DIY — Do It Yourself

Some commenters have asked me what DIY means.  The answer is “Do It Yourself.”  The only problem with the concept is that it is singular.  The plural, “do it yourselves” or better, “Ourselves” doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.  For the sake of verbal catchiness, I’ll leave the original.

DIY is a very simple concept, even cliche by now.  But the best piece  of advice I can offer the modern person is to pursue the simple and obviously true ideas, instead of seeking perpetual intellectual novelty.   DIY isn’t something to be discussed for the sake of debate, but to be implemented, and discussion should focus on implementations.

A Jewish authoress from Brooklyn, Anya Kamenetz, is coming out with a book called “DIY U”, or “Do it yourself university,” though she doesn’t take it far enough.  She wants to reform the colleges and universities, and try to assure a future for Marxist tenured professors.

The fact is, colleges and universities are major bloat-ware.  While we may not be able to do the highest level scientific research on a DIY basis, we certainly can take over the educational function of colleges and unis, and do it far better and far cheaper.  We also need to make use of home-made or community workshops and laboratories, like the The Geek Group in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Scientific discoveries and new inventions can very well happen in such places, as in a well funded laboratory.

We all grew up in an “automated society.” Those of us who are not obligated to work and family need to go and do their own research and have adventures in re-learning manual skills and basic science. It’s fun stuff, and it gives you ideas for inventions.

DIY is the future. Just because it’s a simple and Captain Obvious idea, doesn’t mean you should ignore it. It is something to start implementing in your life, any way you can.


  1. For most people serious about education this is all well enough. There are many self-educated people out there, and many university graduates who remember nothing, are unacquainted with their civilization, and seem never to pick up a book. But universities’ function today can’t easily be replaced by DIY, and that is their conferral of status. People go to universities mostly to get credentialed, to make more money, and to preserve or clim up the social ladder. Very very few people are there for love of learning and native intellectual curiosity.

  2. Thanks for answering the question, Kievsky. I was wondering what you meant. I’m assuming that everyone knows about Home Schooling. I ran into a Christian Pastor, I can’t remember the denomination, but he was tired of the hypocrisy he saw in “official churches” so he started his own “home based church.”

    People meet at his house for services and bible study, and just hanging out, I guess. I think he’s the wave of the future, and just a little bit ahead of the curve. A little bit, but not much, in my estimation.

    “But the best piece of advice I can offer the modern person is to pursue the simple and obviously true ideas, instead of seeking perpetual intellectual novelty.

    It does seem like it’s time to get back to the “fundamentals” of life. My old football coach always stressed the fundamentals of blocking and tackling. Blocking and tackling, blocking and tackling, over and over again It was mundane and not “exciting” and somewhat irritating at the time. But it was true then, and it’s true now, and it was, and is, it seems, the best way to win games.

  3. Thanks for the comments, Roach and Mike.
    The way I see doing it is learning as much as possible on your own, and then going to a university for the actual credential. You test out of as much stuff as possible with CLEP, or even go to a foreign university like in Russia or Singapore. There’s a plethora of ways to avoid the educational fluff and Marxist professors with their gut course requirements.

    Mike in Indiana,
    Home based churches are a great idea. The hell with 401c.3 status and the money of an established denomination. And those home based churches can gradually branch into home-based schooling, community farming, and so oni. It’s amazing what you can do when you get a bunch folks cooperating. Americans could take the country back quickly, if we knew how to cooperate. Individualism keeps us like zoo animals.

  4. DIY activity is very important!

    One should wash their own car.

    One should mow their own lawn.

    Don’t hire house-keepers, do your own cleaning.

    If one does this then the unwanted illegal immigrants who often times provide these services are cut off. They have to self-deport then.

  5. Perhaps its time has come, to move somewhat away from the official organs in our society, whether it be university or church. I have devoutly wished there were a church that was not only open about the trouble of our culture and people being replaced but was also a little more rational in general – for instance, about what texts were decided on centuries ago to be used as the bible. As for universities, decades ago I got one of my biggest fast jumps into a new career by taking a course at – I believe it was called the Free University or something like that – the course was meta-compilers. I was a student at Berkeley – mathematics stuff – totally theoretical. The meta-compilers course – all 4 of us – met on the the living room floor of the instructor’s house or apartment. The casualness, the ability to be totally involved with the underlying ideas in an un-pretended and un-required way, was – it sounds a bit strange to say this – wonderful.
    Diy. Much of what currently constitutes the organs in society is failing. So it’s time. To start developing the replacements.

  6. Absolutely, Charles Farley.

    Even better than mowing the lawn, is to tear out the lawn and put in a vegetable garden, berry bushes and fruit trees. This reduces market share of Agribusiness, reducing demand for Mexican labor and even imported food.

  7. “Americans could take the country back quickly, if we knew how to cooperate. Individualism keeps us like zoo animals.”

    Yup. Great thread, Kievsky!

  8. The fact is, colleges and universities are major bloat-ware.

    True, but a bit too kind. They’re bloat-ware in the sense a 5gb virus is bloat-ware; you could pare it down all you want and it’d still be malware.

    It does seem like it’s time to get back to the “fundamentals” of life.

    More than that, it’s time to put civilization in a bottle. It’s a travesty that we aren’t seriously working toward making civilization rebootable. It’s a travesty that DIYers and garage tinkerers and volunteers will have to do this, but there it is.

  9. Svigor – people always want leaders. Some-one to admire, to look up to, to follow.

    Some-one else to do the heavy lifting, and take the risks.

    Are we gonna have to “reboot” civilization, all by our little old selves?


    We are racially awake Whites.

    We are Civlization.

    I hope, if we do manage to pull our existence back fro mthe precipice – I hope we learn our lesson once and for all:


    Just Whites.

    No one else.

  10. Etiquette is an education that is often overlooked. It’s training is do-it-yourself. Treat people politely and with respect in daily encounters. Make it a habit. Try reading Baron Knigge or Lord Chesterfield for instruction.

    Etiquette’s general usefulness is uncertain so long as the West is stuck in the present, crass, Jewish age, however, a protocol of mutual respect will be helpful in making life more livable once we exit it.

  11. A yuppie is leaving the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. A panhandler steps into his path and asks for a dollar. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be!” says the yuppie, adding “That’s Shakespeare”.

    The bum says “FUCK YOU! — that’s Mamet.”

  12. There are alot of great videos on youtube for different skills. I was watching one the other day about how to operate a lathe machine.

  13. Sam,

    I am looking out for what kind of business we can do outside of farming, such as fabricating things. Mostly it seems we would need to repair things, as we are literally drowning in “stuff.” Repairing/remanufacturing is good though, because anything that reduces the consumer economy is good. Also, “tool libraries” and freecycle. We want Home Depot and Walmart to lose market share.

  14. Kievsky

    I’ve had a similar idea for some time, and put in on paper a week or so ago. This is my “draft” version as I feel it needs cleaned up a bit.
    I’m not trying to displace your “DIY” idea, but rather, supplement it

    “My Idea

    My idea is a simple one. I call it “The Tribe” or “The Wolf Pack,” but
    those are descriptive words for a concept I didn’t invent, just found
    myself doing it and spotted others doing the same. For all I know,
    this is a very old idea, and I just spotted it.

    I prefer the term “Tribe” but people could really call themselves
    whatever they want – or call themselves nothing at all.

    Basically, like minded people need to get to know each other on a
    local basis. They need to become friends and form small groups. How formal or informal is up to them. They get to know each other as persons and individuals, not just WNs. They find out what what kind of job the other person has, what kind of music they like, and so on – the usual things when you get to know other people. It’s basic “making friends” stuff.

    Most of us already have lifelong experience of making new friends, so no new “skills” would be needed. I prefer the phrase “making friends” instead of “networking” because it’s more personal.

    There seems to be a gap between the “formal organization” and the “lone wolf” concepts, and this idea may fill that gap

    Some of the benefits I see, and some could be immediate, are:

    Re Moralization (the opposite of demoralization).
    It can be lonely if you feel you are “all alone against a hostile
    world” and I believe demoralization is a real threat. Having
    like-minded people to talk to, and spending time with, can give a
    person hope and strength to go on. I can get into fits of depression
    over the way things are going, and I doubt if I am alone.

    Making it personal
    Instead of fighting for an abstract “white race.” We are fighting and working for our friends, rather than just an abstract ideal. Our friends are also fighting and working for us. It become personal, rather than just abstract. One thing white people have a tendency to do is to get lost in the wrong kind of abstract thinking, and having friends and a “sort of” group would make it “real” rather than just an abstract idea.

    New Ideas
    Out of the “Organic” relationships that would form from the
    friendships and the local environment, . I think some real useful and
    creative ideas could come out of these groups – that really couldn’t
    be predicted before hand. And ideas for just day to day living,
    through just talking and interacting, would benefit the friends. “2
    (or 5 or 10) heads are better than one.”

    What they DO after making like minded friends is beyond the parameters of my idea. They may do nothing for awhile, or they may do something. I believe what they do or don’t do would come out of the individual situations, and can’t be dictated from any sort of “central authority.”

    The group would lose any sort of flexibility if what they do, or don’t
    do, is dictated. I have to assume a certain level of instinct for self
    preservation and intelligence that the people would be able to find
    out what works best for them. If they end up doing some sort of stupid thing, at least they would be insulated from tearing a huge
    structure down.”

  15. “Etiquette’s general usefulness is uncertain so long as the West is stuck in the present, crass, Jewish age, however, a protocol of mutual respect will be helpful in making life more livable once we exit it.”

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma game is a good analogy for etiquette. Social engineering only goes so far to change the social habits of those who are genetically inclined toward it. Mass immigration is the big game-changer, imo.

  16. “It’s a travesty that DIYers and garage tinkerers and volunteers will have to do this, but there it is.”

    I met a drunken, portly, loud mouth “WN” publicly whining about “sand niggers” in a San Diego hotel the other day. Had a portly mestizo girlfriend, he did, who apologized for his behavior after I was forced to put him down, then thanked me for showing “her guy” clemency. Next thing you know, I’m reading about Curt Maynard, Richard Barrett, and Eugene Terreblanche. All were addicted to “cheap” nonwhite ‘ginas or labor, it seems. Probably had EZ money Chinese pension portfolios and shopped Walmart as well.

    Says a lot about “us,” I think. DIYers, tinkerers, and hobby agri-aquaculturalists are much further down the road to survival than are WNetivists.

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