The mythical Conservative Swede has put an essay in the comment section of Compasses Anyone?. It was initially his response over at the Lawrence Auster post Is the Islamic takeover of Europe inevitable?.
Conservative Swede has it serve double duty as a response to Archonix’ remarks in this “Compasses” post at Gates of Vienna (as is often the case, the commenters are often better than the posters – a good dose of the humbles never hurt anyone).
Archonix was tracing the present situation back to its devilish beginnings; Conservative Swede picks up on it, and riffs on the same theme.
Here’s Archonix first:
…I agree that Sweden must have imported the multiculti idea from America, but I don’t blame the Americans for it. I actually blame my own people. Multiculturalism grew up in Great Britain and France, both former colonialists with a great deal of self-imposed “guilt” about their colonial past. From there it migrated to California, the incubator of just about every crackpot idea since the movie industry moved out there to avoid paying patent fees to Edison.
In the UK, our ‘guilt’ was imposed by the Labour party, who were definitely Marxists of the old school, but also influenced heavily by Gramascian ideas. The Americans adopted this colonialist guilt, for reasons that have never been clear — like Sweden they had no reason for it — and turned from a country that welcomed immigrants who could improve the national; fibre to a country that welcomed anyone who arrived on their shores. “Bring me your tired, your hungry, your huddled masses yearning to be free” lost the last clause. Freedom became anathaematic to the new multiculturalism. The fact that it’s largely a movement run and adopted by socialists simply made it easier for Sweden’s socialist leaders to adopt the same model.
In this case I can’t even use my favourite scapegoat of the French. The left in my country are responsible for it and they’re the ones you should hold responsible. No offence to our hosts…but the Americans were simply naive about the end results of this behaviour. Hell, maybe that’s a compliment. Naive optimism isn’t such a bad thing really… The US, even now, has a strange sort of hidden admiration for what the mother country gets up to, and a great many would have adopted just about any idea that came from these shores. It’s unfortunate. But there you go…
Our “naive optimism,” which de Tocqueville observed so tellingly, has often served us well. It is part of the Jacksonian heritage of America — though it was evolving before then — and that heritage can be traced back to our Scots-Irish DNA. It is impulsive, chivalric, and many of its descendants will be found in the military. Interestingly, most of the descendants seemed to have preferred the then-rural southern streams of our genetic pool.
The Jacksonian is easy to spot, especially when contrasted the more Wilsonian — i.e., Northern, or even bi-coastal — parts of our country. Look at the red-blue electoral configurations — but look quickly as they are rapidly changing. Blue state California is being abandoned as it morphs into Mexifornia. The native Blues are fleeing to contiguous Red states, but they carry their Blue Wilsonian ideas with them, thus re-coloring the map. Seeing the chaos and mayhem didn’t change their thinking, however. They’re still all for dialogue, but they want someone else to do it while they are safely far from the mess they permitted to happen as they talked and talked and talked. Wilsonians are addicted to the illusion that peace demonstrations bring about peace. In fact, it’s the only arrow in their tiny quiver.
Conservative Swede describes the Wilsonian effect:
It’s a Wilsonian delusion that political change happens through voting. Real political change never does. Real political power is not represented by a plurality of votes. It’s represented by having the greatest means to apply violence. It’s only when living under the protective wings of an empire—such as Europe have been living under the protective wings of Pax Americana the last 60 years—that peaceful political procedures make sense. The means to apply violence here represented by the mighty American army, providing the protective shield for the Europeans (however, and apple with a worm in it).
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But it’s when this is seen clearly that we can also see why the system of modern democracy—a Wilsonian invention—can never allow real political change, but is only of ceremonial value. You will not be allowed to transgress the (over)ideology imposed by the guarantor of your protective shield. Or you will be given the “Serbian” treatment.
The point is not that the Europeans lack the will to fight. They are, just as the Americans, lulled into a false sense of security. Westerners truly think that we still dominate the world (including our own countries), and have an unmoved sense of invincibility. They generally think that we are steamrolling the rest of the world to adapt Western values, and that there is just some friction on the way.
Just look at Sweden. Sweden is often brought up as the worst Western country in many ways. I invite everyone to come here and visit. You’ll find the most idyllic place, where you’ll feel safe walking in the streets after dark, etc. Do you remember the VFR reader who wanted to escape California and said he “felt more at home in smaller towns in Sweden”. This picture is not at all untrue. It takes many decades for the destruction of a country to come in effect.
It’s only if you’re a thinker, or you had bad personal experiences, that you will already now see how the current incarnation of the West is terminally ill. It doesn’t show, not in the ordinary life of common people. We are past the point of no return, but it still doesn’t show. It’s like that George Washington quote, that in a democracy people have to feel it before they can see it. And it doesn’t feel quite yet.
But we are headed for the moment when the perception of the idyllic order will break apart in Europe, followed by the illusion of the imperial protective shield along with the system of modern democracy. This will be a truly revolutionary moment. The awakened Europeans will not only have the Muslims against them, in this fight, but their own political elites, leftist storm troopers, and a Wilsonian Uncle Sam. Bush II would have reacted just like Clinton, had there been another Serbia in Europe. And so will Giuliani or Hillary (let’s hope for Tom Tancredo in 2012).
It will start with street wars, then civil wars in one or two European countries—maybe in England and Holland, where we have already seen unrest caused by “white hooligans”. It will spread like wildfire over most of Western Europe. Next we will see extensive migrations within Europe. White people will flee to countries such as Poland, while the Muslims will escape to countries such as France. Mid 21st century, Europe will look like a chess board, now in a situation of more conventional warfare. We will see Europeans building city walls around their traditional cities, but for the first time in history to protect the country side from the cities.
… I hope and pray there’s not another Wilsonian president in office when this get started.
It is already starting in the streets of California. Why do you think the state has become Mexifornia? No one stayed to fight; they simply moved to contiguous states to avoid the Armageddon they could see every time they looked out the window.
After 9/11 a New York City friend of mine told me proudly that his son was leaving then to take part in that first big “peace” vigil that was a response to war. It made me slightly queasy to realize that this very learned man, author of many books on the human mind, hadn’t the slightest clue about self-preservation. He thought his son was making a valiant effort to “preserve” things.
Maybe that kind of blindness is caused by living in a city that is larger than it should be for everyday face-to-face relationships to have real meaning?
The Wilsonians are suicidal; it is they who built the underclass which will destroy them…and perhaps us. It is they who control the press, academia, and the legislatures. They think words count more than actions, and that words can easily be re-written as they go along. For just one example, take their betrayal of so many hopes with the signing of the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920. That doesn’t work? Why it’s back to the table for further dialogue and the Treaty of Lausanne.
And now? Now we have that nitwit Pelosi traipsing off to Tehran, and the American Congress inviting the Muslim Brotherhood in for tea and the British press condemning Israel. The Turks and Kirkuk are lobbing bombs and shoe bats at one another. Such is the diabolical and quite logical end of Wilsonian “dialogue.” Now we know from where the expression “the chattering classes” emerged.
The Jacksonians are our only hope. The question is, what proportion of them remains? For sure, you can’t make a Jacksonian into one of Wilson’s talking heads. But perhaps, in the interests of self-preservation, some of the Wilsonians will taste reality and condescend to put on Jackson’s façade, at least until the worst of the slaughter is over.
That is my hope, but I do not think it is the coming reality. Unless…
…unless we truly recognize that we are now on our own.