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Piety and Perversity
Friday, August 18, 2006   By: Mahone Dunbar

Jimmy Carter and JonBenet Ramsey

Archive Photo. At the height of the Iranian hostage crisis, attempting to use love and cultural understanding in an effort to soften the hearts of Islamic radicals, President Jimmy Carter visits an Islamic women’s worship service. Though his unique diplomatic effort was not successful, he did receive an offer of marriage from a local Imam.

Jimmy Carter Explains The Danger Of Islamic Fundamentalism

In a recent interview with German periodical, SPIEGEL Magazine, former president Jimmy Carter addressed the errant thought processes that are derived from the fundamentalist aspect of the Islamic belief-system. Cater said,

"The fundamentalists believe they have a unique relationship with God, and that they and their ideas are God's ideas and God's premises on the particular issue. Therefore, by definition since they are speaking for God anyone who disagrees with them is inherently wrong. And the next step is: Those who disagree with them are inherently inferior, and in extreme cases - as is the case with some fundamentalists around the world - it makes your opponents sub-humans, so that their lives are not significant. Another thing is that a fundamentalist can't bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality. And so this administration, for instance, has a policy of just refusing to talk to someone who is in strong disagreement with them -  which is also a radical departure from past history. So these are the kinds of things that cause me concern. And, of course, fundamentalists don't believe they can make mistakes . . . "

Wait . . . hold on. Reading further, I see that Jimmy was actually talking about President Bush and the religious right in the United States! Never mind. My bad. Naturally, being from an alternate reality in a different dimension where the rules of logic and justice, as we have come to understand them, do not apply, Jimmy has things ass-backwards as usual. Besides, I haven't noticed lately that the Southern Baptists, Presbyterians, Latter Day Saints, Catholics, Methodists, Episcopalians, Seventh Day Adventists or any of the other assorted Christian denominations have demanded my conversion upon pain of death. So far, going to a Christian church to be hectored about Jesus and hit on for donations is still voluntary.

Carter, the stern-faced sanctimonious, posturing would-be do-gooder, does not realize that what he has just described is not the mind-set of Christian fundamentalism, but of true fundamentalist evil, i.e., Islam, and explicated exactly why there can be no effective diplomacy with them. Bush doesn't negotiate with them?! Tell us, oh wise one, exactly how you compromise with someone whose goal is your death and destruction? Islamics believe, by right of their god, in our destruction, and that anything whatsoever they do to us, the infidels - from blowing up buses full of civilian, driving planes into buildings, shooting Russian school kids in the back, beheading errant Muslim school girls, and even lying and breaking treaties with Western powers - is okie-dokie with Allah. Everyone in the world understands this except Mr. Appeasement, AKA, Jimmy Carter. While you and I are scared of Muslims strapped with bombs, Jimmy is deathly quaking over Pat Robertson. (I'll admit that Robinson is a bit irritating, but I wouldn't be afraid to get on a commercial airplane with him.)

Cater's dedication to hating America is on a par with the vehemence Islam feels for the West. I guess this is an expression of his cultural diversity. And he had other things to say.

For example, Carter said that Israel had no moral justification for their "massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon." He ignores the fact that Israel was attacked first, and cites the number of Palestinian prisoners Israel holds, so, hey, what's the matter with Hezbollah snatching a couple of Israeli soldiers? Carter decries the civilian deaths inflicted by Israel on the Lebanese, discarding for a moment the fact that Hezbollah dresses in civilian clothing, hides in crowded civilian areas, uses the apartments of Lebanese civilians to store rockets and other arms, and fires rockets from launchers placed in the middle of heavily populated civilian areas - and completely ignores that innocent civilians are always the targets of terrorists like Hezbollah.

The interviewer for SPIEGEL, noting that Carter has been called the ‘moral conscience’ of America, asked him if he represented a political demographic that could elect the next president. Carter responded that he thought he represented the "vast majority" of Democrats, and that a substantial portion of the American people completely agree with him. Carter then graciously notes that not all agree with him because there are "fragmented portions" in our country and divisions over gun control, the death penalty and abortion.

And this is why I'm not a Democrat. I support choice, though it’s not a decision I'd like to make, I don't care about gay marriage as long as they can promise me that tax dollars won't support it and that special laws be formulated to protect it, and I own a bunch of guns and am willing to use them on Carter should he show up at my door and try to confiscate them. And this generates lots of questions for me: Why doesn't Carter demand that Hezbollah be disarmed? And, given Carter's fear of guns in the hands of the populace, doesn't he consider it a good thing Bush did by disarming Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban? And why do Democrats always want to take guns away from citizens who haven't broken the law and only want to protect themselves, and never want to disarm those with a proven history of violence?

Taking Carter's summation of the dividing line between Democrats and the rest of us, it seems to me that the demo-leftists want to engineer their own demise! The irony of Democrat leftists fading away by indulging in abortion and gay marriage has a deep visceral appeal to me. (Enough gay marriages and the abortion issue becomes moot. Is this their hidden agenda?) And once the majority of the idiot-tyrants of the left are gone, then us right-winger war-monger types won't need as many guns! So, maybe Carter's version of the Democrat idea is a win-win for everyone.

