The following is an interview with Fenek Solere, author of The Partisan.
I am very proud to publish it on ECW. Fenek is a wealth of knowledge an numerous subjects and his passion for Europe and its preservation and reconquest is powerful and inspiring.
Fenek is also an autodidact and accomplished scholar, and this is a long interview crammed full of useful and often unique insights that I would encourage everyone to read through!
Much thanks to him for providing it!
Fenek Solère is a militant traditionalist. He has lived and worked in London, France, St Petersburg, Kiev, San Francisco, Central Asia and the Middle East. He holds a first degree in classics and three Masters in Government & Politics, History and Management. His writing represents his own dissident doctorate in geopolitics and race realism.
JL – Fenek, thank you again for doing this interview!
FS – My pleasure Julian, I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to your website.
JL – Could you tell us about your background?
FS – I am an Anglicized Welshman, raised within slingshot of the Roman fortress of Isca Silurum, not far from where the supernatural author Arthur Machen lived an aeon or so ago.
Besides memories of playing rugby on rain sodden Saturdays, breaking my leg in a soccer match and competing in numerous foot-races over the Black Mountains, perhaps the most interesting moments of my formative years were attempting to seduce girls in a pagan panoply of wind-blown hawthorn trees on the banks of the river Usk.
It was a rural paradise, reminiscent of Tolkien’s Shire, and one of the many reasons I became fascinated by landscape artists like Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Rudolf von Alt (1812-1905). I clearly recall tramping the foothills at sunset, making for the twinkling lights of some far off tavern, wood smoke crackling in the September stubble.
JL – You paint an idyllic picture?
FS – Yes, it was a sort of Cider with Rosie adolescence but in this case spoken with a Wenglish rather than a Gloucestershire accent. As a youth I read George Macdonald, Eric Rucker Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros and Lord Dunsany before moving on to A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper-Powys and of course The Inklings, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. Each leaving their own indelible influence on me, particularly in regard to informing any kind of spirituality or religiosity I may have, which could best be described as a synthesis of pagan pre-Christian Northernism and Society of Saint Pius X Catholicism.
JL – Literature certainly seems to be very important to you?
FS – Jorge Luis Borges once said, ‘I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books’, and that applies to me also. I am a self-confessed bibliophile, owning around 5000 books, and am currently reading Jean Larteguy’s The Centurions, a fictional account of counter insurgency in Indo-China and Algeria in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.
JL – Was this passion for books shared by your peers or were you isolated in this regard?
I was lucky enough to have a close circle of friends who introduced me to the poetry of W.B. Yeats, David Jones’s In Parenthesis and Julius Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern World and since then I have never looked back.
JL – I can just imagine how this might have conflicted with your formal education?
FS – Despite Yeats saying ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire’ I found my own studies relatively undemanding. As I progressed through school I became increasingly aware of how classes were being co-opted with politically correct gender, LGTB and race memes. Disproportionate attention was paid to minor figures and mere details of history, so that the curricula became less about educating and more about proselytizing young and impressionable minds.
It seemed I was passing exams on-auto pilot without gaining any real insight into the world. The whole spectacle was both tiresome and pedestrian. It was only when I became politically outspoken that things began to get quite eventful.
JL – In what ways were you outspoken?
FS – By asking awkward questions like why if, as French President Jacques Chirac implied back in July 1995, that the whole French nation should own a collective guilt for the rounding up of 13000 Jews in what became known as the Vel d’Hiv in 1942, why is it then that the same collective guilt does not apply to what was then the newly established Jewish state of Israel, or indeed the wider Judaic diaspora, for perpetrating the Nakba only five or six years later. An exercise in mass ethnic cleansing planned and organized in a premeditated manner through Operation Nachson, Operation Hiram, Operation Misparayim, meaning ‘scissors’ and Operation bi’ur hametz, meaning ‘cleansing’. The whole project, directed by Ben Gurion, considered to be Israel’s founder, and resulting in the massacres at Deir Yassin, Tantura and Dawaymeh when murderous terror squads like the Alexandroni and Golani Brigades killed, raped and dispossessed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in cities like Haifa and towns and villages like Butaymat, Khirbat al-Manara, Qannir, Khirbat Qumbaza, Khirbat al-Shuna, Qalunya, Saris, Beit Surik, Biddu, Abu Ghawsh and Nabi Samuil.
