Bovenstaand fragment kwam ik tegen tijdens het zoeken naar muziek op YouTube. Het komt uit een door mij gemiste aflevering van Zomergasten (uit 2013) met als gast Hans Teeuwen.
Teeuwen betreurt in het gesprek – dat na de filippica tegen de islam van de Britse komiek Pat Condell volgt – dat hij na de moord op Theo van Gogh niet zó direct heeft gesproken. Dat kan ik me héél goed voorstellen.
Toch valt het me van Teeuwen fors tegen. Ik heb hem althans in het verleden op veel intelligentere teksten betrapt. Van de interviewer – die ik verder niet ken – trouwens ook. Valt het dan niemand op dat Pat Condell exact, exáct doet wat moslimzeloten willen dat hij doet? (dat we allemaal doen?) Valt het niemand op dat Condells betoog precies, precíes voldoet aan alle eisen – qua stijl én inhoud – waaraan het verhaal van een haatimam moet voldoen?
Kijk maar, een kleine schrijfoefening van eigen hand, in slechts een half uur voltooid, waarin ik van Condells tekst – die (afgezien van de inhoud) best sterk en goed opgebouwd is – een preek heb gemaakt die zó door een überfoute mullah, ayatollah of imam gebruikt kan worden.
Well, once again we see multiple, indignant tantrums from the ‘civilized’ West. Some things never change, do they? Once again we see the West self-detonate (if you’ll pardon the expression) and show, once again, why it’s about as welcome on this planet as an asteroid. Once again we see so called politicians take time out from oppressing, bullying and blaming Muslims and other minorities to show their sensitive side. How? By smashing up the towns we live in, egged on by populist ignoramuses whose motives are even lower than the levels of understanding of their followers. And once again we, in the Islamic world are being urged to change our way of life out of respect for ‘enlightened values’ that violate the human rights of half the people on the planet and that doubles as a political ideology, indistinguishable from Nazism. It would be funny if it wasn’t so obscene. Or should that be the other way round?
To call these protests infantile and imbecilic is to give them a dignity they don’t deserve. They can only be described as ‘Western.’ Let me get this straight. We’re supposed to live by these ‘enlightened values’ while the West doesn’t know the meaning of either word and goes out of its way to prove it, every day? We’re supposed to amend our deepest beliefs and convictions to accommodate the West, that accommodates nothing and nobody? Dream on people, it’s not going to happen.
Because with the West it’s always a one-way street. We’ve learned that lesson the hard way. We can’t afford any more ‘democracy’. We’ve been sucked dry. And we’ve become weary of manufactured Western grievance. It’s such a bore that now, when we hear some politician in a suit or some scantily clad bimbo telling us how shocked and sad they are, we can’t even be bothered to laugh any more. Not even when the some British ‘comic’ hilariously demands that Islam now be made a crime against humanity, when, given the evidence, there’s a much stronger case for making Western ‘democracy’ and ‘enlightened values’ a crime against humanity. Besides, Britain is already hypocritically guilty of some of the worst crimes against humanity in history: colonialism, oppression and exploitation, state-level drugs dealing, the invention of concentration camps, overthrowing governments chosen by their own people, you name it, the British have perpetrated it. Crimes it doesn’t even have the balls to admit to.
When westerners start showing the same level of outrage about things that are genuinely offensive, like the thousands of innocent civilians who are bombed and killed every year in their countries, like corrupt and merciless dictators supported by ‘democratic’ western governments, then, we might take them a bit more seriously. As it is, there is nothing on this planet less deserving of sympathy or respect than Western outrage. Indeed there’s something deeply comical about it. It’s so contrived and so cringingly un-self-aware, it’s impossible to take seriously, even if we wanted to. And nobody in their right mind wants to any more.
There was a time when these Western values were given the benefit of the doubt, by many people in the Islamic world. Now we think it’s poison and we wish we’d never heard of it, because two hundred years of exploitation, oppression and warmongering have shown us western values for what they really are and now we don’t like it, we don’t trust it, and we are never going to respect it, and we don’t care how westerners feel about that. Everything’s a crime against human rights to these people, everything endangers peace and stability or the new world order. Well, nobody gives a damn anymore, people. You’ve done it to death, you killed the goose that laid the golden egg, so now, if you’re an offended or enraged westerner, go stick your head in the oven for all we care, and if you think that if you keep up the bombing and supporting dictators, Muslims will eventually cave in, it’s not going to happen. Even if the dictators wanted to, the people won’t allow it. We’ll carry on living the way we want to openly and freely, because it’s our birth right and it can’t be taken away from us, it can only be given away and we are giving the West nothing. Because the West gives us nothing. The west is permanently on the take. ‘Give me, give me, give me’ is all we ever hear. Give us your oil, even though we don’t want to pay for it. Give us your cheap labor or we’ll sanction you, give up your religion or I’ll be offended and you’ll be a backward culture. Well we’re sick and tired of hearing it. We’re sick and tired of the West and we’re sick and tired of the needless conflict and intimidation that comes from this region at every turn.
All week we’ve heard westerners telling us that we in the east need to understand how important human rights are to them. We do understand, and we don’t care, that’s the point. We don’t care now and we’ll never going to care, get used to it. We don’t give a damn about your feelings. Our feelings are more important, and our feelings tell us that we’re sick to the back teeth of hearing about your ‘rights’, so stick a sock in it. And no amount of violence is going to change a thing. The more you discriminate and oppress and bomb, the less we’re going to listen. It’ll simply stiffen our resolve not to be bullied and pushed around by people whose values we don’t respect because you’ve given us no reason to respect them and, more to the point, because you are incapable of giving us such a reason.
In short, we will not be told what we can and cannot believe, not by you, not by anybody, not now, not ever, no matter how many dictators you support, no matter how many cities you bomb. Islam will prevail, and you’ll suck it up, and like it.
Het oorspronkelijke filmpje – met de oorspronkelijke tekst uiteraard – is hier te vinden.