Pat Buchanan Asks: "Is Liberalism A Dying Faith?"

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Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic - and the model for mankind’s future.

Equality, diversity, democracy - this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships.

But the congregation worshiping these gods is shrinking.

And even Europe seems to be rejecting what America has on offer.

In a retreat from diversity, Catalonia just voted to separate from Spain. The Basque and Galician peoples of Spain are following the Catalan secession crisis with great interest.

The right-wing People’s Party and far-right Freedom Party just swept 60 percent of Austria’s vote, delivering the nation to 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, whose anti-immigrant platform was plagiarized from the Freedom Party. Summarized it is: Austria for the Austrians!

Lombardy, whose capital is Milan, and Veneto will vote Sunday for greater autonomy from Rome.

South Tyrol (Alto Adige), severed from Austria and ceded to Italy at Versailles, written off by Hitler to appease Mussolini after his Anschluss, is astir anew with secessionism. Even the Sicilians are talking of separation.

By Sunday, the Czech Republic may have a new leader, billionaire Andrej Babis. Writes The Washington Post, Babis “makes a sport of attacking the European Union and says NATO’s mission is outdated.”

Platform Promise: Keep the Muslim masses out of the motherland.

To ethnonationalists, their countrymen are not equal to all others, but superior in rights. Many may nod at Thomas Jefferson’s line that “All men are created equal,” but they no more practice that in their own nations than did Jefferson in his.

On Oct. 7, scores of thousands of Poles lined up along the country’s entire 2,000-mile border — to pray the rosary.

It was the centennial of the Virgin Mary’s last apparition at Fatima in Portugal in 1917, and the day in 1571 the Holy League sank the Muslim fleet at Lepanto to save Europe. G. K. Chesterton’s poem, “Lepanto,” was once required reading in Catholic schools.

Each of these traditionalist-nationalist movements is unique, but all have a common cause. In the hearts of Europe’s indigenous peoples is embedded an ancient fear: loss of the homeland to Islamic invaders.

Europe is rejecting, resisting, recoiling from “diversity,” the multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual future that, say U.S. elites, is America’s preordained mission to bring about for all mankind.

Indeed, increasingly, the indigenous peoples of Europe seem to view as the death of their nations and continent, what U.S. liberal elites see as the Brave New World to come.

To traditionalist Europeans, our heaven looks like their hell.

Thus Poles fall on their knees to pray to the Virgin Mary to spare them from threats of an Islamic future, as their ancestors prayed at the time of Lepanto, and of Vienna in 1683, when the Polish King John Sobieski marched to halt the last Muslim drive into the heart of Europe.

European peoples and parties are today using democratic means to achieve “illiberal” ends. And it is hard to see what halts the drift away from liberal democracy toward the restrictive right. For in virtually every nation, there is a major party in opposition, or a party in power, that holds deeply nationalist views.

European elites may denounce these new parties as “illiberal” or fascist, but it is becoming apparent that it may be liberalism itself that belongs to yesterday. For more and more Europeans see the invasion of the continent along the routes whence the invaders came centuries ago, not as a manageable problem but an existential crisis.

To many Europeans, it portends an irreversible alteration in the character of the countries their grandchildren will inherit, and possibly an end to their civilization. And they are not going to be deterred from voting their fears by being called names that long ago lost their toxicity from overuse.

And as Europeans decline to celebrate the racial, ethnic, creedal and cultural diversity extolled by American elites, they also seem to reject the idea that foreigners should be treated equally in nations created for their own kind.

Europeans seem to admire more, and model their nations more, along the lines of the less diverse America of the Eisenhower era, than on the polyglot America of 2017.

And Europe seems to be moving toward immigration polices more like the McCarran-Walter Act of 1950 than the open borders bill that Sen. Edward Kennedy shepherded through the Senate in 1965.

Kennedy promised that the racial and ethnic composition of the America of the 1960s would not be overturned, and he questioned the morality and motives of any who implied that it would.

So, why is liberalism dying?

Because it is proving to be what James Burnham called it in his 1964 “Suicide of the West” — the ideology of Western suicide.

What we see in Europe today is people who, belatedly recognizing this, have begun to “rage, rage, against dying of the light.”


