I’ve often thought it a bit daft that folks would all hug and wave candles together after some tragic event, instead of actually doing something about it. Along with things like “walk to cure cancer” where a few hundred (or thousand…) potentially productive work-hours are wasted by having a troupe of people walk in circles for hours… (Yes, I’ve done it. Once. The spouse or kid or their friends roped me into it… did get a free soda though ;-)
Looks like I’m not alone…
Has an interesting anti-multi-culturalism rant. Being rather fond of languages I’m not keen on his wanting to pitch the Celtic languages from the UK, but they are dying on their own already… Still, having ONE official common language works a heck of a lot better than the exponential growth of translation tables E.U. approach. (What are they up to now, 28 x 28 translation pairs?)
An Excerpt or two:
Red, white and blue Floodlights and lighting on buildings across the world? Candles in the bloody wind? Holding hands? What on earth for? The dead as they lie scattered or shattered on the pavements and tarmac streets of Nice?
Instead of raiding known nests of bloody jihadis, or bringing back the guillotine for terrorist treason; they form committees, light ’effing candles, and hold bloody hands!
Maybe it’s an Aspe thing. Or maybe it is just that having spent a 1/2 Century making and fixing things, I’m just focused on actual productive actions and not “symbolic” ones. “Symbolic of WHAT? Being ‘supportive’ of dead bodies strewn down the road?” comes to mind. So I find the ‘call to action’ aspect attractive, since I fundamentally prefer actions with results other than just emotional masturbation…
He then lists a set of actions. I can’t endorse all of them. Some have practical issues, like banning clothing that endorses a religion… We have that in California in the form of banning “Gang Colors” at school. Blue, Red, and who knows what. So everyone ends up wearing green and gray…and your kid gets sent home from school (while you are at work) because some petty functionary can’t decide if turquoise is green or blue… Just daft. Then they had to make an exception for “blue jeans”… Having an entire government bureau devoted to dictating clothing will just not work.
But that said, much of the list is just “UNdo what the Saudi / Muslim Push has done”:
What should the West be doing? My views, being slightly more robust than some, include the following:-
Close ALL the Saudi-funded Wahabbi-led mosques, and deport immediately all the Saudi-funded imams and mullahs; along with their extensive families, broods and supporters.
Close down, immediately, all Madrassas and so-called Islamic schools, and either deport or restrict the so-called teachers.
Ban, immediately, all Sharia courts, and deport or imprison, if necessary, those who push this alternate justice system; as by allowing ‘sharia’, they push the system which encourages the diminution of women to a second class status.
Ban not only the burka, but any form of head covering which is worn to signify religious observance. Ban also any dress, garment or covering which signifies adherence to the Muslim religion or belief.
I stumbled on this as it was just above a comment I posted here:
About China and it slowing. (h/t to Another Ian for getting me to go look from tips)
Though I’m still left to wonder how long and how many more dead before the average Numpty decides that “being symbolic” is not as useful as actually accomplishing something. I suspect it will be a few hundred more and a couple of election cycles… Though there are some encouraging signs that Multicultural 3rd Way Progressive Socialism has found a few rocks on various shores… (hack hack, Brexit)
I guess we’ll find out how much the world has changed in November…