Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When Will It End?

The following essay is from Zenster. Enjoy.

Author’s note: This is the first of a three part essay dealing with Islamic terrorism and what can be expected regarding Islam’s ultimate fate. These articles are written in memoriam of the 9/11 atrocity’s tenth anniversary and are dedicated to the 3,000 innocent Americans who were murdered on that fateful day.

When Will it End?

Short answer ― It will end when the tipping point is reached.

This tipping point can be defined as follows:

When living with Islam becomes more trouble than living without Islam.

How often have you heard the following?

“Do not touch or move unattended parcels, bags or packages and report them to security.”

Everybody who reads these words has heard a variant of that announcement. It is a now-familiar litany that underscores most modern civilian travel like some sort of off-key drone note in an increasingly odious dirge. All forms of mass transportation involve similar, often intrusive, security measures and, overwhelmingly, one single entity is responsible for their necessity; namely, Islamic terrorism.

When will such public warnings finally be unnecessary? For how long are we supposed to put up with the risk of random terrorist attacks? Will our grandchildren be obliged to beware of abandoned parcels? Will their grandchildren have to do the same? How much longer will the civilized world continue to tolerate this preposterous assault upon its wellbeing and general quality of life?

When will it end?

If it was possible to set aside terrorism-related loss of life ― and it most certainly is not ― the financial cost alone of combating it is absurd. Let us examine just one single factor; increased waiting times at airports. An extra hour or three doesn’t seem like much until you start doing the math.

Some 1.5 million passengers per day originate from American airports. Domestic flights have a one hour minimum wait time and international travel requires an early check in of at least three hours. We will split the difference and use an average of two hours wait. Even though a majority of domestic flights are not international, please rest assured that this slightly top-heavy coefficient will barely compensate for many other downstream factors.

Two hours of wait time multiplied by 1.5 million passengers equals 3 million working hours lost due to increased airport waiting periods. Airport WiFi services do not begin to counteract these losses in productivity because of how fax machines and other appurtenances of regular business life are usually inaccessible near the tarmac. That represents 3 million hours of lost productivity each and every day just in America alone.

The USA per capita annual income is approximately $40,000, which equals a little over $20.00 per hour. With 3 million working hours lost per day at $20.00 per hour, we are now looking at $60 million per day in effective lost wages. The actual cost is probably much higher due to how frequent airline travelers most likely earn a lot more than the national average.

With 365 days in a year, that $60 million per day equates to almost $22 billion in lost annual productivity. Then, calculate the extra costs associated with repackaging or purchasing costly miniature lotions, shampoos and shaving creams to meet low-weight security requirements. Add in the extra expense of purchasing overpriced airport food and beverages because many comestibles cannot be brought through security. These are but two very small examples of ancillary costs related to Islamic terrorism.

Now, multiply that $22 billion figure by the number of nations in this world. There are nearly 200 of them and almost every single one is obliged to employ some measure of air transportation security. While most do not approach America’s size, degree of air travel or implementation, that $22 billion number easily rockets past $1 trillion per year in extra layers of security devoted almost exclusively towards thwarting Islamic terrorist attacks.

In a sense, it is as if Islam has found a cunning way of forestalling its own dismantling at the hands of increasingly vexed Western powers. Those one trillion dollars in annual airline security-related waiting times could finance the overturning of yet one more Muslim majority nation per year. Recall, how this is just the global expense of increased airport waiting times that is being discussed.

For a quick glimpse into a related cost increase in flying, merely examine the so-called “September 11th Security Fee” of $2.50 USD per enplanement. At 1.5 million passenger flights per day in America, that is at least $3.75 million per day, totaling some $1.4 billion per year. There is already discussion underway to double that security fee to $5.00 per enplanement. Once again, this figure needs to be expanded to encompass nearly 200 nations around the world who also use similar fee structures to pay for their airline security apparatus. These collective fees probably hover somewhere in the half to one trillion dollar region.

The overall cost burden of Islam’s culture upon Western social benefit structures, law enforcement apparatus and ― via incessant and frequently frivolous Islamic “lawfare” ― its judicial system, is orders of magnitude higher; as will be shown in the subsequent parts of this article. Taken together, these otherwise unnecessary monetary outlays could finance punitive military campaigns against Islam or, as a less bellicose alternative, sponsor all of the needed scientific research into alternative fuels that could render MME (Muslim Middle East), control of oil production moot and unprofitable.

Those preceding societal factors are just the iceberg’s tip with respect to how intrusive and parasitic Islam’s presence continues to be within Western civilization. The actual sum total costs are astronomically higher and they do not even account for numerous other expenses related to aspects of America’s stunningly flaccid military response to Islamic terrorism.

