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The wisdom of the Ayatollah Khomeini:

  • “If they have intercourse with a cow and sheep and camel [the animals’] urine and dung becomes unclean and drinking their milk will also be unlawful and [the animals] must be killed and burned without delay, and the person who had intercourse with them must pay money to the owner. Further, if he had intercourse with any beast its milk becomes unlawful.”- Resaleh Towzih al-Masa’el, #2412
  • “A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.”-Tahrirolvasyleh, fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990
  • “After urination, one must first wash the anus if it has been soiled by urine; then one must press three times with the middle finger at the base of the penis; then one must put his thumb on top of the penis and his index finger on the bottom and pull the skin forward three times as far as the circumcision ring; and after that three times squeeze the tip of the penis.”- Resaleh, #72
  • “There are eleven things which are impure: urine, excrement, sperm, bones, blood, dogs, pigs, non-Muslim men and women, wine, beer, and the sweat of the excrement-eating camel.”- Resaleh, #83
  • “Every part of the body of a non-Moslem individual is impure, even the hair on his hand and his body hair, his nails, and all the secretions of his body.”- Resaleh, #107
  • “Female prisoners who are virgins must be raped before execution to prevent them from entering heaven.”

This ain’t your daddy’s Europe. Trash-strewn streets in the City of Light, acid attacks on the Thames, cannibalism on the Tanaro—this is life in Europe now, nothing more than a re-creation of from whence the migrants came. Every single aspect of this civilization-deteriorating experiment has been some combination of ignorance, gross miscalculation, paralysis from apathy or fear, and something infinitely more sinister, the entire enterprise fraught with the most profound arrogance, illogic, greed, and often willful denial. As Douglas Murray puts it, human beings are not figures in a math equation, and the notion that if you can somehow generate just the right proportions, you can create a post-racial, harmonious, globalist utopia is a heinous grotesquery that makes a mockery of existence itself. That Europe and the Western world more broadly should begin to regress to their changing mean is utterly unsurprising; that a Netherlands comprised of Turks and Moroccans or a UK comprised of Pakistanis and Nigerians should have a decidedly different “flavor” a tragic, transformative inevitability of what was first coined by Renaud Camus as “The Great Replacement.”

The West has proven willing to sacrifice even its most sacred cows in the interests of furthering “diversity”; when taboos against cannibalism are broken twice in Europe less than two weeks apart, when animals are raped in front of children at petting zoos, when pedophilia becomes normalized, and when our natural reaction of shock and disgust to all of this is condemned as “bigotry,” there can be no other conclusion than that the very fabric of our societies is disintegrating. By essentially recriminating our hard-wired response to these gross bodily violations and societal taboos, we are being asked to partake in an inversion of not just our culture and moral code in favor of the alien Other, but to deny our basic human instincts that this is wrong. Roger Giner-Sorolla and Pascale S. Russell make the useful distinction that:

With the recent upswing in research interest on the moral implications of disgust, there has been uncertainty about what kind of situations elicit moral disgust and whether disgust is a rational or irrational player in moral decision making. We first outline the benefits of distinguishing between bodily violations (e.g., sexual taboos, such as pedophilia and incest) and no-bodily violations (e.g., deception or betrayal) when examining moral disgust. We review findings from our lab and others’ showing that, although many existing studies do not control for anger when studying disgust, disgust at non-bodily violations is often associated with anger and hard to separate from it, while bodily violations more consistently predict disgust independently of anger. Building on this distinction, we present further empirical evidence that moral disgust, in the context of bodily violations, is a relatively primitively appraised moral emotion compared to others such as anger, and also that it is less flexible and less prone to external justifications.