Finally, in an "did-I-drop-acid-before-this-interview moment," Cater also blames the hatred of the United States throughout the Arab world on Bush's invasion of Iraq! Like the Arabs didn't hate America before? Did they love Jimmy when they grabbed and held American hostages for 444 days? Carter goes on to blame Bush for lack of balanced leadership with Israel, and failure to negotiate between Israel and the Palestinians, humbly citing himself and Brother Bill Clinton as examples of fair and balanced leadership. Yes, the ‘appease or ignore’ policies of Carter and Clinton (who ignored the first major attack by Islamics on the World Trade Center), as personified in the Iranian hostage crisis, the Somali debacle, and the continual bombings of Israeli civilians, work so well with Islamist fanatics. Has Carter not read a newspaper since leaving office?

Yes, perhaps the Islamic hatred of the West is the fault of George W. Bush. After all, everyone knows W. was behind the Crusades.

To properly put Carter's pinhole view of Islamic/American relations in perspective re President George W. Bush, let's look at a brief chronology of Muslim terror attacks (data compiled by Dr. Vernon Chong, Major General, USAF, Retired).

  • Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • First New York World Trade Center attack 1993; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers, 1996; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000; (George W. Bush not in office)
  • New York World Trade Center 2001;
  • Pentagon 2001.

Note that these terrorist attacks, which occurred between 1981 and 2001, spanned the administrations of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush senior, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In this period, two decades, there were 7,581 terrorist attacks recorded around the world by Islamic terrorists and nearly all on civilian targets. Also take into account that Islamic factions have been involved in something like the high ninety percentile of all armed violent conflicts in the past few decades. If there's war, violence, terror, death and destruction anywhere in the world today, you can bet the farm that the peaceful religion of Islam is right square in the middle of it.

But Jimmy says Bush hasn't tied enough diplomacy with the Islamic/Arab radicals. So, yes, Mr. Carter, you senile old dolt, diplomacy, as the above list demonstrates, with Islamic fanatics works very well - as you proved during the Iranian hostage crisis.

Conclusion: Jimmy Carter is either a fool of astronomical proportions or a staunch supporter of and a propagandist for Islamic/Arab terrorism. If there is an America history fifty years from now, future generations of Americans will revile James Carter for the quisling turncoat that he is.


Interview With A Tragic Lover

Paxety Pages: Correspondent Li Min Ho:

Wednesday night, federal authorities acting on information supplied by the Boulder, Colorado police department arrested forty-one year old John Mark Karr for the beating and strangulation death of six-year old JonBenet Ramsey in 1996. Boulder police tracked down Karr in Bangkok, Thailand by using information revealed in online communications between Karr and a man associated with the Ramsey family. Karr, whose teaching credentials were revoked in 2002 after he was arrested on child pornography charges, was in Bangkok looking for a teaching job and admitted to the police that he was with JonBenet on the night of her death, that he loved her, and that her death was an accident.

Fortunately for Paxety Pages, free lance journalist Li Min Ho (whose cousin conveniently happens to be the chief of police in Bangkok) was provided access to Mr. Karr for a quick interview after his public press conference and shortly before he was returned to his cell to await federal authorities who are to escort him back to America. Mr. Ho graciously shared this exclusive interview with Paxety Pages.

LMH: Sir, your brother Nate and your ex-wife have both come to your defense, and have said you were incapable of this barbarous crime. Since this was a particularly heinous crime, has anyone else had the courage to offer you support, aid, or assistance?

Karr: Well, a representative of NAMBLA contacted me and said the organization will furnish me with legal counsel; however, I expect that may be withdrawn. Their area of interest is quite specific, and they seem to be laboring under the mistaken belief that JonBenet was a six-year-old drag queen with a fetish for cowgirl costumes. However, there is a legitimate offer of legal assistance from the NEA. They said the union will furnish me with a lawyer who will challenge the revocation of my teaching certificate. Of course I will have to see a therapist to address the issues I have with child-porn and child-molestation. But the NEA is pretty ticked off at the way repressive right-wing fundamentalists are trying to grab the high moral-ground in the United States, and would love to make the reinstatement of my teaching certificate a test case. There are many others out there like myself who really love kids, you see, and have been unjustly compromised.

LMH: You said you were in love with JonBenet. Could you expand on that statement.

Karr: Well, at first it was just an intellectual attraction, you understand. But gradually it turned into physical attraction as well.

LMH: But . . . she was only six!

Karr: I'm afraid you don't have a good grasp of child psychology. Child sexual feelings sometimes mature as early as the womb. She was just as much responsible for the relationship as I was. She was very mature for six. In fact, she was a terrible tease. I attended many of her beauty pageants, and I could tell that when she was miming songs on stage she was aware of my presence in the audience and was sending me messages.

LMH: Messages?

Karr: Yes. In fact, it was while doing a dance routine that she invited me to her house - at night, when her parents were asleep.

LMH: How did she communicate this to you? Telepathy?

Karr: (laughs) Oh, no. Don't be silly. Nothing so strange. Her dance routine was a presentation of semiotics carefully staged just for me.

(At this point, the officer accompanying Mr. Carr told Ho to wrap up the interview as they needed to get Karr back to his cell.)

LMH: Mr. Carr, one last question: Assuming you do not receive the death penalty, do you expect to spend the rest of your life in jail?

Karr: Oh, no. As I've explained, her death was completely accidental. I loved her. We were engaged in a little sex play - at her insistence - that got out of hand. She was pretty heavy into autoerotic asphyxiation, as she had explained in her dance routine, and I was simply trying to please her. I'm hoping, therefore, to get leniency from the courts. Maybe even serve my sentence by doing community service. I think my teaching skills can still be put to good use, perhaps helping nurture young children in the inner-city. Very young children. Attractive children. Children who like to dress up and wear makeup, children who . . . .

(At this point, an officer escorted Mr. Karr back to his cell and the interview was concluded.)


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