In Russian history the Bolsheviks were a small minority back at the turn of the 20th century. The liberal elites in Russia pretty much dismissed them as extremist, Marxist nutbars with little or no traction in the general public. But of all the groups they were the most serious. And they ended up taking control and the communist USSR was born. Millions and millions were killed in the next half century in the service of that ideology.
We’re not serious in this fight against Islamists.
Watch this clip and if you don’t think a pianist with tears in his eyes playing “Imagine” is trite and corny, then you’re one of the un-serious ones.
One can almost predict the response after the next attack, because this one is already doing a pretty good job of apeing the response to the Charlie Hebdo attack with all the candlelight vigils, #hashtag activism and other hollow and symbolic gestures. None of this is changing the hearts and minds of those hundreds of millions world wide who are incubating this evil virus.