The Way Ahead

RACE (Folk)

The immediately preceding instalment in this series dealt with one of the great Rs in the lexicon of the Vanguard: Religion. This instalment proceeds to deal with the second: Race. It does so within the context of the community of race, designated as the Folk, and this in historic perspective. Religion and Race go hand in hand in complementary roles. In their interaction the spirit of man is a reflection of the physical and mental nature of the body, and this nature is in turn a reflection of his spirit. A most vital requirement, which must become an unfailing hallmark of the men and women of the Vanguard, is the attainment of a high degree of racial awareness; this, joined to the religious awareness already dealt with, being the precondition for their role in the struggle for victory which thereby can, even now, be successful.

This racial awareness is tripartite in constituent requirements, encompassing a knowledge of racial differentiations, a knowledge of racial history, and a knowledge of our racial jeopardy today and for the future. The thesis now to be presented, summarized in advance, is that all that has been illustrious in the past of our people has been no mere product of environmental factors identically affecting all human beings, but instead the inseparable consequence of the distinctive racial nature and outstanding racial capacity of our people, inconceivable without that nature and that capacity. Through that racial nature and capacity our people have been pre-eminently the makers of civilization.

Today in the cumulative consequence of a long period of decline, currently aggravated and accelerated most massively, the makers of civilization, and thus civilization itself, are undergoing drastic decline leading to eventual disappearance. Just as we are confronted with a spiritual sickness, contained in Christianity, which has to be overcome, so too we are confronted with its corollary, a racial sickness, specifically equalitarian multi-racialism, which has to be defeated if it is not to defeat and end us.

Today we lie in the deadly grasp of Democracy, declared to be the finest conceivable system, yet instead to be discerned as just about the very worst imaginable because of the extent to which it inherently serves to disguise and defraud concerning its purposes, workings and consequences. Instead of devotion to the production, protection and elevation of higher humanity as the indispensable means for a higher human society in fulfillment of Nature's evolutionary design, Democracy in all its known practice is manifestly devoted to the disregard, the denial and the dismissal of this purpose.


The underlying design of Democracy's masters is to bring about a deracinated, mongrelized, standardized, man-centred, materialistic, consumer-conceived world citizen. This is so because such a processed deviant will be the human unit most advantageous to the would-be controllers of the globe in pursuit of their purses and power. Thus the synthetic serf who is the designed subject of Democracy, instead of being distinguished as a member of the Folk, the community of his race, is conceived as a creature of the market place of the world, a conforming unit in a global herd, a consumer of material products and manufactured ideas, kept subdued and content with the lure of lucre and the lust of commercialized sex. Conflicting with Nature's purpose of upliftment over all past millenniums, and instead pursuing the path all history has shown to be that of the downfall and disappearance of civilizations of the past, the system and society of Democracy is thus intended to multiply and elevate the inferior of this earth in place of the superior; this for the better benefit of the rapacious lords of this earth.

Herein lies the succinct truth expressed by Britain's great pioneer of the Folk ideal, Arnold Leese, in the three words: "Democracy is Death. " The furtherance of this deadly racial design of Democracy amounts to a colossal conspiracy of harm reaching into every part of life. It starts in the schools with the ruthless and rigid exclusion of all Folk knowledge, and the systematic suppression of our children's instinctive racial sensitivity, and in its place the persistent and multifarious indoctrination of race mixture, accompanied by unisexual and even homosexual egalitarianism.

For this mental rape and perversion of our children the foul perpetrators of this crime, namely teachers, rightly deserve to be shot on sight, one and all of them, even if we currently confine ourselves to their execration. Beyond that starting point in the schools, serving as incubators of racial ruin, a miasma is daily disgorged by the enemies of our Folk throughout every avenue of life and into all reaches of society, stifling racial knowledge and numbing racial sensitivity. Others of alien race, even the very lowest in capacity, are ceaselessly projected and elevated favourably to familiarize us with them as acceptable, facilitating the next diabolical step which is to accustom the public to interracial integration and sex. The coming together on the television screen and in the newspaper and magazine columns is intended to find its culmination in the bedroom, and thereby on the death-bed of our race which is miscegenation. Here again the responsible enemies of our Folk, wreaking their hate and harm, richly deserve the most severe and salutary punishment.


