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Historical Optimism & Historical Perspective

John William Waterhouse, Destiny, 1900

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It is traditional around New Year’s Day to be reflective of the year past and to anticipate the events of the coming year. First of all, I would like to commend Spencer Quinn for his excellent article “No Goal More Noble: Thoughts for the New Year” that appeared yesterday on Counter-Currents. Mr. Quinn’s eschewal of the black pill at the end of this most blackpilling of years represents an act of moral will that is truly inspiring. Knowing the proclivity of the Alt Right to counter-signal Christianity, I am almost loath to point out that the only unforgivable sin in Christianity is that of despair. But fear not, one can avoid despair and still retain one’s atheist bona fides.

My cautious optimism for the coming year has nothing to do with my assessment of recent events. As those of you who have followed my writing on this website know, I consider the Alt Right or White Nationalism (or whatever moniker eventually receives common acceptance) to be solely an intellectual movement that is completely lacking in any type of effective political leadership. It is truly mind-boggling to me that in the year-end interviews with the various movers and shakers of the Alt Right there are still those who contend that there are positive things that have come out of the Charlottesville march. To me that is like a man who has had both arms and legs amputated who says, “But on the bright side, I’ve lost a lot of weight.” There is guarded optimism, and there is whistling past the graveyard. I prefer the former.

My optimism is rooted in my historical reading and having lived through three times as much real history as most of those who embrace the Alt Right. Recently, I re-read the book Historians’ Fallacies by the eminent American historian David Hackett Fischer, and I was reminded that one of the chief fallacies identified by Fischer is to believe that historical trends always continue unabated. I am always amused (and a little concerned) whenever I listen to Alt-Right podcasts and online streams at the lack of knowledge about the Cold War among the younger generations. As someone who lived through that 45-year struggle, I can assure you that—and as the declassified documents from Washington and Moscow archives confirm—we faced a real existential crisis during the Cold War, one that was every bit as threatening to the continuation of the white race as the current attempted demographic replacement of whites by the Democrat/Republican Uniparty. There was not one analyst or historian of note who foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union. Communism seemed to be inevitable, a trend that would continue unabated until it controlled the entire world. After all, the Soviet Union had 30,000 nuclear warheads and there was no way that the United States could attack the Soviet Union directly without being destroyed in a nuclear war. And then the Soviet Union collapsed in a manner that no one anticipated.

The dictatorship of the proletariat didn’t make it to her diamond jubilee, the 1000-year Reich only lasted 12 years, and the Eternal Roman Empire lasted far less than an eternity. Trends continue until they don’t, and when trends stop they stop in unexpected ways.

While it is easy to become blackpilled by the reporting of current events, we must remember that we live in a postmodern age, one that has abandoned truth as a normative goal. And when you abandon something you implicitly endorse the opposite, and the opposite of truth-telling is lying. In a postmodern age, all of our institutions are engaged in lying: government, media, churches, schools and universities, the list goes on and on. All contemporary institutions lie; they lie constantly and they lie about everything. We do not know what is going on because our institutions lie to us.

Because we do not know what is really going on and because of my reading of history, it is my belief that we are actually much closer to a denouement of our political situation and that it will come about in ways that are totally unexpected. And while I am optimistic in the historical sense and believe that the white race will be victorious and will again dominate the world, I also believe that our victory will not come about politically but will be resolved violently. The American Empire is coming apart at the seams. Even if President Trump eventually builds a border wall, I believe that his most consequential act may prove to be bringing troops home from the Middle East and Afghanistan. This act is the first real step in the unraveling of the lie that has been American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Israel and the Deep State can tolerate the white race longer than they can tolerate peace, or as historian Harry Elmer Barnes so eloquently and ironically put it, Israel and the Deep State desire “perpetual war for perpetual peace.”

I believe that America will soon be involved in a racial civil war, one that will be part of a worldwide series of local but related wars that will afflict North and South America, Europe, and Africa. There is very little chance of the tensions in America being resolved politically. The Left becomes more unhinged and violent by the day. America is a revolutionary country, and our biggest internal conflict was resolved on the battlefield. Furthermore, Negroes are unintelligent and lack political leadership and mestizos are violent and possessed of a chthonic Aztec blood lust. Finally, civil war is the only option left for the Deep State and the establishment Uniparty when the ZOG playbook becomes a spent force. The European Union is falling apart, nationalism is on the rise, and overpopulation in Africa can easily be resolved by ways other than immigration. All signs point toward a war that will be both extremely violent and very definitive in its outcome. I also predict that chains of command in the various armed forces will become severed and that alliances heretofore thought impossible will be realized.

