When The State Is The Enemy Of The Nation

[See also

France`s "Anti-Hate" Hysteria: Facts Need Not Apply
,
by Paul Gottfried.]

"How can Americans love their
nation if they hate its government?"


asked
neoconservative Bill Kristol

some years ago.

Very easily, is the proper answer,
not only from American conservatives (real ones, not the

pseudo-cons
  Mr. Kristol commands) but even their
French allies.

In a recent article in Le
Figaro,
a leading French magazine, novelist Jean
Raspail explains how.

Mr. Raspail is not well known in
the United States today, but some 30 years ago, he
published one of the

great dark prophecies
of the last century—

 Camp of the Saints
.,
a somber but oracular
account of the impact of mass Third World immigration on
Europe and the West and the flaccid Western non-reaction
to it.

Along with George Orwell`s

1984
and Aldous Huxley`s

Brave New World
,
Camp of the Saints told
the West truths about itself

it didn`t want to hear.

That`s what Mr. Raspail is still
telling us in his article, "The Fatherland Betrayed
by the Republic."
["La
patrie trahie par la République"
by Jean Raspail,
Le Figaro, June 17, 2004]

The article is about France and how
its political class—such heavy-lifters as

Francois Mitterand
(the respectable left) and
Jacques Chirac (the

respectable
right)—have helped destroy the nation by
doing nothing to resist the

anti-white, anti-Christian invasion
.

But it could have been written
about America.

"The deed is done," Mr.
Raspail grimly asserts. The ruin of his nation by those
that

welcomed or refused to resist the invasion
is now
virtually irreversible –


"Because I am convinced that the fate of France is
sealed, because `My house is their house` (Mitterand),
inside `Europe whose roots are as much Muslim as
Christian` (Chirac), because the situation is moving
irreversibly towards the final swing in 2050 which will
see French stock amounting to only half the population
of the country, the remainder comprising Africans, Moors
and Asians of all sorts from the inexhaustible reserve
of the Third World, predominantly Islamic, understood to
be fundamentalist Jihadists, this dance is only the
beginning."
[English
translation at


Amren.com
]

You can hate your government ("The
Republic
"
of Mr. Raspail`s title) but love your
nation ("The Fatherland," "La
Patrie
"
) because in France—and to no small
extent in this country too—the state has become the
enemy of the nation.

To the totalitarian mind, the
distinction, let alone the antagonism, between nation
and state is not possible, which is why it`s so
incomprehensible to

pseudo-cons like Mr. Kristol.

But to almost everyone else,
including Mr. Raspail, the distinction is fundamental.

In the case of France, "The
Republic"
means not only the state but also the
ideology that has helped destroy La Patrie. The French
section of the Open Borders lobby, he writes,
"confuse

France
with the Republic."

"France is from the outset a
country of common blood."
But "the Republic,
which is only one shape of government, is synonymous for
them with ideology, ideology with a capital `I`, the
major ideology. It seems to me, to some extent, that
they

betray
the first for the second."

Mr. Raspail is being moderate.

The Ideology is what the Open
Borders crowd in this country calls the "Creed"
or the

"Proposition,"
the notion that in order to be an
American,

all you have to do
is agree with an abstraction—"all
men are created equal"
—and therefore anyone who can

crawl or creep across the border
becomes part of the
nation.

In France, the Ideology took shape
in the

French Revolution
.

In this country, it rose to power
in the

Civil War
and more recently in the

liberalism
(and the

pseudo-conservatism
) of the late 20th century.

Like the real France, the real
America is also a "country of a common blood"
(Jefferson used that very phrase in the

original Declaration
, as well as appeals to a

"common kindred"
and "consanguinity").

In fact, every real nation is a
country of a

common blood
.

The only nations that claim to be
defined by creeds are—come to think of it—totalitarian
states.

The

Soviet Union
, a 20th century descendant of the
French Revolution, really was a credal nation, and it
survived only because it rested on the

same Terror
that

reigned in France.

When the common blood

dries up
and the civilization

founded on it
withers, all that`s left is the
state—the government to which Mr. Kristol and the

neocons
are

so attached.

Mr. Raspail understands perfectly
well it`s not just France that faces the extinction the
Creed and its partisans have inflicted.

"All of Europe marches to its
death,"
he writes, because of the

demographic, racial and cultural
tidal wave
swallowing it.

He tried to warn his countrymen as
well as Europe and America of what was happening 30
years ago, but nobody listened.

Today his prophecies seem

tame
, and for his own

Patrie
, if not for ours, it may well be too
late.

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of his columns,

America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture
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