A Religion of the BloodChad Crowley
For decades, a series of perennially recurring schisms have taken place within the White Nationalist movement and hobbled it. Internal conflict ranging from economic ideology, to attitudes toward homosexuality, to religion has been detrimental. One of these divides is the rift between “Christians” and “Heathens.” For the most part, like all things in this age of perpetual dissolution, the gap between ideological and religious beliefs – or lack thereof – is largely illusory and symptomatic of the specious logic of postmodernism, operating along the disintegrating continuum of critical theory.
First and foremost, White Nationalism as a concept, regardless of ideological interpretations or iterations, is premised upon the foundational tenet that all European people need our own ethnostate, so as to prevent our destruction by the legions of anti-white forces arrayed against us. In Book One of Rhetoric, Aristotle asserted that the purpose of all politics is twofold: deciding what is advantageous for the community as a whole, as well as what is right and just within it. Internecine conflict is not beneficial to the community of our folk as a whole, nor our movement. Moreover, the religious debate is diametrically antithetical to the strategic objectives of White Nationalism as both a political and metapolitical movement.
All the elements of the doctrinal constellation of White Nationalism is based upon the sociobiological reality of race. It doesn’t matter if one is Christian, Heathen, Hindu, or something else; only if one is biologically, and thus, for lack of a better term, racially white; there is of course a spiritual dimension as well, which will be discussed further on. Up until very recently, history, before it became a bastardized subject myopically concerned with the memorization of dates and the spreading of liberal-humanist propaganda, was used by our ancient forebears, most notably the Greeks and Romans, as a device to intellectually inform while simultaneously imparting the time-honored values of morality and wisdom. However, this type of history has another, more noble purpose. When history is conceptualized as the past made manifest through events, memories, and a shared sense of racio-cultural identity, it is made relevant to those in the present by the vessel of tradition.
In this sense, the concept of tradition isn’t some static, vulgarized stereotype urging those in the present to recreate the hollow material culture of the past, but a living, dynamic process which imbues those peoples and cultures within its scope with the ability to utilize the spirit of the past as a means to preserve the memory and identity of one’s folk in the here and now. More fundamentally, by contemplating the past and rekindling our connection to it through the knowledge of historical parallels, we can engender a sense of continuity which will allow for a strategy for the future. Along these lines, the National Socialist movement, a topic rapidly becoming verboten in many White Nationalist circles, has the potential to be quite enlightening, particularly as it relates to these schisms.
Contrary to popular belief, National Socialism was initially, at least, an extremely diverse ideological movement. The true power of National Socialism was its ability to transfigure and transform a variety of seemingly disparate ideological trends into one, cohesive ideological construct, based upon the reality of race. While being interrogated at Nuremberg, Dr. Franz Alfred Six of the Reich Main Security Office described early National Socialism as being a veritable mishmash of ideological constructs which “didn’t really mean anything.” Six states, “. . . there were the interpreters of Feder and the interpretation of Rosenberg, there was the Spann school, there was a Krieck school, West Ideology, East Ideology, there were those who supported a Germanic belief in God and positive Christians . . .” Savitri Devi, when attempting to describe the ineffability of National Socialism, said it best when she wrote, “Creation and destruction are one, to the eyes who can see beauty.” All of these seemingly dissimilar ideological trends were eventually merged together and subsumed into the biological continuum of race. By examining these similarities with our own situation, we may gain insights for the future. As Greg Johnson has written and stated on numerous occasions, white racial survival is all that matters, and as things stand, all else is inconsequential.
The conflicts slowly dissolving our civilization’s cohesiveness as a whole are similar to those destroying the white ethnonationalist movement from within. However, it is the ever-widening gap between European man and the divine that is particularly pernicious and earth-shattering. From ancient times until very recently, civilization was born out of the symbiotic relationship between man and the divine. All modern religions, whether Christian, pagan, or otherwise, have undergone what René Guénon referred to as a process of “solidification,” or secularization, which has severed the connection between man and the divine and led to a materialistic outlook. Etymologically speaking, the word “religion” itself, derived from the Latin religio, means “to bind,” or more aptly “to reconnect,” and in concept and praxis, religions seeks to rejuvenate and reconstitute this fundamental bond.
As Émile Durkheim first posited, religion is an integral component of civilizational solidarity which it achieves by encouraging social cohesion. However, when Durkheim wrote of religion, he described a unified, homogeneous religion at the national or civilizational level. For Durkheim, like many other functional sociologists and anthropologists, religion is a fundamental component of the human condition, and while the content of religion may vary between societies over time, religion will, in some form or another, always be a part of social life. But in the postmodern West, the cult of the individual has replaced the more traditional forms of religious and social life.
