West's demise for the best, according to UK Times

An article in yesterday's UK Times unwittingly offers striking evidence of the depth of the crisis our civilization is in.  Titled 'Beware: The New Goths are Coming,' it speaks about the forecasts of Rear Admiral Chris Parry, a high—level official charged with identifying future challenges to Britain's national security. In his latest report, Mr. Parry sketches out a scenario whereby the West's societal structures collapse within the next 15 years as a result of out—of—hand — mostly Muslim — immigration. Gloomy as this possibility may be, this is not the most disturbing aspect of the article. The truly alarming part comes at the very end with this concluding paragraph (I'm quoting from the print version which differs somewhat from the online one):

Even if western civilisation does disintegrate, it may be for the best. In his book and television series, Terry Jones focused on how barbarian tribes were often technologically and socially superior to the Romans they displaced. 'We have all fallen hook, line and sinker for Roman propaganda,' he wrote. 'We actually own far more to the so—called barbarians than we do to the men in togas.'

To hear someone say that the demise of their own civilization 'may be for the best' is astounding enough. That such a declaration has made its way into a front—page story of a major British newspaper is truly beyond belief.

Any civilization indifferent to the prospect of its own demise is clearly in serious trouble. A civilization which thinks that its disintegration may actually be a good thing must be very sick indeed.

This disturbing statement is not some kind of aberration as one may be tempted to think, but a natural outgrowth of the rot that is quickly claiming greater and greater portions of Western Europe. So sick they have become that they do not even care anymore whether they survive or not. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their continuous denouncements of America — the West's defender against the barbaric force that is radical Islam — while they support and even praise those who are quite open about their objective of destroying them. In their moral madness they have come to admire barbarians — both past and present — while rejecting achievement, progress and culture. Today's Europeans are pathetic and unworthy heirs of the great civilization to which their continent gave rise and which they are well on their way to squandering.

Vasko Kohlmayer   6 12 06

An article in yesterday's UK Times unwittingly offers striking evidence of the depth of the crisis our civilization is in.  Titled 'Beware: The New Goths are Coming,' it speaks about the forecasts of Rear Admiral Chris Parry, a high—level official charged with identifying future challenges to Britain's national security. In his latest report, Mr. Parry sketches out a scenario whereby the West's societal structures collapse within the next 15 years as a result of out—of—hand — mostly Muslim — immigration. Gloomy as this possibility may be, this is not the most disturbing aspect of the article. The truly alarming part comes at the very end with this concluding paragraph (I'm quoting from the print version which differs somewhat from the online one):

Even if western civilisation does disintegrate, it may be for the best. In his book and television series, Terry Jones focused on how barbarian tribes were often technologically and socially superior to the Romans they displaced. 'We have all fallen hook, line and sinker for Roman propaganda,' he wrote. 'We actually own far more to the so—called barbarians than we do to the men in togas.'

To hear someone say that the demise of their own civilization 'may be for the best' is astounding enough. That such a declaration has made its way into a front—page story of a major British newspaper is truly beyond belief.

Any civilization indifferent to the prospect of its own demise is clearly in serious trouble. A civilization which thinks that its disintegration may actually be a good thing must be very sick indeed.

This disturbing statement is not some kind of aberration as one may be tempted to think, but a natural outgrowth of the rot that is quickly claiming greater and greater portions of Western Europe. So sick they have become that they do not even care anymore whether they survive or not. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their continuous denouncements of America — the West's defender against the barbaric force that is radical Islam — while they support and even praise those who are quite open about their objective of destroying them. In their moral madness they have come to admire barbarians — both past and present — while rejecting achievement, progress and culture. Today's Europeans are pathetic and unworthy heirs of the great civilization to which their continent gave rise and which they are well on their way to squandering.

Vasko Kohlmayer   6 12 06