vrijdag, april 06, 2007

Guillaume Faye Speaks in Moscow, The Civic Platform.com

Translator’s note: The following talk was given in Moscow on May 17, 2005 and recently posted, in French, on the Russian site Athenaeum.

For at least three reasons, I think it deserves the widest possible
circulation in White Nationalist circles. The first is one which
more and more English speaking nationalists are beginning to
realize: Guillaume Faye is today the most interesting, if not
pertinent spokesman for the genetic-cultural heritage associated
with the White Resistance. All that he says or writes on the subject
of who we are, what we are fighting for, and where the main battle
fronts will lie are worth thinking about. In France, Belgium, the
Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and now Russia, his ideas have
touched the leading debates (even, in some cases, descending to ad
hominem issues, which seem the least important of our concerns).

The second reason this article deserves attention is metapolitical.
Faye is a veteran of the first major effort to practice a “Gramscian
of the Right” — that is, to wage a cultural war against the
ethnocidal principles of the dominant liberal culture. Not
unrelatedly, he stands out among anti-liberal nationalists, creative
force that he is, in having developed a language and a discourse
that reaches beyond the narrow confines of our movement, yet at the
same time serves as a radical alternative to the anti-White language
and discourse of the existing System.

The third reason is that this talk is a succinct and eloquent
synthesis of the ideas — the vision — Faye has developed in the
seven books (and countless articles) he’s produced in the eight
years since the appearance of his path breaking “L’Archéofuturisme”
(1998). However provisionally sketched, these ideas aim at helping
us through what promises to be the worst storm of our collective
existence. At the same time, these ideas speak to something more
primordial. As an earlier student of our historical destiny
writes: “All that is great stands in the storm” (Plato). What is
coming will undoubtedly determine if we have any greatness left in
us. The Whitemen of the West, the men of the Evening Lands
(Abandländer) , having gone under before, have, though, a long
history of recognizing that it is only in resolutely opening
themselves to the dangers bearing down on them that they stand a
chance of weathering them and, in doing so, of rediscovering what is
still great within themselves. Faye, I believe, is one of the seers
calling us to return to ourselves and to the greatness inherent in
who we are. — Michael O’Meara

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Not since the fall of the Roman Empire has Europe experienced such a
dramatic situation. It faces a danger unparalleled in its history
and doesn’t even know it — or rather refuses to see it.

It’s been invaded, occupied, and colonized by peoples from the South
and by Islam. It’s dominated by the United States, which wages a
merciless economic war on it. It’s collapsing demographically, as
its population ages and it ceases to reproduce itself. It’s been
emasculated by decadent, nihilist ideologies cloaked in a facile
optimism, and it’s been subjected to an unprecedented regression of
culture and education, to primitivism and materialism. Europe is the
sick man of the world. And its political classes, along with its
intellectual elites, are actively collaborating in this race

The argument I’m making is not, though, just about immigration, but
also about a colonization and an invasion that is transforming
Europe’s biological and ethno-cultural stock; it’s about not giving
way to despair; about seeing that the struggle is only just
beginning; and knowing that the closely related peoples of Europe
have no alternative but to unite in their common defense.


The demographics of the non-White invasion of France and Europe is
terrifying. In a recent work, “France africaine” (African France), a
well known demographer predicts that if present trends continue,
more than 40 percent of the French population will be Black or Arab
by 2040. Twenty-five percent of school children in France and
Belgium today and more than 30 percent of infants are already of non-
European origin. Of France’s present population of 61 million, more
than 10 million are non-European and have a far higher birth rate
than Whites. Every year 100,000 non-Europeans are naturalized as
French citizens and another 300,000, most illegal, cross our
undefended borders. The situation is not much different in the rest
of Europe and signals the virtual end of our civilization, though
the political classes have apparently yet to notice it.

Worldwide, including the United States, the White race is in steep
numerical decline. It’s often said that our technological
superiority will compensate for this disparity, but I don’t think
so: The only meaningful forms of wealth and power are in human
beings. For a civilization is based primarily on what the Romans
called “germen,” that is, on the ethno-biological stock, the roots,
that nourish a civilization and culture.

