As­sault from within


National Post (Latest Edition) - - ISSUES & IDEAS - Con­rad Black Na­tional Post cblet­ters@ gmail. com

Both Canada and the United States are, in dif­fer­ent ways, en­dur­ing an as­sault on their na­tional le­git­i­macy from within. The in­ces­sant ag­i­ta­tion by the Cana­dian na­tive com­mu­nity, now fo­cused on, in Stal­in­ist terms, the re­pres­sion of John A. Mac­don­ald, is es­sen­tially an at­tempt to dele­git­imize the en­tire set­tle­ment and po­lit­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion of this coun­try by those who ar­rived here start­ing in the 16th cen­tury. As I have writ­ten many times be­fore, the na­tives ar­rived here ap­prox­i­mately 20,000 or more years be­fore the Euro­peans did, but their civ­i­liza­tion in the 16th cen­tury was at least 5,000 years be­hind that of Europe by any rea­son­able mea­sure­ment of the ma­tu­rity of a cul­ture or econ­omy of a so­ci­ety. And the na­tives were not suf­fi­ciently nu­mer­ous or at­tached to durable places of res­i­dence to be said to oc­cupy the ter­ri­tory of what is now Canada.

The ar­rival of the Euro­peans was more le­git­i­mate than the ar­rival of the Frank­ish and Teu­tonic and other tribes and peo­ples were in Cen­tral and West­ern Europe at the end of the Ro­man Em­pire. But the Euro­peans who came to the New World, what­ever their be­havioural short­com­ings, were gen­tler and more tol­er­ant of the na- tives than were the Huns, Van­dals, Sara­cens and oth­ers who flooded into West­ern Europe and killed, en­slaved, ab­sorbed or as­sim­i­lated most of the peo­ples that had pre­ceded them there. There is not, even in the most ec­cen­tric cir­cles, an ag­i­ta­tion to­day for the restora­tion of the rights of Picts or Etr­uscans, nor any sug­ges­tion that they wish to live as they did 2,000 years ago.

The eff ort to de­mote Mac­don­ald on the $ 10 bill, and the clam­our to take his name off schools and high­ways and build­ings, is the per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of the cheeky and out­ra­geous ef­fort to dele­git­imize the en­tire Euro­pean pres­ence in this coun­try. It is dis­mally un­sur­pris­ing that the ini­tial ef­fort to por­tray Mac­don­ald as a geno­cidist by self­serv­ing na­tive myth-mak­ers, sec­onded by ad­dled judges, has now been taken up by our un­der­worked, over­pen­sioned teach­ers’ unions, who bear the chief re­spon­si­bil­ity for re­duc­ing the col­lec­tive IQ of this coun­try in the last 40 years. Mac­don­ald was the prin­ci­pal creator of the only trans- con­ti­nen­tal, bi­cul­tural par­lia­men­tary con­fed­er­a­tion in the his­tory of the world, one of the chief au­thors of co- op­er­a­tion be­tween French and English­s­peak­ing Cana­di­ans, the man who as­sured the right to vote for na­tive peo­ple, and some­one who had many al­lies in the na­tive com­mu­nity, such as Crow­foot, the Black­foot chief who sup­ported Mac­don­ald in the Métis dis­tur­bances.

The ef­fort to dis­credit him of­fi­cially is an ef­fort to marginal­ize all of us morally; if the founder of the coun­try was il­le­git­i­mate, we all are. Ev­ery stage of this se­quence of anti- his­tor­i­cal up­heavals of fact is non­sense. The man­ner in which Cana­di­ans, as a po­lit­i­cal so­ci­ety, have al­lowed our right to be and gov­ern here to be im­pugned by peo­ple upon whom we have l avished scores of bil­lions of dol­lars to no dis­cernible pur­pose is an epic ex­am­ple of a peo­ple who so lack the mo­ral self­con­fi­dence in their ba­sic col­lec­tive rights they can be black­mailed by peo­ple who have griev­ances cer­tainly, but whose great­est mod­ern griev­ances are not against us but against their own lead­ers. The non- na­tive peo­ple in this coun­try have not ex­ploited and mis­gov­erned the na­tive peo­ple re­motely as thor­oughly as have some of their own lead­ers.

In the United States, for ob­vi­ous rea­sons, the prob­lem is more pro­found and on a greater scale. More than 150 years af­ter the eman­ci­pa­tion of the slaves, and more than 50 years af­ter the end of seg­re­ga­tion and of the prac­ti­cal dis­en­fran­chise­ment of African- Amer­i­cans in the south­ern states, even af­ter two terms of an African-Amer­i­can pres­i­dent and the pas­sage of most AfricanAmer­i­cans into the mid­dle class, the United States is still riven by racist, vi­o­lent anti- white move­ments, in­clud­ing the self- styled anti- fas­cists ( An­tifa), and Black Lives Mat­ter (BLM), some of whose fel­low trav­ellers have tar­geted white po­lice of­fi­cers for mur­der.

