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On the Core of Whiteness

by David Yeagley · March 3, 2013 · 23 Comments ·

The German problem has long riddled the Western world. On what basis did the Germanic Volksgewissenhaft (“people’s consciousness”) presume authority, even mission, to rule over others? Even in the post-World War II era, a stark trace of the eternal seed is evident. The Berlin Wall came down, in 1989. (As will be seen in Adolf Hitler’s testimony, the artificial division of German people provokes a most visceral, vengeful response.)

Have German people any lesson to learn? Have they learned it? Today, the two artificially divided nations are politically re-united (as of 1990). Is this to be written off as insignificant, as the political manipulations of the non-German nations? Certainly, the modern world knows no German save the war-monger. Never mind his moral justifications.

But the Will to Power¹ was not always so evident. And certainly, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was not the first spokesman for Teutonic transcendence; nor was Martin Luther (1483-1546) a novice in nationalism; nor certainly was Charlemagne (742-814)–the German Holy Roman Emperor.

Indeed, the first significant written commentary on the German people was published by an ancient Roman, Tacitus (Publius Gaius Cornelius) in 98 A.D. This is the only record we have before the Teuton tribes invaded the rotting Roman Empire. Germania depicts the barbarians to the north as a remarkably good and moral people, in contrast to the decadent and corrupt citizens of “civilized” Rome.² Tacitus noted the racial purity of the German barbarians (ch.2, 4), their predilection for and excellence in war despite the simplicity of their weapons (ch.13-15), and their strict morality in the matter of marriage (ch.18,19). Indeed, the German woman was considered primary in the preservation and honor of the people.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), who had a mental
breakdown in the street, and died of syphilis, a
disputed diagnosis
.

Nowhere does Tacitus describe any intuition or instinct to rule over other, foreign tribes. The German tribes were self-sufficient, and content to be themselves. They had no need of proving themselves superior to foreign tribes. They protected their own, without the concept that ruling over foreign people somehow secured their own existence more effectively. There is absent, in Tacitus’ descriptions, any imperial notion in the Germans.

That, of course, was the ancient view. Obviously, the modern view is profoundly contrary, at least in the matter of imperialism. By the time we reach the personal writings of Adolf Hitler, the antithesis is articulated. In 1925, a thirty-six-year-old Adolf, a house-arrested “prisoner” in Landsberg, wrote a clear expression of ominous import. Decrying the false geographic borders and imposed political separation of Austrian-Germans from the Vaterland, he declared:

Never will the German nation possess the moral right to engage in colonial politics until, at least, it embraces its own sons within a single state. Only when the Reich borders include the very last German, but can no longer guarantee his daily bread, will the moral right to acquire foreign soil arise from the distress of our own people.

This peculiar and piquant testimony is in the second paragraph of Mein Kampf (trans. R. Mannheim, 1977), p.3.

‘You’ve come a long way, baby!’ we might say. But how did you get there? At what point in history did the German people take up the conqueror’s chorus? When did they break out of self-sufficiency into a mode of perpetual conquest?

It was surely long before Henry IV bowed barefoot in the snow before Pope Gregory VII, in 1077, to avoid excommunication and the chaotic dissolution of the German states. Henry VII was an emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.


Adolf Hitler, in 1923, two years before the
publication of Mein Kampf.

The will to power was long before, somewhere in the choking dusts of pre-Charlamagne social shuffles. Hitler inherited an ancient feud between the Franks and the Gauls, for both German and French nations considered themselves heirs of the Carolingian throne. However, the fact is, the Frankish (German) kingdom of the 6th century emerged as the most powerful of the tribal kingdoms after the fall of the Roman Empire (476 A.D.).

We also know that Hitler had a special aversion toward the eastern tribes, the Slavs. Indeed,

It was the people living to the east who were the objects of German mass hatred and hysteria, a legacy of hate which has bedevilled Germany’s relations with her eastern neighbors down to our own times.

