One of the two men who savagely butchered Lee Rigby in Woolwich (yours truly has reported) made a first appearance in court today. In an astonishing show of the level of stupidity now reigning among us, even the newspapers call him “suspect”. There is, in fact, the suspicion that the two men who remained near the man they had just butchered, inviting passers-by to take videos of their feat, might be involved in the fact; but we don’t know, of course. We merely suspect it.
This utter failing of common sense and sane judgment instantly reminded me of another phenomenon familiar to all Catholics: the near-inevitability of salvation. I wonder how many would dare to say today that a sane person shooting himself in the head without one of those very rare, extenuating circumstances to do so (say: the general who knows he will be tortured and executed after his imminent capture) has shot himself to hell with an extremely high degree of probability. Perhaps, they reason, in the time between the pulling of the trigger and the bullet entering his head, whilst the bullet was in full charge towards its aim, the man repented of his act, saying to himself “oh shoot, I shouldn’t have done this! Forgive me, Blessed Virgin!”.
Several examples can be made that are not dissimilar from this one, and you have certainly heard yours. No sane person can make a bomb of himself, and therefore if he does he must not be considered evil, merely confused. Infidels of all kind “love God”, so they must be fine, must they not? Even atheists who “do good” are, we are given to understand, very well placed.
So, who remains? Those who do good are saved because they do good; those who do evil are saved because they don’t know what they do; in the middle there’s no one (Hitler perhaps; or George W Bush) because hey, everyone loves his dog.
Which leads us nicely to the starting point: blindness. The same blindness making us even unable to call day light butchers boasting of their inhuman cruelty “suspects” of what they have done.
If the two claim they’re innocent, this trial will become very strange indeed.
Be assured the trial of the one who, knowing what he does, shoots himself isn’t.
We are now informed that, in an unprecedented decision, a Swedish council has decided that a mosque in Stockholm can install speakers on its minaret to call its people to prayer. The speakers will be audible within (unless it is a typo) two kilometres, which covers the territory of a small-ish city. Whilst It might be true that the local community is composed prevalently of Muslim immigrants, two km of radius is an awful lot of space, so this should be fun for a lot of people.
One sees here political correctness at work. Sweden certainly has laws concerning sound pollution & Co., but it was evidently decided a local community can make its own rules. One wonders, then, what prevents this community from having its own laws in matter of pork eating, alcohol drinking, honour killing, infibulation, and the like.
Political correctness does not think logically. Actually, it does not think at all. Its only aim is to please minorities whilst letting another minority of PC-nutcases look good, and expecting subservience (which they generally get, particularly in Sweden) from the herd.
The sublime irony of this is that PC at some point turns against those who have promoted or tolerated it. Countless non-Muslim Swedes will now be forced to hear the Lamentations of the muezzin very early in the morning, which should make for a good start of the day.
Believe it or not, Sweden is a country where men pay the same as women (that is: a lot of money) to go to the barber, because it is considered “discriminating” to make different prices for men and women. So you see the local eunuchs have a certain practice in political correctness already, and are already – and deservedly so – paying the price of their own effeminacy.
They had it coming, and I hope they’ll have fun.
If you want a new email with Google, you must answer a question about your “gender”.
Choices: male, female, and “other”.
Mind, it doesn’t say “prefer not to say” (my gender is, in the end, none of Google’s business). It says “other”.
I have tried to select “other” to see if it worked. It did.
Alas, I’ll take my new email address from another provider.