Ricardo Duchesne’s “The Faustian impulse and European exploration”

Ricardo Duchesne has another important article on Western uniqueness: “The Faustian Impulse and European Exploration” (The Fortnightly Review, June, 2012). It is a shorter version of an article that appeared as “A Civilization of Explorers” (Academic Questions 25:65–93, 2012).

TOO readers will be familiar with the general perspective, having read Alex Kurtagic’s wonderful “Ernest Shackleton’s Farthest South and Faustian Man’s Quest for Universal Conquest). Like Kurtagic, Duchesne sees Western exploration as a prime example of the Faustian world view:

 Faustian man differs from all others in his insatiable will to reach the infinite. He seeks to overcome with his telescope the dimensions of the universe, and the dimensions of the earth with his wires and iron tracks. With his machines he sets out to conquer nature. (In Kurtagic)

Duchesne’s theme of Western willingness to engage in death-defying deeds in pursuit of personal glory recurs throughout his The Uniqueness of Western Civilization— a volume of critical importance for understanding the people and culture of the West (reviewed here).   In his article on Western exploration he reiterates this theme: Western exploration results from the unique Western “aristocratic ethos of competitive individualism. …  The expansionist dispositions of Europeans as well as their literary and other achievements were similarly driven by an aggressive and individually felt desire for superlative and undemocratic recognition.” 

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Whether engaged in peaceful or warlike pursuits, the West has created “a strikingly vibrant culture driven by a type of personality overflowing with expansive, disruptive, and creative impulses.”

The novelty of Indo-European culture was that it was led by an aristocratic elite that was egalitarian within the group rather than by a single despotic ruler. Indo-Europeans prized heroic warriors striving for individual fame and recognition, often with a “berserker” style of warfare. In the more advanced and populated civilizations of the Near East, Iran, and India, local populations absorbed this conquering group. In Neolithic Europe, the Indo-Europeans imposed themselves as the dominant group, and displaced the native languages but not the natives.

Duchesne points to the fact that around 95% of all explorers have been European, and provides a concise overview of some of the major exploratory projects of the West. There is no attempt to sugarcoat this project. Describing the exploits of Hernán Cortés he notes that

these days many regard Cortés as something of a criminal, and this is true. The campaigns he conducted against the Mexicans were graphically barbaric. At the same time, Cortés was a prototypical Western aristocrat, or, as described by his secretary, a man “restless, haughty, mischievous, and given to quarrelling.’ [He was] a man who displayed, again and again, an extraordinary combination of leadership, tenacity, diplomacy, and tactical skill. Finding gold was a priority for Cortés and his men, but, as Cortés’s impassioned speeches and the character descriptions of his contemporaries both testify, he was above all a man driven by an “insatiable thirst for glory and authority;” “he thinks nothing of dying himself, and less of our death.”

Importantly, Duchesne sees in these traits the basis for the rebellious spirit of the West. It is same spirit that

drove Luther in his uncompromising challenge to the papacy’s authority: “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise.” It drove the “intense rivalry” that characterized the art of the Renaissance, among patrons, collectors, artists, and that culminated in the persons of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian.It motivated Shakespeare to outdo Chaucer, creating more than 120 characters, “the most memorable personalities that have graced the theater – and the psyche – of the West.’ 

In the end, the Western pursuit of exploration went far beyond mundane concerns for wealth, religious conversion, or curiosity, even though these pursuits may also involve Faustian striving. Rather, exploration was for its own sake, and in it “we can see the West’s psyche striving to surpass the mundane preoccupations of ordinary life, comfort and liberal pleasantries, proving what it means to be a man of noble character.”

It is the complete antithesis of the modern Western model based on egalitarianism—and perhaps deriving from another strand of the evolutionary history of the West (see here, p. 64ff). And therein lies the conundrum, because it is certainly true that beginning with the Puritan revolution of the 17th century, the fundamental opposition in Western culture has been between the aristocratic ethos of competitive individualism and the ethos of radical—even stifling—egalitarian universalism, with the latter clearly winning out. This tendency has been massively exploited by our new hostile elite; in many areas it is enforced by all the power of the state, and everywhere it is a constantly recurring drumbeat spewed forth by the media and political class. Whatever is left of the aristocratic ethos is redirected into  activities (e.g., physically dangerous sports) that do not threaten the political status quo or even strengthen it (e.g., some types of dangerous military activities; art of the left that rebels against traditional social, sexual, and racial norms).

Duchesne follows Spengler in noting that Western man possesses “the spirit of a ‘proud beast of prey,’ like that of an ‘eagle, lion, [or] tiger.'” Suffice it to say here that in an age of stifling conformity to an ethos of cultural and demographic suicide throughout the West, we can only wish for a reemergence of those proud, haughty, rebellious, difficult and striving spirits that made the West great.

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64 Comments to "Ricardo Duchesne’s “The Faustian impulse and European exploration”"

  1. Z.O.G.'s Gravatar Z.O.G.
    July 20, 2012 - 12:48 am | Permalink

    Why does Professor MacDonald ignore the fact that Christianity is a hyper-egalitarian religion? The problem goes a bit deeper than the Puritans of the 17th century.

    http://christianitydebunked.wordpress.com/christianity-is-radical/

  2. burgermeister's Gravatar burgermeister
    July 1, 2012 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    @sylvie: “Citing examples like the Berserkers, who were bloodthursty animals as examples of “Faustian impulses” is ridiculous, if not disgraceful”

    You are correct inasmuch as there is much more to the story than the simple narrative we have been taught.

  3. burgermeister's Gravatar burgermeister
    July 1, 2012 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    @Fenria: “The dumbest thing that whites ever did is let non whites know we exist”

    Absolutely! We were like Gods to them, now they know we bleed too. Hubris is a bitch.

  4. TabuLa Raza's Gravatar TabuLa Raza
    June 30, 2012 - 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Please.

    The real power is the jewish counterfeiting monopoly.

    Why is all this happening all over the Western world simultaneously?

