Islamization and Mexicanization — two designs, same architects

By Don Hank

The slow but sure Islamization of Europe, illustrated in the below-linked video, is headed this way. Dearborn Michigan is a showcase example, where Christians are forbidden to hand out tracts in many places where Muslisms would be offended.

Europe and the US are in the same basic set of hands: PLCSDs (progressives/ liberals/ communists/ socialists/ Democrats) who rule the West by controlling the media, education, film and the arts, the universities, much of the political world, etc.

The Fabian socialists started in London in the early 1880s. Karl Marx’s sister was one of them. Their avowed goal: To spread socialism and eliminate Christianity from Western culture.

How are they doing so far?

Their influence spread and spun off other like-minded groups (the Frankfurt School, the UN, the CFR, the Bilderbergs, the Trilateral Commission, the ACLU, People for the American Way, the Democrat and Socialist Parties in the US, socialist parties in Europe, Common Purpose in the UK), which spread the virus.

Their goal in Europe is being achieved in part by importing large numbers of Muslims from Africa and the Middle East to dilute the already waning Christian influence there. The result is a growing state of anarchy in the street and an untenable, often desperate social situation, for example, in many European schools, where European students are bullied mercilessly by Muslim kids.

On this side of the Atlantic, their goal is being promoted by supranational government schemes like NAFTA, the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, and the Trans-Texas Corridor), all of which aim to obliterate borders toward the short-term goal of achieving an EU-style borderless America with a single central government that dictates to what is left of national governments (to be reduced to puppets that only harmonize central legislation). The longer-term goal is a one-world government such that no nation or region has any significant power over its own destiny.

The huge influx of illegal aliens you see all around you is part of that plan. They are portrayed as victims, ie, the “poor,” in the media but a growing percentage have ties to the cartels that have made life unlivable and short in Mexico. They are creating crime-filled ghettos in our cities in their quest for a “better way of life.”

I guarantee that the useful idiots who lend themselves to the implementation of this scheme to help illegal aliens gain increasing privileges in our nation, including — now — the right to vote in our elections, will some day rue the day they were duped into becoming pawns in this evil game.

Here is a foretaste:
http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=17933

Post left at another LF column by a lady living in Germany:

Couldn’t agree more. Thanks for speaking the truth again, Don.

Perhaps I should add that I live in Germany, and we see the encroaching creep of Islamism here without a doubt.

I think of a church in Reutlingen in the south of Germany, who have spoken up against the way the Lutheran Church in the town has (I use the singular intentionally) been in recent, close fellowship with the Turkish nationalistic, fascist youth organisation, the ‘Grey Wolves’, who, any search in Google will show, are murderers and assassins, and with whom even the CIA are linked. The Lutherans had allowed them on to the church board, allowed them access to their premises, church hall, etc, all ‘in the name of dialogue’ with Muslims, in order to help them to integrate into German society.

It beats me that the ‘Pfarrer’ didn’t have the wisdom to find out for himself what sort of people these are, but perhaps he in his mistaken, humanistic, naive way, thought that he could turn them from their Jihadist thinking. If so, then he was wrong. A video was made of a Grey Wolves meeting in the Lutheran church hall, presumably by one of the partaking group, with the Cross and other Christian symbols covered up, showing the Grey Wolves members saluting, (very similar to the Hitler salute, forbidden in Germany). The video was put on You Tube and caused a furore when the local press got hold of it.

The Lutheran church then accused the free church of being religious intolerant fundamentalists, and even said that they had filmed the meeting, which any common logic would make clear, was a ridiculous accusation. They then ostracised, cold-shouldered and slandered the free church. The sad thing is that other churches in town did the same, pandering to the fear of the Grey Wolves, who hold even other Muslims in terror, unwilling to take a stand for the truth. They said that the free church was destroying the town’s ‘Christian unity’. If that’s Christian unity then I’m the Pope.

