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Never Leave a Fallen Comrade

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On my way to my first Counter-Currents retreat, I passed a large sign immediately before the airport exit: the exit to Peoria. I kept going, symbolically committing myself to personally and publicly sticking to a radical position instead of exhaustively attempting to reconcile what I actually believe with “Will it play in Peoria?”

Admittedly, this decision was partially a simple response to failure. No matter how carefully I attempted to craft my message, or how dutifully I attempted to distance myself from what’s vilified and taboo, any position which amounted to actually reversing our fatal trajectory, rather than merely slowing it down, made me a Klansman, a neo-Nazi, and a racist. I objected, but the smears pretty much stuck. My principles and motives are, after all, closer to those of a marauding Klansman or a barking Nazi than they are to anything within the “respectable” spectrum of mainstream American politics.

I’m no Klansman, and I honestly find very little to emulate in Southern heritage. I think slaveholding was immoral, a grave insult to both the slaves themselves and the White underclass which were driven into starvation and humiliation by their presence. I’m certainly no partisan of either the Yankee industrialists or the proto-liberal abolitionists of the time, sympathizing primarily with my own Copperhead ancestors. Ironically, the most admiration I have for Southern culture lies in the Klan’s spontaneous uprising against Black criminality and carpetbagger domination. I don’t approve of their excesses, don’t care for their style, and consider them a spent force, but the love of their people and willingness to defend them in the depths of a hostile age is the same thing that drives me.

I’m no Nazi. I have no German heritage. I don’t have much use for their pagan revivalist undertones or their dehumanizing “cattle-breeding” perspective on heritage and genetics. I think their relentless persecution of Jewish rag merchants while allowing the Jewish oligarchs to slip off and regroup is the very model of how not to handle the Jewish Question. I can’t justify or defend everything they did because I don’t agree with everything they did. That being said, Mein Kampf is certainly closer to my heart than anything to be found on a mainstream conservative’s bookshelf.

I’m really not even a racist, at least not in the way it’s implied when it’s hurled at me as an epithet. I have plenty of non-White friends, find much to admire and emulate in non-White cultures the world over, and relish learning more about and from other peoples. I get along just fine in a multicultural context, and I’ve been blessed with a skill set which empowers me to hold my own in the borderless and post-industrial economy. I honestly do find much to admire and respect in contemporary Black American, Latin American, and Jewish culture. I took that Harvard racism test a while back and scored disappointingly low, apparently being less racist than average.

But I define my ethnic family in explicitly racial terms. I “discriminate” along racial lines, favoring my own kind. I am therefore a racist.

The local antifa’s hit piece on me is littered with misinformation, but the misinformation that really sticks in my craw is embedded in the premise that I object to being called a racist, an antisemite, and a “heterosexist bigot.” It frames me as this dissembling weasel who’s trying to pull one over on his audience. It frames me as attempting to run the same angle attempted over and over again on a million times over by my comrades. According to the article, I’m pretending like my position is not a radical departure from mainstream attitudes and positions on racial, Jewish, and moral questions.

This isn’t the case and hasn’t been the case for several years. I’m more welcome at and at home at the table with Nathan Bedford Forrest, Adolf Hitler, and George Lincoln Rockwell than at the table with Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and Rand Paul in the ideological cafeteria. My position is utterly incompatible with anything in contemporary mainstream American politics, and absolutely any effort on my part to pretend otherwise could be easily unmasked by anybody who cared to do so, even if they didn’t know to google my extensive collection of essays in support of a panoply of taboo positions.

Initially, I fell for all the “serious” people explaining that I must incrementally advance my positions from within the current ideological matrix, to “meet people where they’re at.” According to them, directly promoting your actual position would “alienate” you from your audience and wasn’t “realistic.” After considering it for a while, I’ve concluded that what’s unrealistic is attempting to build a movement in favor of heritage, faith, and tradition on a foundation of individualism, mercantile morality, moral relativism, and universal egalitarianism.

These helpful people eager to offer free advice are ever-present, but they’re rarely active themselves and they’re even more rarely achieving quantifiable goals with their incremental strategies. There are several tactical problems with what they’re proposing, and the lack of results relative to more strident tactics of yesteryear calls into question the supposed “realism” of these angles. But, more importantly, these strategies are dishonorable and shortsighted. They fail to account for the deep and generational element of our struggle, and are ultimately symptomatic of the myopia and cowardice at the root of our political impotence.

Let’s assume that Counter-Currents will fail at its objectives, falling into the same black hole of awful and taboo things as Hitler, the Klan, George Lincoln Rockwell, the Silver Shirts, Italian Fascism, and Southern segregationism. Perhaps keeping the attention of a milquetoast, brainwashed, and vegetative audience of the future will require an obligatory “I find Greg Johnson and his work as despicable as you do, but . . .”

Superficially, it seems like abandoning a vilified comrade is the more pragmatic choice. He is, after all, something of a liability. Yet, every martial culture and every effective vanguard does exactly the opposite. They never leave a fallen comrade. Even our own decadent and derelict military tradition clings to this in its soldier’s creed, “I will never leave a fallen comrade.

Barack Obama didn’t denounce Bill Ayers when his radical past came to light. He didn’t throw Rev. Wright under the bus when his opponents cried for him to do so. Eric Holder smirks derisively at those who try to turn the tables and enforce the taboo against racial bias on him. Hell, the U.S. Department of Education’s Marxist radicals happily quote mass murderer and ruthless strongman Chairman Mao in their “Kid’s Zone Website.” The drip torture of Jewish journalists pumping out articles in support of freeing Jon Pollard carries on unabated, despite how tactically foolish it appears.

You see these articles from baffled American conservatives from time to time, lamenting the foolishness of championing a convicted agent of foreign espionage against the United States government. Maybe these smarmy faileocons whose entire careers are a humiliating march from one defeat to the next could pause to wonder if perhaps the Jews might be playing a game at a level they lack the vision to grasp. Zionists are certainly playing the game more honorably, and maybe . . . just maybe .  .  . honor and principle actually work better than angles and postures in the long run.

It’s sort of analogous to lying. Throughout the course of any given day, there are numerous opportunities to gain an advantage in a variety of situations by not telling the truth. Yet, in the aggregate, pathological liars tend to trail those who are rigorously honest. And what is pretending that we have any place within the Republican Party or among constitutionalist conservatives, if not deception? Being clever isn’t all that clever, especially when your enemies are more intelligent, detail-oriented, and organized than yourself. Jews are clever in the details and fine print, but are surprisingly honest and direct about their goals and consistent in their core message. We’ve modeled the opposite, being habitually honest in details and daily interactions, while pretending to be something we’re not and stand for something we despise.

