Why "of all places"? As discussed in American Betrayal, Dresden is where some 30,000 civilians were killed in the British and American firebombing of the city, a mere three months before V-E Day. This wholesale destruction of a culturally magnificent city and tens of thousands of its citizens was very likely not a matter of Allied military necessity as we have long been taught to believe -- something about "rail head," "military factories," and "vital targets." Rather, it may well have been undertaken instead at Stalin's behest at Yalta in order to expedite the Red Army march on Berlin.
Dresden became an Allied-shattered jewel in Stalin's iron crown. Now it struggles not to be the welcome mat for Islamic conquest (hijra).
But at least Dresden, home of the PEGIDA movement, does struggle. Is it possible that Communist dictatorship in the East of Europe was somehow less subversive of the soul than Marxist influence throughout the West? In Hungary, in Czech Republic, for example, the leadership still seems to recognize, practically, what poses an alien threat to the survival of their country, their sovereignty, their cutlure.
Not so in the West, where identity, where race, where culture, where Christianity are all themselves "alien" to their own.
First Communism. Then Islam.
From Chapter 12, American Betrayal:
Remember FDR’s fond hopes for "convergence"?
PC is one result, its origins in twentieth-century totalitarianism. Such ideology is not innate to Western republics. Indeed, the Cold War between the West and Communism was not a struggle between two ideologies as it is commonly framed. The Western approach, as Robert Conquest writes, “was not an ideological one at all.” Western culture, he explains, “had, in a general way, a view of politics which in- cluded political liberty and the rule of law. It did not have a universal and exclusively defined mind-set.”27 Liberty is not a mind-set; it defies mind-set. That said, the struggle between the United States and the USSR was over ideology, all right—a struggle to resist the imposition of Communist ideology in the West, particularly following the debacle of World War II.
Then on 9/11 came the second totalitarian wave.
With our tragic past of deceit and double talk, no wonder we readily ceded the history, canon, and terminology of Islam for a new Big Lie, “Islam is peace.” The government tells us “violent extremism” is what endangers us; what reason do we have to doubt it? We have no reason—capacity to reason, that is, not anymore. We have surrendered the tools of thought.
In his contribution to the famous 1949 collection of essays by ex-Communists titled The God That Failed, Arthur Koestler carefully illustrates how set language binds thought to ideology at the expense of evidence. He describes a conversation he had early in his Communist career with “Edgar,” his Party contact, in which they discuss the front page of a Communist newspaper.
“But every word on the front page is contradicted by the facts,” I objected. Edgar gave me a tolerant smile. “You still have the mechanistic outlook, he said, and then proceeded to give me the dialectical interpretation of the facts . . .
Gradually, I learned to distrust my mechanistic preoccupation with facts and to regard the world around me in the light of dialectical interpretation. It was a satisfactory and indeed blissful state; once you had assimilated the technique, you were no longer disturbed by the facts [emphasis added].28