France and Paris for years has had huge amounts of immigration from Islamic nations, some of it due to their national interactions with Algeria and North African nations, some of it due to brain-dead-liberal multiculturalist sensibilities – the same kind of brain-dead-liberal multiculturalism that’s leading the US to import “refugees” from terrorist nations today.
It’s how that nation came to be attacked, a nation that Obama said of today:
Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress. Those who think they can terrorise the people of France or the values they stand for are wrong.
The statement is laughable. Progressive values are what allowed terrorists to flourish and what allowed them in the country to begin with. Jihadis terrorized France when they murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Jihadis are terrorizing the people of France again.
Clearly, those who think they can terrorize the people of France are correct. They have done so recently and they have done so again today.
Obama’s hopey-changey boilerplate about “terrorizing the values the stand for” is kind of absurd. You can’t terrorize ideas, but you can terrorize people and through the experience of terrorism show them that their ideas are wrong.
What it sounds like is a progressive’s way to say “don’t change your mind just because you’ve been attacked”. “Don’t believe what you see and hear, you must stay true to your progressive ideas.” There’s a saying that a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged. This is Obama saying “don’t change your mind just because you’ve been mugged… it doesn’t mean anything.”
If people were to look at the predictable results of importing terrorists and their sympathizers, and they were to let their “values of human progress” be questioned, they might ask… why are we going to import more people from terrorist nations into the US?
The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday.
The move comes after President Barack Obama pledged in September to admit an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, torn by four years of civil war and disorder.
A lot of them aren’t refugees. Enough of them are going to be terrorists that we’re going to be importing huge numbers of terrorists and terrorist supporters and the populations in which they hide.
This is what France did. They’re suffering the consequences of open borders… borders they’ve now closed.
Terrorism is a predictable result of importing terrorists and populations that terrorists come from and hide in and allowing people from terrorist nations into your country.
As a side note, earlier this evening, The Economist had a piece about Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s right wing* National Front with the title and subtitle “Phantom Menace – Marine Le Pen may win elections on fear of a non-existent migrant wave”. 40-100 dead Parisians** doesn’t sound like a non-existent menace.
Except if you’re hand-waving away the consequences and commanding “don’t change your mind just because you’ve been attacked” or “you must not let your progressive values be deterred by reality”.
*keep in mind this is right wing for France and Europe, which is quite different from the US
** numbers as of writing this, with varying reports