Friday, June 17, 2016

Europe without the Iron Fist | Iben Thranholm

Iben Thranholm (May 26, 2016):  As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed
Europe, its political leaders – spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel
– acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their
country from an invasion.
” The liberal humanistic paradigm has proven to be a total
failure. History teaches us the importance of fighting back when called to do so,
rather than adopting the mindless impotence and passivity that liberal principles
would demand. Misguided compassion threatens to become the downfall of Europe.
Iben Thranholm (Nov 25, 2015) - Secularism, relativism of values, materialism and democracy as a new religion (idolatry devoid of a deity) constantly prove their feeble inadequacy when facing Islamism. The post-Christian ideologies possess no core of spiritual strength - surveillance and military hardware is what they offer. It takes more to win a war. It takes moral strength. The West has lost its moral strength, amply evident in its approach to foreign policy by supporting so-called moderate terrorist groups that show little moderation when it comes to beheadings and literally eating the hearts of their victims.

[...]  Unless Europe acknowledges the religious pivot of terrorism, Europe will perish clueless of the identity of its real enemy. Europe will remain fatally feeble. The spiritual vacuum is also a
Martin Armstrong (Oct 6, 2015) on the latest Islamic Caliphate Project:
"So has Europe imported a civil war? Clearly, the Western powers do not 
understand history or the fact that the attempt to topple the Syrian
government will lead to total chaos. This is by no means in the best interest
of national security for Europe or the United States. This is a braindead war
game with very serious consequences for it is not over territory; it involves
religion with no borders.
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vacuum of true values: patriotism, honor, virile virtues, masculine values like valor, courage, self-sacrifice, and strong faith in a good and loving God. All this is urgently needed if Europe is to defeat terrorism and radical Islam. Such a spiritual revival, a resurgence of Christianity, has been sweeping through Russia after the end of the Cold War. This provides Russia with a much clearer sense of what it takes to defeat terror and evil: the correct calibration of the moral compass, which allows you to know where you are and where you need to go. Europe has prevailed against Islam several times through history. It did so in Spain, France, in Austria in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, and all of these victories were won at a time when Christianity was the explicit and acknowledged foundation. Now, for the first time in history, Europe must face Islam in mortal battle without the rock of Christianity to provide the foundation to stand on and without identifying the enemy, and without admitting it is at war. No compass to show where it is, where it should go, or why. If Europe is to win this battle, it must rediscover Christianity. French Foreign Minister and founder of the EU Robert Schumann once made the statement: “Europe will not live and will not be saved except to the degree in which it has awareness of itself and of its responsibilities, when it returns to the Christian principles of solidarity and fraternity.” (see also HERE)