National Socialist Germany sought to curb the cult of the individual by revitalizing the Tönniesin concept of Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society), transforming it into a people’s community, or Volksgemeinschaft. The National Socialists executed a program of Gleichschaltung (coordination), which sought to synchronize Germanic culture with National Socialist ideology. Abstract values such as radical individualism, equality, and an ill-defined idea of freedom were jettisoned and replaced by substantive concepts like family, race, and Volk, which in turn became the highest forms of German values. Decadent and degenerative values, all of which have reasserted themselves since 1945, were replaced with traditional European values like loyalty, struggle, self-sacrifice, and discipline. Even more importantly, National Socialist ideology via the Gleichschaltung regenerated a debauched Germany by reasserting the preeminence of race and sociobiology in a newly recomposed Volksgemeinschaft.
In National Socialist Germany, race became the referential system by which all aspects of life were interpreted. History was reconceptualized not as some millenarian march towards utopian progress, but more accurately as a constant series of struggles over racial identity. Topics which were (and still are) schismatic, like economics and religion, were reinterpreted along racial lines. For example, a popular academic course in the SS officer schools, “Charlemagne and Widukind,” sought to bridge the axiomatic disparity between medieval Christianity and paganism. Charlemagne was presented as the providential hand of God, while his Saxon adversary Widukind was depicted as the last bastion of primordial “Germandom.” The Saxons suffered most gruesomely at Charlemagne’s hands when thousands were summarily beheaded, in an event which modern historians term the Massacre of Verden. According to the National Socialist ethos, Charlemagne acted as the providential Hand of God by exercising the highest form of a king’s sovereignty, as endowed by his divine ordination; what medieval Germanic rulers called Blutgerichtsbarkeit (blood-justice). This concept, more commonly transliterated as “high justice” in the English-speaking medieval world, was the symbol of God’s ultimate power, represented by the King, which is made manifest by his subjects: the people, or the Volk. Moreover, it was Charlemagne’s execution of Blutgerichtsbarkeit which, according to National Socialist ideology, was a Blutgesetz (law of the blood), which in turn was the precursor to the Blutschutzgesetzen (laws for the protection of the blood) as established by the Nuremberg Laws in 1935.
Of course, disagreement over ideological and religious issues never entirely ceased within National Socialist Germany, but it was conducted in a manner which recognized the essential reality of race and its primary role in endowing the Volksgemeinschaft with a sense of unity and stability. The genius of Western civilization is our people’s penchant for grandiose dialectics at the civilizational level. In Hegelian dialectics, it is the union of two opposites, of thesis and antithesis, and the nature of their relationship which catalyzes evolution through reasoned discourse. In the Third Reich, the dialectical nature of seemingly contradictory notions, as between Christianity and paganism, was spanned by the universal acknowledgement that the underlying force of life is biological race. All discourse and disagreement was permitted – unless it jeopardized the unity and stability of the Volksgemeinschaft. This is a principle which we White Nationalists would do well to adopt.
But this begs the question: Can race act as a spiritually unifying force? The answer is a resounding and emphatic yes. Julius Evola is often wrongly accused of being opposed to all forms of “racialism.” Evola articulated his views on race in two treatises that are monumentally important to understanding the totality of his thought: The Myth of the Blood and Synthesis of the Doctrine of Race. In both works, Evola criticizes racialism that is of an exclusively materialistic nature. Evola doesn’t discount the existence of biological race, and affirms that “fundamental [biological] differences” exist between all peoples, but correctly states that premising an ideology or a revolutionary movement upon “scientific” rather than “spiritual” racialism is patently absurd, given that it embraces the most degenerative aspects of modernity: egalitarianism and materialism, the two trends which are the enemy of all traditional civilizations. Evola’s racialism was “spiritual” in orientation, being radically inegalitarian and elitist in nature, following the metaphysical type of thinking articulated in his other writings.
This “spiritual racialism” transcends the modern – and postmodern – and embraces more robust and traditional dimensions, and is precisely the type of racialism which our movement requires. Despite the fact that the SS rejected Evola during the 1930s as a “Roman reactionary,” a similar type of spiritual racialism was embraced by a number of the Reich’s elite. For example, Karl Rudolf Werner Best, the Nationalist Socialist jurist, philosopher, police chief, and deputy to Reinhard Heydrich was initially skeptical about what he perceived as the “egalitarian trends” of the National Socialist movement. Like Evola, Best sought “a revolution from on high,” and it wasn’t until he realized that National Socialist ideology possessed an uncanny ability to synthesize a plethora of Völkisch and revolutionary ideologies into one cohesive force that he joined the Party.
As Europeans, by acknowledging the fact that we are all members of the same extended biological family, and in turn by transposing this acceptance of biological reality into a spiritual milieu, we will possess the preternatural ability to overcome the issues that divide us. If we possess the strength to embrace who we are, and in turn to acknowledge the diversity inherent in our people, from Christian to Heathen, socialist to capitalist, and so on, then as a movement we will be victorious in preserving the genetic and spiritual continuity of our civilization. If we fail to do so, then our blood line and genetic destiny perishes with us.
