The Growth of Civilization
Birth of The West
Birth, Life, and Senility of Culture
Constitutional States are seen today, by the modern, as the growth of ‘civilization’ over that of barbarism. The culture-destroyer does not question the accuracy of this perception – but would, if he were honest. We, therefore, the posterity of those who ‘defined our constitutionalism’, those of us who ‘love’ and ‘care’ for our Nation and its living Culture, must question this perception, and we will.
Civilization, just as in the cycle of birth, life, and senility, is that senility, that ossification of the ‘soul and body’, which points the way of death. It is, and is ever, the simple static control, of control. If this control, this civilization of the Modern, truly represents the volksgeist of the Western race-culture, such as we admit today then, it is truly, the race-culture that is decadent. Its demise is assured. The only remnant of the great Roman was his judicial legacy; of the Greek, only his classicism; of the People, nothing. Therefore, with time, shall the West also be. Each organism in turn, evolving into another phase of birth, life, and senility of its cycle of change. We, as a people, should not be afraid of this probability however, but rather acknowledge its potentiality; and if we are not afraid to do this, when it comes, it will come with our understanding and conscious deliberation as to its merits or demerits. Ragnarok may come early, or it may come late, but when it does come, it does not have to be the end of the world.
Let me say, here an now, that I am not ‘anti-democratic’, yet, since we, our Western Culture, have evolved into – now out of – a democracy, let us be fair and concise on this subject peculiar to the West, specifically of America in which we live, and to whom I generally address this work. We, like our race-culture before us, have grown into this setting [i.e. government, social conditions, financial, etc.,], it is not a ‘do or die’ blueprint of our established condition of life.
In this light, let me once again remind you of the primary end, which all people create government and social technics, and that is to confront and meet the needs of its own life, establish conditions for its continuation, and protect and nurture it. Any organism that does not protect itself from destruction does not deserve, nor will it, survive. This is simply Nature’s Law. In a democracy, it is the [theoretical] ‘will’ of the majority consensus, which dictates the terms of its own existence and, as we have seen, if that people is not conscious of that particular presence then, that force [i.e. will] of its ‘system’ will, of necessity, decide for them.
A People’s will-to-express is directed, not to the ambiguous expression of thought or action but, rather too, and for themselves, their kind, and those to whom they share similar values and specific characteristics by which, in turn, they distinguish themselves from other peoples. This living, breathing organism, is the race-culture. Its purpose: To live more completely, to live in fashions that are natural to their spirits which, long ago, proved itself worthy to best suit their disposition in achieving their aims in life. This specific nature will carry itself in the ‘root and stock’ of its people which, in its determination to carry on, will endeavor to pass on to its future progeny the same characteristics, and to establish them for the future; in the hope that the same way they looked at God, the Universe, Nature, at each other, would never die. This would allow themselves, as well as their children, to maintain and advance themselves against their enemies, and retain their social forms which would not only last long, but would be satisfying to their taste and instinct.
The primary imperative of any people is its own survival – above all others. This is the ‘natural’ state of Nature. This is the way of Nature. This is Life, like it or no. To this end should that same people’s government exists for. Any other need is unacceptable! To dilute the higher-culture with foreign race-cultures and ideas is to subvert the very goals and worth of Western man, which is, and has always been, the ennobling of man. For if, Western man fails in this endeavor then, truly, all mankind will wallow in the filth and decadence of death. Modern man admits this, but only obliquely, through the canard of international politics; he is loath to admit the racial/cultural implications of our unique systems, for this would alienate his alliances. He supports his allies, because it is ‘good for business’, at the expense of those he claims to protect and serve. The modern serves too many masters. Since the turn of the 20th century however, the West, as a people and culture, has been directed to do this very thing, against its will and instinct. The West has been led astray.
The ‘great experiment’, for that is precisely what our own American beginning is founded on, is being held up to the masses as a continuing experiment – this means that up till now, it has not worked out exactly as it should. Somehow, we are to comprehend some bigger and better goal to be reached, in spite of what has gone before. Somehow, we must seek a ‘better’ goal: To that One World. To that One People. No more Higher Culture, simply man as mass-man. The driving force of the modern is that of mediocrity. The leveling of man is assured against that spiritual height of the ennobled man. This is the end of Western man if allowed to continue; it is the end of his government and all associated institutions brought about by his millennia of social evolution. It must be remembered, it must never be forgotten, that institutions, morals, spirit, education, in short, a culture may, with time and restricted ‘interaction’ with its past achievements, lose its way, become less than what it was, simply because it has ‘forgotten’ what it was. Hence it is more than invaluable for each of us, you and I, to inculcate, teach, and instruct ourselves and our children, in those unique and varied trades – carpentry, plumbing, architecture, engineering, agriculture, science, farming and technology – and all the diverse elements requisite for our day to day survival, and the future survival of ourselves as a People, without the disparate and temporary support of foreign workers/skills.
It is, perhaps, at this point where the going gets rough for some spirits. If we have disagreed at all up to this point, it is nothing compared to what lies ahead. The differences we may share may be caused by our own distinct reading and decipherment of history. This may simply be a matter of ‘values and perceptions’; it may simply be a matter of taste. No matter. I must forewarn you, the reader, that at this juncture we may not be able to pass together through the mountain pass ahead: He who does not wish to face, completely, his own way of life, or that of his kind, is without the needed intellectual concern for ‘quality’. Without this value, he immediately places himself in the same category as the mob, of those persons whose every word and outlook and, yes, whose very bearing reveals that they lust after comfort, security, and pleasure; of those who are afraid to be strong in the higher qualities of life; those who ever resent and ever ask to be excused from any demand upon them for self-discipline or austerity of life. If you are this type of person, alas, the difference may be too great to surmount.
For those who do not fear the Lightning, the path lies before us, no matter how crooked; it beckons and offers the ultimate prize of freedom and renewal to all its
Sons and Daughters of the West!