Beyond the Cusp

June 21, 2017

Tomorrow Will Bring More of the Same Tired Excuses

 

First thing, we can guarantee you are, there will be more terrorist attacks, more supposed “lone wolves,” more mass shootings and more general mayhem and every time the immediate media response will be a combination of the following demands and explanations. There is that ever-present “call for calm by both sides.” Then there is the demand that “we not jump to any conclusions until more is known,” And one of our favorites, “We must not respond with Islamophobia,” whatever that is as we have yet to find it anywhere except for the warnings against it. Have you ever noticed there is no call to eradicate anti-Semitism after these attacks which almost always Jews are the victims and were targeted by people with obvious case of severe anti-Semitism. There will be demands that there be gun control and the ever present that the perpetrator has to be some gun nut, right wing, violent militia member, plus the recently added Trump supporter against whose type of crazies we must be ever vigilant and guarding against before they destroy our precious, liberal, democratic, social wonderland. Then when the perpetrator turns out to be a leftist, anti-social lunatic, everything is dropped and no corrections to the previous venom spurted by the media and left wing politicians. When, in the not too distant future, somebody decides to do a research paper on violence of the late Twentieth Century through the early Twenty-First Century they will reach the conclusion, unless they are very good at reading through page thirty or even section C page twenty-two on the day after the truth came out for the retractions or correction stating the truth about the perpetrator, that all the violence was from the right and supported Trump for emperor of the world. That is the state of things so we will discuss our favorite subject, Israel, with a side of Trump-mania.

 

Please excuse our not giving particular examples as with the slightest suggestion of using Google (or equivalent if you prefer not feeding the monster), examples by the gazillions are easily found. Terror attacks can be found striking every continent with a preference apparently Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Despite the seemingly excessive number of terror attacks targeting Israelis, there are even more terrorist strikes of Muslim on Muslim with most being between Sunni and Shiite yet there is also intra-sect terror violence. Mostly, the attacks of Muslim on Muslim violence gets a minor report and are pretty much left to wither and fade into the background noise of everyday clatter which passes for news. What is uninspiring is the repeated call for calm after every terror attack within the European sphere and the more often than not demand that people just adapt and get used to such events as part of normalcy. This is the European elites preferred means of coping with anything which does not directly affect their reelection potential. The exception, as we noticed with the Mosque attack in London this week, when the victims are Islamic, then terror must be fought no matter who is behind it. We are willing to bet we do not hear that call after the next attack on Israelis or in Europe where people going about their daily lives or attending a concert are struck with a mass attack traced to an Islamist group. Then we will be told how most Muslims are peaceful and Islam is the religion of peace.

 

One has to wonder if those claiming that Islam is the religion of peace have ever read the Quran. We know that those who claim that Judaic history is filled with violence have read the Bible and those claiming that the Christians are violent as they perpetrated the Crusades. What they do not bother to do is correct the Crusades claims, as those were not offensive wars but instead a response to the Islamic conquest of the formerly Christian Holy Lands and trying to take back Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth. You also do not hear that Judaism had their wars of conquest around three thousand years ago and the Jews had not had an offensive war since before the Babylonian Empire, Persian Empire, Greek Empire, Roman Empire and the birth of Islam and their conquest of the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia and having made three attempts for the conquest of Europe, one ending in Tours France after taking much of Spain, Andalusia as the Muslims named it, and the other two ending at the gates of Vienna. Of course, it appears that the discussion must never point out little imperfection in the victimhood of the Islamic world claiming how they have been wronged by the developed world, namely that the Islamic Caliphate has been the longest existing empire which has covered much of the existing world second only to the Mongols in area of coverage. The Islamic Caliphate, or Islamic Empire, is the longest existing empire lasting over the past one-thousand-three-hundred-eighty-seven years since the year 630 AD when Mohammad had led the Arab Islamic forces out of the Arabian Peninsula starting the conquest of the Middle East followed by the conquest of North Africa and began their conquest of Spain and later into the Balkans, as described above (see map below). Their claims of being the poor victims of European colonialization was about a period covering less than a century which resulted from the Ottoman empire allying with Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I which their side lost.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

