In 1953, Albanian film director Yutkevich decided to portray the life of his nation’s greatest hero, George Scanderbeg, a true story.
Named after Macedonia’s Alexander the Great, Scanderbeg was taken hostage by the Ottoman Turks as a child. He was to be raised a Muslim and a slave.
For twenty years, he became the most feared warrior, even fighting the Albanians. He secured many victories for the Ottoman Empire as leader of the Janissaries, an elite infantry made up of captured foreigners.
But Scanderbeg grew homesick and eventually returned to his people. Embracing his native customs, he converted back to Christianity. For the next thirty years until his death he would unite the Albanians and keep the Ottomans from invading.
Islam could neither erase Scanderbeg’s European soul nor that of the Albanian people. His campaigns against the powerful Turks helped to keep all of Europe free. In the film, a supporting actor explains why:
“What are the Turks even doing in Albania? It is the bridge for them. The jump from here will take them to Europe.”
Today, the film about Scanderbeg’s life could never get past the censors. It is a most politically incorrect film, perfectly lacking Hollywood’s self-loathing.
Upon his return to Albania, Scanderbeg speaks to his people, reflecting on his time with the Turks:
“I would like to tell you something. Today is the happiest day of my life. For twenty years I have lived among dogs as if I was a dog myself. Now, finally, am I allowed to be a man again.”
Can you imagine a European leader saying this about growing up with diversity? For fifty years, open borders have forced both Europeans and Americans to live as immigrants among immigrants in the countries their ancestors built.
When did this begin, this belief that we are all equal? Our progressive leaders have tried so hard to make African and Asian immigrants our equals, but ended up doing the opposite. They made us equal to them.
Yutkevich depicted Muslims as mouth-foaming barbarians defacing Greek statues. But it wasn’t just his prejudice. In our time, we’ve seen ISIS destroy the historic city of Palmyra. We’ve seen Muslims waste their energy destroying Western art.
If you’ve ever wondered why so many ancient Greek and Roman artworks have lost their faces, it’s because Islamic invaders really did destroy many of them. Where does this hatred of humanity come from?
Raised by faceless mothers hiding behind the veil, perhaps nothing enrages a Muslim man more than the sight of a European woman’s face.
Unlike women in Islam, women in Albania were not slaves to their husbands. Having given Scanderbeg a son, the free woman Mamitsa plays the role of a Wagnerian Valkyrie. Armed to the teeth, she joins the men in battle to fight the Ottomans.
She dies, but the Albanians live on. European history is littered with such sacrifice.
Like Scanderbeg, a German boy named Arminius was presumably taken hostage by the Romans around the time of Christ. He received Roman citizenship and rose to the rank of equestrian. But as one historian explains, he probably never felt like one of them.
Arminius, too, returned home a man. He, too, united his people. Having tricked general Varus to take a shortcut through the Teutoburg forest, the Germanic allies annihilated his legions, ending further Roman expansion to the north.
Mass migration may have made the West multicultural, but it is only a matter of time before people of European descent will reassert themselves.
We will never be Africans and Asians. We are Europeans. With patience, we will liberate our cities from multiculturalism and diversity. And when we do, future historians will know the greatest story ever told.