Too Late? Or Just in Time?
Is it too late for the West to change course? Too late for the United States to become what it once was? Too late for France to restore her civilization? Do recent events in France signal an awakening that has come not a minute too soon? Or is it a swansong? The French once murdered their monarchy, can they not murder the Fifth Republic, and start afresh with a Sixth? How they would do this with more than half the country either Socialist or terrified of being accused of heresy such as racism or Islamophobia is not known. How they would overcome their dread of war and violence is not known. How they would recapture a sense of pride in their past accomplishments is not known. And what the new order would really look like is also unknown.
Dissent, and the possibility of the United States returning to the great Republic it once was is discussed at Laura Wood's website, for those interested. France is not part of the discussion, but I would very cautiously venture a guess that if France manages to rid her soil of Islam and restore a semblance of her traditional culture and way of life, it will be because she was in much greater immediate danger and was able to perceive this danger on a day to day basis, just as Russians, during the Soviet terror, were aware of (or at least sensed) the horrors being committed on a massive scale.
In America we childishly cling to our stubborn blind optimism, a trait that has always been repugnant to me and to some critics of the American character. Optimism is never a viable option. Realism is. This does not mean fatalism, but a willingness to call a thing by its name, and to fearlessly work toward ridding the society of its subversive elements, even if it means sacrificing optimism about the human race, even if it means running the risk of being called "racist", today a more hateful label than "capitalist"! Relentless optimism is a symptom of repressed fear. The fear lessens insofar as there is a reasonable possibility for a successful outcome, for a legitimate and necessary overthrow of a system that is genocidal and suicidal, liberticidal and systemically nihilistic.
The French may resist and die an honorable death. We may acquiesce and live a dishonorable and corrupt life, without realizing it, so effective will be the comatose media-induced, public-school-induced sleep in which we are slowly decaying. But of course, we will continue to talk about stocks and bonds and social justice for females and blacks and religious equality for Muslims.
The Plutonic forces of destruction cannot be stopped. We have to let them run their course to make way for the new. But we must, at the same time, do whatever we can to see to it that the new order, built on the ashes of the old, is not devoid of memory. That it is, instead, totally aware of what happened, of who was responsible, of what was done and not done to prevent it, and of the responsibility to keep alive the best of our efforts.
To end on a lighter note (or is it?), here's Tintin, lost in France: