Like frogs, who are incapable of detecting the smooth, slow approach of a snake because their eyes are only adapted to see the quick movements of flies, western nations seem unable to see the infiltration of their homelands by an insidious ideology whose sworn goal is to destabilize, out-populate, overwhelm, and conquer them.
Regardless of what you think about President Trump (and who doesn’t), his rejection of the Paris climate agreement is both sensible and legal. The agreement did not bind its signatories to actually take any specific action to reduce emissions, and it was never an instrument with binding legal authority in the U.S. anyway.
The next Islamic terror attack happened this week at a large concert arena in Manchester, the second largest city in the UK. The bomber, Salman Abedi, had in recent years raised numerous suspicions of having become radicalized but wasn’t believed an immediate threat. Beyond the obvious tragedy of innocent concert goers being brutally murdered is the unnecessary travesty of politicians and media figures saying we must become accustomed to terror as well as be especially focused on Islamophobia.
In the United States ABC proclaimed its primary concern to be an anti-Muslim backlash, while the BBC advised that Europeans simply needed to get used to these attacks. Prime Minister Teresa May promised to “defeat the ideology that often fuels this violence” but did not name the ideology she was referring to.
But investigating or preventing terrorism is extremely difficult in Manchester, as Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage astutely explains. The administrative blowback and stigma associated with law enforcement or political leaders being perceived as “islamophobic” has become an almost insuperable barrier.
Virtue-signaling, the lazy, self-justifying compulsion of most progressives you went to school with, is the act of communicating by words, actions, or illustration their passion for some social justice issue that makes them look 1) caring; 2) in step with the times. It doesn’t need to be followed up with any walking of the talk, it just needs to be signified on Facebook cover photos, t-shirts, or words spoken a little louder than necessary at Starbucks. And although the hot social issue du jour for leftists changes a bit every 2 – 3 years, when an issue is “in”, it’s In. And today what’s In is “Welcoming Refugees”.
Beyond a few magnanimous sounding syllables that prove how caring one is merely by stating they “stand with refugees”, nothing is really required of the social justice warrior. Hence the laziness, the susceptibility to herd mentality, and the persistently self-referential nature of these people. It’s not important to them whether an immigrant is actually a “refugee” under the statutory definition or an economic migrant – two significantly different things – it’s only important that the immigrants look downtrodden, brownish, and needful of some kind of aid. Unfortunately this lack of interest in examining any concrete details of actual immigration – the rate of admission, the question of background checks, public health impacts, the ability of the U.S. to accommodate a potentially unlimited stream of entrants – gives the back of the hand to the complexity of the problem. But these are just terribly unimportant minutiae to the progressive who just wants to look like they’re doing the right thing.
The western left’s feverish defense of and excuses for everything Muslim, including treating women badly, continues apace. Recently the Associated Press and CNN lauded Czech teenager Lucie Myslikova as a budding feminist the world should take note of. But in their haste to lionize her as a woman standing up to a neo-Nazi at a rally, they completely failed to care that her argument in favor of Open Borders was that women being raped is just the price we have to pay for “diversity, peace, and understanding.”
It’s astounding, is it not, that feminism no longer cares how badly women are treated so long as it’s the acceptable type of man who’s mistreating them? Conservative white men raping women on campus? Intolerable. Immigrant, middle eastern, muslim men raping women? Perfectly acceptable. It’s diversity. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, and you can’t bring about a beautiful World Without Borders without some women getting being beaten, bloodied, raped, and tossed on the trash heap of those victimized by the march of Progress.
The Final Solution, with its immediate extermination of the Jews, has been replaced by the Two State Solution, an intermediate process in which the land on which Jews can live in security is partitioned into smaller and smaller pieces.
The Holocaust happened because it could happen to a people who couldn’t defend themselves. But the State of Israel, with its armies and borders, is the best physical defense against it happening again.