Our good friend Dawn Pine sent me a video a couple of weeks ago in which Richard Grannon breaks down a video about the Marxist strategy to break the West by attacking the culture. It is well worth watching in full, to understand the strategy, its consequences, and how to fight it:
The basic idea behind the video is not new. The “divide the people” approach is a FUNDAMENTAL aspect of Marxist thought. And there is a very, very good reason for this:
Marxists have understood for the better part of 50 years that Karl Marx’s original economic approach to implementing the “dictatorship of the proletariat” was simply unworkable.
The Failure of the “New Economics”
The reality is that the working classes always BENEFIT under true capitalism. An actual capitalist system rewards productive capital and labour, and punishes unproductive inputs and workers. This elevates everyone in society, pretty much – even the poorest at the bottom, because a rapidly expanding free-market economy encourages innovation, openness, and opportunity.
The theoretical underpinnings of Marxist economics were always profoundly stupid. Ludwig von Mises completely destroyed their pretensions of economic literacy in his seminal 1920 article, Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth, which conclusively demonstrated that a socialist economy could never work. This is because a socialist society has no price mechanism to allow for free and correct allocation of productive inputs to generate outputs.
(It says a lot about just HOW idiotic Marxists are that they tried to respond to him by saying that they could overcome this problem by using “theoretical prices”. The idea is even dumber than it sounds.)
Karl Marx was nothing short of a tired, tortured, turgid fool and mystic when it came to economics. He had no clue what he was talking about from the start. And when he tried to find data in the British Library to back up his cockamamie theory, he couldn’t – so he tortured and falsified the data to force the facts to fit the idea.
The Genius of Karl Marx
But, as absurdly stupid, monumentally dumb, ridiculous, moronic, asinine, childish, and counter-factual as Marx’s theories about economics were, there is one aspect of Karl Marx’s work that we of the Right do not sufficiently appreciate.
And that is the fact that he understood history and culture, and the intersections between these two things, intimately.
His theories about economics are even more f***ed up than a football bat, but his basic paradigm of class warfare to achieve the ends of socialism were actually an absolutely brilliant insight. He was right about the effectiveness of a divide-and-conquer strategy.
Conquerors throughout history have used this approach brilliantly to weaken existing nations and divide them amongst themselves, in order to rule over them more effectively. The British did this to spectacular effect in India. The Persian Abbasids did this to the Arabs in order to conquer the Ummayyads (in fact, Islam as we know it today was basically an Abbasid creation that pilfered extensively from existing Arab identitarian movements).
Socialism relies on and requires the use of division along specific lines in society. In fact, the primary difference between Communism and Fascism is not in their views of the means of economic production – that is a false dichotomy. The true separation between the two lies in the way that each philosophy achieves its ultimate end. Communism seeks to divide peoples along the lines of class, race, and privilege, while Fascism seeks to divide people along the lines of national identity.
Of the two, Fascism is the more workable, simply because it understands that the nation, or at the very least the tribe, supersedes economic interests. That DOES NOT MEAN that Fascism is a good idea. It categorically IS NOT. It is simply a LESS PROFOUNDLY STUPID IDEA than Communism.
Understanding the Culture War
Once you understand that Marx’s economic theories could never work, but his cultural theories of class struggle were almost spot on, then you will immediately understand how we ended up in the situation that we are in today in the West.
Most of you are probably familiar with the Frankfurt School, which was a set of Communist intellectuals – almost entirely Jews – who fled Nazi Germany and settled in the USA. This classic video from Bill Whittle (which of course YOOTOOBZ insists is too terrifying for people to watch without warning labels) explains exactly where those people came from, and why they succeeded:
As Richard Grannon points out in his video, the West is collapsing from within because it has lost its confidence, strength, and vitality. And this is a direct and entirely predictable result of the highly successful use of Frankfurt School-derived tools such as Critical Race Theory and deconstructionism.
Make no mistake, these are extremely potent weapons. And they work precisely because people don’t know how to fight back against them.
