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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bruce Bawer: For the Destruction of European Ethnic Identity: Part III

by Clare Ellis
Part I | Part II | Part III


Pro-war in the Middle East


"If you don't come to democracy, democracy will come to you."
Bawer thinks America is the guiding light for the world, the bringer of liberty, and the "savior and protector" of Europe.1 To him, freedom through war is a central character trait of America throughout its history, something that Europe is lacking and would benefit from emulating. He thinks that Western military force will bring freedom and democracy to Muslim countries and thus, when Muslim immigrants come to the West, they will integrate easily. In other words, crushing Islamist tyranny and spreading liberal democracy by military intervention in the Middle East will neutralise the Islamist threat both at home and abroad.

Bawer is convinced that the War on Terror is successful, worthy, and justifiable as it makes free the "unfree" Islamic world. In fact, he believes that both the war in Iraq (2003) and the war in Afghanistan (2001- ) "were predicated on the assumption that Islam is compatible with democracy." This ignorance is continued when Bawer arrogantly writes of American moral superiority:
Americans...really do believe in fighting for liberty, even the liberty of strangers in faraway places with names they can't spell and languages they can't speak a word of and cultures they find ridiculous. In their view, to defend other people's freedom is to defend their own.2
Bawer is scathing of the overall European rejection of American and Israeli foreign policies and military intervention in the Muslim Middle East. While he appeals to Europe to help "America's global supremacy" in the face of challenges from Islamism and China, he scorns Europe for its "love of peace and dialogue," which he says has "seriously complicate[d] the effective prosecution of the war on terror."3

European Populism: Liberal Democracy or Fascism


Other than Islamists and Leftists, there is another group that presents an obstacle to Bawer's wishes of American supremacy in Europe and across the globe: indigenous ethnic-pride European populist groups who want to end large-scale Third World immigration and who reject Americanism, Zionism, and multiculturalism (cultural Marxism).

For Bawer, the increasing popularity of populism in Europe could go two ways: liberal democracy or fascism. Of course, he hopes populism will lead to "a more democratic polity that placed liberty above multiculturalism." He sees this in particular Liberal Right-leaning types of people, who he calls "the liberal resistance – a hodgepodge of writers, politicians, and activists," namely those who are pro-liberty and equality, pro-America, pro-Israel, and against the Islamisation of Europe, such as Pim Fortuyn, Theo van Gogh, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Lars Hedegaard. Although European leftists have branded this "liberal resistance" fascist and racist for their stern policies that target Islam these are labels that Bawer refutes with zeal.4

Liberal right wing populist groups are acceptable to Bawer due to their "tolerance," which is "familiar to Americans." He admires them because they are not against immigration and miscegenation, are not for the repatriation of Muslims, and do not defend and promote the national ethnic identity of Europeans, but instead defend continued large-scale immigration and policies of "education, emancipation, and integration," and have respect for democracy, secularity, freedom of expression, equality of women, sexual minority rights, and individual rights.5

In contrast, right wing populist groups that deal with issues of Islamism but want to also preserve aspects of the Old World order in Europe, such as the British National Party (BNP), Vlaams Belang (Belgium), National Front (France), the Freedom Party (Austria), and the National Party (Germany), are to Bawer truly "fascistic groups" because they are "fixated on racial, ethnic, and cultural identity." For example, Bawer asserts that the ethnonationalist BNP is "an explicitly racist group that...also opposes mixed-race marriages, has had associations with neo-Nazi groups, and requires members to be of British (or 'closely kindred') stock" and this is just "[n]ot a pretty picture."6

So we see, for Leftists and Neocons alike, populist groups that emphasise the importance of ethnic identity are truly fascistic. In reality, these non-liberal populist groups are obstacles to Bawer's American quest for monocultural hegemony in Europe.

European Nativism is Anti-Semitic and an Obstacle to American Hegemony


Bawer observes that Europe has a history of relative ethnic and cultural homogeneity and is much more "traditionalist and nativist" than America; "tribal customs predominate."7 Yet, for him, these nativist traditions and tribal-like European identities are hindrances to American global supremacy.

While he bemoans the weak identity of the sleeping brainwashed Europeans in the face of Islamism, Bawer fears those Whites who seek to preserve their distinct ethnic identity in the face not just of Islamism, but other pertinent issues too, such as rising demographics of immigrant groups, PC Leftism, and American hegemony. In fact, Bawer has a problem with any group or individual that is not pro-American, pro-Israel, pro-military intervention in the Middle East, pro-assimilation, or pro-immigration: if you do not ascribe to any of these descriptors you are either a Leftist idiot, an Islamist, or an anti-Semitic neo-Nazi fascist.

