If you will not go back to your sagas, your sagas will come to you again in new guise: for they are terrible immortal things, not capable of being put down by respectable society or by political economy. The old truths will find new mouths, the old sorrows and ecstasies new interpretation. Beauty is the garment of truth, or perhaps we should put it that beauty is the substance in which truth bodies itself forth; and then we can say that beauty, like matter, is indestructible, however it may change in form. When you think that you have excluded it by your brick walls it flows in upon you, multitudinous. I know not how the old beauty will come back for us in this country and century; through an Irish theatre perhaps, or through a new poetry welling up in Irish-speaking villages. But come back it will, and its coming will be as the coming of God’s angel, when I have to perform here the noble duty of giving thanks.
- Excerpt from: Rejoicings, by Pádraig Pearse
Dublin – Sunday the 22nd of January brought forth comrades from Flanders and France for a solidarity benefit and information night in support of the Afrikaner peoples hosted by Solidariteit-Identiteit in conjunction with the Dublin branch of the cultural organisation Studia Europae. The conference, the first event of the year for Studia Europae, was well attended by a mixed audience of both young and old from right across Ireland and indeed by a number of very welcome guests from other movements elsewhere in Europe.
Solidariteit-Identiteit is the Flanders based affiliate of Solidarite-Identites, a French non-profit organisation with friendly ties to CasaPound Italia, whose aim is to provide help and support to peoples struggling for their survival, the preservation of their culture and the defence of their identity.
The weekend kicked off with a number of small informal gatherings throughout the capital before the main event on Sunday. During the event a talk was delivered by a representative of Solidariteit-Identiteit followed by a discussion period over some food and drink.
Our friends from Solidariteit-Identiteit were very impressed with the Dublin meeting – this being a first time in Ireland for one – and by the level of support received from their Irish audience. A fundraiser and merchandise sale helped to raise a generous sum for the organisation whose tremendous work for the Afrikaner community does not go unnoticed by comrades here in Ireland.
As usual, Studia Europae had on sale a number of publications and music titles – both proving very popular.
Studia Europae and Folk Advance Éireann would like to thank all those who attended giving both their time and money towards a great cause. Special thanks to our overseas comrades who were in attendance.
Dublin – Sunday November 6 saw the onset of yet another successful conference held by Studia Europae, in conjunction with FAÉ and Fóram Átha Cliath, following on a series of similar events held over the past year.
On this occasion the main speaker, another prominent international guest, was Dr. Tomislav Sunić of Croatia and the US. This was Dr. Sunić’s first time in Ireland and thus his first time to address an Irish audience.
For those who do not already know of Dr. Sunić and his work, he is an author, translator, former Croatian diplomat and a former US professor of political science. He currently also serves on the board of directors of the American Third Position Party (A3P). He has written numerous books, both in English and French, pertaining to politics, metapolitics and European identity. His most recent publication ‘Postmortem Report – Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity’ forwarded by Professor Kevin MacDonald brings together a collection of his essays of the past decade dealing with topics that include religion, cultural pessimism, race, liberalism, democracy, multiculturalism and communism.
The third edition of his book ‘Against Democracy and Equality – The European New Right’ has also recently hit the shelves. Published by Arktos Media, who also had a collection of their books on sale through Studia Europae, it was one of a number of cultural and metapolitical titles by various publishers available on the day of the event. Music and stickers could also be found at the table.
Alongside the Irish audience were other comrades from various European movements who came to show their support and solidarity.
The topic of Dr. Sunić’s lecture was “The Balkanisation of Europe and Ernst Jünger’s Anarch and the endtimes”. The turnout for the conference was greater than anticipated. Towards the end of the speech people put forward questions to Tom and shared their ideas openly. Many books were purchased during and after the event, both from Studia Europae and Dr. Sunić directly. Dr. Sunić then took the time to sign copies of his books and chat with those in attendence.
The second day, Dr. Sunić enjoyed the company of a smaller number of folks who again met in the centre of Dublin to discuss in greater detail ideas and tactics for future development of European Identity and Civilization.
Overall the conference was an absolute success and already there are plans in the works to have another prominent speaker invited over very soon. More details to come!
Fóram Átha Cliath would again like to thank all those who attended and of extend our gratitude to Dr. Sunić for his visit.
Ní threabhadh tú pairc go brách á chasadh timpeall i do intinn! Onward!
For more information you can visit Dr. Tomislav Sunić’s website at: www.tomsunic.info
The rise of industrialism and capitalism during the 19th century brought with it social dislocation, the triumph of the commercial classes and interests, and the creation of an urban proletariat on the ruins of rural life. Smashed asunder were the traditional organic bonds of family and village, rootedness to the earth through generations of one’s offspring, and attunement to the cycles of nature. With the ascendancy of materialism came the economic doctrines of Free Trade capitalism and Marxism and the new belief in rationalism and science over faith, the mysteries of the cosmos, and the traditional religions. The forces of money had defeated everything of the Spirit. As Spengler explained in his Decline of the West, Western Civilization had entered its end cycle. Such forces had been let loose as long ago as the English Revolution of Cromwell and again by the French Revolution.
There was, however, a reaction to this predicament. The old conservatives had not been up to the task. The spiritual and cultural reaction came from the artists, poets and writers who reach beyond the material and draw their inspiration from the well-springs of what C. G. Jung identified as the collective unconscious. This reaction included not only the political and the cultural but also a spiritual revival expressed in an interest in the metaphysical.
- Excerpt from: Counter-Currents (website). Written by Kerry Bolton. – Continue Reading