Healing White Guilt

People of European Descent Deserve to Take Pride in Their History

The Huns approaching Rome by Ulpiano Checa

Image: The Huns approaching Rome by Ulpiano Checa

After World War II, historians scrambled to try to explain what could have caused such a destructive event. What was so different about the Europeans that had steered them towards the Holocaust? In their attempts to answer such a question, historians and sociologists began pointing fingers at four pillars of European evil: nationalism, xenophobia, racism and sexism. As a result, the dominant view of European history now centers around blaming white men.

Blaming White Men

From the Spartans to the US marines, men of European descent are now accused of having been warmongering, land-occupying, people-subjugating oppressors of women and minorities. Above all, they are accused of doing so for no other reason but for power and profit. But accusing white men of doing these things, and of doing them just for the fun of it, is as absurdly racist as accusing Jews of running a global financial scheme to enslave the goy.

Nonetheless, schools continue to teach white children, especially boys, to be ashamed of their ancestors and to feel guilty for their actions. Our children no longer learn that the Spartans showed solidarity by standing shoulder to shoulder against the Persians with their former enemies, the Athenians. Instead, they learn that Spartan men were a bunch of raping, looting murderers. School textbooks decry the crusades as evidence of institutionalized European Islamophobia and antisemitism. In reality though, the crusades were a justifiable response to centuries of Muslim aggression against Christian pilgrims.

The Evil Patriarchy

We are taught that the white male patriarchy — whatever that is — has oppressed women since forever, until feminists finally won the “war on men” and liberated women. But no feminist ever points out that throughout history most European men had lived as serfs, bondsmen, farmers, soldiers or slaves for thousands of years. They too had lived under constant feudal oppression. How could such lowly men possibly have conspired to oppress women on a global scale? 

In fact, in medieval times, the ban on abortion introduced by Christianity literally saved the lives of many women who would have otherwise succumbed to the primitive procedure. Later, male-led advances in medicine began saving the lives of even more women who would otherwise have died in childbirth. Hasn’t it historically been a male privilege to die in battle in defense of women and children? Haven’t men invented the microwave, the dishwasher, washing machines and dryers, freeing women of the menial household tasks that used to occupy them for most of their day?

Honoring European Heroes

According to progressive leftists, either white men make up for their past oppression by paying for restorations voluntarily, or society forcefully dispossess them. Whichever way, the white man must pay for his evil sins. Despite that peoples of European descent are already a global minority, in order to absolve whites of their guilt, they must allow their countries to be flooded with immigrants. Whites are to become minorities in their own cities in order to experience firsthand what it means to be discriminated against.

That’s not a conspiracy theory. Vice President of the United States Joe Biden publicly called for flooding (formerly) white Christian nations with never-ending streams of immigrants, supposedly “a source of our strength”. But that’s newspeak for a sign of our weakness. To curb their decline, what Europeans need to do is rehabilitate their history and their ancestors. They should teach their children to honor their forefathers. 

With the help of Wikipedia, I’ve put together a selection of ten notable European conquerors. No child should have to feel ashamed of them.

Leonidas of Sparta

Lived in modern-day Greece, 540-480 BC (aged 60)

During the Second Persian War, warrior-king Leonidas led the allied Greek forces to a last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae (the Hot Gates), attempting to defend the pass from the invading Persian army. The 300 Spartans were real. In 1939, archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos excavated large numbers of Persian bronze arrowheads on Kolonos Hill where Leonidas and his 300 had died for our freedom.

Vercingetorix the Gaul

Lived in modern-day France, 86-42 BC (aged 44)

Vercingetorix came to power after his formal designation as chieftain of the Arverni tribe in 52 BC. He immediately established an alliance with other Gallic tribes, combined all forces, and led them in Gaul’s most significant revolt against Roman power. He won the Battle of Gergovia, in which 46 centurions and 700 legionaries died and more than 6,000 people were injured, whereupon Caesar’s Roman legions withdrew. In 42 BC, at the Battle of Alesia, the Romans besieged and defeated his forces and captured him.

Arminius the Germanic

From modern-day Germany, 17 BC-21 AD (aged 39)

As a teenage boy, Arminius, also called Hermann in German, had been kidnapped by Roman forces and raised to become an officer in the Roman military. When he returned, he became chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe. After uniting various Germanic tribes, he defeated the Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, after which his influence waned, and he was assassinated by rival Germanic chiefs. Apparently, his wife Thusnelda was a bitch. In today’s German language, her name abbreviated to Tussi is a derogatory term used to describe superficial, materialistic women.

