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The Reality of Evil

Arno Breker sculptures in 1945

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French translation here

I suppose I am a 45-year-old child. When you’re small, you think that all adults are good and have your best interests at heart. This innocence is one of the things that make children lovable.

It’s also one of the reasons we are so horrified by cases of child abuse, neglect, and molestation. The thought of that innocence being shattered so violently is abhorrent to us. Most children, of course, lose their innocence in less dramatic ways: they come to slowly understand that not everyone is good. Some people are flawed, and some are downright evil.

My problem is that I’ve found it hard to come to terms with just how flawed people are, and, especially, with the reality of human evil. It’s not that I am unaware of human shortcomings and human wickedness. It is as if I only accept these things in the abstract. When confronted in my daily life with actual instances of vice and evil, I am always taken by surprise. I very often go through a period (which gets briefer as I get older) of wondering if I have interpreted the other person’s behavior correctly – and often I even wonder whether I myself have done some wrong which has brought this behavior on. (I am always my own worst critic.)

I don’t think that the root of this problem is simple insecurity or lack of faith in my own judgment. Instead, it has more to do with an inability on my part to put myself in the evildoer’s place and achieve some understanding of how it was possible for them to do what they did. To concretize this a bit, sometimes on my job I encounter other individuals being obviously, grossly petty, dishonest, and vindictive. When confronted with their acts, at first I am always in a state of disbelief, and often, as I have said, I question my own perceptions. The reason for this is that I cannot understand how someone could behave in such a fashion, and still be able to look at themselves in the mirror.

Like anyone else, I have moments where I am tempted to act in ways that are petty, spiteful, and dishonest. But I pride myself on being a very self-aware person. I am generally – not always, but generally – aware of my own motivations. And I have a keen vision of the sort of person I want to be, and be seen as (by myself, predominantly, and by others). When, for example, I see a person being spiteful out of what is quite obviously envy I wonder how they can allow themselves to behave in such a way — when their actions provide such a crystal-clear glimpse into the depths of their soul. Aren’t they concerned that the person to whom their spite is directed will recognize that it stems from envy, and hold them in contempt? Don’t they have a vision of themselves, an ideal, that is incompatible with such small-minded behavior?

An even more disturbing question also now occurs to me more and more: are they perhaps simply unaware of their own motivations? But here’s the most disturbing question of all: might they be entirely aware of their motivations, and simply not care? If you are looking for a definition of evil, gentle reader, this is it. Evil is the conscious doing of what one knows to be wrong; the conscious and deliberate effort to do harm or make mischief, just because one knows it is harmful and mischievous.

Evil is worse than “bad,” as everyone intuitively knows. A philosopher once explained the distinction along the following lines. If someone burglarizes my home and steals my TV, my computer, my watch, and my collection of Third Reich memorabilia, that’s bad. If someone breaks into my home and steals all the above, and kills my cat, pisses in my refrigerator, and paints hateful words on my walls, that’s evil. Thieves are bad, but they don’t generally do what they do because they want to harm us; they just want our stuff without having to work for it. They’re crooked, but not twisted. The second example I’ve given is one where the actor is evil: he does wrong just because he knows it is wrong, and because he wants to cause harm. That’s twisted.

The first novel I ever really loved was Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. The chief villain of that novel is Ellsworth Toohey, an architectural critic who tries to destroy the career of Rand’s hero, Howard Roark. Toohey is portrayed as self-consciously evil: he is moved to destroy Roark because of Roark’s greatness; because he, Toohey, knows he could never create anything of beauty or importance himself. In one of the novel’s most memorable scenes, Toohey makes a lengthy speech in which he makes it crystal clear that he is perfectly aware that he is motivated by envy, and that he doesn’t care. When I first read The Fountainhead at the tender age of twenty, I found Toohey an implausible character. Now I’m not so sure.

Toohey is, of course, an embodiment of Nietzsche’s “slave morality.” (Rand was heavily influenced by Nietzsche – more so than her followers would allow – and even planned at one point to introduce each section of The Fountainhead with a quote from Nietzsche.) Motivated by resentment, the “slave types” effect a transvaluation of values, denigrating all that is great, noble, and beautiful, and celebrating the weak, the defective, and the ugly. Nietzsche saw Christianity and modern leftism as expressions of slave morality. In other words, they are expressions of envy and resentment. Rand had a nice way of defining envy, worthy of Nietzsche: “hatred of the good for being the good.”

And this is really why recognizing the reality of evil is so important for our cause. I have found that the most vexing question for right wingers is why it is that so many of our own people seem bent on destroying our people and our culture. I remember a conversation I had years ago with one of the most prominent right wingers in the country in which again and again he expressed his bafflement with the suicidal self-hatred of whites. It is tempting to think that such individuals are “misguided.” And, of course, some are: the ones who have been to college and have had political correctness rammed down their throats, and who know nothing else.