J S Bach IH8OBAMA Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:22 Permalink

"Europe is rejecting, resisting, recoiling from “diversity,” the multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual future that, say U.S. elites, is America’s preordained mission to bring about for all mankind."Pat is getting closer and closer to the raw truth as he nears the end of his life.  With age comes wisdom for those with eyes to see and brains to think.But, he still fails to squarely hit that nail with his keyboard hammer.  The term he uses... "America's Elites"... needs some clarification.  Is it the Catholics who have pushed the atruistic nonsense of egalitarianism?  No.  Is it the WASPs who have forwarded the homosexual and pedophile agendas?  No.  Is it the Muslims who have ensconced in women the poisonous ideology of feminism?  No.  Is it the Jews who have delivered all of these blessed "isms" unto us through their control of mass media, publishing, entertainment and academia?  BINGO!We'll have to wait and see whether Pat takes a bold aim at that bullseye with his next enlightening essay. 

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Dindu Nuffins auricle Sat, 10/21/2017 - 03:24 Permalink

If you begin noticing things, you realise that Jews do have outsized representation in universities, media, hollywood, banks, immigration think-tanks, neocon hawk think-tanks, the supreme court, 12 of 100 senators, the Federal Reserve for the past 3 chairs. Even Nixon was concerned about their numbers in the lesser positions of bureaucracy, appointing Fred Malek to identify and contain the Jewish influence there, and this in no way contributed to the real reason he was hunted out of office.I firmly believe that all our wars in the middle east resulted from no outsized lobbying on the part of dual citizens.Obviously, it's all just a joke! And besides, noticing things is horrible and should be against the law.

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new game Dindu Nuffins Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:08 Permalink

worth repeating. they are smarter, craftier and obviously superior as they impose their will.they control the money centers which in turn control mankind. they have first command of, it is obvious they are superior. admitt it and then we can solve this problem...the solution is obvious too. i can't say, but plez let your imagination work out the details.hint, muzzie tactics...

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Dindu Nuffins new game Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:21 Permalink

Oh, Jews are superior in a number of ways, and inferior in a number of other ways. No one is seriously a white supremacist these days. Even blacks have certain vigours that can be construed as superiority from a point of view. However, regardless of this or that superiority or inferiority, whites have a right to exist as free people without harassment from other races. Increasing numbers of whites are white nationalists who recognize that the melting pot is bubbling over with blood wherever it has been tried with large quantities of non-whites.The only thing necessary is for all dual citizens to be barred from government and bureaucracy, Jews encouraged to repatriate to Israel, and all Hollywood and media strictly held to a 100% native ownership.

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hansg new game Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:53 Permalink

What has liberalism got to do with giving up our faith, our food, our culture, our festivals, and our way of life? Is it liberal to be forcibly converted to islam, step by step by step by unstoppable step? We are not turning into a multicultural society; we are turning into an islamic society, where soon enough there will be no space whatsoever for Christians, or whites, or even the culture in which we still live - only for imported africans and arabs and their way of life. And rest assured they will not tolerate us or allow any degree of coexistence. Again, how can you call that liberal?Oh, and here's a nice thought for all you Americans enjoying this process: would you enjoy it to see an islamic, nuclear-powered Britain? Would you enjoy it to see an islamic, nuclear-powered France? 

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BobEore J S Bach Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:05 Permalink

We'll have to wait and see whether Pat takes a bold aim at that bullseye with his next enlightening essay.

Not on your life!

But it would be on his. And the guy who talks about the 'suicide of the west' had best beware of stringing his bow with arrows that can penetrate the skin of that rough beast what besieges us.

All of the elements of the ORIGINAL 'color revolution' which set Europe ablaze at the end of the C18th, were duplicated in the new world 'color revolution' which created Amerika. That's because ALL of the ORIGINAL new world 'elites' were already caught up in the web of sedition and deceit which had gone into forming the 'enlightened' viewpoint on which the modern occidental leveraged its' period of global ascendance.

