Roger Scruton’s “The Rebirth of Nations”

Roger Scruton is familiar to TOO readers for his starring role in Brenton Sanderson’s wonderful series, The War on the English (see here and here). Scruton’s comments on the destruction of the English quoted by Sanderson are well worth re-reading.

Scruton recently published an article in The American Spectator that summarizes some of the successes of nationalist parties in Europe and the deep disillusionment with immigration, multiculturalism and the European Union (“The Rebirth of Nations“). It is a very heartening article with some familiar themes, particularly the point that this has been a top-down, anti-democratic revolution. The elites have systematically stifled nationalist sentiments, but these sentiments are once again “prominent in the cultural landscape of Europe. And they are the more prominent for the attempt by the Eurocrats to forbid them.”

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It is not a direction that the people of Europe have chosen, and every time they are given the right to vote on it they reject it — hence everything is done to ensure that they never have the chance to vote on it. The process is moving always toward centralization, top-down control, dictatorship by unelected bureaucrats and judges, cancellation of laws passed by elected parliaments, constitutional treaties framed without any input whatsoever from the people — in short, the process is moving always toward imperial government. And only one thing stands opposed to this result, and that is the national sentiments of the European people.

For this very reason national sentiments have been demonized. Speak up for Jeanne d’Arc and le pays réel, for the “sceptred isle” and St. George, for Lemmenkäinen’s gloomy forests and the “true Finns” who roam in them, and you will be called a fascist, a racist, and an extremist. There is a liturgy of denunciation here that is repeated all across Europe by a ruling elite that trembles in the face of ordinary loyalties. But the fact is that national sentiment is, for most ordinary Europeans, the only motive that will justify sacrifice in the public cause. Insofar as people do not vote to line their own pockets, it is because they also vote to protect a shared identity from the predations of those who do not belong to it, and who are attempting to pillage an inheritance to which they are not entitled….

This systematic attempt to destroy national cultures has coincided with promotion of multiculturalism:

This cult is painfully apparent in England, where I am writing. English schools that refuse to celebrate Christmas will nevertheless insist on a day devoted to Diwali and another to Eid; “diversity” is the theme of our official festivals, and the Arts Council of England even refuses to support the English Music Festival, on account of the offensive word English in its title. At the same time, here as elsewhere in Europe, people no longer accept the cult. All across Europe “multiculturalism” is being rejected, both by ordinary people and by many of their elected representatives. For, while multiculturalism has done nothing to reconcile immigrant communities to their new surroundings, it has destroyed the frail remnants of national cultures that survived the Second World War.

The same processes of elite dominance in opposition to popular sentiments are at work in the U.S.—the same campaigns to vilify ordinary adaptive human feelings as “racist” or “extremist”; the same tendencies to nullify popular sentiments on immigration and multiculturalism by overruling them by institutions, such as the federal courts, that are only weakly responsive to public opinion (here’s a recent case of a federal judge blocking parts of a Georgia law on illegal immigration); the same suppression of discussion of critical issues that will shape the future of the country, particularly legal immigration, not to mention issues like Jewish influence on American elites.

But we in Americas are light-years from the political progress that the Europeans have achieved in bringing the Leviathan to its knees. No doubt this has a great deal to do with Europeans having a stronger sense of national culture and historical roots going back millennia. Too, unlike the European systems, the American political system is designed to prevent small parties from having any representation in government.

The best hope for America is the success of the nationalist movements in Europe. Indeed, if one nationalist movement is successful in rejecting the EU and beginning the process of repatriating immigrants and tearing down multiculturalism, I think it would spread like wildfire to other nations traditionally dominated by Whites, including America.  Reading Scruton, I am more hopeful than ever that that time is near.

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43 Comments to "Roger Scruton’s “The Rebirth of Nations”"

  1. August 21, 2011 - 5:22 pm | Permalink

    The best hope for America is the success of the nationalist movements in Europe. Indeed, if one nationalist movement is successful in rejecting the EU and beginning the process of repatriating immigrants and tearing down multiculturalism, I think it would spread like wildfire to other nations traditionally dominated by Whites, including America.

    When just one European country physically removes the non-whites within its borders and defines citizenship in large part on the basis of blood origin, then I will believe that nationalism is on the march and multiculturalism is on the way out.

    Racial nationalism was on the upward path in Europe until September 1939.

  2. Z.O.G.'s Gravatar Z.O.G.
    July 5, 2011 - 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Too bad that all the European “nationalist” parties are nothing but Jewish false fronts. Always have been and always will be.

  3. Michael Hardesty's Gravatar Michael Hardesty
    July 5, 2011 - 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Tom, your essentially right but it could be that the original estimate of a few hundred thousand Indians north of the Rio Grande before Columbus was too low. It might have been 2 or 3 million but nothing the tens of millions claimed by Churchill and Chomsky.

  4. John's Gravatar John
    July 5, 2011 - 3:44 am | Permalink

    There’s a vicious cycle of money in place. The elites are no longer loyal to their citizens, and operate in the interest of one another and “maintaining the system.” If one reads or watches mainstream news, there is an obsession with the status quo, and that means being anti-white, pro-immigration, and pro-bank. Everything else can go to hell. All of these alliances are connected and consist of a Jewish led version of crony-capitalism linked with their media enablers.

    The bailout in Greece was a perfect example of all of this.

    The U.S. may never have a strong nationalist movement, but one thing is for sure, a nationalist movement will never happen here unless it happens in Europe first.

    This whole idea of contagion is another focus of the elite. They didn’t want Greece to default because the whole house of cards would have came tumbling down. The same philosophy will be applied to any nationalist movement that might arrive in Europe. They will direct all their energies into making sure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences to the native peoples of that country.

  5. Denys Picard's Gravatar Denys Picard
    July 4, 2011 - 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Great article!

  6. kirk's Gravatar kirk
    July 4, 2011 - 5:52 pm | Permalink

    The rise of ethnonationalist parties in Europe is certainly good news. Rejection of multiculturalism, mass immigration, the overblown EU bureaucracy and restoration of national sovereignty are all laudable goals.
    But we should also always remember the lessons from the 2 world wars, which means they must avoid turning on each other in a mutually destructive manner, unfortunately all too common in european history. Today we take it for granted that France and Germany are almost natural allies, which of course wasn’t the case for a long, long time before. They should remain so whether there is an EU to keep them bonded or not.

  7. N.B. Forrest's Gravatar N.B. Forrest
    July 4, 2011 - 5:06 pm | Permalink

    One of the main gambits used by the jew usurpers who forbid media/political debate on the issues essential to the survival of the White race in the U.S. – namely open borders and that very jew control itself – is the hoary We’re a Nation of Immigrants lie. No, jew – YOUR grandparents who came off the boat at Ellis Island a few decades ago were the immigrants; mine were the PIONEERS who conquered the land and created the country with their sweat & blood over centuries.

  8. Michael Hardesty's Gravatar Michael Hardesty
    July 4, 2011 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Rehmat, your Communist inspired figures are total frauds.
    There were less than 10 million Blacks shipped to The New World, more to Brazil and the Caribbean and 2-3 million to the USA. No “80-100 million,” this is as fraudulent as the Jewish ‘holocaust’ where maybe 600,000 Jews died of all causes in WW2 Europe including Russia.
    There were never anywhere near “80-100 American Indians”
    as there were only a few million north of the Rio Grande
    and maybe 30 million south of the Rio Grande.
    Those figures you cite were made up by Whiteman Ward Churchill and Noam Chomsky.
    The Communists did indeed murder over 110 million Chinese under Mao, 70-80 million by the Soviets, half of Cambodia,
    3 million, by Pol Pot, Ho killed millions in Vietnam, Kim killed millions in Korea, BLACK Africans have killed 10-15 million of each other in the last decades AND the Arab Muslims started the slave trade from the 9th-14th centuries.
    Mohammed like to castrate Blacks.
    I still think you people have a right to build your Mosque near 9-11 but don’t preach endless anti-white stupidity.
    Please remove your lying Marxist Muslim self from this board.
    You appear to be an Israeli disinformation agent.

    • Tom's Gravatar Tom
      July 4, 2011 - 12:59 pm | Permalink

      There were no more than a couple of hundred thousand American indians, if that, north of the Rio Grande.

      People forget how rough it was on stone age peoples. You just didn’t go out to the grocery store during the stone age. LOL. Which was where American indians were at the time of Columbus.

  9. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    July 4, 2011 - 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Parliamentary politics as practiced in Europe create the possibility of a minority party having some leverage. But, that could work against White people too. If you start to have minority non-White parties in European parliaments.

    That possibility may be giving a push to White minority parties, to act before there are enough non-Whites to be a factor in European parliaments.

  10. JW's Gravatar JW
    July 4, 2011 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    Israel wants to deport African refugees to Australia:

    Tens of thousands of African refugees living in Israel – or “Muslim infiltrators” as they are called by the country’s politicians – could be shipped over to Australia. Such a solution is now being discussed between Israel and Jew-Australian politician.

    http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=227332

  11. Alan's Gravatar Alan
    July 4, 2011 - 7:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks for bringing this article to our attention Kevin..Interesting . I particularly liked the paragraph :

    . There is a liturgy of denunciation here that is repeated all across Europe by a ruling elite that trembles in the face of ordinary loyalties. But the fact is that national sentiment is, for most ordinary Europeans, the only motive that will justify sacrifice in the public cause. Insofar as people do not vote to line their own pockets, it is because they also vote to protect a shared identity from the predations of those who do not belong to it, and who are attempting to pillage an inheritance to which they are not entitled.

    The more one looks into this dream of World Gov , the more tyrannical it appears. The greatest problem is of course corruption .Who does watch the watchman when the people governed become dissociated from the bureaucracy . All the human factors come into play that political dreamers and technocrats refuse to acknowledge as a part of their own humanity.

    • Lancashire lad's Gravatar Lancashire lad
      July 4, 2011 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

      I’m not so sure that there is no emotional force behind Europe, though it may be that the European Union does not or cannot harness it. There is an enduring sense, not only of ‘whiteness’ but of Europe as ‘Christendom’. Think how popular are Les Miserables and Wagner for example.

      As for Scruton, he follows rather than leads debate on the right. Jonathan Bowden has accurately noted his failure to draw on inegalitarian ideas from the far right, without which he can only fight a rearguard action against militant Leftism in academia that is not afraid to draw on Marxist and liberal theory. Politically, Scruton is conservative.

    • July 5, 2011 - 1:03 am | Permalink

      Actually, white Americans have something else that white Europeans do not have: guns, and lots of them. And don’t the globalist Jews, SorosBloomberg and co., just know it. Thus the latest BATF false flag – running guns into Mexico – aimed at taking down the 2nd Amendment. When push comes to shove, too bad for them all.

  12. Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
    July 4, 2011 - 5:37 am | Permalink

    {“…Indeed,if one nationalist movement is successful in rejecting the EU and beginning the process of repatriating immigrants and tearing down multiculturalism,I think it would spread like wildfire to other nations traditionally dominated by Whites,including America…”}

    Sounds like music in my ears.Now let us think about a possible scenario how this could (or should) happen:

    1) In more and more European nations “nationalist” (actually: ethno-nationalist) parties come to power.
    2)They abolish the euro and return to their national currencies (printed of course not by Jewish owned private banks but by real national banks,without debt).
    3)They dissolve the dictatorial European Union and install instead a more lenient EUROPEAN LEAGUE,which respects each nation’s independence and souvereignty.This means that Europeans cannot anymore settle in whichever European nation they want and each nation can itself decide about non-European immigration and repatriation.
    4)They dissolve Nato, that has become more and more a criminal tool in the hands of the global elite (Afghanistan, Iraq,Pakistan,Libya etc. etc.) and found instead a EUROPEAN DEFENSE ALLIANCE ,which makes a non-agression pact with the USA (to keep them at bay) but makes a far more intimate security pact with Russia (mutual defense cooperation).It goes without saying that ALL American military bases and troops have to leave Europe.
    After all these necessary preparations,they proceed to:
    5) They declare an end to the multicultural experiment and stop all immigration (European or non-European, including that of asylumseekers). They start repatriation of all immigrants in a humane and orderly fashion.

    Well what could America do against that?Wage war against Europe PLUS Russia?A mutual defense pact with Russia would prevent a Yougoslavia or Libya scenario.We have to bear in mind that the “allmighty” USA couldn’t prevent the rise of nationalist governements in several Latin American nations,that were traditionally controled by it: Venezuela,Bolivia,to a lesser degree Brasil and Chili.
    It is important that this scenario is played out by the European nations in coordination with each other and with the knowledge of Russia.A kind of “conspiracy” so to say.

    When this succeeds it will undoubtly inspire similar developments in other White countries like Australia,New Zealand,Canada and eventually the good ol’ USA itself.That would mean the end to what I call the Jewish WHITE GENOCIDE PROJECT.
    So first thing to do is to promote ethno-nationalist parties in Europe. We have work to do!

