Skip to comments.The world may celebrate the end of the Western civilization
Posted on 02/14/2006 8:38:23 PM PST by presidio9
The scandal with the publication of Prophet Muhammad caricatures in European newspapers has outlined a few rather interesting details. First of all, the world has become open as the West wanted it to be. Secondly, the multi-cultural aspect of Europe has become more than just obvious. The scandal with the cartoons is a very important lesson that Russia needs to learn.
Western politicians have been urging the whole world to become more open. According to the Western point of view, globalization is an inevitable and positive process. It therefore means that the so-called global openness should replace national sovereignty.
The idea of the globalized world has returned to the West as a serious blow. Production centers were moved to remote parts of the world long ago. The Western economy has lost its erstwhile power of competition. More importantly, the worlds biggest oil reserves are located outside the zone of the gold billion. To crown it all, the Western civilization has been declining steadily against the background of the propaganda of consumption and personal extra-comfort that have become norms in the Western lifestyle. Having children has become something like atavism in the West which causes too much discomfort and trouble to people's professional careers and personal development. Unlike the highly developed Western civilization, Asia , Africa and Latin America suffer from the overpopulation crisis. Western nations gradually lose their cultural identities giving way to undemanding enduring and charismatic nations which in their turn continue their invasion in the West by its own permission.
Indeed, the West has been successfully using the phenomenon of globalization for many years pursuing its selfish needs and minimizing negative consequences. Western countries interfere in other countries sovereign affairs, conquer foreign markets, control cash flows, attract cheaper labour force, etc. One has to acknowledge that the Western world has accomplished a lot at this point. On the other hand, every action has a reaction. The world, which the West has been ruthlessly transforming for years, has started to transform the West in return.
American and European politicians promote democracy as the ultimate social structure that should reign in the whole world. They should probably enjoy the victory of Hamas at the democratic elections in Palestine . The West thinks that it has a right to observe and control the fulfillment of democracy all over the world and endorse Western standards in other countries cultures. In return, the West has to witness global riots caused with a publication of several drawings in a provincial European newspaper. If the US or the EU administration believes that it is entitled to run a military action against a sovereign state, it means that many Americans may fall victims of a terrorist attack at any moment.
The Western standards have made the world look a fright. Social and political technologies may eventually play a malicious joke with the West. Many respectable politicians acknowledge nowadays that massive immigration may destroy the Western civilization in the end. Immigrants continue to conquer the world promoting their own needs and values. They play a serious role in Europe's political life already. It brings up the idea that they will become a powerful election force in both the USA and Europe in 10 or 15 years.
As a rule, immigrants preserve their national identity, which gives them a reason to defend their rights and needs. They express their protests when a European government bans the wearing of hijab headscarves in European schools. They put Paris in chaos burning thousands of cars and smashing windows. They demand respect for their traditions when European newspapers publish the controversial cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. They do not seem to care about the multicultural paradise on the globe which the West propagandizes so violently.
Immigration has become a serious problem for the USA too. Non-white Americans have become much more socially and politically active than they used to be in the past. There are US experts who think that immigrants and their growing families will eventually create one of the most serious problems for the USA s internal security in the 21st century.
It gives up the idea that there will not be a notion of the Western world in the future. Those nations which turn down their authenticity to the benefit of the myth about the globalized world will inevitably lose their viability under the pressure of alien aggressive cultures. The nations, which created the Western civilization decades ago and defended its standards and values throughout many bloody wars, do not feel at home in their own lands nowadays. They may continue to fight for homosexuals' rights and explore the nature of womens orgasm, but they may also defend a right for lethal injections.
The Russian government must pay as much attention as possible to all of the above-mentioned problems. The Russian authorities need to develop a thought-out national policy and identify strategic national goals. Russia already suffers from regional separatism, the ongoing war in Chechnya, the growing extremist sentiments, etc.
American and European officials have perfectly exercised the groundbreaking power of propaganda and PR technologies. Their impact has overthrown empires, tyrants and even international associations. The West has managed to turn whole nations inside out without using missiles and bombs. The uncontrollable distribution of Islamic extremism in the world the number one concern for the globe and the growing popularity of such sentiments that leads to the establishment of terrorist networks originally spring from well-known Western political technologies. It is an open secret that the USA launchws several of such projects to struggle with the USSR during the Cold War era.