You must understand by this time I was listening to bands like Joy Division and Death in June and trying to get to grips with texts generated by the Nouvelle droite in France and the Thule Seminar. So I was being exposed to an alternative vision of the world which seemed completely authentic and was either contradicting or challenging the mainstream narratives.
JL – Did addressing such stifling paradigms cause you difficulties?
FS – Soon after posing questions such as the one above, and others relating to the pedagogic obsession with the transatlantic slave trade, as opposed to the activities of the Ottoman and Barbary pirates who conducted an even more cruel and extensive form of slavery across the whole Indian Ocean and into the Africa hinterland, I became a persona non -grata. Pushing my point further by raising the specter of 300 years of white-slaving by Muslim Corsairs and the diabolical treatment of over one million victims from the shores of Scotland to the Crimea, culminated in my girlfriend and I being expelled from school.
These two examples being illustrative because I had also written an essay highlighting the way British and American democracy is being undermined by particular interest groups, so I had already been identified for special attention and ostracized by the progressive teachers that held sway in the staff room. It was also common knowledge that I was part of small group of unaffiliated nationalist activists that conducted Meibion Glyndwr style operations against local socialist and communist groups. So it was only a matter of time before they contrived an excuse and moved against me.
In retrospect it was all pretty ad hoc and inconsequential but I do recall the adrenalin rush I experienced when we tore down the red banners, smashed up table tops and wrestled them to the ground amid a flurry of shredded pages ripped from their newspaper The Morning Star. A tight scrum of bodies rolling around in the town square under the fluttering flag of Owain Glyndwr.
JL – Some scholars have referred to you as an advocate of revolutionary nationalism but how would you define your ideological position?
FS – It was Orwell who said ‘In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act’. Therefore, in an age clouded by the myth of multiculturalism and stringent laws enforcing political correctness, being an Identitarian, a traditionalist or a nationalist, is by default, revolutionary.
I have travelled by many paths before arriving where I am today. I have considered a plethora of views but my thinking is not blindly-wedded to any particular position. In that regard I am not an adherent to a single strand of right wing thinking, nor am I a disciple of one particular leader. There are numerous aspects to the right and many, if not all, have much to recommend them and a great deal to teach us. From the classics like Schopenhauer, Spengler, Rene Guenon, Ludwig Klages, Edgar Julius Jung, Ernst Junger , Alain de Benoist, Alexander Dugin, Tomislav Sunic, Pierre Krebs, Dominique Venner and Guillaume Faye, to more recent contributions by Daniel Friberg, Markus Willinger, Kerry Bolton and Ricardo Duchesne.
These very important thinkers coalescing with groupings like the Cultural Pessimists , the German Conservative Revolutionaries and the Southern Agrarian School of thought in America, statesmen, political theorists, philosophers and poets like John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) who published his The New Criticism in 1941; Paul de Lagarde (1827-1891) a German theologian, orientalist and author of Deutsche Schriftin, who said: ‘I belong not in this time, nor in this world. My fatherland has to be bigger’; Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 -1900) philosopher and philologist who authored Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883) and Beyond Good and Evil (1886); and Julius Langbehn (1851-1907) a historian and philosopher who published Rembrandt als Erzieher (1890), followed by 40 Lieder von einem Deutschen (1891) and declared: ‘Equality is Death’ and scribed the following verse:
I walk and find no rest.
Then there is the English philosopher Roger Scruton, author of The Meaning of Conservatism (1980) and Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left (2016) who founded the right wing Salisbury Review and from the ecological perspective Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769-1860), Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl (1823-1897), Jorian Jenks (1899-1963) and Pentii Linkola, a deep green thinker whose book Can Life Prevail (2004) contains the following statement: ‘Population control can be done with passive means, births must be licensed. Immigration and international trade must end, and growth must be reduced’.
Sentiments that broadly chime not only with the philosophical hermeneutics of Martin Heidegger, author of Being and Time (1927) but also Ted Kaczynski, also known as The Unabomber, if you care to read his Unabomber Manifesto (1995) and Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski (2008).
