Visions of the Future
As Signs of Decay Multiply,
Prescient Persons Seek Alternatives
byKevin Alfred Strom
Free Speech, May 1996
Volume II, Number 5
A new vision of the future is taking shape all across the lands of the
West. Even as the ugliness and decadence of the 20th Century seem to be
reaching their zenith, this new vision is being born in the hearts and
minds of men and women of European descent. The New Century, the Great
New Century is starting to take shape, even as we speak.
Sometimes this new vision expresses itself in unexpected places. Military
writer William Lind has glimpsed a portion of that vision which he describes
in his essay From Nightmare 1995 to My Utopian 2050. Let me share
a part of that vision with you.
The triumph of the Recovery was marked most clearly by the burning of
the Episcopal bishop of Maine.
She was not a particularly bad bishop. She was, in fact, quite typical
of Episcopal bishops of the first quarter of the 21st century: agnostic,
compulsively political and radical, and given to placing a small idol of
Isis on the altar when she said the Communion service. By 2037, when she
was tried for heresy, convicted, and burned, she had outlived her era.
By that time only a handful of Episcopalians still recognized female clergy,
and it would have been easy enough to let the old fool rant out her final
years in obscurity. But we are a people who do our duty.
I well remember the crowd that gathered for the execution, solemn but
not sad, relieved that at last, after so many years of humiliation, the
majority had taken back the culture. Civilization had recovered its nerve.
The flames that soared above the lawn before the Maine statehouse that
August afternoon were, as the bishopess herself might have said, liberating.
In this Year of Our Lord 2050 we Victorians have the blessed good fortune
to live once again in an age of accomplishment and decency. Most of the
nations that cover the territory of the former United States are starting
to get things working again. The cultural revival we began is spreading
outward from our rocky New England soil, displacing savagery with civilization
a second time.
I am writing this down so you never forget, not you, nor your children,
nor their children. You did not go through the war, though you have suffered
its consequences. Your children will have grown up in a well-ordered and
prosperous country, and that can be dangerously comforting. Here, they
will at least read what happens when a people forget who they are.
Was the dissolution of the United States inevitable? Probably. Right
up to the end the coins carried the motto E Pluribus Unu, just as
the last dreadnought of the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian navy was
the Viribus Unitis. But the reality for both empires was Ex Uno,
. . . It's funny how clearly the American century is marked: 1865 to
1965. The first Civil War made us one nation. After 1965 and another war,
we disunited -- deconstructed -- with equal speed into Blacks, Whites,
Hispanics, womyn, gays, victims, oppressors, left-handed albinos, you name
it. In three decades we covered the distance that had taken Rome three
centuries. As recently as the early 1960s -- God, it's hard to believe
-- America was still the greatest nation on earth, the most powerful, the
most productive, the freest, a place of safe homes, dutiful children in
good schools, strong families and a hot lunch for orphans. By the 1990s
the place had the stench of a Third World country. The cities were ravaged
by punks, beggars, and bums. Law applied only to the law-abiding. Schools
had become daytime holding pens for illiterate, young savages. Television
brought the decadence of Weimar Berlin into every home.
. . . Then the hammer blows fell. First, the currency collapsed. Inflation
had been jerking upward for years because the only way the government could
manage its massive debt was to pay it off in inflated dollars. People had
adjusted as they did in other Third World countries, opening foreign currency
accounts, bartering, burying gold in the back yard. Then, in the spring
of 2001, a new administration really opened the valve. By that summer,
inflation was running 40 percent per month; by fall, 400 percent. Financial
Weimar had followed cultural Weimar. The middle class was wiped out.
By the year 2005, it was obvious that AIDS was spreading fast. Everyone
had friends, relatives, neighbors who suddenly were stricken. But the government
still pumped out the same old line. Terrified of the gay lobby, officials
conspired to reassure the public that there was no cause for alarm, that
"homophobia" was the real problem.
In fact, the government suppressed evidence to the contrary, fearing
to cause panic. They were right. When the Los Angeles Times broke
the story that it was spreading by unknown means, the cities emptied. Most
people came back, because they had to go to work or starve, though they
left the children in the country if they could. People demanded the quarantine
of anyone diagnosed as HIV positive. Instead, the government classified
the infected as "disabled," which made any preventive measures
In the spring of 2009 the blacks of Newark rose and took over the city
. . . On May 3, Gov. Ephraim Logan of Vermont told the legislature that
the federal government no longer represented the people of his state and
asked for a vote of secession. Vermont became a republic the next day.
