Recently in the conservative news world there has been a firestorm about the cancellation of a speech from Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley after protests:
Now there are many things I found very interesting about this event, its timing, and the nature of the protests, but the thing I found most interesting was the following piece from Rebel Media about “After Berkeley”, in which Lauren Southern suggests there needs to be a “conservative call to arms:”
How interesting. It reminds me of a story from about 100 years ago, that of a young man name Horst Wessel.
Horst Wessel was a young German man who lived during the rise of National Socialism in Germany in the 1920s. The son of a Lutheran pastor, he refused to follow in his father’s career path and instead chose to follow in the political activism of his day. Seeing the damage which communism was having in Germany, he joined with the Bismarck Youth movement (Bismarckjugend) but a few years later resigned because the movement, which promoted a restoration of the German monarchy, was not enough for him. He wanted to be part of a movement that would train German youth to be “real men,” and such was what attracted him to the National Socialist movement. He quickly earned a reputation as an up-and-coming face in the movement, going so far as to promote “physical training” and later to engage in street fights with communist supporters. He was so involved in the National Socialist movement that he was personally known by the infamous Dr. Josef Göbbels himself.
Horst Wessel (front left) marching
At 22, he met a young prostitute named Erna Jänicke, and he moved in with her, although some people say he acted as her procurer. The landlord of the apartment where they were staying was a communist, and when a dispute came over unpaid rent and the local communist groups got word that Wessel was staying there, they set up an ambush at his apartment. Wessel was shot and later died on January 14th, 1930 of his wounds in the hospital.
Wesel was a thug who died by the same way that he lived, but it was the National Socialist Propaganda machine led by none other than his friend Dr. Göbbels that made him into a hero for “the cause.” His death became a rallying cry for National Socialism and an entire song, the Hörst Wessel Lied, became the co-anthem along with the Deutschlandlied for Hitler’s Germany.
The Deutschlandlied. This along with the Hörst Wessel Lied became the national anthems of Hitler’s Germany
Right now there is an disturbing intensification that is taking place in politics in America and Europe, and understandably so. However, as we have mentioned before, this is not a situation of “good vs. evil,” but rather “Coke vs. Pepsi.” The same evils of the past are being re-formulated under different names and faces, but their potency has not diminished in the slightest. Their is no “winning side” except that which Christ is on, and it is neither of the choices which we are being told are our choices today.
Now I am not saying that people do not have a right to defend themselves or that one should just be pushed over. The concern which I see is that as these “protests” (if they can even be called that, as many of these are planned and directed from higher and wealthier powers) intensify, they are going to get more violent. With “calls to arms” now being made openly on both sides, there is only a matter of time until somebody is going to get killed. Don’t know who it is or how it will happen, but somebody is going to die whether it is intentional or by accident. That person is going to be made into a “martyr” for the cause, regardless of how well (or poorly) he lived his life.
The issue here at play is not facts, because very few people are going to actually deny fact when, especially in our times, the Internet has made it very hard to do so with a straight face. What matters more and what is being pushed is the conclusion of what those who are promoting- allowing- such protests to happen want you to adopt. That is why the situation today is as it was a century ago- Horst Wessel died but his ghost did not, and it waits to be reincarnated again in a different body.
Neither side here is playing for truth or justice. It is not about as the “communists” or “cultural marxists” (to use a National Socialist term which has become popular today) about a class struggle, nor is it as the “national socialists” claim about a ethno-cultural struggle. Both are covers for a greater struggle, and that is the struggle for power at all costs. It does not matter to them who lives or dies or how that power is acquired, just so long as at the end of they day, they have power and the other does not.
Beware of calls for “armed protests” and “standing up” as well as for anybody who claims to represent such “values.” In a world which is flying head first down the path of the previous century but with more terrible weapons and better means of delivering the same results than a century ago, the only sane decision is to stop and ask what is really going on…
The Hörst Wessel Lied