Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trump and America’s Changing Relationship with Europe

By Alexandra Phillips

For Trump, the clear threat to international harmony is not the might of Russia, nor the possibility of a Communist invasion that dominate the darkest fears of Europeans still wearing the scars of both, but the perceived insidious contagion of polar religious and cultural attitudes from a growing Islamic diaspora, a battle in which the secular stringency of Russia and China become mighty resources, while the laissez-faire attitude of the inept European handling of mass migration, is an exacerbating risk. Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been comparatively starkly ignored by an America who led the Europeans through the heightened tensions of the Cold War. Trump’s lack of recognition of this innate fear of many Europeans has divided Europe’s capitals on Trump as they are over many other issues......Read More

My Take - The situation is outlined reasonably well here, but I have some issues with the author's conclusions.  He says Europe needs a 'cuddle' from the U.S. but Trump gave them a slap on the wrist.  Baloney.  Europe needs a good smack in the mouth and a strong slap in the back of the head.   Let's try and get this right.  Europeans are spoiled socialists who're about to go belly up and they're being replaced by people that belong to a political criminal concept masquerading as a religion - Islam - who intend to rule them or kill them, and yet they cling to their stupid concepts of multiculturalism.  Europe - as a societal concept - is completely antithetical to Islam.  If they're going to survive Europeans will have to initiate a civil war or accept  extinction! 

This article in Geopolitical Futures highlights just how Islam keeps it's adherents backward and suffering .... Modern Medicine and the Islamic State.

Nothing we see today has changed since Winston Chruchill penned these words about Islam in 1899.
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities.

Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.  
Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
You may find this June 27th aticle in American Thinker on the long term relationship between Germany and Islam as a way to explain their irrational actions today. 

Germany and Islam
By Mike Konrad

Germany has a bizarre historical connection with Islam that lies beneath much of the present day crisis in Europe. One could argue that these connections are just the product of historical coincidences, but with Germany the coincidences seem to add up regularly.

When one studies the age of European imperialism, Germany came late to the game, almost as an afterthought.  Bismarck, for all his authoritarian faults, felt that imperialism would do Germany no good, and wanted no part of it.  He was overridden by public opinion, and Bismarck's policy was later repudiated by Kaiser Wilhelm II, who wanted Germany to take her “Place in the Sun.”
 
Imperialism would not have destroyed Germany, per se; smaller and weaker nations such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and even backward Spain all had empires.

But what set Germany apart was a concerted love of Arabs and Islam. There was something deeper and darker to this than mere German MachtPolitik.  One of his first acts, upon assuming power as Kaiser, was to visit the Ottoman Empire in 1889,  He wore a fez. He offered to arm the Turks. .........Read more

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