So, all we have seen of late in the United States has been intriguing. Any criminal act where there is gun violence the immediate response is that it is all the fault of President Donald Trump. The perpetrator, as we mentioned earlier, is claimed to be a Trump supporter. There was the scare that the election of President Trump was going to unleash a wave of anti-Semitism. There were some threats which proved to be made by a mentally distressed American-Israeli teen and the other few by a distraught man trying to have some form of revenge on his former girlfriend. Then the expected waves of anti-Semitism presumably planned and executed by legions of Trump supporters never happened. And that was the end of that story. But then there was the two, or was it three, day event over Kathy Griffin and her decapitation of President Trump. As she is from the wonderful elite from Hollywood and one of the wonderful and perfect people and she was slightly off in her judgement but her heart was in the right place. Anything which might bring down Trump is all from things which are in the right place. There is this wonderful rendition of the Shakespeare play of Julius Caesar in Central Park where their depiction of Julius Caesar has this great appearance resembling; you guessed it, Donald Trump. It has received rave reviews for its great symbolism and artistic genius. The one thing which we can count on the leftists is their double standards. Things which are wonderful and of great value when used for attacking conservatives are equally despicable and horrific should they be used in similar vein against the left. Imagine if a play was performed eight years ago of Shakespeare in the midlands based on Romeo and Juliet where two star crossed lovers end up committing suicide in a political imbroglio where Romeo and Juliet were made to resemble President Obama and Michelle Obama. Imagine the reaction in the media and the screams that those who wrote the adaptation and all the thespians who took part in the play should be arrested and tortured relentlessly for their thought crime of performing such an insult and threat to the President and the First Lady. Exactly the opposite of the reception the death of Donald Trump on stage in Central Park has received. There have been some Trump supporters who have taken to disrupting the play and they should simply allow it to continue as an example of the left’s deep seated hatred of all things they oppose. Allowing these items to continue over the next four, or possibly eight, years of Trump in the White House as a reminder of exactly what those who elected President Trump were voting to prevent. These actions may just inspire the conservatives and the rest who elected Trump and those who have joined them as the left and their bile is paraded before all America may just invigorate them to continue to make a difference and continue to remain active politically and not just return to sleep and allow the left to return to power and finish what they have started. Given another couple of terms in near term could return everything to the brink which the world was on as the elections altered the path and then tip it right over the edge sending things beyond the cusp.

 

When there is the next mass shooting or terror attack, we will once again see the usual media and liberal elitist reactions claiming that in reality we are all to blame for not enacting those ideas they present as the cure-alls to everything which ails our societies. Their bromides are as predictable as where they place the blame. It is the gun, not the person behind the gun. What they will never admit is that the reason they want to rid the world of individual firearm ownership is because an unarmed people are called slaves. There is a reason they demand that every society and every culture are equal is so they can allow the less civilized, also known as more barbaric, are permitted to intermingle with the developed world and complete chaos results. This works in their favor as when society reaches a state where the violence becomes intolerable, the people will scream for a savior, grant such a savior any and all power they demand if only they will be granted security. It is after what results that the people will learn that Benjamin Franklin, whether misattributed or not, was dead on correct when he stated, “Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither.” But the elite leftists have something, which is currently being denied students in our universities today, a solid Liberal Arts education. They have a reason for graduating students who lack this education and the understanding that a basic knowledge of history, political science, literature, philosophy and the rest of the humanities will never understand, the reasoning behind the American Constitution and the thoughts and protections it provided. Instead, they will fall for the same pitfalls and traps which previous generations have time and time again when knowledge of the past was forgotten. That is what is coming and all too fast for those of us from previous generations who availed ourselves of a solid education are watching and fearing for our children and grandchildren, and most of us are grandparents and thus too far removed from the current generation to be heeded rather than dismissed as old fools.

