Sunday, April 02, 2006

Seal Off The Borders

The blogosphere is abuzz with news of Border’s collapse to the Islamopaths. Actually, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. Consider their previous surrenders over the Satanic Verses and the positioning of the Koran (really!).

There’s a certain logic to Border’s move, of course. It’s that old thing about risk vs reward. Border’s face the risk of enraged Islamopaths vs the (short-term) reward of knocking out a few copies of a reasonably obscure magazine. Put that way, it sounds like an easy (if hardly inspiring) decision.

This is back to something I was writing about a few days ago. Our supposedly hip’n’happening intellectual classes extol the virtues of both multiculturalism and the market. Well, this is what happens when this type of thinking is allowed to predominate free of any higher principles. Everyone agrees that free speech is kind of important, but no one will be the one to actually defend it. It’s the culture war's very own Prisoner’s Dilemma.

So how do we get out of this ? Actually, it seems like we’re already making a start. While bombings get the headlines, most companies fold because they’re faced with the prospect of Islamopath boycotts and the like. On the other hand, if they surrender, all that’ll happen is that most people will be disgusted but won’t feel they can do much about it. Except now we’re online, we can see that there are plenty of other people who share our disgust. MSM to the contary, there are plenty of folks out there who’ve had it up to here with Islamopaths and their dhimmi enablers.

If all companies can understand is the bottom line, then that’s where we have to hit them. Hey – it’s not even a matter of principle: the whole advantage of Borders vs You-Know-Who is that you can browse around and maybe find something new. Now, it turns out you can browse around and find something new, providing the local Mullah doesn’t object to it. Who needs that ? So yay for the boycott. Who’d have thought you’d be able to help defend Western Civilisation by clicking here ?

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