So it is that this conspiracy is in reality nothing short of genocide. In support of this contention there can now be cited the Genocide Convention of none other than one segment of the vast apparatus of that conspiracy, to wit the United Nations. This Convention defined "Acts Constituting Genocide" in its Article II as follows: "In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such." It then went on to include as one of these Acts: (c) "Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part."

Think about this, and you will surely come to appreciate that this is exactly what in all its implications, present and future is happening: genocide ! Only a lunatic, however, would expect any succour from the United Nations for this form of genocide. At this point, before proceeding to distinguish and define in detail what is meant by our "Folk", and to identify its making of civilization in recent millenniums, thereby evaluating the loss if Democracy succeeds in its ultimate objectives, so that an Age of Darkness descends on the world; some consideration of geophysical prehistory affecting our most distant ancestors will be useful to set matters in fuller perspective. This will allow for the likelihood of civilizations beyond our ken and record in these present days when our own civilization is crumbling away. The warnings now being issued as to the gigantic and disastrous effects to be expected from what is called "global warming" should make us more readily receptive to the indications of long distant, vast upheavals in the world's ground surfaces water levels and climate occurring repeatedly for one reason or another from the point of the world's creation out of the infinity of the universe.

The emergent fact is that of interminable flux as the characteristic of that universe. With its recognition must surely come the realization of the possibility at least, even without signs which exist and increase, of great and vanished civilizations besides and preceding the recorded ones of general acquaintance. A stimulus to this expanded perception of life is provided by a 1995 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reflecting a consensus of 2,000 top meteorologists and other experts consulted, which recorded several of Antarctica's ice sheets disintegrating, flowers and grasses rapidly appearing there, and seas rising rapidly with, as the result in view, "the end of a 10,000-year period in which relatively stable climate has allowed human civilization to begin and flourish." (Independent on Sunday 15 October 1995)


This mention of melting ice sheets and a rise in sea level calls to mind the fascinating abundance of folk memories of lost lands and sunken civilizations, a lesser one of which was the reputed land of Lyonesse, featured in Arthurian legend, said to have been located off the south coast of Cornwall between Land's End and the Scilly Isles, and eventually submerged. Another was the sunken continent of Mu, investigated and presented by James Churchward in his books including "The Lost Continent of Mu" (Futura Publications, 1974). He located Mu in the Pacific as extending from north of Hawaii to as far south as the Fijis and Easter Island; described it as dominated by a White race, and declared it was obliterated by terrific earthquakes and associated submersion 12,000 years ago.

Best known of all is Atlantis, subject of speculation in hundreds of books as to its whereabouts in the Atlantic or elsewhere: a fabulous land of spectacular development which also experienced terrestrial upheaval, an upheaval causing its submergence. Jurgen Spanuth ("Atlantis of the North" Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1979) plausibly centred it on Heligoland, and dated its submergence in the sea at 1200 B.C. He equated it with the land of the Hyperboreans, depicted in the myths of Ancient Greece as a people living in a land of sunshine and plenty beyond the north wind to whose wonderful apple orchard Homer made reference, and which has a suggestive similarity to the Hesperides, or Islands of the Blessed of Ancient Greek and Roman myth, home of the legendary golden apples of immortality. This also connects with the Arthurian legend of the apple island called Avalun or Avalon to which King Arthur was conveyed after death.

The "Oera Linda Book", an ancient history of the Nordic Frisians of present-day Holland, spoke of a lost land of Atland as an outstandingly civilized, large landmass around the north and east of the British Isles which was submerged in 2193 B.C. in consequence of a cosmic impact. Its climate was described as sub-tropical, a contrast to that of the area today which, however, should occasion no surprise when account is taken of the fact that Greenland is known once to have had a sub-tropical climate also, and scientific investigations have shown that the coasts of the Antarctic Continent were once free from ice and that the south polar climate was warm. Indeed a Dr. B.G. Tilak has put forward the speculation that about 10,000 years ago all the Aryan tribes lived in the polar region, but were forced south when the ice sheet formed there.

