@victorshannock· Collected from my local library this book just out, about a controversial figure: “a founding father of the Council of Europe & a powerful influence on development of the EU , others see as the originator of a plot to drown the European race in a sea of multicultural immigration”
@victorshannock·Jun 9Replying to @Herewar66545077 Thank you for the trust. I certainly enjoyed @austeni ‘s The Wounded Shepherd. It gave a better understanding of @pontifex. I trust this book may do the same. It’s necessary to try to dig to ascertain what is the case sometimes. I have an open mind
@victorshannock·Jun 10 Replying to @Herewar66545077 His father’s first pamphlet was a defence of freemasonry Ch 6 headed ‘Pacifism & Freemason’: received Masonic support “for many years”, “was of a piece with his admiration for an aristocracy of the spirit” Was being Catholic insufficient for his aspirations of universal brotherhood?
@victorshannock·Replying to @Herewar66545077P87 he was ‘moving away from traditional Christian values’ P87 ‘questioned the notion of equality for all before the law’ endorsed eugenics, quoted as saying ‘the 10m who died in WE1 were replaceable but not the 10 among them who might have been geniuses’
@victorshannock·Jun 10Replying to @Herewar66545077As #MartynBond writes P55 ‘These two visions were diametrically opposed to each other and sooner or later would inevitably clash’ However interestingly there are overlaps eg their views about plutocracy seem similar
@victorshannock· Replying to @Herewar66545077 #Coundenhove in Adel (Nobility) concluded with ‘the prognosis that a generation led by noble individuals, the new ‘aristocracy of the spirit’, would arise from the progressive mixing of races & classes’ #MartynBond writes of ‘wildly exaggerated elaborations & interpretations’
@victorshannock·Replying to @Herewar66545077#MartynBond contrasts the publication of Pan Europa 1923 with that of Mein Kampf 1924. That RCK received support from Freemasonry P99 (including Baron Louis Rothschild P102) ”peace & brotherhood” (being)”core values of Freemasonry”
@victorshannock·Replying to @Herewar66545077Only coming up to half-way through the book, leading to his escape from Europe. A gripping read. He seems to have hoped against hope that Mussolini would support
@victorshannockReplying to @Herewar66545077continuing #MartynBond on RCK it’s evident how crucial Freemasonry was throughout his life, not least on his arrival in the US & how without their support it would have been difficult. I reflect it fits a pattern of influence ie in French and Communist revolutions
@Herewar66545077· ‘The conspiracy theory stems from a misconstrued section from Kalergi’s book Praktischer Idealismus, often quoted “The European man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will disappear owing to the disappearing of nations, time, and prejudice.’
@victorshannock·@Herewar66545077 an afterthought, #MartynBond quotes RCK “in controversial terms”: “the UN represents for European indeed the whole white race the worst danger since the days of Genghis’ Khan” – perhaps indicating it unlikely he was the architect of the supposed “Kalergi’ plan?
@victorshannock·Not that I could find. RCK died in July 1972, perhaps before the scale of migration become the transforming phenomenon that it is today
@victorshannock·@Herewar66545077 I’ve just finished #MartynBond‘s scholarly book on Coudenhove-Kalergi, it has an unexpected end, but I couldn’t find any indication of the “Plan” by which he’s named as such