The second book of Kevin MacDonald’s study on Jewry, Separation and its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism (1994/2002), the first of his trilogy to be translated to German, is my favorite of MacDonald’s three academic works that I read in more than two years. Professor MacDonald is the foremost scholar on the Jewish question. In Separation and its Discontents (hereafter SAID) he wrote:
Western societies, unlike prototypical Jewish cultures, do not have a primitive concern with racial purity. Rather, concern about racial purity emerges only in the late stages of Jewish-gentile group conflict…
Despite a great deal of commonality among Western anti-Semitic movements, there was a great difference between the universalistic, assimilatory tendencies of traditional Western Christianity and the exclusivistic, racialist program of National Socialism. Indeed, we have seen that beginning in the 19th century an important aspect of German anti-Semitic ideology was a criticism of Western universalism and the development of peculiarly German conceptions of Christianity. A critical component of official National Socialist ideology, as represented in the thought of Alfred Rosenberg, was the idea that “the twin forces of disintegration, namely universalism and individualism, act in perpetual conflict with the Germanic concept of race.” In this regard, National Socialism was indeed profoundly anti-Western. In rejecting both universalism and individualism, National Socialism resembled, much more closely than did medieval Western collectivist Christianity, its mirror image rival, Judaism. [page 196]
In a previous chapter MacDonald had written:
We shall see that with the rise of the National Socialist movement in Germany, the universalist themes of Western Christianity were completely overthrown in favor of a full-blown racialist ideology of the ingroup. In Chapter Five I will argue that National Socialism is a true mirror-image of Judaism. Not surprisingly, it was also the most dangerous enemy that Judaism has confronted in its entire existence. [page 133]
One of the hypothesis advanced in SAID provides food for thought. MacDonald wrote, “I propose that the Christian church in late antiquity was in its very essence the embodiment of a powerful anti-Semitic movement…” (page 112). This is something I had never heard of, and reminds me my first readings of psychohistory and Lloyd deMause’s insights on why the Christ archetype galvanized the population of the ancient world, although MacDonald’s hypothesis is totally distinct and is presented from an altogether distant point of view. But after digesting what both deMause and MacDonald say, for the first time I feel I am starting to comprehend facets of Christianity that would have never occurred to me from a conventional reading to history. If MacDonald is right, the Roman Catholic Church was the earliest attempt toward a type of society that we may call collectivism for European-derived peoples.
Although Christianity always held universalist ideals at its core, it nonetheless fulfilled its role of impeding, as did the Muslim nations, that Judaism became a destructive force for the indigenous culture of the Late Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages. One of the facts that I learnt in SAID is that most restrictions enacted against Jewry, initiated in the period from Eusebius to Justinian, were still active throughout Christendom until the French Revolution hit the continent with its egalitarian fury. It was precisely the so-called Enlightenment (that presently some Western dissidents are starting to call “the Dark Enlightenment”) what inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America. And contrary to those white nationalists who still insult the memory of Adolf Hitler and the movement he created, I would claim that the mortal sin of the French Revolution, the emancipation of Jewry, was not properly atoned in Europe until the arrival of a specifically racial ideology: National Socialism.
But not only Nazi Germany has been demonized in the public mind. The Inquisition is widely regarded as a black page in the history of the Church even by the most Catholic individuals that I know. In contrast to such view MacDonald presents us with a radical reevaluation of what was precisely the role of the Inquisition. On page 147 he states: “I here develop the view that the Spanish Inquisition was fundamentally an authoritarian, collectivist, and exclusionary movement that resulted from resource and reproductive competition with Jews, and particularly crypto-Jews posing as Christians.” One could even argue that, thanks to the Inquisition, for three-hundred years before the movement of independence that gave birth to Mexico, New Spain (1521-1821) was Judenfrei.
While reading SAID I could not escape the thought that whites are un-insightful because, unlike the Jews and with the exception of William Pierce and Arthur Kemp (see the long chapters in this book quoting them), very few have knowledge of the history of their race. If we take into account that, in one of their holydays, New York Hassidic Jews celebrate their victory over the ancient Greeks who tried to assimilate them millennia ago, a basic question comes to mind: Why don’t we celebrate the victory of Antiochus IV over the Jews, or Titus’ conquest of Jerusalem?
