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What's up with this chud? I dont think he's white but I have listened to non-whites as gurus before and apart from getting some basics about racial purity fundamentally incorrect, they seem pretty much on-point with their content, as long as they stay in their lane.
There's really no reason to throw civics or politics under the bus because race. Politics or civics shouldn't be a bad word.
>Speech in Milan, October 4, 1922
Mussolini also said that the State shapes the culture and personality; the race flows into it, the State helps to mold its spirit and give them an identity and cult of personality.
The idea that we should have people of the same race goes along with (and not against) the appeal to unity of State. There should be unity of feeling ideally for the State, and unity of race works towards unity of State in this regard: to divide race leads to the same problem Plato talked about -- you have people divided and no unity of feeling for the benefit of them all as a political body. As Plato didn't want the State fractured into diverse properties or broken up, so the same reasoning goes with race not to have the people broken up into diverse properties of persons such as races.
The unity of race also follows with unity of personhood: to give a people the same traits as a person and outline their cultural identity.
What anon in the former post is talking about is the neglect of the politics of Fascism (which is correct to point out; it really is the case that occultists are taking all the spotlight at times). Serious discussion about political ideas doesn't happen as often.
Italian Fascism does seem to be much more of a Statist ideology compared to Natsoc.
If you compare the symbols of Fascism and Natsoc, that is readily apparent: the Italian fasces represent unity of State, while the Natsoc swastika is an Aryan symbol.
The Italian fasces is a symbol of the State.
What people neglect is the idea and definition of State: it should be synonymous with its people and not alien to them.
We shouldn't mistake imperfection of State for the perfection thereof.
Many people cling to the lolbert pastoralist sentiment or stress independence from political order, as if people were independent of themselves and had no need of any corresponding political order. You need to appreciate how things play into each other to appreciate the political order: you can't be a pastoralist and not also consider the craftsmanship and work from other people that gave you the tools, the seeds, the cattle, the network -- to be such a pastoralist to begin with. It is a bit foolish of post-apocalyptic doomsday preppers to think they will survive and flourish long without setting the foundations down for a new political order in the aftermath, because without it there won't be a long and happy life innawoods.
Race itself is a cult of personality, like the State.
Pushing the collective people into an ideal individuality and personhood.
To further make those people indivisible and united as a distinct person -- as a race.
Fascfaggot is a christcuck shit-indian who despises white people, propagates pseudo-history, and engages in role-playing as a fascist and natsoc while embracing two white nationalist ideologies. He's one of those poo-kangz who is trying to grift right-wing dissident politics and yet gets worked up over historical events like the Aryan invasion and the British Empire's conquest of pooland.
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I want to talk to the BO on matrix. We have a matrix instance as a bunker.
Why not talk to me right here
Even if i wanted to join, it's not accessible as a public room
my board got spammed >>3322
I can DM you but I cant remember your matrix handle.
Post good works that you've read and ask for recommendations ITT.
BASIC READING LIST
>Mein Kampf (Adolf Hitler)
The most reliable translations are the Stalag edition and the Thomas Dalton translation.
>Hitler's Second Book / Zweites Buch (Adolf Hitler)
>The Program of the NSDAP (Gottfried Feder)
>The Manifesto for the Breaking of Interest Slavery (Gottfried Feder)
>Hitler's Table Talk
>The Fair Race's Darkest Hour
De Benoist has written a lot about it.
There 7 versions of Storm of Steel that Jünger published over the course of his life and there isn't any indication among the English translations I've been looking at that denote what version of the book it is. Should I read the 1929 translation or what?
Welcome to /fbc/
As a wise man once said, in a roundabout way, books are tools. They exist to inspire the coming man and other revolutionaries, and to aid the process of iteration. We, therefore, would be fools not to take advantage of them.
Fascist Book Club plans to meet on a weekly to biweekly basis to share well-written insights on books chosen by /fbc/ members. The book of the week will be chosen in the thread, and after an allotted time period, anons will return to discuss their reading. Posts related to the chosen book should be high quality, and anons are expected to keep discussion civil and productive. Lastly, and most importantly, have fun with it! While the topics being discussed can be serious, there is no reason why you can't enjoy it. So, let's get started.
