I’ve always felt sympathy for those who haven’t even been a head of state by their mid-30s. For instance, Augustus Caesar was already 36 when he became emperor after defeating Mark Antony. He ruled for 40 years and was declared a god upon his death. I suppose such modest men make do when blogging is beyond their capacity.
Alexander the Great was a bit less wasteful with his youth. He ascended to the throne of Macedonia at 20, and in the 12 years of life that remained he proceeded to subjugate…practically everyone. So Alexander had risen, ruled, conquered, and died all by the age of 32. This is at least a more reasonably productive pace than the indolent Octavian.
While mildly impressive for his time, not even Alexander can compare to the ambition and ethic of rule displayed by Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. This monarch, the present ruler of Africa’s Toro Kingdom, ruthlessly clawed his way to the throne at three years of age. Now 25, he strides gloriously into the second of what will likely be many generations in power. That’s initiative. As I have counseled my own sons: Success doesn’t wait for solid foods.
With that truism in mind, I wanted to comment on Austria’s relatively geriatric Sebastian Kurz. Mr. Kurz seems to have idly twiddled his thumbs until becoming foreign minister at 27. This being a minor post in which he inexplicably frittered away four more precious years before finally becoming chancellor in the twilight of his life at 31. He surely understands there is much to be done in what time remains.
And maybe he does understand. There must be an urgency to his work; if not from his time left on Earth, but that of his civilization. Kurz is certainly a skeptic of the EU and demographic change, and also an admirer of Hungary’s Viktor Orban. As foreign minister, he claimed credit for closing the Balkan migrant trail in 2016 that ushered in successive swarms of refugees fleeing diversity. Kurz also wants to reduce the flow of milk to foreigners from taxpayer teats, and restrict the power and influence of EU apparatchiks in Austrian affairs. This is a positive agenda.
Though even more striking than the 32% of the vote garnered by his conservative party, was the Freedom Party’s second place finish with 27%. Perceptive readers of this blog may note a subtle scarcity of optimism, but these results are truly encouraging. When the most popular mainstream party is wading into the tenets of nationalism, while their second place opposition are criticizing them for not being nationalist enough, you’re know you’re moving in the (far far far) right direction. This being essentially the healthy dynamic in Hungary between Orban and Jobbik.
Other thoughts on Kurz are as follows:
Desperation for Representation
So many of these unusual characters (e.g. Kurz and Trump) emerging from the right are the result of conservative failures. Politicians are venal and corrupt almost as a condition necessary to their trade. But most are not entirely idiotic. Republicans (as a for instance) know that their constituents have been begging for an end to foreign invasions—both of our infantry and theirs. A huge number of people throughout the West are utterly sick of suffering under liberal globalism. But their politicians refuse to provide representation for that position. Our Democracy is about giving the people a voice so long as they use it to say the right things.
As a result, voters have begun to flow around these calcified parties and candidates like water around a pylon. But because the institutions that naturally groom national leaders refuse to provide the finished goods the people demand, some unusual political creations are appearing from the population’s raw material. If General Motors and its peers refused to build anything but electric trikes, then you would eventually see very unorthodox hand-crafted SUVs hit the market. All to the horror of General Motors, naturally.
That’s what so many of these currently atypical candidates represent: people’s response to the malign disinterest of their political institutions. There is a scream intentionally not being heard. And a desperation for new representation as a result.
State and Nation
Undoubtedly a great many Austrians were motivated in this election by racism. That term being defined as whites insufficiently subordinating their interests to non-whites. Many of these vile, hating voters might even believe their tiny country—one third the size of Gabon—is reserved for them exclusively. Perhaps they even go so far as to think Austria exists less as a font of liberal feel-goods, than as the only home and sanctuary of indigenous Austrians.
For that home to remain secure requires an alignment between nation and state, with priority given to the former. That is to say Austrian babies aren’t born to provide for the pieties of bureaucrats, but rather the government exists to protect Austrian babies. Otherwise, what are parents of those babies paying for? Values are social fashions that shift with the seasons. No man says his house belongs to whoever embraces the NYT’s latest editorial position. People are for whom homes are built.
Ancient Friends Lend Their Support
As proprietors of their own explicit ethno-state, you can imagine the good-will and congratulations that flowed from the Jewish community following the Austrian elections. For instance…
Ronald Lauder, who heads the World Jewish Congress, said the Freedom Party is “full of xenophobes and racists.”
“It is sad and distressing that such a platform should receive more than a quarter of the vote and become the country’s second party,” he said in an emailed statement. “My only hope is that they won’t end up in government.”
Ahh well, he probably says the same about Zionists in Israel. Or maybe not.
As I’ve predicted previously in these pages, Europe is increasingly bifurcating along very fundamental lines. Although there are a continuum of factions within each country, a general drift toward accepted consensus is occurring in each. This drift is forming into two hostile floes: one representing Europe’s values, the other its life. That these concepts exist in existential antagonism is never discussed. But that is not to say they are never thought. And people will increasingly seek a side for what these thoughts represent.
The Visegrad Group is presently the only broad multi-state champion of European life. Though one that is quite small and weak in comparison to the wealthy Western necrocracies. Yet it is feasible Austria will eventually join either outright or in spirit, with other future pro-life states following similar elections in stair-step succession. States under strain always seek allies.
Those allies will form in opposition to the core bloc of European death-states. A union whose dysgenics, Islamization, and internal strife will do relentless work in leveling these societies with their Eastern opposition. That doesn’t even speak to the possible future phenomenon of Western European out-migration. Absorb enough refugees and eventually the refugee is you. Viktor Orban is patiently waiting.
I hope he accumulates many bright young allies like Austria’s new chancellor in the conflicts sure to come. Europe is probably not going to peacefully coexist with two diametrically opposed philosophies living cheek to jowl. You don’t negotiate anodyne trade treaties while still struggling over which people will occupy your home. That’s the fight that matters. I’m glad to have young Mr. Kurz join it.