On Paris And The Lie As Our Form Of Existence
And the lie has, in fact, led us so far away from a normal society that you cannot even orient yourself any longer; in its dense, gray fog not even one pillar can be seen.
—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, Volume II,
Book IV, Chapter 3: Our Muzzled Freedom
Thoughts and observations and warnings from myself and other people who refuse to live by lies…
-The Will To Live?
France’s Socialist President has said that ‘We are going to wage a war that will be pitiless’.
First of all, let us not forget that Islam has been at war with us since it’s inception, that it’s unalterable guidebook, The Koran, demands that Mohammedins either Enslave or Murder we Infidels. The modern phase of this long war began in the late 1960’s and picked-up steam with the declaration by the new regime in Iran in the late 1970’s that they were at War with The West, with a special focus on America.
Second of all, as Mark Steyn has written:
To repeat what I said a few days ago, I’m Islamed out. I’m tired of Islam 24/7, at Colorado colleges, Marseilles synagogues, Sydney coffee shops, day after day after day. The west cannot win this thing with a schizophrenic strategy of targeting things and people but not targeting the ideology, of intervening ineffectually overseas and not intervening at all when it comes to the remorseless Islamization and self-segregation of large segments of their own countries.
So I say again: What’s the happy ending here? Because if M Hollande isn’t prepared to end mass Muslim immigration to France and Europe, then his “pitiless war” isn’t serious. And, if they’re still willing to tolerate Mutti Merkel’s mad plan to reverse Germany’s demographic death spiral through fast-track Islamization, then Europeans aren’t serious. In the end, the decadence of Merkel, Hollande, Cameron and the rest of the fin de civilisation western leadership will cost you your world and everything you love.
So screw the candlelight vigil.
Iowahawk is a bit more blunt about it, but dead solid perfect:
No more weepy candlelight vigils. Fuck that shit.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 13, 2015
Oh…I would gladly lead the lighting of candles if we could force the Leaders of the Western Nations to sit their soft and perfumed backsides on the candles. Maybe then — and, yes, I know it is a long-shot because they are so determined to Live By Lies — those feckless bastards would wake-up and smell the Dhimmitude. [By the way: those who, throughout History, have chosen to Live By Lies, do not usually end-up living very long.]
And also: Hollande is pitiful when he threatens to be ‘pitiless’.
Pam Geller from a dead-on accurate analysis of the situation in The West:
What no one is talking about is taking on these savages. That is what is so morally depraved about our response. The idea that we’re not allowed to take the appropriate measures to defeat the Islamic State is obscene. The idea that the United States of America cannot defeat the Islamic State or al-Qaeda is absurd, and the whole world knows it. But we choose not to use our strength. We choose to be victims. It’s shameful.
And clearly, since everybody knows that we are not physically weak, where is the basic dignity that any nation should have, to stand up for its own values? If nothing else, when we find ourselves involved in a war, we should fight it and finish it. You either win or you will be defeated.
Mark Steyn on the same issue:
…What’s required from the civilized world is not primarily military. War is merely a tool of national strategy. So, if you don’t have a national strategy, the most powerful military in the world will avail you naught. The Islamic State and its allies are committed to the destruction of our civilization — and they’re very clear about that, and quite good at it: In their own backyard, they’ve erased in nothing flat the oldest Christian communities on earth. So you need someone willing to defend and advance our civilization and our “values”, as the President puts it. Yet…not only will Obama not defend those values, he in fact undermines them.
More from Pam:
The West is hanging on by a thread and doesn’t even know it. We are living off the fumes of the accomplishments of our forefathers and those who fought and died in the cause of freedom and individual rights. But the thread is wearing thin. Time is just about running out.
After the murderous jihad attacks in Paris comes the predictable Western response: not resolute self-defense, but weepy candlelight vigils, protestations of unity, and hashtags. After the jihad attacks in Garland, Texas, Chattanooga, the University of California Merced, and scores of arrests of American Muslims working for ISIS (the FBI has 900 ISIS-related investigations currently ongoing), our top priority should be to crush the enemy.
Instead, we get pathos and pitiful memes. NBC reported: “Paris residents were using the hashtag #PorteOuverte — French for ‘open door’—on Twitter to offer safe haven to strangers stranded after a string of deadly attacks Friday night.” Everyone is congratulating himself over this hashtag. “Twitter users in other countries,” NBC added, “also began using the hashtag to share their delight that social media was being used for a good cause”—colossal stupidity.
“Share their delight?” This delight is misplaced. I would expect nothing less than that Parisians should offer safe haven: just because savages are at war with us doesn’t mean that we should be less human.
This hashtag is just the latest in an endless stream of manifestations of the sophomoric, embarrassing, preening self-indulgence that is endemic in our sick culture. It is reminiscent of “Boston Strong”: Really? How? After the Boston Marathon jihad bombings, the media and Boston elites refused to call the attack jihad. The Boston city government refused repeatedly to run our American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) counter-jihad ads, but run vicious Jew-hatred ads regularly. We are en route to the Supreme Court compelling Boston to run our ads. What’s strong about Boston? What stand did Boston take against jihad?
Equally revolting is the Eiffel Tower peace symbol that is circulating around. Do the leftists think the ISIS jihadis will see this and lay down their arms? If the Christians and Yazidis in Syria make the peace sign, will all be well? If the kidnapped schoolgirls—now sex slaves—make the peace sign, will they be freed? Such idiocy is an affront to every freedom-loving human being.
