I can only use the term “normalcy bias” to describe the world’s response to Islamic attacks. Here is the response to today’s news that a French priest was beheaded by ISIS:
Speaking at the scene of the attack, President Francois Hollande said Islamic State had declared war on France, which should “use all its means” within the law to fight the group. (Reuters)
This statement comes after the Paris and Nice attacks. But I want to address this issue as it pertains to the United States.
President Obama continues to condemn these attacks but there are no consequences. Muslim immigrants flood into the United States without any vetting at the behest of the government. Any opposition is shouted down with cries of Islamophobia and religious intolerance. The issue before us is simple: have we become sensitized to terrorism? If we read or watch an act of terrorism and regard it as just another example of the new normal, we have made terrorism part of our normalcy bias.
And that is exactly what the government wants. John Kerry issued the following statement in Vienna:
“I met in Washington with 45 nations – defense ministers and foreign ministers – as we were working together on the challenge of Daesh, ISIL, and terrorism. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we – you – are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”
When the Secretary of State equates “global warming” to be of equal importance with terrorism, the point is clear that our government has no intention of addressing this issue. And why should they? The Obama administration created ISIS as their proxy in the Syrian war against Russia.
The danger of marginalizing Islamic terrorism is the deprecation of Liberty. Once we accept the daily aspect of terrorism, we give up our personal freedom. Are we free to criticize Islam? Think about all of the ways in which we already have succumbed to this loss of freedom: illegal NSA surveillance, $250,000 fines for discrimination on the basis of “gender identity or expression” in New York City, and the continued attacks on the Bill of Rights at all levels of government.
Will normalcy bias allow Islam to destroy the country? If you do not see the threat that Islam poses to the country abetted by the government, then the question is already answered.