Western Liberal democracies developed, grew, and thrived by defending and expanding human rights – and by defending themselves with total war. VD Hanson has written two books about the use by the West of total war, “The Western Way of War,” and “Carnage and Culture,” two must-reads to truly understand how Western Civilization grew and thrived.
No indication exists that these same democracies have any interest in survival as they now are rejecting defending themselves from another civilization intent on destroying those rights – and Western Civilization itself.
That this surprises anyone shows only the near-complete degradation of the study of history. Islam always has expanded via the sword. It is one of the most successful ideologies in history – why would it change when it is succeeding? To expect it NOT to expand by the sword – to actually believe that a – WESTERN – Hearts & Minds strategy can work to “enlighten” – non-Western – islam is ahistorical, childish and absurd. It is fantasy.
As we see again in Brussels, and have seen in 9-11, Madrid, London, Paris, San Bernardino, Chechnya and literally hundreds of other cities killing thousands of human beings, this fantasy is also deadly.
The West has grown too complacent through the ONLY 70-yr period of peace (1945-present) between Great Powers since 1648. Generations in the West think stasis and peace are the international norm, when the opposite is the case. We have decided that we are so powerful no one willingly will stand against us. This was disproven in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan (USSR and USA attempts), Iraq… But the West still believes weapons without the will to use them can beat a civilizational enemy. They cannot.
Islam is becoming a Great Power through will alone. Not technology. Not weapons. Not a higher form of human rights. Just through the willpower to enforce their 7th-Century barbaric ideology on their betters. And the Great Powers refuse to use technology to stop them. The irony – stupidity – is that Western “leaders” think they and the rights that exist only within these democracies – can survive without being defended, by using force against force. By using the overwhelming force we – alone – have created to terminate the killing of our citizens, the destruction of our rights by those who would enslave and murder us.
It’s pretty simple, really: Either islam is – forcefully – put back in its box, or europe will not survive in any meaningful sense as a Western civilization.
I’m not really worried about America. Americans have lots of guns and we will defend ourselves against Democrats and muslims if our government continues to reject doing so. We have tens of millions of citizens who understand yes, we are exceptional, yes, we are better than anyone else. And, yes, we will kill those attacking us, our families, our rights and our future.
It’ll get pretty bloody here, but that seems to be what is desired by the ruling class.
Islam can’t win in America. It is winning in europe – through the choices europeans are making…
I once read an interesting book, “The Future of the European Past.” It seems now that there is none. Too bad. The trade ramifications alone will be immense. The cultural loss will be immeasurable.
The loss of humanity through submission to islam will be inexcusable.