This is the fifth installment in this series.
I’m pumped from our meeting of old forum comrades. After all these years, it is refreshing to know there is another side to the White Nationalist scene. What a relief: it is not just the kooks, cranks, informants, and costume fantasists who get all the headlines and photo ops in the media. I came away feeling more energized than I have in a long time. In hindsight, I think this was necessary on some level for my progress as a racialist.
I feel imbued with a new sense of seriousness and commitment. For too long, I have been a spectator on the fringes of cyberspace, railing against the conservatives and aracials, pointing out their decadence and corruption, prophesying their ultimate demise in a rising tide of color. Looking backwards, this blog has often had a ranting tone. It stems from my sheer exasperation with everything that is going wrong in this country. But I would like to move beyond that to a more constructive approach.
From a sociological perspective, the dynamics of our little get together were fascinating. Since I relaunched Occidental Dissent, I have said scarcely little about my philosophical views (the development of which is largely in the past), but I had the opportunity to observe the subtle manner in which discourse and ritual constructs social identity. It is one thing to ponder racialism as an abstract theory; quite another to experience it in a concrete group setting and see the way memes circulate. My own racial identity has been noticeably strengthened a notch or two. This is undoubtedly why our enemies try so hard to disrupt our organizations and events.
Like going to church or a productive rally, regular meetings in real life will encourage a greater sense of solidarity, seriousness, and self sacrifice among pro-White activists than the thin veneer of relationships that are formed in cyberspace. The anonymous setting is also conducive to fantasy ideology and disruptive behavior. This is so obvious it should be inarguable. The internet is an extraordinarily useful communication tool, but is no substitute for face to face interaction with your peers.
I’m thinking about shedding the last vestiges of being a cyberspace warrior, namely, the “Prozium” username and the creepy Father Knows Best avatar from Equilibrium, and adopting a more appropriate nom de plume. William Pierce used “Andrew MacDonald” to write The Turner Diaries. Perhaps I will adopt something similar. If the name hadn’t already stuck (like “Fade”), I would have already switched to something else.