…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The Saturday morning after this month Friday the thirteenth I turned on a TV set to watch the Spanish Telediario and found that SBS (the Australian taxpayers funded Special Broadcasting Service, a.k.a. Socialist Broadcasting Secretariat) ran instead a continuous coverage of the Islamist massacre in Paris. I watched. Over half an hour passed before Islam was mentioned and that was in connection with that minor incident at Charlie Hebdo offices about a year ago. That was BBC, which is today trying increasingly hard to attain at least the credibility of Izvestia (originally News of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers Deputies) of the best forgotten memory. It seem that then some apparatchik in SBS decided that BCC just may not be Islam-friendly enough and switched to France 24 channel.
(I checked later on France 24. It is similar to the Australian SBS; set up by a socialist government, purportedly for the purpose of propagating the French culture to the world in French, English and – Arabic. I guess that its simple minded defeatism is particularly pleasing to its Arabic viewers.)
There we were treated to three talking heads, one an immaculately coiffured man, who, to my untrained and insensitive eye looked like one of those LGBTTTI victims of white male heterosexual privilege. He certainly proved he is LI, (low intelligence) as soon as he opened his mouth. One female provided an audio commentary on the images for, presumably, visually impaired. There also was an avoirdupois challenged female keeping her eyes on the pulse of the world, which for her meant the Twitter. She managed to sift through the deluge and found one twit, where somebody mildly suggested that the high body count could had been lower if at least someone, perhaps a security guard in Bataclan had a firearm. Oh, how horrible! LI reacted. See how conservatives misuse an unavoidable tragedy for political purposes! Would they want the Wild West in peacefully disarmed Paris? All this being said by Monsieur LI without cracking his make-up while the killings were in progress.
Firstly, only a total ignoramus or a journalist doesn’t know that the Wild West stories were the Hollywood creation, as close to reality as, say, today’s Indiana Jones macho-fairyland tales. Secondly, in my opinion, it is exceedingly odious to suggest the people should not resist their slaughter. Human beings ought not to behave like cattle at an abattoir. I know that my opinion is old-fashionable and not politically correct. I could be wrong here, but it seems to me that none of those Muslim murderers was killed by any so called “security” personnel. When they ran out of ammunition they simply and cheerfully Allahu Akbared and self-detonated.
Throughout the broadcast the human beings slaughtered or about to be, were referred to as hostages. Hostages? Hostages to fortune perhaps, in the sense – will those peaceful Muslims’ ammunition run out before it would be my turn?
When there appeared images of people escaping the French 24 immediately called it the release of hostages. At that stage I was feeling physically sick. The talking heads relaxed their sombre masks – What humanity! See, infidels? Allah IS merciful!
Biggest worry for a female child masquerading as a reporter on (near, one could see the reflections of emergency vehicles lights) the scene was how the racists, islamophobes, xenophobes and in particular Marine Le Pen’s National Front is likely to misuse all that for, shock horror, political purposes. Somebody could even suggest that uncontrolled Muslim immigration is not the best idea our rulers ever had; and as every journalist and academic worth his tenure knows, Islam and immigration has absolutely nothing to do with vile murders of innocents, who happen to live in the place the Muslims would like to have.
Lord Haw-Haw was hanged after the war.