From Ortner Online, the “Central Organ of Neo-Liberalism” in Austria, comes this excellent essay by Werner Reichel on Europe’s looming Islamic future.
Many thanks to JLH for the translation:
Islam in Europe: The Subjection
by Werner Reichel
February 17, 2015
And now in Copenhagen too. Shocked again, but not too much. It could just as easily been Barcelona, Hamburg, Vienna, Marseilles, Rome, Manchester, Rotterdam or any other city in Europe. Still to come. The politically correct elite and European societies just can’t be well-behaved and obsequious enough. Caricatures, a public discussion of freedom of expression, a film, a Christian symbol, one false word — no matter, there will always be something. That is why it is trumpeted over all available media that this had nothing to do with Islam. It’s just some confused extremists who weren’t paying attention in the mosque.
Islamically motivated terrorism has come to Europe and it is here to stay. In two hours, or three days, or a week or a month, things will go boom again. Everyone will be — less and less — shocked each time. City XY, of all places! Where they have done so much for integration…
Islamic terror will soon be part of our everyday life, with all its effects on a progressively less free and open society. You get used to it — become accustomed. The excitement in the media and the political arena won’t be quite so great for the next massacre. From the front pages of newspapers to the last sections under “briefly noted” is a foreseeable progression. Just another confused perpetrator or an isolated group. Then the attempt to put the blame of the police. The left hangs onto its old and preferred enemies.
After the next massacres, the thousands of “Charlies” in politics, the media and culture will probably even stop their implausible “activism” and idle alibiing, because they will no longer have the courage to carry on with them. Just don’t take any risks. “Tolerance” will gradually dissolve democracy, freedom of the press and expression. And there will be a lot to tolerate.
While soap-box speeches defend Western values — wholeheartedly now and then after an actual terrorist attack — they always adapt unobtrusively to the new conditions in Europe. Step by step, possible provocations are avoided. There are few exceptions. There is resistance only to those who point out these developments, for they are the ones who are causing unrest, inciting unnecessarily and poisoning the atmosphere. They are trying to spread fear, build up prejudice and use the terrorist attacks of confused individual perpetrators for their own purposes.
A Europe increasingly shaped by Islam? No. Despite all demographic upheavals, Europe will continue to be the front-line fighter for multi-sexuality, social justice, recycling and veganism. Many politically correct engineers actually believe they are still commanding on the bridge of the good ship Europe. While others, like Goethe’s sorcerer’s apprentice, are getting an uneasy feeling.
So the word will go out repeatedly that there is no Islamization. That’s just the paranoid fantasizing of right-wing ditzes and confused losers under modernization, who can’t get along in the new, diverse multiculti world. The perpetual repetition of this expression of belief in political correctness serves not only as a means of instructing the populace, but also as a calming mantra for the drum majors and “running dogs” of this ideology.
But the politically correct opinion leaders owe us an explanation of why Europe, rather than wide swathes of Africa and Asia, should become increasingly Islamic. Maybe because Europeans are especially strong in their beliefs? Maybe because our politicians are especially forthright and courageous democrats? Maybe because Europe runs an intelligent and visionary policy of immigration and integration? Joking aside.
Islamic religion/ideology is changing Europe — its culture, its societies, its values. And, in fact, far more profoundly than can be imagined or even desired by those whose policies, whose voting habits and whose commitment have furthered and driven this development. It is high time for them to open their eyes and face reality.