With Terror and Slaughter Return

But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come

That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings





Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts responds to the attack by the ghouls of ISIS on a Sufi Mosque in  the northern Sinai that left 305 worshipers murdered:


Horrible.  Animals and savages to be sure.  God grant peace and strength to those impacted by this, whose lives were lost, who remain behind and are left with the hurt and the pain.  God also soften the hearts of those who embrace this senseless slaughter as a means of righteousness.  Help the nations of the world find a way to eliminate this and no longer tolerate an apathy based on accepting this as some new normal. 


Go here to comment.  My fear is that our elites want us to accept this as the new normal.  Tut tutting about it by all the usual suspects and then nothing effective is done.  Repeat for the next one, ad infinitum.  Neo pacifism is strong among elites, our Pope being a typical example.  The murderers of ISIS give the lie to such pacifism.  They will not stop until they are stopped permanently by superior fire power.  The prophet Rudyard Kipling predicted this long ago:


When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

Later in the same poem he details where the policies of the fools who currently lead the West are headed:


As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!


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  1. I wonder… Perhaps our elites understand war and peace just fine,
    but doing little to stop terror serves their purpose. It’s a terrorized
    populace that would allow its government to confiscate guns from
    the law-abiding citizens. It’s a terrorized populace that would
    accept increased government surveillance of its citizenry. Our
    liberties might be more easily eroded if our elites could persuade
    us that they could only make us secure if we handed over our more
    of our freedoms, our privacy, our means of self-defense…

  2. Nah, our Elites are just people.
    Just like Bob K, they’re going: “any remedy?”

    I find comfort in studying tactics– for example, this used one of their two main tactics. The first is to set two sets of bombs, with the second going off to take out those helping. The second is to set bombs and then target the kill-zones of people fleeing. That may be familiar to those of a certain age from the Columbine shooting; if they don’t have enough people, you make sure they can’t use most of the exits.

    The solution to that is to not focus on the obvious thing– the bleeding people, or escape. Focus on probable attack angles, so that you can help the bleeding people, or you can escape.

  3. A pity that ALL of the progressive parts of the soft colonialism of Kipling have been discarded in a rush to “liberalize” after WW II. It did provide some restraint to the worst passions of human nature. Today, instead of dealing with small insurrections by petty despots, we are left with the option of major conflict with truly evil people. Not exactly an improvement over the past century and a half.

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