Too often we search for complex and detailed reasons in order to help us come to terms with and explain events as reported by the Media. George Orwell in his seminal, ” 1984 “, has the Party official O’Brien explain to the novel’s chief protagonist, Winston Smith the following:-
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
The recent spate of widely reported terrorist-attributed atrocities in Germany and France, has everyone groping around in the dark, trying in vain, to grasp hold of an identifiably rational explanation as to why such murderous onslaughts are being perpetrated in the first place. Sensationally horrific as they are proving to be, these disparate occurences are , in terms of order of magnitude, almost as nothing when compared to the ISIS/DAESH-claimed car bombings and suicide bombings that have become a part of the daily routine in Syria, Iraq,Turkey and Afghanistan. The object of terror is terror. Cutting a Priest’s throat whilst he is at prayer in front of the Altar is for many an unthinkable abomination. And as these proliferate in number and intensity, the response of governments and the political class throughout the West remains ineffectual to the point of deliberate indolence. They, along with the corporate media and commentariat have been hoist by their own petard of multi-culti PC.
When the great stampede of western-born,supposedly ” radicalised ” Muslims got under way to Syria, to join ISIS/DAESH, Western governments ought to have allowed everyone last one of them to go! And upon their departure stripped them of their citizenship and outlawed their return to the country from which they departed. Simple, elegant. And so it goes, victory in any given conflict goes invariably to the side that fucks up the least. And at the moment it’s way too close to call.