- 1.Decamerone Redux: Reader’s Digest for a Postmodern Plague Season – Part 1
- 2.Decamerone Redux: Reader’s Digest for a Postmodern Plague Season – Part 2
The ’20s have begun with the ‘global pandemic’ that is putting the New World Order project of the globalist hostile elite on the knife’s edge.
From Umvolkung to Entvolkung
Das Volk hat das Vertrauen der Regierun verscherzt.
Wäre es da nicht doch einfacher, die Regierung löste das Volk auf und wählte ein anderes?
‘The people have forfeited the trust of the government.
So would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?’
— Bertolt Brecht
Given the post-2015 urgency of addressing accelerating mass-immigration, New Right demo-political critiques of globalism have recently tended to focus on the specific issue of ethnic replacement rather than on the general issue of overall population management. One of the side-effects of Corona Crisis is a — most likely very temporary — attention shift, away from globalist-engineered mass-immigration and towards a broader view of globalist demo-politics.
One of the many advantages that New Right newsgathering has over its politically correct and dogma-bound MSM counterpart is its relative — because very necessary — openness to the ‘lunatic fringe’ and ‘conspiracy thinking’. Since the internet revolution of the early ’00s any New Right reader worth his salt will have had the (sometimes more than questionable) pleasure of becoming acquainted with many deliciously grotesque and hilarious thought experiments, ranging from the rather straightforward ‘reptilian take-over’ (undoubtedly reinforced by the authentically ‘alien’ behaviour of the globalist hostile elite) to the more subtle ‘transhumanist agenda’ (undoubtedly actively pursued by the ‘cosmetic surgery’ industry and ‘transgender’ lobby). The Corona Crisis has predictably triggered a surge in conspiracy theories that investigate suspicious coincidences as well as qui bono arguments, theories about the (accidental) release of bio-weapons, the targeted culling of populations and the convenient imposition of globalist totalitarianism. Such thought experiments have the advantage of broadening the New Right narrative and reinvigorating demo-political and eco-political foundational discourse. Thus, probably for a short moment only, the Corona Crisis is allowing the old question of overall population management to retake the centre stage. The smaller threat of globalist Umvolking (German, ‘population replacement’) is temporarily upstaged by the greater threat of globalist Entvolkung (German, ‘depopulation’). In fact, the threat of globalist Entvolkung should have had centre stage ever since the Fall of the Wall in 1989: it has been profoundly tangible ever since the globalist Machtergreifung that followed the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc.
First, in the ’90s, ‘Disaster Capitalism’-style neoliberalism brought back real hunger and real hardship to Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet sphere, as it ‘privatised’ virtually all means of production, allowing foreign ‘vulture funds’ to pick up — and pick apart — native infrastructure, industry and land, leaving millions of older people permanently without employment and forcing millions of younger people to permanently relocate abroad. Grass grown-streets and ghost villages, of course neatly out of sight of the tourist masses, are found throughout most former Eastern Bloc countries, which collectively experienced a demographic collapse of unprecedented proportions. Of course, the Western press hardly paid attention to these things – the main attractions remained the fire sale-priced child prostitutes and post-order brides. Nobody has ever counted the preventable deaths of neglected elders and sick people in the understaffed and bankrupt state hospitals, the suicide rates among ruined shopkeepers and farmers and the desperate abortions requested by destitute young girls.
Then, in the ’00s, ‘New World Order’-style neoliberalism started to reinsert de facto pre-state socio-economic conditions into the West (here defined as Europe, minus Russia plus the overseas Anglosphere) with an all-out assault on the nation-state through various simultaneous ‘globalization’ programs. Nation-state borders were ‘erased’ through a combination of simultaneous ‘globalizations’: technological development (internet, mobile telephone), institutional reform (UN Global Compact 2000, International Criminal Court effective 2002, ECB with physical Euro currency 2002, Lisbon Treaty effective 2009). At the periphery of the West the same project was implemented through ‘Colour Revolutions’ (Yugoslavia 2000, Georgia 2003, Ukraine 2004). The demographic decline among the indigenous nations of the West may have been hidden by globalist-engineered Third World mass-migration, it was — and is — very real nevertheless.
