The Fundamentals

Fundamentals of a New Movement

The overarching, basic fundamentals of a New Movement are listed here. The link leads to the relevant post below. Also see "The Fundamentals" post list to the lower right. This is our new path. If you agree with this direction, then join with us.

The Old Movement is dead. Let us instead build something that works, a New Movement, a fresh start.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

After Twenty Years

A retrospective look at 20+ years of struggle against lies, stupidity, and cowardice.*

What are some of the insights I have accumulated in the more than 20 years of activity (analog** and digital) in “this thing of ours” – aka Der Movement?  Rather than write a cohesive narrative, which would be essentially repeating things I have already written, I will instead make comments in a more aphoristic form. Thus:

There is no such thing as any sort of organized pan-European racial nationalism in America and there never has been.  Any organized groups or “movement” leaders claiming that pan-Europeanism is part of the American “movement” are liars.

The relative lack of interest in Frank Salter’s work has been disgraceful.  Of those who are interested, too many invoke “EGI" in a purely instrumental fashion, as it were some sort of talisman, without understanding what they are talking about.  The smaller fraction that do understand (more or less) concentrate predominantly on the first part of On Genetic Interests (explanation and initial defense of the EGI concept), have a breezy conceptual grasp of the second part ([bio]political implications), and completely disregard the third part (ethics).

There is a fundamental misunderstanding of how science works in Der Movement, particularly in its HBD faction, and as well in those who cherry pick population genetics studies or who misinterpret ancestry testing data.  Science is always a “work in progress,” hypotheses are always being presented, tested (if possible), refuted, or tentatively accepted until such time as new data suggest otherwise. That’s how in theory it should be approached. “True believers” of rigid, fossilized dogma do not represent science; that’s HBD pseudoscientific quackery.  Further, no one study is “the last word” on anything, and the tendency of Der Movement to get all breathless over some population genetics study (as long as said study supports – or the Nutzis think it supports - “movement” dogma) is pathetic.  A few months go by and another study comes out with different data and different interpretations – that’s science.  True enough, it is counter-productive to question everything – after all, we can accept that the Earth is round and not flat, and that it revolves around the Sun.  But not everything – particularly when it involves biology, genetics, etc. – is as clear cut as that.  That said, genetic differences between human populations – the broad idea that these differences exist and are important – sort of ranks up with those phenomena that we can say are “true” to the extent that the overwhelming evidence supports it.  Most “movement” dogma though is far from that level of certainty.

Population genetics must be the most politicized science in existence.  I say that not so much about Der Movement’s obsessions – which while stupid have little influence on the field – but on mainstream population geneticists themselves, many of whom are mendacious “anti-racists” and/or who have nakedly transparent ethnic motivations (e.g., all the controversies about Jewish origins, for the most part derived from the work of Jewish, particularly Israeli, academics).

Did I overestimate the utility of DNAPrint Genomics?  Certainly, but remember at the time it was the only autosomal game in town (for personal analysis), and the state of the art in the literature at the time was not much better.  And, for all its faults, that company actually provided statistical information – confidence intervals, etc.  Companies today lack these excuses – extant personal ancestry analysis lags far behind the state of the art, it typically does not provide statistical data, and does not clearly define how findings are influenced by initial parameters (e.g., parental populations).  Der Movement’s (justifiable) skepticism over DNAPrint has not been duplicated with respect to current companies (for which skepticism is equally justified). 

Digital activism is all well and good, and the Internet is a net plus.  However, one must consider the negatives, the substitution of blogs and comments threads for the real-world “analog” activities that will be necessary to solve our racial problems.  The Internet is merely a tool (one which we should not get too dependent on, given possibilities of online censorship), means not ends, and we must not forget that the ultimate objective is to translate our racial ideas to actual nuts-and-bolts “facts on the ground.”  All else is folly.

Some of the best people I have ever met have been through the “movement,” and, also, some of the worst. It is perhaps common to dissident movements that extreme personalities are attracted, and these constitute both the best and worst of the human condition.

It is ironic that a “movement” based upon the foundation of racial identity has been so consistently unable to clearly define itself, what its “in-group” really is.  Lies?  Stupidity?  Cowardice?  All three?  The very definition of a group is the boundary of “in” and “out” and this the “movement” cannot bring itself to declare with any finality.  Granted, the “movement” is not monolithic and there are many factions with different opinions on this matter.  But even within each individual faction, one often finds confusion and/or mendacity on this point. Who is it that is the focal point of the activism?  What ethny or ethnies?  “In” or “out?”  Single individuals will waver on this, to the point of absurdity.  Also, one often reads: “we will continue to discuss this.”  Er…no, that should be, absolutely, the very first thing decided.  Again, the very definition of the group is based upon who is in and who is out.  If you cannot even determine that from the outset, you don’t have the slightest right to be organizing any sort of “movement” activity whatsoever. Ludicrously, these folks believe that you can decide who is in and who is out after the group has already been formed and after people have already been committed to it and working for it.  “Sorry, I know you’ve been working your rear end off for us for years, and have contributed time, effort, and money, but we’ve just now decided, after much discussion, that you don’t make the cut.  We’ll keep your donations of course.”  Stupidity, lies, and cowardice.

SS motto: Our honor is loyalty.  Der Movement motto: Our dishonor is disloyalty.

Der Movement: We are truth tellers!  But, alas, if a favored group is in question – and in some cases that favorite group is Jews (for the conservative HBD faction) – then, suddenly, “truth telling” takes a back seat to political expediency.  Of course, the Jews never return the favor.  Stupidity, lies, and cowardice.

I have been talking about “the ‘movement’s’ affirmative action policy.”  Sorry to say, it is all too real.  The policy extends to those who are considered leaders, who are listened to, what ideas are considered, and, at the population level, what (European-derived) ethnies are valued and which are despised.  It allows certain individuals and certain ethnies to have a “Teflon coating” of immunity, nothing bad sticks to them.  Affirmative action is of course a zero sum game, so that for every instance of unfair advantage, there is the associated instance of unfair advantage.  “Well, life is unfair,” some would say.  Indeed it is.  However, that brings us to the more fundamental practical problem with affirmative action: it breeds inefficiency, cynicism, and failure, as those unfit for positions are elevated to those positions, and their manifest failures are excused, to be repeated over and over again.  Thus, the treadmill of endless disappointments for Der Movement.

Der Movement likes to state that it is about preservation, and does not deal with issues of superiority vs. inferiority.  However, for most “activists” that is an outright lie – the feeling of inherent superiority is the bread and butter of ossified “movement” dogmas.  Unfortunately, Der Movement fails to understand that superiority is not anyone’s birthright; superiority has to be earned.

Conversely, respect has to be earned.  The “White ethnics” have themselves to blame, to a large extent, for the fact that they are held in contempt.  It is a mathematical certainty: if you behave in a contemptible manner, you will be treated with contempt.  If a Schettino is the archetype of your national character, what else can you expect?  If you are always the anvil and never the hammer, expect to be flattened down into the dust.

People in Der Movement like to accuse other “activists” of “larping.”  But, isn’t the entire “movement” a circus of laughably tragicomic larping?

What is this?  Is this serious?  People fighting over the carcass of the National Alliance (using the court system, even though they all allegedly want to “overthrow the system”).  The National Alliance died with Pierce, and he had already ruined it beyond repair before then.  Older people are disgusted by the zombie-like attempts at reanimating the corpse; the younger “alt-right” snarky types could care less either way - it’s before their time, it has nothing to do with them, and they share the negative attitude of their generation for all that came before them.  Why attempt to raise the dead?  Why not start something new?  Are they incapable of it?  Probably so. Therefore, the ghost of Pierce hovers around endlessly. The ghost of Hadley as well.  One could almost hear the “meow.”

Der Movement is and has been a dismal failure and will continue as such until it is completely deconstructed and rebuilt from scratch. If Der Movement was a business enterprise, it would have gone bankrupt and its CEO and board of directors deposed and replaced. “Eschewing defectives” will be a major problem for Der Movement since a majority of its membership consist of such people - including “leadership.” A fundamental problem for Der Movement – the same for many “real-life” institutions and entities – is that the wrong people are in charge. The characteristics that allow for ascent into leadership leave the “leader” ill-prepared to do perform their functions and responsibilities effectively. Further, there is relatively little original thinking in Der Movement. It is all just knee-jerk fossilized dogmas regurgitated over and over again, at best slightly repackaged but essentially of the same content.

To summarize Der Movement: the emperor has no clothes, so to speak.  Apparently, I’m one of the few people willing to see that and say it.  Everyone else is engaging in deception or self-deception. The “movement” is morally bankrupt, intellectually bankrupt as well.

I must say, sometimes I think to myself: “I can’t believe I’ve wasted more than two decades of my life with this nonsense.”


*Apologies to Saint Adolf.

