“Our way of life is under attack.” It’s a phrase that lingers in the wake of every terrorist attack in our postmodern West. From 9/11 to yesterday’s attacks in Brussels, those words have weaved in and out of our lives for the past two decades.
But what is “our way of life”?
Defined by our elites, your way of life is but a never-ending celebration of “diversity,” “freedom,” and other buzzwords designed to reinforce belief in their dying faith. In the wake of violence, it is to only hem and haw about “not all Muslims.” In its most extreme cases, it is to resign to admit that “the West had this coming.” All of this is a sign of exhaustion.
The calls to “embrace diversity” in order to assimilate aliens start to sound as hollow as the cheery directions to “go shopping for the economy” did on 9/12. Europe and its descendents are facing a choice. They have not reached The End of History, but merely the closing paragraphs of one of its chapters.
The cries from the official organs are to just “get used to it” and ignore any alternatives. That rag of banal bromides The Economist ran an article with the sub-headline reading “Europe must confront the possibility of such attacks on a regular basis”.
That’s right: Europeans should learn to live with these threats rather than endanger the One World™. There has been more vitriol directed at Donald Trump for accurately predicting the end result of Muslim inflow into Europe than on those that have perpetuated this barbarism. The multi(death)cult that forms Western opinions instead sees this as another cludgel to attack anyone who speaks out in a meaningful way on the state of the West.
The increasing anarcho-tyranny of our daily lives and the vacuity of our “culture” cannot go on forever.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders says:
“The cause of all this bloodshed is Islam. We need to de-Islamize the West. That is the only way to safeguard our lives and protect our freedom”
But the sad fact is, Islam’s rise is the outward sign of our own decadence. We Europeans have lost sight of who we are and have abandonded ourselves to a seemingly endless rotation method of life. Must we confront Islam? Yes, but it is not enough.
The “freedom” Wilders talks about was merely the prelude to the Last Man mentality of today. As Gregory Hood writes:
Our post-society is the rotten fruit of “liberty” and classical liberalism. We are told that once they are free of the dead hand of tradition, individuals can determine their own identity, inherently possess limitless potential to achieve perfection, and create the best kind of society by pursuing enlightened self-interest. Instead, we find technological wonders and vast wealth in our subjugated Europa and her cultural colonies in America, Africa, and Australia, but the denizens of these depraved outposts of supposed civilization can’t even be bothered to sustain themselves.
But there is another way. That way is to fight.
In order to do this, our people must shake off the egalitarian shibboleths from which they have drunk and re-discover their identity. The hour as always grows late, but in the words of T.S. Eliot, “there is no such thing as a lost cause…our defeat and dismay may be the preface to our successors’ victory.”
All of European history from Homer onwards has driven us to this point. Brussels shouldn’t be another blip. Another color coded warning on today’s “terror threat.” It should be the final shock that awakens our slumbering people.
“Our way of life” is rapidly coming to an end.
It’s time to a build a new one.