The collapse of the EU and the re-emergence of a true European identity


Editor’s note: This article was originally published on May 15, 2016. One of my better attempts, I thrash out the idea that European identity is based on both one’s nationality, and one’s European identity, but oppose attempts by socialist EU bureaucrats to base it on deliberately vague notions such as “inclusiveness” and “diversity”. Now that I understand that this is a key question being unpacked by white nationalists at the moment, whether by reasoned argument, or the far superior form of argument – meme – I could say this is my answer to the question: “Do white people define themselves by their nationality, or simply as white?” The answer to me seems obvious: both. This is something I intend to expand upon in the near future. For now, enjoy, and please let us know what you think in the comments:

2016 appears to be a watershed for Europe and the EU. Ordinary people and national parliaments are rebelling against the undemocratic demands of the EU, and the moral force of ‘progressive’ media and elite opinion attempting to socially engineer a concept of European identity which simply does not exist. This push for individual and national liberty is coming from two countries in whom some of the earliest (at least in modern times) seeds of democracy and national liberty were sown – Great Britain (of whom I am very proud,) and Poland, (along with several other Eastern European countries whose recent experience of domination by a foreign, socialist government makes them wary of another bout of foreign servitude.)

There are many good reasons for these countries to want to leave the EU: maintenance of national sovereignty i.e., the ability of a country’s people to decide what they actually want for their country; economic and fiscal flexibility to avoid the economic collapse experienced by Greece; the ability to decide who enters the country, and determine what the ethnic, religious and cultural identity of the country will be, i.e., the actual, continued existence of one’s nation in any meaningful form.

Against this are arrayed a range of tactics which essentially boil down to one argument alone – if you want to leave the EU, you are racist. As I have argued before, it is tragically ironic that the idea which gave Europeans, indeed the world, the strength to fight for their independence, whether it be from colonialism, national socialism or international socialism, was the idea that people who shared a common national identity deserve to live independently in their own state – i.e., nationalism – but that this nationalism was instead blamed for the conflicts of the twentieth century. National Socialists were nationalists, claim the socialist politicians, academia and elite, therefore expressing one’s national identity is equivalent to genocide. The socialism of national socialism, let alone the communist Soviet Union’s role in starting WW2, is ignored, and Europe’s people are Godwin’s Lawed out of existence.

It is also tragically ironic that an institution designed to ensure Europe’s unity against the imposition of socialism from without, should become the main institution to impose socialism from without.

If I can briefly examine one aspect of the way in which this deliberate subversion of Europe is being carried out, it is the way in which the understanding of what it is to be “European” is being altered. Whereas once Europeans could point to their country’s or region’s culture – song, dance, dress, food – or their historical connection to their national or regional borders, their ethnic identity, or hell, even their Christian religion, these fundamental concepts of identity are being replaced by deliberately vague concepts of “openness,” “tolerance,” and everybody’s favourite, “diversity.” To base one’s European identity on the afore-mentioned concepts are, yup, racist.

When EU commissars criticise Hungary’s or Poland’s decisions to tighten its border controls, by arguing that it is not living up to the ideal of tolerance which makes Europeans European, they ignore the far more primal aspect which makes Europeans European – the fact that they are European.

What Europe is experiencing, through increasingly undemocratic EU government, the inability to stem the flow of “refugees” carrying the abominable ideology of Islam into Europe, and the perilously low birth rate among ethnic Europeans, is the determination of the EU’s ruling class to define European-ness as “tolerant” and “diverse” until there are no actual Europeans left.

It is thus not racism, but the desire for the most basic human right a human has – the right to life – which is driving the people of Britain and Eastern Europe to turn their backs on the suicidal European Union.

4178360805_c2337d0422_Crusader-knightBut there is indeed a common sense of European identity which is re-emerging in Europe. It has existed before, and united Europe in repelling threats to its existence, whether it was against the national and international socialists of the twentieth century, against the Mongol hordes in the previous millennium, during the 1400 year long existential struggle against the Islamic Caliphates; the drive to transplant European civilisation throughout the rest of the world, a drive which has proven, on balance, to be for the better; and the drive through the resultant Renaissance and Enlightenment to seek freedom for all people of the earth.

This common sense of European identity is indeed based on the concept of diversity – a diversity of nation states, with a very clear understanding of what it is to be British, or Polish or Dutch or Austrian, who despite all their often bloody differences, have a strong enough sense of their common identity based on their belonging to the West, to Christendom, to Europe, that they know where they stand when it really matters.

This is why we are seeing a common thread in the use of iconography by people across Europe – their national flag, the cross, the Crusader, by people who believe that their individual national identity, and common European identity, matters.

Ultimately, the primal desire to perpetuate one’s own genes’ existence, combined with the more visceral imagery of European patriots, will prove more compelling than the bland language of “diversity.”

