There's no substitute for courage.

I was out of town over the past weekend and had a lot of catching up to do the past few days, so I haven't posted anything since before the attacks on Paris. That doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about it. Here's what's been going through my mind.

Whenever something like the attacks in Paris happens, you'll hear people talking about what must be done so something similar never happens again.  Forget about that.  Something like it is going to happen again. It's pointless to even discuss how to stop it dead in it's tracks.  The question is, can we even reverse the trend?

The answer is:  Probably not.  Not in the very near future anyway.  So far, (and I mean since the Munich Olympic hostage crisis in 1972) the only responses to terrorism that have even been discussed, involve government action.  If governments by themselves, had the ability to reduce terrorist acts, we should have seen a general decrease in terrorist activity over the past decades. No one would dispute the fact that we haven't.

This should come as no surprise to anyone who thinks about it. After all, what can a government can do, by itself, to prevent terrorist attacks in its own country?  The answer almost always is: Take away the rights and freedoms of it's own citizens.  The problem is that in the vast majority of cases the citizens are not the ones committing the acts of terrorism.

France is doomed.  Most of Europe is doomed.  Nothing can save them except for their citizens themselves.  Their only hope is to have the vast majority of their native populations to develop a collective mindset to protect themselves.  Only then, can they expect their governments to take decisive action against the people and countries that are actually responsible for the terrorism, but even now, they are nowhere near that stage.  

Right now they are (and seem to be permanently stuck), in the flowers, teddy bears, and candles stage.

Now I suppose it's nice to show one cares about the victims and their loved ones, but I have to ask:

What good does it really do? 

If it doesn't do any good, do the people putting out the flowers, candles, and teddy bears, really care?

Does anyone think that the terrorists are intimidated by this?

Does anyone think that the terrorists now feel remorseful because of this?

How will people of France respond to the next attack?  By putting out even more flowers, teddy bears and candles?

Check out this video it's very telling.

What good does it do to lay some crap out on the site of a terrorist attack and/or just stand there?  What courage does it take?  This video clearly demonstrates the answer:  ABSOLUTELY NONE AT ALL.

Now let's be clear about one thing, I'm not calling these people cowards for running.  If I was there, I'd be.  My point is, that I wouldn't have been there in the first place, and if these people would have had any courage, they wouldn't have been there in the first place either. They would have been somewhere else, doing something that might actually have some influence on solving the problem.  The only things that will do any good are going to take courage, and the first step to gaining that courage is admitting who and what causes these problems.  

As long as the fear of being called racists keeps a country's native population silent, the frequency of such attacks will continue to increase, and their governments will be powerless to stop it.  Their leaders will not take meaningful action against the perpetrators for fear losing reelection, and this will not change until they know that the vast majority of the population supports such action.

Then, there's the economics of it.  It has been said that these recent attacks in Paris cost no more than $10,000.  France has responded by bombing ISIS targest in Syria, with very limited results.  Which side got more bang for their buck?  Imagine how much it cost France to get just one plane up in the air.  How much does just one bomb cost?  

Just looking at it from a cost standpoint, it will be almost impossible to eliminate the threat of terrorism the way France (and the rest of us) is going about it now.  How long can they expect to meet $10,000 attacks with multi-million dollar responses without going broke?  What better incentive is there for ISIS to ramp up their attacks? 

Almost everything that has been done by Europe's governments and citizens concerning this so far, has been wrong.  The good news is that it won't cost all that much money to fix the problem.  It would cost next to nothing to:
  • end immigration
  • allow the native population to own guns
  • have government and the media support those people who favor a strong and safe native population and reject those accuse everyone with any amount of common sense of being racists.
  • encourage people to talk to their friends, families, and neighbors about the danger of Muslim immigration
  • have neighborhood watch programs to monitor suspicious activity

Money isn't the answer.  Courage is.  The bad news is that it is going to take many, many more terrorist attacks before the vast majority of the population of France, the rest of Europe, and the United States to have to courage speak up and take the necessary actions to protect themselves.  Only then, will government leaders take meaningful action against the people and countries responsible for terrorism.




  1. Correct. I think you may be mistaken, however, on the courage and resolve of our simian friends from the middle east. Most of them are cowardly curs - else why would they embrace terrorism? The war on terror failed because it was never waged.

    We know who most of these guys are. We know which mosques they infest. We know where most of their money comes from. I think if we struck out at them without mercy, and perhaps killed a few of their family and friends - civility would break out in a thrice. Libya changed its tune when Ronald Reagan dumped a load of ordnance on Qadaffi's family tent and killed one of his daughters. When the mudflaps whined about it, the response was - "Would you like some more? Or would you like some more?"

    Moslems know cowards and fools when they see them and they know how to play them. We not only need to be courageous, we need to be smart - qualities that are mutually exclusive with liberalism.

    1. "Moslems know cowards and fools when they see them and they know how to play them. We not only need to be courageous, we need to be smart - qualities that are mutually exclusive with liberalism."

      I think there is a good possibility that being soft on terrorism will be the downfall of modern liberalism.