The 'masonic' movement which had captured them all was a joint creation of alumbrados from shepardic Hispania, and frankist-sabbatean kabbalists from the marches of eastern Europe.* It channeled the longings and fascinations of goyish dupes for 'secret knowledge' and esoteric wisdoms, providing them with a ladder from which to escape the snakepit of clericism and papery... into a brave new world of "mysticism with a rational face"

That's what gots Merika into the mess its' in today... but tiptoeing around the issue of 'da judeans' isn't gonna get it out. Wrapped round, but hidden behind that 'angry god' religion and it's small but influential clientele of brainwashed and herded practitioners...

is the actual "elite" which guides the process of volunteered suicide *as FEATURED ON THESE PAGES DAILY* and guilt-bound complicity in the multiple criminal enterprises which the merkican peeple have become the proxy enforcers of since the offing of Kennedy.

A criminal caste of bankers, financialists... alchemic wizards of mathematical transformations of real wealth into phony forms of "munknee' which all mysteriously end up in the loot bags of the age-ol moneychangin talmudist. Neither jew... nor not jew... the tentacle of these gnostical heretical-judaic sect have now wrapped firmly round the faces of nation state EVERYWHERE.

Root for your fave hero in the shadowpuppet theatre... Poutine...Xi....zeeDonaldo...MightyMouse... tis ALL grist for the neo-gnostical mill! Phony oppositions of all flavors, to savor as the nailgun inches ever close to the hands of those who will soon nuff favor pullin its' trigger...

over any more painful self-reflection pon the neo-Aztec Empire which Merika has become.

"It’s almost as if, from this far away distance, I’m reading about a North Amerika, about North Amerikans, going about their daily business as usual, untroubled by the fact that both they, and it (their countries) have disappeared and no longer actually exist, having already been swallowed up by the simulations which have replaced them.{I have bolded that last sentence... as reading it again, now... some five years hence... leads one to inescapable conclusion of it's truth. Merika... and Merikans... have both truly disappeared - into a dimension of terror/hell brought about by the failure to avoid complicity in the crimes of the cabbalistic faux government."
Precession of simulacra – the new Tenochititlan =… or...
Merikas fateful apotheosis into the Empire of Terror first published January 2010 with updated intro May 2014

*YUR "Jaime Dimon"/// for instance, is a scion of a Symrna(now Izmir)moneychanger who was in turn descendant of one of those cryptos who left Spain for the east... instead of the new world of the west like LBJ's family, setting up shoppe mongst the muzzies, and practicing their secret gnostic heresy as faux Islamists instead of the wests' faux xhristian form. Many of these folk later mingled with talmudist diasporas from Galician ukraine... where a unique form of proto-pornography society(see G Sholems' essay "the Holiness of Sin)was bankrolled by distillin potatoes into a toxic mash fed to goyish dupes to keep em stupified and complacent_ spiritual spirits... indeed!)

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kudocast Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:04 Permalink

Separatist and secession movements are not "conservative" trends, they are exactly what Pat Buchanan thinks they're not - they are "liberal" ideas.He's got it backwards.

CrowTRobot kudocast Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:16 Permalink

Conserving your culture, people and way of life is the definition of Conservative.  Liberals push Universal Utopianism, which means that they want their ideology spread through large central governments. That said some secessionist movements ARE pushed by libs...California comes to mind.  It's the only one i can think of though and good riddance I say...after Jefferson becomes it's own state of course.  

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Jibe Ho CrowTRobot Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:54 Permalink

You are right of course when looking at separatist movements historically, such as the 60s and 70s, but I see a common denominator here and that is people who are fed up with the leftist progressives and have been driven to the wall financially and culturally.If Jefferson became a state I would only have to move a couple hundred miles north. As it is I will be living in Northern Michigan this time next year. 

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ReturnOfDaMac kudocast Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:19 Permalink

He's become ass-backward.  I used to like this guy.  Modern day conservatardism really is a mental dis-order.  Bunch of fascist fuckwads who want to tell YOU how to live, what skygawds you have to fake like you belive in, what to smoke, what to drink, when you can drink it.  Nanny state busy bodies who should meet the grave sooner rather than later since they can't mind their own beeswax.

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wisehiney Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:22 Permalink

You do not seem to be a content  Irishman.Let's see watcha got you fucking bog trotterpeople running round losse in he worldaint got nothing better do

Normally Aspirated Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:16 Permalink

The con was always on but people are so dumb that they either didn't notice what was happening or refused to accept what was happening around them.The deed has been done and it can't be reversed now.

