14 February 2005
Steyn may be back…

...but that doesn’t mean he’s happy:

It’s an open question whether the West will survive this twilight struggle: Europe almost certainly won’t, America might; on the other hand, the psychosis to which much of the culture is in thrall may eventually reach a tipping point into mass civilizational suicide.

For what it’s worth, I think it’s both or none.  When Perry announced that he was leaving the UK for America, several commenters pointed out that the situation there was almost as bad as it is here.  Similar cultures give rise to similar debates and similar outcomes.  But I think we will turn ourselves around.  Bush’s re-election was a turning point.  And for that reason I am optimistic about Europe.

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  1. Not convinced by the “almost as bad as it is here” line. Until recently, I hadn’t been back in the US for about 2.5 years. But when I did return, I was awed and very appreciative of the attitude most Americans have to their rights. Whereas people here largely seem to have an “Oh well, what can do you?” resignation about these things, the Americans I know - of every political stripe - take a very strong “Screw you and the horse you rode in on, Big Brother” line. I know stuff in the US is far from ideal, but the attitude of the population counts for a lot in these things.

    Would you emigrate to the US if you could do so without too much INS hassle?

    Posted by Jackie on 14 February 2005 at 02:39pm

  2. I see Steyn is still repeating that “German woman forced into prostitution” urban myth long after it’s been debunked.

    The whole piece confirms by belief that Steyn is a loon.  He’s a couple of trailer second opens short of a Pendolino.

    Posted by Tim Hall on 16 February 2005 at 03:27am

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