First Post on This New Website: Some Good/Shocking Reading!

Here is an interesting and persuasive essay on: Why Leftists/Progressives fail to criticize Islam for its many social and moral failings. The main gist, and it’s true, I believe, is that reluctance of the left to critique Islam is actually a veiled way of critiquing western civilization. In brief, and as the fine thinker Roger Scruton put this truth long ago, the majority of leftists in the Western world have become “Oikophobes”, or people who hate their own home.

The root of that word is the Greek “Oikos” for “home”, which we find in our English word “economy” and so, in what used to be a subject developed mostly for young girls in our public schools: “Home Economics.”

And here is a rather astonishing map showing the drop in the world’s fertility rates over recent decades:

We simply have no idea as yet (tho with immigrants streaming over so many unprotected borders we have had plenty of warnings!) of what this is going to mean for the future of what is still called “Western Civilization.”

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jonathan

    The mobile layout with the bookshelf is prettier than the desktop one.

    This fertility rate issue is getting trendy lately. Brazilian rate has fallen impressively.

    Oikophobie is an interesting concept.

    Best regards,

    1. William Gairdner

      Thx Jonathan – and Happy New Year to You!

  2. Peter Schenk

    Oikophobie, while a new word to me, is an old concept and one prevalent in our liberal and some provincial governments, led by the obviously Canada hating Trudeau. Why else are they always on about “real change” as it relates to our country which used to be the envy of the world.

    Sad and disgusting.

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