Note: This post was originally posted on January 28, and was “sticky” for a few days. Scroll down for more recent pieces, including Paul Weston’s latest essay, “Merkel and Local Authorities Cut the Head off the Hydra”, a video about an ISIS Terror Cell in Northern Israel, “The Mark of Evil”, “The West is Abolishing Itself”, a video of an Israeli speaker at a PEGIDA demo in Frankfurt.
Part 1 of this series is here.
Francisco Goya, Witches’ Flight, 1798
Oppression Instead of Admission
by Takuan Seiyo
The Laws of Postmodern Social Reality
Prior to analyzing the fallout from the recent “extremist events” that we discussed in Part 1, it’s useful to take a look at the Laws of Social Reality that govern these phenomena.
Witnessing the psychotic fawning that the United States’ establishment lavished on Muslims and Islam after 9/11, the traditionalist thinker Lawrence Auster formed his Law of Majority-Minority Relations in Liberal Society:
“The worse any designated minority or alien group behaves in a liberal society, the bigger become the lies of Political Correctness in covering up for that group. The more egregiously any non-Western or non-white group behaves, the more evil whites are made to appear for noticing and drawing rational conclusions about that group’s bad behavior.”
Auster elaborated further: “The First Law and its corollary are intrinsic to liberalism. Once the equality of all human groups is accepted as a given, any facts that make a minority or foreign group seem worse than the majority native group must be either covered up or blamed on the majority.”
Since the 1960s, this law has been immutable in all the lands of the Euro peoples, and was lavishly on display after the recent “extremist” unpleasantness in majority-white countries. But it alone cannot convey the manifold ways in which the West’s liberal rulers’ partly psychotic, partly conniving obsession with designated minorities, Muslim or not, affects our world’s present state and future destiny. In homage to the prematurely-departed Larry Auster, l shall formulate here the laws subsidiary to his and bracketing this phenomenon.
Takuan’s Laws of Designated Minorities’ role in Liberal Society
1. Liberal Society approaches all majority-minority issues with a quadruple blindfold.
Presentism is the first blindfold. All past attitudes and deeds relative to any minority are judged by present standards.
Relativism is the second blindfold. All judgments relative to past or current attitudes and deeds toward any minority are applied to White society alone.
Outlyism is the third blindfold. Any negative statistical fact relative to the mean or majority characteristics of any designated minority is shouted down by quoting the far-outlying exceptions to that statistical fact.
Sentimentalism is the fourth blindfold. All negative hard or statistical facts relative to any minority group are shouted down in preference to cuddly feelings about that group or implanted feelings of guilt relative to it.
2. The main goal of Liberal Society is to implement a radical equality that is unnatural and in defiance of salient biological facts and unchanging human reality. This can only be accomplished by coercion of the majority and squashing of once-common civil liberties. This, in turn, requires an enormous growth of the Liberal-Oppressive State, with its joined canopy of social repressions and engineered culture implemented by all societal institutions at levels as extreme, if not as violent, as they were under the Nazi Gleichschaltung.
3. Liberal Society inexorably fractures and breaks down due to its promotion of designated identitarian minorities and cultivation of the radically egalitarian fictions related thereto.
4. The ruling elite can keep Liberal Society together only by employing egregious means bordering on fascism.
These means include:
a) Enacting a giant and ever-growing array of new laws and regulations that substitute for the social cohesion that inhered before in shared cultural norms, traditions, social class codes, voluntary community standards and the reverberations of common history [I beg to cite a greater authority, Gaius Cornelius Tacitus: “The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.”]
b) Intimidation of the autochthon citizenry through a giant spying and enforcement apparatus of the classic totalitarian state, torqued to dystopian Sci-Fi levels with modern technology. It does protect the subject serfs from most acts of Muslim residents’ violence, but based as it is on the Liberal State’s principle of “non-discrimination,” its main effect is to cow and brutalize not the hostile invaders — pets of the ruling elites — but the invaded.
c) Undermining in every possible way the white majority’s former norms, traditions and standards, devaluing its shared history and breaking down its resistance to supersession by minorities promoted from within and imported.
