But now all is to be changed. All the pleasing illusions, which made power gentle and obedience liberal, which harmonized the different shades of life, and which, by a bland assimilation, incorporated into politics the sentiments which beautify and soften private society, are to be dissolved by this new conquering empire of light and reason. All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off. All the superadded ideas, furnished from the wardrobe of a moral imagination, which the heart owns, and the understanding ratifies, as necessary to cover the defects of our naked, shivering nature, and to raise it to dignity in our own estimation, are to be exploded as a ridiculous, absurd, and antiquated fashion. –Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
Right from the beginning of the French Revolution, Burke saw with astounding clarity and vision what the French Revolution was and what its consequences would be. It seems, as we look back on his prophetic witness to the truth, that Burke was vouchsafed a vision of the living God acting in the history of His people and that our Lord called upon him to bear witness, before the European people, of that vision. Edmund Burke did not, like Jonah, try to avoid his prophetic mission. He bore witness to the European Ninevites. Tragically, the European people, unlike the Ninevites, did not heed the warnings of the prophet, and their subsequent history has been a history of a people who are, “lost, lost, lost.”
What was Burke’s vision? He saw a Europe which was grounded in the Dream of the Rood:
The nations of Europe have had the very same Christian religion, agreeing in the fundamental parts, varying a little in the ceremonies and in the subordinate doctrines. The whole of the polity and economy of every country in Europe has been derived from the same sources. –Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace
Of course Roman Catholic and Protestant scholastics who made and still make the ceremonies and subordinate doctrines of Christianity into the whole of Christianity would dispute Burke’s assertion that the nations of Europe prior to the French Revolution had the same Christian faith. But the truth will out; it is in the blood. The history of our people, the history of their elective affections, tell us that Burke, not the scholastics, is right. There was a Narnia, there was a race of people who took the Christ story into their hearts and built their nations upon that rock: The European people became the Christ-bearing race.
The ways of God are not the ways of men. When the Israelites left the path of righteousness, God did not send a multitude of experts to show the people the way back to the true path. Instead he sent one prophet – Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, etc. And finally He sent the fulfillment of the prophecies, His only begotten Son. All prophetic witness after the fulfillment of the prophesies must be a prophetic witness that calls the people of God, the Europeans, back to the ways of righteousness, to the truth of God in Man and Man in God. Burke saw with blinding sight that Jacobinism was not a regime change, it was the devil’s ultimate gambit against the living God:
The rebels to God perfectly abhor the Author of their being. They hate him “with all their heart, with all their mind, with all their soul, and with all their strength.” He never presents himself to their thoughts but to menace and alarm them. They cannot strike the Sun out of Heaven, but they are able to raise a smouldering smoke that obscures him from their own eyes. Not being able to revenge themselves on God, they have a delight in vicariously defacing, degrading, torturing, and tearing in pieces his image in man. –Regicide Peace
“Yes, yes,” the bulk of the European intelligentsia said after Robespierre’s bloodletting became too blatant to ignore, “Burke was right about Robespierre, but he goes too far when he equates democracy and Jacobinism. That borders on obsession, and obsession is wrong.” But all the prophets were obsessed with their people’s apostasy from the living God. And that is what the acceptance of demon-cracy entails, the acceptance of a system of government established by the mind of Satan to ensure that the liberals’ ‘image of the beast in man’ culture replaces the ‘image of God in man’ culture of the antique Europeans.
