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Barbarians from the East

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Few things are as amusing to European nationalists as reading American wignat takes on European politics and government. The results are often doubly amusing when the wignat takes concern Eastern European politics and government. While there are resemblances between Western Europe and North America—one grew out of the other, after all—Eastern Europe is a world apart.

Wignats, or wigger nationalists, are characterized by their low IQ, binary thinking, lack of nuance, and advocacy of solutions that have already been proven insufficient or ineffective to the predicaments facing whites. These people are often uninformed, misinformed, and ill-informed; they are quite susceptible to deception and manipulation; and they’ll often fall for fedposts.

In their binary, unnuanced worldview, there are good guys and bad guys. Wignats struggle to comprehend the model of many overlapping, complementary, and contrasting conspiracies that better defines our world. They tend to believe that the camps of good and bad guys are monolithic and acting in concert, guided from some sort of higher authority. The view of men and nations as a mixture of good and bad, of purity and sin, confuses these boys, bless their hearts.

One of the silliest ideas to come out of this mindset is that Vladimir Putin is based and red-pilled, that he is /ourguy/, and that this automatically means that everyone who opposes Putin and Putin’s Russia is an enemy of white people and the Dissident Right. The binary wignat mindset automatically declares opposition to and hostility towards Russia as neoconservatism. Therefore, it follows that countries like Poland, Georgia, the Baltics, post-Maidan Ukraine, and to a limited extent Finland practice “neocon nationalism.” Yes, friends, I am as amazed as you are. Additionally, Polish hostility [2] towards the ideas and imagery of National Socialism is interpreted by these types as evidence that Poles aren’t as based and red-pilled as we’d initially thought. This is based on ignorance about the meaning of the swastika, Iron Cross, and assorted National Socialist imagery in Poland. Whereas anti-Nazism in the US and Western Europe is a symptom of Leftist hysteria and LARPing [3], anti-Nazism in Poland and other countries is a sign of patriotism and nationalism. The wignat will repeat the slogan of “no more brother wars” but not understand that brother wars and betrayals did occur in the past and that the marks they left were deep.

Many in the West hope that the Slavs and other Eastern Europeans will help them in their battle over demographic destiny. People like me will help. A significant number, however, are still bitter about the Second World War and our subsequent abandonment to Communism. Many others are disgusted with Western degeneracy and effeminacy and want nothing to do with the West. The wignat in this context is no better than the Boomer who shares the image of the crossed-out swastika and hammer and sickle, believing that the Poles carrying that banner support his brand of color-blind Boomer conservatism. Not only are the Poles not color-blind, but they’d exclude the vast majority of white people from their in-group. Not even fellow Slavs are welcome. In fact, speaking Russian in the streets of Warsaw is a good way to get your ass kicked.

The wignat argues that these peoples support “neocon nationalism” because he knows that the Poles, the Baltic peoples, and others near Russia are apprehensive of or even hostile toward Russia, are generally pro-NATO, and are at least tentatively pro-EU, or at least supportive of the continuing existence of the European Union as a customs union, but opposing its attempts to usurp the sovereignty of nations or force migrants and LGBT issues upon them. Pre-2015, this position towards the European Union was known as soft Euroskepticism, and entailed a desire for a European Union different from what was being offered in Brussels (as opposed to hard Euroskepticism, which opposes the existence of the European Union altogether). In this day and age, however, public opinion has turned hard against the EU, and now the soft Euroskeptics of yore find themselves described as pro-EU. Then there is the whole “You forgot Poland [4]” business, where George W. Bush accurately (!!!) responded to John Kerry in a presidential debate by pointing out that the vanguard of the Iraq invasion included not only the US, UK, and Australia, but also Poland. Poland cannot into space, but it can into Iraq.

Polish support of the EU as a concept (though not in its current form) is understandable. It wants access to the EU labor market so that Poles may go to Western Europe, find work, and send Euros back to Poland, providing foreign currency to the government and helping relieve the pressure on Poland’s lackluster domestic labor markets. NATO participation can be very easily explained by hostility towards and apprehension of Russia and Russian ambitions. Like I said, speaking Russian in Warsaw is a very good way to get yourself dragged into an alley and beaten to within an inch of your life. This manifests in the country’s foreign policy.

The wignat will then respond that Polish hatred and fear of Russia and Russians is unfounded and unjustified because Russia is not hostile or expansionist. The wignat forgets that international relations do not merely exist in the moment, or indeed, the decade. Rather, history is the greatest teacher of grand strategy known to man, and a peaceful Russia at this time does not necessarily mean a peaceful Russia tomorrow, especially in light of an aggressive and expansionist Russia yesterday. There’s also the fact that Russia is a nation of 146 million people, and Poland is a nation of 38 million, and the Baltics, Georgia, Ukraine, and Finland are even smaller. Waking up in a country bordering Russia is what I imagine my short and skinny neighbor feels like when he passes me. Sure, the large man next door whose hobbies include weightlifting, bare-knuckle combat, and target shooting is friendly and polite, but what if . . . what if . . .

There’s also the fact that Putin and indeed any ruler of Russia is very much constrained by her geography. In this excellent and refreshingly lucid article [5], a geographer explains that Russian foreign policy goals are easy to understand if Western governments would only look at a map. The article has the benefit of having been written prior to the Russia hacking hysteria, and so the author is free to think of Putin as a human being and Russia as a normal nation, rather than as Sauron Sauronovich commanding his Ru’us orcs to march forth from Mordorussia. It’d do you an immense amount of good to read the article, but in brief, Putin desires control over eastern Ukraine, and at some future date Poland, because these are the places where the Eastern European plain is the narrowest and most defensible,which is where a Western attack on Russian soil would be most likely to originate, as has been carried out by innumerable armies in the past. Likewise, Russia needs the Crimea to maintain its naval presence in the Black Sea. It needs to exert influence over the Baltics and Finland in order to maintain its naval presence in the Baltic Sea. And it needs to prop up Assad, because without him, it will lose its only Mediterranean port. It also needs to control Georgia, because it serves as a bastion against the Muslim Middle East and a promontory from which it can exert influence over it.

