Monday, December 11, 2006

End of the year awards

Little Green Footballs is having its own Idiotarian of the Year awards this year - and nominations are open. In the spirit of the holiday season, Culture for All will hold its informal awards - but I would not want to copy LGF, so these awards are for most breathtaking acts of dhimmitude and anti-dhimmitude. The awards here are not for people, but rather for events and/or actions. I will get this started. My nomination for the most breathtaking act of dhimmitude of 2006 is for the way the West has cowardly given into the Danish cartoon protests after the Cartoon Jihad, refusing to publish the images of the cartoons. Second nomination: The Iraq Study Group's recent recommendations to start talks with Iran/Syria, and sell Israel down the river. Third nomination: Ehud Olmert and his acts of suicidal incompetence (here and here). My nomination for the most breathtaking act of anti-dhimmitude of 2006 is for the publishers of the Danish cartoons to in fact publish the Danish cartoons. Second nomination: Wafa Sultan's amazing speech on Al Jazeera, whereby she called the Islamists attacking civilization itself. Third nomination: The Lebanese of the March 14 coalition, who rallied to support democracy. (here and here) STAY STRONG!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these two short videos from Iraq yet or not, but both show the US Military engaging in some very dubious actions. I have them up on my site at www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com ..You have to wonder what these soldiers were thinking when videotaping this stuff...

Anonymous said...

I love your blog,it's diverse and cool.

Red Tulips said...

Thanks, Pharoah and Ripper! :-)

Anonymous said...

I think your #1 is really off the mark, since not all of the "west" has caved in, including Wikipedia, and this obscure magazine called Harpers, both of which have published the images.

Borders started to cave in when they refused to put the issue of Free Inquiry that featured the images on the shelves, but when Harpers made it clear they would publish them, Borders had no choice but to leave the magazine on the shelves, since pulling it would be too big a hit to sales.

Not only has Wikipedia itself refused to pull the images, but many wikipedia users have been extremely vigilat in keeping Muslims and Dhimmi's from deleting them.

So not all of the west has caved in over that, and a few big names like Harpers and Wikipedia have been among those that have not given in.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget that Danish law has found the paper that published them guilty of no criminal act, the Danish government refused wails and braying and mooing from the middle east to ban the images and prosecute the artists.

The west did not uniformly cave in on this issue.

Red Tulips said...

Jason:

Most of the Western media pussied out and did not show the cartoons, out of fear of being killed. That said, I do know there were exceptions, and they get my praise.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I think it's great! Keep up the good work.

Red Tulips said...

Thanks, right wing!

Irina Tsukerman said...

I only have one, but it's a biggie: I nominate collective the act of pressuring Israel to get out of Lebanon, no matter who's done in.