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How to Live as a Dissident

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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A friend of mine got doxed recently. I have other friends who live in fear of being exposed, vilified, and fired from their jobs. I’ve accepted the danger for over a decade now. But the danger is greater now than it has ever been before. The danger of physical violence is also now very real. Our people are being recognized and attacked on the street, and Antifa and others have called for violence — claiming that it’s okay if you’re attacking a “Nazi” (which now basically means any white person at all, especially one who isn’t racked with guilt over being white).

The dangers we now face — doxing, firing, de-platforming, physical violence, and so on — exist because Leftists are no longer laughing at us: they genuinely feel threatened. And so they’re lashing out with every weapon at their disposal — in ways that are frequently insane and irrational, to say nothing of dishonorable. A mere three years ago or so things were very different. I had essentially resigned myself to the fact that I would continue writing heretical essays under various pseudonyms until the day I died or went gaga (whichever came first), and that if there were any concrete results from these efforts they would come after my death.

But things have changed very fast. Our message is getting around in a big way, and more and more people are hopping on board – including young, attractive, smart people. (As opposed to the grizzled, old jack o’lantern-faced misfits you used to meet at right wing dinners, forever trying to link the Jews and the Masons to fluoridation.) And I never expected to see Counter-Currents and Greg Johnson denounced (repeatedly) in the pages of The New York Times. My friends are doing plenty of gloating, but they are also plenty nervous. I know some folks who are going around in hats and sunglasses, like Hollywood celebrities avoiding paparazzi, and other friends who are getting out of town and going places where there are fewer white Leftists (there’s lots of affordable real estate in Detroit, I hear).

“I feel like the walls are closing in,” one friend said to me the other day. He’s afraid of being doxed — but the general cultural insanity really gets to him (and me): the hysterical reactions to Trump, the violence of Berkeley and Charlottesville, the Las Vegas shootings, and so on. (Every night when I go to sleep I pray I won’t wake up in France or England or Sweden — that’s the best thing I can say about this situation.) Another friend is now on prescription tranquilizers and downing them with vodka (“It makes ’em work faster,” quoth Patty Duke in Valley of the Dolls). And, yes, a couple of friends have decided that they want “out” of our movement — that this is more than they bargained for.

The purpose of this essay is to establish some practical guidelines for dealing with, and surviving, these tumultuous times. I can’t guarantee that you are going to physically survive — your life could be taken at any moment by a crazed Hillary supporter, a gun-toting anti-gun pussy-hat-wearing Leftist, or an exploding kebab. But I think I can guarantee that if you follow my recommendations, you can survive with your soul intact. So let us begin.

First of all, if any of the above describes how you feel you need to wake the hell up and stop your whining!  What did you think this was going to be, a tea party? Did you maybe think this was just yet another subculture you could join and participate in after work, online and from the safety of your Ikea-furnished high-rise apartment with the solid concrete walls? Were you just LARPing? As Lenin memorably remarked, “A revolution is not a girl’s dormitory.” And this is a revolution, folks, and we are revolutionaries. Act like it. Become it.

So, the first step in dealing with the present madness is to accept the reality of the fact that everything you’ve been saying and thinking for years is right (yes, you were right!), that everything really is falling apart – much quicker than you thought it would – and that you are among the vanguard. You are making world history. And like most other historical figures, you are going to lead a life – probably a relatively short life – in which you will be attacked and vilified. You may lose things important to you. Indeed, you may lose everything. Folks are going to abandon you. This could mean your friends, your parents, your children, and your spouse or significant other (that at least some of these will abandon you is as certain as the sun rising tomorrow). You’re probably never going to be able to settle down in one place and be “happy.” You may be on the run. If things get really bad, you may have to become an outlaw and you may die in a convenient prison accident, or in a hail of bullets.

Accept your fate. Accept, right now, that you are going to lead a life filled with conflict and discord and loneliness and violence. But you must also love your fate. Yes, this is going to be hell. But it’s also going to be glorious. You are going to lead an extraordinary life — the kind of life people read about. (Don’t worry: in the future we are building, people are going to read again.) If the term “revolutionary” conjures up distasteful images of Bolsheviks, then think of yourself as a warrior.

It’s a universal warrior practice — the samurai are a familiar example of this — to wake up each morning and to accept that you will die that very day. Not just that, but to affirm “Today is a good day to die.” I recommend you start your day like this. Rise from your memory foam (which you must do without when you’re on the lam) and say, “Today is a good day to be doxed.” (This should preferably be said in front of a statue of Odin.) Today is a good day to be exposed, ostracized, de-platformed, de-monetized, abandoned by your family, and fired from your job. But hell, you might as well say “Today is a good day to die,” because at the rate things are going they’ll start trying to kill us pretty soon.

And when the day comes that they go after you — in whatever form, whether it’s your boss confronting you, or Antifa attacking you with crowbars and bear mace — you need, above all else, to avoid falling into one major trap. You must never for a moment allow yourself to waiver in your convictions. You must never for a moment feel that you might deserve whatever punishment is visited upon you. I know that you will feel surprised by this suggestion, and think that perhaps it does not apply to you: “I would never feel that way.” But think again. Like every human being in every society throughout time, we have been raised since infancy to respect authority: the authority of institutions, the authority of laws, and the authority of individuals in certain positions, whether it’s the police, or the mayor, or the dean of your college, or “the boss.” And when all the weight of that authority comes crashing down on our heads it’s perfectly natural that many of us will emotionally revert, if only very, very briefly, to childhood. We may get that ominous “I’ve been a bad boy” feeling and then steel ourselves for the punishment we think we’ve probably been deserving all along.

