If you think about things that are not very important to you, there is no significant difference between repair, upgrade and replacement. But if you yourself are what’s at issue, if there’s a huge difference if they’re enriching you (as enhancement is called in current politically correct parlance) or wanting to replace you with a more fun or useful or obedient model. I mean, it’s not even “enriching” that’s an improvement. All studies on the subject agree that people are happier and live better in culturally homogeneous environments. Nor does it mean a more diverse selection of art or restaurants (which is not inconsistent with homogeneity of customs and lifestyles). Diversity of art and opinion is part of the European lifestyle. If we replace Europe with another Pakistan, any such diversity will disappear.
Diversity of art and opinion is part of the European lifestyle. If we replace Europe with another Pakistan, any such diversity will disappear.
Renaud Camus formulated quite brilliantly that what many call enrichment or complementation is in fact replacement. But it is possible to look at it from a completely different angle. Neither a cultural enrichment nor a great replacement, but a great conquest. The story told from the other side would go something like this:
“There are too many of us in our country. We are poor and have trouble making a living. So Allah gave us a new land. It has fields, factories and houses, playgrounds and swimming pools. It has unprotected women who are freely available. It will take courage, cunning and other skills… but with Allah’s help we will seize it.”
We Europeans should understand that ethos, and we should be able to recognize it. After all, what else is the Old Testament book of Joshua about? And from very recent history we have the example of the heroic conquest of the wild west. It takes a lot of courage, because there is a different climate, wild animals and… dangerous savages!
“Savages are those who are hopelessly backward. No real knowledge has reached them yet. They do not know that everything we need to live is contained in the revelation to Muhammad. They do not know which religious rites are obligatory. They do not know that unchaste women are to be stoned. They do not know that Jews are to be persecuted to the ends of the earth. They do not know that abandoning the right faith is to be punished by death. They believe in their ridiculous laws of nature, and naively believe that they owe their wealth to the work of their hands. They don’t know that Allah gives wealth to people, and that he will soon give us their houses, their cars, and their daughters. It does not matter if we keep them as slaves or cleanse the land of them. And we may allow the best of them to come to our faith.”
Such disputes are usually decided by a combination of force of arms and birthrate.
This is certainly not the narrative Europeans want to hear. After all, American Indians probably didn’t see anything sympathetic about a story of heroic conquest of the Wild West either.Such disputes are usually decided by a combination of force of arms and birthrate. All of which today speaks rather for the conquerors:
- Europeans may have produced the weapons, but the ability to use them to defend themselves has been lost (or so it seems),
- The colonists clearly lead in birth rates,
- The children of the natives are brought up to be defenseless and slave mentality. They are drilled into their heads that the colonists are somehow morally superior and that there is an irredeemable metaphysical guilt clinging to their native tribe. The children of the colonists, on the other hand, are taught to be combative and to feel superior. This has the same implications as if the fertility gap were much higher.
During the 1400 years of contact between the West and Islam, two-thirds of the original territory of the West was Islamized.
And something else. Historical experience. During the 1400 years of contact between the West and Islam, two-thirds of the original territory of the West was Islamized. Approximately 100 million Westerners were killed or enslaved. We commemorate three great victorious battles (Tours, Lepanto, Vienna) and, say, five others. They commemorate dozens of great victorious battles.It was only in the relatively short historical period of the European Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution that the tables were turned. The West without Enlightenment ideals and scientific and technological practice is clearly the weaker one.