The non-European invasion of Europe that began in the 1960s was
largely self-engendered, provoked: By left and right-wing
politicians contaminated with Marxist and Trotskyist ideas; by an
employer class greedy for cheap labor; by Jewish intellectuals
demanding a multiracial society; by the ideology of human rights
that had sprung from the secularization of certain Christian

In France and in Europe, the collaborators abetting the invasion
have established a system of preferences for the invaders that
native Whites are obliged to pay for. Illegal immigrants are thus
not only rarely repatriated when caught, they continue to receive
the lavish social welfare benefits handed out to them by the anti-
White forces in control of the state. At the same time, “anti-
racists” have introduced a host of discriminatory laws that protect
immigrants from normal social restraints, even though they are
largely responsible for the on-going explosion of criminality (more
than a thousand percent in the last 50 years).

The invasion is taking place as much in the maternity wards as it is
along our porous borders. Combined with the demographic decline of
the White population, immigration has become an economic disaster
for Western Europe. It’s estimated to cost $180 billion per year (if
the growing insecurity, as well as the innumerable forms of social
assistance benefiting immigrants, including illegals, is figured
in). This, in turn, creates new lures for the invaders: It is simply
far more interesting to be unemployed in Europe than to work in the
Third World. While the educated and creative segments of our
population are beginning to flee, mainly to the United States, they
are being replaced by Africa’s refuse, which has to be fed and
supported by us and hasn’t anything in the way of skills or
intelligence to offer.

All these facts suggest that the 21st-century European economy will
be a depressed, Third-World one.


In addition to this mass, non-White invasion, Islam is again on the
offensive. With single-minded persistence, its totalitarian and
aggressive religion/ideology seeks the conquest of Europe. We’ve
already suffered three great assaults by Islam, which today
stretches from Gibraltar to Indonesia. The first of these offensives
was halted at Portiers in 732 by Charles Martel; the second in 1683,
during the Ottoman siege of Vienna; the third [in the form of the
present invasion and colonization] is now underway [and virtually
unopposed]. Islam has a long memory and its objective is to
establish on our continent what [the leader of Iran’s Islamic
Revolution, the ayattolla] Khomeiny called the “universal

The invasion of Europe has begun and the figures [testifying to its
extent] are alarming. The continent, including Russia, is now
occupied by 55 million Muslims, a number that increases at a 6
percent annual rate. In France, there are at least 6 million. Like
those in Belgium and Britain, these French Muslims are starting to
demand a share of political power. The government, for its part,
simply refuses to take seriously their objective of transforming
France into an Islamic Republic by the year 2020, when the
demographic weight of the Arab/Muslim population will have become
determinant. Meanwhile, it is financing the construction of Mosques
throughout the country in the hope of buying social peace; there are
already more than 2,000 in France, nearly double the number in
Morocco. Islam is at present the second largest religion in France,
behind Catholicism, but the largest in the numbers of practitioners.
[The republic’s president] Jacques Chirac has even declared
that “France is now an Islamic power.” Everywhere in the West there
prevails the unfounded belief that there’s a difference between
Islam and “Islamism,” and that a Western, secularized, that is,
moderate, Islam is possible. There’s no such thing. Every Muslim is
potentially a jihadist. For Islam is a theocracy that confuses the
spiritual with the temporal, faith with law, and seeks to impose its
Shari’a [Islamic law] on a Europe whose civilizational precepts are
absolutely incompatible with it.


The criminality and delinquency in Western Europe caused by mass
immigration and the collapse of civic values have reached
insupportable levels. In France in 2004, more than a 100,00 cars
were torched and 80 policemen killed. Every week race riots erupt in
the banlieues [the “suburbs” housing the immigrants masses]. In the
public schools, violence is endemic and educational levels have
almost collapsed. Among youth under 20, nearly 20 percent are
illiterate. While racist assaults on Whites are steadily rising,
they are routinely ignored in the name of the anti-racist vulgate,
which holds that only Whites can be racists. At the same time, an
arsenal of repressive legislation, worthy of Soviet communism, has
imposed “laws” whose purely ideological and subjective intent make
no pretence to fairness, let alone objectivity. All criticism of
immigration or Islam is prohibited. I myself have been tried several
times and levied with an enormous fine for having written “La
colonisation de l’Europe” [The Colonization of Europe].