But what of the professors who taught these people? What of the racial hucksters of the SPLC? What of the people who shut down the American Renaissance Conferences? What of the German legal authorities jailing individuals for violations of political correctness? (To say nothing of the legal authorities in Canada, England, France, Austria, etc.) What of Tony Blair and his minions, who removed restrictions on immigration with the deliberate intention of destroying the last remnants of traditional British culture? What of the American politicians who do nothing to stop illegal immigration, when their own people are unable to find jobs? What of the American politicians who gladly send Americans off to fight and die for Israel, rather than forfeit their lucrative and powerful positions? What of the college admission boards actively discriminating against whites? What of the American college presidents who shut down German Studies departments to make way for departments of “Latino/Latina” studies?

Our mission – saving our people and our culture – actually depends upon keeping clearly in mind that evil, “plain, naked, smirking evil” (to borrow another phrase from Rand), is the best explanation for most of these phenomena. To entertain the idea that those responsible may be merely “misguided” is a dangerous error. First of all, we must come to recognize – as I, in my life, have had some difficulty recognizing – that evil is a reality. As I get older and reflect more and more on the predicament we are in, it becomes ever clearer to me that our enemies are, for the most part, evil and not merely wrong.

Second, as a matter of “strategic policy,” it is better to assume the worst about our opponents. To do otherwise is far too risky. There is just too much at stake here to give our enemies “the benefit of the doubt,” to wring our hands over what their motivations might be, and to be charitable. I think there is a great temptation to be too charitable to our enemies and the system they represent, simply because the possibility that they and it are irreparably and irredeemably evil is so terrible a thought that many of us shrink from it. But we must not shrink from this. And when we do actually win – and we will win – we must resist the temptation to be magnanimous (one of the most noble, but potentially dangerous inclinations of our people). When that time comes we must keep squarely in mind that our victory is a victory over evil, and we must not forgive and forget.

Make no mistake, we are not fighting for a world in which people will have the “right” to teach and propagate the false doctrines that are currently destroying us. Those doctrines must be expelled utterly from all public discourse and heavy penalties must be imposed upon those who would still espouse them. The organizations that have been formed to spread these anti-white, anti-Western, anti-male ideologies must be destroyed. The institutions that have been hijacked to propagate these ideas (the schools, the churches, etc.) must be completely overhauled and the chief propagators expelled. In short, we must take a page, or two, or two hundred, out of the communist playbook and ruthlessly purge purge purge.

None of this is possible if we take the attitude “Oh, Aaron may be a communist but he sure is nice guy,” or “Andrea may be a feminist but she sent me such a nice card when my collie died.” All of us have to wake up to the fact that we fighting the biggest, toughest, most important battle we have ever faced, and that if we lose we lose everything. We will not succeed unless we keep squarely in mind that ours really is a battle of good versus evil. Ours is a battle to save beauty, nobility, and greatness from the fang-bearing, beady-eyed, life-hating forces of envy and resentment. It’s as simple as that.

Sometimes human beings aren’t complicated at all. Sometimes they are simply evil. And healthy individuals and healthy peoples must be keenly and constantly aware of this fact.

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36 Comments

  1. CaptainEuro
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    I guess souls, just as material beings, can degenerate to the point of no return. Some souls are rotten from the very beginning. Some of them are tired of their own people, those sociopaths. The current political class is a zoo with lots of specimens like these in display.

    Great article Jef.

  2. Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    What sort of churches are you talking about exactly ?

  3. John
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Indeed, we have to accept the reality that a lot of our opponents are either sociopathic sycophants or people who, for whatever reason, truly and deeply hates the white man. Many fence sitters will join us as our strength grows, but at some point the book of salvation will have to be closed for the leading members of our society. Those who are not with us then, will have made their choice.

    Btw, your columns are my favourites!

    • Jef Costello
      Posted September 19, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      Thank you, John!

  4. Dominion
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    What about the fact that if the cultural marxist are silenced they will be able to employ the same strategy many on the right do currently? “They censor us. Hence, they must not be able to defeat our arguments. Hence, they fear us because we can overthrow them both philosophically and in reality.” The best way to defeat an opponent is to show his argument to be false and that in the case of the cultural marxists it leads to the intolerable situation we are in today.

    • Michael Bell
      Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

      We are only ever allowed to refute the Left’s arguments among ourselves. The establishment never gives us podiums or other media upon which to refute the foundations of modern society. The only “right-wingers” that are given a microphone in the mainstream are actors paid by Oprah and Jerry Springer to embody straw-man depictions of us, or total morons who end up making fools of themselves and caricatures of our worldview. On very rare occasions they’ll allow David Duke or Jared Taylor to be heard–but when I say rare I mean incredibly rare–and when they do, they often try to limit the amount of time these men have to speak by speaking over them or cutting the feed to their cameras. Wolf Blitzer did the latter to Duke a few years back when Duke was handing Blitzer his own ass in a discussion about the Zionist lobby’s control over American politics.

      The system would never allow a threat to itself to disseminate ideals to a wide audience unchecked.

      As for the moral qualms that some may have with silencing particular groups, keep in mind that cultural Marxism is founded upon the idea of human equality, which is false. If the foundation of an ideology is false, then the ideology itself is false. To silence that which is false is an act of sanity.

      • Jef Costello
        Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

        Well said!

  5. Clint
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Great article. It’s sad the knowledge about ingroup/outgroup relations is lost on most white people. I thought every creature considered those outside their tribe/race an enemy first until they prove otherwise.