**As for my experiences in real-world “analog” activism, I can quote the movie Blade Runner and tell the younger, alt-Right activists of today: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.”  Unfortunately, those things cannot be discussed here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Book Review: Beyond Evil and Tyranny

Stolfi book.

I have read Stolfi’s Hitler book (Stolfi, R. H. S. Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny. Prometheus Books), and will briefly review it, although from a different view than a previous analysis.

By the standards of mainstream history, Stolfi’s work would be considered unacceptably and slavishly pro-Hitler (and pro-German and anti-French). By the standards of historical objectivity, Stolfi is actually only mildly pro-Hitler, and I believe his interpretation of Saint Adolf is closer to reality than the Judeophilic screeds of the mainstreamers.

The book has many flaws. The writing style is absolutely terrible, and it is comically repetitious – who edited this? The whole thing cries out to be “blue-penciled;” likely, at least one third of the book (one half?) can be eliminated without subtracting any real content. Stolfi apparently never heard of the jet stream and so labored under the misunderstanding that the climate of Europe is the same as areas of North America of the same geographic latitude. And what to make of the comment that Hitler living in Vienna in the first decade of the 20th century did not have “even a microwave?” Well, true enough, but…here it is 2016 and I don’t have a Jetsons-style flying rocket car. On the other hand, no one else does, so I’m not sure it counts as a hardship.

What also to make of this:

Hitler had founded the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP or German Workers’ Party) in 1919, founded the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP or National Socialist German Workers’ Party) in 1920…

No, the party was founded by Anton Drexler. I mean, this basic history here. But, perhaps, errors like this are not surprising in a book that reads like it was written by a barely literate middle-school student.

In addition to the Counter-Currents review linked above, the flavor of Stolfi’s book can be discerned by the following quote from that work:

His relentless consistency in the attack on Marxists and November Criminals is in accord with the unalterable messages of the great Christian messiah or Islamic Prophet. The attribution of evil in Hitler's consistency because of excessive hatred of an enemy must be handled with care also. If Hitler is interpreted as messiah, or at least a man characterized most fundamentally as having the qualities of a messiah, then it was his mission to save the Germans from some enemy— presumably a considerable one. Given the dimensions of the enemy suggested by the size of Germany and its misfortune, it is difficult to imagine Hitler either as messiah or otherwise and not hating the enemy Did Jesus the Christ or Mohammed the Prophet hate Satan or merely disapprove of him? We do not have to answer this question to get further into Hitler, but we do have to point out that Hitler could be considered to be a messianic figure notwithstanding the presence of either hate or outrage in his presentation of the Marxist enemy.

Essentially, Stolfi’s interpretation is Hitler as the German Messiah, promoting a vision of the German Destiny. Something analogous to Der Movement’s breathless Hitler fetish, but nevertheless superior to the banal “Hitler was evil; he picked on the poor, defenseless Jews” tripe spewed forth by so-called “mainstream historians.”

An amusing detail is this about Hitler’s opinion about so-called “modern art” – 

Hitler would note with his characteristic knack for biting sarcasm that rather than a detraction, “it was only an attraction that these works of art were difficult to understand and on that account very costly: no one wished to admit lack of comprehension or insufficient means.”

This is analogous to the “snob effect” I wrote about previously.

And then we have this:

Hitler's words indicate that he was in deadly earnest about immortal cultural achievements as the basis of a people's right to existence.

Well, certainly, culture is the highest proximate interest, but I would take the Salterian view that a “people’s right to existence” is, at least from their perspective, innate and independent on how someone would rank their abilities and achievements (said rankling being the HBD view – although the HBDers are fundamentally dishonest so as to achieve their pro-Jewish and pro-Asian political objectives). If we accept the concept of “universal nationalism” then we should accept the innate right to existence for every ethny (at least in theory – if another ethny is truly threatening your own – an existential crisis of EGI – then your rights, from your subjective standpoint, must be put ahead of theirs).

A point by Stolfi:

He would reiterate that any end for Germany short of the finality of an unassailably defensible state was not worth the effort.

Indeed. Similarly, any end for Whites short of the finality of an unassailably defensive racial position is not worth the effort, which is one reason why stupidities like “citizenism” need to be absolutely eschewed.

Also of interest:

From 1929 onward, Nuremberg became the site of the vast Party Day rallies and could be considered one of the four “Nazi cities.” Various masses of people would assemble as spectators and participants in presentations, demonstrations, speeches, and the like, during both day and night. Hitler intended that the brilliantly staged assemblies would pull Germans together into a sense of belonging to a single body mystically bound by a sense of common destiny.

