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conspiracy of silence: what muslims killing jews?
by the auroran sunset

I have previously mentioned the rising number of anti-jewish attacks in France, mostly perpetrated by muslim youths, and the culpable ‘ignorance’ of the French police and leadership. This weekend, a particularly bad example was made public, although the fossil media and French government are as usual eliding the more damning details.

A muslim gang, apparently associated with Hamas, used a blonde female to lure a poor immigrant jew into their clutches. They kidnapped him, took him to their council estate and proceeded to torture him for three weeks. During their torture sessions they also phoned the family in an attempt to extort money. During these phone calls they continued their torture, at times recited the Koran over the screams. His jewishness has been cited by members of the gang as the reason for his torture and for his kidnap - after all as the police put it “jew equals money”. The gang finally dumped Ilan Halimi in a field near a train station. He was found by chance sometime later and died on the way to hospital.

Given the nature of the council estate where the gang held Ilan, it is beyond the limits of plausibility that any of the immediate neighbours did not know of the torture going on nearby. It in fact seems probable that neighbours and relatives participated in the torture. Despite the screams that nobody living in the building or walking by could have failed to hear going on for three weeks, the police apparently [1] received not a single tip-off, anonymous or otherwise.

During those three weeks, the police refused to acknowledge the anti-semitic nature of the kidnapping, treating the case as vanilla extortion. This incredibly obtuse behaviour by the police puts blood on their hands: in simple extortion cases there is no expectation of mortal danger to the kidnapped, thus the urgency and nature of the police response is tamer. The French government also tried to cover up the anti-semitic nature of the attack for at least a week after the stabbed, bruised and burnt Ilan was found.

Even now, mention of most of the above details relating to the “ethnicity” or motivation of the gang is carefully avoided by most of the fossil media and the French government. Here is a typical example from the BBC. As Steyn points out, the cover-up by the fossil media is nothing new:

“Two years ago, a 23-year-old Paris disc jockey called Sebastien Selam was heading off to work from his parents' apartment when he was jumped in the parking garage by his Muslim neighbor Adel. Selam's throat was slit twice, to the point of near-decapitation; his face was ripped off with a fork; and his eyes were gouged out. Adel climbed the stairs of the apartment house dripping blood and yelling, "I have killed my Jew. I will go to heaven."

“Is that an gripping story? You'd think so. Particularly when, in the same city, on the same night, a Jewish woman was brutally murdered in the presence of her daughter by another Muslim. You've got the making of a mini-trend there, and the media love trends.

“Yet no major French newspaper carried the story.”

The claimed excuse for the complicit silence from government officials and fossil media alike is a wish to avoid inflaming muslims to violence. Quite apart from the absurdity of lying about muslim violence in order to avoid muslim violence, this form of appeasement is likely to achieve the opposite effect.

The very nature of appeasement means letting the criminals get away with their behaviour, increasing the likelihood that they will continue in that behaviour. Further, the use of lies to cover up the islamic nature of the violence means that the muslim community is not confronted over the behaviour that is haboured in its midst. The failure to confront unacceptable behaviour gives those engaging in that behaviour the believe that they can continue without consequences. As I have written previously, sanely there can be no doubt of the consequences to muslims - jihadi or sane - should muslim communities continue to escalate their barbaric behaviour. The failure to confront the nature of this violence also means that sane muslims wishing to condemn the jihadis - an action that is far from safe - lack the cover and support that is our moral duty to provide.

In other words, the appeasement and lies engaged in by the French government and fossil media increase the likelihood of further violence from muslims and increase the likelihood that the West will be forced deal with muslims en-masse and with extreme violence, something nobody sane could welcome.

On Sunday there was a funeral attended by president Chirac, wife[2] and Vvillepin. Despite this show of support for the jewish community, Chirac and company are so far continuing their dishonest denials of the anti-semitic nature of present day France. The parallels between these denials and the UN’s denials that genocide is taking place in the Sudan are striking:

“after months of expressing deep concern, grave concern, deep concern over the graves and deep grave concern over whether the graves were deep enough, Kofi Annan managed to persuade the UN to set up a committee to look into what's going on in Darfur. They've just reported back that it's not genocide.

