We believe that The Hatemongers Quarterly (hereinafter “THMQ”) ought to be one of the premier and most-visited blogs. Their humor is quite amusing (and sounds quite sophistocated) while their commentary, their point, is always spot-on. They describe issues in words that are ethereal and succinct. This is, without any doubt, one of Our favorite blogs. Ever. Anywhere. (If We were God, We would command all people to visit it every weekday. (Not the weekends because THMQ does not post on weekends. Verily, We would be the Most Merciful.)) Read the rest of this entry »
Some people are fond of comparing The United States, particularly its government, particularly the current administration of George W. Bush (HafiZahu-llaahu wa barakaatu-llaahi wa raHmatuhu ‘alayhi), to “Nazi” Germany (more properly, NSDAP Germany), with parallels being drawn between Bush (HafiZahu-llaahu et cetera) and Hitler (la’natullaahi ‘alayhi). This is utterly ridiculous. Read the rest of this entry »
Much has been said recently about democracy and the recent election of Hamas into the Palestinian government.
One must distinguish, however, between democracy and elections. Elections a democracy do not make. Democracy includes, fundamentally and necessarily, certain other elements such as civil rights, civil liberties, free elections, fair elections, the rule of law, due process, and check and balances: all of which buttress popular sovereignty, upon which democracy is based. It is quite safe to say that none of these elements exists in the Palestinian territories or in Iran – or, for that matter, in much of the world. So, whereas it is indeed true that Hamas and Ahmadinezhad and Vladimir Putin have been elected into office, it cannot be said that they were democratically elected, or that they were elected by vox populi, or that the states they rule are democratic. Read the rest of this entry »
Throughout history, international states have been arranged in various orders under various hegemons. For a long time, the traditional pattern was for a hegemon to conquer vast stretches of land, creating an empire, while expanding the empire’s influence into other states that the empire cannot so easily conquer. A good example – recent also – is the Soviet Union, which was basically a Russian empire (containing various non-Russian states) while exerting influence over other states which, for whatever reason, the empire did not incorporate. Read the rest of this entry »
Regarding Iran, We remain quite concerned. The most concerning aspect is the utter lack of knowledge anyone has as to what Iran genuinely intends. After what the world has seen with Hitler and Pakistan, We refuse to accept that Iran is interested in nuclear reactors solely for the sake of energy. Having said that, what does Iran want to do with its nuclear capability? Read the rest of this entry »