 

Now for the most inflammatory part of this article, the reason that the Jews are always the first people targeted. The Jews are and always have been called the people of the book. This was not a phrase invented by Islam but picked up by Mohammad. There are a number of reasons for this name. First and most obvious is that we have the Torah and Bible and thus are the people from those Books or scrolls. But it goes deeper. Jews from the time of Moses on provided their children with the ability to read in order to read the Torah from the earliest time of writing. The Jews initially learned much through memorization but still had a core of leaders, the priests who were always gifted with the ability to read and write. This was disseminated to all Jews whenever possible and society and time permitted. After the Roman Diaspora this learning to read and write and afterwards arithmetic, philosophy, physics and all the sciences became almost the Jewish calling card. This is part of the reason so many Nobel Prizes in the sciences have been disproportionally won by Jews, around 30% despite being but 0.2% of the Earth’s total population. Because the Jews, as a whole, are one of the highly educated peoples and because of this they are a danger to the elites who desire to return to a world where they are the privileged few with the remainder living in servitude with some preferred scientists to continue to provide the technology the elites require to continue to oppress the rest of humanity. But for this return to the medieval societal bifurcated society with a small and selected leftist elite controlling all while the remainder slave away living brutish lives denied the pleasures and power which is controlled by the elite and portioned out to the lesser society in order to prevent the evils of global climate change. The people will be disarmed and denied the weapons, especially firearms which the elite will retain, because an armed people are a free people who can demand equality. Equality is not the lefts idea of a perfected society. A perfected society allows for the correct people in charge leaving the remainder to be few but sufficient in number to grow their food and other menial tasks while their betters live their privileged lives. Jews have to be removed from the society because they will resist such and warn the masses of the coming threats as the Jews Torah demands that all people respect and be respected. Life is to be celebrated, not squandered and lived in servitude as an underclass. Jews have a history of resisting such demeaning of humanity and leading people in revolution against tyrants. That is why the Jew must be kept low or preferably destroyed, as they will continue by their nature to be the liberators of those relegated as an underclass. Education is the strength of the Jews and should be treasured by all people because when it is lost, the people are soon to be lost as well. Below is this explained by somebody far more qualified and knowledgeable than we are capable of providing.

 

 

The video is worth the time it takes to view it. There are some surprising insights and some quotes which many likely have never heard. They are utilized well in describing some truths, some which hold some hope and others which are disturbing and hurtful but necessary if we are to approach these problems honestly.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

September 1, 2016

Colonial Expansions Resumed

 

The greatest colonial force in the history of humankind is again on the march. This colonial system has expanded reaching beyond the size if not scope of the great European empires of France, Spain, Portugal, England and the rest. This expansionary force has reached beyond the scope of all systems with the exception of Communism and is now ascending as Communism collapses in Europe and Russia. This expansive colonial force is, of course, Islam. Islam is not actually a religion as much as a weaponized political force wrapped in the shroud of an all-consuming religion. Islam is perfectly named and correctly translated to English meaning “Surrender.” That is exactly what Islam requires and Sharia is the force used to demand the complete turning over of one’s existence to Islam. All free will is surrendered. All curiosity is surrendered. All of one’s society and way of life is surrendered. Islam demands that it be granted all power over every act one will be permitted from the moment Islam assumed full influence in an area. Islam empowers the cult of personality placing the most successful Imam as Caliph, and the greatest Imam is that which has conquered the largest number of minds into blind obedience into every interpretation given of the Quran.

 

Inside the Quran is the secret magic of Islam and Sharia. The Quran contains verses placed in order not chronologically, not by importance of highest to lowest or lowest to highest, but from shortest to longest. The Quran is assembled in a manner which lends to its being memorized starting at the earliest of ages. Thus Islamic education takes over the entirety of the education system into which it plants memorized verses. It is then the privilege of the Imam to exemplify and amplify by their teaching those verses which are dominant and those which are of lesser standing. This too lends itself to a means of conquest. Islam can be all things to all peoples simply by expressing certain verses as superceding all other verses. This lends perfectly to the use of Taqiyya which is using deceit to gain advantage and for the sole implementation of Sharia. The implication of Sharia is the ultimate goal of Islam as once Sharia has been imposed on a society, Islam will inevitably become the sole religion and further, only the manner of Islam practiced by the main body will result in the only permitted form of Islam. In the world today that would mean that Sunni Islam is dominant. Even this realization still leads to an eventual conflict between the main proponents of Sunni Islam, Wahhabi Islam or the Muslim Brotherhood Islam.

 

Reading the Quran one will inevitable discover that there are verses which are contradictory where there are a set which preach acceptance and peaceful coexistence and still others which dictate conquest and submitting any native population forcing conversion or death choices and still others which direct exactly how one is to live one’s life. There are the obvious religious teachings such as prayer five times each day, observing Ramadan fasting, giving of alms, making of the Haj to Mecca in one’s lifetime and the acceptance of Allah and Muhammad as Allah’s messenger on Earth as the final revelation. These five laws are called the “Five Pillars of Islam” pictured below. Additionally the Quran teaches what foods are acceptable as Halal and numerous other requirements of Islam. Beyond these basics are the two sets of verses which are obvious in their differences.