Thus wrote Friedrich Heer, in The Medieval World (1961), p.358.

So the impetus of imperialism, in the German people, remains mysterious. It is clearly present, but was it reactionary, or an initial intuition? Can we say it is something other than the pressure of political circumstances? Historical German thinkers might say yes. It is essentially Teutonic. At this initial point in our assessments, however, we must note that Adolf Hitler’s own introduction ensconced any such will to power within a moral context. The right to rule (“to engage in colonial politics”), or the right to conquer (“to acquire foreign soil”), was an ipso facto proposition. That is the specious element from the beginning of Hitler’s treatise. It was as if to say, the Germans are going to rule, but for good reason. He was a dissembling demagogue, early on.

BadEagle.com will continue to explore the German problem as it relates to the white race. This is the first in a serious of short essays on “The Core of Whiteness.” We will explore (and perhaps re-define) the Jewish role in the white civilizations of the West.
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¹ “The Will to Power” is not a book, but an important philosophical concept evident in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, prominent in certain manuscripts which have been collected and published as a book. There are numerous web sites pertaining to Nietzsche and the Will to Power, some even presenting specific collections of quotations.

²Even in such an early socio-ethnic commentary, we see a kind of Jungian psychological archetype of perspective in which the complexity of civilization seems a burden, and the civilized mind yearns for the perceived superior life of the innocent in the wild. Such attitudes are abundant in early western European commentary on the American Indian.

Posted by David Yeagley · March 3, 2013 · 11:50 am CT · ·

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  • 1 Sioux // Mar 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm   

    So much in this to think about, Dr. Y – my ancestors were from old Germany. The great great grandfather left an entire family behind to come to America in the mid-1850s. My guess is that great great grandma told him to go to hell when he asked her to come with him. So, he left them and ended up in wild Wisconsin (brutal enough winters to feel right at home) – He fought in the Civil War on the yankee side. My questions will go unanswered as to how bad it had to have been over in Deutschland for him to leave it all behind. In modern Germany, post-unification, I also wonder if there is a spoken (or unspoken) prejudice against the eastern bloc Germans as inferiors to the mighty western Germans. Tribes within the Tribe, if you will. There is still a lot of prejudice in yankee America against the losers in the South. Human nature cannot be vanquished when push comes to shove.

    That photo of young Hitler is confusing — are those dead eyes or sad eyes? Barry Soetoro and John Brennan have the dead eyes of angry muslims.

  • 2 David Yeagley // Mar 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm   

    Sioux, I just feel sure that there are probably obvious elements in this giant German story that are simply not spoken of, for one reason or another. And it may have nothing to do with media, the Third Reich, or even the Holocaust.

    This is my intuition, anyway.

  • 3 WHEELER // Mar 4, 2013 at 9:13 am   

    What “German problem”? I have never heard before a “German problem”. The Jews have a problem with Germans though. Germans are quintessential Europeans therefore are the target of Jewish angst.

    The Jewish role in Western Civilization has been disastrous. It is they who instigated the Protestant Movement, the Socianist movement, the modern pseudo-republican movement i.e. “a republic is any government without a king”, and International Socialism, i.e. Marxism. They have done nothing but destroy Western Civilization and Christianity.

  • 4 David Yeagley // Mar 4, 2013 at 9:22 am   

    I am continually impressed with how the Jews are able to stimulate the Gentile mind into such flights of unparalleled fancy! The very thought of a Jew can sent the Gentile mind into fits of poesy of truly remarkable expanse.

    Jews instigated the Protestant movement? This I have never heard before. This is classic. All this time I thought it was the nationalist instincts in the European tribes.

  • 5 Thrasymachus // Mar 4, 2013 at 10:56 am   

    Random thoughts.

    Just how German was Hitler, after all? Personally, I don’t think that Hitler represents the average German, and certainly not the sould of the German people.