I don’t bring up Hitler, the Klan, Southern segregation, or these countless other bygone movements all that often because they’re not especially relevant. I don’t wish to dwell in or resurrect the past. But I also refuse to treat my ideological progenitors and fallen forefathers like shit. My work doesn’t exist in a vacuum, devoid of historical context. I’m opposed to usurious Jewish bankers, just like Hitler. I’m fed up with negro criminality, just like the first Klan. I’m proud of my racial identity, just like Dr. William Pierce. I share Anders Breivik’s commitment to push the Muslim invaders out of our Western homelands.

I believe Breivik’s actions were indefensible. I’m sure there were Klan lynchings which amounted to mob violence against innocent Black people. I’ve got all sorts of opinions about this or that decision by Hitler, most of which don’t settle well with neo-Nazis and historical revisionists. I can’t answer for every excess, error, or atrocity of his. I don’t stand behind everything he did. But I do stand firmly in solidarity with him in an overarching metapolitical sense.

The North American New Right speaks with its own voice and it exists to address the future, not apologize for the past. It’s not beholden to any particular movement, symbols, or strategies of yesteryear, but it’s not obligated to apologize for those influences and forerunners who preceded us. I find Hitler more of an influence and an inspiration than any living American. If my audience can’t abide that, then they likely can’t abide any of the other radical transformations they would need to undergo in order to be a credible threat to Modernity, Global Jewry, and the multicultural dissolution of our heritage and traditions.

 

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53 Comments

  1. Johan Von Anon
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Maybe see if you can get some volunteers to moderate the comments.

  2. Posted April 27, 2013 at 1:23 am | Permalink
    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted April 28, 2013 at 12:24 am | Permalink

      Thank you for the link to Chechar’s site.

      He is one of our great bright Lights, one who sees all to clearly what we are up against.

  3. Catiline
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Just speculating; I wonder if canceling comments may in some way give the infiltrators exactly what they want. Part of what makes theinternet a more powerful medium is the creation of, or at least the possibility of creating, a sort of cyber community. These communities, in turn have the potential to become REAL communities. It’s safe to say our “friends” wouldn’t like that very much. By throwing a spoke in our comments “wheel” they succeed in nipping in the bud the formation of purposeful enemy groups and organizations.

    None of this is implied criticism of Johnson’s decision regarding comments. His points are well taken.

  4. Franklin Ryckaert
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    If I may chime in on the idea of comments. Good comments are the lifeblood of a website, they can be very stimulating and instructive, but how do you ensure to get only good commenters, leaving out trolls, dullards and idiots? Then there is the problem of well meaning newbies who want to start old discussions over and over again.

    My idea is the following. Make a text (or a video) in which all the basic ideas of your website are expounded, indicating also the range of acceptable and unacceptable ideas (for example : calls for genocide are not acceptable). Then let aspiring commenters undergo an on-line examination on that text or video. If they are accepted they will have to contribute say $5 per month in order to be allowed to comment. This will select only the well informed and serious as commenters.

    Comments still will have to be moderated though. If you can find a retiree who is well educated and intelligent who can spend his whole day on this work, then that problem would be solved. The British WN website British Resistance is run by such a retiree and with success I must say. Just my 2 cents.

    • Ted
      Posted April 25, 2013 at 5:31 am | Permalink

      I fully support Greg’s decision to remove commenting here, particularly if has been a time sink for him, as he stated. He gives good reasons for his decision, and Graham Lister also described what can happen when an unmoderated “free for all” becomes tragicomic. It would also be instructive to read about Cass Sunstein’s “cognitive infiltration” plan. Regardless of whether than is being actively pursued by the government, it is no doubt being pursued by the “watchdog” group as well as “free-lance” leftists. It doesn’t take much effort to disrupt a blog thread, and it has occurred many times.

      However, for those who find comments valuable (I personally do not), Greg’s proposed future plans are reasonable:

      1. An invitation only forum for registered users for unmoderated commentary on articles

      2. Author moderated comment threads on select articles on the main site

      The most interesting points made by Greg here are that (1) traffic has not diminished with the current policy, and (2) his time for more productive work has drastically increased

      There are blogs out there that allow people to say whatever they please (see Graham’s comments). That Greg and Kevin MacDonald have decided to try something different is an experiment that can be useful. In the long run, which model will turn out to be more productive for activism? I see no reason why we cannot have both models in play to see which works best.

  5. Graham_Lister
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Hello everyone.

    Just to let people know I’m not a fascist, Nazi, neo-Nazi, ‘right-wing’, nor a ‘WN’ of any sort whatsoever, and I have no care or interest in the future of the USA as such.

    One it is already on the cusp of being a post-Western society, secondly I find ‘Americanism’ (the ideological and cultural ideas of America and the ‘American way’) utterly loathsome and unspeakably vulgar, and thirdly the USA is foundationally liberal to its core. Liberal social-ontology is part of the socio-cultural DNA of the place. That deep commitment to liberal individualism isn’t true to anything like the same extent in Europe.

    I’m a European patriot and ethno-communtarian, thus primarily I politically care about the authentic and autochthonous European peoples in the continent of Europe itself.

    So in short I’m not an ideological fellow-traveler of anyone on here I suspect.

    However, I did want to comment that the comment section does seem about a thousand times more elevated than the dreadful dross which often gets posted on Majority Rights threads.

    Ideally if one is writing to provoke debate one would wish for intelligent and thoughtful comments. I agree with Greg Johnson in this – that an unremitting smorgasbord of ‘virtual dung’ in any comments thread is ultimately deflationary and exhaustive of intellectual energy and verve.

    Over at Majority Rights we suffer very badly with regard to the open comments policy (It’s not my site but I have written a few ‘front page’ articles for the site).

    For every one decent comment we get nine very poor ones often repeating the same tired tropes.

    Trope one – we all need to find God again and the old time religion and everything will be fine (I dub this the ‘Voodoo is essential’ hypothesis – hypothesis is being generous – magical thinking is more apt)

    Trope two – the free-market is the solution to all our problems. Get government off our backs and everything will be fine. Market exchange and intense individual competition is not a part of society (thus must be bounded by other values) but is the cardinal embodiment of the social-order itself. Again utter nonsense only believed by dullards.

    Trope three. History is ‘nothing but’ an all-encompassing conspiracy by the all-powerful ethnic group that everyone loves (to hate). Again simple-minded tosh from benighted idiots.

    A man can only suffer so much idiocy before he asks “why am I wasting my time and efforts – however modest – on such people?”

    It is very much psychologically depressing to constantly have any debate lowered to the level of the dumbest, most ignorant, most irrational, and most conceptually maladroit ‘commentator’.

