The subject of this post was the subject line in an email I got form an old friend this afternoon.
After reading the text that he had sent me I had to think for quite a while.
I thought through a BIG martini, a half bottle of Hogue red blend and a great red chicken burrito mélange that I created under the influence of the former.
During that several hours I formulated a response.
The email had pasted in it an anti Islam, anti immigrant outburst from a far right Dutch politician.
Here is a little of it for flavor.
It is titled: In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: "Who lost Europe?"
Thank you very much for inviting me. I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world.
There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic.
We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.
The Europe you know is changing.
You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.
All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.”
And it rambles on in this manner for another 1500 or so words.
Here is what the martini and chicken told me to say.
“My Paris observations are:
Lots of Islam problems; however; Wilders is a Fascist.
I haven’t gone to les banlieues – I have been on the fringe of them at St Denis, and that has been pretty grim but not on a cultural basis, but on a class basis; nobody that I saw appeared to be included in the “system” and therefore nobody there seemed to have much to do.
They just stood around and looked hostile.
But I have been many many times in what I think of as the fringe banlieues- which are most definitely not to be called banlieues - closer to down town (they all have arrondissement designations so they are definitely not banlieues) where there is an absolutely amazing amalgam of colors and languages and storefronts and foods and vegetables and meats and drinks and stuff and services; and all of the people in these places that I have seen them have, in their multi colored, multi lingual, multi cultural ebb and flow (and there have been a lot of white French woman avec votres enfants among them) all seemed to be getting along.
Take a walk through Porte Saint Denis and up rue du Faubourg Saint Denis to Boulevard de Magenta and back down Boulevard de Strasbourg to Passage Brady and through la Passage back to rue du Faubourg Saint Denis.
See what YOU think.
I think “vive la France”.
Islam probably is a huge problem as a political movement in Europe, and probably in America.
Among young Islam men who really need a piece of ass and can’t find a vent I think we have a problem.
However, I don’t think Islam is antithetical to Western Culture.
As a source of potential new ideas – if the piece of ass problem ever gets solved – Islam may very well be the wellspring of a new infusion into our world of ideas and things just as it was seven hundred years ago.”