  5. mari's Gravatar mari
    June 30, 2012 - 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Fenria
    “The REAL events, well, all I can say is that I’m SO pissed at my own people from those days of yore who basically sealed my fate and the fate of my children to be hunted and hated for our entire lives by their foolish actions based on short term monetary gain and the inability to realize the impact their actions would have on the treatment of their descendants. The dumbest thing that whites ever did is let non whites know we exist. ”

    Amen to that brother!!! Being a woman, i especially detest White women who have gone over wholesale to the enemy. The feminazis made their big breakthrough back in the early 1970’s by taking on the rape problem. To their great dismay they discovered that blacks committed the majority of rapes in this country. I think they still do although the vast amount of hispanic rapists has reduced the overwhelming over representation of blacks in rape statistics.

    But the feminazis covered the race of the rapists and invented aquaintance rape and witch hunted White college men for decades.

    I always remember that is was a White supreme court that made life heck for millions of White teachers and students through school desregation and busing. It was a White Supreme court and 2 White Presidents, Nixon and Johnson that created affirmative action. It was a White supreme court that under the orders of Jew organizations changed our criminal justice system from prosecuting the criminal to prosecuting the arresting officers and the White victims.

    Look at every goverment agency in the country. Who staffs them? Non Whites who hate us. Who put them there? White Justice Brennan and the rest of the White supremes and White Presidents Johnson and Nixon.

    It is our own White people who have done this to us.

  6. mari's Gravatar mari
    June 30, 2012 - 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for writing this Fenria

    “In enslaving various groups over the years, we’ve moved whole populations of incredibly hostile, low IQ individuals into our nations where they have never assimilated and still show absolutely no inclination to do so. These hostile populations operate like the invasive species that foolish farmers have imported from one land to another in order to destroy a pest, and in doing so, have destroyed a huge unintended chunk of the indigenous flora and fauna.’

    i could not agree more. The importation of africans to America almost 500 years ago and its continuation by Colonial, not English Judges and legislatures has been a problem ever since and through school busing, affirmative action and goverment encouraged black on White crime has reduced Whites, especially White men to the status of unemployable scorned and derided untouchables.

    That is why I do not admire the founding fathers who were equally divided between Northern importers of africans and Southern planters who used the slaves to reduce the White working class to poverty and malnutrition.

    As a proud and rather extreme White Nationalist, I believe any person who claims to be a White Nationalist and admiers the constitution and the founders is deluded.

    Any so called White Nationalist who is proud of our heritage and is patriotic is a deluded fool. The USA wants to exterminate us. The USA is our enemy just as Lenin and Stalin were the enemies of non Jewish communist Russians.

    The constitution is a worthless document because it is whatever the Jew controlled judiciary, the Jewish ADL, National Lawyers Guild, SPLC, AJC, Ford Foundation etc etc anti White racists says it is.

    The founders were the wealthiest people in the colonies. They made their fortunes by importing africans and keeping them in this country.

  7. arthurdecco's Gravatar arthurdecco
    June 29, 2012 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

    @Matthias: I’ve reproduced the final sentences of my comment that resulted in you telling me to “Piss off”. You obviously didn’t read them the first time:

    “If you could point me to a paper or book that does convincingly discredit what I was taught as true, please do so. I don’t like thinking the worst of people. ”

    And your response was to tell me to “Piss off”!?

    Had you not ended your rebuttal with a boorish flourish of chest thumping rudeness I would have thanked you for correcting any misconceptions I may have had due to my faulty education. But instead, I think I’ll simply point out the obvious.

    You, sir, are a pompous ass – a pompous ass who doesn’t take the time to actually read what is written before shooting your mouth off willy-nilly. Another arrogant keyboard kommando more interested in scoring points than in an honest exchange of ideas. It appears there’s a lot of that going around just now.

  8. D. K.'s Gravatar D. K.
    June 28, 2012 - 12:48 pm | Permalink

    @Free Thinker:

    The notion that evolution within distinct breeding populations of humans (i.e., races and sub-races) can only work at, essentially, a geological pace is simply a myth. We know not only of the changes that have made the world’s races and sub-races look markedly different, but of evolutionary changes that have obvious functional effects on those various populations. Not only do our bodies work differently in important regards– having to do with diseases, for instance– but we know that genes which effect brain structure, and thus almost surely effect our brain function, as well, can happen far more rapidly than any geological analog. Several years ago, two such gene mutations were announced, for instance, that were virtually unknown in black Africans, but were widely dispersed throughout non-blacks. One of those mutations had arisen in about the past 5000-6000 years, while the other had arisen in just a half to a third of that time! Evolution is ongoing, and works much faster than most people realize is possible– and much faster still than the Tabula Rasa Cult can even apparently conceive!?!

  9. Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
    June 28, 2012 - 12:39 pm | Permalink

    @Harry Mundersen:
    A two child policy would mean zero population growth. A one child policy would of course mean reduction, but that can only be enforced by a totalitarian state such as China . Most people would accept having only two children if only at least one of them is a boy. Gender selection can be achieved by early photographing of the embryo and eventual abortion ( which is morally far more acceptable if it is done in a very early stage).
    Ideally all Africans should live in sub-Sahara Africa. I think many would accept returing to their mother continent if economical incitements would be offered. But of course all these ideas are only theoretical.

  10. Harry Mundersen's Gravatar Harry Mundersen
    June 28, 2012 - 11:52 am | Permalink

    @Franklin Ryckaert:
    ‘Offer them economical assistance in exchange for sterilization after the second child. ‘

    After the second child?

    This is Blacks you are talking about! There should be a Chinese-like one child policy for Blacks, given the havoc their kind creates (Black Flash Mobs being the newest violent fad amongst them)

  11. Free Thinker's Gravatar Free Thinker
    June 28, 2012 - 8:29 am | Permalink

    Kevin , Would you be able to clarify how many generations it would take to select in the extraordinary variations of the European People . From a rough estimate of 100000 years and 25 years/generation would give 4000 generations . Is this enough to create the variations of eye color etc ? I wonder if there is a missing like in the ice age scenario ?
    We are certainly extraordinary looking compared to all the other races on earth which have very uniform characteristics within their race .
    I did read your paper on the origins of Caucasians .

