While I am still allowed to write
Today I am in mourning. I mourn for the lost freedom of expression in Europe. I mourn for our countless forefathers, who have given their lives, many literally, in the fight for freedom.
The last days I have seen events I thought could not happen in the "free" world. Censorship has made its ugly appearance. Censorship come in many forms.
We have seen political and economic pressure being applied to the "free" media. We have seen threats of death and maiming from radical Muslims causing Westerners to go in hiding and Western governments to tremble. We have seen concerted pressure from Muslim dictatorships on "free" governments. We have seen economic interests controlling government policy in the face of threat. We have seen appeasement being given nearly total control of state media. We have seen ministers putting direct pressure to bear on editors. We have seen secret police warning the public and media not to act against state interests by publishing cartoons or demonstrating. We have seen police warning not being able (wanting) to protect in case media would publish. We have seen authorities stand by while Muslim demonstrations on our streets have promised death and worse. We have seen political correctness control everybody.
The West has an enemy in Islamofascism. It is a dangerous enemy, that would exterminate us if possible and at this very moment is infiltrating.
But it is not our worst enemy.
The worst enemy is the internal enemy. That enemy is called pacifism, appeasement and political correctness. The enemy is walking next to us on the street in our daily lives. The enemy is sitting next to us at work.
It is embodied in left wingers, complacent ignorants, selfish capitalists, political opportunists and other hypocriticals. The Socialists and the so called Social Democrats of Europe have been the worst.
The basic premises of democracy are in danger. Without freedom there can not be democracy. This is our cross road. If we fail, the Islamofascists can justly look forward to the demise of the Western civilization.