 

Five Pillars of Islam

 

The two obviously contradictory verses within the Quran are the Mecca versus preaching peace, acceptance, pluralism, respect for other religions and even recognizing the Promised Lands as belonging to the Jewish people. Then there are the verses demanding conquest, subjugations and the eventual complete absorption of a society by force if required which were recorded in Medina. An introductory explanation can be found here. Suffice it to say these different and opposing verses are implemented such that Islam slowly builds until reaching a critical point at which it conquers. Islam has attempted to conquer Europe at a minimum twice, once from the west and once from the east.

 

The western offensive was eventually halted in the Battle of Tours where the Frankish forces commanded by Charles Martel who was also known as Martellus (“The Hammer”), who defeated the Muslims of the Umayyad Caliphate advancing out from Spain in October 732. The Battle of Tours was known to Islam as the Battle of the Palace of the Martyrs (Arabic: معركة بلاط الشهداء‎‎, transliterated as ma’arakat Balâṭ ash-Shuhadâ). This turned back the Islamic armies who were later driven from Spain starting with the Spanish reconquest and the imposition of the Inquisition to cleanse the Spanish of any remnants of unbelievers, mostly Muslims and Jews. This was a cleansing by the Church to reestablish their dominance after recovering from Islamic conquest.

 

The conquest from the east was turned back at Vienna in the breaking of the Siege of Vienna on September 11 through 12, 1683. This battle pitched the Ottomans against the Holy Roman Empire and was subsequent to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and its being renamed Istanbul to erase its history in Christianity and Roman, Greek, Persian and even earlier civilizations and empires going back originally in the first known empire of the Hittites. The breaking of the Siege of Vienna was largely accomplished by the addition of the Polish forces to those of the Holy Roman armies and the commander, the King of Poland leading the troops himself, King John III Sobieski. The battle was depicted by an anonymous British artist shown below. This was the high watermark of the Ottoman Empire’s thrusts into Europe. The Ottoman Empire was finally defeated as a result of World War I leading to the Sykes-Picot Treaty, Treaty of Versailles, and the Treaty of Sèvre which codified the San Remo conference and the Mandate System subsequently recognized by the United Nations in Article 80 of the Charter.

 

Siege of Vienna Depicted by an Anonymous British Artist

Siege of Vienna Depicted by an Anonymous British Artist

 

Islam originated in the Arabian Peninsula by the Prophet Muhammad starting around 611 to 625 in Mecca and finally truly established in Medina around 629 establishing it in both cities until his death in 632. This led to the Rashidun Caliphs who ruled and expanded Islam from 632 through 661 and were succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphs ruling from 661 through 750 and expanding Islam further taking it into Spain finally halted by Charles Martel in 732 as noted above. A map depicting these early advances can be seen below. The early expansion would continue to include subsequent conquest of Constantinople and under the Ottomans conquer up to Vienna where they were stopped and repulsed by the Holy Roman Empire aided by the support of the Polish Army and the combined troops commanded by King John III Sobieski of Poland, also as noted above.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

Islam in the Middle East and much of North Africa is currently engaged in a great political upheaval which will likely spell the end of the Sykes-Picot Treaty’s borders and set up of states to be replaced either by tribal boundaries or possibly a unified Islam likely broken into two camps, the Sunni and the Shiite. The Shiites will most definitely be under the control either directly or indirectly by Iran and will include Yemen, western Syria and potentially central Syria, Lebanon and Southern Iraq. The Sunni Islamic camp will include as separate but potentially allied Egypt and Saudi Arabia with each under strong leadership and the partnership always slightly tentative between these two. Saudi Arabia and Egypt may include Turkey though Egypt and Turkey are currently at odds over loyalty or opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood. Jordan will remain a lesser player probably seeking shelter under Egypt or Saudi Arabia if not both. Jordan also has a delicate balance with the Muslim Brotherhood with their allowed a presence but not overtly ruling the country. Then there are the Kurdish forces which have been showing signs of joining the radical jihadi forces but on their terms. This will depend on the Kurdish forces currently engaged by Turkey surviving the Turkish offensive bent on wiping them out as a viable fighting force. This has led to some friction between Turkey and the United States who was serendipitously supplying the Kurds with bombing support and some logistics and planning. The one obvious challenge to all Sunni forces is the Islamic State which has terrorist bands in the Sinai Peninsula and Libya as well as their main body centered in southern Syria and into central Iraq. The Islamic State is currently opposed by all state actors who are refusing to grant the Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi who is a self-proclaimed Caliph and insisting that the Islamic State is the new Caliphate, something which remains to be seen.

