[From "The Moderns"]
I’ve been a White Nationalist, a Southern Nationalist, Alt-Right.
In the course of my research and activism, I began to notice something:
•First, the proposed solutions tend to fall into either the generic “mainstreaming” or “vanguardist” strategies neither of which have ever worked and which I do not believe ever will work.
•Second, the normal person is self absorbed and seems inwardly dead. They do not respond to appeals to collective self interest. Showing the flag doesn’t work.
•Third, far too many people in our circles are focused on the wrong time period like the War Between the States. The post-World War II era is our era.
The American South was Southern until the 1940s. We may have lost our independence to the Damn Yankees, but we were still very much a people in the Jim Crow South. We had a strong identity and a rich culture.[…]
The Yankees had a point about the South being backwards. This process was much more advanced in the North and West. It wasn’t confined to the South. It wasn’t confined to the United States. There were parallel developments in all Western countries. The details differed but not the overall trend toward a loss of identity, cultural cohesion and degeneration. What was the cause of this?[…]
Over the course of the next year, I want to explore the genealogy of the “mainstream.” What is the “mainstream”? Where did it originate? How did it triumph?[…]
The 20th century was the Age of Modernism which hasn’t yet ended in our own times. It grew out of intellectual and cultural developments in the 19th century. It was in many ways a repudiation of the 19th century and particularly of the values of its middle class. It was a rejection of “the masses.” As far as I can tell, this is a story which has never been told in our circles. It certainly isn’t understood.