Instead, I am a goofball.
However, it would seem to me the time of Revolution may be coming upon us. There is not a lot we can do to stop it. We can only be ready. And, to be ready, we need to prepare ourselves.
Yesterday, Dag proposed the question to me, is it time for Europeans to form their own armies? He proposed the Irish Republican Army as a model. You'd have to ask Dag why the IRA? Don't ask me. I'm not proposing an IRA-based model.
But anyway, here is my answer to Dag:
A good friend of mine grew up in a family that was completely enmeshed in one of the major Irish underground armies. His father was the equavalent of a capogregime in the Mafia.
My friend grew up getting into fights wherever he went because he was known as the son of the man who ...
Plus, it was just the way the neighborhood (Belfast) was.
If he walked down the street all of the sudden he was in the wrong part of the neighborhood and a gang would jump him.
I have several other friends who grew up Christian in Muslim countries.
The point is, I know people who grew up in politically-driven violent situations. I know people who grew up with what we call "terrorism."
All these people tell me I am brave to do what I do. I tell them I am not brave, I am just ignorant. I haven't been through it, so I do what I do out of my ignorance. If I had been through what they had been through I might sit on my hands, like they do.
I don't really know, though.
I am convinced of this:
1) European countries need to form a new class of political parties which are anti-Islamofascist in nature, but whose vision is bigger than that simply. These political parties need to be something like what you call "an America of the mind." In other words, they need to be absolutely Free Democratic Republics, which uphold a Bill of Rights.
As you see from a post I put up last night, we consider advocating for Islam/Sharia to be sedition here at IBA.
2) Europeans need to become prepared, mentally and physically, to fight for themselves. By this I mean, they need to become prepared mentally and physically to fight against, not just Muslims but, their own governments.
Because their governments have ceased to represent Free Western Democracy and Human Rights. Their governments have ceased to represent their own people.
I wouldn't pretend to know when the first shot ought to be fired in the coming war. I'm guessing there will be many skirmishes along the way before the real war finally breaks out. However, I would never know when those triggers ought to be pulled, nor would I know when the hammer needs to be brought down on the head.
I will say this, the Danish attack is a perfect example of a time when it would have been a good thing for that man to have had a group of bodyguards, and those bodyguards should have been armed with something more than just their fists.
I believe that the best way to prepare Europe for its future is to look to the past. What did Westerners have to go through to gain and maintain their freedom and their culture in the past?
Well, for one thing, they had to fight many battles with the "Moors" (Muslims). They had to stand against their own governments. Americans had to form militias, which eventually banded into an army. Americans had to fight against "King George." America men who signed the Declaration of Independence had to serve jailtime for sedition. They had to be beat up and sometimes face the noose itself. (I speak more of American history than I ought to because I don't know much at all of European history.)
Unfortunately, I believe we are headed, once again, into such times. It is going to take quite a large amount of courage from quite a few people, but I believe we will find it. In fact, ultimately, I believe we will find even more than we need.
I believe Western Civilization has set itself upon an inevitable course of self-improvement guided by reason, and instructed by the Judeo-Christian tradition. I believe reason, guided by the Judeo-Christian tradition, is stronger than any other force on Earth, and it is what has led to the last 2000 years of progress for humanity.
What, you say, Pastorius? But, what about the Dark Ages? There was a major impedence in progress, wasn't there?
Yes, there was. And, why was that?
Because of the Muslims, largely, right?
Am I right, or am I wrong? I'll let others weigh in.
For now, I want to point out something interesting about history. Think back to what you learned in school. Remember the rhyme,
"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue."
Think about the Renaissance. When was it said to have begun? Well, its gestation is said to have begun with the ideas of Dante in the late 13th century. But, in history, ideas precede action by many years (this process has speeded up with the advancement of communications.) But, really, when you think of the Renaissance, who do you think of? Leonardo Da Vinci, right? When did he live? 1452-1519.
And, what else was going on then?
Hmm, what could it be?
Well, how about the EXPULSION OF THE MOORS.
In fact, if you look at history books, the Expulsion of the Moors is said to have taken place in 1492.
Isn't that a coincidence?
No, it isn't, is it?
Isn't it interesting that the Dark Ages really ended, and the Renaissance really kicked into gear the same year as the Reconquista; the Expulsion of the Moors? Isn't it interesting that the only time of impeded progress through which the West has lived in the past 2,000 years coincided with the time when Muslims overran Europe?
Yes, it is interesting, isn't it?
We don't want that to happen again, do we? We like our Saab's, and our Starbuck's, and we our museums, and bookstores, and we like being able to go and get treatment when we have cancer, or heart disease. We like that when we stare into the face of death itself, many times Western Civilization can even help us beat that.
Let us be clear about it, were the Muslims to, once again, overrun Europe, Western Civilization would be lost. America can not fight this war all alone. America, without Europe, is a rootless entity, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Sure, we are full of piss and vinegar. Sure, we've got balls. Sure, we are a "country based on an idea" rather than on racially-based culture.
But, Europe is our mother and father. Europe is our Nana and our Papa. We need the family structure. We need the wisdom. We need our history.
And, we need your fists, and your willingness to walk through history like a one-man wrecking crew. Europe's history of war, of willingness to fight and kill is far beyond that of America's. Europe earned its place on this Earth. And, it's place is that it is the birthplace of Modern Civilization.
And, Modern Civilization is the only kind of civilization that I want to live in.
Are you with me?