Go East Young Man! Part Two: More Thoughts On Strategy And Best Case Scenarios

Go East Young Man! Part Two: More Thoughts On Strategy And Best Case Scenarios
March 24, 2017 Admin

The other day I posted an article called ‘Go East Young Man!’ about the value of European-Preservationists emigrating to Hungary and Poland and the rest of the Visegrad Nations.

There were some very insightful comments after it, and they especially pointed towards the question of Western European countries, and the question of resistance within them.

Therefore with this post I want to build on the last article and subsequent discussion, and that very important issue.

The question at hand is this: what is the ‘best practices’ path for those in Western European countries seeking to fight their Islamization and destruction?

To answer it I want to make a quick detour to an author I have been studying lately, in large part for the purpose of incorporating his ideas into my next book. This author is Peter Turchin.

Turchin has written about two things in particular that are significant to me. They are his ‘Fathers and Sons Theory’ and his analysis of ‘Asabiya’. It is the latter that I want to briefly touch on here.

I will let Turchin himself define it for us, using two extracts from his book War and Peace and War.


Different groups have different degrees of cooperation among their members, and therefore different degrees of cohesiveness and solidarity. Following the fourteenth-century Arab thinker Ibn Khaldun, I call this property of groups asabiya. Asabiya refers to the capacity of a social group for concerted collective action. Asabiya is a dynamic quantity: it can increase of decrease with time. Like many theoretical constructs, such as force in Newtonian physics, the capacity for collective action cannot be observed directly, but it can be measured from observable consequences.


The concept of collective solidarity, or asabiya in Arabic, was Ibn Khaldun’s most important contribution to our understanding of human history. The theory is described in his monumental The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. Asabiya of a group is the ability of its members to stick together, to cooperate; it allows a group to protect itself against the enemies, and to impose its will on others. A group with high asabiya will generally win when pitched against a group with of lesser asabiya. Moreover, “royal authority and general dynastic power are attained only through a group and asabiya. This is because aggressive and defensive strength is obtained only through … mutual affection and willingness to fight and die for each other.” In other words a state can be organized only around a core group with high asabiya. By acting in a solidary fashion, the members of the core group impose their collective will on other consituents of the state and thus prevent the state from falling apart.

Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun

Everyone reading this will immediately be able to think of groups throughout history with high or low levels of asabiya. The Japanese in WWII had high asabiya, the Russians in the Afghanistan war had moderate asabiya that quickly deteriorated to low asabiya as the war dragged on. Alexander the Great’s Macedonians had high asabiya whereas King Darius’s Persions had low asabiya.

Low Asabiya Today

What is also immediately apparent when one starts thinking about it is that modern liberal democracy could almost be called the (literal) political application of low asabiya. In modern Europe and North America and even Japan, Cultural-Marxism/Negationism has built up individuality and skepticism as the ultimate virtues, and things like obedience, orderliness, and masculine honor have become demonized. Beyond that, degeneracy and mass-immigration both- in different ways- dilute any surviving remnants of what could be called ‘shared honor’, and the societies in question ultimately become atomized, as nations, races, tribes, communities, and even families are broken down by the relentless power of “the nothing”– the unstoppable power to destruct inherent in the fusion of multinational corporatism and left-wing progressivism.

High Asabiya Today

Those groups and nations that DO have high asabiya today are the ones that are thriving though. We see this notably with the Muslims in Europe. As I wrote in my first book, it was impossible not to develop a grudging respect for the Muslims I encountered there. They would not allow any slight to occur against their collective ‘in-group’ without seeking to avenge it. They would never sacrifice the honor of their family or tribe (say, by letting their sister become a prostitute) out of some misplaced ideas about ‘individualism’. They cared about their ancestors and about their descendants rather than just their own temporal ‘bliss’. While I viewed their culture in many ways as sinister, I could not help but admire their ‘collective tactical-masculine virtue’ – or, in other words, asabiya.

Low Asabiya

Low Asabiya

We see the same thing within the West, where Russia and Poland and Hungary are on far better tracks than Sweden, Germany, and Canada. We also see it in Israel. While many prominent Israeli thinkers, politicians, and writers constantly encourage and push Europe in the opposite direction (even sponsoring and funding mass-Muslim immigration, among other things), within their own nation asabiya and collective identity, collective spirit, and collective defense is pushed mercilessly.

Israel is also relevant because it is surrounded on all sides by hostile Arab nations. This brings up Turchin’s concept of ‘meta-ethnic frontiers’ and their relationship to asabiya. Basically, Turchin says that groups who live on such frontiers- where one collective group borders another (often enemy) group- are far more likely to develop into high-asabiya cultures that have large impacts upon the world.