When the European people disengaged from the customs and manners of old Europe, they disengaged from the living God. Once virtue consists of a man’s adherence to the democratic process, he can abandon outmoded virtues, such as honor and chivalry, which were virtues stemming from Christian Europe. In fact, the democratic man can become a coward without honor and still hold his head high in the new democracy in which honor and chivalry are relics of undemocratic Europe. Burke’s defense of Marie Antoinette and his condemnation of the new democratic/Jacobin ethos that made a virtue of her torture and execution still speaks to us today. The modern demon-crats are one with the Jacobins, and the entire unilluminated white race is being prepared for the guillotine:
It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,–glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendor, and joy. Oh! what a revolution! And what a heart must I have to contemplate without emotion that elevation and that fall! Little did I dream when she added titles of veneration to those of enthusiastic, distant, respectful love, that she should ever be obliged to carry the sharp antidote against disgrace concealed in that bosom; little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour, and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever. Never, never more shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone! It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that charity of honor, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness. –Reflections
We cannot live in this democratic hell, we cannot live in this land without charity, without honor, and without chivalry. The shadow men, the conservatives who want to conserve a milder Jacobinism, do not want a return to His Europe. I recently saw a News Max conservative condemning two Biden recruitment ads, one with a lesbian telling us to join the Army, another with a homosexual male telling us to join the Army. Certainly the ads were insults against everything decent and honorable, but so was the News Max response. With the moderator were two female commentators who insisted that the Army should be color-blind, sex-blind, and value-neutral. That was and is the American way, the two women intoned. That may be the way of the shadow conservatives, but it is not the way of a Christian European. A Christian European does discriminate; he builds an army of the men of his own race and faith, and he defends his racial hearth fire where his women folk live and thrive. He does not send them to war in the name of equality and/or equity. And sexual orientation does matter. You can’t build the esprit de corps necessary if open faggotry is permitted in the armed forces. But of course that is the traditional wisdom of the old European culture of honor and chivalry. Such things are now verboten in the age of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The conservatives routinely drink from the fount of cowardice and dishonor when they defend the police as an aggregate — “99% of the police are good!” — while condemning actual policemen who defend the white race by arresting black criminals — “All police are good except the one bad policeman in Minnesota.” You can regularly appease the principalities and powers of this world if you abandon that ‘charity of honor’ culture that Burke spoke of and accept the ideals of democratic Jacobinism. Solzhenitsyn, in his master work The Gulag Archipelago, observed that Lady Macbeth would have slept quite soundly if she had had an ideology to justify herself. Without an ideology she eventually succumbed to the “compunctious visitings of nature” and was unable to live with what she had done. Modern liberals and their conservative brethren are made of sterner stuff. They do have an ideology — it is demon-cracy — and they can support every evil under the sun and denounce all that is good and noble under that evil banner of demon-cracy without ever feeling one single pang of conscience.
The idea that reason and science is truth and what emanates from the moral sentiments of the heart is false first took hold in the Christian churches, the whited sepulchers of the false Aslan, and then was disseminated throughout Christendom. The storybook faith in Christ the Lord went underground along with the moral sentiments, such as chivalry, honor, and pietas, that accompany a faith in the storybook Christ. Burke wondered why ten thousand swords did not leap from the scabbards of chivalrous Frenchmen determined to defend their Queen. Well, as we have seen over the past two European centuries, rational scientific men do not fight in the name of irrational and unscientific codes such as chivalry and that charity of honor. But it is my contention that nothing but evil will come from the contending parties of moderate liberals and mad-dog liberals, because both parties are contending for bragging rights in hell: “We are more enlightened and scientific because we love the sacred negro more than thee,” both contending parties claim. But why is the ‘beast in man’ culture of the sacred negro more enlightened and scientific than that dear, dear land of storybooks, Christ’s Kingdom Come? Precisely because it is a ‘beast in man’ culture is the reason the modern liberals and modern conservatives believe that we must be democratic. Men who think, contrary to the word of God, that nature and nature’s God should be our touchstone of reality will always choose to be ruled by the devil rather than Christ.
