On previous occasions I’ve described Islam as an Evolutionarily Stable Strategy (ESS). The concept of an ESS is drawn from evolutionary biology, and refers to an organism’s development of a structure and behavior which guarantee that its genotype will remain largely unchanged as long as its environment remains more or less the same.
The same pattern can be observed in any kind of information system, particularly within political systems. Islam acts as an ESS by a variety of behaviors:
- Demanding the death of those who attempt to leave it.
- Declaring its core scripture (its DNA, if you will) perfect, immutable, and unquestionably correct.
- Requiring its adherents to marry within the system and have as little contact as possible with outsiders.
- Mandating coercive proselytization, through violence if necessary, in order to enlarge the system.
This creates a kind of homeostasis within the Ummah, which can thus remain unchanged as long as its environment stays the same.
However, because the system is parasitic — it produces no wealth, but depends on booty, slave labor, and tribute to maintain itself — the environment must eventually change. When the host dies, so does the parasite. The ESS fails, and Islam reaches a dead end.
Laine is a regular commenter here at Gates of Vienna, and raised similar points on a thread from earlier today in a comment which deserves its own post (edited slightly for punctuation and spelling):
Devout Muslims are not immigrants as the West understands the term, and have no intention of assimilating when they go to Western countries. They are barred from the normal spirit of immigration by Islamic injunctions that Muslims have no business living among heathens (for fear of contamination), only converting, dhimmifying or killing them. There is to be no true collaboration, only a sham to advance Muslims’ interests.
The only sharia-compliant way they are allowed to live in foreign countries is as infiltrators, would-be colonists whose intention it is to overwhelm the host culture and suck it into the Ummah (world wide Muslim community). They are infecting bacilli.
The pattern is clear. Every Muslim individual and family is to use the host country’s tolerance, push their boundaries to obtain elements of sharia for first Muslims, then force the larger society into complying as well (e.g. no depictions of Mohammed allowed, segueing into no cartoons by infidels to no criticism of Islam or Muslims of any kind allowed, e.g. steadily enlarging demands from halal meals on a university campus, to separate dining room for Muslims, to demanding no alcohol be served to anyone including non-Muslims on cafeteria premises etc.)
Every mosque is a community and indoctrination center run by Saudi imam-agents, claiming as big a physical footprint as possible, surrounding itself with Muslim ghettos that become no-go areas for the host population and ruled by sharia. Entire sections of cities are taken over this way. Eventually, all the dots coalesce and countries will be balkanized by large swathes of Muslim controlled territory.
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This process all starts with thousands of individual acts promoting sharia creep.
Those Muslims whose children find the host culture attractive get sent back to the mother ship to get their Islamic brain chips more firmly implanted. Those who assimilate in even the most innocent of ways are exterminated in “honor” killings.
Islam is an inexorable one-way ratchet tightening its parasitic grip on any host society unwise enough to consider Muslims immigrants like any other.
Islamic glory days were due to dhimmi and slave labor being appropriated by a warlike people who could not create what they coveted. Muslims think they can recreate that history, that Westerners will continue to slave away and pay confiscatory taxes to support their Muslim layabout “masters”. They have reason to be encouraged by the present supineness of taxpayers as the Left impoverishes them to reward their constituencies. Muslims think they can just substitute themselves for the Leftist exploiters.
Neither Muslims nor Leftists understands the psychology of achievement and inevitably kill the golden goose, ending up with a dismal standard of living for all but a small elite wherever Muslim or Leftist ideas predominate. They’re like evil children who destroy the things they have no idea how to build or repair.
Leftists are the stupider of the two, thinking that they are using multicult and Muslims as a battering ram to break down Western institutions and defences, and that the Arabs will fold their tents and silently steal away leaving ungodly Leftists in the catbird seat instead of as dead catmeat.
Notice that what Laine is describing is similar to the process that Srdja Trifkovic wrote about, “The Green Corridor in the Balkans”.