“Europe faces severe challenges. First and foremost, it lacks a real government….
Second, European countries that haven’t yet been absorbed are in steep decline…thriving beside iron-fisted, hidebound Communist regimes was hard enough, but prospering next to massive organized crime – that won’t be pretty.
Third, Europe is lightly armed…the EU’s fringe hosts its share of vigilante bloodletting – thanks to church-burning Balkan bandits, tin-pot dictators in Belarus, Albanian heroin gangsters, and cold-eyed al Qaeda theology students. It’s one thing to talk softly and carry a big stick, but it’s another to talk endlessly and have no stick at all.
Finally, today’s children are the citizens of the future, and Europe has very few of them. While Asia’s population spills out of its own borders to colonize the West, Europe’s is aging and shrinking. The huddled masses yearning to breathe free, who once turned the American continents into emergent states, are more comfortable now. Meanwhile, people from less comfortable regions are arriving in droves. Modern France attracts Algerians, Moroccans, Senegalese, and Tunisians. Turks and Kurds go to Germany. Italy is a magnet for Albanians. Decades hence, the people of “Europe” will have a rather expansive genetic profile.” MORE