Some timely words from Oriana Fallaci

The quotes below date back several years; I used them in a blog post back in 2006 or so. Oriana Fallaci was an outspoken woman who faced prosecution for some of her politically incorrect statements. She was an inspiration to me. She was courageous, having a great integrity and regard for truth that made her unable to bow down to political correctness. Her words hold even more relevance today than when she originally said or wrote them.

''For four years I’ve been talking about Islamic Nazism; about the war against the West; about the death cult; about European suicide. About a Europe that is no longer Europe, but Eurabia, and that with its feebleness, its inertia, its blindness, its servitude to the enemy is digging its own grave. For four years, like another Cassandra, I’ve been shouting until I’m hoarse “Troy is burning! Troy is burning!” and I despair of the Danaids for whom, like Virgil in the Aeneid I weep for a city entombed in its torpor. [A city] that, through its wide-open doors receives fresh troops and joins complicit parties [inside]. For four years I’ve been repeating to the wind the truth about the Monster and its accomplices; that is, the accomplices of the Monster who, in good or bad faith, open wide the doors--who, like [those] in the Apocalypse of John the Evangelist, throw themselves at his feet and allow themselves to be stamped with the mark of shame.''
Further:
''The real enemy is Islam and the most catastrophic threat is immigration not terror. It is immigration. And they do not integrate in Europe. Maybe in the USA but not in Europe. Those riots in France are a result of that very thing".

"Servility to the invaders has poisoned democracy, with obvious consequences for the freedom of thought, and for the concept itself of liberty. "

''We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century. ''


J.R. Nyquist, in a piece from 2007 called Europe's White Flag of Cowardice, he writes of Fallaci:

According to Fallaci, “Everything can be expressed, everything can be spread, except the freedom of revealing the truth. Because the truth leaves no way out, and inspires fear.”

Fear is the determining factor in the decline of democracy, Fallaci claims. And therefore courage is the antidote. Tried in Paris for writing that Muslims “breed like rats” (“Ils se multiplient comme les rats”), Fallaci denounces Europe’s intellectuals as “the oblivious ones.” Her analysis is precise. She identifies a mortal threat to Western Civilization. It is the mortal threat of our own cowardice before the truth."
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How does one trust a Europe that ''sells itself like a whore, a Europe which is no longer capable of reasoning?'' By refusing to admit that Islam is a pond inside which ''we are all drowning,'' Fallaci says that we fail to defend ''our territory, our homes, our children, our dignity, our essence...''

She says the West is in a war. But the West isn’t fighting because the West has lost its passion. Instead, Europe cowardly waves “the white flag of servitude and resignation which is suicide itself.”

Fallaci died in 2006, the year I began blogging. Where is her successor? Who in the West speaks out today with the kind of passion and urgency with which she spoke and wrote? We need not only political leaders, but people to inspire us, to speak out with the kind of passionate force and eloquence which she wrote. And her passion was the manifestation of love for her country and people as well as for the West in general, old Christendom, the world she grew up in. She was accused of ''hating'', as are most of us who hold to the traditional, time-honored standards and beliefs. Did she hate?

''Yes, I do hate the bin Ladens and the Zarqawis. I do hate the bastards who burn churches in Europe. I hate the Chomskys and Moores and Farrakhans who sell us to the enemy. I hate them as I used to hate Mussolini and Hitler. For the cause of freedom, this is my sacrosanct right.'' 

When you really love something or someone, you will hate that which threatens or harms that which you love. Hate is a normal, natural emotion, and Fallaci was not the only one who asserted that we have a 'right' to hate that which is hateful or hurtful. Liberals give themselves license to hate, with a passion, people like Oriana Fallaci or anyone who questions their belief system, but they invent laws to punish or imprison those who hate appropriately, hate with a righteous hatred. And yes, there is such a hate; the book of Ecclesiastes says there is a ''time to love, a time to hate." If we can't hate what is a mortal threat to us and our kin and our way of life, then we may as well surrender and lie down. I think that was the burden of Fallaci's song. She hated because she loved so passionately. Where is that kind of love among our side today? I see a lot of cynicism and bitterness towards our own, towards our forefathers and towards our heritage. This may be born of disappointment and disillusionment, but whatever its excuse, it has to be replaced with some kind of solidarity and fraternal love amongst our folk, or we won't have a chance.

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