Needless to say, we have to see that we are programmed for these kinds of feelings, and see that they are illegitimate. If we do not, if we are taken by these feelings then we will wind up like those pathetic, cringe-inducing cases we’ve all seen (too many to mention) where the poor S.O.B. who’s caught saying something un-p.c. begs for forgiveness (and gets fired anyway). Vox Day in his very useful book SJWs Always Lie advises us not to apologize if exposed, because it will only be used against us. But surely the primary reason not to apologize is to preserve your self-respect. And that’s a lot more important than your job. They can take your job, and your friends and your family, and even your freedom and your life, but they cannot take your self-worth, not unless you give it to them yourself by melting down.

We must learn to see the entire system of authority as illegitimate — from the President, who must still parrot the language of diversity even as he promises (again and again) to build a wall to keep out diversity, down to your boss, who must fire you if you refuse to use the correct pronouns with the transgender receptionist, lest he himself be fired. Now, yes, I know: most of us are working on seeing things this way, and some are already there. But the illegitimacy of the system needs, in most of us, to become even more vividly and constantly perceived. And we must keep always in mind one basic, unshakeable conviction: that the system is genuinely evil, that it is set against life and against our people and our culture. We, on the other hand, are fighting for . . . how do I sum it up? I might as well just say everything that is good and holy, because that’s what it amounts to. We must keep this in mind perpetually: when we rise from the bed each morning to face the day, when we look at the news, when we attend events and find ourselves attacked, when they try to go after our jobs, and when we are faced with the relentless lies at work, at school, or wherever.

Earlier I used the terms “revolutionary” and “warrior,” but I find that “dissident” is also extremely helpful. This term immediately conjures up memories of the U.S.S.R. and the “Soviet dissidents.” Perhaps the most famous of these was Andrei Sakharov, who once said, “Everyone wants to have a job, be married, have children, be happy, but dissidents must be prepared to see their lives destroyed and those dear to them hurt.” When we look at the situation of the Soviet dissidents we see them (correctly) as heroic rebels protesting against a system that was monolithically evil. But that’s easy, not just because the evil was often more blatant than it is here (torture chambers, gulags, forced commitment to mental asylums, etc.), but because it was over there. We, on the other hand, have to see it in the place we call home, in the place we have been taught to regard as the land of the free and home of the brave, and the “greatest country in the world” (obviously, I am writing mainly for my American readers).

Whatever you may consciously think, you are still deeply invested in this system. For instance, most of us on the Right want to defend the police against the madness of Black Lives Matter — but after Charlottesville there can be no illusions about the police defending us. So, we just have to say goodbye to all such noble sentiments. I was raised in a military family and despised the protestors of the ’60s and ’70s who threw eggs at the ROTC. But, aside from this juvenile behavior, those protestors were kind of right: the military is a force for evil, because it serves the globalist, multicultural state — and simultaneously the ethnonationalist state of Israel. The support many of us showed for Trump (and still show) is an indication of how deeply invested we are in the system, or at least in the idea that it can be “fixed.”

All this needs to go — we need to disengage from all this, deep down in our souls. The system as a whole is evil, and we are the dissidents who oppose it. Etymologically, a dissident is someone who “sits apart.” We must sit apart from the system, while remaining within it: as much as possible, our words and our deeds must express our apartness. What is eminently possible, 100% of the time, is to at least feel and know our apartness in our hearts and minds, whether we are confronting political happenings, popular culture, or anything else.

The language of “dissidence” claims the moral high ground. To be a dissident is to (usually) be a peaceful protestor against a tyrannical system. When we are confronted, when we are called out on our beliefs or called into that fateful meeting with the boss, we need to identify ourselves not as “conservative” (whatever that means) or “Alt Right” (which is too heavily associated with Richard Spencer) or “revolutionaries” (which is far too Red) but as “dissidents.” To identify yourself as such, when faced, for example, with a representative of authority, communicates “You represent a corrupt and oppressive system. I am protesting against that system. To penalize me is to crush dissent.” To call ourselves dissidents in the face of, to take another example, Antifa thugs, is to say “You are frauds and fools. You think you are rebels, but in fact you represent the worst, most nakedly evil element within a corrupt and tyrannical system. We are the true dissidents.”

To position ourselves as dissidents is good for the soul — it trains us to overcome our attachments to the system, and to clearly see ourselves as agents of the good. And it changes the conversations we have with others. To say you are a dissident is to say that you are the conscientious voice of dissent, and have a right to stand apart. Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva once said, “What would happen if citizens acted on the assumption that they have rights? If one person did it, he would become a martyr; if two people did it, they would be labeled an enemy organization; if thousands of people did it, the state would have to become less oppressive.” As more and more of us position ourselves as dissidents and stand firm on the legitimacy of our cause and our speech, then what the Left fears most will come to pass: the Right will become “normalized.” In other words, we will become an accepted, and, to a greater and greater extent, tolerated part of the political landscape. Our influence will grow, and the system will become more and more unstable. Once again, the case of the Soviet Union is a useful example to study.

In sum, the first and most important lessons in dealing with the madness of our times is to see yourself as a dissident fighting a truly decadent and oppressive system, to never waiver in your conviction that your cause is right (no matter what they do to you), and to accept that you are going to suffer for your cause. If you are able truly to adopt these attitudes, you will be armored against all that the forces of evil can sling at you. You will be an effective fighter for our cause, and you will spiritually invulnerable.

I now turn to some lesser, but not unimportant considerations.

