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Brussels today: Fighting terrorism with moral signalling, grandiose self-abasement, and wishful thinking

Brussels today: Fighting terrorism with moral signalling, grandiose self-abasement, and wishful thinking

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After the attacks on Charlie Hebdo last year I wrote about the puerile immaturity of the response in some quarters. Later in the year, after the even more deadly attacks in Paris, I wrote about the empty sentimentality of the response in some quarters. These two responses are in fact facets of the same mindset; a bipolar condition that simultaneously laughs and cries at our collective suicide whilst refusing to admit that anything is fundamentally wrong. It is an adolescent sensibility that combines impotent cynicism with ostentatious mawkishness.

Following the attacks in Brussels, I wonder what will be pushed as the defining moment of empty resistance? Perhaps it will be a mixture of these two responses, of cynicism and sentimentality. Perhaps we might see a topless slutwalk with an All You Need is Love soundtrack. That’ll show the bastards!

This bipolarity is a fundamental perspective of the European outlook. On the one hand we support the never-ending US campaign to bomb the Middle East into liberal democracy. On the other we like to promote never-ending collective self-guilt to all Europeans as atonement for our past sin of having a collective consciousness. Too tolerant of present arrogance whilst too guilty about past vitality. Roughly speaking, the first attitude is a Judaic distortion, the second a Christian distortion. An authentically European perspective is suppressed to the point of invisibility.

Another aspect of this bipolarity is a callous disregard for the victims of US/European aggression when they are located in the Middle East combined with an obsequious attentiveness to their well-being when they move to a European country. A person might be forgiven for suspecting that this is all part of some nefarious plan to destroy Europe. Regardless, what this reveals is that the European perspective is predicated on an antonym of strength. It is not weakness exactly, but cynical power. Strength is a function of virtue but our cynical power is a function of self-doubt and petulance. Real strength would have the self-confidence to care about the well-being of the “other” without feeling any need to deny the reality of their alterity. It would maintain and strengthen national borders and would unashamedly accept the distance signified by the status of “other.” But it would not feel a need to be insulting to the other purely on the basis of their difference. It would regard such disrespect as a form of psychological weakness.

The present (distorted) European perspective gets it all upside down. We embrace the refugee as being exactly the same as us because he is human, and because the category “human” supposedly conveys a sense of transcendent brotherhood. But, deep down, we despise the human because our greatest knowledge of it comes from introspection, and when we look at ourselves we do not like what we see. So, the refugee must become like us, he must shed his backward religious identity and become a shallow, materialistic thing so that he can fully belong in European society. We prefer to make him one of us so that we can share in our self-disgust, rather than keep a dignified distance so that we can share in our self-respect. This is a complete reversal of the true attitude of respect. Because, in fact, it is a virtue to respect the other, and an infallible measure of self-confidence. We have lost both the courage to define him as “other” and the courtesy to respect him as such.

Now, it might be objected that my condemnation of this contemporary European mind-set belongs to the same school of thought that seeks to blame the West for Muslim terrorism. The sort of viewpoint that argues that Paris, Brussels, London are all Karmic payback for Western intervention in the Middle East. That we are reaping what we have sown. The fundamental distinction that I want to draw between my own view and that of those who argue for such atrocities being an inevitable Nemesis is that my intention is to cure Europe back to health whereas theirs is to euthanize it to death. After the mass sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, a German Interior Minister, Ralf Jaeger said, “What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chatrooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women.” In an unpleasant echo of this sentiment, Simon Jenkins in The Guardian declared that, “The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it.” These points of view are predicated on the belief that the one thing that must never be allowed to happen is that European countries regain a sense of national identity. My point of view is that such a regaining of national identity is the first thing that must happen. I criticise Europe for being too weak, they criticize Europe for not being weak enough.

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis condemned Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border. “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” declared the Pontiff. Pope Francis is right about one thing: the present choice we face is about walls and bridges. There is a dominant view shared by most of the political classes of Europe that borders should be broken down more and more so that ultimately there will be no national distinctions whatsoever. They see this as a sort of utopia because they imagine that the erasure of distinctions will result in a pacifist levelling of all humanity and that the lion shall lie down with the lamb. The more we see of Muslim immigration the more preposterous this scenario seems but that will have little effect on those who are ideologically required to believe in a teleology of peace.

