There's a good article on the American Thinker by Vasko Kohlmayer about the increasingly self-deluding attitudes of progressive liberals to the threat of Islamic imperialism. In particular he highlights an article written by Matthew Parris in which Parris said.
Something is changing in the public mood, and I think it's this: terrorism is beginning to look a bit stupid. Those pictures of that idiotic and slightly overweight fellow with his clothes burnt off looked pathetic, undignified. It has occurred to even the meanest of intellects that concrete doesn't burn. And it isn't just the technical competence of alleged British terrorists that people are beginning to doubt: it's the whole jihadist idea. What world are they aiming for? Most British Muslims, just like most British everyone-else, think it's all pie in the sky: all rather silly. Yes, silly. Not "evil" as the red tops would have it. [...] We're not talking anything as clever as Evil here: we're talking Weird, we're talking Crackpot, we're talking Sad. The idea of using a Jeep to make a terminal explode was, in the latest lingo, a bit gay.
I commented myself on why it was wrong to take that sort of attitude towards attacks of this nature and that it was rather idiotic to assume, just because the attacks failed to kill people, that they had not achieved an objective, but even I hadn't reckoned with the liberals trying to turn a world wide movement to destroy western civilisation and to impose Islam on those western nations as a "bit gay".
I suppose if Parris had been hacking back in the forties he'd have been telling us in his various reports on Nazism how they were rather "silly" to launch attacks on The Soviet Union and that Nazi plans for eradicating the Jews from Europe were a "bit gay" too. Kohlmayer points out ....
The trivialization and lightheartedness are hardly appropriate, especially since it was only due to sheer luck that the attacks did not translate into mass carnage. Explosives experts have repeatedly confirmed that had the London's terror plot gone as planned hundreds would have been engulfed by the blast and the accompanying fireball.
I wonder if Parris would have still thought it a bit gay if, instead of one jihadi dancing around with his clothes on fire it had been several hundred ordinary people - including children? It's a little harder to claim something is "a bit silly" if that something involves five year olds lit up like guys on bonfire night. Kohlmayer finishes his article by highlighting the danger of listening to delusional fools like Parris.
To make light of the threat posed by these determined fanatics - as some in Britain are now trying to do - is self-delusional at best and suicidal at worst. The mortal danger we face at their hands will not go away if we pretend it does not exist. It is like sticking one's head in the sand hoping that the jackal will not eat you. This, however, is a fatally misguided hope, since this enemy is too determined, too driven and too smart to let such an opportunity pass by.
Quite right. Read it all and check out the links too. Pass it around. The more we expose idiots like Parris, the less people will listen to them. When we finally stop listening to the "useful fools" of the liberal progressives the sooner