This is done in seven ways:
|c.1.||Massive propaganda in the mass media mostly in the form of “entertainment” or “news,” government-promoted lies, cultural brainwashing in the guise of K-12 or college education, and feverish promotion of the outliers in each minority group;|
|c.2.||A preponderance in the blanket of formal lies of the most obviously absurd, gross lies, e.g. “Diversity is Our Strength,” “Islam is a religion of Peace” and compelling obeisance to humiliate the ruled masses and flaunt their powerlessness;|
|c.3.||Stigmatizing, criminalizing and penalizing dissent and resistance to the induced social corrosion. This is done formally, e.g. “Hate Speech” laws, and informally, e.g. job firings and social exclusion;|
|c.4.||Dumbing down and degenerating the ruled population;
This is done by opening the floodgates on Free Speech relative to a 24/7 electronic media stream of the coarsest, most vulgar entertainment, porn and vicarious violence and manipulative, omnipresent advertising. Simultaneously, Free Speech is severely curtailed in the most critical areas that require thought and are important.
|c.5.||Relentless demographic dilution of the majority through “economic” or “humanitarian” immigration of Third World minorities;|
|c.6.||Relentless dilution of the majority’s power by “affirmative action” that places unqualified minorities in career tracks and decision-making positions previously held mainly by qualified white males;|
|c.7.||Economic warfare on the savers, retirees and middle class job-holders.
5. Even as it destroys its people from the inside, the Liberal-Oppressive State, professing the same good intentions, unleashes wars elsewhere, usually in the countries from which its Muslim minorities have come. While this destroys those countries too, it serves Liberal State’s goals two ways: by generating a constantly renewable stream of Muslim “refugees” and by diverting the attention of the white majority from what is being done to it.
6. Liberal Society represents the triumphant victory of Marxism: another ideology contemptuous of human nature and biological fact.
The major difference from classical Marxism is that inequality of the classes in the communist dialectic has been replaced by inequality of the races, cultures, nationalities, religions, genders and sexual orientations — worldwide. This is a far more radical project than old style communism has ever been; it succeeded where the other failed, because it has operated by stealth and has had 60 years of vast, accumulated capitalist surplus to poach.
7. Liberal Society becomes so by its omnivorous head and carnivorous tail joining forces to consume the middle. The top head comprises the mega-billionaires, CEO’s of major corporations, a small pool of “electable” (i.e. liberal) politicians, the mandarins at the top of government’s bureaucracy, labor unions bosses, lawyers and academics. The tail head is the failed, lower-IQ minorities — expanded and fortified continuously by the top head’s obsession with race, immigration, psychotically truculent identitarians, and all other feeders at the government’s trough.
8. In Liberal Society, “conservatism” is an empty word. We are all New-Marxist liberals now.
Conservatives keep opposing the old-style Marxism that’s no longer relevant or transgressions against Christian theology. They have no courage to take on the main identitarian bases of New Marxism: women, the young, the resident nonwhite races and some white ethnic groups — more than half the population of Liberal Society and its main power base.
Minority-Majority laws of the Liberal State at work: January 7-23, 2015
As if to prove empirically the validity of Auster’s and Takuan’s laws, the following is just a sample of the reactive acts and utterances by Western society’s leaders and their compliant serfs in the sixteen days following the multiple Muslim mayhem in France.
The Swells Who Ride in Limousines (SWORILs) turned out en masse for a photo-op in Paris, with millions of Useful Idiots throughout the West declaring to TV cameras “Je suis Charlie Hebdo,” but not a single one declaring “Je suis Charlie Martel.” German Useful Idiots went as far as carrying signs that read, “I am Charlie Hebdo — but not PEGIDA.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck attended in Berlin a Muslim-organized event “to promote tolerance and religious freedom and “to show solidarity with the victims.” The victims, alas, could no longer benefit from the solidarity.
