“There are 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, the historical entity that 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 recognizes thus and only care 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 disposal to the foreigner, of the woods, of the mines, of the oil, forgetting that after us will come hundred of Romanian generations: our sons and the sons of our sons, which even them 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 goes subordinated to the superior entity, the national community, and this last 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 here 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 the terror, the 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 that 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
Part 1: About Democracy (Part 1 of 3)
Part 2: About Democracy (Part 2 of 3)