The Events in Paris

This is a subject which I would not normally comment upon. It is not part of this blog’s purpose. But it is hard to resist.

The question that comes into my mind is, “Why do these kamasaki individuals sacrifice themselves?”  It makes no sense that they are young men. If a General says that it would be a good idea to kill as many people as possible, and thus create fear, by suicide bombs,  it would make sense for very old Islamists to kill themselves chanting “Alluha ackba” or whatever. It makes no sense for young persons to sacrifice themselves, while chanting “Alluha ackba”.

In WW2, some Japanese aircraft pilots sacrificed themselves by crashing their planes into American ships. They were incredibly brave. Incredibly brave. They thought that their self-sacrifice would win the war.  It is reasonable to assume that those Japanese airmen were clever and intelligent. And yet they killed themselves to defend a despicable, autocratic, medieval, totalitarian, fascist, regime.

That is what happens when politicians like Cameron et al pretend to represent THE PEOPLE, when, in fact, they represent no one at all. That idea is very important. Cameron et al, including Miliband, Clegg, Corbyn, et al represent no one at all. And that scenario is deliberately engineered. They do not represent Big Business, but they conform.

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Persecution of smokers is an abomination of personal autonomy. The tax on tobacco products must be reduced to normal VAT levels, and so must alcohol taxes. In this modern era, there is no excuse for inordinate taxes. Sin taxes must be justified by the illustration of ‘Sins’. It is not enough to say that ‘Sins’ produce harm. The ‘Sins’ themselves must be justified as ‘Sins’.

I am an old man. I cannot deny it. I have gone beyond the Zealots.

I am infinite.

 

 

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9 Responses to “The Events in Paris”

  1. Ed Says:

    I’m surprised no one’s mentioned it was on Friday 13th!

    If you look at the knights templars, the date has great historical significance for France and Paris in particular;

    “At dawn on Friday, 13 October 1307 (a date sometimes linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition)[30][31] King Philip IV ordered de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested. The arrest warrant started with the phrase: “Dieu n’est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume” [“God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom”]….”

    This culminated in the deaths of many templars;

    “…Pope Clement called for papal hearings to determine the Templars’ guilt or innocence, and once freed of the Inquisitors’ torture, many Templars recanted their confessions. Some had sufficient legal experience to defend themselves in the trials, but in 1310, having appointed the archbishop of Sens, Philippe de Marigny, to lead the investigation, Philip blocked this attempt, using the previously forced confessions to have dozens of Templars burned at the stake in Paris.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar

    A sick joke by the intelligence services who are ultimately running these people, are am I just reading too much in to it?

    • junican Says:

      I doubt that the Islamic terrorists had any interest in the date as such, or, possibly, of the ‘bad luck’ aspect of Friday 13th. According to Wikipedia, ‘Friday 13th’ is a Western, Christian superstition of fairly recent origin.

  2. elenamitchell Says:

    I am in two minds about the atrocities in Paris. Half of me is outraged and wants to stand up and holler, while the other half has a palpable desire to stay in doors when I know that I should be out and about my business.
    This little village some two hundred miles from Paris was like the grave yesterday. I saw and spoke to no one, so I have no idea how anyone feels. And I couldn’t think of anything to say anyway. But I feel French at times like this.
    I know that some of my neighbours have family in Paris, so they must be feeling so much worse than I do.
    But would some suicide bent moron attack rural France? Who knows? It’s a soft target. And while there are guns in houses, who would see it coming?

    My neighbours are usually out hunting on a Sunday morning, and I will freeze every time I hear a gunshot, if such occurs. But then that’s what they want. Fear.

    • junican Says:

      I can imagine people all over France being frightened. The problem is, “Where next?” But I very much doubt that rural France would be a target, soft though it might be. I went to my local tonight. It is not central. There were only a few people in. What would be the point of a suicide bomber blowing himself up to kill a couple of old men and half a dozen youths?
      I dare say that creating fear is one of their objectives, but not the important one. Fear in an emotion and will change nothing. What I think that they are up to is to try to create a backlash against Muslims in France, to create divisions and hatred – much the same as the ‘denormalisation’ of smoking is intended to do.

  3. smokingscot Says:

    It is remarkably easy to manipulate people. The “reverend” Jim Jones convinced his followers to move from the US to a very, very remote corner of Guyana, then persuaded or intimidated or forced them to commit suicide.

    Then there was that cult that committed mass suicide in California so they could hitch a ride on a comet. It transpired many were voluntarily castrated well beforehand.

    Also that nut-case who persuaded his people to release Sarin gas in the Tokyo Metro.

    With young people who are really into a corrupted version of Islam there is this aspect that says if you die on behalf of Allah then you’re guaranteed a place in Paradise.

    The Iranians used that big-time when they were at war with Iraq and they even gave their very poorly trained and equipped volunteers a red plastic key to hang round their neck and told them this was their key to the gates of Paradise. (I did not make that up – a good many “volunteers” suffered from quite serious mental health issues).

    A suicide waistcoat has proven to be remarkably effective and they know there are hundreds, quite possibly thousands who are happy to step into the shoes of a “martyr”.

    I do however wholly agree that the technique is very wasteful. At two sites they simply killed the people sitting outside restaurants and bars. Frankly a £250 drone could have done that and the operators could have meandered away to repeat the deed at their leisure.

    Now that’s real terror, knowing full well that it could quite literally fall out the sky – and as they use electric motors they’re very quiet.

    Doesn’t work if you want to get into a building, which most of them did.

    • junican Says:

      I don’t think that you should give them ideas! I dare say that a reasonably big model aircraft could carry quite a big stick of dynamite loaded with nails. Light the fuse and fly it leisurely over a crowd of people.

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