Well, what can I say? Muslim terrorists hit France. France will hit back, only this time there’s something else there – a new option that opened up only in the past few months. Unlike our cousins across the ocean, living in the land of the free™, we here have considerable experience with xenophobia and antisemitism ergo I have a wee feeling Islam just got written on a special list. From this moment on, I think there’s going to be a very, very active movement to either ban this religion outright or to “relocate” its members somewhere else, preferably somewhere with lots of sand or, if they don’t get the hint, a meter or two under that sand. It’s a bad day for democracy and freedom everywhere, but the other option (the one I’d use) would be active war against terrorist states followed by the improved US drone strikes doctrine to keep peace. And that’s even worse. Either way, Islam in Europe is on the way out.
We’ve had 2 world wars, a massive number of smaller wars and well, a couple of successful muslim invasions on our soil, so far. I see the signs. But do you know what happens when Europe wins? What happened to Germany’s jewish population after the Allies finished off Hitler and the nazi? They left. Most of them left. In 1933, 60% of them lived in Europe. In 1950, 51% of them lived in the US, and 30% of them in Europe. Right now, 42% of them live in Israel and 40% of them live in the US. Why? Because even if we defeated the nazi, even if we bombed them back into the stone age, they achieved one goal – the forced relocation of most jews. Every single man, woman and child who has experienced a traumatic event will tell you they just want to forget. They want to rip it from their soul and cast it out from their identity, they want to build a wall to separate themselves from that event and the first step they take is to move as far as they can from their former home. Even if we defeat the terrorists in their homes, it will accomplish nothing in Europe. Europe’s muslim population is about to have a rude awakening – not because their religion is bad (although, as an atheist I think all religions are bad, but I may be wrong) but because they didn’t do enough to distance themselves from the terrorists. In the minds of most people they are or will be guilty by association. They will be oppressed, unfortunately, even if they are the kindest of the kind – this will happen not because they are bad, but because we are, because fear and anger block rational thoughts and some of the very bad ones we have among us know this as well. Think Slobodan Milosevic.
We will still be free once this is over. But that freedom will be won, not inherited.