… if you’re just fine with how things are, and where they’re going, in the Western World today.
From the finest writer and pundit on the planet, Mark Steyn: this piece. In it, Steyn manages to bring up and flesh out several things that are daggers pointed at the heart of western freedom, western progress, western thought.(1)
Make no mistake about it: all that is “western” — ie: American, having come from Western Europe — is nothing less than the finest flowering of humane, decent, thoughtful, intelligent, rational thinking in the history of humanity.
Try to imagine: Free Speech. Freedom of Worship. Freedom of Assembly. The Right of the People(2) to Bear Arms. Popular Elections. Try to imagine any of that, anywhere else in the world, at any other time in the world’s history, without the United States of America, and its roots in Western European thought and philosophy.
Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Now, try to imagine it today anywhere else in the world — even in Western Europe — whence it originated in the first place!
Steyn tells, and gives chilling examples and details, (hundreds and hundreds of examples and details) of how it’s all unraveling here and in Europe. To be lost forever? Maybe.
It’s certainly lost if we don’t resist with all our might, with all our intellect, our blood, toil, tears and sweat, our sacred honor, the last full measure of our devotion(3).
Get it? Want to breathe free? Want to be able to think as you see fit? Want to be able to say what you want to say? Want to attend the church or synagogue of your choice? Want to sleep securely in your bed each night?
Read, study, support Mark Steyn.
(1) To wit: The steady capitulation of the western world to the spread of Islam, as well as the tendency of America and the western world to stifle the speech — and thought — of those who might investigate and question fads — environmentalism, for example — currently popular with society’s élites. (2) Holy mackerel! A government (read: a king, emperor, or dictator or whatever) allowing the freakin’ people to own and carry the very things that could spell his downfall! Talk about revolutionary!!! No wonder all those reactionary old windbag leftists and eurocrats, along with other neanderthals don’t, or wouldn’t, permit the people to own guns. (3) Great things said by others. I’m not attributing them, because they’re so well-known that I shouldn’t have to … and you’d better know of them!