  • You must free yourself from dependence on people and things. Learn to become a stoic. Remember that nothing lasts forever and that the fate of most people, things, and situations is almost entirely beyond your control. Know — really know — that many, if not all of your human relationships may wither and die. And this may be due, as discussed already, to others being unable to reconcile themselves not just to the radicalness of your views but to their truth. In particular, you must not be a slave to possessions. Remember Tyler Durden’s immortal words “The things you own end up owning you.” And read D. H. Lawrence’s story “Things” (which illustrates Tyler’s point beautifully). You must ruthlessly expunge every trace in your character of the bourgeois ideal of “gracious living.” Have as little as possible. And if you already have a lot or must have a lot, then learn to stop caring about it. If it could all burn down tomorrow and you wouldn’t shed a tear, then you’re doing something right.
  • Adopt a Romantic view of yourself and your life and your destiny. Yes, it is perfectly fine to think of yourself as a “warrior,” as I suggested earlier. Because that is, in fact, what you are. See your life as a saga that you are creating through your words and deeds. Do not take any action that you would not want to be part of the story. See yourself as a world-historical individual who has a mission to accomplish in the cosmic scheme of things, and whose life will not end until he’s done it. (Though you may never know exactly what it is and when it’s done; don’t worry, the bards who sing about you will see the thread that you may miss.) Again, don’t be embarrassed: you can do this. Indeed, you need to do it for the Cause: on the sensible pragmatic principle that those who believe themselves capable of great deeds are much more likely to actually perform them, when given the chance, than those who do not think themselves capable.
  • Do not entertain negative, defeatist thoughts. You have a moral obligation to the Cause not to do this. The reason is that defeatism breeds defeat. Those who allow themselves to wallow in negativism, defeatism, and (God help us) self-pity regularly fail to seize opportunities for victory or advancement when such opportunities present themselves. Thus, you have an obligation to your race to be positive. “Easier said than done,” I hear you saying. I understand that, but I will give you an ancient Tibetan exercise for loosening the hold that negative thoughts have on you. Since you do not want them, begin to think of them as not you, or not yours. The really negative thing about negative thoughts is that we identify with them: we believe them, we think that in them we glimpse the truth. Come to see these thoughts like bad weather: something that happens to you, but that is not you. Learn to recognize your undesirable thought patterns (which, as you well know, are often not fully rational). “Oh, there they are again,” you should say. “The thoughts are back.” Objectify them as The Other (don’t worry, they won’t get offended). Better yet, see them as demons continually bedeviling you, and see yourself as the warrior saint who must fight them, often on a daily basis, in order to carry out his great work. Our struggle is both an external one, in the world, and an internal one.
  • Set aside times in the day where you give yourself permission to completely disengage from all thought about the problems of the world, and your personal problems. For me there are two such times. One is when I meditate in the morning, usually for 30 or 35 minutes. Part of the beauty of meditation, for me at least, is that it is a time when I give myself permission not to think about anything — which means it is a time when I am totally free. Indeed, to meditate I must not think about anything, for the meditation practice I follow consists of gently batting away all stray thoughts and attempting to make my mind a total blank, while following my breath. The other time when I completely disengage is the very end of the day. Every night, I make myself a relatively strong drink and lie down on the sofa and watch a movie, or YouTube videos (on non-political subjects). I sometimes drift off to sleep that way. In all honesty, given how dicey things have become as of late, I sometimes look forward to this time more than anything else in the day.
  • As just noted, drink alcohol. But in moderation. We’ve earned this. And it is extremely useful for relaxation. I never get drunk, but just a moderate amount is enough to relax me and help me put all the madness in perspective. I often wind up laughing about it. Maniacally.
  • Lift weights, take martial arts, do CrossFit, or something else. Just do something. It will relieve some of your tension and anger, relax you, and make you healthier (thus you will be stronger and live longer and be a better servant of our Cause).
  • Have long term plans, but (sorry about the cliché) live one day at a time. Plan every day, each morning, and have a system for doing it. The first step is to remind yourself of your life priorities. #1 on this list should be the Cause. Plan what you are going to do that day as a warrior, revolutionary, or dissident. It could be reading an article on this website, writing an article, listening to a podcast, red-pilling a friend, whatever. Also, list all your mundane tasks and try to get these out of the way as swiftly and efficiently as possible. Finally – and this is important – every morning list all the things that are good in your life, and that you are grateful for. Obviously, this is to combat that “walls are closing in” feeling. The list can be as long and as personal as you like. Items could include the people in your life that you love, the things you enjoy doing, the book you are enjoying reading right now – or even just facts about the world that you take joy in. The sun, the coming cold weather, hot showers, cats that look like Hitler, whatever. Give special attention to things you are looking forward to doing, participating in, etc. (And, by the way, just in case you think this “list the stuff you’re grateful for” business seems too touchy-feely, I got this idea from a Navy Seal.)
  • Practice situational awareness. Earlier I mentioned the growing danger of physical violence against folks on the Right. Be vigilant. Know your surroundings. Find the exits. Identify possible threats. Never go around daydreaming — always be awake. And get the damned ear buds out of your ears, and NEVER look at your phone when walking or in a crowd. Investigate the laws in your area regarding carrying concealed weapons. If it’s lawful, carry one or more. But never, ever use them unless you are really being attacked. And if you must fight back and must injure someone (or worse) here is one of the best pieces of advice I ever got (from an ex-Army Ranger): always tell the police “I was in fear for my life” (which is true), and then say absolutely nothing else.
  • Have a plan for what you are going to do if you get doxed — at work, for example. Vox Day’s aforementioned SJWs Always Lie has lots of good advice about this. Here’s my plan (which might not fly at everybody’s place of employment): (1) Say that you will not discuss whatever charges are being made against you until they are put in writing; (2) State that the letter must contain the following pieces of information, and put them in explicit terms, without generalities: the names of those making these accusations (“I will not respond to anonymous accusers”), exactly what the accusations are, the specific reasons why the company/place of work thinks this is their business, and what’s at stake (are you threatening my job, or what?); (3) Say that you will be happy to have a discussion once you have received such a letter, but that getting the letter is non-negotiable; (4) Say that you will require plenty of notice about a subsequent meeting, as it will need to be at a time when your attorney is free; (5) Finally, if necessary, assert your First Amendment rights (sorry, Europeans) as a dissident. Many employers will back down when faced with this sort of strategy. As Vox Day points out, they want you to voluntarily resign — because they really don’t want the hassle of having to fire you, and the potential legal repercussions.
  • Lastly, going back to creating that to do list where you are going to list all the things you will do for the Cause: do, do, do, do, and do! Life is short, and I’ve repeatedly warned you that the lives of dissidents tend to be very short. Make your time on this earth count by doing as much as you possibly can for the one cause that, for us, dwarfs all others: saving our people and our culture.

