The Loony toon Danish cartoon controversy is proving to be among other things a "Gutenberg" moment for the blogs. Just as Dan Rather's fake but accurate false document story altered the news information super highway and changed the course of American history (and the Presidential election), the publication or non-publication of the Danish cartoons in the MSM is proving to be just as significant.
By now everyone knows that big media will not print the toons. Despite the fact that it is the obligation of the press to do just that, they succumbed to dhimmitude and refused to run them.It could not have been lost on you that the Danish editor in charge of publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, has said they were printed in response to self-censorship on issues regarding Islam and that giving in to pressure not to run them would have been "incompatible with a secular democracy".
The blogs (myself among them here) have been running them, in my case all the back to October, without so much as even thinking if it was the right or wrong thing to do. How could you not run them? It is the public's right to know.
And the blogs felt it. What political blog did not see a tsunami of traffic from a world hungry for a look at those damn cartoons? Where did the people go? They came to us, by the millions.They were forced to come to us by the very entity that would love to see us wither and die. Ironic. My blog alone quadrupled its numbers at the height of the search.
The immediate, short term effect can be seen in Britain, here.
[...]"They [the Radical Islamists] think they have won the debate," he says with a sigh. "They believe that the British Government has capitulated to them, because it feared the consequences if it did not.
"The cartoons, you see, have not been published in this country, and the Government has been very critical of those countries in which they were published. To many of the Islamic clerics, that's a clear victory.
"It's confirmation of what they believe to be a familiar pattern: if spokesmen for British Muslims threaten what they call adverse consequences - violence to the rest of us - then the British Government will cave in. I think it is a very dangerous precedent."
Media enabling only served to further advance the day when British Muslims formed a 'state within a state .'
There are important lessons Americans can learn from the decay of British sovereignty over its own people, Eurabian dhimmitude, and not enforcing rule of law. And there are valuable lessons to be learned from the damage a complicit, seditious media can and will do by tearing at the extraordinary fabric of the great American experiment with left wing platitudes and group think.
Rumsfeld is right, to win we must find an alternative to the mainstream media. Well we have, you're looking at it.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has a Cartoon Jihad round up here.
Apparently in order for Arla Foods - the producer of Lurpak and lots of danish chesse- to resume their markets and operations in the Middle East, they have to promise not to do any business with Israel - not trade goods with them, and not use their ports or anything of that nature. How messed up is that?
What does trading with Israel have to do with anything? I thought Arla was having problems over the fact that it happend to be danish when a danish paper made a cartoon that drove the muslim world insane. Why do they have to forsake trading with Israel to resume relations with the middle-east? What did they have to do with the cartoons? And why are they in the middle of this again? WTF is this bullshit?
Yeah Sandbaby, WTF?
BUY DANISH BUT ONLY FROM NON DHIMMI COMPANIES, more click here: History News Network
Hodja blog reports and it is JP's lead story today:
To gain contracts in Middle-East countries Danish firms have signed contracts not to trade with Israel for several years. If Danish firms have done so - which other firms from EU and the US? Arla - the Danish dairy firm - says today - that such contracts are pure routine.
Maybe the time has come to check who you are dealing with - and who you are not dealing with.My Danish friends are embarrassed. To be honest, our Israeli readers have already provided us with some inkling about this. So, I am glad it is out in the open and, hopefully, will lead to a major rethinking on the part of the companies.
It should also give impetus to a "Buy Israel" campaign in Denmark. This link may be useful.
A minister in India’s Uttar Pradesh state government has offered a reward of $11.5 million to anyone who would kill any of the cartoonists who drew the images of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Imagine that 11. 5 million and climbing, and their people starve. Poverty the likes of which we can not know.
UPDATE February 20th: I am sure this is Iran's doing here, part of their new Afghan media campaign
Students burn flags, shout 'Long Live Osama' at protest over cartoons KABUL, Afghanistan Students burned Danish and American flags and pictures of President Bush during a demonstration today at a college in Afghanistan. About two-thousand students took part in the latest protest over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
UPDATE: Hope springs eternal with the next generation here, appropriate on President's Day