    Ineterestingly, Hitler and the Nazis had their own ideas of who were “German” or Aryan. According to Wikipedia, these peoples made the Nazi list: Germans, Swedish, Icelanders, Norwegians, Danish, British, Irish, Dutch, French.

    I do not happen to think that Nazism is an inherent quality of the German people. It was an ideology taught to them, rather than a product of their inherited nature.

    Contrary to what most Germans (and Dutchmen) would have wanted, Hitler, I have read, wanted to unite the Netherlands with Germany and abolish the Dutch identity, having the Dutch people assimilate and transform themselves into Germans — giving up their language, it is to be supposed, and becoming part of Germany itself.

    The Dutch have been among the most tolerant of nations in European history. They remain to this day among the most liberal of nations.

    In short, I do not view the Nazi period in Germany as coming from the nature of the German soul.

    As to Martin Luther, from what I’ve read of his biography, he was hardly sane! His antisemitis was typical of Medieval Christian antisemitism — nothing unique about him in this. Hitler was Luther’s spiritual descendant in this.

    I talked to a scholar who believes that Hitler just put his finger to the wind to find out where power could be had and went with it. There is no evidence that, prior to WWI, Hitler had been antisemitic in the least. He simply used this as a vehicle to power, developing it to an insane degree.

    I still think that Hitler learned his core political ideas from Karl Marx and others. Original Marxism was deeply hostile to certain races — e.g., the Scottish highlanders — and desired to destroy “racial trash” from the planet. Hitler just turned this against the Jews and others.

  • 6 Thrasymachus // Mar 4, 2013 at 11:17 am   

    The Weimar period in Germany was one of unprecedented economic misery. Germans had lost employment and German currency had lost all value. When people are desperate, they will turn to those who convincingly offer the salvation they are seeking.

    Hitler deceived the German people. They did not look to him to lead them into war or into persecution of Jews and others. They had now idea just what a devil he would turn out to be. They just wanted deliverance from their pressing economic hardship and the threat of Soviet communism taking over and destroying their country.

  • 7 Sioux // Mar 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm   

    Thras wrote: Hitler deceived the German people. They did not look to him to lead them into war or into persecution of Jews and others. They had now idea just what a devil he would turn out to be. They just wanted deliverance from their pressing economic hardship and the threat of Soviet communism taking over and destroying their country.

    No stretch to replace the name of Hitler and replace it with Barry Soetoro and the times we’re going thru and going to go thru very soon.

  • 8 WHEELER // Mar 5, 2013 at 9:01 am   

    What about “English Imperialism”? There are several reasons why the Germans wanted to expand. First, the leftist response to “unite” all Germans. This was unleashed by the French Revolution that crushed the provinces. This was also evident in Garibaldi’s and Mazini’s drive to unite Italy. Germany was late on the scene for this. It was Woodrow Wilson, who was counseled by Bernard Baruch, Jew, who ordered the end of the Catholic Austrian Monarchy and the 24 princes and kings of Germany. The Bavarian Monarchy stood for 800 years before Woodrow Wilson stepped in.

    Hitler, Dr. Yeagley, is in line with Garibaldi and Mazini and the revolutionaries of the F. rev.

    The second cause was jealously over the British Empire. Britain had an actual empire. What little the Germans had was taken away from them at the end of WWI.

    Who did that? Britain! Germany knew they could not compete with the British navy and so wanted to East to seize lands.

    Imperialism was amongst the Aztecs, Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Japanese.

    Consistency is the criteria of Truth, Dr. Yeagley. Some of the best races have always been imperialistic, like the Zulu, but you are not going to write copious articles on the “Zulu problem” are you?’

    Only the Germans.

  • 9 David Yeagley // Mar 5, 2013 at 9:42 am   

    Wheeler, you’re willing to write the Germans off as mere reactionaries? This is the weakest position to assign them. I’m not prepared to do that, myself.

