Politics Of A New West

Counter Culture or Counter Revolution?:

The Political and Social Responsibilities

Of White Nationalism

by Frank L. DeSilva

Recently, various forces have attempted to set up a defense and a resistance in the socio-political domain against the extreme forms in which the chaos of our age manifests itself. It is necessary to realize that this is a useless effort, even if for the sake of merely demonstrative purposes, unless the disease, this change of our traditional ideals, is dealt with at its very roots. Thus, the main task of the white nationalist is to ascertain if there are still men willing to reject all their ideologies, political movements, and parties that, directly or indirectly, derive from those revolutionary ideas and tenets of liberal-democracy (i.e., everything ranging from the extremes of liberalism and democracy to Marxism and communism). The White Nationalist sees, as a positive counterpoint, a class of future men and women, be given a solid foundation consisting of a broad view of life and a uncompromising doctrine of the State (such as white nationalism proposes).

Strictly speaking, the watch-word could then be counter-revolution, since the changes in our moral and cultural norms have been revolutionized (as we see it, a negative) in the past three generations; however, the revolutionary origins of these modern changes are by now remote and almost forgotten. The subversion of our folk-traditions has long since taken root, so much so as to appear obvious and natural in the majority of existing institutions. Thus, for all practical purposes, the formula of ‘counter-revolution’ would make sense only if people were able to see clearly the last stages of what truly is a world subversion, which is trying to cover up its subversion through revolutionary liberalism. The conservative sees another aspect to this, one in which he fears: reaction. This is a word, which conjures up so many dark and unknown definitions, not otherwise utilized on civilized society. To adopt it and call oneself ‘reactionary’ is a true test of courage, yet the White Nationalist sees not reaction in the stupendous blunders of the past, but simply in the reorganization and reaffirmation of what has worked before, albeit with certain changes and radical traditionalism which, perforce, may now be seen as revolutionary. For quite some time, left-wing movements have made the term ‘reaction’ synonymous with all kinds of iniquity and shame; they never miss an opportunity to thereby stigmatize all those who are not helpful to their cause and who do not go with the flow, or do not follow what, according to their doctrine, is the course of progressive History as they envision it. While it is very natural for the Left to employ this tactic, the white nationalist finds unnatural the sense of anguish that the term often induces in people, due to their lack of political, intellectual, and even physical courage; this lack of courage plagues even the representatives of the so-called ‘white nationalist’ or ‘national conservative bodies’ who, as soon as they are labeled ‘reactionaries,’ or ‘revolutionary,’ protest, exculpate themselves, and try to show that they do not deserve that label.

What is the white ethnic-nationalist expected to do? While activists of the social/liberal Left are acting out, and carrying forward the process of liberal democracy, in extremis, why is a conservative supposed to refrain from reacting and to look on, cheer them on, and even help them along the way? Only the White Nationalist seems to say NO, with more than a passing wave of the hand, as his conservative counterparts seem to do. Historically speaking, it is deplorable that a reaction has been absent, inadequate, or only half-hearted, lacking people, means, and adequate doctrines, right at the time when the disease was still at an embryonic stage and thus susceptible to be eliminated by immediate amputation of its infected parts; had this been the case of Europe in the first part of the last century, the European nations would have been spared untold tragedy. What is needed, as the White Nationalist sees it, is a new front, positive radical traditionalist ideologies, coupled with new ideas for the future, but also with clear boundaries drawn between friends and foes alike, if not, then what was done to Europe, will surely happen here, but even harsher in its application.

The future, our future, does not belong to those who have compromised, and created a ‘new’ and improved ‘republic’, replete with a new and improved way of looking at a nation, moulded with ‘iron and clay’, ready to crumble, as all idols must; this outlook belongs not only to those liberal democrats, or to the social left, but to all those who find in compromise, a sense of safety, and belonging to a larger mechanism, rather than suffering the slings and arrows of saying ‘no’, or who would seek their own path, based upon what was intrinsically good for themselves and their children. The future, if there is to be one where we as a folk-community are to remain strong and intact, must have the courage to speak of radicalism, if that truly be what it is – that is, to speak of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, to see negation as an absolute, or that of affirmation, and reaffirmation as an absolute, also.

