In this article I want to emphasize the relevance of this great thinker and poetic creator for our struggle as protagonists of the New Tribe.
As a student some four decades ago I committed myself to read the philosophical works of this genius from the original text written and published in German language as I had the luck to have learnt German at high school.
To give an overview of and an introduction to his philosophical ideas the Tribune is not the right place. Nevertheless I am coming forward with this revaluation of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche s philosophy in connection with our movement, because the very essence of what he stood for, especially towards the end of his life, has a deep connection with what is at stake for the white race and humanity as a whole.
But I warn all readers that this man, as is the case with all sublime minds, was bound to divide all who start reading his words into two categories. The ones that say yes and the ones that say no. There are no indifferent ones.
And the essence of his ideas written in the late 19th century is that the white race and with it humanity faces a crisis as it has never been facing before in its history. The cultural and spiritual survival of humanity is at stake now.
Nietzsche, living in the Europe of the 19th century considered himself to be antagonistic, in contradiction with his age as an outsider, a pioneer and a forerunner of times to come.
Appointed a professor at the Basle University in Switzerland, teaching philology ( the science of text critique) when he was only 25 and had not even finished his Ph D thesis, Nietzsche gave up his teaching around 1880 and became increasingly critical towards all the existing philosophical traditions and showed himself to be a psychologist of a format that even Sigmund Freud was not able to touch.
After his rather early pensioning due to a health problem he started travelling in Switzerland and southern Europe where he wrote his greatest works and had since that time a preference for the Mediterranean climate.
His opus magnum is the famous and incomprehensible saga “ Also Sprach Zarathustra” ( “Thus Spake Zarathustra” ), a poetical rendering of the philosophical works he had created.
Predictably for a genius of his stature his ideas were not welcomed in academic circles, they were too threatening to the status quo. After 1880 he lived a lonely existence and only shortly after his death in 1900 his ideas were taken up by the intellectual elite of Europe, amongst them Oswald Spengler, who in his book “Untergang des Abendlandes” ( “The Decline of the West”) leaned heavily on Nietzsche s thoughts.
The Führer visiting the Villa “Silberblick” in Weimar in Germany where the Nietzsche archives were residing before the war.
Although I assume some philosophical knowledge with my readers I would like to recommend the Penguin book “A Nietzsche Reader” with translations by the by the famous Nietzsche scholar R.J. Hollingdale, as an introduction to his philosophy.
Now let me formulate why this men s idea s are so important for us hundred fifteen years after his death.
First of all, why would I recommend a thinker who has done nothing less than reducing the status of our written language.? According to him truth cannot be formulated but only be indicated. All systematic thinking is a lie.
In a way he undercut the foundation on which our rational western society was based on. In this way he made clear that all our verbal communications in daily life are nothing but a sign language which is more or less hiding unconscious strivings.
In my own way I came to this knowledge because I have in the course of studies and therapeutic work that I had to do to reintegrate myself in the past decades, discovered that we in the west are collectively deceiving ourselves with giving our written verbal communication way too much importance. It has gone so far that in my view it starts fragmenting our psychological integrity. We are hypnotised by the power that words seem to have and are walking around like sleepwalkers who are only focussed on the words we hear from others, the TV and from our own minds. Of course I have to admit that we are forced to adapt to this oppressive regime by the ever increasing pressure that society exerts on us.
As a matter of fact I discovered that there are layers in our minds that are protecting our health and our survival. That these layers work independently from our conscious thoughts is a kind of general knowledge these days, but what we don’t know is that by the excessive activities of our minds the natural and independent functioning of those deeper instinctive layers is disrupted, and thus our health and our survival is threatened.(See my article “New Paradigms” on the Tribune.)
Nietzsche was 150 years ago virtually the only thinker who , with an almost uncanny prophetic vision, described what would happen to the European “mind”, its culture and its peoples. He predicted processes which we are witnessing in our present time and this makes him to a prophetic seer of a singular and outstanding quality.
That is why I have chosen a few quotes from one of his most debated and controversial works titled “ The Twilight of the Idols” ( “Götzendämmerung“), with the peculiar subtitle; “How to philosophise with the hammer “ , which makes him you would say mightily attractive to sculptors.
The chosen quotes relate to the issue of instinctive degeneration and its consequences and I will comment on them from our ethno nationalist standpoint.
“ A well constituted man, a man who is one of nature s lucky strokes, must perform certain actions and instinctively fear other actions. He introduces the element of order, of which he is the physiological manifestation, into his relations with men and things. In a formula: His virtue is the consequence of his good constitution.”
“ Morality is merely a sign language, merely a symptomatology , one must already know what it is all about in order to turn it to any use. In the early years of the Middle ages during which the church was most distinctly and above all a menagerie ( a French word, a kind of zoo , note by Vig), the most beautiful examples of the blond beasts were hunted down in all directions. The noble Germans for instance were “improved”, but what would the improved Germans who had been lured to the monasteries look like after the process? He had become a sinner who was caged up, who had been caged up behind appalling notions. He now lay there sick, rechid and malevolent even towards himself.”
