This is Europa – All the Things We Cherish – YouTube

There are some who try to claim that Europe “has no culture,” that it must be “enriched” by those pouring in from outside – largely from failed countries from sub-Saharan Africa, and to some degree the Middle East. This video provides just a brief glimpse into how completely and incredibly wrong that is.

Europe and Europeans are the originators of the highest of all high cultures, and the destruction of Europe – which seems entirely possible, if things continue as they seem to be going at present – would be a horrific loss, not only to Europe itself, and to people of European heritage, but to the world.

Here is another, longer, video providing a window into the glory that is European culture and Western civilization. I may have posted it before, but even if so, it deserves another look:

Europe, remember who you are!

The Worst Ideological Enemy of the US is Now Europe

Europe is the worst enemy of the US? You cannot be serious. Islamism, Russia, illegal immigrants… whatever, but surely not Europe! Are we not still together in NATO? Do we not conduct huge amounts of trade every day? Do we not share the same cultural roots, the same civilization, the same vision of the future? … Not anymore.

Source: The Worst Ideological Enemy of the US is Now Europe

In the US, the political spectrum still spans a vast range of views between Democrats and Republicans, globalists and nationalists, pro-lifers and pro-choicers, pro-government control and pro-individuals’ control, and pro-whatever. Even today with a president and a Supreme Court clearly on the political “Right” these divisions, and the all-important separation of powers, allow for and encourage vigorous debate. By contrast, in Europe, at the “official” level, such a spectrum of views no longer exists.

The fact that the author of this piece is himself European – according to the biographical blurb at the end of the article,

Drieu Godefridi, a classical-liberal Belgian author, is the founder of the l’Institut Hayek in Brussels. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the Sorbonne in Paris and also heads investments in European companies

– makes this especially worth reading and pondering. This is not an American prattling on about “those effeminate Europeans,” this is someone who knows whereof he speaks, because he is on the ground there, was born there, lives there, and has seen it with his own eyes.

It is important, of course, to distinguish between European governments, both at the EU and national levels, and the people of Europe, who are often the unwilling victims of the policies promulgated by their erstwhile “leaders,” and many of whom are in fact opposed to those policies. Others, however, have bought hook, line, and sinker into the politically-correct claptrap that teaches that replacement and subjugation is the proper penalty for previous colonization.

Never mind the fact that European colonization dramatically improved the lot of the ordinary people of those nations, which promptly slumped back into violence and chaos when the colonial powers withdrew. And never mind the fact that “two wrongs don’t make a right”: even if you accept the flawed proposition that colonialism was an unmitigated evil, that does not mean that Europe should meekly submit to a sort of reverse-colonization, today!

I have decried previously the appalling fact that Europe, cradle of Western Civilization, of Christendom, and mother of these United States, has apparently decided to not only accept, but to actively aid and abet, the invasion of her shores, and the overthrow of her cultural heritage, history and traditions, and way of life. Sadly, the situation does not seem to be improving. Self-loathing is an ugly and pitiful thing.

Where is Charles Martel when you need him?

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic – and why that’s important

Source: The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (It’s Not The Gluten) | Real News 24: Breaking Alternative News Source

• Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy.

• Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times.

• In my own home, I’ve long pondered why my husband can eat the wheat I prepare at home, but he experiences negative digestive effects eating even a single roll in a restaurant.

There is clearly something going on with wheat that is not well known by the general public. It goes far and beyond organic versus non-organic, gluten or hybridization because even conventional wheat triggers no symptoms for some who eat wheat in other parts of the world…

I have chosen not to focus intensively on either ecological or agricultural issues in this blog, although both are of very intense personal interest to me, because there is so much other “stuff” going on, that when I decided to open The Anglophilic Anglican up to contemporary political commentary, I decided not to dilute the focus too much.

However, one of the premises of this blog is that traditional society, and traditional life-ways – particularly, but not exclusively, those of Western Christendom – are under attack from a variety of quarters, and this is one of them: the industrialization and globalization of agriculture, and the replacement of wise husbandry and stewardship of the land by people who live and work close to that land, and are responsible to their local communities, a hallmark of (most) agriculture since its earliest beginnings in the “Neolithic revolution,” with cynical profiteering by multinational corporations.

Note: it’s not the farmers who are getting filthy rich from the (mis-)use of chemicals or GMOs in agriculture, it’s the producers of those chemicals or GMOs. Most farmers still want to do the right thing, but they’re facing an uphill battle, caught between industry propaganda and the lure of higher yields with less effort. Who loses? We all do:

The farmers, who aside from the moral issues are still usually struggling to make ends meet.

The local community, since the internationalization of agriculture shifts the money-making aspects from Main Street to corporate boardrooms.

The consumer, who as this article makes all-too-clear, are consuming agricultural products – one hesitates to call it “food” – that are making us sick, and in some cases may be slowly killing us.

The environment, which suffers from herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer run-off, and is at constant risk from the potential escape of genetically modified organisms into the ecosystem.

