On their first date, my parents, together, couldn't have tipped the scales at more than 85 kg. On the date on which they conceived me, they probably still didn't weigh much more.
Their slimming diets had been involuntary. Their respective families had been wiped out by Germans, Austrians, and their numerous and more savage, Ukrainian, Latvian and Lithuanian volunteers.
My mother's brother was executed without trial on a busy street in front of her eyes, and her parents would be murdered a few days later in an extermination camp – all for the crime of philo-Semitism. They had been most likely denounced to the Gestapo by a local anti-Semite.
My mother's journey through darkness would last another three years. She would be one of four people who survived the liquidation of her concentration camp, and would appear as state witness in the trial of her camp commandant –- an Austro-German devil's incarnation, complete with a people-ripping Great Dane. She would marry a Jew and remain throughout her life a philo-Semite and supporter of Israel.
It is therefore not coincidental that when hysterical, historical and cultural ignoramuses started lobbying transoceanic charges of crypto-Nazism at Vlaams Belang and The Brussels Journal, I recalled the evening when I was sitting with my mother by the telly, and the news announcer said, voice unsteady from suppressed fury, that Jörg Haider's Austrian Freedom Party had just won 27% of the vote in the 1999 Austrian elections.
My mother, old and ailing by then, looked at me and said, "Finally, some common sense in Europe."
I am no expert in modern European history, and if I were, you couldn't trust what I say anyway, for bending with the academic zeitgeist, most likely I'd be manipulating data to make whitey look bad. But as one who has the calling of writing, and is a practitioner of Zen, I am a serious student of reality.
I will not pretend, therefore, that I know much about the history of Flanders, except what every educated and still non-zombified person knows: great horses, an unjustifiably lesser slice of the Belgian pie, thwarted self-determination aspirations, and, yes, a few battalions of Waffen SS volunteers – whom, incidentally, my father did his best to kill in the frozen forests of Galicia.
So I don't need an American neocon rushing, panting with the horrific discovery that there were Nazi-sympathizers among VB's founders, or that skinheads and racists vote VB or attend VB rallies. It figures, just as it figures that among Nazi sympathizers were Finnish, Estonian and Irish patriots – the latter including the father of one of the chief fomenters of left-liberal dystopia in the Western world, US Senator Edward Kennedy.
The issue of the sympathies of VB's founders is about as relevant as was the IED the hysterical left tried to put under Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was challenging the left's political franchise in California: the Nazi sympathies of Schwarzenegger père. And the issue of some unsavory elements voting VB or attending VB rallies is the same one the American left uses to libel the Republican Party.
Simply put, the few political parties like the AFP (FPÖ, Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party) in Austria, the Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the respective People's Parties in Denmark and Switzerland, the SD (Sverigedemokraterna, Swedish Democrats) in Sweden, and the unincorporated paleocons in the US are the only alternative to an across-the-board dominance of the Western world by the Western-world-hating left. So all who wish to resist the harakiri of their society and their civilization through leftist chimeras like unlimited Third World immigration, Islamization, and socialist equalization support the few parties that stand athwart the road to civilizational perdition.
It is a statistical fact that those who see the truth in these matters include a disproportionate number of the less educated, less affluent or even dispossessed whites. That stratum contains some simple minded people who look at the destruction of their societies, values, themselves, and, failing to comprehend the complex mechanism by which such disaster could have been wrought by their own kinsmen, fall for conspiracy theories, "the-Jews-did-it" theories, and other such crackpotisms.
To such as recoil at the ripe odor that sometimes emanates from a congregation of the proletarian "unwashed," one may point out that those doing the destruction, ultimately slitting their own belly in the demented belief that they are improving man and reality, include a disproportionate number of the highly educated, affluent and overwashed. It was their kind too that led the penetration of the West by Communism and Bolshevik savagery.
