Mark Steyn: Why the fall and spring riot seasons in France are signs of the coming apocalypse
Nonetheless, if Clive Davis thinks this is anti-Euro rotten fruit-pelting, that’s more of a reflection on the complacency of the Continent’s own commentariat.
Clive Davis: Apocalypse when?
Much as I enjoy Steyn’s work – no one is quite as good at skewering dumb anti-Americanisms – I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.
Both Steyn and Davis are talking about these two books:
Steyn also mentions
What is the flap about? Steyn:
WHEN MOST of us across the Atlantic think of “welfare queens,” our mind’s eye conjures some teenage crack whore with three kids by different men in a housing project. But France illustrates how absolute welfare corrupts absolutely.
These Sorbonne welfare queens are Marie-Antoinettes: Unemployment rates for immigrants? Let ’em eat cake, as long as our pampered existence is undisturbed.
The only question about Europe is whether it’s going to be (a) catastrophically bad or (b) apocalyptically bad, as in head for the hills, here come the Four Horsemen: Death (the self-extinction of European races too self-absorbed to breed), Famine (the withering of unaffordable social programs), War (civil strife as the disaffected decide to move beyond mere Citroen-torching) and Conquest (the inevitable victory of the Muslim successor population already in place).
I’d say Option (b) looks the better bet, for a few if not all Continental nations: United they’ll fall, but divided a handful might stand a chance.
More Mark Steyn here, via Roger. For now, The rioters have it.
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