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From the January 2019 issue of Harper’s:

Donald Trump is a Good President

One foreigner’s perspective
By Michel Houellebecq, John Cullen (Translator)

… It’s my belief that we in Europe have neither a common language, nor common values, nor common interests, that, in a word, Europe doesn’t exist, and that it will never constitute a people or support a possible democracy (see the etymology of the term), simply because it doesn’t want to constitute a people. In short, Europe is just a dumb idea that has gradually turned into a bad dream, from which we shall eventually wake up. …

It seems that President Trump recently declared, “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist!” Me too, precisely so. Nationalists can talk to one another; with internationalists, oddly enough, talking doesn’t work so well.

It’s interesting how Trump tends to appeal to, as Hillary would say, deplorables, such as Houellebecq, author of Submission.

 
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  1. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    The European Union was created by the CIA:

    “OSS, CIA and European Unity: The American Committee on United Europe, 1948-60”

    https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/people/aldrich/publications/oss_cia_united_europe_eec_eu.pdf

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  2. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Hillary can’t hear you over the music.

  3. J.Ross says: • Website

    Trump really is doing a good job even if he’s not doing everything he should (there are probably obstacles that are totally undiscussed). The media’s round-the-clock campaigning against him isn’t working on PCs.
    ———
    There is no white genocide in South Africa. It’s just the government moving forward on uncompensated land seizure, and also this one guy talking about killing all white people. But that’s not genocide, when you kill everybody of a certain group. This is an African tradition and we need to respect their traditions.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6491151/Black-South-African-politician-says-kill-whites-kill-children-women.html

    ‘You kill one of us we will five of you. We’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their children, we’ll kill anything we find in our way.’

    Mngxitama then beckons the crowd: ‘For every one of them, we’ll kill how many?’

    And they chant back: ‘Five,’ Mngxitama repeats, ‘For every one of them?’ and they respond, ‘Five.’

    This back-and-forth is repeated several times until Mngxitama continues his rant and even calls for the deaths of dogs and cats owned by white people.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    , @Trevor H.
  4. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Me too, precisely so. Nationalists can talk to one another; with internationalists, oddly enough, talking doesn’t work so well.

    Actually, nationalism is the basis for internationalism. Internationalism is cooperation among independent nations.

    In contrast, globalism is anti-internationalist because it’s anti-nationalist. In one way, globalism is like imperialism. After all, US is the dominant hegemon. BUT, it’s not like old imperialism because even the obvious hegemon lacks real national power. US has the power to smash other nations but no effective means to defend its borders, preserve its culture, and protect its monuments from vandals.

    The ultimate power of globalism is in the Network. It’s is about the Network of globalist elites. The most powerful are the Jewish ones, but they are well-connected with elites of other nations(whose main obsessions are status, rank, and being insiders of the uber-club).
    Prior to the internet, the elites were connected whereas the masses were not. But internet allowed networking on the bottom as well on the top. And this is why the uber-networkers are clamping down on unter-networkers. Alex Jones did say nutty things, but his main threat to the uber-network was that he railed against corporate-conspiracy. At times, he was a conspiracy theoriest, but at other times, he was a conspiracy realist who exposed real conspiracies, such as Syria gas attack hoax. And why can deny the corporate conspiracy that worked together to purge him.

    In the end, the choices are not nationalism vs internationalism but internationalism-premised-on-nationalism vs globalism of uber-control. But given that Israel is allowed national autonomy, it goes to show that some uber-elites are more equal than others. The Anglo uber-elites have it very good, are showered with tons of cash, and rub shoulders with other uber-elites around the world. But if Jewish ones can defend Israel as a Jewish nation, the Anglo elites better not say any such about UK.

    Uber-elites, at least goy ones, invoke Diversity because ‘offense is best defense’. If anything, they should be attacked by their own peoples as traitors, cuck-collaborators, and compradors. After all, the main role of leaders in modern nation is to lead, guide, and protect the people. Today’s goy elites have reneged on that role, so they deserve to be attacked. And they know this.

    So, to preempt moral condemnation, they turn up their noses and act like moral betters by invoking Diversity. Thus, they can pretend that the reason why they no longer think nationally is because they think about ALL HUMANITY. Oh, their hearts are soooooo big whereas the nationalist mobs are so ‘petty’. But, it’s really just a moral cover for favoring their own elite interests over the common interests of the national folks.

  5. @Dave Pinsen

    That’s the biggest crowd Clinton has seen in a while.

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
  6. Nobody cares about this dumb fascist. President Beto will drone his racist ass!

  7. Anonymous[316] • Disclaimer says:

    Houellebecq is one of the most talented novelists writing today. Receiving his endorsement is a major feather in President Trump’s cap. I’m really curious as to what his next novel will be about.

  8. @Steve Sailer

    The song is from a film called Gunday. As for the dancing politicians, I like to think it a form of penance for American imperialism.

    Just think, you sacrificed your youth in Vietnam so Kerry could survive and live it up!

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  9. BB753 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    John Kerry also joined the fun. It’s an Indian billionaire’s daughter wedding. The images and information are legit.

  10. Mr. Blank says:

    Nationalists can talk to one another; with internationalists, oddly enough, talking doesn’t work so well.

    Funny, that.

    Fruitful negotiations require two (or more) opposing sides. When two “internationalists” negotiate, they are ostensibly on the same side. So who are they conspiring against? You could say they’re plotting against the “nationalists,” but since there’s not a whole lot they can do against “nationalists” in, say, China or Japan or Russia, the only nationalists they can realistically confront are the ones in their own countries.

    Thus, whether by accident or design, internationalist leaders always end up conspiring among themselves against their respective peoples.

    It took me a surprisingly long time to understand this, by the way. When I was younger, internationalism seemed seductively obvious because “we’re all on the same team.” It was not until I was older and had some experience with trying to organize and manage groups that I grasped that a team needs an opponent to reach its fullest potential. If people don’t have a rival to focus their energies, they will waste all their time engaging in petty feuds among themselves. (This doesn’t have to mean military conflict, of course; just that a built-in mechanism encouraging rivalries is an essential organizing principle for any successful enterprise.) Internationalism incentivizes failure.

    Overall, I think a world where nations fight hard and selfishly for their own interests within reasonable boundaries — responsible nationalism, in other words — benefits everybody except a handful of super-rich and/or super-gifted people. Which is probably why those are the folks most implacably opposed to it.

    • Replies: @windy
  11. Donald Trump *is not* a good President. I think we can all, jokes aside, agree on that. He’s just one more in a long line of bang-up average Presidents that have populated the West in general since the Thatcher–Reagan–Mitterand–Kohl axis.

