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Mark Dyal on North American New Right, vol. 1

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The North American New Right is a growing intellectual movement. A case in point is Dr. Mark Dyal, who has a Ph.D. in anthropology and a M.A. in African American Studies (he has promised to tell that story some day!). Mark has recently started writing for CC/NANR. And, as a general rule, for every Ph.D. who is willing to write for us under his own name, there are 30 more who write under pen names or who read us intently. Mark recently posted the following “open letter” to me on his blog and offered it to me to use for fundraising:

Dr. Greg Johnson,

It is in a moment of great pride that I write this congratulatory note. I received Volume 1 (2012) of North American New Right in yesterday’s post. It is a massive volume and without one superfluous page – I look forward to reading each of the essays, some for a second or third time. One of the many (oh so many) examples of genius that Nietzsche jotted in a notebook came to mind as I thumbed the collection: “The will strives for purity and ennoblement.” Of course, the poor anti-dogmatist would hate me for turning his pithy little phrase into dogma; but his modernity, as bad as it was, is not ours, and every piece of armor we can use to brace ourselves against the endless destruction of our nobility and pride must be fastened daily to our minds and bodies. Thus, his mnemonic device becomes my mantra, and I am fighting this war in Nietzsche’s name, but more on that later.

Ennoblement

Am I an intellectual? Hell yes! But do I understand intellectual/cultural systems as armaments in a war to the death? Oh hell yes! Thus I read Nietzsche and combust. I read Homer and glow. And I read Covington and a certain finger starts to itch. Books are a literate culture’s purest means of ensuring its own survival, because they house the ideas that create conditions of possibility. Ideas are a weapon. That’s all they’ve ever been and ever will be. It is only the bourgeois form of life that seeks to empty ideas of their (non-economic) value, leading us to believe that all knowledge and wisdom is just neutral information, something to be consumed – and that is only so that it may win this war! I’m a man of ideas, words, and concepts, yet I am no idealist. We must know so as to fight, and what we know, or better put how we conceive, determines if, and for whom, we fight.

While I know that even materialism is a conceptual system, the vulgar material does have value. Thus, when I held NANR in my hands, the Counter-Currents website was suddenly made real. It was tangible. Now the words seem to have more weight, more value, and more power! The authors seem to exist more profoundly, now that I know a strategic “turning off of the power grid” won’t erase them from my sight. Of course, this was just a sensation – one motivated by my rather aristocratic approach to reading – but it was affective nonetheless.

Purity

The quote from Jonathon Bowden on the cover flaps serves Counter-Currents well. It is to your credit that in two years the site has become an important point of reference for the New Right. The Occidental Quarterly and Observer, Alternative Right, and Arktos, along with Counter-Currents, give us enough access to critical thought – more often than not at the Ph.D. level – that we have no need to feel like useless specs of sand adrift in the maelstrom. More than that, though, we have no excuses to be so estranged from the colossal greatness we once stood to inherit from our culture (not that we did anyway, for as long as Homer and Nietzsche are among us, we have no one to blame for cashing in “the will to perfection” and “the will to greatness” for a few shekels and a television). Still more importantly, we have a space, a home.

As a recent, if late-arriving, Ph.D., I knew as I was searching for a professorial opportunity to expound on the virtues of multiculturalism, relativism, egalitarianism, and liberalism that my heart would always lay elsewhere; I knew I would be living a lie and choking back vomit with every word I spoke. I knew enough, that is, to forfeit the title for which I had worked so hard. Yet I do so with a daring, defiant smile because I know that I am not alone. I walk too often in paths cleared by giants to feel comfortable slinking around in shadows and dark passages like a rat. I feel that this behavior, as tactical as it might be in a guerrilla war or in maintaining employment, is not befitting a people such as ours. Whispering in a café corner about Athena, Roma, and the long lost audacity and heroism of arditi and schutzstaffel is not how I am introducing my son to his birthright; nor is speaking freely about glory, heroism, and duty while preparing him for a life of corporate enslavement.

Will

And that brings me to an ulterior motive in writing this open letter – to commit myself to being a part of the New Right, not just as student but also as professor, in all possible ways. I’m not looking at the New Right as an audience – only bourgeois “writers” do that – but as a cadre of worthy camerati, as the Fascists say. There is too much at stake for me to sit on the sidelines complaining about modernity; especially when there are others like you who have already joined the fight. The liberal human, the “last man,” in each of us must be exterminated, and the New Right offers the only contemporary means to extend the war that our people have been fighting some 2000 years.

ROMA CONTRA JUDEA.

