Note: In the west, everyone is protected by the rule of law. The confessed perpetrators of the Christchurch outrages should be prosecuted and punished, promptly and as thoroughly as New Zealand law allows.
A Cultural Immune System
The media is awash in self-righteous commentary calling for western “reconciliation” with Islam and for a further disarming of the nations of Europe and the Anglosphere beyond what has been done.
But we should see this tragedy for what it is: A manifestation of the cultural immune system, with human antibodies fighting against perceived foreign invaders. We are familiar with such things when western journalists, tourists, missionaries, diplomats, and others are captured-tortured-murdered inside Islamic nations.
When such outrages occur within Islam, the perpetrators are often celebrated as cultural heroes. And in a sense, they can be seen as cultural antibodies doing their part to rid the “body” of the outside invader.
In the west, perpetrators who murder unarmed noncombatants are punished. In the US, they can be executed. But the workings of the criminal justice systems of the west often take on a secondary role to the workings of the media/political/academic complex of propaganda and attitude engineering.
The media/political/academic complexes have become deadly parasites on the host societies, but masquerade as part of the societies themselves — making themselves impervious to the immune systems of the culture and society. No matter how many mosques are built in Christchurch, they could never do the amount of harm that New Zealand’s own media/politics/academy are doing to the country and its future.
The perpetrators of the Christchurch outrage supposedly believed that they were acting to benefit the culture and society of New Zealand and the west. But their murderous actions are not likely to benefit New Zealand or those engaged in legitimate politics who are trying to limit the number of new immigrants that are unable to assimilate or contribute meaningfully to a productive society. These murders will have the opposite effect to what was supposedly intended.
Acts of outrage are used as excuses for further grabbing of power by governments, as excuses for further distortions of required curricula by universities, and excuses for further warping of media points of view — with the goal of kicking western societies further down the chasm of conformist groupthink and individual powerlessness.
This is what they want to do.
What they should do is to convict and punish the perpetrators as quickly and thoroughly as possible under Kiwi law, and then to publicly contrast how such “cultural immune system antibody” perpetrators are treated in the west, vs. how they have traditionally been treated in the Islamic world (Osama bin Ladn).
The legislatures and courts of every country have to decide where to draw the line between governmental power and personal power. Those who would like to see the balance more in favour of personal power should be willing to take more personal responsibility to see that their side of the issue has nothing to be ashamed of. What happened in Christchurch was shameful and obscene.
It is important to remember that most fatal mosque attacks are perpetrated by Muslims on other Muslims. It is also important to understand that fatal Muslim attacks on Christian churches in Egypt, Iraq, and elsewhere are fairly common. Muslim attacks on Jewish synagogues have been perpetrated with fatal result in countries around the world in modern times.
The Christchurch attack was an unusual, “man bites dog” incident. Still, it may be the harbinger of things to come as Huntington’s “Clash of Cultures” plays itself out in a world where virtually all cultures have grown corrupt and deformed.