Heeding Locke and Jefferson

The Fjordman Report

The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
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In response to my earlier post about the Netherlands, Fjordman had the following to say in the comments.

My most important advice, not just to the Dutch but to Westerners in general, is to arm themselves immediately, first of all with knowledge of the enemy and pride in their own culture and heritage, but also physically.

Friedrich Nietzsche stated in the nineteenth century that “God is dead.” In 2008 it is fair to say that “The State is dead,” the State as the replacement God in which we placed our trust after the other God died.

Every single day we get more evidence that the authorities are totally incapable of protecting any semblance of security and freedom for their citizens. The only thing the State still seems to be capable of is indoctrinating our children with hatred of their own civilization and taking away our money so that it can be given to those who colonize our countries and abuse our children, verbally and physically.

What is happening in Western Europe in the early twenty-first century is a textbook case of a situation where the social contract is no longer upheld. The natives pay extremely high tax rates to nation states that no longer protect their borders and are both unwilling and incapable of upholding a bare minimum of law and order. The laws are anyway no longer passed with our interest in mind, but by dedicated Multiculturalists and Globalists specifically hostile to our interests.

As John Locke says in the Second Treatise on Government:
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“The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property, and the end why they choose and authorize a legislative is that there may be laws made, and rules set, as guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society, to limit the power and moderate the dominion of every part and member of the society….whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people….By this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty, and, by the establishment of a new legislative, (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own safety and security, which is the end for which they are in society.”

Thomas Jefferson stated that “I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” He also said that “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

We would do well to heed those words.

16 thoughts on “Heeding Locke and Jefferson

  1. Thank you for posting. This is a part of the upcoming essay about the Netherlands, which will hopefully be published here tomorrow. This is the final country essay scheduled for my upcoming book. I will complete the Tens reasons for getting rid of the EU this weekend, together with recommendations for what to do next. I would be happy to receive suggestions from readers for the final part. What can we do to survive, regenerate and reclaim our dignity and the control over our own futures? What do we want to achieve? What would constitute “victory,” or at least an outcome we can live with?

  2. well… that’s a good healthy dose of commons sense.
    Fjordman, I’m really curious about your book and can’t wait to read it!!
    An outcome I could live with is to get rid of this suffocating socialism and restore common sense, love and pride for our culture (in the West of Europe, the East is doing a little better at this chapter). This is what I would like to see, common sense. I have no idea how could this be done. It’s a gigantic task! I think it will be much worse before it will be better but I hope I’m wrong and a miracle will happen.

  3. As a long time Gates of Vienna lurker, I am excited out of my customary silence by the prospect of Fjordman producing a book. Thus, my humble suggestion for what to do next.

    First, as has been stated, we must remember and value our own culture. However, after this critical point I would add that White Westerners must come to see themselves as a people again. There has never been a single such nation, and proposing that there could be is part of the lie that helped establish the EU. We must therefore see our people and our culture a bit like two concentric rings of cultural similarity, our individual nationalities as our inner ring, and our extended family comprised of all Westerners as the outer ring.

    A healthy nation state has a functioning social contract because that contract is intended to address the needs of a people. Without a people, it is all too easy to corrupt the social contract, and ultimately dismantle the nation state. These are the end goals of the Marxists, Multiculturalists, Islamists, and Global Elitists that attack our civilization from both within and without. We would do well to remember that a key element these groups rely upon is our unwillingness to organize and consider ourselves a people.

    Every other racial group on Earth bands together to look after the needs of its own. The infection of political correctness tells us that we are racist if we even consider such an organizational motive. This is not a behavior pattern conducive to our continued existence. Please understand that I do not advocate hatred of the other, but merely a renewed love of our own.

  4. Greetings:

    I recently read Philip Carl Salzman’s “Culture and Conflict in the Middle East” which does much to explain the behavior of Muslims, as both members of basically tribal cultures which were subsequently globalized with the introduction of Islam.

    It occurs to me, though, that there is not much emphasis put on the dangers/difficulties of introducing people from tribal cultures into nation-state cultures.

    Or, am I missing something?

  5. Great as usual, Fjordman. Those of us living in the West would do well to arm ourselves. A war is coming–we live in the calm before the storm, so to speak. And if you thought World War II was bad, then you haven’t seen anything yet.

