We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
... to return a Western democracy to its rightful owners requires a majority of votes. Such a majority can no longer obtain for any political platform that would tackle even the top three major problems that bedevil the West: bankrupting socialism, nonwhite immigration, and implanted Islam. Not to mention the next dozen grave problems: irredeemable debt, the tyranny of the metastized State, the Looters’ coalition’s chokehold, sham global economy, fraudulent financial capitalism, minoritarian tyranny, shattered social capital, barbaric mass culture, nihilism, democracy turned idiocracy, breakdown of sexual norms and results (i.e. no babies), and falsehoods and self-hate careening through the land like a band of headless horsemen.
But seriously though, the only thing there I'd take issue with is "non-white immigration." It ain't about the skin color, it's about the cultural norms. I know many educated Africans who are the very definition of civilized men and women; and many whites whose root stock in Western Europe predates the Roman Empire who are utter swine and unfit for civilized company. See e.g. the destruction of the Episcopalian Church in the West, and the African bishops' adherence to traditional morality.
Good points, Jim. And I actually wrestle, personally, with fighting to not allow skin color to effect my judgment. It's the 'common' culture that has this effect on me, I think. On an individual level I judge folks (and we all judge) on who they are. What they're all about. But on a cultural level we are being asked to accept much which is not useful based on skin color. Rap occurs to me as an example. Though I'll be a racist for saying that.
I'll just post this bare, but here is an excerpt about Gramsci and his, actually, brilliant notion of what drives culture. Or, perhaps better said, how one can drive culture for ones own ends.
it's simple. The non-white immigration is a problem in that those who are not looters and moochers in mainly non-white countries are not the ones to emigrate from there to Europe (and to a degree, see Mexico) the US.
For example, looking at Moroccan immigrants to western Europe, the vast majority are from poor rural communities in the Atlas mountains. They're poorly educated, often barely litterate, and almost to a man religious radicals (though they call themselves moderates, but explain to me how a man that thinks beating his wife regularly and forcing her to wear the niqab can be considered moderate). That's quite different from the people most visitors to Morocco are exposed to who never leave the pleasures of Casablanca and the other major cities, where religious practices are less strict, education is a lot higher, etc. etc.
And the same is true for immigrants to Europe from other African and middle eastern countries, just as it's true for immigrants to the US from Mexico.
So while there are indeed a good number of highly educated and hard working non-white people, those aren't the immigrants we face (or at least they're a vanishingly small minority among them, and most that do come do so for a shorter visit before returning home).
This entire statement isn't intended to be just about Europe, it's endemic to any "modern democratic society" including the US.
You're facing the exact same problems Europe does, except you're a bit less far along on the path to utter destruction.
It's democracy itself that's the cause of these problems, not the way it's implemented in Europe and the differences between our systems aren't going to save you.
The part about sexual morality I don't buy, I never have bought such statements. It reeks of wanting to impose prudency laws on the population for religious reasons, exactly what people use as an example of Islamic backwardness...
Sexual "liberation" isn't the cause or even a symptom of problems, it's a byproduct of a society in which women and men have identical rights to do with their mind and body as they desire.
Sex before marriage therefore is no different than having a glass of beer when you're 16. Nothing wrong with it, as long as you make sure you don't get drunk too often :)