Sunday, April 19, 2009

White Hearts

...that among the sundry and manifold changes of the world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed, where as true joys are to be found...


Of all the wise things Edmund Burke said, I’ve always thought that his statement, “The first liberal was the devil,” was the wisest. Burke was not exaggerating to make a point; he was being quite serious when he identified the devil as the founder of liberalism. At the core of Satan’s faith and the liberal’s faith is a spirit of intellectual abstraction that abhors humanity. God loved mankind so much that He sent His only begotten Son, and Satan and the liberal hate mankind so much that they seek to make a world in opposition to God’s out of the inhuman abstractions of their minds. And the liberals, with Satan’s guidance, have done a pretty fair job of creating a world that is in complete opposition to the world our Lord would have us live in.

One can see in his mind’s eye a minor devil coming to the devil somewhere in the early Middle Ages and asking for some advice:

Minor Devil: The Europeans are misbehaving. They are taking His incarnation quite seriously.

The Devil: I have one word for you: abstract.

MD: Could you elaborate on that?

TD: Encourage philosophical speculation.

MD: What’s that?

TD: Where do such ignoramuses come from? Do I have to spell out everything for you? Get these stupid mortals to look at the natural world. Flatter them. Tell them they’re brilliant, and their reason is the most exalted thing on earth. But never insult God directly. In fact, tell them that it is their abstracted reason alone with which they can know god.

MD: I don’t see what good that will do.

TD: I do, and that should be enough for you. But if you must know, I’ll tell you. They will soon stop looking to God for guidance, and they will look to nature and their own minds for guidance. And that’s when I’ll step in.

MD: It seems so futile.

TD: Patience, it will all work out. I see a time coming when the Europeans, who are our greatest enemies, will willingly sever all filial ties to Christ our enemy by making Christianity into an abstraction. And I see a time when the Europeans will sever all filial ties to their Christian past by blending with and worshipping the races of color.

MD: They will never do that; you’re just dreaming.

TD: Shut up and do as I command; you’re a stupid little devil who can be easily replaced.

Butterfield had a name for the liberals who tried to make individual human beings conform to the utopian abstractions of their minds. He called them “super Gnostics.” But a liberal by any name will still stink of the sulphurous pit. The liberal has severed his mind from his heart and by doing so he has cut himself off from the heart of God. A man with a disembodied brain is a reed for every intellectual wind that Satan sends his way. But a man whose heart is joined with the Lord’s heart is more than a match for the satanic winds.

The sign of the true God is His humanity. The mark of Satan is his inhumanity. And humanity is personal not generic. In fact, it is through generic humanity that Satan attacks individual human beings. Robespierre was a humanitarian, an anti-capital capital punishment zealot. In the name of humanity, he felt compelled to kill thousands of individual men and women. And in the 20th century, it was the satanic lovers of generic humanity that set up the Gulags and the abortuaries.

When the institutions of one's society are conservative, when they support the permanent things, a man should support his society. But when a society has institutionalized the satanic hatred of all things human, a man should be a counter-revolutionary. And the most counter-revolutionary thing a man can do is to cling to the “tilled field and hedgerow, linked to the plowed furrow, the frequented pasture, the lane of evening lingerings, the cultivated garden-plot;” the little things, the human things, that are our links to the incarnate God. Our race is important because it is part of our humanity which is connected to His sacred humanity. Our culture is important because it was a result of the union of our humanity with His humanity. Satan bids us look away from the incarnational aspects of European culture in order to destroy our faith in God and our faith in our own humanity. In Satan’s world, which is the modern world, God is an idea devoid of humanity, and man is a universal without a particular race or personality.

Throughout the old and new Testaments, God talks about those who have hardened their hearts against Him. It seems to be the one sin that cannot be forgiven, because the man with the hardened heart does not feel the need for forgiveness; he only sees other sinners who impede his attempts to make the world conform to his idea of a perfect universe. The liberal will always be at war with the Christian European because his world is Satan’s world and the European’s world is Christ’s world. The merciless and the merciful will forever be in conflict.

There is no appeal to the merciless that will move them. They have hardened their hearts into finely chiseled granite. The conservative nationalist publications try to wake up liberals by showing them the results of their policies and their effect on individual human beings. That doesn’t work because the liberals do not see or care about individual human beings. They don’t care about the murder of white people. They care about the idea of the noble savage and the multi-colored society. In the face of the atrocities in the New Orleans Superdome, the liberals were not angered by the black savagery, they were only angry at the whites in the surrounding areas who armed themselves against the black barbarians. Such actions of self-defense are viewed by the liberals as heresy, because in the liberals’ satanic utopia there are no bad black men, only racist whites.

Modern liberaldom was built patiently and carefully by a satanic mind infinitely more brilliant than any mortal man. Miss Havisham in Dickens’ novel Great Expectations educates Estella in exactly the same way Satan has educated the liberals.

'I begin to think,' said Estella, in a musing way, after another moment of calm wonder, 'that I almost understand how this comes about. If you had brought up your adopted daughter wholly in the dark confinement of these rooms, and had never let her know that there was such a thing as the daylight by which she has never once seen your face - if you had done that, and then, for a purpose had wanted her to understand the daylight and know all about it, you would have been disappointed and angry?'

Miss Havisham, with her head in her hands, sat making a low moaning, and swaying herself on her chair, but gave no answer.

'Or,' said Estella, '- which is a nearer case - if you had taught her, from the dawn of her intelligence, with your utmost energy and might, that there was such a thing as daylight, but that it was made to be her enemy and destroyer, and she must always turn against it, for it had blighted you and would else blight her; - if you had done this, and then, for a purpose, had wanted her to take naturally to the daylight and she could not do it, you would have been disappointed and angry?'
Of course Miss Havisham cannot be consistent; she wants Estella to be hard toward everyone and everything but her. Satan is consistent. He doesn’t want the love of his liberal children; he only wants their obedience. And he has that.

No appeal to white self-interest will work, because liberals have no race or faith. Only a man who believes that his race is an element of his personality which is connected to his God cares about the extinction of his race. The white race did not conquer the world because individual whites were smarter, swifter, or stronger than the people of other races. They conquered because they loved their God while those of other races only propitiated their gods. The summons of the fiery cross will only be answered by men with hearts of fire. One particular, personal God, and only that God, is capable of setting hearts on fire. No matter how small the white remnant, and no matter how numerous the foe, the men with the hearts of fire will keep Satan at bay until He comes to lead the final charge.

I once, while traveling in England, attended an Anglican service in which the old Book of Common Prayer was still in use. One prayer in particular made a deep impression on me, because it expressed what I felt in my heart: the futility of philosophical speculation and the invincibility of a heart centered on Him.

Almighty God, which dost make the minds of all faithful men to be of one will: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where as true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. +

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