Europe learning to live with terror? Why not?

From PJ Media:

Candlelit vigils and other rites of mourning and remembrance are a natural and understandable response to terrorist attacks. The trouble is that for many of the people taking part, whether on the streets of Paris or through social media, their response to the tragedy begins and ends with the vigils and the hashtags, after which they’re all too eager to move on.

It’s a mentality that Europe’s broadly liberal political classes (for the most part the continent’s mainstream “conservative” politicians make Jon Huntsman look like Barry Goldwater) and left-leaning media are keen to encourage, because it diverts attention from the uncomfortable issues raised by the increase in the number and severity of Islamist attacks across the continent.

Despite the heroic efforts of the security services in many countries, who’ve thwarted many more attacks than have been successful, Europe’s leaders know it’s only a matter of time until the terrorists strike again. And so they want to condition their populations to “cope” with the aftermath of future attacks, hoping that when the next atrocity occurs their citizens will follow the prescribed response template.


Sure. More candles. More hashtags. More piano renditions of “Imagine.”

Reality check: “Imagine” a world where that made any difference either to terrorists or the baby asshats who want it al without blowing themselves up.

Europeans chose paternalist government, and the fact that the government cannot and will not protect them is a fate they must accept. Why should the EU protect them? It can just as easily protect any huan being who chooses to move to Europe, and in the same ways. Or protect none at all. As long as its power lasts.

No, it can’t last. But don’t count on progressives to have that much sense of cause and effect. They claim the right to choose their own reality.

See also: A handy reference on postmodernism Progress is seen as a “failed Master Narrative” by people who have an indoor bathroom they did not invent or build, and would not know how to fix. The rest follows.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Manipulation of media messages

    • Brett_McS

      Great video. She’s brilliant.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And rather fetching.

  • Brett_McS

    But whatever you do, don’t slow down the immigration of strapping young Muslim men from Africa. Who else is going to look after you in your dotage?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Do not discount the power of the song “Imagine” by John Lennon, especially to those men of alien lands that can’t even comprehend the lyrics due to linguistic, cultural, and religious incompatibilities with westren civilization.
    The song “Imadgine” is just that powerful!

    • Brett_McS

      It’s a killer drone.

    • bargogx1

      It may have the power to lull them to sleep.

  • ontario john

    Just watched the UN Secretary General say on the National that global warming causes terrorism. Yeah, whatever. So please remember sheep, muslims killing people in the name of islam has nothing to do with muslims or islam.

    • Exile1981

      So if global warming causes muslim terorism why doesn’t it cause any other kind of terrorism.

  • Dana Garcia

    The New Normal caused by immigration diversity is getting expensive. All those troops and police protecting us at airports, sporting events and parades aren’t free. For example, New York’s Thanksgiving parade had 2500 police to scare off the jihadists.

  • Alain

    They are just getting a taste of what the Israelis have had to put up with for the last 67 years, and this is only the beginning. We shall soon catch up with them here in North America at the rate things are going.

  • Ron MacDonald
    • ntt1

      Erdogans son

    • Justin St.Denis

      Infowars did an expose about erdogan, his son and ISIS oil a few weeks ago.

  • Mike

    Wow, imagine if they woke up and wanted to give the perps a shitcanning instead!