Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Sacrifice Of Dominique Venner

On 21 May 2013, French author Dominique Venner entered the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, placed a sealed envelope on the altar, and shot himself in the head in order to protest against the introduction of the visceral abomination of "gay" marriage into France. He left behind the following statement:

I am healthy in body and mind, and I am filled with love for my wife and children. I love life and expect nothing beyond, if not the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of my life, facing immense dangers to my French and European homeland, I feel the duty to act as long as I still have strength. I believe it necessary to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I give up what life remains to me in order to protest and to found. I chose a highly symbolic place, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, which I respect and admire: she was built by the genius of my ancestors on the site of cults still more ancient, recalling our immemorial origins.

While many men are slaves of their lives, my gesture embodies an ethic of will. I give myself over to death to awaken slumbering consciences. I rebel against fate. I protest against poisons of the soul and the desires of invasive individuals to destroy the anchors of our identity, including the family, the intimate basis of our multi-millennial civilization. While I defend the identity of all peoples in their homes, I also rebel against the crime of the replacement of our people.

The dominant discourse cannot leave behind its toxic ambiguities, and Europeans must bear the consequences. Lacking an identitarian religion to moor us, we share a common memory going back to Homer, a repository of all the values on which our future rebirth will be founded once we break with the metaphysics of the unlimited, the baleful source of all modern excesses.

I apologize in advance to anyone who will suffer due to my death, first and foremost to my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, as well as my friends and followers. But once the pain and shock fade, I do not doubt that they will understand the meaning of my gesture and transcend their sorrow with pride. I hope that they shall endure together. They will find in my recent writings intimations and explanations of my actions.


Blogger who+dares+wings said...

From Venner translator Greg Johnson.

Surely the contents of the envelope will explain his reasons fully, but his last post on his website (now offline) reads like a suicide note and indicates that he hoped to turn the attention and momentum of France’s massive and ongoing protests against gay marriage legislation toward stopping a far greater threat: non-white immigration, particularly Muslim immigration from North Africa. I wish to thank John Morgan for providing me with a copy of this text.

Protesters on May 26 [against France’s recently passed “gay marriage” law] will cry out in their impatience and anger. An infamous law, once passed, can always be repealed.

I just listened to an Algerian blogger: “In any case,” he said, “in 15 years the Islamists will be in power in France and will remove this law.” Not to please us, we suspect, but because it is contrary to Sharia (Islamic law).

This is the only superficially common point between the European tradition (that respects women) and Islam (which does not respect them). But the bald assertion of the Algerian is chilling. These consequences will be far greater and more catastrophic then the detestable Taubira law.

It should be clear that France may well fall into the hands of the Islamists. For 40 years, politicians and governments of all parties (except the National Front), as well as employers and the Church, have been actively accelerating Afro-Maghrebi immigration by every means.

For a long time, great writers have sounded the alarm, beginning with Jean Raspail in his prophetic Camp of the Saints, the new edition of which is experiencing record sales.

The May 26 protestors cannot ignore this reality. Their struggle cannot be limited to the rejection of gay marriage. The “great replacement” of the population of France and Europe, denounced by the writer Renaud Camus, is a far more catastrophic danger for the future.

It is not enough to organize polite street protests to prevent it. This is a real “intellectual and moral reform,” as Renan said, and should be conducted as such from the start. It must make possible the recovery of French and European memory of our identity, the need for which is not yet clearly perceived.

It certainly will require new, spectacular, and symbolic gestures to stir our somnolence, shake our anesthetized consciousness, and awaken the memory of our origins. We are entering a time when words must be authenticated by deeds.

We should also remember, as brilliantly formulated by Heidegger in Being and Time, that the essence of man is in his existence and not in “another world.” It is here and now that our destiny is played out until the last second. And this final second is as important as the rest of a lifetime. That is why you must be yourself until the last moment. It is by deciding, truly willing one’s destiny, that one conquers nothingness. And there is no escape from this requirement, because we only have this life, in which it is our duty to be fully ourselves — or to be nothing.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous George said...

I have to say that, from reading the various internet versions of newspapers which have reported on this event; that the point of his public suicide: "I give myself over to death to awaken slumbering consciences" was not and will not be realized.
The daily papers such as the London Daily Mail have minimized the significance of his act, referring to him as "rabidly anti-gay", and referencing his one-time association with the OAS which they called a "terrorist group", etc. in an effort to discredit him. Since the Jewish Oligarchs control the media and therefore the means to "getting the message out there", I for one feel that his suicide was inconsequential. I understand his feelings of frustration and sadness that our people are being replaced, but his stated goal is not going to be realized by his death- the Jewish Oligarchs and the political left will simply bury it, and next month it will have been forgotten.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Joseph Anthony Fascista said...

That certainly says a mouth full. Ir sort of reminds me of the heroism of Charlotte Corday, although she took out her enemy.We don't want you to die for you race, we want you to live for it. I cannot help but wonder if he left anything in his will for some organization fighting for racial preservation and the historic French identity.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


if we didn't have the internet this story would not be told

1:41 PM  
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2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People like "george" stop pouring water on teh flames por petrol instead...if you don't have the bollocks to fight don't try and crush those that dos acts of resistance
rob UK ( money where his mouth is)

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I certainly agree with annon that this story wouldn't be told without the internet. As it is, it has been minimized by the MSM.

7:57 PM  

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