Whether this particular theory is sustainable or not, it is an accepted fact that after 1400 B.C. the climate changed in Britain and across Europe, becoming colder and wetter than before. As for the recurrent alterations in sea level, one has only to take note of the undisputed fact that Britain was once physically joined to the Continent of Europe, and that Alaska and Siberia were once upon a time similarly joined, to find nothing unbelievable or even strange in the legends of lost lands. Folk legends so often preserve at least a kernel of historical fact lost to conventional history. Indeed, enshrined in the nursery stories of giants and the folk tales of "wee folk" may well be the persistent memory of some distant time when a breed of huge humans did exist, and also a period when a breed of dwarfish humans did live in caves and underground refuges, both becoming extinct by slaughter or mutation or cosmic collision.


A remarkable change of climate at the poles is easily and sufficiently explained by a geographical shift of the poles towards the equator, or even a full geographical reversal of the poles; given a necessary triggering phenomenon. Such a triggering phenomenon could be a change for whatever reason in the polar magnetic axis, or alternatively the effect of some planetary body passing very near to the earth, if not actually hitting it. A prominent exponent of the latter explanation was Immanuel Velikovsky ("Worlds in Collision", Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1950) who contended that the planet Venus, born from Jupiter, passed near to the earth, nearly colliding with it, before settling into orbit.

This had catastrophic effects, including maybe tilting the earth's axis, and occurred about 3,500 years ago. Relevant to polar change is an amazing map of the world published in 1531 A.D. by a leading cartographer of the time, Oronteus Finaeus, which showed an Antarctic with an ice-free circumference and accurately marked rivers and mountains not visible today because under a great depth of ice. The cartographic section of the U.S. Air Force at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, U.S.A., investigated the map some years ago and concluded that it was very accurate. one can thus only suppose that the map was based on some record of the long distant past now unknown to the world.

The Finnish epic, "The Kalevala", pointed to a time of cosmic upheaval when, temporarily, the sun and thus the image of the moon disappeared from the sky. This, presumably, was due to the irregular interposition of some other cosmic force. The great master of the sublime music of our race, Richard Wagner, portrayed in "Gotterdammerung", the final phase of his operatic cycle, "The Ring", the Ragnarok of Norse legend, the culminating conflict of forces out of which the old order is destroyed, but from which destruction a new order is generated. Ragnarok, the legend has it, was precipitated by the Fimbelvetr, the terrible winter when the frost giants ruled. This may be taken as the figurative folk memory of one of the recurrent ice ages experienced by our planet as a result of cosmic alteration of one kind or another.


What has been said so far concerning cosmic change and catastrophe brings us to the theory of Hans Horbiger (1860-1931). As expounded in "The Glacial Cosmogony of Horbiger" by Philip Fauth, published in German in 1913, the greater part of it written by Horbiger himself, this is the theory of perpetual struggle in infinite space between fire and ice, the forces of attraction and repulsion, resulting in recurrent extinction and renewal. It is a theory providing a comprehensive vision of the evolution of the cosmos, and the changes on earth, corroborated by ancient mythology. It accounts for great civilizations preceding the more immediate and publicized ones by hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of years. Such a time-scale makes a back-cloth against which our own contemporary situation of rise and fall becomes dwarfed !in contextual significance, however much we in that situation rightly invest it with relative importance.

In the beginning of the earth, said Horbiger, there was a generative conflict between fire and ice in that a far larger sun than at present collided with a huge planet of cosmic ice which penetrated it deeply, resulting in an explosion out of which was ejected the material to form the earth and its moon. This explanation echoes the ancient Norse Edda, repository of much ancient record in mythical form, which speaks of Ginnungagap as a place and time where matter (ice) and energy (fire) came together in an act of creation. According to Horbiger, the key to an understanding of great geological and climatic changes which time and time again have convulsed the earth, bringing a sudden and catastrophic end to civilization after civilization beyond our ken, and which will happen again and again, lies in our moon, or more precisely in the succession of our moons.

