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Above: Lake Geneva, Switzerland. At Montreux.

Fodderize v.t. 1. To break down individual components; to make fungible; to disregard difference; to render one easily substituted for another 2. To impose sub-quality goods or services upon, with little recourse 3. To cap role choices, hinder access to resources regardless of merit, and so avoid competition 4. To manage perception by propaganda-spin techniques, while concealing dispositive facts 5. To manipulate, lure, exploit, deceive


Monday, November 21, 2016

Immigrants, resident others. Dhimmi in moderation. Reasonable non vengeful administration without humiliation or brutality.


How to deal with The Conquered; the Immigrant; the Other.
Alt-solution without deportation. 
The stay-with-burden solution by Dhimmi.
Historically, Islamic conquerors took a hard line in control. Consequences flowed from a legal system without quarter: objective, impersonal, minimal equity intervention to soften the result. That worked in Spain for centuries. Dhimmitude applied.  Muslim and Jew and Christian under the Caliphate each knew what could and could not be done. As to laws for the non-Muslim, the dhimmi, those laws provided that dhimmi could remain in the land, but the dhimmi had to pay a special tax, could not own land, had no say in governance. With the humiliation of those burdens, and the threat of persecution if the individual disobeyed, the dhimmi could live a life with that reduced financial reward and status, but otherwise undisturbed. This was, in effect, a harsh gangster-type protection system, not a gauzy happy time for all. But it provided a way to stay, a reason to go if the humiliation became too intolerable, and without slaughter, expulsions.  See Life as a Dhimmi in Medieval Islamic Spain,

There was another way out. If the dhimmi converted, then the status rose to that of the other Muslims. This was no utopian solution for multiculturalism, because the hierarchy of who was right was fixed (Islam was right). A balance was struck however. That is the key. And it lasted until the punitive-vengeful Christians took over: Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 took the expulsion-death approach as to the Jews after retaking Spain.

Governments and the Other, as seen by the Already Here. What laws can foster national progress without killing the humanity in all of us. Old textbook.Pestalozzi Institute (now museum), Yverdons-les-Bains

We know that a moderately administered dhimmitude works. That is probably why certain government leaders here propose tracks to citizenship or guest worker status.  How to get that back on track, when punishment and enforcement are so much more personally satisfying, from above.
A. What recourse?

1.  Educate about the role of humiliation in making matters worse.

Humiliation added to defeat creates enemies with heightened fervor to restore their place, when and as possible, but a sub-canker.  See Germany's response to perceived humiliation in 1933 at  Glasgow Herald, article: Hitler's Manifesto: Unjust Humiliation of Germany. So came another war loss, another humiliation, and the fervor is still there, Update 2012: a German ombudsman will represent victims of the neo-Nazi Zwickau terror cell.,,15687020,00.html. Humans can take defeat better than humiliation.
Examples of humiliation working against the humiliator

Role of humiliation in ongoing conflict.  See studies on humiliation as aggravating conflict:  The Privilege of Humiliation: The Effects of Social Roles and Norms on Immediate and Prolonged Aggression in Conflict.  Do a simple search.

South Africa as elsewhere, "immigrants are targets of xenophobia, harassment, intimidation, immigrant police sweeps, and even geopolitically motivated attacks." See
Humiliation as a coercive tactic backfires.
2.  See our own history as less than enlightened. Western boorishness was a choice made early with the Crusades against the Cathars, to reject the humanity of the "other", see! Crier havot, cry havoc,, let slip the dogs of war,

  • Religion is not the answer; who is chosen, who is not. Women have been dhimmi as part of religion ever since patriarchy took over religion.
    •  Start with behavior, not ideology.  Shape behavior, and beliefs may or may not follow, but the path is safer.

Ask children to distinguish between these buildings. What is each for?

Mosque, Gibraltar.


Mont St. Michel, France. Also used as a prison


Buchenwald Labor Camp, Germany

Same tall steeple type things?

3.  Study Islam. Manipulation increases with ignorance.

Bear the burden, and remain. Administration not punishment. The idea was to use ongoing administration; not to removing the population from the path by slavery or death: the idea of the "superior" victor (the Muslim there) imposing economic and political limitation on the "inferior" vanquished (Christian or Jew), with economic, social and political benefit resulting if the person converted. See 'dhimmitude at; and discussed at Europe Road Ways Themes - Kosovo, Dhimmi status.

4.  Back off.

Seek consensus, not agreement. Consensus is giving permission for something, not necessarily agreeing with it. Ultimate dignity:  choice. How to live a life. Somebody can give permission for the other to have a small farm, zone for it, without agreeing with what he does. See Rob Sandelin's work at .

Scharfe family farm, Ottawa. Once immigrants.

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