Faye’s important book

I expect you’ve all heard about the late Guillaume Faye’s recent book, titled Ethnic Apocalypse. I haven’t read it as yet; I just read the review, by Andrew Joyce, on The Occidental Observer. I certainly plan to read it.

Ethnic Apocalypse should be considered essential for anybody in the West who values and loves their heritage, their folk, and their home. Faye, who died recently from cancer, showed a degree of bluntness in his writing from which he had previously refrained. Many of us, I think, including me, find ourselves doing a lot of self-censoring, as it seems we are being scrutinized more than ever, lest we indulge in reckless truth-telling. But Guillaume Fay, knowing his life would end soon, seemed to be emboldened by that fact — in that situation, you have nothing to lose, and he speaks frankly, not burdening himself with euphemisms in describing the real world.

It must be a exhilarating to realize that you are freer to state facts as they are, and according to Faye’s assessment of those facts, they are very stark. I think so many of us, whether in France or in this country, or any Western country have become far too accustomed to monitoring our thoughts and our speech. Too many of us have learned, maybe as a defensive behavior, to stifle any thought of what is going on before our eyes; we don’t want to believe the situation is as dire as Faye says in his book. Why is that? I ask myself (and any others I feel free enough to talk with about this) why our people are so passive and supine? Despite the dishonest media’s efforts to paint us as ”the problem”, and to label us as ”supremacist” — how can one be a supremacist when we can’t even speak freely , and when we’re laden a staggering load of guilt?

So Guillaume Faye, no longer fearing the censors and witch-hunters in the media and the ‘collaborationists’ (accurately described), predicts a descent into some sort of war, a three-sided war. Just as in most Western countries, the authorities almost always side against the native population in favor of the Others; it’s quite brazen and undisguised. So those who shamelessly favor the Others. The authories treat the indigenous French as the wrongdoers, even in the face of events like the incident, cited in the book, where a French priest was attacked in his church while saying Mass. The priest, as I recall, was over 80 years old; his throat was cut in front of his horrified parishioners. How much more of this kind of thing is to come? And it is far from being an isolated event, or a rarity. Andi it could have been avoided; could still be avoided. If.

Faye says things can only worsen until or unless the tide turns, he says, in the face of some kind of major event which would change the French people’s passivity or lack of response to these atrocities.

Although the book seems, from what I’ve read of it, to be quite stark and, for some people probably, too ‘harsh’ in tone. But the truth is the truth, and I believe Faye saw things clearly; without the denialism and the self-deception that has become so commonplace among the ‘normies’ or even some on the right.

It’s heartening to see Faye dispensing the truth, and doing so without hindrance from political correctness, without trying to soften his statements with PC disclaimers — such as the feeble phrase: ‘but they’re not all like that‘. No such appeasement is found in the quotes in Andrew Joyce’s review.

I haven’t read much of Faye’s work, though I’ve been aware of the Identitarian movement in Europe. I will frankly say I found Identitarianism to be too intellectual for the majority — but then again I’ve said that it never requires ”the masses” or a majority for a movement to become popular or dominant. The masses, the majority or the ‘normies’ are usually found sitting out any important changes or movements. Usually, as the familiar quote from Samuel Adams has it, it does not take a majority to prevail, but an ‘irate, tireless minority’ keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of the people. And Americans are apparently not even at the ‘irate’ stage. Nor, according to Faye, are the people in France. “How blind are my people.” It’s the same over most of the West.

Faye is ‘well out” of the situation in this troubled world, and I hope that his book, written when he knew his life was soon to end, was not written in vain, only to fall on deaf ears and blind eyes. I hope he will be rememberd not as a ‘voice in the wilderness’, championing a forlorn hope like Enoch Powell, who also made dire predictions, but who was shouted down.

I hope Faye’s book will be widely read and taken to heart. Americans tend to be blindly optimistic in some cases; some of the people I’ve discussed this with dismiss it with the reply that ‘oh, it won’t be bad; people will assimilate and marry-in with our people and that will solve it.’ Kalergi would like that response. And then there are those who act concerned but quickly go back to saying that ‘at least our president is on our side.’

We need optimism, but not the blind and pollyannaish kind. I heard a term ‘hardboiled optimism’, and I think that’s what is essential: not to become cynical and fatalistic, which many of us have done, but to be realistic and strong-minded, determined, without succumbing to the fatalism. We also need fearless men like Guillaume Faye, and is there any such likely advocate here in our country?

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