And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. – Acts 28: 25-28
The ruling elites and a sizeable portion of the white, gentile, working class populations in every European nation have become spiritual Jews. They have closed their eyes and their hearts to the Son of God. There have been thousands of death-of-the-west type books (and quite possibly if an accurate tally was made, the figure would be higher) since Spengler wrote his famous death-of-the-west book, The Decline of the West, in 1918. But the death of Western civilization and the demise of the white race, which founded Western civilization, can be summed up in those four verses of Acts. We must not see Jewishness as an exterior sign of a people who were predestined to play the villains in a divine drama. Jewishness is a spiritual disease that can strike any race of people who reject the light of the world. On the cross, while in mortal pain, our Lord spoke of mercy and forgiveness: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” To whom was he referring? Was he referring to the Romans, to the Jews, or to both? I don’t know, quite probably if we look at it from His eyes, which is hard for us to do, He was referring to all those who did not know who He was because of circumstances that were not solely determined by a willful hardness of heart. But what of those who did know who He was and did willfully harden their hearts? Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for the modern day Jewish gentiles who have hardened their hearts against Christ.
Our destiny as a people and as individuals is centered on this issue of the hardened heart. The poets of Christian Europe knew this, but unfortunately – no ‘unfortunately’ is not the right word, let us say tragically – the theologians did not concern themselves with the heart. But the prophets were concerned with the heart, Christ was concerned with the heart, and so was St. Paul. And if my concordance of the Bible can be trusted, it seems that the prophets, Christ, and St. Paul were obsessed with what was in a man’s heart, because the Bible is filled with references to the heart. If we take the Bible seriously, we must conclude that what is in a man’s heart defines the man.
The drama of the Europeans’ descent from His “kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” to the kingdom of hell on earth is the drama of the hardened heart. Let us return to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice in order to fully understand the Europeans’ transformation from Christ bearers to Shylockian Jews, for it is in The Merchant of Venice that we see, in the Christian Venetians, what we, as a people, once were. And we see, in Shylock, what we, as a people, have become.
Shylock makes his reasons for hating Antonio quite clear –
I hate him for he is a Christian.
But more for that in low simplicity
He lends out money gratis, and brings down
The rate of usance here with us in Venice.
It’s bad enough that Antonio is a Christian, but he becomes a monstrosity to Shylock when he acts according to Christian principles. Our modern liberals, the spiritual heirs of Shylock, hate all professed Christians, but it is the Christians who try to act according to Christian principles who earn their special hatred. It is the uncompromising Europeans, the men and women who champion the Christian things, that receive the liberals’ particular hatred.
Shylock doesn’t get his pound of flesh, because the Venetians, as representatives of Christian Europe, stand “shoulder to shoulder in phalanx” against Shylock’s attempt to turn Christian law, which is of the spirit, into legalese, which is the law of Satan. Scott describes Satan’s strict formalism in his novel The Black Dwarf:
Once upon a time this old hag is said to have crossed the moor, driving before her a flock of geese, which she proposed to sell to advantage at a neighbouring fair;—for it is well known that the fiend, however liberal in imparting his powers of doing mischief, ungenerously leaves his allies under the necessity of performing the meanest rustic labours for subsistence. The day was far advanced, and her chance of obtaining a good price depended on her being first at the market. But the geese, which had hitherto preceded her in a pretty orderly manner, when they came to this wide common, interspersed with marshes and pools of water, scattered in every direction, to plunge into the element in which they delighted. Incensed at the obstinacy with which they defied all her efforts to collect them, and not remembering the precise terms of the contract by which the fiend was bound to obey her commands for a certain space, the sorceress exclaimed, “Deevil, that neither I nor they ever stir from this spot more!” The words were hardly uttered, when, by a metamorphosis as sudden as any in Ovid, the hag and her refractory flock were converted into stone, the angel whom she served, being a strict formalist, grasping eagerly at an opportunity of completing the ruin of her body and soul by a literal obedience to her orders. It is said, that when she perceived and felt the transformation which was about to take place, she exclaimed to the treacherous fiend, “Ah, thou false thief! lang hast thou promised me a grey gown, and now I am getting ane that will last for ever.”
