During the last hundred years much of Europe has abandoned its traditional values in a fit of cultural suicidal depression brought on by the catastrophes of the twentieth century. Currently Europe has effectively surrendered to Islam. Those few patches that resist these suicidal impulses seem to be suffering from psychotic delusions that someone or something is going to save them without having to do very much themselves.
In 1996 Europeans should have realized they were in trouble when Bill Clinton was re-elected president after a first term punctuated by constant scandal and failure. But instead they celebrated: America was becoming more like Europe. When Americans re-elected Bill Clinton they abandoned the traditional values that made America different from the jaded and jaundiced Europeans, and took their first steps towards European nihilism. Perhaps Europe celebrated out of a sense of shared values (or more exactly lack of values) and comradeship based upon shared vices, but I think most candid observers must now look back and realize that with the corruption of America came the abandonment of Europe by the USA. A strong socially conservative USA was the only thing standing between European decadence and forces bent on Europe’s destruction.
Now Europe is alone, surrounded by hostile forces, rotting from within, and surrendering its cities to intolerant fanatics that know only violence and resentment. Who knows what comfort can be found in concealing these suicidal tendencies in utopian fantasies and political correctness?
But what of those few bastions of resistance? Those countries that have managed to avoid the demographic decline caused by low native birth rates, destructive socialist economic policies, and high immigration rates from incompatible Islamic cultures. Is there any hope for them? Although some have avoided the societal suicide taking place in France, Sweden, the UK, and other more “liberal” Western countries, they have no real solutions of their own. The are weak, isolated, and confused. Instead of facing the recognized threats with determination and commitment, they are doing little and hoping for a miracle; perhaps a hero will rescue them. Twenty-five years ago that hero was the USA. Now America is little better than the rest of Europe, and certainly not to be relied upon.
There seems little cause for hope. The West and all its wonders is fading away. The East offers little more than technocratic competence built on feet of clay with no sense of rugged resolve. Latin America is sinking into a miasma of socialist economic collapse and cultural degradation. Russia is acting like a resentful confused child running around with a loaded gun. Africa…
We are watching the collapse of civilization. The dawning of a new dark age.
Perhaps the only hope for the future will lie in isolated bastions, perhaps hidden and remote. Where will they develop, who will create and defend them, and what will happen to everyone else?