The Elements Of White Nationalism:
Body and Spirit
Word Count 4,111
The various manifestations of any traditional or revolutionary concept, idea, or methodology is largely due to national circumstance: popular [racial] identity, reactionary elements, visionary elements, financial depression and cultural insolvency.
In every epilogue of human events there exists, in stark relief, the metamorphosis of a People, or Folk-community. Regardless of any significant or insignificant attempt, or contribution too, any particular form of government, no matter the construct or principle, it is the people, the race-culture, which either is enslaved or liberated. Ironically, in terms of the former, slavery, to some, is ordered and constructive consumerism, which demands a certain consistency in social arrangements; to others, the lack of individualism, of sovereignty, marks the slave from the freeman. This balance has for millennia, swung from one extreme to the other.
This balancing act today, just as in yesteryear, is precarious one.
The White Nationalist, as an individual motif, also stands in stark relief, in that he, like no modern equivalent, sees himself extended, a hundred-million fold, as a collective consciousness, a unique and imperative part of the whole; yet is not subsumed, nor inundated with any strident form of ‘communalism’, that group-think of yesteryear, of mass conformity and that pernicious form of altruism. White Nationalism, then, is this extended understanding, put forth into the world, as both a water-mark, or level of measurement, for others to follow, mould their world-view, and share with their fellows.
As the nation of our Fathers and Mothers deteriorates, the cacophony of voices, both reactionary and visionary, has started to reach its own crescendo within the white nationalist community. Still, the overall world-view of ‘white nationalism’ is far removed from what is considered the organs of mainline propaganda, and furtively survives in various venues, small organizational ‘get-togethers’, work-place debates, and a few intellectual debates amongst the choir. These tentative relationships, as I have said before, have been seen time and time again in my own lifetime; and before me, it was the same. It is, or surely must be, part of the natural order of things. Or is it?
I think not.
This work, like many which have been seen in the last twenty-five years may, or may not, shed new light on this discussion – as each of us gravitate to those voices and visions which more closely resemble their own. If we all admit that our struggle is honest, righteous, and closely aligned with the best interests of our disparate parts, our future will become brighter: our old, our young, our men and women, our concept of, and the utilitarian use of, our natural resources, our industry, and our moral imperatives as a unique and independent racial identity then, by all accounts, the terms ‘white nationalism’, ‘white nationalist’, ‘territorial imperative’, ‘ethno-state’, ‘ethno-centrism’, ‘fiscal-nationalism’, racial ‘collectivism’, and individualism will be embraced by the White Nationalist as part of his panoply of world-views which, in the most succinct way, is described as White Nationalism.
To the white nationalist, race, that unique and ofttimes misunderstood description of identity, is as natural as breathing. Moreover, race does not limit the white nationalist’s political perspectives, as many on the ‘left’ and on the ‘right’ seem to think, at any rate, what both of these groups spread to the masses. The use of the word ‘race’ is not limited strictly to a metaphor of ‘skin colour’, but encompasses a much larger and healthy appreciation, some would say, an almost spiritual metaphor, of the collective essence of an entire organism. White Nationalism embodies this essence, insofar as it is composed of the various manifestations of organism: its Life Force, its history, and accomplishments; this includes the manifestations of Art, Literature, Science and its mainline or nascent spiritual beliefs and institutions. To the white nationalist, it is not any one thing, but all these manifestations, which make race the operating description.
To the newcomer of ‘racial realities’ it may, at first, seemingly be a trick of the eye, something like quicksilver, fleeting and, perhaps, of no effect, since ‘humanity’ is the basis upon which many base the higher value of citizenship, and common interests. Moreover, if ‘any man’ or ‘any woman’ is caught up in a discussion or debate concerning ‘race’, the psychological imprint of survival seems to be missing or, in the obverse, seems to be dominate in degrees, and the ensuing conflict, even if innocent, creates tension and disagreement, especially in ‘mixed’ company. Of course this is not fair, or pleasant – but it is a reality. The white nationalist, on the other hand, cares little if ‘mixed’ company makes some discussion unpleasant, as this type of individual has, for the most part, ‘already been there’, which makes disagreement of opinion yet another level to be overcome. In other words, the white nationalist is not afraid.
