The Listing Vessel

When you are fighting a generational battle, course corrections don’t happen overnight.

The Listing Vessel

In the wake of Charlottesville the dissenting right is undergoing a bit of an identity crisis. For those paying attention this is a very rich irony for a movement that has “identity” as its axis. Debates rage about optics, tactics, strategy, leadership, and every other facet imaginable among self-styled experts. We know that we have a destination in mind, but we don’t know exactly how to get there, nor who should steer the ship. We know that to arrive, we must be able to convincingly assert the very messages which we are still struggling to articulate and then deliver it to a shrinking audience that does not want to be persuaded of such things anyway. Time is not on our side to figure this out, and the stakes could not be higher considering failure means the erasure of our people. Our vessel can still be righted, but it is going to require the same three countermeasures that take a ship out of list: changing its angle of incline, shifting the center of gravity, and redistributing the weight.

Our primary failure is not recognizing what we truly are or what our task actually is. We have allowed ourselves to be defined in a political sphere, but we are not merely asking society to change its politics—we are asking society to change its soul. We cannot make progress until we understand that we are not political reformers, we are religious reformers, and we must begin acting that way. In our current climate, we have no moral standing, and this more than anything relegates us to pariah status. People don’t merely disagree with us, they see us as evil. People don’t debate evil—they crush it. There is no path forward that does not require this aspect to change before anything else can. To know the way out, we must know how and why we arrived at this point so that we may correct the direction by first changing the angle of inclination from its current course.

The Angle of Incline

By the mid-20th century, still reeling from the sheer volume of casualties from two consecutive continental wars, White nations began a process of restructuring their institutions and purging nationalistic tendencies among their native populations. In a spiritual awakening of sorts, European-descended peoples explicitly identifying as a group became equated with atrocity—the holocaust of Jews, slavery, segregation, colonialism, apartheid, subjugation, exploitation of resources, and denial of rights towards non-white peoples the world over.  Our very identity became an original sin and an endless source of guilt that could be accessed by those wishing to rub our noses in it. A new morality emerged to guide Whites toward what they believed to be the pursuit of absolution. Strident positions on race, especially the wickedness of Whites, became effectively a new religion that entrenched itself into every aspect of society and culture.

European nations removed themselves from the undeveloped world as colonial powers. In the United States, the government began forcefully integrating racially separated populations and engaging in massive programs to address poverty and political disenfranchisement of Blacks. All White nations opened their immigration policies to welcome non-white peoples from every corner of the globe to live among them as equals. Economic policies transitioned in scope over the decades from national to global. No longer was the primary focus of a nation protecting and growing a stable, prosperous, native-born middle class so that they could enjoy comfortable, rewarding, family oriented lives. The primary focus of European-descended people instead became uplifting the non-white world, while simultaneously wresting away the ability of their own native populations to use democratic means to act in self-interest, lest they drift themselves toward evil. There was seen no offering too great to address these wrongs – even if that meant placing themselves and their societies upon a sacrificial alter. Such were the demands of salvation.

Nationalists were not defeated by changing people’s minds through persuasive debate, academic arguments, and empirical data. They were defeated first in warfare, and then by accessing White people’s sense of justice and tugging their heart strings. The public did not change intellectually—their moral axis reoriented. Unfortunately, it was not that difficult to create the world we now live in, precisely because of the methods crudely used in opposition to those pressing the reorientation. Freedom riders were lynched, Black churches were bombed, activists were assassinated, Black children were spat upon, the KKK was an actual active terrorist organization. All moral standing was effectively poisoned decades before almost everyone in this movement was even born. The average person could not abide seeing such things play out in their societies. It strengthened their sense of certainty that they were, in fact, “fighting evil” which enabled them to tap into the endless resolve that ultimately carried them to victory. This victory enabled the erection of a pseudo-religious state with racial justice and “the dismantling of white supremacy” as its permanent calling, a position it enjoys to this day. It has no intention of stopping there. Its goal is not fairness, but rather judgment, punishment, and retribution. Like it or not, fairly or unfairly, opponents of the post-WWII spiritual reckoning will forever be associated with these incidents no matter how sound the reasoning of our critiques are of its ultimate consequences, up to and including our opposition to White genocide. Ultimately though, these punitive pressures are what is fueling the alt-right.

