JOHN DERBYSHIRE: Swept Away By Eva Vlaardingerbroek—And Samuel Huntington
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My acquaintance with CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference] has been minimal. I attended the February 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. and gave a speech there. You can find the speech archived for posterity here: Will Our Multicultural Elites Ever Become Race Realists?

That one episode aside, I can’t recall interacting with CPAC at all. I’ve traversed these past twelve years carrying with me the vague notion that there’s a CPAC in February every year, probably in D.C.

That’s all wrong. The home base for CPAC is in fact Maryland, although in recent years CPACs have also been held in Florida and Texas. And abroad! Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea have hosted CPACS this past seven years, with American names like Steve Bannon, Gordon Chang, Mick Mulvaney, Candace Owens, Jeanine Pirro, and Matthew Whitaker giving speeches. Yo guys: an invitation would be nice.

Well, one of these foreign CPACS was held in Budapest at the end of April—Thursday and Friday, April 25th and 26th. That overlapped with the VDARE conference in West Virginia, so I wouldn’t have been able to go to Budapest even if I’d been invited, which I wasn’t, in spite of having declared myself a Hungarophile way before Hungarophilia was cool.

It just doesn’t pay to be out ahead of fashion.

On the morning of the first day there, April 25th, the Budapest CPAC was addressed by a young Dutch lady named Eva Vlaardingerbroek. Twenty-seven years old and quite exceptionally easy on the eye—the picture below is from a magazine nominating here as one the 500 most beautiful women in the Netherlands—Ms. Vlaardingerbroek is variously billed as lawyer, commentator, conservative activist, and actress.

In support of that last descriptor Ms. Vlaardingerbroek has an entry on the Internet Movie Database, IMDb. That doesn’t impress me quite as much as it ought to since I myself have an IMDb entry. Hers, however, is a full-page bio while mine is just a line item. Eh; we struggle and strive but rarely get more than a few rungs up the ladder.

So this young lady from Holland gave an address to CPAC in Budapest: 12m42s of oratory. And yes, let’s be frank: It got people’s imagination more than it would have if it had been delivered not by a hot young blonde but by a rumpled old geezer with sagging jowls. The video was reproduced on Twitter: It got over 55 million views and 107,000 likes in just three days.

I watched the video myself. I was quite swept away.

For frequenters of outlets like there was nothing original in Ms. Vlaardingerbroek’s address. There was, though, plain speaking on topics we are not supposed to speak plainly about, delivered with all the vigor and courage of young adulthood.

Just a few days ago, I reminisced about an event I had attended in March that was packed with attendees I described as ”friendly, cheerful, lively, smart, and … young.” For us weary veterans of the Dissident Right, this kind of thing is wonderfully encouraging. Say not the struggle naught availeth!

On Radio Derb, I gave listeners the whole thing as a separate segment, in the voice of Ms. Vlaardingerbroek herself:

Hello, Hungary. Hello, Budapest. Hello, fellow Europeans and American friends. Thank you so much for having me. Allow me to skip formalities for a moment and dive right into a subject that is not so cheerful, but very, very necessary to discuss. Let me walk you through the past seven days in Europe.

This week in Stockholm, three elderly women in their 70s were stabbed in broad daylight on the streets. In London, four people were stabbed in a time span of just 42 hours. In Paris, hundreds of Afghan migrants took to the street to riot. And in Bringolo, also in France, yet another church was burned down to the ground.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is just a few incidents in just a couple of days on our beautiful continent. But we all know that these incidents aren’t incidents anymore. If there’s one thing that’s for sure it’s that we know, and our governments also know, that there is a link between mass migration and crime.

In the Dutch city of Dordrecht, something interesting happened the other day. They announced, and this is a small city in the Netherlands, in my home country, that a new asylum center will be put in that little town. And what did the municipality do? They said, “We are going to offer citizens who live in the vicinity of this center, a thousand euros to take extra safety measures.”

Our new reality in Europe consists of frequent rapes, stabbings, killings, murders, shootings, even beheadings.

But let me be clear about one thing. This did not used to happen before. This is a newly imported problem.

Samuel P. Huntington predicted this over 25 years ago when he wrote, and I quote:

In the new world of mass migration, the most pervasive, important, and dangerous conflict will not be between the social classes. They will not be between the rich and the poor. They will be between peoples belonging to different cultural entities. Tribal wars and ethnic conflicts will occur within civilizations

Well, boy, was he right! And the worst part is, we as a society seem to have become indifferent to it.

When another white boy or a white girl dies at the hand of an immigrant, we might shake our head, we might let out a sigh, we might even get angry for a minute or two, and then we go on with our lives. We offer the family thoughts and prayers, but nothing ever changes.

Ladies and gentlemen, what does that say about us? This is the response of a society that has already given up, a society that has already accepted its defeat.

But is this true? Have we given up? Do we really accept the new reality that our globalist leaders have in mind for us?

I know one thing for sure, and that is that if nothing changes, if we don’t start to seriously fight for our continent, for our religion, for our people, our countries, then this time that we live in will go down in history as the time in which Western nations no longer had to get invaded by hostile armies in order to be conquered. This time will then go down in history as the period in which the invader was actively invited in by a corrupt elite. And not only did this corrupt elite invite the enemy in, they made the native population pay for it, too.

Everyone who has eyes can see it. The native, white, Christian, European population is being replaced at an ever-accelerating rate.

Let me back this up for you with some statistics from my home country. Let’s take Amsterdam, the capital. Amsterdam currently consists of 56 percent migrants. The Hague, 58 percent migrants. Rotterdam, almost 60 percent migrants. And of course, most of these immigrants come from non-Christian, non-western, African and Middle Eastern countries. Conclusion, the Dutch population is already outnumbered in the majority of our cities.

But let’s look onwards. London, 54 percent migrants. Again, conclusion, native population outnumbered. Brussels, color me shocked, 70 percent migrants. Conclusion, native population, majorly outnumbered. And other Europeans will, of course, follow suit soon if they haven’t already.

I’m going to draw the forbidden conclusion here. The Great Replacement Theory is no longer a theory, it’s reality. And what’s interesting about replacement is that the Establishment will either deny its existence or when they admit to it, they say that it’s a good thing that the native European population is soon no longer a majority on its own continent.

Dutch national disgrace—and dubbed ”Climate Pope”—Frantz Timmermans, already stated in 2015 that diversity is humanity’s destiny, and that Europe will be diverse.

And of course, by now, I think we all know what they mean with the word ”diversity.” It means less white people, less of you.

Imagine this in an Asian or an African country. Imagine their leaders rejoicing in the fact that their people will soon no longer be a majority in their own country. Absolutely unthinkable, unimaginable!

So what in the world is wrong with our leaders? The underlying sentiment of what they say is always the same. Our Establishment claims that white people are evil and that our history is somehow fundamentally different from that of others. Consciously or unconsciously, they have sucked up the lies and the anti-white dogmas of the neo-Marxist Critical Race Theory.

That’s why the totalitarians in Brussels are trying to force you, the Hungarian people, a sovereign nation, to accept immigrants despite the fact that the population has said no, and so has the government.

But make no mistake, the majority of the Dutch people haven’t asked for this either. Just like Brussels is forcing Hungary to accept these hordes of immigrants, they are doing the same now, even in the smallest of towns in the Netherlands.

No part may remain Dutch in the traditional sense of the word. No part of Europe may remain European.

And it’s not difficult to understand why. If the old Europe still exists in certain places, then people will be able to compare the new Europe to the old, and—news flash—they will prefer the old.

That’s why the Eurocrats hate Hungary so much.

And their message is clear. Our way of life, our Christian religion, our nations, they have to go without exception. Their vision of the future is the neoliberal, unrecognizable Europe, where every city becomes like Brussels. Ugly, dirty, unsafe, zero social cohesion, where the buildings are constantly under construction and they never, ever seem to finish. And even when they do, the end result is ugly or somehow than what they started with.

What are we left with? A permanent state of isolation, confusion, and disorientation. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the New World Order. (Applause.)

So what’s the antidote? A strong Christian Europe of sovereign nation-states. That’s why we need to outright reject the lie that nationalism causes war.

It’s not nationalism or national sovereignty that causes war. It’s expansionism. And where in Europe do we find that nowadays? In one place and one place only, Brussels. (Applause.)

Isn’t it funny how the same people who erode our national sovereignty and love to do it, give it all up to the Eurocrats there, that those people are now telling us that we need to spend billions and billions of euros on the national sovereignty of Ukraine? (Applause.)

