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Liberty and Responsibility

ILLUSTRATION: The booster stage, having served its purpose, falls away from the Apollo 6 spacecraft.

Tyrants fell when patriots from Jefferson to eastern Europe's anti-Communists raised the consciousness of their nations' best men and women: We can do the same.

American Dissident Voices broadcast
week of May 15, 2005
by Kevin Alfred Strom

OVER 400 YEARS ago, the French philosopher Étienne de la Boétie told us "Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces." There are many lessons for us as a people -- and as racially conscious White activists -- in la Boétie's words.

On last week's program I spoke with David Duke about the political changes that resulted from a change in consciousness in eastern Europe. One day, the Communist bosses controlled the press, controlled the secret police, controlled the military, and exiled, imprisoned, tortured, or killed any who dared to oppose them.

But when the people who provided the support for that system -- the people who were productive and paid the taxes, who manned the press rooms and the scientific laboratories and the universities and the machines that kept the economy going -- when these White people realized that their leaders were corrupt, when they realized that the system they were supporting was an alien system imposed on them through lies and trickery and force, when they realized that there was a better way, the Communist bosses found themselves overthrown almost the very next day.
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The same thing can happen to the Jewish supremacist bosses. The same thing will happen to the Jewish supremacist bosses if we act responsibly.

Sometimes there was violence when these Communist regimes were overthrown -- but often there was not. The change in consciousness made the revolution, and the power that propped up the illegitimate rulers evaporated almost instantly. Their misrule was simply no longer tenable. No one believed in them anymore. No one believed anything they said. And a new and healthier, more natural, order emerged -- one better suited to the nature and needs of the people.

We can make a similar revolution in the hearts and minds of White Americans, too. We can make a similar revolution in consciousness. That's what the men and women of National Vanguard have resolved to do. We've already seen that revolutionary awakening happen in ourselves, in many of our friends and family members, and in people we've met through our outreach activities. So we know it's real. We've seen it happen.

And we've seen a swift response and reorganization to clean out our own ranks and continue on the upward path when the rogue executives in Hillsboro had corrupted our racial message with immorality and incompetence.

I'm proud of the men and women who heeded the call so swiftly and so well, and National Vanguard is well on its way to success. We've received hundreds of letters of support and the membership applications are pouring in. We've purchased the software and hardware necessary for managing our membership records, and trusted members are working on a plan for the production of printed materials of high quality and low price for mass distribution. The Board of Directors has contacted potential new directors and will be meeting soon to create an expanded and responsive board. We're determined to win your trust, the trust of those who are already awakened and ready for the task ahead -- and also the trust of the intelligent, perceptive minority of White men and women who are our real target audience: the independent-thinking folks who set the trends that others follow, and who make the wheels of society turn.
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This letter, from Bob I. in California is typical of those that we've been receiving here at National Vanguard:

"I'm with you and National Vanguard, Kevin! Please place me on your e-mail list. I've been active in Sacramento with my brothers and sisters for nearly five years now! There is MUCH work to do, as I know you know. Keep up the great, important, and necessary work. I still think very highly of those few activists in my area who haven't yet joined us, and I'll stay in touch in hopes that they will soon join us, as I believe they will. I especially enjoyed your interview with April Gaede. Her girls [the 12-year-old twins who form the singing group Prussian Blue] are precious and obviously a big part of our future. I also have twin girls, both married to excellent White men and each with a son now. They are becoming more and more racially aware. I am trying to diligently teach them our values. I am honored, proud, and greatly looking forward to our future success and advancement. I'll be working ever harder for our Cause."

Just as important are the new people writing in response to our outreach efforts and news articles. Jim T. writes via the Internet:

"By God, the lack of coverage of the Lowenstein sex-slave ring is a huge indicator that the Jewish media are, indeed, what you say they are. The evidence, for me, keeps piling up. I have been on a three-year quest to find out the reasons for the wimpiness, self-debasement, and lack of affirmation of the modern White male. Your site is a big help."
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And a young man still in school, Erick B., writes:

"I just wanted to tell you at National Vanguard that I deeply admire and respect all of you and your work. It is so commendable -- all of the time and effort you spend for the cause. Such devotion to our European race is viewed, by me, as honorable in the highest possible meaning of the term. I too act, in small ways at least, to empower our cause -- such as by spreading awareness to my peers and putting up flyers in my school, but nothing matches the devotion and determination shown by everyone at National Vanguard. I am planning on getting involved in politics so I can voice our message, the righteous truth, publicly. Nothing matters more in my life than my race and family, and I do as much as I can to spread our great message. No reply needed, I just wanted to let you know that there is another youth out there who stands at your side and adds to our ranks. Love - Honor - Pride - Strength - Unity; what I live by and preach. I will never let my brothers and sisters fall. Thank you for all that you have done."

