Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Reclaiming a Civilization's Dreams to Save its Soul


A BRILLIANT ARTICLE on our spiritual malaise and why we must move from cultural defence to cultural attack. And why we must educate our children and re-educate ourselves in our national spiritual heritage, including our dreams and mythology - The Vision of Albion, not the prospect of Britainistan.

Reclaiming a Civilizations Dreams to Save its Soul

The surest way to destroy a people is to kill their dreams because when you destroy a people's dreams, you also destroy their sense of self-worth, their ambitions, their principles and their goals. Men and women are not animals that need nothing but survival and creature comforts, yet the surest way to destroy a people's soul is to reduce them to just that, to gluttons chasing after creature comforts and finally rats living in the walls of their own society struggling to stay quiet and survive. [COMMENT this sums up Gordon Brown's vision of Britainistan]

If you think this imagery is far-fetched, consider that it is already a reality. Where nations like America, Europe and Israel once lived by dreams of the greatness they could achieve and went out and achieved it, today they walk the edges of their own shrinking frontiers trying to understand how to justify their existence to their own people.

....The Archbishop of Canterbury accepts the inevitability of Islamic law in Britain. American pundits wonder whether America has a right to exist and puts forward three candidates who think it does not even have a right to control its own borders. Canada persecutes critics of Islam while protecting Islamic terrorists and Israel dithers in the face of Islamic terrorism from Gaza, the very territory it forcibly ethnically cleansed Jews from in order to make room for the terrorists. All across the oceans and the seas, the oasis' of civilization are faltering as their peoples bow their heads in apathy and confusion to the knife.

How did it get this way? Part of the answer is that when their dreams died, these nations dried up and became husks without the life-giving virtue of faith in their own destinies......

The human spirit by its very nature must expand or contract, seek out new horizons and broader destinies or wither and shrivel up. But there are no frontiers left and on all sides the frontiers of civilization shrink in the face of a great southern tide of immigration. The rear guard action being fought by anti-immigration and anti-Jihad activists are not nearly enough because they can never hope to rouse these nations without reviving their spirits without restoring their dreams.

How do you restore a nation's dreams? It isn't enough to shout about perils and warn about invasions, such things do not move a people that has learned to be apathetic, to grasp after a handful of material comforts and hold its place in the great bureaucratic queue that is the new place holder of civilized societies, that great endless line at which paltry social benefits are distributed and taxes are collected. And this is why conservatives who fail to articulate a national vision all too often flail about when trying to connect with voters.

To revive a nation you must give it something to believe in, something to strive for and something to truly fight for beyond survival. If you can rally a people to believe in itself again then the threat of rogue barbarians quickly becomes something petty and paltry to be brushed off. If you do not, then building tall walls and isolating yourself only walls in the rot and the declining birth rates and culture will take care of the rest, as Japan is amply demonstrating for us.

What then are these dreams that a nation must dream to truly live? There will be different opinions on this matter, but they are in the doing of great deeds, in the bending of frontiers and the transcendence of merely human limitations. Only in the shadow of heroes and great men can a civilization flourish and only a people that truly believes in its own greatness can be happy and free....

Tens of millions of young people across the world hunger for a dream and instead find only apathy and cynicism. They reach for fraudulent mockups of the real thing, for politicians who offer hopeful rhetoric and the set dressings of optimism and destiny but no true vision. When those shams stand revealed and all their allure is stripped away by betrayal and disappointment, apathy and cynicism rule in the ruined houses of their minds and spirits. They learn to distrust everything, to display contempt for their country, to believe any snide remark about their own civilization and beliefs and embrace it, thereby triumphing over the pain of their betrayal. Yet within them they still carry the flickering embers of a betrayed faith, one that now becomes displaced onto terrorists and killers.

Saving our civilizations will take more than winning an argument or ringing the warning bell, it will mean restoring a dream and raising it high so that there stands a clear choice between the appeasers and the defeatists of the status quo and those who strive to see the nation rebuilt in all its glory. Let the dream fly on the wind."

Source Sultan Knish


Anonymous said...

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18

I always wondered what this meant. Sultan Knish has explained it beautifully.

Mr Cognisant said...

A nice post, however I must take issue with:

“Israel dithers in the face of Islamic terrorism from Gaza, the very territory it forcibly ethnically cleansed Jews from in order to make room for the terrorists.

I find it odd; that Israel is perceived once again, a victim state, given that it was Israel, that, “forcibly ethnically cleansed”, perhaps anti-Islamic obsession overrides historical fact?

Anonymous said...

Mr Cognisant,
Read the sentence again. As an act of dhimmitude and appeasement Israel forcibly ethnically cleansed Israeli citizens from an area claimed by terrorists.

And once that was done they all lived happily ever after.

Mr Cognisant said...

Anonymous, I’m afraid that in reading it again my impression is still the same, moreover, Palestinians are not terrorists, they are nationalists, fighting to regain their land, taken from them by an aggressor. So in this sense the phrase, “in order to make room for the terrorists”, is quite erroneous, we have the very real situation whereby, a nation adopts the tactics of terror, against a people fighting to regain “their” land and in so doing said people are labelled terrorists. No matter, I am sure many eyes are open to this disgraceful state of affairs, my original comment stands, Israel’s removal of settlers makes not one jot of difference, given it is not their land to begin with. I believe Israel had no choice in the matter, given the alleged road map to peace and the eyes of the world watching.