    The irony is, of course, many such commentators fancy themselves to be avatars of an elite and elitism. I also have to say in my experience Americans are by far the worst in the conduct/behaviour I have just described. And it’s all backed up by the underlying premise that everyone has a ‘right to an opinion’ which is then transformed into the pseudo-democratic nonsense that everyone’s opinion is right and must be ipso facto ‘respected’ regardless of coherence, evidence, logic etc.

    I know from personal experience of living in the USA just how that pseudo-democratic ethos manages to combine both stunning arrogance with mind-blowing ignorance. Have you ever actually talked to a ‘creationist’? I did on many occasions and as I biologist I found both the content objectionable but also the ‘methodology’ by which large numbers of Americans (in general – way beyond the Voodoo crowd) ‘reason by’ to be radically lacking in rigor or judgemental rationality.

    OK rant over.

    Oh and never let ‘Leon Haller’ spam your site with his brand Hayekian liberalism meets Voodoo.

  6. Jaego
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Mr Johnson: Thank you for taking the Comments question seriously. I hope you go ahead with those ideas. Also perhaps someone would be willing to volunteer to “man the Comments”. It wouldn’t have to be updated constantly, maybe just once a day.

    What are the long term projects?

  7. Posted April 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Obvious and true points, Mr. Parrott; thank you for writing this. However, the Colin Liddell article that you linked to was a bit surprising. I actually thought the American movement had matured beyond such stupidity, considering that you have (had) such brilliant writers as Revilo Oliver and William Pierce who pointed out over fifty years ago how futile conservative strategies are.

    Most of what needs to be said has been said by commenters Trainspotter and Fourmyle, but maybe you will allow me to add a few remarks on the issue.

    People who write silly articles like the Liddell piece don’t understand how serious our situation is, and they don’t at all understand our enemies – our existential enemies. It boils down to this: Liddell and his kind are children, in all relevant political respects. If he doesn’t understand that historical giants like Hitler are OUR old fighters, that this is essentially a continuation of the same fight they fought, he doesn’t understand much.

    In fact, our enemies are to a large extent psychopaths (as pointed out by Ryssen) and they don’t believe in fair play. The Jews can NEVER be fooled into taking our side – no matter how ”clever” and womanly servile you try to be. No matter how much you genuflect to them and join in the ritual defamation of their old enemies. They would rather die. It’s their old trick, you know – they will not fall for it. And they only see your prostration as a sign of weakness.

    The Jews have three properties that make them strong and successful: 1. Intelligence. 2. Group cohesion. 3. Chutzpah. They don’t ask for permission and they don’t ask for forgiveness. Only losers do that.

    We need a few of things to win this fight: 1. A clear direction. 2. Energy focused ONLY in that direction, with NO hesitation. 3. Confidence and self-respect so strong that it is contagious, radiating so much will-power that people will fall in love with our cause – so strong shall it be that our people cannot resist joining us.

    This is incompatible with whining about old fighters, no matter what you disagree about in the details. Only the enemy shall be attacked, and it is up to conservatives like Liddell if they want to join us or the enemy. It’s no great loss to us. The only thing we lose is the negative energy. Even if one is so ill-informed or stupid as to have low opinions of Hitler, one should embrace him for tactical reasons. Everything else is a sign of weakness.

    One thing that is absolutely certain is that we can NEVER win if we have so low self-esteem that we need to ask our enemies for permission to fight. The only way to win is to attack the enemy. Conservatives refuse, by definition, to do that. That is why they never can win.
    Hitler understood this; bourgeois and effeminate conservatives like Liddell will never understand it. That’s why Hitler has something to teach us (and demands our respect), and ”ask-the-Jews-for-permission-Liddell” has nothing to contribute to our cause.

  8. Lew
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Do you think Greg would consider letting all the authors moderate their comments?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Most of our authors don’t like comments, actually.

      • Jaego
        Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

        That’s very sad. That’s a University type mentality not a Revolutionary one.

    • Andrew Hamilton
      Posted April 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

      I like comments, and am dubious about their removal from CC and TOO. That’s too much like the websites of the mainstream media. (And I do not mean that as praise).

      In the old, free, days, every newspaper, despite being Left-wing, carried Letters to the Editor. I do not concur with the current joint Left/Right authoritarian insistence upon denying people a voice.

      Sure, the ADL, SPLC, etc., will use comments, twist them, in order to attack websites. But they’ll attack no matter what white people do. Whites have rolled over to permit the Jews, neo-commmunists, and government to put a bullet in their brain—and still the contempt and hatred of the killers flows unabated.

      • Greg Johnson
        Posted April 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

        For me, it is simply a matter of time: unmoderated comments will destroy a website, which is why the enemy has paid trolls. But moderating comments is time consuming, and I do not have the time. Beyond that, it eventually becomes distasteful. For every good comment there are nine pieces of spam, trolling, or sincere idiocy that have to be deleted. It becomes pyschologically draining after a while. You can try moderating comments on your own articles if you like.

      • Jaego
        Posted April 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

        In the coming Internet, there will be no room for free commentary either. Almost all blogs now require registering with Facebook or some other monstrousity – a sign of things to come. In any case, better a free for all then the silence of death.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted April 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

          If those are the only options, then I choose silence.

      • Lew
        Posted April 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

        If those are the only options, then I choose silence.

        I miss the comments too, but I don’t think anyone who wants to see CC succeed wants you wasting time on administrative overheard with no value. We readers only the saw the published comments. If 10 comments came through in the morning, we saw 10 comments not the 90 you had to delete. Crazy. Doubt any of your regular readers had any idea.

        The thing is, on the other side of the coin, people learn a lot from from comments. I know I’ve learned a lot from comments. You and Matt Parrott, in fact, have done more to influence me in more a radical direction the last couple of years than anyone, and a good bit of what I picked up from both of you came from comments left you here and elsewhere.

        Again, not suggesting you waste time, but if you ever have the opportunity to revisit it in the future, some possibilities:

        – Let the authors who care to moderate their own comments
        – Install a captcha like Sailer uses to weed out the spam and automated junk
        – Install a registration system like Livefrye which is I think free. Just getting people to register might weed out the drive by trolls.
        – Some combination of the above

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted April 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

          Thanks Lew.

          Comments can be stimulating, but they can also be draining for me and destructive for the website. So they have to be managed.

          A few points:

          1. In the nearly one month since we got rid of comments, there has been no measurable drop in our traffic.

          2. In nearly one month since we got rid of comments, my personal productivity on long term projects has shot way up.

          3. The number of active commenters we had at 100,000 unique visitors a month was exactly the same (and many of the people were the same) as when we were in the 20,000 unique visitors/month range. The net effect of that is that it makes the website look like a small, cliquish, cultish place rather than something as large as it actually is.