“That's great news, isn't it? For as yet another Annan-appointed UN committee boldly declared in December: "Genocide anywhere is a threat to the security of all and should never be tolerated." So thank goodness this isn't genocide. Instead, it's just 70,000 corpses who all happen to be from the same ethnic group – which means the UN can go on tolerating it until everyone's dead”

“Do something about what. There's nothing happening?”

There was also a peaceful anti-jihadi protest march[3] attended by Sarkozy. Sarkozy is one of the few government officials openly referring to the reality. During the riots last year, he was the only senior official to refer to the jihadi criminals honestly, while his colleagues were busy extending the riots by their appeasement. Once more Sarkozy is looking like a good candidate to replace the mad old fools.

The behaviour of the police and government in this case of course relates to my earlier items on the illegimacy of a police force that refuses to defend its parish. Under present circumstances, I can see no *legitimate* way the French police can enforce disarmament laws on French jews, nor even legitimately arrest a jew for taking ‘justice’ into their own hands. This of course won’t stop the police doing so anyway. I regard any jew that is not making efforts to leave France as highly foolish.

Obviously some jews may wish to make some sort of stand, though the march on Sunday was the first sign that such people exist, despite this problem being obvious and growing for a number of years. Some - like those in 1920s and 1930s Germany - may hope they can keep their heads down and weather the storm, after all it can’t last. Some may believe they cannot afford to move, although with the open and cheap borders in the EU, this excuse seems a little lame to me. Some may regard the default choice of Israel as even worse - after all they would be sitting right in Ahminastraightjacket’s nuclear sights. If I were a jew in France, my first choice would be America, closely followed by Israel. Assuming I was too poor, I would move to another EU country, none of which have the level of anti-semitic attacks France has. I would probably try to get to Denmark if I could, but Italy or Spain would probably be cheaper and easier and not significantly worse options.

end notes

  1. With the police lying to the media and public and even incredibly claiming that they did not realise the anti-semitic nature of the gang, I cannot help being suspicious of this claim also. I am finding it increasingly hard to see the behaviour of the police and the French government as innocent, despite my default expectation that stupid behaviour is down to the usual incompetence and laziness of government employees.

  2. Chirac’s wife received a degree of notoriety last year for cowardice in the face of blatant anti-semitic behaviour:
  3. “At a charity event on behalf of children, some 20 Muslim youths tried to prevent the Jewish singer, Shirel, from appearing on stage, shouting curses such as "We'll exterminate all of you soon". The incident lasted for about 20 minutes, after which Shirel appeared despite everything. Mme. Bernadette Chirac, wife of the President of France, was present at the event, and beyond telling the singer backstage that "This is most unfortunate", did nothing to denounce the incident.”

  4. Attendance for the two events are variously being claimed at “tens of thousands” and “hundreds of thousands”. It is also not clear whether they were one event or two.
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double standards over danish cartoons

“Put the case that we knew of a highly paranoid religious cult organization with a secretive leader. Now put the case that this cult, if criticized in the press, would take immediate revenge by kidnapping a child. Put the case that, if the secretive leader were also to be lampooned, two further children would be killed at random. Would the press be guilty of "self-censorship" if it declined to publish anything that would inflame the said cult? Well, yes it would be guilty, but very few people would insist on the full exertion of the First Amendment right. However, the consequences for the cult and its leader would be severe as well. All civilized people would regard it as hateful and dangerous, and steps would be taken to circumscribe its influence, and to ensure that no precedent was set.

“The incredible thing about the ongoing Kristallnacht against Denmark (and in some places, against the embassies and citizens of any Scandinavian or even European Union nation) is that it has resulted in, not opprobrium for the religion that perpetrates and excuses it, but increased respectability!” [...]

“ And there remains the question of Denmark: a small democracy, which resisted Hitler bravely and protected its Jews as well as itself. Denmark is a fellow member of NATO and a country that sends its soldiers to help in the defense and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. And what is its reward from Washington? Not a word of solidarity, but instead some creepy words of apology to those who have attacked its freedom, its trade, its citizens, and its embassies. For shame [...] ”

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#double_standards_240206

bravery in the face of jihadi threats to silence

Interview with Hirsi Ali - recommended reading.

