Yet as I saw it, I see it again,
The Kirk and the palace, the ships and the men,
As long as I live and where’er I may be,
I’ll always remember my town by the sea.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. –Daniel 7: 13-24
European Christians, the men and women that are trying to believe as the antique Europeans believed, have been driven to the catacombs. They don’t literally live in caves, but their homes have become like the catacombs. They live secret lives, trying to live amongst liberals without becoming like unto them. Most Europeans have given up; they have either totally embraced secular liberalism or else they have joined a modern cookie-cutter church which blends liberalism and a Christless, irreligious Christianity that is antithetical to European Christianity. You won’t have to live in the catacombs if you embrace the Christless Christianity, but will the heart be satisfied? Can Christless Christianity sustain the European people? I think it is painfully obvious that it can’t, but the Europeans don’t seem capable of getting off the modernist express train to oblivion. Maybe it is just going too fast, but still, the Europeans must get off that hideous, hell-bound train.
The Christian church men, until modern times when all is permitted, used to warn us about sexual passion. The laymen and laywomen were enjoined to use their God-given sexuality in the way prescribed by God, or otherwise bad things would happen. Such admonitions were right and proper. But why was not the same emphasis, or an even greater emphasis since it had to do with the original sin, placed on the improper use of reason? Why weren’t we warned and admonished about the misuse of our reasoning powers as we were warned and admonished about the misuse of our carnal appetites? Chateaubriand’s comments on that subject are worth quoting again:
Now, if the primitive constitution of man consisted in accordance such as we find established among other beings, nothing more was necessary for the destruction of this order, or any such harmony in general, than to alter the equilibrium of the forces or qualities. In man this precious equilibrium was formed by the faculties of love and thought. Adam was at the same time the most enlightened and the best of men; the most powerful in thought and the most powerful in love. But whatever has been created must necessarily have a progressive course. Instead of waiting for new attainments in knowledge to be derived from the revolution of ages, and to be accompanied by an accession of new feelings, Adam wanted to know every thing at once. Observe, too, what is very important: man had it in his power to destroy the harmony of his being in two ways, either by wanting to love too much, or to know too much. He transgressed in the second way; for we are, in fact, far more deeply tinctured with the pride of science than with the pride of love; the latter would have deserved pity rather than punishment, and if Adam had been guilty of desiring to feel rather than to know too much, man himself might, perhaps, have been able to expiate his transgression, and the Son of God would not have been obliged to under take so painful a sacrifice. But the case was different. Adam sought to embrace the universe, not with the sentiments of his heart, but with the power of thought, and, advancing to the tree of knowledge, he admitted into his mind a ray of light that over powered it. The equilibrium was instantaneously destroyed, and confusion took possession of man. Instead of that illumination which he had promised himself, a thick darkness overcast his sight, and his guilt, like a veil, spread out between him and the universe. His whole soul was agitated and in commotion; the passions rose up against the judgment, the judgment strove to annihilate the passions, and in this terrible storm the rock of death witnessed with joy the first of shipwrecks. –The Genius of Christianity
The pride of science! That is the original sin, to seek to know what God knows, not through the affections, through our filial devotion to a loving God and our love for His creatures, but through the abstracted intellect, contemplating nature. After the fall, the repentant Adam and Eve must have been very close to God. They had sinned much, but they loved much (see Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick). But the heirs of Adam and Eve gradually lost their connection to God. They once again became full of the pride of science; they sought God in nature rather than in the human heart. First came the Flood, then came the destruction of the Tower of Babel, and later the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Every one of those catastrophes were brought on by mankind’s estrangement from God. And man becomes estranged from God by seeking to know God through nature rather than through the human heart. I am no prophet, but it seems as if the modern Europeans are now estranged from God as were the people just prior to the Flood, as were the people just prior to the destruction of the Tower of Babel, and as were the people of Sodom and Gomorrah prior to their destruction. The uniqueness of the Europeans was that they, and they alone, saw God through the interior eye of the heart, and they loved Him. They loved the heart of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
When Christendom seemed at its height in the high Middle Ages (its height when viewed from the external eye), Satan entered into the heart of the church. He came in preaching reason. He appealed to men’s pride of intellect by telling them they could know God through the rational contemplation of the natural world. What could be wrong with that? Everything was wrong. That neat little formula – God is the end product of a rational process – destroyed the harmony of the European’s soul, which had been restored by Christ. Pride of science became the lodestar of Europe instead of Christ. The sneering intellect replaced the circumcised heart. It didn’t happen overnight, but we can see, particularly in the 20th century, the European people moving into Satan’s realm and away from the green and pleasant land of Christian Europe. The pride of science has left us defenseless against our ancient foe, who prowls about the world seeking the ruin of souls. And whose souls must he seek? He already has the colored heathens’ souls. He wants the Europeans’ souls. He wants the Christ-bearing people to choose his pride of intellect over the love of Christ. When the pride of science replaced white pietas, Europe was leased out to the devil.
