If humor is our most potent weapon against Islam, then the Danes have a mighty arsenal indeed.
Save the Humans has a selection of comic strip parodies sent by an anonymous Danish cartoonist. Luckily for us, the artist was parodying in English.
Here’s a sample from them. Let’s hope the copyright holders aren’t paying any attention…
Warning for those who click the link: The above samples were adjusted to meet Gates of Vienna’s PG-13 standards. Prepare to view R-rated language if you click here to see the rest.
Hat tip: University Suckers.
Surprised that you don’t have something celebrating the victory at Vienna on this date in 1683. The cartoons are good, as is almost anything that slams islam. Keep up the good work.
Heck, Subimonk, didn’t you look at yesterday’s post?
The victory was on the 12th, but Sobieski arrived on the 11th. That’s why I posted on it yesterday.
From reading the Dilbert blog, I think we can safely surmise that Scott Adams does NOT read Gates of Vienna. I’d guess he’s more of a NYT kind of guy.
Out of curiosity, do the Danes who do these cartoons put them on American websites, so they can get around European “hate speech” laws?
Isn’t that what Paul Bielen has to do at Brussels Journal for far tamer stuff?
These cartoons are not breaking any laws here. Denmark is not Belgium.
I dont know how they came to be in english and on an american website. I have never seen them before and dont know who made them. But they are tame compared to some I have seen on Danish websites.
The one with Dilbert is damn funny though.
What is a european “hate speech” law, anyway. It dosnt exist. Every country in Europe have their own National laws on these matters.
You should realy take a trip here some time and see for yourself, that europe is more then Brussels and the bad areas around Paris.
You know, the MSM and Moonbat parade are willfully ignorant of the wrath that “pure” Islam is spreading across the globe. They refuse to see. I hear conservative leaders say that another attack is what is needed to embolden the American public. I unfortunately disagree. 9/11 was and is an immense tragedy. Something that goes beyond the very worst nightmares any American had on 9/10/01. Pain. Suffering. Rage.
The War on Terror had begun. But America’s habits of watching football, reading magazines, and anything other than being engaged as a citizen quickly took back over. We lost focus as a nation. This problem of non-participation by John and Jane Q. Public is the very reason another attack would only galvanize the public a little while longer. Meanwhile, the Islamic “purists” keep planning, waiting, and acting. Over and Over.
The MSM is part of American thought. I wish I could have faith in America as a country to endure and fight. I CERTAINLY DO HAVE faith in our soldiers. But America is drifting slowly to the left. Even 9/11 has not redirected the nation as a whole. Unless there is a major change in the collective psyche, which is produced by what people focus on, which is predominately the MSM in all its forms, I cannot see a final victory.
We almost elected Gore. We almost elected Kerry. We are very close to electing Hillary. These politicians should not have a prayer if the public was awake and paying attention. But, we keep on keeping on.
We loose focus. The terrorists will never loose focus. Unless things change, I am afraid that when the vast majority of Americans wake up from the stupor they seem to be in, we will be in a very different world.
I feel with you a lot Bubba. I think I have gone trough all the same frustrations conserning my own country. This is not just an American problem its the same all over the west.
The core of the problem, as I see it, is that a large group of people in the west have come to see our western culture as indestructable. And so they keep banging on it to bost their own ego or some special group-interest.
As sad as 9/11 was it cant change the perseption of the west as indestructable.
We need to understand that the values that are western civilization will only exist as long as people will fight for them and hold them dear.
The people who are watching football and reading magazines are trying, in the only way they know how, to take part in a world that has left them with a feeling of having no influence. But they are not in their garden looking at trees. They are still trying to get into the game and looking for an opening.
We need to keep focus and we need to make and opening for all those people out there waiting for it. Sometimes we will lose and sometimes we will wind. Whatever happens we are the greatest civilization in known history, and that is something to fight for.
Good points phanarath. I am a fighter. I just wish my western brothers would be a little more engaged instead of watching American Idol or its European equivalent.
Thanks for the feedback.
Love the cartoons.
I must say, Bubba and Phan, I have very little optimism left concerning the growing conflict.
Don’t get me wrong – I believe, in the end, we will win, and go back to that foundation-stone that made Western Civilization possible: Christianity. But I for one think that at this point there is no possible way to avoid an all-out World War III. And I don’t mean that in the way the ‘Cold War’ was WWIII.
Bubba, you’re right. The average Westerner is completely galvanized, or nearly so, to the real world. I am in my early twenties, and besides my closest friends, everyone I have ever known my age has no firm foundation, no real sense of morality or direction, and nothing substantive about their hopes for the country. It’s all criticism and fatalism (I recognize the irony of that statement, considering what I’m saying here).
My generation is the future – and the future is screwed, frankly. Only war on a massive scale could ever repair the spiritual malaise of Western Civilization. The Left has made us a weak culture; we are dying. As Baron has said before, the weakness of liberal culture is the root cause here, and Islam has just been there to eat up whatever rots off of the bloated corpse that used to be our unequaled glory.
So what do we do? Fight on in futility, warning the world of the coming conflict in vain. And when it comes, have the character to not say “I told you so,” and instead lead the charge to restore our world by providing in ourselves the example of the ideal, and shedding our blood to preserve civilization for the next generation.
Why does GoV have PG-13 standards anyway? I’m sick of every place being designed with children in mind.
