“This destiny does not tire, nor can it be broken, and its mantle of strength descends upon those in its service.” –Francis Parker Yockey, IMPERIUM – a new vision, indeed.
To discuss the “Migrant Crisis” of 2015 as a proper noun is to fail to understand the dynamics at play on the continent both before and since. Though the numbers have not approached the high-watermark of that year, through July over 300,000 “migrants” had made their way on to the continent—and these are the ones we know about. The socialist government in Spain opened its doors just as the nationalist one in Italy closed theirs; the situation—well-documented on this site—appears dire. And it is. Yet for all of the bad news coming out of Spain, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, and elsewhere, there is just as much good news coming from countries like Austria, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. The situation remains very much unsettled, and only time will tell if the Old Continent has it in itself to re-establish Fortress Europe and re-claim its mantle as the driving civilizational force on this planet.
I write this piece not to dwell on the negatives, but to look ahead toward a new vision for the continent, so well-articulated by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in his July 28th speech titled by Counter-Currents as “Say Goodbye to the Entire Elite of ’68” (you can and should read the transcript here). Orban astutely confirms the thesis that the “Migrant Crisis” was not a watershed moment, but merely brought into stark relief the civilizational ennui that’s afflicted the continent for over a century, punctuated by two attempted suicides in the form of the World Wars and a continued decline since:
The gravity of the situation – the gravity of the situation of European civilization – has been revealed by the migrant crisis…In today’s open-society Europe, there are no borders; European people can be readily replaced with immigrants; the family has been transformed into an optional, fluid form of cohabitation; the nation, national identity, and national pride are seen as negative and obsolete notions; and the state no longer guarantees security in Europe. In fact, in liberal Europe, being European means nothing at all: It has no direction, and it is simply form devoid of content…Furthermore, liberal democracy has been transformed into liberal non-democracy. The situation in the West is that there is liberalism, but there is no democracy.
To quote Shelby Steele, “Liberalism is exhausted because it has become a corruption.” Both Islam and Christianity have undergone reformations bringing them closer to the essence of the original faiths—and both are terrible. Islam is closed, violent, and totalitarian, and Christianity is pacifist and permissive. When Orban proclaims, “Let us confidently declare that Christian democracy is not liberal,” the liberalism that is being rejected is this weak and corrupted form, and the Christianity in question is not one of the modern/ancient feckless variety. No, it is the animating Christianity of when Europe confidently referred to itself as “Christendom.” The unifying symbol of the cross became the intersection of new and old. This Christianity was more monotheistic symbolism, with the Christ as a figurehead and the crucifix a symbol imbued with the animating energies of the pagan faiths closer to the true spirit of Europe. This unity allowed for the focus and concentration of these energies under the umbrella of “Christianity.”
That it was not a true representation of the gospels was a very good thing, for ancient (and now modern) Christianity is the religion of a communistic leveling—the “wretched refuse” of Emma Lazarus’s sonnet affixed to America’s Statue of Liberty. It is a welcome mat for the global population run-off. It says that the West is nothing but a holding pen for whomever happens to be there, much like, as Mark Steyn puts it, a gate at the airport. There is no consideration of nation, of culture, of people, of tradition. It is a cheap, ersatz imitation of a country, and a country that can only be held together with an iron fist at that. What’s happening in and to the West is a Frankensteinian experiment of dis-interred communist ideology and multi-culturalism designed specifically to replace every vestige of autonomy of its native populations—the nation-state, the church, the community, and the family. As Orban describes this Christian democracy:
Liberal democracy is in favor of multiculturalism, while Christian democracy gives priority to Christian culture; this is an illiberal concept. Liberal democracy is pro-immigration, while Christian democracy is anti-immigration; this is again a genuinely illiberal concept. And liberal democracy sides with adaptable family models, while Christian democracy rests on the foundations of the Christian family model; once more, this is an illiberal concept.
Expanding on this idea, Asklepios writes of a divinely-sanctioned self-determination for all peoples, but one which must occur with each largely separate:
The Gospel of John begins thus: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” If we bring this passage into our scientifically-informed world, those things that have evolved naturally would be of the divine order that came into being through God. The races of mankind, and to a lesser extent the nations, are then separated according to the divine will. This separation is according to nature, while its opposite is a human artifice and a sin against nature and its Creator.