Finally, in the ’10s, the most direct and cruel globalist Entfolkung strategy was imposed on the largely Muslim Middle East and North Africa: the globalist-engineered ‘Arab Spring’ brought revolution, terrorism and (civil) war to a region already suffering ecological depletion (severe overpopulation, water and food shortages, severe environmental degradation). The disintegration of stable state structures across large parts of Libya, Syria and Yemen, adding to the earlier disintegration of Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, resulted in a combination of Middle Eastern and North African Entfolkung (war, hunger, ethnic cleansing, infrastructure destruction) and Western European Umfolkung (mass-immigration, artificially enforced inter-ethnic wealth transfers and systematically planned societal destabilization based on ‘humanist’ rhetoric).
Puisqu’un mort n’a de poids que si on l’a vu mort,
cent millions des cadavres semés à travers l’histoire
ne sont qu’une fumée dans l’imagination
‘Since a death carries no weight unless we see the death,
the hundred million corpses that litter the course of history
are nothing more than a whiff of smoke in our imagination’
— Albert Camus, La Peste
Now, the ’20s have begun with the ‘global pandemic’ that is putting the New World Order project of the globalist hostile elite on the knife’s edge. Depending on the specific nature and real severity of the virus, the Corona Crisis potential to bring about either the apocalyptic final victory of the globalist New World Order (the final eclipse of nation-state sovereignty through the ‘martial law’-style imposition of totalitarian transnational governance) or the utter ruin of globalist megalomania (the re-emergence of Neo-Eurasianist-style multipolarity and Ethno-Nationalist-style nation-state sovereignty, cf. the two preceding paragraphs).
Perhaps the greatest task of metapolitical re-education — and de-conditioning — that awaits the New Right in the wake of the Corona Crisis is the re-appropriation of authentic demo-politics. The only true antidote to globalist Umvolkung and Entfolkung is found in an utter rejection of the historical-materialist règne de la quantité1 in the demo-political arena. What matters is not the quantity of the people that survive the various incidents, crises and catastrophes of globalism — the category to which the Corona Crisis belongs in this regard remains yet to be determined. What matters is the quality of the surviving population: even if only a tiny fraction of the indigenous Western peoples survives, this fraction may yet carry the seed for a self-surpassing rebirth of Western civilization.2 This also means that the New Right is bound to reject the ultimate axiom of historical-materialism (which is the philosophical ‘red line’ connecting the modernist ideologies of liberalism, socialism and fascism), viz. growth à l’outrance, and its social Darwinist corollary, viz. natalism à l’outrance. At this point in history — with total world population nearing the critical eight billion threshold and with total European-descent population still at an absolute all-time high — quantitative population decline may turn out to be a necessary precondition for qualitative societal development. At this particular juncture, the natalist policies that are being promoted for the indigenous Western peoples in less discerning quarters of the Dissident Right — an impossible attempt at ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ in r-reproducing Africa and Asia at any rate — may very well turn out to be a fatal error.
The New Right would do well to remember that the highest human archetypes of Western civilization are found in its non-reproducing top layer: the eternal-bachelor scientist, the lone-wolf philosopher, the true-celibate priest, the young-dying warrior, the forever-errant knight, the last-of-the-line noble scion. In a certain way, Western civilization aims at one thing only: the re-production of these higher archetypes. In a certain way, all the work of generations of Western men, all the sacrifice of generations of Western women and all the children ever born from them, serve only one thing: to, very occasionally, bring forth these very rare higher archetypes. They are our most precious heritage because they can, by the greatness of their souls, again and again reproduce our civilization — even after all of its material expressions are utterly destroyed by whatever catastrophe fate may throw at it. The final demise of these archetypes — whether through peacetime decadence, pandemic depopulation or wartime genocide — would deprive Western civilization of its very purpose.
