June 20, 2011
Much like a caterpillar, the West grows more self-destructive with age. And the moth it has become cannot resist being drawn toward the flame of liberalism. This results in continual forays into the heat of cultural indifference, and a recent example is the British police’s refusal to pursue Muslim criminals for fear of being labeled bigots. The Telegraph reports on the story, writing that it has “uncovered more than a dozen…cases in [the London Borough of] Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist ‘Islamic norms.’”
As an example, a Muslim man named Mohammed Monzur Rahman was found smoking during Ramadan and was beaten so severely that he required hospitalization. The police said that they “couldn’t track anyone down and there were no witnesses,” said local anti-extremism campaigner Ansar Ahmed Ullah, despite the fact that there are CCTV cameras on the street on which the incident took place.
Providing more examples of this Muslim criminality, R. Cort Kirkwood of The New American writes:
School teachers told the Telegraph that Muslims are trying to enforce the adoption of the Muslim veil for girls in schools. Parents and students, they said, harass them with “constant verbal aggression.”
Muslims forced a teacher out of his job at an elementary school, the paper reported, “for complaining that Muslim pupils were engaging in racist and anti-Semitic bullying and saying they supported terrorism.”
Beyond the teacher whom Muslims nearly murdered last year for teaching about faiths other than Islam, others [sic] teachers have felt the sting of Mohammed’s lash as well…
To expand upon the veil movement, here is what The Telegraph reports:
Teachers in several local schools have told The Sunday Telegraph that they feel “under pressure” from local Muslim extremists, who have mounted campaigns through both parents and pupils – and, in one case, through another teacher - to enforce the compulsory wearing of the veil for Muslim girls. “It was totally orchestrated,” said one teacher. “The atmosphere became extremely unpleasant for a while, with constant verbal aggression from both the children and some parents against the head over this issue.”
Of course, though, these are just, as Barack Obama might say, “typical white people,” so it’s not hard for the politically correct set to ignore them. But the atypical ones are a different matter. That is to say, Muslims are also targeting British homosexuals, which should present the powers-that-be with a dilemma: Do they side with the homosexuals in the name of eliminating “hate crimes” or with Muslims in the name of affirmative action applied to accountability?
Thus far, the sword of Allah has trumped the gay blade. Writes The Telegraph:
Last year, a mob of 30 young Muslims stormed a local [homosexual] pub, the George and Dragon, beating and abusing patrons. Many customers of the pub told The Sunday Telegraph that they have been attacked and harassed by local Muslim youths. In 2008 a 20-year-old student, Oli Hemsley, was left permanently paralysed after an attack by a group of young Muslims outside the pub. Only one of his assailants has been caught and jailed.
There is an interesting irony here, too. Some homosexuals say that they’re now afraid to complain about Muslim oppression too vociferously for fear of being labeled bigots. Talk about being hoisted on your own politically correct petards.
The two articles cited provide more detail than I have here, but that is secondary. The more important point is this: As I have often emphasized, the government doesn’t create the people.
The people create the government.
Especially in a democracy, the government will ultimately come to reflect the citizenry, and this is why a nation must take care as to what cultural elements it introduces into its midst. Will they disrupt the “cultural ecosystem” or won’t they?
It’s as with an actual ecosystem. Many non-indigenous life forms, such as soybeans and the horse, have caused no discernable problems in our nation and actually enrich our lives. But pythons in the Everglades and the brown tree snake in Guam are a different matter; the latter has decimated the island’s bird populations and the former could threaten native species in Florida.
This has nothing to do with disliking snakes, by the way. I personally find them fascinating creatures and, as with all wildlife (that won’t kill me), enjoy seeing them in nature. But the fact is that they belong in places to which they’re indigenous; in those to which they’re not, they likely will cause disruption. Oh, an equilibrium will again be achieved, but often only after many cherished native species are destroyed. And, ironically, if this means that the invasive species’ prey will be eliminated, it will ultimately be destroyed also.
Of course, though, you can’t blame the invasive species for this, as it is just behaving in accordance with its nature. You have to blame the idiots who introduced it.
So it is with a cultural ecosystem. Expecting people of radically different cultures to dispense with what has been bred into them and “assimilate” into your culture is like expecting a devoted communist to shed the red simply because he hits the shores of a Natural Economy nation. Or, you could say, it’s like expecting a Muslim to shelve Sharia passions simply because he enters the shell that is now Christendom.
Many people will dismiss this, saying that the immigrants of America’s past did assimilate. But these critics overlook two points. First, virtually all those who arrived in the US prior to 1965 hailed from other parts of Christendom; they were not from radically different cultures. Even so, it’s incorrect to think that their assimilation was smooth and uneventful.
Moreover, when those immigrants arrived, there was not the disease of multiculturalism – which destroys indigenous cultural species – telling them to hold fast to their ways and equate assimilation with oppression. It infects us today, however, and when you combine it with culturally imperialist newcomers, you have a recipe for disaster.
So the people shape the cultural ecosystem and this, in turn, shapes the political one. And if Muslims can leverage such power in Britain despite being only a small minority, what will happen when they’re 25 percent of the population?
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It isn’t geography that makes a nation what it is; Britain and America had the same geography 2000 years ago, but they weren’t yet Western civilization. And if you replace their current populations with enough Muslims or Mexicans, you no longer have the West. You have Iran West or Mexico Norte.
The West is putting itself out of business. It is a moth that started the fire of liberalism that is consuming it. And the irony is that once its immolation is complete, the invasive inheritors of its habitat will snuff out that flame for good.
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Selwyn Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His work has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine, The American Conservative, and he writes regularly for The New American, and Christian Music Perspective.