Opinion (Boris Gulko, chess-player, writer): “We have passed through the point of no return. The Muslims have arrived, replacing these dying people, moving from Africa and Asia to live in the West.
“If the settlement of the dying Roman Empire by barbarian settlers took three hundred years, the present population of Europe will change its identity within a hundred years. In the background of all this pessimism is found one culture and one people who live separately and hidden among the peoples, as the prophet Balaam said in the Torah about the Jews. The Europeans have invited Israel to take part with them in the process of surrender and decay when faced by the Muslims.
“Why is decay happening in the European culture, whereas among the Israeli Jews a revival is happening? It is possible to understand this by comparing the religions that nourish these various cultures. The decline of Europe and the flourishing of Israel were already predicted in the Torah, teaching us which of the religions of the world will become the religion of life.”
My Comment: There is a solution to our common problem, the transition to the next stage of the development of civilization: all participate in this transition together, i.e., implementing a universal united civilization, the unity of the entire world, each one on his level, as described in the wisdom of Kabbalah.
And then nobody will suffer; rather, everyone will rise happily to the level of discovery of the Creator: “…and all nations shall flow unto it” (Isaiah 2:2), “…for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them” (Jeremiah 31:33), “…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7).