Editor’s note: Watt’s previous essay generated quite a bit of controversy. Watt answers those criticisms here. As is clear, Erdogan has at least made the best of the coup.
Well, I’ve evidently hit a nerve. Or two. And that’s good. A number of you took umbrage or worse at my previous contention about the recent events (a.k.a. false-flag coup) in Turkey. Specifically, about my comparison of it to previous examples, like Hitler’s use of the Reichstag Fire, as an excuse to purge the party, army and nation of dissent. Erdogan is no different, I contend. Why waste a good crisis? Who cares who delivered the pizza when you’re hungry?
The next point of contention was my assertion that Erdogan wants to be the leader of the revived Ottoman Empire. And that he prefers medieval Turkey to modern Turkey. Especially when it comes to subjugating the West. And that is the goal, my friend. Turkey is not trying to outdo the tolerance of the West. The 6,000 plus Turks he has arrested are quite aware of this fact.
Then, a number of folks literally melted down when I claimed that there is absolutely no essential difference between ‘moderate’ Islam and ‘radical’ Islam (nor Sunni vs Shiite Islam). I suppose I have been impolitic in my thoughts, but I haven’t changed my mind in the least. And here is why.
The essence of Islamic belief is that it is destined to rule the entire world. Literally, the entire world. Including the penguins. And that Islam is to achieve this world-wide domination through two means. The first is through the weakness of the infidels. The second is through the ferocity of Muhammad. When the infidels are strong, Islam is simply to sleep. When the infidels are weak, Islam is to awaken, and take them by the sword.
What do I mean by sleeping? Well, sleeping is a physical function of the body. It’s totally natural. The body is alive but inactive. Yet it still grows. It shows no activity, but it still grows. On the other hand, an awakened body can engage in many activities, many of which can cause death. And so, in order to avoid death, Islam will sleep whenever there is danger to its existence. Witness its somnolence from the time of its defeat at Vienna in 1683 until Beirut in 1983. A nice 300 year nap. Everyone needs a nap occasionally, right?
But what of this growth I have mentioned? What is the natural form of growth? Apart from an individual’s growth, that is. The name for the growth of a people is Procreation. And that is what Islam has done. They have continued to grow their sleeping numbers. That growth continues unabated even today. It is their secret weapon. And ironically, it was the secret weapon of the West until 1930, when the Protestants first succumbed at the Lambeth Conference. Fecundity was spurned, in favor of self-indulgence. The Catholics succumbed in the 1970’s. The result is rather simplistic. The East has waxed, the West has waned. And the West is now caught napping.
Now regardless of the immediate cause (Zionism, colonial ‘exploitation’, or a demonic impulse, etc.), the result is undeniable. Islam has awakened. Not fully, and not everywhere. But the fact is quite visible to everyone not given to idiotic platitudes of religious equanimity. That fact is fully evident to anyone who is even dimly aware of world events. Ask the priests of France if you’re not sure.
But here is the truly important fact; all Muslims are called to Jihad. All of them. This doesn’t change the fact that not all Muslims are awakened yet. And this fact, that not all Muslims are fully awakened to their opportunity (for that is what demographic reality has brought us to), doesn’t change the fact that all Muslims will finally be awakened. After all, that is what Jihad is all about. Taking control when the time is ripe. And biding your time until that time arrives. And that is what they have done. They have outgrown us, by our own choice. And now the numbers have told them that the time of their victory is at hand, and that it is time to arise from their slumbers.
Yes, I know, there are those who still naively believe that there is the possibility of transforming Muslims into moderate, passive and tolerant beings, by being exposed to ‘Western values’. Muslims who are willing to live in harmony with their non-Muslim neighbors. But you know what? That willingness would actually make them non-Muslims. That’s what the Koran says. Have you bothered to read it? And while there are some in the world of Dar al-Salam (the house of peace) who believe this, these imaginary moderate Muslims will find that those who do take Mohammed seriously are willing to take their life if they dare to speak this belief in peaceful co-existence. And those who will take their life are the Muslims who dwell in Dar al-Harb, the house of war. These are the Muslims who have been awakened first. These are the suicide bombers, the Jihadis who live to die, in the name of Allah.