The devil has taken great pains to present the European people with two paths that seem to diverge in the woods, but which end in the same place, in Satan’s kingdom of eternal night. The monstrous entity of liberalism has two satanic factions. The first is the Robespierre faction. That faction is represented by Biden and company, who come right at the white race and tell us they intend to eradicate all things white and Christian, and then they proceed to do just that. Then there is the second faction, the moderate liberals, who are incorrectly called conservatives. They are like unto the Jacobins after the death of Robespierre: they want the same democratic utopia as their liberal brethren, but they do not think it is necessary to eliminate the entire white race in order to bring about a democratic utopia on earth. Charlton Heston, in his farewell speech to the NRA, summed up the moderate liberals’ back-door Jacobinism. He cited Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, and Thomas Paine as providing the ideological underpinning of our great republic and bid us be faithful to that heritage. I loved Charlton Heston’s movies when I was growing up, and I admired his real life courage in standing up to the mad-dog liberals. But we cannot, if we are white Christians, take the path recommended by Heston and the ‘conservatives.’ We must hew out a third path in the woods, the ancient path. The true path has been covered with thorns and buried under a mountain of liberal granite, but it is the only path for the European people. If the only culture in which Christ dwelt, in which true charity, the charity grounded in His divine charity, was supreme, is to “be exploded as a ridiculous, absurd, and antiquated fashion,” and racist and sexist as well, then we have descended below the level of the beasts, because they will have retained more humanity than the modern Europeans, the subhuman, desouled Undines of the shadowlands.
The demon-cratic spirit is grounded in hell; it is a celebration of the virtues of unrestrained demonism. “Let joy reign supreme,” Satan decrees, and the enlightened Europeans scream, “Amen!” Satan’s will-be-done has been presented to Europeans in the form of utopia, and the Europeans have responded to Satan’s slick sales pitch with the same enthusiasm with which a pig eats his swill. In the name of a future in which the pig swill of liberty from God and liberty from faith, hope, and charity constitutes our brave new world the liberals proceed with their leftward march into hell –
It is no easy operation to eradicate humanity from the human breast. What Shakespeare calls “the compunctious visitings of nature” will sometimes knock at their hearts, and protest against their murderous speculations. But they have a means of compounding with their nature. Their humanity is not dissolved. They only give it a long prorogation. They are ready to declare, that they do not think two thousand years too long a period for the good that they pursue. It is remarkable, that they never see any way to their projected good but by the road of some evil. –Reflections
Every evil ever conceived by the mind of Satan has been institutionalized in the United States of Babylon. But in point of fact Babylon was a godly state compared to the American republic of Satan. Why should we fly the Masonic flag of the stars and stripes, which is only a mildly leftward-leaning flag. Why don’t we fly a flag with Satan’s image emblazoned on it? That would reflect the inner reality of our satanic nation.
The utopians from hell always win because their enemies, the antique Europeans, were not perfect. The utopians can point to invented imperfections, which is the case 98% of the time, but they can also point to real imperfections. No Christian father, no Christian king can stand up to a utopian critic. If all Christian fathers and all Christian kings can be deposed because they are not perfect, then what father and what king can stand? They can’t stand, and it is Christian fathers and Christian kings who upheld the European culture of honor, charity, and chivalry. There is no honor in a democratic culture that bids us betray our own people. There is no charity in a democratic culture that permits the slaughter of the unborn and the massacre of the white race. And there is no chivalry in a democratic culture that recruits women to fill up the ranks of the military in foreign wars and allows them to abandon their domestic hearth fires at home.
Can we proceed, as the News Max conservatives tell us we must, into the future without that charity of honor that Burke saw at the heart of Christian Europe? Sir Walter Scott was a passionate defender of Burke because he saw the Europe that Burke saw. It was, at its spiritual core, a mystic fairy land presided over by a Shakespearean clown, a man who seemed to be fool but who was wiser than the worldly-wise, because he saw life feelingly. Who was and is that mysterious figure walking in and out of our European storybooks? He is Christ the Lord, the King of Kings. Scott’s first epic poem was The Lay of the Last Minstrel. The last minstrel of Christian Europe was Edmund Burke. He sang us a lay of charity and honor, a song of old Europe, and he refused to yield to the sophisters, economists, and calculators that sought to destroy that world. Endlessly reciting, “We are not racist, we are non-violent,” is a pathetic capitulation to the liberals’ new world devoid of charity, honor, and love. My heart is in the coffin with old Europe where buried love doth live! +