Pagan Ireland. The Survival of the European Worldview.

“Our natural magic is but the ancient religion of the world- the ancient worship of nature.” -W.B. Yeats

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Among its neighboring isles and the rest of Western Europe, Ireland was one of the last pagan lands. And although today Ireland is Catholic by majority, Irish communities still shimmer with remnants of their pagan past. After all, the old religion is the native religion and had been, in varied forms, for centuries before the 5th century AD, when Christianity became widespread, and indeed centuries more before Celtic society, or written language for that matter, existed at all. From festivals, to deities, to common customs and traditions, the native religion of Europe, paganism, that is simply non-Abrahamic in this context, didn’t die out in the 5th century. On the contrary, it is alive and well in Europeans to this day, and the Irish perhaps exceptionally so. Nationalist poet W.B. Yeats called for a return to Celtic values in the 20th century, and wrote to romanticize a distinctive Irish nature by summoning spirits of old. He did this- as other European nationalists have- not to make a body of work equal to a museum exhibit, but to demonstrate the perceived need for a tribe to embrace themselves as they once had. This philosophy, however, clashes with the Christian veneration of altruism, and has since had difficulty regaining traction because of this. In a critical essay of Yeats, George Orwell points out “the profound hostility to the Christian ethical code” of the implications of Yeats’s proposed return to nature.

The many tribes of Europe, i.e. Norse, Germanic, Greek, Roman, Slavic, Celtic, Iberian, and so on, once had gods to represent the forces of nature that surrounded them, and as opposed to the Christian linear worldview of a beginning, an end, and a heavenly afterlife for well-to-do devotees, pagans had a circular worldview with no beginning nor end, and inter-tribal rebirth for honorable individuals. Moreover, not only were pagan tribes devoted to the worship of nature, but had a profound understanding of nature, represented by, for example, complex Celtic road systems based on the movement of the sun. While nature worship is implied by the nonexistence of modern science and technology, it’s also demonstrated in the concept of rebirth, wherein the protection of nature and the building of legacies have more vitality. Similar religions, those polytheistic and in praise of nature, existed all over the ancient world; today, Hinduism is the most similar religion to the Indo-European still widely practiced and officially recognized with a system and culture comparable to that of the Celts. Between all polytheistic tribes, specifically those of Europe, gods were in many cases analogous: comparative mythology shows us that the Roman goddess Venus is Aphrodite to the Greeks. Baldr, the Scandinavian deity of light is represented by Belenus to Celts. When in Gaul, or modern day France, Julius Caesar was able to identify the “most worshipped” deity among the Celts as Mercury, the god of guidance in travels, truth, and good fortune, which for the Celts is Lugh, the sun god.

Assumedly a result of Europeans’ lack of willingness to part with age-old traditions, and also tactful syncretism used by Christians, many aspects of paganism became part of what we now conceive to be Christian. Even if the original significance of pagan customs have been nullified or forgotten over time, they are still widely recognized- some, like seasonal celebrations, more overtly than others. Evidence for this phenomenon lies partly in the shift in strategy of the Church from destruction to conciliation of pagans. Epona, the Celtic horse goddess for example, was replaced by St. Martin, a Roman whose life in the 4th century AD was devoted to the destruction of pagan temples and holy sites in Gaul. The most recognizable Christian adoption of a pagan deity is of course Santa Claus, wholly a figure of Scandinavian lore. His image hardly revised, Christians simply renamed him after St. Nicolas, a Greek saint from Byzantium. Santa Claus, however, is merely one detail of the Yule festival, analogous to the Winter solstice, from which Christians adopted the reindeer, pine trees, gifts to children, and the divine child: every significant and cherished feature of the so-called Christmas. When one connects the dots of the old festivals, suddenly all the seemingly ornamental aspects of Christian holidays have meaning- and the festivals themselves, rooted in human nature and its environment, come to life when the foreign elements are removed.  