It’s not a party, it’s World War III

It’s not a party, it’s World War III

Don Hank

We Americans keep forgetting that America is really just a microcosm that reflects a nearly-uniform situation existing throughout the Western world. Not only does the elite extend across party lines in Ameria, but our elite is part of a much bigger World Elite that exhibits the same identical behavior everywhere, the aim being to destroy what is left of Christian conservative culture and replace it with Marxist social chaos. You know numerous examples of how that is done. Just think ACLU.

One of the main weapons used against us is virtually unlimited immigration. Our country is being flooded with illegal immigrants, who are portrayed in the media as victims. In the street and in our economy, we see the opposite: American workers stripped of jobs, hospitals forced to donate a high percentage of services to illegal aliens, federal prisons with disproportionately high alien populations, foreign gangs of juvenile delinquents, cities and states (CA comes to mind) going bankrupt from the enormous burden of services funneled to undocumented aliens who don’t pay their share of taxes.

But this elitist attitude that drives unlimited immigration and the political correctness that forbids us to discuss it honestly, or even uses the courts to oppose laws like that in Arizona aimed at controlling the crime, drugs, economic chaos, soaring unemployment, imminent bankruptcy, etc, is not specific to America.

Things are worse in the UK and Germany, for example. And most of us can recall the Muslim riots in Paris a few years ago. And as a footnote: Panama is also toying with an amnesty for its illegal aliens, mostly Chinese.

Which brings us to a recent report from Germany about a school that has been taken over by Muslims. The remarkable thing about the report is that it was made by a mainstream news outlet in a country where it is all but forbidden to speak openly about the ills of Islam. Things are coming to a head in Europe just as they are here, where Americans in state after state seek legal means to stem our own immigration tide. The elites, who suffered a major setback in the arena of global warming, and had their foolhardy Marxist lending policies turn into a worldwide financial disaster, are now being forced into a corner in the area of immigration as well, as their own media confront a situation that can no longer be ignored.

My translation of the report summary follows (my comments are in brackets):

Fighting in the classroom — German students in the minority

For 45 minutes, ARD [a German TV network] showed the everyday reality in a high school in Essen [in North Rhine-Westphalia]. A daily reality of brutality, a dark parallel world in which Germans are terrorized and Islam sets the tone.

156 students, 70% Muslims. Turks, Lebanese, Kurds. Principal Roswitha Tschueter says: “The violence is coming mostly from the Lebanese students.”

Sebastian (16) is constantly beaten up by fellow students [the author didn’t quite have the nerve to say “Muslim” here]. His mother says: “They even beat him with a chair.”

Hulia (17) converted to Islam. Her Palestinian boyfriend says: “She doesn’t party, doesn’t wear miniskirts. German girls have too much freedom” [true, but if the German society allowed Christians the same freedom of expression as they do Muslims, Christian morals would flourish again. Germany bans home schooling and often removes kids from Bible-believing Christian homes under the pretext that they are creating a “parallel society.” This is nothing but an extension of Hitler’s ban on proselytizing. But it’s not only Germany. Throughout the West, we are taught that Christianity is not to be used to impose any sort of morality. “Church” leaders have soft-pedaled the moral aspects of Jesus’ teachings to the point that today’s “Christians” deny that there is any universally valid moral teaching at all – particularly as relates to sex. In a society where Christian morals are taboo and adolescents start having sex early and with numerous partners – with all the attendant disease and socio-psychological fallout, it is no wonder that Islam looks attractive to many young people in a “Christian” society where morality is in free-fall, seeking a form of order and righteousness. The tragedy is that Christianity has been so hamstrung and sissified by church “leaders,” educators and the media, that it is not seen as an alternative — though it can offer the same order and righteousness but without the violence and coercion of Islam. Thus the only viable alternative is ignored].

A lot of students [Muslim] think: The Germans are sh-t. You don’t make friends with Germans.”

“They call you a nazi if you express yourself,” says one girl.

During Ramadan [when Muslims fast], they spit in the German students’ food.

Muslim girls can only go swimming fully clothed.

