Taking Back The Truth: A Review of ‘Hasta La Vista Europe!’ by Col. Walter T. Richmond

Taking Back The Truth: A Review of ‘Hasta La Vista Europe!’ by Col. Walter T. Richmond
September 26, 2016 Admin

Editor’s Note: The following review was originally published by Counter-Currents on September 23rd, 2016.

Hasta La Vista Europe!: What You’re Not Being Told About The Refugee Crisis And How Its Destroying Europe, by Col. Walter T. Richmond, is a powerful and well-written book detailing the situation in Europe as it stands today. Published earlier this year, it contains details which are copious enough to enlighten even the most Europe-focused among us, and clear, concise evidence to win over the “normie” reader.

The book is actually written by a group of individuals. For simplicity sake they chose to publish it under the name of just one of the group’s members, Col. Walter T. Richmond. Early in one of the opening chapters they give the background information on their origins and the catalysts for the book’s creation, which seem to have constituted a group awakening turned fruitful collaboration:

We authors were happily consuming major media versions of the European refugee crisis for literally years until, quite independently, we ran into an internet story, or blogpost, or video that didn’t match the “official” version one bit. Intrigued, we dug further. The more we dug, the more we unearthed stuff that didn’t match the “approved” version of events we were reading off the newsstands and watching on television.

So in 2011 we started, informally, to try and outdo each other in the search for real unadulterated events. We took “official” stories from the old-fashioned-controlled-media and scoured the internet for what “really happened.” And we found that many times, the two versions couldn’t be more different. In 2013, we started compiling our research into a book. By 2014, we had well over several thousand pages.

The text that resulted from their efforts can roughly be separated into three parts. The first few chapters set the scene to introduce the reader to modern Europe, while simultaneously providing the aforementioned background information on the book and its authors.

The authors compare the 70%+ male 'refugees' to an invading army.

The authors compare the 70%+ male ‘refugees’ to an invading army.

The second section is comprised of the next roughly 60 pages, which are a highlight of the major issues involved with the “migrant crisis.” These chapters are basically a quick but thorough compilation of “red-pills” for the reader who may be venturing into this territory for the first time. The book shines in this regard and goes over the multitude of realities a casual observer of the situation would be unaware of, including:

-The falsehood of the idea that the migrants coming to Europe are “refugees” fleeing war.

-The fact that rather than women and children, the vast majority of these migrants are military-age males.

-The real facts about immigrant unemployment and the negative effect of the migrants on their European host countries economically.

-Truths regarding the Muslim treatment of women, including numerous accounts of male Muslim immigrants refusing to shake the hands of female doctors, asylum workers, and teachers (as well as countless other examples of this issue).

-Information on Islam’s intolerance toward homosexuality.

-The vast problem of migrant crime and “No-Go” Zones.

-Other issues of civilizational collision, such as child brides, polygamy, and Sharia Law.

Col. Walter T. Richmond was interviewed by Lana Lokteff on Radio 3Fourteen.

Col. Walter T. Richmond was interviewed by Lana Lokteff on Radio 3Fourteen.

Each of these points are elucidated through examples, statistics, and common sense reasoning, and thoroughly hit the mark in terms of basic education on Islam and its incompatibility with Western culture.

The third section of the book accounts for the majority of its length, and goes from pages 88-500. This is a breakdown of Europe country by country, detailing events on the ground in each related to the migrant crisis, and just how badly the horror and insanity has affected their respective citizens. From Albania and Andorra to Lichtenstein and Lithuania, the authors do not leave out a single nation, and the situation in each is thoroughly outlined.

Readers may wonder what exactly can be said of some of these nations in this regard, but in every case relevant information is provided. In the chapter on Albania, for example, Col. Richmond and company point out that the EU compelled even it to agree to accept refugees, although it is unclear if they ever arrived or stayed in significant numbers. The authors also point out the irony that while the Albanian government was agreeing to accept these “refugees,” massive numbers of its own Muslim citizens were heading north alongside the Syrians (or had already left years previously), and engaging in crime, violence, and rape on a similar scale.

In the case of larger countries, these chapters represent detailed, multilayered portraits of events on the ground and key developments. In the one on the United Kingdom for example, the book delves into national politics, the English Defence League, and the massive rape-gang epidemic exemplified by places like Rotherham, Aylesbury, and Oxford, as well as numerous other relevant topics.

The book discusses the politics of modern England, including the witch-hunt of one-time EDL Leader Tommy Robinson.

The book discusses the insanity of modern England, including attacks on one-time EDL Leader Tommy Robinson.

This nation by nation section ends with a quick jump to the Gulf Nations in the Middle-East to highlight the fact that they have not taken in any of their fellow-Muslim “refugees,” as well as a quick breakdown of the United States and its (so far) limited experience of the “refugee crisis.” Immediately after this the book ends with a brief introduction to 2016, introducing more recent events such as those in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, 2015.

