Which Way, Western Man?

Which way then, goest thou, Western Man?

by Frank L. DeSilva

A Rising West
A Rising West

Politics is the great technic of Nature. Nature divides the mediocre from those with merit; from those that are skilled and unskilled. It establishes supremacy of the one, over the other – this can be the individual or institution – this natural law ever is, and will be: the one will survive, and one will die. This is Nature’s Law. Politics is, or should be, the greatest of compulsions to emulate, where possible, the rhythms and currents by which nature seeks ever to instruct and guide. The examples are myriad; as students, in this great experiment, we have the ability to seek instruction through the records of the past; we can receive instruction from the various individuals who have had many years bestowed upon them; and finally we have the instruction of common sense, which we utilize on a daily basis. Nature is a part of us, and if we but listen, and recognize that low soft whisper of intelligent reasoning, we shall see our path, clear, and undeniable.

Nature, herself, is not lineal but, rather, rhythmic, flowing as a tree in the wind, bending with the changes in the continuing evolution of the cycle of life. The presentation of this work is in keeping with this cycle. This concept alludes to times and places; to happenings we see passing in the twinkling of an eye – the lineal lacks the subtle rhythm and continuity of the organic growth inherent in the real world that surrounds us; this, the orderly cycle of nature.

The cycle of birth, life, and senility accompany each and every great civilization, not the least of which has been ours – that great family of Indo-Europeans which founded and, still maintains, the greatest living history and working Culture yet experienced on this planet terra. Modern historians however, over the past seventy-five years, have concerned themselves only with this traditional ‘school room’ variety of lineal history, circumscribing the root cause and effect of actions and events that affect civilizations as it affects the individual. Distortion is the inevitable result of failing to address history as a living, breathing, manifestation of life: Culture itself, becomes ambiguous.

The lineal portrayal of history leaves our vision of the past distorted, ambiguous. These many, and diverse pictures, delivered in sequence, numbered, dated, and clouded by time, leaves us confused; the simple enormity of historical data simply boggles the mind. These clouded perceptions have been handed down to us by well intentioned authors of history but, limited by design and the seemingly chaotic, unpredictable value of chance, have delivered to us only half the product. For the most part, these authors have failed to recreate, for the most part, such events and situations that would take into account the very essence of the Age and Civilization of which they study. With the few exceptions of Spengler, Yockey, Adams, and Gibbons there has been little or no attempts at this recreation of history that would define our Western Culture, that is, the Race, if we say this a million times over, that is the creative force behind all that we know; it is the organism which pumps the blood into the body to continue life. Without this understanding, History, and all its various forms of philosophy, ethics, and the ancient value placed upon the present, and its reporting, would be a dead thing, it becomes, as with all dead sciences, simply a ‘specialization of content’.

Visions and perceptions of our life seen, albeit dimly, have surpassed our wildest imaginations while confounding, at times, our most able scholars. These men search, they study, they become redundant with historical fact, dates, and actions mimicked by those before them. The living organism of the race-culture defies their assaults, precisely because they fail to acknowledge the very nature of organic life: a root, a purpose, a people. Too what do we owe the living reminder of the past – to the monuments, the living literary achievements, the art? This, all this, was left to us by a People. Our People! To the Fathers and Mothers who created us, we, you and I, are but their extension; we represent their lives, their presence, in our own destiny. In the coming and going, each of us tell of that small, yet significant story; the seed for our children. This people have their manifestations of God, of Life, of Religion, and a definite vision of the world – it is our distinctive volksgeist – that was made manifest by, and for the race-culture. This was their creation. It was intended, as a matter of course, to be seen and utilized by their children, their Posterity; it was to prepare and perpetuate their kind in a progressive setting – both in the present and the future. It was to carry on the life cycle of the Original birth. This, a living history that will outlast time itself. The visions of our ancient life survive as history to us – it is the continuation of the present presence of our past. Only through an understanding of Life, and its organic application, can history have any true significance to us who, at this moment, are but the living history of our tomorrow.

