Saturday, November 25, 2006

I have had no interest in blogging lately but not for lack of anything to say. I'm actually bursting with thoughts on a variety of topics. But they all seem inconsequential in the light of a number of not unrelated circumstances. The Iranians will soon have nuclear warheads pointed in our direction and it's quite clear that nobody is going to do anything about it, including us.

The Europeans are awash in nihilism: they have no sense of purpose, no will to fight, no will to have children. They have subordinated their national identities to a soulless mega-bureaucracy that enforces arbitrary standards on the diameter of toilet bowls and such. They want the Jews dead.

And what are the Jews up to? We are descending into barbarism. The gay parade and some of the reactions to it; ugly violence within Satmar, Ponevezh, Lubavitch; the humiliation of the dispossessed of Gush Katif; the abandonment of the city of Sderot to the mercies of Hamas rockets with no reaction; a justice system that gets more brazenly corrupt from day to day; a government run by spinmeisters.

All these phenomena were set into motion long ago. Europe self-destructed in World War II. National identities never recovered. Instead most European countries turned into bland secular welfare states infantilized by their dependence on the United States for security. They are united only by their contempt for any people that has retained any sense of purpose, decency and identity.

And all the problems of the Jews listed above point to one thing: a lack of leadership. This too has its roots in Europe's self-destruction. If you want to know where today's Jewish religious, moral and political leaders are, you need look no further than right here (warning: graphic).

It is taking time but we will recover. Europe won't.


Anonymous chizki said...

Great post. For a columnist who writes a lot of great material revolving around the idea of Europeans self-destructing (among other topics), check out "Spengler" (nom de plume) at Asia Times Online:
He's written a lot of articles that explore the angle that you're taking.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous chizki said...

This article's from a while back, but it's probably the best example of Spengler's style:

8:14 PM  
Blogger bar_kochba132 said...

Let's face it..WE LET THEM DO THESE THINGS TO US. A few years ago the French gov't raised the tax on diesel gasoline. THE TRUCK DRIVERS SHUT THE COUNTRY DOWN. The gov't backed down. Recently, the gov't tried to make some mild reforms of labor laws. SAME THING...THERE WERE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS in Paris. The gov't again backed down.
During the struggle for Gush Katif, one of the senior members of the Gush Emunim settlment movement told me "its not nice to block roads, people won't like it"
WHAT A FOOL! Because of that imbecilic attitude, we lost Gush Katif and now the ENTIRE STATE IS ENDANGERED. This guy is willing to go into uniform and fight in the ("holy", in his view) army, but he won't block roads to save the Jewish people. These people have been brainwashed for years to have a preposterous love of the corrupt state apparatus and with the inane idea "there is no such thing as a bad Jew" (particularly if he ever wore a ZAHAL uniform or is a gov't minister). We have it in our power to bring this post-Zionist gang that is destroying Israel down by means of passive resistance. But it is going to take a revolution of the mind first.

BTW-it is vital that everyone who is interested in a blog like this should get Nonie Darwish's new book: "Now They Call Me Infidel".
She is an Egyptian whose father led Fadayun (terrorist) raids from Gaza into Israel before the 1956 Sinai War and who was liquidated by the Israeli secret service...but in spite of this she is a big friend of Israel. Her book is a DEVASTATING critique of the Arab/Muslim world and she makes it quite clear...there is NO chance of peace with them because they are so filled with genocidal hatred of Jews and Americans and their minds are filled with lies.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Manhattan said...

You might appreciate this piece, which takes the opposite viewpoint from a somewhat..unique perspective.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Thanks for the links. Mark Steyn is the original and funniest "Europe is dead" theorist. Peters' attack is evidently directed at him. Steyn responds here:

12:09 AM  
Blogger mnuez said...

Ben, I'm sure that klal yisrael will make it through but I'm not at all certain that we'll do it with the State of Israel in hand.

We seem miraculously able to make it through pretty much everything but making it through with/without crematoria is quite a difference.

Considering our current direction, and what this little adventure in statehood has shown us regarding our inability to put aside our disagreements long enough to survive, I'm not very hopeful about a happy future for the Jews. A future, yes. But a relatively bloodless one, preferably with some personal freedom? Highly doubtful.


7:47 PM  

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