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Another example is Halloween, which is derived from the Celtic festival of Samhain at the autumn equinox. Today it has degenerated into mere costume and candy purchasing for many, but at its root, adhering to the pagan circular worldview represented by the changing seasons, Samhain represented the end of the harvest and is associated with death and the return of the dead from the ‘other world.’ Even in its Christianized version, Halloween is a celebration of holy individuals who have passed on- this pagan ideal has steadily remained intact- however the ways in which the honorable dead are remembered have lost their importance. In Celtic tribes, Samhain marked the opportunity for the dead to ‘reincarnate’ through newly initiated children, starting again the life cycle, which follows the stages of death, dying, and life. On the eve of November 1st, children of a certain age or point of maturity entered burial mounds, overcame a series of set obstacles, and if successful ‘became’ one of their dead ancestors, therefore embodying the concept of reincarnation by inheriting the name and belongings of the dead at the winter solstice, that is, the modern day Christmas. The customs of Samhain aren’t as abstract or grotesque as they appear in textbooks and mythology; in other words, the ghosts and goblins described in myths were not merely imagined- they were realized through reenactment, ritual, and purposeful customs which are still more or less symbolically practiced when children dress up as the dead, as they once would have done during their entry into the burial mound. Perhaps Halloween is the ‘most pagan’ holiday still celebrated because it was the Irish American immigrants- those “natural visionaries” from the countryside- who popularized its modern version.

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Samhain

 

In the case of Samhain, passage tombs, or burial mounds played a significant role. In County Meath near the river Boyne, a burial mound on the Hill of Tara, ‘Mound of the Hostages,’ is illuminated each year by the sunrise on Samhain.  This specific mound is dated at approximately 3,000 BC, making it a holy site that predated Celts. Burial mounds are grave like megalithic structures have mostly been discovered in Western European countries, save the exception of Scandinavia in the north. In Ireland, there are about 300 recorded of them (not including the various other types of ancient monuments). They are circular in shape, typically placed on the top of a hill overlooking land, and in many cases are surrounded, in a circular fashion, by smaller mounds, similar to the layout of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza. Within the burial mounds were contents similar to what is associated with Egyptian tombs as well, that is, household items, tools, ornamental jewelry and clothing, and in Ireland’s case spiral designs on walls and stones done in a uniquely Celtic style. It is speculated that these goods were placed for the dead in ‘afterlife,’ but it makes more sense in the context of the festivals and beliefs of ancients that the grave goods were meant for the inheritor, or the child who symbolically becomes the dead upon successful initiation. Perhaps ‘grave robbery’ was not such a widespread phenomenon- instead, these excavated tombs were sites of initiation rituals.  

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Samhain sunrise

 

At the peak of Celtic influence in Europe, Celts existed as far west as modern Turkey, as far north as Belgium, down to the Iberian Peninsula (modern day Spain/Portugal) in the south and “had more influence over the actions of individual states than the United Nations does today.” It however lasted longest in pure form in Ireland, and arguably developed most prominently there. Until the fifth century AD and perhaps longer in hidden corners of Ireland, Celtic culture was the prominent one. The same cannot be said of lands close by, namely Gaul which had been Christianized centuries before. Furthermore, Gaelic is the earliest form of recorded Celtic language, and therefore historians refer usually to ancient Ireland when discussing Celtic culture or society, as is most common in everyday historical conversation: when one thinks of the Celts, one thinks of Ireland and its neighboring Isles. Its isolation as an island distantly westward from the Roman Empire (by which it was never conquered) also contributed to its peoples’ way of life surviving long enough in Ireland that its influence isn’t wholly intangible or defined by Christian revision. Well-built Druidic temples, for example, were simply made into parishes, while “religious functions” of this Celtic priest class such as “consecrating temples, measuring boundaries, [and] counselling kings…were absorbed rather than abolished by the Church,” which could in-part explain the unique lack of bloodshed in Ireland’s conversion to Christianity. While Christians occupied holy sites dedicated to Lugh and renamed them in honor of a St. Luc and the Celtic goddess Brigid became a patron saint, her day of worship falling still on Imbolc, one of the four seasonal Celtic festivals including Samhain as previously mentioned, such a process by contrast did not take place during the Scandinavian conversion which happened centuries later, over a shorter period of time, being less inclusive to deities like Óðinn and Þórr. This could be explained in part by the observable difference of Iron Age Scandinavian society from that of the Celts- they lacked a class system which for Ireland was vital to the lasting influence of the European worldview. The Druids, a high class of spiritual, educational, and political leaders and lawmakers, were the backbone of Celtic society, comparable to Hindu Brahmans.