Not even the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ― both of which were directed at proven sources of international terrorism ― can be counted as truly effective responses to Islam’s assault upon the West. These so-called “liberations” have gone on to see each country cheerfully adopt shari’a-based constitutions which guarantee they will once again revert to being terrorist manufactories the instant that Western troops depart.

So, when will it end?

After explaining much of this same logic to an unnamed TSA security agent and posing the same final question, she retorted:

“When they want it to end.”

This insouciant yet incisive reply brings to mind the words of author and counterjihad expert, Serge Trifkovic:

The elite class, rootless, arrogant, cynically manipulative, has every intention of continuing to “fight” the war on terrorism without naming the enemy, without revealing his beliefs, without unmasking his intentions, without offending his accomplices, without expelling his fifth columnists, and without ever daring to win.

It is up to the millions of normal Europeans and their American cousins to stop the madness. The traitor class wants them to share its death wish, to self-annihilate as people with a historical memory and a cultural identity, and to make room for the post-human, monistic Utopia spearheaded by the jihadist fifth column.

This crime can and must be stopped. The founders of the United States overthrew the colonial government for offenses far lighter than those of which the traitor class is guilty.
Islamic terrorism will end. It is both unsustainable and an intolerable burden upon the civilized world. Ending it is a matter of obtaining sufficient political willpower and an educated electorate that will no longer put up with ineffectual Politically Correct politicians who continue to ignore, obfuscate or simply deny the need to eliminate such a monstrous drag on global progress.

The trillions of dollars annually that are currently being diverted towards combating Islamic terrorism could be better spent curing HIV/AIDS, fighting illiteracy, ending famine and responding to natural disasters. Instead, this vast sum disappears into the gaping maw of a big-government security apparatus whose effectiveness in countering this hostile threat is marginal at best and hideously expensive regardless of outcome. The tipping point is approaching swiftly and that answers the question of--

“When will it end?”

Part two, “Why Will it End?” follows.


Unknown said...

Obama has offered a hand to Iran. What Obama got back was laughter, derision, and the undaunted intention of Iran to have nuclear power. How much oil do we depend on these sanctimonious psychopaths for? How much of the worlds trade travels through their regions? How much are we going to have to pay in our own ransom before there is another knife at our global throat?

My suggestion is to stand strong and respond to a bloody nose with a bloody nose and breaking of the knee.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Carter did this to us. :(

Zenster, I was just wondering where you were, and here you are! :)

Zenster said...

MSMII: Obama has offered a hand to Iran. What Obama got back was laughter, derision, and the undaunted intention of Iran to have nuclear power.

While I am sure it is just a miscoding on your part, Iran ― who needs "nuclear power" like most people need an extra nose ― is pursuing nuclear weapons.

This topic is addressed in part three of my essay and will clarify how Islam's pursuit of nuclear weapons could just as easily trigger the Muslim holocaust which I continue to predict with increasing surety.

How much oil do we depend on these sanctimonious psychopaths for?

Short answer: Too much.

By engaging in terrorism it is as if Islam has found a cunning way of diverting global resources away from developing synthetic fuels or other alternative energy sources that will allow the civilized world to tell the MME (Muslim Middle East):


How much of the world's trade travels through their regions?

The Suez Canal is a vital maritime artery almost on a par with the Panama Canal. Transiting the Cape of Good Hope would take extra weeks and reduce profitability of trade significantly.

Most curious of all, on the topic of maritime trade, is how China's sales of weapons to terrorist groups and nations only serves to destabilize the MME and cause oil prices to fluctuate.

At some point, the price of bunker fuel may escalate to the point where shipping cheap Chinese crap to America is no longer profitable. Go figure.

laine said...

Why can no Western leader figure out what Zenster has? It's as obvious as the nose on one's face that Muslims are waging jihad for a new caliphate and supremacy on every front, including bleeding the West dry by as many pinpricks as possible that add up to an enormous quantity of financial blood. Every polygamous Muslim family on Welfare, every accusation of invented Islamophobia gumming up human rights machinery, every footbath in public universities, every Muslim worker with a sharia compliant list of things they won't do etc. contributes to the anemia and is carried out by what the naive call "nice, moderate" Muslims. All are soldiers of Allah in their own way laying waste to western economies, some wittingly some perhaps unwittingly, drafted by the requirements of Islam and ordered by imported Wahhabi imams. Actual terrorism is only the tip of the spear.

