And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
– Acts 19: 18-20
“But surely you would like to change caps with me,” said the king, and he lifted his shining gold crown from his head.
Anders said never a word but when the king came nearer to him with his gold crown in one hand, and the other outstretched toward that beautiful cap, then, with one jump, Anders was out of his chair. Like an arrow he darted out of the hall, through the palace, down the stairs, and across the yard. He ran so fast that the necklace the princess had given him fell from his neck, and all the cakes rolled out of his pockets.
But he had his cap! He had his cap! He had his cap! With both hands he clutched it tight as he ran back home to his mother’s cottage.
– “The Cap that Mother Made” (a Swedish tale)
The Swedes recently announced that they were going to follow the Italian model in dealing with the coronavirus. Illegal immigrants of color will receive treatment while old white folks will be placed on the ‘deplorable’ list and left alone to die. This is not really a new policy in the European nations. My father, a veteran of the ‘Big War,’ which the liberals always claim as ‘their’ war because it was against Hitler, was neglected in favor of the colored illegals when he entered the hospital in his last days. And what is wrong with such a policy? Isn’t it practical to let the old white people die off and try to save the people of color, who are the noble savages? Yes, it is practical if you are trying to build a new world, free of white Europeans and their God.
The liberal-created coronavirus crisis has given the white grazers, if they have eyes to see, a rare glimpse behind the liberal curtain. What we see behind the curtain is the liberal expert. In the name of his scientific expertise – in religion, medicine, politics, and in every other aspect of our lives – the liberals bid us trust the expert. But the expert is in reality the Emperor who has no clothes. His expertise is a lie. That is what we can see so clearly during this coronavirus outbreak as the liberals’ experts predict 7 million deaths in the U.S. while simultaneously forbidding the use of the chloroquine drug, which has not been “clinically proven”; it has only been proven “observationally” as a cure for coronavirus. And if it is not “clinically proven” by an expert, it is not a reality. So it is in the liberals’ brave new world. That which is not liberal cannot be. Reality is false, and the liberals’ lies are true. (1)
The first liberal expert, the expert who spawned the legions of liberal experts throughout our history as a people, was Satan. Satan told Adam and Eve they would not die if they ate the forbidden fruit. And he made that claim based on his scientific expertise. He knew the natural world better than God. How could a delicious fruit produce death? But of course Satan, like all liberal experts, had a hidden agenda. He hated God and he sought to strike out at God by attacking his creatures. And that has always been and always will be the case with the liberals. Through the scientific expert they attack God and humanity.
The European people’s inordinate respect for and fear of the experts in religion, medicine, law, and politics stems from the original sin of Adam and Eve, who were deceived by Satan, the religious expert, who offered them equality with God. Christ faced religious experts when He stood before Caiaphas. How could the son of a carpenter, a non-expert, challenge the combined expertise of the Sanhedrin? It was blasphemous. So the experts sentenced the Word made flesh, our Lord and Savior, to death.
As it was with our Savior so it was with His greatest champion, St. Paul. St. Paul stood before the Jewish religious experts and the Athenian philosophical experts and preached Christ crucified, Christ risen, without any respect for the Jews who rejected their own prophets and the philosophers who would not acknowledge a God with a local habitation and a name. What is so striking about St. Paul’s Christian faith is that he does not see Christ as a stepping stone to a higher faith. For him the grace of God of is everything: “Through Christ and in Christ.” Is not that in keeping with the words of our Lord in the Revelation of St. John? “I am the beginning and the end.” Teilhard de Chardin was not an aberration, he merely made explicit what was implicit in the theological approach to God, which enjoins us to believe that the religious expert has something to tell us that is greater than the provincial God championed by St. Paul. In theological Christianity, we are not enjoined to take Christ into our heart; instead we are enjoined to partake of the wisdom of the religious experts. But the religious experts are juggling fiends who will steal our souls, “with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence.” They will leave us, if we believe in their expertise, bereft of a heart that loves, which is our only way to the Savior whose divine love surpasseth the understanding of the experts.
The coronavirus revolution is another outbreak of Robespierre Jacobinism, just as the communist uprising in Russia was an outbreak of Robespierre Jacobinism. Such outbreaks occur when the liberals feel that the construction of their utopian society, which necessitates the destruction of all things Christian, is proceeding too slowly. And the revolutionary purges are always arranged by metaphysical experts devoid of all humanity:
Nothing can be conceived more hard than the heart of a thoroughbred metaphysician. It comes nearer to the cold malignity of a wicked spirit than to the frailty and passion of a man. It is like that of the principle of evil himself, incorporeal, pure, unmixed, dephlegmated, defecated evil.
“The frailty and passion of a man.” Our weakness is our humanity, but it is also, through Him and in Him, our strength. If we admit our frailty, our dependence on the Suffering Servant, He will grant us the grace to set our passionate love against the passionate hatred of the devil and his liberal experts. And in that battle the passionate European shall bear it away.
