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Metapolitics & Occult Warfare, Part 4

David Roberts, “Pronaos of the Temple of Edfou,” 1838

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French translation here

Part 4 of 4

There is no “vast Right-wing conspiracy,” but perhaps there should be. I am sure that by now some of you are thinking, “Let’s start a Traditionalist secret society of our own and wage occult war against the modern world! That which is falling should also be pushed.” Secret societies are staples of the Anglo-American political imagination, so it is no surprise that the idea recurs regularly among White Nationalists.

To cite just two examples of many: when I met Wilmot Robertson on March 3, 2001, his one piece of advice for advancing our cause in North America was to create some sort of secret society. On May 17, 1955, in a private letter, Anthony M. Ludovici also recommended the creation of such a society, despite his bad experiences with the English Mistery and the English Array in the 1930s.[1]

I think, however, that creating secret societies is a needless distraction for White Nationalists, for several reasons.

First, if Guénon is right, such a secret order already exists. But they don’t have a PO Box or a Facebook page. You can’t join them by sending in a check. They have to come to you. So the only thing you can do is focus on making yourself worthy of being chosen by such an elite group. That way, you hedge your bets. If such a society really does exist, you might well be asked to join, and if Guénon and Evola are just having us on, you have still made yourself worthy of such an elite, and that’s the most important thing in the end.

Second, I have heard of many secret societies, which means that they have not remained secret. And once the existence of such a group is known, it can only add to one of the greatest problems with the White Nationalist subculture: lack of trust, including outright paranoia.

This climate is exploited and exacerbated by our enemies, but they are not the sole cause of it. I think that White Nationalists have a strong innate predisposition to paranoia. Ethnocentrism, like most psychological traits, tends to be distributed on a bell curve. It stands to reason that White Nationalists would tend to be more ethnocentric than average, which is my experience. High ethnocentrism, however, seems to be correlated with an inability to trust fellow whites as well.

There is a simple explanation for this: with whites, low ethnocentrism is the norm, so when a white manifests high ethnocentrism, he is likely to be met with disapproval from other whites, which will tend to alienate him from his people. (For Jews, high ethnocentrism is the norm. Thus when a Jew acts ethnocentrically, other Jews are likely to approve of it, which reinforces both ethnocentrism and a sense of belonging to the Jewish community.)

But the ability to trust strangers—which involves being willing to take a certain amount of risk—is one of the conditions for the rise of large-scale, complex social institutions. Otherwise, you are only able to cooperate with the small number of people whom you know. Since highly ethnocentric whites tend not to trust their fellows, this makes them less capable of forming effective organizations and movements. The enemy, apparently, understands this, thus they do everything they can to stoke discord and paranoia. Talk of secret societies simply adds suspicion and resentment to an already poisoned atmosphere.

(Personally, I am predisposed to low levels of ethnocentrism and high levels of trust toward strangers. I arrived at my nationalist convictions not by instinct, but by much thought and experience, and although my willingness to trust strangers has allowed me to expand and create organizations, I have been repeatedly burned by crooks, cranks, and crazies.)

Third, despite every precaution, secret societies can be subverted. All hierarchical organizations are vulnerable to subversion at the top, which allows a few well-placed conspirators to put vast numbers of people to work in good faith promoting evil ends. This is particularly true of secret societies, in which rank and file members often do not even know the identity of their leaders, much less their true loyalties and agendas.

Furthermore, although secret societies may be difficult to subvert, the very secrecy that protects them makes them high-value targets for subversion. Sometimes the best way to keep your secrets is not to make a great show of concealing them, lest you attract prying eyes. This is why secret societies deny that they are secret. (The standard Masonic boilerplate is to claim they are merely “discreet.”) Thus if you want to keep your identity and involvement in White Nationalism secret, never join a secret society. Because, chances are, the enemy already joined it long ago. “Open conspiracies” entail no such risks and cannot be so easily subverted.

Fourth, although people can usually accomplish more by cooperating than by going it alone, a higher than average number of White Nationalists, particularly our most original thinkers and committed doers, are not “organization men” but people who accomplish more working alone or in informal, non-hierarchical networks rather than in structured, hierarchical organizations. Such people tend to chafe against the fraternal chumminess, cliques, pecking orders, and secret handshakes that come with all hierarchical groups, even those devoted to the most exalted aims. Organizations, by their very nature, create interpersonal drama, which individualistic types despise. Sometimes the quickest way to destroy cooperation among a group of White Nationalists is to propose that they agree on something as simple as a name.

Since we need to mobilize all the talent we can, we must give the square pegs the freedom they need to work and create. So what good is an elite organization whose structure and ethos are incompatible with the personality profiles of many of the best people in our cause? We need to accept the fact that today’s White Nationalist movement might work best on the model of a Montessori school, not a Hitler Youth rally.

Marble Hall of Wewelsburg Castle, furnished in Federal Republic style

Fifth, it is possible to learn and apply the most essential principles and techniques of occult warfare without duplicating their organizational matrix. One can access Traditional wisdom outside an initiatic organizational framework. Indeed, most people who call themselves Traditionalists today have not undergone a process of initiation in some sort of secret order. Instead, we largely work alone, reading the increasingly abundant and easily accessible corpus of Traditionalist literature (no secrets these!). Then we try to apply the insights we glean to our lives. And if we really believe that these ideas can change the world, then we should not keep them secret but spread them as widely as possible to encourage others in our cause to adopt them as well.

The North American New Right adopts three basic principles of occult warfare. First, we lay our foundations in the eternal, because only such foundations can evoke the highest impersonal idealism and the utmost seriousness, and maintain them over generations of struggle. Second, our foundations and aims—a White Republic or Republics in North America—are fixed and non-negotiable, in order to provide a firm place for us to stand while we rearrange the rest of the world to suit us. Third,  the lever by which we will move the world is the pursuit of intellectual and cultural hegemony.

From the fixed center of our doctrine and aims, we send out lines of influence in all directions, deconstructing the hegemonic anti-white ideas and constructing our counter-hegemony in the form of pro-white outlooks tailored to all existing white ethnic and interest groups, propagated through all possible media. Our aim is a pluralistic society in which all shades of opinion, realms of culture, and political options are compatible with white survival and flourishing—a society in which white degradation, dispossession, and extinction are off the menu.

The Protocols is a literary presentation of the guiding intelligence of an alien race, a race that believes itself destined for world domination, which it pursues through occult warfare against European man and all the other peoples of the world. They promised themselves the world, and they are delivering on it. It is evil, of course, but even an evil destiny mobilizes and empowers a people. To survive, one must aim at more than mere survival. To secure one’s future, one must envision what it will be like. Other things being equal, peoples who lack a sense of destiny tend to become the playthings of peoples who have them.

Whites desperately need to recapture our sense of an exalted, cosmic destiny. We are the people who care for the welfare of the world, for the preservation of what is true, beautiful, and good. We must secure biological and cultural diversity. We must lay the foundations for the outward, cosmic expansion and upward evolution of our race. And, since as far as we know, mankind is the only intelligent race in the universe, our evolution can be viewed as the evolution of the cosmos as a whole.[2]

We must also evolve the guiding intelligence necessary to fulfill this destiny. It is worth exploring whether such an intelligence needs to be embodied in a hierarchical occult order, or if it can inhere in a decentralized, resilient metapolitical network.

Notes

1. Robertson published Ludovici’s remarks in Instauration, vol. 15, no. 4, 1990 under the heading, “Questionable Quote,” http://www.anthonymludovici.com/antisemi.htm

2. I believe that this sense of cosmic destiny can be squared with the Traditional teaching about the cycles of Time.

 

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33 Comments

  1. Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    A very informative and intriguing essay. So far I’ve just read Parts 1 & 2, but will reply here; hope that’s appropriate.

    I suspect that the whole phenomenon of historical agency may not be so cleanly divided as you and your sources portray. E.g., perhaps positive initiatic societies aid the decline in order to accelerate the bottoming-out of the Kali Yuga / Iron Age and set up the transition to a new cycle.

    I think that the nature of the ultimate agents is more clearly identified in Eastern traditions, notably Hindu and Sufi, which recognize the existence of individuals with a whole array of distinct supersensible powers, viz. the Siddhas and Murshids respectively, those who are at the core of the inner circle, the top of the hierarchy, the supreme initiates. There is a large body of literature, some of it very evidential IMHO, describing (or at least providing lucid clues to) how networks of such initiates carry out “actions that embrace the globe, span the ages, and determine the destinies of nations, civilizations, and races; plans of action that unfold over generations, centuries, even millennia.” A high-calibre corroborating source is the life and work of Gurdjieff, who was initiated into the Sufi mysteries (and possibly Hindu as well), and attempted to establish an independent initiatic school in the West based on what he had attained.

    I note that there is a big distinction between the Tradition you reference and what in broader circles is referred to in such terms as the Western occult-magical tradition. The key element of the cleavage is of course the Qaballah, which is the foundation and framework of the latter traditional system. Since I serve the ideal of white racial destiny (I use the word *Dharma*), I am not compatible with the Qaballah-based Western tradition, though I’m somewhat knowledgeable of it. In my assessment of it, your perspective of “initiation vs. counter-initiation” breaks down to some degree ~ again, I feel the reality is more complex, not so dualized. Certainly there are many Hebrew Rabbis, as well as non-Jewish Western occultists, who have attained high degrees of spiritual advancement via the Qaballah. I.e., these are not “counter-initiations”, but genuine attainments within a tradition that runs counter to our own spiritual interests ~ White Dharma. At the same time, there are plenty of pseudo-initiatory formations there, just as in all other quarters.

