On Mohammedism and giving peace a chance
December 10, 2015 § 15 Comments
Bonald points out that Islam actually is a religion of peace, as long as the entire world becomes subject to a universal Caliphate, apostates are executed as the traitors against the Caliphate which they are, and dhimmis stay in their place.
I’d further point out that this is one sense in which Islam is inherently more peaceful than liberalism. At least a universal Caliphate under sharia is rationally conceivable, so it is possible in principle for war between the dar-al-islam and the dar-al-kufr to come to an end: for dar-al-harb and dar-al-kufr to shrink to nothing.
With liberalism it is a different story. Liberalism is not rationally coherent, so an end to its violence is not even conceivable without liberalism itself disappearing. Perpetual violent revolution is inevitable under liberalism, even when liberalism is universally triumphant.
So the only path to peace available to liberals, even just as something rationally conceivable, is repentance. The only even conceptually coherent path to peace from under liberalism is to come out from under it: to reject it utterly and unequivocally.