Dominique Venner about the European ethics of honor
European nations have built a unique civilization in history. Its creative force has not dried up over thousands of years. Those who declared themselves as its enemies, implicitly recognize its versatility. The European civilization synthesizes spiritual aspirations and material needs between the traditional Eastern obedience to metaphysical rules and the new materialistic society. Even when the world proclaims the homogeneous mass as an ideal, it presents individualism of the strong and the triumph of the human qualities over mediocrity.
It concentrates the balance that must prevail in response to the turmoil caused by the technological revolution in the life of the mankind. This New Harmony based on the values of an individual and society can be defined as a courageous humanism.
A new measure of value, this courageous humanism rejects the false laws of numbers and tends to subordinate the power of technology and economy to the will of civilized Europeans. On familiar ground, in its pedigree and in the original culture of the nation, it will find again the world comparable to itself. It will reveal the meaning of its life in fulfillment of its own destiny, accuracy of the lifestyle, the meaning based on the European ethics of honor.
The ethics of honor confronts the slave morality of liberal or Marxist materialism. It claims that life is a struggle. It elevates the value of self-sacrifice. It believes in the power of the will over the matter of chance. It establishes the relationships between members of the same community based on the loyalty and solidarity. It makes the effort be important, and it does not depend on the income. It restores the sense of the dignity in the mankind, not as something guaranteed, but obtained by constant efforts. It develops the awareness of an European of his responsibility towards the humanity as of his natural organizer.
Dominique Venner "to positive criticism"