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Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Poor Murderers

Outside the synagogue a police car waits silently painting the sidewalk red and blue. No matter what the mayor and his pet police commissioner says, the NYPD is bracing for a terrorist attack.

After 9/11, the sight of heavily armed police officers became the new normal in New York. It's the new normal in gun-free Europe where the capital cities of the continent fall are locked down and the people are told to stay away from the windows.

It's just life.

Growing up, just before I was old enough to go to school, there was a terrorist attack. The targets were Jewish children. After that, the school was a fortress. There were two sets of heavy steel doors. One on the inside and the other on the outside. Children came and went in staggered groups.

If a Muslim terrorist did attack, he wouldn't be able to get us all. Not at once.

It was just life. With Islam.

A New York City teacher/arms dealer was just sentenced for trying to sell weapons to terrorists. He knew right away where to point the attackers. To a police station or a Jewish community center.

Since 9/11, Jewish synagogues have been some of the most frequent targets of Muslim terror plots. And each time the professional civil libertarians, the lawyers and the reporters dismiss the attacks.

Four Muslim men wanted to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx. The media came to their defense. HBO even ordered a documentary defending the attackers. It won a Peabody award. Ahmed Ferhani and Mohammad Mamdouh planned to attack a synagogue and maybe a church. Again the media and the activists of the left rushed to their defense. They were entrapped. They never wanted to do it.

The victims were not the Jews they wanted to kill. The victims were the murderers. As the Guardian wrote of the four Muslim terrorists, "Poor, black, and jailed." It's enough to make an HBO exec weep.

The Muslim murderers always have tragic problems to sympathize with.

The Times Square bomber had mortgage issues. As the New York Times empathized, "His anger toward his adopted country seemed to have grown in lockstep with his personal struggles. He had lost his home to foreclosure last year." The Boston Marathon killers also faced "personal struggles" and had "difficulty adapting". To a journalist, every terrorist just seems to be a lonely little boy inside.

And it's all abstract. Just another game of social justice. A little white wine and a little intersectionality. Throw in a dose of noble savage and watch civilization burn.

But then there are police cars outside synagogues, soldiers in Paris and lockdowns in Brussels, then you stand watching the ash fall in Lower Manhattan, then you walk into schools that are more secure than prisons, then you deal with a reality that is more real than Twitter hashtags.

The ADL and the AJC have joined BDS organizations in a push to fill America with Syrian migrants. Even the Orthodox Union has signed on while shamefully invoking the Holocaust. When Netanyahu pointed out that a major Muslim Brotherhood ally had played a key role in the Holocaust, the media howled with rage and accused him of exploiting the Holocaust. But when it comes to promoting the arrival of tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims, from a country that hosted real Nazis, then the media trips all over itself to compare a population which supports ISIS and Al Qaeda to Jews in WW2.

A poll of Syrian refugees found that 13% supported ISIS. Out of Obama's first batch of 10,000 refugees, that's 1,300. How many will they kill? Whom will they kill?

In real life, terrorism is ordinary. It's something horrible that happens. You can see it on videos of Muslim terrorists chasing after Jews on the streets of Jerusalem. You could see it on September 11, a scene that countless blockbusters have tried to recreate with robots and aliens. You saw it again in Paris.

We live in a state of civilization. It's a state as fragile as the human body. It's big, but so are skyscrapers. Anything can be destroyed when you find a weak point.

Sometimes it's a plane flying into a building. Sometimes it's a photo of a dead child.

Courage is a moral force. It makes us who we are. But it isn't always right. The SS were courageous and so were the Bolsheviks. So are the ACLU lawyers who rush to defend Muslim terrorists and their clients who blow themselves up to kill non-Muslims and their infidel civilization.

Warped morals that invert the innocent and the guilty, that turns murderers into victims, make courage into an evil thing. They make it into a crime.

Murder is not a mystery. Its harbinger is the police car, the plane flying low, the smiling man who opens his coat. Evil is not a mystery either. It is moral courage tuned to the destruction of civilization. The murderer can be courageous, but not creative. The ends of evil are power and ruination.

