Is it time to turn the lights out in the west forever?

Caption: For all their bluster, would those blubbering ninnies on the left ever dare face down real Nazis?

74 years ago teenagers waded onto a French beach under a withering hail of machine-gun fire to defend the Western values of liberty and democracy. Today teenagers need safe spaces with blankies, colouring books and puppy videos, if they hear an idea they don?t like. Camille Paglia has linked the contemporary mania for transgenderism with the collapse of Western civilisation.

Pat Buchanan considers the current American mania for illegal immigration, and the left?s hysterical determination to prioritise feelings over hard-headed rationality. Quote:

We are back to ?catch and release.?

When that welcome news hits Central America, the migrant stream moving north will become a river that never ceases to flow. End of quote.

He wonders: Quote:

Does the survival of the West as a civilization require a ruthlessness the West no longer possess?

Consider what our fathers did to build this country?The conquest and colonization of the New World and the creation of the United States and its rise to world power required acts of aggression and war of which many among our elites are ashamed?But of these elites, it may be fairly said: They could never have built a nation like ours. End of quote.

Compare the modern elites to those who built America. The modern elite considers themselves to be much nicer people than the men who made America. In many conventional ways, they would be right. But the fact remains that those un-PC old-timers built one of the world?s greatest liberal democracies. The Fathers owned slaves but they also wrote the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Is anyone their equal among the modern elite, Buchanan asks. Quote:

While our forefathers would not have hesitated to do what was needed to secure our borders and expel intruders, it is not a settled matter as to whether this generation has the will to preserve the West. End of quote.

The road to Hell, it is said, is paved with good intentions. The elite certainly believes they are best-intentioned. But for all their pretensions at moral superiority, what will happen if they get their way? Quote:

Progressives may parade their moral superiority?But they have no solution to the crisis. Indeed, many do not even see it as a crisis because they do not see themselves as belonging to a separate tribe, nation or people threatened by an epochal invasion from the Third World. End of quote.

During Australia?s boat crisis from roughly 2008-2013, the left?s ?compassionate? policies led to daily boat arrivals, crammed detention centres and hundreds of deaths at sea. The potential harm to America is even worse. Quote:

If you?re really, really pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people,? said Trump Wednesday. Is he wrong?

Since the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has grown apparent that the existential threat to the West comes not from Czar Vladimir?s Russian divisions returning to the Elbe.

The existential threat came from the south. End of quote.

In 2017 Steve Sailer published what he calls ?the World?s most important graph?. It?s a United Nations projection of world population growth. It shows that Europe?s population is already declining. But what it also shows is that the Middle East and West Africa will shortly outstrip Europe. Sub-Saharan Africa, on the other hand, has already exponentially outgrown Europe and will go on doing so for the foreseeable future.

Caption: Steve Sailer’s “most important graph”

Demographics, as Mark Steyn says, is destiny. Quote:

Half a century ago, Houari Boumedienne, the leader of a poor but militant Algeria, allegedly proclaimed at the United Nations:

?One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.?

This is the existential crisis of the West. End of quote.

The West could take action. ?Fortress Europe? could cease to be an epithet and become a grim necessity. But the West?s leadership have no skin in this game. Many Western leaders, from Angela Merkel to Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May are childless. Academia is openly hostile to the West. Western elites are obsessed with feckless pettifogging over language policing, censorship of ideas, and promoting the kind sexual degeneracy Camille Paglia recognised as the hallmark of a collapsing civilisation.

But the Trump election was a repudiation of both the elites and Western decline. Quote:

Trump seeks to build a wall, turn back the intruders and bring Vladimir Putin back into the Western camp, where Russia belongs. Thus the new populist regime in Rome blocks boats of refugees from landing in Italy. Thus Angela Merkel looks like yesterday, and Viktor Orban like tomorrow. End of quote.

The question remains: is it enough?

Or is it too late?