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The doctrine of equality is unimportant because no one, save perhaps Pol Pot and Ben Wattenherg, really believes in it, and no one, least of all those who profess it most loudly, is seriously motivated by it. ... The real meaning of the doctrine of equality is that it serves as a political weapon, to be unsheathed whenever it is useful for cutting down barriers, human or institutional, to the power of those groups that wear it on their belts. Samuel Francis. "Equality as a Political Weapon", Beautiful Losers, p.209
The central problem of human beings isn't religion, as the New Atheists insist. It's tribalism. We know this in part because chimps, our closest biological kin, go to war, and they are not religious, although they are tribal. Tribalism also has a central problem — and it's not competition, despite the tendency of competition to produce, at least temporarily, winners and losers. It's cooperation, because cooperation is what allows us to exist as bounded groups. A group, by definition is a collective cooperatively aiming at something. It can't be aimed at nothing, because nothing cannot unite. It only divides. Thus, attacks on collective purpose, because of its tendency to produce tribalism, merely divides. The politics of identity, which emerge when the central purpose is criticized too destructively, inevitably produce the situation described in the story of the Tower of Babel: Everyone fragments into primitive tribes and speaks their own language.
One alternative to fragmentation is union under a banner – a collective ideal, cause, or purpose. The problem with uniting under a banner, as the postmodernists who push identity politics rightly point out, is that to value something means simultaneously to devalue other things. Thus to value is an exclusionary process. But the alternative is valuelessness, which is equivalent to nihilism – and nihilism does not produce freedom from exclusion. It just makes everyone excluded, and that is an intolerable state, directionless, uncertain, chaotic, and angst-ridden. When such uncertainty reaches a critical level, the counter-response appears: first the unconscious and then the collectively expressed demand for a leader, possessed by the spirit of totalitarian certainty, who promises above all, to restore Order. Thus, a society without a unifying principle, oscillates, unmoored, between nihilism and totalitarianism. Jordan B. Peterson, "My New Year's Letter to the World", 2016
Fascism is not a system of tactics or violence. It is an idea of unity. Against Marxism, which affirms the class struggle as a dogma, and against Liberalism, which demands the party struggle as its very machinery of operation. Fascism maintains that there is something above party and above class, something whose nature is permanent, transcendent, supreme: the historical unity called the Patria [Fatherland]. José Antonio Primo de Rivera
Children [in past ages] existed solely to inherit a man's trade, his moral code and his property. This was taken for granted among the aristocracy, but merchants, craftsmen and peasants also bought into the idea, so it became the norm at every level of society. That's all gone now: I work for someone else, I rent my apartment from someone else, there's nothing for my son to inherit. I have no craft to teach him, I haven't a clue what he might do when he's older. By the time he grows up, the rules I lived by will have no value - he will live in another universe. If a man accepts the fact that everything must change, then he accepts that life is reduced to nothing more than the sum of his own experience; past and future generations mean nothing to him. That's how we live now. Michel Houellebecq. The Elementary Particles (1998)

The fundamental problem of the American white population was unwittingly identified by Newsweek in its March 29, 1993, cover story, "White Male Paranoia." In an effort to puncture any tendencies among white men to think of themselves as victims, endangered, or exploited, Newsweek pointed out, "White males make up just 39.2 percent of the population, yet they account for 82.5 percent of the Forbes 400 (folks worth at least $265 million), 77 percent of Congress, 92 percent of daily-newspaper editors, 77 percent of TV news directors." From this avalanche of numbers, Newsweek infers that it's "still a statistical piece of cake being a white man, at least in comparison with being anything else." Newsweek may be right in its numbers, but the numbers miss the point.

What the numbers tell us is that whites do not act cohesively or think of themselves as a unit, that whites have no racial consciousness; if they did, they would be using their persisting political, economic, and cultural power in their own interests, and the very perceptible "white male paranoia" that Newsweek was talking about - the very real sense of an incipient slippage from a position of control - would not exist.

In the United States today, whites exist objectively but do not exist subjectively, and that is in my view the fundamental racial problem they face, the basic reason they (I should say "we") are losing the racial war against us, the very reason we are in a war at all. Newsweek's numbers offer proof of the objective existence of whites and of white power as measured materially and quantitatively; the spineless abnegation of their own country and culture that is at the root of white male paranoia offers proof of the absence of a subjective existence. Whites do not exist subjectively because they do not think of themselves as whites, they do not act cohesively as whites, and they do not think being white is important or even meaningful.

