Posted by TFG on January 5th, 2006
First off, Mark Steyn with, It’s the Demographics, Stupid:
Most people reading this have strong stomachs, so let me lay it out as baldly as I can: Much of what we loosely call the Western world will not survive this century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most Western European countries. There’ll probably still be a geographical area on the map marked as Italy or the Netherlands–probably–just as in Istanbul there’s still a building called St. Sophia’s Cathedral. But it’s not a cathedral; it’s merely a designation for a piece of real estate. Likewise, Italy and the Netherlands will merely be designations for real estate. The challenge for those who reckon Western civilization is on balance better than the alternatives is to figure out a way to save at least some parts of the West.
Then, by way of answer or extension or response (or hell, an outright manifesto), Francis Poretto’s Dark Gods:
In a way, Steyn’s focus is broader than mine, for he concerns himself with the whole of the developed world. My concern is for America. In another way, Steyn’s focus is narrower than mine, for he concerns himself with visible threats to our present age. My concern is with the prospects for freedom and justice down the centuries to come.
They’re both long essays, so print them out if you must, and take them along on your next visit to the WC. But do read them both — they’re vital documents towards understanding the struggle we, The West, are facing, and what we, America, must do.
SMART GUY UPDATE: Tom Barnet (“Pentagon’s New Map”) chimes in on Steyn:
Wow! Somebody get a lynching party together. We better hang some of them dark-skinned pagans before they start screwing our women! You there–start having some babies for Der Fatherland!
Which means he’s utterly missed the point of Steyn’s article. Frankly, I’m starting to have my doubts about TPMBarnett, because if you’re a published author, advising the Pentagon, and you read the Steyn essay, and that’s what you get out of it? Hello?
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