As events in London showed this past week, Islamo-fascist terrorism is not going anywhere. The striking thing, this time, is how many people talked about a lack of any emotional reaction to the butchery. People have become so poised and prepared for terrorism now, especially in high-profile places like London, that there’s not even any reaction any longer when it happens. Just flatness.
Actually, a flat emotional affect is characteristic of schizophrenia, the most severe mental illness. People with depression and schizophrenia often show flatness of affect, meaning underreactions to objectively significant events. “Oh, my dog just died. Did he? That’s sad. What’s for dinner?” A person with schizophrenia may not show the signs of normal emotion, perhaps may speak in a monotonous voice, have diminished facial expressions, and appear extremely apathetic. It’s also known as blunted affect.
Does this mean most people are becoming schizophrenic or otherwise mentally ill? No. But it tells you something that more and more otherwise reasonable and normal people are starting to react to the horrifying events of Islamic-inspired terrorism with a resignation and passivity characteristic of a mentally disturbed person. This says less about the mental state of the individuals themselves than about the mindset of the people we’ve put in charge of “protecting” us. It’s tempting to say they are the crazy ones. Perhaps they are the evil ones, the ones who excuse the evil-doers while blaming the victims.
And the people in charge, at least outside of Donald Trump’s administration (thankfully), are not nearly so concerned about protecting victims from terrorism as they are with protecting Muslims from hurt or angry feelings. Doesn’t it seem that defense of Islam, since virtually all terrorist events are done in Islam’s name, ought to be the job of Muslims themselves? If Muslims really value their religion as the instrument of peace and benevolence we’re constantly told that it is, then why aren’t Muslims themselves crowding the streets and the media, at least in free countries, with the message that these terrorists do not in any way, shape or form represent them? Instead, it’s the enabling, the apologizing, the terrified, the guilt-ridden or otherwise neurotic presidents and prime ministers (almost none of them Muslim) who continue the monotonous, hypnotic, ritualistic chant that Islam is a religion of peace. The message never seems to come from Muslims themselves.
How are we supposed to interpret this?
As evidence that world leaders — nearly all of them agnostic/Christian/Jewish leftist-socialists — care more about protecting Muslim feelings than actual bodies and limbs from the actions of Muslim terrorists, consider the following story:
The Canadian Parliament is debating a motion urging the government to “condemn Islamophobia” and “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.”
Motion 103, or M-103 as it is commonly called, was introduced in the House of Commons by Iqra Khalid, a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and a Pakistan-born Muslim Canadian.
Not long after an attack on a Quebec mosque in late January, the motion is now being debated in the House of Commons. It calls on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to undertake a study on what the government could do to reduce or eliminate systemic racism including Islamophobia and to present its findings no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of the motion.
“Quell” the “climate” of hate and fear? What does that mean, in practice? It can only mean one thing: censorship. This law will either restrain free speech or set the stage for doing so just a few more months or years down the road.
There you have it. As terrorists continue their march against the basic foundation of civilization, the Canadian Parliament does not spend its time on figuring out how to stop them. Instead, they spend their time making sure that nobody who advocates the ideology of the terrorists becomes offended. It’s absurdity bordering on madness, and actually surpasses madness into the realm of downright evil. Yes, you read that right. Most of the people running our world governments are evil. If life and survival are the standards of goodness and virtue — and with a rational approach to morality they are — then the people who enable and sanction the well-being of our destroyers are the most evil ones of all. And to add insult to injury, they’re prepared to sacrifice our freedom of speech and other liberties as well.
Islam is a totalitarian religion. It merges church and state, with Muslim clerics as the ruling dictators. If we pass laws restraining criticism of Islam then we’re empowering these dictators to attain the power they crave. Will America surrender as virtually every other country on earth has to the political correctness upon which Islamic terrorism feeds? Time will tell. But there’s not a whole lot of time left.
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