          4. We had a spam filter, but I would still have to check through it to make sure that bona fide people were not caught in it.

          In May, once we are fully resituated in our new digs, we will reopen the question of comments.

          I think that in the future we will have the following system:

          1. An invitation only forum for registered users for unmoderated commentary on articles

          2. Author moderated comment threads on select articles on the main site

      • Lew
        Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

        After a particularly vitriolic debate, a Jewish liberal boasted to me there are hundreds of Jewish activists operating in the WNist and alt right online communities. He claimed that most of them pose as WNists, allies or sympathizers while simultaneously spreading divide and rule, undermining morale and trying make WNists look foolish. Even claimed they work the WNist sites in teams and coordinated groups. FWIW. Jews aren’t always honest, and he may have just been taunting.

      • White Republican
        Posted April 27, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

        A few comments:

        1. Regardless of what future decisions Greg Johnson makes regarding comments, I must say that he has done an outstanding job of moderating comments at Counter-Currents, and, before that, The Occidental Quarterly Online. I’ll thank him for that.

        I remember that Greg even managed to keep the “Debate on the Northwest Imperative” on track. That was a truly remarkable feat of moderation.

        Of course, the focus of Greg’s time, talents, and responsibilities needs to be editing the articles and books published by Counter-Currents, not with moderating comments.

        2. I note Lew’s comment above:

        “After a particularly vitriolic debate, a Jewish liberal boasted to me there are hundreds of Jewish activists operating in the WNist and alt right online communities. He claimed that most of them pose as WNists, allies or sympathizers while simultaneously spreading divide and rule, undermining morale and trying make WNists look foolish. Even claimed they work the WNist sites in teams and coordinated groups.”

        I can believe this, although there is the possibility that this Jew was lying, exaggerating, or taunting Lew.

        I have previously speculated that we may be facing the second generation of Jewish trolling. The first generation involves paid trolls who openly set off the equivalent of stink bombs in forums they dislike or in which discussion goes in directions they didn’t like. These trolls can do little apart from making themselves offensive, obnoxious, and obvious with their primitive kikery, if I may use a vulgar word for a vulgar thing.

        I think we can safely presume that Jewish and “anti-racist” (i.e., anti-White) organizations have moved into the next generation of trolling, given the following:

        (a) The Internet is an important media for the targets of Jewish and “anti-racist” organizations.

        (b) It is far more practical to pollute the Internet than to censor it.

        (c) It is known that there are apparatuses of trolls (called hasbarats) who are paid to promote Zionism.

        (d) Jewish and “anti-racist” organizations are very well funded (google the salary for Abraham Foxman for one proof of this) and can easily afford to support an apparatus of trolls.

        (e) Jews are not getting value for money from trolls who behave more like sabras than sayanim.

        (f) Jews have a genius for cultural subversion, which they have hardly exercised with the first generation of trolling.

        (g) Individually and collectively, trolls can have a large “virtual footprint” because they can be in so many places at once. Furthermore, relatively little money is needed to support a relatively large apparatus of trolls, and not many trolls are needed to paralyze a particular target.

        (h) It seems that Jews use the Internet to network while we Whites use it to kvetch and kibbitz among ourselves. Jews act in a collectivist manner while Whites act in an individualistic manner. Jews can act in a coherent, cohesive, and long-term manner to paralyze particular Internet websites, forums, and subcultures. The Jews know what they want and how to get it. Is the same true of us?

        (i) Individual trolls needn’t be particularly intelligent, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t work intelligently or effectively, if they are intelligently managed.

        (j) A group of trolls can attack a target in more than one way. They can take sides with all of the factions in a dispute. They can exploit or create divisions among White nationalists. They can turn artificial divisions into real divisions by acting as catalysts for polarization and escalation.

        These are extremely effective ways for trolls to work. What might appear to be spontaneous combustion might not be spontaneous after all. The fuel is there, trolls only need to douse the right spot with an accelerant and to ignite it. After that, the fire burns by itself, and it can be difficult to distinguish between those who are fueling the fire and those who are fighting it. Such is the logic of civil war.

        It might be possible to draw useful insights and analogies from books such as David Michael’s Doubt Is Their Product and Robert N. Proctor’s Golden Holocaust dealing with how certain industries (notably the tobacco industry) have created doubt about the dangers of their products and activities, and to apply these to the field of political culture. Ignorance, doubt, and uncertainty can be natural, but it can also be “made, maintained, and manipulated by means of certain arts and sciences” (Robert N. Proctor). Ignorance as well as knowledge is socially constructed.

        3. I’m not going to post comments here or elsewhere in the future so I can focus on other things. I might also cut out other commitments or set new terms for them.

        In particular, I should try to work out how François Duprat’s analytical and publicist model could be emulated today. I think this model would be useful for establishing a true political culture among White nationalists.

    • me
      Posted April 24, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      Frankly, I miss the comments section as it’s sometimes the best part of the site – one can learn a lot. Sometimes it’s a good way to clarify any mis-understanding between the authors and the readers.

      Sorry to hear Greg was subject to many troll types of comments.

  9. kilroy
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    The other day I was walking around downtown and I noticed that this fine old Congregational church, which had stood abandoned for a number of years, has now been made over into a Chinese community centre of some sort. And I mean the way they did it was fantastic; with these huge stone Chinese lions, a nice sign with beautiful Chinese writing etc… which somehow all went very well with the old gothic building. This is only a few years after they built this massive imperial gate right in the middle of chinatown. All very impressive.
    This got me to thinking that an empire really exists where people conjure it up. Since ww2 this way of thinking has been beaten so far out of this that even modest expressions of this, for us (and only for us) have become inconcievable. Our fellow citizens would be aghast if there was a European cultural centre that used any of our old symbols or celebrated any of our ancestors or heroes. This would send a a shockwave through the world, the assertion that Europeans and European traditions are worth preservation let alone advancement. The controversial figures, from the distant past and those who fought on the side of the axis powers, that you speak of made an incredibly valiant attempt to stop us from falling into our current situation. They need to be commemorated as such.
    The concept of a “white republic” has always seemed very abstract for my taste, and it is so far from realization that it almost seems pointless at this stage. Particularly in the far right sphere of metapolitics, action has always centred on the use of symbols and the defence therof. In this way we are always in a position to take a step, however small and on whatever level, toward our goals.
    I commend what the Chinese have done in my city as the next step to take if and wherever a critical mass of people can come together for it.

    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted April 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      Kilroy in blockquote:

      The concept of a “white republic” has always seemed very abstract for my taste, and it is so far from realization that it almost seems pointless at this stage. Particularly in the far right sphere of metapolitics, action has always centred on the use of symbols and the defence therof. In this way we are always in a position to take a step, however small and on whatever level, toward our goals.

