In the UK, a young Muslim man set off explosions injuring 29 people.
And- most telling in my opinion- a noted ‘multicultural’ scholar stated that:
It is every migrant’s dream to see the tables turned, to see long lines of Americans and Britons in front of the Bangladeshi or Mexican or Nigerian Embassy, begging for a residence visa.
That description sounds exactly like the future we are moving to, unless we can succeed in resisting it.
Last year Counter-Currents published an article I wrote called ‘Ten Everyday Things You Can Do To Help The War In Europe’.
We since re-posted it on this site as well, and it has gotten a stellar response.
Considering how bad things are these days however, it behooves us to discern as many possible avenues as possible for resistance.
Not all of these need be huge. Like much in life, I think one has to remember to ‘divorce oneself from outcomes’. In that regard I mean that not everything we do in life will have a huge or tangible impact on the struggle we all care so much about, but that it is important we do them anyway because they are inherently the right things to do. This leads to an immense compound effect, and I believe that compound effect is just as true in metapolitical warfare as in anything else.
In that vein, a logical question is:
What other ways can one help the situation in Europe?
One thing that is abundantly clear is that while there are millions of young men in the West who desire to retake their lands and purge them of the evil that is overtaking them, those men’s unique circumstances differ greatly.
While some are able to be ‘vangaurdists’ and openly or semi-openly fight for what they believe in, others are in a different boat. While I do believe we should all be working towards attaining personal circumstances that allow us to fulfill vanguardist roles, there are many men with families who cannot afford to get the James Damore treatment should they speak out .
To that end, below is a list of ten more ideas for how a young man of the West can try to help the situation in Europe- all of which are attainable for vanguardists and hindterlandists (or ‘Chad-Nationalists’- to use a term I prefer 🙂 ) alike.
The article was written primarily by ECW contributor Michael Gladius, who has been submitting a number of excellent articles lately. If you like his contributions below (the first seven suggestions are his and the last four are mine) then please check out his other ECW articles by clicking here.
What Else Can People Do To Help Save Europe?
by Michael Gladius
This post is inspired by the ’10 everyday things you can do to help the war in Europe’ article. That post is full of good advice on activism, from anonymously distributing leaflets, to learning hand-to-hand combat (attackproof.com is an excellent site). But for risk-averse non-activists, there is much they can contribute as well. Major H. von Dach wrote a great deal more in his famous book Total Resistance, and much of this post is inspired by his work:
1. Get married and have children
This is a no-brainer. Europe has no future without children. If Europeans won’t reproduce, then somebody else will. 3-5 is a good minimum, 5-7 is medium-sized, and 8+ are truly ‘large’ families. If Millennials have large families, have the aging baby boomers watch them and care for them while the Millennials and Generation Z go off to fight.
2. Join the Army reserves
Let’s face it: not everybody can quit their day job and become full-time soldiers. By becoming a reservist, men and women can get proper military training at the state’s expense, while keeping their normal jobs. Don’t worry about the artillery or tank sections of the class so much as the light infantry and combat medic parts. If war does occur, you will likely have to supply everything yourself. And speaking of supply, please make sure you know who has the keys to the armory!
3. Join or start up an auxiliary volunteer group to assist first responders during emergencies
Following off of the previous point, volunteer auxiliaries are a useful tool for patriots. Not only should patriots have proper military training, but they should also try to set up something to assist first responders. The police and fire services are already overwhelmed and understaffed in the face if Islamic violence, imagine how much more they will be when the war begins. This is also an excellent medium in which to organize and network, including with those who are still on the fence. Oh, and make sure you know who has the keys to the police armory.
4. Learn to produce physical wealth
Producing wealth requires 3 things: natural resources, human effort, and capital. Capital is the physical prerequisites for producing (tools, food, shelter, etc.). All capital is the result of thrift/saving.
Can you grow your own food? The world can always use more farmers. Start as small as you’d like: a small garden, a box garden, a victory garden… you get the picture. Learn how to produce your own food and become closer to the land. If you can process food with the tools in your home, that is fine too: a butcher, a baker, a pasteurizer…
Or perhaps a blue-collar skill route? A carpenter, a bricklayer, a machine operator, an engineer… Gunsmiths, anybody? How about an amateur radio operator? Start as a hobby, and it may one day become your trade. Does anybody work for an arms plant?
5. Convert digital wealth into property
Concurrent with learning to produce physical wealth, take care that your electronic wealth is converted into something that has to be seized under a hail of bullets, rather than at the push of a button. Keeping an emergency fund of 6 months’ wages is fine, but when the collapse comes, those 1s and 0s in a bank computer won’t pay for anything. Only your private property will matter in a barter economy.
