The Sovereignty of the Individual

We’re covered in shit.

As I stared at this graffiti covered statue of Robert E. Lee while dipping my feet in a swimming pool on a hot summer day, it hit me. It seems like this is all we do now. It has become a routine.

We wake up in the morning, check the news, collect, document and deplore the shit that our culture has been covered with today. Tomorrow, we will repeat the process. We will repeat the same tasks the day after that and the day after that and the day after that and so on. It is like watching a river for twenty years become ever more polluted and toxic. The people who drink from it are becoming sicker.

Lately, Wokeness and Cancel Culture has come flooding down the polluted river, which a few years before in an earlier stage in the 2010s had been mocked and dismissed as “Social Justice Warriors” on college campuses. For twenty years before that in the 1990s and 2000s in a still earlier stage it had been deplored as political correctness as its chokehold on our culture grew stronger and stronger.

Conservatives have also seen modernism, free love, feminism, divorce, abortion, pornography, gay rights, gay marriage, gender non-conformity and transgenderism, mass immigration, multiculturalism, affirmative action and atheism come flooding down the same river. This has largely taken place since the 1970s and has accelerated in recent years. “Anti-racism” and “civil rights” preceded and paved the way for the triumph of these other social revolutions in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

As we have seen, the watershed moment that led to the present cycle, which in a way has given us all of these things was the American victory in World War II. It was in the 1940s that the vision of an American-led liberal world order triumphed which would be anti-racist, anti-totalitarian and anti-fascist. Unlike the older America, it would also be cosmopolitan. The only thing that mattered was liberal ideals. This myth of America as an essentially cosmopolitan nation based on civic nationalism without an ethnonational core was cooked up by a group called the New York Intellectuals in the 1930s.

White Nationalists trace all of these destructive social movements back to Jews. Wokeness and Cancel Culture ultimately trace back to Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse. Cosmopolitanism ultimately traces back to the New York Intellectuals. Anti-racism ultimately traces back to Leon Trotsky and Magnus Hirschfeld. The headwaters of everything that is wrong with our culture appears to be networks of Jewish arsonists who are deeply entrenched in the news media, entertainment media and universities dumping poison into our culture.

As the immediate or direct cause of our current predicament, this is a sound argument. Were it not for these Jewish networks which have hijacked control of all the key centers of our culture, none of this would be happening. History would have taken a different course. Why was this allowed to happen though? Why were Jews allowed to come here and hijack our country without a shot being fired? Why were they allowed to create Hollywood, buy up all the major newspapers, invade the universities, amass and wield their financial power over both major parties and displace the previous WASP elite? Why is it so difficult for the native population to rise up and do anything about it? Elections seem to change nothing.

It is because Anglo-Protestant culture already had a fatal flaw. It was exploited not unlike how the spike protein of COVID-19 exploits the ACE-2 receptors to invade and hijack the cells of its host. This flaw was liberalism which came to be the ideological foundation of our social order in the aftermath of the War Between the States shortly before Jews arrived en masse in America during the 1880s and 1890s. It was because of liberalism and free-market capitalism that the welcome mat was so cavalierly thrown out in the first place. Millions of European immigrants were needed to work in Northern factories.

As George Fitzhugh had realized by the 1850s, liberalism is fundamentally incompatible with all forms of authority, order, subordination and government. Therefore, it is also incompatible with social cohesion, continuity, stability, decency and normalcy. Even before the arrival of the Jews, the hallmark of liberal societies was a perpetual state of social revolution. Radical causes were already gaining traction in the cities because the social fabric there was already inflamed and diseased. Abolitionism was a radical utopian social movement that Jews played almost no role in fomenting. The social revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries pushed liberalism deeper and deeper into our culture. The family and sexual mores, for example, was not completely undermined in the name of freedom and equality until the late 20th century.

The headwaters of the river of shit that has overwhelmed and debased our culture in the 21st century extends further back in time than the rise of our current Jewish elite networks in the mid-20th century. We have to travel back to the 17th century to find the source which coincides with the birth of modern philosophy. It is the erroneous doctrine of the sovereignty of the individual. It is because of this doctrine at the core of liberalism that our culture has lost the ability to defend itself and maintain order. Liberalism is a partial, distorted, one-sided account of the origin of human societies that neglects the collective.

What if every individual had the equal right to enter, throw trash into or to piss in my swimming pool? What would happen if we were to lose our understanding of a public swimming pool as a collective good? Would swimming still be an enjoyable experience? Probably not. This is essentially what has happened to Western culture which has been rotted to its foundations by liberalism.

It is true that Wokeness and Cancel Culture are illiberal and grounded in postmodernism and the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School. It is also true that our liberal elites enabled this garbage because it served their ends of repressing racism and nationalism in the postwar West. The very people who came up with this garbage were literally empowered in postwar West Germany where most of them returned after World War II to participate in the liberalization and Denazification of the country. It was West Germany which exported Antifa back to the United States in the 1980s.

