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Forget the One World view, Western civilization needs to be actively defended

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703426004575338471355710184.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

President Obama, in his own way, is a One Worlder. In his 2009 Cairo speech, he called for a new era of understanding between America and the Muslim world. It would be a world based on "mutual respect, and . . . upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles."

The president's hope was that moderate Muslims would eagerly accept this invitation to be friends. The extremist minority—nonstate actors like al Qaeda—could then be picked off with drones.

Of course, this hasn't gone according to plan.

According to a CIA report written in 2003, the Saudis invested at least $2 billion a year over a 30-year period to spread their brand of fundamentalist Islam. The Western response in promoting our own civilization was negligible.

Our civilization is not indestructible: It needs to be actively defended. This was perhaps Huntington's most important insight. The first step towards winning this clash of civilizations is to understand how the other side is waging it—and to rid ourselves of the One World illusion.

 

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We need to increase our numbers, and quickly. Already, much of western Europe is experiencing population greying. The number of old people is disproportionate to the number of young people, as fertility rates drop because of increasing wealth, career orientated women etc.

What Hitler proposed was:

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Women with many children should be given medals; 4=bronze, 6=silver and 8=gold.

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Housewives should receive a pension once all of their children have left home, as a reward for raising the next generation of white people.

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Extensive propaganda campaigns should be run, emphasising the need to produce more offspring.

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Our civilization is not indestructible: It needs to be actively defended. This was perhaps Huntington's most important insight. The first step towards winning this clash of civilizations is to understand how the other side is waging it—and to rid ourselves of the One World illusion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxFzFIDbKpg

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if we were too busy competing with each other then we wouldnt have to worry about giving charity to those african countries

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I like other cultures - from their own locations. I like my own just fine.

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If western civilization wants to continue to lead the world in education, science and new innovations this will need to happen otherwise we might as well all start speaking Chinese.

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No. We're pretty powerful as is. It's testament to our power that we need not worry about petty things such as actively spreading our ideals. No, we don't need to spend 2 billion a year to achieve the same spreading of Westernism as the fundamentalist Islams.

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I hope we don't plan on matching the funds of the Saudis in order to promote Western civilization. $2 billion is a lot of moola and I know I don't want to fork it over. Of course it wouldn't cost as much to promote because fundamentalist Islam is far more ridiculous ;)

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