About these columns
These columns are written for strong people. By that I don't mean physically strong. I mean that, if I wanted to write for the undifferentiated mass who think newspapers are a source of what's actually happening of interest in the world, I'd write like Ann Coulter: demonize a clear enemy, make some jokes at their expense, and then assert the ego of the individual as being supreme for having a certain set of widely-publicized beliefs. I write these instead for those who create, whether civilizations or art, depending on your specialization.
In past times I'd say these columns are for strong men, but I don't feel it fair to give slight to women, given the expectations of feminism instilled in them: there are strong women too, and on the frontier these were expected to be defenders and rulers of the house, and not too feminine to pick up a bow and arrow or rifle and do away with raiders, fighting in concert with men. However, men - the male, assertive, action-oriented mindset that is instilled in a human during fetal development by hormones - are a different creature than women, and I say long live the difference, as it makes for a system of checks and balances which is necessary for civilization. Men err toward the active; women err toward the passive. Together there's a future. But those must both be strong, which does not mean a dissolution of the feminine or adulteration of the masculine.
Because I write for strong people, I'm given the trivial grace of saying things you can't yap about in public, and the much more potent one of being able to take on difficult topics without having to put them in linear terms for the crowd, thus losing subtlety. Since this is mine to dispose, today I write about racial loathing: the impulse of strong people to draw swords and slaughter those of other cultures and ethnicities, recognizing these as alien to their own and thus an inherent struggle between their own culture and the cultural invaders. My advice regarding racial loathing is simple.
First, recognize that there are many weak people you loathe, many among your own race and tribe. While your response on seeing these may not be as visceral as that of seeing a true alien in our midst, when they are recognized - through their political actions, or social actions, or other activities revealing of character - it should be stronger, because these are as close as you're going to get to a true enemy: they're the Trojan horse inside your gates, and they walk among you freely because they look just like you. Be ready to draw swords and do what is necessary.
While alien people, bearing with them DNA specialized in ways optimized for their foreign cultures, and attitudes bearing the ideas of foreign cultures, many of them which have already failed and thus preach only disease to strong people, are indeed a symptom of the decline, they're not the cause. Furthermore, the cause is far more widespread than the cure, and it is borne by many who are crypto-enemies because their beliefs are basically destructive to all that strong people hold dear; however, they also far outnumber you. For this reason, it doesn't make sense to draw swords against the symptoms, but to recognize the cause -- and then things get complex.
One doesn't defeat a cause by preaching against it alone; there is a certain amount of railing and doctrinizing that must occur for it to be widely recognized among the strong, who are otherwise interested in their "real world" lives apart from politics and the futures of masses of people (this is, in fact, healthy, as you will see later in this article). But to react too clearly to something is to set yourself apart in a specialized camp of "not-cause," and thus to be only able to preach against it; it's more important to counteract it, and one does that as one creates a civilization: by forming something better and promoting it at the expense of all things of a weaker will.
Clearly our current society is in deep doo-doo. Its overpopulation and endless consumption and waste alone will doom it, but even further, it lacks heroic and creative spirit, and thus is given to endless internal debate which obscures any real meaning and any real chance at change. When ten thousand people fill a hall, each screaming his or her own theory of what is right and wrong, what ends up occurring is noise, not signal, and not reason. Therefore it is better that a select group move outside the hall of discourse, and through action establish a civilization-value-system and worldview that is not only contrary to that of the screaming crowd, but demonstrates through its existence a healthier life.
This amounts to a change not on the political or social or academic levels, but on the most practical level there is: values. Most people will spend their lives focused on themselves and their families, but will apply their values to what they teach their children, and, more importantly, how they choose to live, setting an example not only for children but for neighbors and friends. This is how influence actually spreads; we all look toward those who have what we would like to have, and if we're not parasites, we seek to emulate it on our own terms instead of taking it from them via subterfuge or violence and claiming it as our own. This is important because unless we have some understanding of it, stealing it will make it last a generation, but it will then be lost, since the object or basic behavior will not translate across times and individuals.
It is fortunate that most people are thus fixated on individual lives, because values are the only way to spread meaningful change. Politics in a democracy is option A or option B, but rarely a chance to define your own; the closest it gets is analogous to a buffet or salad bar, where you have a finite number of ingredients but you -- in your fortunate "freedom" and "liberty" -- get to choose which percentages of each you put on your plate. From this we get Communism (egalitarian totalitarianism), libertarianism (conservative anarchism), conservatism (liberal tradition-oriented reactionarism), and so on. None of these will do anything but reshuffle the cards in the deck already dealt to us, and thus no meaningful change will come of them. Values, on the other hand, permeate the daily lives of individuals who make things happen, not the stuffy boardrooms of government or the spacy, distant halls of academia.
When you see alien culture invading your own, or alien people in charge of (for example) your media and government, it's important to recognize that this could not have occurred without significant internal rot in the values of your society. Parasites fail attacking the strong, but when something with wealth shows signs of weakness, they're at the door with carpet-bags in hand. If there's aliens among you, it's because cultural values didn't exist to prevent that, or more likely, values became so degenerate that people began doing things for individual gratification alone, having nothing of a higher nature for which to live. This is the enemy, not the symptom: the alien you see walking past, or the people of your tribe with alien values, although the latter should be snuffed for being failures of good breeding.
If I could say one thing to the strong, and one only, it would be this -- attacking the rot is a failing strategy, so instead, assert that which is strong and never give assent to the weakness. There are enough of us still left, despite centuries of genocidal breeding and passive middle eastern religions (Christianity, and to a smaller degree, Judaism), that we can by doing what is right avoid what is wrong. When enough people have achieved consensus of what is right, the basis of a new civilization exists, and this can be asserted purely through will: This is what I choose. From that point, the trivial tasks including clearing from among us those of alien values will be a corollary, and a natural inclination arising from the values already achieved.
January 3, 2005