Herr Gauck said to the crowd; “We are all Germany” and disclosed with astonishing originality that “Germany has become more diverse through immigration — religiously, culturally and mentally.” His assertion that this diversity has made Germany more successful, interesting and likeable was based on far more flimsy evidence.
Frau Merkel asserted that Islam was part of Germany and that there was no place for “hatred, racism and extremism” in the country. Of course not; that’s why an estimated 550 “Germans” are out of the country, exercising their hatred, racism and extremism with ISIS, with so many more trying to join that the German government is replacing their regular ID documents with “jihadi cards,” to prevent them from leaving the country.
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas made sure to visit a mosque in Berlin right after the attack, and called on the organizers of the PEGIDA march in Dresden to cancel it “out of respect for the victims of the terror attacks in France.” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière offered his expert opinion that “extremist Islamism” is quite different from Islam.
Lessons in dhimmitude: German Justice Minister Heiko Maas (center) with Turkish hosts during his visit to Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin on Friday, January 9, 2015.
All along, German politicians and German media continued demonizing the anti-Islamization movement PEGIDA, downplaying its popularity and inflating the number and virtue of the counterdemonstrators. One particular report, instead of telling about the amazing grassroots growth of PEGIDA, commenced with this sentence:
“Some 300 rain-bedraggled ‘patriotic Germans’, xenophobes and outright racists stood forlornly outside Berlin’s town hall, hemmed in by around 5,000 anti-racist activists and several hundred riot police, their hopes of a march to the iconic Brandenburg Gate frozen in their tracks — just like the bitterly damp January weather.”
If the writer of this biased, preposterously manipulative, hateful dreck lived in 1935, he would have scored a corner office and a private secretary in Joseph Goebbels’ Reich Ministry of Propaganda.
The official German international media outlet Deutsche Welle found itself a political scientist in Vienna so that it could have an “authoritative” pretext to assert in its “Extremism” section: “Schmidinger: ‘PEGIDA will fizzle out,’ but anti-Islam mood worrying.”
Eventually, Germany’s Liberal-Oppressive State found a way to hobble PEGIDA with the appearance of legitimacy: the police banned a planned PEGIDA march in Dresden, citing a “terrorist” threat. Of course, means to shut down the terrorists rather than punish the victims of terrorism were never on the table, for they would entail “discrimination” against the Muslim minority. Discrimination against the disarmed, marching-rather-than-murdering majority is always preferable.
For the coup de grace, the crack regiment of the mass media — the key enzyme in the fermentation and decomposition of the West into Liberal Society mash — swooped down on the enemy. A newspaper dug out a Facebook photo of the founder of PEGIDA, Lutz Bachmann, sporting a Hitler-style mustache, plus some derogatory comments he’d made about Germany’s imported demographics. That was picked up and fanned by Germany’s most tabloid tabloid, Bild, and that was the end of Bachmann. He had to step down, with mediacrats noting in glee that he had “at first tried to laugh off the image as a joke.”
Which, of course, it was. A self-pitying joke of a simple man, therefore one who still knows which way the North is, unable to fathom, just as Tommy Robinson couldn’t, how devious and sophisticated and hateful his and his people’s ruling class is.
Mental Disease 1: Although the Wikipedia caption reads “Muslims march in Paris on 11 February 2006 against the publication of caricatures of Muhammad,” it’s clear that some of the marchers are white Frenchmen. (Photo copyright © 2006 David Monniaux)
70 PEGIDA demonstrators in Norway were drowned in screams of 200 by-the-book Norwegians: “No racists on our streets.” But in Texas, one of the last remaining pockets where a white majority has resisted the mass cranial implantation of remotely-controlled electrodes, thousands protested outside a Muslim conference titled “Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate” and featuring Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The protesters held banners saying, “You are not Americans. Don’t fly our flag,” and “Go Home and take Obama With You.”
