Our Colombian correspondent Diego was tied up all last semester with his studies, but during the Christmas break (or must I say “Winter Holiday”?) he had time write up his thoughts about current political trends in Latin America and the rest of the world.
Jugando con Polvora, Or How the World is About to Burn
First of all, to any who reads this little piece: Have a happy and prosperous 2016!
Now, why that title (“Playing With Powder”), you may ask? Well, in Colombia it is — sadly — usual to have many children getting burnt with black powder due to the irresponsible handling of pyrotechnic devices, leaving a large number of people in the hospital with burns of varying degrees.
Now you may ask “Why do I care?” Well, I think it should be obvious. the Western Civilization today is like a child playing with a pyrotechnical device who is to have it blow up on his/her face.
I have heard many times that the agenda of the current “progressive” leaders is to either commit effective genocide against the Europeans, or Islamize the continent. Well, I have to disagree. I must warn you, though, I possess no evidence; all of this is just the fruit of conversations with my best friend through last semester, and my classes in Constitutional Law.
1. Europe, the USA and the Neo-Totalitarian Project
Historically, for a functional modern democracy there has to be a very fragile equilibrium. There needs to be a large enough voter base so as to be representative. This voter base needs to be educated enough to vote rationally, and cohesive enough so that every election is concluded with the defeated party admitting defeat and the victorious party not persecuting the defeated party. Along with a government that agrees to avoid the abuse of its power (or a population that won’t allow said government get away with this).
Currently, however, it seems that this equilibrium does not exist. The European and American governments are not going to limit themselves, and the local populations are not going to stop them from abusing their power. The voter base, despite being larger than ever, is either ill-educated al all levels, or actively seeking to undermine democracy. They have been fed for decades with ideas that seek to expand critical thought, but only for that which is allowed to be criticized.
The introduction of foreign elements (mostly Islamic) into the Western population is somewhat puzzling in itself, but it makes sense in the larger frame of things. the “Progressive left” and Islam are co-belligerents against a common enemy, the traditional culture of Europe. However, the leftists are clearly short-sighted. Their materialistic and radical-secularist worldview does not allow them to see the way in which Islam can be a danger to their own plans; they believe all religions to be the same, equally malleable to fit their own principles. So, under this misguided belief, they have set upon themselves to import hundreds of thousands of Muslims into Europe, intent on waging cultural war against Christianity and the traditional European culture. However, this new Migration Era has a second player: Islam.
To most readers this is a well-known fact, but I had best write it down as well for the sake of completeness: Islam is a supremacist ideology, bent on establishing global hegemony by means of conquest and subjugation, bent on killing and subduing all unbelievers until only Islam is left. There are Muslim individuals who don’t care at all about the Jihad, and there is the Ahmadiyya branch, claiming that they are all about peaceful expansion and proselytizing, but the mainstream of Islam is as I have described.
What can only happen, should the left and Islam be victorious in their war against the traditional culture of Europe, is an open conflict amongst them. The Left will try to suppress Islam and change it to turn Muslims into the same lifeless automata it is trying to turn the Europeans into. But Islam will eventually overpower them, having as it does more motivated warriors, and will turn Europe into Libya before moving onto their next target.
As such, it is imperative to defeat the Islam-Left alliance before it can splinter. By the time that happens, it might be too late.
2. Russia, Iran and the Caucasus
Russian Policy in the Middle East can be described as “whatever makes America angry”. This has been more true in the last few years. and a prime example is Russian support for Iran.
The logic behind this support is twofold. The first part is to have something to counteract the US-supported Saudis. The second is to support a less hostile nation; this is because the Chechen jihadis are mostly Sunnis, and tend to look to fellow Sunnis for support.
It is also a common mistake outside the Dar al-Islam to think that the Iranian ideology is less globalist in its objectives than the more traditional Salafism/Wahhabism. Iran’s ideology is usually seen as an Islamic Iranian nationalism, and so less dangerous to any infidel that supports it than the globalist Sunni ideologies.
However, this is false. Shi’a Islam as preached by the Iranian State is just as dangerous, and just as expansionist as its Sunni Wahhabi cousin. It is known that Iran has armed and funded the Sunni Chechen terrorists at times, and it is not above attacking the infidel Russians. It just prioritizes America and Israel.
The Russian support for Iran, including help in the Iranian nuclear program, is definitely a dangerous move, one that could prove fatal for the Russian nation and people in the upcoming war.
3. Latin America: the odd cousin
For a traditionalist Latin, it is quite hard to find like-minded individuals. This is because we in Latin America have bought into the discourse of the left about “brown” peoples, and identified ourselves with them simply because we were not as successful as the rest of the Western cultural continuum. This despite being culturally closer to the Mediterranean Europe (Spain and Italy mostly, and in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela there is an important German element, or at least there used to be) than to the “Third World”.
So it is usual that many Latins, despite being traditionalists agree that the “West” should open their borders, or “pay for colonialism” despite the fact that many Western peoples were exploited by non-Europeans in the same way Africa was up to the 19th century.
Latin America is also stuck in the past. As I have said before, Latin American politics is still dominated (in no small measure thanks to the military dictatorships and Marxist militias) by the Communism vs Capitalism discourse, the Uribe vs Chavez enmity being a prime example of this. However we are seeing the rise of a new generation of leaders, educated in the thought that took over the rest of the world in the Post-Cold War Era. One such example of this new dhimmi generation is Colombia’s current president Juan Manuel Santos. Without Muslims to pander to, the Dhimmi panders to the Neo-Communist dictatorship that took hold in Venezuela.
4. A few final words
As we enter the second half of the second decade of this century, I am reminded of the situation in the years and months before Archduke Franz Ferdinand was murdered. Back in 1913 it was thought that while small wars between small nations could still happen (See the Balkan Wars) the Great Powers would never go to war again, that commerce was too valuable and that they were all rational enough to avoid a war. Yet one year later the largest carnage that Europe had ever seen was unfolding as an entire generation was being mowed down by machine guns, and poisonous gas.
Today we live in the same self-imposed ignorance. The Bible says that when the world is clamoring “Peace!” then War will come. And while it is supposed to be part of the end-times prophecy, it has proven over and over again to be true — were we not clamouring Peace! before the death of Franz Ferdinand? Were we not clamouring Peace! When the Munich Accords were signed? Were we not doing so when Israel began negotiating with the terrorists of the PLO? What about the fall of Saddam? Or the end of the Taliban Regime? The Arab “Spring”?
Today the world is once again claiming that peace is just around the corner. This can only mean that we are overdue for the next Great War.
Previous posts by Diego:
|2015||Mar||19||The Islamization of South America|
|23||On Rome, Russia and Multiculturalism|
|May||8||Traicion a la Mejicana|
|Aug||14||Latin America: Socialism, Tantrums, and Islam