What This Means For Europe

If asabiya is the key to nations or tribes or other groups surviving, then it follows that is what we must somehow find in Europe.

If the modern liberal West has all but destroyed its nations’ asabiya however, how do we do that?

As jracekl wisely stated in his comment on the last article, we cannot collectively fight our enemies from Hungary and Poland. Those groups either sacrificing Western Europe or taking over Western Europe are (thankfully) not in Poland and Hungary yet. While Eastern Europe will play an important role as the host of Preservationist Westerners like Nick Griffin and others, and while their governments will hopefully still serve as a political vanguard opposing Islamization on the international stage, it is of course impossible to save any part of France/England/Sweden from Budapest or Prague.

Yet on the other hand, large cities and regions of Western Europe are already all but gone. Our other wise commenter Philip articulated this himself. We already know that in places like Rotterdam and Malmo 60-80% of newborns are Muslim. In large cosmopolitan cities like Hamburg and Paris many of the native Europeans live in rich enclaves, and often through naivete or brainwashing possess zero regard for their people’s survival. Asabiya can not be grown in these places.

High Asabiya

High Asabiya

It follows that there is a zero percent chance politicians will come to power in these areas to help things- these areas are, in the short and medium term- lost. They have already been sacrificed and colonized.

Yet in most of these countries there are still more rural states and provences where the population is more homogeneous. In some of them- such as Northern Sweden or rural Austria- it is likely that the native inhabitants lead more traditional lifestyles where they still hunt and fish and rely on their neighbors.

These are the areas where the asabiya can still bounce back. These are the areas that can still save themselves.

For this to happen though they need 1) political leaders who are aware of the path that will follow should immigration commence there, and 2) militias who are able to defend these regional borders if and when their leaders secede.

In 3-10 years time, when things have gotten progressively worse, these are the regions that will make the decisions that will affect the maps of Europe for many decades to come. They can give in, accept the creeping tide of immigration and multiculturalism, and die, or they can follow the model that the Visegrad nations are blazing in refusing to commit suicide by EU dictat.

For this to happen though their populations must see a bounce back in asabiya. That will only come through the work of people like us, who dedicate our time and money and abilities and social capital to persuasion and resistance. I am guessing that all of us who traverse these pages, and the tens of thousands of other young Millenial Preservationists like us, are all working toward such goals, and steadily increasing the leverage with which we effect such change.


To sum up both this post and the previous one, my foremost hope is that we (the collective we reading this and reading things like it across the web) are able to all do our utmost to positively effect the situation in Europe.

Asabiya sweden 3

The exact path we each take will of course depend on our own circumstances.

It could lead us to Eastern Europe, and Preservationist lands like Poland and Hungary, just like Nick Griffin. There is much that can be done from such lands, and they should hopefully afford such individuals safety and security as they fight on in various ways.

It could also lead us to or keep us in Western Europe itself. In Western Europe I think there is little that can be done for the large metropolitan areas. I also think there is little that can be done on the national political stage, as the recent defeats of Geert Wilders and Norbert Hofer show. Indeed I wager we will be lucky if national politics don’t go even more in our enemies’ favor over the next couple years, as Muslim immigrants (and Turkish Prime Ministers!) command more and more political power.

Therefore in Western Europe I think our best case scenario is that as things continue to escalate and fall apart, the anarchy and existential danger catalyzes the rural, still more homogeneous corners of nations like Sweden and Germany to coalesce into stronger-asabiya sub-nations. This should hopefully also result from the metapolitical project of Identitarianism itself, and all the unbelievably talented individuals working in this vein we possess.

Ideally we will see these provinces secede, and become strong breakaway states within Western Europe, backed up by Preservationist nations like Hungary and Poland. These states will lie on the meta-ethnic frontiers of a newly Balkanized Europe, in the ruins of the civilization that was destroyed by Progressivism.

These meta-ethnic frontiers will then engender even higher asabiya as a result, and be filled with strong, selfless European citizens, focused wholly on reconquest and vengeance.

Comments (20)

  1. Rick 10 months ago

    In the end I believe we will win, but it disappoints me to know that none of these traitors will ever be brought to justice.

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      Admin 10 months ago

      Amen Rick. Although I am sure some of them will. Perhaps not Cameron and Merkel unfortunately though.

