civilizations just run out of steam? Were the Arab poets and philosophers replaced by religious fanatics and desert plunderers? In a bombed out city, what survives are not songbirds but rats.


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  2. I doubt the past glories of the Arab civilization. There were none in Eretz Israel, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudia, etc. Only desertification.

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  3. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Were Damascus and Aleppo and Cairo and Alexandria just desert outposts?

    K

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  4. Rifleman8:40 AM

    And yet we know that in the Crusader times and up until the Reconquista, it was the Europeans who were the primitives next to the refined culture of the Arabs.

    A mere thin veneer over a vast Arab majority that were dirty, primitive, superstitious, savages.

    Same with old China, India, etc.

    All "Golden Age" nonsense.

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  5. Rifleman8:53 AM

    Interesting article here on a different book:

    http://www.meforum.org/636/the-arab-mind-revisited

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  6. Thanks Rifleman. I had read Patai's forbidden book before and he is too enamoured of the romantic macho Arab. Atkins is more realist:

    "The ferocity of the Arab depiction of Iraqi prowess had American experts convinced that there would be thousands of American casualties. Even when the war was turning into a humiliating rout, the "Arab street" was loath to accept this reality as fact."

    Arabs are hypersensible to criticism, crazily so when comes to The Prophet. I inerpret this fact to their inability to cope with reality. With the gap between what they are and what they imagine "really" are and should be. That is one of the reason they cannot wage a rational war, they cannot accept and plan on the basis of how things actually are.

    Self criticism, something we Jews do all the time in an exaggerated way, is useful and necessary.

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  8. >Every man we questioned had nothing to recommend except to kill someone else.

    Yep, that's the Arabs I know and don't love. Full of rhetoric and bluster, and when it comes to action, all they can do is murder (preferably in such a way that the victim is helpless.)

    But you have to pick-either this is who they are and our job is to keep them incapable of harming us (and preferably to get them the hell away from us,) or they are poor and oppressed for having walls and IDF patrols everywhere. I made my choice a long time ago.

    By the way, you know any big livestock operations in Argentina?

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  14. Spagetti - Calm down! No species and no race rule forever. Quoting God Rama: The New Brahmins are already playing in the garden. They are happy creatures and the Earth will rejoice through them!

    B: Walls and patrols made poor no one except the poor in spirit. The walls of Frankfort ghetto did not stop Papa Meyer Rothschild.

    I knew cattle operations in Argentina. I have not been there a long long time.

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  16. K

    Alexandria was not an Arab outpost. Cairo, till Nayib and Nasser, never ruled by an Arab.
    Last 500 years, no Arab literature nor art at all.

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  20. Anonymous3:13 PM

    spageti - take your meds please.

    Last 500 years - yes. As I said before, the Reconquista was the end point. But before that, the West got its astrolabes from the Arabs, read Greek philosophy in translation from the Arabic, learned Arabic numbers and algebra, etc. There really was a point (a long time ago) when they were ahead and then they went backward and the West went forward (until it too started going backward). What causes these reversals of fortune?



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  21. Spageti,

    This is no joke. The police reads everything on the net to identify sexually repressed young males with psycho potential. If you dont want their kind attentions, better take your medicines and/or seek help. I am sure that at this point, their computers have put you on the list. Those list are for ever!

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  22. Just got home. I don't know what the fuck that was, somebody hacked my account and has been leaving insane comments everywhere.

    Might have to delete the account just in case.

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  23. The Arab Golden Age was, by and large, the credit of people who were not Arab at all: Syrians, Jews, Central Asians, Persians, etc. The Arabs' great credit was that they unified all these people under one sociocultural framework.

    Spageti-for the sake of that obnoxious hacker (it wasn't his first time) I hope whoever tracks him doesn't have a geolocation capability. You know, because it would be a piece of cake to match up the location of a certain device from which it was posted with his pattern of life.

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  24. Anonymous4:06 AM

    Christian Byzantium preserved Greek philosophy. Cairo, Alexandria, the others were most glorious under Rome's Empire.

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  25. B

    The identification of anyone on the net is a easy. When the hacker Analyst accessed the Pentagon, the special police was at his door next morning. He was then 16 and lives in Hod Hasharon. I hope Spagetti will have no problems to get a visa to the USA.

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  26. Not really like that - someone was able to obtain a bunch of passwords form users who post to a forum I use this account on. I just changed the password.

    I don't have issues getting visas to the US because I'm a US citizen.

    Apparently it was some vbulletin issue that someone is getting fixed right now.

    B - much easier to use browser data, nobody has the same combination of cookies. I use a generic IE browser which I keep completely unupdated.

    Anyways its just a password dump thing and its not the worst that could have happened.

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  27. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I use a generic IE browser which I keep completely unupdated.

    You are asking to be hacked then. Old versions of IE have numerous vulnerabilities that will allow your computer to be pwned merely by visiting a web page.

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  28. Nope. You're wrong.

    Well.... you're not entirely wrong. It is possible. All depends on what websites you visit and what you click on those websites. No matter what websites you use, no virus can install itself WITHOUT your permission.

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  29. Anonymous12:13 AM

    No matter what websites you use, no virus can install itself WITHOUT your permission.


    No this is absolutely wrong.If you are using a vulnerable (unpatched) browser, a website designed to exploit the vulnerability can take over your system just by visiting that page. It seems impossible but it is true.

    See for example:

    http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/emerging-threat-microsoft-internet-explorer-zero-day-cve-2014-1776-remote-code-execution-vulne

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