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Types of Courage

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Courage—especially social courage—and adventure or thrill-seeking are not the same thing.

Courage is a quality most needed by members of the white racial movement. Conviction and the strength and spirit to stand up to totalitarian authorities and the crowd (often a lynch mob) are more important by far than conventionally “brave” danger-seeking traits.

Whites as a group rank high on the adventure/thrill-seeking scale, but true courage is in short supply.

White racialism in Jewish societies requires enormous social courage: the mental or moral strength or firmness of spirit that enables a man to persevere and withstand danger, fear, extreme difficulty, captivity, and even death without flinching or retreating.

It is the possession of sand, mettle, fortitude, resilience of mind and spirit, the ability to hold one’s own, fight for principle, keep up morale when opposed, interfered with, or checked. It is resolution, a set purpose, persistence, a determination to achieve one’s end, unswerving tenacity, unwillingness to recognize defeat.

“Adventure,” in contrast, suggests an enjoyment, seeking, or disposition to encounter dangers or risks, usually of a physical rather than spiritual, psychological, moral, emotional, or social nature.

Pushing further along the spectrum of egocentrism, the synonym “daredevil” implies the ostentatious, sensational, or bizarre courting of uncommon danger, and “foolhardy” the needless tempting or incurring of unnecessary risks and a lack of concern or forethought about the consequences of probable disaster.


The adventuresome and questing nature that typified the vanguard of the white race during its expansionist phase was not inherently wrong in my view, although it primarily entailed facing personal, physical, external dangers rather than taking unpopular social stands.

It is striking that one rarely associates adventurers with the kind of courage that social protest requires in a Jewish society. In fact, the two seem almost unrelated when viewed in that light.

Exploration, settlement, conquest, and white racial expansion transformed the planet. Traditionally, the West admired, celebrated, and rewarded such behavior, further incentivizing an innate disposition.


Leif Ericsson Statue, Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Explorers: Ferdinand Magellan, Willem Barents, Robert Peary, Robert Falcon Scott
  • Frontiersmen, scouts, mountain men, and their overseas equivalents: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Henry Morton Stanley
  • Mountain climbers: Edmund Hillary
  • Astronauts and test pilots: Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield
  • Scientists: Jacques, Auguste, and Bertrand Piccard
  • Miscellaneous: Jacques Cousteau, Thor Heyerdahl


Gemini 4 astronaut Edward White II during the first American spacewalk, 1965

Today, coincident with white demographic collapse and possible extinction, our race has developed or adopted ideologies that necessarily condemn such traits as inherently evil, given the negative consequences our questing, conquering nature has had upon non-white races and non-human organisms and ecosystems.

However, as a personal matter I am not compelled to condemn whites on these grounds because I do not believe in anti-white racism or extreme environmental ideologies.

Daredevils and Thrill Seekers

“Daredevil” is a synonym for adventurer, except that daredevils are characterized by greater egocentrism. Though both adventurers and daredevils cluster toward the individualist versus the collectivist end of the human spectrum, adventurers display more social purpose, despite the egoistic element.

Often there is no social utility whatsoever in the acts of daredevils or thrill-seekers. Some participants or performers may be paid for their behavior, yet money does not seem to be their primary motivation. They may also seek (and win) the plaudits of the crowd, including millions of television viewers, but, again, it is unclear that this is their primary motivation, either.

Extreme Sports

One definition of extreme sports is “a leisure or recreational activity where the most likely outcome of a mismanaged accident or mistake is death or serious bodily injury.”

For a list of 42 extreme sports classified according to whether they take place on land, water, or in the air, see the introductory section here.

  • Bullfighting
  • Tightrope walking: the German Wallenda family
  • Ski jumping, invented by Norwegians in 1809
  • Auto racing
  • Skydiving (parachuting) and its variants. (Not an extreme sport when done to save lives.)

Perhaps predictably, extreme recreational behavior has devolved into:


And presumably we haven’t hit bottom yet.

Daredevils and Thrill-Seekers

  • Yakima Canutt, American rodeo rider and Hollywood stuntman who died in Hollywood in 1986—at age 90!
  • Evel Knievel—considerably less fortunate.


Cops and Soldiers

Although military and police work are related to the topic under discussion, they are too complex to deal with in a brief overview.

Suffice it to say that people drawn to such occupations are more collectivist, conformist, authoritarian, and obedient than are adventurers, thrill-seekers, or social rebels.

Nevertheless, their essential motivation tends to be egocentric. (Astronauts and test pilots straddle the adventure-military categories.) Cops and soldiers crave excitement, variety, adventure, combat, and the opportunity to hurt or kill people with government approval. Many of the same psychological lures that draw people into motorcycle gangs or organized crime draw others into military and police work.

American soldier having fun: Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq. You've come a long way, baby.

The degree of egocentrism and bully-boy sadism involved varies across time, nations, peoples, prevailing ethical systems, and the specific cause represented. But, regardless, egocentrism, excitement, and a craving for violence (in imagination, at least, inflicted upon others rather than received) are prime motivators.

