The John Adams Society

William G. Carpenter               John Pope                             Larry Colson                     Roger Balfay

Chairman                          Secretary                   Chief Whip                                     Chancellor

 

September 2006

EUROPE BY ITS OWN HAND IS RIPE FOR CONQUEST.  Pervasive government regulation and a cacophony of mandates by entrenched political ninnies have dulled the fighting spirit, acclimating Europeans to the type of central control that will befall them in their inevitable theocratic Eurabia.  While birth rates among non-immigrants are decreasing, public welfare systems are being overwhelmed by immigrants and their high birthrates.  Incentives to economic success in Europe are inhibited by a general disdain for individualistic (American like) pushiness, high taxes, maximum workweeks and other mandates for economic security.  As might be expected with such statism, economic growth is meager and unemployment is high.  Of course, the economic security blanket of American tourism and the US military presence makes it easier to take the economy they have for granted.

Yes, the wishy-washy value-void push-over Western Europe presents an opportunity like a K-Mart blue-light-special to angry and driven immigrants.  Given the similarities between European and US approaches to immigration, health care, transportation, and entitlements, Western Europe is a canary in our coal mine.

ON THE OTHER HAND, what better to wake tired Europe from its multicultural slumber than further exposure to the militancy that collectivist Europe ironically supports?  Sometimes only through strife do people become introspective enough to seek the meaning of situations, leading them to define progress in more moral tones.  As such, European heritage will persevere by merely sacrificing secular Europe.

Across Europe, people are expressing outrage about elitist politicians flagrantly pooh-poohing fears of soft conquest by immigration, and governments are finally taking measures to curtail illegal immigration.  Last year, Germany booted its anti-American chancellor Gerhard Schröder, electing Christian Democratic opponent Angela Merkel who is pro-free market and pro-deregulation.  And just last month, Great Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair diplomatically stated "[To] a presumed sense of grievance that can motivate people to divide against each other... our answer has to be a set of values strong enough to unite people with each other."  (As for France… well, the conservatives there must still resort to giving out free condoms to woo voters, really).

Even should Eurabia emerge as the new Europe, circumstances may not be all that bad.  Presumably a strict theocracy, there would be a social atmosphere just oppressive enough to snuff out smoldering thoughts of behavioral dereliction.  Accordingly, the penalties for social deviance in Islamic states are severe, so crime rates are reportedly low.

The Chairman, anxious for one last frolicsome jaunt about Europe, has called for a debate on the matter:

RESOLVED: WESTERN EUROPE IS LOST.

The Debate will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at the University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, in Saint Paul. The Chancellor will preside over drinks beginning at seven o'clock p.m. The debate will begin at half past seven. While there is no dress code for attendance, gentlemen who wish to speak must wear a tie; ladies should adhere to a similar sartorial standard. For those gentlemen who arrive tieless yet wish to speak, fret not: the Purveyor of Ties will keep on hand at least one of his quite remarkable ties for just such an eventuality. Questions about debate caucus procedures or about the John Adams Society itself may be directed to the Chairman at (612) 822-8941 or the Secretary at (952) 486-8059.

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