Where the Koran-disposal crisis seems to be heading
initial period in which there was an uprising of American public opinion against Islam and against our continued alliance with Muslims over Muslims’ widespread insane, violent, and homicidal response to the inadvertent incineration of a couple of Korans in a trash disposal unit, it looks as though the incident is reverting to the established and predictable pattern. Instead of Muslims’ barbaric and hostile behavior leading us to reject Muslims and regard them as the enemies they are, it is leading
our government to concoct ever-more elaborate bureaucratic measures to accommodate Muslim sensibilities, and to yield to Muslims more than ever before. This is proof (a) that despite Americans’ occasional eruption of conservative instincts, America is a society completely dominated by liberalism, and (b) that America is dead.
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Daniel S. writes:
This is proof (a) that despite Americans’ occasional eruption of conservative instincts, America is a society completely dominated by liberalism, and (b) that America is dead.
This is exactly right, and furthermore irrefutable at this point. The past year alone has convinced me of the second point you have stated. I used to think that Britain and Sweden were the only truly dead nations in the Western world and that America, though in grave peril, had some ability to pull through these troubled times. I believe that no longer. America is merely living on life support, but it is for all intents and purposes a nation that wills its own death and will get exactly what it desires in the next few decades. Just as the old, decaying Ottoman Empire was called the sick man of Europe (though it was an Asian nation), so impotent, decaying America (along with much of Europe) is the sick man of the world.
“it is for all intents and purposes a nation that wills its own death and will get exactly what it desires in the next few decades.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 03, 2012 08:45 AM | Send
This is a memorable statement. People on the right frequently say that our country or some other decadent liberal Western country is going to “get what it deserves.” I’ve never liked that statement, because it is as though the speaker is detaching himself completely from his society and doesn’t care what happens to it, and is even wishing for its ruin. Doesn’t he want his country to do better, be better, and deserve better? Also, do all of us deserve this fate, deserve to lose our civilization and our future?
But somehow the statement that a Western country “wills its own death and will get exactly what it desires in the next few decades,” strikes me as correct and just. It is saying, not just that the country deserves to be ruined, as though some outside judge (i.e., the speaker himself) were passing judgement on it, but that the country actively desires its ruin and death, which really is the case. A country that does the things we are doing,—e.g., continuing to allow the mass immigration of the co-religionists of the people who carried out and ecstatically cheered the 9/11 attack, continuing to allow the mass immigration of people from a nation to our south that is set on vengeance against us and whose entire culture is slower than ours and incompatible with ours, continuing to give massive special favors to a racial minority that hates the majority culture and has nothing to contribute to it except endless claims of victimization and demands for reparations—is a country that desires its own ruin and death.