    I sincerely hope that you can relate in some way to the perspective I put forth here. If so, I’ll have more questions about other issues you raise. For now, I’ll close by stating that IMO the Qaballah and its practical extensions are the real Jewish Protocols behind a great deal of metapolitics.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:37 am | Permalink

      I take the view that the Kabbala, like Sufism and Christian mysticism, has two roots: one in the Abrahamic tradition and the other in Platonism and Neo-Platonism. Furthermore, I would argue that the esoteric truth in these mystical traditions is Platonic, while the Abrahamic elements are just exoteric, symbolic garb, adopted by Platonists as an accommodation to the different forms of Biblical totalitarianism and intolerance. So it is possible for spiritual seekers to find truth in the Kabbala, Sufism, and Christian mysticism without embracing their Abrahamic elements.

      • kilroy
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

        In “esotericism and Christianity”, Guenon puts forward an interesting thesis. He believed that early Christianity was in fact an esoteric secret society, and that at the time many of our current sacraments, especially Baptism and confirmation, were actually esoteric initiation rites. He claims that at some point these were purposefully changed into purely exoteric ceremonies. He is somewhat cryptic as to the reasons why but he says that this was necessary and providential in order to save tradition itself,
        A lot of evidence can be found in the gospels for this view; eg: “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” and..”And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables”
        What makes this so relevant to us is that the main ‘political’ action taken by this secret society was in it’s confrontations with the pharisees, the general masters of hypocrisy and deception. (At the time of Jesus they were writing the Talmud)The Christian religion curtailed the influence of this sect for almost two thousand years. The gospel narratives therefore show in an embryonic microcosm what is our situation and task in the world today.

      • Argon
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

        A study that proves what you claim regarding the (neo)platonic/pythagorean origins of the Qabalah –>

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Greek-Qabalah-Alphabetic-Numerology/dp/1578631106/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355457539&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=greek+cabbalah

      • Dominion
        Posted December 14, 2012 at 2:27 am | Permalink

        Kilroy, that’s no secret. The Orthodox Churches have always regarded the sacraments as intiatory vehicles of Divine grace assisting in the apotheosis of the believer. Which is part of why they are called “mysteries” instead (e.g. the mystery of baptism, of confession, etc).

      • kilroy
        Posted December 14, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

        Dominion,
        Guenon does not believe that the sacraments currently have any esoteric/initiatic value. For him the fact that they are now completely public, and even given to infants in the case of baptism,disqualifies them. Apparently there was a debate about this within his circle though. I would tend towards the more liberal view.
        I mentioned Guenon’s opinion mainly because if correct, early Christianity would be an incredibly dramatic instance of the metapolitical action of a secret society. Also it would show that esotericism can freely be transformed into exotericism. Perhaps after this transformation Christianity required an infusion of Platonism or Hermeticism to regain this esoteric dimension. I really don’t know.

    • Jaego
      Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

      Yes, not all the Talmudists are Kabbalists, but all the Kabbalists are Talmudists. The hatred is even part of one of their classics, the Zohar. It amazed me that such hatred could exist at such a high level, but so it goes. Even Savitri Devi, a staunch mystic on our side, said that all the Traditions were going to the same Pinnacle – including the Kabbalah. They would never be as equally gracious, not the hard core at least.

    • Dominion
      Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think one can say that different groups have different “spiritual interests” within the context of the great Tradition. This would imply to me that there are differing truths, which is false: there is one truth, one reality, one gnosis, though there are many ways to attain it.

      That said, the ethnic and cultural ethos within which kabbalah operated certainly makes it less accessible to gentiles looking at this embodiment of Tradition. Combined with the role degenerate forms of it play in counter-initiatic spiritist movements and modern Hollywood rot, it might be almost impossible save for those few Jews lucky enough to have access to some line of teaching within their community. The problem is that it has long upheld the superiority of the Jewish people with regards to others, and has as you say been influenced by the Talmudic spirit.

      That said, the only dharma that any individual or race has is to play their role in the higher order. Insofar as they can be said to have any control over this, their dharma must be to institute an order where gnosis can be attained. In the Traditional civilization, this was a point where nations and races could find unity, as we see in the relationships between the Emperor Frederick Hohenstauffen and the Islamic world. In accordance with the teaching, these differences are good and maintained, as the path for one people may not be the path best suited for another.

