Een libertarische vriend uit Guernsey stuurde ons een prikkelende rondstuurbrief.
Hij wijst er op dat fanatici de vrije wereld kapot maken. Bijna overal op de wereld wordt de vrijheid van ieder individu kleiner en kleiner, bvb:
–De vrijheid van meningsuiting wordt steeds meer beperkt
–De staat wordt machtiger en krijgt steeds meer dwangmogelijkheden over het individu.
–Steeds meer acties worden “crimineel” zonder de garantie dat iemand onschuldig is tenzij het tegendeel is bewezen.
Vandaar de vraag: “Wat zou ieder van ons kunnen doen?”
A VERY IMPORTANT READ
A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.
“Very few people were true Nazis “he said,” but many enjoyed the
return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything.
I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my
We are told again and again by “experts” and “talking heads” that
Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.
Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely
It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant
to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
* It is the fanatics who march.
* It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars
* It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or
tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.
* It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill.
* It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque.
* It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging
of rape victims and homosexuals.
The hard quantifiable fact is that the “peaceful majority”, the
“silent majority”, is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to
live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese
Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a
warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for
all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
— Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
— Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up because, like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans,
Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold; we must pay attention to the
only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, at the risk of offending, anyone who doubts that the
issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on,
contributes to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.
So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on!! Let us
hope that thousands, world wide, will read this – think about it – and send it on.