“Hirsi Ali: There is no freedom of speech in those Arab countries where the demonstrations and public outrage are being staged. The reason many people flee to Europe from these places is precisely because they have criticized religion, the political establishment and society. Totalitarian Islamic regimes are in a deep crisis.”

“Hirsi Ali: There should be solidarity. The cartoons should be displayed everywhere. After all, the Arabs can't boycott goods from every country. They're far too dependent on imports. And Scandinavian companies should be compensated for their losses. Freedom of speech should at least be worth that much to us.”

“Hirsi Ali is not a representative of westernised Islam. She is not a Muslim, so how can she represent westernised Islam?”

Hirsi Ali was born a Muslim.

She is of Somali origin. She fled Somalia as a child along with her father Hirsi Magan Isse who was an opponent of Siyad Barre, ex-president of Somalia. She was therefore a genuine asylum seeker. However she personally arrived in the Netherlands in particular after fleeing an arranged marriage. She joined the Dutch labour party, but become very critical of Islam’s treatment of women, writing the book De zoontjesfabriek.

Hirsi Ali eventually joined the VVD, the Dutch right wing party [1] of which she is currently a member, but is often associated with Geert Wilders who is an ex-VVD MP who is strongly anti-Islam.

She became an apostate and feminist critic of Islam, most famous for writing the script of the short film Submission part one, for which the director, Theo Van Gogh was assassinated by a Muslim. She is presently a Dutch MP for the VVD.

[Thanks to Energumen for biographical note.]

end note

  1. Note, however, that in Holland “right wing” also usually means socially classically liberal concerning soft drugs, homosexuality etc This is unlike in the UK, and particularly true of the VVD as opposed to the Christian Democrats.

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#hirsi_ali_120206

extremism and leaving other people alone

For many people, ‘extremism’ is believing in a different extreme than yourself.
Just leaving other people alone would be a fine thing.

The trouble with extremists is they want to force their extremes on other people.

People who do not learn to leave other people alone are dangerous.

Socialism is a popular extremism in the West. Socialists want to force everyone to be ‘equal’. Jihadis wish to force everyone to be jihadis.

I wish to force people to leave other people alone.
I want the tax man to leave me alone.
I want the burgulators to leave me alone.
I want the jihadis to leave cafés, tall buildings, cartoons and statues of the buddha alone.

I want to force murderers to leave me alone.

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#extremism_060206

updated vocabulary for pc socialists and their followers

“ [...] the police did eventually arrest two people for breaching the peace - not Islamist protesters, you understand, but two counter-demonstrators who were apparently provoking trouble by carrying images of Mohammed.” [Quoted from telegraph.co.uk]

You will also be pleased to note that the cowardly - sorry, principled - fossil ‘reporters’ at the Smellygraph have

“chosen not to cause gratuitous offence to his followers by reproducing the cartoons at the centre of this row.”

and a thinking ‘news’paper no less.

“This newspaper has a deep regard for Islam.”

Would “deep fear and editorial cowardice” be more appropriate?

It seems that, as usual, the leftism in the UK continues to corrupt language.

Here follows a further glossary to help readers decipher PC and lefty gibbreish.

  • Deep editorial or political cowardice is defined as ‘respect’ or ‘responsibility’.
  • Teaching’ means acting as baybee sitter or drilling parrots.
  • Public servant’ means meddling interfering thief.
  • ‘Social work’ tends to mean ‘antisocial’ and little properly recognisable as ‘work’.
  • Spiritual’ and ‘caring’ mean ‘lazy minded bum’.
  • Home’ tends to mean a place where there are no parents worth a damn.
  • Taking in to care’ means ‘kidnapping a child’
  • Self-defence is now defined as ‘murder’.
  • Murder is now ‘self-expression’ or ‘victimhood’.
  • Lying is now called ‘framing the argument’.
  • Leading’ means working out what the sheep want and then offering it to them.
  • Benefits’ means charity, preferably obtained by force from those who work.
  • Worker’ or ‘taxpayer’ both mean gullible idiot.

  • Good work Jimmy’ means ‘he can’t help being thik, and at least he isn’t showing the others up’.
  • Thik’ means ‘at least I can keep up with him and I don’t have to make any effort’.
  • Challenging’ means ‘should do well, she’s 13 and has an penchant for burning places down, but she seems to be able to make a better wage than I can in two hours each evening; let’s arrange free accommodation for her.’
    or ‘he’s 15 but seems to have highly developed street smarts, entrepreneurial skills, chemical knowledge, contacts, seven workers and the latest in mercs with darkened windows. Maybe he’ll go into politics’.