Lest the conservative shout the White Nationalist down with accusations of ‘reactionary’, let us be clear on this point: the White Nationalist seeks, and has ever has sought, to simply defend against actions which seek to misalign, or redirect with aspirations (such is deceit) such as ‘justice’, especially when presented with ‘global concern’, but who also see this ‘concern’ as affecting ‘local change’ which, if looked at rationally, seeks ever to promote that insidious cultural change and destruction of our, if not all, ethnic communities, excepting their own version of the cosmopolis, that ‘city state’ which offers the sweet smell of equality, at the expense of more national and traditional fares; the internationalist has always feared those who cling too tightly to tradition, leaving the interloper unable to work his ‘magic’ at the local level which, in turn, would maintain a national discipline – something which must pass, before the magic of infection might achieve it end.

If, for instance, conservatives were truly ‘conservative revolutionaries’ more, for instance, than the so-called ‘economic’ variety, then the perceived chasm of political and moral difference between them and white nationalism, would not be too wide to cross; this revolution does not necessarily have to negate any present ‘order’ but, rather, to negate the present disorder, by a full-scale political assault on what has destroyed our native traditions and folk-community. What is needed is a positive action inspired by the original, a returning to the origins and tenets, which were intended as a guiding principle for the future, and politically looked at in terms of renewal.


The foundation of every real and organic folk-community, or ‘state’, is the evolution of ‘passing its own principle’ (or original cause); this is the principle of sovereignty. Sovereignty implies authority, which in turn, becomes legitimacy; anything less is to distort the conception of authority, legitimacy, and sovereignty.

As said in Rise of The West, “…nation is more than idea…” Yet implicit in this whole discussion is that, as a constant, idea must be present in all our undertakings; it stands alone, even from ‘natural law’, as ‘idea’ is the interdiction of our own manifest destiny, it is uniquely our own ‘will to power’, and may stand outside the preconceived notions of the present day. Moreover, any contrast, opposition, or hostility existing within groups among the organism may become political in its nature, if there is sufficient will-to-power, and if it reaches the point where a group or a folk-community feels another group, class or stratum to be a real enemy. For such a presence to arise within an organism is for the possibility of civil war to be present, or a severe crisis within the natural organism, or folk-community, which surrenders the organism to disorder or extinction from without. Therefore, every organism, by its very existence, has the characteristic that it assumes power over the determination of all issues. This does not mean that it plans the total life of the population — economic, social, religious, educational, legal, technical, or recreational. It means merely that all of these things are subject to political determination. Moreover, all organisms with a feeling of sovereignty and autonomous authority, will intervene when an inner grouping may possibly become the focus of a probable conflict of interest.

White Nationalism, as a political unit, places the life of every man and woman, within the political unit, squarely in the balance. It demands, by its very existence, the readiness of all individuals in the service of its fulfillment to risk their normal everyday lives (for certainly this a possibility); this is the difference between a conservative and a white nationalist. Conservative groups may demand dues, intermittent attendance at meetings, or investment of personal attendance in ‘group projects’, but if they demand that the member pledge his life, not just the political, to the group, they become at once, political in the truest sense of the word. There is no half-stepping this matter. One group demands lip-service, the other demands the entirety of the individual. Therefore, to give an oath, is the water-mark of the true political unit.

The days of the passive onlooker are behind us. We see this beginning across the spectrum of political thought and action, as labour unions begin the inexorable climb, once again, in demanding rights for those clustered members of their fraternity held, womb-like, within the major cosmopolis. The ‘socialist democrats’ see themselves as the servants of the people, yet are the first to demand drastic changes in moral as well as economic areas which, when the fog has cleared, was simply another attempt at yet another ‘will-to-power’ against cultural traditionalism – against white-ethnic traditionalism.

