Aryanism (European Tribalism) & Western Civilization Index - Peter Myers, Childers, Australia, ph. +61 7 41262296. November 12, 2001; update December 30, 2008.
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Otto Strasser's book Hitler and I. The Strasser brothers, Gregor and Otto, were the leaders of the Socialist Left faction in the NSDAP (Nazi Party). Ernst Roehm belonged to the same faction. The party had been created before Hitler joined - he took it over in the Trotskyist "entrist" style - and the Strasser brothers almost succeeded in ousting Hitler from the leadership. Otto Strasser stood for public ownership of major parts of the economy, an end to Prussian militarism, equality between the nations, no territorial demands, a federated Europe. "There would be no dictatorship, either of class or of race" (p. 93). Hitler branded Strasser's ideas Marxist, even Bolsheviik. Krupp and other industrialists threatened to cease funding Hitler unless the 'National Bolsheviks' were silenced (p. 198). This silencing was "The Night of Long Knives": otto-strasser-hitler.html.
Hitler's War, the Japan Miracle, and the China Model. (1) World War II could have been very different from the way it turned out (2) Hitler's policy of "ethnic cleansing" the Ukraine (3) Material unfavourable to Nazis in the 1977 edition of Hitler's War 1939-1942 but which David Irving removed from later editions (4) Hitler's pact with Stalin led Japan to strike south (Singapore) rather than north (USSR) (5) The main part of Japan's army was bogged down in China throughout World War II (6) Richard A. Werner shows that Japan's postwar miracle economy was a Butter-not-Guns adaptation of Nazi economic policy (7) China and Australia compared to National Socialist Germany: world-war-II.html.
Acharya S., the New Age, and the Culture War on Christianity: acharya.html.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story about about the connection between Sex and Death; the story of Adam and Eve is an adaptation of it, a reworking and replacement of its meaning. The Bible's story of Noah's Ark and the Flood is a reworking of the earlier version in the Epic of Gilgamesh; there, the gods sent the Flood because the human population was expanding too much: adam-and-eve.html.
Sex vs Celibacy, in India and Pakistan; photos from a trip in 2008. India is the home of two ancient sex-temples (Khajuraho and Konark) which have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. But India is also the origin of religions which reject sex and instead promote celibacy - Jainism, Buddhism, and the idealist/monist stream within Hinduism. These is evidence that such ideas spread from India to Greece, influencing the Pythagoreans; and, during the time of Emperor Asoka, to Alexandria in Egypt, influencing Jewish sects and thus early Christianity: india-pakistan.html.
The Persian Empire (538 BC - 331 BC) caused the demise of both Babylon and Egypt. It initially tolerated the traditional religions of Babylon and Ancient Egypt, but, after uprisings, later suppressed them; they never regained their former independence. Cyrus captured Babylon in 538 BC; Darius retook it in 521 BC after a revolt. Darius called himself "a Persian, son of a Persian, an Aryan, having Aryan lineage". Eastern Greece (Ionia in Asia Minor) was in the Persian Empire, as was Western India. Travel between Greece and India was facilitated by the Royal Highway, a project begun by Assyria and continued by Persia: persian-empire.html.
Denis Freney on the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia. This was a major setback for the apartheid regime in South Africa, and a mind-altering event in Australia: freney.html.
Western Civilization seems to be dying: the older generation is being prevented from transmitting it to the younger generation, who have been sold slogans "Living for the Present", "The Now Generation" etc to justify the abandonment of future-orientation and the junking of past culture. We're going through something like Mao's Cultural Revolution, with its attack on the "Four Olds". But was there ever such a thing as "Western Civilization"? Was it something Europe invented to justify White Dominance?
The Glass Bead Game and the Transmission of Civilization; from Herman Hesse's novel. Siegmund Levarie on Noise as the new barbarism: glass-bead-game.html.
1. Is Western Civilization Dying?
The Ancestry of Political Correctness - from the French Revolution to the Bolshevik Revolution and our own time: correctness.html
Bronislaw Malinowski debates Robert Briffault on Marriage. Malinowski, an Anthropologist who specialised in Sex-life and Marriage, condemns the attempt to abolish Marriage as a "disaster". Briffault puts a Marxist view: marriage-malinowski.html.
