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To: Little Ray
I am beginning to think that the only thing that can save Europe is a fascist anti-muslim regime.

Well, that one trick that they know very, very well. It always amuses me to hear disdain from European visitors regarding America. My response to them is: "Yes, you Europeans have been veritable beacons of light when it comes to humanity and respect for human life and liberty - especially in the last century."

They usually look like they sat on a corncob after hearing that one. And if they splutter at that, I've got Jean Francois-Revel to back it up:

"It was they, after all, who made the twentieth century the darkest in history; it was they who brought about the two unprecedented cataclysms of two World Wars; and it was they who invented and put into place the two most criminal regimes ever inflicted on the human race - the pinnacles of evil and imbecility achieved in a space of less than thirty years."

Jean Francois-Revel - Last Exit to Utopia

That's game, set and match. Euros don't expect Americans to know history, and they've been ignoring their own with a will. Wakey-wakey time.

55 posted on 07/22/2011 10:36:38 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Noumenon
and they've been ignoring their own with a will.

What was it that Santana guy said about ignoring history?

59 posted on 07/22/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Noumenon
especially in the last century.

Based on past history Europe is long, long overdue for a major blood letting.

60 posted on 07/22/2011 10:42:33 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (How close is the tipping point?)
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To: Noumenon; HereInTheHeartland

Well, I don’t like it.

Fascists screw up economies, and build ugly buildings and statues. They’re corrupt. They burn books (I really HATE people who burn books).

But they’re good at murder. And that is what Europe will need to resolve this issue: ugly men who are good at murder.


104 posted on 07/22/2011 12:04:06 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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