I have to agree with Mark Steyn Europe is toast. The reason for this is Marxist subversion of the education and culture. Europe after WW2 had the luxury of not paying for its own defense due to the US nuclear shield. The Europeans built huge welfare states with the money freed from defense spending. However, the large welfare state with low worker productivity meant escalating taxes an on the top classes hindered capital formation.
In a last gasp attempt for some of these businesses to remain competative cheap labor was imported. This cheap labor mostly came from Muslim countries and remained after the jobs were gone. Unlike America no efforts were placed to reign in abhorent ways of life. In the new neomarxist Europe the simple formula immigrants had observed for years was tossed out the window. Immigrants were expected to work, avoid legal trouble, learn the language and respect the rights of others. There are many examples of radical imams on welfare preaching violence and sedition in the countries they opperate in. Contrary to Commie propoganda terrorists do not come from the poor and oppressed. The 7-07 bombers and the 9-11 goons came from mostly upper middle class families.
The myth of dividing the world into oppressors and opressed in a Marxist world view
is similar to the Islamonazi House of War and abode of Peace. I live in a mostly French enclave and in the midst of the Frech Riots my coworkers were amazed at one demand expressed by the lawless rioters. " Out of the Occupied Territories" was the demand. Now the Duck and Weazel will have you think that the rioters were talking about the West Bank. However, the rioters were demanding the removal of police from the Occupied Territories in France. The French reacted exactly as dimwits do by opting for a French version of affirmitive action. No doubt the European version of this American disaster will fail twice as quickly. The notion of telling people to find jobs, obey laws and respect others is too much to ask of the oppressed. Lost on the Eurodolts is that rioters in America wanted opportunity and to be a part of America. Rioters in France want to create their own little Sharia enclaves at your expense. Under Sharia tribute from nonMuslims is considered a right. Thus the European taxpayer is asked to support people who will not work and have no respect for the dominant culture. Moreover, this welfare extends to fake indigenous people
who refuse to build an economy. The notion that the Rich Gulf states should pay the cost of this farce is absent.
The future will be dominated by India and China. Militant Islam will be tolerated until either one gets annoyed enough. India can easily eliminate Pakistan in any confrontation. Yet India has a growing vibrant economy that produces engineers, doctors and has manufacturing. Pakistan produces next to nothing, because it lacks stable governance, corruption is a way of life and the rule of law means nothing. One easily finds Pakistanis as capable business people but they usually leave Pakistan and the culture of corruption to make a sucsess elsewhere.
The USA is still growing in population but our largess must stop. The reality is higher education is subsidized in many countries and their local universities are uburdened by a cadre of lazy social science Marxists. University professors in India and China spend far more time teaching. One can easily glance at an Indian Commerce major and see almost no political classes. In order to compette with a subsidized Indian student a US business grad must be a triple major. The time has come overhaul the liberal arts requirements. No student loans for Social science majors or any major unlikely to yield a job. In fact it is far more important for an Antropology major to have a series of business classes than a business major have social science classes. Reading Chomsky, Fanon and Menchu have zero value in business and time and resources should not be wasted.
The future belongs to India and China who have invested in genuine education. The USA
is heading down the same road as Europe however far left types like Ducky do not seem to breed. The key to avoiding the fate of Europe is educational and immigration reform.
Mister Beamish in 08 and 12 and 16 on Mt Rushmore. We have to see if we can convince Mr Beamish to photoshop Mt Rushmore with the Mr Beamish addition.