Dozens of killed in multiple terrorist bombings in Brussels. Under the very nose of the EU headquarters.
The common response of European politicians has been that they are “united”, in “solidarity” with Belgium, and “defending the values of democracy and freedom”.
Think about it. What does “united” mean here? Who is united, and for what purpose? What about this solidarity? And what does democracy and freedom have to do with Muslim terrorism?
Was there a danger of European nations not being united and in solidarity with each other? How would it look like if they weren’t? Could, Italy, say, or Poland, claim solidarity with the terrorists and say Belgium deserve it? That they’re happy Brussels got bombed? That’s absurd. It’s just not in the realm of possibility. European nations of course dislike Muslim terrorism and everybody feels sympathy with Belgians.
The only way that those statements by European politicians is to understand them in political partisan terms. European politicians aren’t speaking for their countries. They are speaking for themselves, and their parties. “United” means that they, as politicians, stay united with their friends in Brussels, their fellow politicians and bureaucrats. They stand united with their friends against their enemies, the far-right. “Solidarity” means they feel bad about their fellow Belgian politicians, and will keep on fighting the far-right so that the far-right can’t take advantage of their reasonable proposals against immigration and take power from their Belgian bureaucrat friends. “Defending our values of democracy and freedom” is not meant in contrast with Muslim terrorists, it is meant in contrast to the far right, who don’t share “our” (i.e. the EU elite’s) values.
So what is happening right now is that Muslims have killed dozens of people in Brussels, and politicians across the country are going on TV and print media to declare that whatever happens they will never agree with the far-right, and keep on enforcing the present leftist consensus. They came out to proclaim that they have no interest in solving the issue and prevent more terrorism; they have an interest in staying in power and keep the opposition, their competitors, out of power. The Muslims are not a threat to the EU. They can put a bomb now and then, kill more or less commoners, but they don’t have the capability of threatening the EU institutions, or any individual country.
The far-right, though, is a real and growing threat to the EU. They are aiming for the throat. A EU politician interested in keeping his job has a much bigger incentive for cracking down on the far-right, than he has for cracking down on Muslim terrorists. That’s why politicians across the EU now are “united in solidarity with our Belgian friends”. That’s not a figure of speech. They mean it literally. They are united in solidarity with their actual pals in Brussels, and will keep supporting their policies against the proposals of the far-right, whatever the actual results of those policies. Even if the present policies enable more terrorism. And obviously bringing 1 million Muslim immigrants per year doesn’t help.
That’s what it all means.
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