Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Destiny of the West is Tied to Israel

Last winter we featured an op-ed by the Danish writer Jeppe Juhl. The author returns with a new essay, which was published in 180grader on July 22. Many thanks to Anne-Kit of Perth, Australia, for translating it into English.


The Destiny of the West Is Tied to Israel
by Jeppe Juhl


(Written after comments on Israel’s Gaza blockade by Catherine Ashton, de facto Foreign Minister of the EU)

Israel Is the Canary of the West

Canary in the coal mineIt’s not that long since miners were still using caged canaries as an early warning system for detecting gas leaks. If something happened to the canary it was time to get out quickly. Or into one of the safety pockets that were part of the contingency plan. You wouldn’t even need to have finished primary school to understand that only a really, really stupid (or suicidal) miner would look the other way if his canary suddenly passed out in its cage. And it would be equally remiss of the miner not to care for his canary or not to help it if it should fall ill.

Right now we are witnessing not one but millions of stupid or suicidal “miners”. I am referring to all those in the West who are actively agitating against or directly oppose the State of Israel. For Israel is the “Canary of the West”. The day Israel succumbs is when the days of the West are numbered. There can be no reasonable doubt about this. This does not mean that our civilization will crumble instantly, but the moral collapse which must inevitably have preceded any future dissolution of the Jewish State would have to have been so massive that the West would necessarily be in a state of free fall. And no measures will be able to halt this moral gravitation. We will not be able to rise up again if that small spot which represents Israel is overrun by forces which we all know are evil, even though it is forbidden to say it aloud.

Yes, life will go on. For a little while. But the gas leak has been established. The canary’s death presages our own. If in any way we are dealing with a clash of civilizations, now is the time to occupy the “high ground”. I am not referring to a military confrontation, as this would inevitably lead to only temporary solutions, but to a moral struggle where we in the West proudly and fearlessly fight for the beautiful ideals which the intellectual canary haters benefit from in their own privileged and protected lives, but which they denounce to the world in their eternal quest to appear as “good people”.
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What is the nature of this self-hatred that drives Western intellectuals, especially those in Europe, to combat the canary of the Middle East? What perverse mechanisms compel many Westerners to demand that our canary always be more colourful and sing with a purer voice than any other birds around the world? What makes these intellectuals and their thoughtless followers punish our bird instead of kindly shipping it off to the doctor when it shows signs of illness, which would be the only rational thing to do? Is it perhaps because they no longer perceive themselves as part of our community? Is it maybe because they are not down in the mineshaft with the rest of us but live their danger-free lives at the higher levels, where they can breathe easily and enjoy their expensive vintage wines, while they gaze with pity and condescension upon the swarthy workers down in the mine who day in and day out live their insect-like lives watching the X-Factor and reading Dan Brown? I think this is how it is. The only problem is that these cerebral aristocrats do not understand that they are living on top of the mine. And when the mine collapses, they go down with the rest of us.

If the greatest statesman of the Western world had been alive today, and here I am thinking of course of Winston Churchill, he would have been on the barricades just like he was in the thirties. And Churchill would not have minced his words. He would have denounced the meaningless lunacy of condemning Israel in the wake of the flotilla. An episode which Israel should have avoided but which happened because they naively had not foreseen the evil present on the boat. Instead Catherine Ashton, the so-called Foreign Minister of the EU — a person whom it is safe to say the late Churchill would have viewed with the utmost contempt — steps in to make demands of Israel. Demands which we in the West would never dream of making of many other countries which behave so badly that it is inconceivable that no-one has noticed. Likewise, of course, it went unnoticed by the entire Danish press that last week Germany banned the Turkish organization IHH, which was the real villain of the flotilla episode.

The flotilla is but one of a veritable shower of episodes which expose the moral relativism that has infected us in the West. Yes, there are lots of things wrong with our canary. But perhaps we should consider the part we ourselves play in inflicting diseases on our bird when we choose to desert it. We do not even have to like our bird, but our sense of self preservation alone should be enough to make us treat it better.


Hat tip: TB.

21 comments:

nb said...

We need to make islam illegal, and make it also impossible for them to come to our countries.
And put any body that has a problem with it in jail.
And if there isn't enough jails, then i guess will just have to build some more, and it will just have to be crowded in there for a while.

