Waves of change are washing against the hull of the Western-dominated global order that has existed since 1945 – and the ship’s officers are denying there’s a storm.
The Ruling Class elites of the West have become totalitarian – on “both” sides of the ship’s bridge. This is why Brexit and why Trump. It also will be why Italy shortly exits, and why the Dutch, the Czechs and others are preparing to cast off.
This kind of childish blather from the EU is aimed at low-info voters and those who have not been paying attention for 20+ years, who think the media still can be trusted and who disdain all new media.
It is meant for the yearning consumption of those who somnolently await the next swing of a regular pendulum even though the ship’s clock is falling over and the next swing will be disconnecting as the pendulum shatters the glass and lands… no one knows where.
These “leaders” see millions of poor coming to the West to not be poor – and they support it. They do not see that these people are coming not to become Middle Class in a Middle Class culture – but to destroy that culture and expand their own, devolving the West to a pre-Enlightenment culture of brutality, poverty, intellectual squalor, illiteracy and superstition. For that is what they bring – and what they demand.
The world of islam is Hobbesian, run by any local, usually illiterate, dictator requiring on pain of death complete submission to his personal interpretation of a long-dead barbaric sovereign who brutally raped and slaughtered his way across his world. In the West most no longer can comprehend this level of barbarity, even as we allow in a cohort intent on implementing exactly that and making our own lives nasty, brutish and short.
These globalists have no stake in the future (a defining character of the Left is their lack of fertility) and are Progressive to the core: The average person isn’t smart enough to govern themselves so the (self-appointed) experts will need to rule the rest of us (this idea is the core of Progressivism).
Too many people in the West lack the knowledge of HOW the West became the West, WHY we are different, THAT we are different from other cultures. The takeover of the Liberal Arts (why we are who we are and how we became that way) by the Left – allowed by a Right too lazy to fight back – is the root cause of this. Lacking the knowledge of who we are and how we came to be, they find nothing exceptional or worth defending.
The left doesn’t care at all about the future of Western ideals: With their policies and legislation they steal the living standard from a future they refuse to populate, why not steal its liberty, too?
The idea that those in other cultures want what we want is an ignorant projection of Western mores and culture onto non-Westerners: Human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, the rule of law, self-government, individual liberty, etc. There is a name for this: Western Imperialism – and the Left are absolutely guilty of it. “Multiculturalism” is, at root, a projection of Western attitudes onto non-Western peoples who do not believe in what we believe; the Left loves them simply as they add to their ability to achieve totalitarianism, which is THE goal of all leftist political parties, including today’s Democrat (no, it is not “Democratic”) Party.
These people actually believe that everyone is essentially the same in desires, behavior, goals, etc.. The Left’s “multiculturalism” is nothing more than a belief in a Western monoculturalism in which some just eat and dress differently.
The Left believes, against all historic precedent, that if these invaders – which is what they are and all they are – are given the opportunity of coming TO the West, they will become OF the West – and their doing so will help alleviate their poverty and lack of education, and turn them into good citizens of Western Liberal Democracies, joiners of the PTA & Chamber of Commerce, payers of taxes, etc.
These rulers do not comprehend – nor can they, given their worldview – that these people come not to become Western, not to alleviate the poverty of their culture and societies, but to become parasites ON the West by taking its largess but not partaking of its values of Human Rights, education, self-reliance, individual liberty and freedom, and by destroying that West – and expanding the rule of islam, which is their reason for coming in the first place.
That these people are enemies intent on destroying a West not populating its own future is incomprehensible to these “leaders,” regardless that is it an absolute truth proved over the millennia of the existence and expansion of islam.
Contrary to the (uneducated) opinion of the Ruling Class, these people not only do not what we want, they demand that what we want be destroyed: Liberty, Human Rights, literacy, law, art, science, self-government…
As I have noted before, the influx of muslims (per the UN the most illiterate cohort on the planet) to a europe not populating its own future will cause the collapse of the european economy: When the only future workers are illiterate, a first-world economy cannot be sustained (and the subsequent hit to our economy will be huge due to the loss of millions of jobs created by trade with europe if we do not transition to Asia or bring home manufacturing quickly enough).
Once the economy of the West falters under illiterates unable to compete or hold jobs in a first world country and economy, the tax base collapses – and, with it, the welfare sustaining the illiterate population.
The only thing that can follow is continent-wide anarchy and vicious family-on-family fighting as those without sustenance fight to take it from those who have it.
Nasty. Brutish. Short.
The globalist elite don’t care. For the most part they are childless or have one “designer child” living in luxury and so protected from the results of their policies. (I give you Chelsea Clinton.)
For them, the results will occur after they have awarded themselves various Peace Prizes and other “honors” and died off.