Takemine2go Normally Aspirated Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:41 Permalink

My dad told me that "It's never to late to turn back" and that has stuck with me for 25 years.  Sure we may not get what we all really want but (((they))) won't get what they want either and might even get what's coming to them. Ex: if you could only have 1/4 of America but that 1/4 would be free of central banking and minorities would you take it? 

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ebworthen Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:28 Permalink

Hey Pat, Conservatism is a dying race too, especially when it is represented by:  McCain, McConnell, Graham, etc.It appears the Republicrat Establishment has not received the message yet, based on Bush Junior and McBrain's diarrhea diatribes this week.

williambanzai7 ebworthen Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:41 Permalink

Yes, liberalism is a misdirection. It's really global elitism, or the Gospel of Davos. Self appointed ponficators who are experts at telling everyone else how to live, provided they are not subject to their own horseshit.

Take a look at how Eric Schmidt keeps his private life behind closed curtains. Did you ask your girlfriends to sign NDAs?

Obamacare for the little people, not for their lawmakers.

Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor.

Don't touch my Weinstein.

Yadda, yadda...

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chunga El Gringo Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:22 Permalink

Perfect example on the labels being dumb. The tribe fucks up way more than their share of shit and has a huge track record on that. The stats are preposterous and impossible to ignore.Yet many either excuse the entire group for their actions out of hand due to the label. Then others blame them for everything under the sun due to the label. The proven, factual history of documented actions are secondary. It just is what it is no matter what it's called.

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Khan Bodin Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:41 Permalink

Liberalism is a dead ideology. The stench of the decomposing carcass of that degenerate, parasitic, corrupting ideology only brain-dead, brainwashed and corrupted imbeciles called libtards (and NGO shills who are paid to spread its corruption) cannot seem to notice, because they are too stupid to understand world around them.

kochevnik Khan Bodin Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:20 Permalink

America was founded by classical liberals.  But Zionist Bolshevik media conflated globalism as liberalism, when they are opposites.  Classic liberalism concerns individualism, and abhors collectivism.  Liberalism works for type K people, who nurture their young.  Liberalism is useless for type R people who birth maximum quantity of useless eaters to compensate for neglecting them.  Type R people practice infant DarwinismPat Buchanan is a Knight of Malta and kowtows for Jesuits and their reign of disinformation

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Internet-is-Beast Khan Bodin Sat, 10/21/2017 - 03:19 Permalink

Our present experience with liberalism, a word that means the opposite of how Americans understand it elsewhere in the world, by the way, shows that it degenerates into truncheon fascism, such as the antifa movement. From political correctness to a knuckle sandwich--not that PC has been anything other than a bludgeon.

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Rebelrebel7 Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:27 Permalink

It seems that what is taking place throughout much of Europe was the failure and the overreach of the EU and its ensuing culture shock as a result of the uniqueness of each European country with their own cultures, governments, traditions, languages, and economies that were  suddenly expected to homogenize under a quasi United Europe, and obviously expounded through failed central banking policy, whose idea this appears to have transpired under. Imagine if the U.S.,  Canada,  Central, and South America were to suddenly be forced to merge and the calamity that would ensue as a result of it! We can't even get congress and the executive branch to agree on a tax bill, a health care bill, trade policies, foreign policies, education policies, environmental policies, or energy policies !Imagine if they were then forced to reach a mutual agreement with the Canadian national government and their ten provinces,  the seven Central American countries, and the twelve South American countries. There would probably be never ending civil war, which is basically what seems to be taking place at the shadow level in America. 

Bill of Rights Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:31 Permalink

Liberalism is what should have been locked up in the late 70's and  early 80's during the closure of all our mental insitutions.  Another words retardation...

El Gringo Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:33 Permalink

Not only is liberalism dying but so is it's fellow traveller, cuckservatism.  This is all well and good as it's making way for the only true political ideology for White Men and that is some form of Fascism/National Socialism.  

GreatUncle Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:37 Permalink

Liberalism what does it mean to you? In the modern world the last 2 decades.The globalist starts a war for greed / profit etc. that the liberal tends to ignore as an inconvenient truth.Then to pretend they are nice people "lets save all the victims that have been created by the war".If there was no war or injustice, there would be no vctims so the "liberal parasite" is not needed.If you exterminate the "liberal parasite" they cannot support by doing nothing the globalist ideology the weakest link in the chain to smash this.