One [Muslim] girl, asked what kind of husband she would like to marry, said “one who doesn’t beat me.”

The current regime is the most Islam-friendly one ever. Obama, whose warm feelings for Islam and disdain for Israel, for example, are undisguised, has invited 250,000 Palestinians to resettle in the USA. It is only a start. Judging by the situation in Europe, it is just a matter of time before America is Islamized, unless God intervenes and awakens us from our opiate slumber. And reminds us that this isn’t a party. It’s a war.

European judge redefines, bans free speech

Geert Wilders to be Prosecuted for “Hate Speech”

by Baron Bodissey

If any one person personifies the resistance against the Islamization of Europe, that person is Geert Wilders. His message is simple, honest, and straightforward: the people of the Netherlands (and other nations) have a right to protect the traditional character of their native countries and demand a halt to mass immigration.

But the forces of Multiculturalism are arrayed against him. The Powers That Be recognize how dangerous he is, and are determined to stop him.

And at last they have found a means to do so, all the while being covered by a fig leaf of legality. According to the BBC:

Islam film Dutch MP to be charged

A Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders made a controversial film last year equating Islam with violence and has likened the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

“In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to… draw a clear line,” the court in Amsterdam said.

Mr Wilders said the judgement was an “attack on the freedom of expression”.

“Participation in the public debate has become a dangerous activity. If you give your opinion, you risk being prosecuted,” he said.

 

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Eyewitness accounts of the dying of the West

Eyewitness accounts of the dying of the West

Dear reader, I know that many of you could have written accounts very similar to those presented below, which are an exchange between myself and a Canadian friend, who, like myself, was virtually thrown headfirst into the fight for freedom by a surrealistic encounter with the “family” court system.

The main difference is perhaps that some readers are too young to remember the vibrancy of our Western culture until about the 60s and 70s.

I remember it well and I remember when it started to vanish and be replaced with a culture of false “freedom,” false because it was a freedom devoid of responsibility and, yes, I daresay, of happiness.

In the early 80s I discovered at some point that one of my employees was coming in late every Monday morning and was looking like she’d been dragged through a knothole. She was bereft of any spiritual happiness and just mechanically went about her job. I found out from one of her co-workers that she and her husband had been spending every weekend partying. They had been taking drugs and he had been sharing her with his male friends.

My own life was not much happier because I shared their philosophy: life is short, ends with death and anyone who does not squeeze out every last drop of pleasure from this life is a fool. More than a fool, such a person is committing a kind of sin against mankind, failing to take full advantage of life. That is the post-modern philosophy, isn’t it?

It was a classic case of pleasure without joy, almost a dutiful kind of pleasure because you felt you owed it to someone to have this pleasure or you needed to exercise your right to do as you pleased, perhaps because otherwise you feared someone would deprive you and others of the “right” to have such misery that you imagined to be fun.

If it sounds like I am talking nonsense, it is because I am describing the culture of the post-modern West, the ultimate absurdity, which has led to a decimation of our population centers, the hollowing out of our souls, a lonely, childless existence for millions of adults.

In short a life without God.

Donald Hank

 

Walter writes:

