Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bill's Hierarchy of Human Interactions

9:29 Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture and they believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

I’ve operated in all of these arenas, in descending order of pleasantness and productivity:

Legal Action
Physical Threat

Everybody makes money if you can operate in the top three tiers. This is not easy and requires restraint and compromise. Everybody loses money or worse in the bottom two. You are lucky to break even in the middle three.

This is why Christian nations did well in the 20th Century, while Muslims, other than royalty, remain dirt poor.

By the way, Ahmedinejad has given us the scripture.

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