“You would be incorrect if you claimed that the Scarlet Pimpernel only existed in the imagination of Baroness Orczy. He exists in the spirit of every European who refuses to allow colored barbarians to torture and kill other Europeans. Christian chivalry was embodied in Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan; in Henry Havelock, the British avenger of Cawnpore and liberator of Lucknow; and in Andries Pretorious, the hero of Blood River, who led the punitive expedition against the Zulus after they massacred Piet Retief and his followers. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a true myth; he is the embodiment of the antique European’s vision of the proper response to bloody tyranny and the murder of the innocents. The response must be non-democratic – no petitions against murder and torture to a people addicted to murder and torture – and it must be violent if violence has been used against one’s people.” – CWNY
No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. – John Donne
Let me come to the point of the recent terror attack in Britain through a very round-about route. When I went to high school, in ancient times, there was a group of self-styled ‘hard guys’ who wore the traditional black motorcycle jackets, smoked, drank, and tried to raise hell. The hard guys were not physically hard; in fact, they were quite out of shape. Their claim to super masculinity rested on their ability to ride motorcycles and beat up helpless people. One day, in the school restroom I came upon two hard guys trying to stuff a rather diminutive underclassman down the toilet. I was surprised how soft the hard guys were. Both went down as if I were Rocky Marciano, which of course I wasn’t.
Every time there is a terror attack in Britain, I feel like I’m back with those frolicsome, rolicsome hard guys from my high school. The American neo-pagans, often flying the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, thus disgracing that flag which has the cross of St. Andrew on it, typically insult the Britons’ masculinity because they are not fighting back against Moslem terrorism. Excuse me, Mr. Neo-Pagan, have you revived the Nathan Bedford Forrest Ku Klux Klan, the Klan that actually fought? I guess I must have missed that news story. What on earth does an American conservative or an American neo-pagan, be he a Southerner or a Northerner, have to be so smug about? Our Moslem problems are almost as bad as in Europe, and our black problems are worse. So, since the American neo-pagans never tire of their anti-Britain refrain, let me repeat my old refrain – all whites are in the same boat, and we are all tempest-tossed, in imminent danger of being smashed on the treacherous rocks of liberalism. It ill behooves us to invoke that hideous doctrine of American exceptionalism every time a European nation is attacked by Moslem terrorists. The anti-white bell tolls for every white American as well as for every white European.
Let us leave the American neo-pagan bathroom bullies behind and proceed to the heartfelt wisdom of the men of old Europe. Edmund Burke had this to say about the shedding of blood: “The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity; the rest is crime.” And John Sharp Williams was of the opinion that, “Mere fighting is no virtue, far from it. Indeed, the man who is not great enough and brave enough not to fight when he ought not to is a poor excuse for a man. Speaking for myself, I have no admiration of the professional fighter, whether he be a Texas cowboy, or a West Point graduate.” Yet Burke thought blood should be shed in the war against Jacobinism, and John Sharp Williams thought the Southern people were right to fight against the Jacobin aggression of the North. We, the European people, are facing the same Jacobinism, the Jacobinism that makes use of colored executioners against the white race, which Burke and Williams saw as a force that white men had to war against even if such a war meant the shedding of blood. Burke and Williams were right. There are times when Christian men should fight. And I think it is obvious that now is the time. If not now, when the extermination process has begun in earnest, then when do we fight? Solzhenitsyn asked himself, in the Gulag, why the Russian people had not banded together and fought back when the Communists came for them. Why had they let the authorities isolate them and come for them one by one? David Satter answers that question in his book Age of Delirium. Let me quote from a book review I published in April 2008:
The second story that Satter reports is one that has not received as much attention, and it concerns the citizens who remained loyal to the Soviet Union while their friends and family members were sent to the Gulag and psychiatric hospitals. What did they think? Why did they finally cease to believe in the Soviet system? This makes for a very interesting story. Satter went throughout Russia in both the pre-glasnost days and the post-glasnost days. Besides talking to victims of Soviet terrorism, he talked to the average Russian ‘Joes,’ the ones who had never been sent to prison or to psychiatric hospitals.
What Satter reports is, at first reading, unbelievable; but after reflection, it squares with what one knows about history and human nature. What Satter found was that the average Russian Joe supported the Soviet regime; he believed the official lie. Russians were willing to put up with bread lines and cramped housing because their government told them conditions were worse everywhere else. They believed the Afghans had invited the Russians into their country to protect them, and they believed that Lenin was a saintly, heroic man.
It was glasnost that changed everything. Gorbachev had no intention of unleashing the forces that would topple the Soviet Union. He was a typical Communist party hack. He thought he could use glasnost as a policy to defeat his enemies within the party, but when the information flow started, when devoted teachers discovered that everything they had been teaching for years was a lie, when citizens learned that Lenin was not a saint but a man with the blood of millions on his hands, when Soviet citizens actually started to visit Western countries – well, then the sacrifices the citizens had made during the years of communism seemed to be worthless. If they were not building the socialist utopia, what were they doing? Where was their metaphysic? Glasnost destroyed the Soviet Union. And the man who ushered it in for his own political reasons, Gorbachev, went down with it.
