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Guillaume Faye discusses how the Left often unintentionally generates outcomes that are contrary to its intended goals.

This is an excerpt from Ethnic Apocalypse by Guillaume Faye (Arktos 2019).

Officially, human races are considered non-existent in France; but, as part of a legal contradiction, racism qualifies as a crime. It is no different from stating that bikes do not exist, but that one is forbidden to cycle.
The dominant ideology, which does not correspond to the majority’s opinions but merely to the thoughts of a ruling minority in whose values left-wing ingredients are very present indeed, is fraught with increasing, insurmountable and oxymoron-like internal contradictions. What follows are the most blatant ones, divided into several fields, namely economy, immigration, Islam, feminism, education, justice, and others.

The Left and the International Finance Sphere — An Objective Alliance

Socialists strive to justify our national indebtedness and fight against a completely imaginary ‘austerity’, disregarding our balance of public accounts, which is allegedly —wait for it! — ‘ultra-liberal’. And yet, the ever-so-hated world of international finance is pleased with the constantly growing indebtedness of its debtor, France, totalling 100% of its GDP. Socialists and international speculators walk the same path.

For ‘social’ reasons, the anti-capitalistic Left is thus in favour of our chronic budget deficit, while simultaneously abhorring international finance. The latter, however, finances our deficit (for the time being, at least) in the hope that these loans will allow it to earn more and more money. The anti-capitalistic Left therefore acts as its opponent’s cash cow. All of this is, however, partly rigged. Why? Because left-wing political borrowers receive creditors’ commissions to indebt our country.

One Battles a Fictional Sort of Ultra-Liberalism while France Succumbs to Collectivism

All over the world, one proceeds to attack ‘ultra-liberalism’ and ‘austerity’, while France experiences a collectivist economy with more than 57% of our GDP absorbed by the world’s strongest public expenditures; in addition to our shouldering a debt that brings us ever closer to bankruptcy and to our having the heaviest and most confiscatory tax regime for middle classes and businesses, especially in the case of SMEs and very small businesses.

France is a collectivist country with an administered, over-regulated and overtaxed economy and an incredible number of civil servants. From this point of view, our land has the worst results of all EU countries (in terms of unemployment, indebtedness, and foreign trade).

The Antiracist Ideology Is Racist

… the term ‘Black Africa’ is both politically correct and tolerated, the expression ‘White Europe’ is strongly frowned upon.
Anti-racists support Black and Arab Muslims, who, for their part, are both racist and anti-Semitic. A good example is Mehdi Meklat, a comedian who enjoys great admiration within the mediatic sphere and who went as far as to wish for the advent of a new Hitler to exterminate the Jews (no problem, right?). Or, close to Meklat, there is also Oulaya Amamra, who won the Most Promising Actress César Award. Indeed, she posted several anti-White/racist and homophobic tweets but was forgiven for her actions on account of her ethnic origin, which, as remarked by Ivan Rioufol, is a source of protection against any and all reproach (Le Figaro, 4th February, 2017).

Although widespread, anti-White racism is never prosecuted, simply because it is denied. One only speaks of racism when it impacts the members of our so-called diversity and stems from White authors. Such cases are, incidentally, extremely rare and are generally either falsified or highly exaggerated.

Likewise, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are almost never subject to legal punishment when they come from Muslims (which is very common), and are only sanctioned when stemming from native European activists (a rarity by any means).

Defined as an aggravating motive for the commission of a crime or criminal offence, racism only applies to Whites in the standard practice of our courts.

Officially, human races are considered non-existent in France, but, as part of a legal contradiction, racism qualifies as a crime. It is no different from stating that bikes do not exist, but that one is forbidden to cycle.

The CRAN (Representative Council of Black Associations) is not considered racist (although its name clearly is), whereas any potential CRAB (Representative Council of White Associations) would not only be denied the right to administrative registration, but also have its founders hauled into court under charges of racism.

Whereas the term ‘Black Africa’ is both politically correct and tolerated, the expression ‘White Europe’ is strongly frowned upon.

Positive Discrimination and (Anti-White) Statal Racism

Positive discrimination, i.e. the fact of bestowing upon people of colour various benefits, privileges, exemptions and favours so as to compensate for their purported discrimination by society, has not been legalised in France as it has been in American universities (where it is known as ‘affirmative action’), yet it is still implemented in practice — the priority or even systematic hiring of ‘diversity’ members for menial or medium-level jobs in large companies and public offices; higher social welfare and the absence of punishment for fraud; easier access to social housing from which the native French are virtually excluded; etc.

