Tuesday, October 28, 2008

America, The Rogue Nation

In an excellent recent article by Bruce Bawer, author of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, he wrote about what happened during and shortly after the "cartoon riots." Among other things, he said:
One book after another on the America-Europe relationship has contended that it’s America that’s the problem — that America is out of step with the world and needs to get back into line, pronto. In the title of Clyde Prestowitz’s 2005 book, America is a “rogue nation” because it refuses to go along and get along with the rest of the planet under the wise auspices of the UN. I don’t know exactly how to characterize or understand this mass self-deception, this determination to cling to an illusion of the West in which the ongoing Islamization of Europe simply is not a factor; it would appear to be rooted partly in confusion, partly in cowardice, partly in careerism — and partly, I think, in a perhaps not entirely conscious conviction that some truths are just too sensational to speak without sounding hysterical, too repulsive to be honest about without sounding (to some ears) vulgar and bigoted, and too challenging to face without being utterly overwhelmed by the scale and the horror of it all.
Read the whole article: Who's Sleeping More Deeply — Europe or America?

I'll leave you with my favorite line from this article:
Meanwhile Europe’s cultural elites are dominated by people who seem likely to continue to smile upon Islamization right up till the moment they’re stoned to death.


Damien said...

Citizen Warrior,

Well at least some people in Europe are standing up to them. Maybe some people over there remember what it was like to live under the Nazis or the soviets and they don't want to live under another tyranny. Still I hope America wakes up long before what is happening over there starts happening over here.

Anonymous said...

Citizen Warrior,
A concession to islam:

There are lot of them at dhimmiwatch, just post them all on the list of concessions to islam ;)