“ War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
(George Orwell, 1949)

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#pc_gibberish_070206

on the immaturity in the middle east

Another solid article by Gerard Baker.

“We know by now that elections are a necessary but certainly not sufficient condition for producing free, stable societies. If you were to let a classroom of seven-year-olds vote on how they should be allowed to run their lives, you know the result. They would end school, legislate for compulsory chocolate and ice-cream, liberalise fussy rules on TV-watching and computer-game playing and institute a more relaxed approach to bedtime.

“If you give the vote to a few million Palestinians in their current state, they will vote for the equivalent of chocolate, TV and ice-cream. They will endorse the annihilation of Israel, the mass murder of Americans and a holy war against infidels everywhere.

“That's not to say that Palestinians have puerile minds. But in political-historical-cultural terms they are like children. They have been conditioned entirely for decades by an environment of repression and poverty, pushed around by corrupt leaders poisoning their minds with hateful bile for decades and decades.”

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#immaturity_030206

why it is essential that jihadis be mocked and offended

The Danish cartoons do not “insult Islam” - there is no such person.
They do not “insult Mohammet” - he is long dead.
They do insult jihadis, who fully merit insult.
They insult no peaceful, civilised Muslim.

No sane person could ‘feel insulted’ by a cartoon, let alone regard their herd as 'insulted', and then project that onto their individual existence. To claim that they do [feel insulted] is indeed a straightforward attack on free speech. It is a subversive attempt to stop criticism of jihadis; it is not an attempt to stop criticism of ‘Islam’ or ‘Mohammed’ or of peaceful, civilised people who wish to call themselves Muslims. Sane people have a sense of humour, and ordinary, peaceful Muslims do not go around blowing themselves up or beheading captives. So clearly, the cartoons cannot apply to such people.

The campaign against this criticism of jihadis is merely political posturing for advantage by islamofascists. Naturally, any civilised, peace loving Muslim would immediately act to stop the jihadi loons and give every assistance to those attempting to disable and disarm the bombers.

It would be well for every free person to understand these things, and stop giving comfort to the gang leaders and tyrants of the Middle East.

There is a coterie of seriously brain-dead idiots who will do anything to avoid facing reality, who will do anything to appear ‘fashionable’ and/or who are so emotionally damaged that their anger at the world outweighs reason.

No sane person could even ‘feel insulted’ by a cartoon directed at themselves. In fact, I have known of politicians who collect such cartoons with pride - at least someone is noticing. Nor would they ‘feel insulted’ by a letter written to them containing derogatory remarks about them. If one acts effectively in society, anonymous letters from disturbed individuals, and much worse, are part of life. Doubtless even Tony Bliar and George Bush receives such green-ink missives. As a folk saying has it, “Enemies are the status symbols of successful people”.

But these cartoons are not even addressed to individuals, they are essentially aimed at a certain ridiculous mindset. Naturally, such deranged people are annoyed at not being taken seriously. Naturally, the jihadi loons will threaten in order to avoid being held to justified ridicule, fear of ridicule is normal among paranoid megalomaniacs. The jihadis and illegitimate rulers are after power, they want people frightened of them. Suggestions that we go easy on them are typical of appeasers and the accomplices of bullies.

Surely every sane and peace-loving Islamic can learn to appreciate this?

The major step needed to be taken by the masses oppressed under the heels of jihadists and illegitimate dictators is to lose their fears, come out on the street and laugh at the mad murderers, ceasing to obey them. Every step to mockery and dissent weakens the murderers and torturers.

Of course, the murderers will strain every effort to stop that day arriving, for with that day will come the end of jihadi power to intimidate and silence decent people.

Obviously, there are many good people gradually gaining the courage to speak out. The West should be encouraging and educating those of the Middle East in the use of humour and other methods, not apologising like confused idiots.

Everyone who apologises to, or for, the jihadis is a damned fool, drawn into the tyrant’s net.

