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Are You an Übermensch?
Take This Simple Test & Find Out!

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I suppose you’re reading this website because you care about the fate of Western culture and the race that produced it. Perhaps you are, in your own way, trying to do something to preserve your heritage and your people. Like me, you realize the terrible menace posed to the West by non-white immigration, and by all the isms that twine around each other in the noisome innards of Political Correctness: multiculturalism, egalitarianism, feminism, relativism, etc.

I want you to imagine for a moment that you are able to see into the future and know with absolute and total certainty that we will lose. For example, not only will whites become a minority in America and Europe, they will eventually be wiped out. Imagine for a moment that you know – again, with complete certainty – that white people and the civilization they created will be completely obliterated.

I want you to think of some aspects of Western civilization that you love or revere. Take the works of Plato for instance. Suppose you know that in the future there will be no one who will be interested in reading and preserving Plato. Oh, he’ll be around in libraries staffed by Asians, but eventually more and more voices will be heard calling for an end to teaching “dead white males” like Plato, who are simply no longer “relevant.” After several generations, new editions of Plato will cease to be printed. In a few hundred years, the old editions will have disappeared. In time the works of Plato will be completely lost. Now, simply apply the same pattern to Aristotle, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Wagner, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Goethe, Kant, Mozart, Rodin, Bach, Botticelli, and Blake. Imagine the works of these men simply disappearing from the earth, because no one cares to preserve them.

We need not restrict ourselves to high culture. Imagine your favorite films, which you suppose will always be around on DVD, Blu Ray, or whatever new gimcrackery gets invented, simply vanishing from the face of the earth: Birth of a Nation, Citizen Kane, The Holy Mountain, Vertigo, Metropolis, Fanny and Alexander, La Dolce Vita. Wait, that’s high culture too. All right: imagine all the James Bond, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones films simply vanishing.

Imagine a world left with nothing but rap and salsa music, the Madea films, Telemundo, ghetto fiction, and donkey shows.

Please do not nit-pick. Please do not tell me “Well, it’s implausible to think that all of it will be lost. . . .” No, actually, it is not implausible. I put this scenario to someone once who said to me (I kid you not), “Oh, the Jews and the Asians will preserve our culture.” I will admit that if white, gentile, European people died out the hope for preserving our (high) culture would lie in the Jews and the Asians. But suppose they are not able to contain and control the dark tide after all? They imagine that they will be able to, but suppose not. I am inclined to believe that once superior peoples mix with inferior, it is only a matter of time before the superior is degraded and done in. In another essay published on this website, Derek Hawthorne quotes D. H. Lawrence writing in The Plumed Serpent:

And all the efforts of white men to bring the soul of the dark men of Mexico into final clenched being have resulted in nothing but the collapse of the white men. Against the soft, dark flow of the Indian the white man at last collapses, with his god and his energy he collapses. In attempting to convert the dark man to the white man’s way of life, the white man has fallen helplessly down the hole he wanted to fill up. Seeking to save another man’s soul, the white man lost his own, and collapsed upon himself.

Besides, this is my thought experiment, and I get to make the rules. So, to repeat: imagine that it is all lost. I am not saying I think it really will be lost, and that everything is hopeless. I don’t actually believe that; I think that there is real reason for hope. But my thought experiment asks you to imagine, just for a moment, that in fact things are completely, and totally hopeless; our culture irreversibly dying out. Everything great and beautiful that the West has every created is done for. Gone, as if it had never existed.

Suppose that were the case – what would you do? When I first considered this scenario, I was filled with an almost indescribable sorrow. I felt as I imagine a man would feel on being told he has only a year to live. Why do anything at all, if it is all futile, if everything is for naught? Would you be able to continue listening to Wagner, or would it now be an unbearably painful experience, knowing as you do that soon Wagner will never be performed again? Would you stop reading Plato? Perhaps most significantly, would you stop trying to do your part to preserve your culture and your people? After all, what’s the point? You’ve seen the future, and you know that there isn’t a point.