It’s a joke, honestly, and it’s a pretty sick, expensive, and dangerous joke.

During a recent interview, I got asked by an interviewer: Do you think that you ever go too far? Do you think that you’re ever too radical? I thought about it for a second and I said, ”No, I don’t think I go too far.” (Applause.)

Truth be told, ladies and gentlemen, I think we in Europe do not go far enough. I think that if we really think about the organized structural attack on our civilization, that we don’t do enough.

Do we do enough to stop the attack on our families, on our continent, on our countries, on our religion? When we hear about another murder, another stabbing of a young innocent child, do we do enough?

When we know that our national sovereignty has been given up in less than a century to Brussels, do we do enough? When we hear that Christian kids in Germany are now converting to Islam to fit in, do we do enough? I don’t think so.

The totalitarian institution of the European Union needs to come down.

Let me be clear, I don’t believe in reforms. When the foundation of your institution is rotten, and that is the case in Brussels, you can rebuild the house on top of it all you want, but it’s still going to crumble.

So the only answer is the Tower of Babel needs to be destroyed. (Applause.)

Ladies and gentlemen, we are the daughters and sons of the greatest nations on Earth. (Applause.) And we need to ask ourselves, what has happened to us? Where do we come from? And more importantly, where are we going?

Our elites have declared a war on us, and now it is time for us to put on the full armor of God, fight back, and win.

Thank you so much. (Applause, cheering.)] Links added by]

Ms. Vlaardingerbroek’s passing reference there to the late Professor Samuel Huntington refers to Huntington’s 1993 essay, which became a 1996 book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.

For listeners who weren’t around or weren’t paying attention in the mid-1990s, that was when, following the collapse of the USSR, geopolitical discussion was dominated by speculations about what would come next—what direction the world would take during the next few decades, the decades we are now navigating.

The first major line of speculation was started by Francis Fukuyama with his 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man. Fukuyama, who had studied under Prof. Huntington at Harvard, declared that liberal democracy had won and that the human race would not embark on any more grand ideological adventures.

Samuel Huntington countered that with ideas like the one Ms. Vlaardingerbroek quoted above. (In 2018, Fukuyama said that as of that date, Huntington was winning [Huntington’s Legacy, by Francis Fukuyama, American Interest, August 27, 2018].)

Huntington foresaw that Islam would cause, in particular, major problems for Western Civ. He was right, although at the time I’m speaking this is much more obvious in Britain and Europe than it is in North America.

The Brits and the Europeans are separated by a few dozen miles of fairly placid, easily crossed water from the tired, poor, huddled masses of Islamia and black Africa.

They are separated from those masses even more significantly by differential fertility rates.

Only a handful of Islamic nations have below-replacement fertility. Defining ”replacement level” in the usual way as 2.1 children per woman, for West Asia and North Africa I see only Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon as below replacement.

Up above it: Kuwait 2.21, Morocco 2.25, Oman 2.64, Egypt 2.65, Syria 2.69, Yemen 2.82, Jordan 2.87, Algeria 2.94, Libya 3, Iraq 3.1, Gaza 3.26, Pakistan 3.32, the West Bank 3.49, Afghanistan 4.43, Sudan 4.47.

Black Africa? Don’t ask. Suffice it to say that Afghanistan ranks number 17 in the list of nations by Total Fertility Rate; of the sixteen nations ranked with fertility rates higher than Afghanistan’s, all but one are black African. The exception is Sudan, which I included in Islamia.

How do the Brits and Europeans compare? Again: better not to ask. Since I’ve asked, though, here’s a sample: Italy 1.26, Spain 1.3, Poland 1.32, Greece 1.4, Portugal 1.45, Austria 1.52, Norway 1.57, Germany 1.58, Switzerland 1.59, Hungary 1.6, Ms. Vlaardingerbroek’s Holland 1.61, U.K. 1.63, Sweden 1.67, Ireland 1.72, Finland 1.74, Denmark 1.77, France 1.9, … and so depressingly on.

And bear in mind that for countries like France, Spain, Germany, and the U.K. that have taken in big numbers of the huddled masses, fertility rates are inflated by people from Islamia and Africa already settled there.

So-o-o … End of history and triumph of liberal democracy, or a clash of civilizations?

Who has won the mid-1990s argument, Fukuyama or Huntington?

It really isn’t hard to figure out.



John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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