John Scalzi is Your Typical Progressive

I said in an earlier post that I didn’t care what John Scalzi thought, but I have changed my mind. The man wields wide hips in the science fiction arena at the moment. And, judging from his blog, has a small mass of people that worship his every righteous word. If you do not, you will find yourself deleted it quick order if your comment is “wrong-think”. Didn’t happen to me (I know better than to go into a cage like that) but he leaves the empty husks of those that offend the high religion of progressivism – or Islam.

His response to the Paris attacks has been singular – yell and rave about ignorant, bigoted Americans. The man has few tactics, subterfuge, insult and feigned embarrassment for one’s fellow countrymen. I completely disagree with almost everything that comes out of this man’s mouth (as I do with most liberals – and if there is a single, defining characteristic to Mr. Scalzi, it is that he is a liberal through and through) but somehow I don’t get that adolescent self-consciousness that asks, “what are others going to think of me because of X’s actions?”

Just consider the title of his latest piece of hate (note – hating is fine among progressives, it all depends on the target)

Frightened, Ignorant and Cowardly is No Way to Go Through Life, Son

Condescension and insult at the same time, right out the gate. As if he is a wise old man and not some geek who writes space yarns and plays video games and is not pre-occupied by the question: is the new Star Wars going to rock or suck?

Frightened? Why shouldn’t people be frightened? I think they very well should be, as Scalzi lands his fourth insult 6 words into the body of his post, bedwetting, over this. Muslims? No problem! Remember this, I’ll show you the subterfuge shortly.

Paris is one of the major cities of Western civilization. I just had two of my friends there a month ago. It is not ignorance that is causing the “bedwetting” it is knowledge. It is that person who is not sticking their head in the sand. Now said person with head not in sand may not articulate his knowledge nor vet his fear as we all would like, but fear is definitely called for.

Fear of Syrian refugees? Well, that depends (see at this point Scalzi, or any other true blooded progressive is done listening, the righteous finger shoots across the room like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the cry of “BIGOT!” is announced, the progressive has done his job). As Scalzi points out in his post in a CATO institute report, the vetting process for refugees is quite rigorous.

Or so they say (I mean, do we believe whatever we read? I don’t). If they are as rigorous as, say, our TSA, we should all piss over our beds this very night.

Let’s go back to his original sentence,

Seriously, I don’t think the bedwetting about Muslims has been this bad in a very long time, which is saying something,

When is a very long time, Scalzi? 9/11? Boston? Fort Hood (ah, yes, that counts)? Hedbo? Mohammed cartoon contest shooting in Texas (sorry that incident has no official name)? Chattanooga? Seattle shooting of two homosexuals? I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

Let’s not forget about the ISIS video of the beheadings with the title: A Message Signed in Blood: To the Nation of the Cross

No reason for fear there.

The problem, my dear, Mr. Scalzi, is that people are paying attention. There are just too many people doing too many Muslim acts. And not just across the lake where you, amazingly, think that means we are safe.

This one I particularly found ironic and amusing, although not terrorism, is about as Muslim as you can get. Get this part below (if you don’t click on the link, the man was sentenced for beheading his wife with a knife… sound familiar?) And, yes, the link is to the infamous FOXNews – looked for three Google pages and couldn’t find anything from CNN or MSNBC.


The Hassans started the Bridges TV network in 2004, saying they wanted to counter negative stereotypes and media portrayals of Muslims in a post-9/11 world and provide programming for the growing Muslim-American population. Bridges TV continues to broadcast.

I’d call that an epic-fail!

Speaking of news sources. I wonder if the typical progressive misses most of this because his news sources won’t report it. Ah, but I am immune from rebuttal on this point (like anyone comments here…) I don’t have cable. And, as I stated here many a time, I don’t care if you get news from FOX or CNN or whatever, as long as it’s not your only source. News should be as research, not a Twinkie you swallow whole.

And as many have noted, there is irony in the freakout about Syrian refugees coming into a season which celebrates a notable middle eastern family who famously were refugees at one point in their history, according to some tales.

Now, unlike Mr. Scalzi, just because I disagree with doesn’t mean I am going to call him stupid. I can’t, notice the subtlety of his work. Notice the care he always takes to be respectful of Islam, you can comb his site forensically and you will not see one single slight. Utter, total respect, never once says anything about Islamic “tales”. Probably a slip, right? I mean he wouldn’t denigrate a religion by insulting its constituents by referring to their holy book as “tales” would he?

Maybe it was a slip, I cannot rule out that possibility, maybe I am bringing to much connotational import here. I really waste my time being so fair to people. But if it was not a slip, then it is still no foul in the progressive rule book. As I noted in my post The Double Standard , the only religion to be respected in the progressive mind is Islam – fuck Christianity and fuck the Jews – well, at least the Israeli Jews.