      In your example, you cited the conquest of a former Congregational church which had been conquered I repeat conquered by the local Chinese community. They made my point for me. The Chinese Empire grew out of the Chinese state, which grew out of the Chinese nation, which began as small groups of tribesmen. Along the way, they developed an Empire.

      While that Empire has had a pretty rough last century or so, they’re back, this time as an economic empire acting with military force in a very precise and measured manner. More to the point, they have de facto consulates in Chinese communities around the world.

      They succeeded with the same mindset that we will use in developing the White Republic. Somewhere along the way, Chou, representative of the mindset of Imperial Chinese Aristocracy, guided the fat peasant Mao along certain lines. When Mao perished the organizational infrastructure was given the green light by Deng, and, today, they are the world leader in the technology of the Twenty-First Century, genetics.

      These men all had a nostalgia for the future that allowed them to bear under the burden of Communism, knowing the organizational systems would develop and flourish when the right soil was present.

      So, too, with us, and the Northwest Republic. It began with one Idea – a White ethnostate on the North American continent – and has had many of the blanks filled in by Harold Covington to the point that all excuses have been removed. The Republic needs living building blocks of the nation-state, and that’s where we come in.

      It’s a remarkable fact of the Western Soul – once we believe we can do something, we do it. We develop a nostalgia for a future with that being accomplished, whether it is sending men to the Moon, and back – with 1960’s technology – or creating our own nation out of thirteen divided, backwards colonies.

      Look at what is happening, and will continue to happen. If you have a better alternative than the Northwest Republic, please share it with us.

      And remember, in the words of Harold Covington:

      “If this was a White country, this wouldn’t be happening.”

  10. Posted April 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    This discussion goes to the core of our ability to gather a coalition of like minds with purposeful intent without alienating each other over non-tangent issues that divide us.

    We cannot all have exactly the same perspective on every issue as long as we strive for the same ends; an awakening of our white identity that results for some in a physical and exclusive white nation, maybe others a populist white state, or even for others a spiritually connected white consciousness.

    Ultimately, if we can at least collectively manifest a mass recognition of our value as a unique and distinct ethnic group and the metaphysical ties that bind us we will have succeeded.

    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted April 22, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

      Mstr Rick wrote:

      Ultimately, if we can at least collectively manifest a mass recognition of our value as a unique and distinct ethnic group and the metaphysical ties that bind us we will have succeeded.

      Respectfully, at best, your idea of having “succeeded” will only lay the foundation for what needs to be done. All manner of ethnic groups with strong metaphysical ties have gone under because they were replaced by other, better organized ethnic groups with metaphysical ties that more correctly and effectively addressed the new needs of the cultural moment.

      Far better to develop the metapolitical order, and the Racially Conscious (White) Community as the foundational White nation of the Northwest Republic as the temporal bridge to the temporal fulfillment of the metapolitical purpose.

      Let’s not settle for what would be, at best, second best.

      This Time, The World, on OUR terms.

      An excellent place to start is sending money to counter-currents tonight.

  11. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Having always played Charlie Brown with Lucy’s football, the historically self-identified White nationalists have always failed, and they always will.

    One of their mistakes has been to be rational with the irrational. Our Enemies are motivated by the emotion of hate, rather than the intellectual tool of reason. Any attempts to appease them are seen as weakness. Their track record, and ours,l shows them to be correct.

    We must develop the Warrior caste, and this requires us to develop the mindset of the Warrior caste. This website mention above, Mindweapons etc., seems worth a look. It really is is time for us to stop leading with the jaw, and learn from successful people by watching what THEY do, rather than listening to them telling US what to do (in their service, of course).

    I wasted years, years that can never be regained, trying to change people with the appeal to reason. This didn’t work for Uncle Wolf, and it has not worked for us. The new science of neural economics proves that most people re implacably irrational, and their is nothing that can be gained by the appeal to reason, until they mature to the point their superego is in check.

    Gradually, I came to two perspectives, both inspired by the writings of Harold Covington:

    One, the America we knew and love is gone, and is being replaced by its twisted, evil twin, which hates the good and the glorious with an implacable fervor that most of us refuse to accept as being the operative force in their collective lives. That America is gone, for good. The de facto merger of American and Mexico simply seals the doom forever. It’s like fighting for cancer, really.

    Two, I had to develop a nostalgia for the future. I see myself as a de facto Ambassador from a Northwest Republic, and I try to see the issues of the day in the context of this glorious future nation-state. This allows me to develop a Masculine, proactive focus in dealing with what is, adn transforming the best of it into what it should become.

    Matt made an excellent point about abandoning fallen comrades. We often take the best of us, and their wonderful acts, for granted until they are gone. Again, as always, I reminds one and all that the best thing you can do, today, starting where you are, starting where you have the power, is the contribute to Counter-Currents tonight, and each and every month, from now on, until the day we can meet at the William Luther Pierce Memorial Chapel at the Northwest Republic’s Military Academy in Kalispell.

    To those who say “Money is the root of all Evil,” I tell you, “No, The LACK of money is the root of all evil.” Sending money Greg frees him up to do more, much more, and much better, for us, and our Posterity.

    Look at the encroaching Hell developing around you and remember:

    If this was a White country, this wouldn’t be happening.

    Send money tonight.

    Now would be fine.

    • Trainspotter
      Posted April 23, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Excellent post, Fourmyle. When I was a child in the 70’s and 80’s, “normal” people were far more willing to express racial sentiment in ordinary conversation than they are today. But inevitably, they would preface their comments with something along the lines of “It may be wrong to say this, but…” or “I may be bad for saying this, but…”

      It should go without saying that they would fold like a cheap suit if their opponent ever broke out the much feared Hitler Talisman, shrinking as a vampire before the one and true Holy Cross.

      Gee, I wonder why we lost? A real brain teaser, it is.

      Needless to say, I look back upon that period with considerable embarrassment, including for myself, though I at least have the excuse of having been very young. How utterly inept, how unbelievably weak was the opposition to anti-white liberalism’s triumphal march. Lots of grumbling, but nary a single effective shot was fired. Conservatism, failure is thy name.

      And today, as we look around, we see the price. The rapes and murders, sure, but perhaps even more painful is the general ugliness, the lack of manners and common decency. The collapse of trust, the absence of beauty, the sacred ruined by the profane. Will we ever be able to accurately calculate the billions of relationships that were destroyed, or never came into existence in the first place, because of anti-white liberalism and the Jewish attack? Not to mention the physical racial damage that has already taken place, and we’re in early days still.

