Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this editorial from Junge Freiheit:
Weak-kneed and whiny
How pathetic. A Tunisian mows down 84 happy and innocent people celebrating Bastille Day, injures dozens heavily, women and children are lying on the street covered in blood — and the only reaction that immediately follows is the same old threadbare phrases, just like after Toulouse and Brussels, Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan.
One knows them by heart. Consternation, bewilderment, shock, pre-cut empathy and feigned grief, solidarity and partnership and thoughts and prayers and so on and on and on. Flowers and stuffed animals in front of the embassies, spotlights in the national colors of the at the moment affected country’s buildings, Facebook profile pictures with “je suis something” — messages, the rituals are as practiced as they are helpless.
Where is the righteous anger, the determined and absolute call to the terrorists followed by actions, instead of the ever-identical phrases and hang-in-there rallying calls? “We strongly stand on France’s side” sounds exactly like the phrase machine from the chancellor, regardless of whether she resides in Berlin or in Ulan Bator.
The return to normalcy gets shorter every time
The reactions are all a little short of everything, when the frequently-invoked oldest ally gets hit in the core. And whether they are responsible or not, the ‘Islamic State’ is rolling on the floor laughing over the West’s whiny, weak-kneed and spineless reactions. There is not much to fear in such enemies.
This was a “attack on our values,” blather the German President Gauck and his US counterpart Obama in synchrony. No, it was not. It was an attack on France and the French, on Europe and the European people, as well as on our country and our nation [The writer is German, so he speaks of Germany].
It may be that these attacks in one case or another case really have nothing to do with Islam. But they have to do with the Arab-North African conquest. We won’t let our freedom and our lifestyle be taken from us? But we already have let it be taken. France just prolonged the state of emergency. The return to normalcy gets shorter and shorter, because the attacks come ever closer and in ever faster succession.
Whoever wantonly declares his country as a welcoming paradise for hundred thousands or even millions of angry young men from other cultures, of which not just a few hate us as the enemy and despise us, will see the associated development of a police state, while still not being able to protect his country from terrorism. When the festivities in the capitol city are protected with military security, then the attacks will just take place in the unprotected underbelly of the country.
All of this is of course not spoken about by the politicians and the media and their pseudo-scientific accomplices, who at this time are once again are bloviating and beating around the bush on all channels. If they did, they would have to admit that they committed deadly mistakes and covered them up and because of that are indirectly co-responsible for the attacks.
Only when one recognizes errors can they be corrected. Only when one knows where the enemy stands can the fight then be correctly led against terror, minus all the cheap and ineffective phrases and symbolic actions. Not somewhere in the Middle East but in our own country. Then we could at least try to dry up the hostile parallel societies, the hate-preaching mosques and conspirators, the violence- and terror-inclined subcultures and infrastructures.
What else has to happen?
Then we can begin to reject and denaturalize those immigrants that come to our countries and hate and fight against our way of life. Then we can close and control our borders and slam the door in the face of those who try to intrude with hostile intentions. For the protection and the safety of our own citizens, but also for those immigrants who are really peaceful and want to assimilate.
What else has to happen before very necessary measures are taken?