Western civilisation is now engaged in a life-or-death struggle with militant Islam, and the west’s most dangerous enemy in this war is its own moral weakness and depravity.
The family has been all but destroyed and we are now in the process of putting the final nail in the coffin by legalising gay marriage. “Sex workers” are more respected than mothers. We are too selfish to raise our own kids and we expect the government to do it for us by providing unlimited childcare, a sure recipe for producing another alienated, immature and poorly socialised generation.
The western world is awash with drugs.
We have a growing underclass that is vicious and moronic.
Education standards have been slipping for decades. Schools teach kids about condoms but they can’t teach them to read. Universities are factories for producing political activists dedicated to destroying western civilisation.
Hatred of our own civilisation is the dominant characteristic of our mainstream media.
We have the Occupy movement – dirty unwashed hippies and poorly educated overgrown babies who think they can bring about the promised land by wallowing in their own excrement and chanting their hatred for their own society.
We have feminists preaching an agenda of hate and self-pity.
We have millions of people medicated to the eyeballs on Prozac, and more shockingly when children behave like ordinary children we label them as having ADHD and medicate them to the eyeballs as well.
In the US you can be a terrorist but that won’t stop you getting a cushy academic job in a university. Ask Bill Ayers.
We have environmentalists intent on destroying not merely the economies of the west but the entire western way of life. Scientists no longer care about truth, they just want funding.
We have no belief in our own civilisation or our own achievements. We are riddled with irrational guilt.
Unless we can rediscover some moral purpose and some belief in ourselves we have no chance of successfully facing the challenge of Islam.
If you’re looking for enemies of western civilisation you’ll find a surprising number in the Church of England. Western society has few more dangerous enemies than that politically correct nutter and enthusiast proponent of sharia law, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In The Last Days of Europe distinguished historian Walter Laqueur argues that Europe as we know it will cease to exist at some point during the 21st century. What will replace it is not likely to be pleasant.
Laqueur identifies a number of major problems but by far the most serious is the collapse of European populations. The birthrate is so low in countries such as Italy and Spain that by the end of the century Italians and Spaniards will be no more than a tiny minority in their own countries. The situation in Russia is even more disastrous.
The second problem, Muslim immigration on a vast scale, will magnify the catastrophic consequences of the demographic collapse. In some European countries the Muslim population is reproducing at three or four time the rate of the European population. The Muslim minorities have not assimilated and are not going to assimilate, and when they become the majority they are unlikely to benign rulers, especially given that Muslims in Europe tend to be more radical and more extremist that Muslims in the present-day Islamic world.
The most frightening thing of all is that Europe’s leaders have simply ignored these problems until now it is too late.
No-one, including Laqueur, has been able to come up with a plausible explanation for the demogaphic suicide of Europe. Laqueur can offer few suggestions for dealing with the problems he has outlined. The best he can offer is that Europeans might try appeasement towards their rapidly growing Muslim population although he admits that appeasement has never worked in any other situation and is even less likely to work in this one.
An extremely good although thoroughly depressing book.