Some letters, while supportive of what we are doing, express dismay at losing the buildings, land, and inventory at Hillsboro, since those things represent many years of business activity, hard labor, and financial contributions -- and they are now in the hands of the unworthy. I share your feelings.

I was there in 1985. I stood then with William Pierce and with men like Robert Pate and many others, literally digging the ditches by hand which carried the utility wires and water pipes for the offices and homes that were being built. I know that many tens of thousands of dollars were expended to fund our operations there. To make an analogy: Our labor and our gifts were the fuel that powered our race's spacecraft toward the stars.

And while Dr. Pierce was at the helm, our White Zion was efficiently run -- every dollar, every hour, served to advance us further on our mission. Unlike the recent mismanagement -- which brought in contractors at a premium price to finish a building used only once or twice a year, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars -- Dr. Pierce used volunteers and spare-time labor to lower the average cost of everything he did.

Current and recent staffers and members who saw what was going on in Hillsboro in recent months can tell horror stories of padded accounts, wasted funds, high salaries for those who did little good and much harm, and very questionable deals. And I know that some of that inventory is worth very little in terms of our true message, and some of it is positively harmful. In the former category are hobbyist trinkets, and in the latter are the incompetently done magazines and catalogues and some of the music CDs that the Executive Committee successfully forced out of public view before our reform efforts were terminated by the rogue executives -- one CD in particular, but there were others almost as bad, included horrifying "art" depicting a woman's genitals, bloody and ripped from her body, and nailed to a cross. It is well that we are separated from that sort of thing.
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But spending too much time dwelling on all of that is the equivalent of the Apollo astronauts stalling in space and bemoaning the fact that their jettisoned booster stage is breaking up and falling back to Earth.

The important thing is the ascent, the mission. Everything else is just a tool, just a stage through which we travel on our journey to our race's destiny.

Just as the Gemini project gave way to the Apollo program in our exploration of space, so Dr. Pierce's mission found its diverse vehicles, from the John Birch meetings he once attended, to Youth for Wallace, to the National Youth Alliance -- and ultimately to National Vanguard, with many stages in between.
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Even the massive power of the Saturn V rocket was just a stage in propelling the questing Apollo astronauts to their goal. Like the Saturn V that lifted Apollo 11 to the edge of space but then fell down burning into the atmosphere, our first White Zion has fulfilled its mission. It did get us to the edge of space, to the point where our crew is poised to begin the real journey, the 99% of the journey that lies between the trailing edge of Earth's atmosphere and the surface of another world. We, the vanguard of our people, have finally broken free into the realm of the stars.

The efforts to build our booster rocket were not wasted. Those who supported its construction and its takeoff did what was right -- and the result is a community of White men, White women, and White families with the knowledge and the will to continue that mission forever.

Where should you stand? On the nearly empty and rapidly falling Saturn V, merely because it took us this far? Or as part of the dedicated crew of a super-Apollo with its nosecone unerringly aimed at a White renaissance in a new White civilization of the future?

If there was graft and mismanagement in White Zion's final days, those directly involved should pay the price. And I believe that the principals who were deceived and victimized should take whatever action is right and just in that matter. But the faithful members, the dedicated activists, and others who have joined us have our eyes on higher things. We must press forward in our mission. And that is exactly what the members of National Vanguard are doing.

"Vanguard" is a particularly apt name -- for in all his strivings for his people, Dr. Pierce was part of an elite, a vanguard in the true meaning of the word. Webster's dictionary tells us that a vanguard is the forefront, the front point of any action or movement.

It can be lonely in the front, because in any age the great masses of the people are conservative in the bad sense of the word. Love them as we may -- love them as we should -- the majority of our folk, whatever their political persuasions, are still just barely catching up to the advanced ideas of the 18th and 19th centuries like biological evolution and the scientific method, while they are simultaneously mired in many of the more primitive ideas of ages past -- like ancient superstitions (sometimes brought up to date by neocon con men), egalitarianism, and the false religion of equality. Our goal is to reach the freethinking and intelligent minority that is capable of making history. If we succeed in forming a vanguard of the best and brightest, in time the rest of the race will inevitably follow.

