Skip to comments.The reasons for a voluntary death
Posted on 05/22/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by annalex
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 the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of this life, in front of huge dangers for my French and European country, I feel the duty to act while I still have strength. I think I need to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I offer the rest of my life with the intention of protest and foundation. I chose a highly symbolic place, Notre Dame de Paris that I respect and admire, the Cathedral that was built by the genius of my ancestors in place of an earlier place of worship, recalling our immemorial origins.
While many men are slaves of their lives, my gesture embodies an ethical will. I give myself death to awaken the slumbering consciences. I rebel against fate. I protest against poisons of the soul and against the selfish desires that invade and destroy the anchors of our identity, especially the family, that intimate base of our multi-millenary civilization. While I defend the identity of all peoples in their own homes, I also rebel against the criminal replacement of our people with other peoples.
The present dominant discourse is not capable to allow us an escape its toxic ambiguities, and it is the Europeans who will suffer the consequences. S we lack an ancestral religion that would ground us [une religion identitaire à laquelle nous amarrer], we share since the times of Homer our memory, the repository of all the values on which our future rebirth will come, in a metaphysical detachment from the infinite, the harmful source of all the modern drift .
I apologize in advance to anyone that my death will cause to suffer first and foremost to my wife, my children and grandchildren, as well as my friends and followers. But once the shock of pain recedes, I do not doubt that all will comrehend the meaning of my gesture and transcend their pain into pride. I hope those people unite in common work for good. They will find in my recent writings the foreshadowing and the explaination of my actions.
* For further information, you may wish to go to my editor, Pierre-Guillaume Roux. He was not informed of my decision, but he has known me for a long time.
May the good Lord Jesus Christ forgive him his despair and rest his soul among the saints. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we fervently pray, amen.
I was waiting for this. Thank you, annalex.
It is so sad it has come to this. :(
He was apparently (that word again), apparently detached from Catholicism as anything but a civilizational force: he acknowledged neither sin nor Savior, nor hope for a personal existence beyond the one he was rejecting so sacrilegiously at the very altar of God.
I will still hope and pray that he may be snatched from the abyss. Great is Jesus' power to save.
A real beau geste.
I sympathize with what he says about the loss of traditional values in France, Europe, and the West in general.
Nevertheless, this is a horrible paradox: trying to revive ancient traditions and Christian morality . . . by committing suicide.
May God have pity on his soul.
"The Japanese, the Jews, the Hindus and other peoples possess that treasure that has permitted them to confront the perils of history without disappearing. It is their misfortune that the majority of Europeans, and especially the French, are so impregnated with universalism that this treasure is lacking"This perhaps explains his "S[o] we lack an ancestral religion" in the note. He succumbed to despair, but I don't find it in my heart to accuse him.
When did this happen? I haven’t heard a word.
Wow. I’m awed by his letter and sacrifice. It’s hard to reconcile the suicide, but the nobility of his purpose is not without note.
What a stupid thing to do.
May he rest in peace. But for some reason the words of George Patton came to mind. Paraphrased it goes something like don’t give your life for your country, make the other son of a bitch gives his life for his country.
Hey Venner, you're a douche-bag!
Thanks for the ping. What a sad story.
While I readily agree with the nature of his protest, that is, against the recent introduction of the idea that homosexual relations can be subsumed under the time-honored, recognized, and God-ordained estate of marriage and, also, have sympathy with his concern for the displacement of his nation’s culture by one of an entirely different people and culture, I cannot agree with the nature of his “gesture.” It bespeaks a certain degree of self-absorption, whether his act was done rationally (and, sadly, this appears to be the case, given the note he wrote) or irrationally, which could surely be, in some cases, another thing altogether.
“The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” Only He has the right to take that which He has given. How daring is the hand that presumes to take to himself the authority God reserves to Himself or to whom He legitimately and clearly delegates the authority for it? I would say, awfully daring, awfully presumptuous.
Now, Dr. Dominique Venner has placed himself in a position where God alone will be His judge. He has done so, given what we know (and it may not be all), in a manner God Himself does not permit. This makes me uncomfortable for him. However, His eternal fate rests in the hands of God alone. Therefore I will not presume to offer any further comment on it.
Like the medieval knight Roland, sounding his horn as an alarm before sacrificing himself and being killed by infidels at Roncevalles.
Democrats in this country are all in favor of this - after all, dead folks are there most reliable voting block.
yes, suicide is the idea of the devil. This man succumbed. Never, never could this be a good thing. I count his death as caused by the evil agenda of satan to destroy the family
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