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March 29, 2018

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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When a camel sticks his nose into our enclosure, we throw poo! We certainly don't invite him in.

What will Middle East studies do without Alwaleed bin Talal?
Die a quick death?

Last November, when the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), arrested dozens of wealthy royals and businessmen, many were stunned to learn that his cousin Alwaleed bin Talal was among those charged with corruption. Few have as much to lose from bin Talal’s misfortune as the Middle East studies industry, which has profited handsomely from his “activist philanthropy.”

According to one 2004 estimate, since the 1970s Saudi Arabia has spent “north of $75 billion” on dawa – that is, on spreading Wahhabi Islam to non-Muslim societies. Many millions went to American colleges and universities willing to assist the kingdom. That they accepted the money is clearly a conflict of interests. Would they have accepted money from the Vatican to promote Catholicism? Or from the Soviet Union to promote communism?

The attraction of Islam in academia is undeniable, and it makes perfect sense. It is violently opposed to Western philosophy, Western economics and Western religions. What's not to like?

But as Winston Churchill said:

Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear greatly that the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar ever more loudly, ever more widely.
But that is the conceit of the egg-headed academics who populate our colleges and universities...each of them thinks that xe and xe alone has the answer, and the world will flock to xyr door.

But revolutions (and Islam is not a religion, it is a revolutionary political philosophy masquerading as a religion) tend to gobble up the willing fools who support them, and academics will be easy prey.


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Oh look...stupid leftists who don't know shit about guns, or the Constitution.

GOA Hit The Streets of The #MarchForOurLives

You have to give them credit, the left are masters of buzz words and catch phrases and jargon. They don't know what the hell they are saying, but they say it with aplomb...and loudly!

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Damned straight! And we own the banks, and control the weather too!

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