    Anyway for the general argument into the particulars , the visual characteristics of Caucasians seems to me to be the most persausive starting point , then historical political organization , then the individualist-selfish behavioral characteristics that have been selected in by the demands of cooperation in harsh sparsely populated region undergoing dramatic climate fluctuations for 100000 years .

    Europeans won’t let others get to far ahead of them without having them qualify their allegiance .
    I don’t quite agree with your theory that we are more compassionate etc . This to me is the indoctrination of religion and then Marxist philosophers that inveigled their way into Academia and was then promoted by The Illuminati and Jewish controlled mass media as our cultural norm which is then enforced by individualistic-selfish characteristic of European Peoples by social leveling instinct i.e. those who step outside the cultural parameters delineating the social game interactions get set upon (one way or another :-) ) . By brainwashing over a number of generations the hostile elites they have created this social game that we unwittingly enforce . Yes

  12. Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
    June 28, 2012 - 4:13 am | Permalink

    @Matthias:
    Is this supposed to be :
    1) a joke?
    2) serious?
    3) a provocation to make us look bad?

    Well, anyway I do think there are too many Blacks both outside and inside Africa. Their number is expected to grow to one billion within this century. But there is a better, more humane and constructive way to solve this problem. Offer them economical assistance in exchange for sterilization after the second child. No murder, no abortion and a better life for all concerned.

  13. Matthias's Gravatar Matthias
    June 28, 2012 - 12:46 am | Permalink

    Since I’m here for a few minutes, I’d like to say to Fender I really enjoy his posts, please keep up the good work, and when I saw the reference to the great Alex Linder, I immediately knew we were kindred spirits and just knew this little piece I came across recently would greatly warm his heart (and other TOO commentators) as it did mine. Reminds me of the old brilliant Linder writing from back in the day…Cheers!

    “Web site funds killing black people
    by DailyKenn.com

    Maybe you don’t think blacks are ‘people.’
    Maybe you don’t think babies are ‘people.’

    If you do think blacks and babies are people, then you won’t want to bother accessing the web site FundAbortionNow.org.

    On the other hand, if you’re looking for a legal means to knock off a few Negros, this may be your opportunity.

    FundAbortionNow.org states, “The National Network of Abortion Funds works to make sure that all women and girls can get the abortions they seek.” It’s funds “help women pay for abortions they can’t otherwise afford.”

    According to one source, blacks are five time more likely to abort the life of a pre-natal baby than whites. Consider, also, that blacks are more likely to need financing than those embellished with white privilege.

    So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to fund the killing of black people, click here ►

    On the other hand, if you believe killing black babies is genocide, click here ►

    • WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    Think about it.

    If you were a racist who hated blacks and wanted to kill as many as possible. And if you wanted to carry out your killing spree without the inconvenience of an electric chair, what would you do?

    Chances are you’d set up an ‘abortion clinic’ in a black neighborhood and offer free legal baby killing.

    • EXTREMELY DISTURBING FOR EXTREMELY DISTURBED

    Here are some photos of black babies killed in ‘abortion clinics.’

    Most of us will find these images extremely disturbing. Sadly, there are extremely disturbed people who find photos of butchered black babies to be a delight.

    For those who are extremely disturbed, here’s the link (once again) where you can donate your dollars.

    Upon making your contribution, you may want to ask for free photos of the black babies your contribution killed.

    • SUNDAY DISCOUNTS

    This comes to our attention by way of a news alert that abortion clinics are countering church protests. It seems the church folk have taken to picketing abortion clinics on Sunday afternoons. The clinics counter the protests by offering Sunday discounts.

    One offer was a $50 discount.”

  14. Matthias's Gravatar Matthias
    June 28, 2012 - 12:17 am | Permalink

    @arthurdecco: “I don’t see anything in your rebuttal that discredits either of these points.”

    If your points are
    1. Natives of Newfoundland were hunted for sport

    I repudiated this historical error with: ““The tragic story of the Beothuks has attracted a great deal of sensationalist attention, but it is now clear that the extinction of these people was not a simple matter of the killing of Beothuks by brutal settlers and fishermen… ” You did see that, right?

    If your second point is
    2. “secondly, that the last native to die on the island was a young defenseless woman who was chased down and shot like an animal. ”

    This “sensationalist” historical fallacy was also repudiated in the link to the short academic article I provided:

    “Increasingly, the Beothuks were forced to try to live on the inadequate resources of the interior. This proved impossible, and the last known Beothuk, Shanawdithit, died in 1829.”

    And it was TB that did her in, not a crazed KKK hunting party in your vivid imagination. Why do you insist on an anti-White historical narrative that flies in the face of facts?

    From Wiki:

    Shanawdithit was Demasduit’s niece and the last known full-blooded Beothuk. In April 1823 she was in her early twenties when she, her mother and sister sought food and help from a British trapper. They were starving. The three were taken to St. John’s, where her mother and sister soon died of TB, which was endemic among the First Nations. Called Nancy April by the English, Shanawdithit lived for several years in the home of John Peyton, Jr., where she worked as a servant.

    The explorer William Cormack had founded the Beothuk Institute in 1827 to foster friendly dealings with the Beothuk and support their culture. His expeditions found Beothuk artifacts but he also learned that the group was dying out. Learning of Shanawdithit, in the winter 1828-1829, Cormack brought her to his center so he could learn from her.[19] He drew funds from his institute to pay for her support.

    Shanawdithit made ten drawings for Cormack, some of which showed parts of the island, and others illustrated Beothuk implements and dwellings, along with tribal notions and myths.[19] As she explained her drawings, she taught Cormack Beothuk vocabulary. She told him there were far fewer Beothuk than twenty years previously. To her knowledge, at the time she was taken, only a dozen Beothuk survived.[19] Despite medical care from the doctor William Carson, Shanawdithit died of TB in Botwood on June 6, 1829. At the time there was no known cure for the disease.”

    Not hunted down for sport? Shame on you arthurdecco. You are not honest at all and your baseless historical contentions are less than worthless. Piss off!

