Below is a response to Fjordman’s question, “Who Will Protect Us From NATO?” It was sent to us by a writer in the Netherlands who calls himself Penseur.
He has some further considerations on the problems we face as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization shows signs of senescence.
NATO represented solidarity in the West. That is gone.
NATO has stood for several generations as a solidarity structure representing the Atlantic World. As we know, this solidarity grew in the 20th century world conflicts culminating in the Cold War, and finally incorporated member states into a permanent organization.
Thus, since it is merely an instrument of solidarity, NATO in itself is not the problem. Instead, the real issue has become the two pillars on which NATO rests: America and Europe. These pillars now stand on a ground which has been eroded by the policies of their leaders.
It is clear that our leaders are no longer prepared to uphold or to defend the West. The common cultural heritage once shared by Atlantic countries is no longer so apparent. It seems our leaders move now to integrate their countries into a wider international ‘community’. This so-called community is more or less non-Western; perhaps it is even anti-Western.
Our leaders are using NATO as part of the implementation of their global community policy.
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In doing this, they have deformed NATO to the point that it is losing its natural character. In this NATO an Islamised Turkey plays an important role in distorting the organization from its original meaning.
NATO soldiers give out Korans among the Afghan population. They are assisting the Afghans in building mosques. Supposedly these actions will “win their hearts and minds”.
Thus, NATO has gradually devolved into Dawa/Jihad instead of fighting in the Counterjihad.
The spiritual vacua in the West and in Islam
Several prominent experts on Islam, many of them former Muslims, have urged the necessity for Western leaders to expose Islam openly and explicitly as the evil ideology it really is.
Some of them suggest that offering the masses of Muslims a better alternative — e.g., Christian faith and morality — is possible. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one such person who has put forth this idea as having instrumental value, even though she herself is an atheist. Wafa Sultan, in her testimony at Geert Wilders’ trial, told the judge that Islam lacks all moral value. In her view, this points to a growing spiritual vacuum in the Islamic world.
Many Muslims are longing for something better than Islam. Wafa Sultan restricts herself to helping Muslims realize the deficiencies of Islam. She has no preference for a specific alternative, although she does not think that Islam can be reformed, due to its origins in the life of Mohammed, whose examples expose him as a very wicked man. Certainly he was such by any usual Western norm of truth as a virtue.
Meanwhile the political and religious leaders in the West are totally ignoring this situation. Instead of defending and promoting their own values, they willingly submit their countries to an aggressive Islamic infiltration. This indifference by our leaders is due to the spiritual vacuum now so pervasive in the post-Christian West. Our culture is unable and unwilling to discern the properties of a mature religious belief. With only a leftist, multicultural template by which to judge, all spiritual matters are reduced to pseudo-religions, cults, or ideological superstitions. Given such a world view, they must all be designated as “equal”. This facile reductionism has led us to the current crisis:
All vacua are the same, whether they are the spiritual void of Islam or the empty hole where Christianity was once rooted. One spiritual void cannot fill another one, equally emptied out. Instead the competition is between a vacuum and a ruthless fanaticism.
In such a case fanaticism has the best chance of winning.
Apologies to Penseur for not posting this in a more timely manner, and my gratitude for his patience.
I hope he is wrong, and that the fanatics do not prevail. However, it will be difficult for those who are weary of the constant barrage from malignly destructive elites, to hold onto their principles of conservatism in the face of these fanatics’ easy “answers”. This holds particularly true for the encroachments on freedom by the fanaticism of political correctness.
It will require great discernment and patience to live through interesting times.