Civilization is like a walled city. We are safe on the inside from the danger and barbarity that is outside, only under certain conditions. If those in the city wish to keep what we have – our wealth, our way of life – if we wish to remain safe and wish for our women to remain safe, we must maintain those conditions. There are reasons our forefathers built the walls around the city, and if we don’t want to experience firsthand what those reasons are, we need to maintain the habits and character traits of a people who are willing and able to defend the walls of our city.
Or we can be like Cologne. Evidently the Germans imagine they can create "safe zones" for their women to keep them from being robbed, assaulted, and raped at public events by the hundreds of thousands of young Muslim males the Germans allowed into their country.
Right. Viel Glück damit. As Sarah Hoyt put it so succinctly at Instapundit: "Europe used to be the safe zone." Now the walls are broken; the marauders run rampant inside, and the fools that (for the moment at least still) run the joint think they can create – what? – temporary redoubts to which their women can flee during holidays? This is deeply, deeply stupid, and it signals an amazing lack of will to do what they need to do to in order to protect themselves.
There’s another proverb the Germans need to keep in mind, 18:11: “The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.” That is, there’s a difference between being rich and being strong. The Europeans are still rich, for now, but they better remember how to get strong again, fast. And they need to see to their walls.