    The exaggerations from sides of the divide is rather boring now. The blunt truth is that the good leaders are no longer to be found in the West. I mean compare Erdogan’s success in pushing through his agenda or hell even Duterte. What has any western leader done in recent times to compare to Kagame’s achievements?

    Much of it has to do with prosperity and the collapse of your societal values, but still, y’all now live in the age of average.

  12. BB753 says:

    The funny thing thing about Houellebecq is that he always sounds drunk: even when you read him you could swear you hear his drunken voice. “In vino Veritas”. He must be having a blast with the Yellow Jackets!

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  13. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Some Indian billionaire’s $100mm wedding.

    • Replies: @anon
  14. Barnard says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Interesting that both the Clintons and Kerry would get invited to the wedding party considering they have much less influence to peddle than they used to. Maybe past Clinton Foundation donors still keep in touch just in case.

  15. snorlax says:
    @J.Ross

    Mngxitama

    Quawdaφ’s long reign as King of Zany-Named Africans is over. Long live Mngxitama! May he always be rich in covfefe. N!aisi u.

    Gahда*: “Bqhatevwr.”

    [MORE]
    *

  16. That article was the best piece written so far on the Trump administration. It will probably be the best from now on as well.

  17. Michel Houellebecq

    = ” ‘Ello! Me belch quiche!”

    • Replies: @anonymous
  18. L Woods says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Our “elites,” everyone. If you don’t measure up to their lofty achievements, you’re just a loser.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  19. Precious says:
    @Nigerian Nationalist

    Donald Trump *is not* a good President. I think we can all, jokes aside, agree on that.

    No, we can’t.

    • Replies: @Bill Melater
  20. Andy says:
    @Anonymous

    His new novel is out in French on January 4th. We don’t know the content, but the name is “Serotonine” after a neutrotransmiter that contributes to feelings of well being and happinbes

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  21. Corvinus says:

    Oh, Mr. Sailer, you be so cagey. See, no one can accuse you of not talking about President Trump. Except, you really are not offering directly anything of substance about him. Rather, you ask the fan bois and fan girlz to react to his policies or to an outside source. Yet, stuff that is in your NOTICING wheelhouse is being patently avoided, like the potential ramifications of the Mueller investigation on the Trump Administration and his presidency. I know, I know, you do not want to have something you say come back to haunt you on this particular matter. You have made it clear without saying anything. I would wager you are taking page from the NYT’s frequent use of invoking Emmitt Till in their stories, but in reverse.

    Keep being cagey.

  22. @BB753

    I thought the same thing when I was reading it. The sweeping assertions about an entirely communist Europe sounded like something an interesting at the bar says.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  23. anon[932] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    our politicians are monkeys for hire

  24. anon[932] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    Yet, stuff that is in your NOTICING wheelhouse is being patently avoided, like the potential ramifications of the Mueller investigation on the Trump Administration and his presidency.

    didn’t you hear that the left already admitted the “Russia colusion” was a fraud

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  25. anonymous[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg Caesar

    Cages rears.
    ‘Ec, arse rag.
    Ac! Grease ‘r!
    Sac rag ‘ere!
    Sac rager, ‘e.
    G’ arse care.
    Gr, arse ace!
    R.C. gae arse.
    (c) Gaer Arse
    (c) Arse Rage
    Car, Ser Gae?

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @ben tillman
  26. Anonymous[275] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m actually not sure if Trump is a good President. So far I’d give him a C+. That is mostly on the strength of his public rejection of the BushObama legacy, which has upset a lot of doofus elites but cannot be hushed up now. HOWEVER, he hasn’t put a stop to the 100 Years’ War to Hold Kabul, seemingly a low bar for efficacy. Trump is still running on accumulated goodwill though I have my doubts he will change anything in his remaining time. That guy in Italy is changing things.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  27. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Andy

    His new novel is out in French on January 4th. We don’t know the content, but the name is “Serotonine” after a neutrotransmiter that contributes to feelings of well being and happinbes.

    I wonder what kind of effect, if any, money and extreme wealth has on one’s brain chemicals, such as serotonin, and if it could in any way explain the behavior of our elites’?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Almost Missouri
  28. @Anonymous

    We need a sequel to Soumission, taking the dystopia further along to reflect what seems plausible in light of real-world events in France (and europe) since the original was published.

  29. @Corvinus

    I suppose this is just a side of effect of extensive regimen of medication.

  30. @Cagey Beast

    * … an interesting guy at the bar says.

    • Replies: @David
  31. Trevor H. says:
    @J.Ross

    Behold, the future of every white nation!

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  32. Corvinus says:
    @anon

    “didn’t you hear that the left already admitted the “Russia colusion” was a fraud”

    Trump, not the Left nor some on the Right, is the one who is peddling that nonsense.

  33. Cortes says:

    Author of “Submission”?

    Sounds like a cheese-eating surrender monkey….

    https://www.whyislam.org/islam/what-is-submission/

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  34. black sea says:

    Houellebecq reading from and commenting upon Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

    If you don’t speak French, it’s subtitled; the passages he reads from DiA are, as he points out, magnificent, and his own commentary isn’t half bad either.

    • Agree: European-American
  35. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Barnard

    I think it’s about demonstrating status rather than buying influence (“I’m so rich and powerful I can make two former presidential candidates from the U.S. dance like trained monkeys”).

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  36. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Michael Lewis has a brief digression in Liar’s Poker in which he admits to becoming a diva regarding top-level hotel performance (why did the other guy get complimentary oranges and not me?) while at Goldman, not because he cared about hotels or wanted oranges, but because of the hyper-competitive Wall Street atmosphere.

  37. @Cortes

    Dude, read the book before sounding off. He’s not calling for submission to Islam.

  38. Truth says:

    Now Steve, Camacho is an imbecile and a clown. You were correct about him 20 years ago when Mike Judge first made the mocumentary about him, yet for some reason you seem to be going to the other side now?

    Of all of the funny things about this site, I would have to argue that the funniest is the scores of brilliant white men who wrung-hands about the US eventually transforming into a Camacho-led farce someday…

    Then voted for him…

    …Now defend him on a daily basis.

    It is truly mind-boggling.

  39. Amalgamus says:
    @Anonymous

    His next book will be out on the 4th of January and will be called “Sérotonine” in French. May be a book depicting moods of depression or happiness.

  40. Hail says: • Website
    @anonymous

    anonymous[110]

    anonymous a hundred ten

    – unharmed donuts, anyone?
    – tyrannous Ahmed undone
    – noondays unturned, ahem
    – undermanned nut yahoos

    • Replies: @Hail
  41. Hail says: • Website

    On the numerous occasions when I’ve been questioned about Donald Trump’s election, I’ve replied that I don’t give a shit. France isn’t Wyoming or Arkansas. France is an independent country, more or less

    My response is a bit of an exaggeration. One has an ongoing obligation to take at least a modicum of interest in American political life. The United States is still the world’s leading military power and unfortunately has yet to break its habit of mounting interventions

    Trump is pursuing and amplifying the policy of disengagement initiated by Obama; this is very good news for the rest of the world.

    The Americans are getting off our backs.

    The Americans are letting us exist.

    The Americans have stopped trying to spread democracy to the four corners of the globe. Besides, what democracy? Voting every four years to elect a head of state—is that democracy?

    In summary, President Trump seems to me to be one of the best American presidents I’ve ever seen.

    On the personal level, he is, of course, pretty repulsive

    Houllebecq is delightful to read for how all-over-the-place he is.

    Hard to know what level of trolling he’s doing, and it changes from sentence to sentence: high, medium, low, or straight/non-troll/non-ironic. He breaks the fourth wall briefly in the second blockquote in this comment.

  42. This s*** is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!

  43. Anonymous[224] • Disclaimer says:

    The EU has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with defending the interests of ethnic Europeans – as the which the avidness an greed for third world immigration by EU elitists proves -.

    More to the point the EU is wholly and solely about the manic egos and megalomania of power hungry politicians and elitists who suffer from a massive and grave inferiority complex when faced with the reality of US full spectrum world dominance. As mad and misguided a dispassionate observer finds the quixotic antics and follies of the EU junta, a ‘rational’ explanation is found when one considers the fragile egos of EU elitists and tyrants.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  44. Anonymous[224] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The irony is, of course, that the sheer zeal and fantacism of the Euro elitists in spring the USA – and trying to impose a united states of Europe on the continent, is blinding them to realities.

    The misbegotten – and totally unnecessary and unjustified Euro currency – has institutionalized deflation and economic stagnation on the continent. Meanwhile, the rises and rise of China and the far east, a challenge that has blindsided the Euro elitists, will ultimately render the ‘European project’ a global irrelevancy.

  45. m___ says:
    @Anon

    Staightforward thinking. Evidently the commenter has a grasp of the essentials. Build in quantification of factors or not,true you are.!

  46. David says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Sonia Sotomayor didn’t learn that in English we don’t tend to use gerunds as substantives until she got to Princeton. A law professor gave her special attention so she could learn that… though she’d already been admitted.

  47. It’s interesting how Trump tends to appeal to, as Hillary would say, deplorables, such as Houellebecq, author of Submission.

    Houellebecq actually seems to dislike Trump rather intensely. Unlike Steve, Houellebecq is not really a “deplorable”, he actually believes in Christian values and that the weak deserve compassion and sympathy. (My sense is that Steve is more of a Nietzschean who believes the strong should dominate the weak).

    Houellebecq says explicitly he likes Trump because Trump is a) weakening America’s ability to bullly others and b) paving the way for “an authentic Christian conservative—which is to say, an honorable and moral person”.

    I think Houellebecq is naive about Trump’s sincerity as a nationalist and a populist, but I suppose Houellebecq would say sincerity doesn’t matter, Trump’s job is to clear the way for a real leader.

    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Troll: fnn
  48. David says:
    @black sea

    Wow, I had no idea how interesting Houellebecq was. Thanks.

    Funny too to see how he chews on the filters of his cigarettes. I associate that with the theater.

  49. It’s genuinely depressing to do a search for “Houellebecq” on Twitter at the moment. So many militantly stupid people with blue check-marks trying to show off to each other how little they think of Harpers and Houellebecq as soon as they read the title of the piece. I likely saw three dozen tweets by these people and only about five based their criticism on any of Houellebecq’s words on Trump. A lot of these people were writers, academics and critics themselves.

    As usual, the ones in their forties and younger were the worst. The males are indistinguishable from the catty women, apart from their thin beards and frightened eyes. The females have a faux tough guy smirk and no beard.

  50. Houellebecq on Brexit. It’s true that of all the EU nations, if anyone were to up sticks it would be us.

    Were the population 99% native Brits, the referendum result would have been overwhelming, but on the other hand a non-globalist PM wouldn’t have opened the borders to Eastern Europe the way Blair did – even Merkel didn’t. Blair boiled the frog too fast.

    “my sole regret was that the British had once again shown themselves to be more courageous than us in the face of empire. The British get on my nerves, but their courage cannot be denied”

  51. @Peter Akuleyev

    Trump’s job is to clear the way for a real leader.

    I’ve always thought this about President Trump. His win was like throwing a fire extinguisher or trash bin through the window of the control room, He’s now in the White House but doesn’t know how to work any of the control panels. Someone else will have to come in after him.

  52. @Nigerian Nationalist

    “[Trump is] just one more in a long line of bang-up average Presidents that have populated the West in general since the Thatcher–Reagan–Mitterand–Kohl axis.”

    Ok, but a few thousands votes the other way in couple of rustbelt states in 2016 we’d have the Dragon Lady plotting her revenge against the “deporables” who didn’t vote for her, three more Marxists on the Supreme Court (Ginsburg was hoping to retire), and “hate-speech” via France on the way. Ron Unz would be looking at jail time.

    • Replies: @Nigerian Nationalist
  53. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Truth

    Are you implying that Hillary is not a clown?

    • Replies: @Truth
  54. asdgd says:
    @Corvinus

    Corfagus is a a repulsive troll. I just wish he would disappear. It’s too bad Pinochet’s free helicopter-sightseeing service is no longer operational.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  55. fnn says:

    I’ve never heard of Houellebecq attending Mass. I suppose he’s hoping for a militant non-cultmarxist cultural Christianity to arise as an alternative to Islam and secular hedonism. US “Christianity” is now divided between snake-handling Zionist negro worshippers and LGBT biological Leninists.

    • Replies: @black sea
  56. @Peter Akuleyev

    Steve is a Ben Franklin-ist who wants close to zero immigration (legal or otherwise) into the US so folk like his family (and maybe existing US citizens) don’t have to worry about crime, terrorism, subsidising foreign indigents, diversity nonsense or having to compete for top jobs, excellent housing, premier golf course memberships and elite college places with hyper-competitive people who are not his kin.

    Good article but a more accurate headline would be Trump Is A Good President For The Rest Of The World And An Appalling Clown as per the first paragraph.

  57. @Barnard

    He probably got a discount on them because of their expired shelf life.