  6. Yes. It’s time to be proud of our cultures and proud of our bodies. A healthy body equals a healthy mind. This means you become more resilient.

    On a side note, is there any way of finding out the ages of the people who read this blog? A poll perhaps? I’m 20 by the way.

  7. I would consider “an outcome we can live with” if our stupid politicians would not follow examples from western Europe and if westerners in western Europe were able to get back their countries….

    Personally I am bit sceptical about this and even more sceptical about personal ability of myself as one subject to change anything….

    All I can do is to try to prepare myself as much as I can for very nasty future which is probably ahead of us….and I can hope that my country wont be affected in such a way like western Europe…

    The biggest advantage of people from Eastern Europe is certainly common distrust of politicians of every shape….As has been pointed out in one of preceding articles (at least I think it was here), problem of many westerners is, that they are not able imagine why should “elites” lie to them…..

    Contrary to that in Eastern Europe we lived with lies for decades, of course those lies were not too sophisticated but anyway it learned us to not believe to “elites” or better to use rulers, because as an elite I imagine someone else 🙂

    Anyway I think even people in West are learning their lessons, we can just hope it will be sooner than too late….

    As I have written before I believe in Deux ex machina 🙂 in form of very deep economical crisis which is probably coming right now…. ( I know it is not nice to wish something like this, but I really think this is our only chance, well perhaps not the only one but I think one of those better…)

    With neverending economical growth we would be probably eaten alive in a way like it happened to remnants of people of European descent in RSA..

    If you read this article:

    http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/3527, you will find that even leftist in Spain will probably need to do in the near future something with their failed immigration policy….

    I cannot imagine how they can defend coming of hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year, when their economy face rising unemployments and of course where do they want to take money for benefits……

    Estate boom is over and if nothing changes, in ten years there would come another 8 to ten millions of people, many of those are low qualified and thus just increase rate of unemployment…..

    Anyway we will see….

    For CzC….

    I am 25

  8. From the comments below on Fjordmans comments to the Busdriver story :

    Fjordman: I really have to say that I like your essays. Clear, precise and intelligent.
    Your description of the medial/political climate are among the best I´ve ever read even though I find them, to say the least, scary.

    Regarding the peoples wish for freedom the scenario taking place in the western world today can, and will as I see it, lead to a development of an armed conflict. Probably on a low scale at first but most likely it will escalate in an alarming rate. As I see it it is likely to end in a full-blown civil war, like it or not. But this has already been predicted by, among others, El Ingles and it is unecessary for me to continue that thread.

    What I want to continue on is the fact that, just as you´ve already stated, people need to arm themselves, legally or illegaly, in order of securing their own protection. I no longer see that the state, in any european country, will be neither able nor willing to protect it´s native citizens should it come to such a situation. In that case people will have to look after themselves and their loved ones using any means avaliable because noone else will.

    Eventually the people in power will have to choose sides but I fear that we are for the moment being feeding a great number of future traitors and that thought feels less than comfortable. A thought that feels a little bit better is that the forces upholding the law will likely be, to a great extent, on the side of the natives since they are the ones in todays frontline. Their frustration and anger about things are rising just as much as ours are.

    A large part of the military are also likely to choose “our” side and in the darkness of it all this is a reassuring thought that at least to me seems like a beacon of light in a dark and stormy night getting darker and stormier.

    As others have stated before: Thanks GoV and thanks to all of you who continue your efforts to stop this madness.

    And for Cz: I´m 36

  9. Skalman: A large part of the military are also likely to choose “our” side

    Glad you mentioned this. It concerns me a lot that in the US, we actively recruit foreigners for the military. I think they get on the fast track to citizenship if they join up. I read also that our military has the goal of increasing the percentage of officers from minority groups. This trend is also happening in the police. In fact, California actively recruits in Mexico for bilingual police. I’m not making this up.

    What this means is, after a certain point, we won’t be able to count on the military or the police to be on our side. Even minority cops and soldiers who seem to be on our side will turn, once they are in the majority. (There are exceptions, I’m only talking about what I expect from most members of minorities.) Look at the horrible behavior of black and Indian cops in South Africa. (There are exceptions.)

    For Cz: I’m in my mid-50’s.

  10. Latte Island: The same applies, sadly enough, to the swedish police force and the military force but so far I still think that the majority of these forces are loyal to the swedish people. This will be true for a reasonable amount of time but eventually even these bastions will fall if the current development continues.

    I fear/hope however that the upcoming storm will reach us before this happens and in such an event there will still be hope that we have among us a relatively large amount of people who are trained and skilled in weaponry and warfare. It will surely be needed.

  11. If we want to survive, then we must have enough children in the first place. All this talk about fighting a civil war against creeping Islamization sounds a bit phony, when all European nations are in the process of dying out anyway. As our governments won’t support us in that task of having children any more than they already do, we should at least try to help ourselves. Those of us with spare money should support couples, financially and otherwise, in having more children. People should get organized in communities or networks in order to help and prod each other to breed more. If these communities were set up as a religion, they would profit from privileges religions enjoy. For example, religious communities are allowed to discriminate against outsiders (muslims) and they can have their separate schools, too. If we want our nations to survive, we can’t go on with everyone of us fighting on his own, we must get organized and a religious community is a perfectly legal way to do it. I write about this idea on my blog. I also suggest to read this article of Diamed.

    To CzC: I am 32 years old and I have no children.

  12. A few words regarding loyalty, as seen from a Danish perspective: When the civil wars start – not if – all over Europe I don’t think our main problem is the Muslims. Even if they outnumber us. On their own, they are more dangerous to themselves than to anything else. Look at this way: just flip a switch and their main lines of communication – cell phones – go puff. Turn off power and they’ll freeze to death. Cut off food supplies to the cities, and they’ll starve. Stone-age barbarians fighting a modern, technologically advanced, organized society? – No way.

    Our main enemy is the EU and its ‘useful idiots’, including our EU-provincial governments. As opposed to the Muslims, they are not stupid and they control the police, the army and the infrastructure…. well, so far. And when the bullets start to fly – when, not if – they’ll command the police, the army etc. to engage the indigenous, revolting European militias.

    Then, what happens? – Up until now, the armed forces have been loyal, so our lords and masters will be up for a sudden wake-up when the ‘forces’ refuse to fire at their own fellow countrymen and turn the business ends of their rifles around. Our left-leaning bureaucrats and feel-good politicians don’t know that… yet. But the powers that be – the EU nomenklatura – suspect it. That’s why they are assembling the EUROGENDFOR. A ‘gendarmerie’ or para-military unit – so far an ‘operetta’ or ‘musical’ army – officially designated to ‘support’ the national police forces, but in reality intended to ‘correct’ national ‘illoyal’ forces.

    What the arrogant EU-oligarchs don’t know, however, is that the EU cannot organize a trip to the nearest bar without everything winding up in chaos with noone served. As always. That’s why we first and foremost need to go after – not the Muslims(pbut) – but the EU-thugocracy – before it realizes just that.

  13. Ha! “The State is dead”, I just loved that one!

    And I cannot help but thinking of something I wrote myself a year back:

    “We are witnessing the historical demise of Christianity. When a star dies, in its last phase it expands into a red giant, before it shrinks into a white dwarf. Liberalism is the red giant of Christianity. And just as a red giant it is devoid of its core, it expands thousandfold while losing its substance and is about to die.” (link)

    The same image could be reapplied on the State. The states that we have today are the red giants of the stars we build once upon a time, expands thousandfold while losing its substance and is about to die.

    It’s an interesting paradox in how when the State is disappearing, at the same time it’s everywhere.

    Also, that quote of Jefferson is brilliant. And this is one thing that the Americans certainly got right.

  14. What can we do to survive, regenerate and reclaim our dignity and the control over our own futures? What do we want to achieve? What would constitute “victory,” or at least an outcome we can live with?

    Consult Francis Parker Yockey. In 1948, in Imperium, he wrote that “Heroism alone can liberate that integrated soul of Europe which lies under the financial trickery of retarders, the petty-stateism of party-politicians, and the occupying armies of extra-European forces”.

    Whites have for decades been so driven by fear of offending minorities that we now find ourselves increasingly outnumbered in our native lands – and hated more deeply and openly as we grow ever weaker. The people feverishly advocating and perpetrating our replacement are not at all afraid of offending us. They ridicule and pathologize even our feeblest attempts to resist.

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