The Western world is like Abraham atop Mount Moriah with Isaac bound to the rock, raised blade in hand. There has not yet appeared an angel to interrupt the appeasement gesture to the God, which we cannot see but whose commandments we can “hear” urging us, as testament to our devotion, to plunge the dagger. Listing as we might be, the dissident right has no choice but to be that interrupting voice.

The Center of Gravity

The moral underpinning of these post-WWII imperatives rapidly developed its own doctrine, and as an informal state religion, reaffirmed the creeds of its faith constantly through culture, institutional education, and peer-enforced social custom. What we call “the narrative” is in fact a self-reinforcing creed of a very pious population practicing a faith that is just short of compulsory as a condition for civic life. The system itself is in crisis because the position of high priest (POTUS) is currently staffed by someone seen as insufficiently pious to the doctrine of the Church. The clergy (media) treats him with the legitimacy of an antipope (Russian collusion?) for his blasphemies (border wall, anti-globalism language, Muslim ban, “shithole countries,” etc…)

We must understand that we are reformers taking on a theocracy that draws its power precisely because the public sees its aims as morally justified and its critics as morally bankrupt. We have to recognize that there are few things historically as dangerous as a population convinced of its own moral certitude, and we must interact with it accordingly. When a society has entered that state of mind, it is incapable of self-regulating behavior. As reformists, we must begin engaging the system as though it were the 15th century Catholic Church, with the full cognizance of the pain that it can visit upon someone it identifies as a heretic. It has access to state power. It has the ability to excommunicate individuals through a wide variety of tactics. It has the ability to engage in rigged prosecutions and trial proceedings. It deploys its own version of inquisitors combating heresy by presenting as journalists. The agents of the system feel very justified in carrying out these judgments and they have no effective check on their power to do so, because they operate with the blessing of the state. Antifa are the modern equivalent of the townfolk massing for a witch burning. Antagonistic public spectacles in such an atmosphere are suicidal, especially when participants have decided it is amusing to dress the part.

The interesting thing about a theocratic state is that it is very powerful right up to the instant that it is not. There is generally no singular event that brings it down, only cumulative things that build toward an initiation of the cascade. Like a dictatorship, when a theocracy falls, it is because it has already been discredited and public support has eroded well before whatever catalyst ultimately nudges it over. It is the last to know that it has lost power. Our primary objective remains shifting the center of gravity. We must continue discrediting the foundations of morality from which this system postures and justifies its anti-White actions. A theocratic order loses its final leg once it has no ability to rule through fear, because after being exposed as a fraud, the church has already emptied itself of zealots and true believers willing to enforce its diktats. We accomplish this by forcing the system to defend morally indefensible things.

We cut its supply of zealots by eliminating its appeal to people’s natural sense of right and wrong. Ours must be seen as the moral center of gravity. This is not a difficult message to convey since this system ultimately seeks our replacement and erasure. We just have to make them state it publicly, over and over. They are operating from an immoral center of gravity and we must make them demonstrate it repeatedly. The more strident and self-righteous they are the better.“It’s okay to be White” is a flawless example of how this is done. Make the priests of this order defend their evil. From Tim Wise to Kevin Williamson, to the Forward, to countless Twitter accounts—memeing the very ideas that they openly state into the public consciousness must be a non-stop operation. They want us dead and will tell you as much. Our center of gravity shifts when every White person recognizes this.