The infantile notions of “hate” and xenophobia predicated on the idea that those opposed to wholesale demographic change are somehow small-minded and ignorant, and are irrationally raging against “progress,” is itself a simple-minded and ignorant reduction of something much more complex into a playground sense of morality. Art Markman states:

Studies suggest that there is a tight relationship between our sense of moral purity and the emotion of disgust. Violations of our sense of moral purity lead us to feel the emotion of disgust. When we experience the emotion of disgust, we also change our judgments of the moral purity of others… This view of disgust suggests that the emotion of disgust is strongly connected to our sense of morality. That is, when we feel disgust, we should also express feelings of moral outrage. And to counteract those emotions, we should increase our concern with purity.

If we perceive ourselves to have been wronged, or worse, violated, and our desire for redress is ignored if not outright condemned, the mechanisms of disgust and outrage—real outrage—will rightly find themselves in the embrace of righteous anger. If left unchecked, this increase in concern for purity can have momentous consequences. What starts as a very legitimate desire to maintain both purity and sanctity, if not properly channeled, can lead to the most extreme cases of violence and even genocide. I’ve no doubt many people on the Left are simply viewing both historical and contemporary events through an opposite prism, that is, essentially, “they know not what they do” (though clearly many of the so-called “elites” have a particular agenda), but the accelerating polarization between Left and Right, and the Left’s unwillingness to engage in dialogue, is producing rhetoric that is, and I mean this literally, genocidal. This is not emanating from the Right, the supposed home of the “Nazis,” but on the Left, where the global extermination of whites is viewed as the highest moral calling.

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Of course I believe that the Right is in the right to want to not only preserve that which we hold dear and most sacred—family, nation, tradition, religion for some—but that we are morally justified in fighting back to reverse these trends of dissolution and dispossession. The collision course is set because I truly believe that the radical Left has passed the point where they no longer view us as equals but as both corrupted and de-humanized obstacles to attaining utopia. Our extermination, as buck-toothed, inbred hillbillies or backwards fossils of another era is morally justified in their view. Purity on the Right involves far “cleaner” distinctions such as male-female, right-wrong as opposed to relativism, or ethno-cultural-derived demarcations between nations; for the Left, it is moral purity that is of the utmost concern, and for us, their morality is alien and ugly. It luxuriates in its impurity, and that disgusts us.

People have always been divided, both in real, fundamental terms like race and sex, and in more socially-constructed terms such as taboos, dietary restrictions, and cultural customs. Tribalism is ingrained in our very nature, and we are being compelled to deny our nature by the Cult-Marx globalist utopians. Even that which is a product of culture is informed by biology, though there is in this current age the inclination to dismiss tradition as somehow antiquated, and thus of no use to us in the present day. As Jonathan Haidt writes:

If morality is about how we treat each other, then why did so many ancient texts devote so much space to rules about menstruation, who can eat what, and who can have sex with whom? There is no rational or health-related way to explain these laws. (Why are grasshoppers kosher but most locusts are not?) The emotion of disgust seemed to me like a more promising explanatory principle. The book of Leviticus makes a lot more sense when you think of ancient lawgivers first sorting everything into two categories: “disgusts me” (gay male sex, menstruation, pigs, swarming insects) and “disgusts me less” (gay female sex, urination, cows, grasshoppers).

Many of these religious prohibitions look absurd to us today, especially through the prisms of modern scientific knowledge and atheism, but Haidt is wrong—there were perfectly legitimate reasons for these decrees, even if they seem a bit obscure or strange. First, they helped define who the in-group was versus the out-group through specific practices that could be held in relief against surrounding tribes or societies; second, with an incomplete understanding of viruses, germs, and pathogens, ancient peoples could still make observations and practice deductive reasoning, and might rightly conclude certain foods and/or activities had a propensity to produce illness; and third, outsiders may well bring foreign pathogens with them that could decimate the tribal unit or local settlement that didn’t have a specific immunity.

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We know, for example, that sodomy does carry an increased risk of certain STDs as opposed to vaginal intercourse, particularly due to both the exposure to fecal matter and the sensitivity of the anus to micro-tears, and given that most STDs are contracted from bodily fluid transmission, especially as it pertains to blood and semen, this makes a lot of sense; menstruation, though obviously not an illness, is often accompanied by mood changes, nausea, cramps, and dizziness, and so, coupled with the discharge of blood, might give ancient peoples the impression that there was something to this monthly occurrence that was either harmful or at least significant in ways they may not fully have understood.

