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Ditching the Black Pill;
Or, How I Freed Myself from the Shekel

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As of late, many in the movement have been both advocating and adopting the deleterious philosophy of the so-called “Black Pill.” Those held in thrall by the nihilistic tendrils of the “Black Pill” ideology posit that — quite bluntly — hope is futile, change a fleeting mirage, and White racial preservation improbable.

This train of thought, this philosophy, is crude, destructive, and alien to the soul of European man. The European has dominated the earth because of our penchant for action. Civilizationally, we Europeans are the agents of our historical change, and as such we aren’t beholden to the limits which enfeeble other races. As children of Europe we are all heirs to a heroic ancestral past, a past which challenges us to exceed our limitations and to strive for what lays just beyond the infinite horizon. Those who worship at the altar of the “Black Pill,” conversely, worship a false and foreign deity who is anathema to our religion of destiny.

Acolytes of the poisonous ideology that is the “Black Pill” often cite that the master of classical erudition, Baron Julius Evola, or the widely-quoted Oswald Spengler as being the first “Black-Pillers.” But they premise their contrived nihilism on an improper understanding of both Evola and Spengler, and their works. In accordance with the ‘Faustian’ nature of European racial civilization, Evola believed that action, liberated from the concern of outcome, was the key to attaining a transcendental overcoming of the limitations of the self. In Man and Technics, Spengler wrote that “Only dreamers believe that there is a way out. Optimism is cowardice.”[1]

Blind optimism is cowardice, zealous adherence to that which is delusional is cowardice; what is not cowardice, however, is a philosophical vindication of the nihilism that is “Black Pill” ideology. Spengler continues:

We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who, during the eruption of Vesuvius, died at his post because they forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one thing that can not be taken from a man.[2]

The greatness that is the European race stems from the heroic dimension of our beings. We are the masters of our destiny, the purveyors of planetary change, because we value action, the action to overcome ourselves and those external foes who would love nothing more than for our race to regress to a bestial state of endless production and consumption.

The “Black Pill” ideology is nihilistic and fatalistic, and though these philosophical precepts are part of our great cultural milieu, they are not the defining traits of the White racial character. Nihilism serves a purpose. The Great Zarathustra himself, Friedrich Nietzsche, was a nihilist, but his was a “positive” nihilism. Nietzsche believed in a “creative destruction,” that for something to created, something else must first be destroyed. Nietzsche’s “positive” nihilism aligns with the cyclical nature of the cosmic order, and is in accordance with what we White ethnonationalists value; namely, a return to normalcy and to our peoples’ rightful place within the hierarchy of the world. The cities of ancient Greece weren’t destroyed, they were incorporated into the then-blossoming Roman Empire. Ancient Rome didn’t fall, it was revitalized by Germanic peoples who had more in common with the great men of old Rome, like Julius Caesar or Scipio Africanus, than the hordes who occupied then-degenerated Empire.

Fatalism is the ‘nihilistic’ philosophical belief that regardless of the choices made, that the inevitable is destined to happen. Fatalism is in direct opposition to the greatness of the European soul because it subjugates our destiny to an inevitable, unalterable fate. The fatalist believes that if I take “x action,” then “x result” is unavoidable, and as Europeans we are agents of our change, masters of our own destiny. We act to free ourselves from the limitations of an inevitable future. “Black-Pillers” postulate that the White world is dead, but more often than not they neglect to follow up in the affirmative, that though this world might be lost, our race is not lost, our race is glorious and we will rebuild a world more glorious than the last. This is not the cowardice of blind optimism described by Spengler, but rather an attestation of our White racial history and the promise that our historical legacy illuminates the potential for a brighter future. Those who adhere to a “Black Pill” ideology do so in a spirit contra to the European, Faustian soul.

Our history is glorious, and our reign has been supreme, because we act to surpass ourselves and the limitations that others impose upon us. By conceding that life is futile and that action is meaningless, we are capitulating to the very forces that have the power to propel our people to victory. When a boundary is set or a limitation imposed, we destroy it, for no other reason than because we can, and must…


[1] Spengler, Oswald (2002). Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

[2] Ibid.