Despite being written by a group of authors, the voice of the book is remarkably consistent throughout. The style is chatty and conversational style, with interjections and thoughts and rejoinders inserted into the text as italics. Style-wise these stand out as its defining features.

The authors begin the book’s introduction with the line “Europe is doomed” and then bitingly describe why that’s the case. They end the book with the line “Hasta La Vista Europe! Good luck. It’s been real.” But while some might detect sarcasm or Schadenfreude in that language, it is clear that such sentiments are only projected toward Europe’s media, governments, and progressive intelligentsia.

Indeed, the book fully recognizes and shines a light on the fact that it is the poor, working class native Europeans who bear the brunt of the horrors being perpetrated. They are the ones being beaten up and robbed as a daily occurrence, the ones who see their daughters and granddaughters drugged and gang-raped by Muslim immigrants, the ones called “racist” for speaking out, and the ones who look on desperately as these same rapists are let off scot-free.

The story of one such victim begins the book, as it is dedicated to her memory. The text states:

In Memorium

To the memory of Eva Løvbugt Helgetun, the lovely 14-year-old Lutheran Norwegian girl who was gang raped in Trondheim in May 2011 by “three young males of foreign origin” who were never caught. Even with the love and support of her family and friends, Eva began suffering from post-rape depression. Less than a month later, she committed suicide.

It is a fitting dedication, for the book’s pages contain tragedy after tragedy in the same vein. The chapters on Sweden and Germany house many of them, and they read like a horror story or war crimes indictment (the latter of which they certainly should be). They contain a never-ending list of native-European women and children, “7 years old,” “11 years old,” “19 years old,” being brutally raped, gang-raped, sliced with shards of glass, tortured, choked to death, beaten to death, and burnt alive by Muslim immigrants (often with shockingly minuscule prison sentences for the migrant perpetrators).

The authors could have written 100 books of equal length and failed to note all such incidents, and recognizing this they instead opt for a healthy balance that both shows the reader the scope and horror of such incidents while not allowing them to detract from the book’s momentum and readability.

Col. Richmond and his co-authors shine light on the nearly impossible to comprehend scope of Europe's rape epidemic, and catalogue hundreds of children and women who were raped and murdered.

Col. Richmond and his co-authors shine light on the nearly impossible-to-comprehend scope of Europe’s rape epidemic, and catalogue hundreds of children and women who were raped and/or murdered by immigrants.

It is hard to imagine any rational person reading such accounts and not being outraged beyond belief, and indeed such outrage seems to be one of the authors’ chief motivations for writing the book. Their focused anger and indignation also extends in two other specific directions as well (both of which are equally justified).

The first is in regards to the term “refugee” itself, and the fact that such a label is bestowed upon and claimed by the migrants. The authors explain the fact that in reality these “refugees” are almost exclusively economic migrants (at best), as well as devout Muslims emigrating to purposefully Islamize Europe (a practice known within Islam as Hijra). They contrast this with the experiences of real refugees, both throughout history and in terms of more recent refugees they themselves have interacted with.

For instance, both in the book and in an interview with Red Ice Radio’s Lana Lokteff, Col. Richmond — a military veteran and former first responder — compares the behavior and mannerisms of Europe’s Middle-Eastern “refugees” with real-life disaster victims he has helped, noting the vast difference between the two, and the fact that the migrants act much more like an invading army than individuals fleeing harm. As a result, the false misnomer (and emotional blackmail) represented by calling them “refugees” receives particular excoriation in the book.

The second outrage the authors specifically catalogue is the vast dishonesty and corruption of the mainstream media. This issue represents the catalyst for much of the evidence and arguments the book presents, and the authors are 100% successful in showcasing just how blatantly the media lies.

They also dutifully illuminate to just what extent the media serves the corrupt Western European governments. In one memorable excerpt they explain thus:

Even in Sweden, the one-time posterchild for “freedom of expression,” members of the media, in 2013, assisted by a security flaw on a popular internet discussion board, “obtained” the identities of 40,000 Swedes, many of whom had anonymously (or at least they thought they were anonymous) posted web comment that the media then deemed “hateful” and proceeded to label the authors as “racists”.

The comments were hardly as hideous as one might have been led to believe by the media’s resulting witch hunt. In fact, quite a few of the same terms were used by EU prime ministers, heads of state, and others. Yet in Sweden, “politically correct” is an obsession worthy of demonic possession and nothing less.

By the time the “outing” and very public national “shaming” of the authors was over, people had resigned from positions, lost work, were fired from jobs, and apparently one even committed suicide.