I am of course in sympathy with regionalism and nation-state patriotism but I long for a Pan-European Union and international alliances and economic cooperation between white nations all over the globe, inclusive of Russia and the wider Slavic diaspora. As per the identitarian Movement, I believe in a European family of nations, each particular to themselves and self-evidently so. Each respecting, trading and militarily allied to one another, stretching from Cape Wrangell in Alaska to the banks of the Ishim in Central Asia.
In that respect I adhere to the Alexander Dumas (1802-1879) maxim, ‘All for One and One for All!’
JL – So you supported Brexit?
FS – Yes and I look forward to Frexit. The EU is not Europe. It is a vast anaconda wrapped around the throat of free people, strangling and squeezing the life out of its prey. Waiting to devour what remains.
JL – So you clearly self-identify as Eurocentric?
FS – I was instinctively Euro and ethno-centric from the get-go. My world-view inclined towards biological determinism, respect for the importance of hereditary, geographical, and cultural factors in shaping individual and group identities, and a desire to protect and sustain what I believe to be mankind’s very rich and diverse ecology.
After all, whose feet do not tap to the magical music of Mexico’s mariachi? Whose shoulders do not roll and hands clap to the beat of the Ethiopian eskista dance? Whose heart does not pound with the thought of riding an Inuit quamutik across the glassy snow?
Are our European traditions not of equal value?
The ‘false-God’ of multiculturalism and globalist homogeneity will always be an anathema to me. I see it for what it is, a skazka, or fairy-tale, as the Russians say. Just like the child in the Hans Christian Andersen story The Emperor’s New Clothes, I find myself pointing and shouting out the truth, that these egalitarian mirages are a mere cloak for what is in fact a deliberate and orchestrated effort to bring about white genocide by stealth and deceit.
JL – And naturally, you oppose that?
FS – Europe is the greatest knowledge producing region in the world. What a loss it would be for mankind as a whole, if the people that generate such original thought and learning across the full spectrum of human endeavor become diminished either in number or quality. Unlike many other cultures with whom we share this planet, European civilization has been able to establish, after many years of very painful and iterative development, a set of distinct, sustainable and generally governable communities which have become magnets to those who seek a better life. Rather than contributing to the political, economic and moral evolution of their own communities, millions have deliberately crossed countries with similar ethnic and cultural backgrounds to themselves, and which are tolerably safe and stable, to claim a dubious refugee status on our continent. These opportunists are in reality trying to circumvent decades and in some cases centuries of personal and societal development. By flooding into the West they cheat their countries of origin of their potential talent and allow themselves to be exploited by people traffickers.
The truth is that many are simply unprepared for life in a modern knowledge based economy and either become despondent welfare dependents, habitual criminals on the fringe of society or fulfill menial roles in a highly stratified employment market. The media may wish to dwell on the exceptions to that rule but we all witness the disaster and divisiveness of mass migration every day. Just take a look at the level of welfare dependency and the employment rates among recent refugees to Germany. The pattern is the same in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK.
Many recent objective analyses, using a wide range of economic indices prove there is little or no gain to the West from mass immigration. In fact, it produces a substantial deficit in terms of the quality of life we have struggled for centuries to achieve, as well as negatively impacting the balance sheet by which our societal infrastructure operates. So why do we accept it? And please spare me the platitudes about slavery, humanitarianism and colonial crimes. Anyone with even a basic working knowledge of world history can refute many of those arguments or could easily point out the double-standards being applied.
JL – So what do you propose?
FS – It is time for a serious discussion about how to implement a detailed programme of repatriation and resettlement for the vast majority of non-indigenous Europeans. This should be synchronized with a phased withdrawal of all social benefits to those particular groups, so that what Renaud Camus terms ‘The Grand Replacement’ can be turned about face and the money saved by unencumbering ourselves from the dead-weight of the Third World deluge can be better used to finance original research in science, medicine and new forms of energy; a renaissance in the arts; and revitalized social services targeted to meet the needs of the people who have funded the system in anticipation of establishing families or benefitting from the safety net it offers when their circumstances change.