  2. Mark Robinson
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    There is no “vast Right-wing conspiracy,” but perhaps there should be.

    If there really is a “vast Right-wing conspiracy” conspiracy this wouldn’t be happening:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/White-People-No-Longer-US-Majority-By-2043-183238322.html

    http://news.yahoo.com/non-whites-nearly-60-percent-u-2060-census-221231388.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CY0i8lQyVsABBPQtDMD

    The only “right-wing” conspiracy is of the neocon jews.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocon#Michael_Lind.27s_view

    Most neoconservative defense intellectuals have their roots on the left, not the right. They are products of the influential Jewish-American sector of the Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which morphed into anti-communist liberalism between the 1950s and 1970s and finally into a kind of militaristic and imperial right with no precedents in American culture or political history. Their admiration for the Israeli Likud party’s tactics, including preventive warfare such as Israel’s 1981 raid on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor, is mixed with odd bursts of ideological enthusiasm for “democracy.” They call their revolutionary ideology “Wilsonianism” (after President Woodrow Wilson), but it is really Trotsky’s theory of the permanent revolution mingled with the far-right Likud strain of Zionism. Genuine American Wilsonians believe in self-determination for people such as the Palestinians.

    The major link between the conservative think tanks and the Israel lobby is the Washington-based and Likud-supporting Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (Jinsa), which co-opts many non-Jewish defense experts by sending them on trips to Israel.”[30]

  3. Greg P.
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    I was a bit skeptical when I started reading part one because I have some issues with Evola and Guénon’s beliefs, but I was thoroughly impressed with this series.

    I think it is one of the most important things you’ve written.

  4. Junghans
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    A very good essay overall. The observations about the nature of complacent Whites, versus White Nationalists is incisive and telling. Especially the suspicious nature and en garde paranoia of racially aware, ethnocentric Whites. In this regard, the similarities between Jews and strong nationalists of Euro derivation is sometimes striking. Each shadows, investigates, studies, critiques and works to the detriment of the other. Each is also intensely ethnocentric and/or racially motivated. The difference, of course is that the first one is the well organized, parasitical predator, and the latter one is the sentient redeemer of the apathetic prey.

  5. SD
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    If the goal is an ethnostate then the NANR strategy is inadequate. It remains viable in other ways. But, my disagreement is probably based on fundamental differences in worldview. This is a discussion for later.

    Also, the description of pro-white hegemony in a pluralistic society is a good concept. We need politicians who compete at being the most pro-white instead of pro-Israel. They can disagree about anything else, but not that.

  6. kilroy
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    An interesting book on the history of the ‘Rosicrucians’ was written by Frances Yates, who convincingly advances the thesis that this order arose when someone wrote a manifesto announcing it’s existence, after that anyone was really free to consider themselves a member and to claim that they had contact with secret masters etc… People instinctively understand that this sort of thing is part of a mythmaking process. The hidden links in the occult chain are actually often far more valuable and authentic if they do not really belong to this earthly dimension.

    This is precisely the way our secret order should work; simply to make contact with the God, gods, valkyries and other celestial intelligences that wish to see us thrive and remain creative. I believe that the world is really ruled by myth and ritual, so it is important to relearn how to take these processes in hand. The typical rigamarole and paraphenalia of secret societies may be a good way of working. There are hardly any religious or fraternal organizations that are aesthetically convincing these days and that is a huge void that must be filled.

    I would like to propose that the secret chiefs are ready to announce the formal institution of a new order, dedicated to the revival of the lost imperium…

  7. rhondda
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    This is so excellent, exacting and precise. . Thank you.

  8. Jaego
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    People doubt that Secret Societies exist because they think no one can keep a secret. Such a belief speaks volumes about themselves – and it is not true of them either, not really. Do they feel an unbearable need to expose their inner selves to street people and beggars? The Elite see as just that and have no need to this either. Keeping quiet to ones peers is required, but it gets easier as one has fewer of them – and they are trained in restraint since childhood. When dealing with people above you in class, often the less you say the better the impression you will make.

    But all this is different than say, the 9/11 Conspiracy involving the lost flight and the air force. That would require alot of cooperative silence from regular enlisted men – non initiates from middle class backgrounds. That’s what makes it hard to believe.

  9. Sandy
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I stand in awe that you actually met the great Wilmot Robertson. Believe it or not, I actually met the third of the trio, “John Nobull” and as a good member of the secret society I can’t remember his name off hand !!!?

    I was reminded of the short piece that once appeared in Instauration on how the Anglo-Saxons formed a secret society. They politely posted a request for members along with the time and place for the opening meeting on the tennis club bulletin board and very properly published the minutes afterwards.

