I picked up a link on Twitter earlier (sorry, I’ve completely forgotten who posted it) to an article on ‘the war on free speech‘.
There is a war on speech. Conspiracy theory? Well, look at how many people now get arrested and dragged into the justice system over something they put on Twitter or Farcebok. I’m not talking about the halfwitted criminals who pose with pictures of the stuff they’ve stolen, nor about those who are inciting hatred or violence. I’m talking about those who post a jokey remark that some shrinking violet somewhere takes offence at. They get charged with a thought crime and sometimes they end up in prison for it.
There are so many words you can’t say now, and the lexicon changes all the time. Gypsies used to be called Gypsies, now they are travellers or Romany – no wait, that changed to Roma. Black people used to be called ‘black’, then they were called ‘coloured’ while anything else that was black couldn’t be called black in case it offended black people to be compared to, say, a black Porsche. I think they are now ‘black’ again. It’s easier being white. We’ve just been called ‘racist bastards’ all along. That one hasn’t changed.
Speak out against ISIS and you are ‘racist’ even though Islam is a religion, not a race. The ever-changing prohibition on the things we are allowed to say means that it becomes difficult to say anything at all. Which was the whole point. You can’t plot to overthrow oppressors if you dare not say anything at all.
However, Islam isn’t doing all this. Sure, Islam’s record on free speech is poor, if not dire. That Saudi blogger is still in jail waiting to be lashed again. An Islamist shot up a free speech convention in Copenhagen just yesterday and has now been shot. So much rage, so much death over cartoons they didn’t even need to look at.
Yet it is not Islam that is silencing free speech. Islam is just a weapon. It is not the warrior. The warrior uses the weapon to get what he wants and when those politicians say it is ‘nothing to do with Islam’ they are telling you the truth while letting you think it’s a lie.
Islamic jihad has proven even more useful than the IRA were in the seventies. It has allowed more and sterner controls on everything we say and do than the politicians ever managed with the Irish insurgents. That’s why they keep telling us it’s ‘nothing to do with Islam’ because that keeps our eyes on the weapon. Any swordsman will tell you – don’t watch the sword, watch the opponent. By the time you see where the sword is moving, it’s too late. Watch your opponent to see where the sword will move before it moves.
Now we are subject to humiliating body searches and scans if we want to travel anywhere. Intimidating armed police in flak jackets at travel hubs. All communication is monitored. Say one word out of place and it’s the kick on the door at dawn for you. Free country? Not any more and it’s getting worse.
Still I say it’s not Islam doing that. Our own politicians are doing it and using Islam as the weapon to beat us into submission. Islam could stop it at once by simply deciding that they aren’t going to be the West’s weapon of oppression any more – but they don’t know that they are. They genuinely think they will win, and the world will be entirely Muslim.
Sorry guys, that isn’t going to happen. That isn’t and never was the plan. Why do you think Western politicians are always appeasing you and trying to pretend the attacks aren’t about Islam at all? Because they fear you? Really? You do realise that the West could obliterate entire Muslim countries at the push of a button, don’t you? You really think they are afraid of you?
They are not afraid of you. They are using you. You are an effective weapon to introduce new and tougher laws to keep the rest of us oppressed. You, Islam, are not the warrior. You are just the weapon.
And when the war is over, what does the warrior do with his weaponry?