Confronting Modernity

How did it come to this? How after the myriad of centuries that we have struggled stubbornly through both success and privation, but persevered, how are we now awaking to a nightmare of genetic and cultural corrosion that, in lieu of a serious reaction, seems set to be the last chapter of our epic history. Our fall, like that of many other white nations is a tale of subversion, of which we are all well aware, but also of succumbing to greater meta physical forces that have picked up our peoples and trounced us about on the crest of a wave, only to dump us, bewildered, and in a truly alien landscape. Though it is of course reasonable to single out competing (((tribes))) as the culprit and indeed ventriloquist like schemer behind our manifold woes as a people, I would gently remind you that our puppeteering enemy’s weapons of choice were born out of larger and more meta levels of change to our civilisation. Many of our modern problems are unique on the historical timeline because they are exactly that, ‘modern problems’ caused by the destructive by-products of our ‘modern’ age. Ireland is just like all other western countries in this respect, the apathy and corrosiveness of the modern age does not tend to distinguish amongst victims.

Modernity, as it can be defined as such, the inevitable destination of enlightenment values, fell on us like a feral beast, devouring the natural order and organisation of western society. Consequently, and to a large extent mans reason did see a rapid growth in European societies, at least technologically. Many on the left seem to construe technological development with development in general, and thusly all advances in science and any other of the myriad of fields is viewed as a mark of mans development. Yet seldom is the question asked of its effects on the cornerstone of our civilisation; the working man, his family, and his relationship to his nation as a whole. The ruling custom of European societies for many ages was one of definitive social strata and the respect of hierarchy. This respect was nearly always derived from a belief in the transcendent and the existence of a metaphysical moral and societal order. Tradition and adherence to the values of tradition trumped and reigned in the lesser and more base elements of our nature and taught us not to indulge these desires out of respect for the culture, the ancestors and the moral legacy they have left behind. As the maxim goes, ‘a man has as many masters as he has vices’. Yet such self-possession was not seen as a detrimental burden to bear, but as necessary a responsibility as bodily health, and required for the perpetuation of one’s civilisation.

More than anything the modern age has stripped us of these responsibilities and unduly branded them as ‘shackles’. They have been replaced with new ‘morals’ of ‘freedom’ and ‘tolerance’ which are said to have emancipated us from an oppressive past. This most arrogant of progressive assertions is based entirely upon the presumption that morality has advanced in tandem with modernity, a linear progression, and is thus more moral. Of course, contrary to this naive conviction, it is ever more apparent that we have regressed substantially in how we conduct ourselves and our societies. The origins for this culture of deconstruction of traditional societies can mostly be attributed to the enlightenment, who’s values spread like a wildfire from revolutionary France. So often lauded as the paragon of western intellectual achievement, the enlightenment opened a moral vortex that since the 18th century has been sucking the last vestiges of tradition and hierarchy out of white civilisation. While admittedly culminating in many technological advances, the enlightenment and modernity have ultimately failed to achieve an optimally functioning civilisation and in many respects the average life is more miserable, more meaningless than ever and has all culpability masked by linear technological progress. Our contemporary measures for the quality of life are rather superficial and revolve around lifespan and material wealth when they should be focused on personal fulfilment and the realisation of purpose. In this sense our technological achievements have concealed the true extent of our cultural decline.

Modernity brought technological change, but even more so it warped our attitude to the nation. Long gone are the days where the average man committed his life to clan, God or country or even held such things as sacred enough to defend with fervour. Where once the average Irish men of ages past found fulfilment in the expansion of family, the defence of his territory or in his piety and good name, the modern man must contend with a systematic deconstruction of this ancient framework. We, being raised in atheistic times are forsaken the benevolent God that comforted our ancestors, and, loaded with the doctrines of 21st century science, we must contend with what has been presented to us as an ultimately hollow existence, grounded in materialism and devoid of true meaning. We must also bear citizenship to a state that has in all actuality turned its back on the traditions upon which it was built, in so doing, severing the historical veins that connect a man to his ancestry and culture, leaving him deracinated and cold. In doing so our nation state is left defenceless to the encroaching tides of multiculturalism and globalism that serves to hasten the rot of our kin and inflict the final blow to our culture. All the while, the creeping tide of degeneracy goes unchecked, as it transitions from a spectacle on media screens to encroaching on our personal lives, our relationships and our morals. The nihilism, the degeneracy, the narcissism, and the cowardice is ubiquitous, and yet there was not a shot fired in modern Ireland to stem the flood of national and familial dissolution. Why is this the case?