“ An altruistic morality under which selfishness withers is in all circumstances a bad sign. This is true of individuals and above all of nations. The best are lacking when selfishness begins to be lacking. Instinctively to select that which is harmful to one, to be lured by disinterested motives, these things almost provide a formula for decadence. ( think of “our” culture and race mixing policies. Note by Vig )Not to have one s own interest at heart, this is simply a moral fig leaf concealing a very different fact, a physiological one , meaning that I no longer know how to find what is in my interest. Disintegration of the instincts happens when selfishness begins to be lacking. ”
“ Freedom is the will to be responsible for one selves. It is to preserve the distance that protects us from other men. To go more in different hardships, to severity, to privation and even to life itself , to be ready to sacrifice men for ones cause oneself included. Freedom denotes that the virile instincts which rejoice in war and victory prevail over other instincts. ”
“ It is not only obvious that German culture is declining but adequate reasons for this decline are not lacking. After all nobody can spend more than he has. It is true of individuals , it is also true of nations. If you spend your strength acquiring power or in politics at any scale, or in commerce or in parliamentarism or military interests, if you spend the modicum of reason, of earnestness, of will and of self control that constitutes your nature in one particular fashion, you cannot dissipate it in another.
“ .....when morals decay, those men emerge whom one calls tyrants. They are the precursors and as it were the precocious harbingers of individuals......In these ages bribery and treason reach their peaks, for the love of the newly discovered ego is much more powerful now than the love of the old used up “ Fatherland “.
Individuals—being truly in and for themselves— care , as is well known, more for the moment than their opposites , the herd man. The times of corruption are those when the apples fall from the tree. I mean the individuals, for they carry the seeds of the future and are the authors of the spiritual colonisation and origin of new states and communities.
Corruption is merely a nasty word for the autumn of a people.”
The last quote is from “ The Gay Science “ page 23, Walter Kaufmann, translator. Quotes 1 to 5 are from “ Twilight of The Idols “ , M. Ludovici , translator. These texts are available on www.libravox.org .
As a comment on these quotes from Nietzsche I could summarize what I wanted to say in some articles that I wrote for the Tribune:
We as the white European race are facing a downward and degenerative process in our societies which threatens our very survival as a race. With undeniable ferocity this process takes place and forces us now to find the roots of this decay, which seem elusive seeing the absence of a successful counterforce in the nationalist movement. But it must be obvious that an effective survival strategy can only and only be put into practice when we know the root causes of this decline , which I doubt very much at the moment that it is the case.
The answer I have got up to now is that we have been living with lies in our mental and social fabric, our “ mental software” so to speak is of unfit quality.
What are these lies? It must be that we are not willing to face certain beliefs because our ego s as vested interests are not ready to change. Because of this I fear that almost all nationalist thinking is conservative, based on restoring things as they were in “the good old times” preferably before Christianity. That this is not possible is beyond question.
This vision avoids the question of cause and effect, and Nietzsche is here the very first one who “hammers” it down to the bottom. It is so comfortable to be able to pinpoint to an enemy “who has done it to us”, but that does not answer the question why all the time we ( I am speaking of our forefathers ) have been too weak or unwilling to stop this enemy from undermining us.
The “cause” is the effect , and the “effect” is the cause here following Nietzsche.
Instinctive degeneration in us is the inability to withstand the onslaught of a parasite on our social fabric. That means that one can use as much Zyklon B, V-2 s or kilotons of nukes as one wants but that does not improve our inner situation and thus our health a single bit, although it would remove the parasite for some time to come.
As a critique on my approach here one could say that I myself am of the opinion that the influence of literary works on our historic process is in all probability much less than we are used to believe. In this regard the texts of some observer 150 years back would seem not to be too important for us here now. And having knowledge of Nietzsche s philosophies for decades might just mean that they have been implanted in me and therefore I could just reproduce them without criticism.
Were it not that after studying Nietzsche, the intense study in Tibetan meditative and healing practices which I did for years, and which are not intellectual efforts at all and of a complete different order of understanding human nature, have brought me to a complete confirmation of Nietzsche s conclusions regarding instinctive degeneration.
Exactly this eastern understanding has led me to a conclusion which compared to the one I intellectually took after reading Nietzsche thirty years back seems to confirm his insights in the best possible way , namely by my experiments in the field of bodily awareness.
Very indicative is that Nietzsche, who was familiar with some of the old Indian texts like the Upanishads and the Laws of Manu, had insights that were esteemed very highly by the best of the spiritual teachers that I have met in India. It all means that through the highest evocations of two great cultures, the European and the Indo Tibetan a truth is coming towards us that white nationalists should not ignore.
When we are not asking for a strict scientific proof, which in my opinion we will be able to give ultimately when we continue with our experiments, there is no better confirmation possible of this diagnosis of instinctive degeneration than the concurring statements of two different cultures.
And what exactly are these lies that we have absorbed?
Morality, in Nietzsche s words is the culprit. In our times I would rather say it is political correctness, which is an outright form of morality.