Historical insight and personal experience leads me to the inevitable conclusion that a managed process of separate development on the geo-political level is essential. Each culture should be allowed to fulfill its potential in its own way and be judged by its own standards, free from the intervention of others, whilst simultaneously ensuring that the requisite treaties relating to the geographical, economic and military spheres are enacted. Thus the possibility of confrontation is kept to a minimum whilst the discomfort of sharing the planet with such divergent peoples and faith groups is mitigated by the judicious application of bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements. This, I believe, is the only productive way to manage such a potentially dysgenic interface, in order to maximize advantage for all concerned, on an equal footing, and avoid world-wide ethnic fracture, nihilist dissipation and cultural dissolution.
JL- You make an extremely seductive case. What is it that motivates you to write?
FS – I agree with George Orwell (1903 – 1950) when he said in his essay Why I Write (1946) ‘No book is genuinely free from political bias’. Therefore I feel I have a political and historical duty both in the present and to the future to correct the fictional and factual frauds of today and to portray, as per Orwell ‘things as they really are, to find out the true facts and store them up for the use of posterity’.
In this regard I have been inspired by some of the best and worst writers that sympathize with our cause. Some examples being: Thomas Dixon’s The Clansmen (1905); Jack London’s The Iron Heel (1908); Ernst Junger’s Storm of Steel (1920) On The Marble Cliffs (1939) Heliopolis (1949) The Glass Bees (1957) and Eumeswil (1977); Ezra Pound’s Jefferson and/or Mussolini, (1933); Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet (2015 ed.); E.M. Cioran’s On the Heights of Despair (1934) Drawn & Quartered (2012 ed.) The New Gods (2013 ed.) and History & Utopia (2015 ed.); Louis-Ferdinand Celine’s Journey to the End of the Night (1932) Death on the Installment Plan (1936) Bagatelles pour un Massacre (1937) Guignol’s Band (1944) Conversations with Professor Y (1955) Castle to Castle (1957) North (1960) and Rigadoon (1969); Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966); Jean Raspail’s The camp of the Saints (1973); Andrew Macdonald’s The Turner Diaries (1978) and Hunter (1989); Ward Kendall’s Hold Back This Day (2011); Paul Christensen’s The Hungry Wolves of Van Diemen’s Land (2014); and Thomas Hobbes’ Victoria: A Novel of 4th Generation Warfare.
My own efforts The Partisan (2014) and the soon to be published Rising (2017) weld the artistic to the action novel in the hope that the current generation will be inspired, as per the lyrics of an infamous song:
Folk and Nation first
And blood not personal greed
And it’s been said before
But still we do not heed
Free your enslaved minds
And open up your eyes and see
The strength of your people
One nation arise!
JL – Can you tell us about your book, The Partisan?
FS – I have variously described the story as a fact -packed actioner, a love story and a piece of futurology. The truth is, it is all of these things and more. I make no particular claims for the book , after all it is clearly a debut novel and carries all the hallmarks of an apprentice learning his trade. However it is generally well regarded and I am pleased it receives warm and positive recognition. The book describes how a young woman becomes involved in a patriotic guerilla war against the liberal progressives who run France and their imported Muslim and African cohorts.
JL – You will be aware that the writer Michel Houellebecq takes a different approach, that Europe will succumb to a gradual submission. Do you think Houellebecq’s view is already happening in Europe?
FS – I am very familiar with Houellebecq’s oeuvre and admire his gifts as a writer. Soumission (2015) offers a cogent but defeatist view of the future. It is a narrative that reflects the pathology of someone looking at the world through the bottom of a glass of absinthe.
The visceral revulsion felt by many indigenous Europeans after events like the decades long sexual grooming in Rotherham, the gruesome and cowardly attacks in Paris on Friday 13th, the mass molestation in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, the Berlin, Stockholm and Nice truck attacks, and the car ploughing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London run counter to this notion of soft compliance. The Partisan is the polar opposite to the vision painted by faux rebels of the so-called avant garde like Houellebecq . There are already signs our people will not acquiesce to foreign over-lordship. For me, the spirit of Roger Degueldre of the French OAS lives on, long after the last blue trails from the fusillade of the firing squad that so reluctantly executed him in the courtyard at Fort d’ Ivry have melted away. From my perspective and that of a growing number of patriots, there will be No Retreat, No Surrender!