Fjordman said...

I am in favor of the salami approach, where we don't make Islam per see illegal but merely ban the practice of it through veils, minarets, halal meat etc. Deprive it of the oxygen it needs to thrive.

Henrik R Clausen said...

And we should help the women escape this system. The more women take heart and step out, the less attractive - or even legitimate - the system will look.

EscapeVelocity said...

That wont be enough Fjordman, you will only radicalize more Muslims and the Western Left will continue to champion them as oppressed minorities.

The best approach is not to ban Islam, but to ban Muslim immigration, and to repatriate Muslim out of Western countries.

Removing Islam by removing its practitioners.

Then a policy of containment needs to be implemented.

Furthermore, an ideological war on Islamic civilization needs to be funded and aided within that containment zone...similar to what the Soviets and the Communists did to Western Euro nations. Make it very profitable to be a Revolutionary intent on destroying Islamic Civilization, within Dar Al Islam.

EscapeVelocity said...

Treating the symptoms is not a cure.

nb said...

EscapeVelocity

your ideas are good and they should be implemented.
but, allot of those people where born in the here so you can't repatriate them.
and some are converts.
you can expel them to some muslim country, for being muslims.
but that's basicly making islam illegal, with a ponishment of being expeld to a muslim counry.
so why not make it illegal?

nb said...

born here/ in the west

EscapeVelocity said...

The Destiny of the West is Tied to Israel

Indeed it is. Its right there in the Christian Scriptures. Prophecy. Read it, learn it.

EscapeVelocity said...

nb, all you have to do is define who is an Italian, or Dane, etc...and those who do not meet the standards are sent back to their recent homelands...first class accomodations, with a big apology for making the huge mistake of allowing them to come in the first place.

No need to make Islam illegal. Although I dont have a problem with that.

kritisk_borger said...

First of all I’d just like to say that I don’t believe Israel will ever be defeated by any of her enemies in the Middle East. Israel’s armed forces are far superior to that of her hostile neighbours for such a scenario to ever take place. And of course the neighbouring countries are very aware of that fact, but the leadership use hostile and aggressive rhetoric to appeal to gain popularity among the people.

Secondly if in the extremely unlikely event that Israel somehow were invaded and the Jews sent packing, I don’t see how this would cause the collapse of the entire western world. If such an event ever were to take place (which I think is extremely unlikely) I think it would have exactly the opposite effect. It would be an event that would cement the western worlds determination to fight the evil and anti democratic Islamic forces.

Kosovo and Bosnia are two new Islamic states in Europe, but the opposition to Islam in Europe hasn’t decreased as a result of this, in fact in the last decade people’s scepticism to Islam has only increased and it will probably continue to increase until we’ll start to see civil unrest in several western countries.

And if it ever comes to that stage and the armies see the need to intervene; Islamic radicals will be defeated rather quickly.

Wowsher said...

I understand, from a grandfather who used to be on a mine, that the miners used to take several canaries with them.

The current approach in the West is to ignore the nine of the ten canaries which are dead and feel complacent on account of one still being alive.

Ben said...

Three ideas are critical:
1. Only Allah has the right to be worshiped.

2. Only Allah has the right to rule.

3. Muslims are obligated to enforce Allah's rights.

In the age of flight, nuclear weapons and ICBMs, containment is a fantasy.

Open SK Malik's The Qur'anic Concept of War to page 60 and start reading.

We must break their faith, intellectually.

4Symbols said...

In hoc signo vinces

This is simple if Israel succumbs moral in the West will collapse, then Cameron's glory road from Ankara to Brussels will become a reality paved with the tombstones of Western Civilization.

Yorkshireminer said...

Wowsher said

I understand, from a grandfather who used to be on a mine, that the miners used to take several canaries with them.

I am sorry to tell you that very few miners have ever taken canaries into the mine. They are only used in emergencies and the aviary is kept in the lamp cabin where all the Davy lamps and electric cap lamps are kept and serviced. Feeding them and watering them is the duty of the lamp man. They are brought out and used if there has been an explosion. You then take them down in a special cage with an small oxygen bottle attached. Rescue workers then advance into the area of the explosion. Because the canaries have a faster metabolic rate than we they are affected by any gases much quicker. you could use mice if you wanted too but a canary falling off its perch is more dramatic. You then seal off the cage and give it oxygen.

nb aid

born here/ in the west.