The authors’ descriptions of media bias and falsehood account for some of the few non-European episodes of the book as well, as they jump to America to use (quite rightly) the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case as an example of journalistic deception. They bring up CNN’s famously shameless editing of the 911 tape from that incident, and the fact that the obviously Hispanic Zimmerman was routinely labelled “white” on cable news. From there they jump back to the 1990s to describe the media’s similar handling of Waco, where journalists sought to portray the Branch Davidians as “white supremacists” despite the obvious falsehood such an assertion represented (the authors explain that of the group’s members who died in the attack, 52% weren’t even White). In relation to such historical journalistic untruth, the authors very clearly and compellingly state the case, over and over again, that the modern European press is no better — and in fact quite likely worse.

While the aforementioned exposition on race and the media might suggest otherwise, Hasta La Vista Europe! is not a purposefully Identitarian book. It has no sections or chapters which connect the migration crisis to European identity or heritage specifically, and neither does it suggest that European identity is what is being attacked, at least not in a racial sense.

At the same time, I do not know if I would attempt to fit it within a “Counterjihad” heading either. It lacks the fire and brimstone “Islam is the devil” . . . “Islam is the enemy of all mankind” quality that Pamela Geller and similar writers have.

There is no need to fit it within any predetermined category anyway, but more so than most political books, it seems to me to basically be an example of relatively average, decent, common-sense individuals being awakened, outraged, and forced into action by world events. Appropriately, it is the utterly indecent, nonsensical, and destructive actions of global progressives that are the catalyst.


The authors dutifully catalog the insanity, naivety, and destructive utopianism at play in present-day Western Europe. They describe the entire scope of the situation, from the comedic to the horrific and everything in between. This is done in a relatively measured, sober manner. If indeed they are just average people compelled into action by these horrible events, then this fact is hopeful, as it suggests more and more ‘average’ people will be awakened and forced into action as well.

At one point within the book, the authors provide a large number of quotes regarding the situation in Europe under the heading “Forebodings.” Some of these highlight the increasing destabilization wrought as a result of the migrant crisis, and lament that “Sweden is falling apart” . . . “Germany is . . . at the edge of anarchy” . . . “The Sweden we knew . . . is now a mere fairy tale” . . . “[Europe is] . . . sliding towards civil war.” Col. Richmond and the other authors dutifully provide the details to back up these statements. Any uninitiated reader thinking such proclamations hyperbole needs only read this book to recognize their truth.

The quotes also contain examples of the kind of thinking that has caused the crisis. Take one by Mona Sahlin, of Sweden’s Social Democratic Party:

. . . we should not look at the flaws of so-called foreign Swedes as a problem. Instead it is we, the white majority, which is so numerous. We have to understand that we are the problem, and that we must change our ways.

The book does not seek to analyze ideas such as this, or provide exposition on the modern religion of Progressive White self-hatred, yet it succeeds nonetheless in showing the illegitimacy, incoherency, and vast danger contained within them. The horrors showcased on every page are testament to these things, and the book does not shy away from connecting the two.

The issue of this destructive and suicidal ideology leads to questions of guilt and how to assign it. The question of Europe’s disastrous present leads to questions of its future. Both of these are contained within another quote from this section, which comes — very appropriately — from Victor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary:

For us today, what is at stake is Europe, the lifestyle of European citizens, European values, the survival or disappearance of European nations, and more precisely formulated, their transformation beyond recognition. Today, the question is not merely in what kind of a Europe we would like to live, but whether everything we understand as Europe will exist at all.

No one raised the question of whether the essence of the matter is more about our existence, our cultural identity and our way of life. I do not know for certain what is actually happening, and I do not want to blame anyone; but the suspicion arises that none of this is happening by chance. I am not brave enough to publicly talk about this as a certainty; the suspicion inevitably emerges, however, that there is some kind of master plan behind this.

These questions about how future events in Europe will play out, and what this “master plan” of mass immigration is and who to truly hold responsible for it, are issues as yet unexplored by Col. Richmond and the other authors. However, their book provides a template for how those questions might be answered. For, as already articulated, the book is another example that small groups of individuals can, if sufficiently roused, find and spread truths to which there is great opposition. Indeed, the flattening of the publishing world allows us an opportunity to do this like never before. As a result, we can hope that more within our ranks will take up this cause, both in books and other forms of media, and in so doing awaken our people to the genocide being perpetrated upon them. As that increasingly happens, it will be more and more likely that at least some European countries can survive, and that those responsible for this nightmare might someday be held accountable to answer for their crimes.

Viktor Orban, a modern European hero.

Viktor Orban, a modern European hero.

Comments (7)

  1. ChristmasGreen 1 year ago

    This sounds like a book I must read.