Throughout this work, it will become very clear that thoughts and ideas, which are, today, unlikely to be accepted by many in the mainstream are, to the white nationalist, marks of distinction; in the field of ideas, just as in war, there is hardly a moment to be wasted, and every shot counts. Ideas, without action, like ‘faith without works’, then, is likened to the play-actor, who accounts for words written for him, without benefit of any real thoughts of his own, or without any telling influence upon his personal actions in ‘real’ life.
To the ‘new’ reader or student of white nationalism, it is incumbent upon each of you to closely adhere to the principles ascribed in this work, if one is to gain any true understanding of the mindset of your peers. Moreover, you will find, in short order, that most of what these peers think is, in the main, the same as yours – it has just been given a name with which you are, undoubtedly, unfamiliar.
For instance, the modern concept of ‘environmentalism’ seems to parallel the rise of the ‘small’ overcoming the ‘large’, of minority rights overcoming the behemoth of ‘racism’, yet few today, especially of the young, those of Western stock, know that the very concept of ‘saving the planet’, or environmentalism as a civic duty, came not from those who demand ‘equal rights’, but came from the deep recesses of Western thought and compassion – for himself, and the future of what belonged to him in those ways which were most evident to him – to his people, his race. Such names as Madison Grant1, or John Muir2, Alexis Carrel or Charles Lindbergh have passed from the memory of our Folk-community, yet without these names, what we have attempted, what we have saved in terms of our environment, would not exist today.
These men, also, were stridently racial3 in their world-view, and considered saving the very blood which bore them, to be as interwoven with our natural surroundings as Sun is to Moon.
Even before Grant or Muir in the year 1847, George Marsh, a Vermont Congressman became the first public advocate of environmental conservation when he called attention to the destructive impact of deforestation and proposed a land management plan. In 1864, Marsh published an influential analysis of conservation issues entitled Man and Nature. The naturalist writings of Henry David Thoreau also contributed toward the public awareness of conservation issues in America. The total number of persons such as these, are myriad, yet the prime understanding is that these men shared more than simple policy inclinations, but also shared a common blood, a common experience.
As a new novice to the world of racial-nationalism, you will be exposed to many such individuals. To the more experienced, time to dust off the old volumes, and reaffirm the legacy of your Fathers when dealing with the opposition you will surely be facing individually, and collectively in the years ahead.
White Nationalism consists of two basic elements: body and spirit.
This may sound trite to some, but in reality, human nature is always based on a duality. Put simply, white nationalism consists of blood and bone, a corporeal body of flesh and blood – you, for instance, breathe, your limbs move, you walk and talk, all the methods necessary to confirm that you are alive. All this, mobility and senses, is predicated upon an even more necessary component: the human brain. Some would call this physical observation of a corporeal ‘thinking mechanism’ to be the housing center of a soul, of spirit; and so it is.
Without thought, without a perception of morality, you know, that elemental principle of ‘good and evil’, which you so often hear about at school or church, what would the ability to walk, to smell, to feel, to love – to hate – really amount too? Of course, this is rhetorical, but looked at more deeply, it is not the ‘sword’, which implies protection or death, but the mind, which wields it. This is axiomatic to many, but for the even more numerous individuals who have never really had a thought, it may take a while to sink in; no, this is not talking about ‘stupidity’, but is more precisely concerned with describing the value or lack of same, on the part of those of us who, on a daily basis, have opportunities to make decisions upon subjects which, if seriously considered, might change the way you and others live – in common parlance, it is ‘thinking outside the box’ which concerns us here, as White Nationalists.
