have so often used the word "culture" that it may
be useful to define what we mean.
of Webster's definitions is "the concepts, habits, skills,
art, instruments, institutions etc. of a given people in a given
period; civilization"; it also lists "culture"
as "the training and refining of the mind, emotions, manners,
other words, "culture" involves the inherited concepts,
traditions and inclinations of the particular people from whom
you derive: your ancestors.
are of the Western Culture; before us there have, in historic
times, been seven High Cultures. Yockey lists the Egyptian as
the first one, followed by the Mesopotamian, the Indian, the
Hwan-Ho Valley, the Arabian, the Classical (Greco-Roman) and
of these High Cultures have started with a concentration of
ideas and energy, an expression of ambition and purpose and
a will to form; these intellectual qualities mold themselves
into a purely spiritual organism.
such organism has its own individual Culture-soul; it takes
nothing from the other cultures and gives nothing to them. If
an idea seems to be taken over by one culture from another,
this is only apparently so; actually it is re-shaped and adapted
to conform with the spirit of the proper culture-soul.
far as that particular culture-soul is concerned, whatever is
on its frontier is foreign, whoever is not absorbed into the
culture is an enemy and a barbarian.
our Western High Culture was formed, Western ships sailed the
Seven Seas and Western explorers traveled to "the End of
the Earth". Simultaneously, within the culture itself,
the soaring lines of the Gothic cathedrals expressed the surging
spirit of the times and philosophers and scientists slowly began
unlocking the secrets of the soul and of nature.
Culture-soul shaped for its own expression the nations of the
West. To each it gave individuality, so much so that each in
time thought it was a culture in itself, instead of being merely
part of a High Culture.
previous cultures have gone through certain noticeable stages,
which also can be recognized in the development of our own.
has in all High Cultures been a tendency to move from Faith
to Reason. -- Yockey maintains that the cultures reach
their highest point with the Age of Nationalism.
At this point, Money allied with Rationalism contests for the
supremacy over the Life of the Culture with the forces of Nation,
Tradition and Religion. And so also in Western Culture. Subsequently
the upholders of the culture-soul become subservient to an idea
-- The State; Politics moves into the centre, new economic schemes
are developed in order to support the politicians and the old
Private Enterprise system merges into an industrialized economy.
-- At the end of this path stands a ghostly and terrifying idea:
Rationalism and Money triumph over the traditions of Religion
and Authority, -- when Intellect overshadows Instinct, then
the culture has reached the "civilization" stage,
as Yockey calls it. This is the period when life is directed
by materialism and technical greatness; when giant corporations
dominate and the public is held at bay by armed forces; -- when
the inner life of religion, philosophy and art is overruled
by the external principles of politics and economics; -- when
there is strict control of symbolism and when feelings of cultural
unity are thwarted.
the Cultural Energy that previously has gone into the inner
creation of thought and religion, of philosophy and science,
of the great art forms, now goes into the outer life of economics,
politics and the idea of power prevails in the highest places.
wisdom that comes from the knowledge of the organic nature of
a High Culture gives us the key to events, taking place before
our eyes. It can be applied by us and our actions can thereby
become significant as distinguished from the opportunistic or
haphazard efforts of ill-advised persons who would try to turn
Western civilization back in its course because stupid heads
are incapable of adjusting themselves to the New Spirit of the
knowledge of the organic nature of a High Culture is simple
and profound. -- Since a culture is organic it has an individuality
and a soul. Thus it can only temporarily be swayed from its
path, but cannot be influenced in depth from any outside force
whatever. It has a destiny and a life cycle like all organisms.
Because it has a soul all its manifestations will be imprinted
with the same spiritual stamp, and because it has a soul this
particular culture can never come again, once it has passed.
we are an integral part of the Western High Culture and imbued
with its culture-soul, we cannot stay detached, but must take
part in the power struggle whether we like it or not. Neutrality
is no longer possible, our only choice is, as Yockey puts it
"to participate as subjects or as objects."
