A Western Rationale:
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The preceding centuries of Western evolution have presented a unique view into the political biology of organic life-cycles, of political experimentation, moral generation and degeneration, stratagems, tactics, zealots, revolutionaries. Philosophers and their unique philosophies. Statesmen and their own unique combination of personal world-views. Moreover, this evolutionary experience has presented to the Men and Women of the West, an incalculable model of reasonable and direct appreciation of the ways and means of political thought. We, of the West, have the greatest legacy of political thought in history.
Why, then, do we find ourselves out-maneuvered, stymied, circumvented, and positively bullied in our Western nation-states, by opponents that seem to always be just one step ahead of those who see their future in a way that is somehow contrary to the ‘mainstream’? More importantly what to do about it?
In the United States, our own Homeland1, a unique and diverse association of historical, as well as present-day adherents to tradition, radical traditionalism in a uniquely ‘american’ understanding, and all the associated variations to this theme have, at one time or another co-existed, competed, battled, allied, or simply watched the entire parade pass them by. These adherents, known by various names and agendas, have risen and fallen in a not too rhythmic way; the obvious differences having created a rather chaotic and ofttimes dysfunctional effort at creating the necessary acumen needed for a comprehensive programme, which would usher in that working process, so necessary for a winning and professional systematic political strategy, by which the West might reassert, once again, its organic continuum.
To our present day discussion, these various processes and adherents have, collectively, been lumped together as the ubiquitous Alt-Right2, or Alternative Right, and now finds us, all of us, at a unique crossroad; this crossroad finds many a diverse and chaotic imperium3, which has at times stunted, as well as fed, the growth and philosophical impetus of this assortment of intelligent and courageous individuals, by degree, who comprise the essence of this modern day revolutionary outlook.
The American political scene has, for many years, been a collection of conservative/liberal facile parties, which have served neither themselves nor the common man. It has, on the other hand, served selfish and small-minded agendas. Moreover, this process has uniquely disqualified all other processes from entering into the mainstream. From the ‘conservatives’ of the past, to the recent revolutionary fervor of these disparate ‘patriotic’ and meta-political groups, initiated at the end of the 20th Century, a new Western ethos entered into the discussion: White Nationalism.
White Nationalism4 is seen as purely ethno-centric, a Western-borne ideology of ethnic realization, of Identity. With time, this has morphed into a catch-all assortment of adherents some, if not the majority, have failed to understand the true nature of what WN tenets actually mean, at its roots. This has been caused directly by a lack of proponents who actually knew, and could then disseminate these propositions to the population at large. The end result has been a watered-down, and weak offering to the general public.
This has begun to change.
With the varied interests of public persons, neophytes, nationalists of various stripes, as well as a whole new generation of thinkers, it has profited much, and the Western ethos of both Tradition and timely new advances, surround us. Moreover, Publishing Houses, like Counter Currents Publishing here, in the United States, and the many numerous European enterprises have, unlike any time before, worked synergistically, as well as synchronistically, for the betterment of the entire Western race-culture. We have, in no uncertain terms, the best word-smiths produced by both intellectuals and activists in this present century.
White Nationalism promotes meritocracy.
This is problematic, when faced with so much activity, independent leaders from the bottom up, as well as intellectual leadership which, if the truth be told, has both blessed and cursed the nationalist milieu with an oftimes over-abundance of theoretical inclinations, which also adds to the internal angst of a ‘movement’ already filled to over-flowing with incendiary rhetoric and philosophical pandering, while the unique racial states of Europe and America vie for their own individual supremacy in the areas of philosophy, tactics and strategy. For the most part, these differences seem, at the outset, to have made certain positive alliances, and viewed as part of an ‘alternative right’, seems to be working. The ‘end game’ however, seems a little tenuous, yet strategies and tactics are becoming more cohesive and workable as the threat to the West increases.
As an American white nationalist, for instance, the very term ‘white nationalist’ is at variance with the parlance of certain Europeans. I, for one, am happy to see such over-lapping terms being accepted in the Western world, aided, in large part, by the so-called, Alt-Right. After all, no evolutionary process may proceed, without these interplays and competitive associations. Moreover, the vagaries and academic masturbatory terms such as ‘paleo-conservatives’, the ‘new right’, ‘post-libertarianism’, the ‘manosphere’, ‘race-realism’ (although the matter of ‘race’ is, in particular, a necessary and important discussion amongst many of our European associates, as the recent history of Europe has, repeatedly, denied this realism, and has worked its way into the modern philosophical debate), as well as the discussion of ‘conservatism’, all belie the intention of breaking away from these old paradigms; the internal aspects of the above listed topics are, to be sure, important concerns in an abstract way, for the academic proper, but for this discussion, is to be viewed as insignificant. How can one, for instance, speak of these things as a ‘stand alone’ issue, as we are here committed to an entirely new, revolutionary, and academically sound platform, by which other, more indicative and lucid presentations, should be based?
