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What Needs Protecting And Why

Reader comment on item: Europe's Civilizationist Parties

Submitted by Dave (United States), Oct 18, 2018 at 21:10

The real far rightists are those Muslims and Third World denizens whose attitudes towards women, gays and other religions are far more intolerant and antediluvian than would be acceptable by traditional western norms. Much of Islamic culture is essentially fascist, as Geert Wilders has maintained. In order to keep out the brown shirts, the West is like a saloon in need of a good bouncer, and a good bouncer is generally a pretty rough character.

Western culture is certainly worth preserving. It took centuries to achieve the legal protections we have. Only in the West can the average person be reasonably assured of a fair trial, and actually have the freedoms promised by so many countries' constitutions, but so often breached. The US, with its Bill of Rights, stands out in its First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. At long last and perhaps for the first time in history, being unpopular is not a crime. Those who curse the West for its alleged racism need to appreciate just how valuable those legal rights are to minorities.

What took hundreds of years to achieve can all be undone quickly should waves of non-western immigrants overwhelm the West, and that is physically possible in today's world of 7.6 billion people, increasing annually by 80 million plus. There is no way to adequately assimilate those numbers. Until the rest of the world catches up, we need a good bouncer.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Europe's Islamization -- any alternative? [162 words]Jeffrey SheffDec 7, 2018 13:48246424
Jeffrey Sheff's legitimate question [786 words]PrashantDec 9, 2018 13:10246424
Nice analysis [127 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
M.L.LipsonNov 10, 2018 15:13245912
2A fourth point wrt [336 words]PrashantNov 14, 2018 00:09245912
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2Theory vs the Real World [262 words]Sigmund DermanNov 2, 2018 14:04245772
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Nationalist [24 words]Jan BlachaOct 31, 2018 21:46245755
Re: Nationalist [32 words]Globe ThrotterNov 9, 2018 15:02245755
Nationalism [21 words]John BlachaNov 9, 2018 17:04245755
Europa camina hacia la perdiciĆ³n... [75 words]alfonsoOct 31, 2018 15:52245751
1Nationalist, not civilizationist [125 words]G. LobeOct 25, 2018 16:01245698
1Regarding bloodlines [188 words]AnonOct 19, 2018 11:34245578
Hinge of History [181 words]JD WillOct 19, 2018 11:19245576
2What Needs Protecting And Why [237 words]DaveOct 18, 2018 21:10245557
1Patriotic Nationalism vs. the Uncivilized [184 words]RobertOct 19, 2018 00:43245557
1Yes, Nationalism Takes Many Forms [167 words]DaveOct 20, 2018 20:15245557
2Dialectics of Nationalism [275 words]RobertOct 22, 2018 16:16245557
2How Virtue Becomes a Vice [63 words]DaveOct 24, 2018 09:19245557
I guess culturalism has a point... [243 words]Peter HerzNov 3, 2018 23:24245557

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