I’m taking a lot of flak via email today about the essay by El Inglés that I posted here in the wee hours of this morning.
Despite his clear statements at the beginning and end of his post, some people see his analysis as an advocacy of genocide.
This is not just untrue, it is damaging to our cause to describe the discussion of genocide as advocating it.
Believe me, when I want to advocate genocide, you’ll know it. I won’t pussyfoot around the topic.
But neither El Inglés nor I, nor any of our other contributors, has anything other than dread about the possibility that he is looking at. All of us want to avoid it.
It’s obvious that we don’t advocate genocide. Genocide is simply one possible horrible outcome of our failure to address the decay of the West. No one I know wants to see it happen, or recommends it.
Nevertheless, genocide may well come our way even if we don’t talk about it, given the current trends.
It might happen, no matter what we do or say, and no matter how hard we try to point out what lies ahead.
But it might not. There’s still time.
If the awful outcome El Inglés describes happens, it won’t be because he or I or anyone else advocates it. It will be because the situation has reached the discontinuity he talks about, and some or all of our societies begin the descent into violent chaos.
Things cannot continue as they are.
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Present trends will inevitably lead to one of several possible scenarios of varying degrees of nastiness. How nasty our future will be depends on how well we look ahead and see what’s coming, and how effectively we communicate our concerns to the political leadership in our different countries.
Our only hope is to see the situation clearly, and then spread the word so that action can be taken while some degree of reason and order still prevails in our political systems.
I’ve been asked to pull El Inglés’ post. I won’t do it. His analysis is careful and thorough and deserves to be studied.
A discussion of our possible futures is also welcome here in the comments, provided commenters stay within the bounds of our well-known rules. If they don’t, I’ll close the comment thread.
But the topic itself is not taboo. Blogger may silence it, but I won’t.