Will we allow those who despise the very soul of our folk to dictate our cultural output? Or will we force ourselves to support folkish talent when we see it?
A global solidarity with all populations of European origin will be more crucial during the 21st century than the geopolitical rivalries that divide Whites.
Translated by Roger Adwan
This article concludes our week-long series of excerpts from the work of Guillaume Faye, in honour of his passing. This excerpt, taken from Chapter XI of the last Faye title published by Arktos, A Global Coup, is a call to solidarity among all people of European extraction, and introduces one of Faye’s boldest concepts, the geopolitical bloc uniting all European-derived peoples which Faye called Septentrion.
I am driven by a certain solidarity, an ethnic kinship, so to speak, with all Americans of European descent (and with all the subjects of the British commonwealth who belong to the same category). I do not harbour the same feelings towards the francophone populations located overseas. This has, of course, no bearing at all upon the necessary struggle against the American policy and, in particular, Washington’s current political approach. Unlike certain members of our Identitarian milieus, I do not rejoice at the sight of the demographic diminishment afflicting the White (and especially WASP) populations in the USA, as I share the feelings expressed by Georges Suffert and Claude Chaunu in their premonitory book entitled The White Plague, which was published back in 1976. I, too, find a global solidarity with all populations of European origin to be more crucial during the 21st century than the geopolitical rivalries that divide Whites.
The claim that we are ‘very distant’ from our kindred American civilisation does not stand up to scrutiny, even if it is indeed possible to detect major differences between our European values and those espoused by Americans.
I know that my attitude is a sin in the eyes of the prevailing ideology. Forgive me not, Father. I am culturally closer to the Anglo-Saxon civilisation than to the Muslim-Arab one and the African continent’s ‘early arts’. I would rather visit the Museum of Astronautics in Washington than explore the future ‘primitive arts’ museum that Third-Worldist Jacques Chirac intends to establish. I would also prefer to send my children to an American university than to have them study in an Islamic one. I would, of course, favour French universities, but taking into account what they have become…
Enough delirium: the claim that we are ‘very distant’ from our kindred American civilisation (I deliberately chose not to use the word ‘sibling’) does not stand up to scrutiny, even if it is indeed possible to detect major differences between our European values and those espoused by Americans. The fact is, however, that these differences are very minor in essence compared to the precipice that separates us from the Arab-Islamic and Asian spheres. Should anyone intend to write a thesis on the topic of European history (stretching from Mycenae to our era), I would advise them to base it on the information holdings available at American universities, rather than on any documents provided by Islamic or Third World universities. There are, however, many thinkers and sophistic scholars who remain utterly deaf to the voice of common sense. Indeed, all these professional anti-American hysterics are but arrant hypocrites. Given the choice, they would rather live in Boston or San Francisco than inhabit Algiers or even Barbès.
The 21st century will be a Spenglerian one and will involve clashes between the different civilisations and races, as inherently understood by Samuel Huntington in his Clash of Civilisations. Even if this vision is a caricature (and yet, every caricature does reflect reality, simplifying it without actually betraying it), we shall witness a confrontation between Whites and all others, as part of a process that has already begun and that intensifies year by year, even if it does take on distorted and extremely diverse shapes. When I say ‘Whites’, I am obviously referring to all the peoples who have, ethnically speaking, inherited the European civilisational matrix.
Even if, from a historical perspective, the American approach has been one of rejecting Europe, and regardless of the fact that strategically, economically and geopolitically, the American government has embraced the temporary role of Europe’s fearsome adversary, I am convinced that White America and White Europe are bound to draw closer to one another (they are both, after all, experiencing a decline on their own soil). Is there any genuine reason for the current situation to persist? Washington’s NAI will perhaps be swept away by the new historical circumstance of a geo-ethnic confrontation; I prefer the latter expression to that of a ‘civilisational clash’. The current geostrategic divide must not be allowed to conceal tomorrow’s ethnic reality, the reality of a world in which Whites will find themselves ever more threatened and in a minority position, and will thus be compelled to regroup. The great majority of our Western elites is of course completely blind to such predictions, however easy they are to formulate, since they only see short-term developments and are paralysed by their own cosmopolitan ideology.
The current geostrategic divide must not be allowed to conceal tomorrow’s ethnic reality, the reality of a world in which Whites will find themselves ever more threatened and in a minority position, and will thus be compelled to regroup.
