It is disconcertingly common in the online dens of the dissident right to see memes which appear to imply that Nazi Germany was somehow on the “right side of history”, to use that favourite phrase of the Left.
It is to an extent understandable, awash as we are in near unfathomable levels of degeneracy ushered in largely by the victors of that war. Images of blond youths standing proudly in immaculate uniforms, the promotion of traditional family life, and the state suppression of modern art and Leftism do indeed seem a preferable alternative to what passes for Western society today.
One must remember, however, that these things were at times quite common in the countries that fought Nazi Germany too, and one must also remember that just because the Nazis were anti-Left, it does not mean that they were properly traditionalist or reactionary. Indeed they were most certainly neither of those things (they were, however, very gay).
Jean-Joseph Gaume was a French Roman Catholic author and theologian who lived from 5 May, 1802 to 19 November, 1879. One of the great counterrevolutionary minds of the 19th century, Gaume has been, like so many of his intellectual peers, consigned to obscurity in an age openly hostile to his ideas. In his work, La Révolution, we find one of the clearest, most penetrating explanations of the roots of the revolutionary spirit, and perhaps even the most perfect (and poetic) definition of Revolution itself.
The liberal’s professed faith in reason is little more than a mask for vanity and ego-worship. Without the solid foundation of Truth — without recognition of God, Natural Law, and the objective morality that comes with it — the process of reason becomes a mere exercise in the justification of personal whims, wants, and desires.
“But it is impossible to find the answer to the eternal question: who is to be blamed, who led us to our death? To explain the actions of the Kiev cheka only by the fact that two thirds were Jews, is certainly incorrect.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn