• Thinking From First Principles

    I did not see how to contact Gavin McInnes in a quick search, so perhaps someone can pass this thought on to him. Gavin states that “We are at war with radical Islam.” This mis-states the case such as to place the action of war on us, not on Islam where it belongs. Every single person who stands against jihad needs to state it as “Islam is in an openly declared war against us, because we are not submitted to Islam.” We are NOT ‘at war with’ radical Islam, as this implies that we are the aggressors taking action against an innocent victim. Rather, we are of necessity defending ourselves against the Islamic aggressors in the original, ongoing, continuous, and perpetual World War of Global Islamic Conquest. We lose every discussion that this point is not made.

    • Good point.

    • k1992

      Yes, agreed – with a few very few exceptions (Pamela Geller and Geert Wilders come to mind) people are still pussyfooting around by pretending that there is a significant distinction between the doctrines of mainstream islam and those of, for example, ISIS or general supporters of Sharia, even peaceful supporters, who work (peacefully!) toward the destruction of freedom and implementation of Sharia in the West. Hopefully, this will change in the near future. Islam is our enemy. Full stop.

    • moraywatson

      Yep. Islam is existentially at war against non-believers.

      • Alain

        Always has been.

        • Justin St.Denis

          It’s the islamic way of things.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            They’re just wild and crazy guys.

  • k

    This guy is a hoot! I don’t always agree with him but I respect him: he’s smart, funny and definitely not afraid to state his views. In this instance, he’s right on target.

  • truthdareisay

    I am going to tweet this video and I know Satan’s left wing parishioners will eat me up alive. This should be on FB, Twitter and every other social media outlet.

  • ontario john

    The media has some great news though. That great Canadian Rick Mercer has been given the Order of Canada. He joins other great Canadians like Harooooooooon.

    • andycanuck

      Siddiqi has an O.C.? Crap. (Not that I have any respect for the Order of the past 20 years.)

      Addendum: Holy crap! Elizabeth May has one too for being Sierra Club prez.

  • People wanted to be duped.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Nobody with any knowledge of what’s inside a basic digital clock was duped. Unfortunately, no such person was involved in the human string of errors that resulted in this boy’s notoriety. Science-stupid educators are the problem in this story. Oops! My bad! This boy’s dad/family recognized the science-stupid educators for what they were prior to pulling off this stunt.

      And that is all it was. A stunt. They should face criminal charges, but that would mean confronting/admitting the reality of science-stupid educators. Hence, nothing will come of this, and the boy will cash in. It’s becoming the American Way.

      • As I said: people wanted to be duped. No one has the intellectual or moral fortitude for calling out that stunt for what it was.

        • V10_Rob

          They can’t afford to, certainly not now.

          The media, the White House, the UN, the prestigious universities offering scholerships, the tech companies showering him with gadgets, the entire SJW network… EVERYONE is invested in this boy.

          ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ is a deceptive story. In the unabridged version, the little boy who spoke the obvious truth is strung up by the imperial sycophants as a warning to others who would dare challenge or mock their betters.

          • If hard work and intelligence truly mattered, this boy and Obama would not be anywhere near the top of the totem pole. That mediocrity and then evil should rise to the top shows one how low we’ve gone as a society.

            This rewarding the boy nonsense is really just to rub faces.

      • V10_Rob

        I belong to a science and tech hobbyist club. These are all very smart people, building robots and homemade 3D printers and similar hardcore nerd toys. Most of them are still talking about clock boy as though he were a martyred saint to geekdom, even after the details emerged.

        See, to most of them, ‘science’ is their religion. That’s not a bad thing in itself, but mix that devotion with normal human prejudices and it leads you to be as blind as any medieval zealot. The (perceived) right-wing is ‘anti-science’, therefore the devil incarnate. They didn’t want to talk about the hoax, just sermonize about racist American Bible-thumpers who’ve said and done stupid things. I didn’t bother engaging, was a lost cause.

        Just because you’re in the top 1% of intelligence doesn’t mean you can’t be the most gullible rube in the room. I keep thinking I’ve read about a veteran conman who named ‘smart’ people as the easiest marks; it’s a case of being so smart, and knowing you are, that you assume you could never be wrong, and that nobody could ever fool you.

        • Alain

          So true.

  • tom_billesley

    ” …the art of using lies and deception to promote Islam”
    or to put it another way,
    the art of using lies and deception to promote lies and deception

  • BitterClinger

    Speak for yourself. I was not duped and knew what was going on from the minute it hit the “news.”

  • kkruger71

    Like usual, too little too late as far as correcting the story. The low information masses already have it in their head that some poor muslim kid was arrested for making a clock. No matter what happens from here on out, for the next few years people will still be dredging this up in passing as one of “many” examples of islamaphobia. Correct them at the time? Won’t matter because “that was just one example, there’s a bunch of other ones”, though the details of them will be as sketchy as this one. Add in the conspiracy theorists that will muddy the waters from here on out, casting doubt on his guilt even if this gets to the point where charges are laid, saying he’s being railroaded so the police don’t look bad for what happened in the first place.