With the Rise of the West, we acknowledge our history – no longer afraid, guilty, or misguided as to its past, present, or its future. We have left the Modern, we, the Sons and Daughters of our gods have realized the ancient symbols of our present, and see it as our gift, our legacy, and our salvation. The symbolic metaphor of birth, of creation, of Life itself – our Life – will be that which we are to pass on, that extension of ourselves. Our future, truly, and irrevocably, depends upon ‘blood and soil’ – not concrete and glass. It depends, and will ever depend, upon understanding who we are, and to that essence of nobility, which makes us more than what, is termed, common; it obliges us to obey duty and honor. The opposite, that of the Modern’s understanding, is the ‘value’ of words for their own sake, and that of the lie of equality, not under the law, but in the natural, harmonious, legitimate ‘diversity’ which does, truly, exist in nature, much to the disappointment of the Modern.

The greatest achievement, as seen by many, of this Western Culture, has been the never-ending search for truth. Not by the various forms of governments, or rulers, wherever they may be, but by those peculiar and special individuals that form the essence of the entire race-culture. It is to these few, to the men and women of vision, that we owe the Laurel Wreath of victory. Yet, for these same ‘moderns’, the continuous thread of the life-blood of this culture has been diminished, for they acknowledge not the ‘spirit’ nor the soul, of those who are born with that essence which makes them stand above the rest. They see, but will not believe. They refuse to acknowledge the driving, sometimes brutal force used to make all this a reality. They seek to change it, to mold it for the mediocre – as if the mediocre could ever hope to hold it! The West, however, has risen without him.

The Rise of the West* is a living certainty. You, dear reader, are a part of it. Whatever the part, play it well. Destiny serves no master – it is mastery. Each one is a part of the total; from the Halls of the past, you are, still, the greatest of monuments: you are the living history of the greatest age to be seen since the dawn of man. Too you, belong the questions. Too you, belong the answers. The Rise of the West depends on you; do not fail in your attempts to create.

I. The Birthing

Which way, Western man?

This, above all other considerations of the Western race-culture is the greatest of imperatives. How many before us have asked this question: Just where, are we going? Who, is to take us there? Is [present day] ‘democracy’ and [present day] ‘equality’ the way-signs of a society that is bound to succeed? Is the ‘quality’ of our species worth the effort? What ‘method’ or ‘form’ shall we endeavor to emulate, or create for that matter, to enable us to achieve nobility of character? In the coming century, what is to be our goal as a nation – or as a distinct people – which will mark the change in our spiritual values? As a society, America in particular, are we willing to ‘give up’ certain rights, natural and inalienable, for the benefit of a new ‘world order’ that has never asked, nor in fact, consulted the mass, not as mob, but as race-culture, to voluntarily submit to a separation from the traditional bonds of ‘federal’ union – to accept the balkanization of the various ethnic ‘blocs’, so as to facilitate the independent and sovereign ‘destiny-will’ of each and every group? Western man sees…but will he be heard?

Which way, then, goest thou, Western man?

If we accept, from the first, that a rising Western manifestation is a spiritual manifestation, not to be confused with a ‘religious’ one, and that this spiritual awareness manifests itself in various ways then, all of us, share in the burden to answer the above [and more!] questions. This defies the modern culture-destroyer who, in his search for rationalism has relegated all individual spirituality to the excesses of a by-gone era; indeed, this must be the case, for in all birthing, the consciousness of a primitive soul is like a fire. Once the consciousness envelopes the new idea of its actualizations, it will hold on to it, like a vise, unvarying in it perception of its future, sure in its value of the present. The flame of its birth marks, forever, its passion. The passion, however, of a new order must be tempered with the reality of the present presence as well as those of the past. We know we are all heading in some direction – whether it is up or down, sideways, or long-ways remains to be seen. It could, without end, go on indefinitely, unstructured by any human hand, or it can be actualized, by direct interdiction of those who see this future; these people may presently be in power, or they may be those that have yet to attain power. Who, then, should we believe in, or support? Do we support those who ‘presently’ speak for us, to those that have power over us? Do we, as people of the West, demand a change; a changing of the guard? If we do, if this feeling is to manifest itself in a positive and constructive way, who would be best suited for this life mission?

Yes, the birth of the West is a spiritual one, but not for long. Its substance will continually gain physical shape. It will attempt to channel into its ‘declarations’ those philosophies which best reflect its mood, character, and desires. These declarations may take on the trappings of religion, philosophy, of politics. The judicial applications of the modern culture-destroyer will reflect the continual discontent that is becoming more apparent between the factions of the Nationalist and his opponents. The momentum of ‘great’ politics will continue. Democracy, as we have traditionally known it, will flounder; the pinnacle of leadership – the Dictator – will emerge. Thus has the cycle begun.

