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Suicide By A Thousand Cuts: Losing The War

13 September 2017 @ 21:55

I found it interesting [and somewhat comforting] that I was not alone on Monday in not publishing any posts on 09/11 for the same reason that Mark Steyn did not:

The 16th anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s attack on New York and Washington provoked some gloomy reflections from me. I find it harder to mark as the years go by. If this is a war, there’s no agreement on what we’re up against: Terrorism? Islamic terrorism? Islamic extremism? Islam? Whatever it is, a president who, on the campaign trail, mocked his predecessor’s inability to use the words “radical Islam” himself eschewed all mention of the I-word today. September 11th 2001 was supposedly “the day everything changed” — if by “everything changed” you mean “the rate of mass Muslim immigration to the west doubled”. As that absurd statistic suggests, we are not where I thought we would be 16 years on: We run around fighting for worthless bits of barren sod like Helmand province in Afghanistan, while surrendering day by day some of the most valuable real estate on the planet, such as France and Sweden.

Why remember something in public that hardly anybody wants to remember?

Why, as I have done throughout the years, try to get my fellow Americans to ‘rally ’round the flag’ when very few people [such as you, my Friends In The Ether] are willing to look with clear eyes at the situation we’ve been in since 11 September 2001 and realize we are at War with Islam?

The motto of this site is Nil Desperandum — Never Despair — but I must admit it’s getting harder all the time to not give-in to a permanent Black Dogged Despondency over this War.  The majority of our fellow citizens [and the vast, vast majority of rest of The West] refuse to understand the threat we face from this Ancient and Enduring Enemy of Western Civilization.  Islam wants us not simply dead, but everything we are obliterated — wiped clean from the face of the Earth.  Those few of us they allow to live will be allowed to continue to breath because the Mohammedins need us for Slaves.  This is the Reality.

Yet, the majority of us proceed-on with our lives as if the War Islam is waging against The West is merely a chronic condition that can be treated with narcotics — ‘happy pills’ — most of the time, and very occasionally with strong medicine, which just barely retards the progress of the disease — and only temporarily.

The Truth of the matter is: Islam is a virulent Cancer that invades and then metastasizes in The Soul, rotting away any Humanity that was there.  It is merely another version of Leftism — a perfect vehicle for Malcontents and Misfits of a certain type to jump aboard and find a warm and comforting perverse home.  It is an Ideology.  And it, therefore, like Leftism, seeks the complete and total Dominance of Mankind [see: The Koran — and you really should read it, just like the truly wise people made sure they read Mein Kampf in the 1930’s and early 1940’s; knowing your Enemy’s thinking is the only way to truly defeat them].

Part of the reason so many Americans have decided to ignore Reality is that we’ve become a nation of spoiled brats.  Sure, we still retain that Big Ol’ American Heart when it comes to people in need due to natural disasters and disease — as we see every day.  But in other areas we pay lip service to Virtue: we signal our Virtue — often quite loudly — but, as the term ‘signal’ implies, we’re performing an act that’s easy to do, requires very little effort outside of posting something on some social media platform or holding candles in vigils or wearing tee-shirts that proclaim ‘[fill-in-the-blank] STRONG!’ in bold fonts or place little notes stuck to stuffed animals at make-shift memorials — all of these requiring no more energy than shaking one’s head and moaning: ‘Oh, those poooor people’.  None of these kind of acts contribute anything to defeating the dangers we face.  That we place such a high value on such acts is a sign of our Desiccation — a Times Square-sized gaudy flashing neon sign of our lack of seriousness, our lack of Maturity.

We live ‘The Good Life’ — modern people have it better than Kings and Emperors did two centuries ago — and we’ve become so addicted to our Luxuries and Leisures that we refuse to turn and face the Truth of our situation.  We’ve painted a fantastical picture of what our lives, our society, should be — one that looks like a Modern Art masterpiece — and we scorn any attempt to counter the Virtual Reality we insist is Actual Reality.  Most Americans have no Moral Imagination; they are wholly devoid of Right Reason.

[Add to this the fact that we’ve allowed our governments to be overrun by the slow-witted dullards known as Bureaucrats, who only care to maintain their safe positions and derive Orgiastic Pleasure from lording their Lilliputian spheres of authority over us, like little Hitlers.(1)]

This is not how you fight a War you want to win.

And this is why we are losing the current War so badly.

Yes, we are slowly going down to Defeat and we face an Enemy that has learned Patience — and how to weaken us from within.

As Mark Steyn writes:

…Yesterday [11 September 2017] President Trump said he was committed to ensuring that terrorists “never again have a safe haven to launch attacks against our country”.

By that he means “safe havens” in Afghanistan. But the reason the west’s enemies are able to pile up a continuous corpse count in Paris, Nice, Berlin, Brussels, London, Manchester, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Orlando, San Bernadino, Ottawa, Sydney, Barcelona, [Your Town Here] is because they have “safe havens” in France, Germany, Britain, Scandinavia, North America, etc. Which “safe havens” are likely to prove more consequential for the developed world in the years ahead?

Who’s winning what turf? After 16 years of western military occupation, the Taliban control more territory in Afghanistan than at any time since the first US troops went in. On the other hand, after 16 years of accelerating Islamic immigration, Europe has more no-go zones, more sharia courts, more refugees, more covered women, more Muslim-dominated schoolhouses, more radical mosques, more female genital mutilation, more grooming and gang rape, more Muslim Brotherhood front groups, more Muslim mayors and legislators, more Muslim-funded Middle East Studies programs at universities …and fewer churches, fewer Jews in Toulouse, fewer gays in Amsterdam, fewer unaccompanied women out after dark in German and Swedish cities, fewer historical representations of Mohammed in Continental museums, art galleries and scholarly books, fewer mixed bathing sessions at municipal swimming pools, fewer lessons on the Crusades and the Holocaust in European schools …and less and less free speech in some of the oldest democracies on earth.