      The Brave New World: dishonest and dumb with bulbous lips. Or switching to Orwell, forget a human boot on a human neck, forever. Instead, think of a grotesque mulatto/mestizo face, scowling and leering, but with lifeless eyes devoid of intelligence. Always, until the end of days, having to look at that grotesque thing. I ask, which fate is worse? Perhaps they are the same?

      And then there is the matter of genocide. Our enemies literally presume to be able to alter the very DNA of our people by mixing us with other races until we no longer exist as a coherent, identifiable people, thus deconstructing whiteness forever. And what did those that “resisted” this insane and evil agenda do? Stammer about, cringing and apologetic. Truly, more surreal than a David Lynch film.

      But as the psychological transition proceeds, we are seeing something different emerge. In the depths of our despair, grumbling while deep in our cups, a new confidence begins to stir. What is this?!

      Maybe it can be called the mentality of the Happy Warrior. We’ve lost our country, but that just gives us the opportunity to create a far, far better one. Since I seem to be quoting songs a lot today, “School’s out…. forever!” Feel the liberating summer breeze. No going back to that hellhole, not ever. We’ll build a new school instead, a grand school. A school of our own.

      Have fun with it, laugh at the enemy, mock him, despise him. Most importantly by far, look down on him! Always. Folks, he’s no better than the gum on your shoe.

      Love your own, work toward the survival of our people. The dream of the White Republic already lives in the minds of many, and that is the dream that our movement must revolve around. I love your concept of “nostalgia for the future.”

      What must emerge, and as bad as things look, I think is emerging, is a movement brimming with intellectual confidence and moral superiority, the exact opposite of the conservative failures. Cocky, smart, virile. In love, and deeply so, but furious. That’s the spirit, right there. Our enemies are right to be be nervous. If you were seeking to destroy us, do you want THAT to come together? Do you really want to go against people who are truly in love, but with a white hot fury against outsiders?

      It’s happening, in ways great and small. Golden Dawn, whether it ultimately succeeds or fails, has already shown that holding one’s head high accomplishes far more than conservative cringing. And closer to home, the new video put out by White Rabbit Radio is brilliant, and loaded with the self-confidence and overall spirit that is required. Sure, it’s just a cartoon, but it has the right stuff – and you can’t buy that stuff. Conservatives have tons of money, but yet they fail all the time. A ridiculous conservative couldn’t have come up with that video in a million years, despite having a million times our resources. Imagine what we could do with one percent of the money that conservatives routinely squander?

      That’s the way forward, not casting pearls before swine, or grovelling before cultist lunatics, or catering to the paycheck conservatives, or appealing to self-interested dregs who have no interests beyond their retirement accounts. Instead, feel the liberating summer breeze. It’s there.

      • Fourmyle of Ceres
        Posted April 24, 2013 at 12:09 am | Permalink

        Trainspotter:

        Thanks for the kind words.

        The only way forward is, well, forward.

        The importance of enthusiasm s a point you made that needs to be emphasized. Fest’s biography of Uncle Wolf described a scene where he arrived at an airport where people had waited for hours and hours, in the rain, in the dark. The young Chancellor looked into their hearts, and spoke to them in a manner that raised their enthusiasm to the level of confidence, supreme confidence. Their Minds shifted from Hope to Belief, and then to absolute Certainty, that they were right, they were correct, and they were going to WIN!

        We have always appealed to reason, an appeal that is only effective to a few. The best and brightest, yes, but still, few, all too few.

        The Adversary Forces have always appealed exclusively to emotions, the lowest and most base of emotions, notable envy, the envy of the mediocre for the Beautiful. It is almost as if hating us, and our Race’s record of achievement, is their sole argument, and the sole support for that argument.

        Chechar wrote of the book, “Childhood’s End,” by Arthur Clarke, as being particularly relevant to our Cause. He was correct, most astutely so. In a sentence, the Earth is visited by advanced beings of incredible and technology. They were summoned by the Overmind, and looked on, in envy, as the Children of Earth became the Children of the Stars. They could not join them, understand them, or follow them.

        So, too, with our Enemies. They worship the exact opposite of what we do, and their inchoate rage comes from the jealously they feel as they stand by and watch what we do, that no one else would even dream of doing, much less attempting to do.

        Few of our writers think in these terms; Kevin Alfred Strom comes to mind.

        The metapolitical perspective is all-important, as Babylon never understood Zion, whereas Zion understood Babylon all too well.

        Covington ends one of his books, “A Distant Thunder,” with a communication from our colony on Mars. Their attempts to destroy us, from reaching The Stars, will fail as long as we recapture the certainty and confidence of the Warrior caste, and only metapolitical ends foster this in a properly organic manner.

        Our Enemies ultimately only have the power over us we allow them. All we have to do is stop playing heir Game, by Their Rules, while substituting Our Game, with Our Rules whenever possible.

        I know their plans for our Children; gelding the boys, masculinizing the girls, and turning them into servant animals, Eloi for the Morlocks. That is what they offer our Posterity.

        I want to offer them three things:

        Honor, Discipline, and the Stars.

        The first step is to send money to counter-currents. We can all do that.

        Can, and should.

  12. Sandy
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m really not even a racist, at least not in the way it’s implied when it’s hurled at me as an epithet

    You hit the nail on the head there Matt. We can be ourselves in one sphere and not be called sexist and yet being ourselves in another sphere we suddenly become racist.

    Most of us work and live in a multi-cultural world where they (the hierarchy enslaving you) has a lot of us finding more in common with our ‘colored’ lateral co-workers than our vertical ethical kin that reign over us.

    I guess being labeled a “racist” is a burden we have to bear while struggling for equal rights against the propaganda that denies us. Sadly the lower echelons of all races are being played against each other while our overlords laugh at us. I guess realpolitics is that we have to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best? That will be my dirty little secret so I can keep my job and thus be able to support Counter-Currents.

  13. Peter Blood
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    No enemies to the right! I am guilty of having nit-picked and wrangled with others on our side. I will not do so anymore. We are in this together.

    My copy of Mein Kampf comes via my own mother. It has sat unread in a box for a while. I will pull it out and read it.

  14. Bobby
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    What I like about Mr. Parrots articles is that he always puts his finger right on the REAL, issue, without all the fluff and irrrelevances some others fall into. Thanks Matt, for the hard work that thinking rationally about these things entails.

  15. Jaego
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    So how bad do you want it? Enough to say “By any means necessary”? Because that’s how wars are won. The South fought as Gentleman and lost. But when they fought as Terrorists after the war to save their Women, they won. Same thing in the mythical Mahabharata War five thousand years ago. The Evil Ones were too strong to be beaten fairly, so Krishna countenanced trickery. Survival trumps chivalry. Morality is for the Living, not the Dead. It is the first morality as Jefferson said.