  15. Alice Teller's Gravatar Alice Teller
    June 27, 2012 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    It is very difficult for us, a people who have basically decided that we can afford to sacrifice a certain number of ourselves for the pleasure and warm glow associated with being liberal, to understand and judge the early settlers. Try to image a very small group of settlers, moving into what appears to be uninhabited land. Remember that hunters required huge territories. One of your neighbors, maybe a guy you neither like nor respect, gets in a quarrel with a traveling band. As a result of whatever took place, your family is attacked. How long would it be, if you had to bury your mother, and search for your wife and children, before you were willing to take harsh measures, or yell for government troops? It was never in the books for us to stay in Europe, once we came here the clash was inevitable. Of course, we all wish it could have been different, could have been kinder, but we were not there.

    The South was among the first areas settled and has been accused of all the worst crimes. If you can see the South beyond the Hollywood created image, you will find it filled with kind and gracious people – do you really propose that we are all descended from the brutal people humanity ever produced? Are you entirely sure that a black youth is safer in Chicago or Africa, today, than he was on a plantation? Is it really our fault that reservations are today filled with people who cannot stay away from the bottle?

  16. arthurdecco's Gravatar arthurdecco
    June 27, 2012 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks: “Remember, most of the history we were taught was with an EXTREME anti-White bias. It was produced for that very reason. ”

    I wasn’t taught history with any kind of anti-White bias but that may be because I’m older than you, (I’m in my early 60’s), and Canadian. In fact the history I was taught celebrated the accomplishments of the white Europeans who were involved in most of the historical events I was made aware of by my teachers.

  17. arthurdecco's Gravatar arthurdecco
    June 27, 2012 - 5:55 pm | Permalink

    @Matthias: “@arthurdecco: your Newfoundland history is absolute rubbish.”

    I repeated two small factual pieces of Newfoundland’s long history. Firstly, that the natives of Newfoundland were hunted for sport by some and secondly, that the last native to die on the island was a young defenseless woman who was chased down and shot like an animal.

    I don’t see anything in your rebuttal that discredits either of these points. And if it matters to you, these two incidents were taught to me in my Canadian History class in High School in Ontario.

    If you could point me to a paper or book that does convincingly discredit what I was taught as true, please do so. I don’t like thinking the worst of people.

  18. Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
    June 27, 2012 - 12:15 pm | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks: Apropos the acronym, I am grateful to you for humoring me, JS. I am, however, jealous as hell that Chris updates you. When it comes to me, he never calls, he never writes …

    @Alice Teller: Try as I may, I can’t encode Orson Scott Card in such a way as to make it reappear as Tyron Robert Parsons.

    Oy, all this thinking makes my head feel as hollow as the center of the earth.

    Yes, I agree that libraries are now very dangerous places. I’m less worried about the books they contain, however, than I am about the fact that most of them are hollow.

  19. Alice Teller's Gravatar Alice Teller
    June 27, 2012 - 11:51 am | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks: @Pierre de Craon:
    I regret to inform you that Orson Scott Card, award winning and wildly best selling author of books for the YA audience, has written a book Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, in which wise women of the future send their daughters back in time to warn poor Chis of all the evils he was setting in motion and to alter the past.

    As much as I encourage reading, it is downright dangerous to let a young person choose freely from the offerings in the public library.

  20. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 27, 2012 - 11:45 am | Permalink

    @Pierre de Craon:

    I was going to respond with the acronym for ‘laughing out loud’, but I knew it would meet with your disapproval. Columbus is just fine actually, mounting up for his latest voyage, not around the world this time, but indeed, through it. He’s become convinced the Earth is hollow. Dementia you know, poor fellow.

  21. Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
    June 27, 2012 - 11:35 am | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks: Did your friend mention whether Columbus still had that rash on his left hand? I am certain he was the one who swiped my tube of Neosporin ointment.

    If Columbus is really the guy responsible for Detroit, in protest I’ll never again honor October 12 with a celebratory dinner of hard tack and biscuits.

  22. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 27, 2012 - 11:08 am | Permalink

    @Pierre de Craon:

    Indeed, a friend of mine talked to Columbus just last week, as he was time traveling through Detroit of all places. He knew he was being blamed for the ruination of the New World, but even Chris had never seen such grizzly sights. He immediately apologized to the world.

  23. Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
    June 27, 2012 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    @Hmmm: There is essentially nothing factual in this article. It is a hypothesis dangling from a series of suppositions, presumptions, guesses, and self-serving conjectures, with a number of outright lies tossed in for good measure, the most flagrant lie of all being “[t]ens of thousands of Marranos were tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.” (The ones who escaped the Spanish Inquisition, after living another 450 years, were gassed at Auschwitz, of course.)

    Columbus might have been a Jew, or he might have been one of Tyron Parsons’s time-traveling aliens who came through a stargate. As things now stand, the evidence for the latter view is just as solid as that for the former. At least the Polish prince theory explains his fondness for kielbasa.**

    **JOKE ALERT!!!

  24. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    June 27, 2012 - 7:20 am | Permalink

    @Hmmm:

    New Polish book claims that Christopher Columbus was a Polish Prince in hiding and employed as a spy for King John II of Portugal against Spain.

    http://tinyurl.com/7ce2c96

  25. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 27, 2012 - 7:00 am | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks:

    What I meant to say was, there is absolutely no sense in which Whites committed any “crimes” that are unique to our race. Others did exactly the same thing. Other groups didn’t always have the science, technology and culture to act on such a broad scale, but vicious violence has been widespread among ALL peoples. Indeed, until recently, it may have been an evolutionary necessity, given the limited resources available. Deadly conflicts were inevitable. And remember, most killings have ever occurred were between members of the same race.

  26. Mickey Meadows's Gravatar Mickey Meadows
    June 27, 2012 - 6:57 am | Permalink

    @Hmmm:

    Hmmm – how would your analysis be affected by the fact that the majority of slave merchants were Jewish

  27. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 27, 2012 - 6:54 am | Permalink

    @Mickey Meadows:
    @arthurdecco:

    I’m not real comfortable with this narrative that mean ol’ Whitie has a lot of explaining to do for “past sins”. There is absolutely no sense in which Whites did anything unique in history. In time, we had more capacity, due to creativity and high IQ, but there was nothing qualitatively different in the actions of our ancestors. Remember, most of the history we were taught was with an EXTREME anti-White bias. It was produced for that very reason.