The moon over an immensity of time, he contended, is caused to approach the earth in an ever-narrowing spiral which brings it even to hit the earth, and thereafter to relinquish its role in relation to the earth, moving off into space, to be replaced by another secondary planet attracted into service as an orbiting satellite of the earth. In the course of this lunar descent on the earth, the gravitational pull of the satellite causes the earth's seas to rise greatly, drowning people and places, artefacts and edifices and the accumulated knowledge of civilizations. The moon we see today, illuminated by the sun as the powerhouse and life-giver of our existence, is the fourth of such satellites to be captured by the earth, said Horbiger. His theory has been summarized in English by H.S. Bellamy in his "Moons, Myths and Man" (Faber & Faber, London, 1936).

Whatever the verdict on Horbiger's theory, there is undeniable need for a structure of thought which is nothing less than cosmic and life-wide in order to generate the power of mind, through the force of comprehension, to tackle successfully the task confronting us. Such an all-embracing outlook is named a "Weltanschauung" in German National-Socialist terminology. Those without it, meaning mere nationalists, "patriots" and nominal but underdeveloped National- Socialists, lack all that greater capacity for, successful struggle to be derived from breadth and depth of knowledge put to action by zeal and faith, and so cannot cope with the demands of that struggle. The purpose of "The Way Ahead" is a mobilization and equipment of the mind through the full development of the inherent implications of the National-Socialist Weltanschauung.


Let us move on now to consider and establish definitions of Race as the prior step to further examination of the subject. Here the first choice is between the school of thought which establishes by a grouping of physical and mental characteristics a number of races as overlying the contemporary nation-states, thus providing a basis of thought for a bond transcending those nation-states; and, on the other hand, that school of thought which views a nation-state as itself creating in time, through common residence and common culture within it, a race out of nationality. An exponent of the latter view was Sir Arthur Keith in his book "A New Theory of Human Evolution". An exponent of the former was Hans F.K. Gunther.

The writer of this article adheres to the attitude of this last authority. He accepts that the community of a contemporary nation-state does create.through the mingling within it over the course of time a distinct blend of people which may be regarded as being a secondary race. However, he views this as after all a blend of primary races, each one of which is manifest as extending beyond national boundaries by virtue of its points of identity or at least most close similarity transcending those points of difference between nations brought about by the formative conditions of national segregation. The classification thus overstepped is one which this writer feels overstates the ethnic significance of nationality. It is one, he feels, which carried to its logical conclusion opens the door to that grievous article of faith of Democracy that residence, not race, is the determinant of nationality. Hence anything and everything human taking up residence here in Britain automatically becomes as British as our ancestral racial stock. Nationality, thereby, becomes reduced basically to a matter just of geography.

There is next the need to avoid the pitfall of reading racial significance into what is really only a linguistic link. This is the assumption that because people speak the same language they are necessarily akin racially which is most clearly not so. Taken to extreme lengths this fallacy would racially equate the English-speaking Negro from Trinidad with an English-speaking descendant of the Vikings in the Yorkshire Dales. On a less ridiculous but still fallacious level, this mode of assessment confuses and combines quite different racial elements among the White people of Europe and the rest of the world.


This now brings us to consideration of the term "Aryan" and differences of opinion on this score. On the one hand there are those who argue that the term is of linguistic significance only, relating to peoples speaking languages of such marked similarity as to justify the banding together of those languages as "Indo-European"; and that accordingly it should be abandoned as a racial term. Gunther is among them, saying: "Today the term Aryan has gone out of scientific use and its use is not advisable. Racial investigation in the beginning sometimes called the (non-existing) white or Caucasian race Aryan; later the peoples of Indo-European speech were occasionally called Aryan; and finally the Nordic race also was termed Aryan" (P. 257 "Racial Elements of European History" (Methuen, London, 1927).