It was the fate of the Jews to see a small sect of Nazarenes, the devotees of a blasphemer, become the rulers of a world in which they were a small, hated sect. Now the wheel has come full circle: the Shylockian liberals rule the world and the Christian Europeans are a small, hated sect in that world. Is there a symmetry of faiths, first one side rules and then another with no difference between the two? No, the liberals’ Shylockian world is devoid of mercy; it is a return to paganism. The entire Old Testament is a struggle between belief in the God of Isaiah and belief in the nature gods to whom the Israelites continually return. Once Isiah’s prophecies were fulfilled and the majority of the Jews rejected the Light, the Gentiles, the Europeans, became the Christ-bearers –
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. – Acts 18:6
What does Shylock say at the trial? “My deeds upon my head! I crave the law, the penalty and forfeit of my bond.” Thus it is and always shall be. The blasphemers crave the law, the law devoid of the mercy of God. It is the devil’s formalism which will ultimately bring ruin upon the men of the hardened hearts who look to Satan for salvation.
Shylock asserted that the Christian Europeans were like all other people, they were without mercy, because mercy does not exist. But what happens when Shylock himself is caught in the clutches of his own mind-forged merciless law? The man who would not extend mercy receives mercy:
Por. Shylock, there’s thrice thy money offer’d thee.
Shy. An oath, an oath, I have an oath in heaven:
Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
No, not for Venice.
Por. Why, this bond is forfeit;
And lawfully by this the Jew may claim
A pound of flesh, to be by him cut off
Nearest the merchant’s heart:—Be merciful;
Take thrice thy money; bid me tear the bond.
Shy. When it is paid according to the tenour.
It doth appear you are a worthy judge;
You know the law, your exposition
Hath been most sound: I charge you by the law,
Whereof you are a well-deserving pillar,
Proceed to judgment: by my soul I swear,
There is no power in the tongue of man
To alter me: I stay here on my bond.
And when he is caught?
Por. Thou has contriv’d against the very life
Of the defendant; and thou has incurr’d
The danger formerly by me rehears’d
Down therefore and beg mercy of the Duke.
And then there is that incredible, breathtaking response of the Christian, European Duke: “That thou shalt see the difference of our spirit, I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it.” Of course there is a condition placed on Shylock: he must conform, at least outwardly, to the ethos of Christianity. There will be no more pound of flesh money lending. The modern critics who see nothing but European cruelty in Shylock’s forced conversion are willfully blind. Shylock has shown himself opposed to the light, and he must be prevented from attacking the people who have infused that light into their civilization. It is a miracle of God’s grace that Shylock’s life is spared. And Shylock does not have to be Shylock. He can be like his daughter who responds to the light and becomes a Christian.
Portia assumes the mantle of Christ in the fourth act, which is the climactic act, and then reverts in the fifth act to a playful, giddy school girl. That Shakespeare places a divine drama within a comedy should not make us dismissive of what the play entails. Are not our lives like unto The Merchant of Venice? Amidst the trivialities of life we are involved in the great drama of salvation – we can side with Satan and his legions, who have hardened their hearts against the light, or we can bend our knees to the God of mercy, who is Christ the Lord.
Bassanio is a bumbling everyman, like all of the gentile Europeans, but he has that within him which is the stuff that Christendom was built on. When he steps forth and chooses the leaden casket over the gold and silver caskets, he exhibits the moral vision that separates the European people from all others.
So may the outward shows be least themselves;
The world is still deceiv’d with ornament.
In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,
But, being season’d with a gracious voice,
Obscures the show of evil? In religion,
What damned error, but some sober brow
Will bless it and approve it with a text,
Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?
There is no vice so simple, but assumes
Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Thus ornament is but the guiled shore
To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf
Veiling an Indian beauty. Therefore, thou gaudy gold,
Hard food for Midas, I will none of thee:
Nor none of thee, thou pale and common drudge
‘Tween man and man. But thou, thou meagre lead,
Which rather threat’nest than dost promise aught,
Thy plainness moves me more than eloquence,
And here choose I. Joy be the consequence!
