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  • We won’t live to see Europe’s Christian revival – but it will happen

    02/23/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 2017 | Stephen Bullivant
    Since at least the 1960s – swathes of the Western world have witnessed unprecedented religious change and (for the most part) decline. We have simultaneously witnessed a series of social and cultural revolutions, most recently the technological and media revolution driven by the internet. That alone has profoundly changed the way people think and act... This “new evangelisation” requires that we (and I mean all Christians) are embarking on a centuries-long endeavour. And given this, we need to approach it in the right frame of mind, fortified with a spirituality of patience and perseverance. While we tend to think of...
  • The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

    02/02/2018 3:37:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    Oxford University Press ^ | 2012 | David Ellwood
    The Shock of America is based on the proposition that whenever Europeans of the last 100 years or more contemplated those margins of their experience where change occurred, there, sooner or later, they would find America. How Europeans have come to terms over the decades with this dynamic force in their midst, and what these terms were, is the story at the heart of this text. Masses of Europeans have been enthralled by the real or imaginary prospects coming out of the USA. Inspiration, provocation, myth, menace, model: all these categories and many more have been deployed to try to...
  • Flashback: Remarks by President Trump to the People of Poland

    01/20/2018 12:56:55 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    The White House ^ | July 6, 2017
    Our adversaries are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don’t forget who are, we just can’t be beaten. The Polish martyr, Bishop Michael Kozal, said it well: “More horrifying than a defeat of arms is a collapse of the human spirit.” Through four decades of communist rule, Poland and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity — indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity. Yet, through it all, you never lost that spirit. Your oppressors tried to...
  • "What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa, Trump is Right."

    01/17/2018 8:25:32 PM PST · by lastchance · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. ... Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization...
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    12/31/2017 7:13:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2017
    A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches. "European churches have struggled for decades to share the gospel with modern secular Europeans,” Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, told Fox News....
  • Macron vows 'French renaissance' in 2018

    12/31/2017 5:21:49 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/31/2017 | Clare Byrne
    President Emmanuel Macron vowed to pursue his reform agenda with the "same intensity" in 2018 and kickstart a "French renaissance" in his first New Year's address as leader, which comes as the economy picks up. Despite winning May's presidential election on a promise to ditch politics as usual Macron stuck with tradition in Sunday's televised address from the Elysee Palace, which began and ended with the national anthem. Seated at his desk, wearing a dark suit and tie, Macron cited some of his achievements in his first seven months in his office, including his overhaul of the labour code. "These...
  • Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage

    10/09/2017 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate their own civilization. For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One. Columbus Day assumes a new significance this year, however, for monuments to Columbus are no longer alone in being targeted for destruction...
  • Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

    07/11/2017 7:33:58 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/17 | Pat Buchanan
    At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy? At the monument to the patriots of the Warsaw Uprising, Trump cited Poland as exemplar of how a great people behaves in a true national crisis. Calling the Polish people "the soul...
  • Trump’s Stunner in Poland: An America and Europe First Speech for the Ages

    07/10/2017 4:32:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Fr Mark Pilon
    When I read the president’s speech in Warsaw the other day, I was stunned. Who could have “thunk” it? Certainly in my lifetime, I have never read a presidential address that caught me by such surprise. It was the context that grabbed me. Western civilization has a context, and that’s what has been missing from presidential addresses for a long, long time, perhaps with the exception of Ronald Reagan. But this speech seems to grasp the contextual situation much better than Reagan did in terms of the full scope of the struggle for survival going on in our world. A...
  • Trump Grinds the G20, the Bureaucratic Underground, and CNN into Hamburger

    07/09/2017 4:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American ^ | July 9, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    This was a week of startling contrasts. The President reasserted (against a decades-long leftist attack on it) the significant achievements of Western civilization and the need to vigorously defend it. His speech prefaced the G20 meeting in Hamburg, where leftists rioted, burned, and looted while the G20 leaders ponced about and wined and dined in style, apparently oblivious to the havoc which their open border policies and multiculturalist mindset had birthed. As Trump worked successfully on trade and defense issues in Europe, his administration was quietly plugging security leaks and maladministration in our own bureaucratic underground. A. PolandWestern Europe has...
  • Gingrich: Trump ‘Landmark’ Warsaw Speech Best Since FDR ‘This Is a War About Civilization’

