Saturday, May 05, 2007

Surrendering Europe

I assure you that it is with a heavy heart that I follow-up the last blog post with this one. Please understand that I share such things, not just to bemoan the ways things are going. There is too much whining going on as is. The purpose is to convince those who are still sleepwalking through this crisis that it is a real crisis, a civilizational crisis of the first order of magnitude, and that everything we hold dear hangs in the balance.

Yesterday my attention was called to a comment posted on the Gates of Vienna weblog, one of the several weblogs dedicated to alerting Europeans (and others) to the mounting threat posed by the radicalization of Islam. Responding to a blog entry about the British "brain-drain," a British blogger who goes by the name of Alien Anthropologist had this to say:
Almost every friend who has a high-paid job and useful skills is looking at emigrating from Britain, waiting for their visa, or has already gone, and I’ll be off across the Atlantic myself in a couple of months. I’d add that includes skilled and integrated Muslim friends who have no more desire to stay here than I do; many saw the writing on the wall with the London bombings and I’d hate to see them getting hurt in a backlash against Muslim extremists.

Someone mentioned that one reason people aren’t willing to fight for Britain is because it doesn’t exist anymore, and I’d agree with that; the Britain of 2007 bears little resemblance to the country where I grew up, and almost anything a Briton of 1907 might recognize here has been destroyed by a few decades of ‘progressive’ policies which deliberately set out to do exactly that. Britons fifty years ago were happy to fight for King and Country — as I would have been myself — but few people today are going to fight for Tony Blair and the EU.

So, as I see it, the future for Britain is either Islamic rule or civil war, with the latter more likely. Since I don’t fancy either of those options, I’d rather make a stand in a country that still has more options ...
This is a footnote to yesterday's blog post. A sad one, to be sure. If it helps to stir us awake, however; if it makes us more aware of the social, political, and cultural consequences of the loss of our religious tradition, then it will have served a useful purpose.

"The question is, not how we can establish a trouble-free existence," wrote then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, "but what is worth the trouble and what is not."

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