  2. shadowman 10 months ago

    Hi all –

    Sorry to go off-topic for a moment here….. just thought I’d mention a very promising new discussion show in New Zealand called “Stirring the Pot”. It involves a topic being drawn from a pot and then being discussed by right-wing and left-wing commentators. The right-wing has the “dream team” of Cam Slater (of WhaleOil blog fame) and Olivia Pearson.
    It’s a new program but well worth a look – here is a recent episode –

    ( Note how the left-wing guy – appropriately on the left of the screen – really struggles against the rock-solid fact-based comments from Slater and Pearson! )

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      Admin 10 months ago

      Hey Shadowman go off topic anytime you like the discussion is appreciated.

      It was great seeing a ‘Real Time’-type talk show from New Zealand its fascinating observing the subtle differences. Most of all they sat them way closer together lol. Their also all total Aus/NZ ‘characters’ aren’t they? They remind me of the folks in the movie Danny Deckchair if you’ve ever seen it 🙂

      The gentleman on the left was sort of your classic cucky young Millenial liberal and he did indeed stumble against the two conservatives. I thought the Cam Slater (had never heard of him before this) did quite well. He wasn’t bombastic but rather just plodding and fact-based as you said.

  3. shadowman 10 months ago

    Another excellent column! This concept of “asabiya” is very interesting.

    I look at the map of Sweden and see that slightly more than half of its area is north of Gavleborg county. This gives me some (surprising) optimism. That area would be quite sparsely populated and cold in the winter – not the kind of land that most Muslims would willingly set up home in.
    For preservationist Swedes, such land would be ideal as a base.

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      Admin 10 months ago

      Much agreed Shadowman, I can’t imagine the Muzzies really contesting those regions. Now… I do know for a fact that Alaska has struggled with crime from a variety of immigrant groups who normally live in equatorial regions, but that was driven in large part by economic booms up there, and the last thing I see occurring in Northern Sweden at this point is economic booms lol.

  4. forwardobserver 10 months ago

    Absolutely hit the nail on the head! Some other regions in the west with potentially high relative asabiya: Corisca (I believe has been mentioned in this site), a lot of rural France, most of the East of England, Southwest England, Wales, a significant amount of Ireland North and South, Flanders, Saxony (obviously), Sicily, the “Boot” of Italy, Asturias, Leon, Navarre, and Galicia.

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      Admin 10 months ago

      Yes we have indeed marveled more than once at Corsica’s high asabiya on this site 🙂

      As far as the other places I will admit I don’t know where the last four are lol, agree on Sicily and Calabria though. I am 1/16th Italian and proud that that 16th comes from those regions.

      I seem to remember reading that there are some very rural mountain and plateau regions in France that are sort of ‘Corsica-esque’ as well.

      I think the Netherlands and Belgium are utterly screwed in this regard.

      Finland seems to be good but they do worry me sometimes I will admit it.

      Greece and Italy in general are both interesting cases where it sometimes seems like they have high asabiya, but contradicting that is the fact that their governments have taken in massive numbers of migrants. They also seem to be the least functional countries in Western Europe as well..

      • forwardobserver 10 months ago

        The area called the Massif Central in south central France is the least populated area of Western Europe. That region and the high Alpine Vercours Region across the Rhone River were the center of the maquisards of World War Two. I have heard very,very worrying things out of Italy in regard to the sheer numbers of migrants on the ground. You are correct in saying that the population is not on board with the government on the issue. On the other hand Italy is a semi-functional society on a good day and it would be hard for them to really fix things even if preservationists were to take control of the state and all its power and legitimacy.
        I would not count of the Greeks for anything. Golden Dawn is awesome, but like Italy even if they took power they probably could only manage an ineffective response.
        Hungary obviously has been rightly touted for its high asabiya, but another country to be lauded and supported is tiny Macedonia. They really are embattled right now. Soros has done everything in his power to undermine its current government often usind USAID money! Its so bad it has caught the attention of the US Congress and a delegation from the Macedonian Parliament has come over.

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          Admin 10 months ago

          Yes! Thank you ForwardObserver- that is the area I was thinking of. Remember reading about it in WWII books about the resistance when I was a kid, but could not remember the name…

          And then as far as Italy yes things seem especially bad there and the only thing that gives me hope is that as you said the country is only semi-functional on a good day so hopefully things will collapse soon and the grease that skids the migrants’ journeys north can be stopped. Just saw an article on Zero Hedge about Italian Prosecutors wanting to investigate or indict a Soros NGO group that has been (basically) smuggling migrants in, so that is good. Wish Italy or one of these countries could somehow arrest the evil old dude.

          And then yes speaking of Soros I have also heard good things about Macedonia too and their tenacity in fending him off. Great kudos to them, they do honor to their noble history!

