Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Here are two examples of ideological child abuse:

The first is a case of attempted murder for the sake of the ideology: how young girls are being turned into weapons by Al Qaeda:
The teenage girl, handcuffed to an iron railing, hangs her head as an Iraqi explosives expert cuts the trigger cords on a suicide vest strapped to her body. Gunshots echo in the distance as the white vest, carrying about 30lb (15kg) of explosives, is peeled off the 15-year-old, leaving her standing in the street in a sleeveless, orange frock.

The footage was taken in August, when police said they found Rania Ibrahim Mutlib in a side road in Baquba, north of Baghdad, having failed to detonate her charge.

When The Times met her in a police interrogation cell this week with her mother and grandmother, she claimed that she had been drugged and had no intention of killing herself or of becoming the 16th teenage girl bomber said to have struck in the past year.

The second is an example of attempted soul murder for sake of the ideology: (NOTE: A reader has alerted me to the fact that the Obamaniacs have already taken down the video of the "Obama Children's Chorus"--but it is still up at Michelle Malkin if you haven't seen it.

Both ideologies in question share a fundamental feature: neither sees the child as an individual--i.e., separate, unique or independent in her own right--but instead sees that child as merely an extension of the will of the ideology; and therefore as fodder to further the ideology.

The psychopathy of the first example is obvious to all; the psychopathy of the second thinks to disguise itself under a layer of [perverse] 'cuteness'.

Both, however, are examples of the totalitarian/collectivist mindset...

For more on this psychopathoology see the following posts:
The Clever Psychological Disguises of the Left
The Totalitarian Impulse of the Left
The Evolution of Education into Indoctrination
Totalitarians, Left and Right

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