For my second article on Occidental Dissent I want to touch on a subject that is often implied but frequently broken in our movement: loyalty.
First of all we should come to a definition of what loyalty is and what it is not.
Wikipedia defines loyalty as “Loyalty, also called allegiance or truth, is faithfulness or a devotion to a person or cause.”
That is a good working definition that we can start with. I would like to pick away at a couple things that I don’t believe loyalty has anything to do with. For example, I don’t believe it is possible to be loyal to someone that is not among the living. To be loyal to someone, they must be alive. To be loyal to a dead person does not make any sense any more than pledging loyalty to Napoleon would make sense. One can revere or hold that person to high esteem but loyalty is not possible.
Our definition includes faithfulness to a cause, or more succinctly, an idea. The ancient Icelanders had a wonderful word to describe their religion: Ásatrú: troth or faithfulness, to the gods. In English we use the suffix -ist to describe someone who “believes in something,” such as a nationalist.
I’m sure for most of the readers of this blog merely “believing in” your nationality is not what you have in mind but rather troth or loyalty to that nationality and heritage. This idealized form of loyalty is a distinct abstraction from flesh and blood: loyalty to a person or persons.
To complete our definition of terms the opposite of loyalty needs to be described:
|Noun||1.||disloyalty – the quality of being disloyal|
I am spelling this out because the overwhelming pattern I have seen time and again as a community organizer: the extremely disloyal actions taken by people who claim loyalty to the same cause. I am not going to try to characterize the various causes of these infidelities but I want to characterize what loyalty looks like and why it is important to all of us.
In my opinion the basis of loyalty is the belief that two or more people share for mutually beneficial reasons. For ninety nine point nine percent of human history, human societies were organized by the loyalty tribesmen and women gave each other to protect and care for each other. In more recent times the German people expressed this with the saying “My Honor is my Loyalty.” To be disloyal in such a case would be to dishonor myself and most likely, my family.
Loyalty is like a glue that binds two or more people together. Here is loyalty in different social contexts. Men can become unusually loyal to their job. They show up each day, they do what they need to do, and the job rewards them for their contribution. A husband and wife have pledged loyalty to each other until “death do us part.” A comrade is loyal to his mates and the good faith the shared experiences they undergo in similar interests or activities. Loyalty, when it is earned, is extremely difficult to become unglued. A mere bad word would be impossible to shake loyalty between two people. Same for a bad incident or misunderstanding. As wedding vows indicate, years of frustration, anger, and outrage that until a point would still not be enough to break the loyalty of a loyal person.
If we fail to establish the loyalty of the people in our personal lives we will fail at earning the loyalty of our people across the nation.
How can a person claim racial consciousness, race loyalty even, when they cannot be loyal to any persons of this race? How can a person be considered loyal when they jump from group to group? How can someone be considered loyal when they endlessly spread rumors about others in the movement? It is not possible. To be loyal to a race- yet disloyal to the members of that race- is not loyal: it is traitorous.
The only way to trounce disloyalty is put a stop to tolerating it. You have bad thoughts about someone, you keep them to yourself. Someone gossips- you tell them to shut their mouth. Someone talks trash about someone- you tell them to shut it. Someone makes a scene in front of a group- you speak the truth of your disapproval of those actions in privacy with the person in question. This is not to say that no one is above criticism, for in order for our movement to be successful being called out for engaging in counterproductive behavior or language is critical.
I am known as a Tribalist and that means that in my hierarchy of values I place all my loyalty in the members of my “tribe” whom 1) I personally know, and 2) share my values. All other demographically categories become secondary to the Tribe and our values. That doesn’t mean I am disrespectful of other tribes, quite the contrary, I am an ambassador for my tribe at all times: being cordial is a job requirement. Sharing a personal commitment to each other is one of the most natural, and dare I say, heartwarming things a person can do. As a way of life this behavior is completely ignored in today’s consumerist society but you may notice aspects of this in certain non white groups.
The struggle for establishing loyalty to each other above and beyond the government or institution we are employed in is the first step in addressing previous egregious results.
If we are to fix any of the existential threats facing our people I believe that a lightening fast blitzkrieg to develop loyalty amongst deserving like minded flesh and blood human beings. This first essential ingredient is the basis with which all subsequent struggles will look easy in comparison. In truth I believe that once you have fifty people that are loyal to you as a tribe reverence to Napoleons will become extremely less important.
So in conclusion of this article I say this: be loyal to your comrades and never betray their trust.