Coming Civil Wars in Europe?
Will Collier and Stephen Green, reacting to reports of rising tides of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe, envision some worst-case scenarios.
Will doesn’t think the natives will defend themselves :
Lots will go to Canada, I would guess particularly the Scandinavians, and plenty more will go to Australia. But the majority will be drawn right here to the USA. After all, we’ve got more room, more money, more opportunities–and most importantly, we’re the most able to protect our own. Not unlike their ancestors’ cousins of past centuries, the majority of those who give up on Europe will come here.
And then what? What will we do with them? More interestingly, what will they do to us? Will the ‘blue states’ fill up with UNphilic Euro-refugees and get bluer? Or will the refugees, haven been driven from their homes by radical Islam, lean more towards the ‘red’ Scots-Irish motto of nemo me impune lacessit?
Stephen notes that the Europeans have a long history as warriors but that legacy may be lost:
Thanks to modern Europe finally putting “ain’t gonna study war no more” into nearly full effect, they hardly have any battle-hardened soldiers. They hardly have any soldiers left at all.
The city fighting we’d see in Europe would look like what we saw in Sarajevo ten years ago. You know, ragtag bands of men with no uniforms, stolen weapons, and a desire to kill anybody who looked Muslim (or on the Muslim side, European). Holland and Denmark would fare worst. They’re both tiny, both have very high (and increasing) Muslim populations, and neither country has much of a modern military tradition. In this worst-case scenario, the likelihood of ethnic mob rule ala Bosnia seems high.
Want to take the worst-case a little further? Both countries border Germany, which might feel the very legitimate need to march in to restore Ordnung. I think we all know what usually happens once the Germans start goose-stepping through their smaller neighbors.
No, the result wouldn’t be World War III (or V?). But Europe could very well become Bosnia on a continental scale, with all the devastation, mass graves, and ethnic cleansing that implies. You can bet, at best, there would be a whole lot of people put at gunpoint onto refugee boats bound for North Africa and the Levant. Assuming, of course, the Europeans win in such a scenario. If not, the poor refugees would speak languages much like our own, and be bound for our own shores Ã¢€“ just like Will suggested.
Interesting scenarios. It’s not quite clear to me, though, why war would be necessary. Presuming that the new majority-minorities have the right to vote, they would simply meld into the system, changing the modus vivendi in Europe. Would the indigenous Europeans be willing to fight an ethnic war to preserve their culture? Americans, which have been far more warlike in recent decades, haven’t shown any great alarm over the waves of illegal immigration that are helping to make Anglo-Europeans a minority. I can’t imagine that the Europeans would be more aggressive.