 Christian Ingrao, Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine (Malden, Ma.: Polity Press, 2013), p. 51.
 Savitri Devi, A Warning to the Hindus (New York: Isha Books, 2013).
 Julius Evola, The Myth of the Blood: The Genesis of Racialism (London: Arktos Media, 2018).
 Ernst von Salomon, The Questionnaire (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1955).
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As a call to unity, yes I agree.
However paganism is incompatible with Christianity and in fact I believe that paganism is incompatible with the values in the west. From what I have understood about depth psychology paganism is associated with group identity (hence its appeal to white nationalists). However western values and western success is build on ego-consciousness and a rise above group identity. Christianity offers a way to have the best of both worlds: individuality linked though a common set of values into a larger group.
So pagans are “associated with group identity.” Every religion is a group identity. I don’t think Christianity is any more ‘individualistic’ then any of these other religions. Besides, that’s the function of religion fundamentally; individuals bound together by common values, beliefs, and practices. Also, if you view the pagans as incompatible with muh values, you will eventually see them as the enemy if we ever clear the field of the true enemies. View them as strange cousins, perhaps even dumb people in need of guidance and protection, but this view you hold is destructive to the end of a united front.
“Destructive” ? hmm, I don’t know. Maybe, but I do not see it as such.
Once a white etnostate is reality, there will be (widely) different opinions as to how to proceed politically. Expecting anything different is not only futile, but runs into the same problem as the leftish ideologies.
People will never agree on “everything”. And once a competitor has been beaten, new animosities will appear.
Aside from its fairy tales of virgin birth and talking serpent as well as its logical plot holes (all equal but jews are “chosen”; doesn’t sound equal to me), I’ve always seen Christianity as the main wellspring encouraging individualism, even to the detriment of identifying with one’s own racial group (something that actually exists). And sure enough, that is what is being taught to White children today; to not feel any kinship or relation to other Whites.
From this individualism, I believe springs the nihilism that has scourged the West in the last century. Nihilism such as the aforementioned lack of feeling of kinship among Whites. Also, not seeing the two world wars of the 20th century as jew machinations designed to get Whites to literally genocide each other.
I believe all that afflicts the West can be traced back to something stemming from or related to Christianity.
Unfortunately today, we Whites cannot imagine anything about paganism other than what Christianity propagandized us with. We have no real concept of what Whites’ spirituality was during the Roman and Greek times. It seems that Whites will have to start from scratch after scrapping Christianity.
I agree with you except for your last paragraph. There are lots of books that imagine what pagan/heathen religion was like. Some are academic which use various methodologies to determine this. Some are even mentioned in posts on this site. Some are truly imaginative, as in total fiction. Nevertheless, Christianity holds a spiritual hegemony over many people, reflected in the way they think and talk. The terror of hell is their backdrop, even for some atheists, although they would deny it.
rhondda: Well said. It has a hold on them. I think many hold onto it due to having no other alternative.
The kind of individuality you describe, I do not see in Christianity.
Christians -as I see it- is about individual responsibility and work for the greater good. Sure people are allowed their share, but it is expected that this does not come at the expense of others.
That said, I do agree that today’s christianity is not christian anymore. It has been subverted like all other institutions. And in all honesty, I am not so sure if there is a way back. But then again, spirits in each part of nature?… no I don’t see that happening in a modern society either.
Rhodok: I have many times thought that many of the positives of (White) western civilization are credited to Christianity but I believe those are the actual product of White racial mental traits. Like the Gothic and other architecture of the Middle Ages; Whites would do that regardless of the presence of Christianity. Same for individual responsibility and work for the greater good.
I have talked to many practicing Christians over the last several decades and they routinely say that their religion is something taught to them by parents or grandparents or some blood relative who raised them. I sense that the loyalty to it is purely emotional and has no intellectual (logic, reason, rationality) basis to it. And further that this is some kind of emotional bond with a parent or other adult family member. Most, in their adult life, are just going through the motions. I’ve come to believe it (Christian worship) is inculcated very early in life; doing simply because in their minds it binds them spiritually to their kin.
That’s just my perception of the whole thing. It would be hard to put a stop to it by forbidding Christianity and its ceremonies.
sterplaz: I believe you are spot on with that remark. Christianity evolved in the west not in the ME. It matters little where the inspiration came from. It just happend to fit our genetic preferences well. After it was adopted, only those aspects that were of value to us were expanded (and kept) while other less suitable material received little attention and was forgotten.
It’s all right Rhodok – you insist working for å semitic Balder. I can live with that, as long as we fight for the white race and white land.