Returning to Haidt’s list, there are many bacterial infections people may contract from swine, especially with limited knowledge of hygiene and none of bacteria. Per the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation:

If all the causes of foodborne disease are analysed, pigs and pork could theoretically be implicated in over 40% of cases. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) in 2003, found that in America, Salmonella caused 26% of all food poisoning cases. Salmonella is commonly found in the intestine of pigs. The other causes of foodborne disease that pigs might carry…are Clostridium perfringens (4%), E. coli (6%) and Campylobacter (4%). These last three are also common in the intestine of pigs.

Finally, pertaining to swarming insects, locusts (technically a kind of grasshopper) are notorious for wiping out crops and thus, in a far less technologically-advanced age and with no bug-resistant pesticides and GMOs, the ancients would be right to regard swarming insects with apprehension as locusts often were harbingers of famine. As noted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):

A swarm the size of Niarmay (Niger) or Bamako (Mali) eats the same amount of food in one day as half the respective country. A swarm the size of Paris eats the same amount of food in one day as the half population of France; the size of New York City eats in one day the same as everyone in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; the same size of San Francisco eats the same has half of California, the size of Sydney (Australia) eats the same amount of food in one day as Australia eats in 1.5 hours…There are 10 species of locusts but the Desert Locust is the most notorious (destructive). Found in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, they inhabit some 60 countries and can cover one-fifth of Earth’s land surface. Desert locust plagues may threaten the economic livelihood of one-tenth of the world’s humans.

Conversely, other grasshoppers can make for a decent snack, and though I know they are not the same thing, their crepuscular cricket cousins can be ground into a type of flour for baking. We need to be very careful of trying to impress our modern understanding and morality on to the past. That said, there are certain dangers in clinging too tightly to tradition, ranging from cultural ossification and the inability to adapt, evolve, or innovate, to lashing out in the most extraordinary violence at a world changing too quickly to be understood. Incidentally Islam checks all of these boxes, yet we foolishly compound the error of importing fundamentalist Muslims in the first place by further increasing their numbers via immigration, and they’re all too happy to reproduce well above replacement level while we fail to do the same.

Returning to the argument that biology is the primary driver of culture and thus civilization, I offer here an ancient example contrasted with a trio of modern ones. The first sewers were laid in Rome well over 2,000 years ago; Strabo, writing around the time of Christ stated:

The sewers, covered with a vault of tightly fitted stones, have room in some places for hay wagons to drive through them. And the quantity of water brought into the city by aqueducts is so great that rivers, as it were, flow through the city and the sewers; almost every house has water tanks, and service pipes, and plentiful streams of water.

In the year 100 AD, an early form of indoor plumbing was implemented by the Romans, and their waste and their potable drinking water from the aqueducts, several of which are still presently in operation over two thousand years later, never came into contact. Contrast this with modern-day Mozambique, where people are literally crushed to death by mountains of garbage; or Ghana, which loses almost $300 million a year due to the costs associated with poor sanitation and where 90% of human excreta ends up in the same rivers and lakes the country gets its drinking water from; or Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which has no sewer system at all to service its three million people. Still think all civilizations are created equal? And once again, who creates these civilizations? Is the “magic dirt” about which Steve Sailer joked responsible?

According to the World Bank, around one-seventh of the world’s population still defecates out in the open where the human waste often finds its way back into the water supply and the fecal bacteria spread disease. Listed here by percentage of the population still practicing “open defecation,” see if you notice a pattern:

  1. Eritrea: 76%
  2. Niger: 71%
  3. Chad: 68%
  4. South Sudan: 61%
  5. Benin: 55%
  6. Togo: 51%
  7. Namibia: 50%
  8. Burkina Faso: 48%
  9. Madagascar: 44%
  10. Liberia: 42%

According to the World Health Organization, 56% of deaths in sub-Saharan Africa are attributable to communicable diseases, many of which would be preventable with proper sanitation.