    After all, he didn’t get to be a billionaire by writing a lot of big checks.

  58. @black sea

    I agree with Houellebecq that that is the most prophetic passage in all of Tocqueville. (Also that Tocqueville was a man of quiet but profound paradoxes … and talent.)

    Finally, it is only too fitting that the most prescient writer of the 21st century is discussing the most prescient writer of the 19th century’s pre-epitaph for the West while videoed in the homogenized deathscape of concrete and glass modernism. It’s a meta Show and Tell.

  59. @Nigerian Nationalist

    The tragic irony of Trump is that he had to be an extraordinary campaigner just so he could be a President of ordinary achievement.

    “y’all now live in the age of average.”

    Maybe, but the middle seems to be giving way to the extremes more and more.

  60. @Truth

    But he’s our Camacho!

    Lol.

    • Replies: @Truth
  61. @Nigerian Nationalist

    “you sacrificed your youth in Vietnam so Kerry could survive and live it up!”

    It was not so much so that Kerry can now “live it up”. It was so that Kerry could be a dancing monkey for some rando foreign oligarch.

    Which is far worse.

    Whatever tiny, vestigial respect anyone has held for Kerry is now sandblasted to oblivion.

  62. @Anonymous

    “I wonder what kind of effect, if any, money and extreme wealth has on one’s brain chemicals, such as serotonin”

    I can’t comment on “extreme” wealth, but I still remember the day in my mid-thirties when I broke through to an upper middle class income level and the sense of relief that washed over me as I realized that I might finally get ahead of the grinding material anxieties that had gnawed away at me for decades. It really was like my brain was taking a serotonin bath.

  63. @Nigerian Nationalist

    America’s political system is built to cock block individuals who want to ram through policies that do a 180 on policies in place for a generation.

    I think of Trump as the dancing guy in the famous “be the first follower” video. He’s an over-the-top, spotlight seeking, vulgar attention whore. He was never going to be The One to lead the nation toward “Trumpism.”

    The real champion of Trumpism—the one who will make civic nationalism a popular force in American politics—is going to be Trump’s first follower: the man (or woman) who has the image and values to regain the confidence of independents and soccer moms without losing the civic nationalist messaging that keeps the confidence of the white working class.

    Whether or not this first follower exists . . . ? We shall see.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  64. Houellebecq says bomb the container boats bringing globalization by way of the oceans?

    Maybe this Froggy guy Houllebecq is both practical minded and conceptually astute, that’s a hoot:

    Some protest actions could accelerate the process. Without very much difficulty, they could be limited to goods and property. There’s a limited number of sailors aboard any given container ship; in case of an attack, it would be easy to warn the captain and to evacuate them, avoiding any conflict.

    I called for the very same thing in October of 2018 in regards to the globalizer rodents at the Apple Corporation.

    Apple must be taxed at a 95 percent corporate tax rate. I think Trump lowered the corporate tax rate to 21 percent. Of course, most evil transnational corporations such as Apple dodge taxes as best they can. That’s fine, but the US government should come down on the evil transnational Apple corporation with a massive unavoidable 95 percent tax rate.

    If the Apple Corporation attempts to evade the 95 percent tax rate, the container ships carrying their crap Apple products should be evacuated of all personnel, and then it should be sunk using 500 pound bombs. This should be on TV, and it must be done slowly, to get the point across.

  65. Precious says:
    @Truth

    Of all of the funny things about this site, I would have to argue that the funniest is the scores of brilliant white men who wrung-hands about the US eventually transforming into a Camacho-led farce someday…Then voted for him……Now defend him on a daily basis.

    It isn’t hard to do when his critics talk and talk but have nothing of substance to say.

    • Replies: @Truth
  66. Precious says:
    @Truth

    A classic example of empty rhetoric and fake comparisons. Eleven minutes and thirty seven seconds of failed persuasion.

    You don’t realize this because the video simply reinforces what you want to hear.

    • Replies: @Truth
  67. rbbe brod says:
    @Anon

    Given that our gentile leaders are collapsing morally as well as cognitively; should white christian nationalist self interest be more clearly served by direct rule by a conservative jew of clear principles such as Steve miller or Ron Unz?

    Why use such talent as mere facilitators of power to um, erratic leaders?

  68. @Peter Akuleyev

    Houellebecq actually seems to dislike Trump rather intensely. Unlike Steve, Houellebecq is not really a “deplorable”, he actually believes in Christian values and that the weak deserve compassion and sympathy.

    We are the weak.

  69. ATBOTL says:

    A little update on things:

    Here is the blog where the GJ were called “white trash” by one of the usual suspects:

    https://laregledujeu.org/2018/12/04/34628/gilets-jaunes-bienvenue-dans-la-france-white-trash/

    It seems Benard Henri Levy quoted approvingly this blog post denouncing the protestors as “white trash.”

    Yellow Vests: Welcome to France White Trash!
    December 4, 2018

    By spreading anarchically, yellow anger unites, de facto, all the extremists of the country. And hides a concentrate of populism homophobic hints that should all question us.

    by
    Laurent David Samama

    Who are the Yellow Vests (GJ) and what do they want? Difficult questions because, precisely, the first concerned do not know anything about it and do not try to answer! Stuck between a Burger King, a Kiabi and a Leclerc center, holding the roundabouts of “France Moche” while dreaming Without Panties, they just lose themselves, when questioned, in the incoherent gloubi-boulga of their grievances. Pell-mêle: the reduction of taxes on diesel, the abandonment of the speed limit on the secondary roads to 80 km / h, the renewal in their country of origin of rejected the right of asylum, the restoration of the ‘ISF, a maximum salary set at 15,000 euros,’ that big (Mcdo, Google, Amazon, Carrefour) pay big and small (craftsmen, small businesses, SMEs) pay small, the end of withholding, the return of the septennat,Release, an incoherent and sometimes contradictory jumble of measures to change everything, without ever thinking about any financing. We are not going to bother too much with reality … In spite of Emmanuel Macron’s beautiful campaign speeches, politics as practiced in democracy is and remains the art of slow evolution…

