February 10, 2016
On New Year’s Eve, in the precincts of the beautiful, twin-spired cathedral, up to 1,000 men of Arab or North African appearance sexually assaulted and robbed women who were enjoying the festivities. Around 100 complaints have been made to police so far, including two cases of rape. Eighteen-year-old Michelle said she and her friends were surrounded by 30 men, who molested them and then stole their belongings. Michelle said the men looked angry.
And there is the crux of the problem. If you are doctrinally commanded to cover up your women then the sight of a woman like the lovely, blonde Michelle, who is both uncovered and happily self-confident, provokes temptation, and this makes you angry. That anger is not directed where it should be – at yourself or at a belief system which forbids a woman to move and dress as she pleases – but at the temptress. (Just as it was in early Christianity.) In order for male pride to be salvaged, the temptress can be humiliated and terrorised, thus restoring power and dominance to where it properly belongs – the man.
This puts a liberal western society, which values women’s rights, and admits men from countries that don’t, in a bit of a bind, to put it mildly. It’s difficult to raise the issue without being howled down by cries of “Islamophobia”. Sensitivities were already running high in Germany following Angela Merkel’s open invitation to refugees, which saw more than a million people arrive over the past twelve months. Shamefully, it took several days for the German news media to mention the Cologne assaults. As for the police, they issued a comically self-satisfied report saying that a jolly, peaceful time had been had by all. Apart from the girls who had fingers stuck in their most intimate parts, presumably.
And what was the response of the authorities in Germany, a country who does not think twice about jailing elderly women for thoughtcrime or legislating and promoting various forms of cultural Marxist ideologies like feminism? It was to suggest that the victims were largely responsible and should conduct themselves in a way that does not invite an assault upon them. This was, of course, after the authorities and the press remained entirely silent on the whole affair for as long as possible before the sheer number of victims reached a level where it could no longer be kept under the rug.
It soon became impossible to ignore the gravity of what had happened. Even then, the authorities’ default position was denial. On Tuesday, Henriette Reker, the Mayor of Cologne, made a statement which I sincerely hope will haunt her till her dying day. Asked how women were supposed to cope with this menace, the mayor proposed a new “code of conduct” for young women and girls “so that such things do not happen to them”. In particular, she suggested that women maintain an arm’s length from strangers. This caused a storm of sarcasm on Twitter where the German for arm’s length – #einearmlange – was soon trending. The idea that a woman ambushed by a Moroccan gang should inform them, politely and Germanically, that she was staying at arm’s length to avoid sexual harassment would have been a joke, had the threat not been so real and frightening. Meanwhile, reports of similar attacks were coming in from Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.
Politicians and journalists had previously been reluctant to address stories about rape and child abuse in German refugee camps, where unaccompanied women are apparently seen as “fair game”. Reporting the mistreatment of women is seen as playing into the hands of a Right-wing agenda and stoking ethnic tensions. It’s hardly surprising that the government’s first reaction was to pretend it simply wasn’t true. Remember what happened last time in Germany when there was demonization of “the other”?
While the more trendy leftist members of European society, for whom life is incapable of living without being the victim of some racist, sexist, homophobic, or xenophobic act, scream to allow the “refugees” in and give them “grace” for their own cultural norms, other members of society are more hesitant to allow the mass rape of their women, children, and even men in the service of “cultural sensitivity.”
The Russian involvement in Syria and the upcoming vote on the Iranian nuclear deal in the US Congress, however, created the need to accelerate the attack on Syria before the Russians became too entrenched and before Iranian money and supplies began to flow even freer to the SAA.
Of course, the European oligarchs know well that they are responsible for the mass displacement and are working to exploit that displacement to their own ends. Regardless, it is important to mention a number of rational solutions that would solve an ensuing tragedy in the hopes that activists and the general public may force their implementation.
While in staunch opposition to the will of the world oligarchy, the above solutions are the only hope of the Syrian and the European peoples. If unheeded, both Syrian and European culture and national identities will be erased and the living standards of all continue to be eviscerated.