The Charlie Hebdo attack that later involved an attack on Jews in France is receiving mass media attention. Our establishment is concerned with protecting the status quo, so LePen was excluded from the march for unity and no one will enact an end to Muslim immigration. Tucked away behind the French headlines is news out of Nigeria. Boko Haram has massacred 2,000 people as it takes more land. I've written before on Nigeria's collapse in slow motion. A lot of factors are at play as Nigeria potentially moves from low level civil war to much more. To borrow from Moldbug, our leadership, drenched in the Athenian manner, has no response to this much like everything else because they have purged the Spartan martial values from the realm of acceptable.
If you think secession talk has crept into the American political discussion in large amounts, we have nothing on Nigeria. Nigerians have actively been discussing a potential North-South split for years, and now there is a Break Up 2015 prediction they are obsessed with. They should be as groups like Boko Haram carve out regions of control. Boko Haram is a response to the influence of the West as well as the ever lingering violent arm of Islam in Nigeria's Muslim-Christian divide. The "Bring Back Our Girls" online campaign did not do anything, and Boko Haram has only grown in power.The timing of this is important. In one month, Nigeria goes to the polls. What awaits Nigeria and possibly the rest of sub-Sahara Africa?
Nigeria's economy has taken a bruising hit with the decline in oil. As oil has dropped, all government revenues are down. Nigeria also has seen their exports to the US tank, as the US has virtually eliminated all imports of oil from Nigeria. This feeds into accusations that the US is sabotaging Nigeria's economy. This is all coming to a head as the Nigerians head to the polls, and the ruling party, led by Goodluck Jonathan, faces a unified opposition. Patronage, graft and corruption all matter as oil is at the heart of government control. Twelve dead Frenchmen do matter, but 2,000 dead Christian Nigerians matter in a nation that has no proper government response to a Muslim threat that even the great American seat of power responded to months ago. Nigeria is also a nation nearly 50/50 for the Muslim/Christian split. Think red/blue divide but with a true religious divide.
This is part of the problem of our American Empire run by progressives. For so long they have won domestic battles purely by controlling the media and academia that these Athenians have scourged their mindset of any of the old Spartan virtues that made rule possible. The progressive establishment thinks that hashtag activism like #BringBackOurGirls, #Kony2012, #BlackLivesMatter and the rest are substitutes for competent rule, tough decisions, old truths and resolve. Our elite that controls the system is geared towards propaganda, holding the megaphone and maximizing votes. They think this kind of crap works with other groups because it works internally when they can frame it with the media's help and an Anglosphere audience. The messaging on gay marriage worked on whites, but not minorities so much. Blacks needed their current Big Man to change his mind before roughly 20% of them changed along with him.
That is part of the problem as well. Anglosphere outbreeding selected for different traits, and did so early and for far more generations than other groups. This selection process did give us the institutions and social framework that would make rule of law, trial by jury and other niceties possible. Massive per capita wealth could occur, and Western Civilization flourished. Non-European groups did not go through this process as soon, so their clannish behavior and, ahem, tribal affiliation over processing information and changing one's mind is a problem (see black support of the media's Ferguson narrative vs. forensic evidence). In defense of the Anglosphere, these outgroups do not see the value of cooperation and thinking beyond the clan because they came to Western Civ after much development and hard work to lower murder rates and formalize laws occurred. "We'll enjoy that golden goose after the whites are gone," must have been the thought of Zimbabweans or Detroiters. How long will trial by jury last in America? I'd just watch the non-white population figure and set a termination date.
A European society does matter if the basic frame of mind depends on European ideas. Stuffing more non-Europeans will not help matters. It is agonizing to watch television pundits pretend Fareed Zakaria is the man on the Arab Street. Human biodiversity matters. American media often wonders where Islam's Martin Luther or Gandhi is, never considering that Sayyid Qutb is their Luther and Gandhi. What if Islam looked at the West, was disgusted, was worried that alien norms and mores would change their culture forever, and turned away, hoping to be better Muslims? It is historical revisionism to imagine a Muslim Reformation being a turn towards peace when we have the Catholic-Protestant warfare for centuries after the Reformation to look at, but do not rule out progressive wishful thinking.
Progressives cannot entertain the idea that a group would reject their values or have a long standing tradition and genetic selection process (cousin marriage, too) that would make those values unappealing. Progressives are so stupid, and have denied the need for martial virtue for so long, that they cannot grok that force may be needed to deal with others. The unity marches do not work on everyone. Not just in defending one's society but in assimilation. A mind can decide to follow if one makes a strong enough impression. The British were Anglo, yet the Victorians put down the Indian Rebellion of 1857 with vicious force. Note that Muslim sensibilities were at the root of that as well. Progressives will not be able to prog Islam due to the non-Anglo culture involved. If you doubt this, consider how long it took the clannish and European Irish to conform. Have blacks fully assimilated? Nigeria's religious discord will not be solved by hashtags and conferences. Oil money kept violence at a reduced level and at least not declared open civil war. The USG system will try to hold Nigeria together and keep it in the Empire's loop. They just may no longer have the tool, oil revenues, nor the knowledge, people are different to solve the problem.