Thursday, November 02, 2006




O WSJ traz hoje um importante artigo sobre mudanças climáticas e o tratamento tendencioso que lhes é dado pela maioria da imprensa.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Um dos maiores problemas na Europa dos nossos dias, tanto humano como económico (portanto social) é o problema demográfico. Lentamente a Europa está a morrer. Enquanto os nascimentos continuam a descer, em vez de promover a natalidade através de incentivos fiscais e apoios sociais, o governo PS e os seus aliados enviam uma clara mensagem á população que desejam a liberalização do aborto. Dizem que esta medida chamada de "despenalização" é destinada a acabar com o flagelo do aborto clandestino. É uma falácia.

O aborto livre foi, durante quase toda a vigência do regime soviético, o método contraceptivo artificial mais preferido e banalizado.

A maneira mais saudável, humana e segura de evitar o aborto clandestino é o apoio à maternidade. O recente debate televisivo foi repleto de confusões, meias verdades e algumas mentiras. Piedosa mentira é essa repetida ad nauseam que nenhuma mulher encara o aborto com indiferença, mas que todas sofrem. Há, sim, muitas mulheres que recorrem ao aborto como método contraceptivo POR ROTINA. São as que têm dinheiro para isso. Muitas são da esquerda e estão simplesmente a seguir os passos traçados pelas suas avós revolucionárias.

O aborto livre desencoraja a contracepção, fornece um péssimo exemplo para as jovens e também para os jovens (desresponsibilizando-os) e assim constitui mais um factor nos riscos da sida. O aborto livre é péssimo para a saúde da mulher e da sociedade. A sua aceitação é sintoma indelível da decadência e do lento suicídio nacional.


Agradecemos a Melanie Phillips pela licença de reprodução deste seu último post.

November 1, 2006
Another must-read piece at the Brussels Journal by Paul Belien says that the Dutch have effectively thrown in the towel before the unstoppable Islamisation of their country and progressively all of Europe:
In a recent op-ed piece in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard (23 October) the Dutch (gay and self-declared ‘humanist’) author Oscar Van den Boogaard refers to Broder’s interview. Van den Boogaard says that to him coping with the islamization of Europe is like ‘a process of mourning.’ He is overwhelmed by a ‘feeling of sadness.’ ‘I am not a warrior,’ he says, ‘but who is? I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it.’
As Tom Bethell wrote in this month’s American Spectator: ‘Just at the most basic level of demography the secular-humanist option is not working.’ But there is more to it than the fact that non-religious people tend not to have as many children as religious people, because many of them prefer to ‘enjoy’ freedom rather than renounce it for the sake of children. Secularists, it seems to me, are also less keen on fighting. Since they do not believe in an afterlife, this life is the only thing they have to lose. Hence they will rather accept submission than fight. Like the German feminist Broder referred to, they prefer to be raped than to resist. ‘If faith collapses, civilization goes with it,’ says Bethell. That is the real cause of the closing of civilization in Europe. Islamization is simply the consequence. The very word Islam means ‘submission’ and the secularists have submitted already. Many Europeans have already become Muslims, though they do not realize it or do not want to admit it.
Some of the people I meet in the U.S. are particularly worried about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. They are correct when they fear that anti-Semitism is also on the rise among non-immigrant Europeans. The latter hate people with a fighting spirit. Contemporary anti-Semitism in Europe (at least when coming from native Europeans) is related to anti-Americanism. People who are not prepared to resist and are eager to submit, hate others who do not want to submit and are prepared to fight. They hate them because they are afraid that the latter will endanger their lives as well. In their view everyone must submit.
The crucial insight here is that only a strong indigenous faith has the capacity to resist Islamisation. That is why the collapse of Christianity in Britain and Europe and its steady replacement by secularisation is so catastrophic for the defence of the west. The useful idiots who believe that only a secular society can hold off the forces of irrational belief at the heart of the Islamic jihad have got this diametrically the wrong way round. Secularisation produces cultural enfeeblement, because the pursuit of personal happiness trumps absolutely everything else. The here and now is all that matters. Dying for a cause, however noble, becomes an absolute no-no. It’s better to be dhimmi than dead – the view that has now effectively prevailed in Britain and Europe.
The Islamists, whose shrewdness and perspicacity are consistently overlooked by racist European liberals who believe that Arabs and Muslims are too backward to have anything intelligent to say, are absolutely correct in their analysis of Europe as culturally decadent and too weakened by hedonism to fight for their way of life. The same danger looms, incidentally, for Israel, which despite all its vicissitudes, is fast turning into a spoiled, materialistic, consumer society in danger of eroding its Jewish values through precisely the same march of secularism (as Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, recently suggested). This is the single biggest difference between Britain and Europe, on the one hand, and America. Although the US is the high temple of consumerism, it is still a country with a very strong sense of its Christian faith. That fact is key to its robust sense of national identity, confidence and pride; and because it has such a strong sense of itself as a nation, it is prepared to fight to defend itself – the one bit of the analysis that the Islamists got wrong (although there are now deeply disturbing signs that the west’s cultural enfeeblement is beginning to erode American resolve too, at least around the edges).
That is why the cultural cringe of the Church of England before the advance of both secularism and Islamism is such unmitigated disaster, and why the Pope’s recent intervention was so significant. That is why those who sneer at President Bush’s strong Christian faith are cultural lemmings. And that is why I, a British Jew, argue that it is vital that Britain and Europe re-Christianise if they are to have any chance of defending western values.