Narcissists need mirrors. This simple truth is central to an understanding of liberalism. Liberals don’t look at the world to understand it. Instead, they look for chances to feed their vanity and parade their moral purity. Earlier this year, there were riots by Muslims in the Parisian suburb of Trappes:
The Versailles state prosecutor said the trouble started on Thursday [July 18th 2013] after police stopped and carried out an identity check on a woman in a niqab, or full-face veil. The prosecutor said the woman’s husband had assaulted one of the officers and tried to strangle him so was immediately taken into custody at the police station. Muslim full-face veils have been banned from all public places in France after a controversial law introduced by President Sarkozy in 2011. The Collective Against Islamophobia in France released a statement complaining of “heavy-handedness” and “provocation” by the police during the identity check. (Paris riots sparked by police identity check on veiled Muslim woman, The Guardian, 21st July 2013)
When liberals look at these riots, they don’t see what’s really there: yet more destruction by violent, self-righteous and deeply misogynist non-Whites who despise liberals. Instead, they see a blameless minority crushed by police racism and state oppression. They saw the same thing when Sweden experienced the gratitude of its own rapidly growing non-White “communities” in May 2013:
Hundreds of youth have burned down a restaurant, set fire to more than 340 cars and attacked police during a fourth night of rioting in the suburbs of the Swedish capital, shocking a country that dodged the worst of the financial crisis but failed to solve youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers. Violence spread across Stockholm on Wednesday, as large numbers of young people rampaged through the suburbs, throwing stones, breaking windows and destroying cars. … Rioters defied a call for calm from the country’s prime minister, going on the rampage after nightfall damaging stores, schools, a police station and an arts and crafts centre in the four days of violence.
“We see a society that is becoming increasingly divided and where the gaps, both socially and economically, are becoming larger,” said Rami Al-khamisi, co-founder of Megafonen, a group that works for social change in the suburbs. “And the people out here are being hit the hardest … We have institutional racism.”
“The reason is very simple. Unemployment, the housing situation, disrespect from police,” said Rouzbeh Djalaie, editor of Norra Sidan newspaper. (Swedish riots rage for fourth night, The Guardian, 23rd May 2013)
The same tired excuses were produced after the London riots in 2011. In all three nations, non-Whites commit endless crimes against Whites: murder, rape and robbery. They then demand “respect” from the police. When the police don’t supply it, well, what’s an oppressed minority to do but riot? Liberals feed their narcissism by siding with the rioters against the oppressive state. That’s the same state that spends billions of dollars of White tax-payers’ money feeding, clothing and housing the rioters. But if liberals were concerned with reality rather than narcissism, they might see something worrying ahead. This is from the Guardian article about the riots in Paris:
“France is not like it used to be. When I was a child, there wasn’t a problem. I was born here. I was accepted,” says Yetto Souiriy, 37, a mother of five who had been barred from school trips with her son in Montreuil because of her headscarf. (See here)
So that’s a mother of five children. In the same newspaper, you can read about an aborter of five children:
Last week, my boyfriend and I saw our friend’s baby for the second time. The minute I saw the baby, I fell, in every way possible; fell down on the floor and babbled at him for an hour and a half, finally to be rewarded by that singular finger-gripped-by-tiny-fist routine and that priceless gummy smile. … I just knew that there was something in my back pages that I was supposed to be remembering now, probably “wistfully” and preferably tearfully, and just a little cerebral prodding shook it loose. My abortions! All five of them.
“I love babies,” I said, surprised at the simplicity of my statement. And then immediately, perfectly naturally, “I’m so glad I had all those abortions.” … Myself, I’d as soon weep over my taken tonsils or my absent appendix as snivel over those abortions. I had a choice, and I chose life – mine. (Abortion: still a dirty word, The Guardian, 25th May 2002)
Repulsive, but revealing: narcissism leads to nihilism. Muslims are having lots of children. Liberals are aborting lots of children. Does the future look good for liberalism? Or rosy for rioters?