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Andrej Sekulović explores the interplay of identity, nationalism, and nature, arguing for a renewed understanding of European unity and the importance of preserving our cultural and genetic heritage against the pressures of globalism and modern liberalism.

Since the dawn of history, the world of men has been ruled by struggle. Struggling with each other, struggling with the environment, struggling with the wilderness, struggling with the laws of physics, or with their own limitations, humans always had to struggle and to fight, not only for their own survival but for the continued existence of their family, community, and tribe as well. Struggle is the force that rolls the wheels of history, and as we know, it is also an important evolutionary factor. Living in a harsh environment with long winters gave our ancestors some evolutionary advantages. Through daily struggle with the harshness of their surroundings, they acquired a certain set of racial characteristics in the evolutionary process, which enabled their descendants to become the great builders of civilizations many centuries later.

Unfortunately, some of those characteristics were also exploited by our enemies. Today the healthy notion of self-sacrifice for the good of the community is being twisted and used for the purposes of the alien false elites. By convincing and brainwashing the Europeans that all men are equal and essentially the same, they have managed to redirect the otherwise healthy altruism, when it is focused on one’s own ethnocultural group, to the whole of “humanity.” This means, of course, that since we are all humans, Europeans should be ready to sacrifice their own future for the benefit of other racial groups, which are being imported into their lands. And as we are well aware, by introducing and pushing the modern liberal ideologies, the “intellectual” lackeys of these elites have changed the main focus within Western civilization from spiritual to material, from the eternal virtues of bravery, sacrifice and hard work to the selfish notion of “putting yourself first,” which means not individual self-improvements, but constantly looking for new ways to gain more money and to satisfy one’s basic instincts. Many are already familiar with the general saying that hard times create good men, and that good times create weak men. It seems that the saying holds true especially in our era, and that the civilization built by the people with special racial characteristics is rapidly decaying under the veil of “feel good” liberal values and consumerism.

The Principle of Struggle

The softened and tamed modern man will be quick to reject the notion of struggle or will see it as a sometimes necessary evil that will be completely abolished once we reach the liberal utopia of a global society inhabited by peaceful world citizens “freed” from their past and from their national and racial identities. He instantly rejects the idea of struggle as something violent and destructive. When we talk of struggle today, grim thoughts of death, war and violence appear in people’s minds. It seems that many of them are not aware that the principle of struggle was the chief factor in building the civilization which today allows them to live a comfortable life. They also disregard the fact that even today, in this “enlightened” era of liberty and human rights, the state power and the power of any government rests on its ability to enforce its laws with force. It is the iron rule of the art of statesmanship that it has to have a monopoly on violence if it wants to rule. Good statesmen will use that monopoly to defend the best interests of the nation and the common good of the people, while bad ones will use it to defend themselves, their privileges, and their partners in crime. Be that as it may, the power of contemporary Western democratic governments, which mostly fall into the latter of the two mentioned categories, is rooted in their ability to resort to the brute force of violence. They may claim that they are founded on principles of human rights, peace, and individual liberties, but that would be only empty words, if not backed by the brute force of violence when necessary. All laws must be backed by violence since there will always be people who do not care much about the “individual rights” of others. But this is something the modern man will not contemplate upon, or will not want to think about. It is the ugly and inconvenient truth for the liberal humanitarian types. They reject the notion of struggle, not wanting to admit that not only do they have to thank the past struggles of their ancestors for their comfortable lives, but that even today their way of life is not protected by nice words about love and peace, but by the ability of the state to employ violence upon those who could endanger it. And as many of those who will object to the modern way of life, and who will dare to criticize some ideological aspects of contemporary Western societies will know, anyone can quickly find himself on the receiving end of this employment of state violence, if he or she dares to speak out about certain subjects. European civilization, and all of its achievements, was built through the blood and sweat of the countless men struggling to ensure a future for their kind.

But the main problem of the modern mind, which drifts on the currently prevailing liberal current, is not only its unwillingness to admit the simple, but for some inconvenient, truth of the matter. The main problem is much bigger. It is a misunderstanding of the principle of the struggle itself, which, like many other things in life, is not one-sided. Struggle in itself is not only a destructive force of violence. It is also the chief force of creation, of building, of life, and of improvement. The greatest and the most painful struggle for a woman is to give birth to a new life. The main struggle for a man is to build a home, to provide for his family, and to ensure the existence of that life and of his lineage. We endure different struggles with positive outcomes on a daily basis. Every self-improvement involves struggle. When we decide to better ourselves physically, to strengthen our body by lifting weights or by climbing mountain peaks, we struggle with the laws of physics and with the limits of our own body. If we want to better our mind by delving into the great philosophical works of the Western thinkers, we struggle with our own mind and with our mental capabilities in understanding the ancient pearls of wisdom. Struggle is the father of all, and we should accept and embrace this fact if we want to be successful in life.

