It’s hard for men of my generation to fathom life without the Internet. Sure, I can survive for extended periods of time without checking my email or browsing the web. In fact, I enjoy going minimalist camping for a few days at a time, cooking Spaghetti-Os over a campfire, thumbing through Julius Evola’s books, and reflecting on how Tradition relates to me in the contemporary American context.
But no matter how completely I believe I’ve removed myself from “the grid”, I’m never truly removed from it. After all, how would a mere high school graduate from small-town Indiana stumble onto Evola? It’s not like his trenchant analyses of modernism are available at my local library. In fact, they weren’t available at the big college library, either. They sure as hell wouldn’t have been mentioned on television. Before relatively recently, very little of his stuff was even translated into English and what little had been translated was only familiar to some very small circles of New Right intellectuals sharing it with a handful of associates in their ideological ghetto.
The generation that grew up after the Jewish oligarchy achieved a stranglehold on American media, academia, and theology never had a chance. This was a true Dark Age of absolute censorship of dissident ideas in America, one which most acutely affected the Baby Boomer generation. One of the interesting things about the recent CofCC conference was the abundance of the very old veterans of the George Wallace campaign and other anti-integration battles and the abundance of relatively young computer geeks. An entire generation in between is largely absent. It’s been hopelessly brainwashed with the vapid mythology of “the 60’s”, of “The Dawning of Aquarius”, and of American history as a steady process of successive liberations of victimized identity groups.
A Glimpse Into the Baby Boomer Mind
The Internet changed everything. This completely decentralized new medium empowered us to bypass the filter altogether and follow our paths of inquiry in absolutely any direction they led. A new generation of White Advocates converged from a variety of backgrounds. Academics like Kevin MacDonald who would have struggled to find a handful of readers a couple decades ago became capable of sharing their ideas with millions. It’s in this context that millions of young men like myself were able to escape the prevailing dogma and arrive at heretical interpretations of reality which had been virtually extinguished by the regime.
Most people of my generation are still drinking the multicult kool-aid. But most people don’t matter. The information is readily available to men determined to seek the truth and this numerical minority embodies a “majority of will”, if I may adopt an epigram from Dr. Pierce. Most Americans are glued to their couches, soaking up the latest pop culture filth. They’ll assuredly remain glued to those couches while we’re taking it back.
And how might we actually take it back?
We’ll take it back by leveraging the Internet’s capacity for facilitating massively collaborative projects. We’ll instantiate a framework for coordinating “open source” advocacy, translating the phenomenal success of community-driven software development into political activism. I believe we have a motivated core of activists who currently lack the infrastructure necessary to collaborate toward accomplishing quantifiable goals. By adapting processes from the open source software development community, we can create a lightning rod to gather up the best and brightest from across America to catalyze the revolution.
Eric S. Raymond’s seminal work on the nature of open source software development, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, outlines necessary preconditions for initiating a successful bazaar-style project. One of those is a plausible promise. The community needs to share a vision of the completed project and have a skeletal framework around which to begin working. A talented project leader needs to be capable of both designing the core of his project and communicating his vision to potential collaborators.
Ideally, he has access to an incubator, a workspace conducive to collaborative project development. In the open source software development community, the most popular example of this is SourceForge. It provides each project with a source code repository, discussion forums to facilitate communication, a home page, a wiki for documentation, and a front-end that helps developers and end-users find the projects.
The challenge is in translating this proven model toward accomplishing White Advocacy goals.
1. What services should an incubator offer to project collaborators?
2. What kinds of projects would be well-suited to this framework?
3. How willing would you be to contribute your time and talent to a collaborative advocacy project?