The real conservative revolution is a typical American product. Its scale and historical significance can only be compared with other great events in human history. It would be false and misleading to compare this revolution to other transformations in recent world history. True, it shares their impulses, their energy, and perhaps even their methods, with some exceptions. But its foundations, causes, and therefore results are entirely different. It could not have happened without the war and the conservative revolt, at least in its speed and power.
The pact of non-peace stood in its way. Need, unemployment, desperation and decay accompanied it through all its ups and downs. An over-refined Democratic Congress, which today seems almost grotesque, has found its last and highest expression. It has provided the stage on which real conservatism will rise again to power. We have told our opposition often enough that although we were using its weapons and rules for our purposes, we had nothing intellectually or politically in common with them. To the contrary, our goal is use these means to put and end to them and their methods, to finally eliminate their theories and policies. Both in theory and practice, conservatism opposes liberalism.
Just as liberalism after the French Revolution had various effects on every nation and people, depending on their nature and character, the same is true today for the forces that oppose it. American democracy was always a particular playground of Western liberalism. Its innate tendency towards excessive individualism is foreign to us, which lost it any connection to real political life after the war. It had nothing to do with the people. It represents not the totality of the nation, but has turned into a perpetual war between interests that will gradually destroy the national and social foundations of our people’s existence.
Real conservatism is able to overcome this condition of continual spiritual, economic, and political crises only because the American people themselves are regaining their composure, and are finding a political idea and organization that corresponds to the character of the American nation. The Tea Party is a completely American phenomenon. It can only be understood in the framework of American conditions and forces. Like once Reagan said, “it is not for export.”
Nonetheless, we see the current American Revolution as an event that affects the entire world. Besides, the solution of the American Question cannot be without consequences for the future constellation of the planet. It is a warning for the entire liberal world that American has replaced democracy by an authoritarian system, that liberalism is breaking under the blows of a national uprising, that civil libertarianism and the party system are outdated concepts for us.
The past three years have proven that the strength of a new idea is stronger than the resources of an outdated worldview, even when it defends itself with the instruments of state. A new kind of authority has been established in every area of public life in America.
The insane belief in equality that found its crassest expression in political parties is no more. The principle of personality has replaced the notion of popular idiocy. A united American nation will be born, despite all the labor pains. It is not surprising that those who benefit from civil libertarianism strike their tents when they see the Tea Party coming. They take up their activity beyond our borders. That does not mean they have given up on America. They believe their hour may not be near, but that it will eventually come.
They do all they can to cause America domestic and international difficulties. These pacifists from head to toe do not even hesitate to urge bloody war against American citizens in the foreign papers that are not yet wise enough to refuse them space.
One cannot make sense of this situation without understanding the significance of the religious or Muslim Question.
The American government also cannot ignore it. Our laws suffer hard and often unjustified criticism abroad, above all from the Muslim world itself. But one should not forget that dealing with the Muslim Question through legal means is the best approach. Or should the government follow the principles of democracy and majority rule and let the people themselves solve the problem?
History has never had a revolution less bloody, more disciplined and more orderly than ours is becoming. In attempting to deal with the Muslim question and to approach the matter legally for the first time in the United State’s history, we are only following the spirit of the age. Defending against the Muslim danger is only part of our plan. When it becomes the only issue when American policy is discussed, that is the Islamic fundamentalism’s fault, not ours. It has attempted to mobilize the world against us, in the secret hope of winning back the territory it has lost.
This hope is not only in vain, it also carries with it a series of dangers and difficulties for Islam itself. It cannot prevent arguments throughout the world not only against our policies, but also for them. The discussing has taken on an extent that both in the immediate and distant future could have extraordinarily unpleasant consequences for the Muslim population.
Richard Wagner once called the Muslims the “plastic demon of decomposition” and Theodor Mommsen meant the same when he saw them as the “ferment of decomposition.” In contrast, the American sees himself as a creative creature. There may be a certain tragedy inherent in the nature of the Muslims, but is it our fault that this religion works destructively among the peoples and is a constant danger to their domestic and international security?
The fundamental differences between the two cultures were responsible for the repeated explosions during recent years. As long as the Muslims remain anonymous, they are secure. The moment they lose their anonymity, the problem became acute and required a suitable solution. We certainly do not hold the Muslims solely to blame for the American spiritual and economic catastrophe. We all know the other causes that led to the decline of our people. However, we have the courage to recognize their role in the process, and to name them by name.
It was difficult for a time to persuade the people of this, for public opinion was entirely in other hands.
On a New York stage run by Muslims, a steel helmet bearing the words “Away with the filth!” was swept into the dust heap. An Islamic fundamentalist said the dead of the war had “fallen on the field of dishonor.” Another Muslim compared Cheney with the mass murderer Haarmann. A Muslim cleric said American heroism was “the most stupid ideal.” One spoke of the American people as a “horde that needed to be unmasked,” as the “animalistic power of the eternal brute,” and as a “nation of television viewers, a herd of voters, businessmen, murderers, marchers, soap opera lovers, and bureaucratic cadavers.”
