Europe's Civilizational Exhaustion

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

  • Islam is filling the cultural vacuum of a society with no children and which believes -- wrongly -- it has no enemies.

  • In Sweden, by 2050, almost one in three people will be Muslim.

  • The European mainstream mindset now seems to believe that "evil" comes only from our own sins: racism, sexism, elitism, xenophobia, homophobia, the guilt of the heterosexual white Western male -- and never from non-European cultures. Europe now postulates an infinite idealization of the "other", above all the migrant.

  • A tiredness seems to be why these countries do not take meaningful measures to defeat jihadism, such as closing Salafist mosques or expelling radical imams.

  • Muslim extremists understand this advantage: so long as they avoid another enormous massacre like 9/11, they will be able to continue taking away human lives and undermining the West without awakening it from its inertia.

In a prophetic conference held in Vienna on May 7, 1935, the philosopher Edmund Husserl said, "The greatest danger to Europe is tiredness". Eighty years later, the same fatigue and passivity still dominate Western European societies.

It is the sort of exhaustion that we see in Europeans' falling birth rates, the mushrooming public debt, chaos in the streets, and Europe's refusal to invest resources in its security and military might. Last month, in a Paris suburb, the Basilica of Saint Denis, where France's Christian kings are buried, was occupied by 80 migrants and pro-illegal-immigration activists. The police had to intervene to free the site.

Pictured: French police eject some of the 80 migrants and pro-illegal-immigration activists who occupied the Basilica of Saint Denis, on March 18, 2018. (Image source: Video screenshot, YouTube/Kenyan News & Politics)

Stephen Bullivant, a professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary's University in London, recently published a report, "Europe's Young Adults and Religion":

"Christianity as a default, as a norm, is gone, and probably gone for good – or at least for the next 100 years," Bullivant said.

According to Bullivant, many young Europeans "will have been baptised and then never darken the door of a church again. Cultural religious identities just aren't being passed on from parents to children. It just washes straight off them... "And we know the Muslim birthrate is higher than the general population, and they have much higher [religious] retention rates."

Richard Dawkins, an atheist and the author of The God Delusion, responded to the study's release by tweeting to his millions of Twitter followers:

Before we rejoice at the death throes of the relatively benign Christian religion, let's not forget Hilaire Belloc's menacing rhyme:
"Always keep a-hold of nurse
For fear of finding something worse."

Dawkins is apparently concerned that that after the demise of Christianity in Europe, there will not be an atheistic utopia, but a rising Islam.

That is the major point of what Philippe Bénéton in his book The Moral Disorder of the West ("Le dérèglement moral de l'Occident"): Islam is filling the cultural vacuum of a society with no children and which believes -- wrongly -- it has no enemies.

According to Radio Sweden, fewer newborns in that country are being baptized due to the demographic shift. By 2050, almost one in three people in Sweden will be Muslim, according to a recent Pew report

The European mainstream mindset now seems to believe that "evil" comes only from our own sins: racism, sexism, elitism, xenophobia, homophobia, the guilt of the heterosexual white Western male --and never from non-European cultures. So Europe now postulates an infinite idealization of the "other", above all the migrant. The heritage and legacy of Western civilization gets sectioned off piece by piece so that nothing remains; our values are mocked and our survival instinct is inhibited. It is a process of decomposition that Europe's political authorities seem to have decided to mediate, as if it were inevitable. Now, the European Union waits to receive the next surge of migrants, from Africa.

In German Chancellor Angela Merkel's major speech in the Bundestag after the unprecedentedly long and difficult process of forming a new government, she struck a conciliatory tone on immigration while offering an inclusive message on Islam. "With 4.5 million Muslims living with us, their religion, Islam, has also become a part of Germany", she said.

The most powerful politician in Europe capitulated: she evidently forgot (again) the difference between the civil rights of individuals, which Muslim citizens enjoy in Germany, and the sources of a national identity, on which Europe is based: humanistic, Judeo-Christian values. This realization may why a week earlier the new German Interior minister, Horst Seehofer, said that "Germany has been shaped by Christianity" and not by Islam.

Europe's tiredness can also be seen in a generational conflict embodied in the alarming rise of public debt. In Italy, the political establishment was recently shaken up by the election of two major populist parties. It is a country with a public debt of 40,000 euros per capita, and a tax burden equal to 43.3% of GDP. The average age of the population is the third oldest in the world, together with one of the lowest birthrates on the planet, one of the lowest retirement ages in Europe and the highest social security spending-to-GDP ratio in the Western world. It is also a country where pensions account for one-third of all public spending and where the percentage of pensioners in proportion to workers will rise from 37% today to 65% in 2040 (from three workers who support one pensioner to three workers who support two pensioners).