    • Facio Libre's Gravatar Facio Libre
      July 4, 2011 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

      You should have your head examined. We need to be pushing for White Unity World Wide.. Don’t forget.. Jews run Russia just as they run USA and Europe. To say that Europe should ally with Russia against USA is straight out idiotic. Each of these entities need to undergo a white renaissance from within.. each will do it on their own terms and at their own proper time.. having said that.. lets not forget that most of the people here at TOO are Americans, including KM… Idiot!

  13. mysmajcus's Gravatar mysmajcus
    July 4, 2011 - 4:44 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t count to much on Europe bringing multiculturalism down and America then following in their path. It’s true that “multiculturalism” is loosing some ground in Europe. But it’s only a change of the name, not the game. Immigration will still procede as before and ethnic identity among europeans will still be more or less illegal. The only difference is that instead of multiculturalism there will be a “mealting pot”. Celebration of the national day will be just fine, probally even encouraged, as long as it’s inclusive against third worlders. I think when Europe finally throws “antiwhite-ism” of it’s back, America will to and vice versa, but don’t sit around waiting for Europe to do it first.

  14. prussiancroat's Gravatar prussiancroat
    July 4, 2011 - 1:04 am | Permalink

    “…if one nationalist movement is successful in rejecting the EU and beginning the process of repatriating immigrants and tearing down multiculturalism…”

    Washington will start dropping bombs on them before that happens.

    …not if that nationalist movement signs a mutual defense treaty with with a nuclear armed Russia

    • July 4, 2011 - 2:46 am | Permalink

      Excellent point, Prussiancroat.

      The geopolitical situation is so much different now than it was when the Serbs were getting bombed by American planes, Russia of course being stronger than it was then and America weaker.

      It’s also good that Marine Le Pen wants to pull France out of NATO:

      “I believe that France’s interests are in Europe, but in Great Europe, especially including its partnership with Russia,” she said during a party congress.

      A privileged partnership with Russia is necessitated by “obvious civilization and geostrategic factors” as well as France’s “energy security interests.”

      She also pledged to revise the country’s relations with the United States and pull France out of NATO, saying that the National Front has from day one been opposed to NATO membership.

      http://en.rian.ru/world/20110413/163514574.html

  15. John hearns's Gravatar John hearns
    July 3, 2011 - 11:48 pm | Permalink

    @ Rehmat

    I won’t bother with your hateful anti-white nonsense about 100 billion injuns or 5 zillion dead slave negros blah blah blah .

    Just this ..

    [ One of the conditions of EU bailout was Greece’s restriction of allowing the humanitarian Flotilla II to 1.5 million native Muslim and Christian Palestinian trapped inside tiny Gaza Strip by European Jew terrorists. ]

    What does that tell you ?

    Yup , the EU is zionist occupied government .

    What is their goal ?

    Multi-cult global socialism . ( anti-nationalism)

    So why would you aid that which you claim to combat ?

  16. Rehmat's Gravatar Rehmat
    July 3, 2011 - 11:14 pm | Permalink

    First of all – European are the worst enemies of fellow European. France and Germany are the warlords of European Union. Just look how they sucked blood out of Greeks through ‘Shylock’ bailout. One of the conditions of EU bailout was Greece’s restriction of allowing the humanitarian Flotilla II to 1.5 million native Muslim and Christian Palestinian trapped inside tiny Gaza Strip by European Jew terrorists.

    I would love to know a single American ‘national’ leader who has not said that security of Israel cannot be compromised.

    The concept of nationalism originated in Europe in the 17th century after the Protestant movement challenged the authority of Catholic Church (Vatican). The western nations came into existence on the basis of common language, culture and shared history. After the break of Papal authority – there was no religious ground to unite the Christian world.