You mustn't say "Ladies and Gentlemen". From the March 26, 1997 lecture on Gender policy, in the Diploma in Education course at the University of Canberra. The lecturer stated that it was wrong to say "good morning, ladies and gentlemen" or "good morning, boys and girls", because this language is not "gender inclusive". Instead one must say, "good morning, people". Hear for yourself how new schoolteachers are being brainwashed:
gender.mp3 6 minutes 41 seconds; you may need
to turn the volume up.
To download: gender.zip.
Is Marxism an attempt to destroy all Civilizations, by undermining their religions and political legitimacy? Or is Marxism an attempt to restore Civilization, after the ravages of Capitalism?: Marxism as an Anti-Civilization
The differences between Karl Popper and Arnold Toynbee over the interpretation of Karl Marx's philosophy. Should Karl Marx be viewed as a social scientist, or as the prophet of a religion? Did the Totaliarianism of the Soviet Union derive from Plato's Republic, or from Judaism? popper-vs-toynbee.html.
Must we be content with imperfection in society? Are we fated to constantly strive against the existing order, only to replace it with another equally unsatisfactory but in different ways?: Living Without Utopia
Ferdinand Mount's book The Subversive Family, about the Marxist-Feminist attack on Marriage and the Family: mount.html
The New Left's Cultural Revolution is about "bottom-up" control: children "taking control" of their own lives, preventing their parents from raising them; women "taking control" of their lives and/or marriages: new-left.html
Riding a bicycle - an act of defiance against arbitrary authority? George Orwell and Big Brother laws: orwell.html
2. Civilization or "Higher Tribalism"? The West Roman Empire was destroyed by tribal invasion - i.e. by Aryanism - as was the Harappan Civilization (see below). We need to stand for Civilization, not Tribalism.
Writings of Samuel P. Huntington (oracle of George W. Bush's
Clash of Civilizations):
(1) The Crisis Of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to
the Trilateral Commission (2) The West: Unique not Universal, in Foreign
Affairs, Volume 75 No. 6, November/December 1996 (3) The Clash of
Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996):
Enlightenment thinkers on Aryanism, Judaism and "equalism": Rousseau, Nietzsche, Marx
An illustration of Aryanism: Alexis De Tocqueville on Race in America (includes my solution to America's ethnic problems).
Brilliant intellectuals (Trotsky, Spengler) express The Worst of Trotskyism and Aryanism
"Whites" do have a problem, but it's not Race: The Problem with Whites
Kevin MacDonald on Jewish intellectual dominance, the New Left's assault on Western culture, and the likely outcome: The Culture of Critique
Thomas Szasz on Sigmund Freud's demolition of the Christian religion: The Jewish Avenger
It is too simple to blame the Jews for everything: Ethnicity and Civilization
Is Nietzsche a Savior or a Destroyer? Nietzsche urged the overthrown of "moralism" - which he attributed to Zarathustra (Zoroaster) and his influence on Christianity via Second-Temple Judaism. Zionism, however, a reversion to "First Temple Judaism", is free of that Moralism
Nietzsche opposed Christianity, but supported Aryanism and Judaism: Nietzsche & Jewish Culture. The rehabilitation of Nietzsche, his sanitation as safe for Zionists and Aryanists of the Imperial kind, made him a rival to Marx, influencing the outcome of the Cold War
Nietzsche as an Aryanist (supporting aristocracy and the caste system of India): nietzsche2.html
Joseph Needham on Cultural Diffusion between the Mid-East and China from around 1500 BC; David Anthony on the Opening of the Eurasian Steppe at 2000 BC: needham-anthony.html.