Liberalism is all too often the cult of the poor murderer. The thug who kills over inequality. The terrorist who bombs over bigotry. And it is outrage at the victims of its own Utopian crimes. 

Utopia is another name for power. It is an absolute good that negates the humanity of every person on earth. It doesn't matter whether it's the Islamic Caliphate of ISIS or the Socialist gulag. The destruction of the individual is not only necessary, but celebrated as evidence of the triumph of the ideology. Destroying people shows the absolute power and total importance of the creed.

That is the force that destroys civilizations. It's a moral force, but it's the moral force of evil.

Civilization is the moral force that resists destruction. It is the speech that dares to name murderers, murderers. As civilization dwindles, streets darken and savages and their lawyers hunt the night. Murderers become victims, destroyers become the future and good is invoked in the name of evil.

Sometimes upholding civilization is a difficult thing. It can mean being a soldier on the front lines or a police officer sitting in a car waiting for a terrorist to strike.

Or sometimes it can simply mean speaking the truth. And that is something that any of us can do.

Even at the best of times, civilization is a fragile thing. At the worst of times, it can be held up with a few words, with a few people reminding each other that truth is worth fighting for.

22 comments:

Keli Ata said...

Controversial to discuss, but it is why there is now the EDL, which does have the support of the JDL.

Keliata

Anonymous said...

I'd be thinking that it's time for the JDL, Irgun, Lehigh and Haganah to be making a comeback -- because when there's no justice for the victims of islamic terrorism such justice must come extra-judicially.

j said...

As always, powerful and meaningful. And is it strange ( no) that no one in the Jurassic media has publicly wondered why suffering religious persecution, climate change, poverty, and all the historical ills common to mankind, have NEVER cause the Jews or Christians to turn into soulless murderers who target random unarmed, non-combatant human beings, to shoot, burn and stab? There MUST be some subtle, perhaps undetectable, difference in the way that Jews and Christians react to their own hardships, from the way that the poor oppressed muslime react, but I just can't quite seem to find it!

j said...

PS- Regarding Belgium and most of the EU - I cannot but recall the ironic words of an old Frank Zappa song: "Do you love it? Do you hate it? There it is, the way you made it!"

ganderson said...

"No way to delay that trouble comin' everyday..

Keli Ata said...

"I'd be thinking that it's time for the JDL, Irgun, Lehigh and Haganah to be making a comeback -- because when there's no justice for the victims of islamic terrorism such justice must come extra-judicially."

Exactly right.

...thus...

Keli Ata said...

JDL Canada definitely supports the EDL. JDL Canada also successfully fought to keep an Islamic terrorist supporter out of Canada.

Keli Ata said...

This is the man, George Galloway that the JDL-Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJOOQuZvpNk

Y. Ben-David said...

I must strongly disagree with Anonymous above who is calling for vigilante-type action. That will not solve anything and is very dangerous. It must be noted that today's leadership of Israel has not sold its soul to the devil as did the Rabin-Peres-Barak-Sharon Oslo gang who committed themselves to defending the Palestinian murder machine because if they didn't, it would taint their Nobel "Peace" Prizes and antagonize those in Israel and the world who sold out Israeli security for money and international prestige.
Obviously political pressure on the security leadership must be maintained from the grassroots and there is a lot more than can and must be done, but I do have confidence that those in charge here are devoted to the security of all Israelis, unlike those I mentioned above who tried desperately (by use of supposedly "tough Israeli war-hero generals" who betrayed the country) to convince the public that terror can not be fought successfully.

Keli Ata said...

Daniel, this is OT but can you find out why Latma (the old videos) are no longer available in the US and why We'll Be The Judge (it's much weaker replacement) is not available in the US?