  10. Deviance
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    We live inside universal democracies. I am of the opinion that universal democracy weakens, rather than reinforces, secret societies, bunds, and the like. At anytime, they can be striken down by a mass media agitation campaign and targeted political persecution. We also live in a time of unprecedented information circulation (any meeting is bugged until proven otherwise, your name is searched for on Facebook and Google until proven otherwise).

    Investigative journalists still exist… and they love exposing right-wing conspiracies in newspapers.

    In France, in 2010, a Catholic traditionalist school (more nazi than catholic, in actuality) in Bordeaux was infiltrated by a leftist mole and several journalists from a mainstream television channel. It gave birth to a documentary, “A L’Extreme Droite Du Pere”, and a national polemic which led to death threats and pressure from social services to close the school.

    My little example shows how easy it is for a secret society to be infiltrated or exposed. Newspapers can do anything to sell paper, including sending a journalist to a lodge and making him reach a trusted rank.

    Besides this aspect, I do not believe that secret societies are the magical answer to all problems, like Herr Greg Johnson, with whom I definitely have a lot in common. The reason is simple: anything below the Jekyll Island club is, well, powerless to change anything in society. Central bankers — most of whom own mass media through shell trusts and companies, cf. J-P Morgan and his newspaper empire — can break anyone in the United States they deem a threat.

    Despite this criticism, I actually very much encourage intelligent and racially conscious whites to start networking with each other, actively contribute to the downfall of current Nation-States through intelligent acts of civil disobedience, and accumulate as much material goods and influence as possible to prepare themselves for the coming white ethnostate, and/or our future life as a mercantile diaspora — funny how things change —; and if you want to use secrecy and anonymity, which are indeed powerful weapons, I suggest you get an interest in cryptology and computer security rather than freemasonry ceremony aprons. Invest in the future.

  11. Andrew
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed this series, which included some great insights. I am somewhat skeptical though of the usefulness of Guenon’s ideas of mysticism and occultism for modern White Nationalism. I think that mysticism and spiritualism are important and are very helpful. They are particularly useful as models for allowing we humans to understand the world, our place in it and what our objectives should be. It is important to understand the idea of models and modelling, in the sense of structures that help us to understand and assimilate concepts. For example, we humans are limited by our senses in understanding the world. It is beyond our perception that matter consists of little tiny particles in vast quantities beyond our ability to begin to count, all moving about, colliding and impossible for us to keep track of with our limited mental faculties. So, to understand this, we make a model, we give the little particles names, the atom, nuetron and electron, and as part of our model, we envision them to be like the planets, with an electron orbiting around the nucleus, just like the earth revolves around the sun. This model is useful, bringing a complex subject within our grasp. Models are actually false though, they do not really represent “Truth”. This is the case in the above example, as the situation of chemistry is much, much more complex, with atoms divided into tinier particles, and then tinier ones, with bizarre relationships between energy and matter that are far beyond our ken.

    The purpose of models is to empower us, expanding our ability to comprehend that which is not readily accessible to us. The idea of civilization moving in cycles through a Golden Age to a Kali Yuga and so forth, a major part of this series of articles, should also be seen more as a model, than an actual representation of the massively complex series of interactions that form human history and civilization.

    It is true that civilization, like every other ordered structure in the universe, tends to decay, so the model does have some explanatory usefulness. However, I am not sure that it is empowering. In reality, a group of driven men can transform or build a new society at any time, if they have the resources, will and power to do so. While it is true that decay inevitably seems to set in, there is really no reason why a Dark Age (a particular length of time of destruction) must occur. If today, an extremely talented, visionary, intelligent and virtuous leader arose, who had the capacity to gather about him other capable men, there is no reason why he could not form a new White Republic in North America (not instantly, as that is a vast project requiring immense effort and much time).

    I guess that I am wondering if Guenon takes all of the traditions of mysticism too literally, to the point where it becomes self-limiting. From my very limited understanding of his work, he seems to be more interested in the occult and the mystic than in White Nationalism. The ideas of Kaballa, Hinduism and Eastern ideas are very foreign, they don’t speak to me at all, and I think they are unattractive to Nordic peoples on a primal level.

    As far as secret organizations go, I hope that there is a WN “League of Shadows” in existence, but my intuition and understanding of the world tells me that there is no effective secret organization out there (quite possibly there are amateur and ineffective organizations though). It is probably just us, unfortunately. The organizations that do attempt to conspire and plan the fate of humanity are probably a mix of the known (Bilderburg Group) and unknown. I also believe that they are divided, and not particularly effective in guiding civilization toward a particularly end goal (with perhaps world government as an important objective for many elites).

