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Jealousy, envy, and the “natural superiority of Western Civilization”

First we need to define a few basic terms. Jealousy and Envy are often used interchangeably. They are not interchangeable. Jealousy is the notion that somebody else wants what you have, whether it’s based in truth or in sick fear. Envy is the desire to possess something somebody else has.

In America, most of the resolved homicides fall under those two motives, to the point that when a person is shot in his/her home, her/his spouse or lover is almost never immediately dismissed as a suspect.

Envy takes the form of Avarice, Envy and Avarice are described theologically in the Seven Deadly Sins. Avarice leads to the taking of those things of which one is Envious.

When that is done at gunpoint, it’s called Robbery, and if one crosses the line between Armed Robbery and actually pulling the trigger, it’s Capital Murder. What level of money would you wager that those charged with murder in the commission of a robbery are far more likely than those charged with murder of a “cheating” lover or spouse, to receive a Death Penalty or Life w/o Parole?

Now, the Non-Western civilizations are accused of promoting Terrorism either through Jealousy or Envy of our “superiority”… but are we superior?

One of the things that gets thrown around is the notion of Honor Killing. What, specifically, would be the biggest difference between killing your mate over alleged or actual adultery, and on the other hand, killing your mate over alleged or actual adultery?

If you don’t go all the way, don’t kill, and merely beat your mate into a very dangerous medical condition in a “ritual” manner or if you do it in a non-ritual manner? Where is the difference? If a court system in one civilization condones by default, through lack of actual protections for the battered spouse, or a wink-wink nudge-nudge say-no-more Patriarchal lesser punishment for the Killer Spouse, How is it substantially different in a Religious Zealot society, like America, or another Religious Zealot society like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan?

Is the murdered or battered wife of a Christian in a Christian society more or less, better or worse, than the same scenario in another culture or faith? Mind you, the apologists for bombing the living Hell out of other countries often avoid using the Religious angle, they say instead the “christian oriented” Superior Culture of America v. the “muslim dominated savage infidels” in the Rest of the World.

Much like the racist notion that one’s RACE isn’t the primary divider, it’s the White Anglo Saxon Protestant CULTURE and Heritage that’s superior to the just-by-a-coincidence Non-White, Non-English-nor-Pretestant cultures they’re ummm… not necessarily putting down as Inferior, mind you, more like “The White Anglo Saxon CULTURE is ever so much better, you understand, we don’t think you’re necessarily not as good as us, we’re just Better Than You.”

A slight warning here, when you go around saying you’re that much better than others that you get to run their lives or oppress, repress and suppress them if they don’t allow you, they’ll hit back. Hard.

When you take that to the next level and say that you can justify bombing their countries and killing their people, you’ll get hit again.

The “Superior” Military Might of the Empire is proving to be far less an advantage than originally thought…

“How DARE those rag-head sand-niggers continue to Defy OUR mighty and superior Army?”
–The epitaph of yet another fallen empire

Western Capitalist Civilization So Very Superior it has to be explained with lies

After, of course, acknowledging the FACT that the so-called WMDs excuse was a blatant lie, Gordon Brown goes further by saying the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” bullshit was also a lie. The harshest part of it? The Right Wing Freaks STILL eat it up with a spoon and call it delicious. Like the Tea-Party. And insist that they’re also “fighting for freedom” by Denying Health Care to Americans, a practice that would, in a truly civilized world, be called Murder.

“Our position was to support action so that the will of the international community, that Saddam Hussein disclose and dispose of weapons, be reinforced, and at the back of my mind was this sense that, if the international community did not act here, then the international community would find it difficult to gain credibility for acting in other areas, and this new world order that we were trying to create was being put at risk. So I go back to what I say is the wider argument about defying the will of the international community.”

“Though expressing some regret regarding the failure of his international community to work with Iraqis in the rebuilding of the country after the fact, Brown insisted Iraq’s many dead and displaced was a necessary sacrifice, made to ensure the survival of a new world order the international community was attempting to construct”

A moment of Truth is in order:
Bush, Blair, Rove, Brown, Wolfowicz, Cheney, Rice, McCain, the cast and crew of Fox News… All knew in advance that the lies they were telling in order to attack the People of Iraq were in fact LIES.
All of the accomplices to this crime made money from the blood of Dead Soldiers and Dead Civilians.
Even though all of the accomplices, including the Minuteman-Tea Party- Klan Spokespersons Beck, O’Reilly, Local Media Whore Michelle Malkin, Local Murder Advocates Tancredo and “Gunny” Bob Newman, General Betray-us, ALL of them know the significance of that,
they still insist on calling it a Global War On Terror, they still show up at parades “honoring” the Soldiers, still make impassioned speeches that somehow For-Profit Wars of Conquest equal “defending Freedom”.

