" What A Grave Mistake That We Made!!!" And Once More, By The Waters Of Babylon
For half a decade, French Arabs have been carrying on a low-level intifada against synagogues, kosher butchers, Jewish schools, etc. The concern of the political class has been to prevent the spread of these attacks to targets of more, ah, general interest. They seem to have lost that battle.Steyn picks up on a certain truth: Europe has redefined itself, again. Once again, it is the Jews that have played a central role.
Europe wanted to forget- and bury, the past.
Maybe Europe wanted to start over. Maybe the Jews were a painful reminder of a past they would rather have forgotten. For the French, Vichy was a stain, still unaddressed. For the Germans, perhaps it was a chance to prove that they had washed evil from the national psyche.
Western Europe (and America) had that luxury, to contemplate the nature of evil, as if that might serve as a substitute for confronting evil. For Eastern Europe, the war against evil lasted almost 50 years longer, even if the fighting had stopped. They lived with evil day in and day out. For them, tyranny and revolution holds no romantic appeal. They understand that evil must be dealt with, definatively, and not 'talked' to.
A while back, The Anchoress had a post, Europe Died In Auschwitz. She added nothing- no opinion, no preamble no final assessment. She didn't have to- and no doubt would not, even of asked. Her post now, as then, needs no comment. In fact, the post is more relevant today (if that were possible!) than it was when she first shared it it.
I was walking along Raval (Barcelona) when all of a sudden I understood that Europe died with Auschwitz.
We assassinated 6 million Jews in order to end up bringing in 20 million Muslims!
We burnt in Auschwitz the culture, intelligence and power to create. We burnt the people of the world, the one who is proclaimed the chosen people of God. Because it is the people who gave to humanity the symbolic figures who were capable of changing history (Christ, Marx, Einstein,
Freud…) and who is the origin of progress and wellbeing.
We must admit that Europe, by relaxing its borders and giving in under the pretext of tolerance to the values of a fallacious cultural relativism, opened it’s doors to 20 million Muslims, often
illiterates and fanatics that we could meet, at best, in places such as Raval, the poorest of the nations and of the ghettos, and who are preparing the worst, such as the 9/11 and the Madrid
bombing and who are lodged in apartment blocs provided by the social welfare.
We also have exchanged culture with fanaticism, the capacity to create with the will to destroy, the wisdom with the superstition. We have exchanged the transcendental instinct of the Jews, who even under the worst possible conditions have always looked for a better peaceful world, for the suicide bomber. We have exchanged the pride of life for the fanatic obsession of death. Our death and that of our children.
What a grave mistake that we made!!!