    Nice to see someone drawing a line between right and wrong or better stated “good and evil” and ignoring petty sentimentalism. Would it be appropriate to call someone who is evil as possessed by demons or simply a demon? Might sound silly but the connotation it invokes seems more damning.

  6. Jaego Scorzne
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    We must not be afraid to generalize, to stereotype, to paint with a broad brush. Thus armed, we can attack endlessly without a twinge of guilt – just like they do. Sure we can admit error about individuals – but the onus is on them to prove their innocence. As for the Collective Left – it is without any redeeming value. Thus people on the fence will endeavor to become less guilty before being charged. Men love strength above all things – and this is Strength.

    If Pope Benedict wanted to get men back into the churches, let him stand up and call for an end to Muslim immigration. That would get men’s attention and win their admiration. But instead he get flustered and calls for more dialogue. What is there to talk about? It is a matter of strength and will be decided by the same.

    Did not our Master Friedrich not teach us to Philosophize with a Hammer? Surely He would approve of such broad brushing. Such liberal profiling is the secret to winning elections if we must have them. Such ethnic profiling is the secret to airport security and effective police work in the hell of mulitculturalism. Such Stength is what will enable us to put an end to all such things ultimately.

  7. Crunchie
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    “When that time comes we must keep squarely in mind that our victory is a victory over evil, and we must not forgive and forget.” The problem with this attitude is that victory would be harder to acheive if the enemy believes that they would get harshly treated upon surrender/defeat. Look at south africa, if the leader of the anc was baying for revenge in public in 1992 (like malema does now) in the eyes of white south africans would the 1992 referenum have gone the way it did. This is not a comment about mandela being a good man but rather his image. Think how hard it would have been for the anc to get their agenda through if their leader had malema’s image rather than mandela’s. In the end the result is the same.

  8. rationem
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Look, For the love of dove. If whites argued on the human rights angle for their basic rights to be acknowledged buy law then they too would be seen as a “sacred” minority unable to be touched by rule or regulation. The entire tone of the cultural Geist in which we live in has been set by the leaders. So people please stop trying to denigrate your fellow acquaintances since it is a waste of time.

    The leaders set the culture, and the by product of their mismanagement is the degenerate modern white male and female we witness daily. The average person will do what they feel is “right or appropriate” according to the what standards society believes what “right or good” is.
    We lost the last European leadership and chance at immortality in 1945. That chance at glory and ultimate transgression bliss is finished folks. The world has changed immensely, both in terms of political, cultural and social trends that are practically irreversible.

    One main political route left, is the suing, for white rights in the vein of how the left did it with the negroes. This also working with non-whites and those of multifarious political views to make a credible white-rights block. Essentially this block will sue media stations, papers, radio or anything remotely “hateful” towards whites in general. It also target advertisers, individuals in authority and so on so forth – (yes, even the “long march through the institutions may suffice for this). We must make it as taboo to speak ill of whites as it as taboo to speak ill of blacks in the media or any other ethnic group. It is a solution that will buy us time and it would take the vicious moral imperative off blacks to feel justified in hating, raping and damaging white society ( through excess crime and juvenile behavior). The sugar daddy is closing shop.

    Now I hear you scorn the act of aping the left in its social tactics. Truth is, I hate it too, but we have few choices other than to dwell in further conspiracy theories as to why we cannot get our act together and form a united block that would easily carry on to other white nations in Europe, SA, Oz and elsewhere who badly this protective legislation.

    It’s one way of riding the Tiger. Unfortunately the zeitgeist( i.e, culture) has to change but it will only change through extreme circumstances ( as in 1945 and 9/11 for instance) and its doubtable whether the collapse of the system would work in our favor in either case since as G.Fay noted we are not organized.

    What is obvious is that whatever activity is made socially acceptable by the state, you will always have people who will rise to fulfill those positions in a positive way. Thus we have all sorts of dangerous activities people willingly engage in, because it is socially acceptable, but give them something like racial-identity that is not state sanctioned and they are running scared. we just have to make it more socially acceptable and the time is right for that now.

    Other than that outside of the social acceptable spectrum there is the legion of death, who calls on all remaining whites (those 20% willing) to sacrifice all material possession and join life of poverty and to be willing to give it all they have to securing white recognition. Thus creating something that is considered rare and passe amongst the bourgeois historical narrative, that something being : A will to live.

    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

      rationem in blockquote:

      …The world has changed immensely, both in terms of political, cultural and social trends that are practically irreversible.

      Yes, if you assume tomorrow will be just like yesterday, for infinity.

      I don’t think this is so. I think, economically and therefore politically speaking, something truly horrific this way comes. Things change fairly quickly when people have nothing, and nothing to lose. As Gerald Celente says, “Then, they lose it.”

      Then, they are open to solutions structured along lines of the New Reality. Credit unions replace banks (who don’t want your little bitty money, anyway), cooperatives replace corporations, and new organizational structures come to the fore. Home churches replace Mainline churches that hate men, and work to demonize the White Race at all points. Family Becomes First.

      Yesterday’s marginal countertrends (US!) become the new normal, and the living foundation of the new nation becomes the living foundation for the New Civilization. “The Suicide of the West” becomes the substance of deep analysis by the new Leadership.

      One main political route left, is the suing, for white rights in the vein of how the left did it with the negroes.

