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Letters: Environmentalism and Common Sense
My work as an editor of this site is mostly fun and intellectually rewarding. I receive tons of emails every week, from morons who send in their autobiographies of a ghetto-life in the suburbs, to intelligent and honest people who appreciate our ideas and wish to help us out in any way possible. Most of the response I get is wholly positive and that inspires our members to work even harder, to ensure that we remain on top of all the broken oversocialization and global finance that today plagues both the Internet and our modern society. Below are some interesting letters I've received during these past weeks, some of which were of intelligence and honesty, others which gave me a good laugh in between all the editorial work.
Hi Nik, thanks a lot for these honest questions, I appreciate your sincerity (we see little of this in modern society). I'll just go through your questions here like the structuralist I am:
1) I believe it's possible to maintain a society both through religion and science. Modern scientific thought is, as you say, most times materialistic - this is why most people need something to hold on to besides the good old Big Bang. Religion is a good way of filling this empty void, not only as platform for magic, but as a base for tradition and ideals. Ted Kaczynski would say that technology's like cheap sex or TV shows: once we've had it, we'll be after it again. Only by regulating technology and, like in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", avoiding it becoming the God of our time and thereby enslave us under a system meant to work for us, may we find a possible solution to the dilemma you present.
2) The old Nihilist forum was removed due to various reasons and instead linked to the CORRUPT forum, which is a traditionalist and transcendentalist movement close to the ideas of ANUS. On there you'll find several nihilists but also people with similar worldviews: nationalism, fascism, idealism, naturalism - you name it. What these individuals all share in common, is the belief that modern society is a disease and that tradition and realism can bring us out of that madness.
3) This question follows the same cyclic logic that makes 99.99 % black metal bands horrible. There is no contradiction in universal cultural separatism; we believe different cultures should not discriminate each other by fighting over territory within the same nation. This is achieved by what we like to call pan-nationalism, or that all nations have the right to become independent and nurture their own culture without another one knocking on the door. There will always be similarities and differences between cultures and if we can make nationalism one of those similarities, we're one step closer to the end of racism and beginning of true multiculturalism.
4) This is the sad part of our current situation: the things we've screwed up are permanent. Anything and everything we demolish will leave traces behind. What we must do is to make sure we don't continue this process, but stop it immediately. We can study the ecosystem that was there, reycle human material for use in other areas; one can melt steel etc., but ultimately this is a pragmatic question for building workers and scientists to work out - the solution is there, but the effects are as of now unknown to us.
I agree with you on the development of tools. Keep in mind though that a wise leader would make sure each individual would manage these things correctly; today we have a bunch of people watching TV, eating pop corn, and listening to Britney Spears all day - it takes a fool not to realize the devastating effects of letting such individuals handle important tools, often used for their own enrichment, disregarding environmental impact - "hey, it sells".
I hope this somewhat answered your questions, thanks again for the interesting challenges.
Thanks once more for an interesting reply, apart from what we usually receive here...
You're right about the basic psychology of the Crowd: 97 % or more will always be peasants by nature, that's nothing we can ever change. This is also one of the main reasons to why democracy is so stupid: it assumes that all individuals are able to make independent choices, hitting the right spot through what's popular at the moment, which is an illusion (the truth is that the economic elite is regulating the opinions of the Crowd through massmedia, making sure their wallet is fat, while the people have to pay for it all - that's the kind of "freedom" we're talking about here). Reality tells us that the truth often is uncomfortable for most people and therefore avoided, thus not popular and never brought up as a problem within democracies. Notice how our current democratic societies in the West respond to the climate changes and massively growing overpopulation: "we'll change the light bulbs, praise freeedom, and slide back into the TV-world to catch the latest epise of Seinfeld". No wonder some people think we're heading towards The Armageddon [...]
In a society designed to assign the right people to the right kind of tasks, we won't be seeing these TV-sitters ruling our countries. Intelligent leaders take over the state affairs and the peasants do their work - and that's ALL they have to do. I agree with you to 100 % on the subject of totalitarianism, and while ANUS supports dictatorship, it's leaning towards a cultural regulation of people's behaviour. Why? It's natural, it's nurturing - and, as you say, it beats totalitarianism by far. We can indoctrinate people to follow our ideals but this, at least from my point of view, is only short-term thinking; people need to understand why society should be designed according to specialization, and through symbolism in culture, this is fully possible. The Nordics realized this and maintained a strict caste system based on ancient folklore and myths. I believe more in this form of fascism, than the kind of paranoid totalitarian system that usually debunks itself or becomes overthrown by a mass of morons screaming for free cable TV and sodomy laws.
Why are humanity in deep shit? Democracy? Check. Christianity? Check. Crowdism? Check. We can reverse these by pointing out that they're insane and instead offer a solution, a replacement for these errors with something closer to reality. Nihilism gives us a more realistic interpretation of our situation, realism dictates what's real and what's not, and idealism avoids both the impotence in materialism and the supernatural wish-thinking found in judeochristian beliefs; we're one with our world and nothing will ever change that. As long as intelligent people rule and govern a system of clever design, where workers work and leaders lead, we'll at least be able to keep the morons at bay for another thousand years; nothing lasts forever ;-)
My God you're right, we totally forgot about those bands (how could we?). I'm not sure, but I think we have a ready answer to your question lying somewhere...here?
Thank you for reading the article and taking the time to write in. I don't think your parents are useless. Race-mixing, and caste-mixing, are bound to occur, and it is in part through this that we get interesting new populations. What is important is not destroying the original population through mixture. So when you think of your parents, what you're seeing is some people going a different way, but detaching themselves from their homelands and histories. This can have various degrees of success, and I wouldn't hold it against them. What I would do is try to find others who are mixed Germanic-African heritage and breed with the best so you can help create a new racial group. Take the best of both cultures, find some place where you can do it, and go for it. However, I'd recommend not sticking with a Germanic or pure-African population (North Africa is home to mixed Alpinid-Negroid populations that will approximately match your genetics, as are parts of the Middle East and Turkey) as you would then be helping destroy them. I think you've got a very mature take on this, and believe that with thoughtful people like yourself addressing this issue, we will find a practical yet compassionate solution to the current lack of national culture that has allowed cultural absorption by multinational corporations and media concerns. I hope you stay active in this area.
Generally; no, we don't. There are several environmental organizations that do a lot of good job, but what most of them have in common is that they all are humanists and believe that the current economic system is perfectly OK, as long as we regulate some companies and file taxes. The truth is that we're too many people on this earth, consuming way too much resources. From that point of view, charity is useless. We can't take the individual into account if we want to save this planet.
Thanks for your email!
In this cosmic order we do include all organisms, humans being one of them, but we do not believe in world views or ideologies that put focus only on one part (individuals, race, capitalism etc.), but instead try to find harmony by establishing a balance with Life as a whole. Our philosophy is built around the concept of holism, and if we present only a few symbols to convey this idea (race, culture, nature) it is to simplify our message. We don't need to write long essays on why we need to save frogs in the rain forest; they're part of what we see as beautiful and worth preserving.
I suggest you read more of our articles from the archive and explore more in depth what ANUS has to say about modern society and traditional values; you'll notice that we are one of the few movements today that, apart from misanthropes who through reactionary thinking, base their ideas on hate for humanity, dare to love all of life.
December 21, 2006