British academic and journalist Douglas Murray schools pro-immigration activists on immigration – YouTube

I have to confess, I had not even heard of Douglas Murray, that I can recall, until literally a few days ago. But in my opinion, he’s brilliant. Very, very well said, Sir!

Heck, you want to talk colonialism? It’s not just the Ottoman Empire – although he is completely right to point to them as a prime example. It’s the whole sweep of Islam across the Middle East, North Africa, and southern Europe, including the Iberian Peninsula in the 7th and early 8th centuries, and far beyond later on, all the way to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines… If that’s not colonialism, I don’t know what is!

I like what one Indian commentator had to say on the subject (ellipses are in the original):

Bravo. As an Indian, I’ve noticed everyone loves to blame the British, while conveniently forgetting Muslims (Turkish mainly) that have destroyed and robbed India. The British used India as a business to generate their wealth and in turn ended up building functional infrastructures still in use.

What the Muslims did was erect f_cking monuments of oppression… and mosques over desecrated Temples and completely eradicate our history in many places. British only tried to enslave us while empowering some locals.. but Muslims not only enslaved us but killed us and very strongly tried to change our identities. British came here and learnt from India.. but Muslims came and robbed our knowledge to claim it as their own and burnt the rest.

People need to stop thinking every f_cking thing against Muslims is Islamophobia…. In the new age, you are able to stand freely against colonialism / anything else really when it comes to the “West” … but if it were still Islamic, you’d be silenced swiftly like an animal (as the Muslims boast in their taunts towards free speech activists).

Indeed. The double-standard is strong in the Left! Especially ironic, since they’d be among the first against the wall, tossed from tall buildings, or beheaded, if Islam ever actually did come to power in the West…

And yes, the “alt-right” is correct: as promoted and practiced by many (most) Left-wing activists today, “diversity” and “multi-culturalism” are indeed code words for being anti-white, anti-European – for rejecting and seeking to overthrow the West, both culturally and demographically. That may not be a popular view in many quarters, but it is a fact, and readily apparent if you’re paying attention.

Religion as the root of cultural restoration and political transformation – Knights of St. Michael the Archangel

Source: Knights of St. Michael the Archangel | Facebook

Much good thought here, definitely worth pondering.
Whether we like to think of it in these terms or not, we are – all of us – presently engaged in not merely a socio-political, but also a metaphysical war for the future of Western civilization. Not everyone recognizes it, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re caught up in it. We may choose to defend the heritage and fight for the future of Western Christendom, fight against it, or passively “take a knee,” but we cannot escape the consequences, in any case. And how we fight matters for the outcome!
“All conservative, nationalist, or otherwise ‘right-wing’ political movements are doomed to fail if they are merely reactionary, defining themselves by what they oppose rather than what they promote. That is not to say that right-wing politics should cease to oppose grave evils. Rather, such opposition can only succeed if it is rooted in a set of principles and united by core values, a clearly articulated vision of what we need and an ideological explanation of why we need it…
 
“A political movement striving to restore a civilization and its foundational culture must embrace the religion which gave rise to that culture and maintained that civilization through the trials of many ages. Modern conservatism fails to embrace the fundamentals which we aim to restore. Conservatives must define what they intend to conserve rather than merely function as the party of all who dissent to Leftism, the party which at best merely slows the destruction.
 
“A civilization, like a tree, survives storms and flourishes not because of its size or the number of its leaves, but from the depth and strength of its roots. Any restoration of Western Civilization must be solidly rooted in our historical Greco-Roman roots and the Christian faith.”
I would agree – while also noting that we ought not to forget our Celtic and Germanic (in the case of us Anglicans, most particularly Anglo-Saxon) roots, either! Follow the link for more.

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?

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”

Bill Gates warns open door migration will overwhelm Europe | Daily Mail Online

Bill Gates warns that Germany’s open door policy to migrants will overwhelm Europe and urges leaders to ‘make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via current routes’

Source: Bill Gates warns open door migration will overwhelm Europe | Daily Mail Online

“Bill Gates has warned that European leaders risk deepening the migrant crisis by being too generous to those arriving on the continent. The Microsoft founder said countries such as Germany will not be able to handle the ‘huge’ numbers of migrants waiting to leave Africa and find a better life overseas. Instead, the 61-year-old suggested spending more on foreign aid to treat the root causes of migration, while making it more difficult for people to reach the continent.”

