Our leaders have failed us. Paris confirms it. Make no mistake, at the end of the day their loyalties lie not with the people who elected them, nor with the societies that they govern or the civilisation of the West that has dragged the world out of poverty and barbarism and onto the path of progress. What loyalty they possess is only to their own careers and ambitions and to the special-interest groups they serve.
The latest atrocity in Paris exemplifies this failure. The knee-jerk reaction of Malcolm Turnbull was to follow the lead of the predictably craven Barak Obama and mouth meaningless platitudes about “attacks on humanity” and other abstractions, carefully avoiding any real acknowledgement that the cowardly perpetrators of this latest episode of jihadist mass murder were Muslims and that the hideous ideology they follow is a widely accepted interpretation of Islam. Meanwhile, NSW Premier Mike Baird tried to demonstrate resolve by declaring that NSW was so outraged that authorities would fly a big French flag over the Harbour Bridge and bathe the Sydney Opera House in the Tricolour’s red, white and blue. The leadership of Islamic State must be shaking in their sandals at such a display of defiance and intestinal fortitude!
What the Paris atrocity reveals yet again is that the people our leaders are most worried about managing is us, not the local and imported jihadist cells and homicidal lone wolves who want nothing more than to achieve martyrdom by attacking and murdering infidels en masse.
In the face of repeated jihadist atrocities our leaders see us as the problem! They prefer to regard us as ignorant, Islamophobic dolts whose concern at endemic jihadist violence, not to mention legal and illegal Muslim immigration, is likely to embarrass them amongst their peers in the world of international politics, academia, the media, NGOs, and amongst the chattering classes. They decided long ago that, rather than confront an ideology that detests everything the West stands for, it was more palatable to think of hard-working Australians as racist and sexist bogans who are beneath contempt.
Widespread public concern at the arbitrary announcement that Australia would accept 12,000 Syrian ‘refugees’ was rejected out of hand as Islamophobic, while calls that special consideration be given to Christians and other persecuted non-Muslim groups was denounced as racism. No! our elites decreed, we are going to take this mass of Muslim ‘refugees’ and that’s that! Get used to it!
Even if only one percent of that 12,000 are sleeper agents for Islamic State that is still 120 trained, murderous fanatics who will have been imported into our country — fifteen times the number who carried out the Paris mass murders. But what if it’s ten percent? Or twenty percent? Or more? And the calculation becomes even more alarming once the huge number of local recruits that such operatives will attract is considered. Within a few years we are likely to be dealing with not one or two, nor even scores of fanatics but hundreds of them.
Fourteen years ago, the 9/11 attacks announced the Islamist intention to mount a carefully calculated assault on Western civilisation. The Bush administration and the Howard government indicated that they grasped the enormity of the challenge we faced, and they were ridiculed. Once Obama was installed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Rudd/Gillard/Rudd regimes were rotating through Canberra, the appeasement of Islamism began on a comprehensive scale. Every step since then has followed the long, downhill path to capitulation.
Comparisons with the fall of the Roman Empire are apt. That empire rotted from within, from the head down, it’s leadership effete and decadent and unable to face the ferocious barbarian invasions that looted it, decimated it’s population, destroyed it’s invaluable cities and infrastructure, and ultimately left it a shell. Europe was condemned to a thousand years of darkness. History will repeat itself unless we get some leaders who believe the West is worth saving and have the courage to lead the fight.