The Aryan destruction of the Harappan civilization: The Rig Veda, 6.27.5 (Book 6, Hymn 27, Verse 5) names the city of Harappa (calling it Hariyupiya). The site of the ruined city was not discovered until the 1920s, near a village bearing that name still. Yet in this 1896 translation of the Rig Veda, a major battle is described there, a devastating Aryan victory: rig-veda6.27.jpg
This proves that metaphorical interpretations of the Rig Veda are false, and that ecological change is not the reason for the fall of the Harappan civilization. The ecological change was in fact caused by the Aryans' destruction of the dams & irrigation system: rig-veda.html
The fall of Harappa was like the fall of Rome - both were done by nomadic tribes.
Jared Diamond summarises the case for an Indo-European expansion covering the last 5000 years, spreading East, South & West from the Steppes: diamond.html
There's more than one conspiracy: The "White" Conspiracy to rule non-Whites.
Cheikh Anta Diop argues that many Ancient Egyptians were Black Africans. The Great Sphinx had a negro head; a number of Pharaohs had negro features; Egyptian women had wavy braided "Afro" hair: diop.html.
Dr William Pierce calls blacks "sub-humans", and justifies the decimation of the American Indians: William Pierce. Such abusive, emotive language could lead to the destruction of Free Speech and the justification of Totalitarianism. Pierce is as much a threat to Free Speech as any Zionist or Communist.
Karl Wittfogel's book Oriental Despotism blames the Russian civilization for the harshness of Communism. Never acknowledging that the Bolshevik regime had been set up by Jews, he went on to link the bureaucratic control in the USSR with what he saw as similar systems in Ancient Egypt, Babylonia, India, China, the Islamic world, Mexico and the Andes: wittfogel.html.
Rebuttals of Karl Wittfogel's book Oriental Despotism: wittfogel2.html.
3. Western Civilization as Athens resisting Persia
Athenians saw the First Persian Empire as an "Oriental Despotism" (although its rulers were as "Aryan" as theirs were), whereas Jews saw that empire as a liberator, a multicultural state which tolerated and even fostered their religion: bengur-bible.html.
Today, "Liberals" retain that Athenian distrust of the state, while "Socialists", in effect, side with Persia.
The British Empire, and its American successor, identify their cause with Athens, depicting opponents (Germany under the Kaiser, the Soviet Union, etc.) as modern day Persian Empires, against which tiny Athens must struggle as the Underdog championing Freedom. This, even though Britain & America are the modern-day dominant empires of the world, as Persia was then
This depiction of the British Empire as Athens is well-illustrated by Lionel Curtis, its leading ideologist around the time of World War I: curtis1.html. Today, George Bush articulates the same view, as he prepares to launch a world war.
Yet, decision-making in Athens was by Direct Democracy, not the Representative Democracy we have now, in which we choose between teams selected by the oligarchy. My own position is a compromise between Athens and Persia: a strong state with policy decided by computerised universal referenda.
The Persian Empire built an extensive road network; it linked India, Babylon and Egypt with Greece, making travel much easier than it had been before. Influence from Ancient India & Persia, on Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic Roman Empire: india.html.
4. Western Civilization as a fusion of Greek and Jewish culture-streams
Cyrus H. Gordon's book Before the Bible, on the common East Mediterranean culture ancestral to the Greek and Hebrew cultures: gordon.html.
Adolf von Harnack on the creation of Christian Dogma ... the
Role of Philo of Alexandria in fusing Judaism with Platonism, paving the
way for Christianity. Philo's Logos theology was later adopted by the
Identifying the Jewish God with Plato's God: Unravelling Western Civilization
S. G. F. Brandon on the derivation of the Adam & Eve story, in the Jewish Bible, from the (Sumerian) Epic of Gilgamesh: adam-and-eve.html
S. G. F. Brandon shows that what we know as Christianity emerged from the Roman defeat of the Jewish revolt of 66-70: jewish-revolt.html
Arthur Schopenhauer on how Christianity was created as a fusion of two cultural streams, one Jewish and one Buddhist (from India): schopenhauer.html
How the Jewish Bible was created: http://www.bibleorigins.net/.
Influence of the First Persion Empire on creation of the Jewish Bible: http://www.askwhy.co.uk/awscrip/jmyth.html
Why is the Catholic Eucharist centred on body and blood? What is the rationale for the rules of kosher slaughter and helal slaughter, to this day?
"Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Only, you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood." - Genesis 9:4-5, NRSV.
Max Weber (a Jew) wrote in his book Ancient Judaism (George Allen & Unwin, London 1952): "The later Deuteronomic and priestly ... prohibition of the enjoyment of blood on the grounds that one must eat the soul neither of man nor animal" (p. 141).
The Christian West has inherited two incompatible psychological theories, and fused them, papering over the differences. One was the Platonic (originally from India, as Schopenhauer argues: schopenhauer.html), with its view that the person is made up of body and spirit; the other was the Jewish, with its view that the person is made up of body and blood (that is why the Catholic Mass celebrates Holy Communion as body and blood).
One sees the "life-giving" component as spirit, the other as blood. The former envisages that the spirit can exist separately from the body, whereas the latter denies this, being strictly "material" (as blood is material). The former envisages an immaterial "heaven" as our true home, the latter insists on an earthly paradise. The former is amenable to reincarnation, the latter to resurrection.
Historically, the former was first found in Europe about 500BC, articulated by the Pythagoreans and Plato, while the latter was a feature of Jewish thought, a concept the Jews may have inherited from the Zoroastrians (who called it Renovation), and possibly from the religion of Osiris.
Christians also retained the idea of the heart as the self, e.g. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This idea may have been borrowed from Ancient Egypt:
"To the Egyptians the heart was not only a vital organ of the body, it was also the conscience - in fact, it was actually hypostatized as 'the god which is in man'. As such, it was regarded as both capable of, and disposed to, acting as an independent witness against its owner at his trial after death. This belief was so firmly established that a special prayer, addressed to the heart, was inscribed on a scarab-shaped amulet and laid on the place of the heart during the ritual of embalment. This prayer forms Chapter 30 of the Book of the Dead, and, as we have already seen, it was to be uttered by the deceased at the fateful moment of the weighing of his heart against Maat. ..."
S. G. F. Brandon, The Judgment of the Dead: The Idea of Life after Death in the Major Religions (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1967), p. 37.
We defer to this view when we say, "Cross your heart and tell the truth"
The Babylonians had seen the liver as the life-principle:
"We must go all the way back to Babylonian divination to find the liver enthroned in all its pristine glory. In truth to the Babylonian and Assyrian the liver spelled life.1"
- Morris A. Jastrow, Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in
Babylonia and Assyria (Benjamin Blom, Inc, New York, 1911), p. 155.
Footnote 1 reads: "1 It is not, as a matter of fact, impossible that the words life and liver are ultimately connected (as German leib and leber certainly are), though there are breaks in the chain of etymological evidence for the hypothesis."
In Buddhist metaphysics, a person can reincarnate to another with a different body and soul (personality). Those who adopt a threefold division of body, soul and spirit can accomodate this, with the spirit being, as it were, the permanent principle remaining constant across rebirths.
5. Western Civilization as a Contest Between Apollonian and Dionysian Cultures
Nietzsche was fascinated by the struggle between the Apollonian and Dionysian cultures.
Marija Gimbutas on the Goddess cultures and Aryan (Indo-European) invasions, with the counter-argument of Colin Renfrew, and the assessment of Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza: gimbutas.html
Alain Danielou and Camille Paglia on the struggle between the Dionysian (Shivaite, Goddess) and the Patriarchial cultures (Apollonian, Monotheistic) in the last 5 millenia: danielou-paglia.html.
Alain Danielou on the similarities between Shivaism, Taoism, & the Cynic philosophy, and the contest between them and the rationalistic, moralistic religions: danielou2.html.
Is there a connection between Judaism and Shivaism/Tantrism/Taoism? jewish-taoist.html.
F. Gerald Downing: the early Christians were like Cynic philosophers (like Taoists).
6. Ways of Knowing, and Concepts of Divinity and Salvation
S. G. F. Brandon on the development of ideas of the Judgment of the Dead (including Karma) in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greco-Roman Culture, Hinduism and Buddhism: judgment.html.
Postmortem Journeys - Descents into Hell, and Resurrections - the comparison between Jesus' case and that of Tammuz, Orisis etc.: postmortem-journeys.html.