Stemming the Tide
So how do we fight back against it? Knowing the enemy’s tactics and strategies is all very well, but that knowledge is useless if it is not used.
Toward the end of his video, Mr. Grannon tries to come up with a strategy to defang the Cultural Marxist agenda. Unfortunately, that is where Mr. Grannon’s analysis fails, almost completely.
His solutions are entirely secular. As he says, he believes that legislating “kindness” is a Good Thing. But this is absolute nonsense if you don’t know WHAT IT MEANS TO BE KIND.
And where, exactly, do you suppose we get the understanding of “what it means to be kind”? Different nations and different cultures have radically different ideas of kindness, after all.
The ancient Aztecs, for instance, considered it a “kindness” to ritually slaughter, dismember, and burn alive captives from “lesser tribes” to appease the blood-thirst of their gods. To them, not shedding all of that blood was a cruelty, because if they didn’t do it, their sun-god would be devoured by the great daemon of their Underworld that chases him around the sky every day.
Put simply, secular solutions centred around a “Big Society” or a “Kind Society” is NOT going to work. Richard Grannon is a man of, effectively, the Old Left, or what we used to call secular liberals, though he is considerably better than most of them. He has put his faith in entirely secular tools of philosophy and reason, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. But he has nothing solid to back it all up.
What secular liberals consider to be “kindness” is nothing more than the effect of the imprint of God’s Law upon the human heart. Obedience to His Law actually results in a society that legislates kindness – because the Law of God, as expressed in the Decalogue and expanded upon in the Bible, is PERFECT.
Case Study: The Fate of Onan
You literally don’t need anything more than the Decalogue to have a perfectly moral society. But even outside of the Decalogue, you will find that the Law of God, as shown in the Bible, is far more kind than anything you can imagine. This will require a bit of a digression, so bear with me.
Let’s take a somewhat extreme example. Consider the case of Onan in the Bible. Most people think that God struck Onan dead for spilling his seed on the ground. And endless legions of hellfire-and-damnation preachers have used this example to condemn sex for any purpose other than procreation. The problem with this logic is that it takes Scripture out of context (quite badly, in fact) and flatly ignores the reasoning behind God’s actions. You have to read the whole passage in Genesis to understand God’s reasoning for doing it:
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death. 8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” 9 But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother’s wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother. 10 And what he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also.— Genesis 38:6-10, English Standard Version
You must understand one key fact. In those days, widows and spinsters were basically considered useless in society and were discarded or expelled from the tribe. Most cultures considered them to be “dead weight” and expelled them or denigrated them. Many non-Judaic and non-Christian societies STILL act like this – you should hear how Hindus treat widows sometime. It will make your blood run cold. The days in which Hindus burned widows alive on the funeral pyres of their husbands are gone – thanks to Western Christians – but widows are still treated horribly by Indian Hindus, almost entirely on the basis of superstition and tradition.
God, however, wasn’t down with that kind of crap. He therefore gave the Israelites a very clear commandment that, if a married man dies, his brother must take his widow as his own and provide her with sustenance, shelter, and children. The idea was to ensure that the original husband’s name and line would not be lost:
5 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. 7 And if the man does not wish to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, ‘I do not wish to take her,’ 9 then his brother’s wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’ 10 And the name of his house[a] shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal pulled off.’— Deuteronomy 25:5-10, English Standard Version
Step back for a moment and ask yourself: do you realise just HOW pro-woman this is?
God literally commanded His people to look after women and carry on the names of their dead brothers. And He killed those who broke His Law because they would not protect the women in their society.
So no, God won’t kill you for masturbating – any and every man who has ever done this (i.e. EVERY SINGLE MAN, EVER) knows this to be true.
God WILL take a piece of your hide for maltreating widows and childless women, though.
And, here’s the important part: no socialist society would ever be able to come up with such a humane way of helping women, because socialists divide people along the lines of class, race, and sex, and exacerbating differences between people.
By contrast, God’s Law unites people by acknowledging those differences and establishing incontrovertibly clear universal moral laws to let people live together in peace.