      With this is the shifting of the White Mindset from seeking the approval of those who wish to kill us, our Families, and Civilization itself, to going on the attack, intelligent, without fear or favor. Bob Whitaker’s guys have been working on such arguments, and how to use them effectively.

      The larger issue, that few, even on our side, wish to face because of the horrific implications, is this:

      There is a policy and ongoing practice of genocide against the White Race.

      Arguing with people who support this, except to build the cultural counterforce, is a waste of time. They are acting and reacting emotionally, and only argue with you as an excuse to take you off the offensive, off the effective, walk down the street with their arm around you, lead you into their favorite alley, and stab you in the back.

      As for using the legal system, note that the Attorney General has said the Civil Rights laws DO NOT apply to White people. Note, by the way, that this remains the practice of the Department of Justice, with the full support of the Republican Party in Congress. All funding requests approved, all staffing requests approved, and all passed in the Senate,. without the softest compliant from the Republican leadership on racial grounds. So much for the status quo.

      …and its doubtable whether the collapse of the system would work in our favor in either case since as G.Fay noted we are not organized.

      Organization requires Themes around which to organize. A common, consistent message – being against the genocide of the White race and favoring a New Renaissance – seem worthwhile. When the formerly working White Families realize they are the target of soft destruction, of genocide, and their economic system was thrown over the side, they will be open to Solutions. The common theme must be a reorganization, followed by a Renaissance. The common practice must be to get our message against White genocide, and FOR White Families, and Western Civilization, out and across, without fear, and without favor; all, of course, done in an “apple-pie, strictly-legal, sort of way” (HT: Jim Giles)

      Other than that outside of the social acceptable spectrum there is the legion of death, who calls on all remaining whites (those 20% willing) to sacrifice all material possession and join life of poverty and to be willing to give it all they have to securing white recognition. Thus creating something that is considered rare and passe amongst the bourgeois historical narrative, that something being : A will to live.

      Young men with no hope, nothing, and nothing to lose, willing to “sacrifice all material possession and join a life of poverty….”

      Sounds like a religious Order, within a Church, or young Warriors, joining the Corps. They might well be one and the same. there are many young White men with no possessions (few, at any rate), no hope, who are already living lives of poverty. Harnessing this to the fulfillment of a transcendent purpose is a very interesting idea.

      What can we offer them but honor, discipline, and the stars?

      What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest!

      • rationem
        Posted September 20, 2011 at 6:32 am | Permalink

        Most of your points were relative enough, unfortunately most of your quotations and citings come from WN ” movement” types rather than new-right or other genuine academic sources. I see a trend among those kooky movement types to be very myopic to what actually goes on in Europe and to lack any understanding of the greater cultural political narrative as it stands today. In essence they have no academic accreditation and it shows.

        My hypothesis was simply to buy us time and I believe, in fact know (because it is within our Human Rights) that the law is on our side when racial bias comes into question and indeed whites are underrepresented in every aspect of American life and the West in large. There is leniency within the system that does exist and can be done.

        Sue until it happens, there are enough genuine cases of prejudice to make it happen. It will take twenties years of hard and serious effort, but it can be done.
        Marx talked about the collapse of capitalism in the 1800′s as immanent, of course it never happened. The “collapse of the system” (a very leftist coin) may take far longer than you believe.

        Yes it would be akin to a religious action-contemplative order like that of the Romanian Iron Guard, except the religion would be less explicit and the cause absolute. Think also of the 13th Legion under Caesar in a post-modern setting.

      • Fourmyle of Ceres
        Posted September 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

        rationem in blockquote:

        Most of your points were relative enough, unfortunately most of your quotations and citings come from WN ” movement” types rather than new-right or other genuine academic sources. I see a trend among those kooky movement types to be very myopic to what actually goes on in Europe and to lack any understanding of the greater cultural political narrative as it stands today. In essence they have no academic accreditation and it shows.

        I am not using academic style footnotes, I am dealing with the art of political warfare in battling the government’s policy and practice I repeat POLICY AND PRACTICE of the genocide of the White Race. Those who support this most strongly usually have superb “academic accreditation.” They would not have received such “accreditation” if they thought otherwise.

        My hypothesis was simply to buy us time and I believe, in fact know (because it is within our Human Rights) that the law is on our side when racial bias comes into question and indeed whites are underrepresented in every aspect of American life and the West in large. There is leniency within the system that does exist and can be done.

        “Buy us time,” and THEN what? Demographically, we are out of time, a fact given greater strength by Obama’s recent passage of the DREAM act by Executive Order, with the total support of ALL of the Democrats, and ALL of the Republicans.

        Litigation simply acts as a distraction for us, a tranquilizer for us, and a rationale for our lack of political effectiveness; “Look, we’re up to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals! We ought to win THIS one!” By the time you get there, there will mandatory ESOL courses in the school for YOUR grandchildren. We will have failed, politically, just by them having them running the clock on us (“Your Honor, Motion for Extension. Granted.”)

        Sue until it happens, there are enough genuine cases of prejudice to make it happen. It will take twenties years of hard and serious effort, but it can be done.

        In twenty years, we will be an openly despised minority, at the mercy of those who have been taught to identify us with being the Race of Evil. In short, we don’t HAVE twenty years.