Our next book is:
The Social Contract
>By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
At the risk of those in /fbc/ having already read this, we are going be analyzing Rousseau's "The Social Contract". A pdf of a lesser work of Rousseau's, the "Second Discourse", will be included in this post as well, so that we can spend a week on it if our time with "The Social Contract" goes well.
Discussion begins on 2/22
>The Social Contract PDF
>He places dictatorship in the same category as royalty, having the same weaknesses
Aristotle did the same, and placed a dictatorship among his kinds of royalty.
Aristotle in Politics writes.
>These are two forms of monarchy, and there was a third which existed in ancient Hellas, called an Aesymnetia or dictatorship.
Most royalists are kinda dimwitted and think monarchy is just about wearing fancy clothes and titles rather than true adherence to monarchical form.
Posting this early because I'll be away for a while.
Jean Jacques Rousseau was one of the pioneers of social contract theory alongside Hobbes and Locke. "The Social Contract" explores his answer to the question of why primitive man living in nature would form a government in the first place, but he looks at things from a democratic perspective. Cicero called democracy the "least commendable" of the governmental forms and I tend to agree. Rousseau may be much different than we're used to, but we can learn some things from him especially pertaining to his idea of the general will. Bertrand Russell went so far as to say he was a major influence on Hitler, which I think is slightly inaccurate, but we'll see how the general will compares to the idea of the Volk.
Rousseau believes the social order is a sacred right and that it is the basis of all other rights. However, he does not believe this comes from nature, but rather convention. He claims war, property, force, and hierarchy are not natural, but mere convention created by man and society. He does not see leaders and subjects, but masters and slaves, and since he does not see slavery to be legitimate, he does not see any form of leadership as truly legitimate. Instead each individual must give himself over to the supreme direction of the "general will." Once man has assimilated with the mob, he can truly be free. In constructing this idea of the sovereign, the general will, Rousseau resorts to mob rule. The sovereign cannot hold interests contrary to the people who compose it and if an individual does oppose the general will, he will be compelled by force or society to obey. Rousseau believes this will make man free and make society free of tyranny. The rights of an individual to his property are subordinate to the right of the community. The social contract substitutes the natural inequality of man with a "moral and legitimate" equality through convention and legal right.
But wait! Isn't this essentially what we believe? Isn't the will of the individual subordinate to the will of the Volk? Isn't this general will just the Volksgemeinschaft? Perhaps they could be considered cousins. The term "Volksgemeinschaft" first came from a translation of Locke, but it has much more meaning behind it. The general will is just the will of the community. It does not account for what said community is. While Rousseau believes in different stages of a nation's lifecycle, he ultimately believes they will end up the same. The general will of the Ethiopians will become the same as the general will of the Germans in time. Of course, this is not the case. A youthful nation can imitate another, but this is premature and each nation should forge its own identity. Each Volk has its own unique will tied to blood and soil. This is what separates our idea of a collective will from Rousseau's.
Rousseau says government is an intermediate body set up between the subjects and the sovereign, working under the direction of the general will. Government is charged with executing laws and maintaining liberty. The magistrate has three distinct wills: the will of the individual, the corporate will of the government, and the will of the people or sovereign will. In the act of legislation, Rousseau believes the general will should dominate. So how will we know the general will? By counting votes in direct democracy, of course! Ironically, Rousseau tells us there has never been a "true" democracy and there never will be. He believes democracy is against the natural order, but for different reasons than we do. He believes those who would never misuse their power in government would never misuse independence and a people that would always govern well would not need to be governed. However, this is only in an ideal society and he believes a direct democracy is the next best thing for most.
Concerning the three forms of government, Rousseau comes to the conclusion that the form of government taken by a nation should be dependent on material factors such as population size and availability of resources. Once again, the nature of the Volk is not taken into consideration. In this discussion Rousseau rightly measures the success of a nation by population. A successful nation grows. A failing nation shrinks. The Christian man, concerned only with the spiritual, is altogether indifferent to his nation. If the state prospers, he fears nationalistic feelings. If the state suffers, he is grateful for the firm hand of God and the coming test of his faith.
