I intended to write this entry exactly a year ago, but laziness and resignation got in the way. And now we’re in the middle of the start of the next world war, so it’s somewhat more relevant. I will begin by a brief account of my understanding of ethno-cultural geography (here’s hoping it’s not too excessive, and not too brusquely offensive).
《Throughout the meeting, Hitler remained in a foul mood. After lunch, Halifax brought up his experiences as viceroy of India, where he had urged a policy of conciliation. Hitler, who had just related how The Lives of a Bengal Lancer was his favorite film, and compulsory viewing for the SS to show “how a superior race must behave,” rudely interrupted him.
A startled Halifax fell silent, as Hitler went into a rant:
“Shoot Gandhi! And if that does not suffice to reduce them to submission, shoot a dozen leading members of Congress; and if that does not suffice, shoot 200 and so on until order is established.”》
© Pat Buchanan – The Unnecessary War (sources: Roberts, Smith)
I would divide the Eurasian landmass into four great cultures – Europe, West Asia, India, the Sinosphere. Both India and China only ever expanded into South-East Asia (Chola, Ming, wokou). West Asia created immense empires under the Achaemenid Persians, Arab Rashiduns, Turkic Ottomans. Europe, however… Europe dominated the known world multiple times – in the Indo-Germanic conquest of Eurasia millennia ago, in the Alexandrian and Roman empires more recently, and in the industrial subjugation of the planet by the Europeans a century ago. This is the background of the current stormy history.
In 1914, the planetary supremacy of the West was complete. So much so that, it seems, the Asian races, from the Turks to the Thais, were in a comatose state, awaiting the finishing blow… a blow that never came.
Instead, the sister empires of Europe proceeded to turn one another to bloody shreds in epochal internecine wars. Thence emerged a triad of great ideologies that gripped the imagination of all people.
…It must also be specified that since the demise of Rome, Europe gradually fell under the spell of the Christian religion. Its message of love towards foreigners only grew stronger with the advent of the industrial age, enabling this cultural cancer to metastasise, so to speak…
1. Germany was completing its long-burgeoning apostasy from Christian mercy under A. Hitler. It, however, went to war too soon (see: Genoud, 1945-02-14), and thus brutally awakened the military feeling of its relatively-asleep neighbours on both sides. Savagery met savagery, and the sword-wielder was vanquished by the sword. Germany fell in 1945.
2. Russia lost the war to Germany in 1917, first disintegrated in a liberal revolution, then the Marxists succeeded in rebuilding the state anew through a monstrous civil war. Marxism is arguably a humanistic universalist offshoot of Christian ethics, with a focus on technological advancement, achieving world peace, and improving material conditions. Marxism would press on to save Russian statehood again from the Hitlerian German invasion, then to send the first man into space, and would then pathetically lose the culture war to the Americans without a shot fired. Russia fell in 1991 (and hasn’t regained its sovereignty since, as of 2022).
3. And finally, America. The perfect, impregnable fortress, with oceans for moats. Colonised by the Anglo-Saxon stock at the peak of the European culture, during the Enlightenment era. Bestowed upon a century of peaceful expansion, of acquiring its own boundless Lebensraum in the West. Its tragedy, however, was in the total triumph of the Christian moral system in its midst, with not a single competing ideology in sight.
The first bell of impending doom was the American Civil War. No matter how modern racists may cope, it was neither a war about state rights, nor did any Jews give any recognisable impetus to the conflict. No, as Dr. Robert Morgan points out beautifully on the Unz Review, it was the first tangible sign of Christian dominance in the American cultural life. If the martial, pagan Romans had to wage a civil war not to grant citizenship rights to their traditional allies in war (the Social War, 91-87 BCE), the American Christians went on to bloody civil struggle in order to equalise the most debased foreigners with themselves – precisely the heart of the Christian message of love (“the last shall become the first”, earthly strength is evil, Galatians 3:28, etc.).
My next bullet point will be about the conduct of the Americans in their colonies. In my view, an attentive observer would have been able to see already in the 1930s the ephemeral nature of the Western-style empires. Let’s take the Philippines, conquered by the Americans in 1898, and Poland, vanquished by the Germans in 1939.
Philippine population (1903 > 1939) = 7.6 mil. > 16 mil. (+8.4 mil.)
Polish population (1938 > 1946) = 34.8 mil. > 23.7 mil. (-11.1 mil.).
Thus, using this undisputed statistic, we can deduce that all the Christian American Empire has ever done is increase the population of foreign nations wherever it went. This same pattern would continue in Japan, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. Sure, the initial conquest may employ excessive violence – after all, American military might is astronomically supreme. But during peace-time, the Christian mercy of the American culture will do its work, undoing all the visible successes of their material capability.
This, in a nutshell, is my view of the world. And my response to anyone talking about “American interests”. Geopolitics is moot if a given subject of history does not act in its own self-interest – not merely making honest mistakes without a perfect knowledge of future outcomes, but with an outright sabotage of its place in the sun. Again, an intellectual experiment – would Adolf Hitler als Führer Amerikas have ever been able to lose world supremacy as America enjoyed it in 1945? Would America have allowed China to industrialise in the 1980s, at America’s cost? Hell, would America have allowed the Japanese to live on their archipelago, instead of colonising it for itself?..
And so comes the end of the American Empire, the most illustrious one, quelled by its own hand. And with it, the ending of the history of the Occident, entangled with the fate of the Washington élite. America may still conquer the last vestiges of the Eastern European Russian heartland, as I anticipate, but it will merely forestall the inevitable by a decade, if that. The future will belong to the three remaining Asian cultures – from the Turks to the Juche Koreans.