The media is now treating terrorism like black on white crime, refusing to speculate when it appears likely, refusing to delve into the suspect’s mind, and treating each suspect as an individual and not part of a pattern. This is quite unlike the “southern gun culture” or “police brutality” speculations that the media uses to delve into the causes of school shootings or police shootings. In other words, our nefarious media with its infinite bad faith will notice patterns sometimes and deliberately not notice them and refuse to look for them in others, even when the weight of evidence is literally minuscule in the case of the former and enormous in the case of the latter.
It’s increasingly obvious that the gap between “what we can talk about and notice” and “what is reality” is getting wider all the time. The media, the schools, the political establishment are in overdrive to maintain their power, and that power depends upon certain myths of America’s need for reform and the the backwardness and moral disqualification of its traditional people, i.e., white people.
Now when I heard about this Germanwings crash, I thought of four possibilities in descending order: group terrorism, spontaneous Jihad by a pilot, spontaneous suicide by a despondent pilot (likely also the cause of the Malaysian flight disappearance), or a mechanical problem. I wasn’t wedded to any of them, as they all struck me as possible and none wildly more likely than the other. It looks like it’s the second or the third reason, at this point.
You heard almost nothing about this in previous days; terrorism was ignored all together, even though active Islamic terrorist cells are operating to do exactly this all around the globe. Mohammad Atta lived in Germany, after all. It’s not like suggesting a space alien took the yoke, but we can’t do it. The honor of this community must be protected at all costs, even the cost of our brains and our sanity and the truth.
But there comes a point where this “open mindedness” renders one stupid, like Stalin’s lassitude on the opening days of Operation Barbarossa when he convinced himself “his ally” Hitler could not possibly be invading. To admit that would be also to admit an enormous mistake. So, for some time at least, people cling to costly, dangerous, and false assumptions about the world, because their own power, their own psyches, and the confirmation of their own manifest stupidity are all at stake. This often ends–not always–either in an epiphany or self-destruction. It remains to be seen which way the West and its elites will go.