 

The advance guard of the Islamist forces are currently infiltrating the Western nations as a part of the “refugee” crisis which has Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia allowing increased immigration with minimal if any checks on any Middle Eastern or North African claiming to be refugees from any of the wars currently embroiling much of the area. These refugees include Syrians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Iranians, Yemenis, Libyans, Algerians and others from as far as the Horn of Africa to Morocco back across to Pakistan. Imbedded within the refugee population are teams of Islamists, both Sunni and Shiite largely from Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezballah on the Shiite side and Islamic State, Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda and smaller groups on the Sunni side. All these planted groups plus unknown numbers of Muslims who are being excited by the signs of a resurgent Islam are taking on themselves the mantle of jihad and attacking in what are call “Lone Wolf” attacks. The violence and lawlessness which has come along with the predominantly male fighting age single unaccompanied men has led to some second thoughts across Europe. Sweden is paying undocumented Middle Eastern refugees money to leave and presumably return to their national origins in the Middle East, or at least appear to be heading in that direction. Some Eastern European nations simply refused to allow any refugees to permanently remain within their borders with some places the military at the train stations forcing the refugees to continue on to Germany, France, Britain or anywhere but “here”. Russia has pretty much been bypassed as a nation for the refugees. The biggest scandal has been the entire Islamic world refusal to accommodate resettling any of the millions of refugees. Turkey and Jordan have been stymied by the hordes crossing from Syria and Iraq simply to escape the wars in those nations. Quietly Israel has provided aid to Jordan in the form of additional water and electricity to assist the refugee situation. Whatever additional aid has been provided is uncertain.

 

On another front the Islamic State is serious about their becoming the next Caliphate and is fighting against Saudi Arabia and Egypt as well as throughout the remainder of northern Africa. Further, terror groups including Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring nations and some groups formerly tied with al-Qaeda also have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State. The main problems with these forces have been in the Sinai Peninsula and have been aided as possible by Hamas in Gaza. This has made for a strange cooperative effort by Egypt and Israel in sharing intelligence and closing all borders over land and sea by both nations to prevent military and dual use items from being used by Hamas as much as they are capable. Hamas has stolen, re-appropriated if you insist, the building provisions such as bricks and cement and concrete for their tunnel construction to infiltrate into Israel or the Sinai. This has had the strange effect of a world demanding that more building provisions be sent into Gaza despite the known misuse. Apparently building tunnels with humanitarian aid is just fine with much of the world providing those tunnels are used to murder Israelis. So nice to be appreciated in this manner, we bet!

Meanwhile, the numbers and severity of crimes, many of which could be termed as Jihadic or terrorist attack, have been exploding across Europe with concentrations in Germany, France, and the Scandinavian nations, the places which took in the largest share of Muslim refugees or had large Islamic populations to begin with. One systemic problem has been the radicalization of the younger indigenous Muslims by the instigators planted within the refugee populations. By all appearances, what had been considered to be the peaceful Muslims, the good Muslims if you will, only need be aroused and pushed, perhaps threatened to join jihad or else and they appear to respond, at least a percentage. There will be those who will rightfully point out that the problems are caused by a minority, anywhere from negligible (obviously the low estimate) to as high as one in five or even in four but not quite three, or so we hope. Still, twenty percent of three or four million refugees is still well over half a million persons and add in the “Lone Wolves” and you are likely approaching a potential of three-quarters of a million threatening social cohesion which had been low to begin with. Seven-hundred-fifty-thousand jihadists will overwhelm European and western society’s ability to cope with such a threat.