        Marx talked about the collapse of capitalism in the 1800′s as immanent, of course it never happened. The “collapse of the system” (a very leftist coin) may take far longer than you believe.

        The collapse of the forms of Capitalism in the mid to late 1800′s is an accomplished fact. It simply transformed itself to meet changing political and cultural conditions, all the while shifting power to the bankers. Durant. from “The Lessons of History”: “Men who manage men, manage men who manage things. But the men who manage money, manage all.”

        And “the collapse of the system” takes many forms. The Civil War pretty much put paid to the centuries old system of slavery, in a very short period of time. The collapse of the Soviet Union happened, in Cultural terms, in the blink of an eye. Change, peaceful and yet dramatic change, is possible.

        Yes it would be akin to a religious action-contemplative order like that of the Romanian Iron Guard, except the religion would be less explicit and the cause absolute. Think also of the 13th Legion under Caesar in a post-modern setting.

        I think this part of how we can face the Deep War, and win. Not just with better ideas, or better people, but people who carry in their souls better Ideals, and have been educated as to how best manifest these Ideals in the transformation their social and economic systems will face.

        Until then, we shall have to look at those who favor “tolerance” and “accommodation” – negotiating with those who are engaged in genocide against us, and our Families – and ask them the question of The Joker, in “The Dark Knight Returns”:

        “What happened? Your balls drop off?”

        So many of our “Leaders” can proudly reply, “YES!”

        What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest!

      • rationem
        Posted September 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

        We don’t have 20 years, we don’t even have 10 years, but 50 years will pass and nothing will be done but the same old talk that has been done since the end of WWII. Anything started now even H.C’s Northwest migration will take decades to build on, don’t you even know how long it took to build the French Front Nationale into what it is today? In basic terms, social organizations, businesses and their successes take time to build and that just about goes for anything that has a good chance to begin with. There are no quick fix solutions no matter how desperate our situation appears to be. There is room for multiple tactics to be done simultaneously and it would be daft to rule out the pursuit of human rights protective legislation since it will have to done anyway whether the “movement” has any involvement in it or not. As long as the goal is achievable and within reason it doesn’t matter how long it takes.

        Times are drastically changing into a western Johannesburg and Sao Paolo, where whites will be a hated minority and thus we will be picked off even quicker without legislation to protect us. So a lawyers block cannot begin too soon.

        Yes Capitalism has the means to change and transform and it often does and will continue to do so. The bankers are the “system” and will not go ever without total war. Look how much effort it takes to even cause a change of puppet state leaders in the Middle East ; it is tremendously difficult to cause a coup or alternative leadership change in any state run country since power is so centralised. Just buckle up and prepare for the worst, as it is yet to happen.

      • Fourmyle of Ceres
        Posted September 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

        rationem in blockquote:

        We don’t have 20 years, we don’t even have 10 years, but 50 years will pass and nothing will be done but the same old talk that has been done since the end of WWII.

        Yet, really, was it supposed to be anything other than “the same old talk,” the same old scripts of “Look how powerful THEY are! The only way THEY can be fought is to send money.” This money, of course, was invested to encourage further feelings of demoralization.

        As I look over the history of “White Nationalism,” I see that so much of it was designed to have us chasing our tails like puppies, instead of chasing the predators like wolves. Of course, as Harold Covington so correctly noted, we can do anything but organize (effectively!) on behalf of our Race.” As well, the focus was always on what “THEY” are doing to US, and never on what we could, and should Do About It. Do you think this was by accident? No, neither do I. But why, then? What purpose was fulfilled? Pretty obvious, isn’t it?

        Anything started now even H.C’s Northwest migration will take decades to build on, don’t you even know how long it took to build the French Front Nationale into what it is today?

        The organic component of the Northwest Republic is developing quickly; converting them into not challenging us will be fairly easy. That is all we need to convert them to the functional equivalent of supporters. Removing the Opposition by simply offering Better will remove the parasites. Making this Better, much damn Better, will insure the parasites simply choose to infest a softer Host.

        In basic terms, social organizations, businesses and their successes take time to build and that just about goes for anything that has a good chance to begin with.

        These are not basic times, but there will be a New Basic on The Other Side. These are remarkable times. And, the Internet has greatly accelerated organizational development. How fast did Groupon or Facebook go from nothing to tremendously successful enterprises? Both started with one Idea, replicated quickly and effectively. That’s what we offer – the best Idea, and the best Ideals.

        We saw the living foundation of the Northwest Republic begin in the Fifities, when people moved one exit further up the Interstate for the “better schools for our children.” Extend that from what they are running FROM, and give them something worth running TO, as well. Loosely paraphrasing, Alex Linder said it best; “Take the worst, most godforsaken state in the union, like Wyoming or Montana. Pass a law making it ‘WHITES ONLY,’ and jump out of the way of the wall of White Families fleeing what America has become.” This wall of mankind fleeing what American has become was described in “America’s Last Days” by Douglas Mackinnon. I think he was telling us something.

        There are no quick fix solutions no matter how desperate our situation appears to be. There is room for multiple tactics to be done simultaneously and it would be daft to rule out the pursuit of human rights protective legislation since it will have to done anyway whether the “movement” has any involvement in it or not. As long as the goal is achievable and within reason it doesn’t matter how long it takes.

