On the afternoon of May 21st, 2013, a man placed a letter on the altar of the famous Notre Dame cathedral, then committed suicide. The man was 78 year old Dominique Venner, a world famous French historian, journalist and writer, famous for his nationalist beliefs, as well as a supporter of the Western ideal.
Venner’s act was motivated solely political, he did not face any health, financial, or family problems. The “Western Samurai”, as some have dubbed him, stated in his letter that his act of suicide was an expression of absolute protest to awaken the people of France as well as Europe, to the inevitable destruction of our cultures from unrestricted immigration from North Africa and the recent French government decision to legalize gay marriage and adoption.
An unforeseen uprising, a grassroots movement without any access to media or other positions to manipulate popular opinion, took place in France in protest against the French government forcing through the legitimize homosexual perversions , going against the will of the people. Venner sought to point out that there is an organized plan to alter the demographic composition of Europe, also unpopular with the majority of indigenous peoples all over the continent. The suicide note left to his family shows no signs of cowardice or resignation, but instead an act of high courage and selflessness . A translation of his final note from the original French is here:
“I am healthy in body and mind, and I am filled with love for my wife and children. I love life and expect nothing beyond, if not the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of my life, facing immense dangers to my French and European homeland, I feel the duty to act as long as I still have strength. I believe it necessary to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I give up what life remains to me in order to protest and to found.
I chose a highly symbolic place, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, which I respect and admire: she was built by the genius of my ancestors on the site of cults still more ancient, recalling our immemorial origins. While many men are slaves of their lives, my gesture embodies an ethic of will. I give myself over to death to awaken slumbering consciences. I rebel against fate. I protest against poisons of the soul and the desires of invasive individuals to destroy the anchors of our identity, including the family, the intimate basis of our multi-millennial civilization. While I defend the identity of all peoples in their homes, I also rebel against the crime of the replacement of our people. The dominant discourse cannot leave behind its toxic ambiguities, and Europeans must bear the consequences. Lacking an identitarian religion to moor us, we share a common memory going back to Homer, a repository of all the values on which our future rebirth will be founded once we break with the metaphysics of the unlimited, the baleful source of all modern excesses.
I apologize in advance to anyone who will suffer due to my death, first and foremost to my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, as well as my friends and followers. But once the pain and shock fade, I do not doubt that they will understand the meaning of my gesture and transcend their sorrow with pride. I hope that they shall endure together. They will find in my recent writings intimations and explanations of my actions.”
Honor to the modern hero Dominique Venner, who sacrificed his life in order to awaken the slumbering French and by extension, Europe as a whole.