A race war is foreseeable now in several European countries, a
subterranean war that will be far more destructive than “terrorism.”
The White population is being displaced, a sort of genocide is being
carried out against it with the complicity or the abstention of the
ruling class, the media, and the politicians, for the ideology these
collaborating elites uphold is infused with a pathological hatred of
their own people and a morbid passion for miscegenation.

The state’s utopian plan for “republican integration” has
nevertheless failed because it assumed peaceful coexistence between
foreigners and natives, non-Whites and Whites, was possible in a
single territory. Our rulers haven’t read Aristotle, who taught that
no city can possibly be democratic and orderly if it isn’t
ethnically homogenous.. . European societies today are devolving into
an unmanageable ethnic chaos.

I’m a native of Southwest France, of the area along the Atlantic
coast [a Gascon?], and speak not a word of Russian, but I feel
infinitely closer to a Russian than to a French-speaking Arab or
African, even if they happen to be “French” citizens.


The present situation can be explained, almost clinically, as a sort
of “mental AIDS.” Our present afflictions come from the virus of
nihilism, which Nietzsche foresaw, and which has weakened all our
natural defenses. Thus infected, Europeans have succumbed to a
feverish self-extinction. They have voluntarily opened the city

The primary symptom of this disease is “xenophilia: ” a systematic
preference for the Other rather than for the Same. A second symptom
is “ethnomasochism, ” a hatred of one’s own civilization and origins.
A third is emasculation [dévirilisation] , or what might be called
the cult of weakness and a preference for male homosexuality.
Historically proven values associated with the use of force and a
people’s survival — values associated with honor, loyalty, family,
fertility, patriotism, the will to survive, etc. — are treated
today as ridiculous shortcomings. This sort of decadence owes a good
deal to the secularization of Christian charity and its egalitarian
offshoot, human rights.

Europeans may take inspiration from certain values still upheld in
Russia: For example, the consciousness of belonging to a superior
civilization and of maintaining a “right to distance” from other
peoples. We need to break with all forms of “ethnopluralism, ” which
is simply another kind of egalitarianism, and reclaim the right
to “ethnocentrism, ” the right to live in our own lands without the
Other. We also have to reclaim the principle: “To each his own.”
Besides, only Westerners believe race-mixing is a virtue or envisage
the future as a melting pot. They alone believe in cosmopolitanism.

But the 21st century will be dominated by a resurgence of ethno-
religious blocs, especially in the South and the East. Francis
Fukuyama’s “end of history” will never happen. Instead, we’re going
to experience an acceleration of history with the “clash of
civilizations. ” Europeans also need to break with the “presentism”
in which they are sunk and learn to see themselves again (as do
Muslims, Chinese, and Indians) as a “long-living people,” bearers of
a future. The mental revolution needed to bring about this change in
European attitudes is, though, only possible through a gigantic
crisis, a violent shock, which is already on its way and which I
will say a few words about below.


Europeans also have to come to terms with what I called in my last
book “the new American imperialism, ” an imperialism more heavy-
handed than that of the Cold War era, but one that is also more
blundering. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, American
administrations seem to have lost all sense of measure, becoming
even more hubristic, as they embark on a fantastic quest for world
domination, dressed up in the simulacre of a new Roman empire. Much
of this, of course, is explainable in terms of neoconservative
ideology, linked with Zionism, but it’s also driven by a messianic,
almost pathological, sense of having a “divine mission.”

What are the goals of this new American imperialism? To encircle and
neutralize Russia, preventing any meaningful alliance between her
and Europe (the Pentagon’s worse nightmare); to deflect Europe’s
challenge to its hegemony by making Islam and Muslim Turkey a part
of it; to subjugate the Eastern and Central European parts of the
former Soviet empire; to wage a relentless economic war on the
European Union and do so in such a way that the latter doesn’t dream
of resisting. Everywhere, the crusading spirit of this new American
imperialism endeavors to impose “democracy”, especially on Russia’s
periphery. “Democracy” has come to mean “pro-American regime.”

But we shouldn’t complain of these American ambitions, which accord
with the country’s geopolitical and thalassocratic desire for
domination. In history, everyone is responsible only for oneself.

That’s why I oppose the “obsessional and hysterical anti-
Americanism” so prevalent in France, for it is counter-productive,
self-victimizing, and irresponsible.

A people or nation must learn to distinguish between its “principal
adversary” and its “principal enemy.” The first tries to dominate
and undermine, the second to kill. We shouldn’t forget Carl
Schmitt’s formula: “It’s not only you who chooses your enemy, it’s
more often your enemy who chooses you.” America, specifically its
ruling class, is Europe’s and Russia’s “principal adversary” at the
level of geopolitics, economics, and culture.

Europe’s “principal enemy” is the peoples of the South, increasingly
assembled under the banner of Islam, whose invasion of the continent
is already well underway, facilitated by a political class and an
intelligentsia who have opened the gates (to Washington’s delight)
and who seek a miscegenated, non-European Europe.

Like Atlanticists, the hysterical anti-Americans overestimate the
United States, without understanding that it is only as strong as we
are weak. The Americans’ catastrophic and counter-productive
occupation of little Iraq, to which they have brought nothing but
chaos, makes this all indisputably evident. In the 21st century, the
U.S. will cease to be the premier world power. That will be China —
or, if we have the will, what I call “Euro-Siberia” — a federated
alliance between the peoples of the European peninsular and Russia.


I’ve postulated the hypothesis that the present global system,
founded on a belief in miracles, a belief in the myth of indefinite
progress, is on the verge of collapse. For the first time in
history, humanity as a whole is threatened by a cataclysmic crisis
that is likely to occur sometime between 2010 and 2020 — a crisis
provoked by the on-going degradation of the ecosystem and climatic
disruptions, by the exhaustion of fossil fuel sources and food
producing capacity, by the increased fragility of an international
economic order based on speculation and massive indebtedness, by the
return of epidemics, by the rise of nationalism, terrorism, and
nuclear proliferation, by the growing aggressiveness of Islam’s
world offense, and by the dramatic aging of the West’s population.

We need to prepare for these converging catastrophes, which will
mark the transition from one era to another, as their cataclysmic
effects sweep away liberal modernity and bring about a New Middle
Age. With such a convergence, there will also come an opportunity
for rebirth, for every major historical regeneration emerges from
chaos. This is especially the case with a civilization like our own,
whose very nature is “metamorphic. ”


The Europe of the future must no longer be envisaged in the mushy,
ungovernable forms of the present European Union, which is a
powerless Medusa, unable to control its borders, dominated by the
mania of free-trade, and subject to American domination. We need to
imagine a federal, imperial Grande Europe, ethnically homogenous
(that is, European), based on a single autonomous area, and
inseparably linked to Russia. I call this enormous continental
bloc “Euro-Siberia. ” Having no need to be aggressive toward its
neighbors because it would be inattackable, such a bloc would become
the premier world power (in a world partitioned into large blocs),
self-centered, and opposed to all the dangerous dogmas now
associated with globalism. It would have the capacity to practice
the “autarky of great spaces,” whose principles have already been
worked out by the Noble Prize winning economist, Maurice Allais. The
destiny of the European peninsular cannot be separated from
continental Russia, for both ethno-cultural and geopolitical
reasons. It’s absolutely imperative for America’s mercantile
thalassocracy to prevent the birth of a Euro-Siberian federation.

This is not the place to speak of the Israeli state. Only a word:
For essentially demographic reasons, I believe the Zionist utopia
conceived by Hertzl and Buber and realized since 1948 will not
survive any longer than Soviet communism did; indeed, its end is
already in sight. I’m presently writing a book on “The New Jewish
Question,” which I hope will be translated into Russian.


Fatalism is never appropriate. History is always open-ended and
presents innumerable unexpected caprices and turns. Let’s not forget
the formula of William of Orange: “Where there’s a will, there’s a
way.” The period we are presently living through is a one of
resistance and of preparation for the even more threatening events
to come, such as might follow the juncture of a race war and a
massive economic downturn. We need to start thinking in post-chaos
terms and organize accordingly. In closing, let me leave you with a
favorite watchword of mine: “From Resistance to Reconquest, From
Reconquest to Renaissance. ”

Bron: The Civic Platform

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