Friday, December 22, 2006

Liberals never learn

European secular liberals, the kind that venerate the European Union consensus and despise the American model, are in a state of denial.

Secular liberals believe in sustainable populations (read: birth control etc.) and other such nonsense as the end of natural resources. As such they tend not to have many children. The result is that most of the developed world is facing a population dearth, particularly those venereated welfare states that need younger workers to replenish the tax revenues. Unlike the U.S., Europe faces low native birth rates. Secular liberals in France and elsewhere seem intent on rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. To replenish the population they use mass immigration from countries that offer little more than low-skilled labor.

Their Muslim co-citizens don't believe as much. Like all religious people, they believe in the future: They have children. This is not a bad thing for nations.

But expanding the population in this post-911 world presents a few problems. The most popular name for newborh boys in Britian is Mohammed, not George but Mohammed. This speaks volumes to the current condition. A minority of the Muslims (and certainly not all), living at the edge of a liberal Western society they loathe, have a plan to take over Europe through asymmetrical warfare, propanganda and the generosity of liberal democracy itself. Dismissing all the European Union sentiments about diversity and co-existence, some cultural conservatives in Europe are sounding the alarm: Get out if you believe in freedom. This isn't an optimal strategy for survival.

Even some European gays are taking notice at the changing demograhic and not liking what they see. They see the advent of an intolerant sub-culture; the kind not conducive to sexual liberation. Yet some people would rather get "raped" than fight for their freedom.

The German author Henryk M. Broder recently told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (12 October) that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: “We are watching the world of yesterday.”

Europe is turning Muslim. As Broder is sixty years old he is not going to emigrate himself. “I am too old,” he said. However, he urged young people to get out and “move to Australia or New Zealand. That is the only option they have if they want to avoid the plagues that will turn the old continent uninhabitable.”

Many Germans and Dutch, apparently, did not wait for Broder’s advice. The number of emigrants leaving the Netherlands and Germany has already surpassed the number of immigrants moving in. One does not have to be prophetic to predict, like Henryk Broder, that Europe is becoming Islamic. Just consider the demographics. The number of Muslims in contemporary Europe is estimated to be 50 million. It is expected to double in twenty years. By 2025, one third of all European children will be born to Muslim families. Today Mohammed is already the most popular name for new-born boys in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other major European

Broder is convinced that the Europeans are not willing to oppose islamization. “The dominant ethos,” he told De Volkskrant, “is perfectly voiced by the stupid blonde woman author with whom I recently debated. She said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said it is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death.”

In a recent op-ed piece in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard (23 October) the Dutch (gay and self-declared “humanist”) author Oscar Van den Boogaard refers to Broder’s interview. Van den Boogaard says that to him coping with the islamization of Europe is like “a process of mourning.” He is overwhelmed by a “feeling of sadness.” “I am not a warrior,” he says, “but who is? I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it.”

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