Europe Cannot Begin Again
Some of Europe’s current invaders drop by the Greek island of Lesbos before continuing on to Germany and Sweden, where the welfare benefits are more to their liking. But where the heck is Lesbos? It’s in the Aegean Sea, right, but where? About all I know about the Aegean is that that’s where Sophocles long ago heard the “turbid ebb and flow of human misery.”
Anyway, I thought Lesbos would be in the Cyclades islands near Naxos, where Ariadne was abandoned. But no, Lesbos is right up against Turkey (map). The invaders from the Middle East aren’t like those from Africa who are sailing across the Mediterranean; they’re merely crossing a narrow strait. Why can’t the Greeks just send the invaders back to Turkey, whence they came? (Perhaps the Greeks are shunting the invaders northward as payback for the “austerity” terms of their German bailout loans. The Greeks always were big on revenge.)
In “How Long Can Europe’s Welfare States Welcome Refugees and Migrants?” at National Review, John Fund reports that the “190,000 refugees expected in Sweden this year would be the equivalent of 6.5 million people arriving in the U.S. -- the population of Indiana.” American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson reports that Chancellor Merkel’s “open-door policy for Muslim migrants” could quadruple Germany’s Muslim population by 2020 -- to 20 million. In “Brigitte Gabrielle: ‘Europe is Eurabia Right Now’” by Robert Wilde at Breitbart, Middle East expert Brigitte Gabrielle predicts “Europe will no longer be Europe by 2050.”
The ongoing invasion of Europe by millions of “refugees” from non-Western countries makes one wonder whether Western Civilization is finally at the end of its tether. The invasion may be the biggest threat to Europe since the Mongols came a-knocking, (watch this animated graphic to see how that went).
In September at American Thinker, Clarice Feldman wrote about The Camp of the Saints, “a novel of Europe being overrun by refugees from the Third World.” It reminded me of a 1990s article by Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy and I finally managed to find it: “Must It Be the Rest Against the West?” It ran in the December 1994 edition of the Atlantic; its subtitle: “Absent major changes in North-South relations, the wretched should inherit the earth by about 2025.”
The words “Islam,” Muslim,” and “jihad” don’t appear in the 8,399-word article. But the point is that invasion is something Europe’s leaders should have had on their radar. Yet, they seem to have been caught with their pants down. That or Europe’s leaders actually want the invasion. Perhaps they think the invasion is an opportunity to demonstrate that multiculturalism really works. But the invasion is just a continuation of the “stealth jihad” that’s been going on for decades.
Europeans should try to understand that Americans are repulsed and horrified by what’s happening to the Old Country. We love Europe. We would hate to see Europe become Eurabia, part of some hideous caliphate. We see commercials on TV for Viking River Cruises, and they beckon. All over America, we celebrate our European roots with festivals, such as Oktoberfest, St. Patrick’s Day parades, etc. Americans are obsessed with genealogy (video), and tracing our ancestors back to “the old sod,” back to Europe.
Some of my own fond notions about Europe were formed by watching old films, like Cinema Paradiso, La Dolce Vita, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. But in today’s Europe, some Muslims feel free to murder filmmakers.
Europeans shouldn’t forget what America has sacrificed for them. That includes 116,000 American military lives lost in World War I, and 405,000 in WWII. America has spent countless billions of Yankee dollars since 1917 on behalf of their suicidal continent. But Americans seem to have made such sacrifices just so Europe could be taken over by barbarians. What patsies we’ve been.
Not all Europeans passively accept the ugly situation their idiot leaders have put them in. In groups such as Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) there may be some hope, (here’s SIOE’s website and Facebook page). A newer group is PEGIDA, which translates as Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident.
Europe’s political leaders, especially Germany’s clueless Angela Merkel, need to be removed from office. The snag in removing officials from power is that there are few mechanisms by which to do so. Citizens can mount protests, if that’s still allowed, but they’ll just be ignored by those in power. And by the time of the next regularly scheduled election, more destruction will have been done.
Europe was already too fractious to add millions more unassimilable aliens to the populace. The scariest aspect of the invaders is that 70 percent of them are single males traveling alone. The invaders need to be sent home, repatriated, or put in safe havens away from Europe.
Europe’s “leaders” have made an historic mistake of monumental proportions. Decent Europeans are watching in real time as their nations and their entire continent go to hell. Their elected leaders are throwing away their heritage and their future. How does a nation swap out its monstrous leaders while the damage is being done? A military coup in Germany may sound ominous, but a takeover by the military would be preferable to the current chaos.
If anything good can come out of the current invasion, it would be the breakup of the European Union. I keep waiting for some European nation led by someone with half a brain (or maybe half a pair) to finally throw in the towel and secede from the ill-conceived misbegotten experiment called “the EU.” Perhaps the breakup of the EU is the only way to save Europe from further Islamization.
In a 1978 speech, Margaret Thatcher invoked Benjamin Disraeli in telling her fellow Conservatives to remember that “England cannot begin again.” Invoking those two great British prime ministers, I presume to tell my fellow citizens of the West across the pond … Europe cannot begin again.
Jon N. Hall is a programmer/analyst from Kansas City.