Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“Beat Your Ploughshares Into Spears”

Regular Gates of Vienna readers are familiar with the work of our English correspondent Seneca III. For new readers: his earlier essays are listed at the bottom of this post, or you may visit his archive page.

In March 2012, as reported here at the time, a film crew for the Christian Action Network visited London and other European cities to take footage for a documentary about the Islamization of Europe. Seneca III was one of the people interviewed. The words he spoke back then are timely now — and, given the events of the past three days, prophetic.

Seneca III didn’t have time to write an essay to accompany the posting of this video, so he asked that we preface the clips of him with this quote:


We are currently living through an interregnum, a tragic historical moment when everything is in flames and everything, like a phoenix, might rise reborn from the ashes…the period of regeneration between chaos and post-chaos, the moment of tragedy, when everything is again possible…metamorphic in essence, European civilisation has known three distinct ages; Antiquity, the Middle Ages which rose from the ruins of Antiquity, and, beginning in the Sixteenth century, a Third Age of expansion, that of ‘modernity’, which is now coming to an end…

…The interregnum through which we are presently living is the most crucial and decisive period since the Persian and Punic wars. Either Europeans will unite in self-defence, expel the colonisers and regenerate themselves biologically and morally — or else their civilisation will disappear — forever…

…[essentially] The interregnum will give birth to the Fourth Age of European Civilisation — or else Europe will die, purely and simply. Everything is to be decided in the decisive period now beginning. And [re]birth, if it occurs, will be painful, full of blood and tears — the fuels of history. For our civilisation, the twenty-first century is to be a trial of life or death with no possibility of appeal.” *

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for compiling the excerpts and uploading them:

* From Why We Fight — Manifesto of the European Resistance, by Guillaume Faye; First English Edition, 2011, Arktos Media Ltd. French Original — Pourquoi nous combattons : manifeste de la résistance européenne. Editions de l’Æncre, Paris, 2001: German edition — Wofür wir Kämpfen, Ahnenrad der Moderne, 2006.

Previous posts by Seneca III:

2007 Oct 13 A Letter to my People
    26 Another Letter To My People
2008 Oct 5 Excerpt From “Ere the Winter of Our Discontent”
2009 Oct 22 The Cultural Death of a People
    23 Do Star Chambers Serve a Useful Purpose, Or Do They Obfuscate the Issue?
  Nov 8 By the Rivers of Babylon
2010 Jul 2 The ‘Phoney War’ Is Over
  Sep 13 Musings on the Winds of Change
  Oct 13 The Fourth Dimension of Warfare, Part 1
2011 Jan 1 The New Year Comes With Ham
  Feb 6 My Yesterday in Luton
  Jun 17 The English Spring
  Jul 12 The Betrayed
  Oct 19 A Long Day’s Journey Out of Night, Part I
    20 A Long Day’s Journey Out of Night, Part II
    22 A Long Day’s Journey Out of Night, Part III
    24 A Long Day’s Journey Out of Night, Part IV
  Nov 3 Are These the Labour Pains of a New Renaissance?
2012 Jan 1 A Furious Tide
  Feb 5 My Yesterday in Leicester
  Apr 22 A Gift from the Religion of Atrocity
  May 9 Inevitable, or What?


Anonymous said...

I have only one quibble. The U.S. is in the same boat; in some ways it's steering it. Moreover, arguably, because of its military might, America's trajectory is even more important as far as the fate of the West is concerned than Europe's. The necrotic tissue grows partially on different areas of Europe's and America's bodies, but on exactly the same area of the brains. The cure is the same, and might be implemented by all peoples involved jointly, with mutual support.
Takuan Seiyo

Nemesis said...

A face and a voice to the many words that have been written and read by so many.

To Seneca 111...If I had been there on the day you were interviewed I would have bought you as many beers as you could have consumed in one sitting.

I had conversations with many of your fellow Britons when I was over there in 2008. I have no doubt, after speaking with them and what they told me, that the blood and tears you speak of will soon become the new reality.

Please, keep sending your letters.

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree the U.S. has a hand in the Islamization of Europe via their support of the EU ever since Obama has been in office.

I suspect if Obama loses on Nov 5 it will make it somewhat easier for European states to deal with Islamic issues once they no longer have to worry about the bully from across the Atlantic.

Anonymous said...

A back slap to Seneca III, from EV.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Anonymous said...

On a recent visit to Britain we (me, wife and adult daughter) caught up with a couple (and their daughters) over dinner at a village pub/restaurant in rural Cambridgeshire. Asking why they'd moved from London to the country to face the long commute back to work the husband lowered his voice and glanced around the quietly said it was because of their kids schooling obliquely alluding to the changing cultural mix at schools. He was very non-specific and cautious in what he said. His cautious manner, lowered voice and generic words spoken to people from outside the UK while in a very quiet village spoke volumes about how people are afraid of the police state which Britain has become. (I imagine the immediate fear is that one will lose one's livelihood).

Anonymous said...

Just to add a bit more: The fellow did say something, ie that one was not allowed to explicitly mention the people he was alluding to.

Anonymous said...

Today the the govts silence your voices, tomorrow they will hear the sound of rifles.It is now enevitable.