Warsaw has witnessed all variations of heroism and infamy through its seven centuries of existence. Yet it can now mark a new milestone, since the Polish capital just played official host to the 2010 EuroPride Parade, an annual ritual in celebration of homosexual practices, along with ever so desperately-needed “tolerance” and “equal rights”. Next year’s event will take place in Rome, as if to drive home just who runs the show in the EternalCity. Poles who suffered for their nation and faith in the fight against Communism should by now be having second thoughts on the regime established after its fall.
What may seem just another nauseating spectacle well-rehearsed throughout the West is nonetheless significant in its political and strategic context. The parade is the Polish state’s coming-out party as a constituent nation of the Brave New World. Only two weeks prior, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had visited Poland to affirm the strong alliance ties between Washington and Warsaw and praise the country “as a model of democratic and free market transformation”. And indeed it is, as showcased by Europride 2010- though it’s in sore need of more abortions and immigrants from wildly incompatible cultures like those of Pakistan or Morocco. Poland is still in the earlier stages of social chaos, insolvency and spiritual collapse that the liberal order brings, but the State Department, Brussels and supporting NGOs like Freedom House and the Open Society Institute have ready-made solutions to speed the journey to Progress.
The postmodern assault on traditional culture and Christianity that Poland and other Washington-allied East European nations are beginning to experience is already far advanced on the rest of the Continent, where secular hedonism and pop-democracy are more deeply entrenched. The European Union itself is but a grotesque parody of Charlemagne’s Holy Roman Empire. While EU governing elites and the complacent masses they rule carry ultimate responsibility for apostasy and decline, it is necessary that we recognize another driving force at work: U.S. power.
By its role in the NATO alliance and its network of bases, the United States has for 65 years shaped European strategic and political discourse and retained its dominant position. There is a shared, institutionalized worldview at work fostered by successive generations of transatlantic elites, from politicians and corporate leaders to policy experts and military officers. This may seem a rather obvious point, but it is crucial to acknowledge the ideological aspect of U.S. hegemony -- perpetuation of the liberalism and materialism that so define the “free world”.
In the chill of the Cold War, the Italian thinker Julius Evola correctly found democratic capitalism as base and spiritually empty as its Bolshevik rival for world power:
The attack on quality and the individual is conducted not by methods of open violence, as under a Marxist dictatorship, but almost spontaneously, through the creation of a society that knows no higher values than wealth, consumption, profit, and the unstoppable growth of production, which is in essence but the ideal, hypertrophied and brought to absurdity, of contemporary Europe.
With Marxism discredited at the end of the bipolar era, only one messianic ideology was left standing. In the two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, America has gloried in the triumph of the liberal revolution and ceaselessly proselytized its globalization. Perhaps the most important target of this effort has been the former Soviet space. To eliminate Moscow as a rival and gain Central Asia’s energy resources would bring Washington to a level of dominion over the world never yet achieved. In working toward this goal, the U.S. has made ample use of information campaigns, “color revolutions” and the deployment of military assets along Russia’s periphery. Democratic universalism and hegemony in Eurasia are mutually reinforcing ends in U.S. policy.
The comprehensive military presence the United States enjoys in Europe provides it not only unquestioned leadership in the “Euro-Atlantic Community”, but also a platform for expansion into Eurasia’s heartland and the prosecution of wars in the Middle East. The foreign-policy analyst Doug Bandow wonders aloud why the Army’s V Corps remains stationed in Heidelberg rather than stateside:
About 52,000 American troops are in Germany. Obviously the most populous and prosperous country at the center of Europe doesn't need defending. The likelihood of Russian troops marching on Berlin and clambering up the Bundestag building is somewhat akin to that of the Martians landing and conducting a modern War of the Worlds.
The only other reason to have forces in Germany is because that country is closer to other places where Washington wants to send U. S. personnel -- but shouldn't. German bases once devoted to preventing a Red Army conquest are now handling casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, if the U. S. wasn't promiscuously warring on other nations, it wouldn't need a German way-station in Europe.