    After the War, one of the surviors complained to Krishna about the breach of chivalry. Krishna called him a hypocrite and listed their many breaches of honor. Evil will always do this and thus has the advantage – until Good embraces the First Morality. Done quickly and unexpectedly, it can be a knock out blow.

  16. Robert Pinkerton
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    As someone (White) born in 1944, I came up indoctrinated in civic nationalism and constitutional patriotism. Witnessing the last five-plus decades of social change, has convinced me that those “verities” have been so badly overtaken by events that they have become inoperative — and, I think, irremediably inoperative. However, I am not convinced that White nationalism is a valid replacement for what is lost. (Now I grant you that I look at this from a unique POV: no progeny, no siblings. Too, as what conventional folk call a “Pagan,” I accept reincarnation as a working hypothesis. I have no knowledge where, or among whom, I will next reincarnate.)

  17. Wilburn Sprayberry
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Ohhhhh, Matt…as the guy from Dallas who first met you at your 2011 Counter-conference, and the one who criticized Richard Spencer during question time after his “bold ideas” speech at the AR meeting, and whose motto is, “Meet ’em where they’re at,”…I am quite pierced by your gimlet eye…a very harsh young fellow you. Nah, that’s not right…sharp young fellow, as in razor edge, or cutting edge – that’s better, though perhaps there must be a necessary harshness all around, if we are to make progress at all.

    A lot of our difference is generational. For years I inhabited the green & pleasant land of Pat Buchanan’s America, the 1950s America into which I was born, and to which I wanted to return. A fantasy. But I hesitated to step into the stark & rocky terrain of white nationalism – “my race is my nation” type thinking – because my nostalgia for the old republic was so strong. It’s guys like you who help me understand that it really is all gone – that fantasy republic (and that it was fatally flawed to begin with) – and nostalgia for it is an impediment to our cause.

    That said, I still believe in meeting ’em where they’re at. I have spoken often – to liberals & conservatives (sorry, Sam) – about affirmative action, diversity, immigration, and the simple proposition that a majority white America is preferable to what we are going to have in the future. Starter issues. This doesn’t mean you have to deceive people about your “true positions.” I admit that I was circumspect at one time – but no more. Whenever someone asks me what I am politically, I answer, “White nationalist.” As to positive effect…I dunno…but I am optimistic. But again, it’s a generational thing. I am willing to grant that this type argument works best (and perhaps only) with older people, from middle age up. (These are the only people I interact with, most of the time.) It takes a while to make such people let go of their illusions, and I’ve reached an age where I (and I believe, they) prefer gentle prodding to…shock treatment. As Trainspotter says, “We are in a time of psychological transition,” which will be harder to make for some than for others.

    For you young lions, it’s different. You can do the shock treatment with your generation. They can take it. They need it. They will respond to it in a way us tired old folks can’t.

    It’s true that every successful political movement is a youth movement. That’s why I support Counter-currents instead of the Council of Conservative Citizens.

    But older people aren’t irrelevent – they provide most of the $$$ for successful movements.

    It all comes back to my favorite expression: building our numbers to critical mass.

    You do it your way, Matt. I’ll do it mine.

    • Posted April 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

      I think it’s rhetorically possible to present our message in a very accessible manner while refraining from throwing stigmatized forebears under the bus. I’m certainly all for avoiding awkward topics which would assuredly alienate the target audience and distract from the primary talking points.

      Opponents make a game out of forcing our hand on this. The first tactic should always be to refuse to let them hijack the discussion in an off-topic direction. How one might handle things failing that is the only point where it appears we would differ.

      • Fourmyle of Ceres
        Posted April 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

        Matt:

        Thank you for an excellent thought piece.

        Perhaps we can take a tip from Jonathan Bowden, who I believe stands beside us in Spirit, and deal with the questions of the Past by simply stating, “That was then, and we are just stepping over all of that to start and build on higher ground.”

        No debate, no arguments, no drama, no validation of their position.

        Just our position, firmly and consistently stated, without fear, favor, or apology.

  18. rhondda
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    You must be doing something right Matt, if the so called right is throwing shit at you. Just look out for those dry cow patties. They hurt. I had to laugh that one of them who has run and hid in Japan thinks he can critique Alexandre Dugin without reading him. That’s a libertarian for you. I guess he has some magical mystical powers. Just like they refuse to read Mein Kampf because their mommy was in the blitz. What if she found out?

  19. Erfow
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    A great essay. Truly.

    I’ve noticed that WN’s who criticize “individualism” are invariably the most individualist whites of all….like Matt Parrott. It’s the most individualistic whites who are fighting for white awakening and white emancipation.

    By comparison, it’s the white conformists who make up the white herd that is marching like zombies into oblivion. White individualists, to paraphrase William F. Buckley Jr., are the ones “standing athwart history and yelling STOP!”

  20. Posted April 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Great writing Matt. I guess the challenge of the New Right is to find policies that realistically would work, rather than advocating an ideal that few would actually rally behind.

    A problem with the Western World is our tendency to think about life in a polarized way. “X” is good. “Y” is bad. When the Nazis lost the war, everything they did became politically toxic – evil. Everything in the Liberal Allied world became good and unquestioned.

    The reality is that life is complex and few things are completely bad or good. I think we can discuss the good things Hitler did while recognizing that he did some very bad things at the same time. As someone with some Slavic heritage and not a drop of German blood, I would obviously not last long in Hitler’s Germany. However, I can recognize that his attempt to create a fascist nation with inspiration from a heroic German/Roman Pagan past is admirable. Yet I recognize that the actions against the slavs/gypsies/jews/homosexuals/etc. were horrible crimes against humanity.

    In building a new movement, it is important to weigh what is feasible against what is not. Some have advocated putting forth reforms that would benefit whites without actually creating a “whites only country.” These reforms would entail stricter regulation over immigration, laws that help people learn English as a main language and putting in place strict penalties on companies that use labor overseas. This is something that would benefit many whites and non-whites alike in America and could have political success.

    I think the New Right has a chance for success because many of the huge disasters of the modern age will happen under the watch of a Liberal Administration. The progressives are also “the main culture” now. Much of their agenda up until now has been reactionary, but now they only have themselves to react against. They need to suggest a viable alternative to the society they want to destroy. Yet if they can’t, another movement will have to step in to fill in the vacuum.

    The pro business/religious right is falling apart as a counter measure to the progressives. The neo-liberal business republicans and the religious right have less and less in common with one another. Eventually that relationship will fall apart and there will be a need for something new to galvanize America’s frustrated working class.

    The New Right can take that place if they can adapt to the current reality. This may involve sacrificing some current ideologies while taking on completely new ideas. But yes, this will involve existing in a uniquely American Framework.

