In war always attack your enemies’ weaknesses. ISIS understand this and are acting accordingly. By contrast, the West seems to have lost the plot. While ISIS are in a state of war with us, we are not in a state of war with them. At best we are in a state of hoping they’ll go away. ISIS is a monster we created, but, be that as it may, they definitely see themselves in a war with us. For this reason, they have scouted out our weaknesses, but we have yet to scout out theirs.
Dramatic proof of how true this is, was provided by recent reports that ISIS is threatening to “invade” Europe from Libya, using one of our major weaknesses, namely our humanitarian inability to defend our group identity. This is the same weakness that Jean Raspail so perceptively identified in 1973, when he published his classic novel The Camp of the Saints.
In that work, the White World (including the Soviet Union) is overwhelmed by a flood of Third World immigrants because it is no longer able to enforce the necessary acts of individual human cruelty needed to maintain borders. As Raspail puts it, describing the sole effort to stem the flood:
“One bullet and one only. Shot into the belly of a little Chinese child, by a Soviet general loaded to the gills with vodka.”
This weakness of ours is exactly as Raspail describes it, and the only reason we have had a steady inflow rather than the sudden tsunami of “immivasion” that he wrote about, is not because of our vigilance and strength, but because of the weakness and lack of organization of the human detritus that has been intermittently washing up on our shores.
But this is about to change. Following the application of what Colin Liddell calls “The ‘Shit Happens’ Foreign Policy,” Libya has descended into chaos, and that chaos has opened the door to ISIS, who, along with other similarly minded groups, now control most of the country.
This is where things get interesting. Unable to fight the West with conventional weapons, ISIS is more than prepared to use the asymmetrical tactics of Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW). The essence of 4GW is to blur the lines between war, politics, and other elements, and between combatants and civilians.
The situation in the Mediterranean provides a perfect opportunity for ISIS. On the South side you have impoverished hordes of mainly young male Africans and Muslims, aflame with desire for the welfare, women, and wealth of the West, and facing them you have police and immigration officers gelded by human rights agreements, anti-racism legislation, and a fifth column of bleeding heart leftists and liberals.
If ISIS did not seize upon this situation they would frankly need their heads examined. A report in the Daily Mail, however, shows that ISIS are already well acquainted with this weakness, and are getting ready to exploit it:
“ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West, it was claimed today.
Transcripts of telephone intercepts published in Italy claim to provide evidence that ISIS is threatening to send 500,000 migrants simultaneously out to sea in hundreds of boats in a ‘psychological weapon’ against Europe if there is military intervention against them in Libya.
Many would be at risk of drowning with rescue services unable to cope. But authorities fear that if numbers on this scale arrived, European cities could witness riots.”
Notice how the report, instead of just being factual, makes a point of reproducing the very weakness that is spurring ISIS on:
“Many would be at risk of drowning with rescue services unable to cope.”
Yes, as always, that is the first concern of the effete West, the well-being of the carriers of the virus that is out to destroy it. This is almost equivalent to being worried about the welfare of the rats that carried the Black Death in 1346, but not quite as at least the rats were innocent of any evil intent, and none of them, to my knowledge, actually turned into bubonic plague pathogens themselves. It is unlikely that the same can be said of the millions of migrants that ISIS plans to throw into Europe.
The Daily Mail report is noticeable for the way it downplays the actual threat. It emphasises the logistical problems that would ensue by swamping immigration and welfare “services,” but that would only be half of it. Many of these migrants would also be ISIS terrorists, who who would have a dual purpose: first, to commit acts of terrorism to punish Europe for its actions against ISIS, and secondly to cause a security backlash that would make it easier for ISIS to radicalize the migrant hordes. These would be shut up in makeshift detention camps, awaiting their inevitable release, which would come as human rights lawyers and sob stories in the media about “poor little Abdul dreaming of a better life” did their work.
Raspail named his novel after this passage in the Book of Revelations:
“And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison, and will go forth and deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and will gather them together for the battle; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up over the breadth of the earth and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city.”
The “camp of the saints” here refers to Europe and the West, but in the novel it also has a double meaning, referring to the way in which self-loathing Whites, enamoured of “the Other,” see the hordes of migrants camped on the their doorstep. These two meaning interpenetrate.
By showing the “saintly” poor kindness, the rich world confirms its own saintly status, even at the cost of its existence. With our misapplied post-Christian morality, we are not able to objectify our collective enemies as enemies, but instead insist on declaring them collectively innocent until they should be proved individually guilty, and even then leniency and forgiveness is the order of the day.
We fight wars out of “humanity” but make peace with savagery – the actions of a people courting its own demise.
The only way to defend the West from the fate foretold in Raspail’s novel and now foreshadowed by ISIS, is to regain the ability we once had to see those who were not “of us” as “enemies.” Rather than seeing them as collectively innocent until proved individually guilty, we once saw them as collectively guilty until proved individually innocent. We need to regain this sense.
Instead of a “camp of the saints” to sanctify the invading hordes, as well as those who abase themselves before them, we need a “camp of the demons”: the idea that these people, in a collective sense, are definitely not our friends, have no wish to assimilate, and only wish to rob us of our inheritance and finally our existence.
So far the process of our dispossession and extinction has been unfolding in relative slow motion, allowing the West to maintain its pious complacency. Just maybe ISIS will do us the service of waking us up from this sleepwalk into oblivion.