Europe Is Partying Like It’s 1939

When traveling through Europe accompanied by a copy of Martin Gilbert’s magisterial one-volume biography, “Churchill: A Life,” you cannot ignore the parallels between today and the 1930s. With the enemies of freedom prowling along on the periphery of civilization and the economy wobbling, the West once again finds itself at an existential crossroads. This time, there is no Winston Churchill to set us upon the road toward victory.

Europe is different from when I first lived there in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was not as superficially wealthy then, although this time I rarely wandered far from where the tourists congregate. On the outside, at least, you would hardly see the rot of debt and welfare-state mismanagement even in Italy and Spain. The people were well dressed. The cafés were expensive but still packed. The cars are fairly new and have shockingly little body damage, when you consider the insanity that overtakes Europeans when they slide behind a steering wheel.

  • UCSPanther

    Modern Europe strikes me as a place where hedonism rules and everyone would rather party than pay attention to the crumbling of society/the world around them.

    It is said that no one fights for hedonism, not even the hedonists themselves…

    • Herr Wolf

      Hedonism? Tel Aviv is consistently voted “Fa##ot Capitol of the World”

      • UCSPanther

        Dude: Find something better to do.

        • I will leave his comment up but ban him.

          • UCSPanther

            Thanks. This lunatic has been harassing me since I got him booted from the firearm blog.

          • OK

          • jews to hell

            Yeah- you got me booted you rat

          • jews to hell

            Sure you did

      • UCSPanther

        You can donate all you want to dailyslave, but it is no skin off my arse.

        It’s your money you are wasting.

        • jews to hell

          Ahhhh- but every joobuck spent on spreading the word about the sheenies is a joobuck well spent

          • UCSPanther

            Grow up, kid.

          • slippery pete

            This from someone that likes choo-choo trains

  • Douglasshields

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  • k1992

    ‘Who in Europe today is crying, “To arms, to arms”? Who in Europe has been urging its people to take their own side in this fight? Who has been standing up against the new anti-Semitism?’

    Geert Wilders? Paul Weston? There are a few, just fewer than in the 1930’s. Some people WILL still fight when it comes to it … just not enough.

    • jews to hell

      tick tock, tick tock

  • AlanUK

    “… when you consider the insanity that overtakes Europeans when they slide behind a steering wheel.”
    I am a English and European (by geography). You would be more accurate if you said “… some …” or even “… many…”.
    (Incidentally, the most stupid piece of driving I have seen was an American who totalled 3, virtually new, cars in less than a minute. Details available.)

  • Millie_Woods

    The enemies of freedom are not “prowling along on the periphery of civilization”. They are deeply embedded, and in many ways, in control of civilization.

  • jews to hell

    Ahhh- that man, such fire, such determination