    …What is at stake in this struggle is nothing less than the confrontation of two diametrically opposed models of society. Just read the detestation of May-68 in the yellowish rows to make sure. And perhaps read how the current revolt serves the most reactionary ideas. Here is Alexandre Delvecchio, in charge of the Figaro Vox : “Silly to see old sixty-eight, like @danycohnbendit , Romain Goupil and Serge July to lecture at #GiletsJauneshe writes in a tweet. They are fighting for their survival not to have fun in the girls’ dormitory. You really have to put an end to this indecent generation. “It is true that free love and the imagination in power does not really fit into the action plan of the Yellow Vests … On the France Inter this morning Daniel Cohn-Bendit was clear-sighted on the movement’s objectives: “If you compare with 68, well in ’68, you were fighting against a general in power. The Yellow Vests ask for a general in power … […] This is not an isolated case. On several TV shows, all of a sudden, it has been discovered that the political ideal of the Yellow Vests representatives coincides with a desire for a strong hand. And Cohn-Bendit concludes: “We are not in a revolutionary period,

    A word to finish. He would be guilty of ignoring the recurrent, if not systematic, homophobia at work in the Yellow Vests. Not a report, by a demonstration of Yellow Vests where we do not see the flourishing of slogans and antigay. Words often held most quietly in the world, face camera, without even hiding. A profusion of disgusting signs and slogans among which the omnipresent “Macron PD” or even the elegant “Macron we want your ass”, tagged not far from the slogan “Yellow Vests will win” last Saturday on the Arc de Triomphe … And around the tag, hilarious people. More than the simple incarnation of a desolate beaufitude, the diffusion of homophobic messages seems to become a signature. It is also well known that from expression to acting out, there is only one step.Libération says: “They want to pass but the protesters hold their vehicle. ” I heard some protesters say,” I admit it, it’s a fag ” . From there, they threatened us , “explains Raphael Duré at the regional weekly La Voix de l’Ain . The protesters then attack their vehicle, a Twingo, and break in particular their rear windshield, before two police officers present on the spot intervene, reports the newspaper.

    Welcome to France “White Trash” …

    Who is Laurent David Samana? Let’s find out:

    https://www.algemeiner.com/author/laurent-samama/

    Laurent David Samama is a French novelist and Op-Ed writer focusing on Politics and Cultural life. Aged 24, he is the youngest member of Bernard Henri Levy’s team of bloggers at la Regle du Jeu, one of the most influential literary and cultural magazine in Europe. Prior to that, he was a Media Fellow at The Israel Project (TIP) in Washington D.C. and wrote for Rolling Stone (French Edition). Laurent David graduated from La Sorbonne University (Paris) in 2010 with a Masters Degree in European Studies and International Affairs. He spent two years working on Israel-India ties and now focuses on the influence of Racism and Antisemitism over French society. He runs a blog (www.laregledujeu.org/samama), speechwrites and looks forward to publishing his first book in the U.S

  70. Anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    Nationalism got a bum rap. It was like the logic of ‘privatize gains, socialize losses’.

    Even though many wars among Europeans were imperialist in scope, they were often defended in nationalist terms. So, acts of imperialism became conflated with nationalism. And all sides did this because they wanted to castigate the OTHER side as the aggressive invasive power while they themselves were on the side of angels, i.e. they were only playing defense or trying to protect the motherland/fatherland.

    But since many sides were themselves imperialist, their exploitation of nationalist themes was really to justify their own imperialism. So, in all cases, nationalism got confused with imperialism because every great power invoked nationalism as justification while serving imperialist ambitions.

    In WWI, every side made it seem as it was the one defending the nation from aggressive enemies. Even acts of aggression were rationalized as necessary preemptive strikes to prevent the other side from attacking first.

    Imperialism also often encouraged a petty kind of nationalism while promoting the grandeur of empire. It drew inward emotionally even as it grew outward politically. The French did this during WWI when many things German were forbidden by law or social pressure… like playing Beethoven. It was a stupid kind of nationalism. And US did the same with ‘freedom fries’ nonsense. Even as it geared into imperialist mode, it was waving the patriotic red, white, blue in the pettiest way. The aggressive power was acting all butt-hurt about ‘muh country’ and dumping on France for not joining in on its imperial project.

    In order to avoid the use of nationalism to justify nationalism and also to avoid petty nationalism(of ‘no Beethoven’ or ‘freedom fries’), there has to be a sense of Universal Nationalism. “My Country” isn’t good enough. There has to be an understanding that other peoples also have a sense of “my country”. And whatever differences may exist politically among nations, peoples must not become petty and reject everything — food, culture, arts, wine — about the other nation.

    Maybe there is something to this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Law_of_Peoples

    “Peoples are to observe a duty of non-intervention.”

    Rawls does say “Peoples have a duty to assist other peoples living under unfavorable conditions that prevent their having a just or decent political and social regime.” that would contradict the prior statement, but ‘assist’ doesn’t mean invade and conquer.

    That sounds good enough. It’s good to assist or lend aid to people seeking justice in other nations, but invasion shouldn’t be part of teh program

    • Replies: @Anon
  71. Truth says:
    @Anonymous

    No, a clown acts stupid on purpose.

  72. @Anonymous

    EU is a CIA creation?

    (2005)

    “CIA gives grim warning on European prospects

    NICHOLAS CHRISTIAN

    THE CIA has predicted that the European Union will break-up within 15 years unless it radically reforms its ailing welfare systems.

    The report by the intelligence agency, which forecasts how the world will look in 2020, warns that Europe could be dragged into economic decline by its ageing population. It also predicts the end of Nato and post-1945 military alliances.

    [MORE]

    In a devastating indictment of EU economic prospects, the report warns: “The current EU welfare state is unsustainable and the lack of any economic revitalisation could lead to the splintering or, at worst, disintegration of the EU, undermining its ambitions to play a heavyweight international role.”

    It adds that the EU’s economic growth rate is dragged down by Germany and its restrictive labour laws. Reforms there – and in France and Italy to lesser extents – remain key to whether the EU as a whole can break out of its “slow-growth pattern”.

    Reflecting growing fears in the US that the pain of any proper reform would be too much to bear, the report adds that the experts it consulted “are dubious that the present political leadership is prepared to make even this partial break, believing a looming budgetary crisis in the next five years would be the more likely trigger for reform”.

    The EU is also set for a looming demographic crisis because of a drop in birth rates and increased longevity, with devastating economic consequences.

    The report says: “Either European countries adapt their workforces, reform their social welfare, education and tax systems, and accommodate growing immigrant populations [chiefly from Muslim countries] or they face a period of protracted economic stasis.”

    As a result of the increased immigration needed, the report predicts that Europe’s Muslim population is set to increase from around 13% today to between 22% and 37% of the population by 2025, potentially triggering tensions.

    The report predicts that America’s relationships with Europe will be “dramatically altered” over the next 15 years, in a move away from post-Second World War institutions. Nato could disappear and be replaced by increased EU action.

    “The EU, rather than Nato, will increasingly become the primary institution for Europe, and the role Europeans shape for themselves on the world stage is most likely to be projected through it,” the report adds. “Whether the EU will develop an army is an open question.”