JL – I note that you have written several pieces like Sisters of Salome for Counter Currents and Matriarchs in the Mannerbund for an organization now proscribed in the UK that extol the contributions women have made and can make to our movement. Would you mind explaining why you felt compelled to write these and what you hoped to achieve?
FS – I think this movement needs to utterly reject sexism and gender chauvinism. There is a distinct difference between respecting traditional roles and biologically defined capabilities and the sort of clownish commentary that alienates women of all ages and political dispositions from joining our cause.
Crass and vulgar quotes coming from within the movement is exactly the sort of ammunition the Third Wave Feminists and the Pseudo-intellectuals of the Feminist Journal use so effectively against us. It makes us appear weak and sexually incontinent when confronted with a ‘strong woman’. Just look at Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Campaign slogan ‘I’m with Her’ and the way the Democrats’ allies in the American media tried to swing the female vote against Trump with an avalanche of allegations of sexual misconduct, at one point in that pivotal election, coming dangerously close to drowning out her own server-scandal and husband Bill’s long standing addiction to female flesh.
Creating a character like Sabine in The Partisan was a direct assault on the conscious and unconscious misogyny in our movement. There is an oft repeated misquote from a German a GSG -9 anti-terrorist officer of the 1980’s saying Shoot the Women First. This has become an urban myth spawning all sorts of theories, psychological propositions and theses positing the distinct danger posed by female militants. The rationale being that women will have had to prove themselves more dedicated and extreme in order to win the respect of their male co-conspirators. I wanted to examine that from the point of view of the right and not the ubiquitous Left with its Baader-Meinhof and Red Army Faction legacy.
JL – And the counter-argument that we need to preserve our women due to their vital child-bearing capabilities?
FS – I do strongly favour a natalist approach to our demographic deficit but would want to establish clear legal and financial parameters in order to protect and support women who choose to contribute in this manner within a secure and caring family unit.
After all our women should feel they can fulfill their aspirations by shaping and deriving benefit from the Weltanschauung we collectively espouse. Not merely being subject to it. I envisage our movement truly liberating women, giving them a voice and a platform, removing the behavioral shackles imposed by the likes of cash-in-queens like the actresses Ellen Page and Emma Watson. Valuing them for what they are and what they want to be. For they can be mothers, warriors and companions amongst other things. They can be one or the other at different times and sometimes all three at the same time.
JL – What are some of your current focuses and what are you working on now?
FS – I’ve completed a second novel called Rising which is about to be published by Counter Currents. The story is an action thriller, in the vein of The Partisan, and takes place in St Petersburg in a post Putin Russia that is struggling to maintain its gosudarstvenmost (ability to function as a state) across the vastness of Eurasia. The country is not only being invaded by refugees from the East but is being encircled by NATO’s Anaconda Plan, placing troops, heavy ordnance and missile defense systems in a deadly coil around its former Cold War adversary.
With recent events in Syria and the build-up of NATO forces in the Baltic, does this sound familiar?
We follow the main character, a British political dissident, Dr. Tom Hunter, through a labyrinthine adventure amongst the underground movements vying to take power against the backdrop of a country being deliberately targeted by Western sanctions and falling oil prices, so that the globalists, aided and abetted by their co-religionists, both in the Duma and in control of Kiev, can continue to gobble-up the rich black chernozemic soil from Lvov to Surgut.
The publisher’s blurb reads :
‘The winds of change are blowing in the East. A nation rises. Amid the mayhem Dr. Tom Hunter arrives in St Petersburg at the very moment the second Russian Revolution flashes like fork lightning over the Ural peaks. Moscow is burning. The walls to the Kremlin are breached. Massed columns of marauding migrants gather like an invading army on the great flat steppe…’
JL – I recall reading that you have lived in Russia on The New European Conservative website?