* * *
does it mean to be loyal?
are many aspects to this question: What is its nature? How do
we measure or judge it? What we shall be concerned with in this
short treatise is: How does loyalty arise: and when may we expect
it of people?
think there are really two bases for loyalty. They come from
different sources and give rise to slightly different obligations.
I shall call these "contractual" loyalty and "natural"
loyalty has some similarity with the commercial contract. The
essential aspects of commercial contracts are that parties to
them (1) enter, into them voluntarily; (2) agree on certain
fairly well defined (though not always explicit) conditions
and reciprocal obligations; (3) have the right to set aside
the contract by mutual agreement; and (4) understand that the
failure of one to fulfill his obligations will give the other
recourse against him. It is never an implicit condition of a
contract that the "reciprocal benefits" be equal to
both parties, nor that they be the best possible benefits for
either party. Of course the terms of a contract may be vague,
allowing disputes to arise.
good example of a contractual loyalty is that of an individual
to his trade union, professional association, or to his employer.
The reader will no doubt recognize that many loyalties are of
a deeper nature than that.
loyalties can at the same time be more complex and emotional
than contractual ones, and yet they are very often of a simple
and direct nature. What I call "natural" loyalties
may impose very complex yet vague obligations
on the people involved; they are often neither
entered into voluntarily, nor can they be set aside by mutual
of natural obligations, especially material benefits, may be
entirely one-sided. No basis exists for setting aside the obligations,
such as parent-child relations and the natural loyalty among
members of a family, clan, or tribe, existing in virtually all
societies. The basis for these natural loyalties lie in the
non-rational values of man as a member of the natural world.
The "terms" of natural obligation and loyalty vary
somewhat among the many human cultures, but this is not an argument
for the non-existence of such obligations, even though it is
commonly used by liberal dogmatists in the social sciences.
The fact that men of every culture have recognized certain obligations
and loyalties as natural, i.e. not questionable or open to negotiations,
is existential proof of the reality of these natural loyalties,
even though they may differ from one culture to another.
this stage we might look at the problem of loyalty to one's
country, which is a question raised quite often in recent years
because of the many Americans who have evaded their country's
conscription laws. -- By "country" we of course mean
"state." There are actually two types of states insofar
as this distinction is concerned, though it may be hard to choose
a category in some individual cases. On the one hand there are
"natural" states, or nations; and on the other there
are "contractual" or constitutional states, which
more correctly could be called unions or confederacies.
excellent example of the first type is Japan, a nation-state
in which virtually all the people share a common cultural and
racial heritage. The United States on the contrary, is a state
established on certain philosophical and constitutional principles,
her citizens are of many and incongruous origins and she is
therefore in the latter category. The Soviet. Union is another
contractual state, although it could be argued that the Russo-Ukrainian
peoples are so dominant as to make the U.S.S.R. a nation-state.
Pakistan was a contractual state with the common bond
of religion, but without other cultural ties. The European countries
are still mostly nation-states. The point is that in a nation-state,
people are bound by a natural loyalty which may be subjected
to far greater demands than might be expected of citizens from
a "contractual" state.
problem of American "draft-dodgers" and the proclaimed
low morale of United States troops in Viet Nam is of crisis
proportions in that country. Putting aside the very important
question of the righteousness of the war in the abstract sense,
we can consider the problem of loyalty. Many Americans, especially
the so-called "Middle-Americans" conceive their country
as a nation-state; the common European background most of these
people share, creates in their mind the idea of a "natural"
loyalty and obligation to their country. Nevertheless, the American
Republic is a contractual-constitutional state in form, and
of even more de facto importance is the acceptance of the many
people of extra-European culture that has rendered the emergence
of an American nation-state impossible.We must therefore concede
that the American draft-dodger is not constrained by the same
loyalty/obligation as a native citizen of a nation-state. If
a draft-dodger believes that the Viet Nam conflict is contrary
to the spirit of the American Republic as embodied in its Constitution
and Declaration of Independence there may be an argument for
his reluctance to serve. In Britain, on the contrary, where
the phrase "My country, right or wrong!" was coined.