6. Research your locale’s history and culture
Europe is not a white monoculture. It is a colorful patchwork of diverse local cultures. Revival starts at the county level. What is its history? Folk lore? Traditions? Cuisine? Music? Art? Trades? Do you have detailed maps of the area?
7. Revive communal activities
The Pub used to be the perfect place for political incorrectness and rites of passage into manhood. Today, television/internet has revolutionized everything, and most commercial businesses cater to everybody else. If your town still has a pub, support it. If your friends/family enjoy Netflix, then make it a communal activity. Sometimes public libraries have conference rooms with televisions where the parties can be held. Start small and personal, then others will follow.
8. Embrace Paganism/Ancestor Worship, or another religion
While many of young Preservationists grew up without any belief in organized religion, as a result of the progressive erasure of it over the last 50 years, the most valorous soldiers in history were- almost universally-motivated by a belief in some kind of metaphysical system.
While I unfortunately no not believe Christianity can- on its own- serve to unite the Occidental peoples of the West into a unified defense of their lands, I do believe a variety of Western religious beliefs can help to do so in concert.
Many traditionalists are drawn to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which seems to be the Christian tradition most in line with ‘historic’ Christian teaching. It also seems to be the one believed in by most strongly-preservationist European countries, primarily those in Eastern Europe (along with traditionalist Catholicism that is against the current Pope in Poland).
There are also Scandinavian folk religions such as Odinism and Asatru. The foremost authority on Asatru is my friend Steve McNallen, who I was honored to meet and get to know at one of the Northwest Forum meetings last year.
Here is a video of Steve discussing Asatru:
9. Get involved with funding a specific project
In the original ‘Ten Everyday Things You Can Do To Help The War In Europe’ article I spoke about donating to Preservationist causes. This is still a HUGELY important thing (and if you want to donate to ECW please click here), but increasingly various web platforms have made it possible to fund specific projects, and I think this is a huge development.
Mike Cernovich, as an example, has done this to great effect, using various fundraising platforms to raise money for documentaries to be made and other specific projects to get accomplished. I think supporting such ventures is great because it gives the person donating the money more say in how it is used, and allows your money accomplish something very tangible, that you can point to and say ‘I helped make that happen’.
It also serves as a great mechanism for allowing us leverage with which to compete (and hopefully defeat) mainstream leftist platforms like CNN, MSNBC, the Guardian, Vice, etc.
10. Learn Sales/Game/Persuasion/etc
One of the greatest differences between those who accomplish their goals and those who do not is their relationship with fear.
Many people abhor the feeling of fear (understandable, since its unpleasant) and as a result do everything possible to stay out of situations that produce that kind of feeling.
Others however, purposefully cultivate a relationship with fear and attempt to conquer it.
In the modern world, that often comes down to things such as careers, finances, relationships, etc. Those who are willing to face fear, and face rejection, often succeed wildly, whether it is financially or with women or anything else.
To that end I am a firm believer that one should work in sales at some point in their career. The skills learned are invaluable, and will assist the person in question with everything else they do in life. Even if only part time on the side, the experience is priceless.
Parallel to this might be what many male-oriented sites call ‘game’, or skill with women and getting women to be attracted to you. Really, ‘game’ is just sales and persuasion as applied to relationships, so whether one puts time into sales or into game, the results will be equally propitious.
This post by Scott Adams listing books on persuasion/sales/etc is a good starting point on the subject.
11. Start a crossover website
Again, this is a more specific version of something I have talked about before, but I think it bears special mention.
If we look at polls on issues like illegal immigration, English as a national language, and all sorts of other measures, we see that many of our people back common sense policies when truly given a choice. Usually however they have been brainwashed by the public schools and television and the media in the other direction.
Certainly many do wake up, and google something like ‘civil war in Europe’ and become awakened, but many others will never be presented with such truths.
By creating websites or other content that is focused on an extraneous subject, but combining that with red-pill philosophy, it allows us to reach people who would never otherwise be reached.
Examples could be sites or content on weightlifting, sites or content on parenting, sites or content on hiking and the outdoors, sites or content on various sports, etc. Any medium can be tinged with political realism, Identitarianism, Traditionalism, and I truly believe we cannot have enough content, as it is the ‘one thing’ that produces the greatest results.
If Europe is to be saved, I don’t think it will come from one gigantic Jan Sobieski-type blitz across the continent by some military force. I wish it was that simple, but the modern world works far different than did that one.
At the same time, this may be good, for as I noted, in my experience most of the people passionate about saving Europe are ones who are intensely successful at modern life. In that regard we may be uniquely prepared for this struggle.
If it is to be won, however, I firmly believe it will come from the billions of everyday actions taken by individuals like us, the compound effect of our collective ‘inner jihads’, to steal a term from our enemies.
Deus Vult brothers.
Also, here is a pretty good video on the Compound Effect: