The Structure of History
There are many who confront History with skepticism and reluctance; skepticism, because one can never be totally sure of the veracity or motives of each ‘story teller, and the reluctance one feels is, usually, because history is so far removed from one’s present day activities. This seems to start in infancy when, unlike days gone by, the modern home is filled with diversions for a young mind which leave little room for discipline and mentoring, as work, television, and modern routines disallow for a more robust and focused upbringing.
History is, in fact, our present. Moreover, some individuals have seen this present extended, as it were, and have been able to foresee what the ‘future’ may hold for us; and this foretelling, to us, is significant because of the very ‘story-line’ which history presents us – not simple dates and facts, but simply in the telling.
Amongst White Nationalists circles, there is a litany of authors and seers who present a volksgeist, or world-view, which is not spoken of in the modern University or academic gathering who, nevertheless, are worthy of attention by all the members of the West.
One such author, whose legacy has grown in stature and status over the last half-century, is Francis Parker Yockey, the author of the brilliant tome, [a source here] Imperium. and who lived and died a valiant member of the resistance. The tenor and flavor of this man’s indictment of the modern West is, without doubt, a cynical one but, unlike Spengler, he sees a future, albeit narrow and dark, in which the West, and all its members, have a chance, a workable chance, to reassert our sovereignty as a people and culture once again.
One such allusion, is both striking and prescient:
One of the unconscious assumptions of the linear scheme was the idea of the singularity of civilization. The concept “civilization” was used as though all highly symbolic Life, wherever and whenever it appeared, was really a manifestation of the same thing — “civilization.” “Civilization” outside of the West was imperfect, striving to be Western, stammering and fumbling. This “civilization” was something that previous ages had stupidly allowed to slip away, but somehow it was always found again, hidden in a book somewhere, and “passed on” to the Future.
Again this was Rationalism: it assumed that men made their own history, and whatever happened was traceable to human excellence or to human mistakes.
But, to the pinnacle of historical insight and self-conscious grand historical creativeness of deeds that is the 20th century, History is the record of the lives of eight High Cultures, each an organism, impressed with the principle of individuality, each thus a member of a Life-form. The type High Culture is a Life-form at the peak of the organic hierarchy of which plants, animals, and man are the lower members. Each of the Cultures that we have seen is a member of this higher genus, an individual. Belonging as they do to one genus, they have common characteristics in their general habitue, their life-necessities, their technic of self-expression, their relation to landscape and population streams, and their life span. [page 38]
His conclusions, as seen in relation to the disciplines of science and recorded history are sound; his instinctual and lineal presentations of Culture – of which Race-Culture makes more sense to me – of a more fluid type, not associated with modern dogma.
He continues with this remark:
The differences among the Cultures are in their souls, their individualities, and thus, despite their similar structure, their creations are in the highest degree dissimilar. In the organic hierarchy, the principle of individuality is manifested at an increasing level of concentration from plants, through animals, to man. Cultures are even more highly individual than men, and their creations are correspondingly less capable of any inward assimilation by other Cultures.
With the passing of the Age of Materialism, the West knows once more that the development of an organism is the unfolding of a soul. The matter is the mere envelope, the vehicle of the expression of the spirit. It isthis ancient and universal wisdom that is the primary source of the liberation of our History-outlook from the darkness and oppressiveness of Mechanism. The events of a human life are the expressions of the soul of that human at its successive stages of unfolding. The identical outward occurrence is a different experience for each human being: an experience is a relationship between a soul and an outer event. Thus no two persons can have the same experience, because the identical event is quite different to each different soul. [page 39]
Thus do we see, unfolding, with a rising West.
Look around, and what do you see, really see? Whether young or old, the telling difference today, is the very lack of soul, of an event which would transform one, or the many, into the possibilities of creation and personal advancement within a enveloping structure; the modern State in which we live is, absolutely, devoid of soul. That is to our creation.
Above Quotes from: Ulick Varange (Francis Parker Yockey), Imperium: The Philosophy of History and Politics (Sausalito, CA, Noontide Press, 1969)