Over the past Christmas holiday, my wife and I took a break from working in southeast Asia for a couple of weeks and visited western Europe for the first time. (Well, it was at least my first time; my wife had previously been there twice before.) It was indeed a very touching experience to visit the lands of my ancestors. This was also one of the main motivations I had for choosing the countries we visited: the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Both my wife and I are of German, French, and Dutch ancestry, so I really wanted to experience the land my ancestors had trodden centuries before, where my long-distant kinsmen still live today.
Fortunately, staying with friends freed us from paying for accommodation, which made the holiday quite affordable for us. We traveled around with a pre-purchased Eurail pass, which allowed us to take as many trains as we liked – and it so happened that during our eight allotted travelling days, we took no fewer than fifty trains all over northwestern Europe!
We flew from Seoul to Amsterdam on the 23rd of December. One of the first pleasant memories was speaking in Afrikaans to two young Dutch girls at the airport train station, where we activated our European train passes. The fact that we could so easily understand each other, so long as both parties spoke slowly, made me realize once again the practical value of kinship and blood-ties. Even though it has literally been centuries since our ancestors shared a country, and even though we have been thousands of miles apart ever since, our languages are still so closely related that when I carefully uttered my first Afrikaans words to a Dutch stranger, her immediate response was: “Oh, je kunt Nederlands spreken?”
During our first night, we did not get to see that much of Amsterdam, but we did spend four hours waiting for our train in Nijmegen, a city in the east of the Netherlands near the German border. Here we got to experience some nightlife and see some sights around town. My first impression of the city was pretty bad, I have to admit, since we strolled into what seemed to be the Muslim hangout area – a big street filled with Pakistani, Moroccan, and Egyptian restaurants, and people and with an almost North African vibe.
As we moved along (still carrying our heavy baggage, I may add), we were to experience a very appropriate change of scenery. Within a prominent traffic circle clearly dividing two major neighborhoods of the city, there was a statue of Charlemagne on his horse – the first of many Charlemagne statues we would see during our travels. We took a picture of the first real landmark we visited in Europe and moved on. Everything changed very suddenly – all the people were white, the Middle Eastern bars disappeared, and Dutch bars and coffee shops were everywhere. It was about 3:30 A.M., so most were closed, but the few that were open were filled with native Dutch people. And so, with literally my first taste of European culture, the first outstanding characteristic I could gather was – believe it or not – segregation! It was like being back in South Africa, where white people flee to their own neighborhoods regardless of their official racial views (which, sadly and ironically, are mostly alienist). As I repeatedly observed this in various places throughout Europe, it made me remember the old definition of multiculturalism as the transitional phase from the moment the first nonwhite family moves in until the final white family moves out. This is certainly true of South Africa, but I realized it’s exactly the same in Europe; and, not that it was in need of any support, but my race-realist views were once again confirmed by my observations. One thing that really saddened me, however, was a young man who came up to my wife and me begging for money. I’m accustomed to encountering a beggar on every street corner in South Africa, but in Korea there are virtually none, so I was initially shocked when approached by one on my very first night in Europe. Unfortunately, I got pretty used to it over the course of two weeks.
On our first full day in Europe, we visited Hanover. Since we hail from South Africa and have lived in southeast Asia, our arrival at the Hanover train station was quite special, as it was undoubtedly the most concentrated amount of white people I had ever been surrounded with. It was something totally new to me, being able to look down the street and around the markets only to see masses of white people all over, with only the odd non-Westerner here and there. As an Occidental Christian nationalist, this was a very touching experience for me; I am familiar mostly with homogeneous black and Asian communities, but not white ones. Nonetheless, all over Germany (especially in the major cities), nonwhite people weren’t that hard to find, and there were actually a little more of them in my motherland than I had initially hoped. What did pleasantly surprise me in Germany, though, was the prevalence of intraracial couples and families. Back home in the agricultural community, we have a running joke that when explaining the amount of horsepower a vehicle has, we’d often say it is “strong enough to pull a German off a black woman.” This idea is of course furthered by German celebrities like Heidi Klum and Boris Becker, who take their alienism to the next level. But while I did see in Germany a few multiracial middle-aged couples with young coffee-colored teenage kids, there were relatively few visible cases of miscegenation among young people with young children. I personally hope that this is a sign of the general trend in Europe, where an increasing number of people are waking up to the reality of ethno-nationalism and racial identity.1 Especially in Munich, where we unfortunately spent only one night, I saw lots of young German males walking around the streets and making a lot of noise “like they owned the place,” which, indeed, they rightfully do! Ironically, Munich was also the German city where I saw the most nonwhite people. Related to this, one of the girls in the host family with whom we stayed mentioned that her university, located in the east of Germany, holds “anti-Nazi protests” every month against the rising tide of “Nazis” there. Since mainstream left-wing political movements in Europe are so socialist themselves, I really couldn’t imagine the university having too big a problem with socialists, so I took “Nazi” to be the German equivalent of the meaningless English word “racist,” and understood that they are protesting against those who actually care about the survival of the German people.