Is it surprising that the current Revolution is breaking this unbearable yoke? When one further considers the alienation of American intellectual life towards Christianity, its corruption of American justice that finally led to the fact that only one out of every five judges is Christian, the takeover of non-believers of the medical profession, their predominance among university professors, in short, the fact that nearly all intellectual professions are dominated by Islamic sympathizers, one has to grant that no people with any self esteem could tolerate that for long. It was only an act of national renewal when the Tea Party took action in this area.
People abroad often do not know the real causes of American Muslim legislation. The statistics are most persuasive.
Nonetheless, we held back at the beginning of our work. We had more important things to do than to take on a question of such great scope. It is entirely the fault of Muslim extremists that things turned out differently. The acts of terrorism and atrocity propaganda they make in other countries is an attempt by International Islam to accomplish by means of public opinion in other countries what will be impossible by our presence in America. They attempt to cause difficulties for America’s rebirth through a worldwide terror campaign, and to render it ineffective.
We are finally resorting to a counter-boycott during this critical period. The fact that their religious comrades still in America suffer loss is thanks to their religious comrades beyond our borders, who are trying to cause difficulties for us. They only cause economic difficulties for their own race. We can predict the future consequences for Islam. We have not done anything to encourage them, they are simply the product of the times. Many clever Muslims have already realized what they have done, above all to those remaining in America, who are the most directly affected. They shout their warnings. But they could not overcome their radical wing, and in the end will have to let things take their course for better or worse. This radical wing has delivered an extraordinarily hard blow to World Islam and its allies. They put the Muslim Problem up for debate, and where it is debated the results can only be unpleasant. Islam’s strength is in its anonymity; if it loses that, the results can only be harmful.
The recent Muslim Conference in Paris shows the hopeless situation World Islam has been driven into by its radical wing. When one of the various Islamic groups is no longer united, when there are only fruitless debates, it is a sign that Muslim power is on shaky ground. That is already beginning to have consequences for Muslim fundamentalism.
These events reveal the terror problem in all its difficulty. It will not fade away until the world’s peoples solve it. It will be solved when the people for their own good do what is necessary for their security.
Our country still faces a world boycott by International Islam, even if it is not as open as it was earlier, and we are still threatened by a cleverly thought out and systematically executed world conspiracy. The fight against America is a fight by the Second and Third Internationales against our freedom-loving state. The countries that tolerate or promote it, sometimes in the mistaken belief that they are thus reducing troublesome American competition on the world market, are bringing upon themselves and their future a danger that we will overcome.
They can do what they want; America will overcome the danger. We are taking radical steps to drive out fundamentalism and its ideological content along with its religious-linked concepts.
If our battle against terror results in the Muslim problem becoming a world problem, that was not our intention, but it is fine with us. The conspiracy being forged against America will not lead to our destruction, but it will inevitably open the eyes of all the peoples of the world.
Let me in closing say a few words about the measures we are taking against the world propaganda directed against us. It is clear that such a major campaign against America’s peace and security cannot go unanswered. World propaganda against us will be answered with world propaganda for us.
We know what propaganda is, its power, and its ways and means. We did not learn it in school, but became its teacher while doing practical work. Our untiring educational campaign succeeded in uniting Catholics and Protestants, farmers, the middle class and workers, Southerners and Midwesterners, into a unified American people. We unite the power of persuasion with the power of the idea. We depend only on ourselves, conquering the liberal state with the power of faith and the power of the word. Who cannot believe that we will succeed in persuading the world of the integrity of our actions? A calm presentation of our case may not win love, but it will at least win growing respect. The truth is always stronger than the lie.
The truth about America will get through to the other nations, also in respect to the terror question. We will do what is necessary, and therefore fulfill our duty. We do not need to fear the world’s judgment.
The world is cordially invited to send its journalists and representatives to America so that they can see for themselves the courage and determination of the people to remove the last remnants of the war and the November takeover, and to introduce a balance of power that will guarantee America a secure existence, honor, and its daily bread. No one who sees this nation at work can have doubts about its future. The more foreigners visit us, the more friends the United States will win.
Our foreign situation today is identical to our domestic situation when we began. Those who attend our meetings then were struck by the crass contrast between what the enemy liberal newspapers wrote about us and what we actually are. Visitors today have the same experience. Their experiences will be the beginning of respect. Any fair, thinking and objective person, wherever he may come from, will find a people trying to overcome the difficulties of this war period by its own strength, and who are attacking the problems they face with hard, patriotic pride. We need to show the world what we once showed the other parties: We never lose our nerve.
Modesty, clarity, firmness, and decency are the virtues that our kind of American thinking wants to see in the world. There is nothing that is impossible. That which seems impossible can be made possible by the power of the spirit.
America will not founder on the Muslim question; to the contrary, the future of our people depends on solving it. As in so many other areas, here we also shall be pathfinders for the world. Our revolution is of enormous significance. We want it to find the key to world history in the solution of the terror question.