The whole world hates us, and we deserve it: that is what most Western Europeans think. The continent is obsessed by torments of repentance.
Poor Europe: today as before, a stench of carrion rises from it, its past adheres to its present like a leprous mold.
Nothing is more Western than hatred of the West. Hyper-criticism eventuates in self-hatred, leaving behind it only ruins.
To avoid incurring any blame, in the 1970s fundamentalism invented the term “Islamophobia,” which was supposed to parallel xenophobia.
Relatively speaking, the mentality of accusation still subsists in our reflex to spontaneously blame ourselves for the planet’s ills.