Meanwhile, the corporate fat-cats get fatter. What’s the answer? Well, there is no easy one. This article makes a good case for avoiding conventional wheat, wherever possible (a real challenge, especially for people on a limited budget), but in general, the less processed, industrialized food we can consume, the better: for our own health, the health of our communities, and the health of our all-important ecosystems. Here is the rule of thumb I try to use, finances allowing, when it comes to the source of my food (in order of preference):

  1.  Local, organic. Obviously, this is the gold standard!
  2. Local, non-organic – but sustainable, if possible. Look for “certified naturally grown,” or at least “IPM (Integrated Pest Management) certified.” In any case, at least local farms have a vested interest in not making their neighbors sick, and often you can actually see how they’re growing their food… some even invite this. Look for those farms.
  3. Non-local, organic. It’s better not to have to eat food that has been shipped for hundreds of miles, for reasons of taste, nutrition, and fuel consumption; but even at that, it’s better to eat food that has been grown organically – even far away – than food that’s been pumped full of chemicals.
  4. Non-local, non-organic – as a last resort, to sustain life, if that’s all you can get (or afford). Try to be as choosy as possible, and if nothing else, at least shop the edges of the supermarket: that’s where the (reasonably) fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy hang out. Avoid the brightly-packed, but hideously over-processed, “food products” in the center as much as possible.

We are under attack from, as I say, many quarters: political, social, economic, environmental, nutritional, even medical. Globalism and corporatism are the enemies, at least as much as the more obvious ones like Islamic terrorists, and runaway, displacement-level immigration. The more we can stick to healthy, sustainable, local sources – from keeping politics as local as possible (with exceptions like securing national borders), to patronizing the local farmer, local artisan, craftsman, or business, the better. For all of us!

What If The Illegals Left? How The U.S Would Look If 20 Million Illegals Left

Somebody really did their homework on this one: What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?

Source: What If The Illegals Left? How The U.S Would Look If 20 Million Illegals Left –

“If 20 million illegal aliens returned ‘home,’ the U.S. economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.”

Some claim that if all illegal aliens (so-called by the political left “undocumented immigrants” – as if someone who set up camp in your house uninvited would be merely an “undocumented guest”) left the United States, our economy would shudder to a halt. Here’s an alternate view.

Read on for more, including state-by-state details, and lots of figures to back up the assertions.

Emmanuel Macron Says France Needs A King – Vessel News

Emmanuel Macron, France’s new President-elect, is a man known for his charm (and his wife Brigitte), but less known for his agenda…

Source: Emmanuel Macron Says France Needs A King – Vessel News

I am not sure whether or not I have shared this article previously, but I do not think so. Even if I did, it is interesting, and some may have missed it! Macron is difficult to get a handle on. He lacks a track record, by means of which his actual beliefs and intentions might, at least in part, be discerned. But this is, at least, interesting:

“Democracy is always presented as if it were incomplete, because democracy is not enough by itself,” says Macron, elaborating that there is always something missing in the democratic process; some sort of void. 

“In French politics, this absence is the presence of a King, a King whom, fundamentally, I don’t think the French people wanted dead,” said Macron. “The Revolution dug a deep emotional abyss, one that was imaginary and shared: the King is no more!”

According to Macron, since the Revolution France has tried to fill this void, most notably with Napoleon and then Charles de Gaulle, which was only partially successful. “The rest of the time,” said Macron, “French democracy does not manage to fill this void.”

At least the “Overton window,” the range of subjects acceptable for serious political discussion, has been wedged open to the point that monarchy can be a legitimate topic for political discourse!

Virgil — The Emerging Trump Doctrine: The Defense of the West and Judeo-Christian Civilization

“We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons of anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has.”

Source: Virgil – The Emerging Trump Doctrine: The Defense of the West and Judeo-Christian Civilization

I will confess, I was never a passenger on the “Trump Train.” I did vote for him – through gritted teeth – because I could not stomach the thought of Hillary Clinton occupying the Oval Office, and I did not want to throw my vote away on a quixotic protest. But I have never been a partisan, and he has done many things, both before and after the election, that I have not agreed with.

But if this speech – delivered in Warsaw, Poland, on the 6th of July – is more than words, if it is truly indicative of his plans and intentions, if he is really going to place the defense of Western civilization, and dare I say it, Western Christendom, at the heart of his foreign policy, then I am behind him 110%, at least in that area. Continue reading “Virgil — The Emerging Trump Doctrine: The Defense of the West and Judeo-Christian Civilization”

GAH!!! The stupid – it burrrrrns!

Source: Idiot Liberal Proves She Knows NOTHING About US History In Embarrassing Post

This is the level of arrogance and idiocy we’re dealing with, folks. In case you hadn’t already realized it, we have an uphill battle to fight. I’m reminded of the late Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork’s phrase: the “vertical invasion of the barbarians” – meaning that the worst “invasion” we have to face is not external, but from arrogant idiots and ignoramuses from without our own nation(s) and culture(s). Sadly, that invasion is not only underway, but well-advanced…