    Defence spending by individual European countries, including the UK, France, and Germany, is likely to fall further behind China and other countries over the next 15 years. Collectively these countries will outspend all others except the US and possibly China.

    The expected next technological revolution will involve the convergence of nano, bio, information and materials technology and will further bolster China and India’s prospects, the study predicts. Both countries are investing in basic research in these fields and are well placed to be leaders. But whereas the US will retain its overall lead, the report warns “Europe risks slipping behind Asia in some of these technologies”.

    For Europe, an increasing preference for natural gas may reinforce regional relationships, such as those with Russia or North Africa, given the inter-dependence of pipeline delivery, the report argues. But this means the EU will have to deal with Russia, which the report also warns “faces a severe demographic crisis resulting from low birth rates, poor medical care and a potentially explosive Aids situation”.

    Russia also borders an “unstable region” in the Caucasus and Central Asia, “the effects of which – Muslim extremism, terrorism and endemic conflict – are likely to continue spilling over into Russia”.

    The report also largely en dorses forecasts that by 2020 China’s gross domestic product will exceed that of individual western economic powers except for the US. India’s GDP will have overtaken or be overtaking European economies.

    Because of the sheer size of China’s and India’s populations their standard of living need not approach European and western levels to become important economic powers.

    The economies of other developing countries, such as Brazil, could surpass all but the largest European countries by 2020.

    http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=591&id=56762005

    • Replies: @Big Bill
  73. Truth says:
    @Precious

    Let me guess, you still think they are going to find the weapons of mass destruction, oh, any day now?

    • Replies: @Precious
  74. Bill B. says:
    @black sea

    Houellebecq: “It’s magnificently punctuated”. A very french thing to say.

  75. Truth says:
    @Precious

    And you watched the second video?

    You do realize that Camacho was elected president after working as a pro wrestler, right?

    You see old Sport, the thing that you members of the Socialist/Zionist Party, that wear the elephants on your lapels (as opposed to your enemies, the Communist party) have to realize, is that your slavemasters select the upcoming presidents years in advance. There is a practice, called Predictive Programming, in which you are shown the future, in the movie theatre years before it happens.

    They instructed you to vote a veritable court-jester as king, 10 years before the election, and you faithfully complied.

    Now, I am in no way saying that I have never been fooled by this government-sanctioned nonsense; they spend billions of dollars on this and no one is immune, but I can faithfully tell you here, that, when hoodwinked, I do not spend YEARS doubling down on my own stupidity.

    And hey, Buddy, if the above video does not persuade your thinking, if it is :”empty rhetoric and failed persuasion”, posted below is the “x and o” diagram of the play they ran on you, and how it worked…

    • Replies: @Precious
  76. Big Bill says:
    @Joe Stalin

    Don’t be silly.

    Lots of things humans create wind up dying.

  77. Precious says:
    @Truth

    Let me guess, you still think they are going to find the weapons of mass destruction, oh, any day now?

    Poor guess, I called BS on that from even before Bush invaded Iraq. I never even voted for him, I knew he was a liar when he broke a campaign promise even before the election.

  78. Precious says:
    @Truth

    You do realize that Camacho was elected president after working as a pro wrestler, right?

    ^Fake comparison, Trump was never a wrestler.

    You see old Sport, the thing that you members of the Socialist/Zionist Party

    While “Truth” rambles incoherently about someone who is not me, I watch in amusement as he shows I was right in that he talks and talks without any substance.

    that wear the elephants on your lapels (as opposed to your enemies, the Communist party)

    “Truth” continues to babble about his strawman. I understand you want to change the subject to me since you can’t back up what you claim about Trump, but wild incorrect guesses don’t cut it “Truth”.

    your slavemasters select the upcoming presidents years in advance.

    Unfortunately for them, Trump took out their selections.

    They instructed you to vote a veritable court-jester as king, 10 years before the election, and you faithfully complied.

    Wrong again “Truth”, Mike Judge just made a mildly amusing movie, and your poor pattern recognition skills drew a false comparison.

    but I can faithfully tell you here, that, when hoodwinked, I do not spend YEARS doubling down on my own stupidity.

    We might find this more plausible “Truth” if you didn’t just double down on your own stupidity right after I called you on it.

    And hey, Buddy, if the above video does not persuade your thinking, if it is :”empty rhetoric and failed persuasion”,

    That it is.

    posted below is the “x and o” diagram of the play they ran on you, and how it worked…

    Spoken by “Truth”, a guy who has trouble dunking his donuts.

    • Replies: @Truth
  79. @Stephen Paul Foster

    You think Trump is enough?

    I am reminded of the Dutch story of the boy who stuck his finger in a dyke to hold back the coming flood. How long will that last?

    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
  80. Corvinus says:
    @asdgd

    “I just wish he would disappear. It’s too bad Pinochet’s free helicopter-sightseeing service is no longer operational.”

    LOL, advocating the murder of an Internet poster from the comforts of your basement. Mom must be so proud of her lil’ boy.

  81. Corvinus says:
    @Seth Largo

    “The real champion of Trumpism—the one who will make civic nationalism a popular force in American politics—is going to be Trump’s first follower: the man (or woman) who has the image and values to regain the confidence of independents and soccer moms without losing the civic nationalist messaging that keeps the confidence of the white working class.”

    So, are you auditioning for the part? The casting couch is to your left.

  82. @Cagey Beast

    News about this open letter from the generals to Macron was also published today in a large circulation newspaper, so it’s out there and in play now:

    Pacte de Marrakech : ces généraux qui accusent Macron de «trahison»
    http://www.leparisien.fr/politique/pacte-de-marrakech-ces-generaux-qui-accusent-macron-de-trahison-14-12-2018-7969143.php

    • Replies: @snorlax
  83. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Rule.

    Don’t let anyone invoke nationalism to justify imperialism. Blow the whistle.

  84. Truth says:
    @Precious

    ^Fake comparison, Trump was never a wrestler.

    Why yes, Old Sport, I’m afraid he was…

    • Replies: @Precious
  85. snorlax says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Based on that article, sounds like all of them are retired and longtime Le Pen supporters.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  86. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    – unharmed donuts, anyone?

    Bonus factoid:

    Google yields just one hit for “unharmed donuts.” Someone’s online-fiction:

    Void walked into a store he knew and found some unharmed donuts. He took a couple to last for a bit and some other food and left. At this point Leon fell asleep …

    You should be honored, dear friend Anonymous[110]. You are number 2.

    _______

    anonymous a hundred ten

    “Anonymous one ten” would, though, be more natural, wouldn’t it.

    Here’s to you, Anonymous One-Ten:

    – annoy no mo’ Usenet
    – a not unseen Moony
    – a mousy net? No, none
    – a monotony, unseen

  87. “I can’t comment on “extreme” wealth, but I still remember the day in my mid-thirties when I broke through to an upper middle class income level and the sense of relief that washed over me as I realized that I might finally get ahead of the grinding material anxieties that had gnawed away at me for decades. It really was like my brain was taking a serotonin bath.”

    I came into wealth (the 1%, which is actually less than you realize) through marriage a bit later-around 50.

    The most significant change to my life is that I simply don’t think about money. I haven’t changed habits substantially (though our vacations tend to be more expensive). I don’t live in a giant house, or drive a mercedes/range rover, or fly first class, or have a butler. I just don’t think about money.

    If I need new tires on the car, I buy new tires on the car. I don’t think about milking them until next summer, or think about just buying two instead of four, or worry about which level of tire I can afford. I just buy them.

    Extend that to every purchasing activity in one’s life (I want a book. I’ll go buy it. I need gas, I’ll go buy it. I want to go out and eat lobster, I do so). I have no idea what gas costs, or what my electric bill is, or how much steak costs at the grocery store. I don’t care if I rip a pair of pants and have to buy a new one, etc etc.

    Fortunately for me and my wife, we are both lifelong spendthrifts, so we can afford to have this attitude (I buy a book unthinkingly-not a boat, for instance).

    I’m not sure if I’m that unusual: I’d guess comfortable retirees have a similar attitude towards money. It is a pleasant change.

    joe

  88. @Anonymous

    Houellebecq’s article would have been better if he scrapped his tiresome European reflexive anti-Americanism.

    For example, it is quite clear that his opposition to US imperialism is the old-fashioned European jealousy, and his support of Obama is also a banal form of European narcissism and solidarity with the American left.

    The reality is that the world with the US as sole superpower could be a much better world than a multi-polar one. The problem is not US power, it’s US leaders and the way they use that power. And Obama did not break that mold. Trump has not either. Houellebecq’s idea of an Obama-Trump era of reduced interventionism as contrasted with Obama’s predecessors is an expression of European preference for the American left. For Europeans, Obama’s acceptance and promotion of a reduced place in the world for the US and America Firsters’ calls to stop bombing every place and bring our troops home are the same thing. But they are not, and Obama’s failure to get us out of Afghanistan and the Middle East are proof of that. I’m not sure why Houellebecq can’t see that except that he has internalized certain European prejudices despite being outside the mainstream of political thought there.

    One thing I found strange was that his comments about Russia demonstrate awareness of points of view (Russia/Putin as guardians of the Western Tradition) that simply do not exist in mainstream journalism. However, I suppose it’s possible he is responding to Russian Nationalist thinking of a previous age.

  89. @Peter Akuleyev

    Unlike Steve, Houellebecq is not really a “deplorable”, he actually believes in Christian values and that the weak deserve compassion and sympathy.

    I don’t think you understand what “a deplorable” means. Hillary was referring to people with Christian values when she coined that phrase.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  90. @snorlax

    If they weren’t retired, it would essentially be a coup, wouldn’t it?

  91. black sea says:
    @fnn

    I suppose he’s hoping for a militant non-cultmarxist cultural Christianity to arise as an alternative to Islam and secular hedonism.

    In Submission, Houellebecq originally intended for the narrator to commit himself to the Catholic faith, a prospect which is flirted with in the novel. However, Houellebecq ultimately concluded that this just wasn’t going to work: Catholicism — and all that a return to it might imply — wasn’t in the cards.

    Obviously I don’t know what Houellebecq’s thinking is, or how it may have evolved, but based on what he’s said and written, I think he believes that the West is approaching its end, and there’s nothing to be done about it, other than write a few novels about its passing. I don’t think he’s anticipating a revival of any sort.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  92. Precious says:
    @Truth

    Why yes, Old Sport, I’m afraid he was…

    You posted three videos which don’t show Trump wrestling, thanks for proving my point he was never a wrestler.

    But congratulations on showing he dabbled as a barber.

    You have confused Trump with Jesse Ventura, who was a pro wrestler and also governor of Minnesota. Once again, poor pattern recognition on your part.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  93. @Precious

    Trump took down Vince McMahon at, I think, Wrestlemania 2007. He is in the WWE Hall of Fame for that.

    • Replies: @Precious
  94. Lagertha says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Exactly. Today’s Democrats hate Christians.

  95. Tyrion 2 says:
    @black sea

    On the other hand, his novel is full of all sorts of practical advice for those who prefer that France continue.

  96. @Anonymous

    Sérotonine will be about Love. Houellebecq recently got married, 3d time. To a Chinese woman.

    Nice wedding photo here
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2018/09/24/03004-20180924ARTFIG00198-l-amour-le-sexe-et-les-femmes-michel-houellebecq-se-marie.php

  97. @Nigerian Nationalist

    “How long will that last?”

    About two more years, at best.

    What is ahead with some modifications in personnel:

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-hillary-clinton-presidency.html

  98. @RadicalCenter

    > He’s not calling for submission to Islam.

    Actually he kind of is… In his habitual gentle terrifying mocking wistful way.

    It was a good trick, after being rebuked for his criticism of Islam, in this book to portray it somewhat sympathetically.

    One idea he toys with is that Islam could unite Europe and realize the Napoleonic dream of a new Roman Empire.

    More selfishly, by the end of the book his narrator submits surprisingly easily to a new order in which he makes a good living and is served hand and foot by his two submissive wives. Collaboration has its advantages.

    Islam could allow a return to traditional values that so many secretly long for…

    Vêtues pendant la journée d’impénétrables burqas noires, les riches Saoudiennes se transformaient le soir en oiseaux de paradis, se paraient de guêpières, de soutiens-gorge ajourés, de strings ornés de dentelles multicolores et de pierreries ; exactement l’inverse des Occidentales, classe et sexy pendant la journée parce que leur statut social était en jeu, qui s’affaissaient le soir en rentrant chez elles, abdiquant avec épuisement toute perspective de séduction, revêtant des tenues décontractées et informes.