For however the fortune of war shall go,
may it not come to pass that much that was fair and wonderful shall pass forever out of earth?
— ‘Théoden’, The Two Towers
‘Never Waste a Good Crisis’
(Eco-political Anamnesis — MSM3)
This Corona Crisis presents us with a perfect opportunity to radically re-think the way in which we arrange our societies and public spaces. The moment has come to introduce healthy restrictions on mass tourism and to clean up our cities for the health and well-being of their inhabitants.
Between the many dystopian corona images that are drowning us on the big bad internet, one short video drew the attention of many: it showed a dolphin visiting Venice, swimming undisturbed through its channels, now quiet and clean because of the decline in tourism. Nearer to home, [in Amsterdam], the blessed effects of the collapse of tourism and mass consumption are also becoming noticeable. No streets crowded by drug-dazed Spaniards and drunk Easyjet Britons, no obese shoppers carrying bags full of disposable clothes produced by Bangladeshi child slaves back to their villages, no fast food restaurants full of bio-industrial torture meat — we may not be allowed to say it, but we can secretly enjoy the moment. High finance capitalists, real estate usurers and bio-industry lobbyists may not want to hear it, but, at long last, great city life is regaining some quality. …
If the virus has proven one thing, it is this: that the ‘there-is-no-alternative’ liberalism of low-budget mass tourism, fast fashion, open borders and public space chaos has had massively negative consequences. Low-quality globalisation and mass-migration have caused a poisonous climate where people and animals are forced to live in too close proximity in stone-and-asphalt jungles, in eternal transit in over-subsidized cars and planes — now we are paying the price. Ever since SARS experts had feared that planetary-scale predatory exploitation would cause some virus to jump from animal to human — now we are living through this scenario. …
This is the moment to introduce healthy restrictions on mass-tourism and to bring back some sanity into the lives of city-dwellers. This should be the end to political pandering to the spoilt lobbyists of the ‘low-cost carrier’ travel industry, to end the disneyfication of inner cities and to end the mad mass commutes in oversized cars and overfull trains. Let the space that is vacated by bankrupt 1-euro shops and fast food eateries be given to entrepreneurial collectives and small-scale start-ups. Let the experience of home-based work be extended through the abolishment of useless face-time in soulless office blocks. …Shops and eateries can be replaced by ateliers and workspace for individual creators and technicians. …Car commutes can be replaced by bike rides for people living near their workspaces. …Asphalt and stone can be replaced by water spaces and green parks. The time has come to clear our cities from the status-symbol cars and scooters of those who are too lazy to bike and walk. … This is the moment to take measures against the import of low-cost, non-durable, un-sustainable mass consumption goods that have been produced in Third World sweatshops. Restraint, civilization, silence, cleanliness and regularity — these are all dirty words for the real estate sharks, lease car show-offs and post-modern open border relativists who are running the Netherlands, but this pandemic is proving that without these things we will be killed off by our addiction to low-cost globalization.
‘Don’t Look Now’4
(Eco-political Anamnesis — RE: Greta Thunberg)
In the face of madness
I stood and I screamed:
‘You can’t have me!’