There are a few other interesting bits thrown in, but I don't think they warrant much discussion. An example being that Rousseau sees Corsica as the only nation left Europe still capable of forming a state and this was written 30 years before Napoleon. Fascinating, but doesn't have much to do with us.
Rousseau leaves us with a grim warning about apathy. "In a well-ordered city every man flies to the assemblies: under a bad government no one cares to stir a step to get to them, because no one is interested in what happens there, because it is foreseen that the general will will not prevail, and lastly because domestic cares are all-absorbing." One of our greatest struggles is getting White men to care about concepts such as nation, race, pride, virtue, and heritage. This is the biggest hurdle for our movement NOW. It's one that no group has been able to overcome thus far, but those that do will be venerated for eternity.
Apologies for the late post, it has been a very busy past few days for me. Rousseau's "The Social Contract" suffers from the same ideas of "equality under the law", which are easily shown to be untrue through the observation of different races operating under the same law, as well as a general ignorance of the intention malice of certain people groups, like jews. Despite this, I think much of what Rousseau has to say aligns with a fascist perspective.
Starting with Rousseau's views on slavery, I think he is correct in saying that slavery has no moral justification. All men are born free, and, as Rousseau says, they maintain this freedom in defeat. It is only through conscious submission that they subject themselves to slavery. Slavery, then, is immoral because it encourages a man to give his freedom away. This captures part of the picture, but it is much more prudent to acknowledge slavery as a precursor to miscegenation since it plants a large, foreign population in what would normally be a racially homogenous nation. The natural empathy of Nordic Europeans or the proliferation of the imported slaves then makes the granting of equal rights inevitable. I'm sure that the moral aspect influences this outcome, but the point still stands.
Slavery also leads to the imposing of foreign laws and customs on subjugated races, much like the imposition of a foreign social contract on peoples foreign to a state. Here, Rousseau's concept of "equality under law", which we encountere
In the reawakening of the Russian race, and in its assumption that via Sovietism it has a prophetic universal mission, we see a confirmation of this regression to primitive forms of social life, which is found in many modern variants. Those who see in the new Russia the definitive revolt of a barbaric Asiatic race, which rejects the attempts made over two centuries by the Tsars to achieve European civilisation, and attempts instead to ally itself to the forms of social decomposition of the European world, are exactly correct. Bolshevism is the institutionalisation in a modern form of the ancient spirit of the Slavic race : a race without tradition, which, in its social mysticism, in its amalgam of sensuality and spirituality, in the predominance of pathos over ethos, of instinctivity over rationality, brings us back to the forms of pre-personal lack of differentiation and communist promiscuity characteristic of primitives.
The great upheaval of the War has restored this element to its free state, and has made it into a dreadful ferment of decomposition for the still healthy parts of Europe. 'Soviet civilisation', when announcing the coming of the 'proletarian era', dedicates itself openly to the destruction of the 'leprosy' of personality and freedom, "venoms of middle-class society", principles of every evil ; to the abolition, in addition, of private property, of all independent thought, and of every "motive which is supernatural, or, in any sense, foreign to the interes
You have to put that in context. Czechs had just gotten out of the rotten Hapsburg empire, and there was a lot of unjust resentment of Germans as a whole in Czechia,
And Hitler, being, technically, an Austrian, even though he detested such a label, was certainly aware of that petty animosity.
In the table talks he often talks about the slavs as a subhuman race that must be kept dumb to be replaced by the German colonists. Here very clearly didn't see them as Europeans
They're white, thus they're worthy of my concern and I wish to see them strong and prosperous and proud.
Yeah this is something I'm not able to agree with Adolf on, as I'm generally quite supportive of Slavs in general. Like I said in a previous comment, they're White, so of course I'm gonna love 'em. I understand being disdainful of Slavs as according to Hitler's testimony they were in great numbers in Germany and changing the culture and atmosphere which he didn't like. I can't blame him for wanting to keep Germany and Austria German. I just disagree with his low view of Slavs.