FS – I have traveled extensively all over Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the last decade. Much of Rising was written in a rented apartment in Grodno, overlooking the Neman. I used to eat marchanka (pork stew) and drink imported Czech beer with Polish Catholic and Eastern Orthodox friends at the Karchma on Sovetskaya street. One of my Masters degrees focused on Slavic history, culture and politics. So I am extremely well acquainted with the subject matter. I have close associates on both sides of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and have visited Donetsk and Crimea many times.
So I am not immune to the pain of this civil war between our fellow whites and my tale is etched with regret for every drop of blood spilled.
JL – Where do you see Western Europe, specifically countries like France, Sweden, UK and Germany in 5-15 years?
FS – Personally, I tend to agree with Alain de Benoist when he said back in 2013 that ‘We are at the end of something’. Modernity, in the form of a linear history of supposed human progress, emerging out of Diderot’s Enlightenment, with all its apparent technological and economic accoutrements, is grinding to a standstill. The mercantilist and capitalist values that have plundered the planet’s resources, forced mass migration and instilled in humankind the belief we should all worship at the altar of Mammon is at last being confronted by something far more primordial and vital.
Identity is, in the face of an existential challenge to its very existence, re-asserting itself in a multitude of guises in various nation-states, where long-downtrodden people are straining to articulate the need for homogenous communities and re-localised economies. For that is what the Trump phenomena represents in America. The same can be said of civic nationalist and populists like UKIP in Britain, The National Front in France, the Law and Justice Party in Poland, the People’s Party in Switzerland, the Party for Freedom in Holland, the Alternative for Deutschland in Germany, Order & Justice in Lithuania and the Alternative Democratic Reform Party in Luxembourg.
These, along with street movements like Pegida, are the first birth pangs of an awakening. The question is how far will these parties and street movements go to achieve the desired outcome? If we are talking about immigration for example, it is far too late to simply shut the door and introduce quotas. The demographic juggernaut is rolling, the alien population of not only Sweden, the UK, France and Germany but the whole of Europe is rising exponentially. The population statistics are stark. We are being replaced at an ever increasing rate. The willful introduction of literally millions of military age men from Arabic, Turkic and African regions by Mamma Merkel will further unbalance the male to female ratio in parts of Europe which is not only a major contributing factor in terms of escalating crime rates but also in destabilizing society.
What we need is a shift in the culture-war to effect the psychological equivalent of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Pink Floyd’s raucous lyrics, have perversely, never been so relevant, ‘Tear Down the Wall!’ A wall the liberal elite have built between men and women, rich and poor, owners and workers, academics and artisans , right and left, and mankind and the environment. I would also add between everything that is good, wholesome and natural.
It is time for some real Hope and Change.
Win or lose Marine Le Pen’s performance in the French election will provide an indication of what we can expect in the next five years. What proportion of the French and European populations are red-pilled regarding the plight of European humanity and those we still need to reach. Regardless, the battle begins, with ISIS flags and Kalashnikovs being paraded from Marseilles to the Champs Elysees, the stage is set for a bitter internecine struggle on our own soil that will go on for years, if not decades.
JL – Given that prognosis, what gives you the most hope regarding the situation in Europe today?
FS – The rise of a whole new generation of traditionalist and nationalist thinkers and activists across Europe. Characters like Marion Marechal Le Pen, Markus Willinger and Phillipe Vardon of Generation Identity , Martin Sellner of Identitaire Bewegung Osterreichs, Justyna Helcyk of Poland’s Oboz Narodowo, Alex Davies, Kevin Layzell and Adam Wallace from the UK, Lorenzo Delcazzo of the Swiss Mouvement Resistance Helvetique, Vlad Kovalchuk from Ukraine, Ruuben Kaalep, founder of Estonia’s Blue Awakening and Daniel Kaartinen of the youth section of the Finns Party.
The Identitarian Movement poses a real threat to the current power-structure because it is youthful, fresh, imaginative and shorn of old ideologies that can be easily demonized. It is aspirant and composed of well-educated militants who are articulate and honourable. They also offer real solutions to valid concerns that have been ignored for far too long.
The fact they are a stylish and determined vanguard marching under a lambda banner helps because it conjures the notion of the reincarnation of the Spartan 300 that saved the Hellenic world from Islamic despotism in 480 BC.
