Is the ability to reason, that quality that puts man above all other animals, slowly leaving us? In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque killings we have plunged into a realm of fantasy, delusion and hysteria which must resemble in many ways the madness that infected the citizens of Salem circa 1690 when they hung and crushed to death 19 people who were found guilty of witchcraft.
The events in Salem that year are a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations, and lapses in due process. Here we are 150 years later in New Zealand going through the same insane process.
The one salient fact known to the public is that a deranged individual, Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 Muslim worshippers at a Mosque in Christchurch. In the aftermath of this event, fake journalists, political activists, elected politicians, and other assorted political opportunists have created a whirlpool of hysteria that is utterly appalling to those apparently rare individuals who still possesses the ability to think rationally.
Predictably, in a way that should alert us as to the hapless black hole stupidity and incapacity of the people we have elected to represent us, the first reaction is to increase regulations regarding firearms ownership. There are roughly 300k licensed firearms owners in NZ who own around 1.5 million firearms. Not one of them, other than Tarrant, had anything to do with the Christchurch massacre. In fact, licensed gun owners at the club Tarrant joined were alarmed by his ideas and actions and reported them to the NZ Police. Who did nothing.
Advocates of tightening firearms legislation should ask themselves this question- What regulation would have stopped Tarrant’s murderous mission? There isn’t one of course, for if there was, it would be in use already, and there would be no such murders anywhere on the globe.
Its not ownership of guns that is the problem. Just like the ownership of knives or cars or trucks is not the problem when they are used in mass killings.
The next target for these vacuous imbeciles is the internet, or as they like to call it “social media”. Hundreds of millions of people use social media and are completely harmless. However, once again, the gormless organs of the state, who think they must at least be seen to be doing something, are advocating draconian and tyrannical measures to control the free exchange of ideas that the internet provides.
What did social media have to do with Brendon Tarrant’s murders? Next to nothing. In fact, it appears he wasn’t even much of a user, and apart from a few exchanges on 8chan, or 4chan, or some other obscure corners his internet presence was unremarkable. Sure, he uploaded live video of his attack, but by then it was too late to make a difference.
The govt’s threats to clamp down hard on the internet are just unreasoned Salem style hysteria. Sickening to the writer, in that so much is lost, for no gain at all, except to the egos of preening halfwits posturing as our moral guardians.
One prominent NZ so called journalist named the two mildly right wing NZ blogs Whaleoil and Kiwiblog as places where the likes of Brendan Tarrant might “hang out”. Hysteria again. Both blogs are harmless outlets for law abiding citizens to express their displeasure at a political events they disapprove of. You’d as like find Brendan Tarrant there as you’d find Homer Simpson at a Mensa convention.
In fact, if you can make any sense of Tarrant’s “manifesto”, where he stated Communist China was his favourite country, in the remote chance he was going to hang out at any NZ blogs he would more likely have chosen left wing outlets like The Standard and The Daily Blog. Especially given that Jacinda Ardern rode to power on an agreement with NZ First to cut immigration levels.
Finally there is Fraser Anning, the Australian Senator who has become the touchstone for anti-white supremacy. Most right of center politicians are today trembling in fear of the appellation of “white supremacist”. The quickest and easiest way to immunise themselves from this smear is to abuse and smear Mr. Anning.
See the exampled frantic tweet from NZ National Party’s Chris J Bishop, (5800 followers to Senator Anning’s 22,000) whose unnecessary profanity & lack of argument is as poor a reflection on today’s Nats as his willingness to run when he should stand.
Senator Anning is right in a sense. At the core of this whole issue is mass immigration that has been foisted upon an unwilling citizenry by the political class. Not so much mass immigration on its own, for this has happened in the past without too many problems and sometimes with a significant upside.
The issue is an incompatible culture. Most past immigration programs did not include cultures that might confront the existing Judeo-Christian political social system. In fact, Islam is a competing system, and the evidence of this is starkly apparent to anyone with two functioning eyes and a working brain, and who can observe events in France and the UK, for just two examples.
The problem is that due to mass immigration into the West by cultures that see our prevailing systems as inferior or inadequate, we are going to experience conflict, and that conflict will increase as numbers grow. For a US example see how mass immigration to Dearborn Michigan has resulted in the election to the Senate of an unrepentant anti-semite who despises the American Constitutional Republic.
Politicians will not confront this simple truth, of incompatible cultures, because they know well that they are the authors of this calamity. This insoluble mess.
So they whip up hysteria and hate and division, and target gun owners, and citizens who object to their own culture being downgraded, and attack the internet, and social media, and even Donald Trump, all to provide a smokescreen for their own grievous mistake, and to deflect from the blame that lies squarely at their own feet.
So what is the solution? If its not excessive gun control, or draconian regulations regarding speech and thought, kicking dissenting politicians out of parliament, prosecuting otherwise law abiding citizens for a misplaced word in a tweet, what can be done.
Sadly, there’s nothing to be done. The wheels are in motion, and the gape jawed morons who govern us can turn to whatever tyrannical “solutions” they choose, but its all too late. Enoch Powell warned us decades ago that this was coming, but we scorned his words. Now, we must reap what we have sowed.