Contrary to the claims of the entire media, the populations of immigrant descent are neither disadvantaged nor excluded, but greatly privileged in every single field, as demonstrated by our urban policy, which entails huge costs but never produces the desired effects.

Even when their asylum application is rejected, third-world illegal migrants (‘invaders’ would be a more appropriate term) are non-expellable and receive more aid than our natives ever could.

The Duplicity and Aberrations of Feminism

The feminist and anti-racist Left is Islamophilic (as dictated by anti-racism), whereas Islam is essentially misogynistic. Leftist feminists, in fact, support invasive immigration and Islamisation.
Feminist lobbies have had laws passed guaranteeing gender parity in both voters lists and business leadership, all in the name of gender equality. These seemingly egalitarian measures constitute a serious violation of the principle of equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of their sex and origin. They are also contrary to the Declaration of Human Rights, which does not recognise the legitimacy of any quota based on one’s gender and birth conditions.

These measures are, furthermore, particularly harmful to women. With competency-based selection no longer respected, some of the women that end up being elected or recruited on the basis of quotas will not be of the required level. They will thus be said to have benefited from unfair favouritism.

The feminist and anti-racist Left is Islamophilic (as dictated by anti-racism), whereas Islam is essentially misogynistic. Leftist feminists, in fact, support invasive immigration and Islamisation. As for Femen members, they attack churches under the pretext that Catholicism is allegedly misogynous (which is both idiotic and false), but are too cowardly to target mosques, although misogyny is one of Islam’s pillars.

Influenced by Islamo-leftism, feminist movements speak of women’s freedom when defending the wearing of the burkini, although we all know perfectly well that it is worn as a means of provocation and that this ridiculous and infamous garment is imposed upon women through threats. Interviewed by Le Figaro (on 7 March 2017), French-Tunisian journalist Sonia Mabrouk explained that just like the Muslims themselves, these perverted feminists ‘have turned a symbol of domination into an expression of freedom’!

Ecologism vs. Ecology

Leftist ecologists strive to abolish nuclear energy, even though it is actually the least polluting energy source of all.

Dependent on the wind and the sun, and therefore of low efficiency, their famed intermittent ‘renewable energies’ would have to be supported through the presence of coal and gas power plants, as is currently the case in Germany, which declares itself opposed to nuclear power. What this state of affairs does is significantly increase pollutant emissions.

Supposedly less polluting in the long-term, the electric car will, owing to the use of thermal power plants, actually embody a major factor in the prior increase of the consumption (the recharging of batteries), and therefore also the production, of polluting electricity. The electric car is thus a completely wrong choice to make.

In Paris, the restriction of car traffic and the closure of riverbank roads by the green lobby of Mrs Hidalgo do not cause delays in public transport but, on the contrary, monster traffic jams that exacerbate air pollution.

The rejection of the large-scale Rhine-Rhône canal by the members of our green lobby has led to a proliferation of highly polluting lorries on our motorway routes.

Democracy, Populism and Oligarchy — Confusion and Lies

Imposing its subtle, discreet yet extremely effective tyranny upon France, the oligarchy is afraid of our real people. By means of semantic manipulation, it describes its own domination as ‘democratic’ and labels the genuine democracy it dreads as ‘populistic’, implicitly assimilating the latter with fascism.
Countries that have the word ‘democracy’ in their names, especially when the latter is associated with the term ‘republic’, are often tyrannies. I would even describe this as a constant.

From the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the former German Democratic Republic, leaders once sought to defend themselves against all accusations of dictatorship by resorting to the following trump card: ‘Come on now, we are a democracy!’ This state of affairs has now fizzled out…

By targeting racism, the dominant ideology is actually castigating another major enemy: populism. To be a democrat and praise democracy — as if it were a secular idol — while simultaneously labelling oneself ‘anti-populist’ is, however, contradictory and absurd. Indeed, the words democracy (Greek etymology) and populism (Latin etymology) have the very same meaning, referring to the sovereignty of a people in the face of an oligarchy.

Imposing its subtle, discreet yet extremely effective tyranny upon France, the oligarchy is afraid of our real people. By means of semantic manipulation, it describes its own domination as ‘democratic’ and labels the genuine democracy it dreads as ‘populistic’, implicitly assimilating the latter with fascism. It is all a very cynical lie that awakens one’s lust for revolution and blood.

