Image taken from The Dreadful Story of Pauline and the Matches, Heinrich Hoffmann, 1858
So there was another mass shooting this weekend, and as usual, I found out about it several hours after it happened, since I have no TV. And once again, an Arab with ties to ISIS is being blamed for the massacre. And once again, I am inclined to think that this was a false flag attack. For one thing, the alleged assailant is no longer alive to stand trial or to defend himself. (How convenient!) For another thing, the alleged assailant proclaimed his allegiance to ISIS just before the attack, and as I have written previously, ISIS has served the United States well as a conveniently manufactured bogeyman (just as Al-Qaeda did before ISIS). Indeed, there are too many similarities between this attack and previous highly questionable "terror attacks" that have taken place within the last two years.
For those who think that all Arabs - or all Muslims - are incredibly emotional, fanatic, and stupid, consider this. Any sane person does not pick a fight with an opponent unless there is a good strategy for winning. Senseless, high-drama "terror attacks" perpetrated by the Muslim world do not fall into the category of a good strategy for winning. Rather, those who perpetrate such attacks merely strengthen the hand of their adversaries. If the Muslim world was actually trying to pick a fight with the West (or especially, with the red-white-and blue Cowboy on a White Horse), surely they would use a smarter strategy than this.
So who benefits from such terror attacks? Is it not the same people who have worked tirelessly in Europe to demonize immigrants and refugees, in order to exclude them and loot their countries? And who now is the chief spokesman and proponent of pushing the United States to do the same thing? The spokesman I am thinking of has indeed gone into full loose cannon mode over the last 24 hours. He has made himself the point man for a group of people who have long been used to supremacy and a unipolar world which they regarded as their oyster. Now that such a world is slipping from their grasp, they are full of rage and terror. Such emotions can move people to do some really creepy things.