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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to Save Europe

( - The original idea of the European Union has deep roots in Catholic social teaching, according to the author of a book on Robert Schumann, one of the founders of the institution. 
Catholic historian Alan Fimister, author of "Robert Schumann: Neo-scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe," published by Peter Lang, affirms that Schuman's actions in 1950 to found what would later be the European Union were, to a remarkable degree, the conscious implementation of the Neo-Thomistic project of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903).

In this interview with ZENIT, Fimister discusses the Catholic vision of the European Union's founders and what it means for a Catholic understanding of the European Union today....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT:  I've written on this before, but since then every major EU leader has publicly admitted that multiculturalism is a failure.  The pope has publicly prayed that God will spare Europe from extinction.  What many dismissed as the Knight's musings on a problem that didn't really exist has now been verified by every major European leader.  So, now that I'm in good company again, The Catholic Knight will once again identify the problem, and then spell out a solution that is guaranteed to work.  The only thing stopping it from working would be failure to implement it.

THE PROBLEM Europe is now experiencing is demographic in nature.  It is a problem that WILL get worse in the years ahead, unless Europe acts quickly to change the course of it's future.  The problem is directly caused by multiculturalism, which is a logical extension of moral relativism when it comes to immigration policy.  You see, after World War II, most Europeans began to lose faith in their Christian roots as a people. They not only lost faith in Christ personally, but socially as a people as well.  This is not to say every European fits this description, but a vast majority of them do.  Now with this loss of faith what followed was a decline in the number of children.  You see, prior to World War II, virtually every Christian denomination (with the exception of Anglicanism) taught that artificial birth control was morally wrong.  After World War II many Christian denominations (with the exception of the Catholic Church) loosened it's teaching on this, allowing for artificial contraception.  The fact that most Christian denominations caved in on this social issue is incidental, because at around the same time most Europeans were turning away from their Christian faith anyway.  This collective trend caused the birth rate in European nations to plummet.  Simultaneously, European nations had implemented sweeping socialist policies throughout the continent, creating a welfare state to care for the poor, sick and elderly.  This in itself might not have been too big of a problem were it not for the declining population due to the falling birthrate.  European nations were immediately confronted with the problem of not having enough revenue from younger taxpayers to cover their entitlement obligations.  Since European governments couldn't force people to make more babies, indeed they couldn't even bribe them (because they tried), they were left with no choice but to import new taxpayers with loose immigration laws.  Since multiculturalism was the rule of the day, European nations opened their doors wide to massive floods of North African and Arab Muslims.  These Muslims refused to integrate with European culture, and instead maintained their Muslim beliefs along with their Muslim birthrates.  The average native European birthrate was less than 2 children per household.  While the average Muslim European birthrate was approximately 8 children per household.  Do the math!  This is why many sociologists agree that Europe will be a Muslim majority before 2050, and some Euro nations will hit that landmark by 2030 -- within just 20 years!  This is why the leaders of England, France and Germany have just this year publicly admitted that multiculturalism is a failure, and the pope has recently prayed to God publicly that Europeans would be spared from becoming a "non-people."

THE SOLUTION is simple.  Europe only needs to do three things.  First, the European Union, and hopefully all European nations along with it, need to make some kind of non-binding legal resolution simply recognizing the Christian origins of modern Europe.  Both popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have stated this is necessary toward healing the wounds of moral relativism and multiculturalism on the European continent.  Second, the European Union, along with every EU member-state, must give a "most favored" immigration status to North Americans with European ancestry dating back 100 years.  A quick review of 20th century history shows that massive waves of European immigrants entered the United States and Canada over the last 100 years.  This migration resulted in a great collective loss to the European continent.  It was a gain for North America, and a loss for Europe.  That tide can be reversed IF Europe wants it to be.  It can be done by making a simple law of jus sanguinis (Latin: "right of blood"), stating that any North American, under the age of 50, who can trace his/her ancestry to a European citizen within the last 100 years, has the right to immediate return to his ancestral country, application for EU citizenship, and a fast-track path toward citizenship within his ancestral country.  Third, The EU must stabilize the value of the Euro by backing it with a commodity with intrinsic value.  That could be gold, silver, copper or something of similar real worth.  The reason why this needs to be done is because the United States dollar is about to implode, and in fact, in spite of Europe's current sovereign debt crisis and impending defaults, the US dollar is in a much more vulnerable position due to the massive national debt of the United States.  By setting the Euro to something of intrinsic value immediately, the EU could stabilize the Euro while the dollar is suffering from major inflation over the coming years.  This economic instability in the United States will cause many Americans and Canadians to look elsewhere for a better standard of living.  Both Americans and Canadians are generally more religious than Europeans, so an EU non-binding recognition of Christianity will make Europe more attractive in a social sense.  While jus sanguinis laws, coupled with a stable Euro, will make for quick access to a potentially better standard of living.  This will likely result in massive immigration of Americans and Canadians with direct European ancestry back to Europe.  Virtually all of them will either have families already, or else be of age to start having children immediately.  Simultaneously, the loss of large population segments of this type in North America will keep the United States and Canada in an economic tailspin while the EU will find itself in the middle of the biggest economic boom in centuries.  The population of European Christians will increase dramatically and the need for Muslim immigration will cease to exist.

The problem is real and the plan will work.  The only question is this.  Are Europeans smart enough to implement it?


Siobhan said...