President Obama, on the other hand, blamed whitey for the Allahu Akbar outrages by stating that Europe needs to better integrate Muslim Communities. Obama’s press secretary Josh Earnest echoed his master in promising to crack down on journalists who write anti-jihad articles, and announced the “redoubling” of efforts by the United States to explain “what the tenets of Islam actually are.”
Curiouser and curiouser.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said that “Immigration is not linked to terrorism.”
Gilles de Kerchove, the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator and a sudden Islam scholar opined, “These are killers, not Muslims” — a diagnosis that was shared verbatim by another Islam expert, German SPD’s parliamentary leader Thomas Opperman, as it was by French president François Hollande. Another noted Islam scholar, ex-U.S. presidential candidate Howard Dean, diagnosed that the unpleasant extremists (he’d stopped calling them Muslim terrorists) were about as Muslim as he is.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls blamed those recent AK-47 indiscretions of disgruntled Frenchmen on “jihadism” and “terrorism” that he underscored were not Islam and Muslims. He then blamed whitey, i.e. French “apartheid” and the great bogeyman of the Liberal-Oppressive State: inequality. He promised, of course, to fight inequality, i.e. giving France’s Muslims much, much more jizya as a reward for their recent expressions of disgruntlement, so that they be more gruntled (hat tip, P.G. Wodehouse).
Mr. Valls then announced a “population policy to fight against ghettoization and segregation.” To those adept at interpreting the hidden meanings in statement from the Soviet Kremlin, it meant that the French Socialist Republic means to disperse Muslim immigrants from the 750 no-go zones and sprinkle them onto heretofore white, peaceful areas, so that all of France becomes “no-go.” Égalité, after all, is the middle word in the French national motto; so what if the first one is Liberté.
Reaching into his pocket to consult Takuan’s Red Book, Rule No.2, Mr. Valls then concluded his speech: “We have to re-arm the State,” he said, “Accomplish a mobilization without precedent”. Let it be clear, however, to those too quick to mock France, that the United States has been implementing the same policy with regard to its Black minority ever since coercive “busing” started in 1971, and as recently as the Obama’s administration’s coercing Whitopias like Marin County to “seek out minorities.”
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter blamed Israel for the Charlie Hebdo mayhem.
U.S. House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced that she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to House Intelligence Committee.
“Don’t succumb to fear,” said Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga to her countrymen, so displaying also her additional credentials as a Socialist and — lucky Switzerland! — federal justice and police minister. She added that it would be a “fatal mistake” to attribute terror acts to the Muslim faith as a whole, and sang the praise of Switzerland’s Muslims. Asylum requests in Switzerland had risen by 11% to 23,765 in 2014, half of that Northwest Africans and Syrians. No doubt they’ll be “well integrated” in the pocketbook and social capital debit account of the indigenous Swiss taxpayer.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to the swells’ conference in Davos (hot dog at the Steigenberger Grandhotel, $43.50) to call for “more resources in the anti-extremist fight” and, of course, to warn about Islamophobia. Mr. Kerry was on familiar grounds, at least geographically, having spent his early teens as a student at the Swiss Institut Montana boarding school (current annual fee $61,000) and then, having married up, selling his Lake Como house (10 km. from the Swiss border) to another Islam expert and noted political philosopher, George Clooney, for reportedly $7,800,000.
In other news from Davos, Christine Lagarde, Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), annual salary $550,000 with no tax, spoke about her interest in equality over the years. Al Gore, net worth between $200 and $300 million, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who lives rent-free in a five-story, 14,000-square-foot town house in New York’s tony Sutton Place, and Francois Hollande, living rent-free in one of the most opulent (and energy-gobbling) palaces in the world, the Elysée, all spoke about “global warming” and — if one were to translate the newspeak/duckspeak into plain language — about the need to reduce Western peoples to the living conditions of a Romanian worker in 1955, so that China, India and the rest of the Third World may “close the gap” using whitey’s trillions in carbon credits and other transfer means.