And to make their blasphemy complete, they justify these Murders in the name of God.

Ol’ Momma Karma she’s a MEAN byotch

Saw another bumper sticker “I Will NOT be forced to learn a Foreign Language to accomodate Illegal Aliens in MY Country.” First off, it’s not YOUR country. You don’t own the whole country. Too bad if your nasty little Klansman feelings are hurt. There were people speaking Spanish and French and Native languages HERE, in Colorado Springs, until the English came with their retarded ass “Manifest Destiny” and not only killed most of the Natives,they forced the rest of us to learn THEIR Language. The better to “accommodate” our Bigoted English Masters.

Too damn bad y’all English-only Racist Freaks are getting back a small measure of what you dish out.
You don’t like it, move back to England.

The English Nation appreciate your ill humour at those Bad Ol’ Wicked Naughty Foreigners refusing to learn the tongue of their “betters”. They had to murder Irish people for four centuries getting to speak English to their English Masters. And then the Irish INGRATES actually Rebelled against their Rightful Masters! How Very Dare They!

Of course, the British would compel you to learn actual English grammar, spelling and usages.

More people who do not muchly good speak the English tongue…

ren·e·gade ?/?r?n??ge?d/ [ren-i-geyd]
–noun
1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another.
2. an apostate from a religious faith.
–adjective
3. of or like a renegade; traitorous.
Synonyms: Traitor, Snake, Turncoat, Oath-breaker, Treaty Breaker.
 
John McCain on Press the Meat this morning, sponsored by a Wall Street Powerhouse, Edward Jones Investments. Lying his arse off about how he’s bipartisan on the Health Care bill when he joined every single one of his (R) Comrades in voting against it. Apparently in Renegade Republicanspeak, “Bipartisan” means the Democrats have to suck much Republican Ass.
Ran as a “Maverick” which doesn’t mean anything like “not one of the herd”, it means steers claimed by a notoriously lazy Texas free-range rancher named John Maverick. Who didn’t bother to brand or earmark any of his steers, just the lead cows. Any Steer or cow following them would be just a part of “His” herd. The Wall Street Bankers who sponsored today’s Lie-Fest, their advertisement “If you believe in the Renegade idea of face-to-face with your broker”

If you believe your Brokerage is “Renegade” and still deal with them, you really need to deal with the fact that they’re going to rob you blind given any chance.

McCain’s running mate was an idiot from Alaska who also didn’t speak English, and didn’t know the duties of the job, told a group of schoolkids that it was to “help the senate make laws”. Yeah, right.
People who don’t know the basis of American Law, the Constitution, shouldn’t presume to MAKE Law.
She also runs with a group of Straight Up Racist Pukes who insist that English be not only the official language of the United States (we don’t have an official language, by the way) but that it be the ONLY language spoken. They wish to bring the days back, when Immigrant kids, or Native American Kids, or Native-American-Kids-Whose-Names-And-Primary tongue are Spanish and whose families were not only here during the Spanish territorial days but Many Centuries Before an Italian Mapmaker who had never been to America, Amerigo Vespucci, put his name to two continents and a bunch of offshore islands (Actually the islands FIRST)… These kids, even in the 60s when I was first going to school, would be Punished for speaking their non-english languages on school grounds or even the school bus.
The more radical members of “English First” would have it that people not be allowed to speak their own languages even in their own homes. They say that not having English as your first tongue hinders your development in school. Where they get that tainted statistic is beyond my ken.
The largest population who don’t graduate High School and more importantly don’t graduate Primary School are people who don’t speak ANY language other than English, and that very poorly.

This kind of outright Jingoistic Stupid Racism would give that freak on the bus (and there’s always one at least) who demands that two Spanish speaking or Polish speaking or Navajo speaking kids (actually it’s a dialect of Athabascan, and a common second tongue to most of the tribes in the Southwest) “Talk English, you’re in America, Talk American”…

It would give those Freaks legal power to not only have you thrown off the bus but also arrested for “hindering public transportation”. Which is part of the so-called “Patriot” Act.

Which is another treaty (Constitution) breaking law the self-styled “Renegade” from Alaska and the “Maverick” from AZ support with all their Fascist Zeal.
Their supporters will no doubt insist that they’re not racists. They will at that point be once again LYING. It’s what they do the Very Best.

Maverick the Rancher at least wasn’t a rustler, so his Steers, (a bull with its Testicles removed at about the age of two weeks) were generally recognized as his.