This article disheartened me, even though I didn’t expect any better from a San Francisco paper.
A Swiss ban on minarets could violate fundamental liberties, Europe’s top human-rights watchdog said Monday in an indication that the heavily criticized vote could be overturned.
The London Times said pretty much the same thing:
Swiss voters defied their Government and clerics yesterday and approved a ban on building minarets — reflecting an alarming hostility to a rising Muslim minority.
Just like how every time a European nation has a referendum in which the people assert that they wish to stay out of the EU, it gets overturned. All the claptrap about voting and the consent of the governed, but it’s only allowed when the sheep do as those in power wish them to. Things haven’t come to quite that pass in America, but can there be any doubt that they will soon?
I cheered myself up a bit by rereading two recent blog posts that I bookmarked. This sort of pessimism is cheering because it is a relief to know that I am not the only one who sees what is going on.
Now, our society is so rotten, so corrupt and weak in so many ways, that there ought to be numerous weaknesses that we traditionalists can exploit. The very passivity, lack of clear thinking, lack of loyalty, and venality that lead our politicians and businessmen to roll over and surrender to invaders who are largely inferior in ability to their hosts (or victims) and without exception dependent on the largesse of those hosts, ought to be exploitable by those of us who are tired of living under the conditions they set.
Yet for me, a clear path for action has yet to emerge.
I think we need to be realistic and realize that the current political-ideological order is completely broken and beyond repair. Instead of wasting time and energy on attempting to fix what cannot be fixed we need to prepare as best as we can for the coming crash and hopefully regroup to create something new and stronger afterward. There will be a pan-Western and perhaps international economic and social collapse in the not-too-distant future. I fear that this is too late to avoid by now. The people who support the ruling paradigm are too powerful and the paradigm contains so many flaws that it cannot be fixed. It needs to crash. We should focus on surviving this crash and on developing a new paradigm to replace the failed one.
It’s true: the decline of our civilization cannot be halted now. The corruption has run too deep. Worst of all, the people who retain a moral sense have been convinced that there is no problem. Outside of the traditionalist blogosphere, I do not know anyone who realizes or believes that we are heading towards a tremendous collapse. Most of my Republican friends shrug and say that all we have to do is elect another Reagan and everything will be fine. Point the problems out to them and they insist that most of them are not problems. Sure, crime is a problem, but it has nothing to do with the societal changes that have increased the numbers of fatherless homes. Sure, terrorism is bad, but it doesn’t mean we should ever in any way resist the importation and indulgence of large numbers of practitioners of a violent and oppressive faith, or even publicly disapprove of that faith. Sure, our schools need improvement, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with corraling at gunpoint the entire next generation to brainwashing at the hands of Marxist pedophiles. And so on.
I suspect that at least European conservatives no longer believe, thanks to events like the minaret ban and the way the EU has devoured the entire planet, that the democratic process can protect us.
We cannot reverse the decline. What we need to be considering is how we can preserve as much as possible of our values and knowledge, and how we can go about rebuilding on the rubble a few decades hence.