The Rebel

There is a dividing line between adventurers and thrill-seekers on the one hand and white activists on the other. Stated bluntly, adventurous activities, including those that risk life and limb, are comparatively easy for members of our race to engage in, while challenging the powers that be—the real ones—is intensely scary, stressful, and hard.

Partly this is due to Jewish techniques of repression, honed for centuries, probably millennia, within Jewish communities. For contemporary totalitarianism—Communism (“people’s democracy”) and Orwellian-style “liberal democracy”—is essentially an externalization, globally, of what was formerly inward-directed repression.

Jews today exercise power unsurpassed by any other individual, group, or institution on earth. How long this situation will last is impossible to say. But if you’ve been digging for “the Answer,” the solution to the riddle of what makes the world tick, and your spade finally strikes “Jew,” then look no further. The live cable you’ve unearthed carries the secret power that can electrocute you.

Jews are the Main Enemy.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of exceedingly powerful, evil, dangerous non-Jewish (though usually not Jew-free) power centers in the world that can and do harm mankind, and can potentially harm or kill you, too. But none of them compare to the Jew. It is this fact that renders most historical parallels of little value as guides to contemporary revolutionary thought.

Despite their insatiable appetites and demands, and Jews are unconstrained by laws; they do not obey them and do not have to obey them. They are also unconstrained by morality. Therefore, there are no serious internal or external constraints upon their behavior.

Plenty of adventurers and daredevils court and even meet death daily for frivolous or even meaningless reasons. Yet few whites step forward to challenge the evil machinations of Jews and governments. It seems some other quality of character is required.

Jews resort to murder and physical violence with impunity. No government stops them. Indeed, governments are their accomplices, facilitators, and enablers. Jews delegitimize governments, or governments delegitimize themselves by their subservience to Jewry.  “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

“Fear of the Jews” is a major factor in white passivity. (As is love of the Jews—but that’s a different subject.)

But the dangers faced by a white activist, or potential activist, are not limited to death and injury. Offensive psychological and social weapons perfected over centuries within the shtetl and the ghetto target every element of human wants and needs:

  • Physiological: food, water, sex, sleep, medical care and vital medications.
  • Safety: freedom from incarceration, security of body, employment, resources, family, health, and property.
  • Belonging: friendship, family, loyalty, affection, acceptance, love, sexual intimacy.
  • Esteem: self-esteem, confidence, achievement, reputation, respect of others.
  • Self-actualization: denial of human rights, access to facts, the freedom to speak the truth about the world or one’s moral values.

Even when not consciously grasped, all of these threats are unconsciously sensed.

It requires extraordinary heroism to challenge such overwhelming, Orwellian power, hatred, and evil. Even the bravest adventurers and thrill-seekers lack the courage or inclination to do so.

Aviator Charles Lindbergh, The Lone Eagle, was a classic adventurer, one of the very few who has spoken out against Jewish power. (English explorer Richard Francis Burton [1821–1890] was another—now there’s an adventurer for you!)

Yet, when attacked with the full panoply of Jewish viciousness, he withdrew into a traumatized isolation and silence that lasted the remainder of his life. His wife, author and heiress Anne Morrow Lindbergh, provided an exquisite description (pp. 12 ff.) of the Jewish-instigated social ostracism the couple experienced, and the same deeply traumatized psychological-emotional response is detectable in her words:

I am . . . attached to the worldly things . . . mind more giving up friends, popularity, etc., mind much more criticism and coldness and loneliness. . . . Will I be able to shop in New York at all now? I am always stared at — but now to be stared at with hate, to walk through aisles of hate!

Mrs. Lindbergh was willing to throw truth and moral principle to the winds, to see tens of millions of white people killed in war (“I would prefer to see this country at war than shaken by violent anti-Semitism”), just to escape the personal consequences of speaking out.

That is a subtle and exact form of social control.

The willingness to court death and physical danger and the courage to oppose Jewish power are not the same.

But what factors motivate our courageous rebels? What sets them apart from other human beings, including adventurers and thrill-seekers?


  • Automotive pioneer Henry Ford, publisher of the classic The International Jew
  • Anti-Communists: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Joseph McCarthy
  • Revolutionaries: George Lincoln Rockwell, William L. Pierce
  • Holocaust revisionists: Robert Faurisson, Ernst Zündel, Professor Arthur Butz
  • Scots-Canadian human rights attorney Douglas Christie
  • Historian David Irving


To date, every white rebel has “lost,” in the sense of failing to cast off our Jewish-Communist yoke, or liberating the white race from slavery and impending doom.

Yet, to my mind, every one of them has won.

As author Andrew Lytle noted, “Since fear and desire make all of us tremble, the first quest of the hero is triumph over himself.”

The rebels achieved this personal and social (for it is social, too) triumph, edging us closer to the day of victory, while lesser men snowboarded down mountains, clung precariously to sheer rock faces, or BASE jumped from skyscrapers.



  1. Spectator
    Posted October 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Great article. Deserves widespread attention and further development.

    Thanks for citing Lytle in addition to the more-expected sources. He was indeed a courageous man. From Eden to Babylon well worth attention.

