The essays by Jost Turner have been well received by OD readers thus far, and I have received a couple requests for more of his material. While some of Turner’s stuff is readily accessibly on the internet, other pieces seem to have sank into the memory hole, so it is my intention to archive here all of Turner’s work on which I can lay my hands. If you have any rare Jost Turner materials, please contact me. I am particularly interested in his Kriya booklets.
As it is a lazy Sunday afternoon and the blog is fairly slow, I decided to post Revolutionary Fantasies, which is probably Jost’s best known essays. I still have a number of these pamphlets and I have handed out quite a few over the years.
By Jost Turner
We all know that the White racial movement is adorned with a dismally
large number of kooks, screwballs, sociopaths, and government
informers. But it is less known that there are a growing number who
live in a fantasy world of revolution and guerrilla warfare. An
alarming number of White racial publications are either overtly or
covertly advocating revolution or guerrilla war against the
government as the only solution left for survival of the White race.
Recently, some racial writers have supported this position by
proclaiming that the Weaver tragedy proved conclusively that the
government was now out to exterminate all White racialists, leaving
us with the clear connotation that our only recourse is to arm
ourselves and prepare for violence, warfare and revolution. This,
too, is fantasy. First of all, if any of these writers really
believed that the government was out to exterminate them, they would
hardly be making an easy target of themselves by publishing
newsletters or appearing on talk-shows!
Even a little reflection would suffice to realize that if the
government wanted to get rid of White racialist leaders or otherwise,
they would hardly have to resort to using assault troops. All of us
would simply disappear, and, as the reaction to the Davidian tragedy
clearly demonstrated, the public could care less. The fact is, of
course, that the government likes having White racialists around,
especially the more outrageous variety. Most of the White racial
newsletters, demonstrations, and talk-show appearances generously
affirm the government’s image of White racialists as hate-filled,
violence-prone gun nuts, with a simple-minded racial philosophy.
Sometimes we have to wonder if these Klansmen, neo-Nazis, or “White
Power” advocates aren’t working directly from a Hollywood script!
Enough of fantasy, let’s get real! In this country, the possibility
of any sort of White revolutions in the foreseeable future is
infinitesimal. One only has to count the number of racialists in any
given area to determine that people of our persuasion are few and far
between. One only has to look at the paltry budgets of White racial
organizations to determine that supporters are just as few and far
between. One only has to look at the large number of organizations
into which the few racialists are divided to realize just how
unorganized and impotent we are. Let’s face it, we are an extremely
tiny minority of the population, statistically, financially, and
organizationally insignificant. We constitute neither a threat to the
government nor any possibility of revolution.
These advocates of revolution and guerrilla war would do well to
throw away their copies of The Turner Diaries. The Turner Diaries is
NOT by any stretch of the imagination a “blueprint for revolution”,
nor is it even a suitable handbook for such. It, too, is strictly
fantasy. If you want to learn to play the violin, you seek a teacher
who is the best violinist you can find. So it is with anything one
wants to learn. In the case of revolution and warfare, one should
seek the advice of those who have been successful in such activities.
Both Che Guevara and Mao Tse Tung are successful revolutionary
leaders, have been in combat, and their books on the subject are
probably the best.
From the aforementioned authors, one will learn that the most
critical factor for revolution (and the one virtually never
considered by our newsletter warriors), is SUPPORT. Necessary for any
revolution is a support base among the population — a folk-base, if
you will. The Viet Cong were highly successful in Vietnam primarily
because they had the support of a large segment of the people. This
folk-base provided them with supply, shelter, intelligence, and
medical assistance. Hence, the revolution was bound to be a success
in spite of the overwhelming firepower of the American armed forces.
In contrast, the vast majority of Whites in this country have no
sympathy for our cause. Most would turn us in, convict us, and
execute us faster than any other race. We have no folk-base
whatsoever and there is none visible in the foreseeable future!
In 1923 Germany was ripe for revolution. Adolf Hitler had 55,000
registered supporters, professional military officers (even
Generals), the active support of hundreds of armed, trained, combat
veterans, and public support, the like of which we could not even
On November 8, 1923, he attempted an armed revolution and failed.
Think about it. If he failed in such an opportune situation, then why
should we consider armed revolution in a country not ripe for it –
with no public support, no trained veterans, no leaders, no military
officers, and no organization with more than a hundred or so
registered supporters? Even though in later years Adolf Hitler’s
support grew and the threat of Marxist take-over increased, he never
again considered armed revolution. Instead, he carefully built a
solid, Folk-based movement which ultimately could not be denied
power! Adolf Hitler was solution-oriented.
Finally, I must point out that, so far as I can determine, not one of
the writers, philosophers, or would-be leaders who advocate
revolution or guerrilla warfare have the background or training
necessary to even take part in such an activity, let alone organize
or lead it!
As a veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam, I can safely say that I
have a pretty good idea of what is necessary to wage guerrilla
warfare — not only in individual training, but in supply, logistics,
intelligence and a number of other necessities never thought of by
most newsletter tacticians. I have painfully experienced the physical
and psychological rigors of guerrilla warfare in blistering, insect-
ridden, jungled mountains. I have personally killed other human
beings at close enough range to see the look in their eyes as they
left this world. I have myself “looked death in the face” on more
than one occasion, and managed to survive some impossible situations.
Nevertheless, I would never consider myself qualified to lead a
revolution, or for that matter, even a small guerrilla force. I might
add here, that I would not relish the thought of going back into
combat, nor encouraging others to do so.
Beware of people who wave around a copy of The Turner Diaries and
preach armed revolution! If in doubt, ask them what armed revolution
they’ve taken part in, or what war they’ve served in, or what
training they have had, or even what book they have read, written by
a successful revolutionary, and on which they have based their
proposed armed revolution!? Beware of those who live in a fantasy
world. They can bring nothing but destruction on themselves, their
followers, and the racial movement itself.
The call for revolution and violence is a natural consequence
of “problem-orientation”. White racial organizations invariably dwell
on and whine about the blatant double standards, degeneracy, race-
mixing, etc. Speakers and newsletters state and restate these
depressing problems, and call for demonstrations and marches which,
again, only state and restate the problems. This problem-orientation
is extremely unhealthy, and can cause serious mental disorders (and
fantasy worlds!) More and more White racialists are identifying
themselves with persecution — just like the neurotics who identify
themselves with exterminations and Holocaust memorials! Ultimately,
the accumulated frustration of long-term dwelling on these problems
culminates in a desperate cry for revolution and violence, and
creates the appropriate fantasy world to support it.
We desperately need to become “solution oriented”, that is,
dispassionately determining just what we can do, and using our Aryan
will to do it successfully. It is a sad day when Aryans can do no
better than tried and disproven marches and demonstrations,
anachronistic robes and uniforms, ridiculous “White Power” stickers
adorned with childish racial slurs, and the irresponsible call to
arms and revolution by fantasizers who have no such abilities
Adolf Hitler was solution-oriented. He built his political movement
on the foundation of a viable Folk-movement which he fostered and
nurtured. He began in his own neighborhood, converting his own
neighbors, and only when he had a large support base there did he
expand his political efforts nationally. We should be giving thought
to his tried and proven methods instead of listening to losers whine
about a fantasy revolution.
Keep in mind that there is absolutely no support for armed revolution
in this country at this time. Without public support, all violence is
counterproductive. This is not a theory, it is a cold, hard fact!
For those who realize that to change the world, you must first change