Isn’t it ironic that, right at this moment, Iraq is by far a more peaceful country than France?
What’s the difference? Well, American troops for one.
Yeah, I know. More people are dying in Iraq from terrorist bombs.
But that one remaining advantage for France may yet be a temporary one. Who knows, perhaps as Iraq becomes a thriving new democracy, France will become the next Islamic state.
It seems to me that, at this point, anything can happen, especially in light of the fact that French leaders continue to talk tough but seem unable to act in any kind of decisive manner. It makes the Katrina response here in the US appears to be downright brilliant!
I can only conclude, based on what I’m seeing via the news reports, that French culture has grown too weak to properly deal with the more-vigorous Islamic culture which exists within its borders. And, big surprise, one of the underlying flaws is its nearly fanatical adherence to secularism.
Let’s examine secularism’s track record to-date:
- The Soviet Union – A proudly secularist society… which is now dead.
- China – Tried secularism, but is opting for some cautious forays into allowing religious expression so as not to follow the USSR into oblivion.
- North Korea – Secular as well, I believe, and dying even as we speak. North Korea’s communist government will eventually fold.
- Cuba – A communist government committed to secularism which will likely die with its current leader.
See any patterns here? Nahhhh!