But this isn't a popularity contest. This isn't "democracy" in action, where the most persuasive marketing men make a killing by selling a carefully-coiffed candidate or selling something else equally useless. If it were, we would be better off selling snack foods or pain killers or weight-loss pills or sleazy sex magazines, because those things are currently a lot more popular than racial destiny or all-encompassing social change. If all we were interested in was becoming more popular among average White folks, then we would remove all references to Jewish power or White living space or eugenics or evolution from our outreach. By becoming just another "stop illegal immigration" group or "we want equal rights" group, we'd get more members. We'd avoid criticizing the average Joe's sacred cows. We'd absolve him of making any difficult choices or facing up to any daunting responsibilities. But we'd fail in our mission. We'd have no basis for excluding Jews from our ranks, for example, and no way of preventing them from rising and conspiring and changing our organization from the inside, and corrupting us just as they have corrupted the once pro-White political parties and government in this country. We'd have no sound fundamental basis for excluding Christian Zionists from our ranks and others with similar agendas that would spell the death of our Cause. We'd have no way to prevent the continuous mutation of our aims and goals, as the fickle mob is prodded by the media masters to be excited about this or that. We'd become just like the Republicans or Democrats, in other words. We'd be corrupted. That must never happen. For us there is a different and harder path -- making our own media and reaching and convincing the people who really matter.

It's true that we've made tactical errors in the past. I've said many times on this program that we should never play into the Jewish stereotypes of the crazed genocidal hater with an unhealthy fascination with weapons and violence, and a cultish affection for the trappings of past regimes as seen through the distorting lens of Hollywood. That's just guaranteed to attract the wrong sort of person and repel the right sort of person.

We are the healthy people, the sane people, the reasonable and capable and responsible people. We are motivated by the highest and purest love imaginable. Our Cause is the most noble in all of human history. And we are going to bring forth the most intelligent, accomplished, and beautiful generations of White children ever seen -- as we build a new civilization, greater than any that has come before. Everything we do, every word we utter, should radiate those images and ideals to all who see and hear us.

Presenting ourselves in this new and more truthful manner does not mean that our principles are "softened" or "compromised." Far from it. The opposite is true.

My mentor Dr. William Pierce had radical views in the sense that radical means "getting to the root of things." He wanted his vanguard, his elite, to be thoroughly fundamental in its understanding of the world. Although he almost always phrased things in a way that didn't drive away good people with conventional views (he wanted suburban liberals and fundamental Baptists and elderly conservatives and rebellious youth to stay around long enough to learn the lessons he was trying to teach), he would never pretend to believe what he didn't believe. He insisted that our world view is a biological world view and that who we are is defined by genes and evolution, not by language or geography or ancient scrolls.

By presenting the biological world view that great thinkers like William Pierce have articulated, and presenting it in a new way, unfettered by past errors or incompetence or unconscious acceptance of anti-White stereotypes, we can make the best White men, the best White women, and the best White youth understand what is really happening and who they really are.

And that is the key to everything. Then we can build our vanguard into a new leadership stratum, and a new era of freedom, art, science, and high civilization will ensue.

Let me return to the thought that began this program, by Étienne de la Boétie:

"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces."

This is what we must do. And we must have a long-term plan that will remain operative for many decades in order to succeed. We must reach the elite -- and by that I mean the capable and intelligent and freethinking from every walk of life -- who set the trends and make things happen.

Just as the rediscovery of Classical learning and culture by a small elite during the Renaissance eventually remade the Western world and brought into being our universe-shaking science and technology, so too shall our new elite -- as it rediscovers truths about race hidden from us by the Jewish supremacists, and as it discovers new truths, principles, and strategies of its own -- remake the world into a fit place for future White generations.

Just a few days ago I took one of my children to visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, located just a few miles from Charlottesville. Jefferson was a brilliant man and, like most of the founding fathers, he was also a racial separatist..

Jefferson wanted racial separation on a continental scale, and he was the author of a Virginia statute that made racial mixture a serious felony.
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Like la Boétie, Jefferson also spoke about the tendency of people to suffer under bad leadership, when he said in the Declaration of Independence: "... all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed."

Jefferson and his fellow patriots built a vanguard of White people who would no longer suffer tyranny, whose questing souls found anything but real freedom and true self-determination to be intolerable. They did abolish the old forms and create anew. With will and persistence, we can do the same. I hope you'll join us.


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