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#insult_offend_030206

“who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past”

“The Meehan alterations on Wikipedia.com represent just two of more than 1,000 changes made by congressional staffers at the U.S. House of Representatives in the past six month.”

Original entry: “ "Meehan first ran for Congress in 1992 on a platform of reform, [...] As part of that platform Meehan made a pledge to not serve more than four terms [eight years], a central part of his campaign. This breaking of the pledge has been a controversial issue in the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts."

From the new entry: "Meehan was elected to Congress in 1992 on a plan to eliminate the deficit. His fiscally responsible voting record since then has earned him praise from citizen watchdog groups. He was re-elected by a large margin in 2004."

The changes are essentially aimed at enhancing the reputations of the politicians concerned. Of course, this can and also is being done in reverse.

Increasingly, due to its open source nature and slapdash control, Wikipedia is coming to resemble George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. At the Ministry of Truth, inconvenient records of previous years were dropped down the memory hole, enabling politicians to control history. The slogan was, “who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past”, or as Lipstadt has called it, “the growing assault on truth and memory.

“The largest section of the Records Department, far larger than the one on which Winston worked, consisted simply of persons whose duty it was to track down and collect all copies of books, newspapers, and other documents which had been superseded and were due for destruction. A number of The Times which might, because of changes in political alignment, or mistaken prophecies uttered by Big Brother, have been rewritten a dozen times still stood on the files bearing its original date, and no other copy existed to contradict it. Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made. Even the written instructions which Winston received, and which he invariably got rid of as soon as he had dealt with them, never stated or implied that an act of forgery was to be committed: always the reference was to slips, errors, misprints, or misquotations which it was necessary to put right in the interests of accuracy.” [Quoted from 1984 by George Orwell, part 1, chapter 4]

Humans have always played these games, and such practices are widespread throughout the fossil media. But two things have changed:

  1. the scale at which re-writing (both positive and negative) is possible, and
  2. the ever-increasing number of eyes reading, and able to out these practices and their instances.

As with all technology, there come opportunities for both good and for evil.

related material
To follow Wikipedia’s dispute regarding these alterations of Wikipedia entries
why does not nature list the alleged errors on wikipedia and enc brit? could it be... ?

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#1984_example_300106

on experiments removing dominant males from herds

“The "police" macaques often intervene to defuse scuffles before they can escalate.”

Note this does not ‘equate’ to mere ‘punishment’.

“Human societies rapidly descend into anarchy and chaos without policing. Now, researchers have found that the same thing happens when groups of monkeys are left to their own devices instead of being "policed" by dominant males.”

“Another member of the research team, Frans de Waal at the Yerkes Primate Research Center, Emory University, Georgia, notes: "We tend to associate power with privilege, but both in human and animal society it also entails a constructive contribution, or at least ought to. Through their stabilising presence and active peacekeeping, the dominant males contribute to a more cooperative society.”

But we must have ‘equality’ for females; otherwise it isn’t ‘fair’.

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#macaques_290106

vouchers and standards

Socialism is bad for the poor.
Provider cartels are bad for the poor.

“Sweden is the only European country operating a universal voucher scheme. The reforms began in 1992 when independent schools were guaranteed the right to receive funding from municipalities. Vouchers are now valued at 100 per cent of the average cost of a place in a local state school. Any type of school that meets the requirements of the National Agency for Education is entitled to this funding, whether religious, for-profit or charitable. Schools are prohibited from charging top-up fees and are not allowed to select pupils by ability. They must also meet specific academic standards and adhere to the national curriculum.”

In twelve years, independent providers in Sweden have moved from 1% to 12% of the market.


“The strongest evidence is from American charter schools. Charter schools are supported by public funds and may not charge fees. Public authorities pay them a cash amount per pupil, usually lower then the average cost of local state schools. They cannot select their students based on admissions tests, and must obey many public school regulations, including test requirements, although they are often exempt or partially exempt from regulations about teacher certification. To avoid back-door selection, state laws typically require charter schools to select students by lottery when the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places.”

