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Thursday, January 27, A.D. 2011
Mercer on South Africa

VDARE has posted Ilana Mercer’s speech last year to the H.L. Mencken Club: “Why Do White Protestant Societies Wither? South Africa As A Case Study” Mercer is always provocative, but I especially liked discovering a gem of a line by Ambrose Bierce: “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” However much things change, some characteristics remain perennial.

I do not find Mercer’s argument convincing. How is it that the Protestant Anglophone (or the Protestant Dutch) world did rather fine for itself for four centuries before it began to self destruct? I never have a good word to say about Calvinism, but I do not see how we can blame the English speaking peoples’ slow ethnic suigenocide on Calvinism, aside from its general deleterious effects on the souls of its confessors. We must look elsewhere to find why Anglo-Saxons have forfeited their tribal stakes.

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, January 27, Anno Domini 2011
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