So, there you have it. The foregoing is the philosophy I have adopted, and the practical measures I have undertaken, to help me live as a dissident in these rapidly-changing circumstances. I know some of this can work for you. We live in dangerous times, and sometimes it’s pretty scary. But we must also admit that we live in exciting times. The very reason why the danger has amped up is because we have been so successful. I wish you the best, comrades.




  1. Jaego
    Posted October 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Good article. An up to date version of Nechayev’s Catechism of Revolutionary. It famously begins: The revolutionary is a doomed man. He has no private interests, no affairs, sentiments, ties, property nor even a name of his own. His entire being is devoured by one purpose, one thought, one passion – the revolution. Heart and soul, not merely by word but by deed, he has severed every link with the social order and with the entire civilized world; with the laws, good manners, conventions, and morality of that world. He is its merciless enemy and continues to inhabit it with only one purpose – to destroy it. –

    — Catechism of a Revolutionary, opening lines.[7]

  2. Ly. Greyman, NVA
    Posted October 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    The hardest thing I see for White Nationalists to adopt is the Love of Folk. You have to love your people. All those kids you saw waiting in line to “meet” Hitler were just regular kids. Hitler was only a man, with huge pressures on his time and efforts, yet in movie and photograph we see him loving; Loving his people, the land, the animals, the very idea of Germany.

    Somehow we must adopt this inclusive love, this love of folk.

    The White people who hate us are damaged. The indoctrination they have received is time tested and proven and will turn the general population evil. This does not mean they are evil, it means they are broken. We must learn to love them, to desire to fix them, to make them understand that the lies of (((Marxism))) are grounded in Mountains of bodies. Mountains. That Marxist ideology is sick and deranged to its very core and its end product is a broken Country. Every time.

    Further, the browns and the semitics are not us. They are nothing but usurpers and parasites. They are sophists, laughing at Culture, religion, music, history and our love of duty, honor, loyalty, chastity, innocence, logic and our ancestors for the sole reason of bringing it down.

    That being said, We must love our people or we accomplish nothing.

    • Jaego
      Posted October 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      Zundel said they always over-reach and so they have, throwing the Flag on the ground. Surely we must pick it up, and make it our own – and let the masses rally around it? The Tri-Color can be for the inner party, and for later if we must fall back geographically.

  3. Pietas
    Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I think this poem by Cavafy should set our example:


    Honour to those who in their lives define and defend a Thermopylae.
    Never shunning their duty; just and decent in all their affairs, yet also given to pity and compassion; generous when rich, and when poor generous still, in small ways, helping others as their resources permit; always speaking the truth yet without rancour for those who do not.

    And greater honour still is owed those who foresee (and many do) that Ephialtes will appear in the End, and the Medes will break through after all.

  4. Peter
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Glad about these positions. I´m very often pondering how one can cope with the expected challenges, what to recommend the fighter, and my position is: meditation; i.e. existentialism, if you want so. To be in harmony with existence. Then you can take it (but admittedly, this is quite theoretical, and practical proof remains to be seen). Whites generally need to free themselves from mindfuck, that would change a lot!

  5. Locarla
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Excellent article….. When you are a true dissident, you are most likely to be a lone warrior. Therefore, to read this enlightenment and wisdom, you know that there IS humanity. Material circumstances have no power if the reality of the real self.

  6. Regina Georgelincolnrockwell
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    This is full of gold!

    “Wake the hell up and stop your whining!”

    “As Lenin memorably remarked, ‘A revolution is not a girl’s dormitory.'”

    “Rise from your memory foam (which you must do without when you’re on the lam) and say, “Today is a good day to be doxed.” (This should preferably be said in front of a statue of Odin.)”

    Not only does it contain these quotations which earn a place on the bathroom mirror, but very practical advice. This was much needed- thanks Jef! May we continue to raise our “Nazi-tot”s *insert eye roll* with the truth, in spite of the insane media freak out.

    • Jef Costello
      Posted October 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! This comment has made my day.

  7. Posted October 11, 2017 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    I weighed up the state of Britain – I am English – and just got the hell out to Central America. Consider emigrating.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted October 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

      White flight is not the answer.

      • Posted October 13, 2017 at 10:51 am | Permalink

        I agree, but for me it was not possible to remain in the UK. I don’t know if you are abreast of developments there, but it is effectively becoming the Soviet Union 2.0. I potentially face a prison sentence in England for ‘online hate speech’ and, as a consequence, am seriously considering claiming political asylum here in Costa Rica. I am a great admirer of Counter Currents, and do please keep up the excellent work you do. Best wishes, Mark Gullick.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted October 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

          That is important context to add! Yes, stay out of prison and in the fight. Expatriation is a time-honored tool of revolutionaries.

  8. road runner
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    It’s funny how Jews like Chomsky have solemnly condemned antifa because they’re afraid they’ll provoke a Fascist party to rise to defend against various assaults. Chomsky is projecting 1920s Germany onto the US.

