I was ready to give up this morning. How often can you say the same things over again?
The elites of America and Europe are so hostile to their own history and values that they bow their heads obediently to every challenge, even as the most barbaric form of Islam advances on every front. Our president leads the way by refusing to name or acknowledge those waging war against us. Europe cowers in fear before the attackers, hoping the Islamist crocodile will be satisfied with devouring the Jews. Antisemitism, appeasement, and denial rule the day.
Some commentators are consistently able to shed new light on this awful betrayal of everything good in us. I must speak especially of MARK STEYN. This guy is the most perceptive observer of our daily decline writing today. His Blog, steynonline.com, provides the best commentary around, and he manages to deliver the worst news in the funniest way; I laugh and cry at the same time (not out loud, of course, but you know what I mean) while reading it. I am tempted to turn my blog into a simple re-posting site for his stuff. Today, he writes “Living History”, about leftists who would rather talk (confusedly) about past history while ignoring the poor schnooks who are on the receiving end of Islamist butchers who are Making History today. In the past week he wrote “Who Would Be an American Ally” (when all we give our allies is criticism) and “Who Ya Gonna Believe? Us or your Own Severed Head?” (about our elites responding to beheadings and burnings-alive and sexual slavery with pious clichés and pouty hashtags).
I should also mention his books, in which he goes into detail about such things as the collapse of Europe (America Alone: 2008); he is undoubtedly the only writer to make a tale of demographic catastrophe both readable and funny. His sequel, After America, 2011, is also excellent, demonstrating how quickly America (the Brokest Nation in History) is catching up. Needless to say, his gloomy predictions were and are dismissed out-of-hand by the elites, when they aren’t simply ignored (hard to do with books that top the Best-Seller lists). But then, “Quem tum vates Cassandra moveret”, as Virgil put it: “Who ever listened to Cassandra?”
Anyway, I was on the verge of giving up blogging altogether when I happened to check my readership statistics. I was surprised to see that in one day I had 13 visits from readers in China! Now this could mean one of several different things.
- An English teacher in China had assigned her class to google some American cartoon characters, and that accidentally led them to me; or
- The Chinese government has decided that I am safe for their citizens to read (???); or
- I’ve been hacked. Unlikely, but, as the Oscar losers say, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.”
Anyway, to my new readers, Huanying! And visit Mark Steyn NOW.