Crying, as I chased the poisoned shadow away
In its place, I planted a seed
And I watched it
As it blossomed
— Lupa G, ‘The Secret’
One of the least popular debate topics within the New Right, but causing rifts as deep as those caused by much more rewarding topics such as the Jewish, Islamic and Allosexual Questions,5 is the Climate Question. Despite the impeccably deep-green credentials of the New Right, which can be traced back all the way to Old Right Eco-Fascism (Richard Darré, Savitri Devi Mukherji)6 and early New Age Deep Ecology (Garrett Harding, Pentti Linkola)7, it is currently in danger of compromising its holistic-ecological root values by pandering to the ‘climate-denying’ electoral strategy of civic-nationalist and Alt Light populism. Given the catastrophic damage done to the Earth’s natural environment by decades of unrestrained Third World ‘demographic growth’ and unsustainable neoliberal ‘economic growth’ — now perversely combined in replacement-level Third World mass-immigration in the West — it is high time to purge the New Right from such unworthy weakness. Now, the Corona Crisis provides a perfect opportunity for a decisive reaffirmation of the New Right’s commitment to its holistic-ecological root values — a move that would have the welcome side-effect of breaking the current Liberal-Left near-monopoly on the ‘green vote’, an electoral ‘boom market’ given the growing ecological consciousness of younger Westerners. As shown by the previous paragraph, the old Deep Green link between ecology, demography and ethnicity is now starting to resurface even in the MSM — it is time for the New Right to dislodge the Liberal-Left from the ecological-moral high ground once and for all.
It is time for the New Right to face this challenge in the most direct manner. It can begin by facing up to the message of the iconic representative of contemporary environmental activism: Greta Thunberg. Irrespective of the non-ecology talking points and the non-ecology political agendas of those around her (family, associates, fellow-travellers) — even irrespective of those of Thunberg herself — it is necessary that the New Right should appropriate the one thing that she most authentically represents and even embodies: eco-consciousness. This challenge is complicated by the fact that the environmental-activist message of Thunberg, now seventeen years old, can be very easily dismissed as ‘deranged’ because she was diagnosed with a combination of so-called ‘mental diseases’: Asperger’s Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as well as Selective Mutism. It is often forgotten that all these diagnoses, increasingly frequent and rumoured ‘fashionable’ among Western younger generations, actually represent person-specific but collectively ‘unfashionable’ qualities that are partially genetically determined but now increasingly difficult to combine with what is called ‘normal life’ in the open-air madhouse called the Western world. Thus, ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’ is nothing else than a (genetically predisposed) combination of high intelligence, strong self-discipline and irrepressible honesty that would have been highly valued under any socio-economic dispensation other than the malicious hyper-democracy and all-levelling idiocracy now prevailing throughout most of the Western world. Similarly, ‘Obsessive-Compulsory Disorder’ is related to perfectionist standards and meticulous attention in personal behaviour — qualities that are virtually incompatible with the ‘greed is good’ and ‘me, myself and I’ mentality that follows the nihilist conditioning and collective narcissism of Western post-modernity. Finally, to seriously regard Thunberg’s third diagnosis, ‘Selective Mutism’, as a ‘disorder’ would require the wholesale dismissal of the highest quality segment of humanity — it would require the psychiatric treatment of humanity’s philosophers, monastics, warriors and nobles. Let us hear what Thunberg herself had to say about ‘Selective Mutism’: ‘That basically means I only speak when I think it’s necessary.’
So let us hear her out when she had to say on 23 September 2019 in New York, when she addressed the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit, and see if she did anything else but speak the most obvious kind of truth — the kind of truth that is so much in your face that you cannot see it anymore. About the winters that have disappeared, the glaciers that have molten, the rivers that have dried up, the forests that have been cut down, the coral reefs that have been bleached, the bees that have mysteriously vanished, the wild animals that have gone extinct. This is the truth that Thunberg, a girl of just sixteen at the time, was brave enough to stand up for and shout out at a very large audience of very big bad wolves. This is (most of) what she said:
This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you come to us young people for hope. How dare you!
You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
For more than thirty years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and the solutions needed are still nowhere in sight. You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency. But no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that. Because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil. And that I refuse to believe. …
[Y]ou are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you. We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.
Children and fools always speak the truth.
