Originally posted by poet1b
the answer is to get in their faces, and force them to see that their beliefs will not be tolerated in modern societies. The biggest goal of Islam is to keep their women locked up from the free world. Those high birth rates aren't because they are poor, it is because they see this as a way to conquer the western world.
No need to get in their face
In the west, we have laws already on the book that forbid many radical nonsense religions try to push, be it honor killings, slavery, sexism, etc...they can preach it, but if they practice it, they go to prison..pretty simple.
The getting in the face only encourages more preaching and polarity...it decreases those prone to polar thinking to be moderate.
It is far more effective to have a simple respectable debate in some coffee shop with a muslim youth about philosophy than to wave a pickett sign around screaming they are all going to hell. Protesting mindsets only encourages defensive measures...you get more bee's with honey than vinegar.
If someone is promoting radical islam, I would look at the ones giving the message resonance. I can easily talk down a radical muslim, because I don't have a horse in the race...therefore I am dispassionate towards them and can bring the discussion to a cerebral level verses a dung slinging contest...look at the idiots in the news and commentators trying to stoke up the xenophobia and intolerance (glenn beck)...they aren't doing it to correct a right, they are doing it to create poles and fighting...why? well, first answer of course is ratings and creating news verses just reporting on it...also to make sure radicalization never goes away.
I agree with you about the corporatist, and I think that the corporatists actually want to encourage Islam. Oil has given them great power, but that power is drying up quickly.
Doubtful. There is some interesting studies going on about two different types of oil..one being our standard understanding of how fossil fuels are created..but a new understanding is slowly emerging that its not fossil fuels at all, rather some sort of deep earth reaction...whatever it is, Oil Fields are filling back up
So yeah, fossil fuels will probably be here for an eternity if its allowed to supress new energy tech...and corporatists will gladly do just that (supress) in order to keep the industry booming and the enslavement going.
Giving people in the western world a chance to defend themselves is what needs to happen, and that means an end to political correctness.
The means is already there...its called the law.
You can say what you want, you can worship what you want, and you can persue happiness in your own home however you desire, however, you must act within the established law for all. Its pretty simple really.