There’s a very good rant here from a Swiss-born blogger about how Europe, or the Europe he remembers from his youth, has been stolen. I am not familiar with this blogger’s work; I followed a link to the blog from Thinking Housewife.
But I can relate very much to the sentiments expressed in this piece; I’ve used similar metaphors when talking of how our country has been stolen from under our feet, or sold from under us. I’ve often used the term ‘changeling America’, alluding to the old folk-tales in which children were stolen from their cradles and soulless ‘changelings’ put in their place, to fool the parents. In any case, I can empathize with those who intuit that their national and cultural home has been taken by subterfuge or brazen theft, leaving a hollow simulacrum in exchange.
The blogger’s perspective is interesting and when reading it you may be surprised to read that in the blogger’s estimation, Eastern Europe is not ‘real’ Europe. Not that I disagree; I remember when that was the default, consensus opinion. Eastern Europe was not part of the West, and if you look at a genetic map you see that Eastern Europeans are not close kin to the Western Europeans. Nowadays, thanks to the rise of some kind of vague pan-Europeanism, it’s considered bigoted to make such statements though it was once accepted that The West didn’t include Eastern Europe. Likewise, the blogger’s opinion that the UK or England is not part of Europe; some of my older English friends also said that Europe was ‘The Continent’, by which name it was often called, while England was — England.
I do part company with the blogger’s apparent antipathy towards Britain or England. By the way, is the name ‘England’ now politically banished? I’ve always disliked the term ‘the UK’; it’s awkward and it has no meaning in reference to ethnicity, as the UK is a mixed bag of Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Ulstermen — oh yes, and the English, who were just the core people at the heart of that union. But they are seldom referred to anymore. But in any case the blogger The Saker links ‘Anglos’ with ‘Zionists’ which is a very popular association these days.
I would plead that the average English person is much more conservative than the rest of the ethnic groups in the UK and that the corrupt leadership of the UK is just as disconnected from the actual people as our leaders are from us. The political ‘leaders’ in every Western country are corrupt globalist lackeys. Every Western country.
I recommend reading the article, maybe minus the 400+ comments it generated; they include many infuriating lefty scolds saying that Europe deserves what is happening because ‘racism’, oppression, stolen land, and all the rest of the dismal litany of accusations.
I wondered why the blogger, The Saker, allowed such comments to take up so much bandwidth but apparently he (she?) believes in ”racism” and has a rather idiosyncratic definition of that weapon-word.
“Racism is, in my opinion, not so much the belief that various human groups are different from each other, say like dog breeds can be different, but the belief that the differences between human groups are larger than within the group. Second, racism is also a belief that the biological characteristics of your group somehow pre-determine your actions/choices/values in life. Third, racism often, but not always, assumes a hierarchy amongst human groups (Germanic Aryans over Slavs or Jews, Jews over Gentiles, etc.). I believe that God created all humans with the same purpose and that we are all “brothers in Adam”,”
As to intra-group differences being as large as inter-group differences, that’s not a matter of opinion, but of fact, and the facts can easily be verified. Genetics plus one’s own eyes settle the question, or should. And obviously God does create hierarchies; we are all unique individuals and the only equality can be between identical things. Even twins are not exactly identical. I have twin relatives and I know this.
And again, the Bible, in the first few chapters of Genesis, casts doubt on the idea of Adam being the father of all human beings. Doubt me? Please read the first couple of chapters.
My biggest difficulty with this article was in understanding how someone with such strong views about human variation, and the uniqueness of each people and culture, can also believe so staunchly in egalitarianism and universalism. It’s that misguided belief system, the emphasis on what ”ought” to be in some imagined ideal world, rather than on the stark realities of the flawed world we live in, that is at the heart of our dilemma. And the egalitarian ideal has led to great upheavals wherever it takes hold, as the ‘idealists’ struggle to force an imaginary equality on a recalcitrant nature.