— Mark Twain
‘De judicio Solis’8
(Numino-political Anamnesis — RE: Alexander Dugin9)
Judgment One: Over the last few decades we have awaited something fatal, something irreversible and decisive. Perhaps the corona virus epidemic will be that event. It is too early to draw exact conclusions, but some elements of geopolitics and ideology may have already passed the point of no return. The corona virus epidemic represents the end of globalization. Any truly opened society is laid bare to infection. Anyone who wants to tear down borders prepares the land for the decimation of its people. Only closure can save us — closure in all senses: closed borders, closed economies, closed markets.
It is time to remember the things that are truly precious to us, the things that are truly ours. These are the things that all these years you looked at but failed to see: that this is your home, your tribe, your nation, your land, your earth. Here we should recall the long-forgotten words of Holy Scripture: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18).
Judgment Two: Liberalism has made the virus proliferate — in all senses. Liberalism is the true carrier of the virus — it is its apologist. The true ‘plague gods’ may turn out to be specific representatives of the globalist financial elite who have long recognized the ‘limits of growth’. The global elites and their local puppets may be counting on surviving with some vaccine or other, but something suggests that this may be where the catch lies. The virus may behave inadequately, and the processes that have now begun on the civilizational level, even on the level of individual — spontaneous, unpredictable — events, may disrupt even their most carefully thought-out plans. Whether or not it was created as a biological weapon in America, that ‘Citadel of Liberalism’, liberalism is the virus: it demolishes all that is different, particular, authentic, unique — all that makes us human. Liberalism kills.
It is time to eradicate this disease from the world root and branch, for once and all. This is the moment to turn away from the broad and easy road to perdition and take the narrow and steep road back to salvation.
Judgment Three: The measures of worldly success and prosperity are moving rapidly, they are radically shifting away from Modernist illusions such as ‘financial resources’ (America), ‘trade surpluses’ (China) and ‘humanitarian values’ (Western Europe). All these things that modern people have considered infinitely ‘sustainable’ and totally ‘reliable’ are pure illusions -the corona virus is showing that clearly and vividly. In fact, once the logic of what is happening now continues to develop a little further, we might see how the world ends — at least the world that we know and knew.
As the compass of history swings back to True North, the ability to grow your own food, to build your own things and to fuel your own infrastructure are shifting back into focus. It is time to move with the incoming tide, ride the last wave, let it carry us to the unknown shore and enter the firm land of the new world that lies beyond the drowning Atlantis of dying globalism.
Judgment Four: According to modern physicists, ‘bubbles of nothing’ may occasionally arise from a ‘false vacuum’, i.e. a vacuum which has not reached stability, but only seems to have reached it. If they arise, they may suck whole galaxies into nothing — these whirlpools spawned of unstable vacuums leave quite an impression. In the same way that the scientific elite reassures us that the chance of the appearance of such ‘bubbles of nothing’ is ridiculously small, the political elite reassures us that in the case of the corona virus ‘nothing bad is happening, everything is under control’. But it seems to me that it is not: the whole modern world is exactly such a ‘bubble of nothing’ which is growing rapidly, absorbing meaning and dissolving existence. Liberalism and globalism are its most vivid expressions.
It is time to exit the ‘bubble of nothing’, the existential void that is modernity: time to move beyond the ‘event horizon’ of modernist — historical-materialist, liberal-normativist, cultural-nihilist — conditioning.
(Metapolitical Prognosis — Alexander Dugin11)
C’est au moment du malheur qu’on s’habitue à la vérité
‘It is at the moment of misfortune that we can get used to the truth’
— Albert Camus, La Peste
Is it possible to expect that having coped with the corona virus, mankind will draw the appropriate conclusions, curtail globalization, throw out liberal superstitions, halt migration and put an end to the obscene technical inventions which are immersing everyone deeper and deeper into endless labyrinths of matter? The answer is clearly no. Everyone will go back to their old ways in the blink of an eye, before the corpses are even buried. As soon as the markets come to life and the Dow Jones wakes up, everything will be back to normal. The naive one is he who thinks otherwise. But what does that mean? It means that even an epidemic of this scale will be turned into an unfortunate misunderstanding. No one will understand the meaning of the coming of the ‘plague gods’, no one will think about ‘bubbles of nothing’ and everything will repeat over and over again until it reaches the point of no return. If one pays close attention to the passage of time, it should be clear that we are currently crossing that point.
