In the absence of action

Breivik happens:

Nearly every time I read something Breivik has said about Europe’s “Islamification” being enabled by the Euro left’s ideology of multiculturalism I find myself thinking: “He’s right.”

This defines me instantly as a “right-wing racist extremist” and therefore both “insane” and “evil.”

I am not alone in my insane and evil right-wing racist extremist thoughts. I reckon that most Europeans think exactly the same way as me. It is merely that they are too afraid, or not allowed, to say so. But I am also certain that neither I nor the majority in Europe are right-wing racist extremists, nor are we insane or evil.

We are simply normal. It’s multiculturalism that is abnormal.

I live in Europe and I’m not sure that I know anyone, left or right, who still genuinely believes multiculturalism is viable. I know some very left-wing people who wish that it was, and who would vehemently oppose any attempt to fix the problems they reluctantly admit, but even they will confess, when pressed, that they don’t hold out any hope of Muslim and African integration, much less the happy vibrancy promised by the multiculturalists. They mostly don’t want to think about it and prefer to hope that the problems somehow goes away on their own.

But they won’t. And in the absence of thought or action by people of generally good faith, action by the more extreme and violent is assured.

I note that the French election results tend to support my assertion, in the immediate aftermath of the Utoya shootings, that Breivik’s actions would be seen as an early harbinger of popular nationalism rather than a tactical blunder that increased popular support for the multiculturalists.