    If the enforcers of political correctness would make a couple concessions, maybe stop immigration and scale back affirmative action, then maybe it would sufficiently allay whites’ concerns about their decline. But the left’s fervent insanity won’t let them permit such a concession. I’m surprised they condemned antifa.

  9. WN
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    This is a fantastic piece. I hope it gets spread far and wide. The JQ is the most important thing to understand intellectually but the AQ (attachment question) is the most important issue we face daily. It is the cause of our deepest terrors. We cannot have an anti-system movement comprised entirely of people who are invested in the system. Thank you for writing this.

    • Jef Costello
      Posted October 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

      Thank you sincerely for your kind words.

  10. Jack
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Gotta make it sexy

  11. Posted October 10, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Great article and very relevant.

  12. Peter Quint
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Good information, all of which I adopted, and began practicing (except for the alcohol, and what to do if accused on the job) a long time ago. I wish to add some of my own practices:

    1.) Learn to hate the enemy with every fiber of your being; go to the “dark side”–it gives you great strength. One caveat, let your actions be ruled by your intellect. Never listen to the Christian twaddle, “Love thy enemy;” this saying creates cognitive dissonance, and makes you weak. In fact, throw all Christian teachings into the dustbin where they belong.
    2.) Always assume that the white people you meet have a non-white significant other (yes, it has become that bad) until proven otherwise. Beware those whites that like to fantasize about the 2% American Indian blood that was obscurely inserted in their lineage a hundred years ago; they are just waiting for you to say something politically incorrect, so that they can say “I was offended,” and put you on the defensive. For most people conversation is just another weapon, and they are forever “on the prod,” and forever trying “to trip you up.”
    3.) This has been said before, but it needs to be said again; “Never say in private what you would not say in public.”
    4.) Remember we live in a “snitch culture!” Most people have smart phones with cameras, and most businesses have surveillance cameras. Assume that your actions are constantly being recorded, and that your words are being recorded–because they are.
    5.) Remember that we live in a “predatory culture,” capitalistic cultures are jewish in nature, and destroy racial loyalty. Try to figure out the other person’s “angle” when doing business.
    6.) Never trust a Christian! Christians are bigoted, small minded, and heavily invested in the system. Anything you say to a Christian will “make the rounds.” White Christian clerics are especially bad about breaking trusts, and rumor mongering.
    7.) Remember that non-whites, especially blacks live “closer to the ground.” Blacks are always scanning for weaknesses, and will work-up a psychological profile on you within twenty minutes–so always exude strength, and confidence. I read about this black trait many years ago, and have found this to be true. I just wish I could find the article again. But, all non-whites practice this in a lesser degree.
    8.) If you are going to drink alcohol, always do it at home. I never drink alcohol, or take drugs; I try to maintain a high as level of situational awareness as possible. Remember, “you are living behind enemy lines.”
    9.) Move to a small town if you can, twenty thousand or less. Non-whites, and liberal freaks gravitate to cities. You might have to deal with close-minded Christian morons, but as long as they don’t know your views, you will be all right.
    10.) Go to the gym, take creatine, and protein supplements. When I could afford to go to the gym on a daily basis I was bench pressing 300 lbs on a regular basis. One black described me as “big as fuck.” I can no longer afford to go to the gym every day, so I have switched to running long distances most days and doing lots of push-ups, etc. everyday. I am still big, and it has helped me in my confrontations with non-whites.
    11.) Last, but not least, I know you already said this, but it is worth saying again. Get a concealed carry permit. Carry a gun everywhere, places that you cannot carry a gun into, carry a knife instead. Believe me, word gets around that you are packing heat. Make sure you have a “lock box” chained to the cab of your vehicle to secure your gun when you cannot take it with you.

    • Jef Costello
      Posted October 11, 2017 at 4:30 am | Permalink

      Thank you. Most of the additional points you’ve made I agree with completely. Especially #1.

    • Leon Haller
      Posted October 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

      You are clueless. The entire anti-Christian WN movement could barely fill a jumbo jet.

      There are a lot of White Christians in America, some good, some repulsive. But most are good – a tremendous force for the maintenance of what’s left of civilization – and they are the one and only large group that is potentially “red-pillable”. Drive a wedge with Christians, and most Christians will choose their religion over their race in a heartbeat. If not White Christians, who exactly is the dissident trying to awaken? Manosphere sodomites? Nerdy teen videogamers? General ne’er do wells?

      Don’t make me laugh. It is people like you who do not live “close to the ground”, however many pushups you do. White preservationism either becomes morally acceptable to White Christians (who comprise the vast majority of right-of-center White Americans), or the Founders’ America and the White race are doomed to extinction.

      Of course, I have long suspected that for most White nationalists, the real concern is not with actually defending the White race and Western civilization (which is inconceivable apart from Christianity – and anyone who would suggest otherwise simply confirms his own historical ignorance), but rather, with forming a kind of club of likeminded racists, no different from a biker gang, or a Harry Potter fan group – and likely no more effectual in that nasty ‘real world’.

      Those of us who are serious in wishing to save White civilization, OTOH, recognize that the historic faith of our people must not be rejected or mocked but resuscitated and racio-ideologically reformed. Showing the moral compatibility between Christianity and White/Western preservation is by light years the most important metapolitical task of our time and cause.

      • Sepp
        Posted October 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

        Excellent comments.

        The author of this piece chose a photo of Solzhenitsyn, but made no mention of what sustained that particular dissident’s soul.

        Parts of his article remind one of an article by the Russian-born Archbishop Averky – “See then, that ye walk circumspectly.”