    Also, I’m talking a lot more about the entire history, not this WWII bit. At the mention of the name Hitler, I see that the audience immediately limits its scope to the 20th century, a small (if loud) chapter in German history–from which people are wont to view all German history. Maybe true, but, not academically orthodox methodology.

  • 10 Thrasymachus // Mar 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm   

    For the longest time, I’ve been told that the demands of modern society are exorbitant and the source of neuroses in the population.

    I think that the Amish are an interesting subject in this context. They have limited their technology in exchange for peace. However, they also lose out on science in those cases where medical knowledge would benefit them. I cannot think of any group more anti-Nazi than the Amish — and they are German. I think that they are a compromise between the full state-control concept of Nazism and the tribal life of the American Indian. However, I cannot speak from experience or from any concrete knowledge as to how American Indian social relations were in terms of the question “Who’s the boss?”

    In other words, was the American Indian tribal community “democratic” in some measure, or was it a question of “might makes right”? My image of the American Indian tribe is that it is more like a large family than, say, a Mafia or Stalinist system.

  • 11 David Yeagley // Mar 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm   

    There are Mennonites, and a number of other German “pull-away” groups, long established in withdrawal, etc.

    So, what’s this Amish Mafia thing all about?

    Some of these break away groups develop their own system, alright.

  • 12 Thrasymachus // Mar 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm   

    In the matter of gun control, the Amish think like Liberals, namely, that guns *cause* shootings and crime.

    It had to be strange for the American Indian to encounter the Amish for the first time. “What kind of man is this?” he must have queried.

    I rather wonder that, if other European groups had not made the “New World” possible for the Amish. In other words, the Amish strategy may seem almost to be semi-parasitical, in the sense that they cannot defend themselves and thus require a host population to protect them. I do not say this to disparage them, as they are honest workers and are not strictly parasites in the sense of not making a contribution to the world. They are a productive people who prefer to be as self-sustaining and independent as possible.

    The private attitude among the Amish is, from what I’ve been told on good authority, a mild form of fatalism. In their view, It is strictly up to Providence whether a person survives or perishes — so why defend oneself? That really is a strong kind of faith.

    Some Amish communities have very little personal freedom. In some communities I’ve seen, homes are required to do without curtains, so that the religious leaders may freely spy on activities within them.

    Mennonites are somewhat less radical than the Amish. They at least own refrigerators and telephones.

  • 13 WHEELER // Mar 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm   

    What are you doing Dr. Yeagley, reading this book: David Nirenberg’s new book, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, which says that Anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western Culture.

    Or have you been reading Benjamin Isaac’s The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity where “racism” was invented in the West.

    Or have you been reading Ben Kiernan’s The History of Genocide, From Sparta to Darfur, where he claims “Genocide” is a Western thing!

    What do all these Jews have in common? Blaming the European for everything. This is why we are marked for destruction! I just wish all the jews would shut the heck up and go to Israel.

    You know Dr. Yeagley, I’m a armchair classicist and know something of Sparta history. The Spartans never NEVER committed any genocide whatsoever. But the Jews committed at least 10 in the Old Testament and Marxism, which is Jewish Ideology, is a genocidal ideology. It preaches the existential genocide of all peoples to prepare them to enter their supposedly “Messianic Age”.

    I really don’t hear or see Jews anymore. They have NO business in our countries now that they have Israel!

    Some Jewish woman left Israel to go to Sweden to preach on the glories of multiculturalism and told them they must have immigration. By 2040, Sweden will be majority Muslim.

    You can take your philojudaism….

    I am sick and tired of Jews critiqueing us, questioning us, demeaning our culture and finding every evil under the sun in Western Culture. I wish them all the evil in the world upon them.

  • 14 David Yeagley // Mar 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm   

    Not sure why you bring up those Jewish books here. I’m talking about Germans. And the theses of each of the books you cite I totally disagree with, anyway. Did you think I agreed with them or something?

