Writing over at the Belmont Club, Richard Fernandez dissects our present situation in The West with simplicity and much skill [worth quoting at length]:
A Texas event attended by Pamela Geller, Geert Wilders and Robert Spencer was attacked…. Two of the suspected assailants were killed…by the cops. A police officer was also wounded, but not critically. The scene is still being combed for explosives and evidence.
There are probably many pundits who are comforting themselves by thinking: “I’m not Pamela Geller and therefore I will be safe. I don’t say what she says. I don’t know who she knows.” Therefore this trouble will pass me by.But the truth is, no one is safe. Not left-wing artists in Europe nor Nigerian schoolgirls nor high school students in Pakistan. Not agricultural college kids in Africa nor Yazidis in their remote mountain villages. Not people working a regular day in Manhattan…
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