Sunday, 11 January 2015

Paris attacks

A couple points:

I'm really disgusted by those who imply that the cartoonists somehow 'brought it on themselves'. That attitude is revolting and plays into the hands of the attackers. Anyone who responds to satire, however extreme, with murder is an asshole.

Secondly, the response of most Europeans seems to be that ultimately the attacks are nothing to worry about from the bigger strategic point of view, but I think it's worth pointing out that it's always fanatical elites who make and determine the course of History: Christians in the first three centuries, Nazis, Bolsheviks, etc. 98% of people are docile and do nothing; it's the 2% that count. These guys mean business and have to be taken seriously.