This is the third time I tried to write a few posts on Brussels, but the other two times I never got past the first few sentences. What is there left to say? The cheap symbolic vigils, Obama’s bored blathering, the Pope urging Europe to accept still more
rapists migrants… it is like everyone is sinking into self parody.
It is self parody because rather than look at the problem – bloodthirsty maniacs blowing people up in the name of Islam – they are falling back – yet again – onto to their pre-prepared scripts. Instead of adopting a new vision of the problem they retreat into comfortable categories which absolve them of the responsibility of protecting their citizens.
Bill Maher recently wondered if recent experience of Islamic terrorism would get Europe to stop hating Israel so much, since they now have to deal with the same problem Israel does, crazy Arabs going on murder sprees. I doubt it very much. The ideological blindness is too strong.
Europe admitting that it has an Islam problem would be admitting that technocratic and unaccountable bureaucracies ruling by their idea of the universal dictates of reason is not a basis of government. It would be admitting that the EU dream is false, and that culture, religion, and ethnicity matter much more than international courts, central banks and the trappings of rationality.
The Eurocrats prefer carnage to admitting their project is a lie, so the carnage will continue.
But don’t worry, you always have Imagine.