Whenever they don’t happen to be the fashionable “victims.”
From David Warren on the rape riots on New Year’s Eve in Germany:
t took the state broadcaster, and other media, three days to report the story. Instead, they had reported “no incidents” that night. I suppose, like the police, they were short-staffed. And how, anyway, could it interest anyone that so many young men “of Arab or North African appearance” had been out and about in the middle of Cologne, around the ancient Cathedral and, we now learn, so many other German cities (and their respective cathedrals).
With firecrackers, I gather, it started in Cologne. The young men “of Arab or North African appearance” were firing them directly into the crowds of German-looking revelers. But few injuries came of this.
And in what followed, I gather, few women were actually raped. Most only received “unwanted touching,” from up to thirty at a time of these young men. In the account of one, only a few hundred unwanted touches, as she screamed and thrashed and fought her way out of the railway station. (There have been no arrests.)
The new mayor of Cologne, a lady elected on the strength of her credentials as a kind, tolerant, refugee-loving person, blamed the women. They must not have known how to behave. They need a “code of conduct” to avoid unpleasant incidents with the 1.1 million and counting freshly-arrived “new Germans” – overwhelmingly young men of military age.
But then, others criticized the new mayor of Cologne.
I sympathize with her. It is hard these days to assuage one politically correct group, without somehow irritating another. I would have just advised the young, German-looking women not to go out for New Year’s, for the rest of their lives. More.
Reality check: Always remember, Germans voted for it. They must actually want it. That is what mayor Blame Lady knows. AndwhyIrefuse to sympathize much. I save my sympathy for people who did not vote for it. Who did not themselves blather socialist “compassion” all day long (and who cares if some other woman is the victim?).
The feminists largely don’t take to the streets because all they ever really wanted was abortion on demand anyway. The ultimate freedom, as they would say. And it turns out, they meant it. But we all knew that, didn’t we?
Only Mayor Nice Lady’s forced resignation—and that of every single office-holder who thinks likewise—would even get any attention.
But that’s only the beginning: It is much more important to purge the ranks of the senior civil service of all who blather likewise against the freedom of women in public space, often denied under Islam and hard-won even here in the West.
Civil servants are far sneakier, less moral, and far less accountable than politicians— and can, like them, easily insulate themselves from tyrannies they impose on others.
Won’t happen. Germans would rather be big-minded and agree that the gangs of roving criminals have a point. After all, the government’s cheques still cash, right?
Warren also warns,
The new post-Christian Europe hasn’t a clue. Pegida itself doesn’t know what it stands for: it is itself part of a fully “secularized” Europe, and the term “patriotic European” is merely fascist. There never was a Europe to be patriotic to. There was a Europe that was Christian, and now this.
True. Fascism is just another symptom of the problem of identity politics, with its strict hierarchy of who matters and its “cool index” of moral grandstanding.
I don’t personally think that women’s rights can survive Jewish-Christian culture, which was one of the few cultures that provided an intellectual basis for them.
See also: Jane is afraid, but helpless and bought off