The Return of 1848

Lamartine in front of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, on 25 February 1848. Painted by Félix Philippoteaux.

A specter is haunting the West.

by Armando Simón

In Serbia and Belarus, the people demonstrated against fraudulent elections. In Brazil, the people swarmed into government buildings after a fraudulent election. In America, the people swarmed into Congress after a fraudulent election. In Sri Lanka, the people swarmed into Temple Trees—the Prime Minister’s residence—over a mismanaged economy. In Holland, farmers revolted over the government’s plan to destroy agriculture. In Germany, the farmers revolted when the government targeted them. In France, farmers sprayed manure onto government buildings. In France, the offices of Blackrock were breached and trashed. In Iceland, it was the Pots and Pans revolt.

It’s beginning to look like people are realizing that their government is their enemy, and starting to resemble 1848, when the peoples of Europe suddenly decided that they were tired of their oppressive, arrogant elites, and rose up in revolt.

The uprising began in January in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (neither Italy nor Germany were unified at this time) where the king pacified the revolutionaries with a constitution. France was next in February, where the monarchy was once again overthrown and a republic established, this time without the previous Terror. There was a feeling of déjà vu among the rest of the European aristocrats, but no Napoleon emerged. What did emerge were revolutions within their own domains.

In March, revolution broke out in Bavaria, Piedmont, Austria, Baden, Denmark, Prussia, Lombardy, Hungary, Venice, and Poland. In April, it spread to Saxony, Transylvania, and other states.

The uprisings in some cases were successful in that the king abdicated, a hated minister resigned (e.g., Guizot, Metternich), and/or the people obtained rights and constitutions while in other states they were crushed, either through the military or from foreign intervention, after loss of life. In most cases, reforms were agreed upon, whereupon the assurances (or the reforms) were withdrawn once the revolutionary fervor was spent, and the inevitable bickering divided the reformers.

Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but it feels like there is presently the making of another 1848. People are getting fed up with the arrogant multinational elites ramming an unpopular ideology down their throats, trying to erase their national and religious identity while expecting the people quietly to submit. Specifically, they aim to promote homosexuality and transgenderism among children, impose total censorship, persecute Christians and suppress the Christian religion, crush dissent, impose control of the population, promote racism against white people, erase national boundaries, eliminate national/cultural identities, aid and abet illegal immigration from rape cultures, falsify history, eliminate humor and comedy, raze monuments, indoctrinate children, the police, and the military, and promote anti-Semitism. In short, it is a multifaceted totalitarian movement by the elites, from the top down.

It’s not hard to identify the indicators of repression and hatred of the native European population. In Holland, an elected parliamentarian was prosecuted for pointing out facts unpalatable to the elites. In Finland, a group of Muslim “refugees” raped underage girls. One of the victims committed suicide. When this came to light, the Finnish police made sure to inform the population that “there is no phenomenon of sexual offenses in which foreigners go rape in the streets. These just happened at the same time,” and stressed that “not all people with foreign backgrounds are dishonest or criminals.” The rapists were sentenced to no more than four years of incarceration. The Finnish Supreme Court declared that having sex with a ten year old girl was not rape.

In Germany, a nine-person gang rape of a teenaged German girl resulted in the perpetrators receiving probation. In Portugal, the Senegal-born head of an anti-hate group spoke on the necessity of killing white people at a conference called, “Racism and the Advancement of Hate Speech in the World.” In Sweden, state-run television produced a documentary where the original Swedes were shown to be black. Criticizing Islam on Facebook in Sweden will land one in jail.

In Scotland, a war memorial commemorating a regiment of men who rescued people being besieged in an Indian city was changed because of the taint of imperialism. In England, a man with the English flag was told that the flag was racist and to leave a rally where Palestinian flags were waving and the participators were calling for Jewish genocide. Meanwhile, Britain continues to import hundreds of thousands of people from South Asia and Africa.

In Germany, the newly formed AfD Party, a populist movement called fascist by the elites, has been under attack, physically and with propaganda.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leye, has urged the European countries to admit even more Afghan “refugees.”

Throughout Western Europe, Christian churches are being vandalized and desecrated by illegal migrants from Muslim countries. In Britain, a man quietly standing with a sign stating, “The right to openly discuss ideas must be defended,” was called “Nazi scum,” and assaulted by Antifa members and the leader of Black Lives Matter UK. The European Union passed a law imposing internet censorship. In Italy, the island of Lampedusa was suddenly overwhelmed by thousands of African illegal invaders, vastly outnumbering the inhabitants.

In France, assaults of French people by migrants have become commonplace, as they have in Germany, Italy, and Scandinavia, from rapes to riots to murder, including one instance of a foiled attempt at cannibalism. The governments encourage more invaders to enter the country.

As with other European countries, the elites in Ireland have welcomed the invaders into their country, thereby diluting the citizens’ national and ethnic identity. In fact, Dublin’s City Council decided to fly the Palestinian flag. When a Muslim emigre stabbed a woman and three children, the citizens rioted. Irish elites were not outraged by the stabbings, saving their consternation for a Dublin graffiti that read “Irish Lives Matter,” which was denounced as hate speech. In fact, this outrage was even voiced in Northern Ireland. The Irish prime minister was so outraged that he is pushing for even more censorship.