In a sense, the Woke are kind of a solution to this river of shit. They have made it much more visible by taking offense at everything and declaring it “racism” and “white supremacy.” They are trampling on even the most basic liberal norms like law and order and the state monopoly on violence. Their ideological beliefs are so totally at odds with liberal norms that their ascendance will inevitably provoke a new crisis. They are destabilizing the system which is both a threat and an opportunity for us. In making themselves the new problem to the non-Woke, they invite discussion of new solutions to the resistance.

Where must we build the dam on this river of shit that has cursed us with these wretched people so that it never happens again? We need to build it around the doctrine of the sovereignty of the individual.

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  1. The Conservatives have done pretty much noting at saving White America. It’s pretty simple how the Conservatives have Cucked over and over and over again. Many of our people still keep “Voting Republican” like that’s gonna actually help anything. One of the problems being that Conservatives don’t realize that Jewish Supremacy funds this destruction of White America. However it’s very true that Liberalism was already going on here in America before the Jew got his super control over the country. We really have a poor choice between Democrats vs Republicans. My state is a perfect example as the Democrats would have never changed the Mississippi Flag because they don’t have enough Votes. However it was Cuckservative Republicans that changed our Mississippi Flag. Now people have that same old debate or talking point…..but we can’t Vote the Republicans out because that would mean the Democrats take back control of Mississippi. Hmmmm does it really even matter if it’s a Democrat or a Republican this point? Why not jump off the boat and go with a Third Position and that can be found in White Nationalism? Deo Vindice !

      • “The headwaters of everything that is wrong with our culture appears to be networks of Jewish arsonists who are deeply entrenched in the news media, entertainment media and universities dumping poison into our culture.”

        Even that icon of ‘evil’ from Star Wars, who said ‘Good, good. Let the hate flow through you’… was being directed, being fed lines, from a JEW.

        Therefore, the EXACT OPPOSITE is true. Hating the Jew for who they are (the bend of their nose, as opposed to the color of their skin, as it were) is both a GOOD, and commanded by God.

        And sure enough- that’s what we find. First, with Christ [Who killed Jesus?]
        “… the passage suggests rabbinic willingness to take responsibility for the execution of Jesus.
        No effort is made to pin his death upon the Romans……. Jewish apologetics that “we could not have done it” because of Roman sovereignty ring hollow when one examines the Talmudic account …
        (“Jesus in the Talmud,” Steven Bayme, American Jewish Committee National Director, Professor of History at Yeshiva University, September 24, 2003)

        Next, St. Paul (who was one, until changed by Christ)-
        1 Thessalonians 2:14-16: “The Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men; prohibiting us to speak to the nations, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God has come upon them to the end…”

        Then, the witness of the Apostolic and post-apostolic Fathers:

        “I for my part maintain that to hate the enemies of God is lawful, and that such a hatred pleases the Master. By enemies I mean those who in every way deny the glory of the Master, whether the Jews or those who are manifestly idolaters or those who thought Arius’ teaching make an idol of the creature, and so take up again the Jewish Error. “ – Gregory of Nyssa, Letters, #3.8

        “Live in peace not only with your friends but with your enemies; but only with your personal enemies and not with the enemies of God.” – St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (+1074)

        St. Philaret of Moscow stated: “Love your personal enemies, hate the enemies of Christ, destroy the enemies of the fatherland.”

        “Chrysostomos loudly declares not only heretics, but also those who have communion with them, to be enemies of God.” – St. Theodore the Studite, Epistle to Abbot Theophilus

        “The heretics were totally shipwrecked with regard to the Faith; but as for the others, even if in their thinking they did not founder, nevertheless, because of their communion with heresy they are perishing.” – St. Theodore the Studite, Patrologia Graeca 99, 1164

        “This is precisely the means by which many, from of old, have been deceived and persuaded to follow those who have led them off the steep precipice of impiety; believing that there is some middle ground between the two teachings that can reconcile obvious contradictions, they have been exposed to peril.” – St. Mark of Ephesus, Encyclical Letter

        and lastly, Modernity and the witness of 109 countries who have known of their incarnate Evil…

        “Christianity is our only real enemy since all the political and economic phenomena of the bourgeois states are only its consequences,” Rakovsky says. (All page citations from Griffin, Fourth Reich of the Rich, 1988, p. 264) – “Christian” Rakovsky (born CHAIM Rakover in 1873) was a veteran Communist.

        “If we do a good job on vaccines, health and reproduction, we can reduce the world population by 10-15%. Only a genocide can save the world”.
        That’s right ….Bill Gates.

        Ben-Dahan referred to Palestinians as animals in 2013, according to the Times of Israel:
        “To me, they are like animals, they aren’t human.” Ben Dahan told Ma’ariv that homosexual Jews were superior [to] gentiles — gay or straight.
        “A Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual,” he said.

  2. What’s most interesting about this society advocating ‘The Sovereign Individual’, is that, all at once, it declares itself to be anti-totalitarian, yet, in so doing, turns out to be as least as totalitarian as anything that has ever come before it.

    That’s a level of subterfuge so sublime that you have to marvel of the marketing mastery of the devil(s) who contrived it.