“ Charter schools were especially likely to raise the achievement of pupils who were poor or Hispanic. In mainly Hispanic areas the advantage was 7.6 per cent in reading and 4.1 per cent in maths, whereas in a typical charter school the advantage was 4.2 per cent in reading and 2.1 per cent in maths. In high-poverty areas the advantage was 6.5 per cent in reading, compared with 2.6 per cent for other charter schools.”

related material
A substantial and useful summary of what we know about school choice
vouchers and ‘equality’ of educational opportunity

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#vouchers_230106

watching the fossil media die

“Craig is not content to merely eat away at the business model of newspapers by chewing up their classifieds, from back to front. He's also begun issuing vague pronouncements about citizen journalism, the people - his people - taking the news into their own hands. "I'm working with some folks on technologies that promise to help people find the most trusted versions of the more important stories," Craig said on his blog, further spooking the old-media types. Newmark has invested in a Website headed by Jeff Jarvis, a longtime journalist and blogger - "to organize the world's news using the best of technology, community, and editors," he wrote on his blog. Jarvis says the site will be up in the spring and aims to help newspapers redefine themselves at a time when the journalism world is shattering.”

“[...] Craigslist is (a) where young urban people conduct much of the traffic of their lives, including renting apartments, finding lost pets, and getting laid in the middle of the day, and is (b) thereby destroying classified revenues for big-city newspapers, which are already in crisis, and so it has become (c) the symbol of the transformation of the information industry. Rocked in a Bay Area cradle of left-wing values, Craigslist has built a huge national community by word of mouth. The site is free and without advertising (with the exception of help-wanted ads in three markets), and it gets more than 3 billion page views per month (10 million actual users a month), ranking it seventh on the Net, not so far behind Google and eBay [...] ”

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#craigslist_200106

why does not nature list the alleged errors on wikipedia and enc brit? could it be... ?
analysis of a fossil media report about wikipedia - the fossil media strikes-out yet again.

This [linked] article misses a key factor in the claims in Nature - that the claims cannot be tested.
I must wonder why Nature is apparently shy of having its claims checked.

The claim as made by Nature:

“When the error category was expanded to include "factual errors, omissions, or misleading statements" 162 were found in Wikipedia and 123 in the Britannica. That is roughly four per article for the upstart amateurs and three for the publication that has been around since 1768.”

Meanwhile, the fossil media encyclopedia of claimed record evades thus:

“[...] When contacted about their reactions to the finding, Britannica's director of corporate communications didn't say "Egads, we will fix those right away." Rather, he flung dirt at Wikipedia [...] ”

Another evasive non-response from Nature:

“Why? Truth on the internet not our business, maintains the British journal. Or more specifically, "as a news article, it is not intended to fulfill the role of a scientific paper; the results of the investigation are given in enough detail to present the argument, [...] ”

And the new media response?

“For its part, Wikipedia immediately flagged each article that Nature had trouble with. The editors then told readers that Nature has found errors in the piece, and could they please collectively come together, find and correct them.”

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#wikipedia_070106

trying to make facts fit the theory - ‘feminism’

In a newly published book, Women Who Make the World Worse, Kate O’Beirne points out results come from decades of ‘feminists’ attempting to make society “gender-blind”.

“We live with the destructive feminist agenda because the fathers or husbands of so many of them, including Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, and Jane Fonda, never failed to fail them. The views of these angry, abandoned women inform the modern women's movement.”

“[and] the worst thing that women who make the world worse do?

“O'Beirne: They put us at war with the men in our lives, the fathers, husbands, and sons who love and support us. Because men don't like arguing with women and naively assumed that if they gave feminists what they wanted they would be left alone, the allegedly fierce patriarchy collapsed in the face of the feminist assault. The moral intimidation feminists inflict on men means that other women have to take on the modern, destructive women's movement.” [From an interview with Kate O’Beirne]

marker at abelard.org

“O’Beirne is all for women’s equality and celebrates the unprecedented opportunities they enjoy today. But she faults those feminists who believe that a hostile patriarchy reigns and that women remain its helpless victims. Their agenda is not pro-female; it’s merely anti-male.” [From publisher’s release]

Here is Steyn’s useful but somewhat stumbling and confused response to this book.

Women who make the world worse by Kate O'Beirne

Women Who Make the World Worse: and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports by Kate O’Beirne

Sentinel , 2005, hbk, 1595230092

$16.47 [amazon.com] /
£ 12.90 [amazon.co.uk]

the web address for the article above is
http://www.abelard.org/news/behaviour0601.php#feminists_060106

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