Editor’s note: In conjunction with WND TV, filmmaker Geoffrey Botkin recently traveled to Brussels, the heart of the European Union, to record the following highly revealing series of videos. They document the stunning post-Brexit struggle of British voters – indeed of tens of millions of freedom-loving Europeans – to throw off what they see as the tyranny of the European Union. Mighty historic winds are currently blowing in Europe, with a de facto Islamic invasion awakening millions to their almost-lost Christian values and civilization, and the historic trip of U.S. President Donald Trump, weighing in powerfully on the side of faith, family and freedom. Watch the videos below:
By Geoffrey Botkin
The story of Brexit began last summer when the United Kingdom shocked the world with a simple referendum and an even simpler idea. British voters dared to think the unthinkable: getting out of utopia, the vaunted European Union. And then they did the unthinkable: They voted to leave.
The disbelieving world soon discovered why they did it. The British had discovered the EU to be a sneaky political dictatorship dressed-up to look like a democratic institution. It was fully intent on undermining British sovereignty and, most painfully, national security. Islamic migrants were literally killing the British, and the EU ordered the British to open its borders wider to take in more.
It is now a year later. The migrant invasion continues, but the Brexit story hasn’t ended. Yes, Britain appears to be stuck in the EU, but this week a new chapter in the story opened when the American president entered the territory of the European Union to say the unsayable. He spoke of “fighting” for “civilization” and for “God”– the three concepts which cannot and must not exist in the world of the European Union. Those forbidden ideas have now been affirmed as virtuous national characteristics and aspirations. The enthusiastic agreement across Eastern and Central Europe poses a direct threat to the EU program.
President Trump dared to quote Polish hymnology and affirmed the impulse “We want God.” When he said Americans and other Europeans also pursue this cultural impulse, he confirmed the nationalistic aspirations of millions who are stuck in the hyper-secular world of political correctness and national suicide but who want to break free.
Historians may remember the summer of 2017 as the moment when the anti-democratic, anti-nation agenda of the EU was disrupted, and when the momentum for a secular “European project” was halted. From this week forward, Europe may be speaking the language of independence and liberty, talking about the will to survive as a civilization.
Rumors of Europe’s death may be slightly exaggerated
Not since the days of Guthrum in the ninth century has Britain had an enemy on its soil intent on destroying British culture and killing the native population. Guthrum was defeated and converted to Christianity. The Brexit event expressed Britain’s spirit of principled self-defense and marked the beginning of the end of imperious secularism in Europe.
After the Brexit vote, EU technocrats did everything they could to keep memories of national achievements and national character in the dark. They worked to keep criticism of EU objectives silent. But the Brexit debates stripped away the pretense of EU objectives. Today the goal of the European Project is now fully exposed:
The creation of national helplessness through cultural bedlam in order to harden the powers of a supranational secular technocracy.
Author Christine Williams accurately calls it the EU’s “death wish for its citizens.
“Europeans are footing multi-billion-dollar bills that they cannot afford, in order to pay for this bedlam,” she writes.
As the EU loses control of this engineered bedlam, even Bill Gates is backing off his enthusiasm for unchecked immigration. Member nations are openly rebelling against EU quotas for immigration and hardening their own measures for internal security and border control.
More fences are going up. Political leaders are calling EU dictates invalid. President Trump just described the fight against Islamic terrorism as the way of civilizational survival. Prime ministers such as Poland’s Beata Szydło are naming the threat, using the word “weapon.”
Brexit set the stage for this, and the next chapter in the story was predicted by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
“I am convinced that 2017 will be a year of rebellion. Whether they [the globalists] put down the rebellion or not, that’s another story,” he said.
Szydlo is composing the Polish part of the story.
“We are not going to take part in the madness of the Brussels elite,” she declared. “Rise from your knees and from your lethargy or you will be crying over your children every day,” she told fellow Europeans.
“If you cannot see this – if you cannot see that terrorism currently has the potential to hurt every country in Europe, and you think that Poland should not defend itself – you are going hand in hand with those who point this weapon against Europe, against all of us. It needs to be said clearly and directly: This is an attack on Europe, on our culture, on our traditions,” she said.
In a message to the Hungarian Parliament, Orbán stated the conflict more plainly.
“Brussels,” he said, “is openly on the side of terrorists.”
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is calling on all of Europe to reject the EU narrative on refugees.
“We will not assist in this folly with arms opened wide with the notion that we will accept them all regardless of whether they are economic migrants or not. We must start telling the truth about migration.”
Slovakia is taking firm steps to see that no mosques are built in the nation and that Islam will never be recognized by the state as an accepted religion.
It’s an expression of civilizational confidence that has been noted by Boston college professor William Kilpatrick as lacking in the West. But Eastern and Central European nations are getting confidence back and talking about the kind of courage their ancestors had. It is this recovered history that is electrifying Europe and putting today’s crisis in context.
“Let us not forget,” says Orban, “that those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims. This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.”
In another speech Orban insisted, “We must therefore drag the ancient virtue of courage out from under the silt of oblivion.”
The EU’s fundamentalist-strength secularism has buried national memory and character. Secularism was forced into the soul of Europe by the psychological command-and-control weapon known as political correctness. But EU uniformity of thought, speech and behavior began coming apart last summer after Brexit.
The Hungarian government has tasked a Budapest think tank, the Veritas Institute, to recover lost Hungarian and European history so that what is left of civilization can be defended and preserved.
Notes Orban, “There is no free, prestigious and honorable Europe without the lifeblood of nations and the wisdom of two thousand years of Christianity.”
European Union in desperation
Four panic-stricken and squabbling EU presidents see all this history as a threat. It is. The memory of courageous forefathers is coming back. The world watched as Donald Trump had a face-to-face meeting with a portrait of Jan Sobieski, whose faith and achievements are now being recalled far and wide. Sobieski united European armies to resist the same enemy the EU refuses to call an enemy.
The EU is losing credibility. Its legitimacy is finally being properly questioned. Thus the EU is exerting all the pressures at hand to keep Britain and the other nations under firm control, including blackmail, bribery, legal action and the invoking of the “Infringement Procedure.”
The commission has even threatened to fine member states 250,000 euros for every migrant they refuse to settle in order to “fairly and equally” distribute millions of migrants across the continent. The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced that the bloc had no intention of sealing the borders to reduce the flow of migrants.
“Let me be totally clear from the very beginning: Europe does not and will not close its doors,” she said.
How far will the EU press the authority it claims to have this power without accountability? The last, great tool for enforcement of EU secularism is an EU army, which is being comprised of the militaries of all member states, including Britain’s armed forces.
Somewhere along the road to EU compliance, the European member nations were conned into this annexation of their militaries. This surrender of armed responsibility followed the surrender of numerous other responsibilities to the unelected EU commission.
This is why it is so hard for Britain or any other nation to hold the commission accountable. But the effort is beginning. Hungary’s plan is to change the EU rather than leave it. At present it is an awkward standoff. The EU is walking back some earlier demands, and it is now doubtful that these awakening European nations will permit their soldiers to be used to enforce further national surrender to EU domination.
Orban put this challenge to the nations of Europe.
“The time has come to prevent the destruction of Europe and to save the future of Europe,” the prime minister said. “To this end, regardless of party affiliation, we call on every citizen of Hungary to unite, and we call on every European nation to unite.”
Geoffrey Botkin is the founder of the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences.