That’s the problem with “Liberal” governments in the Civilized West. At best, they’re like awkward, stumbling toddlers who cause mayhem and destruction quite by accident – even more so when they’re trying to help or seeking approval and/or attention.
It is a simple fact, proven time and time again by history, that most nations fall through the actions of others, not through their own, though it is also proven true that in many cases it is actions of their own that hastened or guaranteed their destruction by their foreign enemies. In all truth, it has always been an extreme rarity – and exceptional historical event – for any nation to truly fall and be destroyed by itself. In the normal course of events, the self-harm of a nation leads to its destruction but is not the actual, proximal cause of it.
And yet, we of the West are so very exceptional.
The nations and peoples of Western Civilization – in the modern era, the bastion of the Civilized World – are exceptional to the point of near uniqueness. We, lacking foreign enemies with both the will and the means to bring about of destruction and extermination, have chosen to breed, raise, and train our own destroyers.
So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over–a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct.
One need only open one’s eyes and look around in to see that Mr. Muggeridge was not wrong. No, Mr. Muggeridge’s prediction seems more rational than cynical these days, decades after he made it, as any with any level of objective awareness can see.
Here in the Civilized World we’re repeatedly inundated by calls to not offend the Muslims, especially not to openly mock their cult or their cult’s prophet. This normally reoccurs whenever the Muslims respond to being offended with savage violence such as their Charlie Hebdo massacre.
Let us for a moment set aside the cowardly basis for these apologetics and calls for censorship and focus upon the core idea of the Muslims’ offense at such things. After all, the Dhimmis and Oikophobes who demand that we show respect for Islam and not mock the cult, its prophet, or adherents do have a point. Doing so greatly and dramatically offends the Muslims and goads a significant number of them to violence.
If the Muslims are that offended by such mockery that they have to resort to violence and/or lawfare to assuage their outrage, they have no business living in the Civilized World with its freedoms and pluralism. Simply and bluntly put, the Muslims are unfit for the West just as the West is unfit for the Muslims.
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Liberals and other apologists for Islam keep stridently ranting that the jihad American is defending against isn’t a Clash of Cultures. Yet how can these fools expect anyone with any sense to lend them credence when the war was started over Islam’s inherent differences from- and incompatibilities with the culture of the Civilized World?
As an example – one of a vast array of such – take the intersection of sexual mores, fashion, and language. In the Civilized World, when one says, “She’s about to explode out her clothes,” they mean it in a good way – or, at the very least, in a context that carries no weight of immediate physical danger.
But within the Muslim World female fashion and the lexicon surrounding how they dress evolved differently. When they mention “exploding clothes” or that “she’s going to explode out her clothes” they mean something quite different and far less pleasant.
She’s Going To Explode Out Of That Dress – Literally
Even more sadly, this sort of thing naturally leads to a different definition for, “She’s a hot mess” in the Muslim World. 😯
On the bright side – such as it is, “Ahlan Ya gamila! Are those blasting caps under your blouse or are you just happy to see me?” becomes a useable bit of dialogue, though a potentially odd set of last words depending upon how the niqaabi answers.
Freedom is always transitory for any People; it follows a historically well established cycle of rise and fall. It moves from bondage, to freedom and affluence, and back to bondage again.
The Fatal Sequence Known As The Tytler Cycle
Progression through the Fatal Sequence that leads to the death of all democracies a smooth and measured march towards entropy. It seems, if history is any judge, to happen in fits and starts with societies staying at one point then lurching forward again.
Interestingly, the Tytler Cycle was no part of Lord Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser Tytler’s written works though it does perfectly fit them, especially his Universal History.
Where America is within the Tytler Cycle is open to some debate. This is, in no small part, because of a trend started in the latter half of the twentieth century to divide and fragment America for the dubious sake of cultural diversity. America being now more than one People is at multiple points in the cycle – but all are further along the path back to Bondage than Liberty –> Abundance.
Can we move backward along the path of the Tytler Cycle? I think it’s possible. Will we as a people do so? I doubt it; it doesn’t seem to be in human nature to do so.