  5. YesPasaran 10 months ago

    “what is the ‘best practices’ path for those in Western European countries seeking to fight their Islamization and destruction?”

    Study, train, network & organize.

    Study – in order to get or better paying job, or to go into business for yourself. Money is power; it’s the power to provide for a larger family, to fund nationalist projects, to travel in order to meet other nationalists, ect. Taqiyya, or “hiding your power level” is very important the higher you go on the economic food chain, as you can be barred from gainful employment or kicked out of university for having the wrong opinions.

    Train – Before you can begin the lesser White Jihad against our enemies, you must first win the greater White Jihad against the self. No smoking, no drinking, no bad food. Stop watching porn. Exercise daily, no excuses. Learn & practice whatever martial art you think suits you the best. Learn to use whatever weapons you can legally own in your country; sticks, knives, guns. Don’t do any kind of militia activity, as this attracts the attention of LEOs. Don’t do or talk about ANYTHING illegal.

    Network – Meet other nationalists in real life. This starts with any personal friends you might have that share the same opinions about things that you do. You don’t need to agree on everything, just the basics. Reach out to anyone else you know that you think might be sympathetic to our cause. There are even online meet up groups you can use to find people in your area. Ideally, those you network with most often should live within about an hour or so away, so you can meet weekly. Study together. Train together. Help each other find work or better employment, or help each other through university.

    Organize – Start doing your own bit of activism under whatever banner, if any, that you choose. This could range from putting up posters/stickers in town, to directly confronting leftists & non-whites on the streets. (Stay legal.) Expand your network. Make contact with whatever nationalist group/groups are active in your area. Work together on whatever events they have going on. Again, you don’t need to agree on everything, just the basics.

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      Admin 10 months ago

      Fantastic comment YesPasaran. I love it.

      You are exactly like me too in framing a lot of this stuff in the terms used by our Muslim adversaries. For whatever reason they just seem have great nouns for describing a lot this stuff (jihad and taquiya as you mentioned, and now that I think about it asabiya too obviously).

      One of the self-improvement/personal finance websites I have been reading alot lately is Wall Street Playboys, and they use the term ‘stealth wealth’ but I think your use of Taquiya better summarizes it.

      One of the article ideas I have been kicking around for a long time is ‘Self-Improvement and White-Preservationism’. Your comment has got me thinking about it again. Hunter Wallace’s writing as well- he often focuses on that same intersection of things.

      I think self-improvement arises out of honor, courage, mastery, etc as does the desire for the preservation and glory of one’s lands and heritage, so really I think the meeting of the two areas is the most natural thing in the world.

  6. Philip 10 months ago

    What I say now I am sure may be considered controversal by some. Martin McGuinness a leading IRA figure and Sinn Fein politician recently died. Some people regarded Martin McGuinness as an evil terroist murderer while others a man who ultimately forsook violence in favour a politically peaceful resolution to disputes. I don’t know enough about the man to have an opinion as to his character and motivaton either way. However he was part of group that had high asabiya, the IRA, fighting a group, collective British governments, low in asabiya. The British State had sufficient resources to have comprehensively defeated the IRA but lacked the sense of purpose and the will to do so. It is evident that most governments in the West fall into the same category, they are low in asabiya and high in rhetoric and self justification. The question I ask is – Are there lesson to be learned from the IRA/Sinn Fein approach? Democracy alone doesn’t work when the deck is rigged against you. Is the pen mightier than the sword or do you need to hold both, and if so what is the next step?

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      Admin 10 months ago

      It is a very interesting question Phillip. The closest I have got to answering it is in this post.

      I have been trying to write a comment for about 20 minutes that adds value to yours, but it is very difficult.

      My next book approaches the subject as well, so it is something I will be writing about in the future.

      All I can say is the difficulty is this:

      Obviously we are all moral people who believe in the rule of law. I would never encourage illegal violence and not JUST through the lens of personal preservation. I really do believe in the rule of law 100%. The philosophical problem is that one looks at a country like Germany and Sweden, and one sees total anarchy and violence approaching, and a time soon coming when there IS no rule of law. At that point people in those countries will be forced- like through all of human history- to use violence, and do things that would not be okay in those countries as they CURRENTLY are.

      Its this weird contradictory place intellectually where a) I want Angela Merkel’s government overthrown and the lives and futures of regular Germans defended, b) I THINK and PRESUME that Angela Merkel’s government (or her successor’s) will eventually be overthrown with violence, but c) I myself don’t want or endorse violence.