    I am also wondering about the usefulness of secrecy as a component of White Nationalist organizations in the contemporary climate where speech is not usually proscribed. If organizations can be easily penetrated, it seems to make more sense to me to form organizations in the open and maintain mostly legal activities. Counter organizations such as the Frankfurt School have found success without going underground (although if conditions change, the need for secrecy might be required).

    I believe that mystical/metaphysical explanations are important, that people are naturally hardwired for spirituality, and that to succeed, WN must tap into this. While there must be an intellectual backbone to a movement, people are not motivated by reason, they are motivated by emotion. A movement must be able to tap into feelings such as patriotism, nationalism, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, love of family and probably most importantly, a sense of righteousness. White Nationalism must be able to inspire people as a Crusade, a battle of the forces of light against darkness, of good versus evil. There must be a religious component, where God is on our side, where our fight is predestined, as is our eventual victory, with eternal reward for the valiant. This is the type of mysticism/spirituality that is empowering, which forms a model that is useful and beneficial, and should be the core themes in WN mysticism and spiritual ideas.

    • Junghans
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

      Andrew’s last well stated paragraph is most important in its significance, and the appropriate, key window of opportunity for WN’s to currently exploit. Along with personal financial interests, the power of raw emotion seems to be what motivates the average White person in their daily lives.

  12. Donar van Holland
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Joining or creating a secret society was also my wish. Especially as I rather believe in things like magic and spiritual phenomena. Greg Johnson has been most enlightening about the value of these things, however!

    I think that indeed in these cases a public, leaderless resistance is a better option. Far more resilient than a hierarchical organization, and less vulnerable to infiltration, as there are no secret member lists to capture, nor followers to be misled. There is really nothing to infiltrate, you can only join the activities or not. The Internet may give us a splendid opportunity to organize around a public secret. There is a certain parallel with open software, or flash mobs. All material is there, available for everyone, but the people who use it, or who join the activities can remain anonymous.

    A great example is on the site with the wonderful name “Mind Weapons in Ragnarok”, where the author invites his readers to join him in a small ritual of hate against our enemies, synchronized at 2pm GMT ( EST 9am, Central 8am, Mountain 7am Pacific ). You can read more on:
    mindweaponsinragnarok.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/synchronous-expression-of-will-set-your-cell-phone-calendar-to-remind-you-at-2pm-gmt-daily/

    We might even use a broadcast on Skype to perform the ritual together. Rather like the Hour of Power, but for a rather more worthy cause.

  13. phil white
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    “I think, however, that creating secret societies is a needless distraction for White Nationalists, for several reasons.”
    With this I agree, in that no long lasting large organization can remain secret for the generations necessary to complete a cultural transforming project.
    In the UK MI6 was officially acknowledged to exist well before its first century of operation was out. This was in spite of the original policy of never admitting there was an MI6. Even the name of the British intelligence agency was known to the general public years before that.
    Who the members are can be kept secret, although for most of our adherents that wouldn’t be necessary or wise. For purposes of the organization the covert membership of some will be useful.
    We could learn lessons from the Jews on the times, persons and places about which secrecy would be wise and useful. Yuri Bezmenov has good videos on you tube about covert propaganda and social destruction as practiced by the KGB, the KGB having got a lot of its operational philosophy from the Jews no doubt.
    I’m told the best operatives have degrees in the social sciences, particularly law degrees. Lawyers are a slippery bunch aren’t they?
    “…White Nationalists have a strong innate predisposition to paranoia. Ethnocentrism, like most psychological traits, tends to be distributed on a bell curve. It stands to reason that White Nationalists would tend to be more ethnocentric than average, which is my experience. High ethnocentrism, however, seems to be correlated with an inability to trust fellow whites as well.”

    For some of us suspicion may be more related to our experiences over our white nationalist careers, As in your quote below.

    “I have been repeatedly burned by crooks, cranks, and crazies.”

    Not to mention sad experiences with Jewish/government infiltrators.

  14. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Greg Johnson in blockquote:

    We must also evolve the guiding intelligence necessary to fulfill this destiny.

    This is of the first importance. Rather than the subpotent ramblings of the impotent incompetents of Movement past, this is what the true Vertical Component of race deals with. It has always seemed to be such by “accident.” I can assure you, the “accident” is no accident, but the result of astute studies over lifetimes.

    The Man and the Moment meet, and Duty has the opportunity to meet, and fulfill, Destiny.

    It is worth exploring whether such an intelligence needs to be embodied in a hierarchical occult order, or if it can inhere in a decentralized, resilient metapolitical network.

    I don’t see any real incompatability between the two, at the end of the day, as each is appropriate for its appropriate purpose. Think of the overall Guidance provided by the hierarchical order, and the decentralized, resilient metapolitical network as the thousand flowers blooming, each according to its Talent, where it is.

