9 Jan 15
Today’s events in France:
The threat from Islam really hasn’t changed in fourteen centuries. We in the West should have gotten used to it by now!
Since 600AD, Islam has maintained a belligerently malignant foreign policy. They invade other cultures, overtly or subvertly, establish beachheads, then local colonies, and then gradually take over, through brutality and intimidation. They don’t assimilate. They tolerate no personal freedom, no other religious faiths, and no criticism. They have no tolerance even for fellow Muslims who choose to live in peace beside Jews and Christians! Islam has never been anything more than an ever-expanding system of brutal slavery, masquerading as a “religion.”
Weak, self-apologetic cultures, like ours, pretend not to notice their excesses, because actually confronting them would require genuine courage and resolve, seldom seen among self-absorbed Western politicians.
Thus, “radical” Islamics, fully supported by the entire Islamic community, will continue to massacre innocents everywhere they can, all the while yelling “God is Great,” and cowardly Westerners will continue to delude ourselves with terms like “lone wolf” and “isolated incident.”
Here is a little history:
“Deliverance of Vienna,” translated by Lord Macaulay, from Vincenzio Da Filacaia, describing the desperate dash to save Europe’s eastern frontier from Islamic invasion in 1683.
“How wildly in his place of doom beneath,
Arabia’s lying ‘prophet’ gnashed his teeth,
And cursed his blighted hopes and wasted guile!
When, at the bidding of Thy sovereign might,
Flew on their destined path
Thy messages of wrath,
Riding on storms and wrapped in deepest night…
There, where in mosque the tyrants met,
And from the crier’s minaret
Unholy summons pealed,
Pure shrines and temples now shall be
Decked for worship worthy of Thee..”.
Islam’s reputation was exactly the same 350 years ago. The difference is that our ancestors knew how to call a spade a spade, as we see!
Western Culture’s devotion to personal freedom and liberty have always been in direct conflict with Islam. Our philosophy has never failed us, but our courage has, miserably, particularly now!
“La Marseillaise” (The Song of Marseille), French National Anthem, composed in 1792 during the French Revolution by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
“What does this horde of slaves,
Of traitors and bogus ‘kings’ want?
For whom are these vile chains,
These long-prepared irons?
Frenchmen, for us, ah!
What fury it must arouse!
It is us they dare plan
To return to slavery of old!”
To arms, citizens…
What! Foreign invaders
Would make law in our homes!
What! These mercenary hoards
Would strike down our proud warriors!
Great God! By chained hands
Our brows would yield under their yoke
Vile despots would have themselves
The masters of our destinies?
I wonder if the French still sing this today!
From English culture:
“Men of Harlech,” a song once widely heard in Wales. This stirring music first appeared as “March of the Men of Harlech in Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards,” 1784.
“Men of Harlech, march to glory,
Victory is hov’ring o’er ye,
Bright eyed freedom stands before ye,
Hear ye not her call?
At your sloth she seems to wonder,
Rend your sluggish bonds asunder,
Let your war cry’s deaf’ning thunder,
Ev’ry foe appal.
Thou who noble Cambria wrongest,
Know that freedom’s cause is strongest
Freedom’s courage lasts the longest,
Ending but with death!
Freedom countless hosts can scatter,
Freedom stoutest mail can shatter,
Freedom thickest walls can batter,
Fate is in her breath
Firmly grasp the flashing steel,
And as ye strike for Cymru’s weal,
Be this your cry, till life’s last breath –
‘Liberty or Death!’
Upon their soil we never sought them,
Love of conquest hither brought them,
But this lesson we have taught them,
Cambria can ne’er yield.”
I also wonder how often that is yet heard in the UK, or in the USA!
French security forces are wonderfully competent, as we see. But now, UK’s MI5 is predicting an imminent new round of coordinated Islamic violence directed against Western/Jewish/Christian targets, worldwide.
Our courageous ancestors knew well the vile nature of the Islamic threat and gallantly opposed it, with varying degrees of success. In this age, our only real challenge is to honestly confront what is in front of us. So far, at least at the national level, self-imposed delusion yet rules!
Future generations depend upon us to preserve Western Civilization, our blessed Democratic Republic, and our culture of personal liberty and freedom.
Our failure will disgrace us for thousand generations!
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”