Those laws work because they rest upon something that exists outside and beyond merely human comprehension. They rest upon He who calls Himself, I AM THAT i AM. God is fundamentally different from everything else in Creation – He is knowable, but He is not human.
So how do we apply this basic lesson from Genesis to fighting back against the Left, and their programme of cultural and racial division?
It is very simple. We must root our entire worldview in that which works – and the only philosophy that works, always and every time, is Christian Nationalism.
Consider: the Left’s programme of Cultural Marxism attacks Western society along the axes on which it is most vulnerable. The Left uses the West’s love of secular post-Enlightenment reasoning against it by attacking the nation, the family, and the Church. This works because the West has unmoored itself from its foundations of Graeco-Roman philosophy, CHRISTIAN morality (don’t ever waste my time, or yours, with that “Judaeo-Christian” crap), and the European nations.
When you attack all three of these and weaken or destroy them, then the West falls. You end up in control. And you can remake society, and therefore the economy, as you see fit.
But when you run headfirst into Christian warriors who believe that the nations are a Good Thing, and who emphasise a forward-looking offensively oriented approach to defending those nations, then the Cultural Marxist programme fails.
Race is Nation
Now, this of necessity means recognising the realities of race. The concept of nation encompasses race. I have argued for a long while now that five commonalities make up any one nation: common race, common language, common faith, common history, and common culture.
This means that, for example, White people in the West need to wake up and understand that non-Whites are not of their nation.
And this terrifies most Whites – I’ve never quite understood why, since I’m not White and am far less bothered about being called a racist than Whites tend to be. But it is a plain and simple fact of life. Non-Whites do not think, act, or live like Whites. Blacks in America have proven this quite thoroughly for the past 50 years – despite the very best efforts of Whites to integrate them and promote them and build them up, they have utterly failed to reciprocate and have simply checked out of White society.
It is therefore best to let them simply separate and go form their own nation – which, inevitably, will fail, because Blacks in general cannot run their own countries. (The one or two exceptions simply prove the rule.) Just look at what is happening to South Africa right now to understand what happens when Blacks run their own countries. It almost never ends well.
Conclusion – Going on the Offensive
The Christian Nationalist approach has the added advantage of denying the Cultural Marxists one of their single most effective avenues of attack – the ability to divide people along the lines of race.
A Christian Nationalist approach is the only one that will provide a clear, firm foundation for fighting back against Cultural Marxism, because it gives people something to fight for. When you are fighting a purely defensive war, you can be worn down and isolated and destroyed.
But when you fight for a goal, you fight offensively, and that is the best way to kick your enemy’s teeth out.
So stop running away from the fight. There is no point anymore. People will call you racist and xenophobic and horrible and awful for saying that nations are good things, and that a Christian nation is the only way forward. Guess what – they were going to call you that anyway, so you might as well let them howl and scream and get on with doing whatever you need to do.
Stop pretending as though these problems are going to disappear simply by fighting defensive battles against the Cultural Marxists. We’ve been losing this war precisely because we only fight defensively. We MUST instead push forward and fight offensively.
Get your butt to church. If your church is cucked, find a few of your friends, get together with your Bibles, and read them while listening to a real preacher like John Macarthur or Dr. Michael Heiser. Get married early to a woman without tattoos and no more than 3 previous boyfriends, preferably of your own race and STRONGLY preferably still a virgin, who understands that YOU are the man and SHE is the woman. Have lots of kids, and homeschool them. Raise your children in the way that they should go and keep them out of universities. Put them to work with their hands and their minds.
Above all, look forward, not backward. The West is dying. So be it. We failed to defend what was. We must now look to build what will be. And we can only do that by pushing back hard as a united bloc, as a nation, united under the banner of Christ.
Nothing else will suffice. Nothing else will work. All secular solutions to our current problems are doomed to failure, precisely because they rest on human authority and not Godly authority. So stop pretending as though we can win against the Cultural Marxists with pretty slogans and appeals to civic nationalism, and get on with the serious business of punching their faces in.