29 September 2001

The works of art produced by a nation during a certain period of its history reflect, not only the ethos of its ruling class; but also what is known as "the spirit of the age". A good example of this are the scenes of everyday life, so popular in the Dutch republic during the XVII century. These paintings carried a strong moralizing message according to the Calvinist doctrine deeply rooted in the Old Testament. The Dutch ruling class, formed up by successful (i.e. ruthless) merchants and pragmatic professionals, did not have time for mythological allegories or heroic tales from classical antiquity which were alien to their  materialistic, Jewish mentality.

In spite of its disappearance from the political scene around the XV century; the old aristocratic ideal based in the principles of chivalry still lived on and inspired the subsequent generations of noblemen who grew up in a world that, over the centuries, became more and more alien to their ideals. These ideals were the backbone of European art between 1500 and 1900. The heroic myths of Pre Christian times together with the examples of honour and civic virtue of the old Romans were a recurrent theme in the paintings and sculptures that decorate private and public places. The concepts of patriotism, duty, self-sacrifice and courage were instilled in the new generations by means of images that symbolized these virtues, through allegories or recreations of famous historical events.

The Great War (1914-18) brought about the destruction of the old social order represented by the aristocracy, already seriously weakened by a political and spiritual decadence. The wealthy merchants and bankers, who had successfully infiltrated the salons during the XIX century, found themselves alone at the table; they did not have to watch their manners or language any more; neither did they have to pretend to share values and ideals that were (and are) alien to their nature. The XX century marks the origin of what is called "modern art". The triumph of what is banal or, even worse, vile and ugly. This is the spirit of the "New Age". The rubbish that we see today, in the darkest hour of the Western civilization, is the result of a process that started nearly a century ago. The filthy images that are imposed on us everyday, particularly through the "Jewbox" (sorry, TV), are part of  program to condition our minds to accept and, eventually, embrace this disgusting new religion called New World Order.

Since an image is worth a thousand words; the visual arts are one of the most important aspects in this re-education program.  Some people would say: "Why bother talking about paintings when we have far more important issues of a political nature?" to them I would say "Yes, I agree that we have some more important issues at the moment, but this is one of them!" If it wasn't so, why do you think that the enemy has devoted (and still does) so many millions of dollars to the promotion and glorification of this rubbish known as "modern art"? I tell you why: because it is part of huge brainwashing operation, because if we can change the way you look at the world,  then we can change the world without you noticing it. Because if you believe that a pile of bricks or a slaughtered pig are works of art as valid as a painting by Constable or a sculpture by Bernini, then getting "high" on drugs and vandalizing a house is a form of behaviour as acceptable as not doing it. This is the principle behind all the corrupting and evil movements that are destroying our civilization; call it "modern art", "pop music", or "multiculturalism": Nothing is bad or ugly in itself, it is just different Oh, really!?

It is not a coincidence that the most hated and ridiculed form of artistic expression in this Dark Age is the historical painting, particularly the one produced during the second half of the XIX century. Why? Because this kind of painting is the only visual record that we have of some of the greatest moments in the history of Western civilization. Most of them are very beautiful paintings in their own right, others are quite mediocre, but what is really important here (and the enemy knows it very well) is their message. These paintings represent the spirit of an age when the White race reached its climax in terms of political power. The imperialistic expansion of the turn of the century was a logical consequence of an intense national pride, that found its translation in the huge murals that decorate  our public buildings, recalling heroic episodes of the national past. Yes, looking back is easy to spot the flaws of this "cult to the nation" which led to the enthusiastic mutual slaughter of the finest members of the White race. A generation educated in noble ideals who took pride in their country. Yes, we were very aware of our national identity but we were not aware of our common heritage, product of our common racial identity. Nobody spoke to us about that.

Now, we know better. Now there is no excuse to repeat past mistakes. But, what happened? Where are the paintings that our grandparents used to see at the national museums, the paintings that illustrate their school books? They disappeared in the cellars of the great museums, in small provincial museums where nobody goes or in private collections after being sold by a handful of dollars. With them disappeared a part of us. It is not a coincidence (the enemy is very clever and very thorough) that, after the destruction of the Third Reich, the occupying powers decreed that all paintings and sculptures that "perpetuate or glorify the Nazi party or the Prussian militarism" would be destroyed. An image is worth a thousand words...

What can we do about this? Well, it is not very difficult, because a great deal of beautiful paintings are still available in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. For beautiful, inspiring American landscapes there is nothing better than the Hudson River School. Look for the work of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran. Paintings with a patriotic message, like military or epic scenes, are a bit more difficult to see but not impossible. Look for them and then take your children to see them, is one of the best history lessons that you can provide. Make them aware of the beautiful heritage they have. Make it an extension of reading to them about the folk heroes of the White peoples. The enemy doesn't take any chance and they have books and TV programs for all ages, even for toddlers; so don't wait until is too late; the earlier you start the better. In their fresh minds images and words make a deeper impression than in ours, and have also a more enduring legacy. An image is worth a thousand words....