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Mike is wrong about western countries

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Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Oct 7, 2009 at 05:04

At this time the premier Western country in the conflict with Islam is the birth-place of the West, right here in the East, Israel.

Israel has joined the West by lending, lending 1.7 billion dollars to the IMF for the use of less well developed countries. That in addition to being the most productive country on earth when it comes to innovation and patents, far outstripping Finland.

On the other hand, birthrates in Israel are rapidly rising, not among the unwashed, but among the top quartile. Explained not by ignorance, because that quartile has some of the highest educational achievements in the world, not due to lack of medical access, because access here is well-nigh 100 percent, its due to optimism, an rootedness in faith. Faith in God, Land and People.

Western Europe has lost all faith. It rejects all that is true and stood the test of time in favor of abject failures, such as Universalism and multi-culti. Without faith, there is angst, and pessimism, and the uselessness of investing in progeny. Its not the availability of contraceptives. Its the pessimism and the diminution of manhood. If man is not the protector of woman and child, then what is he? An eunuch, deeds of mouth and the courage of sheep.

In the end, if Europe does not pull itself together and rejoins the West, it will fail, and be engulfed in the dark ages again. Look to the Taliban to see a preview of the future Jew-less Europe.

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