So there you have it—the ones who awaken first to the Jihadi anthem will make sure no one is allowed to speak the heresy of accommodation. And so, regardless of any individual’s desire to live in peace, the vast majority of ‘good Muslims’ will be cowed into silence and submission by those willing to kill for the sake of Islamic honor. After all, if you can kill your sister for having been raped, what in the world would prevent you from killing a neighboring Muslim who espouses tolerance of others?
No, the only answer at this time is conversion. A Muslim has to convert in order to be believed when he espouses tolerance. But this is an act that brings immediate personal danger, as this act is apostasy to Islam. An act punishable by death in the land of Islam. By the way, that includes all of the West now, as we have lost the spine to stand up to Islamic terror in our own land. Which means that most nominal (non-enthusiastic) Muslim won’t dare to speak thoughts such as these. Why rock the boat when you’ll get offed for doing it?
Besides, where are the brave souls of the West who will dare to try and convert these poor souls? Who is telling them the error of their murderous ways? What brave bishops will lead them? Yes, it would take a bishop, as that task was entrusted to them, So, don’t bother looking at the Protestant world. Even the Episcopal world. They’re too busy ordaining lesbian bishops. And don’t hold your breath waiting for a Western Catholic Bishop to lead the counter-Jihad. Remember, faith cometh by hearing, but who’s trying to speak the Gospel to these poor Muslim robots? Anybody? Nope, we’re just trying to drone them to death, as if there are enough drones to do that job.
But now, let’s move on to the last part of my previous scandalous post. The part where I mentioned Russia as the last hope for the West (and itself). I suppose it had to come to this, eh? After all, if the West won’t evangelize them then someone has to do it. I don’t think it will be India. Or China, although the Gospel, in some fashion, is making inroads there. But the guardians of the Forbidden City are just as fierce as the guardians of Islam, so don’t expect another Tiananmen Square anytime soon.
No, it has to be the Russians. After all, they have the two things necessary to do it. First, they have a Christian heritage, regardless of how badly formed it is. Second, they aren’t afraid to do things that bring down ‘progressive’ damnation on them. Things like killing people, in large numbers. Level the howitzer tube, Komrade! And yes, this is part of their deformed heritage.
And actually, it won’t be proselytizing that is tried first. Because the Orthodox are as chauvinistic as the Arab Muslims (who look down on all non-Arab Muslims). No, they will try force first. That is the Russian way. But only when they have been begged to do it. Begged by Europeans. The Europeans who begged Tsar Alexander I to save them from Napoleon in 1812. The Europeans who have fallen asleep in their faith. And now their Euro dreams have become nightmares. Shall I make an easy prediction? There will be another atrocity, soon. And another…and another…and another…and another…and another…Get my drift?
And let me make another safe prediction; after the next (ad infinitum) atrocity, there will be verbal outrage across the Continent…and further verbal outrage…and further verbal outrage…and further verbal outrage…and further verbal outrage…and not a damned thing else.
And at some point, which has already passed, the Russians will have decided that Islam must be destroyed, else it will finally turn on Russia after Islam has consumed the effeminate Trans-Blendered West. And the point of confrontation will be Constantinople. Because no Russian worth his salt would deny that the legitimacy of Russian world domination, whether as Imperial or Holy Rome, hinges on her possession of her rightful inheritance of The Second Rome. After all, numerous Tsars were married into the Emperor’s family, beginning with Vladimir the Great all the way through Constantine IX. Even the Popes have recognized Russia’s claim to the throne of Constantinople. Every Orthodox Russian knows this. It’s only the stupid, somnolent West that doesn’t. Because they don’t know anything anymore. They’re all asleep. But the Turks and ISIS aren’t asleep anymore. Mark my words. Erdogan has.