As the Austrian Identitaire Bewegung have made abundantly clear in their communications ‘We want our Europe not your Union… Your politics take away our future. But we want a future for us and our children…’ That is a firm statement of intent. And clearly echoes the French Generation Identitaire Declaration of War video, which ended with the words ‘You are of yesterday. We are tomorrow!’
I for one wholeheartedly concur with such sentiments.
JL – What would you say to people who think that the movement should emphasize facts over publishing fictional pieces?
FS – That there is space for both and there is a culture war as well as a street war to be won. The American right wing publishing house The Social Contract once said ‘Story tellers can advance history prohibited to others’. For too long we have given ground on both fronts. I want to see bookshelves rammed with tomes published by Arktos Media and ANTIFA chased off college campuses like they were at Berkeley.
We need to strike a balance between the great work web-sites like Counter Currents and Radix put out, the discussions and interviews on Red Ice Radio, and seizing back the public realm. Aldous Huxley once said ‘Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored’. But the truth is they are ignored. When six large corporations own 85% of the digital and print media, then the narrative is controlled. My stories are intended to present reality in an entertaining way that side-steps the brain-washing and communal denial that our movement is forced to deal with every day and in every way.
My fiction tries to put a foot in the door so the facts can enter.
JL – Yes, I agree. We must pursue a twin strategy of fighting for the streets and for the institutions. I gather that you’re someone who is quite the polymath and has been highly successful academically. Do you see revolutionaries like ourselves gaining a foothold inside academic spaces like colleges and universities?
FS – First, we must reconnoiter the battlefield and strike with rapier-like precision. That is why the recent success of Richard Spencer winning the right to speak at Auburn University was so significant. The senior managers running the tertiary education sector, across the whole Western world, are a little more than pale shadows of an intellect like Martin Heidegger, who was elected Rector at Freiburg University in April 1933. They are System-People who have progressed to Rector-ships and Vice-Chancellorships through swearing undying allegiance to a culture imbued with equal opportunities, affirmative action admission policies, work-life balance guidelines, curricula themes fixated on gender and race and the support of Left wing faculty who distort the teaching of subjects like history, sociology and politics to suit their own agenda. The same people that tried to discredit Nobel prize winner Dr. James Watson for saying Africans were not as intelligent as whites. Even the words we use like ‘lame’ is considered anti-amputee. The expression ‘The Third World’ is now deemed a micro-aggression because it supposedly reinforces ‘hierarchical’ attitudes towards nations around the world and assumes Westernized and industrialized countries and cultures to be the standard by which others are evaluated.
Meanwhile, in the streets outside Berkeley Trump supporters are attacked with bicycle chains, M80 fireworks and pepper-spray by masked Black Bloc thugs sponsored by George Soros. At Rutgers University in New Jersey white students are assaulted by mucus spewing mobs of black teenagers. Student Unions feel empowered to prevent invited guests like Ann Coulter, author of Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole (2015), from speaking at the University of Ottawa; Nick Griffin, former leader of the British National Party, debating immigration at Trinity College Dublin; and Norman Finkelstein, author of The Holocaust Industry (2000) is forced to field deranged and clichéd questions from students at the University of Waterloo.
Then there is Matthew Heimbach starting a white student union group at Towson University and inviting Jared Taylor of American Renaissance to face down the venom and vitriol of affirmative action scholarship entrants; Baha Mustafa, the Goldsmith University Diversity Officer, tweeting ‘kill all white men’ and then defending her actions by claiming she cannot possibly be a racist because she is an ethnic minority woman; And Jack Buckby, the former leader of the National Culturalist Student group, being run off the campus at the University of Liverpool.
Not to mention cases like Dr. Frank Ellis, a lecturer in Russian and Slavonic Studies at Leeds University being sacked in 2006 for saying he was an ‘unrepentant Powellite’ and Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom, a honorary fellow in astronomy losing his job when the Hebraic and gay mafia that dominate University College London (UCL) found out he was writing a blog expressing his skepticism about the holocaust. Then in defiance writing a book called The Holocaust: Myth & Reality (2015).
So much for academic freedom.
