A Review Of Hitler’s Echo

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A Review Of Hitler’s Echo

Paul Jackson: Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo. Bloomsbury Academic.
e-book, 2016. ISBN 9781472514592. £ 84.99
Hardback, 2016, ISBN 9781472509314. £ 85.00

As the author notes, this is a political not a personal biography of Colin Jordan with the intent being to use Jordan’s political life as a means of understanding post World War II National Socialism in the context of the definition by the author of what ‘neo-nazism’ is.

This definition is detailed, but in essence states that neo-nazis have a revolutionary goal which is futural, of creating a new era, a new order, anti-liberal in ethos and practice, with this new order drawing inspiration from Hitler and the Third Reich, and consequently involves the belief that the Jews pose an existential threat, celebrates the ideal of racial identity and the development of new communities and/or nations while developing fraternal ties with other White peoples. In addition, neo-nazism has elements that make it a modern political religion and is currently distinguished from inter-war fascism and German National Socialism by the fact it is not a mass political movement but devolves around groupuscules which tend to be in permanent state of flux and which are invariably, in political terms, marginalized.

Aside from the use by Jackson of the pejorative term conspiracy theory to describe the belief that the Jews pose a threat, his definition is a welcome academic step forward for those interested in contemporary fascism and National Socialism.

A substantial part of the book is given over to an academic analysis of the literature concerning fascism and neo-nazism, which is unsurprising given that the intended audience is an academic one. However, given that this analysis occupies the long first chapter it may deter many contemporary fascists and National Socialists – interested in the life of Colin Jordan – from buying the book. Which would be a shame as it provides the most detailed narrative of Jordan’s life and writings currently available using many unpublished or hard to access sources and documents.

While the narrative is – as befits an academic work – generally free from obvious bias, on several occasions a certain bias is evident, as for example at the beginning of chapter two – From Private Jordan To Emergent Leader – when Jackson writes that “[Jordan] used his prejudices to make sense of the confusion he saw in the immediate post-war world…” whereas it would be more apt, and certainly more academic, to write something akin to “his political beliefs enabled him to understand he confusion he saw in the immediate post-war world…”

Similarly, the author accepts without question that the Shoah is historical fact, and that the National Socialist belief – contemporary and as manifest by Hitler and his NSDAP – that the Jews pose a threat and have too much influence in certain spheres is ‘a conspiracy theory’ ungrounded in reality.

Such lapses into bias aside, his narrative provides an insight into the political activities and writings of Jordan; so much so that Jordan emerges, in the context of academic research (rather than in the frame provided by neo-nazi supporters), as an important, and indeed a pivotal, figure of post-war National Socialism in two respects: keeping alive and propagating, in Britain, the tenets of National Socialism, and, by his overt political activities, becoming and then being the respected figure that young National Socialists and others would often go to or would correspond with for guidance, to learn about National Socialism, or to “carry forward” through the political activities of his various groups the flame of the new order.

Jackson’s book, with its multitude of verifiable sources, also provides context for the self-published biography of Jordan titled Twaz a Good Fight! The Life of Colin Jordan and written by Stephen L. Frost, a sympathetic supporter and member of British Movement, one of the groupuscules that Jordan founded. According to Frost, his account is based on unpublished autobiographical notes written by Jordan himself, a claim which Jackson also mentions and accepts but with the obvious caveat that in the matter of such memoirs, and texts written by admirers and supporters, they are often “romanticised evocations” and/or “idealized” versions of events.

If there is one criticism of both books it is that both, in their different ways, tend to overemphasize Jordan’s importance as a theorist and writer while Jordan’s strengths were as an activist and as a propagandist. A case in point being the ideas Jordan propounded during his Gothic Ripples period, especially that of the abandonment of the political route to power and promotion of the idea of a vanguard, of alternative National Socialist and White-only communities, followed by sabotage of the old order to prepare the way for the new. For these were basically a melding and a development by Jordan of the ideas of Joseph Turner – Jost – and his NS kindred, of activists such as David Lane, and of writers such as William Pierce.

However, that said, Jackson’s book is recommended reading for those – be they contemporary National Socialists or otherwise – desirous of learning both about a pivotal figure in post-war National Socialism and about what modern National Socialism is. For Jackson succeeds in shedding light on neo-nazism by his political biography of Colin Jordan.

DL9
December 2016


One Man Above Time

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Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi

David Myatt: One Man Above Time
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The Vulgarian

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The Vulgarian

 
So, a majority of people in the United States voted for The Vulgarian to be their next President. Their choice – of a vulgar, uncultured, arrogant, misogynist, ignorant, draft-dodging 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.

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 type of government that Heinlein outlined in his novel Starship Troopers.

As for our future as a sentient species, with the bellicose Vulgarian set to become 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 honor; 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. For in that evolution of National Socialism there is not only an honorable 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:

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.
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For it is the self-restraint and the ethical guidelines which honor 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 in his book The Way of Pathei-Mathos – A Philosophical Compendiary that honor is “the numinous balance”.

Rachael Stirling
Armistice Day, 11th November 2016


Source: Reichsfolk Times, November 127yf.

