Saturday, November 2, 2013

Keep Calm and Bumble On

Empress Trudy

Daphne Anson’s blog cross posted this article by Douglas Murray at The Commentator

Often there are columns like this that ring the bell about the threat of some particularly violent, oppressive and intolerant strain of Islam that’s poised to succeed and we’re always left with some pointless finger pointing about what those other Muslims should do about it. While reminding ourselves that they haven’t so far and likely never will. And that either by civil war, or flat out re-population, they’re going to win.  All the while we are scolding our leaders who are already in bed with fanatics for not doing something about it.

In many ways it’s reflective of the middle class response to Bolshevism in its early days.  Lenin took over the Russian Empire with barely a hundred thousand men and women. But that was the easy part. The hard part was their wholesale upending of society over time so that Russian society was unrecognizable were one to compare 1905 and 1925. I’m sure the middle class and the Mensheviks scoffed at the activities of a few thousand revolutionaries. After all THEY were enlightened and THEY had the nation’s bests goals and intentions.

Or one could use the analogy of East Germany following WW2 – still ostensibly  “Germany” filled with Germans who understood German culture and history but with relatively little effort they were all turned into a police state where everyone spying on everyone else was the norm in the style of the Soviets.  I’m sure too when the Berlin Wall went up the ‘liberals’ in East Germany told each other it would all blow over and anyway, wasn’t it all America’s fault for being so….American?

This is likely what will happen to England, France, Holland, Belgium and ultimately – Russia itself. Slowly over time the people who scream the loudest about killing everyone else will be met with the obligatory middle class, “Well they can’t ALL possibly be that bad, that can’t all mean that. Keep Calm and Carry On.”

The problem is that ignoring threats is not an adequate defense of your culture. Imagining that Sudan would rather be London than all the Sudanese in London would rather be Mogadishu is a mistake. Often a fatal mistake.  It took Soviet Russia barely 2 years to come into being and 75 years to disintegrate of its own accord. It took less than a year for East Germany to turn into East Germany and 45 years for it to grind to an exhausted stop.  I suspect that England, (or France or Holland or Belgium or ALL of them like an Islamic Warsaw Pact) will soon reach a political tipping point where the switch from England to political Islam will be in the blink of an eye and it will be decades or a century for the whole failed Medieval disaster to implode on its own.  For the first year after it happens, middle class Brits will argue amongst themselves whether it’s really any sort of worry at all.

But it will have already long passed the point where they matter.


  1. "The serpent of obscurantism has finally begun to devour its own tail."

    Not sure I agree with Mr. Harris' conclusion, but that is a fantastic line.

  2. Brings to mind this post at Harry's Place, as well.

    But as a lowly "skunk of the planet earth," what do I know? ;)

  3. When it comes to this question there are three types of typical Jewish responses.

    1) There are those, like Pamela Geller, who oppose Islam because much of Islamic doctrine and practice on a national level flies directly in the face of basic human decency and social justice.

    2) There are those, like me, who limit the opposition to political Islam, which is probably the foremost rising political movement in the world today.

    3) And then there are those who bury their heads in the sand while condemning those of us in group number 1 and group number 2 as "racist."

    I may disagree with group number 1, but at least group number 1 is standing up for liberal values. Group number 3, on the other hand, has nothing to say other than to slander and defame the other two groups and, in doing so, whatever their best intentions, necessarily acts in defense of misogynists, homophobes, and genocidal Jew Haters.

    I will take number 1 over number 3 any day of the week.

    If we wish to stand up for the well-being of the Jewish people then we need to stand up for western values, and therefore western civilization. And if we wish to stand up for western civilization then we must oppose the rise of political Islam.

    The mathematics is very simple, yet so many people just don't get it.


    ".......But it gets better. As the Forward’s J.J. Goldberg writes in his own column on the dispute, Blumenthal appeared at a Philadelphia event with the University of Pennsylvania’s Ian Lustick (whose recent anti-Zionist diatribe in the New York Times was discussed here).

    Almost halfway through their 83-minute encounter (minute 34:00 on YouTube), Lustick emotionally asks Blumenthal whether he believes, like Abraham at Sodom, that there are enough “good people” in Israel to justify its continued existence — or whether he’s calling for a mass “exodus,” the title of his last chapter, and “the end of Jewish collective life in the land of Israel.”

    Blumenthal gives a convoluted answer that comes down to this: “There should be a choice placed to the settler-colonial population” (meaning the entire Jewish population of Israel): “Become indigenized,” that is, “you have to be part of the Arab world.” Or else …? “The maintenance and engineering of a non-indigenous demographic population is non-negotiable.”

    This is sobering stuff and, as Goldberg, put it, “a chilling moment even for the anti-Zionists among us.”