        The accounts in I.M. Andreyev’s “Russia’s Catacomb Saints” would be worthy for anyone wishing to be a dissident to read.

        • Lyle Bright
          Posted October 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

          Thanks for that reference, Sepp. I will look up that title.

      • Peter Quint
        Posted October 13, 2017 at 6:41 am | Permalink

        Tsk, Tsk, Tsk; did I offend your christian sensibilities. You are wrong, Christianity is a long-term psychological operation to keep the masses quiescent, and in-check, created under the auspices of the Roman, Flavian emperors. Read Joseph Atwill’s excellent books. Have you never wondered why the Christian religion has never mounted a tenable defense against homosexual marriages, miscegenation, desegregation, and multiculturalism. It is because the christian churches, and white christian clerics don’t care. White christian clerics do not care if you marry a non-white, member of the same sex, pedophilia, or bestiality. Wake up christ-insane; look at the world as it really is, do some exercise, and for god’s sake turn off the television.

      • Lyle Bright
        Posted October 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for your comments Leon. I certainly agree with you. My studies have been varied (and always will be) but I find myself always circling around the question of European Christian identity, Greco-Christianity, and the influence of Christianity on all European categories. It is not possible, except if one did away with Occidental intellect, to remove the influence of Christian thought and metaphysics from the Occidental person.

        I am inclined to see Peter’s perspective as shallow and contingent, if I can use that term. I am sure that it is a genuinely understood and felt perspective but it is wrong-headed. Yet I do not want to come across as critical because I think I understand where he is coming from. I am more interested in finding a way to bridge understandings.

        However, it is hard to find a radical Christianity or Catholicism that would seem capable of ‘getting behind’ a specifically white identity movement. E. Michael Jones is an interesting figure but dismisses ‘race’. I do not agree with him. It is undeniable though that Christianity ‘suffers from’ a too universalist and too empathic and accommodating mind-set.

        If you do read this, and if you do have thoughts on the topic, please do let me know.

        My own opinion is that an Occidental metaphysics has to be revived/redefined and become powerful within individuals as a base for a ‘white identity movement’. You cannot have a really rooted and grounded white identity if it is not linked, holistically and really, to Occidental categories. And this means Greco-Christian categories.

        When this is lost, one element that slips away is the capacity to self-identity, and the rigorous intellectual processes necessary to holding to one’s cultural and self-identity. We have lost this capacity to identify because our intellect has been undermined and we allowed this to happen.

        We have to recover the intellectual base that will allow all other identifications to re-accrete to us. Does that make sense?

        • Jaego
          Posted October 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

          Yes, most unfortunately. Patriotism or love of the Patria or Fatherland is considered part of human nature and law, but they refuse categorically to discriminate between country and nation. And in their definitions, they go with country – breaking the link with the ancient tribal past and of course the genotype of which it was comprised. That would be Pagan after all….

        • Leon Haller
          Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:00 am | Permalink

          Lyle Bright,

          Thank you for your response. I agree with your rather dispiriting observations. When it coms to political understandings, Christian “leaders” today are mostly nothing more than theistic liberals, as opposed to the more usual atheistic liberals who abound in Western academia. But does the fact that most influential Christians are race liberals mean that Christianity per se mandates race liberalism? I have been challenging that supposition for more than a decade.

          There is a whole series of deeper questions which must be answered before reaching any conclusion as to the proper Christian stance on the use of coercion to maintain racially homogeneous polities. This is the key issue of any Christian moral theology of White preservation. Christianity certainly doesn’t require White (or any other human) extermination, nor is there anything in historical theology suggesting that passive White perpetuation – Whites marrying each other and producing White children – is evil. The question is whether Christian White Preservationists may use politics – ie, force – against non-violent persons so as to secure the conditions for White biological and ethnocultural perpetuity (and if so, in what manner, and to what extent).

          Christians, acting in light of Christ’s assertion that “my kingdom is not of this world”, often refer to themselves as “pilgrims” or “sojourners” who are only “passing through” this temporal or bodily realm on their way to their real home, which is Heaven (the House of God). So the first question for a Christian is whether we should value the things of this world at all. If one’s soul (true being) is destined – assuming a sufficiently ethical existence, or perhaps merely the grace bestowed by Christ through his Passion and Resurrection (theologians have debated this for millennia) – to spend eternity in the Divine Presence, why should materiality matter? Mystics, monks, ascetics, hermits simply exhibit Christian psychology ‘in extremis’. If you really, really, really, really believe in God, Heaven, the existence and immortality of the soul, and the salvation of Christ, how can the paltry things of this world, including national or racial patriotism, matter?

          Before developing a Christian theology of White Preservation we must decide why we should concern ourselves with any kind of “social justice” or even “moral progress” at all (ie, before we can start to debate the content of justice and morality as applied to race). I am a politico-philosophical modernist; that is, for me, as for, say, Hobbes and George Orwell, the starting point of political thinking is not justice or morality or “rights”, but physical pain (discovering the conditions for its avoidance or minimization). Note, I am not asserting that, for a Christian, avoiding pain is the highest good in life (though I think we can all agree that there is a pain or horror threshold beyond which most of us cannot go, and where philosophy stops). But politics deals with bodies, the things of this world which bodies require for life, and the City of Man – of what social and juridical arrangements best minimize physical suffering.

          Is it wrong for Christians to seek to minimize suffering, not only via personal ministrations, but also institutional mechanisms? Does Diversity imposition (which itself is a form of force –> coercive territorial integration) lessen or increase suffering? Does it perhaps decrease the suffering of some in the short term, while increasing that of others over a longer time horizon? Is there a moral value to the preservation of true human diversity, of peoples and historic cultures, which is threatened by Diversity, and the lowest common denominator consumer/entertainment “cultures” it spawns? May Christians love things of this world (even if we must love God above all else)? Of course, Christians may love individual people; may we also love collective peoples?

