The Reason for a Voluntary Death
by Dominique Venner
Word count: 414
[Editor’s Note: The death of a truly gifted man, Philosopher and Fighter, is always a tragic loss – in this case, the death of a stalwart proponent of the survival and extension of the Western Race-Culture is especially poignant. We will have more to say in the future.
Below is the Last Testament of Dominique Venner. Notice what is the first point, the first cause, of his tragic effort.]
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 the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of this life, in front of huge dangers for my French and European country, I feel the duty to act while I still have strength. I think I need to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I offer the rest of my life with the intention of protest and foundation. I chose a highly symbolic place, Notre Dame de Paris that I respect and admire, the Cathedral that was built by the genius of my ancestors in place of an earlier place of worship, recalling our immemorial origins.
While many men are slaves of their lives, my gesture embodies an ethical will. I give myself death to awaken the slumbering consciences. I rebel against fate. I protest against poisons of the soul and against the selfish desires that invade and destroy the anchors of our identity, especially the family, that intimate base of our multi-millenary civilization. While I defend the identity of all peoples in their own homes, I also rebel against the criminal replacement of our people with other peoples.
The present dominant discourse is not capable to allow us an escape its toxic ambiguities, and it is the Europeans who will suffer the consequences. S we lack an ancestral religion that would ground us [une religion identitaire à laquelle nous amarrer], we share since the times of Homer our memory, the repository of all the values on which our future rebirth will come, in a metaphysical detachment from the infinite, the harmful source of all the modern drift .
I apologize in advance to anyone that my death will cause to suffer first and foremost to my wife, my children and grandchildren, as well as my friends and followers. But once the shock of pain recedes, I do not doubt that all will comrehend the meaning of my gesture and transcend their pain into pride. I hope those people unite in common work for good. They will find in my recent writings the foreshadowing and the explaination of my actions.
* For further information, you may wish to go to my editor, Pierre-Guillaume Roux. He was not informed of my decision, but he has known me for a long time.