This is likely to become a periodic feature, so I’m numbering these attempts to restore sanity.
1. Tommy Robinson (real name: Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon) was arrested by British police while reporting outside a courthouse. There’s a lot of noise about how the UK has gone full Orwell over this apparent repression of journalism. But Tommy Robinson is no hero; he’s been a right-wing activist for years. His arrest was due to his flat out refusal to abide by the rules for journalists in the UK about ongoing trials and the presumption of innocence. Those rules are not the same as in the US, but they have been the rules there for a very long time. Mr. Robinson was simply acting out his animus toward immigrant suspects of crime, hoping to stir some hysteria about those nasty invaders destroying British culture and life. He was trying to provoke an arrest and succeeded.
Yet there is a massive problem with child sex trafficking in the UK, and officials have struggled to keep it under wraps, because among them are the worst offenders in the land. It’s part of British elitist tradition going back centuries, though seldom mentioned. Too much noise about immigrants trafficking in children would lead to noise about prosecuting the UK elites. It’s the ultimate hypocrisy to decry child sex abuse in public officially, whipping up a Victorian public frenzy about it, while it’s considered a standard part of elite privilege. At least with the accused Muslim immigrants Robinson was trying to expose, they come from a broad middle eastern culture that says it’s no crime at all, but a basic right of Islamic manhood.
2. There is a very large and powerful Islamophobia lobby in the US. It has an awful lot of money. That’s not to say there are no problems with Muslims migrating to the US. We know from experience that relatively wealthy Muslim professionals have moved here and seldom cause trouble. It’s the refugees fleeing wars (that we cause) that are the problem. Anyone paying attention will tell you that those refugees, whenever they can amass a significant presence in any location, consistently agitate for changing laws and enforcement to favor their harsh brand of socially repressive “shariah.” It’s this rowdy rabble living in high concentrations that are the problem, but the Islamophobia lobby runs roughshod over the obvious distinctions and confuses the issue.
The solution is to limit their numbers and keep them dispersed — that’s according to Biblical Law. I’d swear that the Islamophobes’ cartoonish attacks against Muslim immigration was funded behind the scenes by someone hoping to create a false outrage, as if they are trying to polarize things intentionally, just like the ADL does with Judaism. We will have yet another theatrical side-show blaring the woes of an imaginary oppressed minority.
3. And it’s used as part of the tool-set to attack Trump. Trump is quite likely to destroy the US, but that’s his appointed mission from God. The US is under God’s wrath. Bad as it must be, things will be far less painful via Trump than the other route we could have taken, a route that would have been much closer to Armageddon. So let’s be thankful for this somewhat less painful road to the inevitable end of the US. Part of the necessary collapse of the US federal government is the ongoing hysterics about Russian influence, as if the US has never tried to influence elections and governments in nearly every country in the world. Get used to the noise and drama; something this big and this evil does not pass quietly into the night.
Don’t get wrapped up in discussions about “rule of law” and what’s reasonable under the US Constitution. Trump is a lightning rod; he’s supposed to get zapped. His enemies won’t stop voluntarily. The only way to stop this idiotic nonsense is bloodshed — someone will decide to start killing the lefties. Get ready for it; this is where things are headed and there’s no other way out. There’s no going back to honorable and vigorous debate of ideas in the public forum — as if we ever actually had such a thing. The pretense is wearing through and the substantive conflict is boiling over. Brace yourself for civil war; peaceful coexistence is no longer possible.
Addenda: I tend to rewrite stuff like this multiple times until I post it. Sometimes I miss something, as I did above when it was first posted, and I changed it because one of my regulars objected to what it seemed to be saying. I’m not rejoicing in this coming chaos and evil; I won’t be cheering on anyone. You and I should stand ready to offer a better way, but we should hardly be surprised when the majority of the world ignores us. Their path leads through bloodshed; let’s pray that it doesn’t take too much of it.