The Religion of the West, namely, [Catholic] Christianity, will fail in its attempt to reorganize its status – this is not to say that the tenets of this philosophy will disappear, but the manner in which it proceeds will be of a novel nature. No longer will the aspects of ‘universalism’ be sacrosanct to the mass; no longer will the vision of the ‘tomorrow’ be for the others – it will ever be for one’s kind; for one people. This feeling will not be limited to the West; it will, and has already started, to cover the entire planet with a, seemingly, justifiable antipathy for the ‘outsider’, for the alien. There will not, nor ever has been, peace on earth. Peace will never come until the West, and every other nation recognizes the inherent difference in each other [this includes the tribal divisions of the West itself]; when this happens, there will be a calming effect, an economic burst of energy dependant upon the entire restructuring of cultural groups based upon the realization that they must either compete on an international level, or withdraw from any type of United Nations idea, and work on a more regional basis, solving the problems of their territories on that same regional basis. The West, having its own particular problems, must concentrate on these, not on the passions, and legitimate problems experienced by non-Western elements. Trade, from an ‘international’ point of view, may be restricted initially but, with time, will level out, entering the common market based on real substantive concerns.

The West, as a distinct race-culture, cannot rule the world [this does not mean that, militarily, we could not, for a while, control it, but in the end, it would, as it has done before, destroy the party responsible for the effort]. The Modern, of course, thinks he can – and worse, he thinks he should. Indeed, he feels that it is with his ingenuity that the world demands a ‘one world order’. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ingenuity of the West is in its ability learn from these innate gifts, and benefit from these accomplishments, based solely on just what is natural for them – the non-Western elements may be forever weakened by the absorption of these Western technics; if the Modern cares at all, where is his compassion? This has always been the legacy of the Modern. Babylon is always his capitol. The mob is his ideal, but not his ward. They must fend for themselves

The West, in its infancy, will be nothing but great politics: Dictatorship. The illusion has always been that we [in America] have been democratic, but we most assuredly have not. The major forces of the West, Europe and America, have always utilized the rulership of the elite – whether that elite be Economics [Plutocracy], Aristocracy [rule by a blood-right], Oligarchy [rule by the few], or Industry. It will remain ever so. The great stratum of the mass is needed, but only, as seen by the Modern, to fill the rank and file of the mediocre; the bottom of the great pyramid. This, of course, is natural – but the Modern has twisted it, subverted its very principle of organic necessity. The mass, under the tutelage of the culture-distorter, has turned into mob, into the unthinking. This has brought the inevitable Dictator. This will be the actualization of the rising West. Whether this be good or ill is not at issue here; what the point of interest here is, is that this will begin the evolution of a new order – one the present generation, and this writer, views with some suspicion and anticipation. It will force all to choose a side; and not all decisions will be done with quiet contemplation and discrete analysis. It will come as Storm, and who, amongst us, can hold the lightning?

To many, this whole concept may seem an evil. Dictatorship has always left a foul taste in the mouths of all that have not come under the ruling parties ideal of the world. But, it should not be seen as the end of the world [in terms of cycles]. The direction of one man, or one Party for that matter takes, is not always for the worse of a people or a nation; of course, the converse is true. If the individual or [individual] party is not directed in the course that would set the natural boundaries on civil matters, ethical matters, and the like, then the West is in for big trouble. If the latter is the case, then the mass, for this usually is the case, will choose to confront evil – for it is the ‘welfare’ of a people to which the good must be relegated. By such confrontation, the race-culture will, for the first time, achieve the status of Nietzsche’s Superman – that is, they will be going beyond ‘good and evil’, by the sheer fact that their decisions have created right in the only way they perceive it: that which promotes their survival is good; that which denies that survival is bad. A simple, yet logical conclusion.

