I was disappointed in Mark Steyn's book. The book failed to deliver on its promise. However, I did enjoy the wacky Vermont stories. My coworkers enjoyed them as well, but not for the same reasons.
Bawer confronts the Duckism Europhelia directly. In America we have a debate about tuition tax credits for private education. In Europe there is the phenomena of sending children back to their home countries to Koran schools. The schools are described in brutal detail.
The book also delves directly into honor killings and forced marriages. Steyn tended to dance into demographics. Bawer drives into the meat of the subject of forced marriages of second cousins. The immigration laws of Western Europe allow this debacle. It also permits people to collect welfare while they are abroad. One can get European welfare benefits while spending most of the year in the home country.
Bawer is a gay American who leaves America fed up with the religious right. Only one can find plenty of people including religious Christians who think Falwell is loopy.
He gets to Europe and he finds the homophobia of the Muslim Community much worse than his experiences in America. His partner is assaulted by a Muslim but beats the stuffing out of the Jihadi Superman. Maybe his partner should publicize the fact and this would require some sort of male honor killing. All Jihadi Supermen that get beaten up by Gay men could be killed by relatives. The author notes the propensity of gang style attacks so this wouldn't work unless.
Bawer notes the role of media is different in Europe. Media and politicians see themselves as a ruling elite. The notion of a Gomer Kerry who hasn't held a real job since leaving the Navy is the norm. Bawer also notes a media monoculture that is worse than in America. The sole exception is the UK where the Telegraph and the Guardian compette for readers.
Bawer also talks of Europaternalism, much like we do in this blog. Euros patting a Muslim on the head sending them off to a ghetto and expecting them to be obedient. When they aren't obedient it is societies fault. The book also touches on welfare abuse and fraud by Muslims.
The book is impressive thus far. Bawer confronts the condescending myth of the Eurosocialists with their elitist condescending arrogance. The reality is America does a better job of intergrating immigrants than Europe has ever done. Europe is more bigoted and less cosmopolitan than the USA.
I am in favor of the Bawer direct approach as opposed to Steyn's demographics and quips. The next chapter promises to be even more explosive as it is Called After 9-11
Blame it on America and the Jews.
Beamish in 08
Another sceene cut from the Harry Potter Movie.
Hermonie: Come on Beakerambo if you concentrate you can levitate.
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Hermoine: Oh my we better get you to the infirmary. You turned yourself into a sweet potato.
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Hermonie: Okay so I don't know my produce. I will get help