The Power of Truth
Pierce (pictured) saw more deeply into the nature of life -- and
farther into the future -- than any other thinker of modern times.
American Dissident Voices broadcast
for the week of September 11 - September 16, 2005
by Kevin Alfred Strom
WILLIAM PIERCE changed my life. And I predict that his ideas will
change the lives of millions for the better. As we celebrate his
birthday, September 11th, this week, with our National Vanguard literature distribution in his honor,
I want to give you two things: An impression of the spirit of the man,
and his own deepest thoughts as teacher and mentor and maker of the
William Pierce was a tall, rangy, powerful man, more physically fit
at nearly seventy than he had been at fifty. It was in his fifties that
he took on the tasks of an almost pioneer-style existence in his
mountain aerie, the beauty of which was one of his greatest
inspirations and where, sadly, the unworthy now stammer and feed. His
strength, both intellectual and physical, was impressive.
he was also a man with a sensitive appreciation for the beautiful, an
artist's appreciation. He saw beauty in the cosmos that gave us all
birth, and he saw beauty in his fellow creatures -- even the lowest of
them. He hated suffering and those who wantonly or unthinkingly caused
it. He told me that one of the best ways to judge the character of a
man was by the way he treated helpless creatures which by chance or
plan came into his power.
To those with a shallow understanding of life, it may seem strange to say this, but Dr. William Pierce was a truly kind man. It takes strength to be truly kind, and he had the requisite strength.
To always say the soothing thing, even when it leads on to ruin, is
not kindness. To never offend and always conform to what the other man
-- or the crowd -- wants to hear is "kindness" only if you are either
blindly stupid and cannot see beyond the next moment, or it is malice
and cruelty wielded by an enemy in disguise. Such are the words of
"tolerance" spoken to the homosexual seducer, his misled victim, or the
racemixer. Such are the pastel promises of harmonious multiracialism
and "one world." They lead to the AIDS ward and the end of the line.
They lead to the pools of blood and filth that lie on the floors of the
Superdome. They lead to the grave of extinction.
True kindness consists in using one's brain and seeing the
long-term consequences of our actions or our failure to act. True
kindness often requires reminders of harsh realities, and inducing
painful realizations of error. True kindness sometimes requires
eliciting admissions that one's most cherished beliefs were illusions,
and insisting on painful transitions to a whole new way of life. True
kindness requires absolutely rational delineation of the real choices
that must be made, no matter how daunting the prospect. Dr. Pierce had
that sort of kindness.
After the break, I will return with the words of Dr. William L. Pierce.
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On racial identity, William Pierce taught us:
'No people is morally and spiritually healthy unless it is imbued
with a strong sense of its own identity. Essential to that sense of
identity are an awareness and an understanding of all the qualities
which the members of the people share in common.'
William Pierce alerted us to the dangers we face as a people. No
other man of his time was as forthright or as deep and insightful as
he. As we celebrate his birthday, we need to listen to his words of
warning, which are even more applicable today than when he wrote them:
'To recapitulate the present situation of the White race:
* 'White geographical expansion, which was the rule for the last
four centuries, has not only been halted in the 20th century, with the
end of European colonialism, but it has been reversed in the period
since the Second World War, with the beginning of a massive migration
of non-Whites from their overcrowded and poverty-ridden lands into the
still-prosperous White areas of the northern hemisphere.
* 'White numerical growth, which until this century was yielding a
steady increase in the White to non-White ratio in the world as a
whole, has been overtaken by a population explosion in non-White lands.
There are now more than four non-Whites for every White living on the
planet, and the ratio is shifting toward an even greater non-White
preponderance at an accelerating rate.
* 'Social mixing of Whites and non-Whites in the period since the
Second World War has resulted in a catastrophic increase in
miscegenation and in the consequent blending of mixed-bloods into the
"White" population, both in the United States and in Europe.
* 'The dysgenic effects of the 20th century's wars have been
augmented greatly by social-welfare programs which are hastening the
general lowering of White racial quality....
'The prognosis is grave. If the present demographic trends continue
unabated for another half-century, and if no sustained effort to ensure
an alternative outcome is made during that time by a determined and
farsighted minority of people of European ancestry, then the race
...will have reached the end of its long journey.
