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In a 2016 election a majority of people in the United States voted for The Vulgarian {1} to be their next President. Their choice – of a vulgar, uncultured, arrogant, misogynist, ignorant, draft-dodging {2}, Zionist-loving, bully, obsessed with money and power – says much about that majority, about our times, about America, about democracy, and also possibly about our future as a sentient species.

           What it says about that majority, about our times, is that people – even in a prosperous country such as America with its millions of well-educated citizens – are still easily persuaded by rhetoric and still follow and approve of some demagogue who gives voice to those fears about ‘the other’ that lurk within us all; and that appeals to jingoistic ‘patriotism’ – even when made by a duplicitous draft-dodger – still work.

When caught out – about his lies or about his lack of knowledge – The Vulgarian invariably indulges in argumentum ad hominem and argumentum ad nauseam. That is, he attacks and derides and makes personal accusations about his critics and opponents; denies everything, and repeatedly denounces allegations as “fake news” or lies, and – in order to try and deflect attention away from himself and his culpability – resorts (i) to populist cliches such as “witch hunt” and that such allegations about him “are unpatriotic” and a “threat to the nation,” and (ii) to pontificating about and attempting to glorify himself by making statements such as “I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve had tremendous success.”

That democracy allows such men as The Vulgarian and The Proxy Rapist – who joked about the gang-rape of a White woman by natives of his Filipino country – to assume positions of power and influence makes one understand the rationale behind the new type of “semi-fascist” government that Heinlein outlined in his novel Starship Troopers.

           As for our future as a sentient species, with the bellicose Vulgarian now Commander in Chief of the most powerful military forces in the world, it is as if we as a species have failed to learn anything from the past five thousand years of almost continual warfare; failed to learn from the killing, the destruction, the hatred, and the trauma that war causes. For it’s as if we’re trapped in an inexorable cycle of brutality and savagery in which there are only brief periods – in millennial terms – of relative peace, civilization, and prosperity, undermined and eventually destroyed as those brief periods always are by conflict, by hatred, by war; by the savagery, the uncultured instincts, which always and somewhere burst forth again. For our history shows that we’re the most savage, the most destructive, species on this planet even if the majority of us refuse to believe it.

In our majority, and across millennia, we humans – we terrans – have failed to achieve a balance; a balance between our inherent savage, destructive, nature and what successive civilizations, and their rise and fall, can teach us. What they teach is self-restraint and the importance of civility and honour; a teaching which was eloquently expressed in the past in the writings of Cicero and more recently, I believe, in the still little known ‘ethical National Socialism’ which Myatt developed and which is manifest in Reichsfolk.{3} For in that evolution of National Socialism there is not only an honourable balance between men and women but also a natural balance between us defending and fighting for our family, our homeland, and us living a cultured, a civilized, life. As Heinlein wrote in his novel, “the noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body between his loved home and war’s desolation.” A sentiment which echoes what the Greek poet Kallinos wrote thousands of years before:

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Noble and glorious is he who fights
For his folk and family against the foe.
Since death comes when chosen by Fate –
Bringing to an end the thread of life –
Go forward with spears held high and shields shielding brave hearts
When battle is joined:
There is no flight from death, for that Destiny comes to all mortals
Even they claiming descent from the gods.
Many from the battle-fury of roaring javelins have fled to their home.
But even there, their fate of death awaits;
And they die unloved and unmourned by their folk
While both chiefs and the clan lament for the brave.
All of a community weep for the courageous who die:
And if they live, they are hailed like a god,
Exalted by those who behold them
For the deeds of the many, they did alone. {4}

[end quote]

For it is the self-restraint and the ethical guidelines which honour provide which we as a sentient species require. A point made by Myatt in many of his idealist National Socialist writings of the 1990s and which he carried over into his later philosophy of pathei mathos writing that honour is “the numinous balance”. {5}

Rachael Stirling
Armistice Day, 11th November 2016
(Revised 20th July 2018)

{1} The Oxford English Dictionary [Second edition, 20 volumes, Oxford University Press, 1989] defines a vulgarian as “a vulgar person; frequently, a well-to-do or rich person of vulgar manners.” Which is a rather apt description of a certain ill-mannered person elected not that long ago to a certain public office in a former British colony.

Among the personality traits of a vulgarian are their egoism, vanity, and arrogance, one manifestation of which arrogance is that they personally hate criticism, and thus attack and try to demean and publicly smear anyone who draws attention to their vulgar behaviour. A vulgarian often uses their wealth, and/or their influence, to have some flunkeys try to find “some dirt” on whomsoever dares to criticize them while delegating other flunkeys to accuse such critics of all manner of things.

While most vulgarians have a certain animal-like cunning, their lack of intelligence, their inability to restrain themselves, and their inability to think logically, means they commit logical fallacy after logical fallacy, from argumentum ad hominem to argumentum ad nauseam to consensus gentium to a dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter.

{2} Vulgarians are also, by nature, cowards and bullies, and thus lack any sense of honour. Hence why the person now described by many of the intelligentsia as The Vulgarian In Chief managed to avoid being drafted to serve in the military during the Vietnam war by using his wealth to have a doctor sign a certificate stating that The Vulgarian had “bone spurs” on his feet, despite the fact that The Vulgarian at the time was a 22 year-old fit young man who played football, tennis, and golf, without any problem.

Hence one of his nicknames: Draft Dodger In Chief, for wealth has and had its privileges. When asked recently by a reporter from the New York Times about this convenient medical deferment, The Vulgarian refused to name the doctor and refused to provide a copy of the medical certificate. qv. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html

{3} Refer to https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/intro-reichsfolk.pdf.

{4} The translation (c.1980) is attributed to David Myatt and was included in his 1990s text Guide to the Aryan Way of Life. That Guide is included in the pdf compilation of his NS writings available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/myatt-selected-ns-writings1.pdf

{5} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/the-numinous-balance-of-honour/


Original Source: Reichsfolk Times, November 127yf.


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