Some quotes from Mein Kampf proving that Hitler saw Slavs as inferior:
>That which makes a people, or better, a race, is not language but blood. Therefore it would only be justifiable to speak of Germanization if that process could change the blood of the subjected people. But this is impossible. A change would be possible only by a mixture of blood, but in this case the quality of the superior race would be debased. The final result of such a mixture would be the destruction of precisely those qualities that enabled the conquering race to achieve victory. It's especially the cultural force that disappears when a superior race intermixes with an inferior one, even if the resulting mongrels excelled a thousand-fold in speaking the language of the previously higher race. For awhile there will be a conflict between the different mentalities, and it may be that a nation in a state of progressive decay will, at the last moment, produce striking examples of cultural value. But these results are due only to individual elements of the higher race, or perhaps to bastards in whom, after the first mixing, the better blood still predominates and tries to assert itself; but never with the final products of such a mixture. They are always in a state of cultural retrogression.
>Today we must consider it fortunate that a Germanization of Austria, according to the plan of Joseph II, did not succeed. The result would likely have
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new arktos venner book about ernst junger
Arktos is a commie kike. Shill elsewhere.
You are retarded
Says the retard, shilling a literal kike.
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Gottfried Feder - The Manifesto for the Abolition of Enslavement to Interest on Money https://archive.org/details/manifesto-for-abolition-enslavement-interest-on-money-gottfried-feder
Gottfried Feder - The Programme of the NSDAP https://archive.org/details/GottfriedFeder_TheProgramOfTheNSDAP
Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf (Dalton Edition) https://archive.org/details/mein-kampf-dalton-translation/
Get your shit together, Blackshirts
Books and Info:
>EasyPeasy Method (free yourself from porn)
>Convict Conditioning (Calisthenics)
Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness - Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength
Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss, and Bulletproof Joints
>Sun and Steel by Yukio Mishima
gotta find a copy will edit and attach later
>With that in mind, what would you recommend anons? I find myself unsure of what to do.
You can get training in anything in the US with money, most of it isn't even hard to find, Joining the military isn't a good idea and doesn't train you better than you can do yourself in the private sector.
The instructions are bad. His promotion of partial reps slows progress. You should do whatever progression you are capable of doing for a minimum of 5 reps with clean form.
Kneeling pushups are inferior to using a lower incline. They also hurt the knees.
Rows deserve their own category in the big 7. There should at least be a mention of incline rows in between vertical and horizontal.
Angled bridges put a lot of pressure on the lumbar, surprisingly the best progression is to do bridges with your feet elevated but anything past the first two progressions should not be attempted until you have sufficient overhead shoulder, hip and back flexibility.
Headstand kick ups are retarded, dangerous and useless. Do wall planks.
Crow stand should be the first progression.
The photos show horrible form, arms should not flare out.
Pike pushups should be the first pushing progression, followed by decline pike pushups.
Why are you asking this? are you in prison or holding?
I don't like your picture. What we need is victory, not self improvement. Being "Successful" in today's world isn't an achievement in any way, it will drag you down in any real action.
Yes we need to become warriors, both internally AND externally. Our enemies aren't going to remove themselves.
Welcome to Silver City, white. I dont mean to know your business fren, but you been searching long? searching for here? Myself, I was lost for the longest time, trying to make it work in the city. Trying to make a big salary into a ticket to escape. Finally the crowd of strangers pushed me out, I'd been there all my life up til then.
You'll find a empty cottage at the edge of the forest. The former residents left for the siren song of cosmopolitan sophistication. Bright lights of the big cities, more like poor dumb animals freezing in the headlights of oncoming cars. They generally learn to stop saying they're from here, being whites from peasant stock isnt valuable in a melting pot, although its more like a cauldron really.