    Sur le plan intérieur Ben Abbes accomplissait un parcours sans faute. La conséquence la plus immédiate de son élection est que la délinquance avait baissé, et dans des proportions énormes : dans les quartiers les plus difficiles, elle avait carrément été divisée par dix. Un autre succès immédiat était le chômage, dont les courbes étaient en chute libre. C’était dû sans nul doute à la sortie massive des femmes du marché du travail -elle-même liée à la revalorisation considérable des allocations familiales, la première mesure présentée, symboliquement, par le nouveau gouvernement. Le fait que le versement soit conditionné à la cessation de toute activité professionnelle avait un peu fait grincer des dents, au début, à gauche ; mais, au vu des chiffres du chômage, les grincements de dents avaient rapidement cessé. Le déficit budgétaire n’en serait même pas augmenté : l’augmentation des allocations familiales était intégralement compensée par la diminution drastique du budget de l’Éducation nationale – de loin le premier budget de l’État auparavant. Dans le nouveau système mis en place, l’obligation scolaire s’arrêtait à la fin du primaire – c’est-à-dire, à peu près, à l’âge de douze ans ; le certificat de fin d’études était rétabli, et apparaissait comme le couronnement du parcours éducatif. Ensuite, la filière de l’artisanat était encouragée ; le financement de l’enseignement secondaire et supérieur devenait, quant à lui, entièrement privé. Toutes ces réformes visaient à “redonner toute sa place, toute sa dignité à la famille, cellule de base de notre société” […]

    “C’est la soumission”dit doucement Rediger. ” L’idée renversante et simple, jamais exprimée auparavant avec cette force, que le sommet du bonheur humain réside dans la soumission la plus absolue. C’est une idée que j’hésiterais à exposer devant mes coreligionnaires, qu’ils jugeraient peut-être blasphématoire, mais il y a pour moi un rapport entre l’absolue soumission de la femme à l’homme, telle que la décrit Histoire d’O , et la soumission de l’homme à Dieu, telle que l’envisage l’islam.”

    L’Eglise catholique était devenue incapable de s’opposer à la décadence des moeurs.De rejeter nettement, vigoureusement, le mariage homosexuel, le droit à l’avortement et le travail des femmes. Il fallait se rendre à l’évidence : parvenue à un degré de décomposition répugnant, l’Europe occidentale n’était plus en état de se sauver elle-même – pas d’avantage que ne l’avait été la Rome antique au 5ème siècle avant notre ère. L’arrivée massive de population immigrées empreintes d’une culture traditionnelle encore marquée par les hiérarchies naturelles, la soumission de la femme et le respect dû aux anciens constituait une chance historique pour le réarmement moral et familial de l’Europe, ouvrait la perspective d’un nouvel âge d’or pour le nouveau continent. Ces populations étaient parfois chrétiennes ; mais elles étaient le plus souvent, il fallait le reconnaître, musulmanes.

  99. President Trump seems to me to be one of the best American presidents I’ve ever seen.

    Calm down, everybody: it’s also called damning with faint praise.

  100. @RadicalCenter

    > He’s not calling for submission to Islam.

    Actually he kind of is… In his habitual gentle terrifying mocking wistful way.

    It was a good trick, after being rebuked for his criticism of Islam, in this book to portray it somewhat sympathetically.

    One idea he toys with is that Islam could unite Europe and realize the Napoleonic dream of a new Roman Empire.

    More selfishly, by the end of the book his narrator submits surprisingly easily to a new order in which he makes a good living and is served hand and foot by his two submissive wives. Collaboration has its advantages.

    Islam could allow a return to traditional values that so many secretly long for…

    As evidence of Houellebecq’s devilishly Islamophilic perspective in Submission, here are some quotations, translated by the surprisingly good automatic translator DeepL, only lightly edited:

    Dressed in impenetrable black burqas during the day, rich Saudi women transformed themselves into birds of paradise in the evening, adorning themselves with guêpières, openwork bras, thongs adorned with multicoloured lace and gems; exactly the opposite of Western women, classy and sexy during the day because their social status was at stake, who collapsed in the evening when they returned home, abdicating with exhaustion any prospect of seduction, wearing casual and amorphous clothes.

    Internally, Ben Abbes had a flawless career. The most immediate consequence of his election was that crime had fallen, and in huge proportions: in the most difficult neighbourhoods, it had been cut by a factor of ten. Another immediate success was unemployment, whose trends were in free fall. This was undoubtedly due to the massive exit of women from the labour market – itself linked to the considerable increase in the value of family benefits, the first measure presented, symbolically, by the new government. The fact that the payment was conditional on the cessation of all professional activity had caused some teeth grinding at the beginning, on the left; but, given the unemployment figures, teeth grinding had quickly stopped. The budget deficit would not even increase: the increase in family benefits was fully offset by the drastic reduction in the national education budget – by far the first State expenditure in the past. In the newly introduced system, compulsory schooling ended at the end of primary school – that is, at about the age of twelve; the certificate of basic school completion was restored, and appeared as the crowning achievement of the educational journey. Then, the artisan sector was encouraged; the financing of secondary and higher education became entirely private. All these reforms were aimed at “restoring the family, the basic unit of our society, to its full place and dignity” […]

    “It is submission,” said Rediger softly. “The stunning and simple idea, never before expressed with this force, that the summit of human happiness lies in the most absolute submission. It is an idea that I would hesitate to present to my fellow believers, who might perhaps consider it blasphemous, but for me there is a relationship between the absolute submission of women to men, as described in the Story of O, and man’s submission to God, as envisaged in Islam.”

    The Catholic Church had become unable to oppose the decadence of morals, to reject outright, vigorously, same-sex marriage, the right to abortion and women’s work. It was necessary to face the facts: having reached a repulsive degree of decomposition, Western Europe was no longer in a position to save itself – no more so than ancient Rome had been in the 5th century BC. The massive arrival of immigrant populations marked by a traditional culture still marked by natural hierarchies, the submission of women and the respect due to elders constituted a historic opportunity for the moral and familial rearmament of Europe, opening the prospect of a new golden age for the new continent. These populations were sometimes Christian; but most often, it had to be acknowledged, they were Muslim.

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator

  101. @Precious

    I moved from Europe to the US in 1988 and can assure you, Donald Trump is a FABULOUS president.

  102. windy says:
    @Mr. Blank

    The flip side of this opinion

    where nations fight hard and selfishly for their own interests … benefits everybody except a handful of super-rich and/or super-gifted people

    , totally ignored by this commenter, is that medium and small size nations become very vulnerable to ‘super-rich /super-gifted individuals’, and more importantly, large national and multinational corporations, as well as aggressive or imperialistic nations.
    The only solution for those nations is the creation of strong supranational entities such as the EU or NATO (in Europe). I will argue that those who support nationalism in the European, as well as South American, African or Asian contexts are actually maintaining those nations in a position of weakness with respect to all other corporate or national powers

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