Nursery Rhymes on Cultures Knee - Western Version: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Islamic Version: Words, images, body language will ‘provoke’ me to break your bones with swords and guns and I will certainly hurt you.
|Western Nursery Rhyme Outcome Islamic Nursery Rhyme Outcome|
Western 1872 version: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
"Sticks and Stones" is an English language children's rhyme. It persuades the child-adult victim of name-calling to ignore the taunt, to refrain from physical retaliation, and to remain calm and good-natured.
Role in Western culture
This sentiment is reflected in/reflects the Western common law of civil assault, which holds that mere name-calling does not give rise to a cause ‘provocation’ of action, while putting someone in fear of physical violence does.
The corner stone values of Democracy
Western 2015 version: Swords and guns may break my bones, but words, images, body language will never hurt me.
Western “Duty to Doubt” Be doubtful, Be sceptical, Be critical.
Certainty is the root of all evil.
Accept being doubted, accept being viewed as untrustworthy, and accept being criticised without resorting to violence.
The state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of coercion.
The corner stone values of Tyranny
Islamic version 7th century C.E– 2015: Words, images, body language will ‘provoke’ me to break your bones with swords and guns and I will certainly hurt you.
Role in Islamic culture
This sentiment is reflected in/reflects the Islamic/Muslim cultural codex to justify assault and murder, which holds that mere name-calling justifiably gives rise to a cause ‘provocation’ of action, whilst no fear of physical violence exits.
Islamic “Duty to Certainty” Be certain, Be compliant, Be silent.
Doubt is the root of all evil.
Other accept the certainty Islam is right, Other accept compliance to Islamic dictates, Other accept silence as to the veracity of the Islamic/Muslim cultural codex (textual and exemplar (messianic) template) or accept violence ‘provoked’ by Others failure to accept.
The state does not have de facto monopoly on the legitimate use of coercion.
What will happen, what has happened particularly to women when there is a demand as a societal norm the ‘victim’ should have acted ‘responsibly’ to prevent ‘provocation’ of the perpetrators violence, the victim therefore deserves what they get?
“To make one exception means to make them all.”
Blaming the Victim: Charlie Hebdo and Free Speech By Nicole Gelinas, January 18, 2015 New York Post
As with a person as with a culture utilising such a notion of 'provocation' which justifies violent action where no threat of violence exists this construct will invariably run through the whole of cultural method for dealing with internal and external nonconformity to cultural codex dictates.
"Police said Ananta Bijoy Das had been murdered in broad daylight as he headed to work at a local bank in the city of Sylhet, an attack that fellow writers said highlighted a culture of impunity."
Third blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death in Bangladesh AFP MAY 12, 2015
This is what we want in Western Democratic streets a return to a “Duty to Certainty” and the terror which always follows in its wake as we have had clear proof of for centuries and even in our own time?
"Forty-five churches were torched over the weekend in Niger's capital during deadly protests over the publication of a Prophet Mohammed cartoon by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, police say.
The protests, which left five people dead and 128 people injured in Niamey, also saw a Christian school and orphanage set alight, said Adily Toro, a spokesman for the national police."
Charlie Hebdo: 10 killed, 45 churches torched during protests over Prophet Mohammed cartoon in Niger; Chechnya rally draws 1 million, Russia says – ABC
"Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibar, who is part of King Salman’s (Saudi Arabia) Senior Ulema Council, the kingdom’s highest religious body, made that claim during a lecture in the United Arab Emirates this past January."
Saudi Cleric Claims That The Sun Revolves Around The Earth 3:33 PM 02/18/2015
"The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 147 people at a college in Kenya as they shouted "God is great" appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday."
Kenya Attack Survivors Say Campus Bloodbath Was Planned, Targeted Christians
THE WORLD POST AP Posted: 04/03/2015
Yemen: 'Corpses are lying in the streets'
After more than a week of Saudi-led air strikes, the country is heading towards a major humanitarian crisis. Charlene Anne Aljazeera 07 Apr 2015
In the UK, your child's teacher could be a spy - New security guidelines that require teachers to report pupils who show signs of radicalisation are worrying educators.
Imran Khan Aljazeera 08 Apr 2015
Imran Khan Should be asking "How is it the Islamic/Muslim codex enables such terror against Other to be analogised into reality consistently constantly from generation to generation which causes Other to lose complete faith in the Islamic/Muslim cultures ability to stop the terror emanating from its ranks, so Other has to institute laws to have teachers spy on their students and students to spy on their teachers? "
Imran Khan should be asking "How is it the Islamic/Muslim culture forces Other to institute Orwellian constructs within the Public Square?" Do you understand Imran Khan what has to happen for a Western culture based upon Liberty and Equality to institute such a practice? The alternative?"
Anything, anything is possible under such a construct, is this safe to have in any Public Square, for to dissent from such irrationality informs what response? Reasoned debate? Could it be the level of violence emanating from any culture is directly proportional to the validity and iniquitous nature of its cultural codex social constructs regards women and Other?
ABC in showing just half the new Charlie Hebdo front page in news broadcasts sent what message? Respect? Respect for whom, the victims or the cultural perpetrator? By your action ABC you are informing what norm now in the Australian Public Square?
You do of course understand ABC - Cultures justify and authorise terror the individual adherent ‘Few’, as individuals or in groups deliver it. Who is then ‘responsible’ the victim, the individual ‘Few’ or the culture which created the individual ‘Few’ and is still doing so?
"Wrong: “If we could only communicate we could resolve all our conflicts.”
True: “Communication is often essential to resolving conflict, but rarely a solution itself.”
Communication may make it clear we have much more difference than we thought.
Dealing with conflict – ‘Let’s do it differently now and we will do it better.’ …. we are not writing on a blank slate when we try to change the way we think about or understand how we behave in conflict. The fact is we started learning to manage conflict early and those lessons are not just going to go away because we have researched this or listened to a lecture or done some reading.
We’ve been learning to deal with conflict from our culture and our organizations and certainly we begin in our families starting at a very early in our lives. …There is a difference in how cultures approach conflict… cultures teaches lessons of how to handle conflict,… each organization develops cultures about how to handle conflict… deeper than all of that is the family structure. We all learned early in life about conflict, and what it means and what happens if we handle it in a given way, we learned it in our families starting when we were very young as toddlers, tried out saying ‘No.’, how that person reacted was potentially your first lesson in managing conflict and you have been learning it ever since. So we learned in the family and what we did learn and the lessons we learned led to behavior we adopted and we got habituated to, we get skilled at so our early learning drivers inform and awful lot of the way we deal with conflict and we go choose organizations where we apply those skills and it all fits within the culture so we are not people who come into conflict, like it is a new subject, we are people who come to the subject of conflict management having learnt it early, we’ve got built in ideas, some of that learning really works well, we are getting along, we are not killing each other, it still amazes me humans do as well as we do, managing conflict although we could do a lot better, some of the ideas we got, the way of dealing with conflict turned out to be wrong ideas.”
Michael Dues, Ph.D., University of Arizona, The art of conflict management.
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