The Beautiful Gate

Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. – Acts 4: 25-26


There is a courageous wisdom: there is also a false reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear. Under misfortunes it often happens that the nerves of the understanding are so relaxed, the pressing peril of the hour so completely confounds all the faculties, that no future danger can be properly provided for, can be justly estimated, can be so much as fully seen. The eye of the mind is dazzled and vanquished. An abject distrust of ourselves, an extravagant admiration of the enemy, present us with no hope but in a compromise with his pride, by a submission to his will. This short plan of policy is the only counsel which will obtain a hearing. We plunge into a dark gulph with all the rash precipitation of fear. The nature of courage is, without a question, to be conversant with danger; but in the palpable night of their terrors, men under consternation suppose, not that it is the danger, which, by a sure instinct, calls out the courage to resist it, but that it is the courage which produces the danger. They therefore seek for a refuge from their fears in the fears themselves, and consider a temporizing meanness as the only source of safety. – Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace


When I went to college in the early 1970s, which were culturally part of the late 1960s, the Dalai Lama was all the rage with the hippies and the leftists among the student body. I remember shocking a young female devotee of the Dalai Lama who was trying to get me to look at life from outside of Western culture, by taking the same stance vis-à-vis Western culture that Ratty took in regards to his River:

‘I beg your pardon,’ said the Mole, pulling himself together with an effort. ‘You must think me very rude; but all this is so new to me. So—this—is—a—River!’

‘THE River,’ corrected the Rat.

‘And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!’

‘By it and with it and on it and in it,’ said the Rat. ‘It’s brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It’s my world, and I don’t want any other.

-Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willow

It is indeed a sad and tragic commentary on the spiritual decline of the European people when the current Dalai Lama, a purveyor of shallow Asian mysticism, is more conservative about the survival of the European people than any of the liberals or conservatives of European ancestry. That the European nations should be for the European people is now a heresy throughout the nations of Europe. How did we come to this pass? Why do white people think they have no right to exist as a distinct people?

Let’s start at the end of the line and then go back to the beginning. The end of the line for white people was when the 20th century conservatives ran from the sound of the guns. The liberals, who are possessed by the devil, will always attack the white, Christ-bearing race. In every century prior to the 20th century there were men from the upper ranks of the European nobility and the European intelligentsia – Burke, Havelock, Metternich, Lee, etc. – who defended the white race against the onslaught of liberals and colored heathens. But in the 20th century the conservatives’ resistance to liberalism ceased. Men who are now called paleo-conservatives, such as Richard Weaver and Russell Kirk, were not conservatives; they took refuge in the idea of conservatism while denying the essence of European conservatism, which is pietas, the love of one’s own kith and kin. The pre-repentant Jonah was the prototype for the 20th century conservatives. They hid on board ship, immersed in their universalist philosophies, while their people perished in the sea of liberalism. There were notable exceptions to the cowardice of the 20th century conservatives — Anthony Jacob stands above them all – but such exceptions were ignored by the respectable conservatives and demonized by the liberals. Charles Peguy once said that we shall never know just how many acts of cowardice were committed by men because they were afraid of not seeming sufficiently progressive. And what is the essence of progressiveness? It is the rejection of your own people in favor of the people of other races. If you won’t defend your own people, because you are afraid of the racist label, you are not conservative, you are a traitor, who gives aid and comfort to the liberal enemy while trying to divorce yourself from the responsibility for your treachery by spouting universalist pap about “respecting our democratic traditions.” To hell with our democratic traditions, they are the traditions of the devil. There is only one tradition I have any respect for, the tradition of my people who loved their own, in and through the Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

“Those are mighty harsh words for just a little infraction of the rules,” Long John Silver tells Captain Smollet when he is told he must be tried for mutiny and murder. You could say the same thing about my polemic against the 20th century conservatives. But is the betrayal of your people to an implacable enemy devoid of mercy just a little infraction of the rules? Twentieth century conservatives allowed actual white people to be buried in the dust heap of history while they went merrily on their way defending a universalist ideal called “the people.” A little infraction? It is a violation of that charity of honor which sets the Europeans apart from the colored heathens and the liberals.

