How could this lead to the end of civilization? It can do so in two different ways. The first is that by permitting this mental weakness, this accommodation to those who would advocate weak type safety, we are letting those who are more lazy enter into a position of responsibility in society. This is certain to lead inevitably to sloppy programming resulting in falling buildings, collapsed bridges, exploding nuclear power plants and God only knows what else.
But second, this nation is under relentless attack by inscrutable oriental criminal elements that are sponsored by their evil, slave owning, government. Can you imagine their glee whenever they penetrate another freedom-loving web page or program in America that has been left defenseless by a weakly type-checked programming language?
We must stand firm against these efforts to leave America defenseless against these threats and rebuild American strength through strongly typed languages.