Why The Peaceful Majority Is Irrelevant
By Paul E. Marek
I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.
When good men do nothing
“Very few people were true Nazis” he said, “but, many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”
We are told again and again by “experts” and “talking heads” that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is, that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is, that the “peaceful majority” is the “silent majority” and it is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The Average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a war mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of Killing that included the systematic killing of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”.
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by the fanatics.
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun. Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others, have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
The world has just witnessed the horrific scenes in Iran where President Ahmadinejad was re-elected in what can only be described as a fraudulent election process. From the images sneaked out of the country by mobile phones, it is obvious that a majority of people are being suppressed by this Theocratic regime.
Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for the total destruction of Israel and with their looming nuclear capability could be the trigger to a Third World War.
Paul Marek’s article is a chilling reminder to peace-loving people everywhere to not ignore the mistakes of history that resulted in the tens of millions dying because fanatical groups were allowed to prosper.
We are all witnesses to the tragic events in Iran, to the increasing Islamization of Britain, to the Marxist regime behind the European Union that is hell bent on destroying democracy and Christianity, to the resurgence of Sharia in Turkey threatening the secular status of that country, to the decimation of the non muslim population throughout the Middle East, to the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, to the systematic killing of Christians in Iraq as the USA prepares to evacuate.
And where are the Western governments in all this?
They are all appeasing the Saudis by accepting oil money, by allowing the building of mosques, by allowing our universities to be infiltrated by Islamists who openly declare their intention to destroy our democracy and remove our freedoms.
It is time to re-consider the words of that famous Irish Philosopher, Edmund Burke, who said: