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Monday, January 2, 2017
In Europe and the US, Elites Who Live by Lies Despise the Little People
In Europe and the US, Elites Who Live by Lies Despise the Little People Who Don’t
The Stream - Monday January 2, 2017
by John Zmirak
Kevin Crehan is dead at 35. He perished as an enemy of the British state, the victim of de facto judicial murder. Crehan was in prison for a tasteless prank: offended perhaps by the aggressive demands of immigrant Muslims in Britain for the imposition of sharia law, Crehan left a bacon sandwich on the front steps of a mosque. For that he was sentenced to one year in a prison full of violent Muslim criminals who knew about his prank, with no protective custody. (The cause of his death is still unclear.)
In a bitter twist, Julian Lambert, the judge who sentenced Crehan for his crime, in 2015 gave a sentence of only two years to a member of a Muslim rape gang that preyed on toddlers and a baby. So in 2017, that immigrant baby rapist will be a free man, while Kevin Crehan, Englishman, sleeps in the English earth.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn didn't live to see this travesty, but a close reading of his works would have allowed you to predict it. The Gulag Archipelago, a masterful work of memory, exposed a vast empire of falsehood, injustice, and cruelty -- all carefully masked by puffed-up rationalizations and defended by Western intellectuals who lived comfortably far from its labor camps and psychiatric prisons.
Solzhenitsyn's book with a deft stroke exposed the messianic cult of Marxism, and doomed the Soviet system. Shortly before Solzhenitsyn was expelled from his native country, he begged his fellow citizens to engage in a simple, prophetic act of resistance: to "live not by lies."
By contrast, the de facto leader of the European Union, Germany's Angela Merkel, took to the airwaves for New Year's to deliver the opposite message, to repeat the governing lie which guides EU elites, and demand that Germans live by it. The woman who single-handedly delivered the continent of Europe to the tender mercies of rape mobs, who flooded its cities with unemployable foreigners who flock to extremist mosques and are infiltrated by ISIS, addressed her bewildered citizens. As Breitbart reports:
In the federal chancellor's New Year address to Germany, Merkel asserted that the terror attacks committed by Islamist migrants in Wurzburg, Ansbach, and recently at a Christmas market in Berlin were not attacks on Western civilisation but an attack on 'refugees' and Germany's willkommenskultur ('welcome culture').
She stated terrorists "mock [the willingness of Germany to help] with their deeds [acts of terrorism], like they mock those who really need and deserve our protection."
Adding that it is "particularly bitter and repulsive" when terrorist attacks are committed by migrants, Merkel pushed back against criticism of her unwavering commitment to mass migration, saying that Germany will fight the "hatred" of terrorism with "humanity" and "unity."
"With the images of bombed-out Aleppo in Syria, it is important to remember once again how important and correct it was that our country has helped in the past year those who need our protection," she said.
Acknowledging that Islamic terrorism is the biggest test for Germany, Merkel hinted at new security measures for the year ahead - but not at changes to her open-door mass migration policies.
Over one million unvetted migrants from the Middle East and Africa entered Germany alone at Merkel's invitation, including potentially hundreds of Islamic State fighters and bringing with them the risk of the terror organisation weaponising migrants already in the country.
Asserting that "[the] state is doing everything to ensure its citizens' security in freedom," the chancellor said that in the midst of mourning for the dead and injured in these "difficult days," Germans should seek "consolation" in each other.
Merkel closed her speech, which will be broadcast Saturday, by asserting that Germans need "openness" and "an open view of the world." She stated she had "confidence" for 2017 - this New Year confidence an extension of her "Wir schaffen das" ("we can do this") mantra.
The Captive Mind of the Ideologue
Nothing can penetrate the mind of an ideologue. It's a hypobaric chamber -- hermetically sealed, locked off by a thousand logical fallacies and willful refusals of reason. Soviet leaders knew perfectly well for decades that their people were battered and crushed, toiling miserably in pursuit of a hopeless utopia. But they kept on droning out speeches which promised a glorious future, which "proved" from the crabbed arithmetic of Marx's fatuous arguments that socialism could dissolve human selfishness in the acid bath of coercion.
None of the violence that's afflicting Europe's cities, none of the terrorist attacks, none of the strutting demands for sharia by imams scamming European welfare, can make the slightest dent in Merkel's iron pate.
None of the violence and intimidation of women that's afflicting Europe's cities, none of the terrorist attacks conducted by "refugees" or barely foiled by harried security services, none of the strutting demands for sharia by imams scamming European welfare payments, can make the slightest dent in Merkel's iron pate. Her politics are as delusional as those of the poor mental patient who rocks back and forth in a corner, convinced he's the queen of Portugal. But unlike him, Merkel is culpable. She knows what she is doing. She must know.
Merkel and the EU elites, and the bishops and pastors, academics and bureaucrats who back that mad agenda, are united by a powerful governing vision, strong enough to insulate them from any argument or data. Like Marxism, that vision projects a shiny kaleidoscope of colorful, idealist fantasies. But its beating heart is hatred. As Marxists despise and scheme to destroy the thrifty farmer, the hard-working shop owner, and the friar who serves the poor, so globalists hate, from the depths of their bones, the bulk of their countrymen:
Patriotic veterans who cling to their nation's sovereignty, remembering how the Germans (for instance) once marched in and terrorized them. Women who expect to dress and act as they see fit, regardless of the jeers and threats of the mobs of welfare-dependent Salafists who now haunt the street of their cities. Overworked taxpayers who wonder why half their paychecks are confiscated, while foreigners lounge around on public assistance. Christian refugees from the Middle East, who escaped Muslim persecution in their native lands, only to fear such attacks now in Sweden or Belgium. Ordinary people who expect that the mores and culture, songs and creeds and customs, of their home country can prevail without constant vituperation and periodic terror attacks by angry, aggressive aliens.
The Government has Dissolved the People and Chosen a New One
The current rulers of Europe detest the Kevin Crehans whom they are governing, with all the white-knuckled fury that Hillary Clinton felt for "deplorable" U.S. voters. So those rulers have chosen to dissolve the people, and import a new one. Elaborate schemes will protect those countries' policies from "populist" resistance, and shield the haughty governors from the benighted hordes whom they govern. The secret police in Germany will monitor social media to crack down on "hate speech"-- defined as speech that diverges from official government policy. (See this couple sentenced to prison and fines in Bavaria for opposing the influx of refugees -- and this German policeman threatened with a fine of three months' wages for calling Merkel's policies "insane" at a public political rally.)
In the U.S., Trump's win slowed, if only a little, the crackdown by America's Angela Merkels against our Kevin Crehans. They will go on suppressing the free speech of conservatives on campus, and trying to ruin the livelihoods of those who attend evangelical churches or run Christian businesses. But perhaps, for the next four years at least, the full power of the U.S. federal government will not be turned against ordinary people for believing common-sense things. We must make the most of that time, an unbought grace God granted us, to steel ourselves and our families to the task that lies before us: To live not by lies.