…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
After the Muslim massacre of Charlie Hebdo’s personnel I naively thought Europe is finally waking up [Fog of Chaos Je suis Charlie, mais …] I was wrong. The West has no will to resist.
I am unable to guess the cost of flowers piled in Brussels or Paris, but the cost of candles and munition are easier to estimate. Ikea, for example, advertises candles from $1.49 to $7.99 and one NATO calibre bullet retails in Australia for less than 80 cents. It occurred to me that while flowers and candles for the dead victims of Islamic violence have some pietic significance, symbolic purchases of the means of preventing future massacres could be better. (By simplifying and averaging one candle equals five bullets.) Symbolic contribution to the resistance fund* could, perhaps, show the ruling class that not all people are not yet sheep and that sometimes, like now, it is necessary to fight fire with fire.
You do not have to take my word for it. See, for example Michele Malkin Post-Jihad Gesture Theatre Je suis sick of it, Mark Steyn The One-stop Shop for All Your Terror- sentimentalizing Needs and even our, more and more timid, Andrew Bolt Hatred amongst the tears – Muslims tear and hide Israeli flags at the memorial for Brussels dead.
While on the subject of hypocrisy we should not miss the current Vatican disemboweler of Christianity, the Pope Francis, “symbolically” rinsing the feet of, perhaps genuine, perhaps not, but certainly photogenic refugees. I would have thought that Francis, had he really wanted to show his concerns for sufferers, could have washed the feet of female and male victims of Muslim rapes, rather than those of the likely future perpetrators.
Finally good news – no Refugees Welcome signs were damaged in the last Islamic attacks in Brussels.
*/ The usual nitpickers may point out the impracticality of that idea. Setting a trust and opening a bank account should not be beyond the ability of mankind, but finding a trustworthy trustees and avoiding governmental interference indeed would be a problem. Perhaps when, and if ever, some European country gets a government protecting its citizens rather than its PC reputation …