      At the same time though, there are countless neocon politicians out there advocating for the Syrian government to be overthrown with violence…

      Perhaps that is the differentiator… ONCE Germany and Sweden collapse and civil war begins THEN it will be okay to support one of the sides of that civil war in using violence to come to power.

      Difficult times in which we live that is to be certain. But, for the record for anyone reading this, I and this site absolutely do not support or encourage violence or illegality of any nature, and nor was that how I interpreted your comment or I couldn’t have approved it.

      On one side… I agree, there is absolutely no way democracy can any longer save countries like Germany and Sweden- at least as it is currently understood (where left-wing voters are imported by the thousands daily from Somalia and Eritrea and Afghanistan).

      At the same time…. Neither this site nor I encourage or support any illegal action or violence, etc.

      I think within that framework the goal then becomes the peaceful and legal overthrow of such governments.

      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying that one hopes Angela Merkel’s government is overthrown before she succeeds in having all her citizens be raped/murdered/forced to flee as refugees. Its no different than any Western observer stating that they hope the citizens of Zimbabwe overthrow Mugabe before he achieves the same.

      While the non-violent/legal overthrow of leaders like Merkel is the only thing I will endorse or contribute to or attempt to help, my studies of human history suggest it is likely Germany’s future is anything but peaceful or non-violent or ‘legal’. I think Germany is heading towards hell on earth, and as it collapses people will do what people normally do.

      Its an interesting intellectual ‘arena’ in which to discuss things. One obviously doesn’t want to come off as if they are endorsing or encouraging violence- and I say that sincerley- i real

      • Philip 10 months ago

        Many Thanks Julian for your thoughtful reply,
        It’s the age-old moral dilemma ‘Does the ends justify the means,’ at least it is for those of us who live with a morality code or should it be a guilt complex. And do other cultures suffer the same angst? It is my understanding that in Islam it is immoral to cheat a fellow Muslim but not a non-Muslim who may be abused and cheated at your discretion. Do our so called political superiors have a morality code? They are certainly full of self-righteous hubris, but then perhaps it’s the same thing.

        Returning to the subject of asibiya (a new word concept for me) It is my long held belief that most Western governments are cowards and they pick on the vulnerable, and the vulnerable are us ‘normies’ who pay our taxes, try to bring up our families to understand decency, and play fair. We are static and easy targets for their cowardice. They run scared of those who actively resist and complain. Frankly they are vulnerable to counteraction from any uncompromising group. We have seen signs that groups are beginning to form and win small but significant victories. In Italy a small local community held a referendum on whether to accept even a small number of third worlders in their village. The vote went against the invaders, the government had to look elsewhere. When accommodation set aside for invader groups is destroyed immigrants are not returned to that area. Identitarian Europeans are still a long way off forming large core movements but when they form the ‘asibiya’ will be high and they will be effective within their communities and regions, unfortunately it may all be too late on a national level. Balkanisation may be need before any reconquest.

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          Admin 10 months ago

          Yes, excellent points Philip.

          One of the ideas I am kind of playing around with is that Asabiya cycles and r/K selection might also happen way faster nowadays than they would have in the past, mostly because of the flattening of information and because of globalization. Online meme warfare didn’t exist 500 years ago, neither did planes that could totally shift populations around the world, etc.

          If that is the case it could bode well for a quick turnaround for our people.

  7. El Cid 10 months ago

    The Spanish Reconquista is an excellent model for this. All the institutions ( except local resistance) colaberated with the Islamic invasion. The North of Spain was colder and les attractive to the invaders. The mountains of Asturias (some of the most formidable in Europe) provided a safe haven for resistance. The natural productivity and economic freedom of European economic culture of provide the demographic power to raise armies. The rest is history.

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      Admin 10 months ago

      Thank you for the comment El Cid. I was not aware of that history that is interesting. Indeed that whole period and region is a real blank spot in my historical studies I need to rectify at some point…

  8. Delphi 10 months ago

    Persuading feminism that islam is evil patriarchy (which is the obvious truth) is that instant asabiya moment. As much as you hate them, most social justice types are veterans of long wars for equity during which people have died – their friends and comrades. The problem is the left is stuck in 60’s cloud cookoo land.

  9. shadowman 10 months ago

    The way I see it, we Preservationists have at least one massive advantage over our leftist and Muslim enemies – we are adept at “making do” and using “low tech” solutions.
    ( Muslims also tend to gather together in certain suburbs – another of their vulnerabilites – but I digress….. )

    “Low tech” tends to be robust tech (and easily fixed if it does break). The more that we learn about low-tech solutions, the better-prepared we will be.
    Here are a couple of links on this topic –


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