Be­cause the ag­i­ta­tions of these ex­trem­ist move­ments are cross- threaded with the half- com­pleted takeover of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment by the pop­ulist Trump move­ment, still op­posed by tra­di­tional Repub­li­can and all Demo­cratic fac­tions, the Never-Trumpers who dom­i­nate the na­tional me­dia have par­tially over­looked the odi­ous and mil­i­tantly racist na­ture of An­tifa and BLM, and the Democrats have sailed close to this sa­tanic wind in their ea­ger­ness to por­tray Trump as a Nazi sym­pa­thizer and to white­wash An­tifa and BLM and oth­ers as right­eous ad­vo­cates of free speech and as­sem­bly. The FBI warned three days be­fore the Charlottesville ri­ots that it would be a bat­tle be­tween two ex­trem­ist groups, and the Demo­cratic gov­er­nor and mayor fa­cil­i­tated the vi­o­lence pre­med­i­tat­edly, pre­sum­ably to blame Pres­i­dent Trump for the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of ci­vil­ity in the coun­try. Of course the jackal me­dia (and its wit­less Cana­dian echo cham­ber) fell in with this, but it is false and it won’t suc­ceed.

A mo­ment’s ob­jec­tive re­flec­tion should be enough to con­vince any rea­son­able ob­server that the idea that the con­sti­tu­tion­ally elected pres­i­dent of the U. S. is a Nazi sym­pa­thizer, es­pe­cially one who, what­ever his foibles, has an un­bro­ken record as an equal- op­por­tu­nity em­ployer and has a fam­ily that is one- third Jewish, is an in­sane propo­si­tion. The founder of BLM has com­pared Trump to Hitler and claims that he seeks geno­cide on the African- Amer­i­cans. The New York Times and Wash­ing­ton Post have du­ti­fully run op- ed pieces lyri­ciz­ing An­tifa as fighters for free­dom and so­cial jus­tice. The Democrats, af­ter decades of con­struct­ing a coali­tion built on iden­tity pol­i­tics, are i n bed with anti- white racists who ex­tol vi­o­lence and are bound to fail crash­ing into the ram­part of Amer­i­can pan- eth­nic, multi- racial na­tional pa­tri­o­tism which Don­ald Trump be­strides un­chal­lenged.

Since the Bri­tish colo­nial an­ces­tors of the orig­i­nal Amer­i­can whites brought the first African- Amer­i­cans to the Amer­i­can colonies as slaves, be­cause in the south­ern states Africans were pro­duc­tive har­vesters of trop­i­cal crops, es­pe­cially cot­ton and to­bacco (which is why there was very lit­tle slav­ery in Canada, ex­cept among the na­tives), the present black mil­i­tants can hardly em­u­late the Cana­dian na­tive peo­ple and im­ply that the Amer­i­cans of Euro­pean an­ces­try have no right to be here. None of them have any in­ter­est in go­ing back to Africa, but these mil­i­tant groups have for­got­ten the les­son of Rev. Mar­tin Luther King (adapted from Gandhi), that the per­sis­tent de­mand of recog­ni­tion of “the self- ev­i­dent ( truth) that all men are cre­ated equal,” will move the con­science of the great white ma­jor­ity of Amer­i­cans, while re­course to vi­o­lence will lead to the sup­pres­sion of the blacks. The power struc­ture of Amer­ica, in­clud­ing the ma­jor­ity of AfricanAmer­i­cans, will sup­port the ap­pli­ca­tion of what­ever level of force is nec­es­sary to pre­serve a civil so­ci­ety.

The Democrats would be very im­pru­dent to make com­mon cause with An­tifa, which has rou­tinely beaten up peace­ful pro-Trump meet­ings and pa­rades and pre­vented rep­utable con­ser­va­tives from ful­fill­ing in­vi­ta­tions to speak at uni­ver­si­ties. Spu­ri­ous in­ves­ti­ga­tions that were de­signed to im­peach Trump go on pro­duc­ing an ever- larger noth­ing­burger, and the Clin­tons cower in si­lence over their le­gal vul­ner­a­bil­ity on Hil­lary’s emails and the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion’s gar­gan­tuan pay- to- play casino. It is all non­sense, the fee­ble echo of an at­tempt to repli­cate in Amer­ica the two min­utes of hate of Em­manuel Goldstein in Or­well’s Nine­teen EightyFour.

In Canada, all that is needed is for some­one of some pub­lic stature to de­mand that the end­less, mind­less def­er­ences to na­tive blood li­bels against 95 per cent of Cana­di­ans be re­placed by the ef­fi­cient pla­ca­tion of le­git­i­mate griev­ances; no less, and no more. Nei­ther coun­try has a so­ci­etal death wish such has af­flicted much of Europe in the last cen­tury, and nei­ther is in a Euro­peanstyle tor­por. Both coun­ties will work it out.



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