And Sweden’s Domestic Minister Anders Ygeman must have memorized Takuan’s outlyism law, for when discussing the Muslim terror in France and its likely surge in Sweden he said “Je suis Ahmed,” in reference to the French Muslim policeman who lost his life to the Muslim terrorists.
NBC Television analyst Evan Kohlmann opined that France’s Problem is “The Far-Right,” not the Jihadists, let alone the 10 million African Muslims.
Great Britain’s Telegraph featured a headline on the Charlie Hebdo massacre that read “France faces rising tide of Islamophobia”
BBC News ran a program about the growing antisemitism in France, showing footage of a neo-Nazi march a year earlier, but nothing of the Muslim purveyors of 99% of the antisemitism.
The New York Daily News pixilated the Muhammad cartoon in its story about the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
Fox News issued an abject apology for “regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe,” citing “no credible information to support the assertion” concerning the existence of “so-called ‘No Go Zones’ areas where non-Muslims allegedly aren’t allowed in and police supposedly won’t go.” Bloomberg Businesweek published “Debunking the Myth of Muslim-Only Zones in Major European Cities.”
Despite the fact that an official French government document was published in 1996, listing 750 such zones, and reports by prestigious French institutions, among them Fondation Res Publica, Institut Montaigne, and University of Paris exist, describing these lawless (non-droit) colonies.
The Pope said that there are limits to free expression. Alas, his protestations after New York galleries’ exhibition of “Piss Christ” in 1987 and elephant dung “The Holy Virgin Mary” in 1999 are impossible to find.
And Duke University announced that the Muslim call to prayer (I don’t use Arabic religious terms) will sound, amplified, from the tower of the Duke chapel, every Friday at 13:00. “This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission,” said Christy Lohr Sapp, the chapel’s associate dean for religious life. “It connects the university to national trends in religious accommodation.”
One of the most powerful men in American show business, Jon Stewart — universally considered smart and witty, I know not why — opined on his show that “extremism” is “a kind of pretext, this idea that it’s a religious backing, seems a pretext for just powerless… they’re angry, nihilistic.”
Liam Neeson, discussing the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, opined that “there are too many guns out there, especially in America.” Mr. Neeson’s films are not exactly a gun-free zone, but then his recent confession that he was considering conversion to beautiful Islam already indicates that his mind exceeds the capacity of his brain.
In Örebro, Sweden, so many “Swedes” were returning from their duties with ISIS’s jihad that local politicians started discussing “how to work with them.” So far, the only ideas on the table are to get them “help processing their traumatic experiences,” and helping them get jobs — in Sweden, not in Syria.
In Dresden, thousands marched with signs reading “Ich bin Khaled,” lighting candles, and raising “questions over the safety of asylum seekers in Germany”. It later transpired that Khaled Idris Bahray (I had to scour Eritrean media for this), an East-African Muslim, had been stabbed to death by his roommate, another East African — and to those who know the culture, very probably Muslim — refugee.
Mental Disease 2: commemorative shrine in Dresden to an African Muslim refugee murdered by another African Muslim refugee
The worst was wrought by an assembly of Europe’s Foreign Ministers that gathered in order to issue a proclamation. Not once mentioning the words Islam or Muslim — similar to a high level American commission’s report relative to U.S. Army Major Nidal Hassan’s terrorist attack in Fort Hood (while screaming Allahu Akbar) — it’s a typical proclamation of the ruling elite of the Liberal-Oppressive State. It flaunts its good intentions concerning the prevention of future malfeasance by “extremists,” under which hides further oppression of the innocent.
The proclamation promises to tighten the omnipresent surveillance network, including something as extreme as a “Intra-European Passenger Name Record.”
