Nursery Rhymes on Cultures Knee:
Western 1872 version: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
“Sticks and Stones” is an English language children’s rhyme. It persuades the child-adult victim of name-calling to ignore the taunt, to refrain from physical retaliation, and to remain calm and good-natured.
Role in Western culture
This sentiment is reflected in/reflects the Western common law of civil assault, which holds that mere name-calling does not give rise to a cause ‘provocation’ of action, while putting someone in fear of physical violence does.
The corner stone values of Democracy
Western 2015 version: Swords and guns may break my bones, but words, images, body language will never hurt me.
Western “Duty to Doubt” Be doubtful, Be sceptical, Be critical.
Certainty is the root of all evil.
Accept being doubted, accept being viewed as untrustworthy, and accept being criticised without resorting to violence.
The state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of coercion.
The corner stone values of Tyranny
Islamic version 7th century C.E– 2015: Words, images, body language will ‘provoke’ me to break your bones with swords and guns and I will certainly hurt you.
Role in Islamic culture
This sentiment is reflected in/reflects the Islamic/Muslim cultural codex to justify assault and murder, which holds that mere name-calling justifiably gives rise to a cause ‘provocation’ of action, whilst no fear of physical violence exits.
Islamic “Duty to Certainty” Be certain, Be compliant, Be silent.
Doubt is the root of all evil.
Other accept the certainty Islam is right, Other accept compliance to Islamic dictates, Other accept silence as to the veracity of the Islamic/Muslim cultural codex (textual and exemplar (messianic) template) or accept violence ‘provoked’ by Others failure to accept.
The state does not have de facto monopoly on the legitimate use of coercion.
What will happen, what has happened particularly to women when there is a demand as a societal norm the ‘victim’ should have acted ‘responsibly’ to prevent ‘provocation’ of the perpetrators violence, the victim therefore deserves what they get?
“To make one exception means to make them all.”
Blaming the Victim: Charlie Hebdo and Free Speech By Nicole Gelinas, January 18, 2015 New York Post
As with a person as with a culture utilising such a notion of ‘provocation’ which justifies violent action where no threat of violence exists this construct will invariably run through the whole of cultural method for dealing with internal and external nonconformity to cultural codex dictates.
This is what we want in Western Democratic streets a return to a “Duty to Certainty” and the terror which always follows in its wake as we have had clear proof of for centuries and even in our own time?
“Forty-five churches were torched over the weekend in Niger’s capital during deadly protests over the publication of a Prophet Mohammed cartoon by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, police say.
The protests, which left five people dead and 128 people injured in Niamey, also saw a Christian school and orphanage set alight, said Adily Toro, a spokesman for the national police.”
Charlie Hebdo: 10 killed, 45 churches torched during protests over Prophet Mohammed cartoon in Niger; Chechnya rally draws 1 million, Russia says – ABC
ABC in showing just half the new Charlie Hebdo front page in news broadcasts sent what message? Respect? Respect for whom, the victims or the cultural perpetrator? By your action ABC you are informing what norm now in the Australian Public Square?
You do of course understand ABC – Cultures justify and authorise terror the individual adherent ‘Few’, as individuals or in groups deliver it. Who is then ‘responsible’ the victim, the individual ‘Few’ or the culture which created the individual ‘Few’ and is still doing so?
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