Don, last year Ruth and I drove to Michigan to meet with my brother and one of his sons and the latter’s family.  I was amazed, especially as we drove around the lower edge of Lake Michigan towards Detroit, to what extent the infrastructure had deteriorated.  The situation impressed me as being worse than it was in East Germany when I travelled there in 1995.  Mind you, while then there was a massive construction boom going on, in West Germany (especially noticeable in my home town of Duesseldorf) the infrastructure was beginning to deteriorate.  For
example, it appeared that maintaining the landscaping of public property, such as parks, of whom some portion were being totally neglected due to budget cuts, was the first to go.  That really struck me, as when we were there in 1984, things were far more vibrant. However, in 1984 there were not yet more dogs than children.
To come back to the subject of Detroit for the moment, many of the buildings downtown were boarded up.  There was little pedestrian traffic and no problem finding parking in the streets.  It seemed to me that of the GM Headquarters building only about 20 percent were occupied.  We visited Ford and found that apparently its major corporate mission was not to build vehicles but to promote environmentalism (one-third of the toxic trinity of humanicide — the other two being multiculturalism and feminism, but, of course, that was not how that was being presented) [I might add that Ford was also hot in pursuit of “gay” marriage until the AFA applied sufficient pressure – DH].  At any rate, Ford said nothing about the massive and progressive layoffs that were in the process of being undertaken, but Ford said a lot about how the construction of bogs on the roofs of its factory buildings would save the environment at Dearborn.  That seems to me like Nero fiddling while Rome burned.
As a last thought on all of that, a couple of years ago I spoke with one of my sisters in Germany about the social developments in Germany and about the welfare of her church community.  She said that the only houses of worship that were being build, constantly, were mosques – because mosques were needed so much, with them always being filled to capacity.  On the other hand, she said, Christian churches were being sold off for lack of attendance and revenues.  The same thing is happening in England, where some churches are now being used as rock-climbing venues.  The very same thing is happening all over Europe.  In France, for example, whole mid-sized cities are virtually empty of people, except for a few elderly who soon will be dead.  In Italy there is a town of about close to a thousand people where after about seven years the first child was born (how will that child learn to play with other children?).  Moreover, wolves now roam freely again in Italian rural areas and bears have made a comeback in parts of the Alps and the Caucasus.

Just as at the fall of the Roman Empire, the New Dark Age is coming – pretty much for the same reasons: excessive taxation, government waste and excessive government control, meddling with market forces, and corruption of government officials and by those who deal with them.  On top of that there is the invasion by the new Barbarians – as much needed as at the fall of the Roman Empire, because of a deadly and fatal birth dearth.
 
Let’s face it, neither Canada nor the US are ethnically or nationally united.  Both are empires, the US more so than Canada, but both are very much like the USSR before its recent collapse.  It could all be helped a bit if national consciousness and awareness were being promoted a little, especially in the schools, but those virtues are no longer part of the curriculum.  Instead, multiculturalism and the abolition of
international boundaries are being rammed down our throats.  Kofi Anan was right when he said in a speech in 1997 that the program for the abolition of international boundaries would have progressed so far by the year 2000 that it would no longer be possible to reverse it.
However, at the very bottom of all of the successes of those dark social forces is the implementation of the international agenda for the planned destruction of the family.  That removes the last bit of protection that individuals have against the capriciousness of the liberal forces controlling and driving our governments.  It makes virtually no difference whether the new liberals are Democrats or Republicans,
Liberals or Conservatives.  The real power is with the unrestrained, cancerously-growing, socialist bureaucracy.  Thereby it will be socialism that ultimately emerges victorious in pushing civilization into chaos.
Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to have to repeat it.
– Walter

(Walter Schneider is the owner of the popular site Fathers for Life, which is linked under “Friends of Laigle’s Forum” to the left of each article at Laigle’s Forum)

 

Hello Walter,

I also noticed this same sort of thing when we were in Atlanta killing time between flights to Latin America. We took a train on a Sunday to the downtown area at least 10 miles away. We could have counted the people we saw out the window on one hand. It appeared that whole neighborhoods were either deserted or no one dared to venture outside.

I remarked to Zoila that in any town this size in her country on a Sunday afternoon, there would be people walking around all over the place, with lots of kids playing.

I had this strange sensation of being at the end of an era or the beginning of another, but something horribly sinister and sad like the plot of a Utopian sci-fi novel.

I suspect it was very much the same kind of scenario you saw in Michigan, and we saw it in other cities too, such as buffalo, NY. My wife and I are determined to return to her home country to settle, where you can see kids everywhere and the streets are teeming with people all day everywhere.

The West is like a graveyard, and indeed, we have buried our culture some time ago, may she rest in peace.

