By Alec Rooney
The cowbird (in America) and the cuckoo (in Europe) both have a sneaky way of carrying on their species. Both birds are called brood parasites. The mother bird and her mate build no nest, but instead lay their eggs in the nest of some other bird species.
Very often, the host bird never quite gets what has happened. She raises a big cuckoo or cowbird baby that will even push her real chicks out of the nest.
It’s automatically hard to accept that such criminal, unfair behavior should be allowed to occur in nature. One can’t help but have a negative feeling toward a bird that victimizes another like that, taking advantage of its simple need to feed and care for young, its willingness to work so hard to serve … a freeloader.
One of the very weird, unexpected lessons coming out of the current Islamic surge into Europe (foretold in the Christian Action Network documentary Europe’s Last Stand), is that brood parasitism happens among human societies as well.
We’re also learning that not all invasions involve shooting, killing, armed forces or even resistance.
What we are seeing today in Europe is a technologically, economically superior region willingly handing over its treasure, traditions, land, and even law to a parasitic swarm from lands tainted by violence, tyranny and stagnation both cultural and political.
It seems harsh to use the word parasite, but a parasite is, according to your nearest dictionary, “an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.”
Many of the parasites belong, curiously, to a religion that has no place for free will, free speech, freedom of religion, free association, free assembly or, in short, free … dom.
New examples come to light every day in Europe. Christian festivals are canceled, so that Muslim invaders won’t feel unwelcome. Authorities scramble to appease when those invaders don’t like the free food and shelter they’re being given. Whole neighborhoods and even regions are handed over to the domain of sharia, a foreign, religious law. Women are asked to change their everyday dress and behavior so as not to offend or tempt male Muslims.
Those who speak out against the gigantic capitulation are threatened with criminal charges. Those whose job it is to report on rape, abuse and other crimes among the invader population — and inflicted *by* the invader population on the locals — remain silent, as if all obeying some mysterious higher authority. It isn’t right to judge, they say, and then pass shrill, sanctimonious judgment on anyone who tries to defend a Western or Christian value.
Churches remove their crosses, as if this will make Muslims like them.
Billions of marks, lire, pounds and francs are forked over to feed, house and even pay the parasites, who complain and clamor for yet more. Leaders dutifully keep on shoveling over the money of their constituents, processing the invaders, helping them get settled more securely in the host nest with their mouths wide open.
Just why the leaders of free countries want to bleed their citizenry white to feed a new population of people who are religiously anti-freedom, and who are seemingly happier under the boots of tyrants and the savage, unpredictable sword of Allah, is open to speculation.
Perhaps such people are easier to manage than free, liberty-minded Christians.
There is a little bit of good news about the cowbird and the cuckoo, however. Some birds, over the centuries, have wised up. The catbird and the brown thrasher pitch the parasite’s egg out of their nests. The yellow warbler builds more nest over it, and buries it. The American coot builds a new nest beside the tainted one, feeds its own young, and lets the parasites starve.
It’s harsh. But it’s a matter of species survival.
Alec Rooney serves as communications director for the Christian Action Network. He is a longtime journalist, with experience as a writer and editor at five daily newspapers over 25 years. An award-winning print copy editor and copy desk chief, he also works as a freelance academic book editor. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and holds an M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky.