Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The Red Tactic
Have you ever heard of the Red Tactic? I learned about it while working for the IWW back in Chicago, and with its century-and-more history, the IWW should know.
It's called the Red Tactic because it was invented by the hard-core communists, who wanted to rule the world as devoutly as the Jihadists do. It consisted of making a social/political/economic system worse in order to make people desperate, so as to drive the people to revolution -- which, of course, their communist manipulators would steer in the proper direction. The fact that this tactic usually didn't work, revolutions being notoriously difficult to manipulate, didn't stop its devotees from repeatedly trying it. Possibly the righteous excuse for nasty behavior was irresistible.
The problem is that tactics are neutral, and anyone who understands them can use them -- or elaborate on them -- so that it can become difficult if not impossible to tell just who is using the tactic, and for what ultimate end. Nonetheless, it's possible to recognize the tactic when you see it.
Looking at the "immigration problem" in Europe right now, I can't see it as anything else.
The European Union was formed in 1993, shortly after the collapse of the USSR, pretty obviously to forge all of Europe into a single country/empire/hegemony to balance the political/economic power of the US. This implies that our European allies had a rather cynical attitude toward us, and were not necessarily our friends. This is supported by the interesting tariffs that the EU applied to American goods, while busily reducing tariffs, and unifying currency, among themselves.
Note particularly what the countries of the EU did next. Those that didn't already have exceedingly strict gun-control laws, if not outright bans on civilian gun ownership, proceeded to pass them. Then, after 9/11/2001, the US began conducting its confused and clumsy war on the Arab states. Various allies in the EU cheered us on at first, but soon lost interest -- probably due to our inability or unwillingness to fight the war to a clear conclusion by conquering the Arab states outright -- and started making their own policy with the Arabs. Their ultimate purpose is indeed the question.
What they did next was, apparently, to sell out to the Jihadists. They opened their doors to "Syrian" refugees from all over the middle east and northern Africa, even as US troops were thrashing Jihadist armies in those countries. Under the excuse of "compassion" and getting more cheap laborers to replace their own aging and shrinking populations, they welcomed in hordes of military-age Muslim males, and a few Muslim families, and a disturbing number of fundamentalist Muslim imams -- making little to no effort to discover which of them had connections to the Jihadist armies, let alone determine which of those "refugees" were willing to "assimilate", or even work for a living. They did not consult their own populations before taking in these hordes, and -- having been disarmed -- their citizens could do little to effectively complain.
Anyone who had studied Arab culture or history, or the Koran, could have predicted what would happen. The refugees didn't assimilate but strove mightily to take over. They avoided taking any kind of jobs, but demanded extensive amounts of Welfare -- the jizya, you know. They also demanded that their host countries adapt their cultures to keep from "offending" the invaders. The crime-rate, particularly rape -- of children as well as women -- skyrocketed, and when the victims identified their attackers as "foreigners", the police deftly avoided making any such "Islamophobic" identifications. The number of Arab terrorist attacks climbed likewise. So did public anti-semitism and mainstream-media anti-Israel propaganda. Neighborhoods and whole cities were taken over by the "refugees", who boast openly that in 20 years they'll take over completely.
It didn't help that various countries in Europe found their economies collapsing under the burden of excessive Socialistic regulations and taxation, especially with their Welfare systems overloaded by the non-taxpaying/tax-absorbing hordes of refugees.
Naturally, the native citizens were perturbed by this -- but found no support or sympathy from their own Liberal-to-Socialist governments. If anything, their governments have ordered the police to silence all complaint, in fact to spend more time hunting out and punishing "Islamophobia" than solving and punishing real crimes.
Just as naturally, the resistance is growing. The UK, in the famous "Brexit" vote, withdrew from the EU entirely, though it did nothing about its "refugee problem". Other countries, notably those to the eastern side of Europe, refused to take in any more "refugees" -- and a few of them have begun efforts to round up and throw out the ones already there. Others have begun investigating and deporting particularly active imams, closing down proven Jihadist mosques, ordering their police to actively investigate crimes by "refugees" and deporting any convicted.
Most recently, when the UK government arrested-tried-convicted-and-jailed, in 13 hours flat, a public complainer -- Tommy Robinson -- the public exploded in protests. 22,000 Britons protested in London and clashed noisily with police. The political party Robinson supports, which the sitting government calls "right-wing", has gained enough followers that they just might win the majority at the next election.
In short, the countries of the EU are turning politically right-wing and anti-Muslim from the roots up, as a result of the incredibly stupid policies of their own -- basically Socialistic -- governments. It's hard to see how those governments could have been so suicidally stupid...
...Unless they intended this from the beginning.
As I said, one doesn't have to be a Red to use the Red Tactic -- only devoted and patient.
--Leslie <;)))>< )O(