As tacit a post as I’ve seen from Daniel Greenfield in a long, long, time, so I’ll give it to you straight up front and then chime in on my perspective right after.
THE TERRORISTS AREN’T TRYING TO “DEFEAT OUR VALUES”
THEY’RE TRYING TO KILL US
Right on cue. The canned response to terror.
“The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech. These streets of Westminster, home to the world’s oldest parliament are ingrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe.
“And the values our Parliament represents – democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law, command the admiration and respect of free people everywhere. That is why it is a target for those who reject those values. Let me make it clear today, as I have had cause to do before, any attempt to defeat our values through violence and terror is doomed to failure.”
The PM at least doesn’t mention that Islam is a religion of peace. That’s progress.
Islamic terrorists aren’t trying to defeat your values. They’re trying to defeat you. Allahu Akbar isn’t a debate, It’s the conviction that Islam will win because Allah is stronger than your God. And Muslims will prove the point and disprove your religion by killing you.
Islamic terrorists don’t operate like 19th century anarchists intellectually. Even if they borrow strategic and tactical ideas from them.
They really are trying to kill you. And no you can’t defeat them by asserting your values. Nice as they may be. You either beat them or they beat you. This isn’t a war of ideas. The only way they win arguments is with corpses.
BOOM! Take that Ms. Prime Minister (and for that matter, every current Western leader, except the Trumpit).
Jihad defeats other values by killing people and destroying their legacies and culture. 1400 years of violent Jihad conquest and off/on again persecution is proof of their approach to people they deem as either infidels or heretics. One guy on the comments thread from Canada expressed it this way: The public is desensitized now. We have the Globe & Mail minimizing it by comparing it to the Troubles from Ireland and Islamist and (of course) unnamed right wing violence since 9-11, while cynically stating that we merely must contain such Jihad acts and not foster a society in which such acts aren’t repeated with such regularity.
In other words, expect no valuable suggestions or solutions from lefty op-ed journalists.
It absolutely amazes me why the leaders of Western Civilization refuse to see what’s going on; a mystery that forever remains unsolved. To the extent that European countries have different cultures, ALL of them are embracing the jihad asp to their bosom. Why this mass delusion shared by the liberal progressive Left in the United States? Only Trump it seems, is trying to hold back the jihad flood (or more correctly, Trump + the deplorables). But that still leaves a lot of the nation that not only wants unlimited Muslim immigration, but seem more than happy to embrace it at will.
I was quite prepared to lob the title “Iron Lady 2” on Theresa May in deference to the true Iron Lady, Maggie Thatcher. But I’m not so sure that it is progress if the current PM doesn’t mention Islam at all! Even a passing politically-correct reference to the “religion of peace” is tacit implication of radical jihad Islam; otherwise why mention it at all.
I have this little BBC-produced soap opera scene in mind, which I believe just about sums up the current situation:
HER: Look luv, there’s been another mass killing in London, how awful!
HIM: Yes, very nasty business!,
HER: All these people need is compassion and understanding!
HIM: Yes, we must not be so racist to our new compatriots and show them more tolerance; thats why they retaliate.
HER: More coffee?
HIM: By jove yes. Thanks, and are you still on for dinner at Charles & Jane’s tonight?
HER: Of course dear!.
Dangerous times, folks. Dangerous times.