Sabtu, 11 Januari 2014

Coffee & Counter-Jihad

Sometimes I announce on my blog that I'm starting a new series of something, but then I don't follow through.  This may be one of those times.  Anyway, I thought I'd post occasional "thoughts" on the Counter-Jihad, framed in a cozy way as though over a cup of coffee at a café. 

My output over in various comments threads at Jihad Watch tends to be rather prodigious, but other than a link under my blogroll over there to the left, I hardly ever include them in any essay here.  This would be a way to do so, for those that seem to fit and seem pithier than the norm.

I thought of alternative titles to this piece -- Cuppa Joe & Mo; Cup of Coffee and Whoopass; "I'll Have a Triple Jihadaccino, Please"; Wake Up and Smell the Napalm -- but the reader may well thank me that I thought otherwise...

So, with only the slightest possible further ado, I introduce my first coffee thought:

I don't think it's too late for the West (either piecemeal, country by country, or ideally in tandem in an international alliance) to develop the idea, the resolve and the policy to deport Muslims. When I say it's "not too late" I am, of course, not referring to right now; nor to this year; nor to even this decade. I find a curious dynamic afoot in the Counter-Jihad community, whereby I find myself on the whole to be the most "extremist" in my pessimism about Muslims, and simultaneously the most optimistic about the West recovering its former rationality capable of dealing with the Muslim danger. Yet it is the others in the Counter-Jihad community who are, in my opinion, being excessive in their implied (and sometimes outright) alarmist pessimism about the problem -- based upon a curious lack of faith in their own West coupled with an exaggerated fear of Islam (but never of Muslims qua Muslims!) -- as when I aver, for example, that this problem will likely unfold over this entire 21st century, and that as it does so, because Muslims will continue to escalate exponentially in their metastasizing mischief, the West will naturally respond by finally waking up and recovering its former rationality.

At which point, it will be able to deal with the problem. But even at that point, say 50 to 75 years in the future, it will still be possible to deport Muslims. Sure, it will be that much costlier, messier, and bloodier than if we had had the brains and balls to do it decades earlier; but it will still be manageable.

To frame this problem as one in which some kind of genocidal war against Muslims is inevitable is not only reckless and betrays a curious lack of faith in one's own West's strength of heart and of sinew; it may sometimes be a saboteur's way of tossing a Molotov cocktail into the "battle space of the war of ideas" (as Frank Gaffney so aptly put our ongoing predicament and promise) -- by sowing the seed of the implication that the Counter-Jihad has crypto-genocidal designs and thus has to be stopped.