As part of blogging, I try to have a few topics for posts I want to write in the near future. Sometimes I work on them a bit here and there in advance, and other times I just keep them in mind until the day I feel I'm ready to write about them. But, sometimes, I just see something crazy and have to write about it. Like today:
This liberal "thinking" is why European women and girls are being sexually assaulted in record numbers pic.twitter.com/9mAPaziPfk
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 13, 2016
Yes, you heard it here folks. Multiculturalism is causing "European women and girls [to be] sexually assaulted in record numbers." Simply acknowledging people can have different views of morality is causing rape.
Seriously, that's what that tweet says. The "thinking" it blames a massive number of sexual assaults on is nothing more than:
“There’s no single cultural code to say what is good or bad behaviour because we want a free society.
“There has to be tolerance for attitudes that may be seen as immoral by some traditional or religious norms.”
I like cheeseburgers. To some people, eating them is immoral because their meat comes from pigs. You see, their religious views prohibit eating pig meat. To other people, eating hamburgers is immoral because their meat is meat. You see, some vegetarians think eating animals is immoral. To other people, eating hamburgers is immoral because their meat and cheese comes from animals. You see, some vegans think eating any product derived from animals (cheese comes from milk gotten from cows) is immoral.
There are all sorts of people who think it is wrong and immoral for me to eat cheeseburgers. I'll still eat cheeseburgers though. That's because it's okay to have different views on morality. A free society has to tolerate these differences in views. It's what makes a free society free.
Now I thought I must be missing something. I figured maybe the person who tweeted that forgot to include some context. Maybe the speaker had said more things that made her comment horrible. Naturally, I did a search for the quote. When I did, I found a variety of articles. Some made the tweeter look crazy.
That's jumping ahead though. The first article I came across was a news article about the rape of a three year old child at a asylum center in Norway. This is obviously a horrific crime, with the police explaining:
We have no suspects yet,' police superintendent Bjørn Kåre Dahl told local newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad, as reported by The Local.
'We are investigating the case as if the worst thing has happened and that we are talking about the rape of a child'.
Dahl did not rule out that there could be several perpetrators.
'We will investigate further to find out what happened. If it is what we fear – a rape – then this is very serious. But we do not know for certain yet,' he said.
Given this context, I was starting to understand why a person might be upset about the quote in the tweet. Since the article says:
The alleged incident took place after Norway announced it was offering non-European asylum-seekers classes in Western sexual norms, in an attempt to prevent violence against women.
Linda Hagen of Hero, a private company that runs 40 percent of Norway's reception centres for refugees, explained that the aim is to help asylum-seekers 'avoid mistakes as they discover Norwegian culture'.
'There's no single cultural code to say what is good or bad behaviour because we want a free society,' she said.
'There has to be tolerance for attitudes that may be seen as immoral by some traditional or religious norms.'
The immediate impression is this Linda Hagen was somehow trying to excuse the rape of children as stemming from a difference in moral codes, and that the solution is to teach immigrants classes on how not to rape people. That would be terrible and outlandish.
In fact, it would be so outlandish it seems difficult to believe. And by difficult, I mean impossible. Even if Hagen was somehow delusional or evil enough to try to excuse raping a three year old child, the idea she would be stupid enough to give an interview saying so is... practically unbelievable.
Naturally, I looked at other articles. When I did, I immediately came across this piece linking back to the one I had just read and carrying the title, "3-year-old gang raped at Norway refugee center." The piece begins:
DAILYKENN.com -- A three-year-old boy was raped by multiple people at a center for Muslims seeking asylum in Norway
This kind of shows what we're dealing with here. The article this piece links to merely says the police superintendant "did not rule out that there could be several perpetrators." Somehow, this simple statement that they were early in the investigation and hadn't ruled out the possibility more than one person was involved got twisted into a statement of absolute certainty the child had been "gang raped."
Moreover, the asylum center in Denmark was for people from anywhere in the world of any religion at all who might be seeking asylum. The underlying article made no claim about the ethnicity of anyone involved. Yet while linking to it, this new piece twists an asylum center for all people into a "Muslim" place, meaning it must have been a group of Muslims who gang raped the child.
After a bit of work, I managed to find fuller context for Hagel's remarks in this piece. It was written about the classes her organization is teaching, and it gives this fuller context:
Questions are also being raised about how to integrate men from patriarchal societies into Europe, where emancipated women dress skimpily, go out, and drink and party.
"Our aim is to help asylum seekers avoid mistakes as they discover Norwegian culture," explained Linda Hagen of Hero, a private company that runs 40 percent of Norway's reception centres for asylum seekers.
"There's no single cultural code to say what is good or bad behaviour because we want a free society," she said.