'It may linger another century or more in isolated enclaves, such
as Iceland, and its characteristic features or coloring will recur with
diminishing frequency in individuals for the next millennium, but
before the middle of the 21st century it will have reached its point of
'Then, gradually or quickly, the race which built the glory that
was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, which conquered the earth
and established its dominion over every other race, which unlocked the
secret of the atom and harnessed the power which lights the sun, and
which freed itself from the grasp of gravity and reached out to new
worlds will vanish into the eternal darkness.
'Some of its works -- its languages, its science, its social
structures, its machines and weapons -- will fall into the hands of a
different, darker race, which will use them for a while. Eventually no
trace will remain, not even a memory in the minds of a degraded
humanity which will have long since abandoned the upward Quest which
was the unique mission of the vanished race.
'And the present demographic trends will continue so long as the
political, religious, and social concepts and values which presently
circumscribe the thinking of the Western peoples and their leaders
continue to have a determining role. For at root it is a moral defect
which threatens the race's survival.
'If the will to survive existed among the White masses -- if the
people as a whole in any large, predominantly White country possessed a
strong sense of racial identity and a sense of responsibility to the
future, and if they were willing to take the necessary measures (which
would require that they act contrary to the dictates of the religion to
which the majority of them pay lip service) -- then the physical threat
could be overcome, certainly and quickly.
'Non-White immigration could be halted immediately, with relatively
little effort. Undoing the effects of earlier non-White immigration and
of miscegenation would be a much larger task... These things could be
accomplished, even at this late date. And once accomplished in one
major country, they could be extended worldwide, though perhaps not
without another major war and its attendant risks. But, of course, they
will not be accomplished, because the will to survive does not exist,
and has not existed in the White population of any major power since
the end of the Second World War
'So, much will inevitably be lost during the next few decades. The
population balance everywhere will shift even more rapidly toward the
non-Whites, the mongrels, and the unfit. The world will become a
poorer, uglier, noisier, more crowded, and dirtier place. Superstition,
degeneracy, and corruption will be pervasive, even among those Whites
of sound racial stock, and much of the best stock will disappear
forever through racial mixing.
'And repression will certainly increase everywhere: those who stand
for quality over quantity and for racial progress will be denied the
right of dissent and the right of self-defense, in the name of
"freedom" and "justice."
'Ultimately, however, none of these losses need be decisive or even
significant, frightening though they may be to contemplate now, and
terrible though they may be to experience in the dark years immediately
ahead. All that is really important is that a portion of the race
survive, keep itself pure physically and spiritually, continue
propagating itself, and eventually prevail over those who threaten its
existence, even if this take a thousand years; and to ensure this
outcome is the urgent task of the racially conscious minority of our
people in these perilous times.
'The duration of the task will be decades, at the least, and
perhaps centuries. History has a very great inertia; a historical
process of long duration may culminate suddenly in a single,
cataclysmic event, but every major development in the history of the
race has had deep roots and has grown in soil thoroughly prepared for
it by preceding developments. The course of history now, so far as our
race is concerned, is steeply downward, and to change its direction
will be no overnight matter, nor will this be accomplished by any
gimcrack scheme which promises success without first building a
foundation for that success, block by carefully laid block.
'The workers at the task will be only a tiny minority of the race.
Any program which envisages an "awakening of the masses" or which
relies on the native wisdom of the great bulk of our people -- which is
to say, any populist program -- is based on a false vision and a false
understanding of the nature of the masses. No great, upward step in all
of our long history has ever been accomplished by the bulk of any
population, but always by an exceptional individual or a few
exceptional individuals. The masses always take the path of least
resistance: which is to say, they always follow the strongest faction.
It is important to work with the masses, to inform them, to influence
them, to recruit from among them; but they must not be counted on for
determinative, spontaneous support until after a small minority has
already, by its own efforts, built a stronger force than that of any
'The task is inherently fundamental, and it will be accomplished
only through a fundamental approach. That is to say, those who devote
themselves to it must be pure in spirit and mind; they must understand
that their goal is a society based on quite different values from those
underlying the present society, and they must be committed
wholeheartedly and without reservation to that goal; they must be
prepared to outgrow all the baggage of superstition and convention
inherent in the present society. Thus, the task is not one for
conservatives or right wingers, for, "moderates" or liberals, or for
any of those whose thinking is mired in the errors and in the
corruption which have led us to the downward course, but it is a task
for those capable of an altogether new consciousness of the world.