More explicitly, U.S. forces are still in Germany because Europe is a central pillar of U.S. Empire. Strategists at the NSC, Pentagon and State also consider the Continent itself worth securing. Even Washington’s interventions in the Middle East and Central Asia are in significant measure aimed at controlling the energy resources and pipelines that power Europe’s economies. This is precisely the point of the Foggy Bottom-sponsored Nabucco project- to neutralize Europe’s natural gas relationship with Russia and replace it with dependence on a U.S.-protected corridor from the Muslim world. This same conduit, planned for sending NATO troops east and energy west, also brings an annual 85 tons of Afghan heroin into Europe by way of several U.S. allies. As the drug’s top market with 20% of world share, the nations of the Continent have suffered around 10,000 heroin-related deaths every year over the past decade.
No study of Europe’s subjection to transatlantic elites would be complete without mentioning the use of Muslims to further divide and demoralize its peoples. For the past 30 years, beginning with covert U.S. support to the Afghan mujahideen, Washington has courted Islamic power as a vehicle of influence in Eurasia, and Europe is no exception in this regard. Through the course the 1990s NATO bombarded Serbs and introduced peacekeeping troops into the Balkans to create Muslim states Bosnia and Kosovo on the carcass of Tito’s Yugoslavia. In the case of Kosovo, occupied by U.S. forces in 1999 and declared “sovereign” in February 2008, an Albanian-heavy province of Orthodox Serbia was excised and granted independence based on the will of the U.S.-EU policy establishment. The late Congressman Tom Lantos spelt out the rationale behind this move:
Just a reminder to the predominantly Muslim-led governments in this world that here is yet another example that the United States leads the way for the creation of a predominantly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe. This should be noted by both responsible leaders of Islamic governments, such as Indonesia, and also for jihadists of all color and hue. The United States' principles are universal, and, in this instance, the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe.
Kosovo might not be the last such case, given rising Muslim demographics due to unhindered immigration to the West. In the thrall of liberal universalism and a drive to global empire (the two goals coincide quite nicely), Washington has already shown it will wage war to form Muslim sovereignties within historical Christendom. The State Department even fields its own special representative to Muslim communities with a focus on “integration, democracy and Islam” in Europe. The Continent’s elites certainly need no instruction on inviting and subsidizing masses of Muslim migrants. At the same time, the U.S. is adeptly exploiting the situation and scouting out the future fault lines of European societies.
U.S. diplomacy also celebrates Turkey, with a foothold in Thrace and its two million countrymen in Germany, as an up-and-coming European nation. Washington has long advocated Turkey’s entry into the EU, with all its attendant consequences for native European populations. This policy did not change with the Islamist AK Party’s ascent. Increasingly neo-Ottoman Ankara is looked upon as a strategic partner in places from its former suzerainties in the Balkan Peninsula to the Middle East and Caucasus region, not least because of its position astride both actual and potential energy transit routes. Faced with waxing Turkish power and assertive and growing populations of Muslim migrants, Europeans may yet react and begin to reclaim their lands and heritage. But they must know that in their resistance, it is entirely likely they will receive not U.S. support, but hostility to their cause and possibly armed intervention on behalf of Muslim belligerents.
The decadence on display in Europe reveals not only its multiple symptoms, but an array of tools used to enslave a people. All of this is overwhelming to behold at first: the mediocre farce of the democratic polity, the pervasive doctrines of multiculturalism, the fantasy of total autonomy coupled with welfare-state socialism, and everywhere transgression in the sacred name of desire. The tribes of Europa are told to forget their past, reject their faith and ethnic identity, and their very place in the Cosmos. “Place no hope in the future,” they are commanded, “for your replacements have arrived.” The grand liberation our masters have enacted is only a means of control that leads to the death of individuals and cultures. The only option for survival is spiritual resistance.
It would be inadequate to ascribe the ruin of Europe solely to U.S. policies, for in modern universalism we are witnessing a truly transatlantic phenomenon. Given power realities, however, Washington continues to proclaim itself guardian of Europe while acting as the guarantor of its destruction.