    The hell Lindbergh endured was made immeasurably worse by the cowardice and (ultimately) lack of support he faced in his marriage. I am certain that a strong and humorous wife would have helped a great deal. Instead he married Anne Morrow. Lots to contemplate. Of course the poor woman had already been traumatized by the murder of her child.

  2. Jaego Scorzne
    Posted October 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m reminded of Maurice Samuel’s book “You Gentiles”. He develops the idea of fundamental split between the Aryan and Semetic minds. One is obsessed with Sport and the other with Truth – with Survival as a means to that. To the Jew, we aren’t Serious. No serious person would risk his life for such frivolous ends. Now I certainly don’t endorse his carte blanche condemnation, but as a criticism of a late stage of decadence, it has some validity.

    Likewise, any idea of chivalry is seen also as a “game”. War is for keeps. So where would Mr Samuels put mercy in his hierarchy of values? Not too high I think, not for Gentiles that is.

    His thesis weakens as he extends it to our Science and Philosophy. He says Jews can do them, but since they as the Chosen have the Revelation, these are reduced to the status of games as well. One begins to feel the alien quality of Mr Samuels and realizes that Prof MacDonald is correct: if and when their Conquest Project goes off the rails, many will withdraw back into their own Universe.

  3. Greg Paulson
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    This was superb! It is refreshing to hear an author who really understands the Jewish Problem as opposed to those who fancy themselves “respectable” White Nationalists who continually downplay the JP or suggest idiotic partnerships with the Jews, as if it was a real possibility.

    We need more articles like this in the North American New Right.

    Also, in response to the comment about Lindbergh marrying a lesser woman…opposite personalities (in some respects) usually attract each other. If Lindbergh was such an exception, a hero, than what are the odds he would find himself with a woman who has the same qualities? Women are much less likely to question social taboos than men are, and men like Lindbergh are rare as it is.

    Basically, we can’t expect our women to have all the desirable feminine qualities and also those of the best men. Not to say that heroic, feminine women don’t exist, but the combination is extremely rare. We should be content with feminine women who except and identify as racially conscious whites, even if they don’t do so publicly or can’t take serious social pressure very well, provided they stand by you (hell, many WNs should be content with less than that).

    All that being said, of course I find Anne Morrow’s comments disgusting and shameful.

  4. April Gaede
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    This summer I had an exchange with my mother in law, (we were arguing about her pushing Christianity on my 7 year old) in which I told her that if it was as difficult to be a Christian as a White Nationalist, there were be no churches, and the vast majority of the “devout” wouldn’t have the guts to even own a bible.

    • Sandy
      Posted October 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      What you say is true April and until like Kevin McDonald’s favorite study group we also have a spiritual driving force behind us we are not going to make much progress. Do we reboot what has driven us for so long or do we at this difficult time risk changing horses in mid stream?

  5. White Republican
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Andrew Hamilton’s remark that the Jews are unconstrained by laws and morality should be corrected to mean the laws and morality of their host societies. The Jews have their own laws and morality, and these are radically collectivist and totalitarian in character, as Kevin MacDonald and Israel Shahak have shown. Jewish law and morality govern virtually every aspect of Jewish life. According to John Beaty’s The Iron Curtain Over America, the Talmud has over 12,000 regulations.

    The courage needed to be steadfast may be more rare and more constructive than the courage needed to perform spectacular acts of physical courage. Gustave Le Bon remarked in Les Opinions et les Croyances that “if spontaneous acts of great heroism are frequent, one observes small acts of daily heroism more rarely . . . It is very just that academies charged with distributing prizes for virtue prefer to award them for continuous small acts of heroism.”

  6. CompassionateFascist
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    There are many outstanding contemporary examples of valiant people who confronted the JewPower: Joe Sobran & Revilo Oliver, who walked away from the NR when Buckley sold out to Zion; Ron Paul right now who refuses to truckle to the Israel gang; Pat Buchanan, ditto; the guys at Alternative Right; KMac, and many other past and present Keepers of the Flame that you can find on the web. Fact is, most Nordics and Anglo-Saxons are still economically “comfortable” w/in the current JewPonzi and won’t revolt until it collapses altogether. In Germany, by 1912, all the “anti-semitic” political parties were out of business; people were still “comfortable”. The Jews were riding high. 20 years later, a sea-change had taken place. So it will be in America, and the signs are all around. That “mob” on Wall Street for instance. Adbusters, a non-Jewfriendly operation, got the ball-rolling. That’s why Jews from Mayor Bloomberg to Ilana Issacson (aka Mercer) to Mickey Cantor are twitching about nervously. The situation ripens, the flavor improves.

  7. Euromike
    Posted October 9, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Outdoor sports and any kind of athletic activity is a good thing. For many it is their spiritual practice. They are pushing the limits of what they can do. That is admirable. How many out-of-shape, overweight white nationalists are there? We need both the moral courage of our onvictions, as well as physical courage, good health, vitality, energy. ‘Mens sano in corpore sano’.
    We need the whole package if we are to lead by example.

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