Eastern Europe Chooses To Keep Western Civilization

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

  • "The greatest difference is that in Europe, politics and religion have been separated from one another, but in the case of Islam it is religion that determines politics" - Zoltan Balog, Hungary's Minister for Human Resources.
  • It is no coincidence that President Donald Trump chose Poland, a country that fought both Nazism and Communism, to call on the West to show a little willingness in its existential fight against the new totalitarianism: radical Islam.
  • "Possessing weapons is one thing, and possessing the will to use them is another thing altogether". — Professor William Kilpatrick, Boston College.

In a historic speech to an enthusiastic Polish crowd before the meeting of the G20 Summit leaders, US President Donald Trump described the West's battle against "radical Islamic terrorism" as the way to protect "our civilization and our way of life". Trump asked if the West had the will to survive:

"Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?"

Trump's question might find an answer in Eastern Europe, where he chose to deliver his powerful speech.

President Donald Trump gives a speech in Warsaw, Poland, in front of the monument commemorating the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, on July 6, 2017. (Image source: The White House)

After an Islamist suicide-bomber murdered 22 concert-goers in Manchester, including two Poles, Poland's prime minister, Beata Szyd?o, said that Poland would not be "blackmailed" into accepting thousands of refugees under the European Union's quota system. She urged Polish lawmakers to safeguard the country and Europe from the scourges of Islamist terrorism and cultural suicide:

"Where are you headed, Europe? Rise from your knees and from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day".

A few days later, the European Union announced that it would begin proceedings to punish Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for their refusal to accept migrants as the European Commission had decided under a 2015 scheme it created.

After Szyd?o's speech, Zoltan Balog, Hungary's Minister for Human Resources, declared:

"Islam is a major culture and religion, which we must respect, but Europe has a different identity, and it is clear that these two cultures are incapable of coexisting without conflict...


The greatest difference is that in Europe, politics and religion have been separated from one another, but in the case of Islam it is religion that determines politics".

That is why Viktor Orban has been labelled as "Europe's enemy within" -- because he spelled out what the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will never do: "Keeping Europe Christian".

These speeches from Visegrad officials -- the European group made up of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia -- are just two examples of deep ideological divisions between Western European countries and those in Central- and Eastern Europe.

There has been a growing tendency of Visegrad leaders to depict Islam as a civilizational threat to Christian Europe. If, in Western Europe, Christianity has been dramatically cast aside by public opinion and severely restricted by EU official rules, in Eastern Europe new polls reveal that Christianity is as robust and patriotic as ever. That is why Trump called Poland "the faithful nation". That is why US Catholic magazines are openly asking if there is a "Christian reawakening" in Eastern Europe. Slovakia approved a law to prevent Islam from becoming an official state religion.

These Central- and Eastern European countries know that Western Europe's multiculturalism has been a recipe for terror attacks, for a start. As Ed West of The Spectator noted:

"Not all of Europe, of course. Central Europe, chiefly Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, remain largely safe from the terror threat, despite the former in particular being a Nato player in the Middle East. It is precisely because the reasons for this are so obvious that they cannot be mentioned. Poland is 0.1 percent Muslim, most of whom are from a long-settled Tartar community, Britain is 5 percent, France 9 percent and Brussels 25 percent, and those numbers are growing".

What is presumably "obvious" here is that Poland and Hungary are not hit by Islamic terror attacks because they have very few Muslims, while Belgium and UK it is the reverse. Europe would probably have been safer if it had followed Eastern Europe's example.

Eastern Europe not only shows a greater understanding of Western culture than Western Europe does; these Eastern countries have also been far more generous to NATO, the bulwark of their independence and security. Culture and security go hand-in-hand: if you take your own culture and civilization seriously, you will be ready to defend them.

A brief look at the NATO's members' military spending as a percentage of GDP shows that Poland meets the 2% target, unlike all the Western European countries. Only five of NATO's 28 members -- the U.S., Greece, Poland, Estonia and the U.K. -- meet the 2% target. Where is France? And Belgium? And Germany? And The Netherlands?

"Unlike most of its NATO and European peers," Agnia Grigas, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, explained, "Poland has for the past two decades consistently viewed defense as a priority issue, and as a result, has been slowly but steadily emerging as the bedrock of European security". Poland -- unlike Belgium, Italy and other European countries -- is not a "free rider" but a trustworthy partner to its US ally. Poland showed loyal support to the United States both in Afghanistan and Iraq, where its troops fought the Taliban and helped to topple Saddam Hussein.

It is no coincidence that President Trump selected Poland, a country that fought both Nazism and Communism, to call on the West to show a little willingness in its existential fight against the new totalitarianism: radical Islam.

"The West will continue to have the military edge for a good time to come, but possessing weapons is one thing, and possessing the will to use them is another thing altogether", wrote William Kilpatrick, a professor at Boston College.