    Besides, love of people is to be distinguished from love of their every idea, and every element of their history or culture.

    And, I am equally sick of all these great whites finding Jew behind every evil in the world. Nothing can be more demeaning that blaming a tiny minority for every ill.

    There are two sides to this extremism.

  • 15 whitetrash // Mar 6, 2013 at 7:53 am   

    “The Jewish role in Western Civilization has been disastrous.”

    No doubt about it. But they are a tiny, and largely unremarkable tribe of homely opportunists who control through manipulation. So what is their source of their power if not our own weakness?

    Just stop buying what the little Jew sells. Stop supporting the going concern he built on Arab land, and blaming the Arabs for fighting back.. Stop sending your kids to schools at which he teaches them to hate you. Stop watching his entertainment where he makes a fool of you. Stop listening to his talk radio where he inflames you to stupidity. Stop worshiping money and material items. Do these things, and perhaps a few more adjustments, and presto! You can have your own country back. It’s that simple.

    Or… you can prance around thumping your chest, can burying ammo in the yard, fawning over trustfunders, listening to fat idiots scream about “Socialism” and “Brobama” on the radio, and wait to for the “revolution” like a bunch of suburban commando meatheads. The drones equipped with FLIR, will be along directly to send you to that glorious end you evidently crave. Hell, you can die with that remote in your hand like a real Merikian.

    It ain’t rocket science, boys. We have met the enemy… and he is us.

  • 16 WHEELER // Mar 6, 2013 at 8:12 am   

    There is no such thing as “Whiteness”. Europeans are Indo-Europeans, a racial group. The color of the skin makes no difference and race is not based on skin. Skin color just makes things convenient.

    The core of the European?

    It is found in Hesoid, one of the earliest Greek extant literaturists. Hesoid said of the Greeks, “We are lovers of the beautiful”. The Greeks are central to what is meant by being “European”. Why else did we develop a science called philosophy, “Love of Wisdom”.

    Greeks are lovers, lovers of the beautiful and the good. That is central to European thought.

    Second, as to Homer, the European peoples are basically a warrior people. The home of capitalism is the Middle East the home of the Semitic people. Capitalism is NOT European.

    Georges Dumezil discovered a very European trait called “Trifunctionality”. It is evident in most European societies. Their thought is a mixture of things.

    Also of all the peoples of the world, it is only the European that has different color hair. All the other people have black hair. All of Asia, all of Africa, All of the Americas, All of the Pacific Islands, all have Black Hair. Only Europeans have a diversity of hair colors. Why is that? What is this mystery?

    To understand the essence of Europeaness, one needs to read Edith Hamilton, the first Chapter, in her “The Greek Way” and in Jacques Maritain’s “Introduction to Philosophy” which you can easily find in a college library. Both in their first chapters talk of the difference between East and West.

    There is a big difference between the East and the West. Why can’t the Jews understand that? Why can’t they leave us alone? Yes, Western Culture is Anti-Juden for the Jews are a Semitic people—NOT Western. They are NOT a Western people!

  • 17 Thrasymachus // Mar 6, 2013 at 8:56 am   

    Wheeler,

    There is another issue we might do well to consider:

    In the United States, there are different types of Jews, not only along religious lines, but along generational lines as well.

    In the current generation of American Jewish children, very many are clearly strongly mixed with Indo-European blood. I’ve seen a few present-day Jewish children who look basically European, with a certain Jewishness about them. These families are not as highly ethnocentric as traditional Jews. In the U.S., the rate of intermarriage beteen Jews and Gentiles is well over 70% — and probably most of these Jews are marrying Whites of European heritage. Some strict Jews would not consider many of the current generation of American Jewish youngsters as authentically Jewish. These young mixed Jews are more likely to have a favorable opinion of Whites than Jews who are of full Jewish birth.

    One Jew on television some ten years ago said that he had no idea what the Jewish People of the future would even look like.

