"PEOPLE WITH NOTHING TO LOSE WILL INEVITABLY EMBRACE VIOLENCE OF SOME KIND..."
RIVERS RUN RED: MAKING SENSE OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE AND BETTER ALTERNATIVES THROUGH SELF-MASTERY
PUBLISHED: 15h May, 2019 | By MATT MARSHALL
As anyone who has read my columns can probably guess, I am “trained” as a historian. And as a historian I know that human nature has never really changed and death, destruction, misery and corruption are commonplace in all societies across time. Yet the modern world seems to have more than its fair share, mainly because the problems remain, but the strategies we used to deal with them in bygone ages have long departed. The cold bureaucracy of the divorce court has replaced devotion to family. Loathsome pop pseudo-scientists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye have now replaced the great Christian philosophers that once guided Western Civilization. A nebbish ecological cult centered on climate change has slain the old Pagan respect for nature. Feminist harpies and porn-addled minds have murdered the whirlwind romances of earlier days. The hipster coffee bar has replaced the oaken pub. Places of indoctrination and repetition stand where once there were halls that celebrated discoveries. And more to the point of this particular column, while once there stood great martial heroes now there stands a lunatic with a semi-automatic outside some new religious site on the six o’clock news.
On April 28th, a white man attacked two houses near a historically black church in Sumner County, Tennessee. This is a developing story at the time I am writing this, with a total of 8 victims total. However it happened a single day after the shooting at a synagogue in San Diego, which was a self-admitted copycat of the massacre at Christchurch in New Zealand on the 15th of March. And of course there was the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27th, 2018. Innocent blood spilled each time, and blood demands blood. This is indeed what the Christchurch gunman hoped, that his actions would spark civil war in the United States and elsewhere, because only then in his mind would that create the conditions necessary for victory. Quite the fatalistic mindset. The left acts true to form in every case, with calls for more gun control; more hate speech laws, more regulation of content online, and a crackdown on “white supremacy”. The mainstream right on the other hand usually offers condolences and denounces “hatred” while sticking more or less to whatever principles they have this week.
I trust my regular readers to understand that killing people who are not armed enemies is bad. It is one thing to punch Antifa back when they try to punch you for holding the wrong opinions. Beating your neighbourhood grooming gang or MS-13 membership in Minecraft is also permissible. But it is another to walk into a place of worship and open fire on everything moving. Christians are held to the 7th Commandment: “Thou Shalt Not Murder”. The warrior ethos of much of European Paganism, glorifies strength and courage. There is much strength and courage about opposing an enemy on the battlefield as the great Charles Martel did. Shooting an unarmed Muslim accountant in the back is, to use a phrase from my Grandfather’s generation, darn YELLOW. And beyond matters of moral question (although that is a phrase I am loathe to even use), massacres are of dubious practicality. The destruction of a Synagogue will not roll back 300 years of Frankist intellectual influence. The death of a Muslim Imam will not stop Islam from replacing Christianity as the dominant religion in the world by the end of the 21st century. Black-on-white crime will not be ended by white-on-black reprisal. Nor will the lone gunman trigger the civil war he desires. The neo-Marxist left has managed to debase all of Western Civilisation for decades without firing a shot. You don’t need violence when you hold all the trump cards. The “blood” they want is further societal humiliation. If anyone at all doubts this, I would suggest they read an additional article called “Right Wing Terrorism as Folk Activism” by the NRx blog Unqualified Reservations, which in pitiless fashion demolishes the idea that lone wolf terror attacks benefit the right wing one iota.
So if these attacks do nothing but make the right look bad, why do they happen? Aren’t people who can visualize grand inter-continental conflicts resulting from their actions smart enough to understand this? The issue is the individuals in question are consumed with rage. When one feels under siege (rightly, the neo-Marxist left is at war with European civilization and Christendom), one can sometimes not conceive of any other means of response than just “lashing out”. People with nothing to lose will inevitably embrace violence of some kind. It is not an exclusively right wing thing either; many of these sorts become Islamist suicide bombers and gangsters in other parts of the world. Many of these men do undoubtedly have it rough; they are often single and jobless with absent family members and few friends. But the solution to a bad life is to improve it, and to gain mastery over oneself. Not to wallow in craven bloodshed for the decadent promise of fame.