this argument becomes much less relevant.
should allow at this point that natural loyalty to the nation-state
does not mean unquestionable obedience to the leaders of the
moment. It may occur that the leaders represent only a small
oligarchical minority, or perhaps their personal self-interests,
but then it is the leaders who are disloyal to the nation.
main point in this discussion is that there is no substitute
in political affairs for the shared cultural and racial history
of a people.
common ancestry is absent we cannot expect the citizens of a
contractual state to be united in the same natural loyalty as
a people would be who share their cultural heritage.
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THE AIMS AND PURPOSES OF
THE FORD FOUNDATION
BY ALL MEANS
DRIVE A FORD
we should be misunderstood, let us here in the 6th issue of
THE ODINIST restate our purpose:
the last ten centuries Christianity has been the dominant religion
in the Western world and throughout this whole period Western
man has suffered spiritual malnutrition; he more or less willingly
accepted religious attitudes which were foreign to his inborn
characteristics, little by little he therefore lost his spiritual
identity and is at the present time drifting helplessly back
and forth on the strong current of atheism and collectivism.
is our ambition through the Odinist publications to provide
to those whose instincts are not yet completely destroyed, an
acute awareness of their cultural heritage; we will do this
as best we can through stressing the uniqueness of Western man's
ancestry, bringing pertinent information which has not been
taught in our biased schools or brought forth in our slanted
news media, and by any other means available.
believe that when people have become aware of the tremendous
spiritual force which lies in the emotional experience of finding
one's intellectual roots, -- a coming-back-to-life feeling --
they will instinctively take action; they will realize that
the present order (or disorder) of things will have to be changed,
and they will understand the importance of extending this awareness
of identity to all who are able to under stand destiny-thinking.
we are NOT going to organize it for you; issues vary from country
to country and from province to province; -- YOU will have to
decide what is most important in your area. We have great confidence
in the intelligence and imagination of Odinists; we are positive
that you will know what to do and when to start. Each person
has special abilities, inclinations, and opportunities, and
it is up to each individual Odinist to make the best possible
use of these. As soon as you realize the importance of your
ancestral heritage and understand the problems at hand, you
will be so strongly motivated that you will find ways and means
within the laws of your country to further your ancestors' religious
beliefs and to strengthen the cultural awareness of our people.
may the wisdom of Odin and the strength of Thor live in you!
the Viking Age one very important trading center was the town
of Birka; it was situated on an island in one of the large Swedish
lakes, not far from Stockholm. It was governed by an assembly
(a thing, or ting) and protected by walls, the remains of which
easily can be seen to this day.
is not quite clear why this particular location was chosen for
the town; there may have been several reasons, but it seems
that one was the fact that in those days foreigners were fair
game. If you for instance killed one of your fellow-citizens
you would have to pay "blood-money," but if you killed
a foreigner it didn't cost you anything. It was therefore hazardous
for foreign traders to venture into Sweden so if the king wanted
trade with other countries he would have to offer a certain
degree of protection.
most towns and districts the laws were handed down from old
times by word of mouth, and it would be hard even for the king
to change these. The island on which Birka came to be located
was lodged between three of the major districts and had originally
very few inhabitants. New laws could therefore be imposed easier
and the island was so close to the king's court that he was
able to give protection in the form of armed men to all the
foreign tradesmen coming to Birka. The island was also well
protected from the outside through an array of small islands
where now the city of Stockholm is stretched out.
have found many and varied objects in excavated graves, proving
that traders from near and far came to Birka with their wares
to barter and bargain, and goods changed hands on a scale that
can hardly be imagined.
main period of importance seems to have been from year 700-800
to 950-1000 in our time reckoning; many objects have withstood
the thousand years or more to prove that trade was carried out
not only with countries like Germany and Ireland, but also with
far away places like India and Egypt. But even so, not all merchants
were welcome; only those who were known to bring goods of fine
quality were allowed; the others were not given guides ("pilots")
on their journey through the treacherous skerries for only honest
traders and good merchandise were wanted at Birka.
