The Soviet empire fell apart before our eyes, giving rise to national elites that had accumulated intellectual and culture clout and began seeing themselves as separate civilizations. Although many of them did not have their own written language before Sovietization, none of them, apart from Georgia, Armenia and Lithuania, had any historical experience of independent statehood, historiography, or written monuments. Political and ethnic concepts, such as Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Latvia, and Estonia, did not exist until the 1920s. The ethnic conscience that arose became the dynamite that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, while an active political factor is still alive in Ukraine to this day. The remnants of the Eastern European social camp joined Western Europe as poor relatives. The pike swallowed the minnow. The anti-Soviet republics of the former Soviet Union, the Baltic states, however, are experiencing a new, now European, drama—the young reproductive population of these countries has abandoned them. Whereby it was precisely the collapse of the Soviet empire that led to the enlargement of the European Union.
In Europe, of course, the concept of “nation” and “ethnicity” has undergone immense historical changes. Today, the term “nation” is not related so much to an ethnic, as to a political community (“a nation is a large area of land that is controlled by its own government” we read in Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition /nation. But far from all nations, even in Europe, correspond to the contemporary definition. For example, the German nation does not have territorial integrity, since Germans comprise 92% of the population in Germany, 88.6% in Austria, and 15% in the U.S. “Deutchtum” was formed on the basis of different tribes—Bavarians, Saxons, Swabians, Goths, etc. But even more variegated political nations are known in the world, for instance, there are more than 300 ethnicities in Indonesia, and around 1,000 in the Philippines.
The idea of a super empire has arisen repeatedly in new European history. Both Napoleon and Hitler achieved supremacy of the cosmopolitan supranational principle of structuring a super state in their own way. As we know, this ended in failure… Today, however, almost peacefully, almost without a gun being fired (if we don’t count Yugoslavia and the use of American weapons in Europe), the European Union is increasingly absorbing good old national Europe. We can already talk about post-civilizational Europe, understanding that the boundaries of identity of many of the nations populating it are undergoing drastic changes literally before our eyes. Ethnicities atypical of Europe are rapidly changing its appearance—the European culture and civilization is being crowded out, while ethnic assimilation seems so inevitable that I do not think universal neutrality is any longer possible. America and the transnational corporations dream of a weak European Union. The nationally oriented aristocratic elites of Italy, France, and other countries are interested in a disintegrating Europe Union. A controllable European Union is yet another scenario of a new non-violent super state.
One of the mechanisms of a “controllable European Union” is permanent destabilization of the social situation (such as the Night of Violence in Cologne), when national governments (in this case German) look extremely impotent. And there is no doubt that such manifestations of a “migration crisis” not only undermine individual governments, but cast aspersions on the ability of the European Union institutions to keep things under control.
“The current flow of refugees is not an isolated incident. It demonstrates the beginning of an exodus,” say the world’s press services, quoting a recent statement by Head of the Council of Europe Donald Tusk regarding the increase in the flow of refugees from Africa and the Middle East to Europe. The Arab Spring set the Middle East ablaze and instigated such a tumultuous wave of migrants that analysts have been comparing the current situation in Europe with the fall of the Great Roman Empire destroyed by barbarians. Incidentally, there were researchers in Europe who foresaw this situation. In 1991, a book came out by Frenchman Jean-Christophe Rufin called The Empire and the New Barbarians (Jean-Christophe Rufin, L’empire et les nouveaux barbares), in which he prophetically predicted an “onslaught of migrants.” Unfortunately, the politicians of the “collective West” did not listen to him. Nevertheless, his analytical position was extremely interesting and beneficial. He suggested that Western Europe take the countries of North Africa under their wing—he saw these countries as a geopolitical “lining,” a strategic “shield” between Africa and Europe; a “shield” of countries like Libya that would be able to prevent an influx of migrants from the black continent. But the Arab Spring launched a different scenario that destroyed the “shield” (Libya). Migrants from Gabon and Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia, Iraq, Cameroon, Eritrea, Nigeria, Gambia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Syria have been pouring into the European Union.
We will not insist on the political version that Washington is deliberately dumping refugees on the European Union in order to weaken its economy. But whatever the case, we see that Germany (like Austria, Sweden, England, and France) has already received hundreds of thousands of young and illiterate (by European standards) men (younger than 35), who need to be engaged to prevent them from becoming a potentially criminal element. This explosive potential of young male energy accumulating in Europe is a kind of sociocultural “gunpowder depot.” And even if new ethnic flows are redirected to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Baltic countries, they will still constitute a problem for the European Union. The European Union’s humanitarian crisis is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, the racial-ethnic and religious identity of Europeans is being erased, which is also leading to European nationalism (it is hardly coincidental that Mein Kampf was published in Germany in 2015), while on the other, a mass of young “barbarian forces” is growing, which can easily be controlled by those who are interested in creating a migration crisis as a political factor of destabilization.
Oswald Spengler’s well-known book, The Decline of the West, came out in 1918. He talked about a “decline” at a time when there was still no Fascism, when there was no “agent of influence” in the world like the U.S., when the question of racial and ethnic amalgamation had not yet been raised. It is difficult to imagine what Spengler would have roared at present-day Europe. I dare to presume that his diagnosis would have been extremely specific—he would have confirmed a “will to die.” The Europe of Nietzsche, Spengler, Bismarck, and Churchill has died. But the European Union still exists…
The king has died! Glory to the king?!
It seems to me that if the European Union, as an experiment of new statehood, intends to live, it has two possible paths of development. The first relies on a long-term view, but even it requires that real steps be taken now. This is a strategy aimed at creating a controllable political construct, that is, a new nation called “Europeans,” in which all nations living in Europe (apart from European Russia) will become assimilated. But it will take several decades to reach this universal assimilation, and the European Union will have to abandon its tolerant equality of everyone and put forward a concept of predominant ethnicities. It is up to social engineers to create these predominant ethnicities, as well as come up with a name for them.
A great resettlement of nations occurred on the European continent in the 4th-7th centuries. Tribes of barbarians and the population of the Roman empire intermingled. However, this intermingling took place within the boundaries of a single white race. Today different races and ethnic groups very unlike each other are intermingling. This new racial and ethnic European cocktail, which can no longer be avoided, appears to be opening up a new era in the history of humanity—an era of new nations. A continent named “Europe” once again awaits us…