Europe: “The Era of Liberal Babble”

Uninhibited by the obvious fear [expressed by] their citizens, the EU nevertheless carries on its immigration policies. Ironically, Western political elites consider this clearly widespread sentiment against Muslim immigration “racist” and “Islamophobic” and consequently disregard it…

Source: Europe: “The Era of Liberal Babble”

“Europe, so many years after the Cold War, is ideologically divided into a new East and a West. This time, the schism is over multiculturalism. What Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has termed “liberal babble” continues to govern Western Europe’s response to the challenges that migration and Islamic terrorism have brought, especially to personal security.”

Despite repeated terror attacks by Islamic militants, despite ongoing and widespread criminal attacks – including sexual attacks against women – by the mostly-Islamic Middle Eastern and African immigrants (so-called “refugees”) that have been let into Europe in such great numbers, and worse yet despite the obvious distress of their own citizens at these attacks, the political elite of Western Europe continues to mash down hard on the self-destruct button.

“We are experiencing now the end of an era: a conceptual-ideological era,” this article quotes Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as telling supporters in 2015. “Putting pretension aside, we can simply call this the era of liberal babble. This era is now at an end.” Let us hope that he is right! But sadly, it seems to be going out kicking and screaming – and continuing to babble.

As someone with considerable German ancestry, on both sides of my family, I am particularly appalled to see the mess Chancellor Angela Merkel is making of the once-proud German nation. Kaiser Wilhelm I and his Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck – among many others – must be rolling in their graves! But the situation is no better in Sweden, France, and many other places on the Continent, and even in Britain, where a Muslim mayor tries to rule London as if it were not part of England, and Islamic enclaves in Birmingham and elsewhere function as de facto colonies and outposts of the Dar al-Islam.

It is difficult to understand what motivates this self-inflicted immolation. Part of it may be, at least in the case of Germany, their continued – and by now decidedly misplaced and neurotic – guilt over the Nazi era. Part of it may be a well-meant, but again misplaced and excessive, desire to exercise compassion. And of course a big piece is economically driven, rooted in Western Europe’s inability or unwillingness to constructively address the problem of their own declining birthrate. This is the 900-lb gorilla in the room that really does need to be dealt with; attempting to “solve” the problem by de-Europeanizing Europe itself is no solution at all!

Part of it, however, as regards Western Europe’s unwillingness to allow their citizens the means to defend themselves, may be reluctance to be seen as taking a page from the American playbook. Unfortunately, I fear that even now, 240 years on, many in Europe still see the U.S. as wild and violent children, with themselves as the wise and benevolent elders, practicing sober responsibility. If true, this is a rather ludicrous viewpoint, given events of the last century, and the current situation is Europe: their version of sober responsibility may yet destroy them! Will destroy them, if allowed to continue for too long.

But whatever the cause or combination of causes for the present debacle, something needs to change dramatically, and soon, before everything that has made Europe great for centuries – millennia – is submerged under a rising tide of barbarism. There is no time to waste!

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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