Psychologizing Genocide

So here’s the sequence of events:

  1. Gates of Vienna posted an “essay” carefully introducing the idea that Europe should murder all muslims
  2. Charles at LGF exposed it to some sunlight
  3. Shrink Wrapped “psychoanalyzed” it

Rational analysis of this is pretty simple.  Starting a program of mass-murder will lead to massive death and destruction for everyone.  Duh!  And besides that, a fascist dictatorship is one of the most horrible social systems ever devised.

Here is a quick blueprint of the solution.  First, Europe should repeal its numerous and vast programs of welfare, largesse, handouts, subsidies, and other incentives to non-productive people.  A welfare check makes it much easier to sit around all day and plan and carry out violence at night.

Second, they should repeal the laws that criminalize acts that do not harm any victim (e.g. working more than 35 hours in France).  This will let their police focus on catching the violent criminals in their midst.  And it will easier for people to see the issues clearly.

Third, they should punish these criminals harshly.

Finally, they should tattoo the foreheads of any criminals who were foreign nationals, and deport them.

This regimen would force the muslims who live in Europe to choose whether they wanted jihad or peace and prosperity.  It would divide them, and many would choose to become true Europeans.

Come to think of it, this would be a great set of steps for the US to take also!

I don’t know how much more needs to be said.

Now I want to address Shrink Wrapped’s “psychoanlytic attempt to understand” this.

Ayn Rand defined “psychologizing” as an attempt to use psychology to evade and “explain” the underlying moral issue.

OK, where to start with Shrink Wrapped…?

Societies under stress tend to regress in predictable and dangerous ways.

This would be like saying “hospitals under illness tend to…”

Huh?!?

This isn’t psychology (or medicine).  It’s a facade of psychology or medicine to cover a gross generalization.  I can think of a number of societies that were “under stress” (whatever that means, exactly) that responded in quite different ways.  England’s Magna Carta wasn’t quite the same thing as the French Revolution, or the American Revolution for that matter.

[regression is] …a retreat form more civilized to less civilized behavior…

Civilized is a fuzzy word, that obscures key concept: morality.  The difference between a murderous lynch mob and a civilized society is the subordination of might to right, and of action to morality.

Once you realize this, you don’t continue down the path of treating society as a psychiatric patient.  In some societies, a majority of members know that there are rules which govern behavior.  In others, such as nazi germany, a majority did not (or evaded their knowledge because they hoped for illicit personal gain).

Since rational people don’t think of themselves as mere cogs in a collective-racial-tribal machine, they don’t react to enemies or criminals by trying to establish a racist-collectivist-tribalist dictatorship.  Since they think of themselves as individuals, and value their minds and their liberties, they don’t try to establish a socialist dictatorship.

The bottom line is that anyone who wants to resurrect the third reich is a wannabe-thug.  Psychoanalysis is neither necessary to deal with this person, nor helpful.

 

P.S.  If the islamzation of Europe seems like an intractable problem, that’s because of the multicultural idealogy that dominates Europe right now.  Before Europeans can tackle islamization, they first have to admit there is a problem.  I don’t know how to make them see it, other than to write online and encourage others to write online.  This is a war of ideas!

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One Response to “Psychologizing Genocide”

  1. […] called “Atlas Shrugs” wrote a long piece about the Gates of Vienna piece that I wrote about last week.  It particularly caught my eye because the very name of the blog claims to be related […]

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