And then I heard the news on the way home. How a British soldier was run over, hacked to death, and beheaded by two men with knives, machetes, and a meat cleaver.
First things first: prayers and condolences to the family, friends, and comrades-in-arms of the soldier, assigned to the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at Wollwich Barracks. The soldier was wearing a T-shirt for "Help for Heroes", a British charity that helps British soldiers, wounded in the line of duty. It's a worthy cause, and worth a donation. I just did. . . .
Now. . . . on with the rant. . .
This rampant political correctness is positively SUICIDE for Western Civilization. Friends, the barbarians are ALREADY inside the gates, and we refuse to even alert the guards, much less take up arms and defend all that we stand for: Liberty, Rationality, and the Rule of Law.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted as saying that the attack "appeared to be terror-related". Gee, YA THINK ??? Even MORE wishy-washy were two anonymous Government officials, who spoke off the record and said that the attack "seemed to have been ideologically motivated by radical Islam". REALLY ? Two guys who RUN OVER A SOLDIER IN THE STREET, then hack him to death with a machete, some long knives, and a meat-cleaver, and then BEHEAD him ?? All while shouting "Allahu Ahkbar", and "in our land, women have to see this every day". . . I suppose they might have been incensed by Fox cancelling "Firefly", but I doubt it. Pardon my language, but WHAT THE FUCK ?? I mean, WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK do they think this was ??? And beheading ?? Not too many people behead people anymore, and they ALL seem to be terrorists of one sort or another. In fact, the last time I remember a beheading in the news, it was Al-Qaeda beheading Wall Street Journal Bureau Chief Daniel Pearl.
I take this personally: I lost 13 friends and colleagues in the Pentagon on 9/11: I **HEARD** American 77 fly by my office building, and felt the floor shake when it rammed the Pentagon 2 miles away.
That's the day I recognized we were at war. Since then, I've learned that, to the best of my knowledge, The Long War (download link) began in March 1968. So, we're 55 years into it. . . .and we're LOSING. We're so afraid of OFFENDING someone, that we've effectively surrendered. There IS, at least, a little good news tonight: it appears that the English Defence League is on the move and patrolling Woolwich tonight. Good on ya, lads, next time I'm in London, I need to buy some of you a pint. Shockingly, they've been met by police in riot gear. THEY aren't the problem. . . .
Now, I'm in favor of law enforcement, but where was the Metropolitan Police, when it took **20** minutes to respond to the "incident", because they needed to call in an armed unit. Once again, proving what many people here in the States say, that when seconds count, the police are minutes away. And the Bobbies are stopping the wrong people. After all, it's not the EDL people who callously attacked and mutilated a soldier. . .
This also highlights the need for free citizens to be allowed to carry the means of self-defense. We already know why incidents like this take place in disarmed areas, like London, and Boston, and elementary-school "Gun-free" zones: it's EASY to do terror and kill when you know you're not going to be counter-attacked. Try it in, say, Texas, and you'll be suffering a 45-caliber cerebral hemorrhage by the time you started swinging the first knife: before, even, if they cried out "Allahu Ahkbar!" first. . .
Friends, people have been warning us about this for years. Jihadwatch comes to mind. As does the semi-fictional essay by author Dan Simmons, "The Time Traveler". . .there are many who've sounded the alarm. . .
But at this point, I fear what it's going to take to wake us all up. I suspect we're going to lose a city or three, and then all hell will break loose when we finally decide that first, we've had enough, and second, that it's time for Islam to pay the piper.
This, is the Buckman Scenario. For those who have never read Tom Kratman's "Caliphate", this is the back-story that shows up as vignettes throughout the novel. It starts in the near-future, and yes, we lose several cities, and nearly lose several more. Only then, after politicians STILL don't respond. . . the people do, and a new government is elected. It's not a pretty tale, but you ought to read it anyway (and the book is free at the link. . . ). The way things are going, I'm pretty sure that this is the likely general path for all our futures. And it's not going to be a pleasant one. . . .
The saddest part of all of this, is that I **KNOW** quite a few Muslims. They're good people. But, for some reason unknown, all too many radicalize. I've heard it attributed to the aggressive missionary work of the Wahabbi Movement, funded by Saudi Petrodollars (and THAT, reportedly, is due to their support of the House of Saud. . . ). I've read other opinions that it's due to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. All I do know, is that Islam does not seem to have gone through the equivalent of the Reformation that split Western Protestantism from Roman Catholicism in Christianity, and that there are no real centralized authorities in Islam.
I really hope that the "moderate Muslims" we keep hearing about in the news finally succeed in policing the more radical and violent. Because, if this keeps on, and keeps escalating. . . well, I rather suspect that all too many Muslims will finally see the light, at the end. . .