The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Fires Shots At The Liberal Narrative

Photo of the Charlie Hebdo office shows blood-stained wooden floors, papers strewn across the corridor. More photos at the Daily Mail.

…Immediately after twelve people were shot by members of a “mostly peaceful” religion, we have world leaders engaging in mass hypocrisy that reveals their hatred for free speech and free press as practiced by their own citizens while their lapdogs in the media are tripping over themselves to defend Islam before the dead bodies become cold.

Why are Muslims being treated with such deference while not even two months ago the entire media erupted in a rage ten times greater than what we’re seeing now against a college fraternity for an anonymous rape accusation at the University of Virginia that turned out to be a complex hoax? Has the Western world lost its mind?

Some context is in order. The Western elite, especially in Europe, got into power by pushing peace, harmony, equal opportunity, and multiculturalism, but beneath these feel-good concepts includes the blueprint for destruction of the very force that threatens their power: nationalism. Introducing massive numbers of Muslims, Mexicans, or destitute Somalian refugees into your nation reduces the likelihood that you will look to your neighbor and see someone like you, a brother-in-arms who can help you rise up against the cyclical inevitability of a corrupt government ruling over you.

Now that you see a dozen different colors surrounding you on the subway and in the Starbucks, some of whom are looking at you suspiciously, you feel distrustful of these outsiders because they have a different background and belief system than you do. You find yourself in a diluted world culture with standardized gadgets, entertainment, and government-friendly talking points conveniently disseminated by all media outlets. Now instead of looking to your neighbor to help fight against governmental oppression, you will seek comfort in your own amusements, Facebook feeds, internet memes, and legalized marijuana. You turn inwards to satisfy your hedonistic needs while allowing the government to run over your rights and push policies that you feel increasingly helpless to fight in your social isolation…

It is a different perspective and I am not sure if I entirely agree.  The right-wing interest in multiculturalism is restricted to importing cheap labour.   As for the left, I am frankly still unable to figure them out.

  • soobie

    Muslims are bullied by the radicals to destabalise areas they want to take over.

  • Xavier

    Frau, from what I see there is no single answer for the left’s love of multiculturalism. White guilt, anti-Christianity, and the ego-stroking smugness of helping the inferior are major reasons but there are probably a dozen others too. As for the government, I suspect they want new taxpayers, new voters, and a lower class that will be happy if things are just slightly better than from whence they came; the standard of living can backslide a long way in Western cultures and still be considerably better than Guatemala or Somalia. You and I, and our European friends, will be replaced by people who have shorter lives, less education, and lower ambitions. Modern governments like those qualifications because they fit well into their goal of a two class system – the workers and the elites – and after all that is the heart of socialism.

    • Frau Katze

      Yes, I suspect there are multiple causes.

      It bothers me that I can’t figure out how they’re thinking though. I mean, I thought was a leftist until 9/11 (granted, I had no involvement in politics at all and I trusted the MSM).

      So I am not so far distant from them. But it’s like looking at alien life forms. I was stunned after 9/11.

      Clearly I was never leftist at all and was just carrying a label inherited from my family decades ago, when the left worried about workers and so on.

  • eMan14

    There’s a definite government agenda, left and right, to import cheap labour. But I also think one of the unintended consequences is a fractured societal structure.
    Just look at some the current buzzwords. Diversity, inclusiveness, interfaith dialogue. All seem fine on the surface, but the application of them is erratic and dictatorial.
    Everything must be accepted, except those with white privilege. All ideas are welcome, unless in conflicts with the current narrative. Islam is the religion of peace, yet all other religions must accommodate Islam.
    Our fractured society is being aggressively exploited by the left. The right, perhaps until now, is on the outside looking in, wondering how it can compete.
    Xavier below is spot on.

    • Frau Katze

      It could all end very badly. I’ve read about areas where ethnic “tensions” suddenly go live. What happens is a forced split of people into their groups. People who were friends and neighbours for years are suddenly enemies.

      (The case I read about in detail was a Christian/Muslim dust-up in a remote corner of the former USSR: Armenians vs. Azerbaijanis in Nagorny Karabakh. All the Muzz were driven out and it is now a “frozen conflict”). Started in 1990 or so. They’d been peaceful since the Communists took firm control in the 1920s.

      It went very bad very quickly.

  • Barrington Minge

    They catch these bastards, time to dust off the guillotine. Je suis Charlie

  • minuteman

    Half of all people are of below average intelligence. People who read this blog every day are well aware of the issues. Most people are still completely oblivious to the world around them We have several generations of people who have gone to university since the universities became Marxist brainwashing camps. If you have ever spoken to these people you will realize that their version of reality is totally different than reality.
    Historians still ponder how great civilizations can disappear, we are living through that phenomenon right now. Prepare your children for a life in that environment.