And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. Matthew 8: 28-32
Trump is hated by the hard left because he is not proceeding according to the ‘Some are more equal’ doctrine of the Jacobin-Marxist left. And he is ‘disappointing’ classical liberals such as Ann Coulter and Ann Corcoran because he is not doing what they think is necessary to ‘restore’ our American republic. But the classical liberals do not understand what is going on. What they call the democratic process is an invention of the devil. Our nation was conceived by men determined to destroy the image of God in man, and was allowed to spread its Satanism through the world by classical liberals (now called conservatives) who thought that men only needed an abstract God that could be pulled out of a God-box on holidays and other special occasions, and then put back in the box during regular working days, because the classical liberals hold that it is self-evident that rational men can work things out for themselves without reference to a fairy-tale God.
Trump will never set the American republic right within the confines of democracy, because democracy is from the devil. But Trump has done much – he has slowed down the liberal juggernaut. Who else could have done that? Certainly not Romney, Bush, or Ann Coulter and Co.? And he has made it possible, by bringing all the liberals out of their lairs to spew their venom at him, for all those who have not been morally anesthetized to see the liberals for what they are – the spawns of Satan. Now, most Europeans have been morally anesthetized so they cannot see the liberals for what they are, but is that Trump’s fault?
The Christian Europeans have been completely routed by the liberals. They are fleeing the battlefield in disarray with a relentless enemy on their trail. Trump has volunteered to offer his services as a rear guard to cut down on the causalities. It ill behooves us to criticize anything he does, because whatever he does it is more than anybody else has offered to do for the European people. If we had a non-satanic government, if liberals were not spawns of Satan, we could write editorials and books in which we disagreed with Trump and told him he should do this rather than that. But this is war. Stop treating the rear guard as a failed general and commend him for his efforts. There can be no victory in rearguard actions, but we can take advantage of them to go home, lick our wounds, and prepare for another assault on the enemy. Actually, in the case of the modern Europeans, we have to say, ‘Prepare for a first assault,’ because they have not yet begun to fight.
Trump’s inauguration speech in which he said that we have one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny set him apart from the antique Europeans such as myself. But it placed him well within the confines of classical liberalism. Why then do the classical liberals dislike Trump more than I do? It is because the conservative-liberals think politics, like religion, is an abstract theory. They do not believe that there is anything in politics or religion that cannot be explained by a rational process. So whenever anyone, regardless of the fact that he is one of their own, goes against their abstract theories they attack him. From my standpoint, Trump belongs with Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt. They were men with a terribly flawed universalist ideal, but they had a remnant of white pietas. Which is not good enough to win a war, but it deserves to be acknowledged and respected when all the other classical liberals are completely devoid of white pietas. Of what does that remnant of pietas consist? On one issue, that of economic nationalism, Jackson, T. Roosevelt, and Trump broke ranks with the classical liberals. Jackson attacked the national bank, and T. Roosevelt broke the trusts. And now Trump is challenging North Korea and China, which makes the corporate socialists hysterical. Trump has infuriated the hard left for not honoring the ‘more equal’ doctrine, and he has infuriated the conservatives for not honoring the one world, one economy doctrine of classical liberalism. And if Trump is hated for opposing only one aspect of liberalism, then what must their hatred be for a Christian European who opposes them in everything?
And this brings us to the real issue. The Trump-Brexit battles are skirmishes within Liberaldom. The real war is between those who adhere to Christian Europe and those who have chosen to align themselves with Liberaldom. On the one side, the liberal side, is the hard left, the classical liberals (conservatives), the alternative right, and organized Christian Jewry. On the right is – is there a Christian European right wing? Not at present. Most Europeans were once Christian and they were right wing – they wanted to preserve their people and the institutions that stemmed from their faith in Jesus Christ. But classical liberalism, which was created by Satan, allowed the European people to slide into liberalism. Hawthorne’s Mr. Smooth-it-away (see Hell on Earth) is the classical liberal. Without directly challenging Jesus Christ, classical liberalism subverts Him by making Him subordinate to a rational process of their own devising. The process varies, which is why there are so many contending factions within Liberaldom, but it is always the process that men must adhere to; it is not the living God.
If faith consists of an adherence to an intellectual formula and not to a God who enters human hearts, then you can defend the Faith by defending an intellectual process while abandoning the people who took God into their hearts. ‘He isn’t there,’ the great intellectual Christians tell us, ‘He exists in our minds. If you trust us, we will bring you safely home.’ Of course the home that the classical liberals are taking us to is the same home that the hard left liberals are going to – it is called hell.
