Echoes of 1789

France as we know it today started with the French Merchant’s Revolution of 1789, closely matching the American Merchant’s Revolution of 1789 that gave America its current Constitution. I am not using the term “Merchant” as a substitute for “Jew,” although undoubtedly there was some overlap. Rather, I am speaking of events sparked and financed by mercantile interests, motivated by the desire to escape the confinement of church and monarch in order to become a law unto themselves.

I realize that might be a heavy lift conceptually, especially for Americans who grew up with a national mythology recounting the Boston Tea Party, the Stamp Tax and the symbolism of our flag. History here … is not well taught. To understand the details of the U.S. Constitution being imposed to serve mercantile interests, please read the excellent book “Hologram of Liberty.” Until you get a chance to read that, please ask yourself: why were the things we take as most fundamental to our government, such as the first and second amendments, added afterwards at the behest of the Constitution’s opponents rather than being included in the document itself?

Meanwhile a revolution was taking place in France. Though most history books describe the French Revolution as a rebellion by agitated common folk against abuses of the Monarchy and the Church, it would be better described as a rebellion fomented and bankrolled by a mercantile-banking elite in order to establish a government more favorable to their power. They secured public cooperation through promises of what we’d identify as socialism today, and when that didn’t work, through terror. Perhaps this modus operandi seems familiar?

The French Merchant’s Revolution was the beginning of modern globalism in earnest, and it specifically aimed to be such. Leading the aristocracy, the most learned classes and priests to the guillotine, and later the massacre of untold thousands, the revolution inspired terror in all who dared dissent. The rise of Napoleon and the Napoleonic wars changed the face of aristocracy on the European Continent, and the fear of a similar revolution in Britain inspired over-reactions that created a self-fulfilling prophecy. By the end of the Napoleonic wars, the fates of France, Britain and increasingly the United States were tied to globalized banking and mercantile interests.

The French have a rich history of Arthurian legends, and it is quite possible those legends originated in France. The Roman wars against the Druids, whom we generally associate with the British Isles, actually took place in the area that is now modern France. France has always had an independent streak separating it from the rest of Europe. Sometimes, as with the Franco-Ottoman alliance that lasted over 250 years, it posed an impediment to organizing the European defenses that culminated in the pivotal Battle of Lepanto.

But something that is not well known is that France is also the intellectual epicenter of European nationalist resurgence. Led by such luminaries as Alain de Benoist and Guillaume Faye, European New Right philosophy has formed the intellectual superstructure and planted the seeds that have grown nationalist resurgence all across Europe. Though the French Revolution gave us the invaluable metric system, beyond that there has long been a discontent with the status quo among the French, particularly the provincial French who have always had an eye toward tradition, quality and beauty.

And this is the context in which the yellow vests of France come to the fore.

As has occurred all across Western Europe and the European Diaspora, the dominance of globalism and governments that use “democracy” as cover to legitimize oligarchic rule by a financial elite have progressively marginalized the Peoples who originally gave rise to those states. The infamous U.N. Agenda 21, intended to force everyone into dense cities, hit first and hardest in Italy, Spain and France. (In some places you can now buy entire vacant towns – cheap.)

Especially in the countryside, once the very heart of what it meant to be French, the people have been inexorably excluded financially. As the provincial towns transformed from hubs of culture into rows of empty homes and vacant shops, extended family ties were severed, causing a level of underlying existential misery. Macron promised to alleviate this, and at least partially and temporarily revive the towns by holding the line on petroleum taxes which would allow people to live in the countryside, even if it meant commuting.

When Macron surrendered to the “global warming” agenda (as he likely intended from the beginning) and raised petroleum taxes anyway, it wasn’t just about paying a bit more at the pump. It was about continuing to empty the heart of France, denying access to extended family, and forcing the native Frenchmen into unwanted contact with burgeoning Third World hordes in cosmopolitan centers where tradition is replaced by the Euro and they felt themselves strangers in the country of their forefathers. It was about continuing more than two centuries of abuse of the native Frenchmen, sacrificing all that is noble and beautiful in France to an agenda to make billionaires even richer, sacrificing their quality … to equality.

The yellow vests are spontaneous, leaderless and without philosophy. Likely, many could not articulate what I just described. But when I was there, in the French countryside working with their traditional agriculture to produce food of unsurpassed quality, I could feel it. At the time, I didn’t have the words either, but now I do. There was a sense of pride in advancing a timeless, uniquely French tradition as perfectly as possible while hovering impotently at the brink of irrevocable loss.

I can’t tell you where the yellow vests are going, but I can tell you whence they came, and I can tell you that nationalists now control many small towns in France and came in second during the last presidential election. It may not be today, but the time draws nigh when the Apostles of Epic Evil shall be revealed, reviled and rejected.