Monday, December 29, 2014

The Pepper Archives 5: The imaginary Maginot Line

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Another day in my continuing series of taking some of my old comments out of the old Jihad Watch archives going back ten years to 2005, shaking off the dust, spiffing them up if they need it, and putting them up here.

On one thread Hugh brought up the Benes Decrees (a sociopolitical process of mass deportations of Germans which the briefly free and democratic Czechoslovakia implemented in the brief window of time immediately following WW2 it enjoyed between being subjugated by two totalitarianisms), someone wondered why we were bringing up dusty old decades when we are supposed to be discussing a present danger:


“How did we get onto WWII anyway? Aren’t we supposed to be worried about the threat of islam, not the crimes of people who are long dead…?”

To which I responded:

For good or ill (sometimes one, sometimes the other) European politics is still, over 50 years after the end of WWII, deeply weighed down by, as Mike Savage puts it, waiting vigilantly and anxiously for that “imaginary Maginot Line”.

I.e., the anxious concern that we never succumb again to what led to Hitler has become an institutionalized and cultural habit in Europe, leading now to a paradoxical effect: in order to avoid “repeating Hitler”, they tend now to identify what is labeled as “Islamophobia” as being that frightening threat of a new Fascism — while at the same time giving outrageous free passes to the most virulent expressions of that type of Fascism today — emanating from the Islamic nebula.

It’s kind of a Catch-22 Paradox: the more a person warns about the threat of Islam, the more that person becomes labeled as the real threat.

And that paradox is so air-tight with so many people, nothing short of a few major cataclysms, perhaps, will shake them of it. Or worse, nothing short of seeing Arabic horsemen taking charge of the village square and rounding up people to imprison, shoot and behead in order to initiate the dawning of a new Caliphate.

1 comment:

Egghead said...

Meh. In Russia, the Moscow Nord-Ost siege (theater takeover) and Beslan school massacre barely made a dent. Russia is STILL expected to be a Muslim majority country within our lifetimes....

10-23-2002 - Nord-Ost siege:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_theater_hostage_crisis

9-1-2004 - Beslan school massacre:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_hostage_crisis

Hey, let's check in on a Muslim terrorist:

"Nurpashi Kulaev, the only surviving terrorist from the group that attacked a school in Russia’s town of Beslan 10 years ago, leading to the deaths of 186 children, told RT Documentary he was just obeying orders and had no remorse for what he had done.

"“I don’t feel guilty that women and children died,” he said. “But I can say neither I nor anyone else could have saved them. Because the decisions were made by other people.”

"Kulaev has been serving a life sentence for being part of the terrorist group responsible for the September 2004 Beslan tragedy, which took a total of 334 lives.

"Celebrating the first day of the school year turned into a nightmare for 1,128 Beslan children, teachers and parents, who were taken hostage by terrorists, rigging the school with explosives.

"For three days hostages were held at gunpoint and denied water, food or medical help, until the captors detonated explosives inside the school. After that security forces intervened to free the hostages."

http://rt.com/news/184044-only-surviving-beslan-terrorist/

From Egghead: I would like to remind everyone that this was MUCH more than a case of a school takeover and murder. The Muslims brutally terrorized, raped, and sadistically sexually tortured LITTLE CHILDREN for days on end.

http://www.islam-watch.org/Others/Sexual-Terror-Untold-Stories-of-Beslan-Jihad.htm

An interesting comment:

"Yes, I live outside Chicago. In neighborhoods around the city the muslims are taking over certain areas, coming here for all the freebies the feds and the state give them. You would be shocked to see all the FREE stuff they get. Most don't legally marry so they can get child support for their many children while living with their "husband" recognized only in their mosque. Many live in homes purchased by the mosque, pay rent to the mosque, and the homes pay no real estate tax because they are owned by the mosque. It is sickening, that most Americans don't know they not only support their families, but those people trying to kill us."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/20/pipes-muslim-russia/