    It’s so easy to lose sight of these things. I live in a majority White area and everything is pie-in-the-sky babyboomer paradise at the moment. Yet from what I have been reading over the least few years I am in a very unusual situation and this will not last.

    What scares me the most is how utterly oblivious the average White person here is to this mass murder being planned right in plain sight. I sound like a raving lunatic kook whenever I have tried to explain these things to a normie. Right now their priorities are careers, real estate, fishing trips, retirement benefits, the latest iPhone. Just the dumbest most irrelevant crap you could imagine. If you have any other passions then you’re a pariah here.

    But I keep thinking about the Russian aristocracy pre-1917 and how utterly unaware they must have been that their extermination was just around the corner. There was not much of a fight once the Bolshevism happened, these people were slaughtered like animals. And part of me thinks they deserve it for being so naive and ignorant about the matter.

    I’d just be shocked and totally demoralized if this happened again. I want to prepare as best I can. The way I see it massive violence is coming to Europe regardless now. It’s just a question of whether it’s going to be a genocidal ethnic cleansing of Whites, or whether it’s going to be a war with some fighting back.

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      Admin 1 year ago

      Hey ChristmasGreen thanks for the comment! That must be your first on the site. How did you stumble upon it?

      I think you are quite correct that the most majority White areas are typically the most fantasy-based left-wing thinking ones. It is the same here in America in places like Vermont and Idaho. You can go to a beautiful little Saturday Farmer’s Markets full of elderly baby boomer former hippies. They will lament how sad it is that there is ‘so little diversity’ in such towns, and tell you how horrible racism is and how Europe and America must accept refugees. All of them moved to such small, all-white rural towns from big cities that were multi-ethnic though, and NONE show even the slightest awareness of their hypocrisy lol.

      It sounds from your comment like you live in Europe however, is that accurate? I agree with your prediction in the last paragraph of course. I think all of us are thinking the same thing: how best can I prepare?

      Would love to hear any more thoughts or experiences you have, whether through the comments or via email! valhalla1@europeancivilwar.com.

      Thanks again-


  2. Ezra 1 year ago


    Good article on the whole Isis, cia, Mossad, mi6 deal. There is also a massive pedophile ring involved with all these groups. VT is somewhat pro-Islam, which I hate, but they are very anti Israel and pro Russian as far as policy. They have telling articles on some of this web

  3. ProLepanto 1 year ago

    A good review, I will have to pick up a copy.

    Has anyone looked at the other aspect of the deconstruction of the West recently? This book seems to cover the leftist sponsored invasion, but here is a peak at the domestic disposition towards the natives.

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      Admin 1 year ago

      LOL I saw that article. I thought about writing something based on it but haven’t had time yet. It actually struck close to home because we have been thinking about/deciding to place our son into Montessorri school when he is old enough, and while I do feel positive about such a choice based on my research so far, I am also aware that they contain MANY liberals. Now, I think that is slowly changing, but I was already contemplating the prospect of being ‘found out’ by the teachers/staff at such schools as an evil right winger before I even saw this article…. I have no idea what would happen in such a scenario, but I can only imagine, based on my own thoughts about that here, just what it must be like in Sweden or Germany of all places. Holy smokes….

  4. Vilhelmsson 1 year ago

    Call me a form of Devil’s Advocate here. I’d just like to point out this important distinction: Orban is President of Hungary for the same reason that Sarkozy will soon be President (again) of France – Orban and his Fidesz are keeping out Jobbik (the true opposition) in the same way that Sarkozy will be keeping out Le Pen. Orban’s policies relating to immigration are in fact very tame indeed. It’s an old trick employed many times. It often works, because few spot it. Compare Fidesz with Kotleba’s Slovak People’s Party, for example:


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      Admin 1 year ago

      Hey Vilhelmson- you surely make a strong point.

      Indeed, the situation of Sarkozy in France is particularly unwholesome. Granted, Marine le Pen has advanced some way too moderate ideas or gestures in the last couple years for my taste, but Sarkozy was the one who talked about France’s future being based on ethnic-mixing, and that if people did not embrace that themselves the French government would have to intervene. I actually didn’t believe that he really said such things the first time I heard that, thought it was some exaggeration or conspiracy theorist thing but I watched the clips on youtube and saw that legit news places had translated his words as such. So yeah the idea that he may win because he is pretending to have right wing views now is definitely sickening.

      I agree with you that Jobbik and some of the other parties are better than Fidesz, and that it is the same type of phenomenon. I definitely want to give credit where it is due to Orban though, as out of all actual elected European leaders he has been the most outspoken against Merkel and European-Suicide. He is certainly better than Sarkozy, but at the same time it would be great to get one of these very right parties in there that TRULY understands the scope of defense needed to preserve Europe.

      Appreciate the comment good discussion.

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