A friend sent me this video of a choir in England. It’s only a few minutes. You should watch and listen to it. You will enjoy it.
It occurred to me as I experienced the music and images – and the goosebumps they induce, that, if this doesn’t affect you, if your response is anything other than warmth and love and hope for these women and their men, you are not an American, not an Englishman, not a Westerner. You are not someone who believes in protecting Western Civilization from its enemies, enemies who now are stronger and have more allies inside the West than ever before. Enemies who WILL kill us if we do not stop them first.
And if you don’t get that, you are intentionally ignorant – the information is there for all to see and hear; you are relying on our warriors, whom you despise, to preserve a peace and a civilization you lack the intelligence or learning to understand.
My next thought was this: There are those who live in and take advantage of Western Civilization and its liberties and freedoms, yet prefer neither to defend in word or deed that civilization, nor to attack, in word or deed, those who would destroy those liberties, freedoms and human rights. Nor to have the children it requires to continue to survive.
These people actively work and write and protest against everything that makes America – and the West – free, educated and wealthy, everything that has allowed the entire world to progress since the Industrial Revolution, everything that makes the world free – it is Christianity, after all, now more-than-ever under attack by our elites, that ended slavery … in the West.. and slavery still survives in Islam, the “civilization” these people refuse to destroy, or even to defend freedom against.
Which led to the question: Why do those people choose to live within Western Civilization yet neither attack its enemies nor defend it from them? Why do they demand its liberty yet rail against others having those same liberties? Why do they accept the enslavement and murder of women, yet demand equality here? Either lack of equality is bad – or it is not.
There are no third choices, no situational ethics that say child brides are bad in one nation and good elsewhere, no situational morals that demand women to be stoned to-death in one geography and excused in another for exactly the same behavior, no moral or civilized rationale to whip to-death a girl becaue she was raped by a married man.
Most Westerners would agree that the above examples represent what Western Civilization regards as “evil.” Most Westerners are under the delusion that what we call “Universal Human Rights,”… are universal. They are not. They exist within Western Civ, and not even here universally (women are nowhere near as equal in S. America, for example, as in Western Europe or North America). Yet even those who decry rape, murder, mutilation of women UNDER THE LAW OF ISLAM…. defend Islam and decry America.
While I could go on and on in that vein, and often do so on this blog, the next thought through my mind was this: Western Civ at this point seems split as perhaps never before. I wouldn’t hazard a guess for Europe or New Zealand or Australia, but here in America about half of us like Western Civ enough to defend and populate it, and half don’t. In Europe way fewer than half actually are populating the Western future. (And it seems to be uniquely the Anglosphere defending it overseas against what truly are barbarians lacking any civilization at all.)
There really is nowhere else to go, no new continent to be discovered, no colony in space on an inviting planet. We’re going to have to make-do here for quite some time. So why don’t we manage Western Civilization entirely differently?
America was founded on personal liberty and freedom. Because America has been the country of liberty, tens of millions have immigrated here. And we have saved from tyranny hundreds of millions across the globe. So why not just encourage mass population movement?
If you prefer to have children, to give them a free future, and to defend Western Civ and free market capitalism, that which made us economically, militarily and morally strong, to work to improve your standard of living and the future of your kids, to defend yourself and your family, come, move to America.
If you don’t like America’s freedoms, if you prefer speech codes to free speech, if you prefer dying at the hands of a brute to defending yourself with a gun, living off the fruits of others’ labors rather than your own, and don’t believe in the future enough to populate it, go, move to Europe.
Western Civ seems at a crossroads. Half of us believe in it; half do not.
The half that does believe in it should move to America.
The half that does not should move OUT of America.
Those desiring to overturn freedom and capitalism and liberty and free speech and free thought: move. We DON’T WANT YOU HERE.
Those desiring freedom and capitalism and liberty and free speech and free thought: come. The jobs, progress, wealth, education… the future… are here. No other nation in the West is reproducing. No other nation in the West has a Constitution providing both Free Speech and the ability to defend it.
Rather than continue railing at one another… let’s just re-arrange the West. If you like the idea of a future, if you have kids and like freedom… America is your natural home.
And if you do not… America has no place for you, but Europe is calling.
You know what a hard-working, liberty- and freedom-loving European with children is called don’t you? He’s called an “American,” because he’s already moved here.
Don’t let the doorknob hit you on the way out.