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“A British Druid”

 

The Druidic education was a twenty-year program based on oration and repetition with the philosophy that one can ‘burn a library, but not a people’ and that it only the most well-trained and disciplined mind would be able to store and recite information. When looked at objectively or in relation to nature, the impression of mystery so commonly experienced in reference to the Druids and Celtic society loses its prominence- on the contrary, what exists of Druidic history can inspire a grounded, realistic awe. Furthermore, outside of verses and law codes, which, like fairy tales, organically developed among people, Druids used Greek letters “for public and private affairs” which goes to prove Celts were not an illiterate race, instead, they simply cherished their doctrine and wished to avoid it from landing in the hands of an enemy. Therefore, literature from Pagan-era Ireland is scarce, and what is available (fairy tales, legends, et cetera) was written down by monks who had already become Christian. These factors, naturally, are the basis for the mystique that surrounds Druids and pagan culture in general. We have artifacts, even corpses preserved in bogs, but the lack of literature makes for lofty scholarship, most of which sees Paganism and the Druids through the lens of Christianity. Whether or not the author is either Christian (or Jewish, or Muslim) – it is an Abrahamic culture in which he is researching and writing. One must use what history provides, but also his own intellect to cultivate theories that tie together loose ends of prehistory.

Regardless, only the remains of pre-Christian traditions are still recognizable today, and reviving them would only be possible after centuries of living tribally- simply an unforeseeable possibility in the current state of the world. Therefore, while the ability to connect dots of the ancient past through study and speculation is important, it seems more pressing to first identify and expand upon the Celtic spirit that still exists within historically Celtic people. This effort was undertaken by Yeats in the early 20th century alongside the Irish Nationalists’ push for independence from Britain, that is, while war waged, Yeats worked in the cultural realm; it has been said after all that ‘politics is downstream from culture.’ An Irishman himself, Yeats was able to recognize a distinctly Irish spiritual culture outside of the cities, which was and still is the vast majority of Ireland. He revered the fairy folklore and legends of the peasants and was part of the effort to record and publish them. Furthermore, Yeats admitted he was glad that the native Irish ways were preserved “by literature rather than science” in that “the very voice of the people, the very pulse of life” is captured instead of each ancient tendency toward superstition being explained coldly with charts and translations. In the spirit of the Nationalist movement of the time, Yeats made a point of distinguishing Irish folk from the British as well, mentioning in his introduction to Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry the close vicinity in which the so-called fairies, changelings, ghosts, leprechauns, pookas, and banshees existed with the people. The ‘little people’ of the ‘other world’ lived amongst them, just as the gods lived among the people in all of Ancient Europe. However, in Yeats’s time, “nobody ever laid new milk on their doorstep for them” except for the Irish. After centuries of persecution and up to the present day, the divine simplicity of the Irish peasantry lends itself to the survival of their native worldview, even by means of Catholicism.celtictwilightbook

Without being a theologian, one can notice the most pagan influence in Catholic peoples- specifically Irish Catholics, in comparison to their British Protestant counterparts, for example. They practice devotion to an array of saints, display idols in their homes, and generally have more religious communities. This is so for a multitude of reasons- namely, their lack of Roman rule, their isolation as an island, and most importantly, their distinct nature. Historically, Ireland falls approximately fifty-or-so years behind the reformations of neighboring states. That is to say, the Irish are a people who operate amongst themselves, within themselves, and in accordance to the spirits that encompass them. The British, in their spirit of conquest, and excusable snobbishness, have clashed with the Irish over these differences of character as two brothers might. However- they are brothers- and if it was Britain, a less zealous people in superstition, who brought Ireland kicking and screaming into modernity, then perhaps it is the duty of Ireland to plant its feet in the soil and allow Britain to go no further, without righteous assessment, into a new modernity that insures the complete dispossession of its native people.  