Bust of Antiochus IV
We do not celebrate these victories precisely for the reason that both Kemp and Pierce explain so well: neither the Greeks nor the Romans exist today. What we call contemporary Greeks or Romans are the product of centuries of blood mixing that devalued not only the genotype of the original Indo-European population, but their extended phenotype as well: the Greco-Roman hard ethos and their galvanizing mythos mostly reflected in the Homeric tales. The Greeks and Romans who embraced Christianity were a totally different breed of the pure Aryans of Sparta or the austere Latins of the Roman Republic (see e.g., the essays that I translated from Evropa Soberana in later chapters of this book).
MacDonald himself acknowledges on page 190 that “the Jews have continued as a creative race into the present, while the Greeks gradually merged with the barbarians and lost their distinctiveness—a point remarkably similar to Chamberlain’s ‘chaos of peoples’ in which the decline of the ancient world is attributed to loss of racial purity.” Conversely, I would say that since the Jews have conserved their genotype almost intact throughout the millennia they are able to celebrate their Maccabean revolt as if it was yesterday. In other words, had whites preserved their genes intact, some of us might still be celebrating Antiochus’ victories over the subversive tribe; or, if we knew our history with the same passion that Jews know theirs, we might still be celebrating the fall of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 AD, or the more recent expulsion of the tribe from the Iberian peninsula.
What conventional historians ignore is that, once the Church lost its power to sell a worldview after the late 18th and early 19th centuries, our genetic individualism placed us at the mercy of a collectivist tribe.
Fortunately, the ethno-traitorous West has committed financial blunders in the 20th and 21st centuries. The dollar and all fiat currencies of the West will crash probably in this decade (I am reviewing this essay in 2014), which means that there is hope that some of us will start to understand the Jewish problem in a post-crashed world. On page 10 of SAID MacDonald says that “in congruence with the results of social identity research, anti-Semitism is expected to be most prominent among those most in competition with the Jews and during times of economic crisis.”
Although most readers of MacDonald treasure The Culture of Critique, the third and last of his trilogy on Jewry as their favorite book of this collection, I believe that MacDonald’s work should be read from the beginning. A People that Shall Dwell Alone, Separation and its Discontents and The Culture of Critique can help us, using William Pierce’s metaphor, to “see the forest” with crystal-clear vision.
Remember Pierce’s words? If we don’t try to understand the Jews we can never really understand what is happening to our race and our civilization. Professor MacDonald’s voluminous texts have done the hard work for us—both the trilogy and his webzine The Occidental Observer—in a scholarly and yet entertaining way.
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I prefer the original 1998 Praeger edition than the 2004 paperback edition, where MacDonald includes a technical, 28-page preface that could act as a literary barrier for the much more interesting material after it. Such boring pages should have been published in a specialized journal for academics. Obviously, the professor who has been marginalized by an hostile milieu lacked editorial advice for this second edition of his otherwise splendid study on Judaism, and the defense mechanisms that we had developed against a tribal infection through western history.
The only institution capable of this is the Roman Catholic church with its Greco-Roman heritage and Gothic infusion through the middle ages. Yes, what we see today is an embarrassing joke but the Jews know that this is the only thing that can threaten them because it possesses the historical (unified) European spirit.
Every other group divides against itself and can’t even tolerate supposed allies (see the current WN state of affairs).
Even the US capitol building is a Greco-Roman-Norman structure, so until we take back ALL our ancestry/tradition, we are soulless and will be destroyed.
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Between racial National-Socialism and assimilationist Christianity, there is a third position. Eliminate enemy men, but assimilate enemy women. A mirror image of Islam, a White Salafism.
Since White genes are recessive, this will still lead to the extinction of Whites. Just look at the so-called “Arabs” of Mauritania: They are niggers. Moslems are not dependable allies in the struggle against yid hegemony, since they are seeking to create their own hegemony. Of course, for the WN who think the enemy of the jew is the friend of the White man, such a statement is merely concealed kikery.
However, bearing in mind that Ayman Al-Zawahiri uses openly anti-White rhetoric and bearing in mind that Hezbollah and, supposedly, Osama bin Laden have historically endorsed Noam Chomsky, there is little reason to believe White and Islamic interests can converge, except that conversion to Islam could have the benefits of stamping out feminism and raising birth rates; on the other hand, upper-class White women who convert to Islam tend to be feminists, and there is no guarantee that Whites would not develop a new, feminized form(s) of Mohammedanism, just as Byzantine Christianity was influenced by pre-existing Ancient Greek philosophy.
