"DEATH TO THE JEWS" - Alex Linder1
All great things perish from their own strengths. It may be, as Alex Linder - and he is quite a smart fellow - says, that the Jews are responsible for much of it. But to me it seems there's a more likely explanation, but like most obvious things in complex situations, it hides behind several levels of interpretations. These levels compensate for time and the independent reaction of autonomous beings to the effects of the previous level. When we peel away these levels, we're left with a simple truth that flowered into a complex downfall - as are most things in nature.
Indo-European society also grew in several layers. On top of a series of stone-age populations, groups of northern people, both proto-Celtic and proto-Nordid, emerged from the climactic extremes of Scandinavia and Russia and made their way into the rest of the world. These people were strong in a way that physicality cannot describe - they had spiritual strength, which translated into both amazing physical feats and a relentless creative genius that found them positions of power among the people they encountered. Was it that they were conquerors? In part, but the more likely explanation is simpler: they were better leaders, and therefore were accepted as a gift.
These peoples had subjected themselves to the most rigorous conditions of survival yet seen by any human population. Going to the far North, where winter is long and resources are few, they had to be adaptive and physically tough in order to survive. Even further, and here's the real test, they had to have an overpowering sense of spiritual positivity and strength to thrive in an unforgiving and bleak, grey climate. Their sunlight was within for most of the year. In those regions, suicide is common, as those who lack the inner compass toward belief in the positive become depressed and collapse.
The prevailing belief was something like this: everything that happens has reason, and therefore, we adapt as we can because we believe in life - no matter how bleak it now seems. This was a spirituality of willing hands and warlike determination as much as any New Agey positivism. It was one of the first forms of what we now call cosmic idealism, in that it placed all physical suffering and loss secondary to the achievement of the utmost goal, which was the transcendent appreciation of life and understanding of the cosmic order so not only to endure in it, but to continue its work of ever-higher evolution and greater achievement. This was the great strength of these people, which kept them moving forward despite grievous losses and foreboding circumstance.
As a result of this conditioning for many generations, when they spilled out of the north they were as the earliest Greeks, Romans and Indians were described: fine flaxen hair, radiant blue eyes, tall and with an uncanny inner perception. People from the post-Stone Age tribes who witnessed them described them as gods because wherever they went, barrenness was turned into fecundity, sorrow into joy, confusion into order. This was their inner light; their inner sun. They had a spiritual certainty that made it easy for them to be nurturing when it was time, and to kill without any kind of moral compunction when appropriate.
They had no excessive urge to kill, nor any response to it. To them, death did not change the sum total of energy and complexity in the universe, so if the death was compatible with the cosmic order, it was not a loss or a gain. They even viewed their own deaths this way, praising the heroism of those who fell, mourning them with a reserve tempered by joy at the achievements of those brave warriors, even in death. Their spiritual view was best summed up perhaps by those who created an offshoot of this culture in India:
What is important to these heroes is not that death occur, but that it occur in such a way as to complement the transcendent structure of the universe; to them, the entirety of the universe is an organism, and it is healthy when its cells are arranged in an intelligent design. The lives of the cells themselves are transient, and the consciousness they feel is a property of the universe itself, thus neither they nor it lose anything by their deaths, but if the universe gains a greater degree of order, entropy is postponed and any deaths incurred were worth it. (This is not a philosophy for beginners: most have to meditate frequently for several years to see the value of even what is carefully worded in this paragraph.)
The appearance of these people into the post-Stone Age communities of central Europe took a group of people about as intelligent as the average white farm laborer in the mid-1800s and transformed them into one of the world's most vital societies. Europe was already ahead of the game, as far as certain realizations of intellect and emotion, but only after the appearance of these higher-caste populations did it truly take a lead over the East and Middle East, rapidly outpacing them in every area of civilization. What made these people so powerful was the universal order they worshipped: by confronting adversity without fear, they had shaped themselves into a stronger population, and after many generations, had risen impressively in every area of ability.
An important side note here is that the history of Europe provides only one slice of history; presumably, similar populations were created in Asia and Africa, but those may have been many years before, and it would be hard to compare their abilities to those of the Northern dwellers. Comparisons aren't important. What is important is the principle that those who subject themselves to the greatest rigor, the greatest discipline, and the most comprehensive long-term plan are those who evolve most favorably. But as is commonly said, that which goes up must come down, and starting only a few thousand years after the great Northern expansion, Europe began to decay.