        There are small daily acts – quick enough – that lay the foundation for more stable, long-term solutions. Human rights legislation can not hurt as part of a general campaign to legitimize the White Race, and all we can do. What would be the end game for such? To me, the themes are the reality of genocide, and the best solution, the Northwest Republic.

        Litigation costs money, however, and a lot of it. Look at the funding thermometer for this site, stuck at $11,353 for too long. What can be done about one, much less the vastly more expensive other?

        Times are drastically changing into a western Johannesburg and Sao Paolo, where whites will be a hated minority and thus we will be picked off even quicker without legislation to protect us. So a lawyers block cannot begin too soon.

        Can the litigation proposed by White South Africans be used as a template?

        Yes Capitalism has the means to change and transform and it often does and will continue to do so. The bankers are the “system” and will not go ever without total war. Look how much effort it takes to even cause a change of puppet state leaders in the Middle East ; it is tremendously difficult to cause a coup or alternative leadership change in any state run country since power is so centralised. Just buckle up and prepare for the worst, as it is yet to happen.

        History is written from the perspective of mass activity, like a river. Yet, it is developed from the usually unnoticed people on the banks of the river, a metaphor borrowed from “The Structure of Everyday Life.”

        The FORMS of power are centralized, but the SUBSTANCE of effectiveness, the mature use of power, is as decentralized as you can imagine. It’s all of us, as solid as the water you hold in your hand, and as soft, or hard, as it needs to be, depending upon the surrounding circumstances.

        All we have to do is prevail where they don’t, offer hope where they offer fear, and offer better Ideas, developed from better Ideals. Nobody at Plymouth Rock could imagine the world of Franklin and Jefferson, much less the Cultural Framework they would operate it, creating the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

        A consistent unifying Theme, a consistent Political Message, and, staring with the steps offered by VNN/F’s “Hugh,” and we could make a much better world arising from the ashes of this one, starting with the softest of tools – a thought.

        An example, for the Charlie Browns among us:

        They offer us the Reality of Evil, the greatest evil, the genocide of the White Race, the death of Western Civilization. This obstacle can, and must, be transformed into the opportunity to Do Better. Harold Covington has defined the outline. Who has the courage to begin to fill in the blanks with the substance of their lives, removing the sword of Truth from the stone of indifference, using it to divide Truth from Illusion, starting with their own lives?

        What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest!

    • Michael Bell
      Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

      Your throwing out a whole swirl of different thoughts here, but I’ll comment on one of them.

      “Look, For the love of dove. If whites argued on the human rights angle for their basic rights to be acknowledged buy law then they too would be seen as a “sacred” minority unable to be touched by rule or regulation.”

      Wherein exists this legislative body that is going to take any argument about White preservation seriously?

      • Uncle Fritz
        Posted September 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

        I wondered precisely the same thing!!

      • rationem
        Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

        It won’t be taken seriously until a legislation block of serious minded white indigenous rights orientated lawyers comes forth to argue and launch “10,000″ lawsuits against genuine cases of racial discrimination against whites. All that is needed is one lawsuit to win to change the law, that’s all. The Saul Alinsky tactic mixed with a Gramsician tone. They were not accepted at first and certainly had to argue their cases extensively, but once the cracked the wall they wedged it open.

        These people have been doing this since the 60′s , we should take a hint and grab power similarly. This is a path of what is possible, since no other routes are available other than causing irredentist warfare or waiting for the “collapse of the system” in a post-apocalyptic fallout.

        So we buy time in preparation of the inevitable, your choice folks. It’s going to happen anyway, when European nationalist parties realize that political lobbying is extremely expensive and has gotten them nowhere, the next part is the suing route and none too untimely either.

  9. Michael Polignano
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    While I think there are a few genuinely “evil” people out there, I think that they must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Most of our enemies are misguided followers of the prevailing herd morality of the modern age. The few true consciously “evil” people out there successfully manipulate that herd instinct among the masses to suit their own ends.

    (It may be a semantic point but I use “evil” in quotes because what you’re referring to is “bad,” not “evil,” in the Nietzschean sense.)

    It’s dangerous to paint our enemies as members of the latter group, when in fact they are members of the former. For if our enemies are intrinsically incapable of changing their minds because they pursue “evil” rather than good, then it follows (as you state) that they must be firmly crushed, rather than convinced or swayed. You set the stage for senseless killing on the scale of what occurred on the Eastern Front in WWII. I am of course willing to grant that Stalin was knowingly “evil” in the sense you describe above, and I’m even willing to admit that under emergency conditions such measures may become necessary. However, they are measures of last resort, not first measures.

    Since our ideas will prevail in a truly neutral marketplace of ideas solely based on reason and merit, I submit that the reason they have not yet caught on has more to do with emotion than reason: the negative social status associated with “White Nationalism.” This can be changed by changing the media, but those who are unduly influenced are not evil people.

    I grant that the repressive measures may be necessary during total war, but during peacetime their cost/benefit ratio is too high. First, repression repels open-minded independent thinkers who we need to win to our side. Second, even if it were desirable the internet has made Stalinist/Orwellian-style censorship virtually impossible. We live in the age of Wikileaks, where even state secrets are subject to unauthorized disclosure.

