A point of contention among the Orthosphere crowd is how long liberalism can hold up as the world crumbles around it (and, in many ways, because of it). Is it a fever dream from which we will soon awaken, or a malignant tumor which no surgery can safely remove?
Europe is increasingly furnishing an interesting test-case for the tenacity of liberalism. How long will they continue to sacrifice their own livelihood and well-being for the sake of the fantastical pipe dream of a united Europe? Every day that passes without the dissolution of the monetary union is a vindication of the latter camp’s claims: that the sway liberalism has over the minds of its adherents transcends all rational considerations, and that the gnostic vision of a perfected man liberated from all the bonds of history, morality, and economic reality, will be pursued until the West is metaphorically discovered dangling from the ceiling fan of its bedroom.