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Barbarism vs Civilization and Frederick Jackson Turner’s Frontier Thesis
“The great events of history were not really achieved by peoples; they themselves created the peoples. Every act alters the soul of the doer.” -Oswald Spengler
I am on a quest to find or forge a warrior religion for a new millennium else we find ourselves at the mercy of the tyrannical leviathan. This idea of the warrior religion can be found in every great culture we remember. Those closest to nature gain a strength we moderns can’t comprehend. BAP shows support to this idea in his latest show(#103) when he speaks on how we as a people need a DIVINE FIRE to light the hearts of men. Some preacher of a new warrior religion to ignite a powerful crusade against the insanity of the modern world. What form this take is likely dependent on the people. There’s will be no global form to rescue all the peoples of the world.
What will move the American to action will not move the European. Power poster @corsair21 tweeted the Spengler quote above and it is very relevant to what we must realize. The Anglo Saxon experience on the frontier fundamentally changed us from our European counterparts. It’s something I believe we must continue to lean into as the American soul doesn’t care for being under the rule of some king. The frontier gave the Anglo Saxon a taste of true freedom and the reality of nature. Maybe some Americans Caesar can light the divine fire of the American, but only if he draws upon the Frontier Power of our ancestors.
The globohomo establishment wants American history to be about poor POC and their slave experience. To shame the Americans for something every people from the beginning of time has done. Blacks included. This is their way of demoralizing the Anglo American into surrendering his country to the oligarchs, to let his people be replaced in their own home. Anglo Americans didn’t always think this way. There was a thesis introduced in 1893, just a couple years after the closing of the frontier by a man who wanted to dispute the original idea that it was the eastern institutions established by the founders that made America what it was. His thesis I believe is closer to the truth of where American power came from.
Frederick Jackson Turner’s Frontier Thesis
Where much of US history, including all the biographies of the founders, is focused on two main issues. The establishment of the great “liberal democracy” we live under today and oh how racist the founders were for owning slaves. Following this is exhortations from the authors who badly want to love the founders, but they can’t do it because racism. Frederick Jackson Turner had the benefit of coming up with his thesis before the big push of racism came into play. Turner was even displeased that there was a huge focus on slavery as the primary cause of the Civil War. He said it was just one of many causes of the conflict.
Turner believed it wasn’t the East coast that made the United States; it was the frontier. Men wandered out into American forests and were left changed. The experience of nature’s primitive conditions disconnected the American man from the European mindset. We might not be genetically that much different from the European, but make no mistake, we are a different people. The frontier make the American distinct. American Man is a PATHMAKER.
The frontier — Turner tells us — and all that went into mastering it is what forged America. Whenever the European mindset from the coast crept inland, strong men went out into the frontier to find liberty. What to do with this frontier, Turner believed, is what created the conflict between North and South. Not slavery. The power struggles created when the first frontier states started becoming powerful. When men born on the frontier, like Andrew Jackson, were able to take power in the country. These interactions made America what it is.
I believe Turner is mostly right. I find issue with his argument of the frontier being democracy and the coastal cities bring privilege. The absence of authority and government on the frontier isn’t proof of democracy. Taking to the frontier is fascistic in many respects. It’s the desire to test yourself against nature. To kill or be killed. To master the primitive conditions.
Barbarism vs Civilization
Democracy is the rule of the many. The men who ventured into the frontier were trying to escape the many. To return to the forest and make their own way, unencumbered by civilization. Civilization is stifling. It crushes the natural Will to Power. What the frontiersmen saw in the west was the opportunity for a better life away from civilization. Perhaps some of it too, became a masculine proving ritual. Could you survive out there away from civilization?
The frontier let American man become barbaric again. Out there in the wilderness, he had to fend for himself. He had to figure out not just how to survive, but thrive against nature and savage tribes. This experience is what forged American man and set him apart from Europeans. A man like Thomas Jefferson was taught how to survive in the wild by his father as a boy. A young Nathan Bedford Forrest hunted down a jaguar who attacked his sister at age 16. Who has to do this today?
The frontier reintroduced the older understanding of nature to Americans. It forced them to become strong and the sons of these frontiersmen helped establish the American Empire at the end of World War II. The men of the right must find the frontier again. Civilization has taken the danger out of life. It’s made us soft and unworthy of the land our ancestors conquered. Teddy Roosevelt believed when a people lost its “virile fighting power,” they would be stomped on by a cruder people didn’t.
I believe this. Your number one priority should be rediscovering your barbaric nature. We as Anglo Americans need a warrior religion to revitalize a people dispossessed by the government “voted in” to take care of us. Whether or not we can effect policy on a national level is unknown. What you can control is the local. Make yourself a warrior, a PATHMAKER. Form brotherhoods with your friends.
If you can’t master the local, you ain’t got a chance of mastering the national. For Americans, the frontier is where our power comes from and you should strive to get back to the frontier. To find out what it really means to be a man.