 

These are just the initial wave as the refugees are still pouring into eastern Europe heading northward and westward aiming for Germany, France, Britain, the Scandinavian countries; anywhere that a strong social basket is deployed giving what amounts to a guaranteed wage for all persons reaching and registering with the government no questions asked. The problems in Germany alone appear to be sufficient that Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be on her way out of office come the next elections no matter what the future holds, as the people are furiously upset with her open borders policies. Should Donald Trump win in the United States, his election will in part be all about closing the borders, all the borders including those currently used by the State Department to import as many Islamic refugees as humanly possible. The most interesting and important item is that very few of the refugees are Christians or Yazidis, people truly under threat just remaining in the Middle East and North Africa. It is as if these refugees are not desirable and the few who manage to arrive in Europe are often murdered in the camps by the other refugees. One would think that the Christians would identify themselves as such to the Europeans and they would be separated out but maybe the European powers that be are not interested in importing devout Christians, Christians who have resisted unknowable hardship that Western Christians have never faced. Western European Christians face a different threat, indifference and a strong societal urge for hedonism. We know from past empires failing that when the public turns as a whole to hedonism as their life’s theme the society will die within two generations at most, often in one generation. Perhaps these two symptoms go together one causing the other. Hedonistic society not reproducing as that would curtail the fun and thus requiring immigrants to replace the children they refuse to have of their own and then they wonder what happened when the new refugee brought morality closes all the doors and brings their fun ride to its undeniable terminal end. Perhaps this is the Requiem for Europe and Christianity in the Western world, or at least in Europe. Requiem for Europe, somebody should write a song with this title, it would be appropriate to salute the death of a society.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

March 11, 2016

The Death of the Reformation and Spread of Islam

 

The reformation of Christianity broke Christian faith from its ties to a corrupt Vatican and Papal excesses. One of the main differences and unanswered complaints against Rome was the selling of absolution to wealthy aristocracy thus allowing the Church to gain material gain for forgiveness of the sins of the most wealthy while the poor were left facing condemnation despite their hard lives and desperate need for an understanding Church. This was to prove to be a strange affair when now many Protestant churches are forgiving sins as a last resort to gain membership, a move the most religious blame for the death of their denominations and the currently swelling ranks of Evangelical churches which preach a return to Scripture and taking a literal interpretation of faith. A large part of the decline of the old Churches has been their evolutionary drift away from their austere origins and seeking new interpretations which often twist doctrine to the breaking point and many even further until their doctrine bears little resemblance to the origins of Christianity.

 

Christianity is far from alone in this as Judaism has also had its reformation though we just refer to them as the Reform and Reconstructionist Movements. The Reconstructionist Movement has been true to its name and built a form of Judaism which is more form and less Judaism and allows virtually any doctrine to be accepted through democratic vote. They are more of a political leftist haven wishing to have a claim of affiliation with Judaism which may have once existed but died long ago and now exists largely in name only. The Reform branch of Judaism can be viewed as including the branch of Conservative Judaism as their movement to the left politically and more permissive form of Judaism at a slower rate, but was in all reality the same smorgasbord cafeteria Judaism where you went through the Halachic Laws and chose the ones with which one was comfortable and discarded those which were considered onerous or simply too difficult. The Reform Movement permitted women ordained as Rabbis, mixed marriage ceremonies even having a dual role of Priest or Minister and a Rabbi officiating, and eventually Gay unions. The Conservative movement has reached these concessions in most congregations currently. The intermarriage and eventual loss of connection with Judaism and complete assimilation has come close to fruition for Reform Jews so much so that some congregations have begun a return to traditions and a stricter interpretation of Torah. This last gasp attempt to retain a sufficient attachment to Judaism is guaranteed to fail and the death of these two movements will arrive when their members, who wish for an actual and lived faith, will simply return to the Orthodoxy and the rest will have absolutely no use for their faith at all. The final straw will be acceptance of complete Bar/Bet Mitzvah Ceremonies done completely in a language other than Hebrew and the use of scripture in books in lieu of Torah Scrolls as the Torah Scrolls will be seen as a revenue business rather than a strict actualizing of tradition and the steadfast holding to tradition which predates history.

