A Moribund Europe?

"…But even among more mainstream Republicans, and within the Democratic Party, there are those for whom Europe poses one question above all: Why bother? At a recent meeting here of the Council for the United States and Italy, a group that brings together influential folk from both sides of the Atlantic, America’s often withering view of Europe was as clear as the light on the lagoon.

That view may be summarized as follows: a Continent reluctant to spend on defense, offering only “postmodernist” armies useful enough as peacekeepers but next to useless as warriors, given to earnest blah-blah about the pre-eminence of international law, inhabited by a declining and evermore aged citizenry living in overregulated economies that have not shown significant growth for at least five years.

Contrast that image with another offered at the meeting: that of an India growing at over 7 percent a year, inhabited by more than 500 million people under the age of 25, busy buying hundreds of advanced aircraft, convinced that armies are still created to fight, churning out English-speaking high-tech graduates by the million each year, and persuaded by Islamic terrorism that its strategic goals and America’s are often identical or at least complementary.

So, which of these parts of the world is more worthy of the attention of the United States? Which is a compelling affair: the intensifying and fast-changing relationship with India, or the largely stagnant alliance with Europe that served above all a cold-war strategic challenge now overcome?.."

iht.com/articles/2005/06/14/news/globalist.php

Sure looks hopeless. Even if Europe decided to revitalize itself, years of below replacement level birthrates make it impossible for decades.

Earlier this year, minarets went up over Oxford as they built an Islamic cultural center on campus there.

In parts of Italy, the birth rate is .8: More than halving every generation. There are no signs of the birthrate increasing. As the old Chinese proverb states, “If you don’t change the road you’re on, you’ll get to where it’s going”.

(I’m using the low-variant 2004 UNPD model for population projections. esa.un.org/unpp/ The estimates are likely still too high, as they have been for 30 years).

Unless there’s widespread conversion, Europe will be lost to Islam. I hope they like dhimmitude (subjugation under Sharia, Islamic law).

And few in Europe seem to care. Thousands of years of civilization down the drain. A society that doesn’t value children isn’t “fit” in a Christian or a Darwinian sense. They face both divine wrath and extinction.

Some of you may like this article entitled, “The End of Europe”: aei.org/publications/pubID.20045,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

Lord I pray for their conversion.

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