It promises increased spying on and censoring of Internet content, including “swift reporting” (and removal) of material that “aims to incite hatred and terror.” It all depends on how the regime defines “incitement to hatred,” doesn’t it?
It promises a bigger “fight against radicalization” — whose?
It vows “to raise awareness” and promote “the respect of fundamental rights and values” — of the Liberal-Oppressive State. It vows as well to “defend the values of peace and tolerance around the globe” — which means, inevitably stuffing Third World’s demographic rejects into the throats of Europe’s autochthons and coercing them to be “peaceful and tolerant.”
The proclamation announces the enhancement of mutual cooperation and sharing of intelligence to counter “violent extremism” — whose?
It promises to further limit the supply of firearms. “Illegal” firearms, but that’s a red herring; it’s law-abiding Europeans who’ll find it more difficult to obtain legal firearms.
What has not changed is the swift flow of Muslim and other Third World immigration imposed by the rulers on their serf populations. How neat that of the top six countries emitting large streams of refugees: Afghanistan (2.6 million refugees), Somalia (1.1 million), Iraq (746,200), Syria (729,000), Sudan (569,000), and DR Congo (509,300), three have been destroyed by the good intentions of the U.S.-led Liberal West, and two are just doing their usual Muslim thing that the West should have no part of…
Despite the lesson taught by the events in France — and thousands of such events before, there and elsewhere — no Western country had any second thoughts about its continuous self-disembowelment through Muslim immigration, particularly that of “refugees.”
The United States’ immigrant population had doubled since 1990 and reached 41.3 million by 2013 — only 8% of them immigrants from Europe but Arabs among the three largest-increasing immigrant groups. The total of legal Muslims immigrants now is between 3 to 7 million and growing on steroids, with certain jihadis both among them and among the illegal border crossers lured by Obama in order to colonize the infidel.
Nevertheless, not a single American politician questioned the import of close to 300,000 Muslim “refugees” over the last 15 years, most of them from Iraq and Somalia, and there is no party that can mount a successful defense against Obama’s granting amnesty to 20 million more illegals.
The U.S. State Department saw no reason to rethink its self-congratulation a month earlier concerning U.S. Plans to Lead in Resettling Syrian Refugees. And Melanie Nezer, top executive at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society [sic!] did not rescind her public call in March, 2014: America, open your arms to Syrian refugees.
The corrupt insanity of America’s immigration racket is so great that in the refugee scam alone, in 2012, the leading countries of origination were Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Somalia, Cuba, Dem. Rep. Congo, Iran, Eritrea and Sudan — now to be joined by Syria (more details here. Loon states such as Massachusetts, California and Minnesota spend tens of millions of dollars to provide illegal immigrants with free medical care — including organ transplants (Calif.) and $50,000 “penis pumps” (Minn.). Needless to say, free medical care is unattainable for working American citizens.
It’s impossible to itemize the parallel madness that exists in every single Western country, without exception. To pick one at random, Finland, at least 67,000 Muslims live in that country of 5.4 million, almost all of them Somali, Arab, Kurd, Turk, Iranian, Bosnian and Albanian “refugees.” Nevertheless Finland accepted about 600 such “re-settlers” in 2014, though it’s already home to affiliates of at least 14 Muslim terror groups, and was ranked by CNN in 2014 as the country with the highest percentage of Muslims who are fighting for ISIS in Syria.
News of the day: a Somali immigrant man with a non-semiautomatic ax has just attacked and hacked to death two men at a pub in Oulu. But the telling headline read “Police monitor social media for anti-immigrant sentiment following Oulu murders.”
And so it went in Whiteyland in just the two and a half weeks following January 7, 2015. But to see where it’s going, one needs to switch to a more panoramic lens.
Takuan Seiyo is a European-born American writer living in exile in Japan. For links to his previous essays, see the Takuan Seiyo Archives.