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Jeremiah warned, but Judah fell to Babylon

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Nov 30, 2021 at 22:04

Sometimes there are forces in this world that are just too strong to resist: Low western birthrates, relentless migration from more populous Muslim countries, and a complacent public helplessly invoking woke platitudes. Western culture is slowly dying, like the proverbial frog who is gradually boiled to death.

Russian historian Mikhail Rostovtsev, summing up his history of Rome, described the process by which all empires and civilizations rise and fall: The original ideas which inspired their rise are lost as the empire or civilization expands quickly, optimistically accepting large numbers of new citizens who fail to absorb the foundational principles. We can see this happening as large numbers of immigrants from non-western lands arrive before they have had a chance to become fully westernized. Behold "The Squad", the terror attacks, crime, rape gangs, ignorant hate preachers, Hamas rallies with death chants, and other grotesqueries which make up a third world hellhole. Oppose this process and you will be labeled a racist, or, like Zemmour, an antisemitic renegade. Helping it along are the academics, the leftwing media and all the other members of the woke mob. It has become a kind of relentless natural force, like a red tide.

Democracy itself is gradually being weakened by the influx of primitives. We see the destabilizing effects of cultural disorder and degradation, which in turn evoke violent reactions on both right and left extremes, as in some American cities. Leftists, admirers of the "Palestinians", sometimes seem to mimic their violent methods in their rioting.

It would be great if this French Jeremiah was heeded, but like the biblical prophet, mainstream attitudes will stubbornly resist his warnings, and the West, like Judah, will fall to Babylon.

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