From Utøya to Christchurch to Halle and Hanau, experiments with the foundation of society in the name of utopia produce monsters.
A century ago, in 1918-20, Europe sank into the “red terror.” Inspired by the Russian Revolution, people with red armbands, red flags, and red stars were determined to celebrate a “new bright future.” At factories, the power was transferred to factory committees. Banks were nationalized, churches were turned into food and military warehouses, monuments were demolished, people were forcibly mobilized into the Red Army. Extraordinary commissions murdered the “enemies of the people” and their families and deprived them of land and property. In a Bavarian Soviet Republic, Hungarian Soviet Republic, Slovak Soviet Republic, Alsace-Lorraine Soviet Republic, Bremen Soviet Republic, Red Finland – the creators of the great utopia destroyed everything that was associated with traditional values, ideals, and virtues.
Nowadays no one seems to remember it. The Left will not benefit from alluding to it; the Right dreads accusations of whitewashing Nazism.
The outcome was dramatic. The consequences of the attempted social experiment on a living body of society were brutal – at first spontaneous, then organized: furious nationalism, revived racial phobias, unrestrained thirst for revenge. Even enlightened intellectuals such as Thomas Mann were caught up in the wave of hatred. Utopia choked on blood in Russia. In Europe, the nationalists won: moderate and prudent, like Mannerheim in Finland; cruel but predictable, like Admiral Horthy of Hungary; and monstrous, like Hitler.
A lot has changed in the last hundred years. The Soviet empire collapsed. Eastern Europe is resurrected and has gained solid immunity from “universalistic theories.” The “World Revolution” of the Third World failed. A lot of Jews directed their tremendous talents to creating their own state.
Only one thing has remained unchanged: the passionate faith of the Western elite in perverse utopian theories of all sorts and kinds. As a result, in the twenty-first century, once again, the world has entered a vicious cycle of revolution and reaction.
The reaction has already begun: terrorist acts perpetrated by loners; attacks on mosques and synagogues; the atrocities of an Anders Breivik in Utøya, or similar horrors in Christchurch, or Halle (2019 synagogue shooting), or now Hanau – these are its first sign.
This reaction was predictable, explainable, and logical. A globalist quasi-Marxist ideology has turned the inhabitants of the Third World, especially idealized Muslim extremists, into “people of the highest sort.” They have become a “proletariat” of this modern time.
Conversely, “white straight males” have become a symbol of repression, racism, and violence, “the new world enemy.”
But the peoples of the world refuse to agree with the destruction of the millennia-old foundations of family, faith, and traditions. They refuse to be marginal in their own countries. Forcefully implanted alien culture is rejected by the existing society, and in such an atmosphere psychopaths take up arms and kill those they think are the operatives of a new, pseudo-religious sect and its allies.
You can turn a blind eye to it, ignore the causal relationships, yell about the racism of the white society. But that does not change the essential reality.
This is a reaction to the forcible, fanatical implantation of utopia, regardless of how it’s labeled: as Marxism, globalism, progressivism, multiculturalism, political correctness, intersectionality, political identity, cultural diversity or Tikkun Olam. It is a reaction to Antifa, BLM, Islamic terror, a Muslim culture of raping and bullying. Loner psychosis is a precursor of mass psychosis. A “Red Plague” generates a “Brown Plague.”
In Germany, a country sadly prone to bursts of psychopathy, the number of neo-Nazis is growing. These are not the moderate nationalists from AfD or Pegida. They are the real Nazis, the direct followers of the Fuhrer.
The domestic intelligence agency Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) believes that more than 12,000 neo-Nazis are active and prepared to use violence in Germany in 2019. According to BfV, their number over the past two years (i.e., after a wave of refugees) increased by 50%. They are engaged in martial arts, recruiting sympathizers at free-fighting events such as the “Fourth Greifswald Fight Night,” and selling an album titled “Adolf Hitler Lives”.
They draw the werewolf, a symbol of the Nazi SS; they wear “Keepers of the Race”, “White is my favorite color” and “Adolf was the best” t-shirts; they arrange a “Kampf der Nibelungen” (“Battle of Nibelung”) as a fight-club event and prepare for “D-Day” when they will launch massive street battles. From the USA and Canada to France, we see how the ideas of the Third Reich are gaining power in Western culture again. They no longer have to conspire against society. Their time is approaching because the soil is already fertilized for them by the progressives.
Because of the globalists and progressives, the Western world is plunging into chaos and hatred. Only a lucky few will get the next Mannerheim. Most people will get the new Fuhrers.
The carriers of today’s new utopias are far more guilty of wronging their people and their history than their predecessors of a century ago, with the red flags in Bavaria and Hungary.
First of all, the Russia of a century ago, with its despotism of czars, the Pale of Settlement and the Okhrana (secret police), was seriously ill to begin with. So was militaristic Prussian Germany. The horrors of the Great War and the cloaca of the Industrial Revolution had devastated the soul of the West.
But the modern progressives inherited healthy, stable, and prosperous communities. Essentially all the flaws and shortcomings of the past were eliminated or nearly eliminated: discrimination against national and sexual minorities and women, ulcerating social problems, a downtrodden lumpen proletariat, mass poverty. When they carry out a program of ethnic substitution with mass migration from the Third (especially the Islamic) World and destroy the cultural and religious values of their people the globalists of today don’t demolish dying, rotten regimes; they bulldoze successful democratic states.
Second, figures like Lenin, Trotsky, Bela Kun, and Dzerzhinsky were sincere idealists. They had not yet had the sinister experience of the twentieth century. They could still indulge themselves with visions of probable success for their social experiment.
Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth Warren, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Kamala Harris, Jean-Claude Juncker or Emmanuel Macron are not idealists. These are hypocritical plutocrats and manipulators of consciousness, craving power and glory. This only makes them more ignominious.
The third point is the most important. Marxism grew out of an earlier pattern of experiments in utopian communism, rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, ranging from Jewish prophets, Essenes and early Christians, to Thomas Müntzer and the Anabaptists, the Illuminati of Adam Weishaupt, Thomas More and Tommaso Campanella, Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, and Robert Owen. Their views, whatever ideological mold they fit, were based in the essentials of Western culture itself.
They had nothing to do with the archaic, primitive and cruel cults of backward peoples. They certainly had nothing in common with a gloomy, dogmatic, and aggressive Islam of female “circumcision” for girls, intimidated women, rituals of stoning unfaithful wives and homosexuals, bloody vendetta culture, the slave trade, and the division of humanity into faithful and infidel. For the Western utopians, Islam was a symbol of anti-utopia. They would have turned in their graves had they learned that their heirs, represented by the new Western elite, opened their gates for crowds of primitive savages.
The modern reaction is not against that Western-style utopianism. It has a different starting point. And man is a part of nature and obeys its laws. According to Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Transgressing the realities of human nature yields violence and monsters – three monsters, in our case: Red, Brown and Green ones. Prosperous, stable, and tolerant communities have been replaced by a Red-Green Hydra, on the one hand, and a Brown Werewolf, on the other.
But then, who is Newton to dictate the laws to a progressive-minded person? No more than a dead white European male …