From the Western Europeans’ point of view, migrants from Muslim countries are misfortunate people who should be grateful to them, the Europeans, till their dying day for allowing them to live in such an Old World, manicured place. But from the Muslim migrants’ point of view, Europeans are for the large part irreparably godless people, who for some incomprehensible reason have at their disposal unheard-of worldly goods. The divergence of views is very serious. The former say, “We take pity on you, and you should be grateful to us.” And the latter say (at least many of them do): “We hold you in contempt and are certain that people like you should not live.” From this proceed axes, machetes, bombs, machine guns, and trucks gone haywire. There will be no assimilation, and we have to be honest about this. There will be war (there already is). There will be the inevitable chemical fizzing and repulsion, as when water is combined with acid. On one side, the side of the indigenous Europeans, this will be a struggle for vague and lifeless liberal values that are tasteless as egg whites (tolerance, gender, phantom freedom). On the other side will be a concrete war waged by bearers of specific religious ideas for the triumph of their worldview (God permits, God forbids. That’s all there is to it!). And, incidentally, there is a very clearly analogous biblical story for this modern phenomenon.
During the time of Joseph, the Jews entered Egypt as a large pastoral family trying to save themselves from famine. Over the next several centuries they grew to the scale of a large nation, no longer herding sheep but now enslaved and occupied with construction. (If you look at the ethnicity of the workers at Moscow construction sites you’ll see yet another similar trait1). Then came the Exodus and wandering in the desert, during which the Jews became no longer shepherds or builders. They were wayfarers and warriors. Coming out of Egypt they died either as a punishment for complaining, or from natural causes. New people were born to replace the dead. These were destined to enter into Canaan. The people who occupied the Promised Land during the time of Joshua, son of Nun, had been torn from cultural creativity and sedentary life. They did not build, nor sow, nor reap harvests, nor make crafts. They only travelled and fought wars. They were several generations of people who had completely forgotten what it means to work the land or to build!
Meanwhile they were foreordained to settle into lands where there were already houses and roads, orchards and vineyards, pools and wells. That is, the dusty pilgrim and yesterday’s wanderer was willed by God to possess lands on which the plowman and vineyard keeper, smith and weaver, doctor and merchant had already lived for centuries.
True, the Jews had something that the Canaanites didn’t. The Jews had a religious law received on Mt. Sinai; they had the commandment to fear the Lord throughout their days and to strive to observe everything that was written in the book of the Law. But the Canaanites had burgeoning depravity, just as sophisticated as it was vile. They had ritual prostitution, both female and male. There were sacrifices to demons, a pagan priestly caste, and festivals celebrated by orgies. They had bestiality, fortune telling, and communication with the dead. Shady groves were places of ritual debauchery, and in the valleys they could incinerate infants. They had everything that the Lord told the Jews about in the Scriptures: “Do not act according to the customs of the peoples in those lands. Do not repeat their abominations, for because of these abominations I am driving them from your face. Do not make drawings and cuts on your bodies. Do not call upon the dead. Have no sorcerers amongst you. Do not lie with a man as with a woman. Do not copulate with animals. If you shall do these things, and learn what you should not, then I will drive you also from this land flowing with milk and honey. Fear the Lord. And now go forth and take possession of the land, live in houses that you did not build. Eat the fruits that you did not plant.” The formerly Christian Old World is risking a repeat of this picture from sacred history in certain clearly drawn traits.
For all the mistakes and errors the migrants’ Muslim faith might have, by far not all of what they believe is false. What is false can only be seen in comparison with the Gospels. But in comparison with the liberal catechesis and moral situation of the modern West, we see the falseness of the latter. The Muslim looks preferable. The Muslim believes in the future life, in heaven and hell. This is something unseen for him until the time of its reality. The European laughs everywhere at such “archaism”. For the Muslim the body is what will resurrect on the Last Day. The body must not be defiled while alive or burned after death. For the European it is the other way around: Debauchery during one’s lifetime is the norm, and after death—throw it into the fire with no thought for the resurrection. The Muslim does not value his own biological life above all, and he especially doesn’t value the biological life of his ideological opponent. Above all for him are the laws of the Most High—as they have been explained to him. Therefore he is not afraid to die, or to kill. The post-Christian European knows no other values besides biological existence. Meeting face to face with a culture that looks differently at death is threatening and unbearable for the post-Christian European. So he loses the battle halfway down the road to this meeting.
Well, and the further it goes the worse it gets. Next come the issues of gender, childlessness, abortions, nudist beaches, and shameless women—everything that evokes hatred and religious wrath in the migrants. Yes, they came to a foreign country. They are “newcomers”. But forget it. Enough. They’ve already arrived. “It is forbidden to sunbathe without a bathing suit in front of other people,” they say as a noisy crowd of them arrives at the nudist beach with firearms. Now we have an argument going on with a deaf person. The European raises his eyebrow indignantly and says, “How dare you try to teach us? After all, we gave you shelter.” At which Yusif or Ali reply unperturbed, “You are doing what is forbidden. You have no faith, no shame, no conscience. You didn’t simply invite us here as guests. First you bombed our cities. Just wait and see—we will teach you yet to honor God.” And no matter how sorry we may feel for Kurt or Fritz, we have to recognize some truth in Yusif and Ali’s words.
