Codreanu: about Democracy (Part 3 of 3)

“Exist in fact three distinct entities: 1) the individual; 2) the actual national community, that is the totality of the members of the same Ancestry, living in the same State, in a precise historical moment; 3) the nation, that historical entity which lives through the centuries, with the roots fixed in the mists of time and an indefinite future ahead of itself. The second severe error of democracy is that, being based on the concept of the “rights of man”, it thus recognizes and cares only for one of these three entities, the individual. It neglects or mocks the second, while denies the third entity. Instead all three have their rights and duties: the right to live and the duty to not put in danger the right to life of the other two”.

“In turn the national community has a constant tendency to sacrifice the future – the permanent rights of the nation – to its own present interests. Therefore we witness to the unrestrained exploitation, even the sale to the foreigner, of the woods, mines and oil, forgetting that after us will come hundred of Romanian generations: our sons and the sons of our sons, who also have the right to live, to perpetuate the life of the Ancestry”.

“Harmony can be reestablished only with the restoration of the natural order. The individual must be subordinated to the superior entity, the national community, and this subordinated to the nation. The “rights of man” are no more unlimited, but limited by the rights of the national community, and the rights of the national community limited by the rights of the nation”.

“It would seem finally that in a democratic State the individual, enjoying formally of so many rights, should at least live wonderfully. In reality, however, – and in this lies the final tragedy of democracy – the individual doesn’t actually enjoy any right, so much that we are induced to ask ourselves where are in our Nation the freedom of meeting, the freedom of press, the freedom of consciousness. The individual lives under terror, state of siege and censorship”.

“The Ancestry then includes: 1) All the Romanians that are currently living. 2) All the souls of the dead and the graves of the ancestors. 3) All those who will be born Romanians. An Ancestry reaches the true consciousness of itself when acknowledges this totality and not only when acknowledges its present interests. The Ancestry disposes of: 1) A physical, biological heritage: the flesh and blood. 2) A material heritage: the earth and the wealth of the Nation. 3) A spiritual heritage, that includes: its idea of God, of the world and of life. An Ancestry lives eternally for its idea of God, of the world and of life, for its honour and its culture”.

-Corneliu Z. Codreanu

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Part 1: Codreanu: about Democracy (Part 1 of 3)
Part 2: Codreanu: about Democracy (Part 2 of 3)

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Words of Wisdom #16

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages, beause they know that as a general rule they can be impolite without having their skull split by someone“.

-Robert E. Howard

It’s the truth: you can be rude, disrespectful and violent without consequences if in front of you there is a domesticated dog, but you wouldn’t behave like that if you were dealing with a free and savage wolf.

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Evola: about Feminism, the Woman and the Responsibility of Man

“After centuries of <<slavery>> the woman has therefore wanted to be free, to be for herself. But the so-called <<feminism>> has not been able to conceive for the woman a personality, if not in imitation of the male one, thus its <<claims>> mask a fundamental distrust of the new woman towards herself, the impotence of the latter to be and be worth as what she is: as a woman and not as a man. For such a misunderstanding, the modern woman has felt a completely imaginary inferiority in being only a woman and almost an offense in being treated <<only as a woman>>. Such has been the origin of a wrong vocation: she, precisely for this, has wanted to take a revenge, to claim her <<dignity>>, to show her <<worth>> – passing to compete with man. Except that the latter was not at all the true man, but rather the artificial man, the puppet man of a standardized, rationalized civilization, not implying almost anything anymore of really differentiated and qualitative”.

“The man, for that matter, like a true irresponsible has permitted, or rather he himself has helped, has pushed the woman in the streets, in the offices, in the schools, in the factories, in all the contaminatory crossroads of modern society and culture. In this manner the last levelling push has been given”.

“Not different the results of western <<emancipation>>, that moreover is already on the road to infect all the world with more speed than a plague. The traditional woman, the absolute woman, in giving herself, not in living for herself, in wanting to be entirely for another being with simplicity and purity, fulfilled herself, belonged to herself, had a heroism of her own – and, deep down, became superior to the common man. The modern woman in wanting to be for herself has destroyed herself. The craved <<personality>> is taking away from her every personality”.

“Having accused the decadence of the modern woman, we should not forget that man is the first responsible of such decadence, in a society ruled by men worthy of this name the woman would have never wanted or been able to take the road along which she is proceeding today. Therefore the real reaction against feminism and every other female deviation is not against the woman, but against the man that should be directed”.