This new manifestation, this “nationalism” of the 21st century must reflect our common cause, which is the biological and cultural survival of the Europeans and their spiritual rebirth.

The universal principle of struggle is also discussed in a very straightforward way by the author Carlos Videla in his book about the founding principles of the National Socialist ideology. In his book, National Socialism – Its Philosophy and Principles (Sanctuary Press Ltd, London 2020), Videla writes that for National Socialists, the struggle was not synonymous with war and destruction, although they of course recognized war as one aspect of the struggle. But for them, the perpetual struggle meant overcoming all the barriers that a people must overcome if they want to secure the continued existence of their own kind. The struggle also meant evolving and progressing, so it was the force of life. We are all well aware that since 1945 National Socialism has been considered the vilest and most evil ideology in the history of mankind, and that Adolf Hitler is the ultimate evil, the devil of the new secular religion of modern liberalism. And we also know that quite a few people on the Right and within identitarian circles will criticize Hitler’s actions, or National Socialist policies, from a point of view that is completely unrelated to the general judgmental criticism of the NS regime. Nevertheless, we should be aware of the fact that we can find many useful insights from the works of authors, politicians or leaders that belonged to the Fascist or even NS movements, which arose in the first half of the previous century, especially regarding the fundamental principles upon which a strong movement should be built. We may not agree with some aspects of those movements, but we should recognize the truth of its core principles, which are in many ways only eternal natural laws, or as the National Socialists called it, the life laws, formulated into a worldview.

New Manifestation of the Eternal Principles

The “outer forms” of various 20th-century Fascist and nationalist movements, their aesthetics and images, were largely a product of their time and surroundings. They corresponded to particular needs and political trends of interwar Europe. But at least one of its core principles, its foundation, was the iron laws of nature – including the principle of the struggle – which are eternal. Those movements were, in a way, much-needed manifestations of the eternal laws of nature adapted to certain historical, political, and social conditions of specific peoples. Today, we are living in different times, and those conditions are different in many ways. The old nationalist sentiments are being swept away by a White identitarianism of “pan-European” dimensions, seeds of which were in fact planted by the old movements and political thinkers of the 20th century. Today we need a new manifestation of the same old principle of struggle, and of the eternal rules of nature. We must build a new identitarian culture that will reflect both the eternal laws and principles of nature and our current conditions, as well as the issues that we are facing in modern times. Such a culture must be a cornerstone of a new community and of our current metapolitical struggle. Today, we are engaged in a cultural war in which our main weapons are our ideas. We are fighting with quills and words, rather than with guns and swords. And just as one does not take a rifle that will not fire onto a battlefield, we should not use as weapons the ideas that will not have the desired long-term effects in our metapolitical struggle, a struggle for the preservation of the biological existence and the spiritual heritage of European nations.

Nature is always vindicated. Those who understand its laws, and build their societies in accordance with these laws will endure.

It is important to understand that the names, shapes, and appearances of various movements may change on the outside or adopt a different strategy, but that the core principles – the ideas based on the laws of nature – must remain the same. Many “nationalists” may feel affection and admiration towards past movements of the 20th century, but if we truly want to fight for a similar cause as the men and women of those movements did, we should not LARP as stormtroopers from interwar Germany, or use the imagery, which may be aesthetic, but which will also turn people away, due to the enormous brainwashing process that started after the Second World War and is still going on today. If we truly want to honor the men and women of nationalist movements from the past, and the ideals that they fought for, we should above all learn from them, and study their works and writings, as well as their tactics. But at the same time, we should transform their core ideals into a more “contemporary” form, which at the same time embraces the same core principles but has a more appealing image for our compatriots who have not yet broken free from the psychological bonds of political correctness. There are various groups across the “Western world” that are doing just that by promoting a positive affirmation of White identity. It is time for a new manifestation of the eternal principle of struggle and of the unbendable laws of nature. This new manifestation, this “nationalism” of the 21st century must reflect our common cause, which is the biological and cultural survival of the Europeans and their spiritual rebirth. It must reject the chauvinistic tendencies of the “old” nationalisms and free us from the shackles of old conflicts between White nations. We must preserve the European diversity of White peoples through unity and through a united struggle based on mutual respect and on the awareness that we all belong to one broader European family, and that we are facing the same enemies.