To the White Nationalist, unlike the mass of his fellows, his travels are a more arduous journey in Life than his fellows because he is active; not a day goes by that he passionately fights for something, not always with a telling difference in a political sense, but in ways that are satisfying to his temperament: at work, at home, at school, at his place of worship, on the road – in short, the white nationalist is a living example of what he believes, deep in his soul. Here, then, is the rub: white nationalism today means something different to each and every nationalist, to each and every quadrant of the nation. As said before, this has become a major issue within nationalist circles, and the general explanation has already been stated. So, with the passion, experience, activism, and desire available to a large and growing segment of the American population why, then, does this disparate attitude and spent energies exist unchecked?
We act, in many cases, as a conquered people.
In a conquered nation, the conquered people await the whims of the conqueror. To every dictate, to every statute, to every law, to every ordinance – and of course, all of this is done with the intent to correct and discipline the population for their own good – does a conquered people depend. No longer does the inner spirit of a free-born man or woman seem to take precedent over one’s life; this inborn spirit, this passion of every freedom loving man or woman, places their family, their children, or their community, above all things, and then proves, and has always proved, the ultimate embryonic litmus test for a people who wish to remain free: a communal sense of sovereignty. In large part, this change in personal and political attitudes, has been a slow, methodical, and intelligent deprivation of our natural rights4, by those who have set themselves up as final arbiter in all things relating to social and political intercourse – like a two-party system which, without fail, works tirelessly to restrict, control, and direct the populace in ways that, seemingly, always work in direct conflict with the interests and deeply felt wishes of ‘the people’.
It is true, as pointed out by many observers, both ‘left’ and ‘right’, that it takes more than passion and ‘activism’ to make a political statement; white nationalism is composed of many romantics, dreamers, ideologues, and metaphysical students, philosophers and religious persons. These are all necessary elements to a movement, class struggle, or revolutionary struggle – but we need more. To the element of government, that is, the practical application of governmental technics we have, in the main, fallen far short. Granted, it is difficult to envision participating in a system which, to date, has fought tooth-and-nail to keep many different ‘types’ of political ideations from taking root. For the most part, however, it simply comes from a lack of real-life attempts. There is certainly no lack of the ‘sackcloth and ashes’ mentality, the continual complaining and gnashing of teeth, regarding our present predicaments, but very little interaction in the real-life battles of local politics: those of town Sheriff, Mayors, School Board members, city councils, waste management, emergency medical teams, life-guards, fire departments and the like; yes, I personally know many individuals who already belong to these vocations, but only know of a handful who are actively networking, and encouraging others to move into the top spots with them. I know several tenured professors who are quite exceptional, but keep a relatively low profile – this is changing, but my biggest criticism concerning many of these intelligent individuals, is that when faced with opportunities to ‘make a difference’, many opt out because of family and friends – or more correctly, opt out because of what these peers may think of them. The Left has never taken this attitude, and has consistently won the day. They simply do not care what the so-called majority thinks of them. This has always been the difference between revolutionaries and conservatives.
To the White Nationalist, even to the very young among us, the feelings of racial identity run very strong. It is instinct, strong and deep, to those who are drawn to racial realities in our modern age, yet, in yesteryear, it was as common as was our shared historical drama on two continents. The White Nationalist brings this reality to the fore, in every stratum of our population, by every means necessary to accomplish this.
This is finally catching on in many of the mainstream organs of propaganda, even of the faux news. More and more discussion of ‘race based activities’ are reaching the public awareness; the only telling difference, here, is that of the chagrin and sarcasm brought to bear by modern pundits who, in the main, appear scandalized that anyone would place ethnic identity on a par with political realities thinking, it would seem, that politics, especially ‘american’ politics would, of necessity, take precedence over that flesh and bone, forgetting that it is precisely because of flesh and bone, that we, as sons and daughters of the West, as the progeny of the originators of America herself, placed a value of protection and extension on this very ‘flesh and bone’ to assert the very insistence of ‘freedom and sovereignty’ in order to ‘form a more perfect union’ in political and social institutions – in short, to politicize a way of life, community, economics, philosophical and religious independence was the first cause of racial dynamics. Fratricide was the evil, which accompanied this duality – yet the modern cannot believe, or chooses to hide from, the fact that if ‘racial brothers’ will kill for these concepts, why would not other peoples do the same? Moreover, every specie will fight for survival. Every White Nationalist knows this; every white nationalist is prepared for this.
