As the entire Counter-Jihad Mainstream celebrates Brexit, leave it to Debbie Schlussel to point out uncomfortable truths. The title of her essay, Brexit, Schmexit -- all irrelevant without Islamexit, says it all. And the rhetoric of apodictic pessimism she proceeds to frame her jeremaid in is like a blast of freezing water on our heads, eliciting a foreboding frisson of disillusion & disenchantment.
After describing the toxic, pernicious and alarmingly dangerous shit Muslims have been fomenting in the UK for years (and her description is a mere abbreviated overview) she delivers a knock-out punchline of a metaphor:
It reminds me of the fat chick who insists on drinking a Diet Coke, when she’s eating a giant pepperoni pizza with double cheese. The Diet Coke is the EU the Brits are whining about, and the pizza is jihad which the UK is consuming with gusto.
Schlussel goes on to use rhetoric of apodictic pessimism; not saying the situation is horribly dire, but effectively saying it's over, there's no hope, not only for the UK but for all of us: the West is toast. My readers know that back in September in the wake of the Paris attacks, I "snapped" and began using rhetoric similar to this. But my rhetoric has never been meant to be apodictic and prophetic, since I, any more than anyone else, do not know the future.
Certainly, in the realm of human affairs, nearly anything's possible; while on the other hand, Schlussel's rhetoric of apodictic pessimism is not set in stone either. It's a matter of probabilities and likelihoods. If we look at how the mainstream West is now, where after every Muslim attack, the entire West recoils into neurotic (if not psychotic) contortions of denial of the problem of Muslims; and if we chart this perverse reaction having become worse in the years since 911, not better (a cursory look at the reaction to the Orlando attack is maddeningly sobering in this regard), we see that the West is slowly but surely setting itself up for a situation where the only remedy, Total Deportation, will be impossible without a general breakdown of our societies into zones of civil unrest, riots, rampant criminality, and pockets of killing fields, emergency martial laws, etc., where the "cure" would entail effective self-destruction through devolution of order on a mass scale.
And that scenario seems to be the most optimistic.
Where I disagree with Schlussel's rhetoric is her apodictic implication that it is now and always will be impossible for Total Deportation to be instituted to help avert the looming catastrophe -- where she uses rhetoric that implies it's simply not going to be done, now or ever, period. I think, on the other hand, that we have a certain period of time before it becomes literally (as opposed to rhetorically) too late. How much time that is, I have no way of knowing; but I would say decades. I agree with Schlussel, however, in that after a certain period of time, it will be effectively hopeless.
The only reason I hedge my rhetoric and don't just fall into the arms of hers, is that I see the forest for the trees -- the massive superiority & sophistication of the West relative to the primitivism of its Mohammedan invaders -- a superiority is on all levels, including technological & military. Our only real Achilles heel is our ongoing politically correct myopia -- a myopia so massive it has the real and high probability of being the one thing that will enable these primitive fanatics to overrun and overtake us, eventually. I only disagree that it's a done deal already, now. Certainly the gloomy pessimism Schlussel articulates is tempting to indulge, and I have done so myself here on my blog ever since the September Paris attacks. But to me there is a fine line between feeling the gloomy conviction that a Western (Re)Awakening is highly unlikely, and asseverating that it's actually impossible.
With a situation as dire & devolving as ours in the West, a Jeremiah like Schlussel is sorely needed as a shot in the arm to a Counter-Jihad Mainstream continuing to fool itself in a variety of ways (e.g., its stubbornly persistent inability to condemn all Muslims), including a rosy enthusiasm about Brexit. And the extremely high likelihood that the Counter-Jihad Mainstream won't heed, let alone even notice, Schlussel's warning, is yet one more stone to lay on our collective Western grave.