You see, ours is not the only vessel in full list right now. The state religion/narrative is losing consensus on identity in the West, which is why its ministerial class considers controlling the discourse so important. They realize just how rapidly public sentiment can pivot, particularly should they be forced from a moral high ground with its priests pounding the podium impotently to vacant pews. They recognize just how intense the distrust and resentment coursing through the public is, and how tenuous their grasp is should it have to compete in an arena of ideas. They realize they can still lose, which is why there is so much anxiety in how exactly to deal with us and our ideas. We just have to believe we can win, and like reformists before us, then work tirelessly and strategically to achieve it. This system is well aware of  just how much deep shit they are in if we are able to make this happen. That terror forces them into panicked errors in this climate, and this ultimately favors us. Now is the time to press our efforts and tip their ship from list to capsize, just as we are righting our own.

Redistribution of Weight

The nature of warfare is that each battle is a fluid situation requiring real time adjustments. Tacticians understand that he who fights the previous war, loses. 2016 was fun, we all had a great time shifting the dialogue and moving the Overton window. Being bold and shocking worked, but if we rely exclusively upon transgression, lulz, and trolling we will limit our success to that one arena of culture. People will cease to find it intriguing. Shock is a tactic, not a long term strategy. The more it is used, the less effective it eventually becomes. We claimed a beachhead, but there must be a second wave of more conventional reinforcements for /our guys/ to take more ideological territory.

It is a great undertaking for sure. The greatness of Western Civilization rests not exclusively in its exploration and applications of science and technology. That is just one manifestation of what actually drives Western culture. The true strength of the culture of the White man, more than any other historical group, is that it has always streamed a constant, renewing supply of minds capable of first imagining, then ordering and expressing, higher concepts and ideas. No other race has shown the willingness to challenge his institutions and social structures with every generation and then force those things to validate themselves as just. When those structures fail to do so, the White man replaces them, whereas other groups never even ask those questions. This more than anything is what scares the shit out of the ruling elite, and is ultimately behind the desire to rid the planet of us. We are of the genetic stock that changes the world. Stasis, with them permanently at the top, is a world rid of our disruptive tendencies.

We must continue the victories in the culture wars. Mockery and discrediting their hollow religion with subversive humor is a major part of it, but there is more. We will need creative minds who can reach the population and transmit our ideas in symbolic works of fiction. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, and To Kill a Mockingbird are but a few examples of stories with interesting characters and interesting plots which impacted society so greatly that it spurred reforms. Such allegorical stories made the public consider the consequences of their politics by introducing characters tangibly experiencing the social misgivings the authors wanted to highlight. Pointed fiction ultimately has more impact upon people than any persuasive and academic treatise. These novelists made the pain personal, human, and relatable. People are moved to action by what they feel, not what some big-brained nibba proves with graphs and charts. For heaven’s sake, as a modern example, how many people currently have their worldview structured by HARRY POTTER? Like it or not, this is the world we must interact with and convince. We have to reach them on their terms, in forms they can grasp, with characters they can sympathize with. There is a reason Jesus spoke in parables; it makes complicated concepts relatable to the common man.

Ours is a movement that is naturally attractive to those who are bright and discontented. It is populated by those who recognize something is fundamentally wrong and they have a duty to change it. The White man’s history is that its most creative and intelligent are never satisfied with current conditions, which is why they are the agents of change in a world that otherwise tends toward despotism. As I write this, there are statesmen in the mold of George Washington, philosophers in the mold of Aristotle, writers in the mold of Chaucer, Dickens, and Hugo, reformists in the model of Martin Luther, satirists in the mold of Aristophanes and Swift, strategists in the mold of Napoleon and Alexander . . . and they are in our ranks. We have the ability to unlock minds and put the oppressive, stunting religion of the 20th century in the rear view mirror. This happens when the listing ship is righted by altering its incline, its center of gravity, and its weight. If we all push, all together, all in the same direction, all at the same time, our fully upright vessel’s direction is the stars and a new renaissance.

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