Deep thought

“It is only human to wish to belong to something larger than oneself, and thereby give one’s life meaning. For most of history, this need was satisfied by tribe and then nation, and religion. But the Church is in steep decline in Europe, and the nation-state is all but wholly discredited as the font of racism, imperialism, and all the other ills. So some (not all) third-generation Britons of Pakistani descent look elsewhere for their identity, and find the new globalized Islam. And some (not all) 30th-generation Britons of old Anglo-Saxon stock also look elsewhere, and find global warming.  ‘Think globally, act locally’ works for environmentalism and jihad. Adherents of both causes are saving the planet from the same enemy – decadent capitalist infidels living empty consumerist lives.”

Mark Steyn

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