The (((New York Times))) is kvetching about how the most recent terror attack will likely fuel more nationalism.
The devastating attack in Nice, carried out by a Tunisian man living in France, came at a moment of political ferment in Europe and seems likely to give even more fuel to anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim movements that are challenging established parties across the region.
Given that the neoliberals who are complaining about this are the same people who are endorsing the open borders policies which make Europe so vulnerable to terrorism, they’re a bit like an arsonist complaining that somebody’s going to call the fire department.
The third major attack in France in 17 months — a murderous truck ride by a disturbed loner claimed by the Islamic State as a “soldier” in its war on the West — was used by far-right movements and anti-immigration, populist parties within the political mainstream as fodder for their arguments that Islam poses a mortal danger to European societies.
It wasn’t a “murderous truck ride,” it was a heinous military act of mass murder. They’re implying with their weasel words here that his being “disturbed” was the true cause of his rampage, rather than his Islamic radicalism. They can barely even bring themselves to admit that the terrorism is going on, yet they’re surprised that people are taking them less seriously and looking for leadership elsewhere.
Curbing immigration, a rallying call for Britons who voted last month to leave the European Union, as well as for many supporters of Donald J. Trump in the United States, is the answer, they suggested.
Given that absolutely all of the Muslim terrorists are immigrants or immediate offspring of immigrants residing in immigrant ghettos, slowing immigration seems like it ought to perhaps be part of the conversation, right? Heck, even the lone non-Muslim terrorist, Anders Brievik, directly named Islam, immigration, and Islamic immigration as his motives for waging terror. The elite-imposed taboo against questioning open borders is powerful, but social shaming only goes so far.
Steadily, one-by-one, people are waking up.
“It adds to the idea that the established parties are not in control and that we are under threat,” Mr. Leonard added. “It adds, too, to this general sense that rather than transforming the world around us, Europe is being transformed by globalization, and by people coming in and posing a threat.”
“This idea”??? Are the establishment parties actually in control of the situation? Are Europeans not under threat? The delusion and detachment are palpable.
A recent survey from the Pew Research Center showed that the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism were becoming intertwined in the minds of many Europeans.
In eight of the 10 European nations covered, more than half of those surveyed said they believed that the presence of refugees — mostly from Syria, Iraq and other poor and war-torn Muslim nations — increased the likelihood of terrorism in their country.
Importing millions of people directly from the heartlands of Islamic terrorism would will at least somewhat increase the likelihood of terrorism, right? Importing Italians will increase the likelihood of pizza parlors. Not all Italians run pizza parlors, but if you flood your country with Italians, you should probably expect more pizza.
Even if Mr. Hofer does not prevail, his Freedom party is still No. 1 in opinion polls in Austria, well ahead of the mainstream parties that have governed Austria since 1945 but were eliminated in the first round of presidential voting in April.
Note the rhetorical sleight-of-hand. If the Freedom Party is firmly No. 1, then it’s now the mainstream and the others are now non-mainstream. That’s the new normal, no matter how much the elites and their neoliberal lickspittles pretend otherwise. We’re no longer the “far right” if we’re reliably winning elections and referendums. Their beliefs and convictions aren’t the objective center of political discourse. They’re the center of late 20th century political discourse and we’re the center of 21st century political discourse. Deal with it.
“All the Schengen countries have now free circulation of people,” Pierre Lellouche, a former minister and member of France’s center-right Republican party, told the BBC on Friday. “But it is turning into free circulation of terrorists. We don’t know who enters.”
As for improving border control or sharing more information among European intelligence agencies, he added: “Nothing is happening.”
Pay attention to the solution this article hints at. That’s the solution the elites are pushing: greater investment in the deep state security apparatuses. The myth, one which has been debunked too many times to remain credible, is that investing more in intelligence work will empower us to infiltrate and subvert the terrorist plotters before they strike. This is especially asinine in the wake of the Nice attack, as the Muslim immigrant operated entirely alone, driving a truck into people. There were no weapons to track. There was no network to crack. Just a legal immigrant Muslim and his box truck.
Investing more in intelligence has hard limits, with money proving incapable of penetrating the tightly-woven family networks and zealous religious adherents at the heart of the terrorist problem. Surveillance without humint is useless, and the most valuable humint isn’t for sale. The reason these networks are so difficult for intelligence to track and crack is because there’s already been billions and billions invested in “intelligence” targeting these people before and especially after 9/11. They’re like the .1% of bacteria your hand sanitizer can’t kill.
The increased investment will ultimately be put to effective use by the elites, targeting our right-wing domestic dissident allies. While the actual terrorist networks are largely immune, Germany’s intelligence community has helped round up and imprison dozens of White “hate criminals” who are guilty of disagreeing with the government’s open borders policy, who are guilty of historical inquiry, and who are guilty of challenging their neoliberal and neocon hegemony.
The strategy Hungary and Poland are deploying is much cheaper than throwing even more money into the “intelligence” money pit. All of the government monitoring of social media backdoors, big data searches for keywords related to terror, and arms dealer honey pots in the world can’t compete with a simple and direct ban on and hasty removal of non-Europeans. That solution is only unthinkable to those who either don’t know or don’t care that the alternative is the humiliating and bloody demise of the West and its people.
Of course, protecting the West and its citizenry isn’t their prerogative. Protecting their own power is their prerogative, regardless of the welfare of the citizenry. Third world hordes outside their gated communities will work in their corporations and take out their loans. Humans are all one color when you see the world in shades of green. They’ll pretend it’s about universal human rights, altruism, and “unity,” but it’s really all about protecting their elite financial networks. Those networks are threatened by the masses awakening and taking back control of their countries, not by the Islamic jihadists routinely slaughtering them in the streets.