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Collapse (birth)

Updated: Jul 12


Collapse? This is it—we have arrived. The West has collapsed—the barbarians are here. What do you call it when thousands of people cross borders with no restriction? When the politicians in the senate only appear to be patricians but are just Goths who ape the language and customs used by those who died out long ago? When sexual inversion is the norm—the recommended action? When cynicism as regards religion and tribe is taken for granted?

In other words, it is the barbarian invasions—in comparative, if not literal, terms. How is it not? But the legions…The legions are not deployed due to the collapse, due to the inversion in policy…the inaction is tied up with the collapse itself, nobody knows any different.

In evolution by natural selection, the organism that is a dead-end doesn’t know it is a dead-end; it is born, lives, and dies—its life is its life, it doesn’t know. The same can be said for most people under decadence—that’s “just how it is”, it’s “just life”; that is what is called being “a normie”.


As with many words connected to politics—such as “republic” or “democracy”—“collapse” has to be defined to be deployed in a useful way. As is obvious, Britain, for example, has not collapsed in the way the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991—there is a national economy, there is wealth, there is a functional armed forces. Yet if we compare the situation to 1950—certainly to 1850 or, better, 1830—we find that it has collapsed. Obvious social functions no longer operate—the national family units no longer propagate, terrorism is judged normal.

A state can be said to have collapsed when it no longer has a functional self-conscious elite group that exercises control over the state. Imperial Russia was collapsed in 1917 because the former self-conscious elite group had itself collapsed—not only had it been turfed from power but its remnants would spend the next few years (plus a few decades in exile) engaged in conflict between each other (and, on occasion, the Bolsheviks). The fact that the Whites were so divided when they entered opposition just demonstrates how they were unfit to hold power.

The same could be said to be true when the USSR collapsed—the Communist Party of the Soviet Union no longer constituted a self-conscious elite that knew what it wanted (and how to get it). Cynicism had set in long, long before—and the doctrine the men in the CPSU claimed to serve, Marxism-Leninism, had become, by the 1950s, a fig leaf.

We can tell this is so because in the 1950s the Party was alerted to the fact that cybernetics contradicted Marxist philosophical assumptions—yet cybernetics was needed for missiles, so cybernetics was what the Soviet Union chose. That was when you could tell for sure nobody really believed what they said—which is sustainable for a while, since the system has to be legitimised somehow, but takes its toll in the end.

The same process occurred in Britain in the 1930s—in the 1910s the House of Lords was neutered as a political force, and from then on political decisions excluded the aristocracy that made Britain functional and that had constituted its self-conscious elite. The process started in the 1830s, when Britain’s decline began, with parliamentary reform—a process that first led the shopkeepers and then the working class into the Commons (which then abolished the Lords—then the politicians, chosen by the mob, voted through massive state subsidies to get themselves elected).

As an aside, Hazlitt, in his essays during the 1820s, noted that people who advocated parliamentary reform (and vegetarianism) tended to be solipsistic monomaniacs who would only talk about one topic and lived and breathed for that topic alone—Hazlitt saw it as a means to boost their self-importance, and I would call it narcissism. So the same personality type that “reformed” Parliament in the 1830s lies behind all progressive legislation today—the fanatical narcissist (vegetarianism is still on the agenda).

The same process replayed in America—once the elite universities opened to anyone who could pass the exams, the Jews came to predominate there. The result was that the American elite broke up (“the decline of the WASP elite” as they had it in the 1960s—indeed “WASP” is a pejorative invented by the Jews to castigate their white Protestant rivals).

The result is that America no longer has a coherent elite that knows what it wants, and so she seems to swing with schizophrenic uncertainty from one extreme to the other—on the one hand you have ideas like LGBT, developed by Jewish ideologues, combined with a kulturkampf against “evangelical Christians”, aka the white American population (conducted from the academy and Hollywood in a two-pronged assault); and yet these people are *still there* and get punches in now and again. This process was given the euphemism “the culture war” in 1991.

The problem is that, while she has wealth, America has no coherent elite to guide her—just a low-level civil war. The situation is, as we say today, “not sustainable”; and, as other groups entered the fractured elite, the picture has only become more confused.


Across the West, the coherent cultural background and orientation towards reality expressed in a truthful form that makes actual art possible has collapsed—only entertainment (vulgar, crude, sentimental) is produced to please the heterogenous mob, it must please what is common to all mankind (which is always base).

