Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Mighty Whities

That's what Jack Donovan calls the White Nationalists.

When I first took a cyber-peek into that world, I had a sense of transgression that I have not felt since I first listened to Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura on the radio in my car. But ramped up even more.

I am a rather reactive transgressor when it comes to intellectual boundaries. Tell me that I may eat of all the fruit of the Garden save one, and that one suddenly becomes the most interesting fruit in the garden. So if you tell me that I can investigate --and I have-- the Nation of Islam, Satanism, the Khmer Rouge, Haitian Voodoo, Westboro Baptist Church, androphobic lesbianism, fundamentalist Judaism, even the current epitome of evil, German National Socialism, but on no account should I be caught reading vdare or The Occidental Observer, or worse, I demur.

I will read what I goddamn well please.

The bigger the taboo, the more interested I become, even if I feel some trepidation about it. And apart from paedophilia (perhaps), I can think of no bigger taboo than White Nationalism.

The rabbis developed a conscious strategy for protecting their religion in the mad flux of the Greco-Roman world: build a fence around the Torah. It is the very opposite of the modern idea of clinging to the essentials only and letting the "peripherals" go. The rabbis concentrated heavily on the peripherals so that you'd never even think of transgressing an essential. Is it a sin to work on the Sabbath? If writing is a form of work, then, say, forbid Jews even to touch a pen after sundown on Friday. A theological broken windows policy. It worked for a very long time.

Liberalism functions similarly. Even going near the boundaries of The Egalitarian Faith elicits outcries, shrieks and attacks. "Witchcraft! Witchcraft!" Inconvenient truth, --now known as "a hate fact"--is, as in contemporary Canada, no defense.

Nevertheless...therefore?...I investigate. And learn.

A long prologue to my point: a battle, in this tiny all-male world, between Traditions: the pagans vs the Christians. Though fascinating, at this point it makes them seem more tighty than mighty.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As the West grows enters a new Dark Ages, the debate and probable conflict between Paganism and Christianity will be fascinating. Do we attempt a return to the West's Heathen roots, which have been severed for centuries? Or do we keep the horse we already have, and work to create a leaner, meaner Church?

My chief objection to Paganism is that it is necessarily prefaced by Neo-. The Paganism of Heathen Europe was either erased or assimilated and sterilized by the Church. And Neo-Paganism tends to be overwhelmingly feminist (Wicca, I'm looking at you). Now, I for one do not object to people cooking up their own religions; I've tried my hand at it a couple times, and found it amusing. But a Pagan revival will result in a rather long discontinuity, and may well have absolutely no authentic connection to any historical Pagan faiths, practices, and pantheons. To say nothing of the fact of determining which tradition to revive and follow, unless we are going to go ahead and revive all the big European Pagan traditions and let people decide for themselves? In that case, I pick the Celts: they have the martial and moral strength of the Norse, but the cultural beauty of the Greco-Romans. And judging from what I've read about their attitudes towards homosexuality, my sex-life would be pretty active, too! :)

Conversely, Christianity has a two millennia history already. Its current problems may owe to being in an environment it was not not designed for: even from the very beginning, it was a persecuted minority faith. Stuff only started hitting the fan when Christians got comfy and didn't have to worry about getting their heads chopped off. But Christianity will need a major reality check: there may be no difference between woman and man, slave and freeman, Gentile and Jew in the Kingdom of Heaven, but you better believe there are major differences here on Earth! Emphasis on the example of Christ being an ideal, and a rather difficult ideal at that, may be important. Emphasis on his appearance as a warrior-king in Revelation would not be unwise, either.

Surprisingly, J.R.R. Tolkien's cosmology actually offers something of a compromise between Paganism and Christianity. I will discuss it in a future post, this comment's dragged on for long enough!


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