An Essay By Mandi_R
Materialism and Consumerism
“…Denying facts does not remove them, nor does changing their name change their nature.”-Francis Parker Yockey, Imperium (p.333)
Francis Parker Yockey couldn’t have been more accurate in his description of our present phase of western culture. It has become even more mechanical and driven by an outward view of materialism and self interest, rather than driven internally by high ideals, faith, and genuine creativity. The materialism from the 20th century has since been amplified by time and nourished with years of propaganda and false notions of success. As a cultural unit, we have become completely dependent on it. What is it that feeds the belly of the monster in which we call materialism? Greed, selfishness, control, a thirst for power, and consumerism. Because of this, ‘Consumerism’ is a fitting word when defining the basis for the beginning of the 21st Century.
While Yockey had predicted much of the world in which we are living in today, there were a few things that he arguably misunderstood. In his sequel to Imperium, The Enemy Of Europe, he stated that Capitalism was dead. While Capitalism today is different than it was in America during the late 1940s, it is safe to say that it is alive and well. What better economic system is there for materialism and consumerism to thrive in other than a Capitalist one?
In today’s society, quantity supersedes quality. Duplication and replication is more important than creation and originality. Our consciousness, as a whole, is now limited by the rationalizations of the materialistic finite world which we have enclosed ourselves in. Science and technique is held at a higher value than religion, spirituality, and philosophy. “Victimization” is demonstrated more and more everyday leaving Heroism to be wiped away and cleared from the minds of the masses.
We live in an era where the less that one contributes to society, the more they are rewarded for it. This inevitably puts an enormous amount of strain on the working/middle class. This burden on the middle class is getting unbearably worse while the amount of people on welfare grows exponentially every single day. Exactly why would the lower class minorities contribute when there is absolutely no incentives or benefits for them to gain by doing so? Say, for instance, that a single mother with 3 children and a low level of education gets a full time job making minimum wage. She will actually receive less money than if she were to just not work at all. People are not only getting financial support from the government for their lack of contribution, but they are actually getting higher rewards for the least amount of effort. The result of this is that it causes more and more people to become dependent on the system and leaves less room needed in order to make the necessary and vital changes to it.
“Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown.”-Francis Parker Yockey, Imperium (p.208)
“Another important by-product of Rationalism is Democracy. The word has many meanings, and in the First World War it…was declared synonymous with Liberalism.”(p.224)
Francis Parker Yockey stated that Marxism played a key role to the 20th century’s rise of capitalistic materialism. He implied that, while it was somewhat bound to the 20th century, that it would at the same time help to shape the new and forthcoming era. It has become quite evident that classical Marxism is not just a recent part of a past which helped to shape our present, but that it has in an ideological sense, adopted a life of it’s own. It has evolved into various new forms and has managed to spread almost world-wide. The core concepts are still the same, yet the methods in which it is distributed into the minds of the masses are distinctly different. It is now something reminiscent of its former self, and yet it uses a completely different means of application with a new set of ideals. It is quite evident that the propaganda has been placed in every advertisement, movie, billboard, and even the package design of certain consumer products. These beliefs stemming from the Jewish-founded Frankfurt school (founded during the period of Germany’s Weimar Republic) have re-written the former code of ethics in our society and replaced them with false notions of morality that we now call: political correctness.
Classical Marxism was about the “class struggle.” It was based on wealth, class, stature, and the “oppression” of the lower/working class who were seen as “victims” to the “privileged” bourgeois class. Classical Marxism has now become Cultural Marxism.
Cultural Marxism, while still containing the undertones of classical Marxism, is not only based on a “class struggle,” but also based on the idea of a “racial minority struggle.” Instead of it being restricted solely by class, it heavily relies upon race and culture in order to effectively distribute illegitimately falsified beliefs into the minds of the people. This has successfully created so much anger and hatred toward the white majorities. Today’s Marxist propaganda aims to provoke these minority groups into “rising up” and defeating the “dominant” culture of the West.
Marxism is the new religion. It has become the underlying force behind the course of action in which our societies are currently driven by. The Subversion tactics that have been implemented in order to allow for cultural Marxism to take root and that fuel the operations in our current society, are clever in such a way, that many Europeans and European-Americans now feel guilty simply for existing at all. So naturally, many people subconsciously believe that it would be better to sell out their own people than to be called a racist, fascist, Nazi, or a sexist. There is a phrase that has been making its rounds throughout social media that is becoming more and more evident: “Multi-Culturalism is White genocide.”
Culture Pathology: Parasitism, Distortion, and Retardation
“A unit can either fight a REAL enemy, or it must lose.”
-Francis Parker Yockey, Imperium (p.195)
“Anti-Semitism is precisely analogous in Culture pathology to the formation of anti-bodies in the bloodstream in human pathology. In both cases, the organism is resisting the alien life. Both are inevitable, organically necessary, expressions of Destiny.”
-Francis Parker Yockey, Imperium (p.391)
Culture parasitism is when a group from one foreign culture migrates and embeds itself into another dissimilar, foreign culture. Such two distinctly different cultures simply cannot assimilate. This is because every culture has its unique perspective. We see the world differently from one another. Neither culture is willing to compromise or give up their own beliefs for the other, nor should they. Because of this, it will become a competition determining which cultural force will grow strong enough to dominate and consume the will or influence of the other.