True conservatism, Burkean conservatism, does not consist of the support of a system in religion or politics. It consists of St. Paul’s vision of Christ as the Beginning and the End. If we do not see Christ as a stepping stone to a larger cosmic vision of God, if He remains the Word made flesh, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem, crucified under Pontius Pilate, and rose from the dead on the third day, He will be the God of the little things, the God of our hearth fires and our hearts. We will support His channels of grace, because His grace is our salvation. But when the cosmic Christ becomes our Lord, when we worship a new Athenian vision of God that satisfies the egotism of the theologians who want to be the first to give us a new improved theology of God, then we lose God and we lose the civilization of the men and women who asked the dear Christ to enter into their hearts.
The liberals have managed to get the European people to kneel to their false gods because the theologically minded churchmen have not taken Christ into their hearts. Without a heartfelt faith of their own they cannot present the real Christ to their people. They are like unto the vagabond Jewish exorcists in Acts, who thought they could use Christ’s name to fight the demons without having first taken Christ into their hearts:
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. – Acts 19: 13-16
If we attack the demon-possessed liberals with the pseudo-Christianity of the churchmen and/or the pseudo-conservatism of the system-dependent conservatives, we will have to flee our house naked and wounded.
It became glaringly apparent in The Merchant of Venice that Shylock had plotted Antonio’s death beforehand when he refused thrice the money of the original bond. Shylock wanted his pound of flesh and nothing else. So it is with the liberals. When a French doctor has found a cure for coronavirus which the liberals refuse to even consider, some states have even banned the chloroquine drug as a treatment because Trump recommends it and because the doctor who prescribes it does not believe in the liberals’ doctrine of climate change, then we can see that the liberals have a satanic plan that is all and all to them. There must be a crisis that permits liberal experts to run every aspect of our lives. There must be such a crisis because white, Christian Europeans must be eradicated from the face of the earth. That is what liberalism is all about, Charlie Brown, and you too, Charlie Brown, will have to be exterminated.
Theologians know nothing about God, because the living God comes to us through the wellspring of the human heart, not through the abstract intellect. Doctors have a certain technical skill, but they know nothing about spiritual or physical health. If they have a connection to the other world, Christian Europe, they can be of some use, but outside of that world they serve Satan. And what of the lawyers? They become like unto the archenemies of Christ in the Gospels when they use the letter of the law to destroy the spirit of the law. Should such ‘experts’ be our guides? To what end? Are they not guiding us off a cliff?
If we go back to the original expert in the Garden of Eden we can see what unifies all the modern experts of Liberaldom: They hate the living God because He offends their pride. They must be as gods, so they attack the living God through His people. The Europeans once were His people, so the liberals have centered their attack on the Europeans. But the noble savages of color can only remain the liberals’ gods so long as they stay outside of the orbit of Christian Europe; it is always that entity which is under attack. The theologians attack Christian Europe by pointing out the insufficiencies, from their utopian heights, of the antique Europeans. And the secular liberals attack the antique Europeans precisely because they were Christian. Thus the pride of intellect unites the religious expert and the secular expert in one great hatred, the hatred of Christ and the people who once called on Him by name.
The Swedes have not deviated from what has become the mainstream morality of the European governments. They are simply being more explicit – “The young must die in their mothers’ wombs and the old whites must die quickly to make way for the non-whites.” That is now the anti-white, anti-Christian ethos that rules Europe. Let me posit a different ethos, an old ethos, as an alternative. In an old Swedish fairy tale a young boy named Anders is given a hat by his mother: “A prettier cap was never seen, for his mother herself had knit it; and who could ever make anything half so nice as mother!” Throughout the rest of the story Anders is offered money, kisses from a beautiful princess, and bigger and finer hats, if only he will relinquish the hat his mother made for him. Anders refuses to give up the hat, even when his own brother calls him a fool for his many refusals. And in the end –
Anders’ face grew red, very red. “I was not foolish,” he answered sturdily, “I could never have bought a finer cap, not for all the king’s crown. I could never have bought anything in all this world one half so fine as the cap my mother made me!”
Then his mother took him up on her lap, and kissed him.
We are to Christian Europe and to our Lord as Anders was to his hat and to his mother. There is no finer place for us than Christian Europe, because that is where our kith and kin and our Lord dwell. The land of the experts, the land of Liberaldom, is not, and never shall be, our home. +
(1) Laura Ingraham tried to report on the benefits of the chloroquine drug, but she was locked out of her Twitter account because of her deviation from the liberals’ party line, which is: “There is no cure, there is no hope, you must cease all work, all of life, and stay in your homes until the experts tell you it is safe to come out.” That date, the date when it will be safe to come out, will always be in the future; it will never come about in reality, just like the liberals’ utopia.