Today, many sects of so-called neo-pagan and occultism exist, most of which confuse heathenism with hedonism, so to speak, and adopt a random amalgamation of world religions based on the same flimsy attraction one would have to a brand of soda or beer in order to “act in non-Christian fashion” and to ‘find themselves’ through self-indulgence. This, needless to say, dampers the popular opinion towards paganism- but a single generation of well-disciplined youth in search of rooted identity could rekindle a native spirit in a time where spirit, identity, and faith are widely lacking in Europe. Not to proclaim, of course, a return to pre-scientific ignorance or irrational prejudice- simply a collective embrace of native Europeanness- one potential route being the way of pre-Christian Ireland, which even the countryside of today’s Ireland sparkles with. Although Ireland became independent, its own nation, through the efforts of nationalists of Yeats’s time, the modern socio-political and cultural landscape remains a threat to the “realistic naturalism” once possessed by the Celts. That is, “[the] love of nature for herself, [the] vivid feeling for her magic, commingled with the melancholy a man knows when he is face to face with her, and thinks he hears her communing with him about his origin and his destiny. Ancient Europeans inarguably had something we lack, which is the wisdom of barbarians- those who place themselves, as men, in the same plane as animals, spirits, and nature herself- and don’t deny themselves the ability to become godlike through honor and reverence. The pre-Christian Irish folk adhered to this natural doctrine in a uniquely charmed an unassuming fashion- which is exactly what kept them from the otherwise merciless sword of Christianity- and is indeed precisely why that doctrine is still animated in the blood of historically Celtic peoples.

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Is There A Political Solution?

If Trump is going to pursue a style of leadership that his voters by majority voted against- then here’s an idea- those of us young people who saw a glimpse of hope in the outsider Trump, us who have now been betrayed- to eat a black pill– and what do I mean by that? I mean consider the possibility that solutions to the problematic cores that effect us do not lie in the political realm.

If a political solution did exist- if the glimpse of true change we sensed from Trump’s campaign were to be fully manifested in a leader of power- make no mistake- such a leader would be destroyed in quicker time than it took Trump to turn on us.

But we’ll see no such leader because the true leaders of America, the financiers, we do not see. My assumption is that Trump’s family was threatened- or breached (ie. Kushner) and that’s how he’s being manipulated. It’s not Trump’s style to be on the side of mainstream media in reference to Assad’s alleged responsibility for the ‘chemical attack.’

Trump being triggered by ‘beautiful babies’ killed in a ‘chemical attack’ contradicts his ‘America First’ proclamation; I mean, innocent civilians, babies included, are murdered daily by undesirable regimes worldwide. Even in the supposed beacon of peace and prosperity, Mother Sweden, there are Muslims swearing allegiance to ISIS and plowing trucks into civilians, literally dismembering ‘beautiful baby’ Swedes.

So, I guess Trump is convinced it’s best to take out Assad, the rival of ISIS in Syria, because he supposedly (a groundless claim, as Putin called it) gassed his own civilians. If ‘beautiful babies’ being killed under government regimes was our ‘red line’ we’d be sending tomahawks like spam across the globe.

My point is, Trump’s not doing this to assert his morality. He’s being puppetized.

And so- the question arises- is there really, and can there ever be within the current ‘democratic’ conditions of the United States- a political solution? The answer I’ve teetered upon since my involvement in caring about the future of my people, and feel obliged to claim now is…No!

There are, however, personal solutions that you and I can begin to pursue today in relation to our future. They include contributing the lowest possible amount of earnings to a rotten system and refraining as much as possible to participate in our debt-driven economy. They also include the Six Points of a Simple Life. 

What was it that made Trump commit to an act of war in Syria? Was it pressure from the public to disprove his so-called, now defunct bromance with Putin? Was it really Kushner breathing down his neck? #FireKushner sure, but will that even change what has become the tragic downfall of our so-called god emperor, the man who couldn’t be bought, the politically-incorrect swamp drainer? I don’t think it will.

The swamp of the modern world needs more than one plumber. Collectively, we can be the change this world needs if we become autonomous. Go forth, raise chickens, plant trees, study child rearing, apply said studies, live without debt, and make your life great- only you have the power to do so.

The Tragedy of Trump. #NoSyriaWar

Trump was voted in for his ‘America First’ rhetoric. His domestic interests were a border wall, deporting of illegals with priority given to criminals, and rebuilding infrastructure while making jobs for Americans. His foreign policy, it seemed, would be at least an effort to avoid unnecessary conflict overseas, the likes of which have plagued our nation for decades- certainly longer than I’ve been alive.

With the strike on Syria, Trump betrayed his Anti-war voters. If we wanted war, we would have voted for his opponent- a woman who was giddy when we tore down Gaddafi in Libya and let ISIS take over- a woman who advocated the heightening of tensions, to put it mildly, with both Iranian and Russian forces. And of course, with the scent of war in the air, she’s risen from the fire-swamp to bash Assad and declare America’s responsibility to ‘take out’ his airfields.

And so, the likes of Clinton, John McCain, and Marco Rubio now support Trump’s attack on Assad, while apparently Steve Bannon’s influence drops as Ivanka and Kushner get cozy. This is not ‘America First,’ it’s warmongering neoconservatism and pandering yet again to Israeli interests- it’s not a drained swamp, but a bubbling, stinking lagoon steaming in the sun!

To note- It makes no sense that Assad would attack his citizens when he is winning the war against ISIS with the support of Russia and, until very recently, the consideration of Trump. Without substantial evidence, the mainstream media spouts an anti-Assad allegation and present us with pictures of dead children. Sound like propaganda? Well, put it up with the previously debunked accusations on Assad, the false claims that Iraq had nuclear weapons during Bush’s presidency, the lies used to justify taking out Gaddafi, etc, etc.

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A week before the chemical attack, Rex Tillerson (Sec of State) said “The longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” suggesting a realization of the foreign policy we hoped for. Now there’s a ‘coalition forming to target Assad’ according to Fox News? All because these pictures of dead babies are being shoved in our faces? And would we prefer ISIS to take over, the beloved ‘rebels,’ as they did in Libya under Obama?

This election was the first I was eligible to vote in and I voted Trump. I was skeptical, as one is, but I supported his stances and renounced his opponent’s. The nagging idea that there is no political solution had to be put aside for the time being- but now that black pill is glowing.

Bring our soldiers home! #NoSyriaWar

Crisis in Syria

Proud to be an American Janitor

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It’s ‘interview season’ for the freshly baked, soon-to-be college graduates. Some deem it a stressful time, when one competes for positions in the workplace, crammed shoulder to shoulder with his or her constituents, all dressed their best and trying to ‘stand-out’ and be as professional and like-able as possible for potential employers. And their parents look on with a proud grin, remembering when it was their time to put their dignity on the sidelines, kiss ass, and get that job.

If this process isn’t disillusioning for young adults, then what could be?

I was talking to a late Gen X-er/early Millennial the other night, who never had a job until his finance position in some cubicle that he got by interning at the same company before he graduated college. I had just gotten off work, and that’s how the conversation opened. He gave me a typical response- “Well, get ready for at least 40 more years of it.” He sounded depressed. Turned out he’s nearing 40, and only recently got engaged to marry a woman of his age that he’d been dating since college.

He was befuddled when I told him I clean offices. It actually got kind of awkward- like I had pulled out a lighter with a swastika on it or something. I had told him that I was almost done with university. For him, I guess, that implies that I’ve been spending my days running around to career fairs and sending out a dozen resumes a day.

Being my age, not quite 22, I’m trying to figure out the most effective balance of benefiting from and revolting against the modern world. I want to lower my need for money- but first, drive my elbow into the system so it coughs up enough for me to pay my debts, which were suggested to me by my parents while I was just a bit too naive to assess the situation independently.

I rarely consider posting anything pertaining to my own current place in life as I have a bit of shame about it, as I might, having subjected myself to liberal university, only to be gritting my teeth, collecting debt, and not having the means to move out of my boy’s room quite yet. (I did live in a local city from 2015-16 on my own dime, but it really doesn’t matter in this context.)

The people I’ve dealt with thus far in the contracting business are simple people, and they’re real. They don’t flash me with fake smiles and sweaty handshakes, or pretend to enjoy talking to me if they are not. They ask and tell me just what they mean to, and I respond likewise.

Yes, I plan on moving on, this way or that, from this job, as I’ve moved on from others in the past. But as long as I’m here, pissing off my liberal mom every time I lace up my boots and say “I’m off to clean,” I will mop thoroughly, scrub with a whistle, and look curiously on as hoards of kids go off to empower themselves with fancy careers, little to no children, and plenty more debt heading their way.

On the eve of another attack

There has been another Islamic attack on the West. London, the most likely place for such a thing to happen, where whites are now a minority, and where the mayor himself, Sadiq Khan, claimed that terrorism is simply ‘part and parcel’ of living in a big city, was host to an attack on British Parliament by a British Muslim preacher.

What is it with white westerners, that attack after blatantly revolutionary attack, we lack impulse- we do not organize to demonstrate, we do not protest lying media bent on subverting attention. Some individuals use the occasion, one of many similar occasions, to prove their pro-western cause righteous with memes and critique of the media’s dishonest coverage or lack of any.