  • 18 Thrasymachus // Mar 6, 2013 at 9:13 am   

    The reason the Jews have the State of Israel is to give them a haven in which to preserve their Jewishness. For evidence, check this out:

    Jews Should Marry Jews

    Again, quite a number of the young American Jews may be of questionable status in certain Jewish circles.

  • 19 Thrasymachus // Mar 6, 2013 at 9:26 am   

    Why can’t Whites say these same things without being accused of “racism”? Whites today are forbidden to say, “If you are White, don’t marry a non-White!” Why can’t Whites encourage their children to marry within the White Race?

    Very strong and clear declaration by a Jew that any and all ‘sexual commerce’ with Gentiles is absolutely forbidden!

    If you are a Jew don’t marry a non-jew!

  • 20 Thrasymachus // Mar 6, 2013 at 9:42 am   

    LOOK what Europeans are doing that no other race of people would even consider!

    In Rome, there is political pressure to select a non-White pope as a sign of “racial progress.” The Jews and Buddhists would never do this.

    This is the problem: Whites have lost their minds over race issues.

    Non-European bias before conclave begins

    Could one imagine a Comanche saying that it is imperative that a non-Comanche be elected as leader over the Comanche nation? Whites today are crazy. They want to give others power over them and their lives. The Southern Baptists have already elected a Negro as their leader. Now perhaps the Catholics will follow the same example. To me, all this is very sad indeed. There is something very strange about the current period of history where Whites are concerned. Something very puzzling has happened inside the White Man’s Psyche. The White Man wants to erase himself from existence. A Freudian death wish for himself and his culture.

  • 21 Thrasymachus // Mar 6, 2013 at 9:48 am   

    While the White Man — the European — is joyously committing race-suicide, China is building is military might:

    Hard cash: China boosts military spending

  • 22 WHEELER // Mar 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm   

    What German problem?

    Not all Germans are alike, Dr. Yeagley.

    Prussians aren’t real Germans. Some 50,000 French Hugenots immigrated from France to Prussia thus altering the racial dynamics of Prussia itself. I heard that Prussia is more Slav, French Hugenot than German.

    Austrian Germans are NOT northern Germans. Swiezer Duetsch, Swiss Germans are a different breed of German. Bavarian Germans, Saxon German, There are many German Tribes that were delinated by their princes and Monarchs that President Woodrow Wilson destroyed!!!!

    So what German has the problem?

    Angles and Saxons that make up the WASP, that built America, are German tribes. The Franks, the French, are German. The German Tribes kind of took out all the Gauls.

    Please clarify which German tribe has the problem. Don’t include Prussia but everybody when they think “German” think Prussian.

    What are you trying to figure out? Why the Holocaust happened in Germany? Why the Leibensraum? All sorts of people thru history wanted Leibensraum.

    “Blood and Soil” ideology was first invented in modern times by Moses Hess. He is the proto-zionist. He also wanted to meld nationalism with socialism making him and Zionism—National Socialism.

    I don’t see a German problem. I do think that philosophy ought to be prohibited to Germans. They are too anal, too logical and to this world. All things that sabotage real philosophy.

  • 23 WHEELER // Mar 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm   

    Jews are not a warrior people. They are shepards out of the Pharonic province of Goshen. All they did was make things like brick and shepard which was the lowest occupation in Egypt.

    Abraham was a Merchant. Capitalism arose in the Middle East.

    When God sent the Israelites into Canaan, they first refused. —because they are NOT warriors. The desert toughened them up. They are not, never were, a warrior people.

    Europeans on the otherhand, did not live on capitalism but roving tribes from pasture to pasture. During WWII, German units, even the worst elements, the Volksgrenadier units, had better shot/kill ratio than any American or Allied unit. Germans make great soldiers. From the non-German Prussians to the Bavarians, Saxons and so forth. All the provinces of Germany are names of their tribes.

    Germans have a need for Empire. They want one.

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