There is no need at all to demonize Islam but there is an urgent need to keep it separate. It is a foreign religion that is not suitable for us. The purpose of a border is to define and regulate difference. The “no borders” campaigners wish to destroy difference because they do not believe in identity. They cannot believe in identity because they have lost theirs. They wish to drag everyone in the world down to a similar deracinated, secularized state. We resist this degradation of all traditions. We respect the diversity that comes from genuine difference and we wish to promote it. We put our own identity first and respect the right of the other to do the same.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Posted March 31, 2016 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Martin
    Posted March 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    A very good article highlighting on the one hand, our arrogant and callous Judaic foreign policy and on the other hand, our masochistic humanitarian Christian refugee policy.

    I think the criticism of Simon Jenkins is misguided. Jenkins has long been a critic and a sceptic with regard to the neocon ‘war on terror’. He warns about terror threats being used as a pretext for curtailing our civil liberties.

  3. Leon
    Posted March 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    “After the mass sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, a German Interior Minister, Ralf Jaeger said, “What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chatrooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women.” In an unpleasant echo of this sentiment, Simon Jenkins in The Guardian declared that, “The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it.””

    The Deepest Circle of Hell is reserved for traitors such as these. I hope the Christians are right about that.

  4. PeLeX
    Posted March 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    So called multiculturalists are basically motivated by money. It may look like a genuine altruistic attitude, but it is, mostly, money. Hostility to the White People is well paid.

    There is, of course, also power and media attention etc., but if you take out money in all its forms (attractive jobs with reasonable salary and not really anything to do, all kinds of pay-offs linked to SJW and so on), the number of people dedicating themselves to the destruction of White People would be much less, really much less.

    It is even clearer in the top level. The people that serve the global elite in the top level, are extremely well paid. However, they are the ones who would immediately betray the elite if the lite would not perform and pay. The lower levels may even believe in what they do, the top is just whoring.

    So, we need an economic collapse, and the sooner, the better, because then the money feeding the destruction of our people is gone. And it would also, of course, create genuine resistance in other ways as well.

    Kai Murros has spoken also about these things.

    I cannot see any other way, the enemy is infiltrated in all possible ways into our societies and it will never walk away democratically. We need a revolution. A real genuine, aggressive, terrible, revolution, with violence. What else is there? It is a child who believes anything else. The enemy is surrounding itself with walls and fences, and has hundreds of nuclear warheads. They are preparing for the revolution. They ARE the Elysium, not us, we are already on the other side of the fence.

  5. PeLeX
    Posted March 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    So called multiculturalists are basically motivated by money. It may look like a genuine altruistic attitude, but it is, mostly, money. Hostility to the White People is well paid.

    There is, of course, also power and media attention etc., but if you take out money in all its forms (attractive jobs with reasonable salary and not really anything to do, all kinds of pay-offs linked to SJW and so on), the number of people dedicating themselves to the destruction of White People would be much less, really much less.

    It is even clearer in the top level. The people that serve the global elite in the top level, are extremely well paid. However, they are the ones who would immediately betray the elite if the lite would not perform and pay. The lower levels may even believe in what they do, the top is just whoring.

    So, we need an economic collapse, and the sooner, the better, because then the money feeding the destruction of our people is gone. And it would also, of course, create genuine resistance in other ways as well.

    Kai Murros has spoken also about these things.

    I cannot see any other way, the enemy is infiltrated in all possible ways into our societies and it will never walk away democratically. We need a revolution. A real genuine, aggressive, terrible, revolution, with violence. What else is there? It is a child who believes anything else. The enemy is surrounding itself with walls and fences, and has hundreds of nuclear warheads. They are preparing for the revolution. They ARE the Elysium, not us, we are already on the other side of the fence.

  6. The_Brahmin
    Posted March 26, 2016 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Well stated, Mr Pankhurst.

    We live in fallen, anthropocentric times, selfish, narcissistic and driven by vanity and indulegnce. In such lives where is the place for anything else – gods or animals? In such lives where is the place for heroic conduct? For the evil that radical Islam brings, we will eventually need heroic action beyond the realm of law and silly documents reeking of vaingloriousness called Constitution.

