The censored manifesto
I found it curious how thoroughly the NZ gunman's manifesto was censored. He sent out many copies but most recipients announced proudly that they were not going to release their copy. It was only with a fair bit of scouring that I was able to get hold of a copy.
So what motivated the censorship? What ideas in it were so dangerous that they must be kept from us by our soi disant betters? Let me offer a rough summary:
There WERE dangerous ideas in it: But very ordinary ideas, the sort of ideas that are widespread in Western countries. There are majorities in all Western countries which want the flood of Third world immigrants stopped. And where those majorities are large enough, the governments of the countries concerned have taken measures that have largely stopped at least the illegal sources of such immigration: Australia, Norway and most of Eastern Europe. Even in those countries, however, there are substantial inflows of Third worlders who are accepted legally as "refugees", though many are clearly not true refugees.
Because disrupting the "complacent" societies they live in is the whole aim of most Leftists, however, Leftists do their best to oppose immigration restrictions and brand immigration opponents with every derogatory name under the sun, of which "racist" is the mildest. Despite his record of support `for minorities, even Mr. Trump is routinely branded by the Left as a "racist" because of his efforts to protect America's borders from a Third world influx.
Given the Leftist role in supporting the undermining of Western societies, it is left to the conservative side of politics to articulate the common desire to retain their existing social and national arrangements. It is conservative writers who point to the adverse aspects of largely uncontrolled immigration. They point to the frequency of immigrant crime and the serious stretching of public services (schools, hospitals, roads) that heavy inflows of low quality immigration causes. They also point out where demographic projections lead: The much higher immigrant birthrates point to formerly Western countries becoming in time predominantly Third World countries, with the crime, poverty and general disruption that entails
And the NZ gunman in his manifesto echoes those concerns. There is nothing new in his manifesto. It is largely just a compilation of the things that non-Leftists have been saying about Third world immigration. He is particularly concerned about Muslim immigration because of Islam's aggressive contempt for Western civilization. He sees Muslims becoming in time an intolerant majority in many Western countries, which will bring hard times for non-Muslims. And the fate of Christians in existing Muslim lands certainly bears out such concerns
So what is different about the NZ gunman? Is he mentally ill? Does he have a personality disorder? There is no sign of it. Reports from people who know him generally describe him as a normal pleasant person.
So is he a white supremacist? It is rather to the contrary. Far from seeing whites as supreme he sees them as vulnerable and threatened, which is roughly the opposite of supreme. He is not even much of a racist. He speaks warmly of the Pakistanis he met on his visit there and names his chief inspiration as a prominent BLACK American conservative, Candice Owens. And he is certainly no nationalist, white or otherwise. He is an internationalist concerned for the whole of Western society.
What appears to have set him off is his travels. He has travelled to a bewildering variety of countries and has taken particular note of the immigrant influence there. And what he has seen and heard of the foul deeds of Jihadis has particularly disgusted and enraged him. So under heavy pressure of Jihadi reality, he has decided that he should do something about it. For most of us, Jihadi deeds are something that happen somewhere else and have little personal impact on us -- so we put it all out of our minds. His travels, by contrast, brought it all to the front of his mind.
So it should be clear why the Left are having orgasms over the manifesto. It shares with normal conservative writing a dislike of Muslim influences and a wish for immigration restrictions. To the Left that brands all conservatives as potential terrorists and all-round bad eggs. But that is guilt by association and a violation of natural justice. And even the association is absurdly weak. Who is typical of conservatives, the hundreds of millions of conservatives who do NOT become terrorists or the one man who does?
With the Left, on the other hand the association is much clearer and more troubling. When Leftists gain unrestricted power -- as with Leftists from Robespierre to Stalin to Mao -- we see where the real murderous potential lies. Unless restrained by powerful other influences, Leftism always leads to tyranny and mass murder. The deeds of their philosophical allies in other countries ARE a realistic guide to the potential of Western Leftists.
In the unlikely event that they had any humility and balance, Leftists would be asking whether their repeated defence and coverup of Muslim hostility had any role in pushing the NZ gunman into his pushback against Muslim terrorism. On November 5, 2009, for instance, a mass shooting took place at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas when Muslim Nidal Hasan fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. Rather than Muslim terrorism, the Obama administration insisted that the event had to be referred to as "workplace violence" -- an epic coverup.
To return to the shooter: Vengeance is a normal human motivation. It is probably always unwise and is definitely unChristian but it can be a powerful force. It is perhaps forgiveable where the vengeance targets the original offender but it all too often spreads more widely than that. And on this occasion it did. For the gunman the problem was a group of people so a group had to be the target. It is deplorable that the people he targeted were as far as we know innocent men, women and children. But jihadis target innocent men, women and children too so he no doubt thought that they had set the relevant precedent.
I am not going to put up the manifesto on any of my sites. The all-wise Leftist controllers of our social media would undoubtedly take it down if I did and they might even take down the whole site. That is why I have offered this summary in lieu of the whole thing. Even this summary and this site could be attacked however so I have taken the defensive measure of not naming the gunman. It seems to me that the hostiles will use his surname as a search term for locating posts such as mine but, because of my defensive measures will not pick this post up immediately. Regular readers will thus get to see it first.
I am however prepared to email a copy of the manifesto to anyone who is otherwise unable to obtain it.