    This western nationalist plague has never died – and always returns with more aggresive fascism. For example the systematic extermination of over 100 million American Natives and 80-100 million of Africans for European slave trade – and the two great World Wars (WW I & II) of the 20th century were fought on nationalism – though over 100 million of its aggressors and victims happened to be Christian, followed by Gypsies, Jews – and expulsion of eleven million Germans from Eastern Europe. Muslims, too, have share of ’national’ victimization – Bosnian (persecuted as ‘Turk’, which they’re not); Chechen (persecuted as ‘Asian’); Native Palestinian (persecuted by European Jew invaders as ‘Arabs’); Kurds (persecuted as ‘non-Turk’), and Kosovar (persecuted as ‘Albanian’).

    https://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/western-nationalism-vs-islamic-brotherhood/

    • EuroMike's Gravatar EuroMike
      July 3, 2011 - 11:26 pm | Permalink

      Shall we start counting all the white European victims of muslim slavery, muslim jihad into Spain, into the Balkans, etc? Oooops, muslims would never persecute native people…..except in Europe, in India etc. Rehmat, stay in your part of the world and we will stay in ours. We will never become muslims. That’s as bad as being jewish. You both worship the same psychopathic foreskin-gathering desert god. No more, thanks. Please go away before “the Saxon begins to hate’

    • Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
      July 3, 2011 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

      Rehmat,

      You should turn your considerable analytical skills and dazzling logic to reforming Muslim culture. Although your insight is invaluable to our cause, I feel it is unkind of us to monopolize it. After all, the Arab world needs development much more than the West. It would be selfish of us hog your genius thusly. Yea, I say unto thee, it would be yet another unfair attack on the Arab world! We cannot be guilty of such a crime!

    • Rehmat's Gravatar Rehmat
      July 4, 2011 - 9:27 am | Permalink

      Nyeth Euromike & Jason N’ Speak – Best source would be to check out the history of your own tribe which is still selling 5000 White Christian women for sex slavery in Israel each year (reported by Amnesty International).

      Slavery, like many other things, the Ziofacists and Islamophobes bigots like to degrade and insult Islam – such as adultery (Genesis 38:8-10; 38:16; 38:26; 38:29-30; Matthew 1:1-3; 35:22; 38:15-30 – 2 Samuels 13:5 – Ezekiel 16:23-34; Matthew 1:18-20; 2 Samuels 13:10-14, and so on) – genital mutilation of both sexes (remember Timothy, though child of a Jewish mother, was uncircumcised, and St. Paul to make his buddy look more ‘kosher’ got him circumcized – Act 16:3) – alcohol (Proverbs 31:6-7 and I Timothy 5:23) – racism (Matthew 10:5-6 and Matthew 15:24-26) – cursing Jews (Deuteronomy 9:24; 31:27; 28:68, Hosea 8:13; John 8:44, and so on) – polygamy (according to i Kings 11:3 – Prophet Solomon had 700 wives, and 300 concubines) – slavery (Leviticus 25:46), etc. etc., – existed before the dawn of Islam in 620 CE. Almost all of those things plus many more, such as Usury, sex-slavery, prostitution, polygamy, hatred toward female gender, and racism – is still practiced more among the non-Muslim societies than the Muslim societies. According to Amnesty International yearly reports – more than 50,000 women are added annually into American prostitute industery and 5,000 White Christian women are sold annually to Jews for sex-slavery in Israel. Hindu writer, Gita Aravamudan, in her book Disappearing Daughters, says that 7,000 baby girls are killed through abortion each day in India.

      http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/islam-and-slavery/

    • Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
      July 4, 2011 - 10:30 am | Permalink

      @ Rehmat, july3,2011-11:14 pm.

      I don’t think it makes sense to debate with Rehmat because he keeps on repeating himself.What he’s saying all the time amounts to:
      1) Europeans : bad.
      2) Islam : good.
      3) Europeans convert to Islam : problem solved.

      Europeans are bad because:
      A) They are “racists”.
      B) They are “massmurderers”:
      1)” They killed 100 million American Indians”.(in other posts it is 150 million).
      (there were only 1 to 2 million “natives” including Eskimos North of the Rio Grande at the time of European arrival).
      2) “They killed 80-100 million Africans during the slave trade”.
      (only 10 million Africans were shipped to the whole New World,of whom 1 million died during transport;in the 18 th century, at the height of the slave trade the population of sub-Sahara Africa was about 50 million).
      3) “They killed over 100 milllion of their own in the two World Wars”.
      (the actual numbers are 20 and 50 million in WW l and ll respectively).

      Islam is good because:
      A) It is the source of all higher culture in Europe during the Moorish period in Spain.(Moslim civilization flourished because it adopted Greek science and philosophy;most great Muslim scholars were Persians or other non-Arabs).
      B) All social problems can be solved by Sharia.(Sharia is an utterly cruel and primitive justice system).

      In his indignation at European aggression and imperialism Rehmat “forgets” that Islam was/is itself an utterly aggressive and imperialist system.

