Concluding Thoughts on the Puritan Intellectual Tradition in America
An interesting feature of Puritanism is the tendency to pursue utopian causes framed as moral issues—their susceptibility to utopian appeals to a ‘higher law’ and the belief that the principal purpose of government is moral. New England was the most fertile ground for “the perfectability of man creed,” and the “father of a dozen ‘isms.’” There was a tendency to paint political alternatives as starkly contrasting moral imperatives, with one side portrayed as evil incarnate—inspired by the devil. Puritan moral intensity can also be seen in their “profound personal piety”—their intensity of commitment to live not only a holy life, but also a sober and industrious life.
The early part of the twentieth century was the high-water mark of Darwinism in the social sciences. It was common at that time to think that there were important differences between the races in both intelligence and moral qualities. Not only did races differ, they were in competition with each other for supremacy. For example, William Graham Sumner was a social Darwinist; he thought that social class and racial divisions as well as competition were part of the natural order of things. Writing in 1903, he noted that “the two races live more independently of each other now than they did” during the slave era. Whereas later in the century, Jewish intellectuals led the battle against Darwinism in the social sciences, racialist ideas became part of the furniture of intellectual life—commonplace among intellectuals of all stripes, including a significant number of Jewish racial nationalists concerned about the racial purity and political power of the Jewish people. Many of them were Zionists who believed in the importance of Jewish racial purity (a Jewish homeland in Israel would prevent assimilation and intermarriage) and Jewish racial superiority .
This is about a pernicious strand of European thinking that is an important component of the crisis we face today—the Puritan strand of American thought which dominated America until the 1960s counter-cultural revolution. The synopsis is that in the nineteenth century, Puritan-descended intellectuals engaged in utopian, idealistic fantasies, often with moralistic overtones. Then after the Civil War, this type of thinking went into disfavor, replaced by Darwinian thinking which reached its apex in the battle over immigration, ending with the passage of the 1924 law. However, this intellectual shift was eradicated by the Jewish-dominated intellectual movements I discuss in The Culture of Critique.
The Truth About the Kalergi Plan
The facts of history are invariably more paradoxical and interesting than the retrospective mythology that comes afterwards. Browsing an excellent collection of Julius Evola’s essays, I came across an astonishing interview which the Baron held with his fellow aristocrat, the long-time “European federalist” Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. In this May 1933 interview, the spiritual godfather of the European Union expressed his full support for Italian Fascism and suggests that a federal Europe could be established on the Fascist model.
Amendment to the Constitution: Averting the Decline and Fall of America
[Editor’s Note: The daily call for ‘change’ in the heart of the West, mostly by cultural-marxists, and honest ‘radical leftists’, those that bear the brunt of the common acceptance of revolutionary conduct and philosophy, has markedly become a part of the national dialogue in recent years. While this dialogue never really went away, the change in tactics by the right of center or White Nationalists/Alt-right milieu, has also changed in tenor and delivery.
Some of these changes have produced fruit, and some have withered on the vine.
The momentum of the Right, as opposed to ‘conservatives’ has, once again, run into the cul-de-sac of ‘public action’ versus that of the mendacious and tedious world of legality, that is, Institutional legality. This is a political machine, mostly. The common-law of the Anglo-Saxon, precedent has, in the past 50 years, taken second-place to those who parse the elements of Law, and substitute those laws, or rather, insert these laws, to coalesce one political party against the other.
Law and Institution, however, is part of the reality that Nationalists find themselves.
What to Do?
Below is a Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, presented around 1985, and made a small, yet visceral circuit, for a a decade. It makes interesting reading. The philosophy and intent, however, if taken at face value, is still a wake-up call. However one discerns this presentation, it is the right time, at least in the United States, to re-visit this proposition. We lean, once again, on the Work of Frank L. DeSilva, of which this is a partial excerpt, and thank him for his efforts.
Amendment to the Constitution:
Averting the Decline and
Fall of America
When the fate of a nation is imperiled from within its own ranks, and from aliens who have joined its ranks, and within the space of one or two generations, the society established by its forefathers has been riven from its frame, the guardians of that nation must take action to defend their people from their own destructive elements and repair their defects, or be held responsible before God and man for their inaction. America is such a nation; the 80’s are a part of such a generation and our local elected officials are the guardians of whom I speak.
The purpose of this text is to remind this generation of its obligations to its country, to enlighten it in some measure as to its defects and destructive elements, and to present a plan to correct them. Subjects discussed herein may be considered by some to be sensitive and even outrageous, but the incensed and outraged will be those who by their action or at times by their very presence within the nation were themselves outrageous and controversial twenty years ago.1 The course of action recommended by this text is a constitutional amendment presented to the several states through a convention called by Congress upon petition by the several states through their legislatures, who would have the foremost responsibility for action, that this text is primarily directed.
My Top Three Non-Alt Right Books
Sharing books, in my opinion, does more than almost anything to keep cultures vibrant. Thanks in part to the ascendancy of Donald Trump, we on the Alt Right are at present experiencing an uptick of culture which is both exciting and a bit daunting. Several years ago, I had written off many of the goals of white nationalism, but now, I am not so sure. It’s a good time to be on the Alt Right.
As we all know, a wide range exists on the Alt Right regarding opinions or beliefs on important matters. This is how it should be. On the other hand, unanimity prevails when it comes to our three core issues: 1) race differences are real and significant, 2) whites need to attain a positive racial identity, and 3) whites must reclaim ethnocentric homelands for ourselves if we wish to survive in the long run. For us, this is clearly not just the best way forward, but the only way forward. Reading material, of course, helps keep us on the same page regardless of whether we agree or disagree on certain issues. Many Alt Right websites publish books, and, of course, many of us are familiar with them. Further, many sites like this one publish historical authors and reviews of historical works whose perspectives jibe well with the current Alt Right zeitgeist.
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.