Don
You know, Don, I was often nostalgic, and perhaps sometimes even a bit homesick.  Every time that repeated itself over the years, it took less time to jolt myself back to reality and to realize that I was wishing to get back not so much to another place but to another time, a time with circumstances that do not exist anymore.
When we are younger we have more faith in and hope for what the future has to offer.  Still, the great hopes for the future that younger people once had (and the wish to have families with children was a big part of that) has been replaced by a real fear of the future by young people of today.  That is largely a consequence of a major change in the school curriculum, from the teaching of history (a sequence of actions and consequences) to the teaching of social studies (using disconnected vignettes to deprecate warts and blemishes of varied features of society: the patriarchy, environmental impact, alleged global warming, oppression by men, etc.), a change from teaching absolute moral standards and pro-family values to the teaching of moral relativism and the teaching of hostility to families.
I believe that all of us become a little bit wiser as we get older.  Wisdom is largely an expression of the sum of our experiences.  We can’t help but add to that as we get older.  However, the sum of our experiences is being edited constantly by what we remember, and memory is not a very reliable thing.  It is selective, increasingly biased — more or less — through constant and repeated filtering-out of some of the pains we went through as we lived life.  That is good. Wounds heal, turn to scars, and often even those vanish with time. Still, disappointments influence a good portion of the wisdom we accumulate.  Not only that, but our receptiveness to experiences is tainted by how we became indoctrinated through school and continue to be indoctrinated through the media.
There is one thing, though, that I find cannot be denied.  When I was young, there were not only far more children but those children had more respect for and appreciation of the elderly.  Today there is far less communication between the elderly and those that are two generations younger.  That, too, is largely a consequence of the systematic destruction of our families. It is a part of feminism’s legacy and part of the deliberate and successful efforts to depopulate the world.  But all of the blame cannot be assigned to feminism, liberalism, socialism, population control and other such harmful ideologies.  Some of it must be assigned to consumerism — most of that being driven by the constant and intense desire to improve the quality of life.
Today, far from being venerated by loving family members, many fathers that were expunged from their families die alone, without having much or any contact with their children and grandchildren. 

Fathers are an integral and vital part of views such as these:

A country stands or falls with its families.

– Rosalie Henke, my sister,
a wife and mother of four, grandmother of four

Any nation, the German too, that doesn’t have women and men who are willing to become parents and to raise their children cooperatively in permanent family relationships will dissolve into nothing.

Karin Jäckel, Ph.D.,
wife, mother and author of many books on family issues, 
in The Wife at his Side: ‘Mere’ Housewives in the Looking-glass of Feminism

and

The “family” in all ages and in all corners of the globe can be defined as a man and a woman bonded together through a socially approved covenant of marriage to regulate sexuality, to bear, raise, and protect children, to provide mutual care and protection, to create a small home economy, and to maintain continuity between the generations, those going before and those coming after.
It is out of the reciprocal, naturally recreated relations of the family that the broader communities-such as tribes, villages, peoples, and nations-grow.

– quoted by Dale O’Leary, in The Gender Agenda, p. 24,
original source: Allan Carlson, in
What’s Wrong With the United Nations Definition of ‘Family’?
The Family in America (August 1994), p. 3

The nostalgia I mentioned is largely the yearning for families.  More and more people will experience that yearning as time goes by.  Still, that yearning will increasingly often go unanswered.  Without families we have nothing and are left empty.
You stated, in connection with the absence of people in the streets of Atlanta: “I had this strange sensation of being at the end of an era or the beginning of another, but something horribly sinister and sad like the plot of a Utopian sci-fi novel.”
Exactly!  I remember a noise that once was very common but now has not once been experienced by many: the noise made by masses of children playing in school yards during breaks.  Now, instead, breaks have been eliminated in many schools.  Many neighbourhoods have no schools — fewer children, fewer schools.
I remember the conversations (had by millions) of people walking and commuting in street cars to and from work.  Now the listening to conversations has been replaced by many through listening to ear buds of their I-pods.
I forgot who observed it, but it was someone in the US who stated another difference between then and now: Once it was that porches were features of every-day life and the stages for many conversations between neighbours.  Today, the sound of those conversations has been replaced by the all-pervasive humming of air conditioners and the absence of people.
Children in families were once a major unifying force in communities and neighbourhoods. Today we don’t know most of our nearest neighbours by name.  Now we fear having children.
–Walter

 

Dear Reader, if you would like to share accounts of how you have personally seen the West decline since your youth, please feel free to post them at the Comments section under this article (if you don’t see the Comments box, click on the top title).

