Emmet Scott’s latest is a provisional historical overview of Western Europe’s current Decline and Fall.
Are We Approaching the End Game?
by Emmet Scott
It is becoming more apparent by the day that the end game, in Europe at least, is now imminent. Things cannot go on like this much longer. Something has to give, and soon. To all appearances, what we have come to know as “European Civilization” is doomed. The proximate cause of this, however, is not the mass colonization of Western Europe which has stepped up several gears in the past two years. Not is it primarily the chaos, lawlessness and terrorism which these colonists have brought with them. These things are effects, not causes. The primary cause is the wholesale rejection by the ruling elites of the values upon which Western Civilization was founded and built. Since at least the 1960s these same elites, which include the political, intellectual and judicial classes, have worked untiringly to excise these values — those of Christianity and Hellenic rationalism – from the public sphere.
Whole volumes could be written (and have been) on the reason for this historic development; and I have no intention of adding to the literature here. What is important is that it has happened. Western (i.e. Christian) Civilization has been replaced by what might be termed Social Marxism — a creed (for that is what it is) which rejects in its entirety virtually every institution and cultural norm upon which Western Civilization was based. This includes everything from the traditional family and the very idea of gender norms to the whole concept of patriotism and public duty.
In accordance with this new creed, the Western elites have been quietly working to abolish Western Civilization since the middle of the 1960s. This program has included, among other things, the actual replacement of Europe’s native populations with immigrants from various parts of the world — especially from Africa and Asia. Europeans were encouraged in every way possible not to have children, then immigration was foisted upon them as necessary because of Europe’s low birth-rate.
The stresses caused by this mass immigration never affected the elites who engineered it, so they ignored the spiralling crime-rates which the working classes — the lucky recipients of this ‘cultural enrichment’ — had to endure. The rise of widespread Islamic terrorism in the past couple of decades has pushed those stresses more into the public eye, but has had little or no impact upon the belief-systems of the politically correct elite. The replacement of Europe’s native population will continue unabated. And this is something that needs to be emphasized. In the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ debate the ruling elites are NOT neutral; they are firmly on the side on the Islamists. Indeed, every tool that can be employed to crush all opposition to the Islamization of Europe is being employed: Everything from the crude power of state compulsion to the more subtle and insidious power of blanket media propaganda. As long as the present elites remain in control, the Islamization of Europe will proceed — irrespective of how many atrocities the Islamists commit.
The situation thus looks extremely bleak. Those who hold all the power are Europe’s most insistent and dangerous enemies — and this includes all of the mainstream political parties, whether of the “right” or the “left”. (Angela Merkel, it should not be forgotten, is the leader of Germany’s supposed “center right” party). The elites have the great majority of the state-employed professionals — whether in education, medicine, social welfare or the civil service. They have the mainstream media in its entirety. (And it must not be forgotten that there is no equivalent of Fox News in any Western European country. All that exists are wall-to-wall copies of CNN, NBC, etc.) This leaves the opposition — such as it is — in a very bleak place. The ‘opposition’ is composed in general of the most powerless and despised members of modern Western society. There are the small groups of traditional Christians — those that have not followed the politically correct lead of the mainstream churches (including now the Catholic Church); there are a few professionals (usually working in the private sector), and there are the remnants of what used to be the urban working classes (now sadly debased through habitual welfarism and unemployment). How are such marginalized groups to save the West?
The answer to that is that they cannot. If things continue the way they are going, Western Europe (everything west of Germany) will be more or less completely Islamized by 2030. The dead hand of politically correct control will ensure that nothing is allowed to interfere with this process. However, we need not abandon hope. No one can predict the future with certainty. What is needed, above all else, is the removal of the political and intellectual elites who are at present destroying the West. Only one thing can possibly bring this about, and that is a total economic collapse. The supreme irony is that the very Marxism which the European elites have embraced may bring about their demise. Due to decades of utterly unsustainable welfarism, combined with the insane globalist project of the European Union and the euro, Europe now stands on the brink of an economic abyss. Mountains of debt have accumulated over the past decade in a futile attempt to prop up the disintegrating system, and clearly this situation cannot continue much longer. All that it will take for the whole edifice to collapse is a trigger; perhaps a particularly severe terrorist attack, such as, for example, a ‘dirty bomb’; perhaps a crisis in some other part of the world, such as China or America (both likely); or perhaps some form of political crisis within Europe (Spain stands on the brink of such with a threatened secession by Catalonia this October).
More than one commentator has argued that the entire global economy, and not just that of Europe, stands on the brink. Increasingly incessant voices (almost completely ignored in the establishment media) have warned of an imminent and approaching crisis. There are real signs of a situation equivalent to the Great Depression of the 1930s (or even worse) developing. In practical terms, such a situation would probably result in major social unrest — perhaps even civil war or civil anarchy in many countries. In the 1930s the percentage of urban dwellers as a proportion of the overall population was much smaller than now. Country dwellers could survive with their chickens and vegetable gardens, etc. Very few modern Westerners have access to such things. An economic collapse would quickly result in extreme hardship, perhaps even starvation. Serious intercommunal strife would then be almost inevitable. There could, however, be one positive result: The elites who engineered the whole sorry state of things could be swept aside. However, they would not go voluntarily or quietly. On the contrary, it is possible to envisage a situation where Marxist elites in European countries formally ally themselves with the Islamists to crush any patriotic or nationalist opposition.
We could all be in for some very interesting times indeed.
Emmet Scott is the author of Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy and The Impact of Islam. For his previous essays, see the Emmet Scott Archives.