Thursday, September 22, 2005

Europe Died In Auschwitz

An article from Spanish journalist, Sebastian Villar Rodriguez. From Front Page Magazine:

I was walking along Raval (Barcelona) when all of a sudden I understood that Europe died with Auschwitz.

We assassinated 6 million Jews in order to end up bringing in 20 million Muslims! We burnt in Auschwitz the culture, intelligence and power to create.

We burnt the people of the world, the one who is proclaimed the chosen people of God. Because it is the people who gave to humanity the symbolic figures who were capable of changing history (Christ, Marx, Einstein, Freud...) and who is the origin of progress and wellbeing.

We must admit that Europe, by relaxing its borders and giving in under the pretext of tolerance to the values of a fallacious cultural relativism, opened it's doors to 20 million Muslims, often illiterates and fanatics that we could meet, at best, in places such as Raval, the poorest of the nations and of the ghettos, and who are preparing the worst, such as the 9/11 and the Madrid bombing and who are lodged in apartment blocs provided by the social welfare.

We also have exchanged culture with fanaticism, the capacity to create with the will to destroy, the wisdom with the superstition.

We have exchanged the transcendental instinct of the Jews, who even under the worst possible conditions have always looked for a better peaceful world, for the suicide bomber. We have exchanged the pride of life for the fanatic obsession of death. Our death and that of ourchildren.

What a grave mistake that we made!!!

When I visited France a few years ago, the impression I was left with was a country which had stopped in time. There was a funereal silence over the city of Paris, an air of oppession, not of government, but of spirit. People talked in hush tones, as if afraid to wake the dead.

It was the oddest sensation. My wife noticed it too. Our comments to friends were, of course, met with incredulity, because it is common to be charmed by Paris, to find it "romantic." But, I am quite sure that we were right. Why else would one hear songs from the fifties played everywhere throughout the city? They are still stuck in their Maurice Chevallier/Charles DeGaulle heyday, because that's when they died.

Europe did die as the result of Auschwitz. I believe that. Auschwitz dealt Europe a death blow, and it took about twenty years for the spirit to be extinguished. The soul of Europe is dead, but the people live on. And there is thriving culture there, but it has little to do with Europe. It is the culture of their immigrants, and that which they import from America.

Europe can use these things to build on, but they can not go back to what they were.