As for science, the age of discoveries is over—the university that only admitted 3.5% of the population is gone, pure speculation cannot be sanctioned. The spirit of individual enquiry for its own sake has been subordinated to “practical” concerns and egalitarian beliefs. There would be no room for Newton and his rumination on the Second Coming and kabbalah today—only what is supposed to be useful can be justified. All that exists is a bureaucratic credential machine that parodies an actual university. Hence the second mysticism, foretold by Spengler, deepens—we have never been more ignorant.

Religion—it’s kaputt. The scientific and technical worldview killed it—Westerners have been trained in such a way, just to live and work in the world, that religion makes no sense to them (so it is ignored). And just as the old pagan religions were worn out when Rome died and so were replaced by Christianity, a popular cult for bored matrons and slaves, so too “the woke” arrive with a sentimental secular religion popular with women and slaves (or people who should be enslaved, anyway). Just as Christianity destroyed cohesion in the legions, the woke will pull apart the last elements of group-morale in Europe.


As the old saying goes, “there’s a lot of ruin in a nation”—the restaurants and baths remained open in Rome for decades after the city had fallen. Indeed, many barbarians came for the restaurants and the baths—as Africans and Muslims come to enjoy Europe today. So there’s “collapse” and then there’s “collapse”—the Soviet Union went down hard because the whole system was so unnatural to start with, you had this enormous pressure from all the perversion that needed to be corrected; so when the political tectonics shifted huge energy waves were released.

America and Britain are less perverse—although America’s ideas about race, sex, and sexuality (LGBT and BLM) have now begun to approach Soviet levels of delusion and self-deception; and, though these are not as entrenched and not enforced with Soviet brutality, the correction within the social sphere (not the economic sphere, as in the USSR) is likely to be quite dramatic when it comes.

The average Soviet citizen circa 1991 faced a struggle to understand the basics in a free-market economy—such as how shares and pensions worked—and many were taken for a ride by lotteries and pyramid schemes. The average American or Briton who exits the beliefs promulgated about race, sex, and sexuality by the current order in, say, 2040 will find themselves as bewildered—and will have to learn from scratch what it’s “all about”, just as the average Russian had to get to grips with an economic and media environment that bewildered.

It really will be back to basics—just like Soviets had to get used to a world without guaranteed employment, there will be Westerners who will have to understand, once again, that men and women are different and have different needs.


The self-conscious elite: it must know its history—it must know who it is as a historical subject (in effect banned in the contemporary West for decades now, and especially in the United States of Amnesia); it must be an in-group that excludes racial and religious outsiders. It must know what it wants and what it defends—so it can think in generational terms about the position the nation is to be in when their grandchildren are full grown.

It must have a sense that there is a “beyond” to life—without it the elite will lack the necessary courage to take decisions, it must be orientated to what is higher (even if its members do not all live up to that standard—that must be the agreed standard to which everyone aspires); and it must have an innate sense that its judgements are its own prerogative—so it cannot be bullied or misled by “experts”, “scholars”, or “advisers”.

Without an elite so constituted, there is no political unit—there is a squabble between democratic politicians keen for short-term enrichment, there are clandestine manoeuvres by cliques in the bureaucracies, there are decadent elite members like the Cambridge Spies, there are belief-driven infiltrators, and there are slick rhetoricians in the media who exploit the mob’s credulity and greed.

The degree to which an elite deviates from reality leads either to a severe collapse—a Soviet-style collapse—or a more gradual collapse, perhaps punctuated, as with the 2011 riots in Britain, with sudden down steps.

Few states deviate from reality in such a systematic way as the USSR or Imperial Russia (to run a medieval autocratic system in the modern world was deviation from reality)—and yet, as stands, if civilisation means to live in a society characterised by persuasion based on appeals to what is higher, then the collapse is total. There is only perverted persuasion and recourse to brutal methods.

Life afterwards will be hard—and is already hard in its meaninglessness, its lack of dignity, and its sporadic mass violence. Yet the hardship alone will not regenerate people—WWII was hardship, yet rationing and exposure to mass propaganda made populations jaded, hedonistic, and cynical. The regeneration must come from a circle of trust orientated to that which is higher—physical strength and a hardened constitution are necessary but not sufficient for the task; above all, courage will be required—and it will come from the stars over our heads.


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