“We must always possess the character of the true revolutionary. It is not the character that you observe in the little men of the old parties, blown hither and thither by every gust of convenience opinion, elated by a little success, downcast by a little failure, gossiping and chattering about the prospects of the next five minutes, jostling for place, but not so forward in service. Without loyalty, endurance, or staying power, such a character is the hallmark of financial democratic politics. It is the opposite of National Socialism.
In the true revolutionary, the first quality is the power to endure. Constancy, loyalty to cause and comrades, manhood and stability of nature.”—Oswald Mosley
There is, for each of us, a passage in a book or a portion of a speech that ignites something, deep, deep down within us. And, no matter how much time lapses between when you first came upon it and this present moment, it continues to illuminate, for the truths it contains, the light it shines, the hope it gives are never to be forgotten or unfelt.
For me, Mosley’s words have always resonated with and reenergized my spirit. I have returned again and again to this speech. Sometimes I recall his words in an inspired state of quiet joy for the strides we make as a folk and a movement, but more often than not, I return to this speech to help overcome feelings of utter, solitary despair for the state of the world we find ourselves in: we have been handed a fight we never picked, but must resolve to keep fighting until we win if we want to continue as a folk, as a race, or even as a constant presence on this plane of existence.
It is not easy, this battle we wage daily, in ways both micro and macro. But we are in it. And we shall not surrender. Words like those Mosley left us are huge helps in keeping that flame of inspired courageousness in front of us, lighting the way. Because we still have light, we shall not surrender, and because we shall not surrender, we shall prevail.
It’s not the unsurrendering that is difficult, of course, it is the enduring until we prevail that is hard. Mundane daily life is a grind, particularly so for those of us who fight a fight that is not (right now) taking place on battlefields, but in media, in education, in social mores, and in the souls and minds of our fellow folk. This is, of course, no accident. Without high drama, it all seems so . . . uninspiring.
Energies flag for lack of perceived motion; plans fade if not immediately acted on, hopes wither, hearts die, and eventually the soul and mind will bow out. We must not bow out because it is not as glorious as our mass-media soaked imaginations would like. We must endure, we must work on, we must continue. We do make progress, we do make a difference, what we do does matter. Our goal is to re-establish a whole shining ethos, taking the very building blocks of what once was and creating what shall be again. Before us are the tasks of gathering the bricks, setting the foundations, keeping track of what we have to work with. And we shall do so, and we shall keep doing so, until all is ready and the physical rebuilding can begin. It takes all of us, though, from the brick carriers to the architects, to those who keep the foundations.
Counter-Currents is one of the foundations upon which so many of our theoretical bricks and plans are set, to be kept whole and kept track of for when they will be implemented in more than metapolitical ways. It must endure, it must keep on, it must continue to be an inspiration for all who actively carry on the work of restarting a world, and for those who are still arriving, it must be a clarion call, and a place where the fire of words such as Mosley’s is never extinguished.
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We must never pass away, must not fade
Into a past that will not be kind. For those
Who no longer remain will not be made
Into memories; the future bestows
No such promises. If we are not here
Then we might as well have never been, all
Our folkways, our glories, will disappear–
Or worse. The future has no qualms, will call
High civilizations theirs, great history theirs, talents, skills
Theirs, theirs . . . everything . . . theirs. We will be
Erased. We will be forgotten. We will
Not be rediscovered by those who’d see
Our truths, no one will be looking backward:
Should we fade away, there’ll be no record.
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