…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
We, that is the western civilisation, pride ourselves on our tolerance, or at least we used to. Now one can get confused when the PC brigades intolerantly demand tolerance of any possible aberration under the sun, the more likely to corrupt the Western societies the better. One can hope that the current political correctness is only a faddish oriental deviation, which will pass when people come to their senses.
In the meantime, the unconditional admiration and tolerance of all other-than-democratic political systems, and of societies which could hardly be called civilisations in the normal meaning of the word, (a flat-screen TV, iPod or Twitter is not civilisation) prolong the suffering of people who have to live within.
I mentioned Twitter – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter on Saturday where he unleashed a string of vitriolic tweets against Israel. In one of the tweets Khamenei writes: “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated.”
From wolfs to dogs – PETA and assorted animal rights activistas undoubtedly rejoice at the following news, which confirms how how close they are to the Islamic dogma.
… in Iran, lawmakers are trying to pass a new bill that would harshly punish anyone who buys, sells or walks a dog in public with either a fine ranging from 10 to 100 million rials or 74 lashes, according to a report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
… a law like this would chastise “[a]nyone who takes a pet like a monkey or a dog in public and damages the Islamic culture or the health and tranquillity of the people – particularly children and women.”
In addition to physical or monetary discipline, the pets would be taken away and put in a zoo or what is described as “a desert,” with the owner footing the bill for the animal’s transfer. …
In the past year, Iranians have been punished for “crimes” that go against the conservative Iranian laws. … on Sunday, a British-Iranian woman was sentenced to a year in jail for attending a volleyball game.
No music, no wolfs, no monkeys, no dogs, no volleyball… What’s left for amusement?