“Je suis Charlie Hebdo,” everyone said ten months ago when their offices were shot up by savages. We all spoke up for their free speech – yet Charlie’s cartoons were reprinted hardly at all, and the news now is replete with reports of politicians wanting non-warmists arrested and university campuses demanding that free speech be shut down.
“We are all Londoners today,” we all said ten years ago when London was bombed by savages. Hell, I said it myself---hoping that’s where the barbarians would be sent. Yet the savages are still bombing – and now, ten years later, there is still no sign of a decent, methodical, coordinated, fully-focussed western response to the barbarism. (And hardly a word of what I wrote then needs to change part from the Proper Nouns.)
So are we all Parisians today? If we are—and sympathy and French flags are everywhere, and Facebook is full of French avatars–it's starting to look less like a brave show of solidarity in ending this never-ending threat, and more like embracing a future of never-ending victimhood.
Do we really wish to hunt down and kill all those who just carried out these mass-murders—and to hunt down and kill those who trained them, financed them, coordinated them and supplied them (without whom the barbarians could only sing like impotent castrati)?
No, you don’t want to do that?
You don’t want that done in your name?
Then just add yourself to that list of people impotently wringing their hands while waving a banner declaring their identity to be “victim.”
"Please don’t say things like, “I stand with France,” or “Those poor French people, victims of that attack!” unless you’re prepared to say and do the following things:
"Stop saying “Islam” is about peace and love. It’s not. It’s about submission; the people who really get this are the ones who launch these attacks in the name of their religion.
"Stop supporting politicians like Obama, who insist that Islamic nations like Iran have our same fundamental values and can be trusted with billions of dollars in unfrozen assets (Obama’s treaty), and who don’t mean what they say when they want to wipe Israel off the map.
"Stop saying we don’t really need a strong military and we cannot, under any circumstances, use the full might of our military arsenal to do things to stop militant Islam in its tracks, to quite literally scare the Allah out of these people.
"Unless or until you start to rethink your stance, you have no business expressing compassion towards the victims of people in attacks whose perpetrators – knowingly or not – you aid and support via your positions.
"The president of France calls the attacks in Paris by militant ISIS supporters an “act of war.” Excuse me? Haven’t we been at war since at least 9/11? Even going back as far as 1979, when the first openly organised Islamic government, Iran, took Americans hostage and brutalized them for a year before setting them free?
"We’re not supposed to admit we’re at war with Islam. But Islam has been at war with everyone else for decades now. And it’s not going to stop."
It’s not going to stop by itself.
It must be stopped.
Contemplate that. Because waving flags of solidarity isn’t enough on its own.
- “"Thoughts and prayers won’t stop the next attack. This war against civilisation must be fought or lost." ~ Garry Kasparov
How To Prevent The Next Paris Tragedy – Jaana Woiceshyn, CAPITALISM MAGAZINE
- “It is no coincidence that Paris is the center of Islamic attacks in recent years. The murderous Mohammedans know the value of symbolism. They know what they can win by destroying not only our existential values (World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Paris -- the Aquinian home of reason), but the philosophical and psychological root of those values -- reason itself.
”The choice of Paris as a continual target is no accident. The Islamic leaders know its significance and what they are doing. Do you?”
The Consequences of The Fundamental Sin: Passivity In Thought and Action. And Why Paris Is The Target – Andy Clarkson, FACEBOOK GROUP
- “Immediately the French security services will have been confident of two things: Islamic State was likely to have been behind the attacks, and the security services had dropped the ball.”
A discarded parking ticket in a car near the Bataclan leads detectives to Brussels – GUARDIAN
- “Indeed, many of the attacks in the West over the past 15 years have been carried out by people either born in or educated in the West. But even if the attackers have foreign passports and got into Europe via the recent influx from Syria — as one of the Paris suicide bombers allegedly did — it’s not their foreignness that is important so much as the unholy marriage that now exists between the nihilistic youths drawn to anti-modern, anti-Western death cults like ISIS and the anti-modern, anti-Western death wish of the West itself. Terrifyingly, horrifically, they are complimentary.”
After Paris: That’s enough cultural appeasement; let’s fight for the Enlightenment. – Brendan O’Neill, SPIKED
- “Save this to your hard drive. Pull it out whenever you find yourself thinking that ISIS is merely a reaction to the West's military activities in Iraq, or that it's ‘all about oil’ etc.” ~ Paul McKeever
What ISIS Really Wants – Graeme Wood, THE ATLANTIC
- “The world would be an infinitely safer place if the historical Mohammed had behaved more like Buddha or Jesus. But he did not and an increasing number of people — Muslim and non-Muslim — have been able to learn this for themselves in recent years."
Will politicians finally admit that the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam? - Douglas Murray, SPECTATOR
- “The … massacre once again has politicians and the media dancing around the question of whether there might be something a little bit special about this one particular religion, Islam, that causes its adherents to go around killing people. It is not considered acceptable in polite company to entertain this possibility.”
Why Islam Is More Violent Than Christianity: An Atheist’s Guide – Robert Tracinski, THE FEDERALIST
- “Why do so many people pretend not to know what they know about Islam and its unique role in the world today? Why do so many smear those who speak the truth about this horrendous religion and its devout followers? Why do so many ignore the fact that although other religions involve barbaric commandments, none motivates large numbers of its followers to commit atrocities the way Islam does today? ..
“Whatever people’s motives, these facts remain: (1) To pretend not to know what one knows is to be dishonest…
The Evil of Whitewashing Islam – Craig Biddle, OBJECTIVE STANDARD