The Idiocracy – Worse than Wahhabism?
ILANA MERCER decries an unholy alliance
They’ve been killing their way across Europe and the USA. They’re the Mohameds, Omars, Syeds, Tashfeens, Tareks, Maliks, Ibrahims, Brahim, Yassins, Rafiks, Khalids and Najims; Messrs. Abaaoud, Abdeslam, El Bakraouis, Abrinis, Abballas (blah-blah). But about them, the Twittersphere yields more plain spoken truths than the expert Idiocracy.
The latest Muslim immigrant to unleash himself on a battered France—“France’s terror log: 230+ killed in attacks since 2015, more than previous century of terrorism,” reports RT—was Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.
Write his name down. The American media will soon proclaim sanctimoniously, as they did for Omar Mateen, that they’ll not be mentioning names. Wikipedia already minimizes a researcher’s exposure to the names of the Islamist terrorists who roamed free among us, opting for their professional affiliation: “ISIL supporters,” “suicide bomber,” visiting Moroccan student.
Our avatars of morality in the media have announced they would not show the mangled bodies Mohamed left when he plowed his hired lorry into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 and gravely injuring 202.
Seek out those images. You owe it to the dead. You owe it to those still living in la-la land. You owe it to yourself. As anti-Islamist warrior Geert Wilders has warned, “The more Islam we get, the less free our societies.”
And he more Islamism we get, the more bodies will litter our streets à la Nice.
So what has the expert Idiocracy misled you about?
We heard repeatedly about America’s philosophical affinity with the French and their Revolution. “Philosopher” Homer Simpson came closer to the truth about the French—“cheese-eating surrender monkeys,” as he called our “closest allies” – than liberals and conservatives alike. Both factions seem afflicted by historical Alzheimer’s about Bastille Day.
Theirs was a blood-drenched illiberal, irreligious, and intolerant uprising. The father of English conservatism, Edmund Burke, was a “great publicist of the American Revolution,” but said that the French Revolution was murderous and would have terrible consequences. He was borne out, not only by the bloody course of the Revolution itself, but by the Communist and Nazi menaces, which drew their inspiration from and surpassed in their wickedness, the pathology of Revolutionary France. Russell Kirk, father of American conservatism, praised Burke for warning about the permanent dissolution in France of “the traditions of Christendom and the fabric of civil society before his eyes.” (Source: “Thomas Paine: 18th Century Che Guevara.”)
We’ve become like the French. But we were not born deformed.
That Barack Obama would claim an affinity with France’s Jacobin heritage – expressed in a powerful, centralized, universalist state that aggrandizes abstractions and subordinates communities to a national general will – is to be expected. But why American conservatives?
For heaven’s sake: the French prosecute and lock up individuals for disagreeable speech, especially when the speech touches on Islam. How does that make them America’s philosophical allies?
The better question is what aren’t you being bamboozled about.
When it comes to homeboy Jihadis, we are told there’s nothing to be done to detect and defend against these local self-starters. About that, the brain trust on TV is agreed.
Post perennial massacre, there’s plenty to do: shed tears, plonk teddy bears and flowers on sidewalks. Come up with a neat “Je Suis” hashtag. But remember: there’s no stopping these homeboys of ours.
Our mediacrats themselves no longer use a Judeo-Christian moral framework of good and evil and have embraced relativism in all its permutations. Thus will the evil actor invariably be described as having been transformed, radicalized, worked-over by an even more evil ISIS, or other evil-doers beyond the criminal’s control and orbit.
More nonsense on stilts.
Notice how conservatives and liberals together have sundered the cornerstone of civilization: individual responsibility.
French Berbers, Maghrebis, whatever they are, were welcomed into France, despite their cultural differences. The Salafists now murdering their hosts have been schooled, given access to job-training, cradle-to-crypt welfare, and, my personal favorite, the Musée du Louvre. The mud huts of their ancestors have been replaced by subsidized housing and modern plumbing.
Evil actions the expert Idiocracy nevertheless describes as having been caused—never committed. Whether members of the media are applying their cerebral sinew to individual or group-orchestrated crime, to psychological or religious “causal factors,” the formula is always the same.
These craven acts are caused by everything other than the criminal: ISIS, racism, Islamophobia, too many guns and trucks, too few freebies and fraternité.
In the progressive’s universe, evil acts don’t incriminate, they mitigate.
Staying on message, Obama used the passive voice to catalogue his coreligionist’s crimes (just joking; we know the president is a devout Christian). The president referred not to a Muslim terrorist who “killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians.” Instead, Obama spoke about a thing, a “terrorist attack … which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians.”
Do something bad and you become a case study, instead of a common criminal.
Do something bad and you’re ill, not evil.
Even when the perp is described as the locus of causality, the forces that propelled our “poor,” “alienated” soul are deemed beyond his control.
A mental disease (for which no organic evidence exists) made him murder innocents. The devil made him do it.
Psychotherapy, exorcism, more war or foreign aid: treatment modalities prescribed by our expert Idiocracy may be different, but the illogic and immorality undergirding each is the same. (Reasoning backward is a logical error. If B then A is an error in logic.)
For every abused or deprived or put-upon person who commits despicable acts – there are many more abused and deprived individuals, who transcend their pain and do good.
Ordered liberty requires a moral and logical edifice. It begins with a few eternal verities:
Evil exists. Human beings are not good by default.
Bad people are so called because they do bad things.
Some communities produce more natural-born killers than other communities.
Centuries of Islamism, transmitted through mother’s milk, cannot be tweaked out of the Muslim DNA like some unsightly nose-hair (or with the aid of Newt Gingrich’s Sharia-screening questionnaire).
The single duty of Westerns governments is to keep these wicked individuals and their cohort away from those that the state has promised to protect.
ILANA Mercer is the author of “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016), and “Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011). She has been writing a popular, weekly, paleolibertarian column—begun in Canada—since 1999. Ilana’s online homes are www.IlanaMercer.com & www.BarelyABlog.com. Follow her on https://twitter.com/IlanaMercer.
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