For Nietzsche, you are an Übermensch if you are able to look the eternal return squarely in the face and say “yes” to it. This also involves a thought experiment. Imagine that everything that has happened and is happening now – including all the really awful things (e.g., Madea’s Big Happy Family) – are destined to happen again an infinite number of times in exactly the same way. If you think about this carefully, it’s truly horrifying. But the Übermensch is able to say yes to this awful prospect: to will that everything happen over again infinitely, including all that he has done. This constitutes a supreme act of self-assertion: to will that one’s own acts be repeated infinitely, unalterably.

My thought experiment, of course, is different. But how you respond to it also determines whether or not you are an Übermensch.  Are you able to see the future as bringing the destruction of all that we hold dear – and still live in this world and enjoy all those things while they last? If so, you have learned how to deal with death as a dying man does – enjoying all those things he values, in the time he has left. This is important, but it does not make you an Übermensch. Here’s the real question: are you able to see the future as bringing the destruction of all that we hold dear, and still act to defend and preserve our culture?

Yes, suppose you know for sure that all will be lost: will you still fight to save it all? If you respond by saying “What for?” then you are not an Übermensch. No indeed, you are the Last Man. If you think the best course is to take a Spanish class, or develop a taste for rap, or, worse yet, fry your brain on Political Correctness and decide that “it’s really all for the best,” then you are not even the Last Man. You’re not a man at all.

Faced with the prospect of a dark (in more ways than one) and dreadful future, the only honorable choice is to fight to preserve your culture and your people even if your efforts come to nothing. Many of us are doing that, soldiering on even though we remain pessimistic. Despite all the pessimism, however, we still hope. What I am asking you, however, is whether you could act to do what is right even if you are certain of failure. If you not only can do that, but find it impossible to imagine what else you could do with your time, then you are an Übermensch. In other words, if the only option for you is to fight for what’s right even though you believe you will fail, then you have passed the supreme test of character, and are more than merely human.

This perspective draws as much from the Bhagavad-Gita as it does from Nietzsche. (For more information, see Derek Hawthorne’s masterful review of Julius Evola’s The Metaphysics of War.) Informed by the god Krishna that his future contained nothing but a nullity, the great warrior Arjuna fought on because it was his duty to fight. For a man like Arjuna – who was, again, more than a mere man – there was simply no other option.

To repeat, I am offering you only a thought experiment. I do not, in fact, believe that all is lost and that our situation is hopeless. Quite the reverse, in fact. If you have understood my thought experiment, however, you will see that it can be a source of tremendous strength. Too often individuals like us become dejected, and slide into do-nothing-ism. Some drop out of the cause entirely and wind up raising children and backyard chickens in some isolated, majority white (for now) hamlet in the boonies. But if you have understood what I have said, you will not be able to settle for this. In moments of dejection, when you feel that all is lost, you will remind yourself that even if all as lost you must act anyway, and that no other course is possible. That is, if you wish to retain your self-respect. If you do not wish to retain your self-respect, then we have nothing to say to each other.

“All this may be true,” I can hear some good souls saying, “but what, concretely, can I do?” This is our central problem. We all want to do something to fight the good fight but what can I, as an individual, do exactly? Well, some write, some speak, some organize meetings, some talk to and try to “convert” as many people as they can. Some ambitious folks with the luxury of time have started organizations, magazines, and websites. If you can’t do any of these, then you can at least help those that are.

In other words, you can give them money. I am Counter-Currents’ top donor. I give them a modest amount of money on a monthly basis. I do this because I believe that of all the “movement” outfits around today, the approach of Counter-Currents is the most promising. So many of the other groups deal only with matters like IQ, demographics, etc. One gets the impression they think that all we have to do is expel all the non-whites and paradise will return. This is extremely misguided. A culture that would allow our sorts of problems to arise in the first place is seriously warped. What we truly need is nothing less than a seering, all-encompassing critique of the whole post-Christian, Western world. Counter-Currents aims to establish an American version of the French New Right – one that is engaged not just in ivory tower intellectualism, but with a critique of popular culture and the creation of an alternative community. (Read the Counter-Currents mission statement here.)