MAN AND HIS GOD
2. What is God?
man represents the gods as he himself is: the negro as
black and flat-nosed, the Thracian red-haired and blue-eyed;
and if horses and oxen could paint they, no doubt, would
depict the gods as horses and oxen.
we realize that God is not a matter of belief but one of awareness,
we may understand why the question,"What is God?"does
not pertain to God but to man. Obviously, horses and oxen do
not have a god. Lacking the capacity of human comprehension,
they can neither conceive the existence nor form a concept of
either the universe or of God. Whatever the time-spans of the
universe, it existed totally unaware of itself. Not until life
had evolved consciousness did the universe become awareness
-- in the mind of man. Not until then did God become awareness
-- in the soul of man. But awareness is a spectrum of the whole
complexity of human life in all its variations. Hence to understand
any of the innumerable God-concepts, we must first understand
man. For each concept is a revelation of a different capacity,
both as to kind and degree, of human awareness.
any Christian how to find the "true" God and each
will avow his own belief as the only way leading to his discovery.
Yet none are in fact dealing with God but with a concept, and
differences in belief are no indication of truth or falsehood
but of method, not of divine but of human order.
so, when men speak of God as being dead, they are merely declaring
their alienation from a God-concept or total unawareness of
God. Their state of belief in no way attests to or affects the
existence of God.
God, in relation to man, is neither matter nor person, but
an experience in awareness. Can we say of life that it
is a thing or a person? We see its manifestation in a leaf,
an ant, in horse and ox and in man. We do not understand its
nature but cannot doubt its existence. Neither do we understand
God as a form of existence, but in natural law we see the variants
of his will which as substance will forever remain beyond our
we believe in life, in natural law? To an intelligent being
this, too, is not a matter of belief but of awareness. Neither
ox nor horse could be concerned with it. Moreover, human awareness
has obtained indubitable proof of the existence of the universe,
macrocosmic and microcosmic. But science, by the very extent
of its marvelous insights into phenomenal reality, has stated
its limitations. The realization is dawning, ever more insistently,
that the inner reality refuses to be corralled into the glaring
light of rational exactitude exemplified by the laboratory.
It can be known only by that science which is of its own nature:
philosophy. Here there are no instruments, no cramming of data;
here knowledge is imparted to the soul through the exaltation
of awareness to its highest level: the super-conscious. Yet
it is open to a crucial test of truth: its insights must agree
with scientific truth. The balanced perfection of the universe
must be equally balanced in the awareness of man.
we "see" the overwhelming experience that in a poet
transcends the narrative of his epic, in a painter or composer
co-ordinates immortality with time
and space, in an inventor lays bare the outlines
of a seeming mystery? Of course not; yet here is life at the
peak of awareness -- drawing sustenance from the overall forces
of creation. Here man becomes one with God in a manner consistent
with the God-nature: gloriously free from all bonds of physical
awareness, released from the fetters of time and space, absorbing
insubstantial knowledge that will become the substance of his
noblest thoughts, his finest deeds, through the mysterious process
state of awareness is possible only, of course, where Western
man has achieved total integration of all levels of consciousness
within himself and rediscovered his own identity. For, as Xenophanes
clearly recognized, man's religion is an equation of the man-god
is not easily recognized in today's chaotic "social"
existence, where men have neither awareness of self nor of God.
It can be perceived more readily in tribal societies that once
lived or are still living in an unadulterated form of selfhood.