The endless patting ourselves on the back that citizens of Western countries engage in after a mass slaughter by jihadists is disgusting. People are crowing about hashtags and blood donations as if this is somehow new. Of course we care. We always care. That is our value system, that is a Western value. The United States of America is the most charitable nation on earth. That is who we are—although when Obama speaks about universal values, G-d only knows which ones he is talking about: those of the West or those of Sharia.
Mark on the rabid fecklessness of The West:
Just in case our enemies needed another reason to despise us, today the inactivist group Somnolent Tilty-Headed Wankers for Peace launched an exciting new graphic: the same old clapped-out hippie peace symbol but incorporating the Eiffel Tower (right)! Isn’t that a cool, stylish way of showing how saddy-saddy-sadcakes you are about all those corpses in the streets of Paris? It’s already gone viral! And that’s all that matters, isn’t it?
Our enemies use social media to distribute snuff videos as a means of recruitment. We use it to confirm to them how passive and enervated we are: What was it the last time blood ran in the streets of Paris? Oh, yeah, a pencil – for all those dead cartoonists. But, given that blood in the streets of Paris looks like becoming a regular event, it helps to have something of general application. What about, ooh, a tricolor with a blue tear at the end? No, better yet: a peace symbol with a croissant in the middle. No, wait…
What’s that? All you are saying is give peace a chance? But what, in fact, are the chances of peace for Paris and France? What are the odds?
Oh, sorry. All they were saying is give peace a chance. And, having said it, they’ve gone back to sleep until the next atrocity requires another stupid hashtag or useless avatar.
Europe lacks the Commitment to defend itself. It has, perhaps, run out of that special fuel that propels a civilization to stay alive and thrive.
I believe that America still, by and large, has the Will to survive, but it is lead by Ideologues who despise it and The West’s very existence. These self-hating Westerners were able to achieve Power And Control:
(1) because of fraud and corruption,
(2) because they were able to efficiently reap the benefits of the brainwashing of multiple generations of Americans in the Leftist Way Of Thinking,
(3) because they were able to couch their true Totalitarian intentions in a set of Big Lies that promised they would never take away the people’s luxuries and that the American People would be able to enjoy Freedom and Liberty without Responsibility, and
(4) because those of us who stand beside America refused to guide her through the night with the light from above.
The last cause can be overcome by making, as Churchill said at another dark hour, ‘a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, [so that] we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time’.
-Stacy McCain has been doing his usual top-notch reporting on the events of the past several days. His latest report may be found here [at the end of it are links to his previous reports].
-America in 2015 as The Soviet Union in 1974?
On 12 February 1974, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn sent a letter to Intellectuals in Moscow — the same day he was arrested and then sent into exile:
Things have almost reached rock bottom. A universal spiritual death has already touched us all, and physical death will soon flare up and consume us both and our children — but as before we still smile in a cowardly way and mumble without tongues tied. But what can we do to stop it? We haven’t the strength?
We have been so hopelessly dehumanized that for today’s modest ration of food we are willing to abandon all our principles, our souls, and all the efforts of our predecessors and all opportunities for our descendants — but just don’t disturb our fragile existence. We lack staunchness, pride and enthusiasm. We don’t even fear universal nuclear death, and we don’t fear a third world war. We have already taken refuge in the crevices. We just fear acts of civil courage.
We fear only to lag behind the herd and to take a step alone….
We have been indoctrinated in political courses, and in just the same way was fostered the idea to live comfortably, and all will be well for the rest of our lives….
When violence intrudes into peaceful life, its face glows with self-confidence, as if it were carrying a banner and shouting: “I am violence. Run away, make way for me — I will crush you.” But violence quickly grows old. And it has lost confidence in itself, and in order to maintain a respectable face it summons falsehood as its ally — since violence lays its ponderous paw not every day and not on every shoulder. It demands from us only obedience to lies and daily participation in lies — all loyalty lies in that.
And the simplest and most accessible key to our self-neglected liberation lies right here: Personal non-participation in lies. Though lies conceal everything, though lies embrace everything, but not with any help from me.
This opens a breach in the imaginary encirclement caused by our inaction. It is the easiest thing to do for us, but the most devastating for the lies. Because when people renounce lies it simply cuts short their existence. Like an infection, they can exist only in a living organism.
And he who is not sufficiently courageous even to defend his soul — don’t let him be proud of his “progressive” views, don’t let him boast that he is an academician or a people’s artist, a merited figure, or a general — let him say to himself: I am in the herd, and a coward. It’s all the same to me as long as I’m fed and warm.
And if we get cold feet, even taking this step, then we are worthless and hopeless, and the scorn of Pushkin should be directed to us:
Why should cattle have the gifts of freedom?
Their heritage from generation to generation is the belled yoke and the lash.
[From the letter: Live Not By Lies]
We have, first of all, to decide whether we, ourselves, will live in the Light Of Truth.
And, if we answer ‘Yes’, then we must demand our Leaders do the same. If they refuse to, we must separate them from their Offices — our survival is at stake.
Otherwise, we shall be encompassed by the Servants Of Evil and The West will be utterly destroyed. America will cease to be the Light Of The World.
Oh…and by the way…