      His is the typical case of the non-adjusted Third World immigrant who doesn’t understand his own contradictions,which are: he loathes Europeans as “racists” yet prefers to live among them; he extols Islam yet refuses to live under it.When you point out his mistakes he resorts to name-calling and calls you a “racist” or a “zionazi”.Next he posts the same silly ideas,and this goes on and on.

      The solution to the Rehmat problem is of course the same as for all his co-religionists presently residing in the West: go back to your countries of origin and try there to find a creative compromise between Islam and modernity.Leave us alone and we will leave you alone so we both can live in our own ethno-spheres in peace.Salaam.

    • Lancashire lad's Gravatar Lancashire lad
      July 4, 2011 - 3:22 pm | Permalink

      Franklin,
      I quite agree, it makes no sense to debate with a deranged fantasist who is obviously out to promote his own website at the expense of everyone else’s time. If only the ‘thumbs down’ icons were still available!

    • Joe Webb's Gravatar Joe Webb
      July 4, 2011 - 5:04 pm | Permalink

      REhmat, what is the evidence for your claim that Greece had to clamp down on the flotilla? Your whole piece demonstrates some kind of strangeness. You must be very strange.

    • July 10, 2011 - 1:00 pm | Permalink

      “2) “They killed 80-100 million Africans during the slave trade”.
      (only 10 million Africans were shipped to the whole New World,of whom 1 million died during transport;in the 18 th century, at the height of the slave trade the population of sub-Sahara Africa was about 50 million).”

      Weren’t Muslims significantly involved in slave trading in Africa? Aren’t they still involved in it to this day? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

      I also notice that Rehmat makes no mention of the promiment jewish role in the slave trade.

      As much as I want to see the Israel lobby abolished, I don’t see a common cause with people who throw around terms like “Zionazi.”

      Nationalism — not the fake kind peddled by neocons but the genuine “blood and soil” variety — is the only real defense we have against the New World Order. Anyone who believes otherwise is deluding himself.

    • July 10, 2011 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

      Excerpt from Wikipedia’s article on slavery (emphases mine):

      “The early medieval [European] slave trade was mainly confined to the South and East: the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world were the destinations, pagan Central and Eastern Europe, along with the Caucasus and Tartary, were important sources. Viking, Arab, Greek and Jewish merchants (known as Radhanites) were all involved in the slave trade during the Early Middle Ages.[75][76][77] The trade in European slaves reached a peak in the 10th century following the Zanj rebellion which dampened the use of African slaves in the Arab world.[78][79][80]

      Medieval Spain and Portugal were the scene of almost constant Muslim invasion of the predominantly Christian area. Periodic raiding expeditions were sent from Al-Andalus to ravage the Iberian Christian kingdoms, bringing back booty and slaves. In raid against Lisbon, Portugal in 1189, for example, the Almohad caliph Yaqub al-Mansur took 3,000 female and child captives, while his governor of Córdoba, in a subsequent attack upon Silves, Portugal in 1191, took 3,000 Christian slaves.[81] From the 11th to the 19th century, North African Barbary Pirates engaged in Razzias, raids on European coastal towns, to capture Christian slaves to sell at slave markets in places such as Algeria and Morocco.[82][83]”

    • July 10, 2011 - 2:46 pm | Permalink

      Apparently Slav (as in the Slavic peoples) is derived from the word slave, so hot a commodity were Slavs in Muslim slave markets.

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      July 16, 2011 - 3:12 am | Permalink

      “Apparently Slav (as in the Slavic peoples) is derived from the word slave. . . .”

      You have the etymological connection right, Mr. Alexander, but the movement of derivation backwards. Slav came first.

  17. July 3, 2011 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

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    “…if one nationalist movement is successful in rejecting the EU and beginning the process of repatriating immigrants and tearing down multiculturalism…”

    Washington will start dropping bombs on them before that happens.

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    • July 3, 2011 - 9:28 pm | Permalink

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      It’ll be just like Libya.

      Washington will say:

      “We had to stop them from killing thousands of civilians.”

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  18. Joe Webb's Gravatar Joe Webb
    July 3, 2011 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Reading Scruton’s ” Shocking the “Bourgeoisie” with his discussion of opera and Alban Berg, and the 12-tone mostly jews, the whole thing reads like an anti-semitic tirade, sans the J-word. We tend to discuss the 30s and forward Frankfurt School, etc, but the earlier cultural bolshevists are very important, espec in the arts, I recall seeing Berg’s Lulu and knew it was awful but I did not know why. Sorta like reading the later deconstructionists and knowing it was garbage, but only later when outfitted with some jew-detector glasses, I could then figure it out.