    Fortunately, we have The Bible to warn us about this sort of thing, so that we can see it in a millennia old context, and know in what fight we find ourselves.

  3. A good piece Hunter. Fitzhugh and Dabney saw where all this would go.
    I recall, back when I was still in the patriot movement, the whole “sovereign citizen” theories. That is sort-of the *right* full out version of the sovereignty of the individual fetish, while antifa is the *left* full out version of it. it is all about their right, their feelings, their whatever -nothing about society as a whole. While they obsess about *their* alleged sovereignty, do they ever once think of God’s sovereignty? I will end this comment before I start a Calvinist in a political forum…

  4. Here is Hitler’s definition of socialism. Is national socialism too liberal in your opinion?

    “Socialist” I define from the word ‘social’ meaning in the main ‘social equity’. A Socialist is one who serves the common good without giving up his individuality or personality or the product of his personal efficiency. Our adopted term ‘Socialist has nothing to do with Marxian Socialism. Marxism is anti-property; true socialism is not. Marxism places no value on the individual, or individual effort, of efficiency; true Socialism values the individual and encourages him in individual efficiency, at the same time holding that his interests as an individual must be in consonance with those of the community. All great inventions, discoveries, achievements were first the product of an individual brain.

  5. Good analogies, good essay.

    Individual sovereignty is a double edged sword. The original intention was probably to simply allow people to be free of the forced societal structures they had known for eons. It was probably never intended that people would disregard the responsibilities that came with individual freedom. Now we have generations of our people who believe they have zero responsibility to help their own kind. Perhaps this is one reason why many people are so unbalanced, almost neurotic; their natural tendencies towards kith and kin have been replaced with unlimited mind poison.

  6. Early America offered slim pickings for Jews, except in the slave trade.

    There were an estimated 1,243 to 3,000 in the United States in 1790.

    When Whites finished the difficult, dangerous work of settlement, the
    Jewish population suddenly leapt from 230,000 to 280,000 in 1880 to
    1,508,000 to 2,349,754 in 1910.

    This was just three years before they
    took control of the United States banking system with their Federal Reserve system.

    From the jewish virtual library.

    Jewish Scholar Oscar Levy says;

    ‘There is scarcely an event in modern Europe that cannot be traced back to the Jews. We Jews are today nothing else but the World’s seducers, its destroyers, its incendiaries, its executioners.’

    Perhaps it will surprise you to know that we have had 20 Jewish Popes. The crimes committed in the name of the Catholic Church were under Jewish Popes. The leaders of the inquisition was one, de TorQuemada, a Jew.

    Woman’s Voice, November 25, 1953

    The Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over 100-million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars, and the end is not yet.”

    Rabbi Reichorn, speaking at the funeral of Grand Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah in 1869.

    The Bolshevist revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish
    dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal is to create a new order in the world.

    The American Hebrew magazine, September 10, 1920

    The most remarkable and also the most injurious consequence of the
    Great War has been the creation of new nationalisms and the exalting
    of those already existing. Nationalism is a danger for the Jewish people.

    Today, as in all epochs of history, it is proved that Jews cannot live in powerful states where a high national culture has developed.

    From The Jewish Sentinel, Chicago, issue of September 14, 1936.

    The League of Nations is a Jewish idea. We created it after a fight of 25 years.

    Nahum Sokolow, President of the World Zionist Organization.

    The Roosevelt Administration has selected more Jews to fill influential positions than any previous administration.

    Brooklyn Jewish Examiner, October 20, 1933.

    “The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of

    The Chicago Jewish Sentinel, October 8, 1942.

    “The great ideal of Judaism is that the whole world shall be imbued
    with Jewish teaching and that in a Universal Brotherhood of Nations —
    a greater Judaism in fact — all the separate races and religions shall

    The Jewish World, February 9, 1883

    As a highly mixed and mongrelized people the Jews would be more prone
    to diseases than pure races.

    Dr. Alexander Pilez

    Jews and WHITE people are genetically not of the same mind.

    The JEWISH Encyclopedia,
    Vol. VI, (1904) p.556, 603-04

  7. This really was an excellent article. We are so powerless venting online and angrily watching Twitter clips is our sole outlet, seeing as we our civilized people accustomed to seeking a diplomatic or fair political outcome

  8. “Why were Jews allowed to come here and hijack our country”

    Because Charleston South Carolina rolled out the red carpet to welcome the Jews.

    The entire “Golden Circle” was very Jewish, beginning with the heavily-marrano prototype in Brazil, and spreading to the Dutch, English and French Caribbean after the failed Dutch invasion of Brazil.

    • @BTI…

      ““Why were Jews allowed to come here and hijack our country”

      Because Charleston South Carolina rolled out the red carpet to welcome the Jews.”

      That’s true, but, why only present that part of the truth, when the other part is that Rhode Island ‘rolled out the red carpet’ to Jewry, as well?

  9. too bad the right wing understands none of this, and still has yet to realize that they too are liberal.

    fuck this country

    • @Dale…

      “Fuck this country…”

      You don’t have to wish it, Dear Dale – it’s already been done, and may times over, at that…

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