When The State Is The Enemy Of The Nation
France`s “Anti-Hate” Hysteria: Facts Need Not Apply,
by Paul Gottfried.]
Very easily, is the proper answer,
not only from American conservatives (real ones, not the
pseudo-cons Mr. Kristol commands) but even their
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
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
"The deed is done," Mr.
Raspail grimly asserts. The ruin of his nation by those
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
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
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,
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
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"
"Proposition," the notion that in order to be an
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
In France, the Ideology took shape
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
The only nations that claim to be
defined by creeds are—come to think of it—totalitarian
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
He tried to warn his countrymen as
well as Europe and America of what was happening 30
years ago, but nobody listened.
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