The first Civil War was, on the whole, a gentlemanly affair; the second
one wasn't. Here in northern New England we were lucky. Because we didn't
have many ethnic divisions, or cults, or Deep Greeners, we didn't have
militias shelling the cities and ravaging the suburbs. Elsewhere, it was
what Lebanon and Yugoslavia and the former Russian empire saw in the late
20th century. The Reconquista drove the Anglos out of Texas, New Mexico,
Arizona and Southern California; the Anglos drove the Hispanics out of
what was left of the American West. Blacks and Hispanics in L.A. turned
on each other, but there were a lot more Hispanics. Korean marines landed
in Long Beach to get their people out.
. . . Elsewhere, it took about 10 years for the hate caused by decades
of illegitimate government to work itself out. Not much was left of the
cities or the people who had lived there, but most folks in the countryside
at least had been able to eat. By 2017, the South had a second Confederacy
going. Southern culture had stayed pretty strong, outside the cities anyway.
Florida was a mess, of course, but otherwise Dixie didn't see much fighting.
But it is our New England history that concerns me. We were the luckiest.
Maine and New Hampshire quickly followed Vermont into secession, and upstate
New York came in too -- after ceding New York City to Puerto Rico. We knew
we were all in this together, so we formed the Northern Confederation in
2010. Massachusetts was not invited, but in 2011 New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,
and Newfoundland joined (Canada didn't survive into the 21st century).
We had some tough economic times, but nobody starved . . .
But it was what happened on the cultural front that really made the
difference for us. The Retroculture Movement had been growing quietly since
the mid-1990s. It wasn't political, just individuals and families deciding
to live again in the old ways. By the early 2000s there were Retroculture
books, magazines, clubs, even special communities for people who wanted
to discover how Americans used to live and how to bring back the old ways.
Some people liked one period, some another, but gradually more and more
found themselves looking to the Victorian era as the model. The Victorians
in England and America had been an astoundingly productive bunch, building,
inventing, creating, conquering -- all the things we needed to do again
if we were to be civilized people.
The family was the first Victorian institution to make a comeback. With
everything else falling apart, people saw pretty quickly how important
a family is. That would have happened without Retroculture, but the Retro
Movement helped us see how to make families work. We dug out the many books
(most written by women) the Victorians had published on how to make a good
home, raise children and live together happily (the secret was sacrificing
the late 20th century's god, the self).
. . . The schools came next. We tossed out the vast accretion of “professional”
educators and found ordinary men and women who knew their subjects and
were dedicated to passing on the culture to a new generation. The kids
learned to read with Mr. McGaffey's readers. . . They learned the difference
between right and wrong or got their bottoms fanned until they did.
We deconstructed most of the universities. After all, they had started
this “multiculturalism” hysteria that ended up with millions of people
dead in the wars that followed. The ideologues gone, real scholars emerged
from hiding and began offering Greek and Latin and the great books of Western
civilization to anyone who wanted to learn.
. . . As the Victorian spirit spread, standards were revived. Communities
decided that some things were acceptable and some weren't. Crime wasn't;
with justice locally controlled and the lawyers digging potatoes, somebody
who mugged on Tuesday hanged on Wednesday.
Entertainment was expected to be decent. In a world that had grown ugly
enough, there was small desire for ugliness in art and music as well. The
Victorian entertainments were revived, and young people in particular went
in heavily for choral singing. The last rock concert was held in 2013 in
the Cleveland arena.
. . . By the mid-2020s, people had started to speak of the Recovery.
Things were starting to work again, at least for us up north. And it was
obvious why: The Victorian spirit, and Victorian practices, were making
. . . In gratitude to our Victorian exemplars, the Northern Confederation
became, in the year 2035 A.D., the nation of Victoria.
. . . And so it was that in 2037 we burned the bishopess. We knew this
act would close and seal the old book, the book that had seen us go from
decay to dissolution to Recovery. The auto-da-fe was symbolic; the
Recovery was in fact already on solid ground or we wouldn't have had the
moral fiber to torch the old girl.
We are hopeful as we look to the future, and not only here in Victoria.