Burke pointed out that the French clergy, who were more concerned about their process than a man’s faith in Christ, helped pave the way for the French Revolution. Dostoyevsky made the same point 100 years later when his Grand Inquisitor accuses Christ of thinking too much of man. Man, the Grand Inquisitor insists, does not want to struggle toward the light by following the way of the cross, he wants to exchange the cross for earthly guarantees of bread and security. Will this always be the case with the European people? Will they always prefer the faith of the clerical Grand Inquisitors to faith in Christ? It seems so. But it was not always thus. The early European Christians did not shun the cross of Christ, they were like unto Thomas Nelson Page’s depiction of the heroic Goth:
On the instant stood revealed, as though he had blown down the ages, a pure Goth, unchanged in any essential since his fathers had left their forests and through all obstacles, even through ranks of Roman legionaries, sword in hand had hewn their way straight to the goal of their desires. He was a Goth in all his appetites and habits, a Goth unchanged, unfettered. True to his instincts, true to his traditions, fearing nothing, loving only his own, loving and hating with all his heart—a Goth.
-Thomas Nelson Page in Under the Crust
What happened to us? A hard stone can become a smooth pebble over time if a steady stream of water runs over it. For years our clergymen poured rationalist pap over the faithful until their souls were smoothed away. They are now reasonable human beings incapable of loving or hating with all their heart, but quite capable of following the injunctions of the clerical wise men who enjoin them, in the name of a rationalist God, to go beyond love and hate to…? To what? Paradise? Or is it to hell?
The hard left is incapable of love, but they can still hate, which is why they always defeat the classical liberals. Kipling wrote, wistfully, of the time when “The English begin to hate.” Would that were true of the white, Christian Europeans: To hate the devil and all his works. Are not the liberals and the colored heathen the work of the devil? Of course they are, but the classical liberal does not believe in the devil. He believes in reason. But our Lord did believe in the devil, and He enjoined us to fight the devil. When did rational men decide that Christ was a bad theologian?
I constantly hear classical liberals asking, when they look at what the radical left is doing, ‘What is going on — how can they do these things?’ If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. I wish that the conservative-liberals would take the story of the demon-possessed swine seriously. It’s a curious thing: the best of our poets have a very immoderate, extreme view of life that is in line with the Gospels while the literary critics and theologians always seek to modify or condemn such ‘extremism.’ Thus, Burke is seen as ‘obsessive’ for saying that the French Revolution was from the devil. And poets such as Shakespeare, Scott, and Dostoyevsky are considered extreme and or fantastical when they take the devil seriously. But whose vision fits the reality of the world we see before us? Do we live in the classical liberals’ world of reasonable men working out their problems within some mind-forged, man-made process? Or are the Christian poets’ right – do we live in a world in which men and women, inspired by Satan, seek to strike God by destroying his image in man? The Satanism of modern Liberaldom and the insufficiency of reason to deal with that Satanism was brought home to me in my early twenties when I was involved in what was called the ‘pro-life’ movement. While passing out literature at malls and doing sidewalk protests out the abortion clinics, I came to realize the terrible insufficiency of the ‘Give them the information about the unborn children’ approach. That was not the issue; the women getting abortions knew what they were doing. They were acting according to the will of a spirit who was opposed to Christ’s reign of charity; they were acting according to the dictates of the evil one, who prowls about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Christian Europe was not lacking in heroic men and women who dedicated their lives to the resistance of the evil one and the support of His reign of charity. Today we have no heroes willing to oppose Satan and support Christ. Why? Once Christendom became Satandom through the mediation of the ‘smooth it away’ rationalists in the church, the men and women of Europe had no star to guide them. Human beings respond to their leaders. When the European leadership bent their knees to Christ so did the European people. Heroism became commonplace, because the European everyman did not have to have exceptional vision; his vision was bred in the bone – it was part and parcel of his everyday life. But once the Christian leadership of a society is replaced by Satan’s minions, Christian heroism becomes very rare. There are still brave men and women, but lacking a moral vision they put themselves at the service of Satan. Nothing is more pathetic than the ‘support our troops’ occasions which take place on a regular basis. Support our troops? To do what? Are they going to place a Christian king on the throne? And shouldn’t we support our local police? Again, I must ask – why should we support our police? If I shoot an abortionist, will the police come to my aid? If I organize a vigilante committee to take care of the marauding bands of colored heathens, will the police come to my aid or will they come to the aid of the colored heathens? People, in the main, will reserve their heroism for respectable, state-approved heroism. When a nation state has a satanic government, your “heroes” will be heroes of Satandom.
What has been lost? A culture in which even the worst of sinners knew who was the cornerstone of their world. And the best of that culture were heroes who fought the heathens and supported His reign of charity. Once lost, can such a world be regained? Not from within Satandom. If we are true to our origins, if we don’t look to classical liberalism as an antidote to Jacobin liberalism, we will find the strength and the will to endure to the end in spite of the liberal armies that are arrayed against us. That is the promise of Europe’s morning star:
Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. – Luke 21: 26-28 +