White Nationalism is a belief in being prepared, both in mind and body.
The political scenery is changing very rapidly, and the white nationalist is cognizant of this. We are now just beginning the third generation5 of white nationalists proper (about 30 years) here, in America. Moreover, in this coming generation of racial and political vision comes, once again, a fighting force trained, housed, financed, and conflicted within the ranks of the modern deceivers, as they come back home to a world who lives vicariously, remotely, barely capable of perceiving the horrors and ‘descent into barbarity’ which all foreign wars bring back to us; these men and women, of diverse racial stock, cling to hopes and memories which, just a few short years ago, embraced them, each to their own experience and racial brethren, now home, seeing the vigorous competition for political tradition or change, see starkly the ‘race-based’ dynamics appearing over the horizon – just like the faraway places in which they were forced to live and die. Yes, here at home, they foresee a conflict, which, sadly, they are now familiar. Hoooorahh!!
Many of these tragic and heroic souls are of our blood and temperament wishing, at the very least, to get on with their lives; some remain, or look for ‘work’ in other quarters and locations more suitable for their skills. The Brotherhood of War is, and will always be, fixed to people and its ideas; there are many white nationalist brothers and sisters who presently fill these requirements. So also, the others.
The White Nationalist knows this, as many have served their nation – which is their race – as well as the Nation which houses our way of life; he knows, directly, that it is not only those of our own ‘flesh and blood’ which have received highly exotic and disciplined instruction, but those persons who, as is part of the natural law, belong to other ‘tribes’ and families and will, when they receive their call, answer in unison and strength. Arming potential opposition forces does not, in my mind, make much sense. White Nationalists understand this.
In recent years, one can see a major and conflicted discussion ensuing over the role of the Military in white nationalist circles.
To the issue of sovereignty and territory, the White Nationalist takes second seat to none.
It has been covered, as best I can, in Rise of The West, and Song of Albion, but the discussion is far from over, and the tactics necessary to achieve these goals are as hotly contested and pursued as it was in the beginning. The formulations and prose being seen in every quarter of white nationalist circles, indeed, in the nation-at-large is promising; the winds of change are beginning to yield their advances, and the body-politic is fast approaching a cross-road: leaving well-enough alone is, without a doubt, not working. The promises are yet unfulfilled, and begs to be replaced with ideas and actions, which will, without fear or favor, bring a new dawn to those weary and hopeful individuals.
The White Nationalist is in the vanguard of this determinism.
Close behind, is a new wave of writers, speakers, and intelligentsia who have taken up the call as well. I hesitate to cover all the various individuals that I have encountered over these many years, as I have met but few, personally, and cannot vouchsafe for most of the rest, that is, as to their motivations, their idealism, their passions as ‘white nationalists’ in the sense that I perceive it; but for those who are just now learning of this process in the struggle of the ages, those who are alluded too in quotes or reference, the bulk will have passed a certain level of appreciation and instinctive trust – both necessary if one is to pursue the ‘true aspects of white nationalism’. Be that as it may, it is always incumbent upon each of us to study, share ideas, and follow one’s own heart for, at the end of the day, the white nationalist can stand alone, unafraid of what transpires around him, as he is prepared, resolute, and believes in his own right of the values and imperatives necessary for the future of himself, his family, and his folk-community.
As long as only one White Nationalist lives, so does the dream.