    Think of how successful the Jesuits have been with such a blended structure.

    Think of how successful we can be.

    Start where you are.

    Start now.

  15. White Republican
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    I’ll take this article as a reminder that I really should properly study the work of Bruce Schneier (on the related subjects of security and trust) as well as John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt (on networks and other forms of organization) in the context of what might be called, to paraphrase Carl Schmitt, “the culture of the political.”

    I think that all forms of organization and activism should be considered rationally and unsentimentally. There are mystiques around various forms of organization and activism that need to be cleared away if one is to think clearly about them. These mystiques seem to be particularly strong in relation to elitist and secretive forms of organization and activism. Relatively few people seem to ask what exactly are the purposes and effects, the costs and benefits, and the prerequisites and requirements of the forms and practices that are shrouded by mystiques. And relatively few people understand the inner workings of these things. They attract more fantasists than adepts.

    I suggest that what we really need is a system or network of organizational forms (tribes, institutions, markets, and networks, to use Ronfeldt’s basic typology) — a system that can put everyone to work in their proper place, and that constitutes an “emergent order.” Metapolitics, of course, has an important role in this, for it is fundamental to creating “the culture of the political.”

    • phil white
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

      @ White Republican.

      Orwell’s 1984 also outlined an organizational structure with increasing levels of secrecy and knowledge as members rose through ranks.
      There seem to be three major levels. First there is the organic biological and civil community, which is the object of protection by the secret organization. Then there is the open political and culturally oriented organization, which also seeks to protect the biological community.
      Finally there is the secret organization itself. The best candiates for secret organizations are first people with law degrees, (I don’t know why) and secondly literary and humanities graduates.
      A model for us are the Irish, with their open Sein Fein movement and its subsidiary secret arm the IRA.
      In America there is the White Southerner biological culture and it’s KKK secret military arm. Eventually the South also developed the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Citizens Councils as open political and cultural arms.
      In the Northeast there is the Mafia, based in the biological Italian community. Here also there was an attempt by a Mafia Don in the 1970’s to organize an open cultural and political Italian American movement. As I recall the other Don’s terminated him eventually as his activity compromised the traditional secrecy of the Mafia.
      Counter Currents has its roots in the Euro-American community just as the Citizens Councils have roots in the White Southern biological culture. So I think the next step for cc is to organize an at least mildly activist arm. Perhaps part of activism could be writing op-eds for area newspapers.
      We should also try to gather more women into our group. At some point we should gather in people in at least two or three geographical communities, one on each coast and one mid-continent. Retirees could be a start, and recent college graduates who are also free to move. These geographical communities would be the seedlings of a biological existence.
      Probably at some point a secret organization could grow out of a cc activism movement. I propose that we have a cc convention in the Bay Area, or possibly in mid-continent, to meet and greet and share ideas confidentially outside the glare of the Internet .
      The purpose would be to organize a non-secret cultural organization. It would be open in that it would have an acknowledged public existence and known goals but rank and file membership would be confidential.
      Such a convention will likely have one government and one ADL infiltrator, but we undoubtedly have one or two such characters reading everything on this site already.
      So we should start to implement minimal security protocols before having a meet and greet convention.
      If Greg is up for it I’d suggest he contact long-term members through his mailing list. Even the fact of cc holding a convention should not be acknowledged on this open forum. It should be only suggested by Greg via snail mail letters. So if you are interested you will need to click on the donate button and provide your snail mail address.
      Attendees should be confident enough to tell Greg, and only Greg, their legal names, place of birth, names of parents and the high school they graduated from. That much detail will cut down on Jewish infiltration. I realize everyone here graduated from college, but for security reasons it is better to have background information from earlier in life if you are trying to weed out kosher conservatives.
      It would also be advisable to ask attendees to put up $100 in advance to rent a meeting room.

  16. Posted December 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    In Part 3 you talked about a “bombshell” from Guénon, viz. the scoop that a Traditional elect does not now exist in the West though it does in the East, followed by speculations on “how a Western elect might be reconstituted”. This is what I was driving at in my earlier comment, before I read Part 3: Gurdjieff attempted exactly such a feat of reconstitution. I have some ideas on why he failed and how that might inform a future effort, but it would be premature to speak about this here.

    I’m really happy to have discovered Counter-Currents ~ it’s truly a Magnum Opus in progress by dedicated, high-calibre white people, and I hope my own efforts can dovetail. A challenge is that, while I’m in total solidarity with your noble aims, my worldview only partially overlaps. I’ve read a lot of Evola, but none of Guénon. The Traditionalist Weltanschauung hasn’t appealed to me, for the basic reason that I see it as fixed on the past in a counter-productive way. Of course the past is the temporal source of all that we hold dear, but the heart and soul and Spirit of that is available right now, and can be accessed even without direct connect to a Tradition. Such is my experience, anyway.

