Monday, November 30, 2015

An Essay You MUST Read...

…from Matt Bracken, author of the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic series and truly one of the most thoughtful and knowledgeable people on the world situation I've ever come across. The Enemies series, which Matt began writing 10 years ago, reads like a current news feed, which makes this essay to me even more important:

Tet, Take Two – Islam’s 2016 European Offensive

As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars.

Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism. Allow me to explain the salient aspects of each, and how they relate to the coming 2016 cataclysm.
I believe it is very important for you to read Matt's essay (here's the link again). Yes, it will keep you awake at night, but it is scarily possible. Keeping in mind that I'm basically paranoid, 2016 scares the crap out of me. Obama's delusional, Mao's little minions are busy on campuses across the country, Iran is getting the bomb, Europe has started a slide that I don't believe they can correct, the U.S. borders have been thrown open to whichever flavor of terrorist chooses to cross over, hate is arcing across America like the harbinger of some hellish storm. I come back, as I often do, to these words that once changed my life.

"As I speak to you now,
The icy water of the ponds and ruins lies in the
Hollows of the charnel-house.
A water as sluggish as our own bad memories.
War nods, but has one eye open.
Faithful as ever,
The grass flourishes on the muster-ground round the blocks.
An abandoned village, still heavy with the threats.
The furnace is no longer in use,
The skill of the Nazis is child's play today.
Nine million dead haunt this landscape.
Who is on the look-out from this strange watch-tower
To warn us of our new executioners' arrival?"

"Night and Fog"


John said...

I read it last night which must be why I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep for hours.

The shooting Friday in Colorado Springs, which the media excitedly calls the "Planned Parenthood Shootings", reminds me all too much of the first part of Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic. The shooter, who looks totally out of it, conveniently is unofficially reported to have mumbled something about "baby parts". In spite of this, no one in the Planned Parenthood building is shot or hurt during the 5 hour standoff. Indeed, more people are hurt at Sally's Beauty Supply than there.

Call me paranoid and a conspiracy theorist but something here just isn't adding up. It has provided the perfect venue for Obama to call for gun control, for Hillary to talk about the nonexistent war on women, and for the media to push the narrative 24/7.

Unknown said...

Europe is lost and we will be dragged into it as a member of NATO. I wished he had expanded his analysis more about Asia. As we get dragged into an asymmetric war in Europe, the Chinese will see this as a perfect opportunity to solidify their control of the South China, retake Taiwan and give their blessing to the North Koreans to invade South Korea. We will be so overextended in Europe that the Koreans and Austrailans will be on their own unless we get serious and reinstitute the draft. I hope Mr. Bracken is wrong and that I am wrong but that is just wishful thinking.

Ralph said...

I agree with John. I tossed and turned all night running all the scenarios through my mind. I hope Matthew Bracken is wrong but everything he has written is so plausible.