The dialectical method of the Three Ways, first articulated by Thomas Aquinas, in his Three Ways of Knowing God (affirmation, negation, analogy), was later applied by Hegel and Marx to historical processes (thesis, antithesis, synthesis). Marx renamed analogy "negation of the negation".
Freud also had his trinity, the threefold composition of the soul (id, ego, and super-ego), the ego being the battleground for the contest between the other two parts.
Aquinas' formulation of the Three Ways of Knowing God establishes a bridge between Western and Eastern concepts of divinity, the former "personal", the latter "impersonal" i.e. brahman, karma or tao, because even in the "personal" case, we cannot understand God's nature.
I am constantly correcting and extending this site, and actively looking for suggestions and dialectical engagement. There are errors, because there are errors in all human thinking. Yet that is not the end of it: we keep trying to find those errors, and use them as the means of leaping to yet further insights: this is the meaning of "dialectic" in the Hegelian sense.
The identification of dialectic as a process in nature is both Daoist and Zoroastrian, the Daoist envisaging it as Complementarity, the Zoroastrian as Antagonistic, the basis of fundamentalist ("Dualist", "Manichaean") thought. Heraclitus probably got his idea of the Antagonistic dialectic from the Zoroastrian tradition, Greece being a little blip on the edge of the First Persian Empire, which ruled from India to furthest Egypt. As usual, the dominant economy exported its ideology.
The Daoist notion of dialectic as a process-in-nature is non-historicist, non-linear: it does not envisage History as Predestined, Progress as a fact, inevitable or even necessarily desirable.
The Zoroastrian notion of dialectic-in-nature, on the other hand, enviages history as "Salvation History". According to Richard Reitzenstein, in his book Hellenistic Mystery Religions: Their Basic Ideas and Significance, tr. John E. Steely, even before the rise of Mazda as the "Good God" of Zoroastrianism, the Iranians had Zurvan (Time, Chronos) as their old supreme deity, Time - Change, History - being seen as sacred in itself; the Zoroastrianian religion originated the idea of the Christ (Messiah) as well as that of the Anti-Christ.
This then is the basis of the notion of history as Salvation History, in Zoroastrianism and in the religions which adopted it under its influence: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Manichaeanism, Marxism, Feminism. Francis Fukuyama's insight is not so much the end of history, as the end of Historicism: the end of the idea of history as Salvation History.
Reitzenstein identifies myths which show the transfer of the insignia of rule from Zurvan to Mazda, "that is, between the deity introduced by Zarathustra and the old Iranian supreme deity"; he later comments, "I believe ... that Judaism took, along with the idea of the Messiah, the idea also of his adversary directly from Iran" (pp. 269-272).
Radical Feminism is the latest mutation of Antagonistic-Polarity culture. It isolates men and women from each other, pits children against fathers, orients women towards careers rather than nurture, and contributes to male suicide.
Radical Feminism has brought to the West the "gender" policies of the early Soviet Union, i.e. in its Trotskyist phase: Sex in the Soviet Union.
After the ravages of Radical Feminism, we need New Rules of Engagement between the Sexes.
7. Dissident Science
Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramsinghe: panspermia, the seeding of life in an eternal universe ... opposing the Big Bang as a new kind of Creationism.
James Lovelock on the way Science is done now.
8. Phoenician discovery of America? - Evidence for trans-oceanic contact between ancient civilisations - the Case for Diffusion: before-columbus.html.
8. An inspiration: Voltaire wrote in his essay Men of Letters ...
"The men of letters who have rendered the greatest services to the small number of thinking beings spread over the world are the isolated writers, the true scholars shut in their studies, who have neither argued on the benches of the universities, nor told half-truths in the academies; and almost all of them have been persecuted. Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are opening a new road. ...
"Perhaps the greatest misfortune of a man of letters is not being the object of his confreres' jealousy, the victim of a cabal, or despised by men in power; but in being judged by fools. Fools go far sometimes, particularly when bigotry is added to ineptitude, and to ineptitude the spirit of vengeance. Another great misfortune of a man of letters is that ordinarily he stands alone."
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