          My larger point is that I can find no evidence that Christian moral theology requires race mixing, either genetically or territorially, nor that it obviates national or racial patriotism. Am I a bad person if I lock you out of my house? No, I am merely prudent. Of course, if you collapse on the sidewalk in front of me and I ignore your plight, that I suspect would displease God. But if you so collapse, must any aid I render you include my allowing you the option to move into my home, take up residence, and be accorded a “vote” on family matters?

          Contrary to atheistic/Christophobic White nationalist allegations, Christianity was always eminently reasonable about these things. It never demanded the kind of promiscuous altruism liberalism does (at least in theory and rhetoric, if rarely exhibited in liberals’ personal lives).

          So much more could be and needs to be said (and by professional theologians whose scholarship focuses on topics at the intersection of moral theology and political theory). I think WNs who allege that Christianity morally disallows White Preservation (or the nationalist politics that WP requires) are wrong. Of course, each racial issue has to be morally judged within its own context. General moral laws can only be applied in particular ways. For example, I see no contradiction in a Christian demanding the expulsion of illegal aliens. Christ and the theological tradition are quite clear on the requirement of obedience to all but the most evil laws. Is a law forbidding trespass evil? A casuistic chain of reasoning is necessary to answer this fully, but the end result will be “no”. If that is correct, then it is hardly unjust to enforce laws against trespass. OTOH, would it be just for the Trump Admin simply to shoot illegal aliens en masse? I don’t think so (unless they are themselves violently resisting their lawful and moral deportation), because trespass is not in itself a capital crime.

          The still bigger issue I was alluding to in my comment above is very practical. Most atheists are not rightists or White Nationalists (I have no idea why most atheists are racial leftists – if I were an atheist, I would be a much bigger and more brutal racist – but polling data bears this out). White liberals – whose essence today is “embracing Diversity” – are, imo, psychologically deranged (try to talk sense about race – just the facts, ma’am – with a liberal, and see if I’m exaggerating). So whom, precisely, does the anti-Christian WN think he’s trying to convert or appeal to? Race realists and WNs are only going to be appealing to right-of-center types (at least in large numbers). In America, the largest bloc of right-of-center Whites consists of believing Christians. Is it therefore smarter for those who would preserve the White race to a) loudly reject Christianity, or b) attempt to demonstrate the compatibility (if not perhaps absolute congruence) between White Preservation and the historic faith of the West?

          Per your own comments, I think it’s ridiculous to claim to be defending “organic nationalism” whilst segregating Christianity. This is another enormous topic, but the gist of the argument is that Christianity is a “semitic import” into White/European civilization, which has deformed the organic racial development of the Western mind; infected us with racial guilt and its bizarre corollary, pathological self-abnegation/altruism; needlessly exalted Jewry to a place of spiritual prominence (this is absolutely untrue wrt the historic mainstreams of the Faith – Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed; certain contemporary philo-semitic sects within American evangelicalism are the real historical anomalies); and therefore made us fodder for Jewish manipulation and political/cultural conquest.

          There are many possible rejoinders to this, although the primary one concerns the truth of Christ. If you are an atheist you will think differently from a Christian, and that chasm cannot be crossed. But I think even atheists, like my racially aware late father (to be fair, he was a pure agnostic, but he did not attend church with the family), should be wary about trying to uproot or expunge Christianity from Western consciousness (even presuming that were possible, which I am inclined to doubt, except as a very slow social-(d)evolutionary process). I think psychically residual Christian impulses without the discipline of traditional Christian faith and philosophy are at the root of what has gone wrong with the West. When the West was more firmly Christian, it was much less liberal. Race-liberalism has flourished in the shadow of Christianity’s decline. I also think that most people need some kind of religion, and that without belief in the supernatural (and specifically, human immortality), few will make the kind of sacrifices necessary to preserve the race, even just to the extent of breeding.

          WN intellectuals like Greg Johnson think they can develop a philosophy of heroic sacrifice even if built on a foundation of metaphysical naturalism, but I think that’s very unlikely to ‘take’, at least as a mass phenomenon. I am old-fashioned: if there is no God and no soul, there is no meaning that transcends one’s own physical sensations. Life is an accident; I am an accident; the world is not only physically but spiritually chaotic and random; when I die, I am past all cares. If that picture of existence is correct, why in the hell should I care about the long term fate of the White race? What’s it to me? That Dr. Johnson accepts this vision, but does care enough about the fate of the race to devote his life to perpetuating it, shows only that he is extraordinary – or extraordinarily odd. For most persons, this metaphysics leads to civilizational ‘ennui’ and political apathy (or short-termism). In a spiritually barren cosmos, a person who sacrifices himself for the benefit even of distant genetic ancestors (let alone mere racial kinsmen) is metaphysically mad, whether he realizes it or not.

          The key to White preservation lay in rebuilding healthy, traditional or neo-traditional White ethnocultures. Cultures which re-integrate us with our own Western past. And a very important element in nearly very aspect of that past was our old time Faith. Indeed, the two most important elements in any civilization are race and religion. The real organic West is White and Christian, and White Christendom is what we should seek to restore. It is who we are; it is us.

          • Lyle Bright
            Posted October 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

            Thanks for your comments. You have touched on many many important things. I responded first to Peter Quint and, you will notice, a good deal of this was also comments more or less to what you have written.

            I find that, outside of what I have already said, I can’t contribute much to your comments except to say that I am fighting a very personal and inner battle to get to the *proper perspective*. I have found Houston Chamberlain’s ‘Foundations of the Nineteenth Century’ to contain a great deal of very valuable information useful to the construction of an ideological platform that could support a ‘white nationalist’ perspective. But then too I have been influenced by Hans FK Gunther in his ‘Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans’. My own sense is that we have to define a Christian platform through an Indo-European sense of self-definition.

