London Terror, Pathetic Politicians and Stupid Journalists

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If you’re reading this then you’ve probably heard about the latest terrorist attack in London.

A man drove through a crowd in the heart of London’s tourist district, targeting any large group of pedestrians he could find, including a gaggle of Korean pensioners on holiday and a clutch of terrified French schoolchildren on excursion.

As we speak, forty have been reported injured and four dead, three from the wheels of the car and one forty-eight-year-old unarmed policeman named Keith Palmer, whom the driver stabbed to death after leaving his vehicle.

Fortunately the assailant was then shot dead by other police. When taken down he was within the perimeter of Parliament. He was just meters from the entrance and in the shadow of St Stephens’ Tower, better known as the home of the iconic Big Ben.

The attacker appears to have hired his car in Birmingham, the second largest city in England and home to a great deal of vibrant diversity. He chose to carry out his crime on the first anniversary of the Brussels bombings that murdered thirty-two innocent people.

Tobias Ellwood, Foreign Office minister and former British Army officer, whose brother was killed in the Bali terror attack in 2002, performed first aid on the dying policeman. Photos of him with the blood of the deceased man smeared on his face have travelled around the world; in them he stands beside the body with empty eyes staring into the distance.

“Islamist-related terrorism is our assumption,” Britain’s top counter-terror officer Mark Rowley told journalists, adding that as has been the case so many times in the past, investigators believe they know the identity of the dead assailant. Not so much a “Lone Wolf” as a “Known Wolf”.

Naturally, Prime Minister Theresa May came out with the same boilerplate response that every weak-willed Western political leader seems to have tattooed on the inside of their eyeballs. “We will all move forward together, never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart,” she declared, no doubt worried that people might think bad thoughts, observe the patterns around them and jump to politically inconvenient conclusions.

She added that any attempt to defeat the values Parliament stands for were “doomed to failure”.

I’m sure that’s a great relief to the grieving family of Keith Palmer. I’m sure they were worried that having their loved one stabbed multiple times until he bled to death on the street while in the line of duty might have affected the puffed-up, superannuated popinjays waving their order papers around while trying to figure out the best way to both block Brexit and rort their expenses.

When Tommy Robinson, founder and former leader of the EDL, showed up and began berating the assembled left-wing reporters for their spinelessness in the face of what is clearly both a physical and existential threat, those paragons of British journalism described him as having been “widely condemned” or “making everything worse

The “wide condemnation” article was published by the Independent, a left-wing paper, and as a source they quoted a tweet by one man: David Harry Rivers, a self-proclaimed “Beardy Journalist” reporting for the obscure Ealing Gazette, as well as another tweet by an even more obscure Welsh radio station.

The incisive comment proclaiming that Robinson “made everything worse” was printed by the Telegraph, which once upon a time was a right-wing paper. This article used the same two sources as before, plus another tweet by Maya Goodfellow, a British Labour Party activist and media diversity consultant who writes opinion pieces for the Guardian.

This one example shows us in crystal-clear focus why the media simply don’t get it, and never will.

They show up at a scene of Islamist terror and their first instinct is to find someone to attack whose skin isn’t so inconveniently brown. In order to attack him they quote tweets from people just like themselves, people with ideological, educational, employment and class backgrounds similar if not identical to their own.

It’s not just that they’re looking for affirmation from people who think, talk and act exactly as they do. It’s the fact that for so many of these types, the idea that they would ever reach outside their bubble for explanations as to why the world is the way it is sounds almost as absurd to them as demanding they breathe in the vacuum of space.

That’s why politicians like Theresa May speak such bland bulls— on occasions like these. They know that the people doing the reporting would attempt to end her political career if she starting pointing out why these things keep happening and which particular groups are responsible.

From the perspective of the journalists, anyone who tells the truth about this atrocity is simply a hatemonger who doesn’t properly understand the benefits of diversity, due to ignorance, lack of education or some other fundamental defect.

Modern politicians don’t listen to the public as much as try and impress the press for favourable coverage so this charade will continue. Some people will post sympathetic social media posts asking you to #PrayforLondon, but no-one will do anything. This will happen again.

It doesn’t matter how many tiny bodies in Nice need to be covered in silver shrouds, their cold hands reaching for fallen dolls. It doesn’t matter how many Christmas market-goers get smashed to pieces of splintered bone and pulped flesh by trucks in Germany. It doesn’t matter how many concert halls in Paris need to be scraped clean of blood, gore and shell casings. It doesn’t matter how many iconic British red double-decker buses are opened up like giant sardine cans.

It doesn’t even matter how many young girls are raped and molested in places like Rotherham, Malmo or Cologne.

The journalistic class will never change. They will never admit that they themselves are part of the problem. They will never admit that the certainties they were taught by mentors and institutions they respected turned out to be wrong.

