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Each race has its own quality, it’s own strengths, and weaknesses. I’m a bigoted American so I won’t talk about other races, but I will talk about the American. The biggest race quality we have is American Exceptionalism. It’s what sets us apart from the other races. It came out of the frontier and the building of the country’s industry. “Pick yourself up by your bootstraps,” came from this distinctly American trait. We found ourselves in a New World and had to figure out how to make it work.
Our ancestors had enemies all around them. The British, the French, and the Indians threatened Americans from every direction. To survive, you had to become exceptional. This quality in the American is fading fast with the betrayal of our people in the 1960s, but it still comes out here and there. It’s still remembered fondly in Hollywood movies. The latest of which was Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick.
Maverick is Spengler’s Faustian Man in extremis. If you recall from The Decline of the West, the Faustian Man is the complete fusion of man and technics oriented toward the future. A theme of the movie is it’s not the plane, it’s the pilot. Rather, the pilot’s mastery of the technics and his ability as warrior. The movie culminates in a showdown between Maverick in a run down F-14 versus two 5th generation fighters. If you’re a fan of the old type American, you will enjoy this movie.
Is it real life? No, America is the powerhouse of technological weaponry, odds are we won’t find ourselves matched on that front for awhile. What makes Top Gun: Maverick is its a call to what really matters: the character of the American. It’s something we’re beginning to forget and they want us to forget. But you can never forget and you can never forgive them for trying to destroy us. Americans have the potential for exceptionalism as a race quality. It comes out in all kinds of forms from ingenuity, to a warrior’s prowess, or even a business man’s savviness.
There hasn’t been a lot to be proud of as of late. Our people have taken a psychological beating. Our elites have left us out to dry, but you have to remember who you are and what your blood is capable of. What went into making the United States what it is today? There were many normal men who became EXCEPTIONAL. The potential is waiting there in the blood. I’m reminded of a very good twatter thread put up around Christmas by Astral about the movie Die Hard.
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Astral does a review of Die Hard as one of the best action movies ever made. It shows how John McClane, who’s last name makes him of Scottish stock, is estranged from his wife after she gets a job across country in Los Angeles. This movie, put out in the 1980s shows how America is quickly globalizing at the expense of its founding stock. John is the example of the traditional American who built the country who is watching it turn into something he doesn’t recognize by foreigners. When terrorists take over the skyscraper his wife works in, all the “money men” who are doing well in the country are absolutely useless and it’s up to McClane to take on the terrorists. Even the feds — who come later on in the movie — are a mere hinderance to McClane. As Astral states in his thread, it’s government bureaucracy standing in front of the progress of the regular man.
What “saves the day” in Die Hard isn’t the innovation and savviness of melting pot “Americans,” or the absolute strength of the United States government, but the American man’s instincts and capacity for violence. Definitely search for this thread, it’s worth your time, and Astral goes into more of the symbolism in the movie. Hollywood is a propaganda apparatus, there’s hidden messages they’re trying to portray and attempts to manipulate the public. These two movies I bring up may be exaggerating these American qualities, hell, maybe they’re being used to get American men get themselves blown up half a world away in some stupid police action. The purpose here is while that risk is ever present, the need of the old American type overrides all these fears by a long shot. It’s a matter of directing that energy to the right direction.
The risk of the founding stock disappearing is real. It’s important now, more than ever before, to know who you are. What you represent. Many of our values have been warped by the Civil Rights era. Many on our side today hate the religion of ancestors(Christianity), because of what it has become today. You have to remember that America’s founding metaphysics was VERY DIFFERENT from what it is today. I will tell you that I am not a Christian, but the Christians of early America are extremely admirable. Christianity is just as connected to our blood as Old World Paganism. American Exceptionalism was born from a Christian country. Now I would argue that Christianity, like our country, was corrupted over time.
The old American type was Christian. How Christian? Well, I feel like Christians today spend a lot more time talking about Jesus Christ than they do God. What made the desert fanaticism of Christianity great was maintaining the strength of God. Stonewall Jackson believed that God had preordained the day of his death and so he went fearlessly into the unknown. I’m no Christian scholar, perhaps I’m wrong on this, but the American metaphysics dwelt more on being God-fearing than the sacrifice of Christ. Americans, seeing businesses fail during the Great Depression, saw it as God’s judgment. There were no corrupt bail outs for big corporations. They let businessmen jump to their deaths off skyscrapers.
In some ways, if you aren’t Christian, it’s still important to respect the religion of your ancestors. Americans ARE a tribe. The latest Indo-European tribe. There is strength in holding to that faith. There may be more chance on building a WARRIOR RELIGION on what’s already there. Bare in mind, our ancestors were no where near as backwards as leftists make them out to be. American Warriors studied men like Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Genghis Khan. No doubt they also took inspiration from myths like Heracles or Achilles in the Iliad. How many of your American heroes were Christian?
American Exceptionalism came from American Christians. These men had martial virtues. They acted on their instincts and employed violence when necessary. What’s in the future is foggy, we can’t see what’s going to happen. But the character of the American has seen greater storms and in these trying times, it must be called upon again.
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