This new West is not for the poor, downtrodden, or the helpless. It is for the superman, the overcomer. It is for the overcomers, the strong, and the willing. It is for an army of one; an army of believers. It is for those men and women who are not afraid of the lightning – these individuals will grasp it, hold it; they will mold it to their desires for their children. Let us, then, seek to understand the spirit of the ‘superman’ to fully understand this concept coined by Nietzsche himself:

Ye lonesome ones of today,

Ye seceding ones, you shall

One day be a people: out of

You who have chosen your-

Selves, shall a chosen people

Arise – and out of it,

The Superman

[emph. added]

And more:

[The Superman is]:

The Roman Caesar with the Soul

Of Christ.

This, then, is the actualization of the Western future. It is the embodiment of the power of the earth; it is the spiritual embodiment of the consciousness – the qualities of compassion, love, respect, and the inner understanding of nature, and her eternal laws. Both must be balanced, working in unison with one another. It must work for itself, before it can work for others. There will be no ‘band of brothers’ who is not of your kind. This will be the rule of survival. The earth will be harnessed for the continuation of the race-culture – but only in those quantities that will assure the survival of both. Nature will not long endure the rape that is presently taking place across the planet. The infant West will always acknowledge this, and divine those methods, which will be in accord with nature’s laws.

It would be a mistake to assume that all men will become that which can, of and by themselves, overcomers of ‘good and evil’; this has always been man’s pathway to perfection. There will always be those who will rule – either by right or might – and those that will follow. Those that will rule in a risen West will rule by virtue of their productive worth – that is, those who have established a natural order through those means best suited to the race-culture. The mass, those that are ruled, are ruled by their knowledge and consent. They will both be distant, apart, and distinct; this is natural law. Unlike the Modern’s conception of law, this relationship will be based upon mutual respect, both parties articulating the same form and function – like the natural involuntary respect the ‘eyes’ have for the ‘hand’. Like the ‘brain’ has for the ‘feet’. What good would one be without the other?

It would be a mistake to assume that all men are equal. This will enrage the Modern who, while talking of compassion and equality under the law has lied, cheated, and manipulated the mass to believe this, while he, the father of lies, does everything in his power to do the opposite. He takes away their liberties under the pretense that law and order must be maintained – when in actuality, he simply insures that his power is secured for all time. He knows that there is no such thing as equality. There never has been, excepting, perhaps, the enforced dictatorial control over peoples so as to effect equality under an Iron Heel.

The goal that a people set for it creates the avenues or means by which these goals are to be attained. This does not mean, then, that equality of mutual respect will not exist in the West, quite the contrary. But, to reach that point, where our culture must be in the next hundred years, will demand the rigors of discipline, self-denial, and eyes, level and straight, which will not deviate from the set goal of uplifting our people from the dregs of the Modern’s technics. An absolute authority will have to be set up – just as the modern is setting up his Authority. The West, will have to cultivate the ideals of Christ, and Nietzsche, if it is to overthrow, and create a new world, out of the chaos of the Modern.

A new world must, of necessity, have its own unique foundation**. So, also, with the rise of a new West. The demand by, and for this new West will be, first and foremost, homogeneity. The study of history and causality shows, conclusively, that all great nations, cultures, and ‘states’, have been of one ‘greater’ people, that is, the majority of people confined too, and by a State, is one connected people, both genetically and culturally; these have lasted longest, produced the greatest religions, the greatest scientific discoveries, and the longest lasting racial memories [this includes the mores, religious and economic histories which have aided in the extension of that people]. We are not talking here of that ‘pure race’, on the contrary, we are talking about the generations long task of making a people. This can be done in several ways:

  •    A geographical location, complete and unabridged
  •     Isolation of the host race-culture; segregation.
  •     Inbreeding – that is, of closely related peoples within that people.
  •     The constant application of values and traditions for the longest periods of time.

This will, as has been seen many times in history, mold a group into a relatively ‘pure’ people – lacking in all the negative implications in today’s environment. This, and only this, is the basis, the foundation of a healthy and vibrant People.

The above analysis of race-culture in its purest sense can be examined closely in the race-civilization of Egypt or Mesopotamia – both shut in by great deserts and the sea; Rome and Greece by its peninsulas. Japan, Britain, Crete having their Islands. Where nature herself was not conducive to this isolation, man designed massive walls to surround him; the Chinese became the ultimate isolationists, and now are seen as the strongest, and purest, race-culture extant. The West, even now, feels its shadow pass overhead, unheard, but by a few.

Copyright 2008

_____________________

* See: Rise of The West, passim.

** See also: Foundations of The 21st Century

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