Corrie and the German Judge
Moonbats commemorate the fourth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death by telling of her “martyrdom” by the hands of the Israeli bulldozers, but, as Charles of LGF says, people are less knowledgeable about the following picture, taken shortly before that:
The photo is disturbing on many levels. One could point out the fanatical rage, something creating cognitive dissonance when considering that the likes of Corrie style themselves peace activists (though perhaps no more today than the appellation, “Religion of Peace”), and heirs of Gandhi at that. The child abuse, indoctrinating little children to uncompromising, ingrained hatred of the other side, is another thing. But, for my eyes, the most disturbing thing about this picture is: Corrie’s dress.
She is covered up to her hands, and her head too sports a hijab. Obviously those were not the day-to-day clothes she had worn in the United States of America. Now, one might say, “She had no choice, as a guest of an Islamic population, just as Western women visiting Saudi Arabia put on the whole shebang”. I have my doubts. There are indulgences for non-Muslim women speaking for the “Palestinian” cause, at least as far the hijab goes. Hanan Ashrawi and Souha Antoinette were never required to appear with a hijab. Corrie’s hijab, like the kefiyyeh showing at her neckline, was most probably a choice, out of (like the name of the movement of which she was a member) solidarity.
What is my point here? My point is their lack of principle. Beyond “toppling Western imperialism”, Leftist activists have no principles, and are all too willing to sell out everything they have ever purported to stand for. Marx’s “religion is the opiate of the masses” can be thrown under the bus in the name of fighting Capitalism, and an American girl who decries “oppression of women by the Patriarchal Christian American Taliban” can cover all her body up except the hands and face in solidarity with an “oppressed other”. By themselves alone, without regard to our views, these people are lost. They have a picture of what’s wrong and must be done away with, but they don’t know where they came from, so they don’t have any positive idea of where they should be going.
From here to a German judge, a female judge no less, who allows wife-beating out of “respect” toward the Islamic law which the husband followed, the way is very short indeed. Charles says: “The nihilistic dead end of multiculturalism has been attained in Germany, where a female judge seemingly forgot which culture’s laws she was supposed to uphold”, and here is the quote:
The woman had filed for immediate divorce on the grounds that the husband, also of Moroccan origin, regularly beat her and threatened to kill her. The claims were backed up by a police report. But the female judge, who has not been named, made clear in a letter that the wife’s bid had little chance of approval because, according to her, Islamic law allowed a man to strike his wife.
The end indeed. As commenter “Persistor” says (comment #9):
Thank you, Charles.
I have been searching for one clear, irrefutable example of the moral bankruptcy of multiculturalism and "tolerance" of other "cultures."
Here it is, the Holy Grail I've been seeing--a clear-cut case of judicial sanction of spousal abuse on the grounds of multiculturalism.
I'm going to save a copy to my hard drive because I think I'm going to cite it again many times in the future (not just here on LGF either).
Now, I don’t think that judge is as fanatical and self-hating as Corrie (though it would not surprise me to find out so a few days from now), but the disease is the same: people being destroyed for lack of knowledge; ignorant of their own, prompting them to bow down before every “other”.
I wish to close this post with a Jewish, yet thematic and universally relevant, note on the coming Passover. This holy feast, like many Biblical ones with a particular message, has been taken by the moonbats and assimilated into their warped worldview: in the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Land of Israel (which they, of course, call “Palestine”, the name that denies the Jews’ connection to the land) they see a metaphor for, you guessed it, “resistance against all forms of oppression”, and it is not beyond them to construe the “Palestinians” as the Israelites and the Israeli Jews, the descendants of the ancient Israelites, as the Egyptians (think this idea is far-fetched? Think again).
Passover is certainly about liberation of the enslaved, and it can bear this positive message for all peoples of the world (for G-d has given the Torah to the Jews for the ultimate benefit of all nations—not in order for the recipients to lord it over all others as is the case with the Koran), but the Marxists, with their message in which they believe the universalist aspects and interpretations of Jewish values replace all the particularist ones, ignore the cultural message of Passover.
The Seder is all about telling the Jewish people, father to son, where we came from, and where we’re going. At the end of the Seder, the Jewish child whose brain is developed enough knows exactly how his nation came to be, and what the future holds for him. Of the Four Sons of the Haggadah, the Wicked is the one who has put himself outside his people. He is worse than the Naïve, who merely doesn’t know his heritage, perhaps to no fault of his own; he knows and chooses to cut himself off, for the sake of some benefit. He is like the hijab-wearing Corrie and the German judge: selling his birthright for a multicultural stew.
I thank HaShem for His unimaginable favor of giving His nation the light of knowledge, the light of certainty as to the road both behind and ahead; knowledge and certainty that are the strongest shield against cultural collapse. I wish for all the non-Muslim cultures under attack to regain their self-confidence, so that they may not attain the nihilistic dead end of multiculturalism as did Rachel Corrie and the German judge. To know what we stand for, and make it our standard according to which we judge.