  28. Hmmm's Gravatar Hmmm
    June 27, 2012 - 6:36 am | Permalink

    So how does the apparent fact that the Western explorer-conqueror par excellence, Christopher Columbus, was Jewish, affect the analysis? http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/opinion/garcia-columbus-jewish/index.html

  29. Mickey Meadows's Gravatar Mickey Meadows
    June 27, 2012 - 6:08 am | Permalink

    @Alice Teller:

    You’re right in what you say as well as Fenria being right. For me the only thing that matters is survival of my people, hopefully thriving as well as surviving.
    But I think we’ve developed a warped sense of what sort of effects ‘taking responsibility’ and ‘accepting guilt’ have on individuals, and peoples. This is a lot like the sense we seem to have of what items like ‘civil rights’ and ‘black emancipation’ and ‘women’s equality’ have on the integrity of society and traditional values.
    None of them are intrinsically harmful in and of themselves. But all of them can be used to great harm when in the wrong hands. A teaspoon can be used to gouge out an eye.

  30. Mickey Meadows's Gravatar Mickey Meadows
    June 27, 2012 - 5:45 am | Permalink

    @arthurdecco:
    I think we do have to take responsibility…that this is part of what being a people is. Taking responsibility can also be a route through which we can restore a sense of peoplehood to whites, who are now being destroyed to extinction while not knowing or not wanting to know.
    Taking responsibility is something we should do for practical reasons, but it is also something we naturally should want to do, as a result of the pain we are feeling at being taken apart ourselves. We destroyed…we saw no value in other peoples and we crushed them underfoot.

  31. Matthias's Gravatar Matthias
    June 27, 2012 - 2:41 am | Permalink

    @arthurdecco: your Newfoundland history is absolute rubbish.

    “The tragic story of the Beothuks has attracted a great deal of sensationalist attention, but it is now clear that the extinction of these people was not a simple matter of the killing of Beothuks by brutal settlers and fishermen. Although it is true that some Beothuks were killed by Europeans who resented Beothuk thefts, this was not the major cause of their demise. Their loss of access to the seals, fish, birds and shellfish of the coasts was a much more significant factor. Given the Beothuk pattern of avoiding Europeans, it is also likely that there was relatively little danger of infection from European disease until perhaps relatively late in the history of the Beothuks when contacts with outsiders were more frequent. By that time, however, the pattern of Beothuk history was already set.

    It has also sometimes been alleged that the French brought Micmacs to Newfoundland and offered them bounties for Beothuk heads. Micmacs from Cape Breton had been coming to Newfoundland from at least the beginning of the 17th century, but they had come for their own reasons — to hunt, fish and trap from St. George’s Bay to Placentia Bay — not at the behest of the French. More importantly, there is no concrete evidence of French payment of bounties to the Micmacs for killing Beothuks. There may have been occasional clashes between the Beothuks and the Micmacs, but the real danger posed by the Micmacs was similar to that posed by Europeans on the island. Both the Micmacs and the Europeans were in competition with the Beothuks for the island’s limited resources. Reduced in numbers, relatively poorly-armed, and lacking in allies, it is perhaps not surprising that the Beothuks ultimately suffered the same fate as the earlier, prehistoric peoples who once lived in Newfoundland.”

    Museum Notes – The Beothuks

    By Ralph T. Pastore
    Archaeology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
    http://www.therooms.ca/museum/mnotes1.asp

  32. arthurdecco's Gravatar arthurdecco
    June 26, 2012 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to add: We are NOT them. We grew out of them is all…

  33. arthurdecco's Gravatar arthurdecco
    June 26, 2012 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    @Tom: “In early America seeing an indian, was like seeing a large bear, a mountain lion, or a wolf—shoot first and ask questions later. ”

    You are correct.

    In Newfoundland it was considered sport to shoot a Native. The last living native, cold-bloodedly tracked and murdered, was a young woman sometimes in the mid-1800’s. This after her family saved the lives of a starving stupid European family ignorant of the skill sets they needed to survive in such a harsh winter environment.

    Our ancestors were taught to do bad things in the name of their innate sense of privilege. We don’t have to make the same mistakes nor do we have to accept responsibility for our ignorant ancestor’s actions.

    They are not us.

  34. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    June 26, 2012 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    @ethnonationalism:

    LOL. Yeah, most of that is singles bar bullshit. The blue eyed blonde who claims she is part Cherokee indian. Yeah, tell me about it.

    Have you followed Elizabeth Warren’s claim to indian ancestry?

    In early America seeing an indian, was like seeing a large bear, a mountain lion, or a wolf—shoot first and ask questions later.

  35. ethnonationalism's Gravatar ethnonationalism
    June 26, 2012 - 4:35 am | Permalink

    @Tom:

    And, yet, you have the Pocahontas case…

    And all those Southern “Anglo”-Protestants who are proud to be 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 etc. Indian…

    By the way, there has been a lot of discussion on some forums why American “Anglo-Saxons” dont look anything like the British (to whom they are supposedly related).
    Indian connection?

  36. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    June 25, 2012 - 9:10 pm | Permalink

    In most survey courses of ancient history Carthage is portrayed as having weak links to the Levant. Quite the contrary to what Richard Miles describes as strong bonds of culture, religion & commerce between Carthage and the Levant.

    One very politically incorrect topic that Miles goes into, is child sacrifice both in Carthage, and the Levant. One example Miles uses is that of the Jew patriarch Abraham and his attempted sacrifice of his son as being illustrative of the practice.

    Another is the location of the temples and tophet, and their linkage between Carthage and the Levant, and the evidence of child sacrifice.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tophet

    Lots of interesting & surprising stuff.

