The anniversary of WW1 Armistice Day has again brought to light the standard falsification of history in our ruling class: they blame it on nationalism.
This belief forms the intellectual underpinning for the genocidal catastrophe they are inflicting on their own peoples through immigration and enforced diversity.
It is, however, the absolute opposite of the truth. The First World War was not caused by nationalism. It was caused by the repression of nationalism. Nationalism, the wish to live in secure territory of your own with others of your own kind, is not an ideology or political philosophy. It is a core human instinct, fundamentally the same instinct that causes immigrants to congregate in ghettoes with others of the same faith, skin colour or national origin; and the same instinct that causes us to “white flight” away from them.
The First World War arose from tensions that emerged from within transnational empires through repression of the subject people’s patriotic instincts. No matter how hard rulers tried to instil an artificial patriotism based around the empire or royal house, it could never be an acceptable substitute for the magnetic forces of genetic empathy.
No entity embodied the folly of this transnational dream more perfectly than the Hapsburg Austro-Hungarian empire. A cockpit of resentful nationalities compelled to endure an unwanted togetherness, it provided the spark that lit the flames in Sarajevo. It also inspired the ethno-nationalist visions of Hitler and Theodor Herzl. Their experience of growing up in this failed experiment in diversity convinced them that anti-nationalism could never work and that each people needed a land of its own.
What an irony it is then that our rulers have responded to this catastrophic failure by attempting to recreate the conditions that led up to it. The European Union is the Habsburg Empire reborn. The pseudo-patriotism of “muh values,” “muh citizenship,” and “muh economy” is just a modern incarnation of the scorned imperial attachments of old.
It is perhaps the supreme tragedy of European history that our rulers responded to the twin catastrophes of the World Wars by completely misinterpreting what gave birth to them, misjudging their policies accordingly.
History, distilled down to its essentials, is simply this. People want to live, secure and free, in a land of their own with others of their own kind. Outsiders come in and attempt to take their resources from them, whether of land or of movable wealth. Imperial overlords, ambitious to control as many resources as possible, develop ideologies that justify this intrusion into the natural order of people living freely and securely in their own land. They impose these ideologies by force on a trans-national basis, beyond the natural ethnic limits of patriotism. Patriots resist these ideologies and their forceful imposition and attempt to regain control of a physical space for their own kind.
Almost all of history can be made to fit within this simple paradigm. The only thing that changes significantly is the nature of the ideology used to justify disruption of the natural ethnic order. And, unfortunately, we have not escaped history. We are still living through it, forced to wrestle with the latest mad justification from the powerful for forcing people to live with others they don’t want to live with and having their noses rubbed in diversity.