This is the lead article on the Drudge Report today:
It’s worth reading. Europe is in a shambles again for a third time in a century. Any thoughts on what’s happening in Europe? What could those of us in North America and Australia and Japan and elsewhere in the West learn from this? Will we be having troubles on the scale of Europe’s troubles soon?
Something I found interesting; in the decade following the 9/11 attacks the global Muslim population went through a dramatic population boom going from 22% of the world’s population in 2001 to 30% of the world’s population by 2011 and even higher today. The years since 9/11 have also seen a dramatic rise in the number of migrants from Muslim countries. Indeed, in Southern and Western Europe it has become a veritable flood as waves of poor economic migrants flow Northwards into the waiting arms of nanny-States just begging to be taken advantage of.
My honest opinion is that people are so disoriented by modernity and lack of values that they crave the austere formalism and certainty of Islam. I think some people in the West have thought ahead and realised that their grandchildren may live in a very different world and will adopt, perhaps forcibly, perhaps not so much, the religion and culture of Islam. Can you imagine your grandchildren or great grandchildren one day becoming practicing Muslims and living in some sort of theocratic state?
Europe is being chewed up by the suicide pact known as the Maastricht treaty. None of the foundational “3 pillars” of European freedoms have not had catastrophic consequences (aside from free movement of goods).
Best advice is to not get tricked into relaxing your far superior border controls by the “you guys are racist” bait. Though the Yanks seem to be having some trouble squaring that one on their Southern border at the minute, the Aussies and Japanese seem to be having no issues in taking only who they want.
Your problems will not be to the scale of Europe’s, but internally within Europe, some countries are going to be bitten far harder than others. The British may have their “Brexit,” and after the HR act is repealed, all bets are off. So it may be the closest to danger, but simultaneously the furthest from harm.
As to your reasoning, I think the postmodern lack of orientation has a very indictable role in all of this. Just as I think the Thatcherite promotion of selfish individualism has a role. I don’t think we offer a counter-narrative with any convincing strength and we are reaping the consequences of decades of an over-mighty political class who are out of touch with their electorate and the problems they face.
As to the last point, I can imagine a lot of things. I do think Europe can pull out of its death spiral, if it wakes up to the fact that it is in one.