By the time of the late 1800s, it was clear that the decay had manifested itself and taken over. Like a forlorn rearguard, the best artists and philosophers of the day summarized remarkably coherent worldviews and carefully committed them to record, as if unsure that such thinkers would come about again. Through circumstance, both Christianity and the industrial revolution were in full bloom, and those two entities - one an absolute spiritualism, the other a resolute materialism - distracted the European people from the basic question of their own health as a popular, in terms of the inner strength that had brought them so far.
At the present time the decline is rampant. Most Euripids have no idea what propels their lives, so they settle for "filling" their time with pleasant things - whether merely material or not, they are usually analogues of some form, such that even if they are abstract pleasures, they are taken in the same way one would a physical pleasure: consumption without integration into a larger form. Although we're all familiar with the picture of the average American - couch-sitting, TV-watching, in a desperate marriage or neurotically single, going to work for ten hours a day and then trying to find ways to evade death for a few hours before sleep - the same situation has come to visit Europe, where people work less and focus more on life but still have that nagging inner voice that suggests emptiness. There may be nothing for which they would gladly give their lives, supposing it bettered the order of the World!
We can perform any kind of diagnosis we want, but without the spiritual certainty of having some fully coherent world-order in our minds, we will only be "sure" of its accuracy when it's a postmortem. We have forgotten the philosophies that connect our world to our actions and our values, and therefore, we are simply guessing at what the causes might be, because we have no firm starting point - no conception of world-order - from which to make our diagnosis. It is for this reason that modern people are obsessed with deconstruction, supposing that if they strip away all that they know, they can start from square zero and form a complete picture of the workings of their world. They can, but only the best among them, and then only if they dedicate their lives to that task.
There is no question that Alex Linder and Adolf Hitler are genius intellects. Likewise, there is little doubt that Aristotle and Nietzsche were anything less, and it is widely known that Arthur Schopenhauer is perhaps the smartest man on record within recent centuries. All are highly intelligent malcontents who upon perceiving the structure behind the world of appearances in the society around them, saw a great sickness, and became its antagonist, giving their lives to change it as they saw best possible. The question before us now is whether they did enough, or whether they put the puzzle together enough - no, that's not the question. The question is whether or not we can put together the puzzle they have carefully prepared and, more than knowing, act upon it.
What they perceived cannot be summarized by Mr. Linder's statement "Death to the Jews," but clearly none of them were positive toward the Jewish people or Judaism. Schopenhauer saw Judaism as a filthy faith fit only for used car salesmen and insurance frauds; to his mind, it justified such behaviors, and therefore only people so inclined would find it fulfilling. Nietzsche carefully praised the Jews backhandedly while pointing out their permanent spiritual deficiencies, concluding by through his praise appealing to values they would find wholly alien. Having learned from the exampe of Wagner, Nietzsche saw no need for a head-on assault against Judaism when it would result in defeat, because passive people are experts at appearing the victim whenever criticized. Hitler and Linder, being masculine characters, have no need for delicate footwork, and simply advocate removal of Jews and Jewish culture from European lands, preferring to relegate the camel-traders to Israel.
However, these solutions are alarmingly physical, meaning that while they remove the immediacy of a perceived problem, it's unclear as to whether or not they fix the underlying weakness that allows such a thing to take root and manipulate the spirit of a nation. Further, it's not clear that the Jews are cause of our misfortune, or simply leeches on a wound, and while their removal clearly will aid the healing of that wound, it in and of itself cannot achieve that healing, and runs the risk of making us feel an oncologic solution to the problem has cured us entirely, when in fact a longer-term course of therapy is needed. It's too bad, in a way, as it would be handy to blame the Jews, gas them all, and then move on to a better future. Clearly in the West that would improve our lot, but it would not heal what ails us.
At this point, we must ask the two questions fundamental to any medical practice: What went wrong? and How do we fix it? These questions require us to look deeply into the natural patterns that occur when a strong force becomes sedentary, and to overlook for a moment the more complicated answers and the overly simple ones, instead favoring the answers that are plausible in terms of natural entropy: how things fall apart, with no one's fault but time and the steady creep of disorganization that goes along with it. When we reach this mindset, we have come to the first stage of the mental clarity necessary to conceive of what must be done - and to carry it out, although it would shock us, were we to retain the trained mentality common in society at this point in history.
July 1, 2005