Sometime's Hanging Is Not Enough

A Special
View From The Afterlife
General Sir Charles James Napier
Commander in Chief of the British Army in India 1849-1851

Pip-pip and tally-ho to all you living folks.

Those alien chaps are still "resting" after their New Year's libations and Vox Poplar not only left his electronic Ouija board on but also left me with his password. So, I'm the only one capable of posting. I may be dead, but thanks to the Demon Rum the others are dead to the world.

Goes to show that the standard of manhood has gone tragically down. In my day a gentlemen could bend the elbow for 48 hours straight, and then go out and conquer half of what is now Pakistan before tea-time.

And coincidentally, that's what I'm here to talk about. There's a serious lack of testicular fortitude among the living, and it's fit to make me retch at the sight of it.

One example of such egregious nutlessness is the recent so-called honour killing of two young Egyptian-American girls by their father.

I used the term so-called, because of a simple truth.

If your honour, manhood, and culture requires that you murder teenage girls, then your honour, manhood, and culture are not worth the powder to blow to hell.

Cultures are living things.

That's a fact.

And to stay alive they must adapt and evolve to an ever-changing world that both surrounds and imbues them. You must eliminate the things that are harmful to your cultures in the long run, like the mistreatment of women. Denial of this evolution is not only ignorant, but also suicidal.

And sometimes you have to be very blunt to help another culture along.

Back when I was alive and running the British army in India I was confronted by some Hindu chaps who were insisting that it was their tradition that they burn a widow alive.

I explained to them that it was our tradition, evolved over centuries of struggle, to hang men who burned women.

That was when their culture learned to adapt. Sure, they're still saddled with many things, but they are trying and are looking to be one of the coming superpowers of the 21st century.

But back again to the main topic of this conversation, the murder of two young ladies in Texas and how it looks like it was committed by their father in the name of his honour.

Well, sometimes hanging is not enough.

Sometimes you think that sticking the sort of man who would violate the laws of Man, God & Nature into a sack full of hungry rabid weasels and tossing them into a pit.

Bloody thuggish bastards.

The honour of a gentleman is to be found in how he protects the lives and rights of the fairer sex, not in how he brutalizes and controls them.

Of course there are those who decry me as 'Islamophobic' and 'offensive' for talking about such things, but remember one thing.

Murders like the ones in Texas, the hanging of an abused woman in Iran, the forcing of young girls into a burning building because they weren't properly encased in burqas, and countless other crimes against womanhood and humanity itself have all been justified using Islamic scripture and were done in the name of Islam.

If you don't find that truly offensive, then you don't really deserve to be called a gentleman.

And what's the matter with these so-called feminists?

Here I am, a pompous, cantankerous, old, white-male, Tory, imperialist piss-bag, who has been dead over 150 years and I sound like a bleeding suffragette compared to the stony silence of the so-called guardians of women's rights.

Bloody hell!

Get off your arses and stand up.

Because if you don't stand up for these women, they won't be able to stand up for you.

Well, I must be going now. I'm going to go haunt some folks tonight and hopefully scare some common sense into them.


ERS said...

Nice to see some outrage over these violations of basic human rights. My New Year's resolution is to start calling the intrafamilial murders dishonor killings.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

Damian G. said...

Jolly good, old bean!

And thanks for your hard work, Ms. Sheeley.

Wyatt Earp said...

How about if only part of you "stands up" for these women?

General Sir Charles James Napier said...

Get your mind out of the gutter Earp, or I will be compelled to thrash you like an Eton schoolboy who was caught drawing naughty bits on the pictures in his Latin grammar textbook!

B.C. said...

"Get your mind out of the gutter Earp, or I will be compelled to thrash you like an Eton schoolboy who was caught drawing naughty bits on the pictures in his Latin grammar textbook!"

Tut-tut, ol' chap! That sounds like quite the closeted school master fantasy!

As far as the CULTure of Death™ and their obsession with abusing and killing their women is concerned: It's a sure sign of their inferior masculinity, in the face of obviously superior intellectual and physical specimens around the rest of the world, that they feel the need to keep their women locked away, covered up and illiterate. If their women were allowed to educate themselves in something other than brainwashed, lifelong servitude, they'd leave the stinking 7th century savages at the drop of a burqa.

Karen said...

Dishonor killings, indeed, Ellen. I like it. I've been calling them vengeance murders -- to me, there's something about the word vengeance that echoes the extreme violence in the deaths of these young women at the hands of male family members.

There is no honor in killing your women, anywhere, ever.

Kaen Tintori, author
Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family

RememberSekhmet said...

Where are the so-called feminists while outrages like this happen? Making excuses for men (and I use the term loosely) who abuse women, as long as their skin is darker than a paper bag.