So Long Rome,
Whatever you were,
You were never our home.'
Lawrence Auster, the Internets most famous non-White White Nationalist, lays out his case for Western Civilization being a Jewish invention,
Jeff in England asks why it took the development of "white" culture to establish the West as opposed to what he calls the "non-white" Judaic and early Christian culture, and I reply.
Why did it take the development of "white" culture (and here we could argue who was white in Europe during the period Christianity and the West took hold) to establish the West as opposed to the "non-white" Judaic (and early Christian) culture (in other words the Jews themselves and early non-European Christians). [LA replies: I understand that "white" is given different definitions in different context, and here you seem to be using it for Germanic and Northern European peoples as distinct from southern European and Semitic peoples.]
And Semitic peoples?
And Semitic peoples?
Jeff is clearly defining White people as being of European origin. Which they are.
Auster, who is jewish, wishes to extend it to include Semitic peoples.
"I've addressed these issues before, but it will be worthwhile to summarize them again. Western culture is an amalgam. Following Toynbee, I do not consider the Greco-Roman civilization to be "the West," but rather the parent civilization of the West. The West came into being in the Dark Ages or the Early Middle Ages, the 500 year period following the end of the Western Roman empire, with the German and Celtic barbarians adopting Catholicism and elements of the culture of the vanished classical Mediterranean world and combining them with their barbarian cultures. In this joining of the Germanic-Celtic-Barbarian and the Christian-Classical, a new culture was born."
So for Auster, The West is not a civilization but a culture. Notice he puts, the West, in quotes above.
And being merely a culture, naturally non-Whites, such as himself, can be Western.
The West is White people. And White people are indigenous Europeans.
The West has existed as long as White people have.
If you were to go back ten thousand years to any part of Europe (from Italy to Germania -providing the ice allowed-) you would find Western Civilization.
Under Austin's redefinition of The West, anybody could join. The jews and gypsies who invaded The West centuries ago (and still reside there), are Westerners.
So what then is his defense against other Semitic and non-White peoples moving in?
As for his attempt to attribute Christianity's origins, again he gives overdue credit to his own race.
Jesus and his followers were indeed oriental peoples (Semitic), but they were reared in an area and era dominated by Greek thought and Roman politics. In other words, European Culture.
Christianity is about 95% European philosophy and 5% Oriental mysticism.
This just might be why Christianity, though beginning at the cross roads of three continents, only took off in one of them. Europe!
In other words European thought informed Christianity, not the other way around.
And as a result Christian doctrine represents the best and worst aspects of European man.
And Auster's disdain for the ancient Greeks and Romans is amusing considering that the Hebrews thought themselves infinitely superior (due to divine mandate) to all of the gentiles till they came into contact with the Greeks. Next to Athens, Jerusalem was a cow town and the mighty kingdom of Israel, at its greatest, wasn't even noticeable to the historians of antiquity.
Auster's "West" is the amalgamation brought about by Christianized Semites who, somehow, bypassed the Grecko-Roman world and civilized the "barbaric" Germano-Celtic world which, in turn, amalgamated aspects of the old Roman State.
So his "West" is the result of multiculturalism, brought about, mainly, by jews.
This death of a civilization followed by its rebirth in a new form was a unique event in history and explains the unique "multi-layered" character of the West. Thus, for example, you had descendants of German barbarians practicing a religious liturgy that and the Torah, a religion that began with a went back to the Hebrews and the Torah, a religion that began with a Jew, then was spread through the Gentile classical world by a Jewish Christian, ultimately taking the form of the Catholic Church, the liturgy of which is based in part on the ancient Jewish liturgy including both sacrifice and prayer...
Notice a theme?
Take a look at the following zinger,
Before Christianity was brought to England, there was a bunch of Anglo-Saxon pagan kingdoms. Then the Pope sent the monk Augustine (not Augustine of Hippo) to England in 597 to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Catholicism. Through the Anglo-Saxon peoples becoming Christian, the English nation (that's Bede's phrase) came into existence.
Whistles and bells!
That "bunch of Anglo-Saxons" did indeed become England. What with the name England deriving from Anglo and all.
And it was the Vikings assaults on that "bunch of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms" that led to the unification of those kingdoms.
Before the Vikings attacked, there was just a "bunch of Anglo-Saxon Christian kingdoms" there.
Again I point out, Auster's version of "the West" is that it was the result of multiculturalism, facilitated by benevolent jewish overlords.
Sounds familiar doesn't it?
Auster is not a Western Man because he is not of The West. For you see, The West is a race of people. Europeans!
Auster's people are from the Orient. The East.
Their race are the antithesis of the Western race. Or as Kipling put it, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet."
When the Western race comes into contact with members of the eastern race, be they Turks, Mongols, Jews or Arabs, conflict follows.
So an amicable parting of the ways is best for the prosperity and happiness of both races.
As the old saying goes, 'good fences make good neighbors.'
In conclusion, Lawrence Auster defending The West is a bit like the Fox guarding the hen-house...