“Paganism is incompatible with the values of the west”
The ancient religion of the west is incompatible with its values? Please. All “far right” (for lack of a better term) academics from Nietzsche to Himmler to Evola to Devi agree christianity is the root of our spiritual decay, and utterly opposed to our rejuvenation.
I agree, interesting article. I like the way the end sums up the writing. There is a wide variety of religious beliefs with belief that unites the movement.
It is unfortunate that race conscious Christians are considered to be bad Christians by “good Christians” in the mainstream.
However the solution, assuming there is one, is not meek acceptance of suicidal Christian premises and pathologies simply because “we need Christians on our side.”
The good Christian doesn’t become a bad Christian through persuasion. He renders unto Caesar’s 501c churches and believes what pastor tells him. Criticize pastor’s Prince Apples and he takes his toys elsewhere.
I’ve known many good Christians. All of them subscribe, knowingly or unknowingly, to The Platinum Rule. TPR tells us to “treat others as they want to be treated.” Not as you would be treated under The Golden Rule, but as the Other would be treated – that is, better than yourself/group, if that is what he wants.
In America, these Others are authority figures, chosenites, and POCs. It would be unChristian for a good Christian to expect reciprocation, because the Other may not want to reciprocate. Accompanying his servile behavior (publicly passed off as humility) is a silent plea to “please go easy on me.” Ever see a white pastor welcoming mixed race couples to church on Sunday? I have. Obseqiousness doesn’t begin to describe the lavish public servility and flattery on display. Among mainstream Christians moral standing is achieved by anticipating and socially recognizing the wants of Others.
TPR is easy to follow where it matters: no knowledge of science, evolutionary theories, race/IQ facts, or crime stats is required. Empathy and service to Others is maximized, minimized for self/kind. And for a good Christian to expect reciprocity would say more about him in a negative way (goodbye Golden Rule!), than any lack of reciprocity would say about the Other.
Good Christians are tolerated in the mainstream. Their real power is minimal. They conform and follow. Secular leftists and liberals, on the other hand, have power. They also subscribe to TPR. Cripple or destroy TPR and you’ve hurt the liberal. Take power from the liberal and give pastor permission to be race conscious. In time good Christians will conform and follow.
But know this: Christianity failed us. They can never again rule. We tolerate them, not vice versa. Anything less guarantees failure.
” Ever see a white pastor welcoming mixed race couples to church on Sunday? I have. Obseqiousness doesn’t begin to describe the lavish public servility and flattery on display.”
I haven’t seen it at a church, because I haven’t been in a church in decades, and I don’t ever plan to go back. However, I do have an analog, I saw the same behavior that you described performed by lieutenants in the army towards blacks in their platoons many times. I would hate to see how bad it is today with the current level of political correctness. So yes, I do believe you are not exaggerating in your description.
I saw quite a few mudsharks and coal burners in the Army back in the 1980s. Saw many German females doing it, too. It was thought that many of them (U.S. military and German national) were with the negro male due to his penchant of blowing through whatever money he happened to have, and the female would be the beneficiary of some of it.
Many of them at some point would be observed crying in distress after a social outing or other activity with the negroes. You could just tell that they were eventually seeing the real negro after he got used to her.
It is no surprise that sex misbehavior claims by lower enlisted females against upper enlisted skyrocketed only after the negro male starting showing up in those ranks (not doubt due to quotas and lowered qualification requirements). Same for the college girls who cavorted with football and basketball players and across college campuses in general; after negro males showed up in higher numbers, sex crime allegations went through the roof.
The only thing that has proven to effectively unite disparate groups and ideas in general is strong effective leadership, something the NatSoc had in spades and the WN movement is sorely lacking.
While we need a religion or binding agent to make us a more effective force for racial preservation, it is perhaps too early to say what form that ‘religion’ may take. What I find infuriating about the present mainstream churches is the craven reluctance displayed by many of the clerics, from lowly pastors to high-ranking bishops, to speak in aid of their own White congregrants or even in defense of their own faith. This lamentable attitude will only become more pronounced until the hostility is so obvious that even mildly race conscious White men and women will seek new self-affirming forms of spirituality.
I hold monthly blóts in London at which worship is offered to the blessed Gods of our lands and peoples. I should very much like to hear of any Christian group, or pastor, ready to engage with this idea of radical common ground that transcends denominations. We are living in potentially the last days and I think we are on the verge of a new revelation, a new understanding, that shall supersede the often too-arid Christian Pagan dichotomy––a dispensation that will have the potential to occupy and fulfil the needs of the ever-growing vacuum opening up in the heart of my country, as well as perhaps throughout the majority of White nations, as the formerly national churches contract. Hail the Gods by whatever names They might be known! Let us serve Them now and ever in whatever way is needful. Contact me at: [email protected].
Great dissertation Chad !
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