  37. sylvie's Gravatar sylvie
    June 25, 2012 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    @Harry Mundersen:

    Holy Monk Warriors ? Fighting like mad derwishes in a crusade for Odin ?
    Opening the infidels’ scullcaps with battle axes to extend the limits of their belief ?

    Oh, now I better understand

    The Uniqueness of Western Civilization — a volume of critical importance for understanding the people and culture of the West (reviewed here).

  38. Someday's Gravatar Someday
    June 25, 2012 - 5:57 pm | Permalink

    The review of The Uniqueness of Western Civilization should be read for a corrective to Duchesne’s emphasis on Indo Europeans as the key to the uniqueness .

    Thus an important thrust of Western culture has been to regulate the behavior of elites in order to create a relatively more egalitarian
    social structure—in other words, to recreate the conditions of hunter gatherer culture

    I think that older and indigenous strand of white culture is needed to balance individualism now that the mainstream culture is turned against us. Those who are driven to the performance of great exploits, irrespective of the personal cost, need to be focused on collective action in the cause of white people. A white can be a nationalist yet terribly misguided in what he does while acting as an lone individual. Anders Breivik is proof of that.

    In a sense the white political class continues to perform Indo Europeans’ ‘death-defying deeds in pursuit of personal glory’, except the competition is now to transcend the basis of their own genitic existence. The Indo-European strand of thinking described by Duchesne A “psyche striving to surpass the mundane preoccupations of ordinary life” can all too easily be perverted into unsustainable self negation, especially in a culture controlled by an alien group.

  39. Someday's Gravatar Someday
    June 25, 2012 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    @Kevin MacDonald: There is no formal reference for Indo-Europeans being the main ancestors of modern Europeans, but it is what Cochran and Harpending are now saying at their blog. Duchesne stresses Indo-Europeans culture so much so I thought C&H’s suggestion was worth mentioning. Other blogs like Dienekes’ and GNXP say European hunter gatherers were replaced by by Middle Eastern farmers with a later wave of incomplete replacement by Indo-Europeans complicating the picture.
    John Hawks view is probably representative of the scientific consensus :

    I am less sanguine about their results for Europe. They show a gradual period of growth associated in time with the Younger Dryas (around 12,000 years ago), which could make sense in the archaeology. But I am not convinced that the “European” haplogroups here are really European to that time depth. We know that the Neolithic and post-Neolithic saw some large-scale shifts in the frequencies of mtDNA haplogroups in Central and Western Europe. Some Upper Paleolithic Europeans probably contributed mtDNA to this later population, but I have no confidence that the proportion was great enough to accurately infer the demography of that pre-Neolithic population.

    The mtDNA and Y-chromosome data show hardly any continuity between the ice age European hunter gatherers and modern Europeans. So if modern Europeans are descended from indigenous hunter gatherers, there must have been selection against the indigenous hunter gatherers’ previously common mtDNA and Y-chromosomes which led to them changing without much input by invaders like Middle Eastern farmers or Indo-Europeans. Peter Frost advances this view though his explanation is not widely accepted at present.

  40. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    June 25, 2012 - 3:17 pm | Permalink

    @Tom:

    Sorry, I meant to say, Richard Miles author of “Carthage Must Be Destroyed”.

  41. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    June 25, 2012 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised no one has brought up “Carthage Must Be Destroyed” by Adrian Goldsworthy. It’s a TOO kinda book!

  42. Harry Mundersen's Gravatar Harry Mundersen
    June 25, 2012 - 11:24 am | Permalink

    @sylvie:
    ‘Citing examples like the Berserkers, who were bloodthursty animals as examples of “Faustian impulses” is ridiculous, if not disgraceful.’

    Historical Berserkers were actually Holy Warriors, consecrated to the Cult of Odin.

    Little different then Crusading Monks armed with battle axes.

    I am not very religious but this notion that Berserkers were ‘bloodthirsty beasts’ or what-not is actually, well… blasphemous.

  43. Someday's Gravatar Someday
    June 25, 2012 - 5:56 am | Permalink

    The link article citing Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA (which is supposed to be unaffected by natural selection) of modern Europeans did not reflect a current scientific consensus that Modern Europeans’ Y chromosome and mtDNA is different to 25,000 years ago. The balance of opinion was Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA of modern Europeans indicated they have no continuity with European hunter gathers, because the European hunter gatherers were replaced by Middle Eastern farmers. Cochran and Harpending now seem to think the ME farmers were in turn then replaced by Indo-Europeans.

  44. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 25, 2012 - 4:25 am | Permalink

    @Franklin Ryckaert:

    Yes, well put. And no one is calling for Japan or the Congo to be punished with ethnic genocide, despite their history.

  45. Bobby's Gravatar Bobby
    June 25, 2012 - 4:16 am | Permalink

    @Fenria: Fenria, the radical left, have caused these people to have the attitude they do, much more than grievances for past white “misdeeds”. Never doubt that for a second, as the left pounds this anti-white hate into their brains day in and day out.

  46. Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
    June 25, 2012 - 2:49 am | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks:
    If the dispossession of Whites is really “justified” as payback for historical crimes against non-Whites (colonialism, slavery) then why is non-White mass immigration insisted upon even into countries that were never guilty of such crimes, like the Scandinavian countries, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland etc.? It is clear that the argument of historical redress is only an excuse and that the real agenda is White dispossession no matter what.

  47. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 25, 2012 - 2:13 am | Permalink

    @Fenria:

    Your comments stimulated some thought, I don’t mean to appear like I am picking on you, I’m just thinking on paper (screen). But I wanted to add, Whites in Europe are of course being subjected to horrible conditions by Multiculturalism and a mass of immigration that I can’t trace back to slave owners at all. I can’t trace it back to colonialism either. I’ve heard some Muslims try to play that card, but it doesn’t add up.

    Bottom line: We are in the boat we’re in because anti-Whites hate us. A poor Mestizo kid in L.A. can barely read, much less comprehend deep history. Jews are not leading the attack on us because of something we did to Indians and Africans, of which Jews could care less.

  48. sylvie's Gravatar sylvie
    June 25, 2012 - 1:56 am | Permalink

    This article only shows that we are still far from being able to define the essence of our own race.

