Nah, it can’t possibly be time for the Summer Fundraiser. Why the Spring bleg just ended a few…umm, let me look.
Oops. Spring Break at Gates of Vienna did indeed begin on May 15th. Oh my, that was a whole garden ago. So how come it feels like last week, while also seeming to reside in a dim memory from a former life?
Yeah, three guesses.
All those gawkers and squawkers from Norway and Sweden took their toll; the unrelentingly focused hatred was a brand new life lesson. As soon as I’ve recovered from those stare burns, I’ll read up on the answers in the back of the book and let you know what those lessons are.
Right now, though, I’m betting that y’all could tell me what went down better than I.
Here’s one lesson that’s still as fresh and purple as a bruise.
I now comprehend much more clearly how effective are the techniques of shaming and shunning for keeping people in line. Prior to Breivik’s slaughter I’d have said I understood this already.
After all, socialists and other fellow-travelers in America have long since branded us with the big R for racist. Not because we’ve ever said anything racist, but simply because we dare to discuss the subject.
Just so you understand the contrast: in Germany it is illegal to do scientific research aimed at understanding the differences to be found in those parts of our DNA which define our race. The fear-driven elitists have taken that quest for knowledge off the table. “Verboten!” Does it not remind you of the intellectual strictures the Roman Catholic Church once used against the pursuit of scientific understanding?
At any rate, slapping labels on our blog is so much easier than going through the trouble of verifying what others claim. It saves thinking. But our bullies over here are amateurs in comparison to Norway’s authorities and their mini-me media mouthpieces. I understand better than I did before Breivik how powerful such social pressures are in those countries. As a result, I will now defend against any commenter who attempts to lay the blame on individuals who live in totalitarian democracies. They’re no more responsible for the lack of integrity in their media, government and academia than we are for the rot we see in our cultural institutions.
In fact, Norwegians, Swedes and Finns have it much harder than we do. Their fate, to live in a gilded cage where your owners are so very kind, so terribly thoughtful -- as long as you never, ever step out of line in word or deed -- is not something I’d wish on anyone. Not even Charles Johnson. When I observe the increasing restrictions here I can guess what lies ahead for us if that same totalitarian mindset is allowed permanent ascendancy. Except our landscape will not be as pretty, nor our cities so clean.
And now… we’re still in one piece (and you’ll notice, still holding hands). From where we sit, you can just see Schloss Bodissey through the mists. Happiness is knowing that, give a league or two, Norway is five thousand miles behind us.
Since the gawkers are gone and comments are turned back on, let’s do this belated Autumn Fundraiser beginning now!
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