"The West is strong militarily, but weak ideologically. It lacks civilizational confidence".

That is why it is critical that Eastern Europe continues to be a strong voice of dissent in the EU project. It might provide just the cultural confidence that European bureaucrats dramatically lack -- at the peril of Europe itself.


All Risk No Reward Delving Eye Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:25 Permalink

The ROOT CAUSE of the problem is the Money Power Supremacist cabal that has a "divide to rule" agenda.

They are the financiers and, therefore, the puppeteers of the politicians.

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”
? Napoléon Bonaparte

"The true equation is 'democracy' = government by world financiers...The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or what is most important of all, the banker of the backer. Enthroned above all, in a manner without parallel in all past, is the veiled prophet of finance, swaying all men living by a sort of magic, and delivering oracles in a language not understanded [sic] of the people."
J.R.R. Tolkien,
Candour Magazine, 13 July 1956, p. 12

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All Risk No Reward espirit Sun, 07/09/2017 - 01:35 Permalink

Here's the deal.

If your mind can't understand a concept, how can your mind generate a criticism of it?

If the real power structure was smart, they'd spoon feed the masses a false boogey-man concept and keep them criticizing it.

They are smart, and ordinary people appear to be perpetual chumps.

BTW, I criticize the Debt-Money Monopolists all day long without a problem. You know, the British royal family, the European royal families, the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, and very likely the rest of the Black Nobility including the Medici and many others.

No problem.

They are the Big Bad, too.

The ordinary person Jewish people they actively oppress are not the Big Bad.

The concept is so simple. Lord Acton tried to tell all people capable of realizing 2+2=4 in the political realm...

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."
~Lord Acton

Here is how it works (and ask a random Jew how the money system works AND THEY WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY BE CLUELESS!)


How To Be a Crook

Poverty - Debt Is Not a Choice

Renaissance 2.0 The Rise of [Debt-Money Monopolist] Financial Empire

Debunking Money

Krugman (and each MIT economist professor - THEY KNOW AND THEY OCCULT!) is a Goebbelsian propagandist as he covers the crimes of wolves with his fake sheep suit and lisp.

Krugman to Lietaer: "Never touch the money system!"

And don't think Steve Keen is any better. He was called to the carpet for not admitting the system is a fraud when it was explained EXACTLY HOW THAT FRAUD WORKED... and he tucked tail and ran away PRETENDING he was responsive...

The Principal And Interest On Debt Myth (technically correct, but practically reveals inherent fraud as exposed CLEARLY in the comments section)

Bottom line - Steve Keen won't "touch the money system" either. He learned well from his Debt-Money Monopolist Overlords.

30 sheckels of silver over THE TRUTH.

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it and/or finance it."
~Yours truly, based upon Vladimir Lenin's quote

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Mazzy 7thGenMO Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:50 Permalink

I've said many, many times.  Replace Baltimore's 400k negros (out of about a 615k total population, down from 950k in the 50's mind you), with 400k Russians, Ukranians, and Poles and you will have a THRIVING civilization again. Buildings will get rebuilt, trash on the streets would be cleaned and KEPT clean, parks and common areas would blossom again, and there would be real music and real culture (as opposed to the leftist post modernist nonsense) again.  Businesses would open their doors and become successful and whites and businesses from the suburbs would feel it safe to populate the city again which would cause more of an economic boom.

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Lordflin peddling-fiction Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:34 Permalink

Islam is not nor was it ever a major religion deserving of any respect period... it was/is a cult of savage barbarians hell bent on plunder... the fact that Western leaders are letting these demonic beings into their country is not surprising... western leaders are cut of the same cloth as those of Islam, and want the same thing... a population of self policing low life's lacking education or any capacity for thought independent of that given them by their leaders. The fact the populations of Western nations are complicit in their own demise.... that is a bit of a puzzler. The only thing I can make of it is that they are so hopped up on anti depressants, barbiturates and booze they have been rendered comotose.

In any event the lid will come off this thing soon and it will get quite colorful... mostly red I suspect...

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Sonny Brakes Sat, 07/08/2017 - 12:32 Permalink

I can't abide by being intimidated by guests I invite into my home. From the footage I've seen it appears that some Muslims are disrespectful guests in their host country. I'd recommend that they stop focusing so much on the goats they had to leave behind and focus on finding themselves a new goat. My wife is Muslim so pump the brakes on the accusation of hate speech.

zebra77a wet_nurse Sat, 07/08/2017 - 13:04 Permalink

It's very simple. Work Camps. Come to my country you do not get welfare. You grow and pick tomatoes for $20 cents a pound that the government then sells for a profit. Immigrants are here to make WEALTH - not take it. If you pretend that you cannot work because of a medical you go answer the phone and provide phone service. Plus to qualify to work YOU MUST BE ON BIRTH CONTROL. Your kids AND YOU CANNOT become citizens until you have either A. made the country $1 million in wealth via piece rate work .EI/ Welfare, ALL OF IT. You need money - we need workers in the camps.  Don't like it don't collect it. We don't take deductions for any of it any more off the check.if they want to claim a religious exemption they must leave the country because no value system can be above the interest of the state.  