His book “Götzendämmerung” ( “Twilight of the Idols” ) is the most penetrating and merciless critique on European culture, in which he put it in a perspective going from the ancient classical Greece up to this time. He saw right away that Christianity is the biggest catastrophe that ever has befallen the European peoples, but he showed that the decay had already started when classical Greek culture was on its highpoint.
In his earlier works he had taken a position which earned him the scorn of the political left, basically by taking an elitist and anti-universalist position and by defining the driving power of the European culture originally in the heathen Nordic peoples whose vitality and expansionist power had been corrupted by the forcing them into the Christian fold.
He defined as “good” that which is coming from a vitally powerful and yea saying attitude to life without the moral constrictions that we have come to adopt , and as bad that which comes from an exhausted and degenerated and Christian attitude to life. This standpoint made his philosophy very attractive to the later National Socialists . They started quoting Nietzsche a lot, with as a consequence that in the years after world war II his works were generally condemned and ignored by the Anglo-Saxons and Jews who saw his philosophy as a threat to their power.
But a miracle has happened! In spite of the control that the ZOG powers have on the social and cultural level, they have not been able to stop the overwhelming increase in interest in the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche in the last decades. This citadel of freedom has not been breached by international kikedom, and intellectually there is something cooking of which nationalism in Europe is just the most superficial layer, and which could mean the advent of a “ spiritual earthquake ” which man has never seen before.
Twenty years back I made a literature study of publications relating to the works of Nietzsche. In a survey of books, articles and academic Ph D studies, I counted about five hundred. Today there must be thousands, taking into account that public sculptures are honouring him now in Germany. There is a Nietzsche House and Nietzsche Institute in Naumburg ( www.nietzsche-portal.eu , www.nietzsche-dokumentationszentrum-naumburg.de ) and a Nietzsche house in Sils Maria in Switzerland. This is the place where he regularly spent the summer months. There is even a Nietzsche Circle in the US (www.nietzschecircle.com )
Which philosopher can count on that? Especially when he has been accused of being the mental father of the so called “Nazi s” while at the same time his remarks about the Jews were ambivalent.
How is this possible in our society of democratic liberal values, which by the way Nietzsche abhorred, and its everlasting crusade against national socialism?
It says that Nietzsche s ideas are representing something that is experienced as very true by the intellectual elite of Europe.
And what do they revolve around? Basically it is this:
WE HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH UNNATURAL VALUES FOR AT LEAST TWO THOUSAND YEARS.
Humanity has reached a stage in its development that was never before. Its intellectual refinement and cunningness has increased while at the same time its capacity to deal emotionally with life has been damaged by the spiritual emptiness, or nihilism according to Nietzsche, that Christianity, scientific knowledge and the industrial revolution brought about.
It are these values and beliefs that have brought the western world to the edge of the cliff, which is just demonstrated by the history of the great European war which seems to be revolving now towards a third and possibly catastrophic phase.
It is not thanks to these values but rather in spite of these values and thanks to a deep rooted Aryan racial quality that the white Europeans have been able to create a culture that is at least in a material and a scientific sense magnificent. But let us not befool ourselves. Watching the phoney videos that some nationalist sites like David Duke offer us, showing the nice places and traditional celebrations in Europe, could give you the idea that “we” have created the greatest culture on earth.
The truth is that there is tremendous suffering in our societies but not on the material plane any more. There must be a high level of unconscious desperation among people as is demonstrated recently by the action of a depressed Germanwings pilot who committed suicide by crashing a whole plane with passengers.
Only this phenomenon allows us to state that at a collective level western society is approaching pathologic levels and is actually falling apart. Nobody seems to know the solution. Politics is the symptom of this disease par excellence. We know that politicians are liars. They promise before elections and do something else after . Still we keep voting for them !!!! I am not assuming here that people are generally retarded.
That means that something deep under the surface of our personalities controls our behaviour but we are not able to confess it, it is an ego investment that is too painful to be exposed. It is about the lie that democracy is and the ignorance about the deeper levels of human nature which are beyond our control. We just don’t want to know that we are ill, unnatural and diseased although we have figured out somehow that we are going extinct.
Reliefsculpture by Vig title: “Vril” size 40 by 60 cm, material bronze.
As a general conclusion I would like to say that it is obvious for me that our culture has overstretched and exploited its use of verbal communication. It has led us astray. It has been used as an instrument to overrule the efficiency of our bodies autonomous nervous system. By ignoring the fact that everything in our constitution has a connection up to the highest subtle layers of the soul we have at the same time weakened our bodies and robbed ourselves of the spiritual dimension of life that an integrated body allows you to have.
The time for philosophy and discussion is over and the recognition of and the proper valuation of our physical body and its intricacies has to happen urgently. This work will have as a result that a new race will be born, and this race will not have the altruistic weaknesses that have brought the downfall of its forefathers.
The only way to do this is to form ALL WHITE COMMUNITIES that are self sustaining. In this way a cleansing, a healing and a creative process can be started.