They invited the world in. And the world is coming to enjoy the lavish fruits of their welfare states and, one day, will be using the West’s concept of one-man, one-vote to rule the countries that ruled their ancestors.The West's mad embrace of the universal franchise, equality, and, later, multiculturalism ensured that nations would become kleptocracies. Large numbers of citizens were easily convinced of the socialist fairy tale that capitalism is a system of exploitation at home and abroad. Then it was a simple matter to convince them that (1) "they," the "capitalists" and, as it turns out, (2) their vital, productive neighbors, "owed" them a life free of economic worries. If socialists could advance by exploiting other grievances, they did so, but their basic principle has proved to have had the broadest appeal and to be the most enduring.
The colonized are slowly becoming the conquerors.
The challenge of ISIS is not entirely unhealthy. It will tell us whether Europe has the will to survive.
The arrival of the occasional third-world immigrant was a matter to be celebrated by leftist elites for he or she could be added to the electoral tallies to help build crucial swing vote blocs, if not absolute majorities of, the indolent and resentful. The blinding beauty of this seemingly perpetual extractive process explains the inability of leftist ideologues -- and their stable of compliant, indolent, and resentful morons – to see that what justifies voting as an instrument of "social justice" also enables the smiling foreigner to upend the entire nation by demanding "minor" adjustments and concessions from the host country until the day comes that there are a very great many non-so-smiley foreigners in very hamlet and on every street corner. And the demands are not so minor.
It is true that those who see the civilizational destruction in all of this need to man up, as Mr. Buchanan hopes. However, I am not convinced that non-parasitic Westerners would be more combative if there were a renewal of the Christian faith or if they were less materialistic or hedonistic. Very few things have stood between the agnostic (but respectful and appreciative) Col. Bunny and a good time and I like my fine automobile with 440,000 miles very much. We are close. The same for my tools and my computer toys indeed. Stuff! However, that same man very much enjoyed his time in the military and has a keen interest in all things military to this day. I don't see the conflict.
Muslims invaders in Sweden have turned Sweden into the rape capital of the world second only to some southern African Bantustan. Yet, even when foreigners are raping their women, Swedish voters still lick the boots of the Social Democrats and their pals.
That is some kind of power to make one as craven as that.
So, bottom line, people like the AntiFa scum in the picture above and their tacit supporters will not on their own come to some kind of an epiphany about the errors of their ways. When their ATM machine spits out bugger all, that will be the day of many honest and sincere re-evaluations. After a short interlude of arson, looting, and murder.
 "The Issue of the Century. Will Europe Man Up?" By Patrick J. Buchanan, Taki's Mag, 11/24/15.