Photo by gminguzzi

  • woebegone

    “It is thus not racism, but the desire for the most basic human right a human has – the right to life – which is driving the people of Britain and Eastern Europe to turn their backs on the suicidal European Union.”

    Note that the EU is being eyed off as a possible defendant against a charge of genocide under Article 2. b) and c) of the UN’s “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” (1948) which defines genocide as: “any of the following [5] acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such”

    • That is an excellent point, woebegone. We are currently seeing the classification and dehumanisation stage in the eight stages of genocide, with the the labelling of “white privilege” and the desecration of European history.

  • ElvenPegasister

    I finally figured out the thing with diversity as I noticed the variety of food-stall trucks that are part of Monash Uni’s recent policy to increase the diversity of available food. Every food-stall truck has its own clear identity (mostly a country of origin/style), and only by offering this mix of clear differences does the uni achieve the diversity it seeks. I know that’s what you’ve been saying all along, but I finally got it.

    • An interesting question: is it still ‘diversity’ if it’s mandated by policy?

      • ElvenPegasister

        Hmm. That’s buzzword territory, and probably comes down to definitions.

        The uni is just doing it to be PC, I’m sure, but by the popularity of the trucks, I think the students like it. I wouldn’t mind doing a bit of a survey to find out how many care about diversity in their food, though. I’d bet most of them just get something convenient.

  • “Diversity” as applied to White, Western nations, is a crock.
    Humans will always be tribal, it’s hard wired,deeply entrenched.
    Vast amounts of social engineering and $$$ have been pushing the multi culti diversity bandwagon for decades.
    What is a ” true European identity” btw ?

    If the end result of all this diverse race mixing in 200/300 years is a singularly mulatto choco mongrel breed of human, then all the much touted “diversity” is lost. Hypocrisy.

    Of course, this is the end game that is desired.
    Diversity, it’s singular aim, is to breed pure whites out of existence, dismantle their cultures, apart from the select few 0.1% Elites, of course.

    Diversity means less white people.
    Diversity is a code word for White Genocide.
    The only Euro countries that stand a chance are entities like Hungary/Poland, refusing to take mongrel refugees, defying the nasty little Globalist EU fuckers in Brussels.

    Britain, Germany, France, Sweden are cucked, their rich cultural history is well on the way down the gurgling shitter.

    With further shit storms (oh,gee, what a surprise) brewing in the Middle East, Europe can expect further floods of low brow Muslims. Just great.
    Nothing short of a pogrom can save White Europe now.
    Aint gonna happen though, too many Euro beta manlets are cowering behind their man buns and decaf soy latte’s to bother defending their culture.
    More strength to White Nationalists. Deus Vult !

  • Warty2

    As you no doubt know, Roger Scruton has written and spoken at length in the area you are investigating, particularly that of national identity. Nationalists (no, I won’t wash my mouth out) hold tight to Edmund Burke’s axiom that society consists of ‘those who are living, those who are dead and those who are to be born’. Now how can that work in the EU that has no regard to tradition, heritage and white birth rates. As kitten-features Justin the Beaver quite rightly says: ‘Diversity . . . is a crock’, wherever it is applied, which is only in the West of course.
    The African country I was born in was all to keen to get rid of diversity when a deranged Marxist took over government in 1980, so they did all they could to kick all the whites out.
    Venture over to China and you’ll find diversity is not actually ‘all the go’, indeed the vast majority look Chinese, speak Chinese and behave like them too. Strange. One wonders how it works.
    Now, when you started to write on this topic, there was still a feeling of euphoria in the air amongst conservatives. Since then an sycophant called Macron has been voted in as President of France (God help the frogs). Since then the fickle British public you so admire bent the not so fair Theresa over their collective knee and spanked her. Not only that her party was fool enough to employ the same Turnbull advisors that lost the Coalition an enormous bundle of seats (Mark Textor exit left).
    So though Hungary’s well earned conservatism warms my cockles, their population is tiny, but you didn’t mention Victor Orban anyway. And Poland still wears the unwarranted tag of semi barbarian, despite the significant size of their population. Ze technocrats still whisper ‘cochon’ under their collective breath every time a disorientated Pole pops up in Brussels, and why wouldn’t he feel disorientated in a rats’ nest (nid de rats).
    I’m now becoming thoroughly depressed, so I’ll have to resort to a good bottle of Croatian cherry brandy. Now that’s diversity.

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  • Bikinis not Burkas

    Melbourne street scape courtesy of the Federal Government importing Islam!

  • Addelad

    And precisely how many activist judges in places like the European Court of Justice do you imagine would support such (to us) eminently logical positions?

  • entropy

    The globalist interpretation of diversity, taken to its logical conclusion, will result in a monoracial monoculture.

    The only way to preserve ‘diversity’ is to preserve independent nation states with their own unique races and cultures.