It is I, Julian, Steward of ECW.
I have been hard at work forging that which the God’s in Valhalla have ordained for me to prepare for.
I come to you today bearing another epistle from that most energetic of young Crusaders, Mr. Michael Gladius.
As the West moves into winter, it sits- in the words of Tolkien- upon the edge of a knife.
Here is Mr. Gladius’s article in that vein:
Know your Enemy: Angmar
I love the ‘Battle for Middle-Earth’ series. Released by EA games from 2004-2006, these real-time strategy games have aged well, and are still fun to play. The first game depicted what was seen in the movies, the sequel covered concurrent events in the north, but the expansion pack introduced us to something that predates the timeline in the movies: the rise of Angmar, under the Iron Crown of the Witch-King.
When designing Angmar, EA’s developers came up with a unique design that inadvertently captures perfectly what we in the civilized world (including and beyond Europe) face today.
Angmar War: The Parallels
Angmar draws its strength from 3 different groups: orcs, men, and trolls. The men are further subdivided between the Black Numenorians and the hill men of Rhudaur, both groups being directly related to the Dunedain of Arnor, the north kingdom of men.
The Thrall Master is the basic unit of Angmar. Thrall Masters are Black Numenorians who summon hordes of orcs or rebel Rhudaur hill men to fight for them, their horns forming their insignia.
If the Thrall Master is slain, his horde flees.
We can easily see this today in how the left has paid organizers, paid recruiters, chartered buses, covers all expenses for a protest, and occasionally even pays the protestors themselves.
Leftist thrall masters can summon a riot within hours, summoning hordes of Antifa or other unsavory groups to their banner.
Ideological purity matters little; their role is to be cannon fodder for swarm tactics. Like the hill men, many of these are our own brethren, and not all are useful idiots. Individually, they are not threatening, but they never travel alone. They always travel in packs, and don’t give a fig about honor. As the leader of the hill men says in-game, ‘honor is for the weak.’ This sentiment is why our enemies will tell any lie, cheat, and backstab in order to win. Their only morality is expediency, and the spread of their rule.
The Black Numenorians
The Black Numenorians are, by far, the most evil race of men. Their numbers are small, but they are formidable nonetheless.
They are not only powerful swordsmen, but also train as rangers and sorcerers. They operate in secrecy, keeping their opponents in the dark. They strike as assassins, and their sorcerers offer human sacrifices.
In many ways, they epitomize the deep state and secret societies (heresies never truly die, they go underground).
These secretive elements watch to see which way the mob is moving, and then leap in front in order to lead it. If the mob changes direction, so do they.
A good example of this in action is the former Yugoslavian Communists abandoning globalist communism to join (and then lead) the ethno-nationalist purists in the 1990s, and subsequently starting the program of ethnic cleansing despite opposing segregation totally the year prior.
Another, more recent, example is the Ba’ath Party (the former nationalist-socialist party led by Saddam Hussein) providing structure and organization to ISIS in occupied territory. Our socialists will likely try to repeat this tactic of switching sides and playing them off each other in our next war.
Angmar’s final units are trolls. These are tough and intelligent, more intelligent than their cousins serving Mordor, able to both inflict significant damage and absorb enormous damage in return.
They also power Angmar’s siege equipment, enabling the Iron Crown to take and hold cities and towns.
These serve in the same way that the power of the nation-state has been harnessed by the merchant class (who, coincidentally, bankroll the thrall masters and have connections to the deep state- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3nDbJooPu0).
The modern nation-state has formidable resources at its disposal, and is capable of taking severe punishment and still emerging victorious.
Its greatest strengths are set-piece battles and siege warfare, where firepower dominates. Some nations are skilled at wars of maneuver, but even those that are not generally have the resources to do so (lack of skill being a failure of command, not doctrine or equipment).
Mechanized infantry dominate the roads and built-up areas, light infantry dominate the rougher terrain. Should civil war break out, the left will work hard to ensure that they, not us, are in command of the nation-state’s armies.
So how do we defeat them?
In order to defeat Angmar, we must first be organized.
This need not be centralized, lest we offer our enemies a nerve center that can be knocked out with a single blow. But piecemeal resistance will be insufficient to thoroughly beat an organized opponent, particularly one with the power of the nation-state at its disposal, and no morality other than victory at all costs, even if it means sacrificing human decency.
There are several highly successful activist groups resisting the left.
I personally prefer Generation Identitaire over any group that claims to be socialist.
‘National Socialism’ and globalist socialism are cut from the same cloth, and view us the same way as they view the Africans and Muslims: they see us all as expendable muscle, meat for their armies and machines.
Socialists will play both sides against each other with equal contempt, and abandon a side when they are no longer useful.
There are no exceptions. Black nationalists and Arab nationalists have all repeatedly betrayed their core constituencies, and white nationalists will do the same when it is our turn. The moment preservationists allow socialism into their faction, they will lose control. Everybody wants to pilot the helicopter, but in the end the preservationists will be clinging desperately to the skids while the well-connected socialists pilot it to where they wish to go. Socialism will destroy Europe as thoroughly as Islam will; socialists are not to be trusted under any circumstances.
I would also suggest European patriots consider joining or allying with regional separatist parties, so long as they do not lean towards socialism. Europe is not an Occidental monoculture; it is a patchwork of localities with diverse identities and traditions. Think ‘a Europe of 100 flags.’ If patriots worked to revive local traditions en masse, then this would be a cultural victory against globalism and Islamo-socialist-bourgeois standardization/homogenization.
Monarchist parties are another excellent antidote to socialism, as they offer a legitimate, organic alternative. Socialism is merely post-bourgeois, monarchism is anti-bourgeois (https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=2580).
Most European monarchies are popular, and beloved by their subjects. This has always been the case, and supporting the monarchies will give preservationists great legitimacy, publicly and privately.
Socialism and mass democracy result in arbitrary rule by the men least fit to rule, and supporting monarchies will allow preservationists to challenge their claims to legitimacy, particularly the notion that they represent ‘the people’ (and who exactly are these ‘people?’).
Monarchies are a part of Europe’s heritage, and the globalists despise them as much as they despise us (http://www.thisblogisdangerous.com/the-land-of-heroes/). We have a common enemy, and a common love of our heritage.
Monarchist parties will also point out that local democracy, where the rubber meets the road, would have more power under a monarchy than under a democratic republic. Decentralization is made easier under a monarchy than a republic.
And lastly, bankers don’t send their sons into battle; kings bring their sons with them. Whom would you prefer to die for?
The second requirement for defeating Angmar is physical preparation. I have argued that joining the reserves/national guard is an excellent route for the average European, and I will reiterate it here.
By joining the reserves, preservationists can receive military training at the state’s expense. These skills will be necessary for the coming fight, both physically and mentally. The time has come for Westerners to take responsibility for their own security, rather than begging for it (http://www.thisblogisdangerous.com/ancient-problem-ancient-solution/#more-697).
Having our friends and allies in the nation-state’s armies will also make it more difficult for the left to use them against us. Remember: trolls are more powerful than Black Numenorians.
We do not know when the war will start, or how. We do not know what the geopolitical situation will be, or how things will turn out. We do not know when Western Civilization will finally start to crumble.
These are the ‘good old days,’ and every second is precious. Prepare. Organize. Watch. Angmar can be defeated.
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Michael for the excellent article.
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