In his childhood days, how else could man perceive God but in
semblance to the world of his senses? Thus he indulged in image-making.
became a thing, a person, a spirit, the personification of good
or evil. Where man lived in terror of nature, his gods were
of a supernatural order; where he was unafraid but wise rather
than knowledgeable, religious concepts found expressions in
mythologies. All images or concepts of the Godhood, however,
are. attempts by reason to harness the infinite into human dimensions
and render concrete what forever flees rationalization. The
image or concept thus created therefore does not reflect God
but the creator of the image and his spiritual-intellectual
state of development.
there is no universal God-concept. It appears rather, if we
are guided by historical and cultural evidence, that the God-insignia
is imprinted on the plasma of heredity together with the coded
insignia of the total genetic personality of race-organisms,
not as form, of course, but as potential in principle.
is why Christianity could never achieve universality. The Jehova-Christ-Holy
Ghost figures, not representative of any indigenous concepts,
met stiff resistance everywhere. To give an extreme example,
not only as to the effects of baptism, but to illustrate the
gravity-pull that causes misdirected God-searchers ever to return
to the center of a given identity, let us cast a glance at the
the heart of Africa, isolated for thousands of years, it evolved
a cult in true conformity with its own nature. Grounded in fears
of the unknown, it teemed with spirits lorded over by a tyrant
god-figure, with whom the living dealt through magic, witchcraft
and rituals of extreme cruelty. In the 15th century, Portuguese
explorers attempted to Christianize the Congo and about 1,500
Blacks were baptized (with a hose by a Jesuit). 400 years later
not a single Christian remained; all had gone back to their
efforts to Christianize the West were more consistent -- and
more cruel. -- Modeling Christ in the image of a "Thracian,"
usurping the high festivals of free tribal Europe, even burning
and torturing millions of "heretics" did not exterminate
the underground movement in search of God as an inner awareness,
gradually guiding us to our present state of philosophic insights.
come to see God as an experience in awareness we have not only
given up all images of a personal God; we move away from God
as a concept as well. We identify God along two aspects. One:
By such things as beauty, love, values of valour and virtue,
justice, truth. It is these that transcend with glory the practical
and material versions of life, -- from the sleeping rock to
the vibrancy of a bird in flight, from the golden ray of the
sun to the white crystal of a snowflake. It is these that are
the genuine intoxicants of life, that infuse bleak reality with
light and warmth, drudgery with sparks of joy, and, in a permanent
state of God-awareness, make a paradise of earth. For these
are the attributes of the Godhead as experienced in man; hence
no less accessible to reason. than is God. We cannot know God
except through our inner self, nor have full awareness of self
except by being aware of God. Therefore, we cannot dispute the
gods of other races. Interdependent with their own gods, they
are subject to the same laws, each an entity in the man-universe-God
complex of their subconscious-conscious-superconscious a-
wareness that through heredity and acquired
standards of knowledge may fundamentally differ from our own.
we do not thereby abandon the material world nor the laws that
bind us to it. We realize that, as there are two separate aspects
of the universe-God complex, there are two separate faculties
to comprehend it: mind and soul. Thus we are now at a stage
in our culture where we can see the universe and ourselves totally
integrated as to form and awareness. Nor have we deserted the
beliefs of our forebears as contained in the pure simplicity
of their mythology. On the contrary, it is from such biological-intellectual-spiritual
origins that we have developed our present elevation of awareness
and gained a deeper insight in to their wisdom.
this reason it is with considerable nostalgia that we harken
back to the Winter Solstice that thousands of years ago made
the "tree" into the center of the Festival of Light.
Yet, despite all modern commercial manhandling, it is heartening
to see that the pagan custom has survived even if its ancestry
is not recognized; and that more and more it outrivals the deification
of the "Christ-child."
wonder: is it only the glitter on the tree that stirs human
hearts at Solstice time, or does it betray a subconscious yearning
for a Light of greater magnitude, remembered from times of long,
Yes, Virginia --
YOU CAN FIGHT CITY HALL.
of the most disturbing aspects of our society today is the defeatist
attitude many people display. They, of course are aware that
all is not well, (they are uneasy, - they would like to know
why everything is changing for the worse year after year,) but
many of our kinsmen cannot put their finger on the reasons for
this sorry situation.
try to rationalize, to explain away, to put their heads in the
proverbial sand pile. The reason for this is primarily not that
they cannot be bothered or that they do not want to change things.
