Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Few Reasons for Cautious Optimism

The Fjordman Report

The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
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In his article Dreaming of a Culture War, Paul E. Gottfried at the website Alternative Right criticizes my essay Thilo Sarrazin vs. the Ruling Multicultural Oligarchs, which he claims is “full of dubious assumptions.” He states that “‘democracies,’ and particularly the ones that look after their ‘citizens’ with tax monies and custodial oversight of behavior, generate widespread loyalty because of their uninhibited paternalism and because the people are made to believe they consent to having their brains laundered. This is a political success story unparalleled in human history.” Furthermore, “While [Fjordman]’s into happy talk, I’m trying to understand why the current oligarchs have done so well for so long. And I find absolutely no evidence that their string of successes will not continue into the indefinite future.”

Thilo Sarrazin: Outbanked

I agree that far too many Westerners stubbornly keep voting for bad political parties. I was personally disappointed during the previous parliamentary elections in Britain, when rather few citizens voted for real alternatives such as the BNP or the UKIP and instead supported the three established left-wing parties. And yes, I consider the Tories to constitute a centrist or center-left party today. It is unfortunately true that many of the establishment so-called “conservatives,” from Merkel via Sarkozy to George W. Bush, are little better than the left-wing parties. This exposes serious flaws in the democratic system. Apart from that, I disagree with most of the assumptions Mr. Gottfried makes and I believe his conclusions are incorrect.

Immigrants #2Ordinary Westerners are indeed guilty of not putting up enough resistance to the ongoing Multicultural destruction of the West, but they are not the driving force behind it. The common people are divided, but with a large and rapidly increasing percentage of them rejecting the anti-Western Multicultural propaganda of the ruling elites. The ruling elites — or perhaps we should call them oligarchs since “elites” is how they view themselves — are still almost uniformly behind the deliberate program of flooding the West with mass immigration to demographically and culturally transform Western countries. Dissenters from this policy are branded as heretics and formally expelled from their ranks, as is happening to Sarrazin.

This is uncontroversial as far as I am concerned. The interesting question is why the ruling elites are doing this, and what they hope to gain from their destructive policies. My bet is that many of the Leftists are informed by a Marxist understanding in which the West is the evil inventor of capitalism that needs to be destroyed for its sins to pave the way for a just world order. The Big Business supporters simply want unrestricted access to markets, raw materials and workers and feel less and less loyalty to any specific nation. In general, all the elites, not just the Leftists but the centrists and large segments of the “establishment Right,” believe that dismantling Western nation-states is necessary because functioning nation-states constitute an obstacle to a Globalist world order. Also, it is quite possible that some of the oligarchs suffer from “Third World envy” and want to turn the West into a giant Mexico, where the wealthy elites lord over a vast sea of serfs and with no significant middle class to challenge their rule.

Raza studiesWhile the Multicultural oligarchs remain in control, they are less firmly so now than they were a few years ago. Although it would be an exaggeration to say that they are scared, some of them might be getting a little nervous. Despite having near-total control over the propaganda flow in the form of the mass media, they find it increasingly hard to convince the common people that being mugged in previously safe cities is “enriching,” that importing dysfunctional Third World tribes is “good for the economy” or that Islam is a “religion of peace.” A critical mass of ordinary individuals in the West currently know that they are being lied to on a daily basis and that they have been deceived by their own leaders for decades.

Even the nuclear weapon in the Multicultural arsenal, the “racism” card, is not as intimidating as it used to be, especially since rapid advances in genetics are making it clear that there likely is a genetic component to intelligence. White Westerners are sick and tired of being abused and dispossessed second-rate citizens in their own countries, of being the subject of constant ridicule and unfair demonization and above all of being the only peoples on the planet who do not have the right to preserve their culture and heritage, despite the fact that they have created the most dynamic and innovate civilization that has ever existed in the history of mankind.