    07/07/2017 8:36:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6,2017 | by Jeff Poor
    Gingrich told fill-in Laura Ingraham the speech was much like the one former President Ronald Reagan gave in 1982 to British parliament and laid out the “struggle” the West is facing with Islamic terrorism and “bureaucratic secularists.” “I thought it was very much like Reagan’s 1982 speech at Westminster, which was one of his best speeches,” Gingrich said. “Trump is describing in a way almost no American president has since Franklin Delano Roosevelt that this is a war about civilization — that we are in a struggle. And I thought he was particularly courageous in pointing out that not only...
  • The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump's Poland Speech

    07/07/2017 7:18:56 AM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 74 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 6, 2017 | Peter Beinart
    In his speech in Poland on Thursday, Donald Trump referred 10 times to “the West” and five times to “our civilization.” His white nationalist supporters will understand exactly what he means. It’s important that other Americans do, too. The West is not a geographic term. Poland is further east than Morocco. France is further east than Haiti. Australia is further east than Egypt. Yet Poland, France, and Australia are all considered part of “The West.” Morocco, Haiti, and Egypt are not. The West is not an ideological or economic term either. India is the world’s largest democracy. Japan is among...
  • Trump frames anti-terrorism fight as a clash of civilizations, defending Western culture

    07/06/2017 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | David Lauter and Brian Bennett
    President Trump’s speech in Warsaw cast the fight against terrorism as a clash of civilizations, adopting a framework that his two predecessors had determinedly avoided and linking it to his controversial policies on immigration.

    07/06/2017 3:54:18 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 82 replies
    This may be the most important speech given by our president to date.
  • In Grand Warsaw Speech, Trump Vows To Lead "Fight For The West"

    07/06/2017 3:38:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | 7/06/2017
    In Warsaw today (7:15 a.m. ET), President Trump delivers what the White House sees as one of the most important speeches of his presidency. He won't identify himself with the nationalist populist ruling party in Poland, but has something grander in mind. The president will present himself as the leader of the West during an address to thousands of Poles in a public square. Trump's team, led by senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, saw an opportunity to use the story of the Polish resistance as the setting for a new rallying cry to Western civilization. From Trump's text: "The fundamental...
  • Trump to say Western civilisation is at stake in Warsaw speech

    07/06/2017 2:01:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 minutes ago
    US President Donald Trump is to argue that the future of Western civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw. Holding up Poland as an example of a country ready to defend civilisation, he will warn against the threats of "terrorism and extremism". Poland's conservative government shares Mr Trump's hostile view of immigration and strong sense of sovereignty. Mr Trump is in Poland ahead of a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. "Because as the Polish experience reminds us - the defence of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will...
  • Why Germany Is Once Again a Threat to the West

    06/25/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies ^ | Nikolaas de Jong
    [I]t is important to point out that the popular image both of Angela Merkel and of modern Germany is deeply flawed. Because far from representing a negation -- or a misguided attempt at negation -- of past German policies and attitudes, the modern German mentality is in many ways a mutation or an update of the same mentality that has guided Germany since the eighteenth century, and especially since the unification of the country in 1870. Let us begin with the more obvious parallel: German support for further European integration. Despite all the German talk about subordinating narrow national interests...
  • Are We Approaching the End Game?

    06/19/2017 8:29:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Jun, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    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...
  • Europe Living The Time Machine

    05/27/2017 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/16 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Western civilization is experiencing a very different type of invasion. There are no uniforms, ships or aircraft, but there are soldiers...Morlocks wearing jeans and sneakers Like in the H.G. Wells classic, The Time Machine, Europe is living the fictional nightmare of being led to the slaughter, unable or unwilling to grasp the gravity of their predicament. They have opened their borders to millions of immigrants with a vastly different culture and belief system. Many are nothing more than cave-dwelling Morlocks feeding on Europe’s submissive and compliant citizenry. Numerous other migrants and their offspring demonstrate resistance and downright refusal to assimilate,...
  • The Crisis of Western Civ

    04/25/2017 11:16:24 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | David Brooks
    Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told human history (mostly Western history) as an accumulation of great ideas and innovations, from the Egyptians, through Athens, Magna Carta, the Age of Faith, the Renaissance and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. The series was phenomenally successful, selling over two million copies. That series encapsulated the Western civilization narrative that people, at least in Europe and North America, used for most of the past few centuries to explain their place in the world...