In agreement with Gunther is Madison Grant, author of the equally important work, "The Passing of the Great Race" (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1918); reprinted in 1970 by Arno Press Inc., U.S.A. He dismissed as "mythical" the denouement of an Aryan race, saying: "The name, Aryan race, must also be frankly discarded as a term of racial significance ...although there was at one time, of course, an identity between the original Aryan tongue and the race which first spoke and developed it" (P. 67).

In conflict is the learned L.A. Waddell who in his massive tome, "The Makers of Civilization in Race and History" (Luzac & Co., London, 1929) developed his case impressively for the usage of the term as a synonym for the Nordic race. He endorsed the English scientific writer, T.H. Huxley, who in an article entitled "The Aryan Question" in the Nineteenth Century magazine (November 1890) stated "There was and is an Aryan race, that is to say the characteristic modes of speech termed Aryan were developed among the Blond Longheads alone, however much some of these may have been modified by the importation of Non Aryan elements."

A middle ground is occupied by those, seemingly including Adolf Hitler, who have used the term not as an indiscriminate one for all of the White races speaking Indo-European languages, but for people who have at least a substantial Nordic element in them, if not a predominance of that element, the rest of their racial make-up being of other White stock. Providing use of the term does refer to a substantial Nordic element in those to whom it is applied, it seems acceptable. Otherwise the collective term "White" -- accepting that this is properly speaking not a reference to some single race but to the whole array of White races -- seems preferable. That Hitler's National-Socialists conceived and cherished the Nordic element as the central and most important element of what it referred to as "Aryan" is borne out by the emphasis placed on it by that National-Socialists's vanguard, the SS. Its Engagement and Marriage Decree, issued above Himmler's signature, stipulated: "1. The SS is an association of German men of Nordic determination selected on special criteria."


In now distinguishing the various White races, the five-fold classification of Hans F.K. Gunther will be followed. The first of these races, and for us ancestrally the most important, is the Nordic Race, which Waddell and Gunther were in agreement on as being the great creator and mainstay of civilization. In physical characteristics the Nordic is tall, longheaded, narrow-faced with a narrow nose with a high bridge, smooth or wavy blond or brown hair, deep-sunk blue or grey eyes, and a fair skin. In mental characteristics the Nordic is frank, boldly courageous, inquisitive, given to calm judgement; has a strong sense of justice and is endowed with energy and also restraint and self-discipline. He is marked out to be an organizer, an aristocrat, a leader and a ruler.

Next is the Mediterranean Race which in physical characteristics is short in stature, long-headed, narrow-faced with a narrow nose which has a high bridge, smooth or curly brown or black hair, deep-sunk brown eyes and a brownish skin. In mental characteristics the Mediterranean is passionate and excitable, highly individualistic, and with a lesser sense of law and order than the Nordic, but in artistic accomplishment he can excel the Nordic.

Thirdly we have the Alpine Race, physically characterized as short in stature, round-headed, broad-faced with a flat and short nose with a low bridge, and with stiff brown or black hair, obtrusive brown eyes and yellow-brownish,skin. Alpines are characteristically hard-working, stolid and narrow-minded and unimaginative, lacking initiative, and averse to individuality.

Next is the Dinaric Race which in physical characteristics is tall, short-headed, narrow-faced with a very distinctive steep back to the head, having a very prominent nose with a high bridge, curly brown or black hair', deep-sunk brown eyes and a brownish skin. The Dinarics are downright, good-tempered and brave, and rated by some as second among the races of Europe for mental capacity.

Finally of the five races of Europe is the East Baltic Race; short in stature, short-headed, distinctively broad-faced across the cheek-bones, with a rather broad and short nose with a low bridge, and with stiff and light hair and grey or whitish blue eyes and a light skin with a grey undertone. People of this race are inclined to have a changeable disposition, and, it is said, to act without thinking and to think without acting.

