Thursday, November 10, 2005

Best week ever for Fjordman, starting online workshop

The first week of November has been the best week ever for the Fjordman blog. I have experienced an unprecedented growth rate, especially after announcing my retirement from the blogosphere, and the daily number of visitors has tripled in a couple of months. Maybe I should announce my departure from the blogosphere more often? This is now probably the second largest independent blog in this country, and by far the fastest growing.

I will continue blogging until the end of November, I hope. And I intend to use the momentum to start an online workshop, dealing with the really Big Issues. I will start writing something about a certain topic, and I would like feedback from my readers, to hear your ideas about this. If I like what you write, I may include it in another, more comprehensive and conclusive post about this topic later.

How do we defeat Islam? What are Islam's strengths and weaknesses, and what are ours? How do we deal with them? Can a world war still be averted? Is Eurabia a certainty by now? Is Western civilization already damaged beyond repair, or can it be saved? Will it be recovered in Western Europe, or will it survive only in the USA and perhaps Eastern Europe? Is the nation state obsolete in a globalized world, or is it still important and perhaps a necessity for any democratic society? What do we do with organizations such as the EU and the UN? When is immigration something good, and when is it not? Is feminism about liberation, or is it just another marxist-inspired ideology about forced equality? How will the 21st century be like? Will it be another Western and American century, or will it mark a return to the Asia-centric world we had before the rise of Europe? Or will it be something new, a global, infidel alliance against Islam, for instance?

I don't know too much about the person Philip Atkinson, but he presents a rather gloomy outlook for the West:

The End Of Western Civilization

Once the citizens of Western Civilization were determined as well as able, so they dominated the countries occupied by weaker cultures. However as the citizens of Western Civilization became selfish they lost their resolve, so the control exercised by Western communities declined. This allowed the colonies to recover their independence and re-assert their own culture, which inevitably obtained the poverty and misrule, which had existed before colonialism. As Western Civilization has abdicated its rule over its colonies, wealth and peace have given way to poverty and anarchy. The example of the social collapse of South Africa has been repeated all over Africa. For many citizens of these colonies, modest means enjoyed in peace have been replaced by a perilous poverty, and the only escape from this misery is to go to where wealth and peace still exist. The tide of influence has reversed. It is no longer flowing from, but to, Western Civilization; and instead of peace and wealth, it is poverty and anarchy that is now being spread. The result of this migration is inevitable; the invaders take over their new homeland by sheer weight of numbers. The original manners, customs and traditions of the destination country are slowly replaced by those of their invaders. This can be easily seen in the USA where the actual border with Mexico is slowly moving further north every year. Miami is now a Spanish-speaking city even though it is technically in America— an English-speaking country. The failure of the Western countries to defend themselves, reveals the powerful understanding once created by Western Civilization has already dissolved. The two awful signs of impending communal death, the extinction of genius and the loss of the military spirit, are there for all to see. The mainly selfish citizens that now comprise Western Civilization may still possess the technology discovered by genius, but they no longer have the wit nor the resolution to employ it. The World Trade Centre attack is confirmation of Arnold Toynbee's claim that the decline of a civilization means the appearance of Barbarian war-bands. And it is clear that, in one way or another, it is only a matter of time before the increasing senility of the countries that make up the Western world, will see them succumb to invaders. The result will be the final extinction of Western Civilization, along with its wealth and power, and a return to the dark ages.


At November 10, 2005 1:15 AM, Blogger sissyblue said...

That sounds very exciting:>) It sounds like you'll be narrowing your focus and going deeper.

It might also be interesting (obviously someone else) to widen the scope. I was thinking a blog of a collection of blog watchers might be interesting. For example certain people would volunteer to watch certain regions and "report in" on important events. Someone would then post the important stuff from around the world.

Sort of like what the TV networks SHOULD be doing. I found out about the riots in France at least 5 days before the MSM.

Just an idea. The Internet is such an amazing thing.

At November 10, 2005 1:16 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Good that you pose these questions.

We never had much contact, but I hope that you never disappear completely. Europeans like you and me should always be just a mouse-click away from each other.

Not that I see any imminent need to communicate closer, but in time it may become necessary.


At November 10, 2005 4:55 AM, Blogger justmom said...

Excellent concept and you should definitely follow through. Who knows how many Hugh Fitzgerald's are out there? You may be the catalyst for the eternal deconstruction of jihadology. ;)

At November 10, 2005 4:43 PM, Blogger bordergal said...


Is this an ongoing workshop, or a one time affair?

At November 10, 2005 7:51 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Bordergal: It will last until the beginning of December, but it won't be every day.

At November 11, 2005 12:12 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Fjordman, I think this is a great idea :-) I'll be looking forward to it.

At November 14, 2005 7:01 PM, Blogger quark2 said...

It's going to be very hard for you to stop blogging, because you know you'll be running into more relevant news. :)
Have you thought of turning your blog over to someone else? Or are you unable to trust anyone else with your identity?


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