    Your program for “occult warfare” in a mundane sense is very solid; I’m sure it can bear a lot of fruit, and I hope to be able to contribute to it. But there is also a dimension of warfare in terms of what you refer to as “the occult in the usual sense of the word, i.e., mysticism and magic”. There was a striking incident in 2003 when the Empire was about to invade Iraq. No earthly force could stop it, but a counter-stroke occurred just weeks beforehand, a devastating material blow against the Empire with lucid symbolic elements. My view is that someone, some historical agency of divine providence, sent a warning shot across the bow of the imperial juggernaut, informing the perpetrators that there would be potent negative fallout from its war of aggression, and giving it a chance to draw back. Of course it did not, and has reaped the consequences.

    • Posted December 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

      I assume you’re talking about the Columbia disaster?

      • Posted December 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

        Correct. On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on its return flight to Earth. Metapolitical import: “Columbia” is the name this continent would have had were it not for Amerigo Vespucci’s superior promo skills; thus it evokes imagery of America going down in flames. And surely it’s significant that the crew included the first Israeli astronaut, and bore the Israeli flag on its insignia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:STS-107_Flight_Insignia.svg

        That link gives the meaning of other symbols on the insignia, including “the dawn of a new era” = the centuries-old aim of the counter-initiatory forces for a New World Order; plus the hypocritical invocation of “peace on earth” right on the eve of the invasion. Half the rest of the crew were also the “wrong stuff”, dishonoring the original astronauts and spirit of the space program, conceived when America was still driven by a sense of white historical destiny.

        In short, this shuttle would have been a top-flight target for a meta-photon torpedo fired by a superhuman agency whose cause we would recognize as cognate with our own.

    • Lew
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 12:50 am | Permalink

      I don’t see any reason to believe those speculations about the Columbia. I’m not sure how the hand of providence dealt the empire a “devastating material blow” by taking out a decrepit space vehicle that flew using early 70s technology. Even symbolically, it seems a pretty weak statement. Who is going to connect Columbia as a potential name for the Western Hemisphere 500 years ago, Amerigo Vespucci, the Iraq war and the American empire?

      I enjoy reading such speculations. They’re interesting and thought provoking to say the least. The Vigilant Citizen has an article about weird symbolism in NASA and US military insignia. Ultimately though, there is no credible of evidence of literal truth in his or anyone else’s mystical ideas, or the notion the divine hand of providence sent a message through the Columbia. If there is a providential power with the power to send messages to the empire, why not drive a small asteroid into the White House? That would be a message. These claims are like UFO sightings. UFOs exist, some say, but they never show themselves in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

      • Posted December 16, 2012 at 2:10 am | Permalink

        I also tend to skeptical of any conspiracy theories regarding the Columbia. Although you left out a couple of other interesting facts: Ilan Roman, the first Israeli astronaut as you mentioned, also happened to be one of the pilots who participated in the attack that destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981. It was also reported at the time that the Columbia broke up while passing over a Texas town named Palestine. If no supernatural agent was at work, then certainly God has a dark sense of historical justice.

      • Axon
        Posted December 16, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink

        Whilst I too find it hard to credit supernatural intervention in such events, in terms of pure symbology there’s something in the fact that after the moon landing the only really notable technological advance of NASA was the reusable space plane. It may be hard to credit now but the shuttle fired the imagination of the early eighties into a fever of optimistic expectation: orbital space stations, moon bases & Mars colonies – all seemed palpably close then…

        Yet the 2003 disaster seemed to draw a big, final, despondent, black X through all of that! Space exploration no longer seems a valid aspiration. The void that once held our bravest dreams had truly become a perilous place: empty, airless & void of hope.

        We can only imagine what could have been had the the ‘Am-pire’s’ elite not chosen the vanity of eternal (internal & external) war. If nothing else makes plain that the European spirit no longer holds sway then the moribundity of such dreams should…

        Yet in the restoration of bright dreams does our salvation lie.

  17. Posted December 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Greg, where did you find that horrifying photo of Wewelsburg? I hope it’s been photoshopped.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

      No, it is real. I found it on Google.

  18. Simon Lote
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    For building a social/cultural movement in which one’s identity is confidential and protected from hostile outsiders then the best way is by aping the methods of the Freie Nationalisten movements of Germany, who operate in an enviroment that is far more hostile to WN activists than the case of America.

    This is explained in the link below:

    http://newrightausnz.blogspot.co.uk/2007/06/power-of-people-by-tom-stanwell-written.html

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