This isn’t really going to be a proper post in the sense it will be a structured argument for or against something. Rather these are just some semi-organized thoughts I have been having over the past few days, after discussing Catholicism and Christian apologetics with Argent Templar and The Iberian.
Getting Past Basic Bitch Edgelordism
White nationalists and their kind have been around for decades, really. Granted, as I have mentioned in “Middle Class Reaction,” the decline of the middle class promises a future full of radicalism, certainly of the Left, and possibly of the Right. Naturally, if you are a young white male in the modern West, and you discover far-Right thinking, often the first impulse is to just get into edgy stuff that pisses off liberals. There is nothing wrong with this desire, we all have it, it’s a part of who we are in a sense. But that cannot be the be all end all. And sadly, it seems too many young men complain about degeneracy and race traitors on the internet… and then exhibit the same modern behavior in the confines of their basement. Furthermore, when you begin reading European history, especially of the 18th and 19th century, you realize that the nationalists, a long time ago, were the liberals of their day.
Edgy counter signalling is not what the soul of the West was, and really, white nationalism is just 19th century liberalism in many senses. It is very materialist most of the time, often placing the sexual acquisition of blonde girls in our lifetime as the highest good (I kid, of course, but not by much). We all like blonde girls, and we all generally think women race mixing and exhibiting generally promiscuous behavior are usually marks of degeneracy. We like white women. We like safe streets and safe societies. We are sick and tired of Dindus and Muslims burning down cities, rioting, attacking, and raping people, all while some smug Jewish academic somewhere smiles.
Imagine if to eliminate all that tomorrow. The Jews. The Muslims. The Blacks. The Hispanics. It would do nothing in the long run. White people have become aimless, lacking in internal drive, courage, and desire to serve much of anything that is greater than themselves. White nationalism almost never offers any antidotes to these post modern conditions, mainly because white nationalism, is by and large, a byproduct of modernity.
A Moral Experiment
Really, few people would seriously die under the banner of “white nationalism.” What is a man to die for? Answering this question really requires knowing the value of life? What answer can nationalism provide us? Sure some nationalism has neopaganism infused into it, but by in large, this neopaganism is more often than not just LARPing that has little to do with actual traditional European religion. Overall, unless you are a dedicated pagan, the only answer to be offered up are purely materiel: safe streets, hot white women, and depending on your flavor of nationalism, totalitarian state induced racial jubilation. Yet, think about that. Is that all life is? Are you really going to die for your god or your country just for the thought of some woman in a cutesy European folk dress somewhere? Maybe. But look at the medieval era. Look at all the heroes of Christendom who gave it their all. These men were inspired by something higher. They were inspired to display behavior that helped their civilization, enshrined them as model men, and in the process, also served their race. I am not attacking white nationalism from below (leftist ethnomasochisim), I am increasingly attacking it from above (It has almost no fundamental doctrine or teaching to prevent the nihilism that allowed outside forces to come in at all). The West is shaping up to be a giant Nietzsche, and judging by Tumblr and SJW culture, we are already in the insane asylum. The answer to our ills is not more materialist insanity, reducing everything down to a earthy pleasure. We need something higher to live for, die for, and dictate our behavior in a way that continues a great civilization.
What We Were
Neopagan LARPing aside, until about World War I or World War II (depends on which country, and who you ask), Christianity was really the guiding light of the west. For whatever ills it brought, Westerners enjoyed a fairly good life under the dominance of Christianity. The results speak for themselves: Look at European global control when we were Christian, now look at us in this post Christian age. We were not weak. We dominated. Vlad the Impaler brutally tortured his enemies to death. This was a religion that would defend itself.
Where I Am Going
For several days I have been talking with a few people about the validity of Christianity. I always knew Christian apologetics existed, but I never really took it very seriously until Argent started making videos about it. As an American, I am just so unused to the idea of an intelligent Christianity. We can thank low church American Protestantism for destroying the intellectual credibility of Christianity (the earth is only 6000 years old! God wants us to invade Iraq!). If Christianity was true, it would be the final peg, that final missing element, explained. I have always felt at a visceral level, that no “ideology”: the fascisms, nationalisms, communisms, and centrisms of this world could sustain a civilization for long. People need inherent value and something that goes beyond just their political epoch. Does God exist? He better. If he does not, we will all go crazy like Nietzsche, so I am inclined to think some deity exists. Why would we be created to value something that does not exist? Am I becoming a Christian? Not yet anyway, maybe not ever. But whatever direction I head, I am moving past just basic bitch edgelord bitching about non whites and Jews. Truly, we can only be saved as a civilization and as people if we have something worth serving and dying for, that was here long before us, and will be here long after we die.