Monday, May 12, 2008

An intelectual debate...

Sometimes, sometimes, I have to laugh so loud, that it really hurts, mentally as physical.
As from today, I will share clips, recently shown on Arab TV stations.

Today: An intellectual debate and what the Germans think about themselves...

Alois Alzheimer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig von Beethoven
Gottfried Daimler
Albert Einstein
Max Ernst
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
Sigmund Freud
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Franz Haydn
Heinrich Rudolph Herz
Carl Jung
Immanuel Kant
Henri Kissinger
Paul Klee
Karl Lagerfeld
Martin Luther
Thomas Mann
Karl Marx
Karl May
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Friedrich Nietsche
George Ohm
Johann Pachelbel
Paul J. Baon von Reuter
Rainer Maria Rilke
Wılhelm Conrad Rontgen
Mayer Anselm Rotschield
etc. etc.

Note; hope that, if Sean or any other German who read thıs, will forgive me, but this debate show the weight of their intelectuals -
EGO didn't teneo, indulgeo mihi, they nunquam servo nos edoctus!

The Curse of Turan

The Curse of Turan (Hungarian: Turáni átok) is a popular belief that Hungarians have been under the influence of a malicious spell for many centuries. The "curse" manifests itself as inner strife, pessimism, misfortune and several historic catastrophes.
The first disaster was the invasion by the Mongols, and the second the invasion by the Ottomans, Battle of Mohács in 1526. I heard about this from a Hungarian friend.
There is also an expression in Hungary: 'What are the 4 worst things you can face: the Death, no house, no food and a Turk'. But never could verify this expression...
Note: this entry is also posted July last year.

A Viewpoint Shared: Fanatics Kill Peace and Security

Recently, a man wrote a story which addressed passiveness wrapped in a story of sadness.

I want to share it to give you pause every time you say something like 'It doesn't concern me' or 'I don't care what ... is doing' or if you think your personal response doesn't matter.

We all want our freedom to live life as we wish, to protect our native countries and our cultures, but with that comes our responsibility to act. We must speak up against that which aims to destroy our ways of life, and it will, should we not object to what we know is wrong, wrong, wrong.

This letter reflects a person's regret that they did not heed a wake up call to a group who wanted to destroy a way of life. We welcome your Comments and thoughts on this letter no matter what they may be.

It is titled "A German's View on Islam" by Emanuel Tanay, M.D. and follows:

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward FANATICISM. "Very few people were true Nazis," he said, "but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care.

I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."

We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant.

It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christians or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.

It is the fanatics, who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals.

It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the "silent majority," is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:

Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the FANATICS who threaten our way of life.

...Let us hope that thousands, worldwide, read this and think about it...before it's too late.

Day Openıng - May 12

Budapest Castle by night