Friday, January 29, 2010

The Road to Castrated Serfdom

Takuan Seiyo has published the latest installment of his magnum opus “From Meccania to Atlantis” at the Brussels Journal. The current chapter, “Freiheit 451”, focuses on the persecution of Vlaams Belang and Geert Wilders. Some excepts are below:

Hiding behind “the law” is an old and odious trick. In a country in which such hiding had such terrible consequences twice in recent memory, the promise of “never again” ought to include not hiding behind tyrannical laws to smash loyal patriots deemed undesirable by the regime. Let alone when such patriots struggle to contain the ideology that wants to complete the job Hitler and the Dutch NSB left unfinished.

Alas, inconceivably, the persecution of Geert Wilders is more obscene even that that. Two additional participants in the symposium, the Canadian lawyer David B. Harris, and Mark Steyn, pointed out that despite the manifest risks to Wilders’s life, the Dutch government is refusing to hold the trial in a secure courtroom, even though it provided one for the trial of the Dutch-born Muslim murderer of Theo van Gogh. Steyn remarked further that in the Low Countries politicians who challenge the Eurabian arrangement are either banned (Belgium’s Vlaams Blok), forced into exile (Aayan Hirsi Ali) or killed (Pym Fortuyn) — and that the authorities are indifferent as to which of these fates befalls Geert Wilders [ibid.].

But that too does not exhaust the depth of the obscenity. The two prosecutors in the Wilders trial, Paul Velleman and Birgit van Roessel, also work for the Dutch National Discrimination Expertise Center [LECD]. Velleman is the head of LECD. As Gates of Vienna has reported, “Paul Velleman was the prosecutor who had the [offensive to Muslims and anonymous] cartoonist Nekschot picked up in a raid by ten police officers in the middle of the night, and kept him locked up for more than two days. Quote from H. Numan: ‘After release, he was told: You can forget about anonymity now. They know who you are.‘“
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Alias Gregorius Nekschot is a regular citizen. He cannot afford the security arrangements that the Dutch state must provide for Geert Wilders — one surmises, reluctantly — due to his parliamentary status. So the declared purpose of Nekschot’s arrest and “outing” was, first, to silence him or get him killed, and second, to send a message to all dhimmitude resisters: Mütze ab! Ve know vho you are, and ve know vere you are too. Therefore, they know it too. Shut up or be killed. Mütze auf!

The Dutch National Discrimination “Expertise” Center has finally bagged the big fish. Everyone knows who he is. But now everyone also knows where he is. And once he is jailed, his parliamentary immunity and security detail stripped, they can finally do the work the dhimmofascist regime would like to do itself.

The Road to Castrated Serfdom

Socialism is a road to serfdom, as F.A. Hayek has famously diagnosed. It is only the arrogance and greed for power of the socialist elites ruling the West — excepting only a Liechtenstein here and there, or a Thatcher/Reagan once in a half century — that the serfs themselves don’t know it. That’s because their state-fashioned schooling and mental laundry by mass media enforce an omertà on the brilliant Austrian and his ideas.

But neosocialism, of which dhimmisocialism is a sub-category, does the original concept one better. It’s the road to castrated serfdom.

Read the rest at the Brussels Journal.

Hat tip: Fjordman.


Chechar said...

Takuan Seiyo’s From Meccania to Atlantis is (to my mind) the best introduction to the subject-matter that concerns all of us: a far darker hour for our civilization than the preceding times of the fall of Rome because the Aryan beauty of women is now in danger of extinction.

Like Mark Steyn’s America Alone, From Meccania to Atlantis is written with an admirable dominion of the English language. Stein focuses on Europe’s suicide. From Meccania to Atlantis is also about America’s self-hatred and eventual suicide. Furthermore, Steyn’s optimistic view about the United States is refuted by the fact that the “healthy” 2.1 reproduction rate of the U.S. he is so fond of citing vis-à-vis Europe’s is due to the infuse of my so-called countrymen (I don’t feel like a Mexican after the “rabbits” degraded my native town), who are breeding like rabbits in California, Texas, etc. Taksei doesn’t commit this mistake.

From Meccania to Atlantis conveys a sense of what’s going on in the West from a perspective that goes far beyond the common conservative. Of those who have published readable, printed books, only Lawrence Auster has an eagle’s viewpoint that matches Taksei’s meta-perspective. But Taksei’s prose is filled with a splendid sense of humor that I rarely find in the View From the Right blogsite. As I said, it’s the best introduction to the subject-matter that concerns us.

Oh yes!: Here there are my chosen excerpts from Taksei’s latest chapter of From Meccania to Atlantis.

thll said...

"This is lawfare - an asymmetrical war by the racially and culturally Europhobic neosocialist oligarchy on the people it governs. A war to squash ideas and the political parties that embody them and therefore jeopardise the oligarchy's hold on power and the perks of power"

Mmmm. It seems the oligarchy isn't quite as intelligent as it thinks it is - its grand scheme is based on wishful thinking, that Islam will fall into line once its purpose (that is from the oligarchy's point of view) has been served. Or are we to expect Western leaders' conversions any time soon?

Charles Martel said...

I'm fortunate to have the original piece of artwork by D.T. Devareaux framed in my study as a constant reminder of what we are up against.

Takuan is a fine essayist and I enormously enjoy his insights.

In Hoc Signo Vinces† said...

Why has it jumped chapters from Part 13(2) to Part 14(2) have I missed chapters somewhere.

Takuan Seiyo said...


Sorry about the confusion. It's not 14(2) but 14(superscript 2).
Footnote #2 explains it.

I had to advance Part 14 before
13(3) was finished. The latter deals mostly with economic issues. But Part 14 deals with the Wilders trial, and the trial resumes in a couple of days, so timeliness was paramount. In the archived structure this order will be reversed.

In Hoc Signo Vinces† said...

Takuan Seiyo,

Searched for what I thought were missing chapters, as I did not want to read it out of order thats why I missed the footnote.

A great read.

Thank you.

Sean O'Brian said...

One of the 'firemen' in the Farenheit 451 clip linked in the piece says: "The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal." Is that not the exact belief, in pared-down essence, underpinning the actions of contemporary leftists?

Takuan Seiyo said...

@Sean O'Brian

The only differences between the contemporary leftists and the old ones are:

1. They now found a better strategy for subjugating propaganda: instead of emphasizing equality between the classes, now it's equality between the races. It's a more efficacious tactical move.

2. The also found a better strategy for implementation, minimizing tha blowback: instead of killing people in massive numbers and penning them in gulags, they just pen them in a cage of laws, and fine and harass them and police their speech and transfer their wealth to themselves plus allied racial/ethnic groups onto ruin and death from a broken heart.

Chechar said...

@ They also found a better strategy for implementation, minimizing the blowback: instead of killing people in massive numbers and penning them in gulags, they just pen them in a cage of laws...

This reminds me that just after Orwell published 1984 he received a letter from Aldous Huxley suggesting that the forthcoming dystopia might not be the Boot on the Face, but a brave new world where civilians would be homogenized and brainwashed through gentler methods. Huxley’s scenario turned out closer to reality.

@ "The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal."

Utopias of equality are biologically doomed, wrote Will Durant (full quotation in one of my recent entries).

Takuan Seiyo said...

@ Chechar
Good point. Our technology works in that direction too. The immersive experience of Avatar is such that people reporedly go into depression when resuming their normal lives after the movie. In Japan and Korea an entire generation of young men prefers virtual reality to the real thing. They even prefer virtual women to real ones. This makes the control of reality by a wicked elite so much easier.