The European people have still not had their glasnost moment. They still believe that Moslem terrorism and black terrorism is just part of the democratic process. “These things happen in a free society.” They do not believe that their leaders are using Islamic and black shock troops to destroy them. They do not believe in the liberal elite’s demonism, because they are in that terrible limbo between paganism and Christianity. They are not pagan enough to fight as the pagan fights, and they are not Christian enough to fight as the antique Europeans fought when they defeated the pagan Moslems and the black barbarians.
The church men, because they feared that a passionate man of blood would revert to paganism, killed the European’s heart as Havisham killed Estella’s heart:
“I begin to think,” said Estella, in a musing way, after another moment of calm wonder, “that I almost understand how this comes about. If you had brought up your adopted daughter wholly in the dark confinement of these rooms, and had never let her know that there was such a thing as the daylight by which she had never once seen your face,—if you had done that, and then, for a purpose had wanted her to understand the daylight and know all about it, you would have been disappointed and angry?”
Estella was supposed to be hard to the world but all heart to Miss Havisham. The Catholic catechumens and then the Protestant catechumens were supposed to be dead to all evil passions while loving their church and the church men with a passionate intensity. That is not how passion works. You can’t turn passion on and off as if it comes from a faucet marked ‘hot’ or ‘cold.’ If you want true Christians, men and women who love much, you must allow them to have hearts of flesh. The passions must be let loose so a man can choose heaven or hell, Christ or the devil. The liberals have chosen the devil, while the rest of the Europeans, the rationalized Christians, are living in suspended animation; they do not have the passion to love the good nor do they have the passion to hate evil.
The Russians’ glasnost simply transferred the Russians’ alliance from one form of Jacobinism to another.(1) What they and the rest of the European people need is a Christian glasnost. The Europeans need to see with the eye of a Christian heart. What the communist Jacobins did and what the democratic Jacobins are still doing, is a dramatic change in focus. They have wrested control of church and state in order to get the European to see life through the material rather than the spiritual eye. In their brave new world, the European is an unnatural piece of garbage that must be disposed of so that the natural people, the people of color, can live pure and clean. So long as we see life through the eyes of the liberals who belong to Satan, we will be like cattle lined up for the slaughterhouse. The ‘natural’ religions of Islam, voodoo, and syncretistic, Jacobin liberalism have no room for whites who were once the champions of the ‘unnatural’ religion, the religion of Christ crucified, Christ risen.
The Rev. Bob Richards of Olympic pole vaulting fame might have overstated, in his book The Heart of a Champion, the extent to which the spirit can overcome physical obstacles. If you’re built like Don Knotts, you are not going to become a heavyweight champion no matter how great your will to win. Nevertheless, Richards’ point is still well taken. The spirit-imbued man can achieve much even in the athletic arena, which seems to be a realm where biological nature rules. But it is in Longfellow’s “bivouac of life” that the spirit comes to the forefront. Wars are not won by biologically superior men, they are won by the sustained efforts of spiritually superior men. Faith, not hormones, wins wars. When the European’s eye of faith is opened, when he regains his moral vision, he will fight.
The hero of Walker Percy’s novel Love in the Ruins tries to make a machine that can reconnect the white man’s intellect with his soul. He doesn’t succeed. The intelligent man, the “cultured” European, remains a man with only an intellectual faith, which is no faith at all. Why can’t the European man believe in what his ancestors believed and then act the part of a man as his ancestors did? Let us always go back to our apostle, the apostle of charity. St. Paul tells us that we must circumcise our hearts before we can see the living God. It seems like there is an unlimited supply of synthetic remedies for biological impotence, but what is the remedy for spiritual impotence? Why don’t our hearts burn within us in the presence of Christ, who lives at the center of Europe, the Europe the liberals and their colored allies are destroying? Many times, during my tenure as a teacher, I recall tearing up over a passage of literature from one of the European poets. My students looked at me as if I were a creature from Mars. There is a great divide between His Europe and modern Europe. So long as the European people remain on the wrong side of the divide, with minds that are severed from their hearts, they will be at the mercy of the liberals and the colored heathens who have no mercy. We who are about to die demand a miracle, the same miracle that turned the weak and timid apostles on the road to Emmaus into men with hearts that burned within them. +
(1) In contrast, the rulers of our American democratic oligarchy do not deny the existence of God. Instead they co-opt Him1: God exists and he is a democratic, racially egalitarian, universalist god. The seductive logic of that assertion tends to produce hapless jellyfish, who flop around and proclaim their contentment. And in order to assure their government and themselves of their “Christianity,” the democratic jellyfish spout racial egalitarian and universalist cant whenever they are asked to speak.
So, we have our own “delirium” in this country. And we need to resist it just a fiercely as the Christian remnant in Russia resisted communism. If we view books such as Satter’s merely as cautionary tales about the evils of communism, we miss the point. The moral of the Russian communist story is that man cannot live without God. And the addendum to the American democratic story is that man needs the living God, not a phony, democratic, multi-racial caricature of God.
1One gets a picture of two devils sent out from hell to try and corrupt the souls of men. One devil is sent to Russia and one to the United States. The Russian devil goes head-on against God and introduces Marxist atheism. He gets C- results. Satan is not very pleased with him. On the other hand, the American devil does not tackle God head-on. He uses the name of God to sell his Satanic agenda – Jacobin democracy and racial universalism. When he reports back to hell, he receives an A+ and is given a promotion.