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  1. BroncoColorado
    Posted November 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    An impassioned and rousing article, but falls short of even suggesting a mechanism whereby we can overcome the inner and outer forces and obstacles which constrain and limit our active responses to the present nightmare. In fact I don’t think a master plan or some sort of mechanistic technical fix is even possible at this late stage. The solution won’t be nuts and bolts but biological in origin. We have 3 or 4 races engaged in a struggle for global mastery and survival. The White race collectively doesn’t realize it is locked in a bitter fight for survival, the other 3 races do recognize this struggle. The White race is currently engaged in providing for its temporary comfort and entertainment, while at the same time providing for the welfare and growth of its implacable enemies. We are kept from seeing this reality by the globalist forces controlling the media of news and entertainment. The coming struggle will be a struggle of racial populations. Quality will beat quantity but our survival will still require a youthful and growing population. Faustian Man envisions himself on a rocket ship to Mars, but the great Faustian epic of the coming age will be the simple one of raising large healthy White families and adhering to the noble traditions of our ancestors.

    • Varick von Wiligutti
      Posted November 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

      Great article. I would disagree with your assessment though. The solution is racial survival, then revival. Like the racial regeneration that occured in ancient Greece or Rome, as written in the article.

    • Franklin Ryckaert
      Posted November 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

      “Faustian” man is typically an individualist, hence his tendency to non-conformism, a prerequisite for discovering or inventing new things. That type of man is indeed the glory of the white race, it can however also be its undoing. If we keep on glorifying “Faustian” man with his creative or courageous individualism, making great discoveries or creating great benefits “for humanity”, but neglecting the collective interests of his own race, then that great race in the struggle for survival may very well disappear from the face of the earth and with it “Faustian” man himself. We should emphasize “down to earth” collective survival concerns and stop dreaming about “conquering the stars”. The collectivists – primitive like the Blacks, or cunning like the Jews – may very well inherit the earth, while “Faustian” man, with his eyes fixed on the stars may lose it. If a modern white man wants to be a “non-conformist”, he should become a white nationalist. Saving his own race should become the challenge of “Faustian” man.

  2. Jón Einarsson
    Posted November 18, 2017 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Blessaður from Iceland. Beautiful essay Mr. Crowley. Unlike BroncoColorado I felt that the essay did provide a mechanism for change. We can overcome the forces that oppose us be simply being true to our characters. By being steadfast and true and by multiplying our numbers racial rebirth is possible.

  3. Phillip
    Posted November 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    It is not only important to state that we must keep going but that we figure out how to do so. Sometimes a head-on approach doesn’t work. Sometimes giving up on the obvious solutions and coming up with an unusual one is the key to victory.

    • Aedon Cassiel
      Posted November 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

      Yes. This is important.

      Depression is a psychological state that results when all one’s presently understood options are recognized to be dysfunctional. It works as a cue to stop the depressed person from repeating what doesn’t work. That should be a cue to accept that it’s time to stop and then take a break until you figure out what it is you’ve been missing, what it is you’ve misdiagnosed, what new option you didn’t understand you could take before. Approached from this angle, depression can be an adaptive response.

      But that’s what it should be — not a life philosophy.

  4. Ulrich
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Rebirth is possible. By reading your unrevised and unapologetic national and cultural histories, participating in public cultural and historical festivals. By engaging in a discourse of understanding of who you are as a people, your origins, your accomplishments, your set backs, yourself struggles, and your collective desires to maintain your respective national identities can the traditional peoples of Europe be reborn.
    But it will also have to include taken on those national and globalists forces which are poised against you. You will need to develop the collective Will to “fight” them politically, economically, and through the use public disobedience. You must also consider the use of force if necessary to protect your lives, your culture, and your nation from those forces from within and without which conspire to destroy you.
    Make efforts at increasing your birthrate. Defy national policies and begin homeschooling your children.
    It took 40 years for EU to wrought this level of destruction upon Europe. It will take 40 years to undo it. But it must start at some point soon or all will be lost.

  5. The Good
    Posted November 24, 2017 at 1:42 am | Permalink


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