Tuesday, May 9, 2006

"Eurodee and Eurodum"

Mark Steyn celebrates the conspicuously unremarked Europe Day with his thoughts "on the poor doomed European Union":

Question: What do you get when you take two world wars, add the two most malign ideologies of the century, throw in genocide, the collapse of religious institutions, radical secularism, a political elite sealed off from opinions it finds distasteful, spiraling social costs, deathbed demographics and growing numbers of an unassimilated immigrant population?

Answer: You get Europe in the new millennium - mired in aggressive pacifism, moral nihilism, resurgent anti-semitism and reflex anti-Americanism. And, if you want to blame all that on Bush and Cheney, you have to shut your eyes and ears to a mountain of statistical evidence. To those on the American left who find Europe more “sophisticated”, you’re right: it’s sophisticated in the sense that a belle époque Parisian boulevardier is sophisticated – outwardly dapper and worldly, inwardly eaten away by syphilis and gonorrhea. It’s only a question of how many others the clapped-out bon vivant infects before his final collapse.
More good stuff here… via Daimnation. On the subject of Europe, check out the selection of quotes in Marching Over the Cliff at Celestial Junk, and
Keep in mind, that Norway, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Germany, and especially France, are three decades away from becoming Muslim dominated states, with England not far behind…