Category Archives: Homeland Security

Barcelona and Beyond: How Politicians & Policy Wonks Play God With Your Life

Business, Homeland Security, Individualism Vs. Collectivism, libertarianism, Terrorism

NEW COLUMN: “Barcelona and Beyond: How Politicians & Policy Wonks Play God With Your Life.” An excerpt:

… On TV, June 1, 2017, Alex Nowrasteh, immigration expert at the libertarian Cato Institute, argued that “foreign-born terrorism is a hazard,” but a “manageable” one, “given the huge economic benefits of immigration and the small costs of terrorism.”

Spoken like a collectivist, central planner and utilitarian rolled into one.

This is the Benthamite “utilitarian calculus” at its cruelest. It requires, first, for someone to play God. Whether she sits in Downing Street, D.C., Brussels, or Barcelona; the Godhead has determined that Muslims in our midst are a must in bringing “the greatest good to the greatest number of citizens.” Along the way, a few people will die. For the greater good.

In the words of “Stalin’s apologist” Walter Duranty, ”You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.”

However, a natural-rights libertarian values the life of the innocent individual. Only by protecting each individual’s rights—life, liberty and property—can the government legitimately enhance the wealth of the collective. Only through fulfilling its nightwatchman role can government legitimately safeguard the wealth of the nation. For each individual, secure in his person and property, is then free to pursue economic prosperity, which redounds to the rest.

See, statistics are silly unless given context. If you have one foot in fire, the other in ice, can we legitimately say that, on average, you’re warm? Hardly.

Probabilities, in this case the chance that any one of us will die-by-Muslim, are statistically insignificant—unless this happens to you or to yours, to me or mine. …

… READ Barcelona and Beyond: How Politicians & Policy Wonks Play God With Your Life” at American Thinker.

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MI5 Is MIA: British Security Missing In Action. Reliably So.

Britain, Government, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Islam

A degenerate culture, filming and fawning over the most dangerous individuals in society, who are free to roam around and plot murder: UK’s Channel 4 produced a TV documentary, The Jihadis Next Door, starring one of the London Bridge attackers, Khuram Butt. Butt was not on the lam, or being apprehended by UK Insecurity Forces, or hunkering in a bunker in Iraq. He was parading around in Barking, east London, broadcasting his intentions. Pretty much.

Even the Imam at the mosque expelled Butt for his murderous lust, but not his British protectors.

Scotland Yard? MI5? All missing in action. Always. Isn’t abnegation by the State Security apparatus the norm, rather than the exception? A norm the sheeple agree to live with?

British authorities hound, even jail, English men and women found in contempt of Islam. But never the reverse. Arrests of individuals for non-violent speech infractions, such as reciting a verse from a book by Churchill book, are not unheard of.

But that was yesterday or the day before. What’s Islam been up to today? French gendarme hammered, literally, with hammer. Authorities are in the dark. They always are:

And as I was writing the above, Murder by Muslim in Australia.

UPDATE (6/5): London Bridge Burns A Week After Manchester Massacre. WINNING.

Britain, Donald Trump, Homeland Security, Islam, Left-Liberalism, Terrorism

The Manchester Ariana Grande concert is out of date. There’s been a NEW murder-by-Muslim-immigrant, this time on London Bridge.

Duly, Fake News proceeds to rage about President Trump’s normal-person response to more killing by Islam’s emissaries. “Alarmist blowhard” they, celebrities and journos, dub the president.

CNN appears to stage a Muslim solidarity protest against terrorism in Londonistan, but can’t muster a quorum. Parents of last week’s murdered kids urge other kids to keep making merry in Manchester. That’s considered a far more sane response than Trump’s visceral outrage!

Out come the helpless hand gestures, the flowers, the stuffed animals (don’t these people care about landfills?), and other sanctimony—which shows a frightening normalization among the dhimma (“non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state”). The usual learned helpless is displayed by the population and people interviewed. “I wanted the help, but couldn’t.” Such is life.

No guns, no right to life, no freedom: No such deductions are reached.

Arrests are always AFTER THE FACT. Yet British sheeple are praising their insecurity forces.

UPDATE (6/5):

Keep annoying the Muslim mayor, POTUS.

 

UPDATE II (5/31): NEW COLUMN: Manchester Massacre And The Immigration Vexation

Britain, Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism

“The Manchester Massacre Was Murder-By-Muslim Immigrant” is now on The Daily Caller. An excerpt:

“ISIS” did not attack in Manchester; a second-generation Muslim, son of immigrants, did.

The Islamic State may have inspired 22-year-old Salman Abedi, but ISIS in the Middle East did not murder 22 youngsters and injure dozens at a pop-tart performance in Britain.

ISIS, no doubt, is pleased Salman Abedi has killed in Manchester. The outfit is eager to continue providing inspiration, even training, to his kind. But the ephemeral ISIS did not send Abedi and his ilk to kill Britons.

The Abedis, who fly the Libyan flag outside the family home, were invited into England. Policy makers and power brokers in the West have invited Muslim immigrants to live among us in the belief that, underneath the burqa, the abaya and full-body swaddle they were just like us.

Almost all these Muslim killers are legitimate immigrants. Before the Manchester murderer came Knifeman Khalid Masood, on Westminster Bridge (March, 2017). There were the immigrants who carved up Drummer Lee Rigby, in Woolwich, and the Muslim who gutted an American woman in central London, both in 2013. It’s hard to keep up.

This is how citizenship in the West has been rubbished. Not by ISIS, but by your representatives: State officials who regard all of us impersonally and imperiously. The same overlords squint at the great unwashed of England or Middle America from behind their parapets in Whitehall and Washington. The same sorts despise us all for wanting neighborhoods that are safe, maybe even a tad monocultural.

While the Muslims who strike at our families live among us, they’re not of us.

Look, language mediates behavior. To properly respond to the vipers that elect to kill Americans, Europeans and Englishmen, we need to closely describe them.

To be vested in linguistic accuracy is to be vested in the truth. The closer language cleaves to reality, the greater the likelihood that correct, and corrective, action will follow.

Certainly the term of choice must reflect not ideology, right or left, but reality. For if we don’t describe exactly who’s killing us; we’ll be unable to eject them from our midst. …

… READ THE REST. “The Manchester Massacre Was Murder-By-Muslim Immigrant” is now on The Daily Caller.

Bulldoze the family home, a la Israel, send them packing to Libya.


Winning.


Here’s a loser:

UPDATE II (5/26):

Myron Robert Pauli On Facebook:

Excellent points. These attacks are not carried out by ICBM’s located overseas (and we need to hunt down rocket sites) – they have been carried out by people who get here or into the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Germany etc. So: [1] On what basis do we let most of these people in as immigrants – especially if they wish to fly foreign flags?, [2] Are there not other more deserving and more capable immigrants?, [3] Why do we let people overstay their visas? [4] Why do we have trespassers released back into the communities to do more trespassing? [5] Why do trespassers get reduced college tuition? [6] Why does not Congress make more sensible immigration rules? [7] How does confiscating my cheese spread make America safer?

In Poland…

Our protectors.

UPDATE II (5/31): We fund their hobby.

He shopped. Nobody said a thing. “Manchester Bomber Bought Most Of Weapon’s Parts By Himself, Police Say.”

It’s in the Qur’an and Sunnah: