We need to descend deep into the past in order to understand all the things that take place around us today.
But what does “deep” mean? After all history – in a sense of civilizations’ history – begun yesterday, when you consider all that has been. Our human comedy, or is it a tragedy? That tends to depend on one’s interpretation of facts.
When we read, for example, Peter Geyl’s Napoleon For and Against, we can easily understand how the exact same facts can produce different, excluding and opposite interpretations. Then again I assure you that with the right mindset and moral attitude, you can produce very consistent interpretations, providing that you have a broad knowledge of a given subject. Indeed, ignorance is the most common source of misinterpretation – not political preference, as some claim.
In ancient Greece, citizens who chose to not take part in the political process were branded with red stripes painted on their clothes and called idiotes. Focusing on one’s private matters as opposed to public ones was seen as a great offense and a threat to organized and politically aware society.
My ambition is to see the society shift its attitude and – in a sense of political awareness – descend deep into their moral past and become ancient Greeks again. You are bombarded with useless information every single day, making you so worn out and just plain exhausted at the end of it that, in many cases, you will be far from incited to take any meaningful action towards a certain public goal. I’ve seen it too many times. We are now almost programmed to choose problems far away, or problems so big and overwhelming, that it is not possible to do anything else that just talk about them for some time and then proceed to our private matters. But that’s exactly what it meant to be an idiot – in ancient Greece at least.
You satisfy your need for public matters by just talking about them, choosing not to see problems right in front of you – things you could actually fix yourself, if you only tried to do so. But that requires an effort. More often that not a significant effort. And indeed, you are being persuaded not to do that – after all, what does it matter, you have your own private matters, your narrow little world you have to take care of, even if that means doing nothing in particular, it certainly is far more productive than fixing something out there – something that, even if not private, effectively concerns you, your family, and your friends. Or is it?
As I once mentioned – the mass media and the establishment try to paint a certain picture. It’s a picture of your future. And you should just accept it as it is. Taking action and molding the future more to your kins liking is futile, they seem to be saying all the time. They want you to have “your little TV and toaster” and to sit quietly. Unfortunately for the authors of this narrative, the fact is that leftists in all of Europe and North America are the less active group – the ones actually less likely to even go and cast a vote. And of course if you feel like there’s no-one to vote for – I understand you as I feel the same way, but still there are so many other things you could do.
Furthermore, real Nationalists are more often than not pro bono publico, they don’t require any bribes as they follow truth, reason, and noble ideals. They don’t need to convince themselves with anything else but the true cause itself. Remember that and let it be your strength – you’re the ones valuing action over words. So identify your local public problems (as they’re effectively your and your family’s private problems too), and take action to resolve them. Don’t let yourself be duped into thinking it’s not worth it and that you won’t change anything no matter how hard you try – such attitude is the HIV/AIDS of the mind, inserted there by people afraid of what you might achieve if you got up from your knees.
First, to direct your efforts, you need to learn about your family and region – about your Blood and Soil – as I described in this post. And then learn more. And then more… Sometimes you’ll find out that the region which you identify with doesn’t correspond to any existing borders that you can find on official modern maps. Certainly, if you look at the map at the top of this post (which shows only some of the separatist movements in Europe) you’ll see that there are many such cases (click here to see a bigger version).
It seem only right to also add the following, as it wasn’t included in the above:
I strongly believe that any nation which can historically, culturally and preferably linguistically attest to its separateness, should use all means to seek greater autonomy, self-determination and ultimately independence. Europe advertises self-determination for almost a hundred years now (the term in that sense was first officially introduced in 1918) – it’s high time they confirmed their own words with real policies.
Many will have you believe that such separateness means inevitable weakening of your region, as it won’t be supported by the great country any longer. That is a lie, and the more it’s repeated, the more obvious it becomes that the opposite is true. Others claim that dividing a country means that both sides loose, as the bigger the country, the more of an impact it can make on an international level. Of course only a person with an IQ of a chicken and no knowledge about the European states whatsoever would believe such a thing.
Self-determination and independence of regions with their own distinct historical, cultural and linguistic background always results in revival and cultivation of local customs and tradition, reanimating languages often threatened with extinction under the standardized, uniform educational laws of the host country. In other words – it contributes to preservation of our rich and sophisticated European heritage in all its beautiful forms. Also, it results in more efficient governance of economy from a local level. It ensures that the homogeneous population is united, solidary, less prone to embrace harmful ideas of multiculturalism and more likely to respond to any sings of degeneracy, government going out of control etc. And last but not least – it doesn’t mean that such a (smaller) state would be an easier target for any military or economic aggression – surely it is possible to maintain Pan-European military pacts and economic cooperation (although not in the shape of the current unholy European Union), even more healthy than before and to push back any non-European invaders for a common public benefit.
The great problems we all face today, “the west’s darkest hour” – it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t follow this path – in fact, it may be easier to fight this darkness from a local level, by groups of people of exactly the same cultural background, sharing the same cause. Still, it would be wrong to think that international cooperation will be in any way more difficult – it really is a win-win situation for all nations. Fighting this idea is just one of the many signs of corruption and duplicity in Europe today. A sign that we’re ruled by idiotes, only pretending to perform public service.
I often see opposition to the idea of regionalism amongst nationalists – why is that? A notion of keeping various different nations within your country’s borders is not nationalism – it’s imperialism. It’s far better to allow different nations to form their own countries, and keep your country just for your own homogeneous people – and is a more nationalist thing to do.