Finally, this work is, ultimately, about our Folk and community; it is about those ideas which, if the truth be told, have helped change a hundred-million souls to see ‘outside the box’, to once again feel safe to acknowledge just who and what one is, to be proud of this knowledge, and to pass this legacy on to others.
I find it hard to envision, at times, why there is so much angst and fear throughout the country, our country, that which was passed on to us, by men and women, for all their faults and short-comings, with a certain feeling of empowerment, of that righteous commitment of patriotism, of national pride and, by extension, that identity seen in our idea of culture: our music and song, our memorials and sculpture, our Art and, not surprising to some – our ability to communicate through these various devices, at such a state of affairs in which we find ourselves in. Nothing has really changed, only the perception and values which, if considered in the light of our struggle, has changed very little – here I speak for myself, yet, knowing that it is felt in the same fashion by my fellows.
I am not entirely sure of the psychology of the matter, that is, in the analytical parlance of the scientific observer – and there abounds a myriad of descriptions, but it has been obvious in my lifetime that a change, truly, has come upon us, all of us. The process of white nationalism seeks to reassert traditionalism, but a more refined and radical traditionalism. Things will never be the same – how can it be, we have traveled down a long dark corridor, and the doors remain shut to the vast majority of white men and women; those that do, perchance, pass through these portholes are rarely seen again, having been subsumed by the spectacle of ritual and punishment and, generally, lack the courage to go on.
Onward, then, for those with courage, to see who fulfills the role of The White Nationalist, and to what promise white nationalism holds for us all.
1 The beginning of Grant’s public career can be dated to 1893, when he joined the Boone and Crockett Club [BCC]. This organization had been founded as a sportsmen’s club by Theodore Roosevelt five years before. With Grant’s influence the organization broadened its scope. Along with George Bird Grinnell he set about transforming a ‘social club’ for wealthy hunters into a seminal conservation organization in America. Grant’s first conservation battle was over preservation of Yellowstone National Park. The park had been established in 1872 as the world’s first large public park.
In addition to helping define the idea of national parks, Grant originated the modern zoological park. In the late 1890s he founded the New York Zoological Society which in turn established the Zoological Garden of the City of New York – the world famous Bronx Zoo. At three hundred acres, the Bronx Zoo was five times larger than the largest existing zoo. Instead of displaying animals in cramped cages, Grant’s zoo created natural settings, large enough for the animals to interact with their environment, yet small enough for them to be easily viewed by the public. This is just one example of a man who, with time, has been vilified because of his love of his own people, his own blood. These are concepts which the novice should acquaint themselves with. FLS
2 John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club.
3 For those unacquainted, see: The Passing of the Great Race (1916) and The Conquest of a Continent (1933).
4 [See Author’s] Song of Albion pg. 144.
Do we have a ‘natural right’ to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? In the abstract, no. However, as sentient beings, living now, today, yes, we do. We have natural rights, common to each of us as White Nationalists, as the prism of Race and solidarity are unfamiliar to the majority of deracinated individuals who share, however unpleasant or cumbersome at times this, affinity. Still, the natural law of toleration and acceptance reminds us more of our similarities than our dissimilarities, and manifests itself time and time again, a law which is natural to our specie – it is called, Loyalty. It is a law, for to break it, brings many emotional and intellectual challenges, which may, or may not, have consequences unforeseen by either party; it is unseen, yet felt implicitly and demonstrably, time and time again. FLS
5 Based upon the reckoning of both the origin of the term ‘white nationalist’ (cir. 1983), as well as those of this present generation having produced children with the sole intent of extending this premise and have, dutifully, taught their children well – these offspring, in general, are approaching their ‘thirties, and are more than acquainted with the history and ideology of white nationalism. This is the very generation, which in many instances, are growing up without the extended and implicit fundamentals associated with their fathers and mothers, as it was first intended. Through the lack of applied political resistance, these individuals are susceptible to any given set of ideas ‘posing’ as white nationalism; this work seeks to correct this. FLS