Siege: The Collected Writings of James Mason
Bozeman, Mt.: Black Sun Publications, 2003
James Mason’s outrageous and highly readable Siege was drawn from a newsletter that he published from 1980 to 1986. It consists, therefore, of short articles and essays that you can easily read just about anywhere. There is a “big picture” here, but it is like a photo-mosaic created from many overlapping little pictures.
Mason sees the most important truth about the world today: The White race is in danger of extinction unless we preserve White living spaces from the destructive influx of other races. If we don’t fix this problem, nothing else matters.
Siege seems, at first glance, to recommend two contradictory strategies. On the one hand, Mason advocates a total attack on the System by any means necessary, hence his enthusiasm for all things destructive, from shoplifting to terrorism. On the other hand, Mason also praises those who drop out of the System completely—or at least mooch off it without contributing to it.
Both strategies, however, have a common principle: whether you work to destroy it, or just drop out of it, never compromise with the System. Do not grant it your moral sanction. Do not give it your material support. And, above all, do not try to reform it. We cannot turn the clock back to a healthier time. Instead, we must accelerate the destructive forces at work, for a healthy New Order can arise only after the complete destruction of the present one.
Siege is a tool for mental self-liberation and perhaps even a guidebook for living near what we hope is the end of the present Dark Age.