Yes! The Europeans chose Christ’s mercy over Satan’s law, the law of the hardened heart. And joy was indeed the consequence. It was not the joy of utopia, a joy that is always postponed into a future that those living in the present will never know, but it was a real joy, the joy that comes to us, within this veil of tears, when we realize that our death and our loved ones’ deaths have been destroyed by Christ’s love:
Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts,
Which I by lacking have supposed dead;
And there reigns Love, and all Love’s loving parts,
And all those friends which I thought buried.
How many a holy and obsequious tear
Hath dear religious love stol’n from mine eye,
As interest of the dead, which now appear
But things removed that hidden in thee lie!
Thou art the grave where buried love doth live,
Hung with the trophies of my lovers gone,
Who all their parts of me to thee did give,
That due of many now is thine alone:
Their images I loved, I view in thee,
And thou (all they) hast all the all of me.
-Shakespeare’s Sonnet 31
What a people we once were to believe all our buried loves still lived with the God whose mercy passeth the understanding of the mind, but can be known by those who have not hardened their hearts like unto the unrepentant Jews.
We have come full circle. The liberals, who stand with Shylock, rule. We are governed not by the law of mercy, but by the law of the hardened hearts. There can be no living under or compromise with the Shylockian Europeans. In the confirmation hearings of Gorsuch, the much lauded (by conservatives) candidate for the Supreme Court, there was a telling moment when he defended Trump’s right to criticize the judges of the 9th Circuit Court, but then went on to admonish anyone who criticized the motives of those sainted judges. For shame, you hideous, treacherous, backsliding, halfway-house Christian. Of course we must criticize the motives of the 9th Circuit Judges. Like Shylock they have made it abundantly clear whom they serve, and whom they hate. They serve Satan and they hate the Christ-bearing race. They crave the law, the satanic law that allows for a pound of flesh nearest the heart to be taken from every white European that remains connected to His Europe. The history of the European people in the latter half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century is a history of rats fleeing a sinking ship. But they knew not what they flee to. They flee to the hell-bound ship. Christ is still at the helm of Europe and He will sustain all of those who do not abandon His European vessel.
There can never be a blending of Shylockian law and Christian law, the law that is above “the sceptered sway” and is enthroned in the hearts of Christian kings. But there can be a blending of the colored heathens and the Shylockian liberals, because the colored heathens, like the liberals, do not believe in the Christian God. The liberal has hardened his heart against the merciful God and the colored heathen’s heart remains hardened, because his savage heart cannot comprehend a God of mercy:
The film represented in silent form the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. At the scene in the Palace where the Roman soldiers struck Him with whips and placed a crown of thorns upon His head, excited cries of ‘Pika! Pika!’ rang out from the Congolese. Pika means hit or strike, and quite naturally, as in a Western film we cheer on the goodies and boo the baddies, they were encouraging the strong against the weak.
Another film depicting in symbolic form the ending of the Arab slave trade by the white man was greeted with equal enthusiasm—each slash of the long whip on the wretched black men’s back was cheered wholeheartedly, and when in coming to grips with the Arab the white hero is momentarily thrown to the ground—their shouts reached a crescendo of support for the Arab—not as representing a race, creed or idea—but simply because he symbolized power and force. – D. P. Dugauquier, Congo Cauldron
Thus the two races, the colored heathens and the Judaized Europeans, are joined in an inharmonious union grounded in a hatred of the Light of the world. The halfway-house rationalist Christians will only go so far with the European Christians. There is a line they will not cross. They will not leave the world of law, of Jewish law, and return to the world depicted in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Why won’t the halfway-house Christians cross the line? Because they are Christian utopians, they want the French Revolution without all the beheadings. But that is what utopia is all about, Mr. Rational, Anti-racist Christian. It is about the execution of Christian kings and the extermination of the white, Christ-bearing race. Side with Shylock, while mildly chiding him for his bloodthirstiness, if you must, but don’t tell me that you are taking the Christian middle ground. There is no Christian middle ground. You either cross the line and stand with Shakespeare’s Venetians or else you stand with Shylock and the devil. +