Lighting candles doesn’t work, placing teddy bears at the scene doesn’t work. Hugging doesn’t work, singing songs doesn’t work. Praying doesn’t seem all that efficacious.
Walking around with “Je suis Charlie” or “Je suis Priest” doesn’t work, because y’know, you’re not. The priest is dead as are the Charlie Hebdo employees.
Pretending as the Germans seem to be that all these attacks are nothing to do with radical Islam seems deranged. The BBC joined in with this fantasy, accidentally forgetting to call the Iranian guy Ali. Calling him David and pretending he’s a right-wing nut better fits their narrative. Him shouting Allah Akbar before the murders doesn’t.
Empty words from politicians don’t work, declarations that they “will never win” don’t work. Tell Martin McGuiness he hasn’t won.
The war on terror is a total, counter-productive fail. The West has been variously bombing and fighting assorted maniacs in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan and Libya and other places for more than a decade now. How’s that working out? If only someone could have foreseen it – oh wait, Ron Paul and others did.
Immigration, specifically mass immigration from Islamic countries has failed. Even in non-violent terms, these communities fail to integrate, fail to perform academically and are far more likely to be involved in crime or have welfare dependence. I guess being illiterate in your own language when you arrive in Europe means you are less likely to be able to make an economic contribution when you are here. That and being traumatised by war and radicalised by Mosques. Hence ghettos, although the left would have us believe that because of white privilege, it’s the host country’s fault. In some way.
Critically, the French and German security operations have failed totally and utterly. That’s worth repeating, the French security operation in particular has failed totally. There are reports that the French state knew the church from yesterday was on a hit list. It is not clear whether they told the church. It is quite clear they failed to protect it.
They’ve had a state of emergency for months now; cops and troops standing around with guns and they have failed totally to prevent their citizens being slaughtered like sheep. They cannot protect their people, their priests, their children…their children.
Defenders of this will say “ah well the police can’t be everywhere”
Right, they can’t. If you are a maniac and you see twenty soldiers on the street corner, you simply walk a mile away and perpetrate horror at that location.
So what would work?
I’ll leave that to you then post follow up in a few days. But we know for sure, this isn’t working and people are being left defenceless and slaughtered.