December 12, 2004


The grand Dutch experiment is breaking down.

The Dutch have long been in the forefront of tolerance for cultural and racial diversity, and it had seemed for years that maybe they were pointing the way to have a liberal society that worked. But now the grim facts of life are breaking the great experiment apart.

As much as liberals wish it so, the fact is that unless a society as a whole has a set of common goals and social ethics, it can not survive in the long term. The fact that it is Islamic influances leading the breakdown is demonstrative of the situation of the world as a whole.

The Western world has one ethic, the (radical) Islamic world has a totally different ethic. These two ethics CAN NOT co-exist in a world that is economically interdependant, they are too different at their basic core. One espouses the independance and power of the individual, the other emphasises a tribal/clan/family religious identity as the most important. One encourages innovation and free thinking, the other enforces strict conformity within the religeous guidelines of the Muslim sect one belongs to. The various sects war among themselves unless there is an (perceived) anti-Muslim outside enemy that causes the sects to temporarily forget their differences to fight the common enemy.

Sound familiar? It should. German society was at war with itself and with the neighboring societies in the late 20's and early 30's, war in an economic and social sense...then Hitler gave them a common enemy to band together against, the Jews..the rest is history.

It has been said that Osama bin Laden has used Hitler as the model for his rise to power. A big difference is that this time there was a leader that was unwilling to allow that rise to continue without taking assertive action against it.

I weep for the land of my birth. The Dutch tried to lead the way into a new paradigm, without taking into consideration that human beings must change before that paradigm will work. They will suffer the pain for that mistake, and I fear that it will be a great pain indeed.

Posted by Delftsman3 at December 12, 2004 12:32 AM

Welcome to Munuvia! WOO HOO!!!

But, have you noticed that you didn't close an italics in you post of December 8th?!

It's between this:

Muslim institutions, schools and economic power should be strengthened in America."

and this:

If THIS is a "moderate" then I do believe we have it right to not trust them.

Yer entire sidebar is in italics, Delftsman!! LOL!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 12, 2004 11:12 PM

The sidebar was set up that way TP. I hope the quote is closed now? Thanks for looking me over, I hope you return soon and often.

Posted by: delftsman3 at December 13, 2004 12:02 AM
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