Are we too busy working, stressing about the upkeep of our homes and responsibilities, paying taxes that fund our own downfall by incentivizing the invasion of third-world ‘immigrants’ and ‘refugees’? Are we too comfortable and would rather choose denial or to hand off responsibility to someone else? Are we too busy philosophizing and gritting our teeth, nit-picking over specific issues while sheeplike westerners march chanting ‘diversity is our strength’ as the media projects it through the airwaves?

Yes, we are.

We’re too busy with unimportant things. Our blood matters. Our soil matters. Those two elements are the root of everything that defines our past, present, and future. Islam is a foreign religion and ideology that seeks to dominate the West, and the less likely it is for the West to ‘chop some heads’ so to speak, the more emboldened Islamic missionaries will become.

The youth must reject social decadence, realize that equality is a myth, and diversity of ethnicity and religion is not a strength but a creator of tension and violence. We have to embrace ourselves, have large families, and relearn our native European worldview. Becoming ourselves is an act that will result in true change for the betterment of the West.
And we all know something must change.

A Response to Paul Watson’s ‘Conservatism is the New Counter-Culture’ video.

I’ve been screaming ‘Traditionalism is the counter-culture’ since September. Sometime during the fall, I found out that ‘conservative performance artist’ Martina Markota posted a video in November called “Conservatism is the new counter-culture” and after a brief moment of self-flattery, thinking she had ripped me off (she had followed me on Instagram, so it wasn’t a totally far-fetched notion), I found her article of the same title from that summer. Last month, Paul Watson of Infowars released a video using Markota’s headline. Apparently she had been trying to get an interview for some time. So he ripped her off.

It doesn’t matter who said it first. It’s an observation, not an invention. By Watson’s own word, many of his followers are under twenty, so his videos could very well be playing a role influencing Generation Z. I’ve enjoyed his content before. He provides researched, to-the-point, meme-ified videos, and steers clear of any topic too controversial. It makes sense that he has a wider fan base than Jared Taylor.

He’s also a businessman, a one-man alternative media outlet who cares more about making the right business move than pushing the envelope. Good for him. I couldn’t do it- I’d feel phony. To become a successful on the Infowars level, or even as a YouTube personality, you really have to stick to your shtick.

Commentators like Watson, Gavin McInnes, and Milo Yiannopolous are reaching those who’ve had enough of leftist puritanism and speech policing. They capitalized on 2015- the year of the SJW- and Trump’s campaign. Unfortunately for Markota, these guys own a lot of that Trumpian territory as of now. Above all, they’re businessmen.

Yiannopolous has been taking stabs at Alt-Right founder Richard Spencer, threatened by the stir a Spencer university tour would cause, being that campuses are Milo territory. I guess one-liner titles and dry humor are Watson’s, so there you go, Martina: you handed him that one, and he ran away with it, because Trump-supporter or not, these guys have their sales, clicks, and subscribers to tend to.

The essence of the rising counter-culture will not be that of Infowars, Breitbart, or Rebel Media for this reason. Pro-Trump rhetoric and cultural libertarianism is the tip of the iceberg, the preface, to the breaking down of taboos which will ideally lead to a reinstatement of the traditional family and a lowering of living standards. No undercurrent of culture is going to be the same force capitalizing on the shifting winds. Watson is a bit too caught up in click-baiting and churning out material.

Outrage exists because the ideas leftists claim to fight against exist. They catch the scent of White nationalism and attack the most prominent figureheads that are right of them- guys who get really flustered and defensive at the assumption that they’re correlated with White nationalism. Steering clear of accusations of racism is important for them. Milo verbally beheads any interviewer who tries to associate him with White nationalism.

Leftists are fighting the wrong people and making themselves look like idiots in the process. In effect, they’ll either force constitutionalists and classical liberals to the right, or force them to place themselves in the middle of two extremes where they’ll be eaten up culturally by a more politically inclined youth growing up. Kids will wind up entertaining ethno-nationalism when they rebel against the culture they’ve been raised in. They’ll re-observe history. They’ll become survivalist and tribalists. The far left will have created the very enemy they’re flailing after and the middle-of-the-roaders will deny responsibility for having opened the floodgates. 

New voices on the right aren’t going to spend so much time debunking allegations of racism after the media and antifa has viciously attacked every non-self-hating white person from Donald Trump to PewDiePie for being just that. To me, such accusations have been totally nullified. 