In an age of decadence, a population of weak deracinated men has risen in tandem. The legions of unemployed degenerates that pass as males in modern Ireland is astounding, but let’s do the unthinkable and if only for a fleeting moment, lets indulge their nihilism. A great number of these lethargic unemployed men are direct victims of the amoral and nihilism inducing modern state. Let us juxtapose the life of a young man today with that of a man a century earlier. During the great wars that enveloped the west in the early 20th century it was almost assured that volunteers and draftees would enter the fray with some level of acceptance and willingness to risk life and limb for the sake of their higher duty. Their reasons for doing so were no doubt numerous and imbued with their own subtle complexities, and yet in its most distilled form, their reason for martial combat was a belief in an uncompromising defence of the nation. Indeed, a young Irishman storming his way through the hellish barbed wasteland of the Somme in 1916 fought for the same love as his counterpart in the German trench. Though they both fought for what was ultimately a suicidal war on a racial level, every soldier from Frenchman, to German, to Irishman, fought bitterly for what they left at home, and what they fought all the harder to return to. That something, that common cause, was the family, that indispensable beacon of hope, not only to a functioning society but also to a man’s soul. So many were butchered in defence of it, and yet their sacrifice was not enough to secure it from the advance of corrosive leftist ideologies that spawned from modernity. For the rot of decedent living in the modern world is ubiquitous. It cares not for the sacred cows of old.

Having the most basic imperatives pulled out from underneath him, it is no wonder then that men throw their duty by the wayside and withdraw from modern society on the macro and micro levels. Many young western men have no war to fight(at least physically), no marriage to attend to, no family to provide for, and a fading culture of honour that increasingly retreats over the horizon, it’s return dubious. Where once a man could situate himself confidently and with innate purpose within his nation, we are now told that to harbour such love for our own peoples is a carnal, immoral desire as it inherently precludes the new additions to the nest. The holy trinity of blood, culture and country, is no longer the cornerstone of 21st century Ireland. Ireland is held up by her masters as an apparent proposition nation of abstract values with no substantive existence. We have gone so far as to harbour those who hate us within our own societies, given up on any semblance of a traditional moral framework, turned our back on ethnic loyalty, and we have condemned successive generations to the woes and tribulations of minority status in what was supposed to be their kingdom by birth right. But we are not alone in our failures, and there has been many historical attempts at recourse.

Europe had her chance to tame modernity and it was crushed before it could enter full bloom. Growing dissatisfaction at conditions of degeneracy and privation that bear all too many resemblances to the west of today, culminated in cultural and martial backlash the likes of which were never seen before. Nor has it been seen since. This all too brief crusade against reckless and nihilistic modernity manifested in Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s national socialist Germany, as both historical titans attempted a synthesising of the old world and the new. They offered modern European man an alternative to the growing cancer of bolshevism and the empty promises of the workers revolution. Their fascistic governance solidified the in group and gave their citizens purpose, both physical and metaphysical. They incorporated natural law, operated in accordance with nature and through the manifestation of this philosophy, sought to make true ubermensch of its citizens. In many respects these fascistic movements were the antidote to the many aliments of the modern age, an antidote that was evidently too bitter to swallow for some. These defiant regimes were ultimately overwhelmed. They could not arrest the advance of modernity’s cancers manifested in political form. Assailed by liberalism and communism on either front, national socialist Germany may have been Europe’s last chance at achieving a substantive harmonious high culture.

Ireland too had her own chance. Emerging from a contentious split with the Britain, the fledgling Irish state failed to bring about a Gaelic revival and was instead co-opted by a catholic counterpart. The flourishing of Catholicism while preserving many traditional institutions such as the parish, the family, and relatively successful in curtailing degeneracy, ultimately stifled the Irish and through the prevalence of ultra conservatism, prevented laudable advancement. The resurgence of Catholicism capitalised on the momentum built off of nationalist sentiment, and ultimately siphoned off much energy from true patriotic nation building. Had this vigour been used to construct a more traditionally Gaelic society we may have been saved from many of the woes we face currently. The presence of Gaeilge as the mother tongue, had it been embraced by the entire populace, would have stood as a linguistic buffer zone between the Gael and the ghastly propaganda that reaches our shores from other Anglophone countries. Brehon law would have shielded Ireland from pathological egalitarianism while allowing for the construction of a true nationalist and benevolent aristocracy that could have dealt with the woes thrown our way by modernity. A Gaelic cultural revival would have prevented the emergence of a rootless cosmopolitan generation of Irish who view our identity so contemptuously as to give it away in earnest to a myriad of exploitative foreigners.

Alas, these historical hypotheticals were not to be. Inferior ideologies defeated the attempted returns to a more traditional structure and so we entered a period of depravity and dissolution. The nefarious leftist ideologies that  hitched a ride on the leviathan of modernity have seemed for the longest time inexorable. But there is a change in the air. The winds are shifting. We can all sense it. The increasing volume of happenings over recent months and years prove this. Some rationalise it as a burgeoning counter culture, the resurgence of the right, or the rise of populism. But one thing is more clear than anything else. The honeymoon with modernity is over. The debauchery of liberalism has played itself out. The Gael and his European brothers covet a return to their natural state. We crave the perennial value of hierarchy and order. We are no longer chauvinistic about our modern ‘progressions’, in fact we now question whether they are even progress at all. There is a growing realisation that our true duty is to remain loyal the unspoken intergenerational contract; to pass on a civilisation that honours our forbearers, and that will benefit our children. It is our responsibility to do so, our purpose, and is necessary to salvage our honour. We must return again to the traditions that were conducive to such a mindset as all others are ultimately superfluous. Let them all be warned; traitor, foe and modernity herself. Stand in our way at your peril. We will conquer you. It is our destiny.