Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Laurels for Journalistic Courage

This blog, for some time now, has been strongly decrying the present day, overtly biased journalistic efforts as practiced by the mainstream media (MSM), in violation of any professional code that may stand in the way of the new calling!

At present limiting ourselves to an European example, journalism has allowed the E.U., and in turn national government spokespersons, to enact Orwell's 1984 new speak, guiding them on the use of terminology and idiom: which words are allowed and which are deemed politically incorrect, and thus blacklisted by the boys in Brussels.

Here's but the latest reporting: a post by Conservative Beach Girl on the role of the MSM in the Beslan matter. I predict it will shortly reach the point of active aiding and abetting! The BBC in Gaza has practically become a party.

Self-censorship and suppression of 'undesirable' news items is regretfully, today, normalcy in journalistic circles. The self-confessed bias of the erstwhile icon of independent quality journalism, the BBC, has reached such infamy that it may even pride itself on a number of dedicated blogs, exclusively following the beeb's sad track record.

Spin and manipulation of the public have become the merchandise of the mainstream media; political activism a second nature, not standing in the way of professional reporting.

It therefore stands out like a honest newspaper in Oceania when a bread-and-butter news site like the Irish Independent is publishing a reality-based report on the encroaching Islamization that is taking the West by stealth.

n the article, "Forget lily-livered liberalism, time to take stand and say we don't want Muslim immigrants", the Independent is indeed doing just that - Hat tip Foehammer's Anvil

Therefore belatedly (the article is dated 17th July) these pages are awarding the first "Lighthouse Laurels for Journalistic Courage" to the "Independent" of Ireland!

Lest we be accused of bias on the side of Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, jingoism, culturalism, or whatever other divisive term the neo totalitarians can think up in order to control the masses and public opinion to enforce soft submission, herewith again the usual caveats and disclaimers towards peaceful, freedom loving Muslims living in our midst, who also decry Al Qaeda c.s. for what they are.

Which reminds me to draw some attention to a recent post by Dr Sanity, analyzing the current predicament. I think the following describes beautifully and incisively the violence a defender's soul must endure in order to preserve freedom against a ruthless enemy ... "they have deliberately brought civilization to a "time beyond human wisdom."

"When we are finally cornered and must allow our own barbarism to surface to combat theirs head to head, then we must be prepared to live with the consequences, including the agonizing guilt that will ensue, or everything we hold dear, everything we aspire to become, will forever perish from this earth."
"We could have lived with them, did they not insist that we must become what they are or die. But it is they who have defined the ground rules (or the non-rules) of this conflict; and it is they who have set the playing ..."


Foehammer said...

I have to admit I was surprised that such a piece came out of Ireland. Very, very early on in my awakening to the Islamic threat, perhaps around 2002, I'd already feasted on a string of books and somehow wandered over to an Irish forum and tried to have discourse with the Irish there. It did not go well at all. My conservative and Machiavellian views were met with tremendous wrath.

Goes to show though -- that change can happen. My Irish half is relieved.

Nicely written piece, as usual, Cassandra.

Cassandra said...

Thanks Foehammer. It is surprising but regret - despite laurels - not something to get very excited about. Published weeks ago, it evolved from paper to cat litter box lining without much ado. Still, there are signs that enough is enough. Americans are a lot more vocal and assertive than Eurofolk, and CAIR is overpushing it, is my feeling. In Holland today, a minor politician's calling for indexing the entire Koran as a dangerous book, thereby comparing it with Hitler's Mein Kampf as that's the only other book blacklisted! It'll come to nothing of course, but still. Keep up the good work, Hammer! God bless!

Beach Girl said...

Cassandra, excellent post. I'm with Hammer! GREAT to see my very deep Irish roots awakening...

As the Western world awake, neither the Liberal Left, the Gloabalists, or the Islamic Imperialists can defeat us. thanks for the link.

Cassandra said...

That's the spirit ....!

Beach Girl said...

Yeehaw! This "war against Islamic Imperialism" is as much a PR war as it is a "fighting" war. I'm glad to see Myers of the Independent starting a trend. It will happen and our journalists do have the power to swamp the Islamic Sharia Law world-domination crowd.

The pen can be mightier than the sword. Just completed my only post for the day - "The Lighthouse - Laurels for Journalist Courage".

May our little fingers act as swords for freedom and liberty.