I said mirror image. Also, even Jews allow some Jew male/White female mixing, and raise and accept the children as Jewish. So a mirror image of Judaism would allow some White male/Jewish female mixing as well.
Talmudic Jews generally do not accept children of matrilineally non-Jewish descent as Jews. Israeli rabbinical authorities go to the most absurd lengths to prevent women with potentially Gentile matrilineal ancestry from hoodwinking the Israeli rabbinical authorities into allowing the women in question to marry in Israel. On the other hand, a critical mass of Jewish DNA is enough to turn the most Aryan-looking Gentile into a Commiejew or a Zionist.
I am skeptical with respect to the proposition that any but the best, if any whatsoever, Jewish women have anything to offer Aryans from a genetic perspective.
Talking about the large anti-semitism of the church in Late Antiquity, I would agree with. I’m currently writing a paper, “Christianity is a Greek religion”. Roman Catholicism is European. Protestantism is Judiazed Christianity. There are a lot of factors going into this and it has been Jewish instigation that have caused the Protestant Reformation and the Socianist movement. (Socianism denied the Trinity because of the Jewish proselytism device, the “Unity of God”.)
Furthermore, the modern republicanism movement was, in my opinion, was also instigated by Jews. Modern republicanism is not classical republicanism but its total opposite. Roman Catholicism was/is European.
What do you make of Eastern Orthodoxy? I would have thought that Catholicism was Roman and Orthodoxy more deeply rooted in Hellenism. Of course, the present, judaized Catholicism is probably best characterized as “Roman Protestantism”:
The so-called “Roman Catholic Church” of today allows open hebes to serve in prominent positions:
Further, most Catholics today live in the Southern Hemisphere. There has been speculation that the next Pope may be a Ghanaian, Peter Cardinal Turkson.
What about the Oriental Orthodox or Middle Eastern, Syriac-based Catholic bodies such as the Chaldeans and the Maronites: Are they, too, Europeans?
In any case, considering that Christianity was founded by hebes who worshipped a slain (according to the Gospel, by the Romans on the hebes’ orders, according to the Talmud, by the hebes themselves) member of a tribe stolen from Syria and forcibly converted by the hebes to judaism in 103 BC, and given that the Gospel is built on top of the Pentateuch, it is difficult to call any Christian sect genuinely European. In this respect, I think the National Socialists did not go far enough. Thankfully, the younger generation of Europeans is increasingly receptive to truly European religions.
You have that right.
My Church has become a protestant whore.
@Wtind, re “Protestantism is Judiazed Christianity,” Martin Luther didn’t get that memo, see
“Moreover, they are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus they live from day to day, together with wife and child, by theft and robbery, as arch-thieves and robbers, in the most impenitent security.”
-Martin Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies, link http://www.nobeliefs.com/luther.htm
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Caesar Tort has run the gamut over the past several months – but one has to give him credit for his Stamina; we hope he continues his study and search for the answer to our plight – it will, indeed, be a collective answer – or none at all.
@Chechar, re “But after digesting what both deMause and MacDonald say, for the first time I feel I am starting to comprehend facets of Christianity that would have never occurred to me from a conventional reading to history.”
Yes, perhaps you are coming to see some virtue in Christianity after all. Do not take the feminized version to be authentic.
In my view the most significant biological factor in jew ethnocentricity is artificial selection produced by the availability of assimilation into the native population. The least ethnocentric of the jews are attracted to assimilation as a means to avoid persecution and obtain other economic benefits, thus removing them from the main jew line and producing an even greater degree of ethnocentricity in the remaining jew gene pool.
A brilliant article chechar. Reading “Hellstorm” seems to have transformed you into an even more aggressive and straightforward writer. A very interesting angle on Christianity. Concerning Orthodoxy, my impression is that there is still big potential in the Eastern churches which is currently waiting to be awakened and used. The murderous rampage of the communist aka jews against the Orthodox church is not forgotten. I know personally a lot of orthodox people closely. But it seems that the leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church for the moment only try to keep the Russian society intact (for example, by agitating against same-sex marriage) and otherwise just wait. Chances are however that they (the leadership) are already corrupted like the Romans, tehre was an important split in the ROC during the Communist era.