In relation to those rallies, my essay on “totalitarian democracy” is relevant.

Stolfi’s views on Hitler’s anti-Semitism – at one point Stolfi refers to Hitler as a “thoughtful anti-Semite” - are such that I presume some would accuse Stolfi himself of that “crime:”

We are left to wonder how history's arch enemy of “the Jews” interacted so easily with individual Jews under such circumstances. The conventional wisdom has assigned to Hitler a visceral— deep, organic, emotional— hatred of them. But his interactions with individuals suggests an entirely different kind of anti-Semitism based less on emotion and more on hard, emotionless logic. He would remark in a more general context that he would be known as the hardest man in history, not the most hate-filled.

Thus, Stolfi suggests that Hitler’s “hatred” of the Jews was based on a logical analysis and not “irrational bias.” I agree with Stolfi here and it is remarkable – and to his credit – that he was able to write on this subject so objectively. Did Stolfi ever read MacDonald’s trilogy on the Jews, I wonder? I would not be surprised if he did.

On Operation Barbarossa:

This generalization demands the following reevaluation of Hitler: His decision to advance against Soviet Russia was correct and necessary Hitler could have made Germany impregnable only through seizure of the strategic resources and space of European Russia. His decision was so bold and fraught with consequence for history that it pressed him into the category of world-historical personality. His decision did not doom him to lose, rather it gave him clear and present opportunity to win. Within the ongoing campaign, Army Group Center had the striking power and physical location on August 14 to seize Moscow. There has always been a time and a place in history for everything. The time for Hitler and the Germans to have won World War II was in August, and the place was closely west of the enduring city of the vanished Dukes of Muscovy As concerns Hitler, he made the decision unwittingly to lose the war in surrounding diversions and eccentricities— Halder's aptly described zigzags. As concerns Hitler as world-historical personality, he alone created Barbarossa, and he alone, in the face of resistance and legion objection, destroyed it. His utter loneliness in decision making from Munich 1938 onward, and the world-altering consequences of that loneliness in the inception of Barbarossa, place him in a category distant from the tyrant of the great biographers. Barbarossa had possibilities and consequences so great that it demands a fundamental reevaluation of the course of World War II. The German army attacked Russia to win. The army had the capabilities to win. The army placed itself in geographic position to win. These are historical facts. But the German army failed to win reality of December. Historians have seen World War II as an exercise in early German victories followed by Hitler's alleged mistake of the attack on Soviet Russia and a gradual downhill slide into defeat. No historian has made the interpretive point that Hitler's mistake was not in attacking Russia but in failing to defeat it immediately— in six to ten weeks.

Stolfi thus disagrees with Irving’s interpretation (an oversimplification on my point but nevertheless broadly true) of Hitler a s a great, strategically sound warlord. Stolfi – contra mainstream historians and even Irving – sees Hitler in a sense as following as much a defensive as an offensive war strategy:

…he would cement the interpretation of himself as siege Fuehrer wedded to the proposition that German wars were fought to secure strategic resources.

And we see this:

Hitler's historical stature lies significantly in his putting Germany in position in August to win World War II. Hitler's interpretation as world-historical personality lies in his decision to lose World War II. The decision was single, lonely, and influenced by no other man. The Allies did not win the war; Hitler lost it.

The best books on Hitler I have read were Irving’s Hitler’s War and Flood’s Hitler: Path to Power. Irving is mildly pro-Hitler (and also sufficiently dismissive of the Italians to meet “movement” tastes), while Flood is mildly anti-Hitler. Flood also concentrates solely on Hitler’s early days, up to his release from prison, while Irving’s work mostly concentrates on the war and the events leading up to it, so the two books are effectively complementary. I have read Fest in the past, and note all the things Stolfi complained about; I likely read Toland as well, but do not remember that one so well. But even Irving makes clear that Hitler did in fact (hence the title of his book) bear much primary responsibility for the war; Stolfi can pontificate all he wants about “the man of German destiny” but there were other options open to Hitler than this war that helped complete the destruction of the White World. Salter’s comments in On Genetic Interests about Hitler’s failed quixotic crusade, and the negative effects it had – including on German EGI – are pertinent here as well. Having said that, and with all my criticisms, Stolfi should be credited for attempting to examine the subject from a more objective standpoint than most mainstream historians; Stolfi’s mild positive approach to Hitler is more reasonable than the negative hysteria observed in mainstream biographies of Saint Adolf.