Victorian parties are growing fast in other nations in North America, in
the Confederacy and in Trans-Mississippi. Only in Nueva Espana, where California's
old Hispanic Party is locked in bitter warfare with the Indian revivalist
Aztec Alliance does it look hopeless. Elsewhere, there is even talk of
some kind of a new union, much looser, of course, built on shared values
and culture, not a shared public trough.
But there will never be another Washington. We have learned, after all,
some lessons from history.
That is a part of the vision. The author, William Lind, is a conservative,
and because of that he does not feel the full, radical reality of the next
century in his heart as we do. And I have left out a few of the token bones
he throws to the racial minorities, and some of his more ridiculous Victorian
anachronisms. But the Victorians of the past, for all their faults, were
a mostly healthy European people working out their destiny with stunning
progress in almost every field of human endeavor, and it is to them and
their heritage that we owe almost all the progress of our century. Lind
sees a part of the future: the defeat of multiculturalism, new nations
built on racial and cultural unity, a reawakening of European culture in
the West, and a total rejection of the liberal worldview symbolized by
the execution of the radical feminist bishop.
Let us look at another vision of the future, this one posted widely
on the Internet and disguised as a contemporary or near-future news item:
Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured As Paramilitary Extremists Riot
BOSTON, April 20 -- National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache
of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements
of a paramilitary extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources
estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government
forces were compelled to withdraw.
Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared
that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links
to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists
for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices.
The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals,"
issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual
who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.
The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal
by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier
in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early April between government
and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation
of illegal arms. One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity,
pointed out that, "none of these people would have been killed had
the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily."
Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply
of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize
arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed
extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans.
During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel
Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed
group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by
a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.
Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange. Ironically, the
local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for
the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from
surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding
his forces overmatched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.
Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national
joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor has
also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading
the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and
John Hancock, have been identified as "ringleaders" of the right
As illustrated by the two selections above, America's future is bound
tightly to her past. We Americans are a unique blend of European genes,
forged in hardship, in conquest, in exploration, and in our world-historical
battle for freedom and independence for our people. We are restless and
unhappy as worker-drones living in a Third World province of the Jewish
elite's New World Order. It seems unlikely to me that our genetic qualities
and our cultural inheritance can be obliterated by one or two generations
of Jewish television.
In the historic task of building a New America, it will fall to us to
be examples for our media-befuddled brothers. We who are awakened to our
great destiny must spread that awakening, that consciousness of the future,
to others. That is the task of the National Alliance, of this web page,
and of our radio program, American Dissident Voices.
Be a part of that future. Join with us, and through your support we
will reach out to more and more White Americans and make the patriotic
resistance so strong that none of the enemy's lies or laws can stop us.
Join us and together we will build a New America and a New Age. Not the
"New Age" of the deluded "liberal" witch doctors now
vending a new mixture of Communism and superstition to an ignorant delusionariat;
but a New Age of steel and diamonds -- the steel of the White Man's will
and the diamonds of his genius. It will be a New Age in which the productive
and the great will be rewarded and not penalized for their gifts; a New
Age in which all that was good in the Old America will be restored and
in which the seeds of alien subversion will never be allowed to take root
Surround yourself with the sounds of Chopin and Liszt and Wagner and
Verdi and Schumann. Fill your family's ears with the sounds of Mozart and
Haydn and be imbued with the European race-soul. Cover your walls with
the greatest artworks of the West, with Waterhouse and Rosetti and Bierstadt,
with Breker and Raphael and with the images of the Classical world where
our people's culture was born. Fill your bookshelves with the greatest
works of all time, by all those so-called "dead White European males"
and not with the Jewish pop-junk of the present. Immerse yourself in the
grandeur and greatness of the world that once was ours, the world that
men and women of our kind built from nothing and will build again on the
ruins of the plastic, ugly thing that America has become.
Revel in Nature, and in the too-few old-growth forests that remain.
Recapture the race-memories of the Titan northern woods where our race
evolved. When you visit our once-great cities, ignore the concrete and
glass blocks that our enemies openly call the "international"
style of architecture, and gaze with pride upon the last century's still-standing
magnificent creations of the European mind -- and cast your eyes upward
so that you do not see the filthy undermen swarming on the street. Instead,
imagine the streets filled with the gentlemen and ladies of a new American
The first step to our rebirth begins with you. Remake your lives. Remake
yourselves into what you were meant to be. And together we will make history.