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Does a culture that does not care about its survival deserve to survive

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Submitted by Gary Hemminger (United States), Nov 7, 2017 at 16:38

Good article Mr. Pipes. My question for you is:

Does a culture that does not care about its own survival deserve to survive?

I would contend the answer is No. I would also contend that the superior culture, that does care about its own survival will not change its own culture to be like the one it replaced. Because why would you take on the culture of someone that does not think their own culture is worth surviving?

The reason why people in the US are attacking their own cultures is simply because they want to change the culture. They believe in identity politics, in global warming, in gender fluidity, in socialism (or at least they hate capitalism). I think these people stand 100% chance of being successful, so I am not worried about it. but the Italy question, and the larger one about Europe is more worrying. But if they aren't worried about it themselves, then it is hard for me to care either.

If their cultures are doomed to be lost, then so be it.

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Polls consistently show that a large and growing number of Europeans do care about their culture. They just lack the means to save it.

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