The Decline of the West
through Abortion and Birth Control
and the Exploding
Days Have Come Down in the West
his magnificent trilogy, The Lord of the Rings,
JRR Tolkien, through King Theoden of Rohan, ominously
days have come down in the West.
This was terribly prescient of Tolkien who, 50
years ago, began to see the light of the West pass
its zenith. The Kings
sword, Anduril, the
of the West,
is shattered, and Minas Tirith, City of Kings, is
Kingless, the throne occupied by a negligent and
wicked Steward who would keep it for himself and
Return of the King.
The armies of Mordor, many times more numerous,
and with Haradrim from the South, press on to the
city's destruction. In the words of the hero Aragorn,
are an army bred for a single purpose: the destruction
of the world of men."
The great city has fallen into desuetude, neglect
and disrepair. It no longer numbers its children.
Outside her walls gather erstwhile quarreling factions
among the people of Middle Earth: Men, Elves, Dwarves
who, in light of this impending disaster that
all the Earth in shadow,
find common purpose, put aside grievances of old,
and, clinging to what they love best, form an alliance
unto to death to defend
is good in this world.
In one particularly stirring sequence, King Theoden
of Rohan, is advised that his small army cannot
possibly defeat the immense, barbaric, and merciless
army of Mordor that converges at the gates of Minas
Tirith, a city not his own.
we will meet them in battle nonetheless.
A stirring, a riveting drama to be sure: a vastly
outnumbered remnant of a moribund society countenancing
numberless hordes at the very gates but in the
end it is a fiction.
Or is it?
Who among us, in the dark hours of the night, has
not asked himself,
the days coming down in the West? Are we at the
terminus of a civilization, a culture, that staggers
on the edge of extinction?
After we pause, we ask ourselves a more terrible
have we not brought it on ourselves? Is it not the
work of our own hands? The logical culmination of
No, you say?
The renowned Historian, Niall Ferguson, Professor
of History at NYU and Senior fellow at the Hoover
Institution, commenting on the demographics of the
self-induced depopulation of the West, flatly states
that the West has not encountered such a tremendous
reduction in European population since the Black
Death of the 14th century.
Elsewhere he speaks of,
a new Dark Age of waning empires and religious fanaticism
... and a retreat by civilization into a few fortified
It certainly sounds a good deal like Helms
Deep ... or Minas Tirith ... this fiction ...
Nevertheless, consider the following:
No European country
none has a replacement
level birth rate, largely due to contraception and
abortion. 18 have negative birth populations.
Do you remember the mantra of Margaret Sanger, Planned
Parenthood, and todays absurdly lucrative abortion
may lose the equivalent of the population of the
former East Germany in the first half of the 21st
Spains population will decline from 40 million
to 31 million while,
42% of the population will be over the age of 60
and almost 60% of
people will have no brothers, sisters, cousins,
aunts or uncles.
What is more,
France, even if no more Muslims were to arrive,
the Islamic population would double in one generation,
and quadruple in two. Bearing in mind that immigrants
tend to have children at a younger age than their
European counterparts, those generations will reach
maturity in a relatively short time.
We are a Capitalist culture. We have a penchant
for numbers These are sobering.
More sobering still is the unremittingly doctrinaire,
liberal mentality, legally sanctioned, that pushes
a culture the very matrix within which it
was permitted to propagate as in a federally
funded Petri dish a mentality so rigidly disciplined
to self-absorption, a cadre so hardened, as to mandate
its own extinction because it is ideologically correct
and fails to see the madness in it.
It was Malcolm Muggeridge, however, who summarized
these days best at a speech at Stanford:
the final conclusion would seem to be
that whereas other civilizations had
been brought down by attacks of barbarians
from without, ours had the unique distinction
of training its own destroyers at its
own educational institutions and providing
them with facilities for propagating
their destructive ideology far and wide,
all at the public expense. Thus did
Western man decide to abolish himself,
creating his own boredom out of his
own affluence, his own vulnerability
out of his own strength, his own impotence
out of his own erotomania; himself blowing
the trumpet that brought the walls of
his own city tumbling down. And having
convinced himself that he was too numerous,
labored with pill and scalpel and syringe
to make himself fewer, until at last,
having educated himself into imbecility
and polluted and drugged himself into
stupefaction, he keeled over, a weary,
battered old brontosaurus, and became
are an army bred for a single purpose: the destruction
of the world of men.
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
Part II: At the Gates
to the Sacred Deposit of Faith
entrusted to the Holy See in Rome
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem,
et servasti verbum Meum, nec non negasti
know your works ... that you have but
little power, and yet you have kept
My word, and have not denied My Name.
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