Saturday, June 30, 2018

Who Is "European Man"?

Hat tip Club Orlov, Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna

I do not know the name of the person who authored this piece, but it is well worth cross posting.  The writer gives his/her opinion on why Western Europeans are literally caving into the destruction of their own civilizations. The writer also contrasts the stand being taken by East Europeans in refusing to allow swarms of people to come into their countries.

Put another way, I think that the contrast between the Eastern European countries and those of the West comes down to two factors. Since the end of World War II, the West Europeans have had it easy. The Marshall Plan paid for their reconstruction, and our military strength allowed them to build their socialist societies while we covered the military part. In short, the West is soft.

In contrast, the East did not benefit from the Marshall Plan. Nor did they enjoy democracy under the thumb of the USSR. Socialism (in their case, communism) produced little more than empty store shelves and autocratic rule enforced by secret state police agencies. They had a much tougher time of things in the second half of the twentieth century. Now  free from the shackles of communism, they are not so willing to cast it all away by allowing tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands to storm into their countries.. In short, they are made of tougher stock than the West Europeans.

Within the EU, there is a conflict between the Eastern European nations and the Western European nations. Hopefully, the Eastern Europeans, who are not only tougher, but wiser, will lead the way.

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