AGE warning – some language in this article is unsuitable for minors. Some graphic images
This blog does not normally delve deeply into politics but two pieces of news are giving me itches I can’t scratch, so I choose to share them with you.
Let me start by saying I am anti-war of the generation “Peace and Love” who protested vigorously against the Vietnam War. Also, having been raised in a 50/50 Muslim/Christian environment I am absolutely NOT anti-Islam. That is to say I am not against true Islam rather than the hate being preached at the moment.
OK. 2 subjects are rape and the so-called Islamic State. Can’t see the connection? Well in both cases there is a huge helping of sorting out Cause v Effect.
For a long time, many people have been arguing that any woman who is raped “brought it on herself” by dressing provocatively or being in the wrong place or company at the wrong time. Or is the cause of rape mainly that the male of the species can’t control his sexual urges? The effect is that women dressing as vertical bedspreads is now seriously advocated.
Over-simplification? Yes! It is mainly a result of the very press who are lip-smackingly reporting this question, having indulged in the sexualisation of the female figure for decades. Page 3 may have gone but I don’t read newspapers because they are still full of almost-naked females designed to titillate (that’s their decision to pose, OK
for them) but has an overall effec on males meaning that in this day and age most very young boys don’t have to have seen the “top shelf” magazines to know that “lady bits” are not like “boy bits” and that anything with boobs is there purely for their edification and enjoyment. Step up,media and take a bow – you must take the blame in some of this.
Should there be such a thing as “inappropriately dressed” in this century? I think there should and it applies to both men and women. I have no objection to a man sunbathing topless on the beach but for the sake of hygiene and common courtesy I wish they would slip a tshirt on before going into the shops. I dislike sweaty skin rubbing against me in the check-out queue in Tesco’s in a seaside town.
So – do we blame the women? Partly. Do we blame the men? Partly. I think there is a strong argument for teaching both sexes from an early age that taking what isn’t yours is wrong. Doing something to someone that they have already said they don’t like, is also wrong. In the same vein, pretending to promise something and then “changing your mind” at the last minute is not only wrong but dangerous. When a man has his dick just about inside you, lady, it’s gone way too far to say no if (up to that moment) you were a willing participant.
Onto the next topic. While we are talking about the Blame Game. I have seen so many articles comparing the migrants from Syria to the jews fleeing Nazi rule. We welcomed them. Of course we did. But we also turned on their aggressors and showed them why it was a bad idea to do what they were doing. If we are saying that the migrants equal the Jewish oppressed then who are Islamic State?
Yes, I’m advocating sending in the military to bomb the shite out of these thugs who want to take us all (yes, Europe too) back into the Dark Ages under a pseudo Muslim flag. Perhaps retaliation is the only way that they will understand that beheading, gang rape, burning alive and enticing teenagers away from home with false promises is a very bad way of behaving.
Please don’t say we can’t. This is exactly the same as the IRA situation where there was an army with no uniform mixed in with the civilian population who were too scared to tell. We did it then. The British Forces used every sneaky tactic to explain to the Irish terrorists that kneecapping, rape and blowing up the innocent were not good ideas.
The West has happily charged into wars which were nothing to do with them apart from there being oil involved. I know that some “Very Important Leaders” are silently backing the Islamic State – well let’s show them all – we took on everyone last time. And if we don’t do it this time, in a few years I shall not be blogging because I’ll have been beheaded. And anyway you will be in Rammadan and too tired to read.
I realise that this article may cause some reaction -please comment I should like to know how you all feel. And to those who say “No more immigrants, there’s no room” – fine, well join in and help stop the Islamic State and we won’t have to.