So, no, the racist tint on the fringes of VB is not the real issue. The counterjihad movement's recent collaboration with VB is not the real issue. And dragging The Brussels Journal into it is a non-issue altogether.
Even the far more objectionable, partially Nazi or neo-Nazi pedigree of parties like AFP or SD, or the anti-Israel or borderline anti-Semitic utterances of some American paleocons, are not something that ought to disqualify them from support by true conservatives as long as there are signs that they have genuinely cast off the blinders of the past. And with respect to the relevant parties, such signs are ample.
The more important issue lies elsewhere. In Europe, it lies in the conservative and anti-Eurabian position of the few right-wing parties that thwart the left's full domination of the continent. To divert attention from the magnitude and perils of this domination by hurling "Racist" and "neo-Nazi" stink bombs at the few obstacles to it is a brilliant tactic straight from Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
Allow me to rewind the tape here to that 1999 evening when I am sitting with my mother by the telly and she expresses approval for the Austrian Freedom Party. Now, if the R and N allegations made about VB are debatable, if not entirely irrelevant, there is no such doubt about the AFP. Jörg Haider, the architect of AFP's success, is a son of Nazis, a Nazi himself in the past and, in his heart, who-knows-what now. An encounter between Mr. Haider and me might not end peacefully.
But the Austrian Freedom Party is not a neo-Nazi party. It is a conservative and national-survival party, and thus another flimsy branch woven beaver-like into a thin, fragile dam that extends across Europe, attempting to stop a mighty flood of sick, self-mutilating, suicidal ideologies and policies that issue from the European ruling elite.
Stopping that holocaust-in-the-making, currently at a stage of administrative ethnic cleansing and cultural dispossession, is far more important than sniffing at the pedigree of the political parties that are doing the stopping. My mother – then 85 years old and a real victim of Nazism – got it. Charles Johnson and the contemptible weasels who prepared and fed him the "incriminating" dossiers on the VB, TBJ, and Paul Belien, don't get it. And it should be anticipated that the attacks will continue, as those wielding the harakiri blade hate the dam-builders with a hot passion.
Contrary to the crowing of neocons, the left has won its war with the right. Forever adaptable, probing for weak spots, switching tactics, it has transmuted from economic leftism to cultural leftism, from anti-capitalism to anti-whitism. It has taken over the TV and film studios, the book and music publishers, the news, the schools, the universities, and the institutions of law, to ensure control over the brain content of future generations. It has made allies with feminists, homosexuals and "anti-racists" to further its corrosive mission, and then, to deepen the fissures, it has allied with women-gay-and Jew-hating Islam. It has infiltrated the center-right political parties, and then the conservative movement, to the extent that see-no-evil "tolerance" has become the supreme creed of most "conservatives" rather than see-everything discriminating skepticism.
Triumphant, clever, hurling thunders of "racism" this way and bolts of "homophobia" that way; subverting and erasing the true meaning of important words and concepts such as 'liberal,' 'progress,', 'racist,' 'fascist'; forever haunting with the specters of Hitler and Pinochet, but never those of Stalin or Mao or Pol Pot, Idi Amin or, for that matter, Muhammad, leftism has achieved the ultimate victory: almost-universal brain control. Akin to the supreme technique of the Japanese sword: muto -- the sword of no sword -- leftism is poised to slice through the Western civilization it hates, and it won't need anything as crude as panzer divisions or scimitars to achieve its goal.
Whether it will be in the form of Sweden prostrating itself on carpeted floors facing Mecca; or the Vlaams Belang hauled en masse to reeducation camps – there to learn the "proper way" of thinking; or some last-ditch Italian patriots laying down their lives against an overwhelming Eurabian force; or all United States citizens required to learn MexiSpanish while saluting the Mexican flag, nobody can predict. But it will happen, in one form or another.
