By Andrew Bolt ~
The Presidential Primaries and everything about them is still getting widespread media coverage here in Australia. Even though the attacks in Brussels took over the media for some time, the coverage concerning aspects about them with reference to the U.S. Presidential campaigns also made news. Again, the concentration here in Australia is mostly centred around Donald Trump, but now, however, some sections of the media are (grudgingly) saying that maybe Trump has some good points as well. Here, Andrew Bolt continues with this…..TonyfromOz.
I don’t trust Donald Trump. But I can’t deny his speech on Israel gives me more heart than anything said on the subject by Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton:
Having said that I’m still not all that keen on Donald Trump, I can’t deny that he (and Ted Cruz) give me more hope of an end to the suicidal weakness of the West, more inclined to weep sentimentally over a terrorist attack than to seriously prevent the next.
Here’s a sobering fact for you: yesterday in Brussels, Isis sympathisers killed five times as many civilians in one hour as British airstrikes have killed or injured Isis fighters in Syria since December. At the last count, in late February, British airstrikes over Syria had killed or hurt just seven Isis fighters in three months. Seven. Not even 10; seven. In Brussels, a small gang of Isis fanboys killed 35 civilians…
[T]here’s no doubting the chasm that now exists between our leaders’ rhetoric about Isis and the action they’re willing to take against it. They describe Isis as a colossal, existential threat to Western values, yet they send no men, no ground troops, to wage war against it. Just the occasional manned flight or some flying robots…
This is the defining feature of the Isis era: the West has the military might to fight Isis, but not the moral conviction. It has the machinery, the men, but it lacks the thing every warrior needs: a deep belief in what he’s fighting for, in this case the idea that our enlightenment values, our free, open societies, are superior to their backward way of life. We in the West agree that we hate Isis, but we don’t agree that the Western way of life is something worth defending, or even something we should be especially favourable about anymore… Laws and codes against Islamophobia represent the institutionalisation of relativism, the suppression of loud and proud defences of the virtues of Western life and thought.
For instance, note the mockery of the Twitter Left and completely over-the-top authoritarian intervention of the British police:
Matthew Doyle is being questioned on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after the purported encounter in Croydon, south London.
A message posted on his Twitter page on Wednesday morning said: “I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.”
The tweet went viral and was widely mocked on Twitter, with many users choosing to parody it.
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.