People are beginning to grasp that the ruling class is destroying the West and must be stopped before they succeed. Brexit and Trump only are the embers of a smoldering anger against the ruling class. It is an anger that, if not damped soon by the return to the citizens of the West of the Western Civilization that is their birthright, of liberty and government of, by and for the People, will result in a conflagration of rage that the Ruling Class will not be able to contain and that will destroy them – and us.
And amid that confusion, the world may well go up in flames.
The West has created a society unwilling to protect itself by doing the hard things done by our parents and grandparents only a couple of generations ago: Killing our enemies in the masses required to prevent their killing us. Defending our freedoms from those who would destroy them. Ensuring to our posterity the liberty our ancestors left us.
Imperial Japan and NAZI Germany both were ideologies of murderous totalitarianism – and we annihilated them. Today all one hears is that we can’t annihilate the ideology of death that is islam – a far more repugnant, uncivilized, barbaric and murderous ideology than either we destroyed in WW2. (At less cost than we thus far have spent in Afghanistan and Iraq against illiterate, untrained, ill-equipped savages. Why? Ask our ruling class, for it is they who do not want to defeat our enemies. If we wanted to defeat them, we’d have done so over a decade ago.)
This is of course arrant nonsense. Of course we can defeat islam. But – so far, anyway – we are not tough enough to choose to do so, even in defense of all we have attained since Ancient Greece & Rome.
It is doubtful that Russia and China have lost the will to defend themselves. Russia is Westernizing. China is dependent on Western trade to modernize. Neither will sell-out their own citizens as the Western globalists have sold out theirs. Both need a prosperous West to prosper themselves – and they know this.
If we do not kill the ideology that is the enemy of all the West has built over millennia, if we do not stop the civilizational war against the West that islam is fighting (and that we are not) – and to which half our country wants to surrender – Russia or China (or both) will annihilate islam, doing the hard work that must be done for their nations to continue to progress.
Our continued liberty and progress will be a collateral benefit – but it will be Russia and China who will have done the heavy lifting.
Some may abhor their actions in doing so, but the result – the utter annihilation of an ideology that actively is destroying everything it touches – is necessary for the world to move forward.
If destroying a barbaric, murderous, savage ideology attacking their future is required, the East may act. The West, unless something unforeseen changes, will not. The West doesn’t even believe in its own future enough to populate it, so why would its leaders defend that future from its existential enemies?
The Western Ruling Class is the existential enemy of the West’s own future…
Islam cannot be “contained’ as were the USSR and Communist China. It is too late for that. Islam is spread far more broadly across the globe than even the combined empires of Imperial Japan and NAZI Germany at their height. But it can and must be destroyed. We flattened Berlin. We burned-down Tokyo. Britain sent 1,000 bombers against Cologne in one night. We annihilated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We know HOW to kill our enemies (destroy their centers of ideology and finance) – and can do so with enormous productivity, losing none of our own while destroying them utterly in a microsecond.
But – we lack the will. Soon we may see if the same can be said of China or Russia.
Given that the Left loves islam, that the Western Right is (not yet) ready to kill it, more than likely it will be Putin or Xi doing what needs to be done.
Americans who believe their birthright is to steer the course for the world as we essentially have been doing since 1945, likely will awaken after this storm to a new world order in which Russia and China have saved their own jobs and trade and futures still reliant on the West – and Western Civilization – by taking the helm.
Europeans, against all logic and history, still think they are relevant to the world order. They have started and lost the most destructive wars in history, rejected populating their civilizations or their own future, given the world communism, fascism, NAZIism, “democratic socialism” (the seed from which grows the kudzu of communism), and the Holocaust. They created (to stop european religious wars) the force which has pulled more people from poverty than any other: capitalism… and then abandoned it. And yet still they think anyone cares what they think or that their ideas have merit. This is insane, but is the basis of the profound idiocy of the current head of the EU.
When those (Putin, Xi) who – rightly – put their own people and nations over the violent detritus of other nations and other civilizations and decide to act, Western Civilization will be changed in some minor and some major ways as a relevant presence in the world.
It will be different on the other side of the storm. How different no one knows. No one knows where the pendulum will land.
As we pretended to protect the world in our Western Liberal benevolence and gazed at our navels in our safe spaces not wanting to trigger anyone, even in defense of ourselves and our posterity, and someone else actually saved the world from this barbaric Stone Age ideology, we will be shocked, angry…. and irrelevant to the vast population of the world who saw others do what needed doing.
History has not ended. Darwin always wins. If we don’t fight to keep modernity in place someone else will, displacing us as we displaced the British Empire in the mid-20th Century.
The storm is coming.
The West had better take the helm – or be prepared to be a passenger in someone else’s ship.