Europe conquers itself

Europe, a civilization destroyed for a few seconds of pleasure.

Giulio Meotti,

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giulio meott
צילום: עצמי

EU heads of state gathered in Rome on March 24 to celebrate the Rome Treaty’s anniversary and be received by Pope Francis. But what are they celebrating? 

Today Judeo-Christianity, on which the European leaders founded their civilization with Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman Law, has been banished from public life. In 2003, European constituents were even unable to insert the word “Christianity” in the preamble of the constitution.

The Church of St. James in Stockholm, built to host 900 worshipers, today on Sunday houses not more than 30.

In France, the most important “daughter of the Church”, less than  5% of the population regularly attends Mass.

The English national Church is an object of fun and ridicule. In Wales, most of chapels have been turned into private homes.

In the Netherlands, only the faith based TV channels remind the people of the existence of a religion. 


A weak will, a spiritual inertia, a religious fatigue and a lack of self-confidence are leading Europe to a psychological diagnosis of a defeated ego.
Culturally, today’s Europe sees the triumph of nihilism in a hedonistic uncultured form, spiritually miserable, but full of rights and social acquisitions. No matter how often “European values” ​​are invoked and praised. Because a weak will, a spiritual inertia, a religious fatigue and a lack of self-confidence are leading Europe to a psychological diagnosis of a defeated ego.

Material prosperity in Europe has created a "shy" society, avoiding all conflicts and trying to ignore all the warning signs that it perceives as harmful to its own hedonism. 

The example of Eastern Christians in Iraq and Syria is there to remind us that if we do not want to replace the cross with the crescent over Saint Peter’s dome, it is important to put an end to this voluntary suicide which, for almost half a century, led Europe to sacrifice everything important and rid itself of every form of authority, including that of Catholicism, to replace it with the dictatorship of the “cool”, the permanent injunction for pleasure closely watched by psychologists, hygienists and pornographers. 

“We rejoice unhindered,” the heirs of the European hedonists of the ‘60s repeat for us. 

But that is an expression of an infinite sadness, maybe a work of death: Europe is dying in celebrations and parties. But as the barbarians in Rome, Muslims are not the ones who convinced the Europeans that their own happiness had priority over everything else, or  convinced them to have fewer children.

Radical Islam dreams of reaping the consequences of Europe’s fatal choices, but it is not their conquest, but the conquest of Europeans over themselves. 

Europe is a civilization destroyed for a few seconds of pleasure, under the eye of barbarians who do not really from their non-Muslim fellow citizens. But, on their side, they have unlimited numbers. 


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