Sunday, June 4, 2017

Getting used to it


As I write, six members of the public are dead, and three attackers. I'm wary of weighing in as the situation is unfolding, but, though the details are always different, in the end the story is always the same. And, as I said only the other day, the reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you're going to have more of it.
... it's unfortunate that the London carnage occurred before Katy Perry, Justin Bieber & Co had had a chance to hold their stupid, useless, poor-taste all-you-need-is-sentimentalist-delusional-crap pop concert for the victims of the Manchester carnage. Maybe they'll cancel it, or maybe they'll make it a twofer.
https://www.steynonline.com/7885/a-lot-more-than-london-bridge-is-falling-down

Yesterday,  I attended the convocation of our youngest daughter at Dalhousie University. During his introductory address, the President of the university said that since this was happening during the month of Ramadan, he wished all Muslim students all our best during the month. This was followed by a hearty round of applause from the several hundred people in attendance. I refused to clap. I have never heard a shout-out given to Lent or Advent or Yom Kippur. Why the preferential treatment of Muslims?

It is all conciliatory. Everyone is scared stiff to offend Muslims and, in some effort to prevent a potential attack, they think that bending over backwards in advance might pre-empt such an attack.

How stupid is that? It is time to stand up to this advancing battle that will soon be in our streets of North  America just as it is now in the streets of Europe. Conciliatory  gestures will get us  nowhere. They are, in fact, the behaviour of people who have already accepted their position of d'himmitude. 

As Steyn says:
 the reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you're going to have more of it.