I didn’t start this essay thinking I would end it with a fund-raising plea, but here goes. How much do you spend on Hollywood movie tickets a month, or on buying DVDs, or on a cable subscription, or on Starbucks coffee, or on tamales, or fried chicken? Is it $25 a month? $50? That money goes to support our enemies. Why not send it to Counter-Currents instead? Just how much is saving Western civilization worth to you? Be an Übermensch. Invest in hate. Now.

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10 Comments

  1. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    A most astute analysis, particularly as I see the tapestry of Humanity against the much greater backdrop of the development of Mankind.

    I am sending folding money – not tip money, folding money.

    We preach one set of values, and practice another. Counter-Currents or cable pay per views? Counter-Currents or fast food? When we do so, the Enemy rejoices.

    Please keep up these useful reminders that we CAN send money, and we certainly SHOULD. Our children and grandchildren will require it, and, in time, will appreciate it.

    I have been fascinated by those who might become WNists as a matter of conscious choice, and yet support everything but the last, best hope for their children, and their grandchildren. They’ll pay, and worse, much worse, their children and grandchildren will find THEIR futures sacrificed as they are raised as second class citizens, at best, in a mud hell of a second world country. That’s if they are lucky.

    Otherwise, the Hunger Games, and the functional equivalence of human sacrifice, to animals.

    What’s In YOUR Future?

    Focus Northwest

  2. Lew
    Posted June 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    So many of the other groups deal only with matters like IQ, demographics, etc. One gets the impression they think that all we have to do is expel all the non-whites and paradise will return. This is extremely misguided. A culture that would allow our sorts of problems to arise in the first place is seriously warped. What we truly need is nothing less than a seering, all-encompassing critique of the whole post-Christian, Western world. Counter-Currents aims to establish an American version of the French New Right – one that is engaged not just in ivory tower intellectualism, but with a critique of popular culture and the creation of an alternative community

    That’s a very nice summary of the CC mission. It brings it together well for people like myself who have not read Guénon.

  3. CaptainEuro
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Quote: ‘Some drop out of the cause entirely and wind up raising children and backyard chickens in some isolated, majority white (for now) hamlet in the boonies. ‘

    There’s nothing wrong about raising children, in fact, that is what people with higher IQs should do in order to improve the race. The problem is in which society these children are raised. Unfortunately the higher IQ (and the more disposition to racial awareness) the more chances of being shunned from said society. It’s catch 22.

    All in all, excellent article.

  4. Junghans
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    “A culture that would allow our sorts of problems to arise in the first place is seriously warped”. Bingo on that sentence, Jef! Upon reflection, as recently as 40 years ago, the U.S. was a 90% White majority nation. What went wrong? Well, that heritage was subsequently squandered because of the inherent, internal mental/intellectual toxification of a huge portion of the general White population, working at cross purposes against itself. Cultural rot, deracination, and moral corruption were other mitigating parts of the national breakdown; and, all of this malaise was, at the same time, intensively compounded by the rise to domination of Anglo/Western society by organized Jewry. The great question is, can such a people detoxify themselves in time to guarantee White Civilization a bright future, or are we destined to disappear as a failed human sub-species, the few surviving remnants possibly languishing on display someday in a Chinese zoo?

  5. Posted June 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Great comments above. I do believe that addressing the culture that allowed this subversion is very important. We need to reassess our Christian slave morality and universalist sentiments.

  6. Alexander
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Very well put Jef. The London Daily Mail just put it another way so $100 is on the way for the fund raiser.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007181/Majority-babies-U-S-born-ethnic-minorities.html
    And then there is Flavia who needs to do a bit more homework on “Our Christian slave mentality”
    John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make ye free.
    I could go on but there is no point. Just consider that as the political parties have been co opted so has the church which is now in apostasy.
    The one hundred bucks is free too!!!?

  7. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Alexander:

    Note the tone of smug, silent, self-congratulation, as the demographic destruction of what America has become now seems all but guaranteed. The de facto legalization of the illegals here assures this. All that is required, really, is an Executive Order from the President halting all deportation proceedings as, say, a cost control measure to help balance the budget.

    Now what?