One may only hope that the global protest against the publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons is just a single occurrence, or a result of a provocation that will never repeat again in the future and will not take the shape of a global anti-Western movement. It is obvious though that the world is changing right before our very eyes. If events like this continue to occur, the West may fall into a snake pit that it has dug out itself.
I'd hate to be a whiteboy of 20. The World is gonna really unravel in the next 40 years.
"It is obvious though that the world is changing right before our very eyes"
On this point they are dead on. It's scaring the heck out of me, and it ain't all Islamofacist phobia either.
If we are going to have to have it out with the Muslims anyway, I say the sooner the better.
Who would think the publication of some cartoons....CARTOONS, folks!......would be an idea for end of the world discussions......There are days when I do think I lived through the BEST of America.....and it's all downhill from here on out....BUT, I think we're in the middle of a war right now, and so my outlook is tainted.
Interesting analysis... it seems that Huntington was right after all. This century's theme is competing civilizations. The writer's basic premise that the West has created its own discontent seems sound, as well as the insight that the conquered peoples have returned to conquer the conquerer, so to speak. It appears my son is in for a lifetime of challenge.
As I write this, most women I know are watching Desperate Housewives and whining that gas is too expensive. The men are watching a game of ball, and whining about the same.
Try and relate the problems facing our culture, and they will shrug as if you have seven heads.
Seems rather hopeless at times.
God forbid anyone at Pravda should glance at the economic numbers before writing this stuff...
Possibly, but America is clearly greater today than it was 25 years ago. Why can't the trend continue?
you are 100% dead-on
Geeze, what a bunck of knuckleheads! This is PRAVDA folks. Get a grip.
We have some very good allies on our side.
Japan is key. They are a model culture, even a place one may flee to once America is overrun.
India will further awaken - they are already quite civil, largely. (Such a complex country though, their dynamics aren't clear to me...)
It can....as I said...."we're at war"....and I think that's tainting my "feelings." On the other hand, I think there's more than ONE war going on.....the War Against Terror, and the War Against Logic with America
"Who would think the publication of some cartoons....CARTOONS, folks!......would be an idea for end of the world discussions......"
goodness, it is an excellent lesson of the pen IS mightier than the sword. I admit we don't know how it will all turn out in the end, but I've got faith in God and your screen name.
Amazing, astounding even, and I now there was corruption and incitement, but still, instructive.
The world IS changing right before our eyes. Maybe not changing so much as resolving unresolved business. Certainly the Islamofacists see it that way, we are fools if we don't take the long view too.
India and Japan are among the most racist and xenophobic cultures on the planet. You want a good ally? Try Poland.
Yeah, but the Asians are smart enough not to let too many foreigners in.
If China ever completely dumps Communism, it'll be almost unstoppable. China, Japan, India, South Korea....that area will be the world center of economic & military power in 2100. America peaked in the fifties. Sixties liberalism started us down the path of destruction.
I love Poland, but how long can they hold out against the EU? The rotten European countries will eventually force gay "marriage" and the other suicidal Euro policies on them.
India & Japan are just protecting themselves by not throwing their borders open. They see where it's led us.
"The World is gonna really unravel in the next 40 years."
Only if we of the Western World will allow it to happen.
The very first step is identifying the enemy of Christianity and the Western World it gave rise to (easy to do, but most are fearful of admitting who the enemy is). The second step is disseminate info (difficult thing to do if flow of info and freedom of speech is repressed). Third step is to work as a collective toward the benefit of Christianity and the Western World by defeating the enemy and thereby securing a future for our progeny (another easy task).
Clearly the most difficult task is identifying the enemy. Islam is one such enemy of Christianity. There are others that most are still unwilling to accept. The latter is the most arduous task.
Concomitant with the above is the task of ridding ourselves of the sense of collective guilty we feel toward the opposed camp, eg, 1) "for the children;" whose children?; 2) "these illegal aliens come to America for a job and a better future for their children;" again, here the question is which immigrants, is it the enemy or is it our European brother? 3) as another example, we often feel guilty for starving or diying people in the third world; this too has got to stop. Charity begins at home.
The desire for openness was based on an expectation that people worldwide would want to live well (ie, indoor plumbing, electricity, etc) - That doesn't apply to suicidal jihadis. "Normal" people worldwide - not cultists...