The women who were groped and manhandled on the Koln Cathedral Square were not just victims of hooliganism. Women are the conqueror’s first trophy. It is a clear, emblematic trophy. “To rape your conquered opponents’ women before his eyes—that is happiness,” said Genghis Khan. Very little has changed since then in the psychology of conquerors. And that they thrust their hands into the German girls’ coats in the center of town, in the presence of German men, has to be read as a message: “You are weak. We will do whatever we want with you. And we have the right to do so.” In general the “humiliated women of the East” are women over whom many men are worrying: fathers, uncles, brothers, fiancés (if there is one), and then, sons. No one is worrying about the European women. As it turns out, not even the police, even in Germany. And the women, as always, are the first to feel the destruction of their civilization—with their own flesh.
The day is not far off when Arabs and Africans will want to live not in refugee camps and migration centers but in the apartments of the current owners. They will want to live like the formers owners lived, and not near them but in their place. Of course, in order to uphold the European standard of living there has to be knowledge and labor. Electricians, doctors, engineers, pilots and so on are needed. Hundreds of professions and succession of order and government are needed. That is why the future of a tattered Europe is dark. The majority of migrants will not care to study and work. The majority wants to take what is not theirs by force, to trample underfoot the miniature, man-made paradise as Attila the Hun trampled and plundered Rome. They have little interest in what will come later. They are only the axe in the hand of the wielder, and an axe is not accustomed to thinking. But that will come later. For now the migrants are the same “whip of God” for Europe as the barbarians were for the Eternal City. Even those immigrants who have gone corrupt in the European manner (for they do get corrupted in Europe) will not become tolerant. They will remain as religiously motivated foreigners, mystically hating the godless whites who are fattened and paralyzed.
In Europe a right flank is possible and expected. Various ultras and fascists youths, boiling racism, is being born in places such as soccer fields. But this will not save the situation in and of itself. This will be agony. The situation can only be cured if Europe returns to its ancient Christian religiousness. Victory has to take place in the spirit. But this only antidote has to be recognized as impossible. Europe does not have the strength for a Christian renaissance.
The white man of the Old World will be further content to think that he has the right to live and sin as he wishes. But the malevolent paupers with the Koran in their hands will, like nomads taking over a desert oasis, occupy the living areas piece by piece, biting it off block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood. And at some stage of critical mass they will cease to be ashamed and hide or explain their actions and beg pardon. They will simply begin kicking Europeans out of their homes with weapons in their hands, charge them the taxes that infidels are supposed to pay, organize sharia courts, force women to cover their heads, and so on. They will act steadily and logically. The process is looking completely irreversible.
This all effects Russia. We have to rethink our cultural dependency on the West. In order to deal with the vapors of depravation that are wafting to us from Europe, we need a Christian respirator. And we need to love and assimilate everything that gave birth to Christian Europe. But everything that was born in post-Christian Europe should be kept and at a distance and studied with caution—in most cases, discarded after research. By adopting degenerative cultural innovations, we ourselves, like Europeans, will become vulnerable. Orthodox Russia was able to build good neighborly relations with Muslims within the country and adjoining it. The Muslim nieghbors not only feared Russia but also respected it, and there were good reasons for that respect. Post-Christian Russia will be just as weak and vulnerable as any egotistical and godless man before a religiously motivated opponent with a higher goal.
Our Muslims are not new arrivals. They are native. We do not have a significant language barrier, and any cultural barriers have been mostly smoothed out. We have to do at home what the Europeans are not, and by all appearances, will not be able to do. The Muslims of the 21st century have an accusation against Christians of the 21st century. The essence of this accusation is simple: Where is your sanctity? Where are prayer and fasting? Where is respect for elders and a wife’s obedience to her husband? Where is your youth: in smoke-filled clubs or in the gym? Where is compassion? Not just charity but compassion? Where is your knowledge of your own history? And if we are silent with shame in reply, they will say, “Look at us.” They will show us their better traits, be silent about the bad ones, and we will fall into deeper silence. So we mustn’t be silent. Our answer must be living and religious.
Here is our fasting and our prayer. Here is our help for each other. Here are our youth. Here are our families. We remember everything that is ours, and respect what is others’. We are healing the wounds of the past, and the results can already be seen.” If this answer will be founded on and supported by incontrovertible facts, then there will be peace and mutual respect. You can’t but respect people who protect the family, help each other, worship God in Spirit and in Truth, respect their neighbors, and eat the bread they earned and not stole. By the same token one can totally disdain those who have none of this. Then the earth under the feet of former owners will unnoticeably cease to belong to them. All the documentation and wills might be in order, but something has slipped from its foundation and begun to slide into the abyss. This is basically what is happening in Europe without any chance that the situation will change. This basically must not be allowed in Russia; and we still have the resources and time to prevent it.