Another eight dead or is it seven this time or ten or three or two. One by one the bodies add up, the tombstones rise higher and higher, another grieving family with a hole in their heart, another orphan, another widow, another statistic. And we go on. Day by day and attack by attack, we look upon the horror, our hearts break and then they stop breaking because nothing is left anymore.
The very thing that Israelis are praised for in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, the ability to get back to business as usual-- the same model Americans were urged to copy after 9/11, prevails. They say it is a form of courage, but it is not courage, it is learned helplessness and despair.
Let it all out, we're told. Treat the PTSD, counsel your children that sometimes people die, watch a TV show instead of the bodies, grieve, go shopping, forget. No, I say, don't grieve and don't forget.
Grief is for accepting the inevitable. And we have learned to grieve so well and move on so well, that we are cut off from our own history and from our own present. People die and we move on. Evil triumphs and we move on. But where are we moving to except where the enemy wants us to go-- into forgetfulness, into helplessness, into despair.
Don't grieve. Hate.
Grief is the first step before acceptance, before defeat. I want you to hate instead. I want you to hate evil, the men, the mindset, the ideology that did this. I want you to turn your heart into a weapon. I want you to hate.
I don't just want you to hate. I want you to hate the right people for the right reason. Because not hating them leads to self-hatred. The ongoing implosion of Western civilization is a study in self-hatred, is a burning reminder that those who fail to hate their enemies, come to hate themselves.
On 9/11 hundreds of millions of Americans hated the terrorists. Today a hundred and fifty million of them hate America. They were told that hatred is wrong and they listened. They learned to love their enemies, to love evil and to hate their country and themselves.
Israelis and Europeans though had been there first, learning self-hatred from their own media, their own intellectuals and philosophers, pundits and moralists and activists. They learned to love the enemy and hate themselves.
We are not given a choice whether to hate or not to hate. We are only given a choice, to hate evil or to hate ourselves. There is no good without the hatred of evil, only armless legless impotent philanthropy. Good means resisting evil. Good means fighting evil. Good means hating evil.
Wishful thinking tells us that the world and most people are basically good. Reality tells us that the world and most people can be made good, but it can only happen when we hate evil and fight it relentlessly whenever it appears. But first we must hate the sight of it and the nature of it. Atrocities must not only stir grief in us but anger and hate. And we must learn to suppress the idiot voice of modern political correctness that says hate is wrong. Hate is right. Hate is right when it is directed at the hateful.
Liberals say that hate is taught but they're only half right. No one needs to be taught the right things to hate, those are instinctively in us because we have an inborn response to evil, to murder, to rape, to atrocity and terrorism. You only need to be taught to hate the wrong things, to acquire the petty prejudices and baseless resentments. In time those suppress and taint that inborn instinct to hate evil. They have given it a bad name and contaminated it but it is time to resurrect it again-- for to give up hating evil is to submit to evil.
Those who cannot hate evil have no choice left but to appease it, to subdivide it into moderates and extremists, to wheedle and plead and try to understand evil's point of view. And from there to accept that point of view and in a triumph of Stockholm Syndrome, to become the enablers of evil.
Hating evil does not make us just like them, or any of the other mental pablum spoonfed to us by the blowdried moralists of the evening news. Not hating evil is what makes us just like them. It is not hatred of evil that breeds evil but the failure to hate evil that does.
And that is why, above all else, on this day and on every day that Islamic terrorism strikes anywhere in the world, that it slays and kills wantonly and gloats in the streets, brays shrilly through the loudspeakers of its mosques and proclaims its evil for all the world to see-- I want you to hate.