The intellectual depravity and emotional retardation of the Western elites and . . . special interest groups may have passed the point of no return. . . . There is a great emptiness in the Western soul evidenced along the entire cultural spectrum: the refusal to recognize the civilizational threat we are facing, the cognitive deficit and moral [atrophy] we interpret as intellectual flexibility, the denaturing of language, the absence of political will . . . . Another expressive symptom of civilizational decay is the gradual abdication of Christian leaders before the march of [Islam] . . . . The mainstream Christian churches are now in full flight, retreating into a warren of ideological catacombs that have less to do with religion than with the secular and political considerations of the day, their only means of staying ‘relevant’ given the eclipse of genuine belief.