We can see the recurring trends all throughout history in which this type of culture-parasitism has resulted in the fall of entire civilizations. In Yockey’s Imperium, he explains that if the group is small enough, then It might not have a very large effect on the ‘host’ culture, and could potentially die off by being consumed and genetically diluted over time. On the contrary, if this parasitic group is large enough, then it will begin to change the ‘host’ from within, potentially causing irreparable harm to the cultural organism as a unit, resulting in a severe form of Cultural-illness or disease. It’s evident that miscegenation severely speeds up this process and causes a lose of both cultural and racial identity.
Culture Distortion and The Jewish Problem:
“The Jewish entity is a Cultural form-world of its own stamp, and can therefore never be assimilated by the Western Culture.” -Francis Parker Yockey, The Enemy Of Europe (p.58)
“The very fact of Culture-distortion presupposes the existence, in its inner purity, of the soul of the host-people. Distortion cannot destroy the host, but can only direct the energy of the host onto false problems, and into the direction of the interests of the parasite.” -Francis Parker Yockey, Imperium (p.534)
It becomes very clear throughout Yockey’s writings that his use of the term “Culture Distortion” is, in fact, synonymous with what today we might call “The Jewish Problem.” The truth of the matter is that most of the obstacles in which the West is presently facing, is not only brought about by Jews, but exploited and capitalized by them for their own benefit. From the subversive propaganda in the mainstream media and the false History taught in Western schools to the usury committed by the world bankers and traders. The main group who benefits from this is that of the Jew.
In The Proclamation of London 1949 Yockey states: “Between him and his Western host-surroundings there was no inner connection. He looked upon all Western developments with an even eye, the eye of the calculating spectator who seeks solely his own advantage” He then adds, “With the coming of materialism, capitalism, democracy, and liberalism, a great wave of excitement went through the Jewish world.”
The most valuable tool a cultural distorter has is complete and total control over the media. For it is he who controls the media, who creates the public opinion and, in turn, directs the masses to gravitate towards whatever direction he so desires. It is no coincidence that the majority of the mainstream media outlets are mostly owned and/or operated by Jews. Another useful asset to the distorter is to have power within the government. While this could be accomplished with enough elected officials in congress or the senate, it is generally seen in the infiltration of the judicial system. With that said, it is a little known fact that Jews are over represented in every branch of the government.
They are also over represented in the Federal Reserve banking system. (AKA the private system that operates separately and independently from our government, and yet…controls our monetary system in its entirety).
Being the capitalist government that it is, the lobbyists tend to have an extensive amount of power when it comes to forming new policies. Where there is money, there is power and incentive. Most “gentile” politicians are too weak-willed to turn away that kind of temptation. Just look at the major influence brought about by organizations such as HIAS, ACLU, ADL, WJC, SPLC, and B’nai Brith. They are all either Jewish organizations, or largely operated and funded by Jews.
In this current year alone, there are two separate bills being pushed that are superb examples of this. There is the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S.720) and then there is the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 (H.R.672/S.198).
(SEE: http://congress.gov for more information on the Bills)
“In this period of history (18th & 19th Centuries), America and Jewry form a Symbiosis. The head of the organism is the Jewish entity, the body is America.”
-Francis Parker Yockey, The Enemy Of Europe (p.59)
When a cultural organism (or part of which), such as America, grows sick with an inner disease-like illness, it is referred to by Yockey as Culture-Retardation. In a healthy culture that is full of high ideals and vitality, it would be very difficult for it to fall subject to culture distortion. In The Enemy Of Europe, Yockey explains that Symbiosis is formed when a Cultural-Parasite/Distorter is successful in its attempt to embed itself within its host, eventually fusing with it. This allows it to become a dominating force over the now-weakened host over a certain period of time. If a culture wasn’t already sick with culture-Retardation, then this would not be possible.
He felt that the worst enemy and the greatest threat to Europe was, in fact, American Jewry. He often used ‘American Jewry’ interchangeably with ‘The Washington Regime.’
Creating Depth: A Higher Meaning Within Our Culture
“If a unit is not fighting for itself, it is fighting against itself.” – Francis Parker Yockey
Yockey had such a unique way of defining simple terms. Terms and ideas that today’s society would define in material or mechanical ways, he defined in a philosophical manner which provided so much more depth to their meaning. Heavily inspired by Oswald Spengler, Yockey viewed culture as an organism. Like every living organism, he believed that each culture has a gestation period. It has a birth or beginning, rising growth, a fall of decline, and an end. Every culture is born, destined to grow, only to wither and decay after it inevitably meets its fate in death.
Is it possible that it could then be replenished even once the decay has taken hold? Organic forms cannot be resurrected once the body has died and rotted away. And yet, when one cycle ends another begins. Could Western Culture be like that of a Phoenix? One who’s inner fire burns to ash…only to be reborn into the dawn of a new light?
Within the entire West, we HAVE to come to the realization that it was also greed and selfishness which has led us here. We must stop looking outward and start looking inward. That’s where we can find the means to rekindle the courage that we had once possessed but have somehow lost. It’s something that’s latent within us. A dulled flame that’s dimly lit, yet it’s still there waiting for a will that is strong enough to ignite it.
With this notion, I would like to create a new term for the ambitious, esoteric goals that we must set out before us. I will call it Culture-Metamorphosis. We may never be exactly as we were, but it’s possible that we can grow and evolve into something new. A new phase of Western culture that is perhaps even better than that of its former existence.