“Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism. Visits to communist- controlled Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1979 cemented his preference for conservatism and his distaste for the fraud of communism and socialism, initiating a desire to do something about it. From thereon he dedicated himself to helping organize underground seminars for the young people oppressed behind the iron curtain.
And now the Manchester atrocity.
Another IslamoNazi terrorist attack in which lives are snuffed out and the injured are burnt, blinded, deafened, crushed and absent limbs, condemned to a life of psychological and physical agony.
Observe the kabuki theater of solidarity, candles, flowers and shrines of stuffed toys. Listen to the boiler plate expressions of outrage as they wash over the media with numbing mindlessness and, ultimately, meaninglessness.
I think we’re making a huge mistake when we focus exclusively on Muslim terrorists entering America.
A more serious threat to our way of life are Muslim supremacists; immigrants who do not advocate violence but who wish to live under sharia wherever they settle.
A fine article by David P. Goldman.
The world was anti-Semitic in 1944, when Ben Hecht wrote A Guide for the Bedevilled. The majority of educated, civilized, and rational people believed that the Jews in some fashion had brought their own problems upon themselves. Hecht began fighting anti-Semitism after an unsettling exchange with a New York hostess, who explained to him that Jews had to acknowledge their own responsibility in the matter of their persecution. This polite Gentile lady explained:
H/T Bookworm Room