Monday, June 26, 2006

"Youths" will be "Youths"

Paul Belien writes this in The Brussels Journal:

The Belgian state is no longer able to guarantee the security of its citizens. On Saturday afternoon Guido Demoor, a 54-year old Flemish train conductor on his way to work, was kicked to death by six "youths" on a crowded bus near Antwerp's Central Station. The incident recalls the rush-hour murder ten weeks ago of Joe Van Holsbeeck, 17 years of age, in a crowded Brussels Central Station on 12 April.

Guido Demoor, a father of two, intervened when six "youths" got on bus 23 in Antwerp and began to intimidate passengers. There were some forty people on the bus. Demoor asked the "youths" to calm down, whereupon they turned on him, savagely beating and kicking the man. At the next stop thirty passengers fled the bus. The thugs kept beating Demoor. They then pulled the emergency brake and jumped from the bus leaving their victim to die.

I don't think I need to tell anyone who reads this blog that the "youths" were Muslim immigrants from North Africa.

Two points. One, there were at least 30 people on that bus. There is no mention of the 6 Muslim sacks of garbage having weapons. 30 against 6. These passengers had the numbers to have stomped these little buckets of sewage into six little wet spots on the pavement. In America that is exactly what would have happened. Even in a liberal Mecca like New York City.

Two, if giving its citizens an absolute guarantee that this kind of thing can never happen is the test of a nation's power to protect its citizens then no nation can pass.

About 25 years ago an acquaintance of mine was murdered in this fashion right here in North Carolina. He was making a phone call in a pay phone when he was set upon by a small group of Black teenage boys who were trying to start a street gang just like they had seen on the TV news. I guess the sight of a dwarf slightly under 3 feet in height was too much for them to pass up. Apparently they took turns standing on either side of him and kicking his head back and forth like a soccer ball.

This was before NC had "shall issue" concealed carry licenses so he had no realistic means with which to defend himself.

It is deeply immoral for a government to deny its citizens and legal residents (and tourists for that matter) the legal right to defend themselves and legal access to the tools necessary for that self defense.