A Tool of Satan

I’m still on the topic of Arabic democracy, and there’s a definite parallel to European democracy.

During the dark ages, the idea that each man was equal in the eyes of God was horrifying – Satanic, even. The Roman Catholic Church considered democratic values to be evil, and persecuted those who advocated them.

Throughout Europe, society was rigidly hierarchical. A commoner could never be anything but a commoner. A nobleman could never be anything but a nobleman – until they ran out of space in the castle. Then, they went to war with their neighbor.

There’s nothing like too many noblemen, when you want a nice, friendly war.

We (er, I) could go on and on about the anti-democratic values and thuggish philosophy of medieval times, but you know that already. So, I won’t.

The interesting thing is that Islam, at least radical Islam, promotes those exact same values. Islam codifies a rigidly hierarchical society. Women are little more than property. (You lock them in your house in the morning, and only let them out of the house if you can spare the time to accompany them. I kid you not.)

And democracy? Under Islam, it is the value system of the evil. To the devout Muslim, democracy is the tool of Satan. And, they aren’t just objecting to democracy as a cultural icon of American imperialism. No, they believe that giving a voice and a vote to everyone – man or woman, poor or rich – is evil. Wicked.

Let me repeat that.

Under radical Islam, it is wrong to give a voice to commoners and women. Worse, it is evil.

A tool of Satan.

Author: John Little

Who IS That Masked Man! John’s professional writing career started out twelve years ago in the financial services industry, writing marketing communications for an investment company based in Jerusalem. After a couple years writing about price-to-earnings ratios and the Hang Seng index, he went on to write for a Texas-based computer company. He’d almost burned out writing technical documents for OS/390, when he found himself abruptly working for a San Francisco-based software company. (He picked up a phone on Thursday and found himself on the Embarcadero on Tuesday.) Then the dot-com bubble burst, and he was downsized to a small Colorado-based company, followed by a tiny New York-based company. Then he said, “What the heck,” and went on to the ultimate in downsizing when he decided to open thewritegroup.com, which operates in the US and Israel. The great thing about working from Jerusalem? He’s completed a full day’s work by the time most of his clients stumble into the office. Of course, that means that you won’t be seeing his ugly mug very often, but let me ask you this: If you’d skipped the last ten meetings, how much would you have really missed? Thought so. Jerusalem also benefits from being a city in the most hi-tech country in the region, while also being close to Europe, Asia, and Africa. So, if you really need a meeting, John’s a quick flight from almost anywhere. And an MBA? Oh yeah, he has one of those too. He keeps it next to the laundry detergent. John operates from his US office in Indiana, and his Israel office in the southern part of Jerusalem. But, wherever in the world he is, you can always reach him via telephone. Or, email: john@thewritegroup.com When not at home, you will probably find him on assignment somewhere in Europe, trawling Indy bookstores, or lounging on some Greek island. Give him half a chance, and he’ll tell you all about it. Now, if John can get back to writing in the first person, he’d appreciate it.

1 thought on “A Tool of Satan”

  1. Boy you ramble…and so early in the morning too. Isn’t it true that women are lesser than dogs in the arab world? They are extremely abusive to dogs so you can just imagine how they treat their women. If you can’t imagine then just google arab women and see what comes up.

    Great rambling! Keep up the consistancy and great writing as always.

    Have a prosperous day


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