Europe’s Last Stand, a lecture by Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders never succeeded in scaring me before.

Perhaps you will remember how we carried news of his upcoming film long before the American press even knew about it, and when the film went public, we carried a link, and when the site went down, another link to another site?

Wilders and his film Fitna always fascinated me, but once it came out I sensed that the worst was over, that Wilders had proved a European can shake his fist in the face of the Islamic enemy and live to tell the tale. Then others would follow suit. A few have…

But that was back when America was in the hands of Americans. Geert Wilders scares me now, because we now face an enemy who will probably soon be called “President” by millions. I will never call him that.

The man who usurps power by the lies and distortions of the Left will withdraw the troops from Iraq and then Afghanistan, to the cheers of the “liberals” (sorry, I can’t write that without quotes around it. I just can’t). Things will seem tranquil at first. Then we will look around in our cities and see the women with the veils. There will be parts of cities where the men will call our women whores who venture there. Bars will have their windows smashed. Schools will stop talking about farms because that evokes images of pigs. Children’s songs like Old McDonald’s will be banned.

The words I write today will someday be banned and if discovered by someone in printed form, perhaps in a box in an attic, will sound quaint and distant, like the writings of a forgotten monk in an ancient monastery.

And this in the United States of America. Or rather in a country that goes by that name, somewhere else far from the heart. Somewhere we will be transported to by our elites. A country that should be called Ameristan, but will cynically bear the same name as when it was up here on this hill and its lights were still lit. It is a country we never loved enough, like a parent who is taken early in life before we could say “I love you” and embrace them in a way that made them understand we really meant it. It will be too late then.

Say it now, quietly and reverently:

America, I love you.

I am sorry you have to go.  But I will never let you die as long as I have a memory of the hymns sung around the piano at home, my first girl friend, my dear old dad and mom, now resting on the hillside, playing cowboys and Indians with my sisters and brothers, that little lean-to we built in the woods behind the house. My faith, that lives on inside me but that dies all around me. I will carry you with me and pass you on to others. Where two or three are gathered together, You will be with us.

Thank you, Lord, for the cherished good times and for being here with me when no one else dared to be! We will not forget your great gift of freedom to enjoy for a season and much less your gift of eternal life, in a home that knows no sorrow.

And no Change.

Donald Hank

 

Europe’s Last Stand

By Geert Wilders
FrontPageMagazine.com | 10/8/2008

Below is a speech by Geert Wilders, chairman of “Party for Freedom” in the Netherlands. The speech was sponsored by the Hudson Institute, delivered at the Four Seasons, New York, on September 25 2008 and announced the upcoming “Facing Jihad Conference” in Jerusalem. -The Editors

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me. Great to be at the Four Seasons. I come from a country that has one season only: a rainy season that starts January 1st and ends December 31st. When we have three sunny days in a row, the government declares a national emergency. So Four Seasons, that’s new to me.

It’s great to be in New York. When I see the skyscrapers and office buildings, I think of what Ayn Rand said: “The sky over New York and the will of man made visible.” Of course, without the Dutch you would have been nowhere, still figuring out how to buy this island from the Indians. But we are glad we did it for you. And, frankly, you did a far better job than we possibly could have done.

I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the Old World. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This is not only a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself; it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The danger I see looming is the scenario of America as the last man standing. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe. In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe? Patriots from around Europe risk their lives every day to prevent precisely this scenario form becoming a reality.

