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jcs
Monday, January 3rd, 2005, 10:14 PM
[Partially in response to the "Who is a German?" thread.]
Thoughts on the Race of the Aryans
Of primary importance to racial discussion is an understanding of what race is. Far too often do I see individuals using a misconstrued conception of race--usually to defend some nonsensical idea that one can be "German" by virtue of genes alone. Others have difficulty moving beyond what is, essentially, nationalistic patriotism. Let me state emphatically that I do not disagree with the notion that one is "German" only if they are of German blood, spirit, culture, etc. Verily, I agree entirely with this idea, my only problem being that the term, "German," when used in such a manner, is a misnomer.

Let us question: what is race?
-Blood. One cannot claim to be of a race if they lack the physical and genetic qualities of the race in question.
-Soul. This deals with folk-soul, world-view, and general behaviour of the member of the race. Generally, one's stock (noble, common, etc.) is here taken into consideration. It is worth noting that in Europe, long ago, a "man of race" was one who behaved with nobility of the soul.
-Spirit. The defining quality of the race is the spirit. While world-view and soul are the behavioural aspects of a race, the spirit is what the race, at its core, is.

Now, what of our race? What is the Aryan?
-Spirit: only those who follow a Transcendent tradition are Aryan. This includes all those who followed an esoteric path within any of the Aryan Traditions (the sanskrit word for Aryan is found in the Buddhist cannon refering to those enlightened individuals)
-Soul: only those of noble birth who behave with noble character may be considered to be Aryan according to the etymological definition of the term as found in Sanskrit writings.
-Blood: many make the mistake of considering all caucasoids to be of the Aryan race, but due to the fact that traditional, true nobility were all Nordics, we see that the term should be reserved only for what we know to be the racial ideal.

This three-tiered conception of race had a number of implications.
Firstly, what of those non-Aryans? Blood, Soul, and Spirit are inseperable. There is no hope for lesser peoples, and their "mistreatment" (enslavement and the like) is jusified.
Secondly, and perhaps most interestingly, comes the effect this understanding has on the phenomenon of miscegenation. Our blood disperses itself through other peoples because, in this modern dark age, our spirit has weakened; we can no longer keep our blood pure because our spirit has become impure.
Herein lies the imperative of spiritual rejuvination.

The only problem I encounter is that there are some amongst our race weaker than those amongst other races. I could easily offer an arbitrary way to explain this, but would prefer to find a reasonable answer.

To return to the thought that prompted this thread, what determines race is blood, soul, and spirit--not simple genetics. So the "Germans" are right in their beliefs, though wrong in their terminology. You are Aryan.

Now that I am done pondering the nature of spirit as relates to blood, I give you Evola's "Race as a Builder of Leaders," one of the articles that shaped my understanding of race. As with all of Evola's writings, I disagree with a few things, yet I find his writings to be indespensible to racially and spiritually aware Europeans.

RACE AS A BUILDER OF LEADERS

In our previous article in the Diorama, we wondered whether, besides the general applications of racial and national hygiene, and, naturally, the defense of our genetic heritage against cross-breeding and hybridisation, the doctrine of race should be limited to being a matter of 'teaching' or, in our country, should sooner or later become the basis of a true 'education', with special tasks of a spiritual and political nature with respect to a certain racial elite. In other words, it must be wondered whether, at home, given similar necessities, we should undertake projects similar to those of German National Socialism, which, despite its being of more recent development than Italian Fascism, have already taken concrete shape, such as their setting up of the Adolf Hitler Schule, of the cadets of the Order Ordensburger, of the S.S. corps and its schools for leaders and with the national Politische Hermehunganstante. In fact all these German institutions show a definite intention to proceed to a political selection, in which racial considerations must have a fundamental role and the value of a real formative force.


