Europeans

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The achievements of the European man are so numerous that they boggle the mind.

In the neolithic period we erected Pagan temples, dolmens and cromlechs. After the spread of Christianity we have built in their stead magnificent churches. We have built great civilizations, we have explored the world. We have made technological advancements we could not imagine the world without. And we have produced art the like of which is unparalleled in the history of this planet; the most extraordinary music, the most inspiring sculptures, incredible paintings, and the richest, most enduring and human literature.

Europe has birthed men and women whose names will echo through the ages. Aristotle, Mozart, Shakespeare. Michelangelo. Bach. Newton, Darwin and Magellan. Queen Elizabeth and Sir Oswald Mosley, Tolstoy and Da Vinci. Brahms. Chopin. Socrates and Hildegard von Bingen. And Vivaldi and Augustus and Tacitus. And so on and so forth.

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We have won unprecedented freedoms. And yet, all of our achievements and triumphs really matter very little when regarding our uncertain future. We should worry about our countries, our nations, regardless. We should think about our well-being and survival. At this point in time, our prospects are grim, and so we should worry about what we leave for our children. After all, what we have comes to us through the ages, from our ancestors. From our parents, our grandparents. And their parents and grandparents.

We should look to the future, consider what we could contribute in the struggle for Europe. We should take pride in our past naturally, but at this moment we should really think about what we, as individuals, can contribute (however small or miniscule we might think we are). Our past should inspire in us the hope that in the future we might again reach such heights as we once have.

Can you face your children or grandchildren and tell them that you could have kept the French a majority in France, the Germans a majority in Germany, but were too cowardly or indifferent to do so? Were too afraid of the consequences to yourself. Can you face them and tell them that when they are a minority in their ancestral homelands? Perhaps even a hated and scorned and abused minority.

This is what’s at stake, this is what hangs in the balance.

“Those who march with us will certainly face abuse, misunderstanding, bitter animosity, and possibly the ferocity of struggle and of danger. In return, we can only offer to them the deep belief that they are fighting that a great land may live.” –Sir Oswald Mosley

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