Samuel Francis, Why Race Matters. American Renaissance, September 1994
Societies are far gone in depravity when toleration is considered good in itself, without regard to the thing tolerated. A.K. Chesterton
Take any aspect of the Western inheritance of which our ancestors were proud, and you will find university courses devoted to deconstructing it. Take any positive feature of our political and cultural inheritance, and you will find concerted efforts in both the media and the academy to place it in quotation marks, and make it look like an imposture or a deceit. Roger Scruton. How to Be a Conservative (2014)
In the West, it is common for liberal intellectuals to speak of the evils of western colonialism. In their imaginary scenario where "white Europeans" are the perennial enemy while the innocent and idealized third worlders are the eternal victim, it is conveniently forgotten that in the East, it was precisely the opposite. Asiatic hordes such as the Mongols, Khazars, Turks, and Huns ravaged, raped and enslaved millions of white Europeans for centuries. Of course, the liberal scenario does not apply in these cases, and, certainly, they are spoken of with minimal frequency. The liberal view, utterly dominant in higher education, simply cannot intellectually absorb the reversal of their favorite political theme. Matthew Raphael Johnson. The Third Rome (2004)
No one in the Edwardian era put suffrage in the same category as freedom of opinion, the right to a fair trial, or the right to property. Suffrage was a political rather than a natural right, and therefore a matter of expediency. Previous expansions of the franchise had hinged on the practical question of whether the new voters would yield a Britain that was governed better or worse. No one was having their humanity denied--not £7 householders in 1866, not women in 1914. If you do not understand that, you will never understand women like Mary Ward.
Back when democracy was considered a means and not an end, it was thought to be a bad idea to have a large segment of the population that was entitled to vote but habitually did not. Such blocs would be a temptation to demagogues and would mean that, in times of crisis, elections would be decided by the inexperienced, the injudicious, and the excitable.
... Another argument that had nothing to do with female weakness was the general desirability of small electorates. Common sense decreed that elections should not involve any more voters than are necessary to obtain a good result. Large constituencies devalue each individual's vote, and they lend themselves to mass-advertising-style tactics rather than true deliberation. If women's interests were protected well enough by men—and Parliament had passed a good deal of feminist legislation since the Married Women's Property Act 1870—then safer to keep the electorate small. It was also a Victorian commonplace that voters should be financially independent, not in the pocket of any landlord or employer—or husband. Helen Andrews. A Cause Lost--and Forgotten
So if we ask the Atheist Marxist or liberal about "Man's Natural Rights," or the "Human Dignity" which is so fondly preached by Martin Luther King, we have our opponents in a corner. If there is no God, then where did man get any "rights" which are not also the rights of horses, or apes - or worms? What "right" have we to murder cows and eat them, any more than cows have "rights" to murder us and eat us? And what, indeed, is "man?" George Lincoln Rockwell. White Power, Chapter 3
Everywhere that racial mixings take place in European colonies, Islam finds enthusiastic adherents among the mixed elements. Alfred Rosenberg, The Myth of the Twentieth Century
According to the classic mythology of the Marxist Left, class struggle opposes wage-earning workers against the managerial or parasitic bourgeoisie. Today, the real class struggle is between the wage-earners in the protected sector – who can almost certainly count on a lifelong career and benefit from great privileges and acquired advantages – and the unemployed and those with precarious or risky jobs, categories which are becoming increasingly common. The former live off the latter and can use strikes as a weapon. One kind of worker derives its security from the uncertainty of the other. The paradox here lies in the fact that the contemporary Left and its trade unions – particularly those connected to the public sector – are defending the exploitive and secure economic class: that of the protected wage-earners. Increasing privileges, an unwavering preservation of existing benefits (funded with taxes from the chaotic private sector), a reduction in working hours for employees in the public and semi-public sectors and in large business groups (the 35 hours scam), etc. Guillaume Faye, Archeofuturism
We must recognize that there is no single intellectual image intrinsic to the totalitarian design. There is no single spiritual or cultural value inherently incapable of being made into the central image of a totalitarian society. It can as well be racial equality as inequality, godly piety as atheism, labor as capital, Christian brotherhood as the toiling masses. What is central is not the specific image held up to the masses but, rather, the sterilization and destruction of all other images and the subordination of all human relationships to the central power that contains this image. Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community (pp. 192-193)
The idea of 'political correctness' is not based on any sincere ethical feelings or even fear of physical repression: it is based on intellectual snobbishness and social cowardice. Actually, it is about what is politically chic. The journalists and 'thinkers' of the system are formulating a 'soft' and bourgeois version of the Stalinist mechanism of domination: the risk is no longer ending up in a gulag, but of not being invited to trendy restaurants, of being barred from places that count and from the media, of losing one's appeal in the eyes of beautiful girls, etc. ... Being politically correct is a matter not of ideology but of social acceptance. Guillaume Faye. Archeofuturism
It is evident that the ideology in power today – and not for much longer – considers these above-mentioned values diabolical, just as a paranoid madman might see the psychiatrist that is curing him as the devil. Guillaume Faye. Archeofuturism
Peoples put beside one another, in close mutual contact in the 'global village' the Earth has now become, are getting ready to clash. And it is Europe, the victim of demographic colonisation, that runs the risk of becoming the main battlefield. Those who envisage the future of humanity as one of widespread race-mixing are wrong: for Europe is the only place where this phenomenon is rife. The other continents - particularly Africa and Asia - are increasingly forming impermeable ethnic blocs, which export their surplus population without importing any from the outside. Guillaume Faye. Archeofuturism
In order to change public opinion, and influence the course of history, it is necessary to 'talk about things' and not merely of 'abstract ideas': things that interest people. Spiritualism is necessary to give the movement a soul, but is not enough in itself. It is necessary to measure oneself with the eternal materialism of men. Like Marx (unfortunately), I believe that economy is part of the infrastructure of human concerns. In order to reestablish an effective ideological corpus, it is essential to possess an alternative economic doctrine. This means a return to concrete problems and social issues that affect people's lives: urbanism, transport, fiscal policy, the environment, energy policy, health care, birth rates, immigration, crimes, technology, television, etc Guillaume Faye. Archeofuturism
Community of place could no more convert aliens into citizens than it could change domestic animals into men. History of the Peloponnesian War
[Proletarianism] a social element or group which in some way is 'in' but not 'of' any given society at any given stage of society's history ... The true hall-mark of the proletarian is neither poverty nor humble birth but a consciousness - and the resentment which this consciousness inspires - of being disinherited from his ancestral place in society and being unwanted in a community which is his rightful home; and this subjective proletarianism is not incompatible with the possession of material assets. Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History. Quoted in The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet
Human nature is violent and predatory and can be held in check only by three forces, the Grace of God, the fear of the gallows, and the pressure of a social tradition, subtly and unconsciously operating as a brake on human instinct. T.E. Utley, Essays in Conservatism, 1949
A society consisting of persons who love their private good above the common good, or who identify the common good with a private good, is not a society of free men, but of tyrants, who menace each other by force, and in which the final head is merely the most astute and the strongest among the tyrants, the subjects being nothing but frustrated tyrants. Charles De Koninck, On the Primacy of the Common Good: Against the Personalists
The more marginal and excluded one is, the more one is allowed to assert one's ethnic identity and exclusive way of life. This is how the politically correct landscape is structured. People far from the Western world are allowed to fully assert their particular ethnic identity without being proclaimed essentialist racist identitarians (native Americans, blacks…). The closer one gets to the notorious white heterosexual males, the more problematic this assertion is: Asians are still OK; Italians and Irish – maybe; with Germans and Scandinavians it is already problematic… ... The imbalance weighs also in the opposite direction: impoverished European countries expect the developed West European ones to bear the full burden of multicultural openness, while they can afford patriotism. Slavoj Žižek
When a nation forgets her skill in war, when her religion becomes a mockery, when the whole nation becomes a nation of money-grabbers, then the wild tribes, the barbarians drive in... Who will our invaders be? From whence will they come? Robert E. Howard. Quoted in Blood and Thunder
Not only did the Nazis only murder a handful of Nazis, while the communists murdered enormous numbers of communists, the nazis murdered fewer communists than the communists murdered communists. If you are a communist, the sensible thing to do would have been to vote nazi, vote for people promising to kill you and against the people promising to put you in power. Jim's Blog. Natsocs are center left
In our day, color has come close to replacing nationality and economic class as the major setting for revolutionary thrust, strategy, tactics, and also philosophy. Robert Nisbet, The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought, p. 306.
[While] Marxist writing has, on the whole, endeavored to persuade blacks and other races historically under white domination that they fall into the more general category of the proletariat. If there is a single fact, however, that stands out in all this, it is that racial revolution as an aspiration is becoming increasingly separate from other philosophies or strategies of revolution.
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The distinguishing feature of twentieth-century revolutionary behavior and thought has proved to be, however, precisely its racial character. The signal revolts of the past half century, the major insurrections and mass liberations, have been precisely those buoyed up by appeal to race and color. The greatest single twentieth-century revolutionary movement has been that of the blacks, revolting against not capitalists primarily, but whites—in Africa and, to a modified degree, in the United States and other Western countries.
And ethnic revolt—whether black, Oriental, Chicano, or whatever—has commonly carried with it hostility to all manifestations of Western-white culture, not merely those identifiable as capitalist. Robert Nisbet, The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought, pp. 306–308.
The Rothschilds introduced the rule of money into European politics. Money without a fatherland, without a soul and without faith became the dominating influence in politics. The Rothschilds were the servants of money who undertook to reconstruct the world as an image of money and its functions. Money and the employment of wealth became the law of European life. ... The idea of a world held by German finance included no nations, only economic provinces. This idea is closely related to that of the Marxists. Rothschild and Marx were brothers in blood and in spirit. National Socialism's victory struck the first real blow to an international of this form and recalled the nations to their real duties. Professor Wilhelm Grau. Quoted in The New York Times (July 8, 1937)
It is not the Socialist idea of placing all wealth and property in the hands of the State, but the Anarchist plan of "expropriation," of plunder on a gigantic scale for the benefit of the revolutionary masses, which really appeals to the disgruntled portion of the proletariat. The Socialist intellectual may write of the beauties of nationalization, of the joy of working for the common good without hope of personal gain; the revolutionary working man sees nothing to attract him in all this. Question him on his ideas of social transformation, and he will generally express himself in favour of some method by which he will acquire something he has not got; he does not want to see the rich man's motor-car socialized by the State--he wants to drive about in it himself. The revolutionary working man is thus in reality not a Socialist but an Anarchist at heart. Nor in some cases is this unnatural. That the man who enjoys none of the good things of life should wish to snatch his share must at least appear comprehensible. What is not comprehensible is that he should wish to renounce all hope of ever possessing anything. Nesta Helen Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements (p. 328)
Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical, and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant. Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism
Our bond with Europe is a bond of race and not of political ideology. ... It is the European race we must preserve; political progress will follow. Charles Lindbergh. "Neutrality and War" (1939)
Multiculturalists speak incessantly about tolerance, but not everyone is to be assigned the same expressive and cultural rights. Those who are awarded victim status by virtue of a group affiliation have preferential rights to self-identity, whereas those identified with oppression, such as Southern whites in America, are accorded no right to a sense of pride in a shared past. ... What ideological multiculturalists prescribe is not ethnic pluralism but the gradual dilution or overthrow of the established majority culture. Paul Gottfried. "The Multicultural International"
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. Bertrand Russell. Unpopular Essays (1950)
Birth rate, like war, may determine the fate of theologies; just as the defeat of the Moslems at Tours (732) kept France and Spain from replacing the Bible with the Koran, so the superior organization, discipline, morality, fidelity, and fertility of Catholics may cancel the Protestant Reformation and the French Enlightenment. Will Durant. The Lessons of History (1968)
Californians have properly objected on the sound basic grounds that Japanese immigrants are not capable of assimilation into the American population... Anyone who has traveled in the Far East knows that the mingling of Asiatic blood with European and American blood produces, in nine cases out of ten, the most unfortunate results. Franklin D. Roosevelt
All great truths begin as blasphemies. Annajanska (1919)
Whether there will be the public will to demand and obtain that action, I do not know. All I know is that to see, and not to speak, would be the great betrayal. Enoch Powell
No group in recent history has more aggressively seized power in the name of its racial superiority than Western whites. This race illustrated for all time -- through colonialism, slavery, white racism, Nazism -- the extraordinary human evil that follows when great power is joined to an atavistic sense of superiority and destiny. This is why today's whites, the world over, cannot openly have a racial identity. Shelby Steele. Yo, Howard!
In the Victorian era, the Great Taboo was sex. Today ... the Great Taboo is race. The Victorians virtually denied that sex existed. Today, race is confidently said to be "merely a social construct," a product of the imagination, and of none too healthy imaginations at that, rather than a reality of nature. The Victorians severely punished people who talked about sex, made jokes about sex, or wrote too openly and frankly about sex. Today, journalists, disc jockeys, leading sports figures, public officials, distinguished academics, and major political leaders who violate the racial taboos of our age are fired from their newspapers, networks, or radio stations, forced to resign their positions, condemned by their own colleagues, and subjected to "investigations" of their "backgrounds" and their "links" to other individuals and groups that have also violated the race taboo. Sam Francis. "The Return Of The Repressed"
It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. Alexander Hamilton
As for being an American, of course it's a matter of blood and birth. If it were merely the watery abstractions the president invokes, the nation itself would be meaningless. In so far as those ideals do inform our nationhood, they are meaningless apart from the particularities of place, race and culture that give them meaning. Sam Francis. "Fake New Holidays Won't Help America"
If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are. I am warning of an eradication of that - of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Ronald Reagan. Reagan's Farewell Address to American People (1989)
The point, nevertheless, is that the United States now has no way of turning back the clock. For decades Washington has maintained a migratory policy designed to provide cheap labor to businesses. ... If it is true, as some have said, that Mexicans have begun the reconquista of the territory that the United States took by force from Mexico between 1835 and 1848, they have been able to do this thanks to the fact that the Americans themselves have permitted it. Sergio Sarmiento. "Los migrantes", El Siglo de Torreon.
England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution. George Orwell. The Lion and the Unicorn (1941)
Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own. Benjamin Disraeli
What's the dominant religion of the past 100 years? The answer isn't Christianity with its 2.1 billion followers, or Islam with its 1.3 billion. It's the idea of economic growth, the Church of GDP. ... And yet the worship of growth ... is widely seen -- especially in already wealthy societies -- as morally corrupting: the mindless pursuit of empty materialism (do flat-panel TVs really make us better off?) that drains life of spiritual meaning and also wrecks the environment. Robert J. Samuelson. "The Church of GDP", Washington Post.