I presume from this remark that we can't deport them, because they are citizens. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Czechoslovakia did just that with the German speaking minority shortly after the second world war and to show that they were equal opportunity ethnic cleansers they deported the Hungarian minority as well.

Deep Regards

Yorkshire Miner

4Symbols said...

In hoc signo vinces

Ethnic when given in the context of territory implies historical association or conquest in this sense how can a group that has no association with the territories other than one of hostile intent be considered an ethnic minority within the indigenous populations of those territories - when does ethnic minority become alien invader and conqueror?

EscapeVelocity said...

Ben, containment is not a fantasy, it has worked for a 1000 years.

The problem is that we are no longer containing them, but rather inviting them by the millions to use our institutions against us from within.

We need to contract the global public area that Muslims have free range in. And then once contained, we can go about the task of breaking their faith, through multiple tactics (which have been highly developed by teh Western Left and the Communists and used against the Western Christian peoples).

Its not rocket science. However it requires defeating the Western Left to implement. A revival of Christian faith would help immensely as well.

AMDG said...

I fail to see the link between the destiny of the West and that of Israel. And I do not think that this article proves it.

I would not call antisemitism self-hatred, save in the case of Jews.

Furthermore, Churchill made so many blunders that he is probable the most overrated stateman of the last century. He was in the highest positions of the government during the downfall of the British Empire.

Could the author please elaborate his arguments?

EscapeVelocity said...

Did you fail to see the link between other nations around the world and the Destiny of the West, with regards to Communism/Soviet Imperialism as well?

AMDG said...

Escape,

Your question is not very clear to me. In any case, as far as I know, the Communist revolution could not had happened without the help of the West, including the financial help of American Jews to revolutionary Russian Jews (here they are). The West –you mean basically the Anglo-Saxon imperialism- cast his vote with the Soviet Imperialism in the 2nd WW against the German one. They could have let them destroy each other, but they preferred to help the Soviet one. It was not an obvious strategy, even if we are told now that it was a “moral” decision, but I do not buy it. The Bolsheviks (that is, the Judeobolsheviks) had already an historical criminal record -including a genocide- and there weas no moral outrage.

In any case, this is history, even if some aspect of it cannot be freely discussed in Europe. You can be sent to jail.

I insist that I would like to see the link between the failure of Israel to contain its neighbours and the failure of the West. I could just be the other way round: people will wake up when they see “the Jews thrown to the see”. I would put the sentence upside down: if Europe becomes Eurabia Israel will fail, because it will be isolated. See the cover of the book by Bat Yeor.

I cannot consider the Jews part of us when I hear them saying that the most important danger that they face in France is not Muslim aggression but assimilation: XXX

Read it. It seems that the problem of the Jewish elites is not that their people loose the Jewish faith, the problem is that they loose their identity and cannot be distinguish from the French. If they do not want to assimilate (I refer those who follow their elites, not those who actually do it, the so-called “self-hating Jews”), why should I consider them part of my community?

Churchill and Anglo-Saxon Imperialism (not Soviet) are the major responsible for the situation that we are suffering. Do not forget that. It was the British Imperial elite (including Churchill and counting always with the support of North-America) who made two local European conflicts into world wars because they could not permit an hegemonic role of the German peoples in mainland Europe. It was then that the decline of the West started.

A second Churchill would bury the leftovers. Well, I know it is meant a person with the character and determination of Churchill, not his strategic vision. That is fine.

AMDG said...

I forgot the link:

Mergui believes assimilation is the biggest problem French Jewry has to take on.

And they are dicussing the burka ban... These are our "allies".

Chechar said...

Ditto AMDG. In fact, in my very last posts in my blog—I’ve just retired from blogging—I wrote:

“The Gulag, as a subject, is so huge that it shocks me that despite the Cold War even the well educated Anglo-Saxons I have spoken to don’t know the meaning of Solzhenitsyn’s main metaphor in the term Gulag Archipelago (see map above). Here I’ll drop only one fact. In what some people call the ‘Russian Holocaust,’ the Bolsheviks, overrepresented by Jews, killed more civilians than what the Nazis did in their death camps.”

Read it all!