In voting for Brexit, Britain’s departure from the European Union, the British (mostly English) people have struck a blow against the non-state forces that lie behind Fourth Generation war. That is true even if Scotland separates from England; the result will be two states, not a rise in non-state loyalties.
Why is this the case? As I have often noted, 4GW is at root a struggle for legitimacy. The EU, with its all-powerful but unaccountable bureaucrats ruling from Brussels, has never had much legitimacy outside the elites. Those elites are also cultural Marxists, which means they are permanently at war with the historic cultures of every European state. You cannot be a member of the EU (or American) elite unless you grovel at the feet of cultural Marxism’s unholy trinity of “racism, sexism, and homophobia”. That is what lies behind the EU’s drive to flood European countries with immigrants from other, often hostile, cultures. This political correctness has undermined what little legitimacy the EU had with European publics.
And so the British people rebelled. I predict they will be followed by other European peoples. The real Right in France is calling for a referendum there on “Frexit”, and the Dutch right wants a vote on “Nexit”. The tide is in flood.
Again, for all those who do not want to see 4GW spread, this is good news. Individually, European states still have legitimacy with their own people, most of them anyway. They certainly have a great deal more than the EU does or ever did. Very few young male Europeans are willing to bear arms, fight, and die for the EU. But there are still plenty left who will do so for their own countries.
That is important, because Europe, including Britain, has already brought in so many immigrants who will not acculturate that widespread 4GW on European soil is inevitable. We are already seeing its beginnings in the terrorism incidents in France and Belgium. These are small beginnings indeed in terms of what is coming. More than one British officer has told me that he and his fellows know the next real war will be on their own soil.
As Europe throws off the suffocating blankets of the EU and cultural Marxism, not only the will to fight but the will to live may return. That means, above everything else, having more children. Real conservative governments in Europe would quickly adopt strongly pro-natalist policies, encouraging large families not only with rhetoric but with large material incentives.
The answer to 4GW non-state loyalties is thus not some impossible broad allegiance to a globalist, culturally Marxist superstate, i.e. Brave New World, but loyalty to the real states into which people are born. As weak as most European states now appear to be, I predict they will show surprising revivals of strength when it is a matter of fighting for their state against 4GW entities on their own soil.
So thank you, England. You’ve started something. Before it finishes, the West may again be alive.
3 thoughts on “The View From Olympus: Brexit Strikes a Blow at Fourth Generation War”
This was my feeling after the victory, though Lind has made it more choate. The revival of the UK seems to offer the possibility of survival, where before there seemed very little hope. As I said to my son, there will still be dark and terible times ahead, but there seems a strong possibility now that total collapse can be avoided.
The message of this referendum had been sent previously in the last elections for the EU “parliament” (quotation marks deliberate, as the EU parliament is not a parliament). In the run-up to the referendum vote, the atmosphere in the UK was like something from a film about a dystopian future. Everywhere I went there were subtle and not so subtle attempts to coerce, bombard, and frighten the population into voting the “right” way. It’s possible this contributed to the feelings of bloody-mindedness on the part of those of us who voted to leave. We’ve had too much of it from gutless conniving politicians and their corpse-eyed functionaries in Whitehall. They have no credibility.
Another observation I made is that the remain camp are comprised of people who for the most part are fearful of what they perceive to be the “big bad world”. They want to shelter away from it within stockade Europe. The Brexit camp see the world as an opportunity.
Currently we now have the spectacle of a wealthy anonymous “group of clients” engaging a law firm to try to challenge the government’s right to trigger Article 50. Having failed to win the vote, they are now busy trying to make it irrelevant. It’s the EU way. When you lose the vote, ignore it. The only democracy that’s welcome in Europe is the facade of democracy stripped of its functionality.
I love William Lind’s commentaries on matters military a great deal. His social commentaries, not so much… This cultural Marxism stuff is just too nebulous for my taste. I just don’t get it. I don’t recall that the Marxists were so LGBT or descnt fr6iendly… when or where they attain power….. The worst threats of political correctness I see are the efforts to shut down the BDS movement and the LAWS making it a crime to express opinions about gov. action which don’t comport with the “official narative.”.