What marks out the European nations, one from another, are the proportions of the mixture of the five races distinguished by Gunther. These proportions can be viewed both laterally in the populations of districts and individually in the racial composition of persons. From this an overall assessment can be reached. Doing so, Gunther, writing in the 1920s, assessed Britain then as Nordic 55-60%, Mediterranean 30% and Alpine 10%. A reprint of Gunther's classic work, a copy of which should be in the home of every member of the Vanguard. Other good sources for the books on Race and Folk History and other aspects of National-Socialists which need to be systematically studied by men and women of the Vanguard to fit themselves for their role are: In the UK Historical Review Press, PO Box 62, Uckfield, Sussex, TN22, 1 ZY, UK and in the USA : National Vanguard Books, P.O. Box 330, Hillsboro, WV 24946, U.S.A. From the U.K. and elsewhere outside the U.S.A. send an international reply coupon for a current catalogue.


In thus making a racial assessment across Europe, there is need to take into account the appreciable influx of other racial elements from outside Europe into many parts of it. This has happened not only in the present century and most substantially during the second half of it in consequence of Democracy's disastrous "victory" in its anti-Aryan Second World War; but also in times long earlier.

This influx came about partly through hostile incursions. One such was that of the Asiatic Huns who overran and remained in occupation of much of Europe for a couple of centuries commencing with the 4th Century A.D. Another was that of the Moors, a mixture of Arabs and Berbers from North Africa who invaded Spain in the 8th Century A.D., and, while defeated by the Nordic Franks under Charles Martel in 732 A.D., were not finally ejected from Europe till 1492 with the result that many Spaniards today show the genetic evidence of the long Moorish residence. A third was that of the Asiatic Turks, originating in Mongolia, who in 1550 had gained control of the Balkans, Greece remaining under that control for nearly 400 years till 1821, and with substantial racial results.

Besides such hostile incursions there was also the importation of slaves such as in Roman times. Later on there was the admission of colonial subjects, such as the Malays into Holland since the 17th Century A.D.; and the miscegenation which sooner or later resulted from this. In consequence, Eastern Europe obtained both a Hither Asiatic strain and an Inner Asiatic strain, which latter strain is also present in Northern Finland and in Sweden and Norway. Southern Europe, particularly Spain and the south of Italy, obtained a Hither Asiatic strain also, along with a Negro element. Spain and the south of Italy also obtained a lesser Oriental strain.

Considering Jews now, and continuing to refer to Gunther as our authority, he began by dismissing talk of a "Semitic race", laying down that there are only Semitic-speaking peoples. Thereupon he defined the Sephardim or southern Jews as a mixture of Oriental, Hither Asiatic, Mediterranean, Hamitic, Nordic and Negro, with the Oriental predominating. The Ashkenazim or eastern Jews he defined as a mixture of Hither Asiatic, Oriental, East Baltic, Inner Asiatic, Nordic, Hamitic and Negro, with the Hither Asiatic predominating. In so far as either the Oriental or the Hither Asiatic element predominates in the presence of other, non-European, racial elements, Jews cannot rightly be regarded as White, which term can only rightly refer to those with a predominance of one or a mixture of several of the five White races classified by our authority, and this without the inclusion of any other racial element whatsoever.

Support for this view comes from Jewish authorities themselves. For instance, the South African Rand Daily Mail (15 May 1972) under a headline "Jews Are Not White" quoted Jewish scholar, Prof. Leonard Fein of Brandeis University in the U.S.A., as addressing a congress of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies in Johannesburg, and saying: "You are not Whites -- either symbolically or literally ..." In his scholarly book "The Genetics of the Jews" (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1978) A.E. Mourant declared: "Nearly all Jewish communities show a substantial proportion of African Negroid marker genes, such as to imply a total Negro admixture of the order of 5 to 10 percent." There can be added to this the statement of Dr. Leo Sachs, head of the genetics section of the Weitzmann Institute of Science in Israel, speaking in New York on a visit awhile back, that his study had revealed that all Jews "have certain strong similarities in certain characteristics, such as the fingerprints, which indicate ancestral origin in the Eastern Mediterranean."

Colin Jordan