Are the free societies of the world doomed to fail?


The man MI5 didn’t think was dangerous: Killer used gym to radicalize youngsters, worked out with a terror suspect on the FBI watch list and was reported to the security services again LAST SUMMER. So goes the headline.
Today a guest post by Mustang:

An interesting recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail headlined as “MI-5 and Yard: We had him and let him go: a shocking admission that 2-years before London Bridge jihadi maniac went on rampage.”  What is missing is the logical follow-on subtitle: negligent officials arrested and charged in the deaths of innocents.

To my way of thinking, this is a large part of the problem: free societies never seem able to hold their elected officials and bureaucrats accountable for their gross incompetence.  I am wondering … why not?  Do they, or do they not, work for “the people?”

According to the report, “Khuram Butt, 27, was flagged up because of his extremist views and his case was examined by Scotland Yard and the security services.  A call was later made to the anti-terror hotline, warning of Butt’s increasingly extremist behavior, but officials downgraded the investigation because they did not suspect the married father of two was planning an attack.”

As it turns out, the dismissal was incompetent in the extreme, or if you prefer, criminally wanton due to thoughtless political correctness.  Similar instances have occurred in the United States, a few of which were honor killings of female children by their own father, some of whom have never been brought to justice.

What does it take to switch on the light —to finally move against what to me is an obvious conspiracy by too many extremists who seek to murder us.

We can do better than this, yet we sit back and allow un-named officials to draw their fat salaries and hefty pensions even after making horrendously consequential decisions.  It makes the admonition “see something—say something” laughable.  Perhaps what has happened to us is exactly what we deserve —for our complacency.

What is your point of view?

10 Responses to “Are the free societies of the world doomed to fail?”

  1. teelee2013 Says:

    I was hopeful when President Trump won the election that some of the complacency was behind us. So much for being hopeful.

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  2. thetinfoilhatsociety Says:

    My point of view, since the question was asked, is this: These security agencies are making a very basic mistake. They do not understand the sociocultural/political religious milieu of these individuals. They (police) do not understand that there is no separation of religion from society, culture, politics as there is in Western culture. They (security) do not understand that they *will* act, eventually. They are assuming that, like us, most who espouse “radical” views – or actual radical views – do not and will not act, because of family/kin/societal pressures against that sort of behavior. I can understand local agencies making this mistake, but not Scotland Yard nor national security agencies.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I think that is an astute observation. I do not want to be politically inappropriate, but the the Capitol police were ill prepared today if their purpose was to guard Csalise. It was Minutes before they could respond and there were two of them.


  3. Simply Linda Says:

    We do not hold our elected officials and bureaucrats accountable. Especially when you got puppet masters like Soros, who is not even American, pulling strings. Same with the media. Our country is in a mess, just like these elected officials and bureaucrats want it to be, not saying ALL of them want it that way, but a lot do. We were just discussing this last night over dinner, (quit spying on me, Bunk, lolol). Complacency began soon after 9/11, most of these fruitcakes and millineals have no idea. Rome fell from within, and I think we are going that way…wake up folks, but deep down, I think that is what the gvt. wants. Just saying…draining the swamp is impossible. Hope all this makes sense, still trying to get cob webs out this morning, wink.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I agree… thanks for your thoughts. I don’t know what really happened since 9/11 but one thing is for sure. They took more than the Twin Towers down here in the USA.

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        yep..and after this past election, and the shooting yesterday, the WAPO leaking stories etc….I’ll tell you…scary what we live in…


  4. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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