Our Justice System vs. True Justice — A Caste’s Partiality, Politicisation and Abuse of Power

The principle of legal impartiality is no longer credible in France, for a major part of our judicial system is now politicised and biased. Many magistrates do not deliver justice in the name of the French people but in accordance with their own ideological commitments. The education which our National School of Magistracy thus provides is, politically speaking, of a far-leftist nature, perhaps even verging on Islamo-leftism.

The magistracy longs to be both untouchable and sacred, as if it were a kind of secular church erected above our own people. Espousing a totalitarian kind of approach, it prosecutes those who criticise it.

As seen during the Fillon affair, for instance, the separation of powers is no longer respected by our courts, which allow themselves to directly intervene in presidential elections.

Draped in its false dignity and feigned impartiality, a part of our justice system submits to the dominant ideology of the hysterical Left, and in a militant manner at that. This fact came to light during the French Judicial Union’s scandalous delinquent slip-ups (‘The Wall of the Morons’ affair, etc.).

Many magistrates are impartial only in matters of common law, from which all political or ethnic implications are absent. The dictatorship of unelected judges (especially European ones, who impose their rulings upon our national parliaments), their professional impunity, and their activist partiality are among the main dangers threatening genuine democracy.

As was the case under the Old Regime, our justice system has redefined itself as an autonomous corporation, one that remains independent of the will of the people, of its elected representatives and of our sovereignty. The very notion of a judicial system independent of democratically elected political powers is absurd. This is a false interpretation of Montesquieu’s conception of the separation of powers. Indeed, this charming undemocratic principle results in having an unelected judicial institution become independent of our very laws (which it shamelessly violates), encouraging it to form an autonomous sort of corporation. On the contrary, however, our magistrates should remain completely dependent on our parliamentary and executive legislative power, which stems from our people’s sovereignty, since they are expected to deliver justice ‘in the name of the people’. The actual independence of any justice system is an idea whose essence is tyrannical.

The European Union is Anti-European

What we need is a homogeneous people united with different yet kindred nations and devoid of ethnic diversity, since diversity automatically acts as a factor contributing to an outbreak of civil war.
Pro-European individuals (i.e. those that defend the current European Union), EU institutions and the European Court of Strasbourg are all in favour of the invasive immigration originating from other continents.

The Schengen Area of border abolition and the maritime military rescue operations in the Mediterranean have led to an immigrational explosion afflicting Europe. Instead of repelling such invaders, what European navies do, in actual fact, is help them invade us.

European institutions have, furthermore, adopted trade and international exchange rules that are systematically unfavourable to European companies.

It is therefore necessary to completely transform the various aspects of the current European Union, without, however, abolishing its very principle. What we must do is return to the notion of a union comprised of sovereign nations, i.e. reconnect with the supreme and ancient principle which the union of Greek city-states abided by in relation to the absolute sovereignty of each city. What we need is a homogeneous people united with different yet kindred nations and devoid of ethnic diversity, since diversity automatically acts as a factor contributing to an outbreak of civil war. We thus need a Europe comprising one people, but many nations.

National Education — Egalitarianism vs. Equality

The decrease in our public education’s general level and discipline greatly disadvantages all children from working-class backgrounds. Better-off children attend paid private schools whose level is definitely higher than that of our national education system, a situation which differs from the past, when the public sector was superior to the private one.

Egalitarianism and the prevailing anti-selection ideology, both of which surfaced in May 1968, are the smotherers of equality in education, since they foster growing inequalities and obstruct the movement of elites. At the end of the primary cycle, the French national education system — a bastion of the egalitarian Left — generates one of the highest illiteracy rates in the entire world: 20%! In the medium term, this state of affairs will be deadly for our country. Already now, the French baccalaureate is no longer considered a serious diploma on an international level.

In this domain, as well as many other ones, what the Left’s permissive and egalitarian dominant ideology has produced is a two-tier society, with working-class children educated in low-end public institutions characterised by recurring acts of violence and permanent insecurity (essentially brought about by non-native pupils), mediocre teaching staff, and poor teaching methods and programmes. Nowadays, our public schools resemble low-cost supermarkets and our private schools luxury boutiques, although it was the very opposite that once applied. Thanks a lot, leftists!

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Translated by Roger Adwan

Dr. Guillaume Faye

Guillaume Faye, born in 1949, obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris. He was a principal organizer of the French New Right group GRECE in the 1970s and 80s, while also pursuing a career in journalism for magazines such as Figaro and Paris-Match. After leaving GRECE in 1986, Faye worked as a broadcaster for Skyrock radio and France 2 TV's Telematin program. He returned to political philosophy in 1998, publishing Archeofuturism, and went on to produce several challenging books. Faye passed away in 2019.

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