The guys at Powerline make the connection
between today's Great Liberal Death Wish - Islamism - and the West's (the Liberal West) last death wish - Communism - a la Malcolm Muggeridge's seminal essay. Mark Steyn, of course, has advanced this thesis forcefully and humorously over the years. But it is not funny. It is insane. Everyday it seems there is more evidence of the West's fecklessness in the face of Islamic terrorism, a fecklessness which is manifestly more troubling than the barbarity of radical Islam itself. Human barbarity is, if not acceptable, understandable - it has been with us since the dawn of time. But denial - not passivity, not restraint mind you - but raw, head-in-the-sand cognitive avoidance is perhaps the West's most salient and infuriating trait in this conflict.
Douglas Murray has a blood boiler
in today's WSJ. British citizens might be ticked to learn that MI-5 knew all about this Islamic butcher
, but, as Murray points out, they might be ragingly pissed to know that their government has been subsidizing them, perhaps even to a greater extent then their military personnel.
Most of the extremists who have repeatedly expressed their hatred of
British soldiers are themselves supported by the British state. A
prominent hate-preacher—Anjem Choudary, a leader of the disbanded al
Muhajiroun—was even caught on video earlier this year extolling
Britain's "jihad-seekers' allowance." As he explained to his followers,
"The normal situation, really, is to take money from the kafir"—a slur for non-Muslims. "Allahu akbar. We take the money."
After the video showed up online, a
BBC reporter asked Mr. Choudary to clarify how much he's taking—the
press has long reported a sum of £25,000 ($37,770) per year. "It's
irrelevant," Mr. Choudary replied.
This would not be the first time a
country has paid both sides in a conflict. But if the reported figure is
anywhere near accurate, it would surely be the first time in human
history that a society has paid its opponents better than it pays its
own. A British soldier can expect to start in the army on a salary of
around £16,000 ($24,172).
Contemplate the raw reality of that, the British government gives more money, in the form of welfare asking nothing in return, to those who would butcher a man with a kitchen knife on the streets of London than it does to its military personnel, who work
to serve the interests of the British people. It's insanity. It's fucking unbelievable insanity. Yet the Brits accept it. They'll bury Lee Rigby and go on cutting checks to the butchers - after the bombings and the beheadings they'll just keep cutting checks and denying.
Much like the Swedes and the world are denying who is behind the now five day long rioting and conflagrations wracking Stockholm. It is just "youths" burning cars and destroying property every night. Bullshit. It is MUSLIM youths, but they won't say that. Here is an encapsulation of the fecklessness:
Community leaders insist that a main reason for the violence is
the high rate of unemployment in immigrant communities,
particularly in the suburb of Husby near central Stockholm, one of
the worst affected by the nighttime violence, Peter Oliver
Although Sweden’s unemployment rate is below the EU average,
joblessness among those under 25 has reached nearly 25 percent. The
RT crew in Stockholm noted that a majority of those taking part in
the violence are young.
Really? Youths are responsible? Didn't know that, because the world over it is usually geezers that take to the streets at night set things on fire. Read down deep into the article
to get at what is really going on.
Finally as a grace note to this deep-seated disease (a gratuitous stick in the eye, actually) our shithead President has just now already declared the Internet to blame
for any terrorism to come while noting that no "large scale attacks" have occurred on US soil since 9/11. Perhaps, but the entire city of Boston was shut down for a day and residents of Watertown were forcibly expelled from their homes at gunpoint because of two Islamic goofballs (who we knew about and subsidized anyway). The attack on the Boston Marathon may have not been "large scale" in the Lightworker's eyes, but the fallout sure was.
Just think what any sleeper cell of Iranian-trained Hezbollah terrorists here in the US might have thought after Boston. They would have thought "Damn, because of these two goofballs, the US will be on guard and step up its vigilance and it will be harder to execute anything we are planning." Au contraire, with Obama in the White House and with the West's death wish as real as ever, the opposite happens - Obama declares that the US is officially letting down its guard
and reducing its vigilance.
It is truly a sight to behold. I know history and I can't think of a single example in history where a society reacted to overt signals of existential aggression by its sworn enemies by denying the threat exists, laid down arms, and pretended that this is a proper defense. Death Wish indeed.
The door has been opened again. Large-scale terrorism is coming to America. The Brothers Tsarnaev were nothing. Brace for impact. We have a Death Wish, and until we don't, death is what we shall receive.
UPDATE: More here
. This is a piece of the second term "Obama Unleashed" that conservatives have warned against.
In sum, President Obama is deliberately weakening America’s ability to
protect its citizens from terrorism. Having been reelected, he feels
free to be true to his core convictions. Thus, to a greater degree than
before, he will permit left-wing ideology to trump national security
The Lightworker is not interested in protecting America from Islamic terrorism, and thus he won't.