Sunday, July 24, 2011
A chilling thought indeed
So I was just doing a bit of websurfing and came across an article from the Associated Press which posted some excerpts of a manifesto written by the gunman in Norway who went on a killing spree this past Friday. Here is a particularly disturbing quote...
"Multi-culturalism (cultural Marxism/political correctness), as you might know, is the root cause of the ongoing Islamisation of Europe which has resulted in the ongoing Islamic colonisation of Europe through demographic warfare (facilitated by our own leaders)."
My first reaction on reading this was that these are the railings of a truly deluded crazy person. But re-reading it, I realised that there are probably a lot of people who agree with him. People who think that society's problems these days are largely due to a fear of being 'politically incorrect', because the media generally favours things like immigration and diversity over preserving the way things used to be. An open policy welcomed a large number of Muslims to Europe and which invited Islamisation which is slowly taking over. This is the classic Clash of Civilisations at its best.
Yes, actually, come to think of it, I know a lot of people who, I suspect, agree with him about this. I don't expect the people I know to translate that belief into killing sprees that take the lives of a hundred people in one day, because they are actually good-hearted people. Plus, obviously the killing spree was not an effective way to prove his point. In fact, this man has managed to make the 'white nationalists' look bad and thereby make the 'islamists' look good.
If I am completely honest with myself, I actually have to admit that this man has a point. It's become strangely 'politically correct' to support Muslims and Islamists when similar support for 'Christians' or, for that matter, 'white people' is labelled as racism. If it weren't so incredibly sensitive, I could tell some striking stories here which would sadly illustrate how uncool it has become to be that which used to be dominant.
But, really, you've got to give what you take, right? If we are truly multicultural, then Muslim and Christian should be on equal social footing. Islamist and white extremist should evoke a similar reaction. Americans, Brasilians, British, Syrians and Indonesians should all be equal before God and before man. So why is it that in liberal circles, people who are 'different' get put on higher social footing? I know some people would answer that it's corrective, because minorities are disadvantaged from the outset, but I would reply that I think maybe it has gotten a little bit out of hand. I think my stories would illustrate this better than the statement, but sadly, I just need you to trust me that the very fact I don't feel comfortable sharing the stories proves my point.
And why is my asking this question so incredibly politically wrong? Can anything be done to start calling a spade a spade? I certainly do not advocate for murderous rampages. But it'd be kind of comforting to think that there might be some other way to restore respect to the good old boys while still learning to respect people who are different from the majority.