As to religious debate, or the ubiquitous discussion of ‘traditionalism’, being more akin to an americanized pathology, I have not, personally, seen too much disambiguation on the part of alt-right commentators, regarding these subjects. I am happy, as well, that religion, specifically, has not raised its chaotic head amongst the core adherents, at least the most prominent figures within the alt-right and, for now, religion has failed to make an impact upon the necessary realignments necessary for the survival of the West. Traditionalism, on the other hand, has provided some expected and un-expected returns within the alt-right.
Spirituality, for instance, in lieu of the predominant religiosity of historical Western thought, has made a certain comeback; and this a part of the evolutionary social mechanism of the West, indeed, all peoples, and has ushered in a new perspective: Spirituality for its own sake. The alt-right, like White Nationalism seems, at the outset, to concern themselves primarily with the secular reasoning of politics, of meta-politics, and the actions of the mundane, those actions, which can be quantified, dissected and promoted in a reasonable and direct fashion. This distillation, for the first time, is proving itself, and is paying off with real political dividends. With this said, however, as with all such discussions, it remains to be seen if the community of tradition-based nationalists will field, in the real world, a spokesman or leader, worthy of the title, Nationalist. In the present climate, this too, is a certain reality, and Papers, such as is being called for, will aid in this actuality.
Nationalists, in the real world, are becoming the norm. The divisions of Europe, so long in the making, will soon come to realize a greater need for organic nationalism, certainly a more American ideal, as White Nationalism sees the entirety of the West as belonging to itself, as a unique force, and it is these organic realities, rather than the somewhat arbitrary ‘nation-state’ idea, or the over-zealous equality, fraternity and libertine values associated with present generations. Indeed, the endemic pathology, incumbent with the West’s penchant for analysis and debate, is being seen for what it really is: an experiment amongst genetically related peoples. This adaptation and experimentation cannot work outside of this reality.
As this pronouncement may offend the sensibilities of certain of our European brethren who, in this present century, have spent several generations, since the second war of fratricide, to view the world as a malleable place, a place where ‘all’ peoples need but apply to a working State, with a working polity, based on what passes as ‘human rights’ and, viola, the disparate parts will work seamlessly. This has not proven itself out; neither will this reality exist in America, nor will it prove itself in Europe. We may take one example, of many, that provide a certain indication and intention, of the new traditionalism. Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, also known as PEGIDA.5
This party is ‘nationalistic’, insofar as the intent of this party is, ostensibly, concerned with the ‘nation’ of Germany. The positions outlined in their one-page manifesto are, to many, problematic. This ‘movement’ has risen remarkably quickly, and in its present state, has all the earmarks of a legitimate ‘national movement’.6 A quick, annotated survey, of their position paper, will suffice:
Approves the ‘right’ of asylum for War refugees and Politically persecuted persons.
Advocates the inclusion of the right and duty to ‘integration’ into the German Constitution.
Suggests creation of a ‘central refugee agency’ for a fair allocation of immigrants among the EU.
Suggest modeling German immigration policies after the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Would deny ‘mysogynistic’ and ‘violent’ political ideologies, but is not averse to Muslim immigration which have already arrived, and are socially integrated.
Supports sexual determinism.
Opposes weapon exports to radical groups, such as the PKK.
Opposes ‘parallel’ societies and jurisdictions within the body politic.
In 2015, they demanded a change on the position of asylum with the Theses of Dresden, in which, they specifically took issue with the burgeoning Islamic immigration, and asked for an emergency stop to immigration and asylum seekers.
This ‘movement’ was chosen, arbitrarily7, simply because it is the largest ‘folk-movement’ in Europe. There are many more, indeed, many more that are more akin to the Alt-Right, as well as White Nationalists. Ironically, the ‘mixed’ nature of PEGIDA, as both a social and political construct, makes it the closest thing to an official, universal, Alt-Right party, as any. If one reads the first entry of Pegida’s bullet points, and many will have already made this discovery that, indeed, the alt-right looks and feels much like this German attempt at a severe and serious nationalist movement. Like its counterpart, the alt-right is seen as covering, over-broadly, a wide swath of disparate elements, not the least of which, is to compete independently with each other, like so-called white-nationalists on leadership, ideology, purity, and stamina. Moreover, the chaotic mix would seem, at first blush, to be a failure, but it has not. The unwieldy nature of so many independent groups is held together, tentatively, by the simple basic of both examples: Race and Culture. Each pole, however, sees race and culture a little differently, and as long as it does not magnify the other possible negatives will, ineluctably, bring a certain symbiosis to the table.
The cultural disparity between America and Europe, just like in yesteryear is not, of its own accord, enough to derail a working, serious, relationship with our European brethren, however much our opponents have been successful in the past. This time around, with networks, debate, prolific authors and philosophers on both continents, it is unlikely, at this point, with such vigor and vitality moving across the great divides, that the old method of divide and conquer might, just might, have run its course. Certainly, there is still room for disagreement, as well as agreement. It behooves those who find themselves in leadership positions, to work steadfastly with those who are fighting the same good fight, and to learn from these others, however much it may seem challenging to their sensibilities. After all, to the winners of this engagement is everything we hold dear, for all our Folk; to the losers, a thousand years of darkness. Such was the fate of southern Europe, before the Hammer fell.