Attila the Hun

Lived in modern-day Hungary, 406-453 AD (aged 47)

During his reign, “the scourge of God” Attila was the most feared enemy of the Roman Empire. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. His campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Byzantine Empire. He also attempted to conquer what is now France, crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Orléans. He subsequently invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome.

Charles the Great

Lived in modern-day France and Germany, 742-814 (aged 71)

King of the Franks, Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, united a large part of Europe during the early Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France and Germany. Charlemagne has been called the “Father of Europe”, as from 800 he united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. In a lightning march, Charles and his army defeated the Saracen Muslims between Tours and Poitiers. They would come back twice more, only to suffer defeat at Charles’ hands twice more.

Rollo the Norman

From modern-day Denmark or Norway, 846-932 (age 86)

Rollo belonged to a noble Viking warrior family. According to once source, he sailed to Ireland, England and France, where he seized Rouen in 876 and led the Viking fleet which besieged Paris between 885 and 887. Over time, Rollo and his Vikings converted from Norse paganism to Christianity. His son, William Longsword, and grandchild, Richard the Fearless, forged the Duchy of Normandy. The descendants of Rollo and his men became known as the Normans.

Egill Skallagrímsson

Lived in modern-day Iceland and Norway, 904–995 (aged 91)

At the age of seven, Iceland’s national hero Egill was cheated in a game with local boys. Enraged, he went home and procured an axe, and returning to the boys, split the skull to the teeth of the boy who cheated him. He later made frequent round trips from Iceland to Norway and elsewhere to fight against King Harald Fairhair, and later for King Athelston. A violent man, he was also a scholar in runes and a poet. Ultimately, Egill returned to his family farm in Iceland, where he remained a power to be reckoned with in local politics. He died shortly before the Christianisation of Iceland.

Godfrey of Bouillon

Lived in modern-day Belgium, 1060-1100 (aged 40)

In 1095, Pope Urban II called for a Crusade to liberate Jerusalem from Muslim forces, and to aid the Byzantine Empire which was under Muslim attack. The leader of the First Crusade, Godfrey took out loans on most of his lands, or sold them. With this money he gathered thousands of knights to fight in the Holy Land. Godfrey was believed to have possessed immense physical strength. It was said that he wrestled a bear in Cilicia and won. He became a legend among the descendants of the original crusaders.

Vlad the Impaler

From modern-day Romania, 1431-1477 (aged 45)

His father Vlad II was a member of the Order of the Dragon, which was founded to protect Christianity in Eastern Europe. Vlad III is revered as a folk hero in Romania and Bulgaria for his protection of the Romanians and Bulgarians both north and south of the Danube. In 1459, Pope Pius II called for a new crusade against the Ottomans at the Congress of Mantua. Vlad allied with the King of Hungary in the hope of keeping the Ottomans out. As his nickname suggests, he was known for impaling his enemies.

John Sobieski

Lived in modern-day Poland and Ukraine, 1629–1696 (aged 66)

Sobieski’s military skill, demonstrated in wars against the Ottoman Empire, contributed to his prowess as King of Poland. Popular among his subjects, he was most famous for his victory over the Turks at the 1683 Battle of Vienna. On September 12, upon reaching Vienna, with the Ottoman army close to breaching the walls, Sobieski ordered a full attack. After his victories over them, the Ottomans called him the “Lion of Lechistan”, and the Pope hailed him as the “Savior of Christendom”, and of Western European civilization.

Victory or Death

What all of these men have in common is that their “patriarch, murdering, raping” lifestyles also provided for the survival of their peoples and their progeny. Feminists easily overlook that they only exist today, because their male patriarch forefathers had laid down their lives in defense of their people. Without such brutal men, indeed there wouldn’t have been a United States, an Australia, a South Africa, or even a Europe today. But there would have been other, more brutal conquerors to take their place.

Had these warmongering men converted to progressive leftism, had they shielded themselves off in safe spaces, had they let shame and guilt guide their decisions, then their children would not have lived to tell about it. Without them, democracy as we know it would never have been born. Neil Armstrong would never have planted his flag on the moon. So, the time is come for European men to honor their ancestors again. Let us reconquer the West and defend Western civilization.

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