Mais vos victoires seront toujours provisoires, voilà tout.
Toujours, je le sais. Ce n’est pas une raison pour cesser de lutter.
Non, ce n’est pas une raison. Mais j’imagine alors ce que doit être cette peste :
Une interminable défaite
‘But all our victories will always be temporary, that is all.
Always, I know it. But that is no reason to give up fighting.
No, it is no reason. But then I imagine what this plague must be:
An endless defeat’
— Albert Camus, La Peste
Despite the disputed validity of Fichtean-Hegelian dialectic model (thesis-antithesis-synthesis) in pure philosophy, it remains valuable as a heuristic tool in the philosophically inspired culture sciences. Projected on European history, it sheds light on cyclical patterns of punctus contra punctum, patterns that are consistently followed by a sublime recapitulation. A Faustian element of self-surpassing resurrection becomes visible — not only in the Christian-ascetic half but also in the heathen-heroic half of the European Tradition. Thus, for the sake of those (few or many) of us whose eyes will soon be closed forever, this reader’s digest should end on two notes — to do justice to both halves.
The first note for those of us who still wish to carry the entire weight of our whole Tradition:
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee
The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious to thee
The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace
— Numbers 6:24-6
The second for those of us who wish to stand beside the most worthy of our ancestors:
Imagine where you will be, and it will be so
If you find yourself alone, riding in green fields with the sun on your face
Do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium
— ‘Maximus’, Gladiator
1 Reference to the 1945 cosmological work Le règne de la quantité et les signes des temps (‘The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times’) by French Traditionalist René Guénon (1886-1951).
2 Cf. Alexander Wolfheze, Alba Rosa. Ten Traditionalist Essays about the Crisis in the Modern West (Arktos: London, 2018) 187ff.
3 Extracts from Constanteyn Roelofs, ‘Moge coronavirus het failliet van goedkope globalisering worden’ (‘May Corona Virus Cause the Bankruptcy of Low-cost Globalization’). Elsevier Weekblad, 18 March 2020 – translation, from Dutch, Alexander Wolfheze.
4 Reference to the 1973 cult thriller movie ‘Don’t Look Now’ by English director Nicholas Roeg (1928-2018).
5 For the author’s stance on these three issues, freely available online, cf. Alexander Wolfheze, ‘From JQ to IQ’. Arktos Journal, 6-7 February 2019, ‘A Note on the Islamic Question’. Counter-Currents, 8 July 2019 (plus follow up ‘Albus in Albis’. Amerika, 5 September 2019) and ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’. Counter-Currents, 18 June 2019.
6 Savitri Devi Mukherji’s most directly ‘green-relevant’ work, The Impeachment of Man (first published 1959), is freely accessible online at The Savitri Devi Archive.
7 Pentti Linkola’s most recent work, Can Life Prevail? A Revolutionary Approach to the Environmental Crisis (2009), has been published by Arktos Media.
8 Reference to the 1350 Latin-language Black Death poem ‘On the Judgment of the Sun’ by Belgian astronomer Simon de Couvin (ca. 1325-67).
9 Freely inspired by, with paraphrases from, Alexander Dugin, ‘The Plague Gods: the Geopolitics of Epidemic and the Bubbles of Nothing’. Geopolitica.ru, 10 March 2020)
10 Reference to the 1947 plague novel ‘The Plague’ by French novelist Albert Camus (1913-60).
11 Freely inspired by, with paraphrases from, Alexander Dugin, ‘The Plague Gods: the Geopolitics of Epidemic and the Bubbles of Nothing’. Geopolitica.ru, 10 March 2020.