An Islamist challenge to this tired and decaying society could be a decisive one. Only Europe's Christian population is barren and aging. The Muslim population is fertile and young. "In most European countries—including England, Germany, Italy and Russia, Christian deaths outnumbered Christian births from 2010 to 2015," writes the Wall Street Journal.

Terrorist attacks will continue in Europe. Recently, in Trèbes, southern France, a jihadist took hostages in a supermarket and claimed allegiance to ISIS. It seems that Europe's societies consider themselves so strong and their ability to absorb mass immigration so extensive, that nothing will prevent them from believing they can assimilate and manage terrorist acts as they have automobile fatalities or natural disasters. A tiredness also seems to be why these countries do not take meaningful measures to defeat jihadism, such as closing Salafist mosques or expelling radical imams.

Muslim extremists understand this advantage: so long as they avoid another enormous massacre like 9/11, they will be able to continue murdering people and undermining the West without awakening it from its inertia. The most likely scenario is that everything will continue: the internal fracture of Europe, two parallel societies and the debasement of Western culture. Piece by piece, European society seems to be coming irreparably apart.


Welder J S Bach Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:21 Permalink

Whenever I read "Judaeo-Christian" I know I'm dealing with an idiot or more likely a shill. There's no such thing as Judaeo -Christianity. Christianity is (or should be) a liberation from the shackles of tribal Pharisees. We are antagonists. Christianity is Universal, Judaism is particular, tribal. You're either chosen or not. Sperma Abraham. We don't derive from Judaism, Christianity is a reaction AGAINST Judaism. The most effective so far. 

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Blue Steel 309 Welder Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:24 Permalink

The term "Judaeo-Christian" is literally an obscenity to any observant Christian or Jew. They literally have nothing in common and all religions are mutually exclusive, by definition.


It was invented by malevolent jews who do not believe it, but wanted to gain the trust of the gullible goyim, whom they hate.


It is an absolute tell that (((Gatestone))) is utterly contemptuous of Christians.

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Adolph.H. Welder Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:04 Permalink

The Catholic church has been infiltrated and gravely compromised by Jews since even before the council of Vatican II that marked the final stab to our religion and identity before the long rot that followed to this day.

Think of all the officially converted Jews that occupy positions of power there. Converted they are not, of course. 

This is the root of all evil which perfectly fits into Yuri Bezmenov's description of what demoralization is:

  • The first step is to destroy religion. Then everything follows suit. 

Aren't we all there now? 

Look at the treasons of the last popes, between officially pardoning Judas and this stupid Leninist morality that arose in their dialectic... Just like the anti racist blah blah at the beginning of soccer matches. 

I believe the right thing to do to regain the white European continent is to destroy the Vatican and restore real Christianity. And I would venture to join forces with the orthodox church because the schism was such an idiocy. 

This, or paganism like it was before the dawn of Christianity. Because Catholicism is effectively dead. 


It's okay not to be a Jew.

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Socratic Dog Adolph.H. Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:42 Permalink

I don't quite see why whites would be loyal to christianity.  It's an Abrahamic religion, an outgrowth of the jewish religion.  It hails from the desert.  It should have stayed in the fucking desert.  Whites want religion, they should go back to their roots, what existed before Europe was conquered by christianity, as it is being conquered again by islam.

"Abrahamic".  I fucking love that.  Motherfucker  was ready to cut his own boy's throat, coz "god told him to".  Yeah, sure he did.  And he's the father of the 3 religions?  Fuck Abraham.  And fuck his religions.

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Elentari Welder Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:39 Permalink

Furthermore, Christianity was the religion of the Egyptians.    It was usurped by the Essenes - Jews.     Even The Torah came from Egypt.And there was no "Exodus"!     

"Christ in Egypt" by DM  Murdock is a great book.

"IUSA the KRST was born in a stable on the 25th. December, the Winter Solstice, of a Virgin called  IsisMery.

He taught in the Temple at age 12 and he was baptized at age 30 by Anup the Baptiser - who was beheaded.

He walked on water, healed the sick and raised the dead.

He was crucified, died and was buried in a tomb - like a pyramid?

He was resurrected - naturally!

It is all in the Pyramid Texts and The Book of the Dead.

I wonder if they did not murder Dorothy Murdock.   Cancer suddenly killed her.

"The Bible Unearthed"  is also a faascinating book by Israel Finkelstein.

Poor Jews.   They have never produced anything of any worth, ever.

