Today, Prime Minister Theresa May resorted to the usual pap about Muslim terror. Thus the pro forma routine whenever Muslims commit some enormity. She and other authorities attempt to draw a line between Islam and something called “Islamism.” This puts her in the dubious position of arbiter of which is which, a role she is extremely unfit for. She wants us to assume that all Muslims are all fine and good until the instant they put the hairier bits of the prophet’s wisdom into action by knife, gun or bomb. Then, magically, they are transformed into Islamists, having nothing to do with Islam. I have a weak stomach for such humbug.
That said, I wondered at what point this line of reasoning could have fit in the past. Here is my surmise as to how Prime Minister May could have applied here reasoning to past happenings.
“IN A RELATED MATTER, THERESA MAY STATED THAT THE BOMBING OF LONDON BY THE LUFTWAFFE WAS NOT THE FAULT OF THE AVERAGE NAZI. "WE CANNOT JUDGE THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMAN WORKERS PARTY BY THE ACTS OF A FEW GERMANS WITH ACCESS TO AIRPLANES," SHE SAID.”
Wouldn’t it be more honest if she told the truth? She, like the President of France and of the USA, face with a dreadful dilemma. They and we have all taken for granted that our societies can assimilate any and all populations, turning them into the pale, domesticated, connectionless drones we ourselves have become. Now we see that we harbor communities who see us as inferior and vulnerable. We lack the will and the constitutional means to move them or render them harmless.
This is the reason why all our leaders are so squeamish about Islam and the violence that accompanies Islam. They and we know that this is heading for a bad ending. We lack both the tools and the will to face this mess. And no one wants to be the first to own the truth that this is so.