If even the arch-liberal Bill Gates recognizes that there’s a problem…!

And it’s not Germany alone, either – it’s every European country that’s at risk, not to mention the countries of the “European diaspora,” including the United States, Canada, and even Australia and New Zealand.

What kind of rank insanity does it take to continue to encourage and enable an invasion of your own land, and the displacement / replacement of your own people by foreigners who care nothing for your people, your land, its history, or its culture, and think of you only as a source of free stuff?

These are not Germans, and they will not magically (or at all) become Germans. Anyone who thinks otherwise is living in Wolkenkuckucksheim – “cloud cuckoo-land.”

Sorry to have to be so brutally honest, but it’s time to stop deluding ourselves. Indeed, it’s past time.

It is time to defend Western Christendom!

Templar knight kneeling in prayer

I have been thinking, deeply, about the crisis – or perhaps one ought to say, converging crises – facing the West at this time in our history. And I have come to the conclusion that the primary problem facing our Western civilization in dealing with Islamist terrorism and, more broadly, the multi-pronged (religious, paramilitary, socio-cultural, and as a sub-set of the latter, sexual) jihad against us, is not simply that Christians are too nice for our own good. We may well be, but the root problem goes deeper than that.

The real problem, I think, is that far too many Christians have lost their faith. I am not talking about the atheists, militant or otherwise; I am not even talking about the “nones” (Religious Affiliation? None of the Above), although the growth of both is concerning. I am talking about professed Christians who, while they may still accept the moral codes and social norms (however diluted or creatively interpreted) of Christianity, have nonetheless lost sight of the core principle: namely, the identity of Christ Himself, within the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

Why do I say that? Simply this: if you really and truly believed that Christ is the only and eternal Son of God, the Incarnate Word of the Father –

the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made,

in the words of the Nicene Creed, which has defined the essentials of the faith since 325 AD – then it would matter to you, and matter deeply, that Christians are being murdered en masse in the name of Islam, in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere; that churches in Europe are emptying at an alarming rate, and many of them are either being destroyed or turned into mosques; that according to some reports, as many as 40% of Moslems, ordinary Moslems, in the West would prefer to live under Sharia law; that Islamists – and not just ISIS terrorists, but relatively ordinary Moslem preachers and relatively ordinary Moslem believers – are actively calling for and expecting the conquest of the West by Islam, the imposition of Sharia for Moslems living in Western countries, and other special privileges for Moslems not granted to followers of any other religion.

As Italian journalist and author Giulio Meotti puts it, writing for The Geller Report,

“Europe as we know it is disappearing under the weight of falling birth rates, de-Christianization and Muslim proliferation. The great Medieval churches were built to assert pride, and conversely, the sight of an abandoned church or in ruins today sends a strong message. A world is being eclipsed.”

This is happening not in the Middle East – once the cradle of Christianity but now an area where the followers of Mohammed reign supreme – but from Dearborn, Michigan, to Birmingham, England; from Stockholm, Sweden, to Nice, France. Continue reading “It is time to defend Western Christendom!”

Reflections on grounding oneself in the tradition

Those of us who respect, even revere the past, who value tradition, who both yearn for and promote the ways of the past as a helpful and healthful antidote to the psychological and cultural poisons of the present, are nonetheless living in a swirling vortex of those present poisons every day – nearly, every hour of every day. And for those of us who get a lot of our news and commentary online, the ceaseless 24-hour news cycle of factoids, “alternative facts,” pseudo-facts, and a plethora of competing perspectives can be overwhelming.

Even when the information is solid and accurate – which is not so often as one might wish – it is still coming at one at such a frenzied pace, and frequently with such a tinge of hysteria, that this commentator, at least, often feels like he’s on the bridge of a beleaguered starship Enterprise, bouncing Klingon disruptors off his forward shields, and praying those shields don’t collapse! Or to switch metaphors, to be struggling to find solid ground amidst the shifting sand of popular opinion, and even competing claims about the nature of truth and reality.

This is why it is so important to ground oneself in the tradition itself. Historical, intellectual, and philosophical, of course; but also cultural, artistic, and musical, among other components. Continue reading “Reflections on grounding oneself in the tradition”