I have lived in a Muslim country; as Europe and it’s culture is eclipsed, the Western world will pass into a new dark age. The “accomodations” being made in Europe are but the first signs of this change, but I believe that if we look closely at what’s happening in Britain and the U.S. we see the nascent beginnings of this emerging dark age. Tell-tale signs are such things as the emergence of the surveillance/police state, abandonnment of the criminal standard, “guilty until proven innocent”, plummeting birth rates, and ever increasing government control of the population’s activities, habits and behavior. These strictures will result in a percipitous decline in both creativity and productivity and an end to the ownership society of wealth opportunity. The great bulk of the population will be reduced to something akin to involontary servitude and serfdom a la the retrograde no-growth economies of Cuba and now, Venzuela. Starvation, malnutrition, disease and death en masse will follow, but will be hardly noticed as the Government controlled MSM outlets focus instead on the steady drumbeat of propaganda sugar coated with the endless stream of feel good, pornographic images of the 24 hour party. To be sure of course, there will be the Big “D” Democracy, a steady stream of pointless elections for which the outcome is predetermined, much like what we’re seeing unfold in ‘08. Thus, the West will pass, not with a bang but a wimper. All that truly remains is to write it’s epitaph.
“...as Europe and its culture is eclipsed, the Western world will pass into a new dark age...”
We’re already there, IMO.