Tragically, I was able to find this Latma video Christmas in Eurabia that someone snared and uploaded and watching it...just heartbreaking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfFzAAvmeNU

Do you know why Latma's old videos and their new show isn't available in the US? Any idea what's going on with it? The West needs Latma

Keli Ata said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfFzAAvmeNU

Anonymous said...

This is how our Western leaders and media 'condition' society into accepting islamic terror as a new normal.


“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

― George Orwell


Islamic Terrorism : Either They Kill Us, Or We Kill Them
http://chersonandmolschky.com/2015/11/16/islamic-terrorism-kill-us-kill/



Pray Hard said...

And, now little Clockmed and his verminous family are suing for $15,000,000 and they don't Qatar.

J3:16 said...

The Left's moral inversion has them now claiming the moral high ground. I still find that hard to correlate, but it's true. They're much more comfortable slogging around in the swamp of Root Causes and attributing blame to anyone other than the murderers and terrorists.

I no longer fly. I suppose I might if there was a true family emergency, but we have a small family. I used to enjoy flying. Now I resent the system that was put in place to degrade passengers because a handful of terrorists raised havoc and killed thousands. Perhaps it's necessary, but that's another conversation.

The chasm between citizenry and government widens daily. They lie, we see the truth they will not admit. If we speak up, we're racists and Islamaphobes. We might even end up on a watch list. It is no longer a concern. We must reclaim America, or it will be lost forever.

One of this generation's greatest and most insightful writers once wrote:

"The question to ask is not, where are we going, but who we are. It is not a question of mere policy, but of identity. We are America. The road is our road and our children and grandchildren will travel on it. It is up to us to open the way for them. It is up to us to drive toward our future."

Thank you, Daniel, for that article, and this one.
("Whither Goest Thou, America? " Sept 4, 2012)

Ron said...

The world's best column of 2015. Unless Daniel beats this one by the end of the year.

Anonymous said...

@Keli Ata
Your Christmas in Eurabia has some ugly truth about it. A Christian congregation was prohibited from assembling in their church because a muslim complained about the noise of them singing. This single complaint, in a muslim state, was all it took to shut down a church, for a violation of a disturbing the peace type ordinance that was abused and used to persecute people of other faiths. In Turkey, the sounding of the shofar and the ringing of church bells is prohibited but the daily call to prayer bleats out its depraved beat 5 times a day, every day of the week.

Anonymous said...

@Y. Ben-David
Do you consider Israel's release of a THOUSAND, CONVICTED, ISLAMIC terrorists to be justice?

Keli Ata said...

@Keli Ata
Your Christmas in Eurabia has some ugly truth about it. A Christian congregation was prohibited from assembling in their church because a muslim complained about the noise of them singing. This single complaint, in a muslim state, was all it took to shut down a church, for a violation of a disturbing the peace type ordinance that was abused and used to persecute people of other faiths. In Turkey, the sounding of the shofar and the ringing of church bells is prohibited but the daily call to prayer bleats out its depraved beat 5 times a day, every day of the week.

That's what made Latma so unique, it drove the nail of truth right into the heart of things. The religious tolerance so many Muslims are demanding are being denied to people of other religions.

Anonymous said...

Our generation has a responsibility to make things better for the next generation. ???

Unknown said...

Right on Daniel, may your tribe increase.... I have no words to thank you.

I am located in Nairobi, Kenya

Kelley Galatoire said...

Simply awesome! Cannot remember reading anything so spot on!!

Drow Ranger said...

There's a group in Canada, called Canadians for Justice and Peace In the Middle East, that will very eagerly take the side of "the poor murderers". https://www.cjpme.org
Take particular note of their policy statements on Gaza. One of the things they'd like to do is criminalize Canadians for participating in anything to do with "Settlements" - including trying to prevent products from Settlements from entering Canada. They also want people to claim that the "pre-1967 borders are more than generous to Israel".

They also mentioned this crock of feces: "Acknowledge that Hamas has generally upheld ceasefires more dilligently than Israel, as has been acknowledged by various Israeli intelligence and military analysts". Where are they even getting that?

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