Charge of the Light Brigade

Among other works, Alfred Tennyson is famous for his account of the Charge of the Light Brigade during one engagement of the Crimean War. This being a gloriously macabre example of man’s discipline and fortitude before near-certain death. I think our times would offer Lord Tennyson a similarly vivid palette. After all, what was the disposition of mere Crimea to that of the entire continent? All that lacks presently are the guns and sabres in a valley of death. And I doubt their arrival will be long delayed.

The topic of unarmed invasion has been covered sufficiently in these pages and many others. At this point it represents nothing more novel than tactic; the strategy of territorial conquest being older than man. Though it is a tactic against which the effete and pious West has yet to develop a counter. And the irony is that the gambit would only gain traction against modern militaries. If the British 13th Light Dragoons had ingeniously cast aside horse and sword and instead charged on foot toward grim Russian batteries, I imagine the results would have been equally poetic: hundreds of English corpses. Though fortunately for modernity’s swarthier dragoons, Europe has no pitiless 19th century artillerymen at its disposal, and so is (for now) quite helpless against massed infantry lunges. Here’s a remarkable example.

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (Reuters) – Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia’s border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons in an increasingly futile bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.

This is why Russian commander Pavel Liprandi didn’t equip his Crimean forces with stun grenades and batons. Choosing instead higher-yield armaments such as grape and canister shot. It is rumored that military scientists are now feverishly laboring to recreate this exotic technology for future field deployments.

Hundreds remained in a rain-soaked no-man’s land and authorities said they would continue to enforce a regime of rationed access despite the even greater pace of arrivals from the other side in Greece.

This is another foolish departure from Liprandi’s doctrine of theater managent: rationed access. Despite entreaties from British Major General James Brudenell, Crimean War Russians declined to offer a series of staged encroachments to opposing forces. There was no “Alright then, first we let through the 17th Lancers to be followed by the 11th Hussars.” But then conquest was a bit more candid in those days.

Migrants had been pouring across the border into Macedonia at a rate of some 2,000 per day, en route to Serbia then Hungary and Europe’s Schengen zone. Some 50,000 hit Greek shores in July alone by boat from Turkey.

“In this Europe, animals are sleeping in beds and we sleep in the rain,” said 23-year-old Syrian woman Fatima Hamido on entering Macedonia. “I was freezing for four days in the rain, with nothing to eat.”

Two thousand per day into this small country. All countered by stun grenades and batons. How gauche. Consider Fatima Hamido, whose uninvited pursuit of European largesse hasn’t even been met with a feather bed and Swiss chocolates. There she sat in the rain, without the Macedonian taxpayer comping a damn thing. Do Europeans not even comprehend their responsibilities here? They have an indigenous homeland, earned generational wealth, and functioning institutions. Things that others want for themselves. Now step aside please, we’ve been waiting in the rain for days.

Thirty-two-year-old Saeed from Syria said of the blocked border: “We know this was not Macedonia and the Macedonian police. This was the European Union. Please tell Brussels we are coming, no matter what.”

Saeed is speaking a bit too honestly. He should recall The Narrative requires him to be a meek, congenial, itinerant Sunday school teacher who is just looking for a better life ™ and the opportunity to fund lavish European retirements. That he and his fellows seek hegemony over the territories they numerically conquer is as outlandish as the rosy prospects for future European skull rack manufacturers.

On Friday, riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive back angry crowds, in the latest flare-up in a migration crisis that has brought ripples from the conflicts of the Middle East to Europe’s shores.

Some 600 were allowed through overnight, squeezing onto a dawn train north to the Serbian border. But more kept arriving on the Greek side, converging on a filthy, chaotic strip of frontier with little sign of an organized aid effort.

Tired, angry and wet, one part of the crowd pushed through police lines, while others ran through open fields several kilometers from the bulk of police.

Despite the scenes of squalor and chaos, of small children crying behind razor wire, the government insisted it would press on.

“We will proceed as planned; we will control the border and allow as many people in as our capacities allow,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski.

Gaze upon the implacable countenance of Ivo Kotevski. We will accomodate as many foreign infantry as humanly possible and not a single one beyond. These are the cold, hard positions dictated by military necessity. Concede nothing to your opposition except for everything you possibly can.

