From Paul Belien’s website:
Following last Thursday’s Antwerp massacre the Belgian authorities have announced zero tolerance for racism. Belgian journalists, lawyers and politicians (including Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt), say that I am responsible for creating the atmosphere of hatred that led to the massacre. Some people even demand that I be prosecuted.
Belgian television and the Brussels papers say that the Antwerp shoot-out is the result of my writings. Regular readers of The Brussels Journal know my view well enough: I have repeatedly defended the view that Muslim immigrants are not to blame for Europe’s predicament. The latter is entirely of our own making. Europeans have foolishly replaced God by the State as the one on whom they rely to take care of all their needs from cradle to grave. The religious vacuum has led to a demographic vacuum, because those who lose faith in God lose faith in the future as well. A civilization that has created a religious and a demographic vacuum is bound to perish.
The lights are turning out for Europe. If America follows Europe’s example Christendom is lost.
So an eighteen year-old kid goes Goth, shoots up the place because he doesn’t like “foreigners” and one lone journalist is to blame? Not only is Belgium a grimly Orwellian place, but it also has lost its powers of reasoning. Since when could ONE journalist have that much power?
In America, we would have used the incident to do a lot of breast-beating. Grief counselors would have been called in. Bullies would have been singled out for admonition. Re-education classes would have started and people would be giving hard looks to the parents of the killer.
But that is not how it seems to work in Belgium. And as sand-poundingly stupid as our reflexive response to raving adolescent lunatics is, we can now see there are worse reactions. It is hard to respect the elites in a country who choose to take advantage of the crazy behavior of one homicidal kid in order to silence those who disagree with them. Talk about a leap of faith! It surely isn’t a leap of logic we’re dealing with here.
Mr. Belien is right: it’s damned dark in Europe. They can’t even grope their way to the light of reason anymore. In fact, one could say they stomped on the torch a long time ago and have enacted laws forbidding any one to light it again.
What a pity, to die in the dark, killed by your own scared stupidity.
A reader sends the email address for the Belgian embassy. Let them know, respectfully, what you think:
Should you prefer to write (using your best bond stationery and black ink, please), fax or phone, here is that information, too:
Mr. Leo Cortens, Counselor and Consul
Embassy of Belgium
3330 Garfield Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Consular office hours 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM:
Phone (202) 333-6900, Fax (202) 338-4960
If you are particularly fired up, why not do all four?
In an email, Paul Belien says he’s going on holiday for a fortnight. We can only hope by then the know-nothings will have turned their attention to something else.