A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society
There is no “why” for the murderous violence in Paris. I’m sick of the excuses. No amount of poverty, unemployment, Islamophobia, neo-colonialism, “he hit me, first,” corporate greed, cheap oil or anything else ad infinitum, can justify this crime against humanity. It’s like trying to find out why a rape victim was asking for it. No, there is no pie-in-the-sky “why.” There’s only the reality. And we, in the West, better start living in the real world or our children, and our children’s children, and their children are going to be mopping up blood on the Rue Mouffetard, de Kalverstraat, Hackescher Markt, Times Square, Piccadilly Circus etc. etc. etc. forever.
This is the reality.
Western society has been so benevolent for so long we no longer believe evil exists in the world. We think it’s something fascists made up to piss us off. We’re even afraid to say it out loud, type it on social media or even think it might be true. Get over it! If there’s another name for a person who wantonly pumps high calibre bullets into the back of a fleeing teenager, I’d like to hear it.
This is war. There have been hundreds of terrorist attacks on our cities and our citizens since 9/11. This is not outrage boiling over into random acts of violence. These are methodical and coordinated assaults on our way of life. The jihadists want to fight. It’s time to quit wasting time and energy trying to figure out why — and accommodate them.
This is not a war on Islam. Quit saying that! Use your head! When Anders Breivik started shooting in Utoya, Norway, we didn’t declare war on Lutherans, for God’s sake. Portraying this as a war against Islam only emboldens the politically correct among us to turn up the volume on how misguided our society must be.
This is total war. The jihadists have one goal: the destruction of Western civilization, and we’re not going to TALK them out of it. They’re not going to stop. There is no negotiated peace. No amount of appeasement will satisfy their thirst for our destruction. It’s either fight — or die. Choose!
The Age of Reason is barely two hundred years old. On the line of human history, it is a young and fragile ideology. It isn’t even fully formed yet, but already it has given us pluralism, the rule of law, personal liberty, tolerance, representative democracy and a ton of other good things. It’s worth preserving. For more than a decade, The Age of Reason has been under attack by people who profess to hate its tenets (if they even understand them in the first place.) It’s time to fight these people with more than sadness, speeches, tears and clichés. It’s time to step forward and protect our way of life. And if you don’t think The Age of Reason is worth fighting for, then get the hell out of the way so somebody else can do it for you.
Friday: How To Win The War
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