But as the world’s entitled flotsam plunge into the dull teeth of European batons I can’t help but imagine a more effective deterrent has already been devised at history’s long expense.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honour the charge they made,
Honour the Light Brigade.

14 thoughts on “Charge of the Light Brigade

  1. I’ve thought for a long time that Europe is in a better position than America with regard to the immigration issue because they have ancestral homelands that have existed for thousands of years. Much easier to convince the natives to fight for blood and soil.

    America, on the other hand, is viewed by most as a concept instead of a nation. How many times have we heard “America is a nation of immigrants. We’re a melting pot, etc.”? It’s been drilled into the head of every American student for decades. So it’s likely to be more difficult to get Americans to fight for blood and soil.

    All that said, I would much rather deal with a Latin American invasion than the African and Middle Eastern invasion that Europe is facing. They’re way more aggressive and prone to violence than the mestizos who are invading America. Mestizos mostly just want to have a shitty job, live fifteen deep in a single wide trailer, drive $500 cars, litter, get drunk, and fuck fat White women. For the most part they don’t behead us and replace our churches with mosques. Disgusting and disturbing but nowhere near as serious of a threat as what’s facing Europe.

    It’ll be interesting to see how all this plays out. Nationalist politics are on the rise in Europe, and with Trump, it’s happening in America too. Will the European desire to protect centuries of blood and soil from violent savages outperform the crazy ass American crackas full of rebel blood? Get your popcorn, it’ll all be on PPV in live and living color. Very vibrant color.

    • I’d rather deal with an openly-hostile invading force, like the Euros are facing. Nobody minds the “good-natured, hard-working” mexican, or his familia, or his cousins and their familias; and therefore, they are never dealt with. You end up slow-simmering in the melting-jacuzzi, sipping margaritas, while 50 million of them have mobilized all around you.

    • Immigrants to the US a century ago took lowly jobs (washing dishes, shining shoes, etc). Today they take distinguished jobs like healthcare providers, computer experts, etc. Modern immigrants are nothing like the old ones, who, by the way, had respect for our laws, unlike the indocumentados.

  2. Porter,

    What is up with your site? I can only access it by calling up old articles. Directly typing in the website name gives me a wordpress error message.

    • “The flow of desperate people seeking to reach European soil by crossing the Mediterranean in often overcrowded and unseaworthy vessels shows no sign of slowing, despite the risks.”
      What risks? They got picked up off the shores of Tripoli, and got a free ride across the Med. At this point, why do they even need to board their rafts? If they stand on the beach, sporting an cracked-glassed iPhone and a look of despair, the dagos and krauts would probably pick them up straight from there. Possibly even build them a special dock, with charging outlets.
      Fuckssake, the angry citizens will soon have to sink their own ships in their own harbors, so they don’t have to burn buses on their streets.

      • I was thinking the same. It’s remarkable the wretches can’t even get beyond wading depth before lunatic euros are forming body bridges for them to clambor aboard.

        It’s almost become a lark. Europe’s treasonous leadership would probably march them onto boats at gunpoint if that’s what it took.

        “Please, I want to stay in Africa!”

        “Shut up Hami, you’re a desperate refugee and you’re coming with us.”

      • I don’t see why not. Instead of forcing them to pick cotton or scrub toilets, they’d be used like chattel to sustain that too-important sector of the Neu Economy — filling Section Acht housing, collecting tax credits and spaghetti stamps, lowering test scores, and making life unbearable for the natives.
        Their descendants could also cry ‘Slabery!’ and demand reparations. I smell a Mike Judge movie here.

  3. When this powder keg finally explodes, it’ll make the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre look like a game of checkers. Think of the Thirty Years’ War, but with machine-guns, Molotov Cocktails, and truck bombs. Unlike many on the Right, I seriously doubt that Europeans will allow themselves to be replaced in their homelands. Unfortunately, it looks increasingly as though they WILL end up covered in blood up to their elbows to avoid that fate. If that murderous Norwegian monster is any indication, the white politicians who engineered this mess will be the first to go. It’s funny how few politicians seem to have understood this warning.

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