The internationalist is someone who wishes to break down the distinctions between people and who does not feel at home in any city because he is an alien in all—including his own. He sees the world as one vast system in which everyone is equally a customer, a consumer, a creature of wants and needs. He is only too happy to transplant people from place to place, to abolish local attachments, to shift boundaries and customs in accordance with the inexorable demands of economic progress. Roger Scruton. The Dangers of Internationalism
Today, racism is regarded as a crime if practiced by a majority—but as an inalienable right if practiced by a minority. The notion that one's culture is superior to all others solely because it represents the traditions of one's ancestors, is regarded as chauvinism if claimed by a majority—but as "ethnic" pride if claimed by a minority. Resistance to change and progress is regarded as reactionary if demonstrated by a majority—but retrogression to a Balkan village, to an Indian tepee or to the jungle is hailed if demonstrated by a minority. Ayn Rand
The end of history will be a very sad time. The struggle for recognition, the willingness to risk one's life for a purely abstract goal, the worldwide ideological struggle that called forth daring, courage, imagination, and idealism, will be replaced by economic calculation, the endless solving of technical problems, environmental concerns, and the satisfaction of sophisticated consumer demands. In the post-historical period there will be neither art nor philosophy, just the perpetual caretaking of the museum of human history. I can feel in myself, and see in others around me, a powerful nostalgia for the time when history existed. Such nostalgia, in fact, will continue to fuel competition and conflict even in the post-historical world for some time to come. Even though I recognize its inevitability, I have the most ambivalent feelings for the civilization that has been created in Europe since 1945, with its north Atlantic and Asian offshoots. Perhaps this very prospect of centuries of boredom at the end of history will serve to get history started once again. Francis Fukuyama
My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal. Julius Evola, defence statement, Rome, October 1951
The term "Conservative Revolution", which is often used to describe our current thought, is not enough. The word "conservative" has demobilising, anti-dynamic and rather outdated connotations. Today it is not a matter of "conserving" the present or returning to a recent past that has failed, but rather of regaining possession of our most archaic roots, which is to say those most suited to the victorious life. Guillaume Faye. Archeofuturism
It is essential for the growth of reason that as individuals we should bow to forces and obey principles which we cannot hope fully to understand, yet on which the advance and even the preservation of civilization depends. Historically this has been achieved by the influence of the various religious creeds and by traditions and superstitions which made man submit to those forces by an appeal to his emotions rather than to his reason. The most dangerous stage in the growth of civilization may well be that in which man has come to regard all these beliefs as superstitions and refuses to accept or to submit to anything which he does not rationally understand. The rationalist whose reason is not sufficient to teach him those limitations of the powers of conscious reason, and who despises all the institutions and customs which have not been consciously designed, would thus become the destroyer of the civilization built upon them. This may well prove a hurdle which man will repeatedly reach, only to be thrown back into barbarism. Friedrich Hayek. The Counter-Revolution of Science (1952)
All media work us over completely. They are so pervasive in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical, and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered. The medium is the massage. Any understanding of social and cultural change is impossible without a knowledge of the way media work as environments. Marshall McLuhan. The Medium is the Massage (1967)
I was very proud of the product. I was very proud of how we handled 9/11. Very proud of how we handled the run-up to the Iraq War [...] My job was to sell the war. I needed to get people on the air that were attractive and articulate and could convey the importance of this campaign. It was a drumbeat. Laurie Luhn. Former employee of Fox News
The materialist theory of history, that all politics and ethics are the expression of economics, is a very simple fallacy indeed. It consists simply of confusing the necessary conditions of life with the normal preoccupations of life, that are quite a different thing. It is like saying that because a man can only walk about on two legs, therefore he never walks about except to buy shoes and stockings. G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man
Demography is not always destiny, for all human capital is not created equal. In making history it has often been the quality of a people that mattered most. Consider what a handful of Greeks in fifth-century Athens created, what three hundred Spartans at Thermopylae prevented, what a Galilean carpenter’s son and a dozen disciples gave the world. Consider what a few score men in Philadelphia in 1776 and 1787 achieved. By 1815, an island of eight million off the coast of Europe had seen off Napoleon, gained mastery of the world’s oceans, and created an empire that would encompass a fourth of mankind. Consider what a dozen Bolshevik gunmen began when they stormed the Winter Palace and ran off a panicked ruling council. Pat Buchanan. Suicide of a Superpower.
Islam gives its believers clear, cogent, and coherent answers to the great questions: Who created me? Why am I here? How do I live righteously? Has my God prepared a place for me? ... Islam gives men a reason to live and a cause to die for. It is a fighting faith. What will secular, hedonistic Western man, who believes this is the only life he has, give his life up for? Where are the martyrs of materialism? Pat Buchanan. Suicide of a Superpower.
The British state, for its part, is able to bully and regulate at will, thanks to technology - yet it seems to carry out these actions for their own sake, not for any higher purpose. The privatization of morality is so complete that no code of conduct is generally accepted, save that you should do what you can get away with; sufficient unto the day is the pleasure thereof. Nowhere in the developed world has civilization gone so fast and so far into reverse as here [Britain]; Theodore Dalrymple. Not With a Bang But a Whimper
Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
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Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose. John Maynard Keynes
Phobia refers to a mental illness related to fear. Therefore, so-called homophobia should refer to a mental illness related to the fear of homosexuals or homosexuality. Interestingly, while homosexuals vehemently reject being considered mentally ill, they have no problems regarding those who dislike homosexuality as mentally ill. Erik Holland. "The Nature of Homosexuality"
Real America had the start of a splendid civilisation - the British stream, enriched by a geographical setting well-calculated to develop a vital, adventurous, and imaginatively fertile existence. ... What destroyed it as the dominant culture of this continent? Well—first came the poison of social democracy, which gradually introduced the notion of diffused rather than intensive development. Idealists wanted to raise the level of the ground by tearing down all the towers and strewing them over the surface—and when it was done they wondered why the ground didn't seem much higher, after all. H. P. Lovecraft
It seems to me that the dominance of international decision-making by unaccountable bureaucracies, unaccountable NGOs and multinational corporations accountable only to their shareholders (who may have no attachment to the environment that the corporations threaten) has made it more than ever necessary for us to follow the conservative path. We need to retreat from the global back to the local, so as to address the problems that we can collectively identify as ours, with means that we can control, from motives that we all feel. That means being clear as to who we are, and why we are in it together and committed to our common survival. Roger Scruton. "How to Think Seriously About the Planet"
Marriage is not merely a tie between man and woman; it is the principal forum in which social capital is passed on. Roger Scruton. "The Moral Birds and the Bees".
Nothing is more evident than that modern capitalism is just as subversive as Marxism. The materialistic view of life on which both systems are based is identical; both of their ideals are qualitatively identical, including the premises connected to a world the center of which is constituted of technology, science, production, "productivity," and "consumption." And as long as we only talk about economic classes, profit, salaries, and production, and as long as we believe that real human progress is determined by a particular system of distribution of wealth and goods, and that, generally speaking, human progress is measured by the degree of wealth or indigence - then we are not even close to what is essential... Julius Evola. Men Among the Ruins
The sentiment that is very inappropriately named equality is fresh, strong, alert, precisely because it is not, in fact, a sentiment of equality and is not related to any abstraction, as a few naive "intellectuals" still believe; but because it is related to the direct interests of individuals who are bent on escaping certain inequalities not in their favour, and setting up new inequalities that will be in their favour, this latter being their chief concern. Vilfredo Pareto. The Mind and Society, Volume II (p. 735-736)
In Italy there are two types of fascists: fascists and anti-fascists. Ennio Flaiano
See, capitalism is not fundamentally racist - it can exploit racism for its purposes, but racism isn't built into it. Capitalism basically wants people to be interchangeable cogs, and differences among them, such as on the basis of race, usually are not functional. I mean, they may be functional for a period, like if you want a super-exploited workforce or something, but those situations are kind of anomalous. Over the long term, you can expect capitalism to be anti-racist - just because it's anti-human. And race is, in fact, a human characteristic - there's no reason why it should be a negative characteristic, but it is a human characteristic. So therefore identifications based on race interfere with the basic ideal that people should be available just as consumers and producers, interchangeable cogs who will purchase all the junk that's produced - that's their ultimate function, and any other properties they might have are kind of irrelevant, and usually a nuisance. Noam Chomsky - Understanding Power
If we put the principle of equality in the basis of our social-political structure, it's the same thing as building a house on sand. Sooner or later it will collapse and that is exactly what will happen Yuri Bezmenov, 1983
Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible. George Orwell
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. H. L. Mencken
The problem now is that people will say "I'm offended by that" or "that's offensive" and think they've made an argument. They haven't. Richard King
With no significant political forces opposing the conversion of our world into a universal marketplace, the conflict of our time is the struggle to retain one's humanity in an increasingly artificial world. That is the only battle that retains any genuine significance from a traditional perspective. Julius Evola
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Carl Sagan
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C. S. Lewis
There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. Ayn Rand
Why should I be against democracy? The British came here, never gave me democracy, except when they were about to leave. But I cannot run my system based on their rules. I have to amend it to fit my people's position. In multiracial societies, you don't vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion. Supposing I'd run their system here, Malays would vote for Muslims, Indians would vote for Indians, Chinese would vote for Chinese. I would have a constant clash in my Parliament which cannot be resolved because the Chinese majority would always overrule them. So I found a formula [authoritarian system] that changes that... Lee Kuan Yew. Former Prime Minister of Singapore
Poverty, though it no doubt discourages, does not always prevent marriage. It seems even to be favourable to generation. A half-starved Highland woman frequently bears more than twenty children, while a pampered fine lady is often incapable of bearing any, and is generally exhausted by two or three. Barrenness, so frequent among women of fashion, is very rare among those of inferior station. Luxury in the fair sex, while it inflames perhaps the passion for enjoyment, seems always to weaken, and frequently to destroy altogether, the powers of generation. Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations
Have you ever wondered, perhaps, why opinions which the majority of people quite naturally hold are, if anyone dares express them publicly, denounced as 'controversial, 'extremist', 'explosive', 'disgraceful', and overwhelmed with a violence and venom quite unknown to debate on mere political issues? It is because the whole power of the aggressor depends upon preventing people from seeing what is happening and from saying what they see. Enoch Powell
After our former power and glory has disappeared all we have left is each other. So, as you can see, Europe's current plight only works in our favour - facing death and destruction together will unite us in a way that has not yet seen in our long history. How could anyone defeat Europe when we, for the first time in history, stand together. Kai Murros. National Revolution - Turn on, Tune in, Take Over!
Why should I love my country? ...