 

Just as traditions, Halachic stringency, community, and a holding to the word and original interpretations and applications of the law and of Torah of the Orthodoxy, especially as it currently thrives in the majority of areas in Israel and in its strongholds in the United States and Europe will be the only form of Judaism practiced in the world, so will the traditionalist branches of Christianity which will survive and will slowly reconnect, independent of Europe and possibly even independent of Rome and the Vatican, as Europe is about to be subsumed by Islam and Christianity erased from the landscape of Europe completely. The influx of the Syrian refugees and the terrorists implanted will be the ones who finally get to dictate the future of what was once the stronghold and bastion of Christianity, the Church and the seeding of Christianity throughout the world. The battle for the heart of Europe is in its closing chapters and Christianity in the Middle East and North Africa will die alongside each other in the next half century. What remains to be seen is whether the conquest of Europe will cause a reformation within Islam as it spreads over all of Europe and begins its march into Asia.

 

This will not be Islam’s first foray into the Far East. Islam needed some fierce troops to act as their shock troops when attack and taking their nascent faith out of Mecca and Medina into the Middle East against the remnants of Persia, Alexander’s Greece, Rome (the Byzantines), the remainder of ancient Egypt from the Polemic Egypt and the rest of the tribes across Northern Africa and against the impervious walls of Constantinople whose wall withstood everything thrown at them for over two centuries. The Christian stronghold held behind its walls, its impressive and unprecedented walls with the possible exception of Troy, Jericho, Jerusalem and China, hunkered down and secure but the siege cannons (see below) employed by Mehmed II were a match for any wall ever built, breached the walls and Constantinople was named Istanbul to the shuddering horror of Christians throughout Europe as it spelled potential doom. Meanwhile Islam had torn across Northern Africa and onto Spain only to finally be halted at Tours, France by Charles the Hammer Martel who routed the Islamic juggernaut turning back into Spain where they were finally vanquished by the Spanish Inquisition instigated and plied by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. The needed shock troops for the Islamic forces were tempted to join the Islamic armies. These troops were found with the spread of Islam into Indonesia around 1200s and the Philippines in mid-1300s. This provided the additional forces and shock troops which propelled Islam into Spain along with Berber troops who provided the main force for Islam in Western Europe.

 

 

Great Turkish Bombard Siege Cannon Utilized by Mehmed II in his Siege and Breaking of the Impenetrable Great Walls of Constantinople

Great Turkish Bombard Siege Cannon
Utilized by Mehmed II in his Siege
and Breaking of the Impenetrable
Great Walls of Constantinople

 

 

After being blunted by Martel in France in Western Europe and at Vienna in Eastern Europe, Islam settled down and had its internal challenges. A war with the United States over the Barbary Pirates twice revealed that the young United States, even back in those early days, was fully capable of projecting power eventually settling as the Ottoman Empire. This final iteration ended during World War I when the Ottoman Empire chose to back the Austro-Hungarian Empire against the Allies resulting in the Allied European powers redrawing the borders and establishing new borders throughout Central and Western Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. There are constant denunciations of the European colonialism in the Middle East and Northern Africa while the world is totally ignoring the thousand years of colonial occupations by the Arab powers which exploded from the Arabian Peninsula around 700 AD. Islamic nations were released from their colonial occupations between the 1920s through the earliest 1950s making the longest of colonial occupations to under half a century, a negligible timeframe when compared to the Islamic occupation, which when one thinks about it, continues despite the European marshalling after World War I.

 