My short lecture consists of 4 parts: first, I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. Thirdly, if you are still here, I will talk a little bit about the movie you just saw. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, Trafalgar Square, Rome’s ancient buildings and maybe the canals of Amsterdam. They are still there.  And they still look very much the same as they did a hundred years ago.

But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world, a world very few visitors see – and one that does not appear in your tourist guidebook. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

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The butterfly effect in Europe’s Islamization

Discreet influences

 

Olavo de Carvalho

Jornal do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), May 8, 2008

 

When the Swiss painter and poet Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) returned from the East in the forties, transfigured into the supreme master of one of the most influential Muslim esoteric organizations and announcing that he would Islamize Europe, he gave the clear impression of being completely mad. Today it behooves us to examine with humility his words and the course of his actions, whose overwhelming efficiency contrasts with the total discretion with which they were undertaken.

First of all, the creation of Schuon’s tariqah (Islamic initiation lodge) in Lausanne was hailed by the esoteric writer René Guénon (1886-1951) as the only promising result of his own efforts of four decades. This clearly shows the meaning of those efforts and, the later rupture between Guénon and Schuon notwithstanding, evinces the perfect continuity of the work of these two esoterists, whose respective disciples nowadays prefer hating one another to celebrating the common victory over a spiritually weakened Europe.

Guénon, the author of masterly analyses of the decay of the European West, had concluded in the 1920s that only three routes were open to this civilization: the fall into barbarism, the restoration of the Catholic Church, or Islamization. On uttering those words about Frithjof Schuon, he had already given up the second alternative. The fiasco of the Second Vatican Council, whose appearances the popes have in vain been trying to save, proved in the end that his diagnosis was essentially right.

The radically de-Christianized Europe is today the stage of an open strife between barbarism and Islamism. There is, apparently, no third way (“secular civilization” is a joke). The possibility of rescuing the Christian option depends entirely on the American influence or on the admirable dedication of Eastern and African priests and pastors, who, in a paradoxical turn of history, have come to try to recatechize the people by whom they were Christianized.

The action of such characters as Guénon and Schuon goes unnoticed by the media, political analysts, and “intellectuals” in general, whose eyes remain hypnotically fixed upon the garish surface of events. But without it the “occupation from within” by means of immigration would have remained innocuous for lack of the cultural conditions that disarmed the European intellectual and political elite. Guénon and Schuon contributed much to create them, subjugating the uppermost and most circumspect strata of this elite to the intellectual superiority of the East in every decisive area except the natural sciences and technology.

Guénon wrote his first articles under the pseudonym Sphynx, suggesting that his readers had no choice but to profit from his lessons intelligently or to let themselves be dominated without ever understanding them. In a single European country those lessons have been meditated with serious intent by independent thinkers, and that country is Romania. When I lived in Bucharest, I found there was not a single eminent intellectual who did not have a profound and critical understanding of Guénon’s work.

The rest of Europe vacillated between obtuse rejection and devout submission, including a significant number of secret conversions to Islam and the recreuitment of many intellectuals and leaders-among them the prospective king of England-into the scheme of state protection for Islamic expansionism. It is no coincidence that Romania is one of the rare European countries where Muslim penetration is negligible.

To give an idea of how powerful the subtle influence of Guénon and Schuon was, suffice to say that the latter interfered directly in producing the crisis between Monsignor Lefèvre and the Vatican in 1976, and the Catholic historians-whether progressive or conservative-have not taken the least cognizance of it thus far.

I know that this article of mine is addressed to few readers and that, among these, some of those who can more or less understand it will definitely hate it. But there are things that one must say just in order not to be accused, in the future, of bearing witness only too late.

 

Translated by Alessandro Cota and Bruno Mori

 

Olavo de Carvalho, 61, taught Political Philosophy at the Catholic University of Parana (Brazil) from 2001 to 2005. He now lives in the U. S. as a correspondent for Braziian newspapers. Website: www.olavodecarvalho.org.