    Nietzsche also says that a noble man does not give in to “hate,” which is a trademark of resentment and slave morality. He has a short emotional memory, and doesn’t let the attacks of inferior people get to him.

  10. Armor
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Evil makes me think of the devil. I’d rather use the phrase “malicious intent”.

    “we must not forgive and forget”

    You are wrong. You should realize that “genocidal anti-white policies are all just a hideous misunderstanding. We’re all men of good will here, our rulers included. We think that the people who put these policies in place will yield power someday if we just get our act together and vote them out. And of course if we ever got power, we would not dream of making them answer for their crimes. We’ll just shake their hands, like the good sports we are, and say ‘Good show old boy. Better luck at the polls next time.’ ” (source)

    “To entertain the idea that those responsible may be merely “misguided” is a dangerous error.”

    I think they have a Japanese sensibility.
    Old Japanese proverb: “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down”

    When people know they are wrong but would rather not change their position, they try to hammer down the opposition even more viciously than if they thought they were right.

  11. Posted September 20, 2011 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    “It’s dangerous to paint our enemies as members of the latter group, when in fact they are members of the former. For if our enemies are intrinsically incapable of changing their minds because they pursue “evil” rather than good, then it follows (as you state) that they must be firmly crushed, rather than convinced or swayed.”

    Do you believe it will be possible to make the Jews change their minds on us having an ethnic state and all of them leaving Europe and the USA, through rational arguments and discussions? History shows something quite different.

    • Michael Polignano
      Posted September 20, 2011 at 7:47 am | Permalink

      The more reasonable among them will accept our desire to protect our genetic and cultural identity, since they are doing exactly that for themselves through the state of Israel. We sell them on the vision of a better world where every self-respecting, proud ethnic group has its own homeland, with measures in place to prevent foreigners from seizing control or subverting national identity.

      Of course there will be charlatans and liars among their ranks who cannot be reasoned with. We simply ignore them, much as one would ignore the rants of a crazy homeless person.

      • Posted September 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

        “The more reasonable among them will accept our desire to protect our genetic and cultural identity, since they are doing exactly that for themselves through the state of Israel.”

        And how many do you think these reasonable Jews are? The Jewish psychology is very, very different from ours. You simply cannot make plans for the future based on them reacting pretty much the same as one of us would react.

        Jews, even atheist Jews, really do believe they are God’s chosen people and that the whole world belongs to them. There is no way they will ever settle for Israel.

        There is a reason why they have created multi racial states, and that is that they have the moral double standard needed to rule such states – they feel comfortable in such states, they flourish in such states. So what would be a rational choice for you would not be a rational choice for them: their ideal ecological niche is the mutli racial society. Our ideal ecological niche is the homogeneous state.

        Does that make them evil? From our perspective, yes. From an objective perspective, probably not. But it tells you that their interests can not be reconciled with ours. And I think they know that.

      • Michael Polignano
        Posted September 21, 2011 at 6:45 am | Permalink

        Helvena: “Michael, because not all Jews are evil, in fact very very few, it doesn’t follow that we can or should even try to *sell* them on the notion that we deserve our ethnic state. What matters is that we believe we deserve an ethnic state. ”

        You’re correct. Perhaps my word choice wasn’t the best: I’m *not* saying that we need the permission or support of Jews for us to advance our own interests. We need to do what’s best for our people with or without their support. As others have said, a race that needs another race to survive is not worthy of existence.

        What I’m saying is that despite the overall Jewish survival strategy as a minority group that attempts to monopolize key areas to gain power and influence, there are Jews who are capable of understanding that their group evolutionary strategy is no good for them in the long run and who would like to see the Jewish people form a “normal” nation. I think it helps our cause to ally ourselves with these Jews, in order to show that our ultimate aim is the survival of our own people rather than the destruction of theirs.

        Ulf: “Jews, even atheist Jews, really do believe they are God’s chosen people and that the whole world belongs to them. There is no way they will ever settle for Israel.”

        I acknowledge there are many Jews who adopt this Jewish supremacist attitude. If it is in fact true that ALL Jews feel this way, then the best way to make that self-evident is by engaging them as if they didn’t have supremacist attitudes. The more specific examples we have of hypocrisy in this area the stronger our argument becomes.

        It is, however, difficult to convince people based *solely^ on historical Jewish behavior. People want to see present-day examples.

  12. ML
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    “Yes, if you assume tomorrow will be just like yesterday, for infinity.”

    Welp, there are still millions of folks “praying to Jesus”, so I think we had best bet on the continuity of anti-white goodthink. Newborn religions of great popularity don’t just shrivel up after a century.

    • francis alexander
      Posted September 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      It is not so much that People Are Evil Rather that they are Seized By “Evil” i.e Occult Forces of A Sub-Human, Sub-Conscious And Obscurely Daemonic and Formless Nature. To speak purely in terms of Moral Judgements is not to attain Knowledge of the actual forces at work, which do not matter “morally” but only in terms of their bad spiritual consequences.