So while I am optimistic about the white race’s eventual victory, my optimism is tempered with what psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi has termed “depressive realism.” We have to face facts and they are not always what we want to hear. For a diagnosis to be effective it must be brutally honest and direct. We are in far worse shape than we imagine, but we are closer to victory than we imagine. Trends continue until they don’t. Our victory will be the result of unforeseen events because the calculus of history contains too many variables. Be of good cheer, never despair, never apologize for your beliefs, and keep in mind Hamlet’s admonition to Horatio: “There are more things in heaven and hell than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Happy New Year to All!

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  1. Ovidiu
    Posted January 1, 2019 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Since 2015 everything seems to have accelerated and we have entered a period of transformation. In many ways it feels again as the late 1980s when communism collapsed. The elites still cling to power, the media still broadcasts the PC-ideology, the system still goes on due to institutional inertia, but the moment of breaking point is approaching. “Gorbachev” (Trump) too has appeared and he has started poking the leaders of the satellite western-states, urging them to change course. Like Gorby once, Trump hopes to reform the system but his historical role is to allow the expression of tensions and internal forces which will destroy the system.

    2019 may not be 1989-redux but if not it will surely bring new and unmanageable problems for this liberal-system and push it further toward the moment when the elites are overwhelmed, discredited, lose faith in their vision, back down from using force (as Macron recently did) and throw the towel.

    Happy New Year !

    • Make
      Posted January 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

      Comparing Trump to Gorbachev certainly has some merit in a sense, that both are trying to reform a doomed system. Just like Communism, our current hegemonic Globalist ideology, which is a strange mixture of Cultural-Marxism and Neo-Liberal Capitalism, is based on utterly delusional view of human nature, so eventually it is going to collapse. Gorbachev greatly hastened the inevitable collapse of Communism by his botched reform attempts, that unleashed forces he was not able to control. It remains to be seen, whether that will be Trumps legacy too. There is also a certain 1989 vibe in Europe today, just look at what’s happening in France. It feels like there are big changes in the air.

      Historical analogies, however, are never perfect. One big difference between our time and the late 80s is, that back then basically no one sincerely believed in the official ideology anymore. The system persisted by sheer inertia. By comparison, while the legitimacy of the Globalist ideology is definitely eroding fast among the population at large, there are still plenty of fanatical true believers among the establishment and the intelligentsia. After all, the insanity that has been going on in the American Universities for the last few years has been often, and appropriately, compared to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Sure, the far left in the West isn’t as violent as Chairman Mao’s red guards, but their mentality is exactly the same, and if given permission by their handlers, they surely will become just as violent.

      Other huge difference is, of course, the demographic situation. The former Eastern bloc countries didn’t have huge amounts of hostile foreigners, who were also direct beneficiaries of the existing system. These two factors will make the mostly peaceful collapse scenario much more unlikely in the West. In the end, the policemen and soldiers in the Eastern bloc countries were not willing to shoot their own countrymen to defend a delegitimised system. The frenzied far left lunatics and hordes of foreign invaders will have no such qualms. So prepare for the possibility, that things are going to get nasty.

  2. Vegetius
    Posted January 1, 2019 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I think the most likely cause of serious disruption will be a failure by the Fed to keep the value of Boomer assets suitably inflated. This is unsexy, but we must be ready to make sure that blame for any collapse of the pension system is placed on our enemies.

    In the meantime, the most profitable tasks are the final liquidation of libertarianism in the heartland, the redpilling of Minnesota, and diffusion of anti-immigrant and nationalist ideas among the combat arms of the military, veterans organizations such as the VFW and American Legion, the NRA, and hunter-environmental groups such as the various turkey and elk foundations and federations,

  3. BroncoColorado
    Posted January 1, 2019 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Although speculation is unwise there appear to be three active and linked centers of global instability; namely the greater Muslim world, Africa, and cautious China which may succumb to temptation and engage in territorial expansion. I will be surprised if Algeria is not the trigger. When it implodes it will inevitably drag France into a maelstrom.

  4. Spencer J. Quinn
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the kind words, Quintilian. I’m glad you found meaning in the article. I agree with your racial civil war prediction so much that I have little to add, although I would like to hear more about alliances in the future which are considered impossible today. Perhaps the topic of another essay?

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