Black states that it is no longer very original to claim that the nations of Europe and the United States are in an advanced state of decline today. Scores of books and essays have been written on the subject in recent years. Europe and the US have entered into a post-Christian age and the “faith of our fathers” is merely a relic of an unhappy past.
In 1993 the Heritage Foundation made a study of cultural indicators. It discovered that since 1960 population of the US increased 41 percent, but violent crime increased 560 percent, and illegitimate birth increased 400 percent. Abortions, pot smoking, and sodomy were once illegal. Now they are celebrated as “rights”. Prayer and creation science in public schools have been replaced with sex education, and indoctrination of children that they are animals and that absolute truth is dead.
Will Durant said, “There is no significant example in history of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion.” However, humanists who dominate the culture today tell us that the Christian principles upon which this nation was founded are dangerous, extreme, and divisive.
In ancient past the Greeks were known for moral discipline and achievements in science, philosophy, and art. The Buddha’s rejection of self made sense to the classical skeptics such as Pyrrho of Elea (360-270 BC), who traveled to India with Alexander the Great and interacted with Buddhist philosophers. After returning to Greece, he established a new school of skeptical philosophy to teach that nothing is truly knowable. If so, why should anyone pay philosophers to teach anything? No wonder education, philosophy, and science declined in Greece. The Greeks slowly devolved into the most disreputable and lawless nation of the day, and were replaced by the Roman Empire.
Will Durant records that in time Rome was decimated by a substantial drop in population due to infanticide, reduced fertility from sexual excesses, and avoidance or deferment of marriage. The Roman legions had to rely on hired provincial recruits who eventually overran the Roman Empire.
Patrick Buchanan states, “The Death of the West is not a prediction of what is going to happen, it is a depiction of what is happening now.” In 1960, people of European ancestry were one-fourth of the world’s population. In 2000, they were one-sixth. In 2050, they will be one-tenth. These are the statistics of a vanishing race. The average fertility rate of a European woman has fallen to 1.4 children, with 2.1 needed just to replace the existing population. This does not mean zero population growth, this means a zero European race.
This is occurring in Europe and the US because of contraceptives and abortions. Women can have sex with no babies and can earn a living and do not need husbands. Under socialism with the promise of state pensions, children are no longer a vital insurance policy against want in old age.
The problem is that with the increasing age of its population, by 2050 Europe will have to bring in 1.4 billion workers from Africa and the Middle East or downsize pensions and health benefits for the elderly, or become a Third World continent. The US will also have to import workers from Mexico and South America or reduce its unfunded entitlements for the elderly. Historians may one day call “the pill” the suicide tablet of the West.
In 1960 the US population was 88.6 percent white. By 2020 it will be as low as 61 percent white. By 2035 Americans of European descent could be a minority in larger states. In 2008 Hispanics voted 67% democrat, African Americans 71% democrat, and Asians 73% democrat. In addition, in a post-Christian culture, a growing number of whites are voting for entitlements and big government. Left wing Marxists like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren have taken over the Democrat party. Legal immigrants looking for work and assimilated into a society are a benefit. However, a country without boarders and flooded with illegal trespassers is not a country.
The US and the West face clear and present dangers from hostility to its religious heritage, traditions, morality and mass immigration of people of different colors, creed and cultures who do not respect the rule of law, and want high taxation, entitlements and increased government domination of private enterprise. By definition illegal aliens do not respect the rule of law.
In 539 B.C. the Persian King Cyrus the Great diverted the Euphrates River during the night and sent his army under the massive Babylonian walls. Owing to the vast size of the city of Babylon, long after the outer portions of the city were taken, the people in the central parts were still having a drunken party.
In summer 2004, a delegation of Russian generals warned the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission that secrets had leaked to North Korea for a decisive new nuclear weapon, a super-EMP warhead. A Super-EMP warhead is not designed to create a big explosion. It converts energy into gamma rays which generates an electromagnetic pulse to destroy electronics and collapse electric power grids and other critical infrastructures. It affects communications, banking, finance, food and water, that sustain modern civilization. Within one year of an EMP attack 200 million Americans could parish from starvations, disease and societal collapse. We are fast moving to a place where failed states like North Korea and Iran, that cannot even feed their own people, could have the power to destroy the largest and most successful societies on Earth.
If the United States, Russia and China destroy each other in nuclear war, during WWIII and WWIV, it is possible Eurabia, or a Mediterranean Union of a revived Roman Empire, could become the sole world power, with headquarters in Babylon. Man has never made a weapon he has not used.
“Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.” (Revelation 13:4,7-8).
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Dr. Stephen Johnston
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