Since today is a family day, I can only offer a few quick thoughts, probably more than any “fly by” comments deserve.
As for the current situation in Europe (and the West by extension), there are no surprises for those who understand Tradition. As a matter of fact, one of the very first posts here had to do with some ideas from Rene Guenon on this topic: Please refer to The Prophecies of Rene Guenon. I urge you to consider the options presented carefully; it may make the more recent post clearer.
Comments without any actual content are a waste of my time; nevertheless, since they are now on public display, I will try to provide the missing content.
This is an example of a commentary that can be described as “petty”: Dominique Venners Final Solution.
This is one that is disrespectful since it judges the geste by its own standards and allows unsupported calumnies: La provocation de Dominique Venner (English excerpts here: Thoughts on Dominique Venner).
No one does any service to a true intellectual by according him blind homage. M. Venner gave us a justification for his geste as well as what he hoped to accomplish. To pay him proper respect is to take that seriously. That is what I attempted to do.
M. Venner wanted to shake, rattle and awaken. This is his standard, not mine. Hence, to show respect, I judge him by that standard. I would prefer some comments on that standard rather than snide remarks.
In the light of Guenon’s predictions, even had he succeeded, it would be inadequate. Guenon has also written that the end of an era is the end of an illusion. That is a daunting task, but the one thing necessary, and few people want to be reminded of that.
M. Venner came to the only conclusion possible for him: to choose his identity or to choose nothingness. He chose the latter. This is not my opinion, that is what he wrote and what he did. With that, he offers up the same choice to everyone else: choose nothingness or establish your identity. The problem remains is that he never made clear what is our identity, except in a negative sense: our identify is not-Muslim.
M. Guenon offers a different set of choices.