Comment I recently posted on Counter-Currents under the essay, Christmas & the Yuletide: Light in the Darkness:
Comment I recently posted on Counter-Currents under the essay titled, The Eternal City, the Ruined City, & the Battle of Cannæ:
I commented the following on an article [If You’re So Trad, Why Don’t You Move to Afghanistan] on Counter-Currents where I share my views under the name ‘Muhammad Aryan’.
The text in bold is parts that I quote from the article.
To which Mr. Vehmgericht replied,
I reply as follows:
So what if it is Arabic??
Linguistic expression rests in the metaphysical domain.
It is one aspect that distinguishes us human beings from other living creatures. It is something above the biological existence.
On the biological grade, we are all divided into different races and tribes.
However, on the metaphysical level, we are all the same.
For instance, how does a Dravidian who speaks Tamil or Malayalam or Kannada, etc., masters the languages of the Indo-European or Afro-Asiatic families?
How does a Korean or Indonesian learn English or French or German and vice versa?
So on and so forth.
A child does not born with a language already saved in his memory. He familiarizes himself with the sounds he hears around him and then tries to express them with his tongue.
What if a child born to German parents grows up in a Spanish household where he never listens to a word of German? Will he speak German? That is why to preserve a culture, it is necessary that children of a given ethnolinguistic community be taught about their ancestral heritage. Otherwise, that heritage will be lost.
There are many non-Whites who speak and write English better than most Englishmen, however, that does NOT mean that English heritage will be preserved even if there are no Whites Anglo-Saxons around.
Immigrants who migrate to Western lands like the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, etc., from South/West Asia faced this disconnect. Many a time, their children cannot speak the language of their ancestors or those who do speak, speak it in alien accents. Indeed, this is a strange breed of men which does not belong anywhere. It hangs in the air. It has no grounding.
Anyhow, coming back to the argument.
Men can learn any language. As we can see, it is quite evident.
There are Muslims of Han, Senegalese, Berber, Kurdish, Indonesian, Caucasian, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Turkic etc., stock who when recite the Arabic verses do not give a hint that they belong to an entirely different linguistic family.
Qur’an was revealed in Arabic because learning and mastering a language is embedded in our constitution. It is a universal aspect of human nature.
Hence, if Providence chose Arabic for the transmission of the Final Revelation to mankind, it was perfectly in line with our disposition.
بیدل کسی به عرش حقیقت نمیرسد
تا خاک راه احمد مرسل (ص ) نمیشود
Please carefully read the following definition. It will help you spot whether the term is being used correctly or someone is just showing off his/her pedestrian grasp of Islamic jurisprudence.
||| Taqiyah, literally meaning ‘to safeguard’ or ‘to defend’, is a defensive mechanism that becomes operational when one is confronted with severe religious oppression. To save his/her life, he/she dissimulates his/her true religious beliefs beneath the garb of the ‘official line’ which he/she is forced to adhere on pain of death by the oppressor. |||
Firstly, the italics in the above text are of crucial importance. These are the conditions which trigger this doctrine. If they are not present then the doctrine becomes automatically inapplicable.
Secondly, oftentimes ignorant writers use this term as a synonym for ‘deception’ as if it is some Machiavellian directive which is deployed to divert your opponent’s focus in some run-of-the-mill conflict.
Thirdly, it does NOT mean wherever Muslims are in a minority, they are religiously sanctioned to lie, cheat, and swindle whenever they come into contact with those who do not happen to be Muslims. Anyone who holds on the contrary is only making a fool of himself.
Fourthly, the oppressor needn’t be a non-Islamic dispensation. Much of the Taqiya happened under oppressive and cruel Sunni monarchs who brutalized the followers of Imam Ali (Peace be Upon him).
Fifthly, and, lastly, presently, the West is not oppressing Muslims, but, on the contrary, lavishing citizenship and other civic benefits on people from Islamic lands.
Does anyone seriously think when a Muslim of non-White extraction living in the West with his extended family bullies a White man and threatens him with consequences for indulging in ‘White supremacist behavior’ will have an occasion to indulge in Taqiya?
One needs to have his/her head examined if he/she thinks the doctrine is operational in contemporary White Western world.
One only undermines his/her own credibility if he/she tosses around terms which he/she might find difficult even to pronounce, let alone define correctly.
Note: What follows lacks the progression of a properly structured essay. I apologize to the reader in advance if he finds its disorderliness irritating.
I have been following dissident cyberspace for some time now. An ocean of audio-visual material, blog posts, e-books, etc., occupies my hard drive. The reason being that the critique of modernity that arises in the dissident sector aligns greatly with what we have been saying for years against the Ravanas of ‘enlightenment’ and ‘liberal reform’ in our part of the world. And then there is the English language which I happen to know as well as my mother tongue. Naturally, it makes the endeavor all the more interesting since I do not have to rely on secondary and biased sources to get familiarized with the subject at hand.
Our contact with the Western White races during the colonial era incubated an army of native ‘social reformers’, ‘rationalists’, ‘modernists’, etc. who pushed something which was purely historical [Renaissance, Enlightenment, etc.] as natural.
Thus, we were introduced with absurdities like:
-‘a modernist interpretation of Islam’,
-‘a scientific approach towards Quran’,
-‘too much religion took us no where; just look at the West how it abandoned superstition and moderated its religious opiate and attained such prosperity.’
That ‘prosperity’ [whatever that means] proved a poisoned chalice for the White race. Today, when it is facing ethno-cultural dispossession on its own soil, its spiritual arsenal lacks effective weapons to repulse highly organized and absolutely satanic assaults.
Now, many a writers, bloggers, vloggers, activists, etc. just consume sub-standard, intellectually lazy ‘critiques’ of Islam when displaying their anger towards continuous non-White migration into their territories.
They may counter this objection by saying, ‘why should we care?, what do we gain by caring about semantics?, we just don’t want Muslims on our lands; plain and simple.’
But precisely here lies the rub. ‘Muslim’ is a theological category. It is not racial.
(((Whoever))) first deployed phrases like ‘Islam vs the West’ or ‘Muslims are on the verge of taking over Europe’ in mass communications killed many birds with one stone.
It denied Whites a mobilization on the basis of race. A racial mobilization implies that the threat is first and foremost biological. And since ‘Islam’ & ‘Muslim’ are not biological terms, room could be made for those who oppose Islam but are not themselves necessarily White.
An equation like ‘Islam vs the West’ hollows out the White racial element from the term ‘the West’. Just as anyone can embrace Islam, likewise, anyone can also adopt the West and become Western.
Welcome to ‘civic nationalism’.
The battle has never been between Islam and the West. Islam is innate. It deals with the metaphysical dimension of the human nature. One can adhere to Islam and be a White Nationalist at the same time. There is no contradiction.
It was a mistaken view of history plain and simple perpetuated by Whiggish historiography; an approach that blurred many visions.
The battles, however, were ethnic/racial and tribal:
– Arabs VS the Germanic tribes of Hispania,
– Berbers VS Hispanic Celtics,
– Ottoman Turks [most of them were erstwhile Byzantine Romans and Greeks who gradually got Turkified when they adopted Islam] VS Greeks, Slavs, and Romanians.
– Berbers VS Franks
– Arabs VS Franks
(to be continued)