Monday, September 21, 2015

When Real Men Had Principles

"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.
Napier, William. (1851) History Of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration Of Scinde. (P. 35). London: Chapman and Hall [1] at Retrieved 11 October 2013"
This quote (found in Wikipedia) was referenced by Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, regarding the cowardly military administration of posts in Afghanistan:
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies
"KABUL, Afghanistan — In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.

The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children."
Because: diversity, tolerance, Islam. Obama replaced all commanders who had actual principles. This is what we have now.

Vox Day makes a point: People who ascribe to this culture should not be allowed into western cultures. A significant number of refugees are Afghani, and even more are Muslim. Apparently the prophet did not address pedophilia... the oppression of women, yes. But the oppression of children, no?

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