Here in America, we have our own assortment of Alt-Right participants. White Nationalism, in my mind, is both separate and belongs too, this over-broad category, as the adherents of WN’sm are, to be honest, still a simple hodge-podge of eclectic and, oftimes, sociopathic individuals who know nothing of what white nationalism really means. It is not for lack of believing. It is simply a matter of a lack of knowledge. This lack of knowledge affects the nomenclature, the memes, and the general intention and direction of both the ‘alt-right’, as well as ‘white nationalists’ in a lamentable fashion. A common misconception, for instance which, if allowed to continue, will certainly limit the vitality and stamina of the philosophical and existential realities of what both these elements bring, and what they are perceived to bring.
Let’s take, for example, this so-called 14/88’er label.
David Lane, a fighter and philosopher, admittedly a ‘man of his age’, nevertheless brought to bear two independent and important works, the first of which was the 14 Words8, the second being The 88 Precepts9. Now, this may not be important to some, but remembering that part of this struggle is all about the battle for words, their intentions and their impact, let this be an important distinction among white nationalists, as well as those who see themselves as part of an alt-right umbrella.
Firstly, the 14 Words are self-evident. These stand on their own merits.
Members of our own European communities use it daily, emblazon them upon regalia, tattoos, and are quoted and promoted daily, at least at the working man’s level. The 88 Precepts, on the other hand, have become associated with extreme elements of the modern-day National Socialist adherents, and as association goes, so has the spin of ‘heil hitler’ been associated with ’88’. Unlike many others, I fully understand why, and how easily it has become associated with this ideal. But this is for another time. Ultimately, however, it is the Precepts themselves, which are worthy of study and emulation at some level, both locally and internationally. Some would discount both the Man, and the intentions of these gifts to our Folk, but those that do, do a disservice to all. Some new players would demand that all the ‘old’ be removed, a position I find ironic, since our national interests rests so heavily on ‘tradition’, and the previous efforts of several generations do, in fact, count; these two specific examples have, in their own unique way, become Tradition, to many.
The negative implications of 14/88’ers is, perforce, allowing the opposition to slip in, like a snake, and poison the dialogue. I, for one, will not let that happen. Conservatives run and hide at the first embarrassing sign of conflict. White Nationalists do not. Hell, even Donald Trump has proved this. When attacked, no retreat, simply Double Down! In short, do not give in to fear or embarrassment, and continue forward.
Conservatives, as well, concern themselves with political correctness, and are titillated by the acceptance of individuals and organizations which, by all accounts, work just as tirelessly, to circumvent our future as anyone. This discussion was finished long ago. Social Justice Warriors? Do not let this dissuade you either; many of my peers, of all ages and trades, are social justice warriors. These individuals have, for many years, striven to secure justice for our Folk on every social, political, and organic level to be considered. We, Nationalists, claim this distinction. We fight for nothing less.
This struggle, this fight, has morphed into all areas, not the least of which is the war of propaganda, of Memes, internet radio, TV, blogs and the entire electronic media. All of this belongs to the future, and the Future belongs to us.
This brings us to the ‘real world’.
Many hurdles remain. Many gains and losses appear over the horizon. Both White Nationalists and the Alt-Right, each to their vision, have much work to do. The easy part is the symbiotic continuum, which each of these participants bring to the table. The hard part, will be that certain will-to-power, and just which ideology, which philosophy will morph into the new paradigm of political power. What group of individuals will, ultimately, direct this national effort, and to what end? It is a Brave New World, indeed, in which we travel.
Are you, afraid, to hold the Lightning?!
Frank L. DeSilva
1I am here speaking, specifically, to those Euro-descendants presently living on this Northern Continent. The inter-relationships, however, of all Euro-descendants, world-wide, is not to be lost on the reader, as this cumulative dialogue is intended as a global Imperative, and must needs be attached to the entire organism. FLS
2Note: This Paper does not intend to exhaustively examine the origins of the Alt-Right. It is hoped that the overall flow will provide, however, the necessary components by which the reader may faithfully follow-up, on this topic further. FLS
3Cf. Imperare – To Command.
5Patriotische Europaer gegen die Islamisierung des AbendLandes – PEGIDA.
6Note: Since the Alt-Right can claim, to some degree, as can White Nationalist proponents, that this movement is attributed in part, to the yoeman work of many in the United States and Europe. Implicit in this statement, are those who both worked within the legal perimeters, and those who worked outside of those perimeters; it has taken both paths, from a tactical point of view, to see us where we are. FLS
7Dated, but informative: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2085728,00.html
8“We must secure the existence of our People and a Future for White Children.”