69 million page views

Europeans cannot resist violence

Reader comment on item: Europeans: From Venus?

Submitted by Dan McDowell (United States), Jul 17, 2002 at 20:45

Don't kid yourself about Europe drifting into the military background. Europeans have always fallen prey to ceasars, kings, and feurors who promise glory and a restored Rome. The more they decline in military and/or political affluence, the more they will crave lost glory. They cannot resist. They will not resist. It is said that a king cannot be created, a king is bred. Likewise a peaceful European cannot be created for he is bred to war, bloodshed, violence and glory. You think this is a bit crazy? Wait long enough and you will see! You can keep a wild beast subjugated with constant attention, but when that beast encounters the RIGHT circumstances it will return to it's instincts and thirst for blood. This BEAST will submit to it's own nature again and will be more ravenous than the world can now immagine. Just wait and see. Wait and see. Dan McDowell

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)