With all this in mind, it stands to reason that Poland would do anything in order to check Russian power and build up its own defensive capabilities if it is to defend its sovereignty. And sovereignty is important to the Poles. They’ve lived under foreign occupation for long enough to know. They, and all the other countries bordering Russia who would defy her will, value their sovereignty so much that they would break bread with the devil if necessary to remain masters of their own fates.

Even joining the Iraq invasion had a dark logic to it. By sending men into this low-risk conflict, they give their soldiers valuable battlefield experience. The open flatlands of Iraq also helped to prepare them for an eventual confrontation on the European plain. Additionally, NATO membership means access to Western military technology and know-how, as well as Western intelligence—technology, know-how, and intelligence which can be used to fight Russia.

What Poland wants is not very different from what Israel wants—for American military might to be directed against her enemies. The difference is in how the two nations go about securing this objective. The Semitic Israelis do it through subversion and lobbying; the white Poles do it through cooperation and reciprocity. The Poles are forthright; the Israelis are underhanded. The Polish method, as we will later see, has an unexpected benefit. But we already knew this, or at least should have.

So, who’s the bad guy and who’s the good guy? Too naïve? Let me restate that: Who is /ourguuy/ and who isn’t? Difficult to answer. Possibly both, possibly neither. We have to first ask ourselves who we are. And then we have to think of Polish and Russian ambitions and goals in terms of our own ambitions and goals (insofar as we know what those are) and whether we can work together; and also whether we shall work past each other or find ourselves at loggerheads.

I believe we live in a period of history when American global hegemony and the American empire is facing imminent collapse. The players on the world stage either consciously or unconsciously understand that while the American empire is still the primary threat and is powerful enough to be dangerous, its collapse is inevitable, and in its wake, victory will belong to he who is able to fill the vacuum. This presents a problem in which although everyone theoretically wants to defeat the American empire, nobody wants to be the rock against which the empire breaks, for fear of being weakened by the conflict and later falling victim to other rivals. Some nations aren’t in the running to fill the vacuum and take over as empires, but still have an interest in growing stronger and remaining strong, because this gives them bargaining power against any ascendant new hegemony.

Poland has allied itself to the American empire, but it has not shackled itself to it. Unlike Israel, whose infiltration and lobbying operation has joined it at the hip to the American empire (the same can be said of Saudi Arabia), Poland will not necessarily share the fate of the American Empire because it can defend itself independently, even from a resurgent Russia. It can even form a regional alliance with the Baltic States, Finland, Ukraine, and its historical ally Hungary to counter Russian power. This is the “Intermarium” imagined by Poland’s inter-war geopolitical strategist Marshall Pilsudski. When the time comes, Poland has the option of decoupling itself from the West.

A final note on Ukraine. As I have waxed poetic in an earlier review of a piece of romantic literature [6], history has proven that Ukraine cannot be governed effectively from Warsaw, Vienna, or Moscow, and indeed, Washington and Brussels have proven themselves equally unable to do so in recent years. It’s a piece of land which is difficult to defend and rich in natural resources. It will therefore always see warfare. The current Ukrainian government is corrupt to the core, and indeed this is a feature, rather than a bug, of the Euromaidan phenomenon.

However, this struggle for independence from Russia, though financed by Soros and the State Department, has created something new in the Ukraine, something vigorous [7]. Hard to believe, isn’t it, that someone can take money from Jews and liberals and build something great with it. Welcome to Eastern Europe, friends, a very low-trust society, where deceptions are many, overlapping, and make a mockery of the truth. International Jewry has had a ball with deceiving naïve, high-trust Westerners. Here in the East, we’re not only naturally suspicious of outsiders and especially Westerners, Jews, and Western Jews, we’re Jewier than the Jews in our business dealings. Expect to get overcharged for a service you’re never gonna get. And then get sued.

I’m exaggerating, of course, and the East is full of Soros’ creatures who are very apt at spreading poison, particularly among our elites. Yet there is a resistance, there is institutional backing for such resistance in many countries, and a hope for the future. The Ukrainian people are in all likelihood nearing the conclusion of ethnogenesis, the process by which nations come into being. They’ve lived in the shadow of Poland, Russia, Austria, and the Tatars for so long that they’ve had no chance to bloom. Maybe the Euromaidan has backfired horribly on globohomo and brought forth a new European nation. Maybe.

Brother wars are tragic. Yet in a sense, they are inevitable. The non-whites of the world are only a credible threat to whites in this day and age due to the decadence of the West and our unwillingness to fight back against their predations. However, in the fullness of time, there will be a civilizational resurgence, and that resurgent civilization will beat back the non-white menace with relative ease and turn its attention to worthier foes—other white people, at which point the cycle of degeneration will start again. Perhaps it is our fate to do this forever.

In any case, we have to abandon sophomoric moralism and ideas about people halfway across the world being /ourguys/. We are descendants of the Indo-European aristocrats who fought each other to the death for pure prestige. It is in our nature to be warriors, and warriors seek out worthy foes. In the wake of our decadent age, victory and prestige await in combat. There’s never a dull moment on the steppes.