 


{1} Editorial Note: 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 in the pdf compilation of his NS writings available from https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/ns-writings/


 

Myatt: Vindex, Destiny of The West

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A facsimile of Myatt’s seminal text Vindex: Destiny Of The West as published in the January 1984 edition of the American Liberty Bell magazine edited by Virginia based George Dietz, a former member of the Hitler Youth who emigrated to America in 1957.

Vindex: Destiny Of The West
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Support Your Local Police

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Two events today – one very local and personal, the other of international political interest and personally unrelated to me – reminded me of what we in the West have and one of the important reasons how what we have is currently maintained.

Local

Earlier this morning Police surrounded a nearby house, with one armed Police officer – a quite young man – detailed to guard a possible rear escape route. Raid over, with arrests made, the armed officer politely and calmly re-assured a local resident who had, seeing and hearing the kerfuffle, ventured out into her garden, next door. In return, she thanked him knowing as she did how and why he had that morning willingly put his own life in danger. He genuinely surprised yet pleased that someone, some local resident, understood.

International

Such an orderly, and so very civilized, change of leader of a government in one Western country. Established, time-honored, procedures, a certain formality, and most definitely a long-standing tradition. A last appearance in a debating chamber for the departing leader during which not one of his political opponents used vulgar language or indulged in argumentum ad hominem. Then, for him, a journey – in a convoy with armed Police – to a formal audience with the Royal Sovereign of that land who alone, constitutionally, had the power to accept his resignation as leader, and who asked for his recommendation of who would be his successor as political leader of that land. Followed, shortly thereafter, by that new leader – in another convoy with armed Police – who only the Royal Sovereign of that land could formally, legally, appoint.

Here again were people acting in a civilized, a cultured, way; and here again were Police personnel – without any fuss or bother – putting their own lives in danger.

A Civilization Maintained

Such a contrast to so many places, to so many lands, around the world. Such an order, such a culture, such traditions, such civilized behavior by so many, as we in the West now have and have for over a century managed to maintain, despite the many problems that have afflicted us and despite the uncivilized behavior, the unreason, of many within our own lands.

Managed to maintain: because there are rules, traditions, procedures, for governments and politicians, worked out and refined over a century and more.

Managed to maintain: because there is the rule of law which, despite some individuals some of the time disagreeing with some of those laws, has created and maintained an ordered society for the benefit of the many, which law can be changed by civilized procedures, and which law – for all its faults – does on balance reflect what is fair, civilized.

Managed to maintain: because there is a Police force with long-standing traditions and procedures and with so many individuals within it prepared to put their own lives in danger because they know or because they instinctively feel what is civilized and what it is, in a given situation, the civilized, the fair, thing to do.

Managed to maintain: despite the doubters, the critics, the uncouth, the hateful, ones who seek to overthrow such a civilized, hard-won, order and who – often via the fallacy of arguing from the specific to the general – demean and hate the many (politicians, the Police) for the misdeeds of a minority.

All this, and so many similar things, is why I – aligning myself as I do with Reichsfolk – have a natural aversion to the uncouth behavior and language and the barbaric hatred of the many who now align themselves with National Socialism without understanding, or without feeling, its civilized, cultured, essence: an essence so manifest in the Waffen-SS, and an essence so maligned for so many decades by so much propaganda and so many lies because of the vested interests of so many who, at heart, are uncouth, uncultured, and uncivilized.

S.L.
13 July 2016

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A Primer of Neo-Nazi Ideology

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While ostensibly the pdf document linked to above is a detailed constitution for the Fourth Reich envisioned by some neo-nazis it is also a primer of contemporary neo-nazi ideology, or at least a primer of the ‘revisionist’ National Socialism propagated by David Myatt in the 1990s in his voluminous National Socialist pamphlets such as The Meaning Of National-Socialism (third edition, 115yf) and in essays such as Esoteric Hitlerism: Idealism, the Third Reich and the Essence of National-Socialism, both of which are included in Selected National Socialist Writings (pdf).

However, while many of Myatt’s NS writings are idealistic, often propagandistic, and thus vague on practical specifics, the Constitution of The National-Socialist Reich gives precise details regarding the practical implementation of Myatt’s vision of National Socialism: from the economy, to the type of government, to the judiciary to foreign policy.

Of course, how realistic such theorized practical implementations would be were a National Socialist or neo-fascist movement ever to obtain State power is another question, especially as many of those theorized implementations are exceedingly idealistic in a typical Myattian way. Nevertheless, and insofar as I am aware, no other contemporary neo-nazi document goes into such practical detail thus making it a valuable resource for those studying or interested in neo-nazi ideology and/or in the extremism and life of David Myatt.

As mentioned in the ‘Editorial Note’ which prefixes this version of the document, the Constitution was first circulated in the 1990s among supporters of Myatt’s National-Socialist Movement and first openly published by Reichsfolk in the year 2000, and although no author was given it has been attributed to Myatt given the frequent use of the terms ‘numinous’ and ‘Folk Culture’, its ‘code of honour’, and given its mention of a ‘cosmic being’ which ‘cosmic being’ featured frequently in Myatt’s later, post-1995, National Socialist and ‘folk culture’ writings.