Mark Dyal’s website is http://markdyal.com/

Thank you, Mark!

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5 Comments

  1. JustaWhiteMom
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Greg, are recurring monthly donations eligible for matching?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

      The first installment is.

  2. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    For the last century we have always allowed the Adversary Forces to define us to their satisfaction, always having us use THEIR words and definitions, THEIR analytical framework, with THEM as the referees, to somehow represent our interests.

    That’s why NANR is of such critical importance. Note merely defining itself in terms of the oppositional defiance of those who came before us, the NANR definition focuses on the metapolitical foundations of where we are, and the temporal bridges needed to go from where we are, to where we want to be, to where we damn well DESERVE to be.

    In a recent thread I wrote of an alternative history for men like David Eden Lane, and Robert Mathews. In this scenario, they formed the functional equivalent of Irish monasteries, tithing their income and more than tithing their efforts, in building the new religious and community structures needed for us to move forward. The importance of regular donations and tithing to the success of the enterprise can not be overstated. This is the tangible proof of faith in “things not seen? (For me, this is the Northwest Republic as developed and defined by Harold Covington.)

    We will NEVER win playing THEIR Games by THEIR Rules, with THEM as Referee.

    NANR provides the intellectual and spiritual foundations necessary for us to leave THEIR playing field, and build our own.

    That NANR is attracting the best says quite a lot about NANR, and it is all favorable.

    To paraphrase Savitri, to those who say NANR has arrived too late, I would say it has arrived just in time.

    • White Republican
      Posted August 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

      In Action (Norfolk, VA: IHS Press, 2002), Jean Ousset wrote of the timeliness of sound doctrine (p. 58):

      “A truth which penetrates everywhere has the saving action of binding all together. For if error is innumerable and divisive, truth is one and unifying. Now here we are concerned not with a magisterial proclamation of the truth, but with its free diffusion, its deep penetration. Truth is like gold; its value is fully appreciated only insofar as it is in circulation. Now while error circulates freely, the truth does not circulate, it remains stockpiled through lack of a distributive network. The worst of stupidities prevail because being everywhere proclaimed, they are listened to and talked about. And so they become the rule, universally accepted, to the advantage of the enemy who nevertheless contradicts himself much more than we do.

      “It is, therefore, imperative that truth, better diffused, more clearly professed, must become the first law of our new methods of work, because this alone (above all our discords, above our legitimate and beneficent diversities) can be our element of union and unity.

      “Some people, it is true, assert that it is too late to work efficaciously for this kind of union. Let us point out to them that any lag in the order of doctrine corresponds to a lag in action. As far as we are concerned, let us rest assured that our slowness in achieving union or (what amounts almost to the same thing) our tardiness in action, is directly related to our backwardness in doctrine. Or to put it somewhat differently, the poor quality of our union, like that of our action, derives from the inadequacy of our doctrinal consensus.”

      Hence the importance of cultural action: “any lag in the order of doctrine corresponds to a lag in action.” Of course, this is not a matter of any doctrine, of doctrines detached from action, of doctrines of a purely intellectual or literary nature, but rather of doctrines that inspire and inform action.

      Ousset continued (pp. 58-59):

      “We can thus grasp the importance of that privileged co-ordinating element: doctrinal or cultural action.

      “Culture is not a distinct form of action – though a few people may be especially consecrated to its pursuit – but a way of giving all actions a higher value. It does not come solely from spreading ‘the right ideas’ as they are called – if by this is meant their mere diffusion, a simple intellectual radiation operated from a distance and from above, as troops are billeted among the population.

      “It does not consist only in launching ideas, but in following up these ideas and cultivating them on the spot, according to specialized needs. Doctrinal action is, one might say, like furnishing a house with theoretical and practical notions, binding together diverse efforts, without those efforts ceasing to be diverse. It is a living presence . . . a living presence of continual reminders of doctrine and of strategy in all places and circumstances.

      “This doctrinal or cultural action is nothing other than the practical organization of that vivifying, fortifying, circulation of truth which is indispensable in every social network, so that the obstacles of routine or too narrow specialization may be overcome.”

  3. Peter Quient
    Posted August 24, 2012 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Great article, maybe we can set up a separate fund to recruit Ph.Ds across the country. We could send them a copy of “The North American New Right,” or “Race and the American Prospect.” Maybe a packet that represents Counter-Currents could be developed and mailed to prospective candidates, I could scrounge another ten dollars a month to donate to that project, and I could go to the nearby collages and acquire information on the staffs and their mailing addresses.

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