Islam is awakening and started their new rise smashing against the nascent state of Israel over 1948 through 1949 and renewed aggressions in 1967 and 1973 while instigating terrorism from the 1920s through and continuing to this very day. Islam is taught that their warriors are invincible and must never face defeat as Allah cannot be defeated and any defeat is a form of shame on Allah inflicted by his believers. This has been the root of the war against Israel and the reason that no peace can be attained not because the Jews are refusing to sacrifice but because the Arab Islamists refuse to accept anything short of the annihilation of Israel and the complete and total victory of Islam against the Jew. The other problem is rampant though unrecognized anti-Semitism in the halls of power added to the fear of a resurgent Islam cripples the west and the United Nations from being a fair or honest arbiter which is why the pressure is always placed on Israel to sacrifice and provide tempting morsels until there are no morsels short of surrender of Israel itself left to give; yet the demand made even this day by United States Vice President Joe Biden is for more flexibility by Israel in giving even more where there is nothing left to give. The Presidency of Barack Obama has granted Israel one favor by their complete and total aggressiveness against Israel in their dealings and complete refusal in recognizing any right of the Jews to their homeland has been their laying bare the unadulterated aggressiveness to force Israel without any trace of Arab acceptance of the right of Israel to exist in any border and their and the rest of the world’s complete acceptance of the sacrifice of Israel on the alter of Islamic appeasement as if such would even in the slightest appease and soothe the savage beast. The reality is this complete and unadulterated desire to sacrifice Israel before the alter of Allah, the modern alter of Baal and the Arabic Moon god, has empowered Islam to believe that Europe itself, the stronghold of Christianity for two-thousand years is as fragile and weakened with no real faith or force from above and all but devoid of the graces from Heaven is an empty trampling shell ready for the onslaught by Islam and the complete surrender without so much as a fight as they are willingly inviting Islam to take the leading role in their future as they desire no longer to control their own destiny. The European people no longer care about the future as they have few if any children and have already surrendered their future to Islam and hope only that the chains of their servitude weigh lightly on their posterity leaving that as their only legacy.

 

The question is no longer how far into Europe Islam will spread nor whether or not the Churches of Europe including the Vatican itself will survive; all are already surrendered to Islam and the toll in blood and treasure the sole remaining variable. The hope of the West and Christianity must be to save the treasures of the museums, art galleries and the Vatican vaults by removing them to safe keeping be that the United States, Canada, South America or wherever the society is still resilient and holding sufficient faith that they will not fold before Islam in quiet remission as Europe appears prepared to submit herself. The question to pose to Europe is whether they feel that their societal history and the greatness which went before is worth saving. If the Europeans believe that their history has any value today then they must necessarily be prepared to make not only a sacrifice to preserve it before the ravages of Islam as displayed so graphically by the Islamic State, but also find a belief around which to rally and find the means of restoring both a next generation and the desire for the continuing generations after that into the future or there will be no European museums of art, literature, sculpture and her grand cathedrals will be disembodied from all things Christian and Islam will literally paint the entire last twelve centuries of Christendom from the pages of history with a sweeping of the continent removing every last vestige of Christianism. The Reformation, which was designed to restore and defend Christianity from what they saw as the defaming of the religion of Christ which they accused the Pope and the Cardinals of the Catholic Church, will now end with the loss of unity of Christendom and be a contributing factor to the death of Christendom in Europe. There are those who complain that had only Christianity had not fragmented in the reformation, then Christianity would today remain unfragmented and stand a chance of withstanding the coming onslaught of Islam and perhaps may have preserved political core strength which would resist inviting masses of Islamic refugees within the halls and gates of Europe. Perhaps a unified Church might have held the societies within its halls and adapted such that retaining a Europe which retained sufficient pride, valuing and love of European history and the valuable contributions in art, music, literature and religious thought that they desired to continue the traditions to the next generations, something requiring a next generation.

 

The real crippling of Europe is that lack of a following generation of native Europeans which has left Europe in the start of a downward spiral where the next generation will have less population than the current generation and in all to many nations far less leading to an unrecoverable trend from which Europe, and any society, cannot recover without unparalleled leadership. Such leadership is not represented by the likes of Angela Merkel or unfortunately any of the current national leftist leaders. Can Europe be saved or has Europe fallen in silent surrender brought on by the current generations live for today, who cares about tomorrow selfish attitude. The question is bordering on asking how long will Europe survive before surrendering to Allah as has every Muslim since the Seventh Century, not whether Europe will fall. What a sad ending to such a noble past, the likes of Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Nobel, Curies, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Chaucer and Bach amongst so many others from such a rich history and additionally those who excited the imaginations of the founding fathers of the American colonies when crafting a new nation of the United States, Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Hume and Rousseau amongst others. For such a history to fall and be erased and vanquished forever will be a sin beyond compare throughout known history. The loss will be painful to watch but we may all live long enough to experience these horrific death throes of Europe and hopefully witness an epic struggle saving all that which can be readily moved to safer climes as less than an all-encompassing effort would be a crime laid atop that sin of the death of all Europe. This is one time we pray we are completely wrong and Europe awakens in time to save themselves, and this prayer had best be heeded by the United States and any other Western nation whose population currently relied too heavily on immigration, legal and otherwise.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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