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Welder Elentari Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:50 Permalink

It's in Zeitgeist vein. Not worth much in my opinion. To be honest, I don't even care what is the historical truth and if it coincides with dogma. I know what Christianity means to Western Civilization, and pragmatically speaking without Christianity there cannot be any Western Civilization. 

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icedoc Welder Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:22 Permalink

Actually, sperma Jakob. Old Abe also spawned the Arabs through Hagar, several tribes through Keturah, and a bunch of crazies through Esau by Isaac. And those are just the ones listed.


Regardless, no one should be surprised at any of this. When God is abandoned, not only does evil disappear, but good. There are no longer any moral categories. Life loses all value as it can no longer be said that life is better than non-life. It is impossible even to distinguish between the two. There is only mere existence; hence the "tiredness", why bother with life, anyway.

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UndertheDRADIS css1971 Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:05 Permalink

Don't count on it and even if it worked it would take three to five generations. I don't imagine a very wonderful Western Europe with de facto Sharia, slavery, and polygamy.

On the other side of the Atlantic, we have murders of those former demon-worshippers who converted to Christianity and "honor killings" of teenage girls who don't want to marry their middle-aged cousins.

If you are in New York and happen to stumble across a cab driver who mentions killing both of his daughters, I believe that Texas authorities would like to have a word with him.

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Socratic Dog J S Bach Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:35 Permalink

Keep up the good fight, JS.  

The numbers are such that the only way whites can reclaim their ancestral homelands now is through a Turner diaries-style war.  it's that, or roll over.  Our (((masters))) want us to roll over, and we have so far.  Witness what's happening in the Eastern Mediterranean right now.  The obvious outcome of that, unless the spineless Trump defies his (((masters))) and backs down, will be a new, massive wave of refugee immigration to Europe.  Almost like it was planned that way.

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BrownCoat Welder Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:27 Permalink

Another term used by the Communists is "useful idiots," people used to promote the ideology without realizing they (the useful idiots) will be disenfranchised.

The Marxists in Western societies think Muslims are their useful idiots. Won't they be surprised to discover that the Marxists were the useful idiots of Islam!

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Jeffersonian Liberal WernerHeisenberg Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:22 Permalink

Who also indoctrinated many non-Jews to attack Western Civilization.

There is a difference between atheism and anti-theism.

Dawkins is an anti-theist.

Anti-theism is a religion.

The only reason that Dawkins is known at all is that he is the high priest of pseudo-scientific atheism that assures millions of aging Baby Boomers who are seeing their friends and relatives drop off like flies and who spent their entire lives gratifying their self-centered desires that, yes, there is no god, and now that you are ready to die, you needn't worry about it -- just keep on focusing on Pleasure and Self.

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Socratic Dog Jeffersonian Liberal Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:55 Permalink

Just like to a homo, every important historical figure was a homo, and to a black, he was a nigger, now to a religious ratbag like you, atheism must be a religion.

Newsflash: atheism denies the existence of a god, coz there ain't no evidence for the existence of a god.  Show the evidence, and atheists would happily become theists. 

A "belief" is nothing more than a really strongly held opinion.  That includes your belief in a god. 

Atheists don't"believe" there is no god.  They just don't see any evidence for it.  They are reasonable men.


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Jeffersonian Liberal Socratic Dog Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:03 Permalink

Such a long-winded venomous and hominem attack!

Please read a bit more closely. I clearly delineated between atheists and anti-theists. A true atheist wouldn't be bothered by people of faith, any more than an adult would be bothered by a child believing in unicorns.

The adult that is annoyed and venomous and raging when they see a 'child playing with unicorns' and who must attack the child for believing in unicorns is clearly demonstrating that they themselves sense something viable in that unicorn. That is when they become anti-theists. As I said, anti-theism is a form of religion. And the constantly hostile attacks of the anti-theists are little different than the Bible-thumpers who yell about fire and brimstone to those who don't follow their narrow, strict, "fundamentalist" view of what they believe.

Regarding your 'burden of proof' (which has been touted fatuously by such anti-theistic geniuses as J.B Bury and Ricky Gervais), not my ZH friend, the burden of proof regarding God does not rely on people of faith.

What you and the other anti-theists do not understand (or have been deluded into believing) is that there is a burden of proof at all. The very concept and definition of Faith is that it is belief without demonstrable, irrefutable proof. Once you have that proof, you move from the category of faith to hard knowledge. There are many, many scientists who are people of faith and whose experience with and knowledge of science reinforce their faith. There are also scientists whose experience and knowledge confirm their atheism. Who is correct? Don't answer too quickly without thinking about it, if you want to root your answer truly in scientific method. If you take one side of the other, you will be undermining the scientific method in itself.