In Switzerland, a man was sent to jail for calling a fat lesbian a fat lesbian. In Scotland, parents who try to prevent their children from being sexually mutilated can be put in prison for seven years.

In America, the FBI is being used as a weapon of political persecution.

In Canada, Justin Trudeau, who has voiced his admiration for the Chinese Communist Party and is rumored to be the son of Fidel Castro, has ordered streaming online venues to register with the government so that they can be “regulated.”

Free speech has become criminalized everywhere in Canada.

In America, Donald Trump was removed from the 2024 presidential race ballot in several states by local Democrats, who stated that in order to save democracy, they would not let the people vote for their candidate. The global elites have clearly stated that Trump’s election victory would be a threat to them.

Organized waves and waves of illegal immigrants, counted in the millions, are shipped to enter the southern border of the United States, aided and abetted by the very same government that is supposed to secure the border from invasion. When Texas finally started to prevent the invasion, the federal government blocked it.

There are numerous demands from liberals that the U.S. Constitution be trashed, because it is an obstacle to them achieving total power. In America, liberals are advocating concentration camps for MAGA supports. Others just want mass executions.

In British Columbia, a law has been proposed that would jail any doctor giving professional advice that contradicts the government. In North America and Britain, financial institutions debank people whose politics are contrary to the elites.

Democracy does exist in the West, though it is unclear that it matters much. There is little difference between the different established political parties, which just take turns at the trough. Occasionally something comes up that momentarily differentiates them, like Brexit, but they soon coalesce again into the Uniparty.

In America, there is a tiny nucleus of Republicans in Congress infuriated at their colleagues doing nothing to thwart the hellbent race towards leftist totalitarianism, but most Republican politicians have no backbone or integrity and are primarily committed to maintaining the status quo to worry about the people, the country, or the Constitution. This has not gone unnoticed by an irate constituency.

Recently, new political parties have made great inroads in Western European countries and this has led many dissatisfied citizens to believe that at last, the elitists’ insanity will end. But there persists an entrenched government bureaucracy that is nearly impossible to remove and will sabotage any reforms. Moreover, the European parliamentary system of government inevitably results in compromises that will dilute the energy behind the new party so that it will in the end become absorbed into the elite consensus. Finally, any reforms will be nullified down the road, just like in 1848.

Conspiracy theories are real; a minute’s reflection will substantiate this. We, the peasants, are not in on the meetings between EU diplomats to force nations to admit hordes of invaders from Third World countries—many of them criminals—against the wishes of the countries’ population. We are not in on the meetings of the Davos über-elites who are planning how to increase energy costs and make living in houses or driving cars unaffordable. We are not in on the meetings between network executives as they decide which news items to obsess over for weeks and which to suppress. We peasants are not in on the meetings of movie studies to have black actors play the role of important white historical figures like Cleopatra or Achilles or Anne Boleyn, or Hannibal, or for films and children’s cartoons to promote homosexuality. We are not in the meetings where elites decide that cows are bad for the environment so they must be killed, and the peasants fed crickets while the remaining beef is reserved for the elites’ tables. We are not in the meetings where it is decided that schools will now promote a race war in America.

Their actions are too many, too openly arrogant and intolerant. And the telltale sign is the Principle of Simultaneity: the manifestation of their decisions in numerous areas is simultaneous. And that is when you know that something is being deliberately orchestrated.

The elites have open contempt for the peopleMost of them do not voice it openly, but sometimes in their unbounded arrogance, it comes through loud and clear. They forget that they govern by consent of the governed.

Yet, the elites imagine they represent the majority of the people. For example, when referendums are held, the elites are often shocked at the results (e.g., Icesave referendum, Brexit, Scotland independence).

In America, we have seen several similar examples. The Congressional drama queen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the boycott of Goya products when its president supported Trump; sales of Goya products rose sharply, which led the company’s president to award AOC the “Employee of the Month” award. A leftist call for boycotting a country music song sent it to number one on the charts. In spite of Apple shadow-banning a conservative rapper, his song became a hit.

Meanwhile, legacy news outlets like Sports Illustrated, which put a transgender model on the cover of its swimsuit issue, have basically gone bankrupt. As one wag put it, “The Right boycotted a beer (Bud Lite) and it took a $20 billion hit. The Left boycotted a country song and it soared to number one.”

So we see then, that in one sense, the cocooned elites are clueless. They are oblivious to the fact that in spite of all their money and all of their power, and in spite of their future serfs and Judas goats making noise disproportionate to their actual numbers, we outnumber them.

Let me repeat that: we outnumber them.

First published The American Mind.


3 Responses

  1. Each arrogant tyrant realizes that they are just one spark away from being Ceausescu-ed and will do anything to retain their power over you and your family.

  2. Insanity is the new Hemlock Tea pre-25 yrs olds are being encouraged to guzzle
    and suffer for mutilation by medical monsters and pea-brained well-meaning parents.

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