The anti-Semitic history of Europe and the rise of neo-Nazism makes Bawer worry that "many Europeans...[will] respond to the looming Islamist fascism in their midst with fascism of their own." He writes, Europe has had a "long history of anti-Semitism," and Nazi anti-Semitism "was the culmination of centuries of Jew-hatred rooted in the European preoccupation with ethnic identity as the basis of cultural identity." So the "resurgent right-wing nationalism" witnessed today in Europe is "of a kind that had not been seen since the defeat of Hitler." He fears that the populist parties that are not already "far-right, racist, or xenophobic" may "easily move in that direction" as the crisis in Europe "deepened."8

Quite simply, Bawer dreads indigenous Europeans promoting their ethnically distinct identities and collective belonging as a protective measure against encroaching enemies because he associates a strong European ethnic identity with anti-Semitism. Bawer not only fears 'fascist' Europeans embracing their ethnic identity but also fears anti-American European Leftists and Islamists. For him, Europe must stop the Leftist-enabled tide of Islamism by adopting the American strategies of assimilation, liberal individual rights, and neoconservative foreign policy and must prevent White nationalists rising in response to mass-immigration and Islamism, otherwise these fascistic elements will lead to a new era of anti-Semitism in Europe.

He thinks the only solution to Leftism, Fascism, and Islamism is for Europe to become more secular and liberal democratic and emulate America in every single way. European economics, immigration, integration, foreign policies, racial relations, cultural practices, militaristic strength and prowess, national identity, and rights - all need to align with American models. Ethnic national identities and collective rights of minorities must be replaced by individual rights and ethnically impartial identities. And Europe should aid American hegemony by adopting its mission of spreading a universal monoculture of American-style morals and values of freedom and democracy by military means if necessary.

Bawer essentially denies the sovereignty of European peoples by condemning their ethnic identities, advocating mass-immigration, and suggesting that the only viable solution to Leftism and Islamism in Europe is American-style liberal democracy, melting pot multiculturalism, and neoconservative foreign policy. Therefore, Bawer is a supremacist ideologue of American-style race-mixed monoculturalism and an enemy of European heritage, pride, and ethnic diversity.




[1] Bruce Bawer, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, Anchor Books, 2006, p. 230
[2] pp. 234, 93
[3] pp. 231, 82, 86
[4] pp. 222, 163
[5] pp. 45, 164-165
[6] pp. 44, 214
[7] p. 73
[8] pp. 222, 138, 159, 223


Part I | Part II | Part III

5 comments:

  1. Well thought out.

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  2. I'm not racist or anything but I just think it would be a shame if ethnic groups in Europe such as Celts in Ireland and Scotland and Scandinavians were to los their distinctiveness.

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    1. I know what you mean, but I noticed that commencing statements like this with the intro "I am not racist" will immediately put oneself hopelessly into the defensive. As soon as you say this your conversational partner will set out to prove that you are exactly this if you keep on disagreeing with him about the disastrous effects of mass immigration on European nations.

      Therefore, I have made an iron rule to never ever start controversial discussions with such a statement. Since the cap does not fit anyway, why should I feel the need to renounce? I just say my thing.

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    2. "I'm not racist or anything but"

      Don't ever say that; As Jonathan Bowden said: "Who gives a DAMN what other people think!"

      Never put yourself on the defensive. Go on the offensive from the very start; you'll feel better.

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  3. I always find it interesting that wherever Israel is concerned, there is a moral appeal for the west to find it's conscience, as it were, and defend Israel. There are a few fundamental questions that need to be asked, but never are. First, regarding anti-Semitism amongst the Europeans, why did it emerge in the first place and what was it about Jews or Judaism that made them such an object of hostility? As is always the case, there must be reasons for anti-Semitism to occur, and just glossing things over by saying Europeans are just racist really is avoiding the issue. For example, if Europeans are by nature racist, then show me an ethnic group that isn't. Let's see are the Chinese non racist, how about the Arabs, or better yet the Israelis, and so on and so forth.

    Next, why is it in this politically correct society of ours, there's no mention of the hate language directed to all non Jews in the Talmud. No out cry for them to recant, or to explain why they teach such hateful things. Yet all the while countries like Canada, The UK, and especially the USA are expected to fight moral wars for Israel. I think it's pretty clear that the three countries just named really have foreign policy that is first examined and approved by pro Zionists. http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/judaism.htm

    Anyway, Canada has always had to contend with the USA, it would be nice to see the day, when it becomes a truly sovereign nation and not an official protectorate economic colony of American and Israeli interests. Yes, I fully realise that I am a bit off target, as regards the essay above, but I do think there is some relevance to my short comment,

    Forever your well wisher - Cheers!!!!

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