Good grief, lcs, this place is designed with children in mind because the bloggers encourage children (especially homeschoolers) to visit it. Anyone who thinks “every place” is designed with children in mind doesn’t spend much time on the Internet. You fell deprived of bad language? Aaaaaaw.
In semi-defense of Scott Adams, though he is no conservative, he is no liberal either, and definitely NOT a NYT kind of guy. He is a party of one with a lot of kooky opinions, especially on science, but his political views were summed up recently:
…the reason my opinions on this blog sometimes seem impenetrable and mysterious is because they don’t map to any opinions you’ve seen before. I often have no opinion at all about how we should deal with a world issue because I rarely feel I have enough information to make a good call. What I do have is strong opinions on how we should be THINKING about a problem. I’m all about the process.
That makes me a minority of exactly one. So if I ask in this blog, in essence, “How do I decide if the president of Iran is a nut job?” that’s not an opinion. It’s a question about how you look at a problem. Thinking about the best way to approach a problem is so rare and unexpected that it causes cognitive dissonance in many readers. They want me to have an opinion so they can agree with it or disagree. So they solve the dissonance by assigning me to an opinion they have heard before – “cheese-eating surrender monkey” for example. And then they attack the opinion they hallucinated me to have. You’ve seen it a hundred times on this blog.
Your question of the day is this: Have any of you ever changed an opinion of world events because of anything you read here?
I enjoy Dilbert very much.
I don’t think Scott Adams’ opinions obtain from any particular ideological alignment, but I don’t think they’re at all “impenetrable and mysterious.” He’s just a humorist rearranging the misinformed elements he finds in the MSM.
I like Dilbert a lot too. Perhaps NYT was the wrong paper to ascribe to him. No comics.
I lifted the cartoon to put on my blog because it explains Why There are no Muslims In Space.
Good grief, lcs, this place is designed with children in mind because the bloggers encourage children (especially homeschoolers) to visit it.
I don’t think children will understand anything about the subject matter, or care.
Anyone who thinks “every place” is designed with children in mind doesn’t spend much time on the Internet.
Yeah, I’ve only been here for over a decade, every day of the year. Fact is, many places on the net are designed with kids in mind, even places where the age restriction is, for one reason or another, 16 to 18 years. In multiplayer games you get warned for language, even as you’re stabbing people in the face and blowing their guts all over the walls. The Internet is not a daycare center or a playground.
You fell deprived of bad language? Aaaaaaw.
I just don’t see the big deal about “language.” I can’t figure out why it’s so terrible that children and adults must be shielded from it at all costs.
“I don’t think children will understand anything about the subject matter, or care.”
Then you severely underestimate them. Many children, often as not, have an unerrinc ability to get right to the heart of a problem in a way that many adults simply refused to contemplate.
david s said that his generation lacked somewhat.
Well, if there is another major attack, I’m sure Uncle Sam will be glad to take care of their education on how to become responsible adult Soldiers, Marines or Swabbies.
You would be surprised at the results. They will come back not only adults but will have pride in themselves and their Nation.
In case you think that there will not be a draft, ok thats fine, but still many young people will join at the urging of their peers and of adults.
I’m afraid that the question is not if, but when the next attack is.
Supercop, I think your standards are too low, and that includes both your language and your assessment of what children will know or care about. You clearly need to get out more and meet some homeschooled kids.
Some of my older Progeny have been talking politics at the dinner table since they were around 8 years old, others were late bloomers and didn’t really get interested until they were 11.
We don’t have television as a matter of course, but over the years we’ve pulled it out and stuck on the antenna (or visited relatives with cable) for
election coverage, hearings over Supreme Court nominees, and the Presidential debates (plus the Olympics). We’ve been doing that for the last fifteen years, and our Progeny range in age from 8 to 23, and not one has ever whined that it was boring and asked to be excused. They ask intelligent questions, they pick their favorite candidates (not always my own), and they do, in fact, care. The only ‘political’ coverage they haven’t been interested in was the infamous blue dress and all the salacious details. It was enough for all of us that the Commander in Chief committed perjury as well as a crime that would have gotten the Active Duty Air Force Headmaster demoted or discharged.
In fact, I just asked my youngest teen to tell me how old she remembers she was when she first got interested in politics. She went through election years, telling me she’d watched the 1998 coverage on T.V. with us and had fun, but didn’t really care as much about the results as we did (she was 8), that the year she was ten she was very interested in the Presidental campaign and that’s when she really started to get interested in current events, but that 9/11, which was just before her 11th birthday, was the watershed year when she became passionately interested in all things political.
I hate to bore everybody seemingly bragging about my own (naturally impressive and brilliant) Progeny, but as terrific as they are, they are really not that unique among the homeschooled kids I know. Mine have not been the only ten year olds I know to grab the new magazines as soon as they come into the house.
So you’re clearly mistaken that kids wouldn’t be interested or able to understand the sorts of things posted here.
You’re mistaken about other things, too. You complain about multi-player games merely warning for language and then gripe that you just don’t see why people needed to be shielded from language ‘at all costs.’ Since when is a mere warning is ‘all costs?’ That’s just juvenile, which I guess is the problem.
Self-control is for the mature. In fact, self-control is how the mature get to be that way.
You cant get to selfcontrol if others control you every step of the way.