Ideology of Nature versus the World-Devouring Beast

Above all, we must be aware that our principles are deeply rooted in nature. Every honest identitarian recognizes the facts of nature and understands that if we want to endure and prosper both as individuals and as distinct human groups, we must observe and follow the iron laws of nature. Nature is always vindicated. Those who understand its laws, and build their societies in accordance with these laws will endure. And those who falsely start to believe that they are somehow above nature will perish. It would not be wrong to claim that those who formulated various ideas of the racially conscious Right, and of the identitarian thought, were in fact only heralds of nature, men and women who were able to eloquently express the eternal truths of our world, and formulate nature’s laws into ideas, principles and simple guidelines, which could be relatively easily understood. These ideas and principles may vary in shape, but the essence remains the same. The chief “philosopher” and ideologue of identitarian and racial thought is Nature itself. Many great, brave, and eloquent men have lent their voice to this eternal philosopher.

On the opposite side of the identitarian idea is the currently prevailing modern liberalism. If identitarianism is the “ideology of nature,” then modern liberal or postliberal thought is the manifestation of human vanity, of modern man’s conviction that he is somehow above nature, and that nature can be ignored. We are witnessing today in the West the dire consequences of such false convictions. The main premise of liberalism is that all men are essentially the same, regardless of their ethnic, cultural, and historical backgrounds. It follows from such a premise that there is a “one-size-fits-all” solution for all the different peoples and races across the world to the question of what principles should be taken into account when contemplating the “ideal” human society. This answer is, of course, that all peoples must embrace the “progressivism” of liberal democracy and collectively slide into the “end of history,” a joyful global utopia inhabited by the citizens of the world. Such a view is obviously false since it rejects human diversity and the obvious fact that racial human groups are not the same but different. This difference among races and diversity of peoples can be easily noticed if we compare different cultures, values and traditions upon which those cultures were built. There are differences in behavior, intelligence, physical appearance, and other racial characteristics that are quite obvious. Various cultures of this world are a clear reflection of such differences. If we compare, for instance, Middle Eastern cultures, traditions, and morals with European cultures, it becomes quite clear that there are huge natural differences among various peoples of this Earth. But we do not need to look back in the distant past of human development or study thick and complicated books about human biology to become aware of this simple fact. We only have to take a look at the current state of affairs in the West. Rising crime, chaos, and violence that are overwhelming many major “multicultural” cities in Europe and America are all clear indications that people are not all the same, and that a multicultural society is in itself unnatural. Liberal demagogues are convincing us that the above-mentioned effects of mass migrations are the consequences of White “racism,” poverty, discrimination, and so on. But the fact is that the real reason for this lack of integration and conflict is deeply rooted in racial differences. There is no end of history, no utopia at the end of the liberal path. Only rising hostilities and ethnic civil wars. Liberal universalism, which has adopted an imperialistic approach seen in its desire to force itself on every nation on Earth, is completely and utterly false. The only universal principle for humanity should be that which recognizes the true diversity of humanity, and which stands on the premise that all peoples should live in accordance with their own characteristics and capabilities, without the interference of global modern ideologies. And this is also the principle of identitarianism, which in fact stands for the perseverance of human diversity.

Identitarians today stand opposed to the all-devouring unnatural forces of Globalism and Liberalism for the perseverance of the real human biodiversity. We stand for the continuous existence and perseverance of our genetic and spiritual heritage, of our racial integrity, and for the sovereignty of white nations. We believe that true progress can be achieved only if we live in accordance with the eternal natural laws. We must embrace the principle of the struggle, and ours is a positive struggle for the future of our people against the culture-devouring globalism, which wants to impose its unnatural practices upon Europe, and gradually the rest of the world, for the benefit of the international false elites. Sometimes it may seem that the odds are against us, as we observe the financial power of the international elites and their monopoly on violence, but we have the truth on our side, and if history has taught us anything, it is that the tide can change in the blink of an eye.

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Andrej Sekulović

Andrej Sekulović was born in 1987 and lives in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. He has been active within the dissident right and identitarian sphere for more than ten years. He currently works as a journalist for a Slovenian conservative magazine and publisher. His articles, columns and translations were mostly published on various Slovenian blogs and websites, and he has also contributed interviews, essays and forewords to different books published in Slovenia and other countries. In 2017, he started the metapolitical project Tradition Against Tyranny, which focuses on introducing identitarian and authentic right-wing views to the Slovenian public. He enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with his family and dogs.

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