-Julius Evola

Related article: Evola: about Work, Economy and Life

Words of Wisdom #13

Who submits to destiny suffers, but fate protects him“.

-Giorgio De Santillana

Always embrace your destiny, literally everything that happens in your lives is decided by it: you are your destiny and your destiny is what you are, it is your shadow and you can’t run away from it, but only, if you are wise enough, accept it. It takes shape from your honour, from what you have accomplished in your previous lives, therefore, in a way, you yourself have decided your actual destiny and it fits you perfectly, it is nor good nor bad and no one merits a better or worse destiny instead of the one he is experiencing. Anyway life will always make us think and believe that we are in possess of our destiny, that we can shape and change it to our liking: our mind is trapped in a sort of illusion, a cosmic censorship that probably protects us from a metaphysical despair that maybe we can perceive when we realize even for a moment the true nature of destiny, the most powerful of all deities.

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Codreanu: about Democracy (Part 2 of 3)

“The new Romanian ruling class – rather, any ruling class of the world – must rest on the principle of social selection. That is, they must raise and select in a natural way from the body of the Ancestry, i.e. from the great healthy masses of the peasantry and of the workers, indissolubly tied to the Land and the Nation, a class of men talented with special attitudes to command, that will later be adequately cultivated and developed. These people will become the national élite, will form the ruling class of the Ancestry. And only these men are called to guide an Ancestry!”.

“By applying the criterion of social selection, that operates a continuous replacement of forces coming from the depths of the nation, a ruling class always remains vigorous and efficient. It has committed a serious historical error that ruling class which, after forming itself in relation to the criterion of social selection, immediately after abandoned the criterion that had determined its arising, replacing it with the criterion of inheritability of the functions of command and legitimising the unjust and condemned system of the birth privileges. The abandonment of the criterion of social selection has permitted the formation of a false and degenerated élite, and such phenomenon has determined the corruption represented by democracy”.

“The criterion of selection eliminates both the criterion of election and the criterion of inheritability. Selection, election and inheritability can’t coexist; between them intervenes a conflict, because or exists a precise criterion of social selection, and then the opinion and the vote of the mass doesn’t have any meaning, or it is the mass that elects its representatives, and then the social selection doesn’t function anymore. The same in the other case: if we make operative the natural criterion of social selection doesn’t enter in question that of inheritability. These two criteria can get along only when the heir is compliant with the laws of social selection”.

“But if a nation doesn’t possess a true and proper ruling class, able to install in its functions the new emergent ruling class? In this case, the new ruling class arises from the fight against the degenerated and corrupted leaders – always by virtue of the criterion of selection”.

-Corneliu Z. Codreanu

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Part 1: Codreanu: about Democracy (Part 1 of 3)

Words of Wisdom #12

I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen
of meadow-flowers and butterflies
in summers that have been;
 
Of yellow leaves and gossamer
in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun
and wind upon my hair.
 
I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall ever see.
 
For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.
 
I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.
 
But all the while I sit and think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door”.

-J.R.R. Tolkien

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Words of Wisdom #10 & #11

“First of all, we must distinguish between individual and personality. Between the individualistic ideal, that starts from the idea that the individual is an entity in himself, beginning and end to himself, without roots and without history, bound to create on its own all that for which he has worth – between this ideal and racism there is of course a categorical conflict. But such an “individual” is a pure abstraction. Concretely, man is not “individual”, but “personality”, and personality is something articulated, that presupposes a history, a blood, a race, a totality of relations and forces that date back to distant times. Surpassed the individualist illusion, race and inheritance are therefore things to which one is inwardly connected and that are in action in us. The conscience of the individual, far from being compromised by this, instead is strengthened and expanded: it goes beyond the short horizon of the individual life, it integrates with temporal distances, receives a sacred and mysterious heritage, to be transmitted again, almost against the current of time”.

-Julius Evola

“Or wanting one’s own nature, delve into it and realise it until reconnecting with the prehuman and superindividual principle that corresponds to it; otherwise devote oneself to arbitrarily build an unnatural way of being, devoid of relation with its deeper forces or even in contradiction with them. This is exactly the opposition existing between the traditional ideal, and especially the nordic-aryan one, and the “modern” ideal of civilization. For the first, the essential task is to know and be yourself; for the second, the task is instead to “build yourself”, to become what one is not, breaking every limit to make possible everything to everyone”.

-Julius Evola

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