Now that we have seen the end, let us go back to the beginning, to the Garden of Eden. Satan placed a wedge between God and His people by appealing to Adam and Eve’s pride of intellect. He did not try to get them to deny God, instead he enticed them into denying pietas. They severed their filial relationship with God in order to place themselves in a position of intellectual equality with God. Hasn’t that always been at the heart of the matter? When the great scholastic placed reason above revelation wasn’t it done to place the human intellect on an equal basis with God? And hasn’t that desire for intellectual equality with God always led to the elimination of the living God in favor of the nature gods that can be known by human reason? The noble savages of color have become the gods of the liberals, because those gods are compatible with human reason; they can be seen and touched. The European people have returned to Baal because they cannot bear a God who isn’t there for them. Science, an offshoot of human reason, is a god who is there. And the great god Science points lovingly to the heathen Gods of nature. “I see nothing, yet all that there is I see,” proclaims Hamlet’s spiritually anesthetized mother. That is the liberals’ mantra as well. They see nothing in Christian Europe but racism; they do not see the living God, yet they proclaim that they see everything there is. The Christ story has become a ghost story to the modern Europeans. It is an entertaining story on certain festive days when you want to hear such stories, but it is not part of the fabric of their lives, it is not a sustaining force like science, nor is it as real and as inspiring as the stories about Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, the true gods of the modern Europeans.

The history of the European people is quite different from the history of the non-European peoples. The colored heathens have remained with their pagan gods. Granted there are some Christian converts within the heathen cultures, but those minority groups have not been able to derail the pagan fabric of their heathen nations. In contrast to the colored heathens stand the Europeans. They rejected paganism for Christ and changed the course of European history. Any attempt to change the Christian center of European culture would be disastrous for the European people, because you cannot change your gods without destroying your people. Of course that is what has happened. Liberalism is the Europeans’ attempt to return to Baal. Their worship of the colored heathens is a tragic repudiation of 2,000 years of European history. By labeling white pietas undemocratic and racist, the liberals have successfully stopped all conservative opposition to liberalism. The European people now live in a liberal theocracy where the worship of the colored heathen is mandated.

Kipling developed a hopeful myth about his beloved English people. He claimed they were slow to anger, but when they were aroused, “when the English began to hate,” then the enemy was in trouble. But I think Kipling took years and years of Christianity for granted. It is the love of Christ, the Christ who took flesh amongst the European people, that gives a man the passion to hate those who attack his kith and kin. Without the love that once was there for the Son of God, the English and all the European people do not have the capacity to hate the devil and all his works. They can’t do what they must, which is to drive the liberals and the colored heathens from the European nations. They must send the liberals to hell and the colored heathens back to heathendom.

Let me come back to the God whom the liberals claim is not there. When Moses went up to Mt. Sinai, his people returned to Baal. They did not have enough faith in the living God, who was more than nature, to forsake the nature gods. The same thing has happened in modern Europe. When the churchmen, under pressure from their bastard children, the mad-dog liberals, banished the God-in-man culture of the antique Europeans, the European people no longer had a God who was there, so they made new-old idols of the colored heathens. When we look at the modern European nations and their offshoots, such as the United States, we see in the mixture of the post-Christian liberals and colored heathens images of hell more gruesome and horrific than Dore’s illustrations for Dante’s Inferno. And still the work of the devil continues. Our children are taught, in church and school, the catechism of liberalism – “And thou shalt love the sacred negro and the colored races with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt hate the white race with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. There is none other commandment greater than these.” The liberals’ gods are jealous gods; they shall have no other gods before them, and every last remnant of the antique European culture and the heirs of that culture must be eradicated from the face of the earth. That is the one great commandment of the rulers of Liberaldom: “So it is written, so it shall be.”

Where is the diversity in liberalism? There is nothing diverse about heathenism. Whether it is the heathenism of the Moslems and the colored races or the heathenism of the technocratic liberals, it is all the same – the worship of sex, blood, and power. There can only be diversity when “the soul knows its worth.” When the European people took Christ into their hearts and made Him the cornerstone of their culture, they displayed a diversity of gifts. Certain traits were associated with the Swiss character, the English character, the Italian character, and so on. But all those diverse national traits were grounded in one unifying love, the love of Jesus Christ. Can we look at the vast panorama of European history prior to the 20th century and still proceed suicidally onward to the liberals’ hell on earth?

Throughout the Christian centuries there were always men like Julian the apostate, who wanted the European people to return to paganism. But the European people always resisted the apostate intellectuals of Europe in order to stay with the God-Man. Now, they too, the European peasants, have left Christ to join with the blasphemers: “If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself.” He did not save Himself; instead He saved us. How can we leave Him, once again, alone on that cross? Why have we forsaken Him for nature and nature’s Gods, the colored heathens? He will never compel us to love Him, not because He is too proud, but because He does not want the love of slaves. He wants us to love Him as our Lord and kinsman. The liberals’ “diversity” is the work of the devil. We should reject that world and champion eternal Europe, which is a “land of pure delight,” because our people and our Savior reside there. +

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