    We talk a lot about Cultural Bolshevism. But I am unaware of a good book on the turn of the century cultural Bolshevists, and could someone help me out? Berg was supposed to be a a Catholic but hung out with the jews. Another crypto, his whole family?

    And I am unfamiliar with Scruton and the American Spectator. Tell me more.

    Joe

    • Spectator's Gravatar Spectator
      July 24, 2011 - 8:53 pm | Permalink

      American Spectator is a sometimes-interesting right-wing journal of social and political commentary that has not completely caved to the neo-con consensus that vitiates so much of the US “right”.

      Roger Scruton is an English philosophy professor who often writes sympathetically of the plight of contemporary Westerners–within bounds that allow him to keep his job, of course. He is observant and intelligent. Google him for a list of his publications. He is also associated with some Burkean journals and institutes.

  19. Lew's Gravatar Lew
    July 3, 2011 - 7:04 pm | Permalink

    It’s nice to see a person of Roger Scruton’s stature expressing those sentiments.

  20. Greg Dancer's Gravatar Greg Dancer
    July 3, 2011 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Indeed, if one nationalist movement is successful in rejecting the EU and beginning the process of repatriating immigrants and tearing down multiculturalism, I think it would spread like wildfire to other nations traditionally dominated by Whites, including America.

    May it be Greece. There the EU is most damaging, the process of multiculturalism has penetrated least, and the symbolism perhaps most potent for the rest of us.

    • Anglo Saxon's Gravatar Anglo Saxon
      July 6, 2011 - 6:05 am | Permalink

      Greg Dancer [July 3, 2011 – 6:35 pm] …

      May it be Greece. There the EU is most damaging, the process of multiculturalism has penetrated least …

      I wish you were right Greg, but unfortunately you are wide of the mark on this point. Greece has been greatly stressed by immigration, by immigrant communities, and by a porus border with Turkey (which Turkey uses as a weapon).

      For example, there is a very large population Pakistani community in Greece. There is no particular reason why Pakistanis have congregated with Greece’s borders, except as a cynical example of opportunism.

      I don’t know what percentage entered illegally, but the proportion must be very high. Don’t forget that Greece is only a relatively short boat ride away from the Balkans (and Albania) … territories that offer safe ‘corridors’ (protected by the corrupt US Army base at Camp Bondsteel) to illegal immigration and drugs being shipped into Europe wholesale. Much of this traffic has two primary destinations (both popular with tourists), Italy and Greece.

      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=greece-asks-turkey-for-urgent-illegal-immigration-talks-2010-02-02

      http://www.sofiaecho.com/2009/10/13/798832_human-rights-watch-greece-must-amend-its-immigration-policy

      For more news & comment on illegal immigration into Greece, simply do your own websearch.

  21. me's Gravatar me
    July 3, 2011 - 5:42 pm | Permalink

    It seems, in turn the globalists are going into over-drive, still in a tizzy about gay marriage in NY and their other ‘victories’ for example, the MSM ‘theme’ of this july 4th weekend is a. new immigrants are america. b. traditional american fourth of july foods are bad for you and cause a carbon footprint.

    The MSM and the elite, rather than face legitimate criticism or engage in debate (which they will easily lose) are turning to even more blunt propaganda.

    • Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
      July 3, 2011 - 6:23 pm | Permalink

      I actually saw Mort Zuckerman talk at length about how high unemployment was, how it was much higher than reported, and how it is of a more permanent nature than ever before – all of which is true. His solution?

      More immigration. What further proof of dishonesty is needed.

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      July 3, 2011 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

      I first heard Mike Bloomberg say the very same thing in the same words you use fully a year ago on the radio, Jason.

      Of course, one need not insist that this parallel excludes any other explanation than that these and other rich and politically powerful Jewish businessman have the effective disfranchisement—even disappearance—of the descendants of the white European Christians who settled and built this country as their primary goal, one for whose attainment they are prepared to bear any burden (or more likely, pay or compel others to bear any burden). Yet I can’t offhand think of another explanation that fits the facts.

    • John's Gravatar John
      July 5, 2011 - 3:34 am | Permalink

      Zuckerberg and Bloomberg are actually good friends.

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