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Why I Write
What is the point of continuing my writing activities? I have asked myself that question quite a few times.
There is a theory that the Western ruling elites do not care as long as the huge problems of their Multicultural social experiment only hurt common people. They will not react until the problems target them directly. On October 22, 2014, there was an Islamic terror attack in Canada’s capital city Ottawa. An armed Muslim terrorist tried to enter the Parliament. He was fortunately shot and killed by the 58-year-old sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers. If the terrorist had succeeded in entering, he might have been able to kill many politicians who believe in dialogue.
This Islamic terrorist was stopped at the very last moment. However, others will no doubt try again.
Still, the ruling elites did not respond forcefully. I looked in vain for senior Western political leaders saying that we most now halt or at least restrict Muslim immigration. I did not see any. True, we would then still face the problem of converts to Islam, but at least the problem would be smaller and more manageable.
Once again, the useless US President Barack Hussein Obama refused to link this Islamic attack to Islam. Obama merely suggested that it was “senseless violence.” As the Canadian-born author Mark Steyn commented, this was a targeted Islamic terror attack aimed for the very heart of the state. It was hardly senseless.
If an attempted Islamic attack on a Western parliament is not enough to wake Western leaders up, then what does it take? There are more Muslims in Europe than in North America. Do they believe that this is the last Islamic attempt to target Western parliaments? The next one could hit lawmakers in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome or Madrid. What about the EU’s institutions in the increasingly Islamic city of Brussels? How long will the security services be able to keep the rapidly growing number of militant Muslims at bay? When will we see an attack on the European Parliament, the EU Commission, or perhaps NATO’s headquarters in the same city?
I admit that I once hoped that Western leaders would be able to change course, if they were to receive sufficient warnings. Right now, there are alarm bells ringing everywhere. You don’t even have to search for information. It is practically impossible to read a newspaper for a single week, or even a single day, without seeing something about the havoc and death caused by militant Muslims around the world. You would have to be blind not to see.
Apparently quite a few people in the mass media and in positions of power are still so blinded by their ideological beliefs that they refuse to see a threat that is right in front of them. The Western ruling elites fanatically stick to their agenda of open borders and dismantling Western nation states, no matter the cost.
Given the level of abuse one may get for writing about such issues, and in my case involuntary exile from my homeland, it would be nice to see that the Western ruling elites actually listened for a change. So far, they never have.
I admit that it is challenging for my personal motivation when those in power never respond to any warnings. So why do I keep on writing? I suppose it is easier for those who believe in a God and an afterlife. For me as a non-religious person who never prays to anyone or anything, it can be a challenge.
I insist on maintaining a very dim hope the ruling elites might listen some day in the future. Meanwhile, we should concentrate our efforts on educating the masses. That way, the worthless rulers can at least face significant public opposition to their suicidal stupidity.
Furthermore, it is possible to write in the hope that the winds will turn in your favor in the future. It may even be true. Already now, there is growing popular opposition to the dogmas promoted by the mainstream media.
Another reason for writing is for documentation purposes. In this case, the Internet can be useful. It is not a magic vessel. It can be used to increase freedom of speech, but it is also being used for mass surveillance. Likewise, it may be possible to close down websites and remove some information from cyberspace. However, it harder to get rid of evidence today than it was in the old days when you simply had to burn some papers.
We should document what is happening now so that it will be harder for people in positions of power to say in the future that they “didn’t know.” They knew, or they should have known. Twenty years ago, it might still have been possible to say that you did not understand the scale of the threat. This is no longer credible.
Finally, there is also the principle of stating what you believe to be true, simply because it is true. When people who grew up in Communist societies are asked about what they hated the most about their situation, many of them will answer: The lies. The practice of systematically lying every single day, of placing no importance on the value of truth and of despising those who are stupid enough to tell their true opinions, is the hallmark of totalitarian societies. This culture of lies from the Communist East is now spreading in the Multicultural West.
The English author Theodore Dalrymple has made a keen observation: “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
Seen in this light, writing can be a form of protest. You refuse to repeat the official propaganda. We are being told that Islam is a religion of peace, that moderate Islam is the true and tolerant form of Islam and that acts of Jihadist terrorism and savagery are caused by extremists who misunderstand and abuse the great religion of Islam. I refuse to repeat these claims because I do not believe they are truthful.
In the end, I hope to make some modest contribution to preserving my nation and my civilization through my writings. On an everyday basis, I focus on documenting what I see and trying to preserve my self-respect, by refusing to parrot the lies of our age.
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