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Jubal Early (not verified) williambanzai7 Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:03 Permalink

Driving through Romania several years ago we often ran across horse drawn wagons full of mostly elderly people off to spend the day working for their next meal.  This is what social securty is going to become, lets just hope that the boomers will be happy with someone lighting up in the wagon on the way to clean up garbage.

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Mazzy zebra77a Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:56 Permalink

I've also suggested this a few times, with so many un/under-employed African Americans in the USA, why do we need to import Beaners from Central America to pick crops?  Why can't the Africans do it?  I think they'd be pretty good at the task; it would probably help with their weight problems and put some of their aggression to good use rather than just paying them to sit idle.

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greenskeeper carl sun tzu Sat, 07/08/2017 - 14:16 Permalink

I don't want to live under or see another Hitler or Stalin, but Bolshevism was by far the more harmful of the two. Nazi's were pikers compared to the number of people killed across the planet by communism. Unfortunately, there is no well heeled Kulak lobby to speak for the 7 million peasants intentionally starved to death by Stalin, so you don't hear much about the holomador.

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johnnycanuck Sat, 07/08/2017 - 12:35 Permalink

These Gate Stoners are laughable.  Create crisis, bitch and whine about the consequences, offer simple minded solution for the simple of mind. I see their chums in Israel are doing a lot of jowl flapping about the proposed cease fire in southern Syria and are basically saying they want to control how it's adminstered and by whom.  They have Islamic jihadi assets to protect on the other side of the occupied Golan Heights you know.

headless blogger johnnycanuck Sat, 07/08/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

Exactly. No mention ever of who actually did 9/11 or who is doing the invading since 9/11. And John Bolton is part of their team. I guess it's true, people have short memories.The plan seems to be to clear out the populations surrounding Israel and keep the distraction going while it's done by providing the seeds of civil war in the Western nations. Most of the terror attacks "may be" orchestrated, as well. There is just too many 'coincidences' and people who have connections to governments: like this Imam who was living conveniently in Birmingham and directing terror attacks in Europe: Tarik Chadlioui.  But no news on this guy in America? This guy is working for the USA/Israel. If he wasn't this story would have been huge, but barely any focus on it.

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johnnycanuck headless blogger Sat, 07/08/2017 - 14:13 Permalink

Apparently Bolton is an Evangelical Lutheran, whatever that is. One thing that is certain though is he's a rapturite and a useful idiot.Prying into the depths of other global hot spots, I find a number of decent journalists and analysts trying to splain some things about root causes. For example the sudden rise of ISIS in the Philippines wasn't a huge surprise to people who have followed the growth of Saudi financed Wahhabi schools and brain washing centres in places like Indonesia and Malaysia.  These investments have changed those societies completely and provided a ready supply of Jihadists, some of whom have been sent to Syria to fight with ISIS et al. The authors of pieces I've read suggest that is the source of the ISIS attack group now in the Philippines.Another highly experienced and astute Caucasian  journalist who has lived in Lebanon for years wrote a piece recently which laid down a trail of breadcrumbs to explain what is behind the Saudi / UAE / Israel row with Qatar.  Having read the piece it would take some effort not to pick up on the theme about control of the terrorists in the Middle East and beyond.  The gist being they really don't appreciate Qatar getting involved then deciding to go it's own way thus interfering with the grand plans of the men behind the curtains. 

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Publicus_Reanimated johnnycanuck Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:31 Permalink

Have any of those decent journalists and analysts been more than 50 miles outside Manila?  The Philippine rebellion started before anybody in ISIS was born.  When the Commies were the West's bete noire, the government said the rebels were Commies.  Now that the Muzzies have taken over that spot, suddenly the government says the rebels are Muzzies.  Puh-leez.  It's what you have to say when you want foreign aid.

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johnnycanuck Publicus_Reanimated Sat, 07/08/2017 - 17:15 Permalink

Yes they have.U.S. “Jihadi Express”: Indonesia – Afghanistan, Syria, Philippines  Path to Hell: Daesh in the Philippines is a US Project "The events of May 23 in Marawi in the Philippines, the first city to fall into the hands of Daesh in Asia, shows disturbing parallels with the operational methods of Daesh in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The presence of 500 operatives, part of different dormant cells in Marawi, allowed a coordinated assault on the police station and the city prison, enlarging the number of recruits and acquiring multiple firearms in the process. In a series of events difficult to verify, Daesh took control of the city and established several checkpoints. Employing an operational mix of tactics inspired by the beginning of the attacks on Syria in 2011 and in 2014, Daesh quickly expanded into Syria from Iraq." https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/06/08/path-hell-daesh-phili…

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