The community here is too poor to interest hook nosed parasites and muds are supposed to be scared of forests, but maybe its the geomantic hexagons alligning in this valley that makes it so good for volk. Work hard and build up Silver City and You'll find it a good place to do esoteric research and have a bath, maybe shit post a little. So stay a while and refit your field gear, You'll be heading out again on the search party soon. You can trust white survival city to be here when you need to return.
Its really hot outside and the suburbs are baking with the smell of barbeque. Kids on a heterogeneous array of wheeled toys patrol the footpaths and in the city the streets are empty except for yellow and brown heathens set free by the closed businesses and family commitments of whites. As soon as mine was over I went to the summer camp to lash spars and fuss over the tarps. Its lovely in the ravine, warm and quiet with the sea breeze making a whistle through the casurinas, all of it improved by the removal of my shirt as I work.
Had to quit part way thru the complicated set-up, will drive back in tomorrow. Leftovers for tea and no chocolate, just hydration for dessert.
I finished Ernst Junger's Storm of Steel on my tour-de-Poz. The work was mostly boring, Mechanistic and sometimes quite tough. 11 days on and two bonus nights in the ravine, testing it out for next time and tear-arsing around town on the single speed, sniping hard to get items. I even got a restaurant dinner and sneak-in matinee; Lukewarm McCuck Zambrero goyslop and "Anyone but You", NPC fantasy Rom-Com vomit with lesbians and negroids. I had to sit thru an hour of it because the shit I ate crashed my digestion after all that pavement thrashing and road rage in the hot sun.
The next day I decamped and hit the road. I got called out for damn near picking a fight with a local as I passed thru Leadburg, he told me to "pass it forward" and mind my manners next time. I recognized him as a White man who would just as quickly get along as stand up; eye to eye or toe to toe. Was still seething when I stopped off to scout the back of the mountain on the way home, looking for bushranger caves. (Pic Rel.). The next day I went back out to the Northern Area of Operations to do 8 hours work on the forward outpost. Now I'm back in the survival compound and messaging cunts I know from the before times. This one dude wants to do a river trip and we're talking about how there's lots of Nepos in Poztown, like two where there was one of us before. Its as if they are replacing us or something because they are ev
Merry Christmastide Anon, glad to see you're still earning your keep! Love that rock outcrop, what a beaut. I got a free notebook around Western Christmas. I have too many of these things and not enough gear these days. Need to fix that tbh. Keep your feet dry and around blacks, never relax.
Being AFK is easy to get used to, I duno if I want to get a field PC setup, but maybe out of the back of my ute with some repurposed scooter batteries. The thinkpad X230 project is waiting on a Pomona clip so I can coreboot the bios. I have had two cracks at it already.
I'm stuck in Poz City at the compound, waiting for the chud workshop to guillotine some Aluminium sheets into panels, so I can repair the comms station on Crossbones peak, I bide my time back in the saddle riding the familiar pavements from dawn until the summer sun burns out behind the western peak. I was crossing the bridge into the worker suburbs and this dude in dated fashion from a prison time warp is all up in my face about being yelled at from behind. Protocol dictates that blocking a bridge is cause for a fight to the death but on the same front I'm impressed by his natural aggression and honestly the last time some pedestrian pulled this shit he became my best mate and the only 88'er I know. Regrettably he couldn't be reasoned with so I had to leave him behind and now I'm starting to be angst ridden that I don't know how to fight and the whole thing was a stupid risk.
There is a bit of chatter about the NSN getting mass arrested on their way to a rally, apparently the cops swooped on the train they were riding. Thomas Sewell is pretty good about staying legal so it's likely this is an intimidation move by the ZOG who will
The city poz gets unbearable during peak summer, but here in the mountains there is surplus to be processed into prepper supplies. Blackberries and lemons for the freexer and firewood for the next couple of years 5 tonnes. I am trying to not put a hookeroon spike in my leg or get severely insulted by thorns by falling into the canes. You gotta get high when you're picking blackberries, once you elevate your perspective then the opportunities open up, just like structured learning. The study of history is more about avoiding mistakes, the other side of the coin for the ascendent man. I been getting into Two hundred years together and deeper into the stale coronabirus psyop.