Most often they harbour a feeling of dejection, the unhappy
resignation that comes from the idea that it does not matter
whatever you do (or do not do) nothing is going to change anyway;
a feeling of doom which the Christian church has foisted on
unsuspecting Western man through preaching tolerance, meekness
and the inevitable punishment of Original Sin.
therefore have accepted more or less that whatever happens to
them, they deserve it. This is the most discouraging effect
of two thousand years of Christianity, because it keeps people
in a stage of fear and slavery, and it creates the perfect climate
for ruthless "one-worlders" to demand subjection of
the once proud and dignified Western peoples.
Odinist viewpoint teaches every person to stand up for what
he thinks is right, to have the courage of his convictions and
not to be afraid to buck the current.
you don't want your teenagers falling prey to the drug culture,
come out and say so, don't be shy, your neighbors most likely
don't want their teenagers involved with drug pushers either.
you don't want your seven to eight year old taught all the ins
and outs of sexual intercourse, let the schools know about your
feelings and get together with other parents who are equally
you balk at being sent to sensitivity training before your next
promotion, don't think something is the matter with you, it's
the boss who is on the wrong track.
not be afraid of being accused of "over-reacting,"
it is a lot better than doing nothing when your cultural heritage
and the mental health of your children are at stake.
you might be smeared by the leftists, but do not worry, that
is our "mark of excellence;" also granted you'll have
to get off that TV chair, and you might even miss a hockey game,
but I will tell you it is worth it. When you begin to fight
for your cultural heritage,what you are really doing is preserving
your precious inheritance for your children; and do not think
that our collective efforts will have no effect; the powers
that be have feet of clay; when we get enough determined people
together we will have a mud slide you can't imagine.
our life-time we are only custodians of the collective cultural
sions of the West; we have a duty to protect our culture from
internal as well as external foes; and we have an obligation
to leave our treasure, if not enhanced at least intact, to coming
it not be said we failed!
AN ODINIST FABLE
upon a very long time ago, when the Heavens and Earth had been
fashioned, when Time and Space each were assigned their part
and all the animals were created, All-Father decided it was
time for his most important project: the creation of Man.
day shortly after, All-Father was walking in the Garden of Earth,
deep in thoughts, planning his next move; all of a sudden he
felt the magic of the summer air and, giddy with the scented
winds and the song of birds, he sat down under the big ash tree
in the center of Earth to meditate.
sooner had he done so than a little sparrow came to rest on
his shoulder. "Dear All-Father," said the little bird,
"rumours have it that you are going to put out a new creature,"
and while All-Father was wondering how that story had leaked,
the sparrow went on, "and it is said that this new Whatchecallit
won't be like any of us, but more like yourself and that it
will be able to CHANGE things." And since the little gray
bird had only one thing on its mind, its life-long envy of the
peacock, it continued, "if this new creature will be able
to do its own thing, change its clothes, its house and maybe
even Earth, I don't think that is fair at all. Why are we being
discriminated against. Why can't we change our feathers once
in a while? This dear All-Father, is really most upsetting!"
had not noted any dissent in the Garden of Earth, but in order
to smooth things over he said: "Very well, if you can find
some feathers you like, you may wear them," and to himself
he thought "have I really been prejudiced when I made up
my colour chart? Now, if I were a creature instead of God .
