Thursday, July 07, 2005

Terrorist Bombs in London

Following the links trying to get more information on the London terrorist bombings, (notice, the British press is no longer afraid of the word "terrorist") I found this article written by the former Joseph Ratzinger, now known as Pope Benedict XVI.
Europe, precisely in this its hour of maximum success, seems to have become empty inside, paralyzed in a certain sense by a crisis in its circulatory system, a crisis that puts its life at risk, resorting, as it were, to transplants that cannot but eliminate its identity. To this interior failure of its fundamental spiritual powers corresponds the fact that, even ethnically, Europe appears to be on the way out.
There is a strange lack of desire for a future. Children, who are the future, are seen as a threat for the present; the idea is that they take something away from our life. They are not felt as a hope, but rather as a limitation of the present. We are forced to make comparisons with the Roman Empire at the time of its decline: it still worked as a great historical framework, but in practice it was already living off those who would dissolve it, since it had no more vital energy.
It's a very thoughtful article, and I think it also applies to the United States.

I present this article because after the murderous attack in London, I'm left cynical, and I wonder, will this open anyone's eyes? Or will the European villification of Israel and Jews continue? Will Muslims continue to be defended against a feared "backlash"? (Does anyone remember a 9/11 backlash, or were we too mollified with the mantra, "they're not all terrorists"?) Will the press continue to take an alleged Koran desecration more seriously than the murder of innocents by Muslim terrorists? Will self-loathing idiots on the left explain how the west is to blame for these attacks based on all of the absurd reasons we've already heard?

What will it take before the MSM and our leaders in the West admit that there is a problem with Islam, that even if all Muslims aren't terrorists, a lot of them support terror, and the ones who don't will be murdered with us infidels?

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