    Citing examples like the Berserkers, who were bloodthursty animals as examples of “Faustian impulses” is ridiculous, if not disgraceful.

    The Spanish conquistadores in general and Cortes in particular were nothing more than greedy, bigot catholic butchers.

    And of course

    Alex Kurtagic’s wonderful “Ernest Shackleton’s Farthest South and Faustian Man’s Quest for Universal Conquest“).

    and his frostbite heros could not be lacking in this gruesome waxworks cabinet.

    Even Luther, with his long overdue challenge of Papal authority, doesn’t belong in this list.

    Goethe’s Faust didn’t want to massare Indians to get their gold nor challenge ridiculous concepts like a “representative of God on Earth”. Faust wanted to explore the limits of science and this would indeed have been a good starting point for thoughts on Western Uniqueness, with no need for Cortes, Berserkers and Scott’s frostbites.

  49. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 25, 2012 - 1:46 am | Permalink

    @Fenria:

    Here is the thing: The anti-Whites wanted you to have that childhood, and they would have inflicted it on you regardless of what some colonialist did or didn’t do. Whatever you went through had zero to with some slave-owner in the past. Anti-Whites cast about to find some figures in the White past to demonize. If it wasn’t slaveowners, it would have been some other White figure.

    Nor is the behavior of Whites in deep history truly the motivation of anti-White haters

    They are like an adolescents that casts around blindly for reasons to say how mean daddy was. The actions of colonialists and slave owners have virtually nothing to do with the negative environment that Whites find themselves in today.

  50. Fenria's Gravatar Fenria
    June 25, 2012 - 1:21 am | Permalink

    @Jason Speaks: I understand what you’re saying, and certainly whites are not alone in being the sometimes harsh conquerors of this world. Indeed, every race and ethnicity has exerted its dominance over an area whence it had its chance to do so. And of course, today’s jewish paradigm of thought magnifies white misdeeds to absurd proportions while completely ignoring non white misdeeds. But I’m speaking from the place of a white person who has had all of history’s chickens come home to roost directly on my proverbial head, though I have done nothing personally to deserve it. Thus, I don’t find much good spirit in fondly casting things like colonialism and slavery, however limited our role in them might have been, in a rosy positive light.

    All that occurs to me is that my childhood would have been VASTLY different and monumentally more enjoyable if whites had never participated in these activities at all and had simply been satisfied with the beautiful Europe we owned outright. I fear for my son and the world he will grow up in, so much so that I weighed very heavily the idea of even having a child to begin with. This is what growing up in today’s hostile multicultural environment does to white people, especially whites who will not simply abandon their heritage and degrade themselves for the approval of non whites.

    Quite frankly, after the childhood I’ve had, I’d like to kick every galavanting, prancing, self righteous colonialist, slaver, and missionary right in the balls.

  51. Marcus's Gravatar Marcus
    June 25, 2012 - 12:26 am | Permalink

    Very true, people forget how brutal the Indians could be in war, there’s a reason why the British were accused of using “merciless Indian savages” in the Declaration of Independence: many colonials had direct experience of their depredations. See also the Norse interactions with the “Skraelings”. Of course these people were so different that they might as well have been aliens so it wasn’t likely that they would just make nice neighbors right off the bat.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=KDNCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA310&l

  52. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 25, 2012 - 12:10 am | Permalink

    @Fenria:

    Let me just add this: The process of Whites taking over North America took over 300 years. There were early White settlements in Virginia by 1607 in Jamestown. There were still Indian nations still in conflict with Whites 250 years later! So, the demographic shift (or conquest if we prefer) took three centuries. Compare that to the one going on today. From 1965 to the year 2065, there will be a more rapid shift/conquest/genocide of our White people than anything that took place before on this continent.

    We tend to think the arrival and eventual settlement of this continent by Whites happened in a few years, like the anti-White cartoons they showed us in school. That’s not how it happened.

  53. June 25, 2012 - 12:04 am | Permalink

    “Duchesne follows Spengler in noting that Western man possesses “the spirit of a ‘proud beast of prey,’ like that of an ‘eagle, lion, [or] tiger.’”

    So long as Jewish parasite is in White body, the the body will remain sick, weak, lifeless.

    Without removing Jewish parasite from White body, White body will not return to health. The spirit will extinguish.

  54. Alice Teller's Gravatar Alice Teller
    June 24, 2012 - 11:46 pm | Permalink

    @Fenria:
    I am very moved by your eloquent cry of pain. It is important that those of you in California who are bearing the worst brunt of multiculturalism speak out to warn all of us what we are in for.

    With that said, I fear that you have accepted far too much of the enemy’s side of the story. We are still more than strong enough to correct the situation if we had the courage and resolve of our ancestors. The problem does not lie with them. Just like all of us, they met life as they found it, when they didn’t like it, they did something to change it. In fact, they did so well by us that we became complaisant. Everything has a shadow side. The only real question is do we have what it takes to meet the challenges we face? If not, why not?

  55. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 24, 2012 - 11:44 pm | Permalink

    @Fenria:

    It’s true that allowing non-Whites into White countries has been a disaster. However, I cannot imagine a world in which White people just sat quietly in some little village and never ventured forth. They would hardly be living as White men. I do think our tendency to think we could bring our civilization and culture to primitive natives was a terrible mistake, though often well intentioned.

    On slavery, it is hardly a White monopoly. Asians had slaves, as did Arabs, Africans and Aztecs. We did not bring this “evil” into their midst (I put the word evil in quotes, because it was not wholly evil. In the old days, the choice of what to do with conquered people was limited. Prior to recorded history, they were often just slaughtered. Being kept as a slave was better than seeing your gene line end forever. In addition, there are some advantages to being the slaves of a far more advanced people. An African slave kept by an Arab master may have lived a much longer and more interesting life than he would have in the deep jungle).

