When the Germans smuggled arguably the world’s most evil man into Russia 100 years ago, they did not imagine the harm they were springing on the human race. Once Lenin had prevailed, he decided to forge a new consciousness, a New Man, as the Bolshies called it, one that would overcome “the antinomies of subjective and objective, body and spirit, family and party.” Leave it to a horror like Lenin to design a new human being (although a certain Austrian tried to emulate him less than twenty years later). Yakov Sverdlov was such a man, having ordered the murder of the Tsar and all his family, plus having the family’s dogs hanged.
We hear a lot about Nazis nowadays, but very little about horrors like Lenin and Sverdlov and their enablers. But if anyone copied Lenin’s methods of winning big through terror and murder, it was Hitler and Goebbels. And let’s forget about the fierce persecution of the aristocracy by the Bolsheviks, the destruction of an entire class, the chilling tales of looted palaces and the murder of millions, and stick to the creation of New Man.
“There is no free speech in American universities today, and the media and academia are complicit.”
What was required was transparency between the individual and the collective. The bourgeois family had to be erased from one’s consciousness, as were family attachments and things like domesticity, wives, children, lovers, and whatever else pre-Lenin humans used to indulge in. Lefty intellectuals concurred, many of them British like the Webbs and Bertrand Russell, a stain whom present academics defend to this day—more vigorously than ever, come to think of it. When Robert Conquest first published his litany of the great terror and its close to 100 million dead, he was ignored by that very same academy, and instead of being awarded a dukedom for his work, he was more or less ostracized by lefty professors and the so-called elite. Ditto Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who was booed during lectures at American universities for pointing out the vacuity of the consumer society.
That nice guy who succeeded Lenin once the latter croaked requisitioned grain from peasants, who starved in order to fund industry in the cities. Thirty million died from that alone. Still, true Bolsheviks remained loyal to the cause, fathers giving up daughters to the dreaded secret police, sons betraying mothers, and so on. Social engineering began with Bolshevism, and I must admit that it worked, at least where intellectuals are concerned. The Soviet project has successfully polluted the academy the world over, and continues to this day. Which brings me to what took place a couple of weeks ago at my old alma mater, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
The brawl was between extremists on both sides, the difference being that among 350 million Americans, I’d say there are probably one, two, perhaps three thousand so-called neo-Nazis, and about the same number of white supremacists. In fact not even that, because the two groups overlap. But let’s not go on the other side, the “antifa” who oppose them. Every student I’ve ever met in America is antifa in spirit, to put it in plain English. They do not allow conservative speakers to address conservative groups on their campuses, interrupt any meeting that does not adhere to political correctness, and have gone so far as to demand that white students leave the campus for three days in order to cleanse it from past white crimes and thoughts. I am talking about Ivy League universities, including Berkeley, where the free-speech concept began in 1964. In other words, there is no free speech in American universities today, and the media and academia are complicit. What gets me is the amorality of the media and of academia, the deception, dishonesty, and race baiting against whites that passes as liberalism.
Encouraged by the media, the extreme left now decides who speaks on campuses and, of course, who appears on television. Fox News has become the equivalent of the “enemy of the people” during Bolshie time. In my very own creation, The American Conservative, one Rod Dreher attacks Pat Buchanan for writing the following: “Looking back over the history of Western Civilization, were not the explorers who came out of Spain, Portugal, France, Holland and England all white supremacists?” For God’s sake, as late as 1955, Winston Churchill was urging to “keep England white.” Belief in one’s superiority, I believe, is no crime. Many proud blacks in America laugh at whitey’s weakness in sport and in the bedroom. Many Jews are amazed at white people’s lack of ambition and laziness. And many whites like myself are proud of our heritage—which makes us feel superior as Europeans—and of what dead white Europeans gave to this world.
Like the Bolshie New Man that saw family members betray each other for the party’s good, today’s globalist elite label as neo-Nazis and racist anyone who tends not to go the whole hog for political correctness. As I said, if there are more than 3,000 neo-Nazis and white supremacists among 350 million Americans I’ll eat my hat, as they used to say in Yankee parlance, and I feel like eating it as much as I welcome birthdays nowadays. Sixty-two percent of Americans do not wish for Confederate statues to come down. Sixty-two percent! Forget it, says the NY Times and other such “New Man” house organs. As few as forty neo-Nazis arrived in Boston with permission to march, but thousands of antifa counterprotesters armed with pepper spray and acid swept them out of the way. Yet the headlines were of neo-Nazis marching where the American Revolution began. New Man lives.