“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Choose life. Not ISIS.

It seems that just about everyone has an opinion on the three East London schoolgirls who it is feared have left home to join ISIS. One of the privileges of youth is having the courage of ones convictions and the history of political movements is the history of young people who disregarded risks and laid their lives on the line for what they believed in. That goes some way to explain the seemingly crazy fascination that  Islamic death cults hold for some kids but for the rest of us the military and ideological adventures of the young are measured by our own political stance. The young militants who went off to fight in Spain in '36 were on the side of the angels or Stalin's "useful idiots" depending on your view of the world. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of young Europeans gave their lives in the resistance movements that fought against Nazi occupation but it was the ability of the Nazi hierarchy to appeal to Germany's youth that swept this dreadful bunch of anti-life gangsters to power in the first place. Just think what they might have achieved with the internet.
Who knows what online resources disaffected (or just old fashioned grumpy and unsure) Muslim kids are tapping into but they should probably take a look at this before  making any life changing decisions.

1 comment:

Dr Llareggub said...

Good riddance to the Jihadi sluts and let the BBC, Guardian, and Prime Minister Cameron weep over them. Predictably there are sections of the Islamophiliac left who are nevertheless reluctant to condemn ISIS, who after all oppose the Great Satan, just as there are leftists who still cannot acknowledge that great wrongs were permitted in Rotherham. Let them go. I really do think they should be joined with the comrades from Left Unity and UAF whose role in the class war is suspect to say the least.