While at the same time spoilt and indulged Charlie Gilmour types, the adopted son of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, are allowed to swagger about central London on a cocktail of valium, LSD and whisky, swinging on the Union Jack flagpole jutting out of the Cenotaph, pretending to complain about student fees while ransacking Topshop.
My own experience at university was not dissimilar. I was surrounded by a plethora of faddist Left orientated Social Justice Warriors with a peripheral understanding of Marxist-Leninism, gleaned through an abridged version of The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Friedrich Engels’ The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845). Blinded by their own self-righteousness, few, if any, could see the hypocrisy their pusillanimous politics was fermenting.
So, I do not see a quick and easy answer to what in effect has been a steady and meticulously worked ‘Long March Through the Institutions’ a la Italian Marxist thinker Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937). That particular dead Communist’s disciple Rudi Dutschke (1940-1979), the former spokesman for the German Student Movement of the 1960’s, a man who preached taking over of the instruments of the state like the councils, the legal framework, the police, civil service and universities, lived just long enough to see his ambitions fulfilled by the likes of Daniel Cohn-Bendit, known as Danny the Red, who infiltrated the mainstream by becoming a Green MEP. Thereby establishing cultural hegemony and imposing the new lexicon of political correctness.
Perhaps we should adopt the Nietzschean policy of Philosophy by the Hammer, seek a root and branch purging of academe, a sort of reverse Maoist Cultural Revolution, draining the swamps of these noxious poisons.
JL – If someone is reading this and really wants to fight back and fight for Europe’s future, what do you think are the best things they can do?
FS – There are a number of things you can do. A good start would be getting in touch with the nearest group with whom you wish to become affiliated. Deploy whatever skills you offer in the service of the cause. Read and digest the material they and others produce. Propagate that material whenever you can. Join in when marches are organized and bring along sympathisers who may be on the cusp of signing up. Withdraw from the game of ‘political correctness’ and do not self-regulate according to the system’s wishes.
Speaking for myself, I have sponsored events and made donations to a wide range of Alternative Right websites and political organisations over the years. A recent example being my financial contribution, as part of the Arktos crowd funding campaign, to publish Alain de Benoist’s View from the Right in English.
JL – If you were suddenly given 30 million dollars with which to use to fight for Europe’s survival, how would you utilize those funds? Donating? Traditional politics? Metapolitics? Other?
FS – Should such a circumstance occur it would require some serious business planning but my off the cuff response would be to :
• Establish an international Think Tank, under a Council of Leaders, each in good standing within the movement and with an online presence and a digital/print publishing arm ($15m);
• Found a state of the art recording studio to support musical projects sympathetic to our world-view ($5m);
• Organize speaking tours for identified Champions at universities and schools ($1m);
• Identify, select and train squad leaders to mobilize and encourage ‘volunteerism’ among people ready and able to come out onto the street to support rightist marches and Champions – in effect to meet ANTIFA and the Black Bloc toe to toe wherever they show their face ($3m);
• Donate $1m to Counter Currents;
• Retain $5m for contingency and opportunist purposes
JL – What questions do you think should be asked or focused on regarding the situation in Europe that aren’t or rarely are?
FS – Several immediately spring to mind:
• We need to ask for complete financial transparency regarding the funding of European organizations, parties and their elected representatives who advocate for immigration ?;
• The same for Open Border and pro-immigrant NGO’s ?;
• We need to ask why referenda are not held in each and every receiving country concerning the migrant issue ?;
• We need to ask for an audit regarding the potential for media bias and distortion ?;
• We need to ask for a similar audit in relation to media owners and key decision-makers like newspaper editors and TV and radio producers to ensure there is not over-representation of any particular group or view-point
JL – How can people reading this support you and your work?
FS – Read my novels and those of other New Right orientated authors. Create your own art in honour of your people, your ideals and life-style preferences. Be assertive in the face of ethnic hostility towards you and yours. Never apologize for being who you are, a proud European.
JL – Any closing thoughts?
Fight, fight and fight again. And keep fighting as if your life depends on it … because it does!
We’ll fight in the cities, we’ll fight in the forests
We’ll fight in the mountains, for Europe we die
For we’ll not be mastered by no Marxist bastard
Come on all you lads hear the patriot’s call
– Ian Stuart Donaldson (1957-1993)