More Western Tropes In ISIS Propaganda

The Atlantic notices this girl, among others, singing the praises of ISIS, and notices as well the Western tropes therein.

Progressives can see the things they look askance at- the romanticization of violence, the prominent place of consumer goods- but somehow are blind to things they like, such as multi-racialism and leftist revolutionary ideology.

This girl isn’t really Islamic- if she was she would be doing the Moslem equivalent of baking cookies instead of bloviating pseudo-intellectually on WordPress- but for someone who even strongly identifies with Islam it is surprising how Western her thinking is.

First, none of this attraction to ISIS is at all surprising, it’s just Bin Laden’s strong horse. People love a winner, to paraphrase George Patton, and will not tolerate a loser. So of course Moslems in the West will like ISIS, even if they are not very observant.

I don’t know if this has a basis in biology, but parasitic systems have a symbiotic relationship with each other. Islam is a parasitic system of a simple sort, a horse-mounted raider society. Communism is also simple, a slave-revolt society. Progressive capitalism is parasitic in a more complicated way, because while it makes stuff, it insists on cheap resources. Progressive capitalism was parasitic on slavery, then land appropriation, then cheap labor from displaced peasants and freed slaves, then cheap oil, then cheap labor from immigrants who were frequently displaced peasants.

I have written how capitalism used communism to destroy societies to free up resources. In “Animal Farm” Orwell described the communists collaborating with the capitalists, but successful communist revolution requires a lot of capitalist financial and logistical support. ISIS is an indigenous movement with strategic outside support, like a communist revolution, but it’s a little more complicated.

ISIS is just Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Israel, and the US against Syria and to a lesser extent Iran and Russia. Iran is to be contained, not destroyed. Propaganda excites young people and gets them to go fight- which is to say get killed and maimed, many of them.

World War II was supported by the best propaganda Hollywood and the New York media could put out. Even today we see lots of pictures of handsome young men in dashing uniforms, posing with cool-looking hardware, but especially with airplanes with naked ladies painted on them. We have heard a lot about the carnage experienced by Marines in WWII, but the casualty rate of bomber crews was actually worse, and the Merchant Marines suffered worse still. “Catch-22” is about a terrified bomber crewman trying to get out of flying more missions. Joseph Heller flew sixty missions and statistically should have been dead several times over. (For a Jew, Heller showed very little enthusiasm for fighting Hitler, but that doesn’t mean you gentiles should have any reservations! Go get ’em!)

ISIS isn’t the rebirth of the Caliphate, because while Moslems conquered very quickly, it was still a matter of decades. They took something over, established a regime where they could extract resources, then attacked more territory. ISIS can sell oil, but they don’t have the easy pickings that the original Moslems had.

The most leftist thing maybe that the girl takes is the idea of demographic revolution. We hear a lot that all the old evil Republicans are dying off, to be replaced by a rainbow coalition of progressive young people. Nationalists warn against the Islamicization of Europe, progressives dismiss the idea, but the girl regards it as inevitable, one of jihad’s greatest weapons.

But parasitism has to be balanced. The parasite can’t kill the host. That’s what communism did. Capitalism manages streams of resources and when one peters out, it has others. Cheap oil is the one it may not be able to replace, and cheap money always blows up eventually, but it has lasted a long time.

Islam as a whole was very successful because after peaking in territory, the Middle East controlled trade between Europe and Asia, so it could impose a tax on both. After Vasco de Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and established ocean trade, it was seriously weakened. They have oil now, but that doesn’t really support their population.

Moslems invading Europe now are just showing up for the free stuff. But there is free stuff and nice places to live only because there are sufficient white people. Once the white proportion drops below maybe 80%, things seriously deteriorate. As it is Moslems in Europe mostly live in slums with other Moslems, and while they don’t have to work, the existence is miserable.

Blacks took over Detroit, and destroyed it. Life in Detroit is only above the Mad Max level because white resources from the rest of the country keep it going. If blacks or Moslems take over an entire country, it is just destroyed and they are worse off than if they had stayed home.

The girl mirrors Anonymous Conservative in describing Moslems as a weaponized population. But they are just scavengers, taking free stuff where the natives are too weak to resist. If they kill off all the natives, there is nothing more to take.

But as lily-livered as progressive capitalism seems to be, it does set boundaries, and limits, as a kindergarten teacher would say. ISIS isn’t coming into Europe, or Turkey. Welfare recipients are enthusiastically welcome, they can even pretend to be jihadists at protests in the park, but actual jihadists are not. Raping poor white girls is fine, challenging the system and taking anything over are not. They are certainly not going into Israel, a place about which they are strangely silent.

But the kids will have fun, buy cool stuff, and have their self-esteem raised. Revolution has been the hottest-selling consumer product of the last century. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some Jerry Heller behind all this, laughing all the way to the bank……..

About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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6 Responses to More Western Tropes In ISIS Propaganda

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  2. Hizzle says:

    Marginal political/terror movements can sometimes be thrust to center-stage. I’m not saying ISIS isn’t a joke or a diversion, but there’s a small chance that these little blips could lead to something as large as what the chicken little Pamela Geller/Laura Ingraham/ Bruce Bawer types are always talking about (i.e. Eurabia). I’m more inclined to agree with Gottfried, Auster, and you, though, that they’re incompetent at anything besides violence and chaos and propaganda, and probably will only get a little bit further than they’ve already gotten.

    But you never know.

    Also, I don’t know to what extent their network is supported by the heroin trade, but to the extent that it is, as long as there are miserable Americans, ISIS will never run out of funds. I don’t know… the Mexican Mafia put a lot of Aryan/Biker types out of business. We’ve armed crazier/more dangerous people than Mexican drug lords (like Afghani Drug Lords), so maybe we should equip Mexican cartels and their soldiers to go into the Middle East for a Bay of Camels type mission. It probably wouldn’t work, but whoever got slaughtered, it would be win-win from the grandstands.

  3. Ryu says:

    You are against Communism and Islam, Thrashy. Why?

    WN is about race. America is a “capitalist” nation. Yet today, Communist China has the greater economy and is richer. That was the big thing, the reason why Murka was superior – $$$$.

    The only nations opposing American culture now are Communist/ex-communist/ or Islamic. Virtually every other nation on Earth is in their pocket. This is why all “Western” nations share America’s fate.

    I should like to see your comments upon the Soviet Union, Thrashy. Of the white countries left, only the Eastern bloc has quality whites left. The Iron Curtain kept them safe.

    • I’m opposed to both communism and capitalism, because they are harmful to whites. I’m opposed to Islam because whenever it was strong or Europe was weak, Moslems have killed and enslaved whites. Now that they are weak, they live parasitically off of whites, either on welfare or on money from oil they can’t find, extract, ship, or refine.

      The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend, so Asians and Moslems opposed to the west aren’t my friends.

      I don’t know enough about Russia to comment intelligently. I don’t think Putin cares about ordinary Russians, although he at least pays lip service to them. Communism did horrible damage to Russia. It did less damage to eastern Europe because it was in control there less time, and after the Jews had their power cut back in Russia. Russia is a multi-national, multi-cultural empire where Jewish oligarchs still own most of the stuff- although I guess Putin cut back on their excesses- and Chechen Moslem gangsters run wild.

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  5. indravaruna says:

    A great piece, I agree with everything you wrote.

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