  21. JustAWhiteMom
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Matt,

    Thank you yet again for a wonderful read. I agree with almost everything you say, but I want to challenge you on one thing.

    Don’t you think that some system engagement could be effective? There is no white chair at the diversity table. I know that and you know that, but most Whites don’t know that. Until Whites realize that anti-racist is just a code word for anti-white, many otherwise reachable Whites will continue to oppose us.

    David Duke has been quite rightly hammering away at the recent Ron Unz article documenting Jewish discrimination against Whites in Ivy League admissions. This information is absolutely explosive. It destroys all of the theoretical foundations of White genocide, namely the notion that “racism” is a peculiarly White pathology that must be “cured” by forced integration with non-white immigrants pursuant to Allport’s contact theory of prejudice.

    KMac has indicated that he believes someone should file a lawsuit. It would probably fail but that’s not the point of course. The point is simply to highlight the double standards and expose the “anti-racist” agenda for what it is. I’m curious about your point of view, because the truth is I have know actual experience as an activist. I only have an intuitive sense of what I think should work.

    And another thing. The most infuriating thing about the Left is that they force revolutionary change on an unwilling population and then call their opponents “extremists” and “radicals.” The extermination of White people is the real extremism, of course. Never-the-less it seems that Spencer is quite right that visionary radicals seem to inspire people and we must get past the reactionary old crank stereotype if we are to save our people.

  22. neuro
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Great stuff!

  23. MrDislaw
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    First, thank you Matt for opening your essay to comments…I know moderating is a burden to Greg . I rarely comment but I have always scanned the comments section for the dialogue which gives me a sense of community and keeps me, as one born and raised under a magnolia bush, from feeling like an outlander.

  24. Trainspotter
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    (please feel free to disregard if comments are closed)

    Matt, excellent article and, I believe, an important one. The attitude that you exhibit here is precisely the one that needs to be cultivated, if we are to have any chance of success at all.

    We are in a time of psychological transition. Up until quite recently in historical terms, most of us thought that America was “our” country. We were proud of its history (for the most part), tradition and accomplishments. We tended to see anti-white liberalism as a usurper or fraud, instead of as a natural, if particularly ugly, consequence of a society founded on egalitarian nonsense and overly materialist values.

    Letting go can be tough, and as the song goes, breaking up is hard to do.

    In any event, I don’t think we were being intentionally dishonest by clinging to a more obviously American identity. We simply didn’t want to let it go. Even that is somewhat off the mark. Perhaps it’s closer to say that we failed to realize that it wasn’t even ours to let go, not really.

    We are indeed coming at this from a place outside of the mainstream, even though, as a purely practical matter, our vision would offer superior solutions to mainstream problems. We need to own this, and it now seems downright silly to appeal to some expressive individualist who feels absolutely no responsibility to the long-term welfare of his people, or to beauty, or to any value beyond his immediate pleasure. To a man with a vision of the future involving nothing more than his IRA account balance.

    Men of that sort, if they can even be called such, do not determine the future at all. Men of a very different sort do, and those are the kind that we need. All too often, we have thrown pearls before swine.

    While we are coming at this from a place outside of the American mainstream, we are far more attuned to the mainstream of life itself. Our people existed long before there was an America, and will exist long after America is but a footnote in history.

    Expressive individualism, every man for himself, dishonesty and myopia are rampant today, and yet beginning to fail spectacularly. Our day is coming, if we can but seize it.

    I’ll also say, as something of an addendum, that there will be those who cannot grasp the substance of what you have written, and therefore will miss appropriate distinctions. This is the sort that will continue to fall for the costume clownery and other fetishist nonsense. I think you provided a nice answer for that: “The North American New Right speaks with its own voice and it exists to address the future, not apologize for the past.”

    I hope that sinks in with more and more people. While we seek to honor the past, and secure a future, our movement must be ours and ours alone, fresh and unused. Disavowing fetishists should not be confused with leaving a fallen comrade behind.

    • JustAWhiteMom
      Posted April 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

      Trainspotter, you are one of my favorite commentators. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you since Matt is taking comments on this article.

      • Trainspotter
        Posted April 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

        JustAWhiteMom, thank you very much for taking the time to say that. It means a lot, perhaps more than you would realize. You may already be aware of this, but there is considerable overlap between commenters here and at the blog Mindweapons in Ragnarok. Nevertheless, I hope that at some point down the road comments at Counter-Currents will be reopened. I miss it a great deal, and there is nothing else on the net like it.

        Matt, as an aside, the recent Counter-Currents podcast that you did with Greg Johnson and Richard Spencer was really top notch. All three of you were knocking it out of the park, and I highly recommend it to those who may have missed it.

  25. Posted April 22, 2013 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Wow. This was a truly enlightening essay.It spoke to many of my own issues even though I am not a white nationalist of course. I will re-read this again later with my coffee, that you posting it, it was indeed appreciated.

    • Classic Sparkle
      Posted April 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

      It isn’t really obvious to me why you aren’t a White Nationalist. Are you opposed to freedom and territorial sovereignty to Whites for any particular reasons?

      • Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink

        He’s not WN because he’s black. It couldn’t be more obvious. Or are WN’s accepting black membership now?

      • Classic Sparkle
        Posted April 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

        So? Still not following.

        I’m White and I’m a Black Nationalist. Apparently you don’t see that it is the logical position to take. Being Black doesn’t preclude one from asserting that Whites in America have the right to exist as a nation. To agree with White Nationalists that Whites deserve some exclusive territory. In fact, White and Black Nationalists should make strategic alliances.

  26. Matthew Heimbach
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Comrade this article gave me a lot to think on. I myself fall into many of the traps you discussed, perhaps it is my youthfulness or as my late granddaddy used to say, youthful stupidity. We all must be united and stop fighting the battles of the past, while not compromising our values and the struggle at hand. The wisdom of our elders, and their mistakes, all must inform us on how to proceed to creating a future and a Homeland for our people. I am proud to call you a friend and glad to see you at the vanguard of our struggle. Gott mit uns! -Towson White Student Union President Matthew Heimbach

  27. Fenria
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Great piece. I agree. I can’t defend all the actions of whites in the past, and I don’t want to, and ultimately, that is not at all central to going forward. Worrying endlessly about what happened in the past is akin to liberal white guilt, forever hemming and hawing over events that you can’t change and whether or not to allow them to color your present feelings. I wish a lot of the stuff that happened in the past went down differently. But I will never bow my head in shame over it and I, too, will press on united with my white brethren toward a future time orientation as proud white people.

  28. Kevin C.
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    I have been one to advocate for the incremental strategy in the past, yet I now see that is a waste of time as well. We must speak with one voice and fight for our own. All of them.

    Well written indeed and my thanks for writing this wake up call.

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