THE FUTURE LEADING CLASS

In general, it must be acknowledged that the problem of the future ruling class is one of the most essential ones for the movements of restorative nature: it can be postponed in the first stages of the struggle for the conquest of power and of consolidation against external enemies, but, in a second phase, it must be tackled in order to perpetuate and stabilise that organism that the manifestation of 'the men of destiny' has created. Far from being confined to the sphere of academia or from exhausting itself in cultural and propagandistic forms, the doctrine of race should thus contribute to the achievement of such a task. Of course, the prerequisite, here, is that such doctrine is understood in a global manner, and is therefore not limited to the biological and anthropological sphere ('racism of first degree'), but is led also to consider race as a reality of the soul, of the character and of the way of life, and, finally, race as 'world-outlook' and race of the spirit ('racism of second and third degree').

Every kind of indiscriminate ethnic adulteration, on the one hand, is the consequence of a degenerated inner sensibility and of the tyranny of materialistic, individualistic and sentimental considerations, and, on the other hand, is the cause of the further degeneration of peoples and civilisations ; this must be borne in mind. Precise considerations of 'racism of first degree' should thus not be neglected in the creation of a new ruling class, and, certainly, as things stand at present, in Italy above all, it is not impossible that physical appearances peculiar to a given race may be accompanied by the psychic traits of a different race. It cannot be disputed, however, that, except in exceptional cases, when the research and the subsequent selection is restricted to a sphere defined by the correspondence to this racial physical type that we consider as higher, namely the Nordic Aryan, we are more likely to find corresponding spiritual qualities than we would through haphazard research, which ignored this physical racial typology and this sign of a heredity and of an origin, maybe buried, but unlikely to be completely extinct, which a relative racial purity in a physical and anthropological sense constitutes. And the advantages of the effects of the action of prestige and of visible exemplars cannot be ignored, whenever heads, leaders, have, physically, a particular virile presence, are in the common sense of the expression, 'well bred' rather than small bespectacled, ill-favoured, mongrelised men.

FURTHER SELECTIONS

Once, by means of the racism of first degree, a given sphere and a first selection are identified, we should proceed, through the racism of second and third degree, to further tests, in an exploration of deeper and more essential qualities than those of the outer appearance. A definite characteristic of the current renovative movements is their anti-intellectualism or, if you prefer, their anti-rationalism. Such movements are pervaded with heroic and active forces, irreducible to abstract reason. One of the decisive tasks for our future will be that of connecting the myths of such movements with a blood instinct: certain ideas and expressions, which are a 'driving force' only in that they have a suggestive power on the national masses, must find a mode of expression that, at least in an elite, relates organically to race and tradition in the deepest sense, so as to differentiate the ideas of our movement from the collectivist expressions and myths that can sometimes exert the same power on masses, but are a complete denial of everything that stands for stock, tradition, fatherland.

We therefore think of a selection of the second stage, to be carried out by means of a precise and repeated close examination of the political sensitivity within a group that would have already met the requirements of the physical racial selection. It would involve examining, here, to what extent the root ideas of the Fascist revolution could really speak to the blood, so as to be translated into a deeper reality than what proceeds either from common sense or from a confused enthusiasm. Those who succeed in proving, through appropriate tests, an adequate capacity with regard to this, to be developed and strengthened with appropriate disciplines, could be entrusted with positions of high political importance, with what would be called in Germany 'die Ueberwachung der national- socialistischen Weltanschauung' ('supervision of the National Socialist world view'). Just as the Church set up, in its own field, a Holy Office with the mission of supervising all that is related to orthodoxy, the elite in question, on the basis of its Fascist instinct and its racial awareness, should control all that, in the Italian culture, is related, directly or indirectly, to the principles that condition the Fascist renewal and are at the root of its development. One of its tasks would be to undertake a cultural purification and improvement. It must be seen to that, at home, tasks of vital importance do not sink into the bureaucratic swamp and into mere measures understood and carried out to the letter, but not to the spirit, which, in such a sensitive and differentiated field, is the essential thing.

