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The sound file for Radio Derb takes a long time to get from our island in the Aegean to the TakiMag editors in London. I actually file copy in the wee hours of Friday morning EST, so I missed Friday’s news in the Boston bombing case: the shootout, death of Suspect 1, and capture of Suspect 2.
Not having much knowledge to hand, I just speculated about the various possibilities. The following thing was worth saying, though, and I’m glad I said it.
One always wants to offer something constructive, even when, as in this case, we don't know who's to blame. Yes, it could be some lunatic with a private grudge, or some splinter group from the East Timor Liberation Front. And yes, without North Korean levels of social control, we shall never eliminate all such incidents.
We can reduce the odds a bit though. Taking the last twenty years as a whole—since the first World Trade Center bombing, that is—Muslim terrorists have committed more than their share of these atrocities . . . or, like the Times Square Bomber, have tried to.
So security-wise, there's some low-hanging fruit here to be picked. We should stop allowing entry of people from Muslim countries. There would be no injustice involved: it's our country, we can let in who we please. We should have done this after 9/11. We should still do it. We won't, because we're collectively too stupid and pussified, and too willing to be browbeaten by Tutsi elite types like David Sirota, who believe that all the ills of the world are caused by Hutu whites. So we won't, but we should.