“And you, hypocrite lecteur,
What makes you so superior?”
-Louis Simpson, from There You Are
I find it so very telling that whenever a majority of the population show their support for a cause or a personality the media and the Left disagree with or disapprove of, that support is deprecated as populism–as though populism (read the penchants of the majority) were some coveted evil bandied about by the banausic and non-elites of Western democracies; as though the wishes of the majority were become worthy of contempt precisely at the moment those wishes might empower that majority. Whatever happened to “We the people”? I believe it is high time that the wishes of the majority took precedence over the parochial and selfish interests of political bureaucrats, and especially now that the majority have made it known–or rather, are making it known– that they’ve quite had enough of the multiculturalism experiment and are more than tired of having the debilities of Islam obtruded into their choice of television and radio narrative every day. Enough already.
The first definition of the word populist in the Penguin dictionary is “A member of a political party claiming to represent ordinary people.” The second is “Someone who has or cultivates an appeal to ordinary people.” Is this not also the definition of every politician that ever ran for office? The popularity of Donald Trump is denigrated by the Left and the media as an evil populism simply because he is bold enough to bring to light the fact that the religion of Islam has become a problem for the Western world and because the majority of the citizens of that Western world are extremely concerned about this problem. Shouldn’t this particular vein of populism be an issue that all politicians, if they are truly concerned about the future of their country as an abiding democracy, whether Democrat or Republican, attend to with their full and undivided attention?
Michael Harrington wrote in 1962 that, “The millions who are poor in the United States tend to become increasingly invisible….It takes an effort of the intellect and will even to see them.” The same can be said of those millions who refuse to endure the contorted concept of multiculturalism, an insalubrious idea the Western media and political elite have turned into a populism of their very own. These millions have become not only increasingly invisible, but their voice, when it is heard, if at all, is maligned and emasculated back into the silent and stifled existence from whence it struggles to egress. To publicly contend that all religions are not equal, or more precisely, that Islam and the Muslim are become a relatively dangerous and obtrusive element within Western democracies, is to proceed against the current of this particular populism, an adventure that can arouse the ire of both journalist and politician alike. But even more disconcerting, it appears that soon, and very soon, such an intellectual venture will bring down upon oneself the wrath and weight of the state.
Many Western journalists (but not all), who have always asserted themselves as guardians of “freedom of the press” have now become shamelessly censorious of nakedly obvious truths, especially those truths concerning the egregious behavior of Muslim religious. And the state, whose duties include what the common citizens of every Western democracy have always assumed is a defense against encroachment of foreign influence and discriminatory cultures, is fast becoming a peremptory and imperviable purveyor of foreign influence and discriminatory cultures. Samuel P. Huntington warned that, “The survival of the West depends on Americans reaffirming their Western identity and Westerners accepting their civilization as unique not universal and uniting to renew and preserve it against challenges from non-Western societies.”
In his book Mass Hate, Neil Kressel remarks about the people of Germany during the Holocaust, “…some historians, particularly those of a psychoanalytic bent, have crawled deeper into the psyche of the German people and attempted to stake out the contours of what might be described as a collective national pathology.” I believe that within the psyche of the worldwide Muslim Ummah there exists a collective imperialist pathology, and it’s based on Islam’s promised and prescribed universal Caliphate. And just like Adolf Hitler’s genocidal dream of a thousand year Reich, this pathology is anti-Jewish to the core. This is the most dangerous populism on the planet. Right up there with the populism that today invokes the power of the state upon anyone who refuses to swallow the multiculturalism pill and the immeasurably convoluted notion that all religions are equally deserving of our respect. Innocent people–men, women, and children–are being murdered every day in the name of Islam, and yet our condemnation of these horrors and the savages who commit them is labeled as a worthless and simplistic populism. To the real Islamophobes, the journalists and politicians afraid of offending the more dangerous adherents of Islam, I say, “And you, hypocrite lecteur, what makes you so superior?”