TOWARDS A NEW 'ORDER'

In Germany the most serious and concrete attempt to create an elite is constituted by the above-mentioned S.S. corps (abbreviation of Schutz Staffel). It is interesting that Heinrich Himmler, head of this corps, which may be called 'Guard and Order of the Nazi Revolution', is at the same time head of the Secret State Police (Gestapo) and that other leaders under his command have similar positions. Notably, Himmler along with his entire corps are answerable directly and solely to Hitler. What we learn from this is the necessity that the concept of 'police' go beyond the narrow scope that was one's own in the old democratic and positivist State, in which it had only to do with delinquents and, at most, with subversives in the most narrow and direct sense of the word. The new totalitarian State represents an organism which must defend itself against not only true lesions, but also against every subtle infiltration, everything that may weaken it and facilitate the action of germs and toxins. What is needed, in these respects, is an action that is not only defensive, but also preventive and counter-offensive. In this connection, the tasks that become apparent do not have much to do with some paragraph of the penal code or other. They require rather a subtle action of surveillance and of protection, which considers the moral and spiritual as very important and has the nature of a Holy Office in the best sense more than it has the nature of a 'police', because of the awareness that the true power of revolution lies in the vision of the world and in its great fundamental ideas and that their distortion or their weakening would also herald a fatal decline of the party-political organism in the narrow sense of the term. In this field too, it is evident that nothing would be more lethal and ineffective than bureaucratism, nothing more essential than a subtle sensitivity, a racial sensitivity, an instinct able to develop even in areas bordering on the occult.

Since our attention was justly drawn to the document known as 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion', we must ask whether the difficulties of the task of forming elements that can be at least equal in their capabilities to the secret leaders of world subversion and would know all their instruments can afford to be in any way under-estimated. Considering this, we can see what importance this idea of a racial-spiritual elite to which we devoted the previous considerations must have. As it develops, it could be allowed to grow beyond the mere national field and even that of an organisation such as the famous Intelligence Service, carrying out tasks that, since they are currently limited to their own national area, remain potentials only even in the National-Socialist S.S. itself. That is to say that, in this way, it is possible to rise to the idea of a Military Order, in the ancient, mediaeval sense, which is also spiritual, constructed to defend tradition and to attack the enemy in all its forms, visible and invisible, wherever it is and whatever disguise, social, political, cultural or even scientific, it assumes: in short, the positive counterpart of the solidarity of the world-wide conspiracy and international front of subversion.

Naturally, before getting to that stage, a long period of training, selection and internal and external, political and social organisation of the elite in question will be needed. At this stage, however, the main thing is to become aware of the requirements and to set down the principle: to go beyond the generic, political, propagandistic and popular stage of racial awareness, to arrive at the constructive, serious, discriminating and educative stage by setting up appropriate institutions and entrusting with precise responsibilities those who possess by historical good fortune suitable qualifications to lead, with more than just words or theories, what could really be called a seminar of future leaders.

Julius EVOLA

norcalnative1971
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 02:02 AM
-Soul: only those of noble birth who behave with noble character may be considered to be Aryan according to the etymological definition of the term as found in Sanskrit writings.

Julius EVOLA

This is but one example of why I've never been a fan of Evola.

While ancient systems of nobility had purpose, 19th & 20th Century forms of "nobility" were entirely corrupt and lacking in benefit. "Modern" nobility functioned/s as a monied class, and nothing more. While those of "lowly" birth, as Adolf Hitler, could rise to world-dominating greatness through their own inherent "nobility of character," others of "noble" birth like von Stauffenberg or, today, the British "Royal" Family, betray their race with enthusiasm and glee, in order to enhance their own prestige.

jcs
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 02:13 AM
This is but one example of why I've never been a fan of Evola.
Actually, you're quoting me there.

When I (or Evola, or most Traditionalists, or anyone) speaks of nobility, I am not discussing the bourgiois-aristocracy.

infoterror
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 02:36 AM
Nobility refers to the character of the individual, and is an inheritable series of traits.

I don't see how that is offensive to anyone except those who fear their own heritage.

Interestingly, the Nordish movement seems as infested as the white nationalist movement with miscegenates such as Russians, Irish, etc. calling themselves "Aryan."

infoterror
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 02:37 AM
When I (or Evola, or most Traditionalists, or anyone) speaks of nobility, I am not discussing the bourgiois-aristocracy.

Caste systems select nobility; class systems select professional rich people (?).

Great post.