For Islam, the winning strategy is Death By A Thousand Cuts — and we, in our Delusional State, are holding the knives steady that they’re using:

To be fair, a lot of the ever increasing restraints on free expression are self-imposed: newspapers decide that it would be “insensitive” to publish certain cartoons, publishers politely decline novels on certain themes, and in Minnesota…white progressives agonize that remembering 9/11 is “Islamophobic“. Which is weird — because a space alien visiting the United States for Monday’s ceremonies would have been stunned to discover that Islam had anything to do with 9/11.

As I mentioned yesterday, the President forbore to mention Islam at all: Instead, we were attacked by “horrible, horrible enemies” and “enemies like we’ve never seen before”. Well, we’ve seen a lot of them since, and they appear to have certain things in common — things that this President was once not shy about mentioning. Yet, insofar as Islam got a look in from officialdom, it was a passing reference in the speech of Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis:

Maniacs disguised in false religious garb thought by hurting us they could scare us that day.

Well, whoever they are, these “maniacs” can evidently scare grizzled hard men called “Mad Dog” into concluding that, when it comes to mentioning the I-word, discretion is the better part of valor. [BOB: It seems that ‘Dog’ no longer hunts.] “False religious garb” means we’re back to the standard Euro-squish line that all this Allahu Akbar I’m-ready-for-my-virgins stuff is a “perversion” of the real Islam, which is a peaceful faith practiced by millions of people for whom self-detonation is an unwelcome distraction from traditional activities such as clitoridectomies, honor killings and throwing sodomites off tall buildings. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but these “maniacs” are hijacking this “religious garb” in order to peddle a “false” vision of Islam. Foaming-canine-wise, Mad Dog sounds about as mad as, say, Theresa May….

This is Suicide By A Thousand Cuts.

This is Mass Madness.(2)

We in The West seem to have lost our Will to continue to live Free — like the guy or gal who’s been on Welfare for too long and forsaken all notions of bettering the Spiritual and Material conditions he or she exists within.

The really lamentable and woeful thing about this whole thing is: the Mohammedins would not be that difficult to win victories against.  As Mark Steyn Club Member Andrew A writes in the Comments section of Mark’s post:

…the threat itself has not changed in 1400 years. We can not figure out what we are up against despite us being up against exactly the same threat, using exactly the same tactics, and with exactly the same objectives as the threat first faced by the Jews of Medina in 622 AD. Islam has an established track record of destroying civilizations for 1400 years; must we blindly fall into the all same traps as all the other civilizations and peoples who came before us? What is the point of deep introspection when it can’t be used to save yourself?


The tragedy is that Islam operates the same way everywhere: a terrorist attack in Khandahar is as much jihad as one in Brussels; jihad now is as jihad was 1400 years ago. Muslims remain some of the most predictable people around, both the “moderates” and the “extremists”. What is complex and incomprehensible is the western politically-correct reaction. Westerners have changed, but Muslims have not. Maybe it is time for Westerners to revert back to an older version of themselves.

That is the only way we are going to have any chance of winning this particular War.

And only through such a Restoration of older selves are we going to preserve Freedom and Ordered Liberty for our Posterity.  To not perform such a reversion is to commit the most mortal of Mortal Sins.

So I did not mark the Anniversary of 09/11 because, to do so, would have been useless in the present climate as we endure The Present Crisis.

Is anybody there?
Does anybody care?….

1. A wonderful example of this, which also shows how Common Sense is a rarely found attribute in most people in The West these days is provided by Jeff Goldstein:

Just found out that TSA confiscated from my wife the inkless pen I bought her for Christmas.

To the TSA agent in Dallas, the pen — and that’s what it is, a pen — apparently “looked too much like a bullet.” To a .99999 caliber gun, I guess.

Not that it IS a bullet, you understand. Just that, to some douche in Dallas it “looked” like one. Only bigger. And without any powder or ignition system. That writes on paper.

They won’t even mail it back to her; instead, they must “destroy it.”

A. Fucking. Pen.

The terrorists have already won. Because if our best defense against them is taking away pens from business travelers who use CLEAR — under the pretense that said travelers may suddenly snap after 1000 flights and somehow throw writing implements so hard that they’ll do more than simply fall stupidly to the ground, having run up against gravity and other forces of physics — we’re a sad bunch of feckless, toothless, shit-brained pussies.

But hey: don’t you dare profile! There are pens to be had!

2. Regarding SecDef Mattis: Mark rightly condemns his 09/11 remarks as ‘the most feeble dissembling 16 years into an existential struggle’.  What a Grand Disappointment Mattis has turned-out to be.  I’m starting to suspect The Warrior Monk is nothing but another Perfumed Prince [more on this in the coming weeks].

  1. skybill permalink
    13 September 2017 @ 23:39 23:39

    Oh Great…. so now what, just turn around, drop your pants and bend over for “Them??” I don’t think so !!!
    Remember “Kill a Commie For Christ??’ how bout “Kill a muzzy for yo’ Momma!!!”
    Audentes, Fortuna, Juvat,

  2. iaamburleigh permalink
    14 September 2017 @ 04:22 04:22

    At least somebody’s thinking about solutions. Check this out. Pretty good idea, well fleshed out:


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