. .but that's nonsense," and promptly he forgot the incident.
the sparrow had not realized was, that he was being used by
the vulture. Knowing the sparrow's jealousy, he was the one
who had incited the little gray bird to protest when therefore
the sparrow returned from his successful mission the vulture
immediately held council with his fellow-vultures. They drummed
up a huge gathering of all birdfolk who claimed they were underprivileged,
and a master plan was drawn.
first victim was the peacock; then came the swan-feather-plucking
festival, after that it was the bird of paradise, and so it
went. Not even the lone eagle on his lofty perch was safe from
the revolt below. The more populous bird-masses were now forming
a united front and, under the ruthless leadership of the vulture
they wielded more power than a solitary eagle or any other rare
specimen could take on. Soon there was fighting in every tree,
on the water and in the air, and the whole bird-world was one
dreadful mass of ruffled feathers and plucked birdskins. And
meantime the vulture just sat back and enjoyed the whole show,
calmly drawing up the blueprint for his next action.
as this may be, saddest was however, that the little sparrow
felt he had been tricked into believing that if he put on the
feathers of a peacock he would also acquire the peacock's eating
habits, its strong voice and other characteristics; too late
the sparrow realized that you don't become a king just by wearing
the crown jewels!
even worse, extinction threatened the bird-world. No longer
did one bird recognize another, -- instability and trouble ruled.
Nesting was forgotten, for who would think of building nests,
laying eggs and feeding-the young in times such as these? --
And never know what kind of bird might be hatched in one's own
unrest spread; soon all four-footers were in on the new deal.
For certainly, they said to themselves, what's for the birds
is for us too.
the King of Beasts was dethroned and while the tiger and the
leopard traded stripes and spots, the fox and the hyena were
busily scheming to form a coalition government. The clumsy bear
thought how much easier he could catch his fish if he first
took the sword from the swordfish; and on it went. And all the
time the vulture was pushing for more
change and rapidly everybody from mouse to
elephant became more and more radical and then . . . suddenly
he had fallen asleep thinking about his next project. When he
realized it had only been a bad dream, he was quite relieved
and pleased. Not only did all the animals still know their identity,
the plants did too. The palm tree still grew in the South and
the pine in the North. the apple trees still bore apples and
the cocoanut tree, cocoanuts. And then he remembered: the new
project . . . that was it, of course! Ah well . . . the laws
of nature had been set in motion, and if man were to destroy
this lovely Earth . . .Well! . . . All-Father did not relish
the thought of starting all over again, but still, there were
other planets -- and time enough!
* * *
again it is Winter Solstice, and we experience the time of year
when Nature takes a rest.
is a happy occasion, although if you have to travel through
freezing rain or slush to attend the Solstice Celebration it
is not very apparent; however, please bear in mind that from
now on the sun will gain in strength and send down to earth
her bright, warm sunshine; Spring will soon be here and fulfill
her promise of yet another re-birth of Nature.
it is also a time when it is natural to take stock, to examine
our accomplishments and appraise our shortcomings. It is a time
when we wish to honour those who fell in the fight for Western
identity and for the preservation of our cultural heritage;
to pay tribute to those who, each in his own way, are doing
their very best to insure the continuance of our ancestors'
this city a wreath-laying ceremony was held in the month of
November; it was intended not only as a remembrance of those
who died on all fronts in the two world wars-to-end-all-wars
(which is done on Armistice Day) but rather in a small way to
commemorate all those who at other times gave their lives for
our Western culture, and last but not least to show our respect
for and solidarity with the living dead who rot in labour camps
in various parts of the world because they dared to stand up
for Integrity, Independence and Individuality.
lot of things and properties we have valued in the past are
under attack today. What we here, however, are mainly concerned
with is the mounting psychological assault directed at the thought-pattern
of, especially, our college students.
of the "trouble" is, of course, blamed on the parents;
they do not understand; they are old fashioned; they are too
busy making money, too materialistic etc. etc., "the generation
gap" you know. The apologists will tell you that there
has always been a generation gap, that parents always think
the younger generation is going to the dogs and so on.
is true there always has been differences between the older
and the younger generation, youth is naturally rebellious and
so it should be; young people should not take over opinions
and values from their parents without examining them and decide
for themselves if they are worth adopting.
this examination of cultural values should be carried out without
undue pressure, without biased influence, and should be free
from slanted political manipulation. Earlier generations have
gone through a period of creative discussions -- pondering,
questioning, analysing, but, although there has been the traditional
generation gap, it was never so wide that it could not be bridged.
