Wednesday, 27 July 2016
When Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History and the Last Man in 1993, it was to argue that Western liberal democracy and free market economics meant an end to warfare within the west, and by default, the end of history. This idea that warfare within the West is now a thing of the past seems to be shared by an overwhelming section of Western people, reared as they are on a diet of enlightened tolerance and historical ignorance.
In 1990 it would have been relatively difficult to argue with Fukuyama’s prophecy. The West, excluding the inevitable frictions that came with the break-up of the Soviet Union, was clearly not going to engage in the type of politics that led to the two world wars, whilst the demise of Communism meant an end to the global proxy wars between Russia and America.
What Fukuyama failed to realise, however, was that the ingredient for yet another “war to end all wars” was already in place. The cultural clashes between Nazism, fascism, communism and liberal democracies had simply been replaced with another ideology that would inevitably clash with the Western host cultures — Islam.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
In the aftermath of the Bataclan theatre massacre in 2015, President Hollande declared France was at war with ISIS. In the aftermath of the Islamic carnage in Nice, Hollande declared France was at war with ISIS. In the aftermath of the Islamic attack on the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray and the beheading of Father Jacques Hamel, President Hollande declared France was at war with ISIS.
What strange times we live in. Hollande cannot declare war on ISIS because ISIS is not just some foreign power in far-away lands which can be bombed from the air with impunity. ISIS is Islam and Islam is in France. Islam is in Paris and Marseilles. Like a rapidly expanding virus, Islam has invaded France and is attacking the racial base, the cultural base, the spiritual base and the political base of the host country itself.
So Hollande’s war is a myth, which is hardly surprising. After all, what is he realistically able to do? Invade Paris and level the banlieues? Build internment camps and lock up everyone with a beard? Hollande knows he is on difficult ground here, as can be gleaned from his following abject statement: “we must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law, what (sic) makes us a democracy.”
Left-liberals within the BBC, Sky News, CNN etc, all seem to be terribly confused as to why Muslims cut off the heads of non-Muslims. Earlier today, in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, two Muslims beheaded Fr Jacques Hamel, 84. Journalists working for any of the organisations mentioned above might like to memorise the following verse from the Koran - which might help overcome their current confusion:
Koran (47:4) “If you encounter the disbelievers in a battle, strike-off their heads. Take them as captives when they are defeated. Then you may set them free as a favour to them, with or without a ransom, when the battle is over. This is the Law. Had God wanted, He could have granted them (unbelievers) victory, but He wants to test you through each other. The deeds of those who are killed for the cause of God will never be without virtuous results.”
The following article is by British philosopher Roger Scruton
I attended an ordinary English state school in the late 1950s. In our history lessons we were taught that England is the heart of Great Britain, that Great Britain is the heart of an Empire, and that, thanks to this Empire, ideas of law, freedom, and democratic government had spread around the globe. We were therefore proud of the Empire, which we described as British, not English, and thought of it as proof of our national virtues and a contribution to the advancement of mankind. Our flag was the Union Jack, a striking synthesis of the emblems of our constituent peoples, and we believed that this flag represented a peaceful union, rather than the triumph of one nation over others. We sang “Rule Britannia,” the rousing chorus of which declares that “Britons never never never shall be slaves!”
Monday, 25 July 2016
The following article is from my 2007 archive. I don't think it dates - if anything, it is more pertinent now than it was then!
Is it possible to be well adjusted, attractive, educated, successful, and a liberal? Alternatively, is it possible to be both Politically Correct and a liberal at the same time? In order to understand the peculiar contradictions of contemporary liberalism it is necessary first to understand the meaning of classical liberalism circa 1900 and the liberalism of the West in 2007.
Classical liberalism meant a belief in the democratic process, freedom of the press, freedom of expression, equality of opportunity (although never quite couched in such terms), the presumption of innocence, small government, the individual before the group, religious freedom, trial by jury, habeas corpus, the rights of the child, an obligation to help the genuinely disadvantaged in society and, generally speaking, a live and let live laissez-faire attitude. It was the product of many hundreds of years of gradual evolution encompassing Christianity, the reformation, the enlightenment, common law, the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. It was a cause for the good and the term liberal one to be worn with pride.
How does this square with the self confessed metropolitan liberals of today? Imagine the smooth young advertising executive, hosting a dinner party in Greenwich village or Notting Hill, suddenly announcing to his Armani-clad coterie of media and public relations friends that, whilst holding himself up as a liberal, he disapproved of mass immigration, multiculturalism, state education’s socialist propaganda, the European Union, same-sex marriage, homosexual adoption, atheism and feminism.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Rape, murder, machetes and guns. Angela Merkel has blood on her hands. If you invite barbarians into your liberal democracy you can only expect them to behave like barbarians. If you invite enough of them in, then your liberal democracy will be harmed in the short term and destroyed in the long term.
The numbers involved are huge. One million mainly young Muslim males last year, most of whom will bring at least five family members which could well include four wives if they so choose. If the four wives go on to have four children each – as is the average today for Muslims in the West - Germany’s next generation will be Muslim majority.
The left-leaning mainstream media seems extraordinarily determined to link the Munich killer Ali David Sonboly with right-wing political thought, despite there being zero evidence of such a link. In contrast though, when Muslims commit murder in the name of Islam, the same left-leaning MSM go to equally extraordinary lengths to deny the Islamic link. Which is why the MSM is deemed a member of the traitor class which must one day be held accountable.