Liberalism Hits a Brick Wall

I suppose it’s too early to to glean any satisfaction from the fallout of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, but I am going to try anyway.  It seems that Bernard Holtrop, a cartoonist for the French paper is angered with the sudden unholy alliance with the right.


source: malaymailonline
‘We vomit’ on Charlie Hebdo’s sudden friends, staff cartoonist says  
THE HAGUE, Jan 10 — A prominent Dutch cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo heaped scorn on the French satirical weekly’s “new friends” since the massacre at its Paris offices on Wednesday.
“We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really makes me laugh,” Bernard Holtrop, whose pen name is Willem, told the Dutch centre-left daily Volkskrant in an interview published today.
Read more.  This time it’s worth it.  Go ahead and click on the link and read the entire article.




He may seem angry, but it is more likely that he is confused. He can’t understand the sudden flow of support for Charlie Hebdo from the right.  He rejects it and embraces it, all in one short interview.  As you read the above article, you can almost see the gears in Holtrop’s brain struggle to turn as he attempts to distance himself from those who are most opposed to an ideology that endorses killing him.  


“We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends.”


“A few years ago, thousands of people took to the streets in Pakistan to demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo. They didn’t know what it was. Now it’s the opposite, but if people are protesting to defend freedom of speech, naturally that’s a good thing.”
Nevermind that the thousands of people protesting in Pakistan were on the same side as those who just killed his friends, and the people now protesting to defend freedom of speech, have been opposed to radical Islamist extremism all along.  
There’s really nothing confusing about it at all, unless your mind has been preprogrammed with liberalism, in which case you would be unable to deal with coincidence, irony, and paradox. (Even though you would often be the cause of them.)  Perhaps the video clip below would best illustrate what is going on in Holtrop’s mind right now.


The reason why leftists are having such a problem with all this is because it proves that the right wingers were right all along.  Unchecked immigration, especially by those who are violently opposed to the beliefs and moralities of your own culture, is a bad idea.
That might seem like a no-brainer, but it is a no-brainer that is endorsed by the right.  Western liberalism for the past seventy five years or so, has been based upon opposing anything conservatives believe in.
If conservatism is based upon looking at what has and has not worked well in the past and using that as a guide as we go along, it’s easy to understand why liberals so often end up looking foolish.  
It might also seem like a no brainer that leftists are going to cut their losses, and drop the whole soft on radical Islamist terrorism thing, but don’t count on it.  If the left ever does admit that letting thousands and thousands of militant Muslim extremists into their countries was a bad idea, they just might have to consider that some of their other ideas might not be so good either.














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