The View From Olympus: Note to Europe–War Is Interested in You

Trotsky famously said, “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” Europe’s governing elites have no interest in war, but war of the most primal sort, religious war, is very much interested in the countries they misrule.

The November 2 New York Times Magazine carried a long article by an American, Theo Patnos, who was captured by the Nusra Front in Syria. It should be required reading in every Interior Ministry in Europe, because it offers a realistic picture of the Islamic Fourth Generation forces that intend to bring their war to Europe. Patnos wrote,

I had stopped being surprised when Nusra Front commanders introduced their 8-year-old sons to me by saying, “He will be a suicide martyr someday, by the will of God.” … It would be a mistake to assume that only Syrians are educating their children in this manner. The Nusra Front higher-ups were inviting Westerners to the jihad in Syria not so much because they needed more foot soldiers–they didn’t–but because they want to teach the Westerners to take the struggle into every neighborhood and subway station back home. They want these Westerners to train their 8-year-olds to do the same. Over time, they said, the jihadists would carve mini-Islamic emirates out of the Western countries, as the Islamic State had done in Syria and Iraq. There, Western Muslims would at last live with dignity, under a true Quranic dispensation.

Arab culture is a culture of bullshit, but even so, it would be a mistake for Europe to dismiss this as fantasy. It is unlikely Islamic 4GW forces will be able to create emirates on European soil. Before that happened the European publics would be ready to fight, even if their current leaders would not. But it is entirely likely Islam will attempt to create Islamic zones in European countries, and in the attempt they will bring war to Europe.

It is, of course, already happening. Both England and France have Islamic no-go zones, where Englishmen and Frenchmen, including police, are in danger on their own soil. Muslims have reached out from these zones to carry out acts of war in other parts of Britain and France. What promises to change as a consequence of thousands of Islamics with Western citizenship going to fight in the Middle East, then returning to Europe, is the frequency of attacks on Christian and secular Europeans. These are likely to escalate to the point where European governments have to do something: expel immigrants who refuse to acculturate, turn their societies into full-lockdown national security states, or surrender and partition their countries on religious lines.

The cultural Marxists will want to surrender, but, again, their publics will not. We see that in the rising vote totals in every election for genuinely conservative parties, parties that want to preserve European culture. Faced with the threat of real democracy, the cultural Marxists will be up a creek. What will they do? One answer is certain: they will try to get the courts to outlaw the genuinely conservative parties.

Whatever twists and turns may occur, the whole mess still adds up to war. Amazingly, except to those who know how ideologues act, European governments are still stoking the intensity of that war by admitting more refugees. Padnos reported that

I listened to the fighters musing about their future. “Hey, Abu Petra,” they asked me, “what is Sweden like?” If they were to present themselves as Syrian dissidents to the authorities, what would happen next? Was I familiar with the procedures in Sweden for seeking political asylum?

While the Sweden Democrats, the country’s only real conservative party, did well in the recent elections there, all the other parties are in firm agreement that Sweden’s door must remain wide open to refugees. Sweden has an excellent military, but of what use is it when the politicians hold open the door to invaders?

So war, war where acts of terrorism are everyday events, is coming to Europe, or at least much of Europe. Britain, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain–all those places and more are on the road to war.They are not in the least interested in war, but war is interested in them. In this case, it does not take two to tango. favicon

12 thoughts on “The View From Olympus: Note to Europe–War Is Interested in You”

  1. Things like this annoy me. Culture comes from the soul of a people. Arabs cannot “acculturate” because they are not European. They cannot ever be part of “European culture.” Quit saying “culture” when you mean “race”.

    Another thing: Lind consistently says that Christianity=European culture. Christianity is a historical aberration that is dead in Europe and dying in North America. The vast majority of us just want our countries for our people and to put an end to cultural imperialism from ALL the desert peoples.

  2. ‘Arabs cannot “acculturate” because they are not European’
    Wikipedia says 63% of Arab-Americans are Christian. I’d give them the benefit of the doubt as regards acculturation. YMMV.

  3. Individuals can acculturate, if they’re raised in America or Europe by non-crazy families. I have a “Muslim” friend whose family was West Indian. More or less an atheist. Doesn’t drink or eat pork, visits mosque on holidays with family, but more or less the equivalent of those casual Catholics or secular Jews. In spite of his generally liberal beliefs, he says he can’t stand other foreigners who come to America but don’t assimilate at all.

    As far as race goes…a lot of Arabs, Persians, and other Middle Easterners can pass as white they aren’t sporting Muslim clothes and beards. Watch some videos of the street scenes in the secular parts of Syria and Lebanon, people in suits or jeans, women with their hair uncovered. Half them look like they could be Italians or Spaniards.

    And I don’t know what exactly you’d call normal, lasting, or meaningful if you say Christianity is a historical aberration.

  4. “Christianity is a historical aberration that is dead in Europe”

    Yeah right. That is the stupidest thing I’ve herd. With no proof I can only assume you are trolling. Try again, maybe the greatest civilization in history! Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Mozart, Beethoven, Rembrant and Michelangelo, Newton and Maxwell. No culture in history has such a record. So stop being ignorant and take your petty views elsewere.

  5. I think what the Guest was trying to say is that Culture and Race are two different things. Race is a “group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution”. Culture is “the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group”.
    So Arabs cannot be ever European in the sense that there is clearly a race distinction. But as far as assimilation, anyone who chooses to assimilate with any particular culture is feasible only if the receiving culture is willing to let them assimilate. There are many Americans that believe that immigrants cannot assimilate because of their race. So even if they want to they can’t because they are branded as an immigrant.
    I know children of immigrants (American born) struggle to identify neither with their parents nor with the country they are living in because they look like they belong to another race yet they are culturally American.

  6. When Western Europe had more kings and queens, please tell me, what were their faiths?

    They were ALL Christian, as were their countries. Knock Christ all you want, but one day you will be in your birthday suit, forced on your knees, and proclaim He is Lord.

    And there is nothing you can do about it.

  7. Some reason I cant help but like the Chechens. In the long run, something u fight for is worth more than something given to u.

  8. “The vast majority of us just want our countries for our people and to put an end to cultural imperialism from ALL the desert peoples”
    Maybe Europeans should have never ventured out of Europe and tried to conquer what was not theirs.

  9. I respect the Hell out of them, sure. True warriors, true believers, stand up to 1000 to 1 odds against them.

    I also wouldn’t want to live within a thousand miles of an authentic fighting Chechen.

  10. Why do you think that Europe will suddenly find the will to resist when they haven’t had such will in many, many decades?

  11. Excellent. I remember making the same argument in a graduate seminar in the late 1990s, and was practically laughed out of the room.
    “Impossible!” they yelled at me.

    As controversial as it may be to say so, the future survival of our civilisation in Europe and North America is going to require a lot of killing. I don’t see any signs yet that our people are up to the task.

  12. Why would he discuss race? This is not a racial issue whatsoever. Islam is a religion, welcoming all races, colors and backgrounds. Arab/Semitic is not a race.

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