Sweden DemocratsA rising tide of white anger is one of the most significant political developments in the Western world today. This change is real, not imaginary. In September this year the Sweden Democrats, operating under appallingly repressive conditions in what is probably the most totalitarian country in the Western world, were swept into the Swedish parliament. I have noticed when talking to random people that many of the subjects that I write about which were considered highly controversial only five years ago are finding more acceptance.

This movement is gradual, but for the first time in generations it is going in the right direction. I choose to see the cup as half full in this case rather than remain a grumpy professional pessimist. Also, as Islam is becoming increasingly unpopular among the masses, so too will its apologists in the West become. If all of your enemies are in the same boat this potentially makes it possible to hit all of them with the same torpedo, figuratively speaking.

Does this mean that I think we have won? Of course it doesn’t. We have tremendous challenges ahead of us. I’m merely saying that something resembling a genuine opposition is finally emerging. It is not sufficiently organized and it needs guidance, but let us then focus on how to provide that guidance. The opposition movement has potential, especially if the economy keeps deteriorating in the near future, which is a very real possibility. If Mr. Gottfried has failed to notice the rising popular resentment against the lying Multicultural oligarchs then I fear that he no longer understands what is going on in his own civilization.


Durotrigan said...

Your use of the term 'oligarchs' rather than 'elite(s)' is a good one, for it makes it clear that members of these groups are not the brightest and best in our societies, simply those who happen to hold power and who hold the opinions of their ordinary indigenous citizens in contempt. I'll be adopting this usage.

Anonymous said...

The term 'elite' is long something from which I have recoiled knowing the degree to which people working in the civil service agencies which pump out multicultural policies and propaganda are rather pedestrian people exhibiting a high degree of intellectual laziness but a keen willingness to enslave themselves to the agency goal of assisting those at the top achieve the corporate goals of making their political masters look good and smell sweet so that the media and economic overlords to whom they had sold their souls would not spurn them.

As to those oligarchs I'm reminded of a book written some years back called The Sovereign Individual. The authors celebrated the imminent demise of the nation state which they saw as an institution of the plebs who used their mass numbers to band together and extort taxes from the few capitalists who actually produced wealth, much as trade unionists did on the factory floor.

Anonymous said...

Well, Baron, I can't argue with you on this!

You've got the situation down to a T.

Van Grungy said...
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Van Grungy said...

The muslims are being imported BECAUSE of their retrograde nature...

This is Earth Charter/Agenda 21 basics...

[Obeisance to Allah] and cousin marrying produces cultures with significantly lower carbon foot prints... And, with the constant fighting and strife between muslims and non-muslims, human de-population becomes self fulfilling...

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left said...

Thank you, again (as always) for your thoughtful comments, Fjordman.

I have been following the election in Sweden closely on the internet (especially here on GoV!) with great interest.

I first became aware of the Islamisation of Europe when I read Bruce Bawer's book "While Europe Slept." That was about 4 or 5 years ago and I have been dismayed by the seeming blindness of Europeans to their own dispossession.

Now, FINALLY, we seem to be seeing some progress. Maybe Westerners are finally beginning to WAKE UP.

Hey! Don't get complacent, people; we have a long hard slog ahead of us!

Anonymous said...

The peasants are indeed revolting, but the peasants have close to zero influence, it doesn't make much difference.

"Oligarchs" is the correct term. The western social "democracies" are authoritarian oligarchies, with some dissent permitted for theatrical purposes, but any significant deviation is punished. Terry Jones has been presented with a $180,000 bill from the Gainesville police department; this is "unconstitutional", but no judge will stop it, judges are there to protect left-wing protesters.

Opposition to their policies is usually just shrugged off. "The US is becoming less white", they say, neglecting to mention it's because they are making it that way. They are confident they only need 20 years to permanently squelch any opposition.

The model is Latin America, with a stupid, angry, easily manipulated population that can be rallied to support the left-wing oligarchs, when needed. The evidence shows Hispanic immigrants don't assimilate even after four or five generations, so this is well on its way to suceeding.

Anonymous said...