Stig NHF
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 10:29 AM
A good post, but don't be so quick to disapprove of Russians,Irish etc. Anyone of fully European blood is Indo-European, its not worse than that. A Spaniard of fully European blood is just as European as a Swede with the same.

Naggaroth
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 11:41 AM
[QUOTE=jcs][Partially in response to the "Who is a German?" thread.]
>Thoughts on the Race of the Aryans
>Let us question: what is race?
>-Blood. One cannot claim to be of a race if they lack the physical and >genetic qualities of the race in question.
>Now, what of our race? What is the Aryan?
>-Spirit: only those who follow a Transcendent tradition are Aryan. This >includes all those who followed an esoteric path within any of the Aryan >Traditions (the sanskrit word for Aryan is found in the Buddhist cannon >refering to those enlightened individuals)
>
>-Blood: many make the mistake of considering all caucasoids to be of the >Aryan race, but due to the fact that traditional, true nobility were all >Nordics, we see that the term should be reserved only for what we know to >be the racial ideal.
>
>Secondly, and perhaps most interestingly, comes the effect this >understanding has on the phenomenon of miscegenation. Our blood >disperses itself through other peoples because, in this modern dark age, >our spirit has weakened; we can no longer keep our blood pure because our >spirit has become impure.
>To return to the thought that prompted this thread, what determines race is >blood, soul, and spirit--not simple genetics. So the "Germans" are right in >their beliefs, though wrong in their terminology.


According to these points I must say I didn't like some of what you wrote. First of all, I have to say that a person from for example Denmark, Sweeden, Norway or even Holland could be more like a person from Afrika or Asia than a person from it's own country. This has become some of the answers from thestudy of humans genes. Second, the Aryan race is like you said described in several of the buddhistic texts but when Hitler and his men went to the Himalayas, they searched for the root to the Aryan race but never found it. Besides, we do not come from the Himalayas or from the buddhistic-religion area.
Yet according to Hitler, the Aryan race was like us nordic people, white, blond hair, blue eyes, tall, etc. Though studying the genes and studying archaeological places and bones from humans may tell us that there is and has never been anything that can be called the Aryan race.

Though I must say that having the thought of beeing one race, one class and one pure human family, is something that thirlls me. I really love the thought of beeing a fellow nordic human.

norcalnative1971
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Actually, you're quoting me there.


My apologies for the misattribution.

norcalnative1971
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Interestingly, the Nordish movement seems as infested as the white nationalist movement with miscegenates such as Russians, Irish, etc. calling themselves "Aryan."

How ironic that you'd accuse the Irish of being non-Aryan, considering theirs is the only European country whose national name is derived from the root of Aryan.

Since you imply you are the poster boy for Aryanism, why don't you post your photo?

FadeTheButcher
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 04:07 PM
What is Aryan?

Aryans, as the term is commonly used by racialists, are a people who have never existed. They were invented by 19th century European philogists and arbitrarily projected onto the various peoples of Europe. The term continued to gather currency until its culmination with Nazism in the 20th century. It has fallen into disuse ever since. It might have some relevance to the history of Southern Asia but that is about it.

Stig NHF
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Indo-European then, its the same thing, and you all understood what is meant by "aryan" , so it is not a big problem to use it. And as far as "disuse" since ww2 is concerned, I beg to differ. I can say "aryan" anytime of day if I wish to do so, to most Europeans it just means "European". When a majority of people connect a word to a certain meaning, it gets that meaning wether or not it was originally intended.

jcs
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, 08:05 PM
-Indo-European refers to a language group and was a term coined by linguists and philologists. While it has come into use to refer to an "Indo-European" race, this is still a misuse of the word. The correct term is "Aryan."

-The term, Aryan, while used (abused, in some cases) by racialists, is a concept that has existed for millenia. As I asserted, the original term refers to nobility. Anthropological evidence shows that the original nobility of Aryan lands were Nordics, therefore my use of the term in reference to race is entirely correct.

-Studying anthropological evidence shows us that "tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed" people have existed--Nordics, also known as Aryans. Of course, not all of them have these characteristics. I don't really see what you were getting at, Naggaroth