    Your impression of the how Indians were supposedly uniquely mistreated by Whites is incorrect. This is the modern Leftist, anti-White, Howard Zinn version, of history. This was an encounter that took place over several centuries, sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile. Once they were on the same continent, the inevitable victory of Whites was assured given their higher intelligence, superior culture and more effective behavioral traits. By the way, the Indians had been slaughtering each other for thousands of years before Whites arrived, although there is evidence a small number of Whites were here long, long ago, perhaps over 10,000 years ago, and were actually massacred by people who arrived from Siberia (people we now call the Indians). So, the idea that all we had to do was give them some beads and all would be fine, is false.

    The Chinese, Indians, Mestizos and Africans are not hurt because of so-called past mistreatment by Whites. Rather, they are reacting to the massive anti-White propaganda they have absorbed (which unfortunately you repeated).

    We do not need to live like hermits, hiding our existence from others. The option of simply leaving North America in the hands of stone age people for eternity was a non-option.

  56. Marcus's Gravatar Marcus
    June 24, 2012 - 11:08 pm | Permalink

    @fenria- Very true, the optimistic, missionary spirit that holds that all these disparate cultures can be made into carbon copies of us has definitely had a negative impact.

  57. Fenria's Gravatar Fenria
    June 24, 2012 - 10:55 pm | Permalink

    I think we’re romanticizing this a bit here. While it’s true that the white exploratory spirit has been boundless and many great advances in medicine and learning have come from it, we must also admit some of it’s most disastrous results as they directly apply to us today:

    In our colonial fervor, we’ve taken huge swaths of the world’s non whites and not only decimated their own self sufficient ways of life, but also allowed them to relocate to our nations and do the same to our ways of life. The west is now teeming with non white do nothings who use colonialism as an excuse to get on any European dole that they can.

    In enslaving various groups over the years, we’ve moved whole populations of incredibly hostile, low IQ individuals into our nations where they have never assimilated and still show absolutely no inclination to do so. These hostile populations operate like the invasive species that foolish farmers have imported from one land to another in order to destroy a pest, and in doing so, have destroyed a huge unintended chunk of the indigenous flora and fauna.

    We’ve foisted our non-native religion of Christianity upon whole populations of non whites who were doing just fine with their own animist religions, and taught them to covet a westernized style of life, all the while providing them with neither the goods nor the opportunities to ever realize a western style of life, and never taking into account that many of these people have IQ’s far below what is necessary to sustain a western style of life. Today, these people are ideologically adrift, and physically on their way to the white world to take advantage of our western way of life which they feel so fervently that they must have. Europe fills to the brim with useless Africans and Asians, each one little more than a carbon copy of the others, all seeking that free ride on the golden ship of western ways.

    Here in the US, we dealt so harshly with the Indians when all they really wanted was silly little trinkets that we’ve created a longstanding animosity between whites and Indians that endures to this day. These people would have been happy with glass beads and properly drawn out borders of their lands to end their many conflicts with each other. Instead, we slaughtered them and marched their women and children off their lands, breaking our own laws and treaties in the process. It’s TODAY’S whites like myself who now pay the cost for that behavior in the fact that now WE have to deal with these blacks, Indians, Chinese, Mexicans, etc. who are constantly angry and butt hurt all day, every day, every single fecking day of their lives, without cessation.

    Growing up in Los Angeles, I was made acutely aware every single day of just how angry all these non whites still are at events both real and imagined, and at me for simply having white skin. The imagined events, well, we can chalk that up to the culture of the eternal victim and low IQ people ready and willing to embrace being eternal victims for the sweet gravy train that its become. The REAL events, well, all I can say is that I’m SO pissed at my own people from those days of yore who basically sealed my fate and the fate of my children to be hunted and hated for our entire lives by their foolish actions based on short term monetary gain and the inability to realize the impact their actions would have on the treatment of their descendants.

    The dumbest thing that whites ever did is let non whites know we exist.

  58. Jason Speaks's Gravatar Jason Speaks
    June 24, 2012 - 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Now this is a great article, something that teaches us about our own proud history as White and Western men. Remember folks, this stuff is in our DNA. Never give in to total pessimism. To do so would be to betray our own ancestors.

  59. IxMx(Sc)x(Sc) = Ability's Gravatar IxMx(Sc)x(Sc) = Ability
    June 24, 2012 - 10:43 pm | Permalink

    “A real man wants two things: danger and play.” ~ Nietzsche

  60. Marcus's Gravatar Marcus
    June 24, 2012 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately i think two world wars and decades of brainwashing have made it impossible to turn back the clock to the vigorous, youthful West of the early 20th century. Future historians will probably look back on the impact of the Great War on Europe and compare it to that of the Peloponnesian War for the Ancient Greeks.

  61. fender's Gravatar fender
    June 24, 2012 - 3:45 pm | Permalink

    With the death of the space program, Whites currently have no frontier to conquer. There’s no place left on earth for us to explore or discover, and formerly White countries are now filled with so many third worlders that Whites spend all of their money supporting their unrestricted breeding habits instead of funding things like space programs.

    Basically the jew has stolen our dreams from us and given them to the inferior peoples of the earth as part of their 2,000-year racial vengeance program. Instead of advancing our own race we must now advance all other races at the expense of our own, otherwise we are “bad people,” according to judaic slave morality. No longer can we look up at the stars and see our future, now we must look down at the poor starving African and bring his entire family to live in our lands.

  62. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    June 24, 2012 - 3:27 pm | Permalink

    As Daiz and other choniclers of the Spanish Conquest point out, the Spaniards were no sooner off the boat, than they were seeking permission from the Roman Catholic church to “marry” the indians. Some see that as an extension of the race mixing that had already occured between Spaniards, Africans & Semites going back to when Spain was a colony of Carthage, even before the Arabs, Jews, and Moors.

    The northern European Protestants who conquered North America were not interested in assimilating or marrying the indians, nor did they tolerate forced assimilation or political equality with indians & other non-Whites.

    You know our ancestors were very racist. LOL.

  63. TyronRobertParsons's Gravatar TyronRobertParsons
    June 24, 2012 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    “Suffice it to say here that in an age of stifling conformity to an ethos of cultural and demographic suicide throughout the West, we can only wish for a reemergence of those proud, haughty, rebellious, difficult and striving spirits that made the West great.”

    Amen to that….

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