Critiquing Strom’s piece.
Dr. Oliver made his assessment as part of a promotional film, After Fifty Years, for the National Youth Alliance — the predecessor of today’s National Alliance. The book the Youth Alliance chose to inspire young people was Francis Parker Yockey’s flawed but powerful Imperium — which is today still available from our Cosmotheist book store.
That’s a pleasant surprise, since Pierce was not selling Imperium back when I perused his book catalog. He did sell books by McCulloch, as does your book store today. Don’t expect much support from so-called “White ethnics” by the way. Why should they support you if you do not support them? Why should they support people who despise them? Good luck achieving your objectives while writing off a significant fraction of the American and world-wide European-derived population.
As we approach 2020, much has changed.
Has it? Really?
Today, we have much more than Imperium.
Quantity wise, yes. Quality wise, hardly.
We have the great example of what Yockey, in that book, called The Hero of the Second World War — Adolf Hitler — and his titanic, even mythic, struggle — not yet finished, despite his martyrdom — against the Enemies of Life. We have that great example shining in front of us, and shining before the new generations of our Folk, more than ever now, as the tired myths promoted by our enemies deservedly and inevitably expire.
Sigh. Hitler worship is not going to get us anywhere. Yes, I’m sympathetic to Saint Adolf’s struggles against “the Enemies of Life,” but we also need to be cognizant of the man’s majestic flaws. Hitler stained his legacy by his propensity for hegemonic war against other European peoples. An honest reading of history – including by authors like Irving who can hardly be labeled as biased against Hitler – will demonstrate that Hitler’s foreign policy was always aimed at territorial expansion to be achieved by dispossessing the Slavs. His racial views were Nordicist and Germanocentric. I realize that none of that will trouble Der Movement, but the question goes back to whether you honestly want to achieve your ostensible objectives. If you do, a more balanced appraisal of Saint Adolf would be helpful.
We have the life’s work of Revilo Oliver, the greatest of which he created after 1970 — after the age of 62 — when he renounced conservatism and Christianity, fully endorsed racial-nationalism, and promoted the National Alliance and National Socialism.
Oliver had some good points, but bad points as well – in the end, descending into Type I fetishism and dogma.
We have one of the greatest books of the 20th century, Which Way, Western Man? by the thinker and philosopher — and National Alliance member — William Gayley Simpson.
Another dogmatic and limited fetishist.
We have the life’s work of the founder of the National Alliance, Dr. William Luther Pierce, whose leadership had just barely begun in 1970. Dr. Pierce relentlessly wrote and organized and broadcast his works to the world until his death in 2002…
… — and Will Williams, the current chairman of the Alliance, has dedicated his life to not only preserving those works, but to vividly and repeatedly promoting them and making them available — again and again, week after week, year after year — to new generations of our people.
I’m not sure promoting all of those works is a positive.
Today, unlike in 1920 and in 1970, we have the ability to propagate our message to millions of our people via nationalvanguard.org and our other outlets. It’s been a long time since our pages were visited fewer than a million times per month.
The Internet shall save us! We’ve been hearing that tired old tune for about two decades now. The Alt Right was real prominent on the Internet…where are they now? How is the NA translating that online success to analog activism?
We — and other racial-nationalists, many of them awakened and inspired by our work — have been so successful in doing this that the Jewish power structure is desperate to shut down our media operations by any means, fair or foul.
Are you prepared for that contingency?
The hundreds of thousands of young White people who read our words are making themselves known. They have been censored, delisted, banned, and shadowbanned again and again and again — yet, on Twitter alone, they still number in six figures by my estimate and are growing by the day — young people who know that Pierce and Rockwell and Simpson and Oliver and Hitler will be the saints of the future — and its architects. As one wag put it, the only question is: “How tall will their statues be?”
Oh dear god…can you believe this? Can we stop with this “we will win in the end” optimism that is backed up by 100 years of complete failure? HOW are you going to achieve that future?
It is true that the hundreds of thousands who read our words have mostly been free riders. Most have not joined us, or sent donations. Some are doubtlessly intimidated by what the Jews have done to ruin the lives of conscious Whites.
How about a bit more self-awareness as well? It’s also that these “free riders” have absolute zero confidence in the “movement” and its affirmative action leadership. They see humiliation after humiliation, defeat after defeat, infiltration after infiltration, endless failure after endless failure. Why should they get involved? Has the NA in its more recent incarnation been free of this? “Smoky Mountain SS” (or whatever he called himself) delivering NA files to the enemy, and then the DeCourcy fiasco. Even putting the best face on all of that, it shows questionable judgment regarding the types of people in the organization. That’s the same type of bad judgment that led to the Hermansson infiltration and the Disqus exposures for other groups. Can you blame prudent people for not trusting “movement leadership?” I won’t even get into the Gliebe and Walker era with respect to the NA, etc. – but you have to realize that anyone looking into the group online – the vaunted Internet! – can see (and smell) all the dirty laundry. Thus, people may agree with your writings and broadcasts but they do not believe that anyone involved has the character and competence to be effective leaders. Are they wrong? Then prove it.
To those of you who are in that category, let me say two things: 1) There is great safety in numbers. When 250,000 people are supporting the National Alliance instead of just reading our words, we will be strong enough to be a social force that few will want to tangle with, legally or otherwise.
How are you going to achieve this? How are you going to straighten your own activist core out, win victories, and be palatable enough to attract 250,000 people? Or 25,000? Or 2,500? Or even 250?
Then the fence-sitters will leave the fence in droves — and a quarter million will be just the beginning. They won’t have enough corrupt US Attorneys or jails to make a much of a dent in our numbers or our morale then. In fact, by then, we might have more than a few prosecutors on our side, as well as leaders in every field of our society — when these people see that someone’s finally doing something.
Ah, the key is – “someone’s finally doing something.” The problem is that this is not happening. Ball in your court. Clean up your own operation first. Can your group go several years in a row without some new scandal, infighting, arrests, embarrassments, etc.?
2) It is, using cryptocurrency — which is not hard to use, quite possible to support our efforts with perfect anonymity. Even we won’t be able to know who you are unless you want us to.
For people to go to the trouble of doing that, they need to have the confidence to know it’ll be put to good use. NONE of the “movement leaders” have presented us with evidence to build that confidence.
Another reason for the free riders is, I think, a psychological peculiarity of White people: Despite our great propensity for free thought and individual innovation, we are deeply law-abiding people who respect authority and hierarchy. We need psychological permission from a leader before engaging in warlike acts, or going against convention, or going against powerful interest groups. But once that psychological “permission” is obtained, no one is a stronger or better fighter — and conqueror — and destroyer of his enemies — than the awakened White man.
That leader has to be someone respected – not a laughingstock. Not someone who has more skeletons in their closet than a graveyard.
We need to position ourselves as worthy — and actually be worthy — of leadership. We need to be excellent in everything we do. We need flawless logic and sterling character. We need authenticity and honor. We need the authority that comes from knowledge and truthfulness. We need the moral authority that comes from wisdom — and from right living that will be an example to all who see it. We need to be unforgiving — and totally dedicated to stamping out each and every threat to our people’s existence, forever. We need relentless effort that never tires, never quits. We need to engage the “authorities” of our society and publicly challenge their corruption. Most of all, we need to be strong —for no one and nothing in Nature respects the weak.
Very good. Get started. You haven’t even taken the first step yet.
As William Pierce said, the National Alliance needs to embody a society in the making — embody, with excellence, every function needed to assume societal leadership when the time is ripe.
Too bad he failed utterly in achieving any of that when he was alive.
Have we done that yet? No.
Are we ready to take on such in-depth leadership of our society now? No. No one is. But when the hundreds of thousands see that we are serious about doing exactly that, our cause, in the words of Dr. Oliver, “will move forward with the gathering momentum of an avalanche.”
Doubtful. Wishful thinking.
No offense Kevin, but there’s nothing here. Granted, of course, I don’t expect you to publicly reveal your plans in any detail (but given the reality of infiltration and System surveillance, it would probably be known anyway), but how about some discussion of strategic direction, at least in general terms? Again, there’s nothing here, except the usual praise for Hitler, Pierce, and other Type Is, obvious statements on how you need more supporters, calls for more effective leadership, and of course the type of overly optimistic “fascist” thinking mocked by Roger Griffin, exemplified by:
…young people who know that Pierce and Rockwell and Simpson and Oliver and Hitler will be the saints of the future — and its architects. As one wag put it, the only question is: “How tall will their statues be?”
Great. And how is that future going to be achieved? How are ANY of the steps required to even make the initial moves to get to that future going to be achieved? Again, I’m not asking for details, I’m not asking for secrets or anything that can be leveraged against your plans, but just the broadest outlines of a winning strategy.
But there’s nothing. There’s always nothing. This is my point. In 1969 Oliver talked about 50 years of failure and here we are after 50 more years of failure and all we can point to is how popular certain websites are on the Internet. And when those get deplatformed, then what?
This Strom piece is a gross disappointment. It’s not enough to say that “you should all support the NA.” It’s not enough to dream about a future in which we debate how tall the William Pierce Memorial Statue should be. And it’s not enough to talk about what is needed about quality leadership. You have to DO. And the first step in DOING – and what you can do right now with the limited resources you have – is to run a professional, sane, disciplined organization that does not provide SPLC gossip every few months via some embarrassment, infiltration, scandal, infighting, or other incident. Start by stop making avoidable errors. You need to have a different attitude toward the people you hire, the people you accept as leading activists. Warm bodies willing to live on a mountaintop somewhere are not enough. The attitude of “well, these are the only people willing to come out in the middle of nowhere and work for us” is not helpful. Maybe that’s the problem? It’s a self-perpetuating cycle where the low quality of the operation attracts low quality people who lower the quality of the organization even more. And this all repels quality people. Quality people are not going to be attracted by some micro-group, living out in the woods somewhere, with employees whose major attribute is a willingness to endure those conditions. [Note – I’ve repeatedly written that Pierce’s move out of the DC area and into the WV mountains was a gross error].
The first step is to break this negative cycle. It would be better to take one step back in order to move forward than continuing down a wrong path. Better to have three quality people to start with than to have 30 defectives. Better to take the time to build an infrastructure that inspires confidence than to push forward under current conditions with an infrastructure that gives the impression (rightly or wrongly) that you’re trying to lead a worldwide revolutionary movement out of a trailer park. I’m not trying to be overly harsh, just brutally honest. It’s not like the NA under Pierce wasn’t pulling in money – it was. It was just all squandered. It’s not the fault of the “free riders” that that happened.
It’s not enough to “be strong.” You have to look strong as well. You need to project strength, integrity, and competence in order to inspire the confidence required to attract the supporters you want. People are not going to come to you just because you say you need them. People will not sacrifice for a leader or for an organization that produces nothing but embarrassment and failure. Again, the very first step is relatively easy and eminently achievable – stop making mistakes, stop the scandals, stop the bad judgment, stop hiring questionable people, stop with the attitude that anyone is better than no one (is a negative number higher than zero?). You need to build a record that inspires confidence. You need to stop all the “facepalm” episodes. At this point, an absence of embarrassment and disaster can count as a victory. Be prudent. Yes, I know – “no risk, no reward”- but this is not what we are talking about here. Foolishness and bad judgment is not reasonable risk-taking. Endless failure is not a reward.
Rethink your strategy and tactics.