Sir Knight,

I wish we in the USA could admit that multiculturalism is a failure but because of the PC straightjacket we’re in, we can’t without receiving great abuse. With what is happening to the USA, I think many Euro-Americans are starting to seriously think about returning to Europe for the sake of our children and our people. Quickly we are becoming strangers in our own land because “The Powers That Be” have no intentions of stopping 3rd world immigration and illegal immigration to over run the nation we built. Unfortunately, I’ll be 54 years old next week and under your plan, I’ll be too old to leave. Besides, most of my people came from Ireland and they’re having serious economic problems so it wouldn’t be workable. I just pray that Our Father in heaven will save not just the people of Europe, but all the European peoples of the world, in North America, Australia, New Zealand and within the Africa continent. Yes, in great part we have done this to ourselves through contraception and abortion, but I also think our people are being purposely targeted for destruction.

Peter said...

Sir Knight, to answer your final question in a word : NO

Servent of the Cheif said...

Sir knight I find your final question disingenius.

You said yourself you believe the european project in its current state (I sincerely doubt it was the 'Father of Europes' goal for the coal and stell pact and the subsequent european economic community to evolve into the supranational federal regionalist state is attempting to become) is the result of the same group of cartels running the show.

It matters not if we have some leaders who would implement you, smart or otherwise, or that there are Europeans who would love to see it instituted, smart or otherwise. It will not be done. Europe economically is stronger then america as you said, but the reason His Holiness publically prays for the salvation of europe is because socially we are on a deathbed.

I sincerely think nothing short of the Return of the Emperor or some direct act of miraculous divine intervention that sweeps the European institution off its feet and the european states are forced to face their problems head on can save it. The only other option is to subject ourselves to a lessor chastisement by allowing the european institution to fail publically and violently leading to unrest and various civil wars in europe which will force another european war, one in which neither america nor anyone else could help resolve, as there is no clear enemy as there was in world war 2 by such a point. This purging by blood and fire would be preferable of course to a worse chastisement by God.

You solution or recognition of the problem is not at fault here Sir Knight, it just will not be implemented. Ever. And it will be too late by the time anyone up top wants to implement it.

With regards from Ireland.

amb said...

Eight children? That's not true. At the very outside the birthrate of Muslim's in the UK is 4.5. One generation in and birthrate's between Muslim and non-Muslim populations is virtually the same.

It should be noted that Islam is not against the use of contraception; their birthrates will fall and fall a lot very soon. Question is, is this a good thing? If contraception (and its corollary abortion) is intrinsically wrong and offensive to God, should we want this for Muslims?

If Europe's population and culture is intrinsically, psychologically contraceptive, setting itself against God and our function as co-creators of the world through sex and the making of new humans, is it worth saving? I'm really not sure.

Anonymous said...

A very interesting posting. I'm new to this site and am enjoying reading the blogs.

Anonymous said...

I think we can only pray for divine intervention. A mass conversion of muslims after some Marian miracle perhaps, as Archbishop Fulton Sheen thought might happen?

Anonymous said...

Dr. Eric Kauffman has some very interesting things to say about demography (I have discussed this in the comments section of an earlier TCK article). The commenter who raised the point that migrant birthrates very quickly settle down to mirror those of the host community is absolutely correct. By generation 2, or 3 at a stretch, the birthrate of said migrant segments of an established society excede those of the surrounding population by a factor of only one child on average. Nonetheless, as he has ably demonstrated in his work entitled 'Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth', Dr. Cauffman proposes that this seemingly modest advantage is all that is required to build up a healthy population over time - a period of as little as 50-80 years. The Amish/Menonite communities in North America, the Dutch Reformed in the Netherlands, the Evangelical Lutherans in Finland and the Orthodox Jews in israel bear testamony to this fact. Prior to 1960 (if I have remembered this stat correctly) only 3% of children in Israeli schools were Orthodox or Ultra Orthodox Jews. This figure, as at 2009/2010 sat at around 30% - a tenfold increase in only two generations.

His analysis of this situation is very even-handed; All parties are treated with fairness and professionalism.

Do listen to this interview
for a compelling, and, to all folk of faith who share in common the values central to healthy Catholic Christian society, this interview and the abovementioned book provide cause for quiet hope and trust in God's Divine wisdom. for Secularists and atheists, however, the view may be somewhat different. This interview runs for almost an hour, but I would strongly recommend investing the time to listen to it - download it into your electronic audio system and listen during the morning commute, or sit down with a cup of tea and soak it in - follow it up with TCK's stunning article on Catholic Prophecy. Don't let the interviewer put you off.

Blessings, take heart and be of good courage,]


Tom S. said...

Now this seems like a good and workable solution to the problems that the europeans are facing.

Sad to say that the self-destructive attitude that got them here will probably keep them from implementing such as scheme. Sad too, as I fit your spec for eligibility!

Peter said...

I have mentioned to the Knight before not to put too much stock in the hispanic expansion in America bring catholicism with it. Just as was accurately pointed out above about demographics, eg, the absorpton into the mainstream culture, will also affect relgious practice. Far too many nominal catholic hispanics have been led into evangelical protestantism. There denominations are already heavy in Guatemala, Nicaragua and even Mexico. Meantime Brazil and Haiti retain their "blend" of paganism and catholicism. In addition, Hispanics also get absorbed into the mainstream American "culture" with all that entails. Bottom line is I am less optimistic than the Knight when it comes to having a more Catholic America.