All that stands in the way of the juggernaut is a few, sometimes simple-minded common folk -- some of them improperly racist, many more properly racialists, others just trying to hold on to their ancestral lands and culture. There is also a slim cadre of intellectuals and political leaders who see more clearly the creeping horror that the simple, less educated people may only be able to intuit. This is an insufferable affront in the eyes of the reigning left; one that must be punished by any means necessary.
The readers of this Journal, particularly its Fjordman essays, already know that a monumental putsch has been mounted in Europe. The unfavorable situation of those who speak the truth is unparalleled since the 1920s-50s USSR and the 1930s-40s Germany. But few realize that the same putsch in a different disguise, an usurpation of power by an elite hostile to its own people, has been unfolding in the United States.
Like Eurabia, the new New World Symphony is cacophonic too. Conducted by deceitful maestri in a multiculti tempo, its once heart-grabbing melody, spiced with American Negro soulful harmonies, has been replaced by the banging of soul-killing gangsta rap. Its string section replaced by mariachi, the symphony is no more. Some vestiges of its Bohemian roots may still be heard through the noisome thumping, but the dumbed-down population would no longer know a Bohemia or a Brabant if either hit it with the force of a Pilsner wagon pulled by a team of Percherons.
The US "conservatives" who point out with such schadenfreude that 5% of Western Europe's population consists of unassimilable Muslims, are tongue-tied when it comes to the inundation of the United States by a foreign influx of probably 50 million (i.e. 17.5% of the population)* immigrants, mostly primitive, semi-illiterate Third-World laborers who are culturally unassimilable and largely hail from a next-door country with historical claims on the very territory they are colonizing. Not to mention that even the "conservative" American president and the bulk of his "conservative" party are pursuing lunatic policies that, with respect to Muslims and the rest of the Third World, may be defined as "invade them and invite them."
A slow-motion, trickling genocide is being perpetrated by a considerable segment of indigenous blacks and imported browns against the Euro-American part of the population, while the political and cultural elites of the country are interested only in suppressing the relevant statistics on crime and criminality or on IQ differences and their link to achievement differences. All that when not otherwise engaged in promoting the Kwanzaa, issuing postal stamps celebrating the Ramadan, and keeping the southern border open at any cost of life, public treasure or social capital.
The farce of "affirmative action" that goes on even in the highest ranks of the government, the judiciary and academia displaces the more competent whites, particularly white males, with the less competent whose sole virtue is that they are not white males. This too is part of the self-inflicted disembowelment, for in the struggle for existence, which is what reality demands of individuals and nations alike, if you send a government official whose main qualification is that she is an Eskimo lesbian, to negotiate with a Chinese official whose main qualification is an IQ of 150 and a top score on the mandarin examination, the results of the encounter have been pre-determined.
In this society, everyone has grown up on lies that few are equipped to challenge. The older ones have grown up with plastic called leatherette, with cigarettes as symbols of sex appeal, and with Negroes in the front line in the Army but in the back line at the bus stop. And the younger ones have grown up in a world where a short coffee is "tall" and a medium one is "grande," and one's life is ruined for pointing out that the American blacks' mean IQ of 85, and not racism, is the cause of their underepresentation in the upper echelons of government, business and the professions.
We have gone from lies at one end of the pendulum's arc to compensatory lies at the other end of the arc, as though reality does not exist and all we can do is to invent a -1 lie to make up for the previous +1 lie. Our "conservatives" are liberals with a Biblical garnish, and our "racists" are those who dare to be color-and-race blind. It's in light of this maudlin American fog of hypocrisy, lying, confusion, and self-strangulation that the arrows shot across the Atlantic at The Brussels Journal ought to be understood.
The diminishing future of ethnic Euros everywhere is at stake, as is the future of the highest, if flawed, civilization that the human species has ever produced. Let's not divert from that to start Transatlantic "Racism" squabbles, doing the harakirists' dirty work.
(*) Govt stats quote 33 million, including 8-9 illegal aliens, but it is widely held that the estimate of illegals is off by 7 – 25 million.