America, after all, is too broad and confusing a conception to warrant any genuine loyalty. What have I in common with the average Southerner, or the New York Jew, or any one of a hundred types? America is hardly a national conception anymore. It is a sort of international entity. The overflow from the entire world has seeped into a great territory and has drowned out the heritage of my fathers. There it lies now, this human overflow, sprawling out over the continent in all its ignorance and all its sordidness, a society conceived in selfishness and dedicated to the proposition that one man’s suffering is no other man’s business, incapable of regulating its own public life, waiting stupidly for the advent of catastrophe. George F. Kennan. American Diplomat
In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, "I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away." To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: "If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it. G. K. Chesterton
[Paraphrasing G. K. Chesterton] Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up John F. Kennedy
A characteristic of our present chaos is the dramatic migration of tribes. They are on the move from east to west, from south to north. Liberal tradition requires that borders must always be open to those in search of safety or even the pursuit of happiness. But now with so many millions of people on the move, even the great-hearted are becoming edgy. Norway is large enough and empty enough to take in 40 to 50 million homeless Bengalis. If the Norwegians say that, all in all, they would rather not take them in, is this to be considered racism? I think not. It is simply self-preservation, the first law of species. Gore Vidal. Quoted in The folly of mass immigration
Intolerance may not promote progress but it can promote survival. An intolerant Islamic world may outlast the Western world that seems ready to tolerate anything, including the undermining of its own fundamental values and threats to its continued existence. Thomas Sowell
The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know. Harry S. Truman
Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
Romania is dying because of a lack of men, not a lack of programs. Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
We do not need more material development, we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power, we need more moral power. We do not need more knowledge, we need more character. We do not need more government, we need more culture. We do not need more law, we need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen. Calvin Coolidge. 30th U.S. President
Talk of world peace is heard today only among the white peoples, and not among the much more numerous colored races. This is a perilous state of affairs. When individual thinkers and idealists talk of peace, as they have done since time immemorial, the effect is always negligible. But when whole peoples become pacifistic it is a symptom of senility. Strong and unspent races are not pacifistic. To adopt such a position is to abandon the future, for the pacifist ideal is a static, terminal condition that is contrary to the basic facts of existence.
As long as man continues to evolve there will be wars. ... Oswald Spengler. Is World Peace Possible?
Pacifism means letting the non-pacifists have control. ... Pacifism will remain an ideal, war a fact. If the white races are resolved never to wage war again, the colored will act differently and become rulers of the world. Oswald Spengler. Is World Peace Possible?
The West reveals here a hatred of itself, which is strange and can be only considered pathological; the West is laudably trying to open itself, full of understanding, to external values, but it no longer loves itself; in its own history, it now sees only what is deplorable and destructive, while it is no longer able to perceive what is great and pure. Pope Benedict XVI, If Europe hates itself
I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him - only to bring him to life. G.K. Chesterton
It's tragic to think that heroic man's great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other. That's the path we're on now. Jack Donovan, The Way of Men
The proof that England is in the hands of her enemies, my father told me, can be found by looking out of the window. Roger Scruton, England: An Elegy
I don't want to do what I do, I would rather focus on starting a family and focus on my career again. But I can't do that as long as I feel like a person caught in a burning spaceship with nowhere to go. If you see the ship is burning you don't ignore it and start cooking noodles do you? You put out the fire even if it endangers your life. You don't enjoy putting out the fire but it is your duty to yourself and your fellow crewmen. And let's say your crewmen have been infected with a rare virus that shuts down their rational senses and they try to stop you from putting out the fire. You can't really allow yourself to be stopped by any of them as it will lead to your collective death. You will do anything to put out that fire despite of the fact that they are trying to stop you. Anything else would be illogical. Anders Behring Breivik
Society, Burke believed, depends upon relations of affection and loyalty, and these can be built only from below, through face-to-face interaction. It is in the family, in local clubs and societies, in school, workplace, church, team, regiment and university that people learn to interact as free beings, taking responsibility for their actions and accounting to their neighbours.
When society is organized from above, either by the top-down government of a revolutionary dictatorship, or by the impersonal edicts of an inscrutable bureaucracy, then accountability rapidly disappears from the political order, and from society too.
