We know what that word means now. Yesterday it became a byword for death. It does not mean clean white sheets from the Manchester cotton mills. Because no one remembers the industry that flourished there.
Already the depressingly predictable platitudes are flowing from the accomplices of the horror. Sadiq Khan said, “Manchester and the rest of Britain will never be cowed by terrorism. Those who want to destroy our way of life and divide us will never succeed” Laurie Penny sais “Don’t let your horror be co-opted by racists. Don’t exploit the death of children to justify neo-fascism. Be better, be kinder than that ”. Or The Independent, “There’s only one way Britain should respond to attacks such as Manchester. That is by carrying on exactly as before”.
And this is how it will proceed. We are following the only script our political paralysis will allow us to follow. Institutionalised hand-wringing followed by capitulation and an exhortation to do nothing, and then in a fit of mental contortion, we tell ourselves that we have won if we only carry on as before. We have won if we do nothing, the corollary of which is that, to take any measures against such attacks is to hoist the white flag of surrender and defeat…
There is insanity here. I have heard that the profession of psychology has the highest rates of suicides. That is not surprising, constantly itemising and analysing the deeds and utterances of the mind of the insane does not itself produce sanity. The sane mind embraces truth and endeavours to see the world as it is. Understanding reality and your place in it is the key to sanity and happiness.
So what are we to make of the regular slaughter of Westerners all across France, Germany, Stockholm, London and now Manchester? Who is being attacked? On what basis are they identifying their victims, racial, ideological, political? What is the purpose of the attacks? Who are the perpetrators of the attacks? Are the attacks random or are they part of a deliberate overall plan? Is it a national attack or an ideological attack, i.e. state sponsored or terrorist group? Is it a religious or civilizational attack?
As the questions go on it becomes clear that the answers to many of them are already well known.
To a certain extent, I have a decent respect for our Islamic extremist enemies. He is an honest enemy in that figuratively he has stood up in front of the western white Christian world and told us exactly what his intentions are. He is here to establish the caliphate by the sword. (That, of course, being always the only way such an anti-social and barbaric “religion” can spread.) He says to us quite clearly, we are going to breed you out of existence, your women will wear the hijab, and you will worship Ala and his prophet Mohamed. If you resist you will be killed.
Once we have been informed of the intentions of such an enemy, we no longer have the luxury of excuses for inaction. We know exactly what our fate will be, and still our people will not stir from their slumber. You know i hear time and time again that you can only push the British and indeed white people the world over before they will snap.