I personally think the world would be stronger and more peaceful with mostly homogeneous societies. Tribalistic culture is most in-line with human nature, so first we have to rebuild the foundation of the traditional family and lower our living standards dramatically. I don’t like multiculturalism, it’s the root of tension and violence, and although egalitarianism might be dreamed up with good motives, its ransacked and exploited for the benefit of few.
One a breakthrough is made, it effects the general awareness. Paul Watson can fancy himself as Generation Z’s Sid Vicious, but by the time they’ve grown up, he won’t be fooling anyone anymore- only those who keep pushing the envelope toward a closure embrace of human nature and righteousness- those who make necessary sacrifices- will be revered.

 

 

McCain Names Wrong Enemy During Mattis Hearing

Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill

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This morning I tuned into the confirmation hearing for General James Mattis, Trump’s choice for Secretary of Defense in his upcoming administration. “Mad dog” Mattis was a hugely popular choice among Trump supporters for his strong reputation gained over forty years of service in the U.S. Military.

As Chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, John McCain primarily addressed Mattis during the hearing. It was an awkward interview to watch. McCain continuously made allegations against Russia and President Vladimir Putin specifically, accusing him of “wanting” and “needing” the U.S. as his enemy, which by the looks of the U.S. mainstream media clinging to a Russian strawman for the last three months, seems like a projection. McCain goes on to deem Putin’s presidency a “trail of death, destruction, and broken promises,” heavily criticizing his involvement in Ukraine, even summarizing an anecdote in a feeble attempt to seem heartfelt towards fallen Ukrainian soldiers.

McCain’s most backwards accusation deemed Putin dismissive of the threat of ISIS, and that even if he was aware of the threat (which he is) and is ready to take action upon violence or threat thereof upon Russia (which he most certainly is), “he will never be our partner.” So, in other words, if ISIS, which is the actual ‘threat to western values’ that McCain claims Putin is, was the common target of the U.S. and Russia, Putin still would have no chance of being a U.S. ally? While ISIS continues to seize power and gain respect, influencing young Muslims to incite violence in western countries, us Americans would do better to passively recognize the “breakdown of regional order” in the Middle East (hm, I wonder who’s responsible for that…) instead of naming ISIS. We should combat Russia, a stable, first-world, Christian, European nation under a president who has protected them for over fifteen years, causing us Americans no harm. Right?

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If McCain thinks smearing Russia with irrelevant and outright disprovable talking points, while leaving the faults of the U.S. government unmentioned will in any way pressure Mattis’s actions as Secretary of Defense, or sway the Senate, he’s an idiot. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume his pockets have been filled by George Soros, the regressive left’s sugar daddy and longtime puppet-master. I got the sense McCain couldn’t care less about the well being of his native country or the persuasiveness of his accusations based on his energy level while dishing them out. With the power of social media, especially in the context of this election, no politician in their right mind would assume that the population takes them on their word or level of media support.

It seems as if Nationalism, or any recognition of identity or responsibility, is the sworn enemy of some of the most popular western politicians. The post-WWII “world order” was McCain’s other reference point, asserting the importance of sustaining it. Whatever the “world order” is to McCain and the rest of the senate in context to America’s near future may be, the end-goals of globalist figures like Soros are the enemy of culture, identity, and general consciousness of populations. Therefore, democrats and republicans morph into one in the eyes of the public; that’s why Americans elected Trump, a political outsider, and it’s also the cause of the wave of Nationalism sweeping across the west as I type this. No matter how much the “world order” is inflicted on major cities and by the mainstream media, the roots of western civilization, which are deep in its people, are too strong to topple the tree.

The one statement McCain made that I can agree with is that “business as usual is dangerous.” Last year, under Obama, America dropped over 26,000 bombs, with no mercy for civilians, in the Middle East and Africa. According to The Guardian, “US special operators could be found in 70% of the world’s nations” which is “a jump of 130% since the days of the Bush administration.” 20,000 undocumented Syrians, over 40,000 Somalis, 99% of whom are Muslim, settled in the U.S. under Obama, not to mention the millions in Northern and Western Europe. If “anything that challenges the world order” is a threat to McCain’s vision, then the toppling of the current so-called “world order” seems overdue to the civilians of these western nations, none of whom voted for the influx of third-world immigrants who fail to assimilate to the culture and values of their host countries. You’re right, McCain, business as usual is dangerous. And business is about to change.

-MM
Sources: The Guardian, Washington Examiner, Daily Wire

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