    Flavia might do well to look at the christianseparatist website, as well as the Kinist websites, such as spirit, water blood and cambria will not yield. My own comments concerning the need for a new Christianity – Masculine, Patriarchal, Johnanine – are a matter of record here. This implies a new Church, of course.

    As always, the most effective thing you can do is send money to counter-currents; regularity is almost more important than the amount. The smallest good deed is greater than the grandest of intentions. The cost of the Enemy’s chosen distractions for you would be much better spent – even ten dollars a month, reliably sent, is ten spent for your Posterity, and ten less, for Them. A more cost effective battle can not be imagined.

    And the deed of Master Sergeant Thomas James Ball must be borne in mind. There is much to be learned from that. Notice how the medicorps threw him down the Memory Hole? See what else they are “reporting” on, instead? Wonder why that is?

    What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest

    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted June 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

      Alexander:

      Above I wrote:

      The de facto legalization of the illegals here assures this. All that is required, really, is an Executive Order from the President halting all deportation proceedings…

      Obama just did it, by making the DREAM Act an Executive Order. Apparently, it allows them to stay if the “volunteered” for military service, are enrolled in ANY “educational” program, are pregnant or nursing. The Republicans support this. This is being discussed, for such good as it will do, on AmRen. Between the birth shift, and the Executive Order passing of the DREAM Act, the need for the metapolitical project has never been more obvious.

      Or, we can keep playing Charlie Brown playing “Lucy’s Rules Football.” I think this variation of “Lucy’s Rules Football” is called “Democracy.”

      What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest – NOW!

  8. Alexander
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    I Googled Master Sergeant Thomas James Ball and I can’t say that i am surprised it didn’t make the headlines. I have not been involved in any court proceedings myself but sadly I know a couple of people who have and, trying to be polite here, I can’t help but laugh whenever I hear on the news that some new victim has been done for being in contempt of court. Perhaps some lawyer lurking on our site could put me straight but there is no rule of law anymore, merely, to paraphrase the red Queen of Alice in Wonderland fame, “just what I say there is,”
    On the subject of Christianity I don’t know what to say for as with anything else “true Christianity” is what you see and today it’ not a pretty sight. Time for another Council of Trent or a Reformation of some sort? A Christian Faye, Benoist or an O”Meara would come in handy. I am sure God will send somebody – he always does!!

  9. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted June 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Alexander:

    Master Sergeant Thomas Ball’s Declaration made a point all “Patriots” and “CONservatives” choose to ignore; courts of Equity are not bound by the Constitution, and have so much flexibility as to make “the Law” what it truly is – a matter of Process, and not Substance.

    CONstitutionalists seem to believe a piece of paper in the National Archives has the power to save them from the State. This is how Childish they have become. The Constition is simply the corporate charter – the Articles of Incorporation – for a new State; nothing more, nothing less. The Bill of Rights simply remind one and all of Metzger’s Insight:

    You do not have “rights.” You have “Privileges,” and those, only to the extent you can enforce them.

    When they bleat like sheep about to be shorn – and worse – about “the Constitution,” they are saying they took no efforts for themselves, hoping that Sky God Constitution, along with Sky Gods Founding Fathers, would save them from what they allowed to be created. We should learn from the Men’s Rights people, as the means by which they were disenfranchised will be applied to us, all too soon, one way or the other.

    Hence, the importance of defining and choosing on OUR Terms. That leads us to the Northwest Republic. We withdraw, slowly, the active support of the “governed” – nice, honest term that, which is silent as to who the “governors” are – and build parallel systems that do not rely on State support, and State “guidance”; home schooling, home-based churches developing into Church-based support networks, for example.

    The importance of a new Church – Christian, to be sure – is something we all seem to have overlooked. In light of what happened to Roman Catholicism after Vatican II, this is an oversight we can correct fairly easily, if we are willing to be very honest. Inspired by Harold Covington’s Northwest Republic series, perhaps a series of short essays, or even short stories, might be developed for counter-currents, in a thread dealing with “What Is To Be Done?” The metapolitical imperative has suddenly become obvious, at least in the short run,…

    As has the value of sending money to counter-currents on a regular basis.

    What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest

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