So how does one master one’s own life? How does one exemplify right wing ideals and push right wing causes? As I mentioned at the end of my last column, it will be different for each person, but here is some both specific and general advice. First of all to our American readers, are you in good physical and mental health? Good, because the US-Mexico border needs men. American border patrol agencies are critically undermanned; ICE is 20-30,000 people dealing with hundreds of thousands per year. These organizations need men and joining up will allow you to pit your skills against brutal drug cartels and the vile “coyotes” (human traffickers infamous for abuse towards women and children), as well as stemming the constant flow of mass migration. To British readers, your police are filled with cowards who were content to allow paedophile gangs to operate in public. They must be replaced by a younger generation of patriots who are not afraid to be called “racist” when dealing with filth that literally gang-raped children. Great Britain used to have the best police force in the world and there is no reason those days should not return. Those few with nationalistic and reactionary sensibilities who are good at hiding those views would do fine in politics in any country, as dirty a game as that is.
Obviously not everyone will be able to deal directly with issues like immigration, crime and national governance. For the rest of you, who love your own people and reject modernist degeneracy, you have a number of options. First of all, connect with other people who share those values and form friendships. Back in my Halloween article, I mentioned right wing occultists summoning “lesser evils” to deal with greater ones. In a metaphorical sense, the “lesser evil” will probably be the need to distance oneself from former friends and to harden one’s heart to this. To deal with this, you will have to network. Find out which local business are owned by conservatives (or at least non-leftists) and patronize them. If you are an artist/musician/writer or any other kind of creative type, promote the work of people with similar views. Vox Day’s book SJWs Always Lie has some good tips about how to get rid of PC goons in your workplace and steer it in a more right-leaning direction. If Christian, find a conservative Church and attend service and volunteer there if possible. Become open with your views to the extent that it is safe, you might be surprised who will agree with you. These sort of informal networks are more durable than more overt nationalist organizations. The left loves to use every tool in its box to destroy right-wing parties and organizations. They have more trouble when the right wing group in question is “the five co-workers who have a pint after work and discuss Evola and Chesterton in hushed tones at the local bar”.
This leads us to what the man of self-mastery is. The kind of man those five guys in the bar aspire to be. He is a man who is always striving for self-improvement, in contrast to the post-modern cult of acceptance and sloth. He exercises frequently, keeping in good physical shape. He understands the stress of the rat race and enjoys fresh air whenever he can. He commits to work that he enjoys. He devours literature that expands his mind. He observes his religion faithfully, and loves his culture. He knows much of his ancestors’ history and relishes their songs and artwork and other expressions of their culture. He knows useful domestic skills, for example how to cook and maybe some basic carpentry. He takes care of his appearance, but is not a materialistic snob and knows that a suit is only as good as the man within in it. Most of all, he is a faithful friend and loving partner to his woman. This is the kind of man that communities turn to in crisis, and the kind of man whose opinion is respected. This is the kind of man who terrifies the left. They are terrified of “normalization”, that is of tradition, patriotism and pride becoming a normal part of society once more. Of white men who don’t hate themselves going about their day as normal and leading happy, productive lives. The left wants nationalists and reactionaries to be basement-dwelling trolls and murderous lone wolves. But a growing population of ascended men who casually spread tradition and love of nation and folk wherever they go? They have no idea how to combat that. Contrast the image of the man of self-mastery I have painted with someone like the NZ shooter, so desperate for 15 seconds of fame he is willing to kill for it, even though his actions will hurt his cause. The choice is yours, nihilistic slaughter or true ascendance. The loathsome brute or the warrior scholar. I know that the Men of the West will make the correct choice and save their civilization.
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