This has changed drastically, and parents find it increasingly
difficult to understand their sons and daughters coming back
from college, giving vent to theories and postulates with which
the parents are unfamiliar and in disagreement.
wonder many parents throw up their hands in despair and do not
understand what is going on on campus.
of these parents are unaware of the fact, that their sons and
daughters are being subjected to the most severe psychological
attack ever inflicted on young people. A college student is
away from home, removed from parental influence and guidance,
he does not have any other stabilizing factors such as the necessity
of holding a job, and he has not yet started to raise a family.
In this vulnerable period in his life, he is being bombarded
with Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ideologies and doctrines which-
every way he turns; at a time in his development
when he has hardly found his bearings, he is being pressured
into adopting leftist theories and viewpoints and it is not
his friends who are doing most of the pressuring either, it
is his professors.
they are playing dirty pool too, for the student will find that
if he tries to stick to the ideas and ideals of Western culture
that he has absorbed at home, his papers will get low grades,
he will be told that he has not quite "matured" yet,and
he will be further indoctrinated, until he "understands."
this is being done after the best Marxist-Leninist prescriptions
and with great zeal; thus it is small wonder that there appears
to be an un surmountable generation gap, artificially created
and promoted by "liberal" professors who have become
so powerful what they today are the decision-makers; they have
in fact become the Intellectual Establishment; and it takes
a deep seated awareness of cultural values, a strong realization
of the importance of ancestral heritage and a bit of luck to
go through a college education and come out unharmed.
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THE ROYAL SCYTHS
seems the Soviet leaders realize that the world did not begin
with Marx and that people need to have continuity in their historian
outlook; they have found it is necessary for human beings to
relate to the Past.
recent times Soviet archaeologists have uncovered important
finds in South Ukraine, thus a royal tomb from the time of the
Scyths has been discovered unlooted.
Scyths were a group of tribes ruling and roaming large areas
of the Russian steppe from the Carpathians to the Don River.
They lived partly as nomads but were also accomplished agriculturists.
They seem to have disappeared about two thousand years ago,
presumably through intermarriage and conquest. They did not
leave any written records behind but several historians have
related numerous tales and legends about their bravery and ferocity
in battle; even their women seem to have been able to handle
weapons handsomely and to fight along-side their men.
had great riches in gold and bronze, whereas jewelry seems to
have I been imported, traded for grain and cattle.
is disagreement as to the racial origin of these people; some
think that they came from the East adopting Aryan customs mixing
with some of the Aryan tribes in the regions they occupied.
Waddell however calls them Aryan and S. C. Coon suggests a Nordic
origin. This may of course never be proven conclusively.
the meantime Soviet archaeologists are digging and piecing together
information from the recent finds and comparing with what already
had been known for some time. In the newly discovered grave
in the Ukraine a beautiful gold ornament has been brought to
light, carved with many figures of animals and people, done
with exquisite craftmanship; if the piece is of Scyth origin
or has been imported has not yet been established. Several skeletons
were found in the grave; also household implements, various
ornaments, bronze vessels and other remains have been unearthed
and support the tradition told by such old historians as Herodotus.
valuable work by the Soviet archaeologists links regions of
Ukraine and White Russia with the rest of the Western world
in a common ancestry.
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as we put our lives into the hands of the surgeons and physicians
when they perform their medical arts, so we constantly are putting
our lives, property and the future of our children into the
hands of the political leaders.
it therefore not make sense to demand of our politicians a training
at least equally extensive and thorough as that which we demand
of our surgeons and physicians?
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