In 2010, Haiti suffered a severe cholera outbreak that killed around 10,000 people and sickened close to a million more; although according to the CDC the last cholera outbreak in the U.S. was over a century ago, countries like Malawi, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Niger, Nigeria, Angola, Ethiopia, and Uganda have all wrestled with cholera outbreaks this decade. In 1994, over 12,000 people in what was then Zaire died from a cholera epidemic. Approximately half-a-million people have been afflicted with cholera in Yemen since 2016. Other countries that have had issues with cholera in the last few years include India, Pakistan, Cuba, Mexico, Malaysia, Iraq, Bangladesh, Namibia, Kenya, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon. Britannica defines cholera as, “an intestinal disease that is the archetype of waterborne illnesses. It spreads by the fecal-oral route: infection spreads through a population when feces containing the bacterium contaminate water that is then ingested by individuals.” From NPR’s All Things Considered:

Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere. It’s hard for Americans to imagine what this means. The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage…Follow pediatrician Vanessa Rouzier on a tour of a Port-au-Prince slum called Cite de Dieu—City of God—to get an idea of what it means to live in a city sans sanitation…We cross over a wide canal that cuts through the slum. The garbage-clogged channel brings sewage down from the hillside precincts of the capital. “So you can imagine that if human waste goes through there, and if it rains, [it] just really spills into the environment and ends up in the sea,” Rouzier says. She takes us down to a small, garbage-cluttered beach on the edge of the slum and points to a ramshackle structure perched on stilts over the water. Those who have seen the movie Slumdog Millionaire will know what it is — an outhouse. “If you live close by the water, you may use these over-the-sea hanging toilets during the daytime,” Rouzier says. “But at night you wouldn’t come out in the dark to use that. You would have a bowel movement in some sort of plastic bag and...throw it out during the day out here.”

As a woman, the primary reason you would not use the outhouse at night is that many women in the Third World, especially Africa, have expressed fears that using a public toilet alone, or even going to the bathroom in the bush privately, will result in their sexual assault, and the data support this fear. Numbers ranging from 20-50% of African women report having been sexually assaulted in the last year, with 40-70% reporting sexual abuse at some time in their lives. Ethiopia—never colonized by the West save a brief five-year Italian occupation—is particularly bad. Per Ejaz Khan:

Ethiopia is estimated to have one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. A report by the UN found that nearly 60% of Ethiopian women were subjected to sexual violence. Rape is a very serious problem in Ethiopia. The country is infamous for the practice of marriage by abduction, with the prevalence of this practice in Ethiopia being one of the highest in the world. In many parts of Ethiopia, it is common for a man, working in coordination with his friends, to kidnap a girl or woman, sometimes using a horse to ease the escape. The abductor will then hide his intended bride and rape her until she becomes pregnant. Girls as young as eleven years old are reported to have been kidnapped for the purpose of marriage. Also the Ethiopian military has been accused of committing systematic rapes against civilians.

But it’s the West that suffers under the oppressive thumb of the Patriarchy, right? Ethiopia, by the way, is a perennial “leader” in the number of Diversity Lottery recipients the United States imports. Good stuff.

Now there’s something very crucial in all of this that people seem either unwilling or unable to deduce—these conditions don’t just happen. It isn’t by chance or some kind of miracle that certain societies produce landscapes that would more accurately be described as hellscapes, whereas others look clean and orderly, and where those societies produce spectacular architecture and lasting infrastructure. Each outcome is a by-product of its unique civilization, and civilizations are only as good as their people. You didn’t perchance see Japan or Iceland or New Zealand among the countries listed, did you? The troublesome intractability of biology is a thorn in every Leftist’s side, but they’re working to remove these thorns and fashion them into a crown before crucifying us for the otherwise unanswerable sins of inequality.

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John Q. Publius

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John Q. Publius writes for Republic Standard and runs the blog The Anatomically Correct Banana.