            You have written a great deal and what I now write in response is rather slight. I will look for your comments in other threads and on other topics. Sincere regards.

        • Pete Quint
          Posted October 16, 2017 at 6:29 am | Permalink

          “I am inclined to see Peter’s perspective as shallow and contingent, if I can use that term.”

          You’ve misinterpreted the article, it is about individual conduct, and survival, not about reviving a moribund religion.

          • Lyle Bright
            Posted October 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

            As I said above, I do not judge your comments because, at least in some senses, I believe I understand what you mean and why you say it. I think you are right to notice that Christianity is moribund. But this must also mean that our conceptual order toward a *real* and a meaningful and life-affirming metaphysics is in terrible disarray. So, I wish to affirm that if we appear here, here in this comment section on a website that outlines radical ideas and programs for ‘our people’, what we must at least work to understand our differing perspectives.

            In my own view, and I say this after at least some considerable study of Vedic metaphysics, the Occident became what it was because of the understructure, or the overstructure, of Christian metaphysics. But this means, to me in any case, a relationship with a *real thing*, and that is Being in the philosophical sense. It may seem as though Christian metaphysics is a tale told but that it has no content and refers to nothing *real*, but I question this. Christian metaphysics, and an internal *path*, opens into a relationship with Being, and thus is anything but *unreal*.

            Only what is not real can be *moribund*. What is real is by definition alive. Therefor, and again in my view, the challenge is to seek again, and to define again, and then to hone, a new metaphysical conception that grounds the individual in life, in culture, in the social world, in the family, and in the sustaining of the cultural forms which are, quite literally, the stuff of life.

            When you refer to the *moribund* I must agree with you — in the Nietzschean sense. But this is also an ironic sense and an ironical statement. That is, the false God of false conception certainly died, and we certainly did kill *him*, but this only affirms that real meaning, and a real metaphysical underpinning is entirely real and worthy of discovery. Therefor, and again in my own case, I tend to a sort of abstract Johannine mode-of-relationship to Christianity. That is to say, that there exist metaphysical truths that are part-and-parcel of Creation. They emerge with Creation, they are part-and-parcel of the fabric of reality. And the first order of things is, in a Greco-Christian sense, that if ‘intellectus’ and awareness: the mind that conceives of Being and forges a relationship to it.

            In my own case I find that I have to back-track into scholastic categories (The Great Chain of Being, et cetera) and also into Thomist metaphysics and definitions in order to reclaim the *meaning* that is possible within the Christian revelation (if you will permit that loaded word ‘revelation’). I find that non-emotional intellect is necessary to defeat and deflate the emotionalism and sentimentalism of the present, and it is this *infection* that has brought (is bringing) ruin to Our People. Myself, I could not separate my metaphysical orientation from my terrestrial activism. And in my own case my awakening (the Red Pilling) has come about because of my increased metaphysical awakening (and I assume this is so for many who write on these pages).

            The other side of the God is Dead statement is that — again in sheer irony! — that *dead God* has no choice within the construct of Nietzsche’s statement but to resurrect. And that is the meaning, as I see it. But it is a complex meaning, and Nietzsche’s statement was complex and multivalent.

            One of the things that Greg has often pointed out is that to reverse decay, to reverse the trends of the present, will take not a week or a year but a really rather vast cultural movement toward regeneration of Our People. We have ourselves become infected and it is our own selves who are *moribund* insofar as we cannot define a clear relationship to an empowering metaphysics. But once we do this, and once we communicate the spirit of this to others, then our movement will gain force and power. The metaphysical aspect (eg Traditionalism) cannot be pushed out of the picture.

      • Jaego
        Posted October 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

        Quite so. We adopt the Flag a la Anglin or we fall. The Founding Fathers had a wide variety of views on God and Christianity: they were wise enough to keep their unorthodox ideas and doubts to their own Class for the most part. The People have the need – and therefore the right – of a coherent cult and culture.

  13. Antony
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Excellent article – a good book on political & spiritual survival is Tommy Robinson’s “Enemy Of The State” ;

  14. Stronza
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Our message is getting around in a big way, and more and more people are hopping on board – including young, attractive, smart people. (As opposed to the grizzled, old jack o’lantern-faced misfits you used to meet at right wing dinners, forever trying to link the Jews and the Masons to fluoridation.)

    Oh, so this crusade is just for the hip, is it?

    • Rad Hungate
      Posted October 10, 2017 at 10:46 am | Permalink

      If you’re hip to the cause, you’re hip in my book, oldtimer!

      One crazy thing that happens when you become racially aware as a Millennial is that suddenly you realize, “All these old fogeys I dismissed as crazy kooks… They were right!”

      • Stronza
        Posted October 11, 2017 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, Rad. 40 yr. ago, when I was barely out of adolescence and a truly mindless liberal, I had some relatives telling me every chance they got about the dangers of “communism” – but not the economic aspects so much as what is today called cultural Marxism. Much rolling of eyes from me. Now, look.

        Those old folks are dead and I wish I could bring them back to apologize and thank them.

        • Leon Haller
          Posted October 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

          Yes. But today’s Millennials are generally arrogant fools, and this extends not just to the modal snowflakes, but even to many attracted to nationalism. The defining characteristic of the Millennial is disrespect for his elders and mostly betters. Each generation since the advent of the 20th century seems to be inferior to its predecessor, and the Obama Zombies are certainly no exception. Maybe there is some hope for Generation Z to break this cycle (at least according to my friends with teenage children).

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