Our host family in Germany was extremely kind to us though, and we attended a quite touching Christmas service in Luebbecke’s Evangelische Kirche, which was absolutely packed with (by my own estimate) at least 1,000 people. We later heard that most of those people attend church only once a year, and the following morning when we attended church, there were only around 100 people. However, my first letdown by the European church was to be the fact that the communion service that morning was led by a female preacher. As I left the church, I also saw on a church paper that the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland’s main theme for 2013, as a lead-up year to the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, would be “Reformation und Toleranz.”2 I was utterly disgusted and grieved. How could it be possible that in a time when Europe is more in need of repentance than ever before, the single “virtue” the church wants to promote among its people, in the name of Reformation, is something the Reformation never stood for, a nihilistic rhetorical term that Marxists are abusing to destroy the West and everything she has accomplished? How outrageous! I can say with absolute certainty that Martin Luther would absolutely loathe the contemporary German church probably as much as he did the papacy of his day, or a certain Middle Eastern tribe with a very pronounced hatred of old European culture and Christian morality. I certainly don’t blame the Germans for not attending a church that works for the destruction of their people. Although it would have been nice to attend and experience a service in one of the congregations of the much more conservative Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, one thing became pretty clear to me that day: no matter where one finds oneself in the world – the United States, Europe, Asia, or South Africa – one thing remains true for all theonomists. It’s generally a lot safer to stay away from church than to attend it! It really is sad, but it is true.
One of the highlights of our week-long experience of Germany for me was visiting the largest monument remembering the Reformation in the world, the Lutherdenkmal in Worms. We had the opportunity to stand on the very spot where Martin Luther’s room was when he stayed in Worms during his famous trial. On our final day in Germany, we visited Neuschwanstein Castle in the southern German state of Bavaria, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth – and understandably my wife’s highlight of the tour.
Departing from Germany for Brussels was my lowest point of the entire tour. Brussels is a multicultural hellhole, and I saw more interracial couples there than in any other place in Europe, save the Flemish city of Ghent. We stayed with a South African friend studying in Antwerpen for the next five nights. I fully expected Brussels to be unsafe and multiracial, but, even though it was to a lesser degree, I experienced much of the same in Antwerpen. The landlord at our residence actually put up a notice informing the residents that, due to the large increase in house break-ins, they would have to keep the house’s doors locked at all times. This reminded me all too much of South Africa. Nonetheless, we had very enriching encounters with some of the local Dutch and Flemish people in Antwerpen: visiting a belated Christmas market, attending a service at the local Dutch Reformed Church, and watching a spectacular fireworks-show on New Year’s from the bank of the river.
During our stay in Belgium, we also made time to visit the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a very beautiful little country, officially regarded as secular ever since it stopped being the major centre for Christianity that it had been during the Middle Ages. However, once we got off at Luxembourg’s main station, it became clear that Luxembourg had filled the void left by its abandonment of its former state-religion, Christianity, with the religion of antiracism – as this huge banner, displayed there, clearly proves:
Just like the Christian European nations of old showed their religion by virtue of Christian symbolism, Luxembourg (as well as virtually all Western nations today) has found ways to show how some form of egalitarianism, which most commonly is antiracism, has replaced traditional Christianity as the de facto state religion. And with “Christian” churches supporting this, is it any wonder that so many modern Westerners turn to atheism, agnosticism, or the paganism of their ancient ancestors?
On our way back from Luxembourg, we decided to stop over in the Wallonian town of Libramont, where we enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of small-town European life. Waiting for our train, we went into the bar for a quick drink. As I approached the bar to order drinks, I mentioned “Je ne parle pas Francais,” which inadvertently caused the others to hassle me for my English sentences and speak to me only in French. It was only when I deliberately conversed with my wife from across the room in Afrikaans that a sudden silence fell over the room; I stated, “Afrique du Sud” (“South Africa”), the bartender asked if we spoke Afrikaans, and thereafter he continued to converse with me in English! Even though they were having fun at my expense, it was very beautiful to also witness this little gesture of Wallonian nationalism.
During my stay in Flanders, I tried to visit the offices of two very active Flemish nationalist organizations, the Vlaamse Volksbeweging and Voorpost, an organization I particularly would have wanted to thank in person for their support of my people in the midst of the ongoing genocide against us.3
During our last day in Belgium we visited Bruges, undoubtedly the most beautiful and most homogeneous city we visited in Flanders. It also ended up being the place where we bought almost all our gifts and souvenirs.
Two highlights also marked our final full day in Europe. We first visited the city of Dordt, on the edge of the Dutch Bible Belt, historically famous for the synod of the Reformed Churches in 1618-19. We immediately got a totally different vibe here than we did in the rest of Western Europe, as, instead of being ruined with meaningless postmodern graffiti, the city displayed posters on the walls of buildings advertising the website Jezusredt.nu (“Jesus Saves”). Here we went to visit the Dutch creationist Johan Huibers’s life-size replica of Noah’s Ark. It was indeed an edifying experience, and it also was where we saw the largest families and the most children on our trip, as dozens of families came to visit the ark together. The atmosphere created by the excitement of all the little white kids was electric. Before we left, we bought a neat ark board game, which we intend (God willing) to play with our own children one day.
We arrived in Amsterdam, since we were to depart the following day in the afternoon. Another friend from South Africa, working in Amsterdam, then took us on an evening tour of Utrecht, where we had a drink in an old underground Roman-Catholic-Church-turned-bar. What made this tour particularly special was not only the fact that Utrecht was surprisingly homogeneous, but in particular that we went on the route of Trajectum Lumen, Utrecht’s city project with which it aims to become Europe’s best preserved Middle-Ages city. Seeing all those ancient buildings, and learning so much of their history from our friend and well-informed personal tour guide, really made the tour worthwhile.
We flew back from Amsterdam to Seoul the following day, but both my wife and I were very sad as we left the West. We began to miss our people’s civilization instantly.
- http://www.alternativeright.com/main/the-magazine/europa-nostra/ ↩
- http://www.ekd.de/themen/luther2017/themenjahr_2013_reformation_und_toleranz.html ↩
- http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1293:the-netherlands-september-25-2012-no-monument-to-mandela-voorpost&catid=56:latest&Itemid=82 ↩