Only when we, the people, no longer listen to their lies will change be possible.

  • Deplorable Steve

    But, but , but if we say words like ‘diversity is our strength’, ‘mutual respect and tolerance’ and ‘wokka, wokka, wokka’, won’t that make the bad men nice???

    • That is what Malcolm Turncoat did in his multi kulti document for Harmony Day.
      Diversity, strength,together, blah blah.
      One big rainbow multi skin coloured love fest for all Australia, except for the Muslims who go around and happily choppy choppy off your head.

    • JB

      What does the evidence tell us so far?

    • Addelad

      Don’t forget #I’llbleedwithyou

  • Gravedigger

    Do not expect any real progress in this war on the west. Unless the bearded barbarians manage to take out some politicians and sycophantic journalists its going to be the same old story…… Quick, LOOK over there, a squirrel in a mini skirt.

  • Grant Summers

    I recently heard these left wingers quoting Edmund Burke – “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. Remarkably they consider themselves the “good men” in the equation. They resolutely fight the good fight against evil white men, all the while thinking themselves brave and noble.
    How they don’t see that the white men aren’t the ones committing these horrific murders is perhaps the most extraordinary case of cognitive dissonance in all human history.

  • Speaking of nasty lefty journalists.
    I was listening (unusually) to ABC Radio National this afternoon and the snide leftist female journo was using every angle of the British attack to pop in anti Pauline Hanson comments.
    Just kept harping on, offering shameless nasty biased personal opinions.

    Then she went to great pains to point out ” well, we don’t know the reasons for the attack and we can’t say he was a Muslim”.

    Your ABC: apologists for Muslim terrorists.
    Disgusting.

    • JB

      Snide journalism seems to be the trademark for the ABC these days. I wonder how many people would miss it (the ABC I mean, not the snide journalism) if a future government completely cut ABC funding and closed the organisation.

    • entropy

      Ironically, a privatised ABC would probably serve the Australian people much more effectively than this tenured, socialist think tank.

      Instead, the government sells the things we need to prop up an undemocratic albatross.

  • Gregoryno6

    You wonder what it’s going to take…. an MP stabbed in the street, perhaps?

  • JB

    Looks like they’ve forgotten Rotherham already.

  • Addelad

    Lucas, in my opinion (suitably humble etc) this is powerful, eloquent and incisive – your best article yet. The imagery of the cold little hands reaching for dolls is devastating.
    I question the essence of your conclusion – that “we the people” have the wherewithal to acknowledge the problem and mobilise. I doubt there are many who think as we do and would act accordingly. I hope I am wrong, sincerely.

    • I doubt too, that there are many people who venture beyond their safe little media bubble,when it comes to looking for truth and enlightenment.
      Too many sheep, and they are sheep, derive their world view from the lying press. What they are told by Channel 7 etc. or ABC or Facebook, or the print media, is what they believe, lock stock and barrel.

      Australians in general are very apathetic.
      Their activism extends to a like or dislike on Facebook, as they sip a moccachino, and that’s it.
      Cynical I know, but I believe it’s a fair take.

  • Harry Archibald Tuttle

    We live in a time when to even hint at anything politically incorrect is to not only have one’s career threatened but to also face being ostracised by friends and family. The only option is march in lockstep with everyone else, walking with the rest of the lemmings over the cliff. The end of Western civilisation, if it can even be called that nowadays…

  • aussiegooner

    Instead of proclaiming that we won’t let the islamofascist terrorists win, why don’t our governments just beat them?

    Stop further islamic immigration, and kick out those who are shown by word or deed to hate us. Even if it means changing laws to retract citizenships and expel terrorists and their sympathisers from our country. Where we believe a family is supportive of the koran before it is of Australia, deport all of them. Unless we’re seen to be serious, this disease will spread.

    And what bout home grown terrorists? Death penalty for any who kill, and spray them in pig fat first. Those who try to kill should be put in a prisoner of war camp, to be released when hostilities cease. Basic rations, no electronics, no gymnasia, no nothing. If they want to fill their hate sodden time then let them have a copy of mein koran to remind them why they’re prisoners of war, and as handy loo paper.

    And overseas, take the shackles off of our militaries. Loosen rules of engagement so that even if there are civilian casualties, the bad guys get fried.

    Get real or get out of office. That’s what our pollies should hear and act upon.

  • Olaf Koenders

    Islamist-related terrorism is our assumption,”..

    The statement I saw last night was “Related to International terrorism”. Maybe a different bloke. In any case he was spineless to say it.

  • Ray Johnston

    #pray4muslimban vs #pray4PaulineHansonban

    Battle of the Hashtags !!

    Who will win, who will be victorious ? So far, Pauline’s got more media coverage esp. outside the state capitals where she needs it.