Saturday, February 10, 2007

And, in 2000, I Voted for that Mother F....

From Jeffrey Goldberg's New Yorker profile of Holy Joe Lieberman:
In another conversation, [Lieberman] told me that he was reading “America Alone,” a book by the conservative commentator Mark Steyn, which argues that Europe is succumbing, demographically and culturally, to an onslaught by Islam, leaving America friendless in its confrontation with Islamic extremism.

The thing I quote most from it is the power of demographics, in Europe particularly,” Lieberman said. “That’s what struck me the most. But the other part is a kind of confirmation of what I know and what I’ve read elsewhere, which is that Islamist extremism has an ideology, and it’s expansionist, it’s an aggressive ideology. And the title I took to mean that we Americans will have ultimate responsibility for stopping this expansionism.”

And what does Mark Steyn say the power of demographics in Europe?

Here is Steyn -- the pride of the Sun-Times -- on the ethnic cleansing, i.e. genocide, of Bosnian Muslims:

Why did Bosnia collapse into the worst slaughter in Europe since World War Two? In the thirty years before the meltdown, Bosnian Serbs had declined from 43 percent to 31 percent of the population, while Bosnian Muslims had increased from 26 percent to 44 percent. In a democratic age, you can’t buck demography — except through civil war. The Serbs figured that out — as other Continentals will in the years ahead: if you can’t outbreed the enemy, cull ’em. The problem that Europe faces is that Bosnia’s demographic profile is now the model for the entire continent.
In 2000, who could have guessed that the Democratic nominee for vice-president would, just seven years later, be quoted commending a book that rationalized European genocide?

Damn, I miss 20th Century America.

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