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Deserving decline

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Submitted by rensburg (Canada), Feb 11, 2009 at 18:22

The observations about surging Muslim populations are correct, and if Western European populations find themselves suddenly dominated by these growing immigrant populations, then (1) so what? (2) they deserve it by their decadence, and (3) they deserve it because they themselves have framed the debate surrounding multiculturalism and immigration in a way that makes their overtaking by other cultures just another natural event.

I do therefore not feel much pain, one way or another, for the (old) British (or ethnic Englishmen) or French or Germans (and also North Americans and Australians), because they have decided themselves, in their own democratic ways, to frame politics and morality in such a way that they will become extinct or at least dominated by others.

To put this a completely different way: By banishing Christianity and submitting themselves to a strange ideology, Western European peoples have created a cultural vacuum which is being filled quickly by other religions. In the short term the cultural vacuum is filled by the pagan gods of old (Aphrodite and Bacchus, and the other gods of decadence), and in the longer term by Allah and his disciples.

That is the natural history of humanity. If not the Christian God, then other gods. Sorry; atheism has never succeeded, and will also this time around be dominated by other religions.

Finally - the gravity of human history is demographics, and it will be such this time also. Just ask the few white colonials remaining in Africa this question, and ponder the fates inflicted on them by European societies elsewhere and the morality they demanded. The fates of these peoples will also be the fate of their Inquisitors (who condemned them because they existed or claimed existence).

The world remains a strange place, and exponential growth and decline dominate all affairs in the long run. No one escapes these basic rules, and moreover, populations do not mix as much as they displace one another (just the Palestinians this question, and in 50 years, the remaining Israelis). These are the natural processes underlying the successes and failures of societies.

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