Monday, November 27, 2006

Theft By Deception

Sub-title: hiding your true intentions.

Getting what you want by lying, deceiving others. Practiced by one and all. Chemical mimicry in sexually deceptive orchids is one way. Visual mimicry is also used by the same orchids. So, at pollination time, the flower of a certain orchid, Ophrys abeille, looks and smells enticingly like a female bee (in estrous?). And sure enough, along comes a horny male bee, who gets himself ensnarled in the orchid's velvet petals. It's a little rough on him, but he finally crawls through and out the other side, having served the orchid's purpose of pollination nicely, and off he goes in search of, hopefully, a receptive (live) bee. But, one must assume that he falls for it at least once more, as that is when he passes the pollen packet to the next orchid.

Here he is, having a go at the orchid...

How the orchids figured this out is beyond me.

Another way to hide your true intentions in the insect world is is revealed by a closer look at the blister beetle, Meloe franciscanus. He's a weasily little sneak with a plan. Hey, kids gotta eat, too. OK. Male Solitary bees are lured to larval aggregations of said beetle (ok, it smelled like a female bee!) and upon contact (pseudocopulation) the beetle larvae attach to the male bees. Ha! You're it. The larvae then transfer to female bees during mating and subsequently are transported to the nests of their hosts, where one must assume, the beetle larvae have a meal of tasty bee larvae. Again, the bee world is duped. They are steady, but not too bright, I guess.

(Copied from some article)
"The aggressive chemical mimicry by the beetle larvae and their subsequent transport to their hosts' nests by the hosts themselves provide an efficient solution to the problem of locating a critical but scarce resource (meat) in a harsh environment." Aw.. There are many, many more examples of an organism's hiding its true intent by deception. Fish do it, birds, animals do it.

In the U.S. it is against the law to relieve another of their goods or services by deception. The law, appropriately named, is "Theft By Deception". Such a law keeps the honest man, honest. People who practice theft by deception are often fined, or incarcerated. Such is the basis of our common law.

But now we come to another application of the practice of hiding one's intentions to gain profit or power in man's world. Now, the muslims certainly didn't invent this practice. I'm sure it's as old as man himself, extending even back into the insect and animal world. But they've been at it for a long, long time - they even have names for the practice, have codified it in a little book they call the Qur'an. Hey, if the prophet did it, must be ok, right? And boy, he sure did it. His 10-year truce, back in the days of yore, was actually cut short - by 8 years. Just long enough for him to get his troops ready. Exactly like today. All's fair in love and war. And baby, this is war. We better not forget that.

The practice of Taqiyya, or lying, and otherwise deceiving the unsuspecting is done for the purpose of acquiring power over him. Likewise, da'wah is a gentler method of reassuring, calming any doubts, and otherwise insinuating themselves and their power aspirations into our, the lowly infidel, lives.

Now we move furthur into murkier waters...

See what kevin, at Amboy Times says:

Taqiyya and kitman: The role of Deception in Islamic terrorism Tradecraft. Persona. Deception. Disinformation. Cover: Western operational terms and techniques. But, Islamic terrorists have their own terms: taqiyya (pronounced tark-e-ya) : precautionary dissimulation or deception and keeping one’s convictions secret and a synonymous term, kitman: mental reservation and dissimulation or concealment of malevolent intentions...

Da'wah, the preferred method of CAIR when infiltrating, and deceiving school officials requires "befriending the infidels", and reassuring them that their intentions are pure as the driven snow. Playing the multi-culti card, offering to share a meal with your family is a favored technique, because they know that "the way to an infidel's heart is through his stomach" - guess they read that somewhere. Mealtimes at my house were a bitch. But, if those "soft" techniques prove inadequate, they can and will play hardball. Of course, the ACLU has got their back.

Which brings me to the last type of deception, practiced before the whole world, the UN. America had best dissolve any relationship with that high organization of misfits, perverts, and assorted maladroits. Oh, Kofi, let me say GOOD-BYE, A-hole. And good riddance.

And while I'm saying good-bye, and this is not a deception...

See ya, Zarqawi.