But here's what will really annoy you. If you want to claim that people of faith have to use the scientific method to prove that God exists before you'll consider it, we can just as easily push that argument back on you (thus undermining your 'scientific' basis for believing or not believing).

Here's how: Use your scientific method in a repeatable, lab-controlled, peer-reviewed set of tests and prove demonstrably, irrefutably that God does not exist.

The atom existed first by faith and theory and concept. It was later proven with the development of scientific process and technology. Did the atom not exist before it was proved?

You and Dawkins cannot use science as your Get Out of Jail Free card when it comes to atheism and anti-theism because science cannot prove that God does not exist. As I mentioned, individuals can use science to make just about whatever point they want, but Faith in and by itself cannot be either proven or disproven.

It is simply a matter of understanding and personal choice.

You are free to believe what you want to believe.

I am free to believe what I want to believe.

I am not trying to force you to believe and I don't attack anyone who chooses not to believe, because I am fully secure that God exists and that Jesus is the Son of God and God incarnate and that his presence was the one Enormous Exception in the history of all Mankind: God came to us to give us proof (as scientific as it could get for the day, dead and buried for three days and coming back from the dead) and he did so not to force us to conform, but to free us from the world and from ourselves.

So, why all the hostility? Why the constant pushing back against a door that is trying to open...all the while denying there is no force on the other side?

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J. Peasemold G… junction Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:37 Permalink

Europe and indeed the UK and the colonies both Northern and Antipodean are tired and for good reason.

The caliphatic movement is liken to that of a cancer.

I observe that 'western' societies are entering stage 3 and with metastasis spreading at an alarming rate.

And with the cancer comes a sapping of bodily resources, corrupted tumours feeding off the healthy tissues, invasion of the bodily spaces, blindsiding the defensive systems of the host until it is too late.

It is now no simple matter to find a land free from invasive and predatory culture, religion, financial & social repression and dictatorial powers.

The UK is closer to stage 4 and I must away to southern parts, but even that is but a temporary measure.

Where can one honestly say today is there a modern day land of the free and home of the brave as was the ideal in earlier times?


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

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css1971 J. Peasemold G… Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:39 Permalink



Too many skimming from the productive.


If the law of society says you have to pay for parasites, why would you work to better that society? It doesn't pay to work, it pays to hustle, and nobody respects that. You don't improve yourself, you make a law which disadvantages your competition.


But the monkeys haven't felt the pain yet so it's going to get a lot worse before it can get better. So. Prepping...

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youshallnotkill Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:13 Permalink

"The greatest danger to Europe is tiredness" aid 1935,

And then there was WW2. I guess they woke up for that for a while?

What idiotic intellectual masturbation.


LetThemEatRand Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:17 Permalink

If just one time Gatestone Institute would write an equally compelling article about how Central Bankers have fucked all of us, I would listen.  But somehow I don't see that happening.  Okay, Muslims bad.  Anyone else fucking with Western culture?

Quantify Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:20 Permalink

Where ever Europe is heading, it will be ugly. People should have left Christianity but they should have doubled down on all the cults. Especially regarding Islam for what it is which is a cult of death where in you are forced to Submit or die.

martygraw Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:05 Permalink

you rednecks that haven't been out of your town somehow think you know about all the other countries of the world, calling them shitholes, or think you know this or that because you read something on a nutball conspiracy blog. maybe you should find your own ass first.

headless blogger Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:10 Permalink

Aaahhhh. Gatestone Institute; where Christian-Zionist John Bolton is Chairman, and where it is owned by Jewish-Zionist Nina Rosenwald (who supports Israel and the many organizations that fund the illegal Immigrants into Europe).

A nice twisted case of "playing both sides of the same coin".  This is Psychological Warfare at its worse; using human beings as weapons against other human beings.


NemesisteM Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:29 Permalink

Soros wants to destroy the white race.  The native citizens show tolerance and allow the integration but it will only result in their own demise as Islam is a disease that spreads like cancer.  There can be no symbiosis. 

Mimir Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:22 Permalink

Tiredness, yes indeed, of these ever repeated nonsense, false news texts about Europe from the Gladstone Institute and others. Pure propaganda.

Could Zero Hedge please clean up its house, get the dirt out and go back to publishing newsworthy texts and opinions like we got used to seeing a couple of years ago ? 

whatisthat Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:30 Permalink

I would observe better to visit Europe sooner than later as unique European  culture and society will be destroyed over time by the corrupt establishment and religious zealots...