I think you're overestimating the rational element in all of this. I personally find the notion of a "secular religion" helpful in thinking about it. They have created a secular religion of Utopianism. They cannot escape from its strictures even though at some level they must perceive how hollow and destructive the religion is.

Imagine someone living in Iran pointing out that Mohammed was just a demented desert bandit. In the climate of opinion in the country, it is simply impossible for him to say that. Just as it would have been impossible for anyone to advance atheist ideas in medieval Europe.

Our politicians are in the grip of something beyond reason.

Van Grungy said...

no biggie Baron...
my bad...

In Hoc Signo Vinces† said...

In hoc signo vinces

Recognizing that the western democracies have been subverted by the pseudo elites and oligarchies of both left and right whims, how long before it is also recognized that those democracies will have to be purged if not abandoned totally.

WAKE UP said...

Islamic societies want the material and benefits painstakingly created in the West, without the sweat. Every envious non-Westerner I know, and Muslims in particular, think we simply lucked in without sacrifice, everything is there for the taking, and democracy merely a "system" (not a Way Of Life) to be exploited. They don't know there's a quid pro quo. Worse, their total immersion in their religion prevents them learning this. They don't know any of the genesis of our most cherished principles, and the sacrifice, creativity and inventiveness it took for us be able to live as we now do; to them it's just a meat market. The hypocrisy of Muslims migrating in their thousands to the West, while simultaneously denigrating it in the worst possible language and action, is so profound as to be pathological.

EscapeVelocity said...

Every envious non-Westerner I know, and Muslims in particular, think we simply lucked in without sacrifice --- Wake Up

Mostly they dont think it was a twist of fate, but a result of nefariousness and criminal moral behavior. Then again this is what the Western Left has taught them, because they think it to.

Thus one must always remind people that it is the Western Left that is fueling and empowering these people and these worldviews that are indelibly hostile to Western Euro/White Christian Civilization.

The real enemies are not at the gates, but voting for Leftwing parties and in our universities and media selling hatred of us and our culture and peoples....and advocating policies to destroy us and ours. Not only advocating those policies, but executing those policies via majorities in government legislatures, packing courts and bureacracies, and turning our schools into indoctrination centers.

These 3rd Worlders and their cultures would not be a threat to us without the Anti Western Left.

Anonymous said...

EV wrote,

"These 3rd Worlders and their cultures would not be a threat to us without the Anti Western Left."

That's probably true, EV. But unfortunately, while we leftists and rightists are duking it out, the "meek" are creeping in right under our noses.

EscapeVelocity said...


You arent going to stop it without defeating and totally discrediting the Western Left.

This means that you must fight to take back these institutions, in the same manner that they were taken over.

The Left opened up the floodgates to import voters. They are choosing a new people, new voters who will vote the right way, to destroy Western Civilization so that everybody else may divide the spoils amongst themselves...and the Left and Islamists dream of building their Visions of Civilization where Western Euro Christian Bourgeois Civilization once stood.

The Left is using Islam and Muslims and Islam and Muslims are using the Left. But the Left is in a position of domestic power, not Islam. Islam and Muslims are a formidable power (economically, demographically, population wise, territory and resource wise), but not domestically.

The main enemy is the Western Left, and the many Faux Conservatives that are actually Western Leftist Lite.

The End.

LN said...

Some links that might interest Fjordman.
Mona Muslim
Islamske Parallellsamfunn

LN said...

Finally a message to a far too optimistic Fjordman:

Serge Trifkovic

LN said...

A finale link for Fjordman
and a message as respons to his
absolutely too positive outlook.
1.Treholt, Sahlin, Ascberg, Jong, Holt; complete

2. Serge Trifkovic

LN said...

A finale link for Fjordman
and a message as respons to his
absolutely too positive outlook.
1.Treholt, Sahlin, Ascberg, Jong, Holt; complete

2. Serge Trifkovic

Unknown said...

I think you'll like this:
Another resource are the books of Rodney Stark, espceially "The Victory of Reason".