'The task is a biological, cultural, and spiritual one as well as
an educational and political one. Its goal has meaning only with
reference to a particular type of person, and if this type cannot be
preserved while the educational and political aspects of the task are
being performed, then the goal cannot be achieved. If the task cannot
be completed in a single generation, then there must exist, somewhere,
a social milieu which reflects and embodies the cultural and spiritual
values associated with the goal, and serves to pass these values from
one generation to the next. ...This requirement may be difficult of
fulfillment, but it is essential. What should be envisaged, then, is a
task with both an internal, or community-oriented aspect, and an
external, or political-educational-recruiting aspect.
'...The task set out here is a very large one, and accomplishing it
will require greater will, intelligence, and selflessness than demanded
from the race in any previous crisis. The danger we face now, from the
enemy within our gates as well as the one still outside, is greater
than the one we faced from the deracinated Romans in the first century,
the Huns in the fifth century, the Moors in the eighth century, or the
Mongols in the 13th century. If we do not overcome it, we will have no
'But the task of survival has always been a demanding one, just as
it is an unrelenting one. We have always met its demands in the past,
or we would not be here today. There is no fundamental reason why we
cannot overcome the present threat to our survival, horrendous though
it be, and live to face new threats in the future.
'What we must do, however, is understand that all our resources in
the coming struggle must come from within ourselves; there will be no
outside help, no miracles.'
You have been listening to the words of William L. Pierce,
presented here as part of our efforts to honor him on what would have
been his 72nd birthday.
Dr. Pierce's ideas were deeper and more fundamental than those of
any other twentieth century thinker. His wisdom will echo through the
ages. I believe his name will be among the pantheon of greats in future
centuries -- centuries of our people's civilization that he will have
helped to make possible.
William Pierce knew that we are made of the same stuff as the Earth
and the stars, and that the souls of the men and women of our race are
in some sense the soul of Life and of the Universe itself. If you had
to encapsulate William Pierce's life in a single sentence, it would be:
He saw that the purpose of life is the increase of consciousness; he
saw that our race was the leading edge and the living agent of that
increase in consciousness; and he dedicated his life to the
preservation and advancement of the most advanced race -- our own.
This view of ourselves as agents of evolving Life -- and Life
itself as an agent of an as-yet dimly seen force immanent in the Earth
and in the Cosmos itself -- has been expressed by other men, though
never so forcefully or fully as it was expressed by Dr. Pierce
. One such man was the poet John Hall Wheelock
, who said in his poem Earth
For the earth that breeds the trees
Breeds cities too, and symphonies.
Equally her beauty flows
Into a saviour, or a rose...
Through Leonardo's hand she seeks
Herself, and through Beethoven speaks....
Even as the growing grass
Up from the soil religions pass...
And all man is, or yet may be,
Is but herself in agony
Toiling up the steep ascent
Toward the complete accomplishment
When all dust shall be, the whole
Universe, one conscious soul.
Yea, the quiet and cool sod
Bears in her breast the dream of God....
Earlier in the program I called William Pierce a truly kind man. I
am sure that some of you were startled when I said that. I hope that,
after hearing his words, you can see that I spoke the truth. I hope you
can see that Dr. Pierce's kindness was not the type that you find
expressed on a drug store greeting card. Dr. Pierce's kindness was true
His love for his people was true, and if his words were hard it was
because they needed to be hard. Your family won't make it through the
jungle by sitting down and playing cards and repeating "everything's
going to be all right." The words you need to hear are more along the
lines of "don't take the path through the quicksand"; "fashion this
weapon to defeat the predators who are massing to kill us"; and "I have
scouted ahead, and here is the best way to reach the high ground we can
see on the horizon." Those are words that lead to right action; those
are words that give you and yours a chance of making it when things get
His words and thoughts were Dr. Pierce's gifts of loving kindness
to us. Let us hear them, act on them, and do right. They can lead us on
to an unimaginably bright and beautiful world, where the highest
thoughts and most intense love and most moving beauty are yet to be seen
. I'll see you on the streets this week.
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