"There has to be tolerance for attitudes that may be seen as immoral by some traditional or religious norms."
They obviously had nothing to do with child rape. The classes aren't for men who are going to forcibly assault women with the intention of raping or robbing them in obvious criminal acts. The article goes on to talk about how there are stereotypes regarding women in Muslim culture that are a problem, and the classes are designed to help change those.
Is that a problem? Sure. Is it a fair thing to criticize Muslim culture for? To whatever extent it is true, of course. But what Hagel said is perfectly reasonable. A free society has to accept there will be different views of morality. That holds true for the Muslims in the free society, who must accept that when they move to a new country, the society they find themselves in will likely have its own moral norms which different from their own.
It's disgusting people are twisting this into a some form of liberal insanity which causes rape to further their anti-Muslim bigotry. And yes, this is largely caused by close-minded bigotry. Anyone who actually looked at the quote and thought about what it said would find it unremarkable. It's only by taking the quote out of context then placing it in an entirely different, false context, that one can manage to portray this quote as evil.
Now, I don't know the details of how it happens. I assume there is some explanation for how people's preconceived biases cause them to distort things they read, and as they repeat what they hear, other people with similar biases further distort it to further fit their preconceived beliefs. I'm not worried about that. You see, even the most basic of details to these narratives seem to be empty. The recent uproar about the surge in sexual assaults would have you believe there's been tons of women who've complained about such. Yet, when you dig into it, you start seeing things like this:
Germany has been shocked by the apparently coordinated crime wave, in which Cologne police received more than 100 criminal complaints from women who said they had been sexually assaulted or robbed by gangs of men of Arab or North African appearance in the city center during New Year's Eve festivities. Cologne police would not elaborate Wednesday on the total number of crimes reported, as the figure continued to rise.
Police have said that about a quarter of the complaints related to sexual assaults, including a rape, and that they believed the assaults were probably intended to distract the victims, allowing attackers to steal mobile phones and other devices.
This was from a few days ago so let's not worry about the exact numbers as they may have been updated. Let's just focus on the key detail: While over a hundred women filed complaints like the narrative would have us believe, those complaints were that they had been "sexually assaulted or robbed."
Being robbed is not a trivial thing. Gangs organizing a wave of robberies would be a serious problem. People shouldn't have to worry they might get mugged when out and about. Still, being robbed is not the same as being sexually assaulted, much less being raped.
This does a huge disservice to all real victims of sexual assault by trivializing their experiences and treating them as the same as simple robberies. Even worse, this false narrative helps the criminals get away with their crimes by helping hide what they've actually done. Spreading false information like this makes it harder to catch and prosecute criminals. And it encourages nutjobs to write things like:
One example is how Norway offers courses to migrants that teach them that they should not rape Norwegian women.
A real head start on preventing rape in Norway would be to actually punish rapists. The “final solution” is of course zero Muslims.
No Muslims. Just right.
Well, okay, this blogger is clearly crazy, but maybe he isn't really calling for anything horrendous, right? I don't know, but I certainly wouldn't put it past his commenters who write things like this gem (expletives censored):
As always the NWO sets up Nordic women as whores, whether it being through the huge porn industry that cranks out oodles of flicks with blondified women with lip injections and fake racks that are getting pounded by nogs (blacks on blonde) or by actually bringing in hordes of rapists to Nordic countries with the express purpose of FORCING RACE MIXING VIA RAPE.
Let us just say what it is. These men have been brought in by the Globalists to rape Nordic women to FORCE race mixing. The NWO needs to go.
Porn imitates the sick NWO agenda and wishes to bring it to life. And as always, as with the story of Persephone who is taken to the underworld and raped by Pluto, women stand by such as the character Hectate (in our times, Hectate is Merkle and this Jew looking ***** up in the picture) and tacitly agree with it out of racial envy and a latent wish to genocide.
Truly sick these *****es are.
Dr Wikan needs to run the rape gauntlet in her granny glasses and old lady shoes to see how she likes getting groped, etc. Typical assness blaming native women for provoking these dirty sand niggers.
Which the blogger responded to without seeming bothered in the slightest at one of his readers calling for someone to be raped.
You might think it unfair of me to highlight deranged writings like these as there are nutjobs of all sorts, and they don't need help from anyone to come to crazy conclusions. I somewhat agree. The problem is, where do you draw the line? When does a person become so delusional they fall into the "nutjob" category groups don't deserve any responsibility for?
I don't know the answer to that. What I do know is on a factual level, the paranoid rantings of that crowd seem about as accurate as many of the anti-Muslims creating this narrative of Muslim rape culture causing a massive surge in sexual assaults.
They're certainly no worse than the people portraying the innocuous observation free socities must tolerate many different views on morality as a form of thinking which leads to rapes.