General David Howell Petraeus is the much-decorated ex-CIA boss who was famously reprimanded for providing classified material to his biographer – who was also his mistress – while he was the head of America’s foremost intelligence agency. Writing in The Washington Post, the must-read newspaper for the ethnomasochistic white liberal class, Petraeus makes the extraordinary claim that the way to defeat ‘Islamist extremism’ – which is the term these people use instead of Islam – is to be a good deal nicer to Muslims. Indeed, echoing Muslim-friendly Barack Obama, Petraeus thinks that the way to defeat these people is to invite more of them to the West, a lot more.
Wherever and whenever a member of the political elite is lying about Islam, you can expect the stalwart phrase ‘playing into the hands of the terrorists’ to be dusted down and taken from the cliché shelf. Petraeus does not disappoint;
“[T]hose who flirt with hate speech against Muslims should realise they are playing directly into the hands of al-Qaeda and Islamic State. The terrorists’ explicit hope has been to try to provoke a clash of civilisations – telling Muslims that the United States is at war with them and their religion. When Western politicians propose blanket discrimination against Islam, they bolster the terrorists’ propaganda.”
Petraeus’s target is primarily Donald Trump, and we should note that Trump’s mild and entirely sensible suggestion of a moratorium on Muslim immigration until the United States’s pathetic border control services can be told to do their jobs properly has been twisted into ‘blanket discrimination’. Discrimination, which we all of use each and every day and is an essential ability humans possess to stay alive and healthy, has been changed, like so many formerly neutral or positive terms, into something wicked, something that racists on the far Right do, and which decent people would never indulge in.
Now, it has been strongly suggested that Petraeus, like the Clintons, is on the payroll of the House of Saud, and that his statements are just another example of the sort of promotion of brand Islam that all Western elites practice all the time. Nevertheless, The Washington Post is a widely read and respected newspaper, not some hole-in-the-wall blog. It is a powerful statement by virtue of its juxtaposition of power and media outreach.
The thrust of Petraeus’s article is that a clear and present enemy that has unequivocally stated that it wishes to destroy the West, and which is clearly supported or at least approved of by a majority of its co-religionists, should be coddled and simpered to instead of being hit so hard they won’t know what day it is. It is an extraordinary logical manoeuvre, one more suited to dog-handling or bee-keeping than the maintenance of law and order.
The idea that one ethnic or religious group commits violence because the victims of that violence have provoked them beyond endurance brings to mind Louis Farrakhan’s comments on Hitler and the Jews;
“You see everybody talk about Hitler exterminating six million Jews. That’s right. But don’t nobody ever ask what did they do to Hitler.”
In other words; perhaps these guys riled Hitler so much they deserved the ovens. Perhaps if they hadn’t annoyed him so much he wouldn’t have had the tracks laid to Treblinka and made all those orders for Zyklon-B.
Now, Farrakhan is both the leader of the Nation of Islam and a notoriously stupid man. In the context of black activism, he makes the Reverend Al Sharpton look like Goethe. But his comment underlines a fact that runs through contemporary anti-White strategy; if minorities commit violent crime, and the victims are white, the victims are at fault.
Here, for example, is British Prime Minister’s diagnosis of the problem of multiculturalism;
“Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and apart from the mainstream. We’ve failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong. [Emphasis added]
This is typical of Western power’s response to the Muslim Question. Any failings cannot be ascribed to Islam or Muslims, and so must be the fault of the largely unwilling host nations. It doesn’t seem to occur to Cameron that no society would be held acceptable by many Muslims unless it operated under shariah law, and was under the direct control of Muslims, which is what he seems to want.
But let us return to the notion that we must pacify Muslims and other minorities by ensuring that we do nothing to anger them. Colin Flaherty, an American journalist who sprang to prominence for securing the release of a wrongly accused black man and then began to investigate black crime and social disruption, sums up the prevailing strategy when dealing with violent minorities attacking despised majorities – always whites – with the title of one of his books; Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.
The provenance of the title leads us to realise that this societal appeasement is not going to make any of its associated problems go away. Flaherty reports as follows;
“For the last five years, black mobs have rampaged and beaten and destroyed and threatened and defied police dozens… of times at the upscale Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. They tried everything to fight it. New mayor. New police chief. They begged parents. Pleaded with perpetrators.
‘What do you want?’ community activists asked the members of violent mobs. We want to be left alone, they said.
Finally they tried a curfew – against the advice of former Mayor and now Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, who told them; ‘All we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry.’”
This is precisely what Petraeus is saying with reference to Muslims; indulge in ‘hate speech’ – by which he means any criticism of Islam, however innocuous – and all you are going to get is a lot of angry Muslims.
The first point that this ridiculous attitude ignores is that much of the Muslim world is perpetually angry. The British talk about a bad-tempered person as having ‘got out of bed the wrong side’. For much of Islam, both sides of the bed are the wrong side. There is no right side, and it’s all the fault of the West for inventing and designing the bed.
The dissident Right in the West, which is growing against the express wishes of the elites, have realised for some time that Islam requires criticism in the form of honest description to stop its carcinogenic spread throughout formerly free continents. People must be free to criticise, attack, demonise, lampoon, accuse and speak the truth about Islam. All these various speech acts are, of course, designated as ‘hate speech’ by the elites and their cronies in the media, the NGOs, the campuses and the public sector, particularly the police. If these things are hate speech, then we must fight for the right to hate, even if it makes Muslims angry.