Monday, December 13, 2010

The Nixon Tapes



A new supply of Nixon tapes.
How refreshing to hear to hear how the world talked and thought in that period of time. 1969 -1974.
Many would be mistaken in making the assumption that President Richard Nixon was alone in his racist thoughts.
This latest revelation is a gem not because it is a celebration of racism but because it is a time capsule of how the world was forty years ago.
I don't doubt that many people still hold racist views such as those voiced by Nixon.
But, today anyone who is brave or stupid enough to voice such views would instantly make themselves a social pariah.
It's not the racist views that interest me but how much society has moved on, how much our thinking has been conditioned by modern, enlightened thinking.
We might as well consider ourselves living in the New Enlightenment.
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment) is the era in Western philosophy, intellectual, scientific and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority.
In 2010, western society is driven by reason and logic and let's not forget compassion, humanitarianism, ecological awareness (we feel responsible and guilty for global warming and the mass extinction of many species) .We take a global view rather than a parochial view of the world.
Western people are hard wired into the internet and we take pride in the fact that whatever may happen in the world, no matter how remote or removed from us be that location, we know about it instantly.
I watched the events of 9/11 during the morning on T.V. and felt that it was happening to me personally.
So, what I find shocking today isn't the fact that Richard Nixon has racist thoughts in 1969.
It's the fact that there still exists an extreme and virulent form of racism today and the fact that the western world is so ignorant of this fact. Amazing!
The racism I'm referring to is the core belief of Islam that Jews are inferior and must be forced into submission by whatever means possible. This racism is enshrined in the Koran, it is taught to every Muslim child as a matter of course.
In our modern age of new enlightenment, we in the west are so hoodwinked by our ideals that we cannot see or refuse to see what is blatantly obvious.

2 comments:

Damien said...

Lexcen,

The Koran isn't just antisemitic, its violently anti non Muslim, to the point where it tells Muslims to kill anyone who doesn't share there faith, unless they live in submission and commit a slow cultural suicide as Dhimmis, and yet for some groups that's not even an option.

Jen said...

great post, Lex.
Isn't it "interesting" how the liberal media would never dare to call muslims racists.

These are topics that need to be discussed in our universities.

LOL!

As if any administration / professor would have the cojones to say such things...

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