One of the subjects that must be revisited every now and then; how Islam and Leftism can be cooperative, when they (on the surface only) appear to be diametrically opposed to each other.
In previous articles on this site, attempts have been made to demonstrate why
It is actually a natural alliance. A congruous pairing that has not gone unnoticed by leaders in both communities. Notoriously, Carlos the Jackal (a Venezuelan convert to Islam) wrote to President Obama from prison that only “…a coalition of Marxists and Islamists…” could defeat the United States.lov
It is not a stretch to draw parallels between their respective belief systems and thought patterns.
Not only are these ideological bedfellows both enemies of freedom, they are also equally hard wired for conclusion-based reasoning versus reason-based conclusions.
This must not be overlooked or undervalued.
In the Soviet Union (and other communist territories) any science that did not seek to prove a predetermined conclusion of Marxist thought, was punished with jail, torture or death. The same is equally true in Islamic nations and commensurate with the degree of Islamic adherence.
Socialism has shifted in a similar direction. Canada shows a growing intolerance of anything that contradicts the culturally Marxist narrative, even criminalizing it in degrees. An excellent example of this is the installation of the Human Rights Commission; a group whose power is growing exponentially and will soon likely be in a position to deliver harsher penalties for those who exercise their “right” to free speech.
One of the finest documentaries on intelligence and heredity is actually about canines. Sooner or later someone is going to point out that the mechanism for heredity in Darwinian evolution is exactly the same for all mammals (if not for all living things) and this film will likely be banned. But, for the moment, it is allowed as it just about dogs.
Please note, that in this documentary they specifically point out that the work being done by the Russian scientist was illegal as he was applying Darwinian principles. This is forbidden in communist nations. The acceptable substitute is “Lysenkoism” which allows for ludicrous ideas that conclude that wheat will grow in Siberia because communism requires it to do so.
This documentary deals in depth with the different races of dogs and how each race has distinct and measurably different attributes, from docility to intelligence, which are specific to races and heritable.
This brings me to the inspiration for this post.
James Watson is a world class, Nobel prize winning, history-making scientist who played a significant role in the discovery of the double helix. This discovery propelled not only modern medicine, but the science of genetics and sociobiology. It was quite possibly the single, most important discovery in medical and biological history.
It should be noted that he won a real Nobel Prize, not the fake ones like Arafat, Carter and Obama.
Today, he was scheduled to speak at NYU in a “…departmental lecture series honoring scientists who have made powerful contributions to science…”, however, because of factually-based comments he made in 2007 regarding the link between IQ and ethnicity, he has been uninvited.
This means, that the Left equates recognizing and identifying patterns of IQ with declarations of the quality or value of individuals within races. And therefore, it cannot be allowed to be known that one group has a higher IQ than another.
One may not say that East Asians have a higher IQ (generally speaking) than sub-Saharan Africans. Conversely (and ridiculously) it seems perfectly acceptable to acknowledge that black people are better at most, if not all sports than, say, the Inuit.
The “politically correct left” openly accepts the facts of evolution if it means they can browbeat Christians who believe in Creationism. But they reject results of real science, which contradict the Marxist doctrines about equality of humans, or any science (for that matter) that might contradict pre-set conclusions denying sexual dimorphism in Humans.
As an aside, it is worth mentioning that the process one employs is as important as the raw intelligence possessed by an individual. A person of average IQ (90-115) who has access to factual information and understands the principles of logic and reasoning, will achieve vastly better results than a person of high IQ (140-159) who exercises bad reasoning.
In fact, in the scenario of the “high IQ/bad reasoning”, this individual has the potential to be downright dangerous. Leaving a trail of blood, destruction, and reversal of progress in their wake. History shows this to be consistently true in such examples as Hitler, Stalin and (of course) Mohammed.
The natural tendency for most people who encounter ideas they don’t like is to dismiss the source as “an idiot”. Those who profess ideas that they do like are lionized as “geniuses”.
But the fact is that many dangerous people were also brilliant. Conversely, many highly accomplished people were of average IQ. In all cases, it is process that makes all the difference.
Alas, Cultural Marxists have determined for all us, that which is acceptable to believe and that which is not. Science will be falsified, and scientists will be forced to lend their authority to indoctrinating the Islamic/Marxist narrative rather than do science. Thus proliferating and cementing conclusion-based reasoning.
Much like Islam,where Al-Azhar will not allow the teaching of philosophy as learning to reason may threaten faith.
Eeyore for VladTepesBlog
With special thanks to Ilona Szilágyi for the edit and rewrite.