    I feel quite despondent. It’s like being surrounded by deaf ears, blinded eyes and dulled minds that are incapable of seeing their own looming destruction.

  7. cecilhenry
    Posted March 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I have sympathy for White victims of multiculturalism if they objected to it, fought it, and rejected it.

    For those who danced with White Genocide and status seeking– they got what they deserved. No sympathy anymore. It is costing me my society, my neighbourhood, my future.

    Well: ARe they even such an innocent victim as first appears?

    ARe they motivated by leftist agenda’s to accept these refugees because of:

    i) envy and resentment of other Whites in his society who they want destroyed

    ii) anti-white hatred of the civilization they take for granted.

    iii) status seeking over others to manipulate and control them, gain resources from them, shape them like tools to THEIR ends.

    iv)indifference to the interests of ethnic Germans/Europeans while demanding that very accommodation for others.

    The list goes on: do not overlook them.

    Trudeau in Canada want 50,000 a year for 4 years. This is a crime. Jail for Justin

  8. Posted March 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful opportunity this all is.

    Think about it, in Europe we got the Muslims acting like animals, all the while the left and European elites are outright taking their side, even against their own principles about defending women and workers and children. In the US, we got BlackLivesMatters and other leftists acting like animals at Trump rallies and elsewhere, all the while the political establishment either outright sides with them or uses them to attack Trump.

    So the battlelines are drawn. We know a great segment of the non-White population, along with the left, along with the elites are absolutely our enemies and can not be reasoned with. And they’re making this more and more clear everyday to everyone. We have tons of media documenting their behavior from Chancellors, to Presidents, to Billionaires, to NGO chiefs, to Church heads, to academics, to dirtbag college kids on Youtube telling White people to commit suicide. I can’t help but to think that the fabled “Fascist International” is behind all this in order to usher in a Right wing Revolution from Europe to America? How can the globalist elites be so stupid? Is it all hubris?

    I mean they’re starting a fight with the most potentially dangerous people on the earth; the White working and middle classes, and they’re doing it in the US to Europe, while trying to fight the Russians at the same time. LOL. It’s going to be very, very ugly for certain parties who can’t respect White-kind’s right to self determination. I mean REALLY UGLY! I’m talking “up the horses’ bridles” ugly.

    The opportunities for leadership are out there for the taking. We’re living in a time of heroes and high adventure. This is a time when legends are made. The people who act now will be remembered for the next 3000 years.

  9. c
    Posted March 25, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    “But, deep down, we despise the human because our greatest knowledge of it comes from introspection, and when we look at ourselves we do not like what we see.”

    You have touched upon something about the self-hatred of the left here, which either reveres nothing Western at all or only such things as exist ‘on the other side of history.’ Like a frail and diffident woman, they would like to test their strength by domesticating the arrogant Bad Boy – only they secretly hope that they do not change him and, frankly, do not even try very hard, because they admire his certainty and need it desperately.

    “Perhaps we might see a topless slutwalk with an All You Need is Love soundtrack”

    Reminded me of the jukeboxes that The Prisoner passed as he was being led down to the bunker/kangaroo court/missile silo.

  10. Walter
    Posted March 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    This short essay defines succinctly our situation. It is like a manifesto without the declarative air of a speech from a podium.
    The term “Cynical Power” used by Mr. Pankhurst encapsulates in my opinion the innermost core of Western Values and is as such an article that condemns itself and will be condemned by history.
    Unfortunately, we cannot wait until the inevitable fate of an immoral ideology fulfils itself. Every day of existence of a bankrupt, empty, self-referential system creates new realities to cement the stupid, primitive dollhouse world of essentially spoiled children coming and going with luxury limousines to their high-level exchanges of mental vapidities which they mistake for intelligence, insight and civilized behavior. An act of passive resistance is to not getting involved so as to cut the lines of communication within the system. In the former Eastern Block, people were remarkably free in their thinking, government propaganda only touched the surface layers of the individual. Hence, a revolution could come quickly. The system broke down eventually because of the unhappy economic situation prevailing. I think that the same will happen to the western regimes, they are losing a caring followership to keep them in power. How much destruction fate will still allow them to wreak on our world will have to be seen.

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