But as this asshole politician said this week, “Mary and Jesus didn’t have suicide bomb vests strapped on them, and these folks do.” Well, no, they don’t. Leaving aside that the perpetrators on the attacks in Paris all appeared to live in Europe to begin with,

Scalzi just can’t control the name calling, it makes 80% of his argument. When he actually tries to make a point, it is, remember? subterfuge. Not saying the politician isn’t an asshole, but party affiliation doesn’t decide it. Go find Mr. Scalzi ever calling a Democrat an asshole, go ahead, I’m waiting. Surely not all Democrats are saints. Which they’ll say, and then get right back to never criticizing them.

But, the progressive misses the point of the quote. Christians aren’t the ones with suicide bombs strapped on them, Muslims are. That is a fact. No amount of brain-pretzeling is going to make that fact go away. Bringing up some bad things some Christian is doing somewhere is not the same. It is a difference in kind. And his comment on the Paris attackers living in Europe is – I don’t know what it is. Besides the point, but it stems from his not understanding the “asshole’s” comment in the first place.

Let me make it clear what the connection is: Salah Abdeslam, Bilal Hadfi, Ahmad Almohamad, Omar Mostefai, Samy Amimour and Abdelhamid Abaaoud

That is the connection. It doesn’t matter that they lived or were even born in Europe. What matters is that they were Muslim.

Take this chilling quote from The Atlantic:

If al-Qaeda wanted to revive slavery, it never said so. And why would it? Silence on slavery probably reflected strategic thinking, with public sympathies in mind: when the Islamic State began enslaving people, even some of its supporters balked. Nonetheless, the caliphate has continued to embrace slavery and crucifixion without apology. “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women,” Adnani, the spokesman, promised in one of his periodic valentines to the West. “If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.”

Nothing to fear, eh?

Thus Scalzi,

“But people are scared!” Okay, and? Being scared may be the excuse for abandoning all sense and reason in the moment one is actively under attack; it’s not even close to a reasonable excuse for, thousands of miles away from an attack and with no immediate threat on the horizon, vilifying innocent co-religionists of the attackers and plotting to slam the door on refugees running from the very people who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

Thousands of miles away. Yes, this particular attack was thousands of miles away. I don’t know if he has forgotten but we had one some fourteen years ago that killed almost twenty times the Paris attack. I’d love to see his blog from bak then, bet he was wagging his finger at the stupid Americans then too. But no word about the victims!

If it is stupid, then let’s be stupid. Let’s have the audacity to SEE what is happening. Let’s shake off these progressives trying to lullaby us to sleep with their sneers and insults and intimidation. Let Scalzi’s daughter or granddaughter be a slave to the caliphate – not yours.

Listening to this man, you’d think all the Muslim violence was no more than a couple Columbine shootings. [Not that I don’t think there is a connection between all of those – all this points to a very sick society.]

This has been a bad week for the United States, folks. France was directly attacked by terrorists and its response was to promise to house 30,000 Syrian refugees;

Yeah, as Thomas Sowell has pointed out: France wouldn’t be in this problem in the first if not for its bad policies

France, evidently isn’t ready to address its problem. I just committed the biggest progressive sin, I talked bad about a progressive European country. I wonder if I’ll be able to talk bad about it when its Muslim Europe. You don’t think a bunch of scared atheists (check your European demographics, people) are really going to stop Islam, do you? Maybe a plain old instinct of self-preservation will kick in in time. Europe doesn’t have a very good history of that you know. I don’t think progressivism is about survival, the only thing that makes sense of progressivism is the urge to suicide, but not the cajones to actually perform the action.

…we weren’t and one branch of our government fell over itself to put the brakes on accepting a third of that number.

Yes, we were. One for all, all for one. We even have agreements based on that.

France is defying the very organization that attacked it while we, on the other hand, are doing exactly what that organization hoped we would do. We’re being the cowardly bigots they hoped we would be, and as loudly as possible.

I don’t know what progressive think-tank this spilled out of, but it is a complete non-sequitor. They want us to submit to Islam. What is so fucking hard about this? If I am cowardly, you, sir, are BLIND.

All of this is really beside the point. The refugee issue is a non-issue hiding a bigger issue. There is a refugee crisis because of us. This is what Scalzi is saying, since we will not fight the terrorists (not in any meaningful way) we have to take every single person that is driven out of that area.

If we are not going to fight them – defeat them – that is going to be A LOT OF FUCKING REFUGEES!