Top-down government breeds irresponsible individuals, and the confiscation of civil society by the state leads to a widespread refusal among the citizens to act for themselves. Roger Scruton, How to be a conservative
[Fascism] was an explosion against intolerable conditions, against remediable wrongs which the old world failed to remedy. It was a movement to secure national renaissance by people who felt themselves threatened with decline into decadence and death and were determined to live, and live greatly. Oswald Mosley
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley
The proudest boast of Communism is that it has finally emancipated the woman. Marx writes: "Differences of age and sex have no longer any distinctive social validity. All are instruments of labor." The key word here is instrument which reduces a human being to the dignity of a monkey wrench. The assumption was that woman was free as soon as she became available for production. One of the paradoxes of our irrational world is that woman today is glorified when she produces an Atomic Bomb, but not when she can produce life. It is like praising violinists for producing sewer pipes instead of melodies. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
What nearly all people want is a "secure" world - a world in which every one can pursue his petty pleasures in peace. What we want is, pre-eminently, a beautiful world. Savitri Devi, Gold in the Furnace
I ask nothing for myself, nor for mine; no material goods, no honors, no testimonials, no resolutions of approval which presume to consecrate me to History. My objective is simple: I want to make Italy great, respected, and feared; I want to render my nation worthy of her noble and ancient traditions. I want to accelerate her evolution toward the highest forms of national co-operation; I want to make a greater prosperity forever possible for the whole people. I want to create a political organization to express, to guarantee, and to safeguard our development. I am tireless in my wish to see newly born and newly reborn Italians. With all my strength, with all my energies, without pause, without interruption, I want to bring to them their fullest opportunities. I do not lose sight of the experience of other peoples, but I build with elements of our own and in harmony with our own possibilities, with our traditions, and with the energy of the Italian people. I have made a profound study of the interests, the aspirations and the tendencies of our masses. I push on toward better forces of life and progress. I weigh them, I launch them, I guide them. I desire our nation to conquer again, with Fascist vigor, some decades or perhaps a century of lost history. Benito Mussolini
Go back to the darkest roots of civilisation and you will find them knotted round some sacred stone or encircling some sacred well. People first paid honour to a spot and afterwards gained glory for it. Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her. G. K. Chesterton
He simply could not accept the fact that the path to our goal cannot be a retracing of our course to some earlier stage in our history, but must instead be an overcoming of the present and a forging ahead into the future - with us choosing the direction instead of the System. William Luther Pierce, The Turner Diaries
If it is not rational, it is contradictory, that the state, founded for the purpose of building unity amongst men, unity in time which we call continuity, unity in space which we call concord, should be legally constituted by competition and discord between parties which by their very nature are divisive. All those liberal and democratic concepts, principles of the revolutionary spirit, are no more than an essay in squaring the circle. Charles Maurras
Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean - power over people, power to the State. Margaret Thatcher
Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain. Frédéric Bastiat
There is no such thing as public opinion; there is only published opinion. Winston Churchill, Time (1984)
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. Simone Signoret
Lenin said that religion is the opium of the people. ... [But] it is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God. That fact is written all across human history; but it is written most plainly across that recent history of Russia; which was created by Lenin. ... Lenin only fell into a slight error; he only got it the wrong way round. The truth is that Irreligion is the opium of the people. Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. G. K. Chesterton
Homosexuality is genetically hardwired but race and gender are only ideas. OK. Just trying to keep up. Jim Goad
If indigenous Amazonian tribes were subjects to acid rain, the liberals were emotionally devastated. But if a trailer park of white trash across town all got cancer because they lived atop a toxic dump, it was a joke. Jim Goad
Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominate and then it seeks to silence good. Archbishop Charles Chaput
No idea is as absurd as the idea of progress, which together with its corollary notion of the superiority of modern civilization, has created its own "positive" alibis by falsifying history, by insinuating harmful myths in people's minds, and by proclaiming itself sovereign at the crossroads of the plebeian ideology from which it originated. Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World
The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects - his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity. Henry Hazlitt
Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal. Nicolas Gomez Devila
I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. Abraham Lincoln
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. ... A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. John Stuart Mill
This, of course, is the same intellectual appeal of Communism. Lenin taught that the masses could not be trusted to handle their own affairs and that a special group of disciplined intellectuals must assume this role for them. That is the function of the Communist Party, which never comprises more than about three per cent of the population. Even when the charade of free elections is allowed, only members of the Party-or those over whom the KGB has total control-are permitted to run for office. The concept that a ruling party or class is the ideal structure for society is at the heart of all collectivist schemes, regardless of whether they are called Socialism, Communism, Nazism, Fascism, or any other "ism" which may yet be invented to disguise it. G. Edward Griffin
The lesson is clear: The more mono-ethnic a European nation is, the more likely it is to be peaceful and stable. The more multi-ethnic a European nation is, the more likely it is to experience tribal civil wars. There is simply no real arguing with this brutal fact. Thomas W. Chittum, Civil War Two: The Coming Breakup of America
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. John Adams, 2nd U.S. President
The intellectually well-endowed races, classes, and societies have a moral responsibility for the problems of race mixture, of immigration and exploitation, that have arisen from their exercise of economic and political power. They may hope to escape from these responsibilities by claiming an intellectual and, therefore, moral equality between all races, classes, and societies. But the chapters of this book, step by step, deprive them of the scientific and historical evidence that might support such a comfortable illusion. C. D. Darlington, Human Variation: The Biopsychology of Age, Race, and Sex
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)
The thing that may rub people the wrong way is that I show how feminism is demographically doomed. So the underlying idea, which may really upset people in the end, is that ideology doesn't matter much compared to demographics. Michel Houellebecq
Without Christianity, the European nations had become bodies without soul - zombies. Michel Houellebecq. Submission: A Novel
I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of "Women's Rights", with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety. Lady Amberley ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to unsex themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection. Queen Victoria, Former Queen of the United Kingdom
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Philip K. Dick
Western ideals are the cause of western decline. The pursuit of happiness ideal has caused the west to prefer self fulfillment over self sacrifice. The pursuit of happiness in the absence of Christian revelation has led to a culture which is saturated with pornography, a culture which celebrates the consumption of illicit drugs and a culture in which love of people is replaced with love of things. Comment by Tim on AmRen
It is possible to hate a group of people and yet not hate individual members. Greg Johnson, Confessions of a Reluctant Hater