There are bags of cheexe to freexe which is a catering ninja level 36 skill. The trick is to periodically punch it as it chills so its pliable enough to make froxen pixxas and lasgnae. I forget whats under the frost and I found some lemons from two summers past, like stones from a mountain river, such as the one I crossed twice daily on my last mission. Its a formidible obstacle when its swollen after winter rain but these last days it was tempting to stop and bathe in after those strenuous days in the sun, working on the peak. But its too much hassle and I end up washing in the lake at the end of it all, because bathing is for bushwalkers who dustoff in their hybrid volvos as soon as they hit the carpark. One of them shrieked at me and I might have
How can we deprogram abrahamists? What should every abrahamic fascist know about their religion? What is the best way to get abrahamists out of our nations and communities? How can we explain that abrahamism is incompatable with a White National Socialist ethnostate?
>So, no, Fascism doesn't preach totalitarianism.
Giovanni preaches totalitarianism within his own book, saying that fascism MUST be totalitarian in doctrine on page 21.
<The first point, therefore, that must be established in a definition of Fascism, is the totalitarian character of its doctrine, which concerns itself not only with political order and direction of the nation, but with its will, thought and sentiment.
>would vastly prefer to see africans
You mean niggers? There are Whites living in Africa too. You know that, right?
>running around in zulu dress and zulu custom or whatever else they came up with that worked for them rather than running around in viking garb and viking outfit.
Totalitarianism in fascism does not believe that all humanoids must devolve into one culture. BTW, you're more sympathetic to the National Socialists regarding this issue, as they were the ones (or few) within the Axis-sphere who did not agree with the idea of the existing totality of the state and actually wanted the totality of a National Socialist worldview, movement, and the Aryan race to be above and beyond.
I did mean africans, simply because (I think) there are africans who do have the large flat noses and smaller skulls that exist here in america (niggers) verses the other black africans who lack such physiology and may be at least a little smarter. I'm no expert on racial physiology though. Boers, Rhodesians, and the like should obviously have been supported above all of them and it was a travesty they were thrown to the wolves instead.
>Giovanni preaches totalitarianism within his own book, saying that fascism MUST be totalitarian in doctrine on page 21.
Oh, thank you, that's good to know. I need to read that text still.
Pure africans are dumber than the niggers in the US most of their intelligence comes from european admixture, with very rare exception.
After some lurking and realizing you are indeed a colony from 16chan i think i can ask for the following i never managed to ask there before shut down
I sometimes when i have to deal with christcucks around see that they pull memoairs of confidant or Michael from J. Goebbels as an main argument of le christian nationalist nsdap combined with some accusations of historians that have no basis except of either oral testimonies of very small ranked people etc
Apart of the Michael novel being written before Goebbels was in nsdap and memoairs having doubtful origins in translations what was also found on these 2 poster children of average christcucks "ammunition"
"But it is in Christianity especially which, with its universalism, condemns itself to an inability to accommodate paganism, which will always in its eyes be an insult to the true faith and an obstacle to the kingdom of Christ. I believe that there is a powerful link between this Christian desire to convert the world, which is above all the desire to produce and reproduce others through its own discourse, and the Christian concept of 'love.' Philippe Forget shed some light on it in an article on the 'Catholic virtues,' which appeared in the magazine Panoramiques. 'The Catholic aspires to love,' he writes, 'but he always encounters others through a feeling of incompleteness. He wants completion. Thus he never welcomes anyone in his singular otherness, his fundamental 'strangeness.' He tries to put meaning into others, his own meaning. So he is not actually acknowledging the other person's reality, and cannot let that person grow and excel in his own unique identity. The other person is always lacking in some way. He has to be shown the truth . . . . Thomas Aquinas defined love as covetousness: Catholic love is an incessant hermeneutic covetousness, which aims to immerse the sense of others. Here, Catholicism, exposed in its originality, shows itself to be the matrix of the West, wherein lies an insatiable will, which--by defining and standardizing the existence of others--incarnates in a planet of homogeneity. The Other as oneself: that is the purpose (telos) of this will whic