      • Fourmyle of Ceres
        Posted September 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

        francis alexander in blockquote:

        It is not so much that People Are Evil Rather that they are Seized By “Evil” i.e Occult Forces of A Sub-Human, Sub-Conscious And Obscurely Daemonic and Formless Nature.

        I suspect people choose evil, are attracted to evil, and become evil. To a remarkable degree, you are what you do. Trust me on this, there are “people” out there – soulless, evil people – who qualify as “human” only because they are homo sapiens. If they are “Possessed,” they made a hearty “Welcome” to that which possessed them, and became One with them, in purpose. That Purpose is evil. So are they.

        To speak purely in terms of Moral Judgements is not to attain Knowledge of the actual forces at work, which do not matter “morally” but only in terms of their bad spiritual consequences.

        This concept of “morality” pretty much trivializes morality, and certainly marginalizes it. We speak in terms of moral judgements, as we have the duty to judge, and the greater responsibility to judge wisely. After all, the spiritual foundation of law is morality, writ large.

        “Evil” is met in like manner as Arjuna, on the Plains of Kurushetra. distraught with the “morality” of fighting blood relatives, he finally recognized his responsibility to the Cultural Moment, and went joyously into battle. That was how he saw it, as revealed to him by The Lord.

        From a broader perspective, a metapolitical perspective, we see that Arjuna, with all of his skills and might, brought just enough power to destroy the other side, even as he himself died. His total offering, his total, willful sacrifice, was just enough to balance the scales, ending the Age of the Warrior, and laying the foundation for the Age of the Philosopher.

        What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest!

  13. Petronius
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I can’t help myself to think that this battle Jef talks about in the last paragraph has already been fought and lost in the past, many decades ago. It was conducted in a way that echoes Nietzsche: Who fights monsters, beware he might not become one himself. Today I do not see anybody who is capable of such a fight, in terms of bravery, capability and ruthlessness as well.

  14. Posted September 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Hanlon’s Razor:

    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

  15. MOB
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    I see zero practical value in thinking in terms of an abstract concept of “evil,” and negative value in applying it to human behavior, which is better spoken of in terms of biology, personality, will to power, and strategy.

    I have always believed that an anti-Jew movement would have a better chance of bringing about changes (lessening Jewish control) than a “pro-White” movement. It should be obvious to most of us by now, that if anything that looks like a movement does not specifically target anti-Jewish-control, then, not only won’t Jewish control be addressed, but Jews will gain control of that movement, too, whatever it is.

    “Whatever it is” at this time consists primarily of non-Jewish-Whites plus Jews against Muslims and “other foreign minorities”.

    That’s fine, if you don’t see the Jews, collectively, as a significant part of our problems past and present. Or if you consider that issue too impossible or difficult to address, even in small, particularly targeted efforts.

    But if you do see Jews as a significant, causal part of the problems, and if it’s impossible to form a united entity that openly excludes Jews, then you have nowhere to go at the present time. Talking changes nothing.

    We can see that even efforts against Jews themselves, as in the case of Zionism, will be joined by Jews and somehow — somehow — you can count on it — when all is said and done, manipulated in such a way as to benefit Jews, and not non-Jews.

    I don’t believe that Jews are motivated by fear or driven by the spirit of evil. I believe they’re motivated by the will to power by means of their own unique blend of personal genetic and social resources, just as all humans are.

  16. Andrew Hamilton
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Evil: definitely real.

    I will speak of the two spirits
    Of whom the holier said unto the destroyer at the beginning of existence:
    “Neither our thoughts nor our doctrines nor our minds’ forces
    Neither our choices nor our words nor our deeds,
    Neither our consciences nor our souls agree.”

    –The Hymns of Zarathustra, Yasna 45:2.

  17. G W Hayduke
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Article of the year. Mr Costello, every article you write resonates deeply. Thanks so very much for this and your previous posts which serve to inspire all of us.

    • Jef Costello
      Posted September 26, 2011 at 6:35 am | Permalink

      Thank you for your good words! I appreciate your support.

  18. reject noachidiocy.
    Posted October 2, 2011 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    It is an imperative of Judaism to impose Noachide Law on all Gentiles.
    To achieve this it makes sense that Judaics will be attracted to the legislature and government administration. Not to mention control of the public mind via media interests and the judiciary. Sannhedrin satellites need to be created in all gentile communities.

    Why is this not discussed when the jewish question is asked?

    There can be no alliance with these people in light of these facts.

  19. hansom
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    the reason these jewish folk will continue to rule things and make the sitiuation worse for all races is there relentless divide and conquer tactic (you see it in people froms sports to music to anything realy_they feed all types of passions/corruption in humans like some type of demons i tell you) also they are the most extreme religion and fanatics in that they are willing to sacrifice there own people to have this world. also there control of almost all the occult knowledge which they have contained so much of and kept it with there elders since the days of egypt and babylon gives them a whole lot of power. some interesting snippet was that L ron hubbard in his spiritual travels learned that the jews were an old serpentine race from another planet or so …i need to read more about this but someone mentioned this somewhere online…got me thinking when jesus was tempted the devil/demon said we are “legion” meaning a bunch of them, after reading the protocols again and other lectures of theres lately are they not almost just like this legion on earth? its gonna be tough but something has to go the peoples way very soon!

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