The question of Traditionalism or Conservatism is being answered on a daily basis; it remains to be seen which one will radicalize, and to whose banner will the folk-community adhere.


The White Nationalist seeks the peaceful path in both his political and personal life, and so the majority of the human specie. One should consider our modern state of affairs, and in the West, at least, there should be no reason that this folk-community should not be busy with their daily routines on the farm, ranch, business center, local retailer, gas station attendant, sales clerk, symphony member, play actor, writer, photographer, tradesman, or any number viable components which make up the larger body of any organism which, in turn, becomes the recognized State into which culture is maintained for the betterment of the community, whichever community. Why, then, do we not see the seamless integration of these various parts? One answer, perhaps, is the lack of certainty, of stability within the folk-community, nor its disparate and well-meaning counterparts.

Of course, all who have eyes and ears know what has transpired, perhaps unable to articulate and quite put their finger on exactly what has happened, but all know that change, rapid and broad, has entered their lives. The white nationalist has waxed eloquently over the years in both polemic and prose, in public venues and private, in which he has pointed out the disintegration of his local townships, the loss of traditional families and the land once possessed by these familiar faces and names, to be replaced by foreign faces, names, and economic prosperity; yes, this is what we have always been warned about, but this was the deceivers attempt at first blood, that remonstration from time immemorial, which ever prepares the victim with soft words, assurances, that all is well, if not for economic security, if not for universal sufferage – if not for difference. One thinks, for instance, of the emperor with no clothes (what, another western analogy, oh my!), and a wry smile builds, yet one understands the seriousness of this anecdote, yet passing it on to others is seems always to be difficult and, recently, is counted as not ideological or well-intended, but is taken as opposition, enmity, and small-minded. But what of it? The White Nationalist sees the truth for what it is; after all, the ears are to hear with, and the eyes are to see with, the rest is simple obfuscation. The difference, as stated above, is that there remain two types of persons in the world.

How do we change this?

As is always the intent, of works of this kind, is to encourage and promote to those with eyes and ears, the idea that that political, personal, and spiritual change is always a necessary deterrent to stagnation and death; therefore, to become active and positive in our daily lives is mandatory for us to continue, and extend ourselves. White Nationalism promotes the obligation we all owe our ancestors – this is the pivotal difference amongst ourselves – the lazy, the democratic (those who are part of the herd and exist to simply go along), the cowardly, and finally those who simply do not care what happens who remain amongst we, ourselves – and white nationalism, first and foremost, seeks to reach out and convince these firstly, before our views are watered down, and become the source for even more misdirection.

Remembering that political power may come from the barrel of a gun, as all power, ultimately, rests on the power to persuade, no matter how this is done, we have plenty of opportunities to work within the confines of our present presence.

The opportunities to fund political ventures are virtually unlimited, and the young and vibrant minds and bodies exist in untold millions who will willingly donate time and monies to the right cause, leaders or organizations who are not afraid to ask, and produce for this largess and dedication. Fear of the unknown has played a major part in the defeats of the past – time to get our into the world and participate – before there is little room left in which to mobilize. Clauswitz was right, after all, as was Napoleon; both democrats in the true sense, each content with a sense of world-destiny, the great yea-sayers of their age. Moreover, if a particular ‘political unit’ represents and, more importantly, interdicts itself within the confines of the ‘spirit of an age’, revolution or counter-revolution will not stand long against it. An organism, such as a political unit, which remains constant, true to itself, cannot be unwell from within, or in crisis but, rather, healthy and aggressive, ready for the struggle.

Leadership and organization is, at first blush, an obvious fact. Choose your Leaders and Institutions wisely.

[excerpt – Foundations – Frank L. DeSilva, copyright]





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