But take a step further back and what does one see? That leftist multicultural dogma is the Original Sin allowing Muslims such inroads. The multiCULT targeting of only western countries, the pretense that it strengthens instead of divides and weakens, the calling any criticism of MultiCULT racist, this is all the Left's doing. It is the 5th column Left that enables 3rd world parasitism and creation of 3rd world swamp pockets in all western countries to coalesce into bigger No Go areas for natives including police. Look to the Left first or at least simultaneously with their Muslim allies. History repeats itself as with the national socialist -nazi party allied with the Muslim world. Then, as now, one commonality of the two totalitarianisms is their antisemitism. It is unclear why the first toxic alliance did not sensitize Jews' minds enough to recognize the second such alliance and desert the Left where most of them inexplicably continue to make their political home.

Zenster said...

laine: Why can no Western leader figure out what Zenster has?

It is because they do not have the intellectual backing of someone like you, laine. It's that simple.

I stand abashed at the ability that you have with respect to summarizing ― so concisely and succinctly ― the evil and predatory aspects of Islam.

The counterjihad desperately needs agile minds such as yours yet you refuse my constant invitations to contribute essays that match my own marginal standards.


Engineer-Poet said...

Z, I think Wretchard beat you to much of this with "The Three Conjectures".  (8 years ago this month.)

Zenster said...

Engineer-Poet: Z, I think Wretchard beat you to much of this with "The Three Conjectures". (8 years ago this month.)

If you will notice, I both link and excerpt "The Three Conjectures" in Part III of this essay.

Wretchard does not go into the details of Islam's tremendous financial burden upon the West, nor does he examine the intensely negative impact on this world's population by the establishment of a global caliphate.

With my "When", "Why" and "How" approach, I have sought to provide readers with a comprehensive array of "power tools" that can be used when disputing Islam's patently false claim of being "The Religion of Peace". [spit]

I hope that you will read all three parts and look forward to any comments you might have at that point.

PS: I hope you won't take too much offense at my views on Atheism.

Engineer-Poet said...

I got to part 3 and there was the link and quote of T3C.  I should have known.

Zenster, something that might be news to you is that there are two radically different types of philosophies clumped together and called "atheism".  Group 1 is composed of things like Marxism and all its offshoots, Objectivism and the like; they are belief systems, complete with dogmas and saint- and prophet-analogs (e.g. Che and Ayn Rand), but officially deny "[gG]od".  Group 2 has as a common characteristic the examination of dogmas and assertions and "wisdom" and everything else, tossing out what is not held up by evidence and building something out of the rest.  If deities have no evidence, bye-bye.  If they actually exist and miss the attention they can always say something.  Deities should have no difficulty making themselves understood.

I'm in Group 2.  You would not believe the rancor I get from Group 1 types who can't handle anyone questioning their precious dogmas!  Yet there is no good term to distinguish myself from them, and I'm always attacked on the basis of Group 1 dogmas/behaviors.  It sucks.  It might be easier to just be a theist, but I literally cannot believe theology any longer and I cannot put honesty aside and pretend to follow something I don't believe.

Sorry, that was too long.

Franklin said...

Zenster my friend (please allow me to call you a friend), your "essay" all three parts, have given me solice. Until I stumbled across your writings, I was quite disturbed about the advance of islam. I was a very unhappy individual. I did not like what I was reading and seeing from day to day. But your writings have broken me free! I am now sure based upon your logical progression, that, islam will implode upon itself, long after I have dropped my body and moved on (I am 66). But you have again given me hope and allowed me to smile! I thank you for this! islam is indeed doomed!

Respectfully, Franklin

Zenster said...

Engineer-Poet: You would not believe the rancor I get from Group 1 types who can't handle anyone questioning their precious dogmas!

Oh yes I would. You can see how my own Agnosticism is willfully disregarded for the sake of attacking me as an Atheist. So, I'm sure we see eye to eye.

Yet there is no good term to distinguish myself from them, and I'm always attacked on the basis of Group 1 dogmas/behaviors.

Please consider calling yourself a "rationalist". In fact, it is my own rationalism that prevents me from becoming a theist or an Atheist.

Sorry, that was too long.

No it wasn't. Slightly off topic maybe but you have a rather legitimate grievance.

Zenster said...

Franklin: I was a very unhappy individual. I did not like what I was reading and seeing from day to day. But your writings have broken me free!

I am deeply honored to be your friend and to also know that my writings had such a positive impact upon you.

Also, do not be so sure that Islam will not implode a lot sooner than you think. Like I note in my essay, "Islam is assembling too many enemies too fast."

More than a few of those enemies have scads of nuclear weapons. I'll give you an example.

Tiny Pakistan continues to rattle its nuclear saber at massive India, pretending not to recognize how India could absorb Pakistan's entire nuclear arsenal and go chugging right along.

Whereas, a small fraction of India's estimated 80 to 100 nuclear weapons ― some ten times those possessed by Pakistan ― would turn that puny terrorist assembly line into a lifeless glow-in-the-dark parking lot.

Like I said, too many enemies too fast.