Imagine a group of ideologically driven people spread throughout the world whose wish is to ruthlessly shape the world in their own image. Imagine that their ideology is such that it has severely damaged the societies in which its proponents have gained influence and power. Imagine that this group is immune to reason, adhering to their ideology regardless of how it corresponds to reality or how much damage it does. Imagine that the ideology is such that it requires its followers to transcend all natural group affections such as the tribe, clan or nation. Imagine men and women to whom treason is so much second nature that they have no conception that what they do is treason.
What groups might meet those criteria? Catholics during the Reformation would fit much but not all the bill, Marxists would be a near perfect fit for much of the twentieth century and radical Muslims would make a fair fist of the description now. But there is another such group in the world, a group which has existed for more than two centuries and which is now far more powerful and universal in its reach than any other ideologically driven group in history and consequently more destructive. ,
As a revolutionary political creed, the group’s ideology has evolved from a desire to engage in the reckless reformation of a nation’s natural economy linked with a vague idea of the universality of Man, to a political position which includes the deliberate settlement of its territory by millions of foreigners and the removal of the ability of the native population to meaningfully to protest through non-violent means by the transfer of the country‘s sovereignty to supra-national powers by devious means. This group is not called terrorist; its proponents hold and implement their ideology unhindered by the law in the most advanced societies in the world and in many of those societies it has become the elite’s creed.
The ideology is liberal internationalism. It originally rested on the laissez faire economics of so-called free markets (so-called because they rely on state intervention to prevent monopolies forming) and free international trade bound in with the Enlightenment idea of the Universality of Man. To this original portfolio has been added the idea of unrestricted movement of peoples across national boundaries, with labour treated simply as a factor of production , and the totalitarian system of thought we know as political correctness, a propaganda system designed to both underpin the liberal internationalist ideal and deal with the social frictions created by the implementation of the ideal. (Political correctness meets the criteria for a totalitarian ideology as it potentially touches every aspect of life because the concept of discrimination can be applied to any human situation and because it claims that the only acceptable view on any aspect of life which it touches is the politically correct one).
You think it is absurd to say this group is the greatest existing threat to world peace or our own society? Not if an objective assessment is made of the damage – economic, political, social and cultural – which they have caused in their various guises over the past century and a half.
Take the British example. Islamic terrorism has to date produced a toll of just over 50 dead and 900 injured in Britain, all from one dramatic event in July 2005 The peripheral effects of these terrorists have been a reduction in the legal safeguards for those accused of a criminal offence, a worrying increase in the surveillance powers of the British state and a decrease in the freedom of speech through both fear of Muslim reprisal and zealous action by the state in repressing criticism of Islam.
That is serious damage, which will doubtless become more serious as time passes, but when compared with the consequences of liberal internationalism for Britain since the middle of the 19th Century its significance is utterly dwarfed, for that is a litany of catastrophic periods of economic failure, enhanced class hostility, the wilful creation of racial and ethnic strife, war and the destruction of democratic control. Indeed, one of the malign consequences of liberal internationalism is the modern Islamic extremist threat to the West, for that is the child of mass Muslim immigration to the first world, the gross provocation offered by aggressive wars against Muslim countries by liberal internationalist war-mongers and the willingness of politicians under the spell of political correctness to pander to extremist Muslims within their societies.
These are the most dangerous people in the world; men and women to whom treason is second nature; quislings in the service of liberal internationalism