Category: palingenesis

Why Palingenesis is a Practical Necessity

Destroy and renew.
One school of “movement” “thought” is exemplified by the Amren/Hart crowd: keep things more or less as they are today, but with some racial reforms. Thus, we will continue to have a free market capitalist America, with all the economic-obsessed sociopolitical agendas that come with that, everything the same, but with enhanced racial homogeneity.  Other activists, more extreme, still foresee maintenance of the current cultural and social system, except that it will be “all White.”
My perspective is completely opposite.  I advocate a complete palingenetic rebirth of the West, the so-called Overman High Culture, I advocate – similar to the Romanian Legionaries – the creation of the New Man, a superior form of human that transcends selfish economic individualism, an optimized mental-physical-spiritual – ethical being.
And I clam that this is an absolute necessity – not only from the ideological and aesthetic standpoint, but also from the purely pragmatic standpoint.  And not only because the objectives we have will require such upheaval and sacrifice that only a revolutionary goal can serve as the foundation for our activity. But, also, and ultimately, because that any new state built on the old system is destined to fail.
A new state built upon selfish individualism, Economic Man, free market capitalism, etc. will inevitably degenerate into a plutocracy, as free-riding selfish individualists accrue more wealth, with which they will amass more power, with which they will redirect the state toward their own self-serving interests, which, historically speaking, has involved globalism, mass migration, cheap labor, allegiance toward transnational elites rather than one’s own countrymen, and a money-obsessed anti-heroic society unable and unwilling to actualize a High Culture and achieve racial and civilizational destiny.
Putting together an ad hoc set of laws and imposed customs to try to prevent the descent into plutocracy will not work.  How to balance the sort of reasonable economic incentives for productivity and excellence with the need to prevent gross inequalities and atomized individualism?  How to precisely balance those benefits of the free market with the organizational imperative of Yockey’s “Ethic Socialism?”  Forcing these disparate memes together in the context of a failed societal structure is a blueprint for disaster.
Only a New Man, operating in a New Society, built upon a foundation of radically national socialist Racial-Cultural Values, can properly balance these opposing forces, and have the INNATE desire to do the right thing, to serve the Race rather than be enslaved by the “almighty dollar.”  The superstructure of  new state and new society will be stable only when built upon the rock-solid foundation of a fresh, palingenetic, futurist, avante garde system of racial and civilizational ethics. Palingenesis is necessity. Continung failed memes and failed systems ensures failure.  Only the new can serve as the building blocks for the future.
All else is folly.

On the Nature of Fascism

Palingenetic Ultra-Nationalism.
Some words on fascism.  There have been many stupidities spewed forth about fascism – that is, fascism as a political movement and not “fascism” as a pejorative – with bizarre definitions, confusion between genuine fascism and reactionary para-fascism, etc.
Now, true enough that political definitions are subjective, not objective.  One cannot define a political movement with the same definitiveness as one can define some natural phenomenon. Nevertheless, some definitions have more explanatory power than others, and it are these more powerful explanations, which do a better job illuminating reality, that deserve to become paradigmatic memes.
I reject definitions of fascism that are mere lists of alleged characteristics, lists that confuse surface manifestations with underlying core belief.  I reject definitions that do not understand the revolutionary dynamism of fascism, and I also reject those definitions that are based on obvious bias (Marxist definitions are particularly odious, non-explanatory, and self-serving). Definitions that reject obvious manifestations of fascism (such as national socialism) while including obvious non-contenders (such as Franco’s Spain) are also rejected.
Instead, I follow Roger Griffin’s simple yet incisive characterization of fascism as palingenetic ultra-nationalism.
The palingenetic component captures the revolutionary essence of fascism, it defines the spiritual core of the doctrine, and it clearly distinguishes fascism from para-fascism.  Thus, Franco’s Spain – a reactionary authoritarian regime focused on maintaining a traditional status quo – was in no way, shape, or form fascist. Franco had no overarching, palingenetic vision for Spain, he did not promote any rebirth of Spanish society, did not strive to create the New Spanish Man, did not promote any new strain of ideological current for Spain, Europe, or the West.  Instead, he was a military dictator, anti-communist, with an agenda of promoting the interests of the military, church, business, etc. The same applies to all the other “strongman” (usually military) dictatorships labeled “fascist” by the Left and by nitiwits on the moderate Right.  Without an underlying aim of national rebirth, of overturning the old order, of a futurist rather than rigidly traditionalist worldview, whatever a political movement is, it is not fascist.
The nation being defined in particularist terms as a specific people, a specific ethny, a specific culture, then the ultra-nationalism component excludes from consideration any regime, scheme, or movement that is universalist in scope, regardless of whether or not it has palingenetic aspects. Therefore, various messianic visions of the Globalist Left are not fascist – not American multiculturalist globalism, not the various permutations of Marxism (including the New Soviet Man), or schemes (including those that are Marxist) that divide based on class – class is not a nation; the proletariat is international and hence universalist and non-particularlist.  A purely religious focus cannot be fascist if the religion is, like Christianity, universalist, although it is possible to fuse ethny with religion in genuine fascism as was the case in Romania.
Having excluded false “fascisms” we now must admit that fascism is a rather protean beast, a sociopolitical philosophy that can be actualized in many manifestations.  The palingenesis can differ, and, as history shows us, the specific defintion of nation can differ, as long as the nation has a particularlist, non-universalist focus that has some sort of ethny-basis and can be defined in an “us vs. them” manner.
Thus, Italian Fascism was People-State; German National Socialism was People-Race; Romainian Legionaryism was People-Faith.  These are all different definitions of nation, but are all opposed to universalism, and also are all palingenetic in one form or another. The more radical forms of (national socialist) White Nationalism are also obviously fascist, as the Race component in People-Race is a bit expanded compared to the Hitlerian version, but still sharply particularlist, distinguishing the “White Nation” from the various non-White peoples of the Earth.
This definition of fascism has greater explanatory power than other versions, and provides a useful model for moving forward.