And why? In the end, but for the wrong reasons, and about the wrong people, Scalzi is right, it is cowardice. It is about ignorance. It is about fear. And it has been going on for decades. This latest blip about refugees is simply one more stop in our gradual defeat to Islam. It is our fear of it, our ignorance of it, and our cowardice of it.

It is so great that Bush attacked a country after 9/11 that had practically nothing to do with Islamic terrorism – and left alone their neighbor that had a lot to do with it. Left the country in shambles so that it could be overrun by our actual enemy. Obama has followed the same course in Libya and Syria.

Dictators were good for us in the middle east. And, as it turns out, good for a lot of the citizens. Peace and democracy are not Muslim values.

Scalzi ends with another snipe at America. Progressives are always disappointed in America.

The comment section is also very instructive.  At one point he claims to have read the Koran and will not accept someone quoting it out of context. You know damned well if he were in an argument with a Christian, he’d be pulling out every single “out of context” quote he could find. You have to wonder why someone goes to such strides to protect a particular religion. The man, I can bet… 2 fingers… is not religious, certainly not Christian. Why all the falling over to protect Islam against all evidence? Is he saying there are no passages in the Koran exhorting to violence? That’s what I would guess he means. Bet he’d be quick to point out one’s in the Bible!

I can have more respect for someone like Christopher Hitchens who wished a pox on all houses equally, than for someone who spends such effort fawning over Islam.

My nicest interpretation is that he doesn’t operates from ignorance – but from projection. That when he reads such a thing as:

If al-Qaeda wanted to revive slavery, it never said so. And why would it? Silence on slavery probably reflected strategic thinking, with public sympathies in mind: when the Islamic State began enslaving people, even some of its supporters balked. Nonetheless, the caliphate has continued to embrace slavery and crucifixion without apology. “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women,” Adnani, the spokesman, promised in one of his periodic valentines to the West. “If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.”

His tighty-whities suddenly get warm and wet with pee and his legs get rubbery because he knows, he knows, we won’t stop them. That the ideology that he sold himself to will never be able to stop them. So, long before the sword meets his neck to offer death or submission, he drops to his knees and grovels, defends, spits on their enemy.

“They’ll remember me, they’ll spare me.”

Oh, wait, there’s nothing to fear, right?





5 responses to “John Scalzi is Your Typical Progressive

  • Christ Centered Teaching

    Islam is NOT a religion of peace! Recommended reading “The Life of Muhammad” written by the Muslim historian Ibn Ishaq in 768 AD. The book gives an accurate picture of Muhammad… The very violent and aggressive military commander who fought and killed neighboring tribes into submission.

  • MrMadWriter

    I can completely understand people fleeing war but that doesn’t necessarily stop me being skeptical all the same. The world is infinitely more dangerous now, and thinking about the safety of your family or people is something that comes to mind

    • bensira587

      I can too, and I completely sympathize with those peaceful Muslims that are victims to Islam (I don’t say radical Islam because I don’t think the “radicals” are radical within Islam, they are Islam – but that is something for the soft Muslims to come to terms with).

      I sympathize with them as fellow human beings, they live in hell. But they carry a virus, the peaceful ones are carriers. It is hard to tell which ones are sick with the virus and which one’s are merely, for the moment, carrying it.

      There has been a lot of talk about how strict the vetting process is for refugees. Well, if they are already on a security radar, they’ll, hopefully (because it’s run by humans after all not an infallible robot) be rooted out and denied entry.

      But that is if they have already turned or haven’t stirred up enough dust to have been noticed.The problem is they could turn violent at any time, any one of them, because of the religion. That is exactly what is happening in Europe. Scalzi brings up the fact that the Paris attackers were European. That is the argument against accepting the refugees, not for accepting them.

      We have to recognize this for what it is. Feelings don’t matter here, only facts. I refuse to pull a blanket over my head because it’s not nice. It is an unfortunate, ugly reality. It is intimidation pure and simple for people like Scalzi to play the bigot card merely because people are concerned. It is not ignorance either, the more you know, the more alarm you should have.

      The people with suspect motives here are people like John Scalzi. Damn right we have a right to be concerned, alarmed, and even frightened.

      Actually what really alarms and frightens me is not so much ISIS or Islamic terror or their lust for blood and a global caliphate. If we were still sane as a culture they could (would have been decades ago) be dealt with with relative ease. No, what alarms and frightens me are the John Scalzi’s of the world shaking their fists in our face for the sin of self-preservation and calling people like me bigots for the sin of not wanting my neck sawed through with a knife – or blown. Or my wife’s neck, my father’s neck, or your neck.

      “Hey, it’s no big deal,” they keep saying, “don’t be a bigot, Islam is a religion of peace [but Christianity is not] you’re ignorant…”

      I want to say, “What the fuck, dude, are you on their side or something?”

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