Let us, at this stage, return to the initial issue: would it not be possible to combine the admittedly mythical notion of Euro-Siberia, which I have expanded on elsewhere, with the conception of Septentrion, a conception that is very vague, of course, but may still come true, even if we cannot yet predict what historical shape it might take?
Although we cannot imagine its exact form (unlike us, however, History has all the necessary imagination for this to happen), Septentrion can be defined as the regrouping of all peoples of albo-European descent located in the northern hemisphere, spanning from North America to Europe and the Russian Federation, in addition to two crucial septentrional extensions: Argentina and Australia.
I am well aware of the fact that such a myth may well turn out to be fallacious and inapplicable and that it would shock all those who abide by the prevailing ideological hegemony, as well as all anti-Americans, pro-Americans (since American domination would no longer be possible) and, of course, all universalists and globalists who identify with Christianity, Leftism, liberalism, Islam, and so on. Undoubtedly, this prediction regarding the possible (and desirable) birth of a Septentrion presupposes the disappearance of the USA as we know it, which will probably occur in the aftermath of a territorial partition and the relinquishment of a number of States.
A dream and a utopia, you say? Is there anyone who, at the beginning of the 20th century, would have predicted the Islamic rise to power, the outbreak of religious wars, the brutal collapse of Communism, Europe’s rapid Third-Worldisation, etc.? Despite all the revelatory indications, the answer is: no one at all, which is particularly true of intellectuals. Spengler was alone to have detected some of those premonitory signs back in the 1920s. And in the 21st century, History will progress at an even faster pace.
White American mentality may yet change, and change it shall as a result of the tempests that are bound to rage (regardless of whether the latter are of an ethnic, economic, religious or any other nature). The current American administration is of little importance and its presence highly temporary. The same goes for ‘capitalist globalisation’, a liberal dream whose stupidity is equal to that of universal ‘alter-globalist’ Communism. Who’s to say that mentalities will not pivot and current ideologies collapse under the impact of the rising storms? We must not perceive the world through the narrow, small end of our spy glass, but through its large end, which allows us to catch sight of all incoming asteroids.
Strangely enough, those who are most convinced of the veracity of such theories (while simultaneously fearing them, of course) are none other than the representatives and elites of the Third World (regardless of whether they are Muslims or not), who have initiated their attack against the White world. This is because these southern countries and the prolific populations that have been settling into Europe and America share a view of history that is considered abominable by our Western elites: the long-term infrastructure surrounding the destinies of different peoples reflects the ethnic and demographic power relations.
Septentrion is but a myth, one that does not mirror the current state of affairs, but espouses the future developments whose outlines can nowadays be discerned.
Never since Ptolemy has any multi-ethnic or even multiracial society been able to function on a long-term basis. How could one ever change this fact? Through some kind of ideological miracle, perhaps? Following the daydream of universal miscegenation and the delusion of European and American ‘communitarianism’ under the authority of a federating and integrating nation-state that was predestined to fail, we are now inevitably entering a time of ethnic consolidation, as if through a swing of the pendulum. There are none yet who can predict the exact manner in which this worldwide native European solidarity will take place, and none can be sure of whether it will occur on separate micro-levels or take on global proportions. One thing is certain, however: the idea is already lurking behind the corner, just like a vagabond. It begins by infiltrating people’s minds in the shape of a roguish thought, before exploding like a bomb and imposing its presence as a vital sort of necessity once everyone is urgently called to order.
Allow me to reiterate, once again, that Septentrion is but a myth, one that does not mirror the current state of affairs, but espouses the future developments whose outlines can nowadays be discerned. Account taken of the ever-increasing pace at which our planet is being reshaped, I personally think that the US-European confrontational model, which can still be observed today, will come to an end as a result of evolutionary pressure. The Septentrion vs Aliens model seems more likely to me, although I could be wrong. And yet, I was not mistaken when, at the start of the 1980s, I predicted the fall of the USSR and the Islamic breaking wave.
I will now proceed to reassure some people, especially the anti-Americans amongst them: in no way is the notion of Septentrion incompatible with that of Euro-Siberia, since its centre can only be located on our own continent and motherland, acting as the physical, spiritual and geopolitical midpoint of what must be termed the White race. Furthermore, this Septentrion presupposes not only America’s demise (for it will not subsist in its current form), but also the possible homecoming of some Americans of European descent into the sphere of a new ethnocentric and Euro-centric empire. Septentrion shall mark the end of the American dream and coincide with the return of the prodigal child to its European, parental bosom.