The Bible warns us about our pride with the story of the Tower of Babel. In essence, our politicians are re-creating this scenario, the buildings growing ever-taller, the people increasingly jammed into their tiny vertical enclaves, rarely interacting with others yet crushed into the multi-cultural experiment, the teeming megaplexes an affront to God’s sensibilities; on the plain of Shinar the tower stood as a monument to One World globalist tyranny and hubris. Yet we have learned nothing, and with boundless arrogance we set upon the project once again. Whether Biblical or historical (from Rome to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the USSR), multi-culturalism has always been the death knell of a society, not a source of strength. To quote Victor Davis Hanson:
The propaganda of history’s multicultural empires…was never the strength of their diversity. To avoid chaos, their governments bragged about the religious, ideological, or royal advantages of unity, not diversity. Nor did more modern quagmires like Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Rwanda, or Yugoslavia boast that they were “diverse.” Instead, their strongman leaders naturally claimed that they shared an all-encompassing commonality. When such coerced harmony failed, these nations suffered the even worse consequences of diversity, as tribes and sects turned murderously upon each other.
We must learn from the past and internalize these lessons—and truly understand them and their significance—as well as honor our ancestors and respect our traditions; as Cicero said, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” On solid ground and able to survey the vistas of history, to see clearly and to properly orient oneself, in addition to understanding human nature and dispensing with the utopian fantasies, we receive the wisdom of our ancestors and we become worthy stewards of our heritage. For Julius Evola:
The age we find ourselves living in clearly suggests what our primary watchword should be: to rise again, to be inwardly reborn, to create a new order and uprightness within ourselves. Those who harbor illusions about the possibility of a purely political struggle and the power of this or that formula or system, with no new human quality as its exact counterpart, have learned no lessons from the past.
A people divorced from their past have no future, but we must also be wary of becoming hostages to the past. This new vision for Europe necessarily involves a synthesis of past and present in order to have a future, similar to two previous syntheses that have come to define Western civilization: 1) the fusion of pagan traditions with Levantine Christianity, and 2) the fusion of classical antiquity with late-medieval Christianity to produce the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment—indeed, to foster the conditions of modernity. The energies of that second fusion are now exhausted; where once, under the banner of Christendom, for God and country, Western Man held the entire globe in one hand and pointed to the stars with the other, he now retreats and invites the world to join him in his homeland. Once there, the legions of outsiders rape, pillage, and murder, and he does not stop them. In his paralysis, he only speaks of “tolerance” and “inclusion” for the barbarian, but ruthlessly prosecutes and persecutes his own blood brothers and sisters for any objections to their systemic dispossession and slaughter. This is the bag liberalism has left us holding, but for how long and to what end? As Orban states, “Our opponents are very close to succeeding—we don’t even sense how close they are. And neither do we appreciate the significance of this fact.” The significance is, in no uncertain terms, the complete eradication of Europeans.
And yet, there is hope. For Orban:
The time has indeed come for the European elections to be about a great, important, common European issue: the issue of immigration, and the future related to it. Therefore I suggest that in the coming year, we concentrate all our strength on these important and decisive elections. If Europe decides on immigration, it will naturally also decide on whether or not what we call “the European elite” has handled immigration well. The European elite is visibly nervous. It is nervous because a result in the upcoming European elections which is to our liking could derail the plan for the comprehensive transformation of Europe: the Soros Plan. In the European Parliament election, the great goal of transforming Europe and moving it towards a post-Christian and post-national era could be blocked, ladies and gentlemen. And it is in our fundamental interest to block it…We are on the threshold of a great moment, and we’ll see whether or not it comes to fulfillment. The opportunity is here. Next May we can wave goodbye not only to liberal democracy and the liberal non-democratic system that has been built on its foundations, but also to the entire elite of ’68.
As we look ahead, the twin possibilities of oblivion or victory loom large, and though the road to salvation and re-birth looks daunting, bear in mind that we’ve continued to gain ground with almost the entire globalist apparatus from finance to media and popular culture to government and the deep state aligned against us. It’s been impossible not to notice the growing awareness of the issues that confront us nor to ignore the pride of place and purpose animating the spirit of Western Man once again. We are united not in a collectivist sense, but in a mutually-supporting alliance to preserve the nation-state and its integrity, and for the people to be liberated from alien colonization and a hostile elites’ politics of invidiousness and dispossession. Our coalition respects individuality and individual sovereignty. We are fighting to preserve our cultures, and for the right of all people to have self-determination. We are fighting for the existence of our people and for our homelands, for our freedom and our future. Never underestimate what powerful forces those are.