In the same term in college I had two different English literature teachers. The one was a secularized Jewish male who saw everything from a Freudian standpoint. The other was a secularized Christian who was a devotee of The Hero with a Thousand Faces (by a Jungian) and a pantheon of Asian philosophers. It didn’t matter what work of literature was studied in either class. Shakespeare always spoke Freudian in the secularized Jew’s class, and he spoke Jungian and Asian claptrap in the secularized Christian’s class. Both teachers took snipes at the other in their classes, but both teachers, despite their animosity towards each other, were in Satan’s camp. They were academics who thought that their abstract intellects could fashion a new world apart from His world. And their intellectual pride, which comes from Satan, has enveloped the Western world – the European people have become academics. The Christian worldview, which can only be seen by European hearts connected to Him through white pietas, has practically disappeared from the face of the earth. Conservatives and liberals, be they church men or secular, are all looking at existence through an exterior eye that is blinded with the pride of science. Likewise the neo-pagans. What unites all the divergent groups is their rejection of the old European way to knowledge, through the more excellent way that St. Paul spoke of in 1 Corinthians 13.
I recently read an article by a conservative ‘expert’ in which he stated that Marxism was dead because it no longer excited the European intellectuals anymore; they had moved on. It’s true that Marxism in the abstract no longer excites the intelligentsia of Liberaldom, but Marxism as a cultural force is alive and well; it has metamorphosed into negro worship, just as Jacobinism metamorphosed into egalitarian democracy and Marxism. All those modern ideologies are derivatives of the original sin – pride of intellect – or what Chateaubriand called the pride of science. It might be the end for Europeans; it certainly will be if they stay within the confines of Satandom, quarreling over which form of demonism they want to live under, be it Islam, democratic negro worship, or a Babylonian combination of both. But Noah’s faithfulness saved a remnant.
If it be now, ‘tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come; the readiness is all. Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is’t to leave betimes. [Let be.]
Hamlet went from a state of abstraction, from a man of intellectual pride, to a Christian prince who saw that he was born to set it, the kingdom, right. And so are we, we Europeans, we were born to set things right, because we saw His blood upon the rose when the heathens saw nothing but a rose.
Prior to the 20th century, when the colored heathens attacked Europe and her subsidiaries, what was a matter of debate was the tactics and the weapons that were to be used against the colored heathens. But it was a given that the Europeans had to fight the colored heathens. Now that liberals have a stranglehold on the governments of Europe, the reverse is the case. It is always a given, when the colored heathens attack, that the European people must not fight back. Why mustn’t they fight back? Why is European pacifism in the face of a colored army out to destroy the European people taken as a given? It is a given because the liberals are all Ganelons; they want the European people to be destroyed. They preach nonviolence to the European people while encouraging and countenancing the violence of the colored heathens. This is what passes for a higher level of existence – the worship of the colored heathens who know not charity and the hatred of the European people who once championed the God of mercy. It is clear that malice now bears down truth. The liberals’ fangs are out; they no longer make any pretense of wanting an egalitarian society in which people of all colors can come together in a wonderful secular paradise. They want only one thing – they want to destroy every last vestige of the image of God in man. So they must destroy the European people. And we must fight – we have been pushed to the edge of the cliff. We must, like Hamlet and his 20th century counterpart, Ransom, fight the devil and his minions. We can’t continue to debate with liberals through the democratic process; that is suicidal. We must fight them and their colored shock troops, because they are the devil’s own.
It snapped like a violin string. Not one rag of all this evasion was left. Relentlessly, unmistakably, the Darkness pressed down upon him the knowledge that this picture of the situation was utterly false. His journey to Perelandra was not a moral exercise, nor a sham fight. If the issue lay in Maledil’s hands, Ransom and the Lady were those hands. The fate of a world really depended on how they behaved in the next few hours. The thing was irreducibly, nakedly real. They could, if they chose, decline to save the innocence of this new race, and if they declined its innocence would not be saved. It rested with no other creature in all time or all space. This he saw clearly, though as yet he had no inkling of what he could do. –Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
If someone took you to Paris to show you the Louvre and then showed you only the trash cans in the basement, what would you think of the Louvre? This is what the liberals have done with Christian Europe. They have shown us only the worst of Christian Europe. They have not shown us the incomparable beauty of Christian Europe because they hate the cornerstone of Europe, that transcendent vision of Jesus Christ, the crowned King of Europe, and the inspiration for all that is beautiful beyond measure in old Europe. When the thought is father to the deed, when our minds are once again connected to our hearts, we will know what has to be done. We will respond as our European ancestors responded when they were betrayed by the Ganelons of Europe and when they were attacked by the heathens. The Christian heart always, as Fitzhugh asserted, finds a way through the most difficult straits that the philosophical mind finds unnavigable. But we must have hearts; that is all in all. When everything else has failed – the think-tanks, the democratic process, the endless debates with the devil and the devil’s own – a tiny remnant of Europeans shall meet and remember the past. And then? Then we will know the “more excellent way” that St. Paul spoke of. And who will stand against us then? Christian Europe is eternal Europe; it shall not die, nor shall we. There can be no blending of the European people and Babylon because there can be no blending of Christ and Satan. Satan is the purveyor of death and destruction, and our Lord brings us life. Our honored dead speak to us still, and they tell us with one voice that it is only our Lord, the cornerstone that the liberals and the colored heathen have rejected, who is “the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Surely they were right, and surely their civilization is worth fighting for. +