(Editor’s Note: In this episode of The Muse of Hate, Lord Scorpius and Ex-Atheist discuss their former associates in the White Nationalist movement, and ponder the collapse of the secular world around them.
Caution: you are about to enter the literary zone!)
Ex-Atheist: I don’t think you converted him.
Lord Scorpius: I wasn’t trying to convert the White Nationalist.
Instead, I have got him thinking about his own belief system. He believes in The Invisible Hand. There are all sorts of notions like The Invisible Hand that he takes for granted and has never really questioned.
From his perspective, we didn’t really argue over anything important. He believes in the White race. He believes the White race would be better off separating from non-Whites. He believes the Jews are up to no good.
That’s the core of his faith.
Ex-Atheist: Yes, the White Nationalist has faith in White people. It is kind of strange.
He believes in White people in the abstract ideological sense. Yet he doesn’t really like most of the White people he knows. He actually doesn’t believe in them. He is very alienated from them.
Lord Scorpius: For some people, whiteness is a badge of identity. Not only is it a badge of their identity, it is an ideological badge of identity – White people as some kind of idealized abstraction.
We know far too many White people to idolize them. They don’t live up to our expectations. White people are not divine. The great Apollo is divine, in whose honor we founded The Order of the Scorpion, but White people are not sacred or divine.
Ex-Atheist: Still, it is not a bad thing to be pro-White. Some people just get carried away with it. They romanticize White people and put them up on a pedestal. Everything has to conform to their ideology. Reality doesn’t conform to any ideology though.
But honestly, who would want to live among all these blacks?
Lord Scorpius: It has always been different around here.
People around here have been “White people” for centuries. We are Anglo-Celts who have lived among Africans and Indians for generations. The presence of all these Africans (and their former non-White associates, the Indians) is why whiteness is meaningful in this area.
It is traditional to be “pro-White” around here. In fact, most people around here are still “pro-White,” and don’t associate being White with guilt or negativity as they do in other countries and in some places in the United States. Most of these people have never heard of the White Nationalist movement.
I guess you could say that “whiteness” is something that most people here take for granted. It is like the air that we breathe. Because we are so comfortable with being White, we don’t spend as much time thinking about it as people who live elsewhere, or getting as ideological about it as some people do.
Whiteness is part of our identity. It is one marker of our identity among several other markers – the English language, being from the “Real South,” being a Protestant, being a conservative, state loyalty, and having republican political principles.
For a racial conservative, “whiteness” is part of a package deal. For the White Nationalist, “whiteness” can be a romanticized abstraction or fantasy world that is sold separately. Call it the Platonic theory of whiteness.
The racial conservative has a racial identity, but he doesn’t associate it with the divine or the sacred, which he reserves for his religion. White people are worthy of a special place in his heart, but so is Jesus Christ, and so is his state.
Truth be told, it is actually a good thing that there is some balance here to racial identity. In a common moral tradition, people can resolve their conflicts by appealing to the common standards of their faith. They can reason out a solution.
The atheists just fight each other in interminable battles because each and every atheist has his own private confession or belief system.
Ex-Atheist: I can see we are about to talk about the narratives again.
Lord Scorpius: White Nationalism is one narrative of whiteness. Within the narrative, there are saints and villains, and focal points of good and evil. It is a belief system like any other – a faith, an ideology, a secular religion, whatever you want to call it, it is a mental framework that is used to interpret racial reality.
Quite honestly, that is not the belief system we are most interested in these days. It is still a marginal view in the United States. The mainstream view is much more interesting.
The progressive belief system is dominant in our society. Ever since MLK and the Civil Rights Movement, the progressive view of race has been hegemonic over the conservative view. It is also coming unglued.
Have you been reading OD Forum?
Ex-Atheist: No, I haven’t seen it yet.
Lord Scorpius: The European Union is an even more extreme version of the progressive madness that prevails here in the United States. The whole damn thing is now in the process of collapsing. The bankers are scared shitless.
Walter Russell Mead says that Greece should exit the euro. Everyone is talking about the impending collapse of Greece and other European countries.
Ex-Atheist: We spent a lot of time talking with the White Nationalist about his faith in Mammon and the Money Power.
Lord Scorpius: You’re right.
As hard as it is for some people to believe, the European Union and the euro didn’t exist just a few years ago. Once upon a time, there was no European Central Bank. Brussels didn’t have the power that it does today over federal Europe.
Lord Scorpius: The European Union is a more recent example of a secular belief system that has been conjured into existence. The Lincoln system is the older of the two.
The myth of the European Union is collapsing before our eyes. As an object of faith, the euro appears to be in real trouble. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to be ruled by all these eunuchs in distant Brussels?
What must they be thinking in Germany? Have you been watching the German state elections?
Ex-Atheist: What about the Lincoln system here in North America? The Lincoln system is more relevant to our predicament in Alabama.
Lord Scorpius: The Lincoln system is based on a myth too – the myth of the holiness and inviolability of the Union.
We told the White Nationalist about the Lincoln and the Grant and the Franklin that we noticed can buy things around here. He has spent most of his adult life working for the Federal Reserve Note.
The job of the intellectual is to identify problems and we have done our job well – the Lincoln, the Grant, and the Franklin are now a problem in his mind.
Ex-Atheist: The White Nationalist came away visibly disturbed from your discussion with him. You argued with him about religion and economics. It almost sounded like you were some kind of mystic or prophet.
Lord Scorpius: The White Nationalist is among the brightest and most ethical people I know – he is motivated by righteousness, a secularized version of Protestantism, which he absorbed from his own culture, and he has never really cared much for The Invisible Hand.
I’m sure he is thinking about it.
The White Nationalist lives in Virginia which has been constructed around The Invisible Hand. He lives in Northern Virginia which has been constructed by Big Government. NOVA is the bastardized product of Big Government and The Invisible Hand.
The City of Richmond has been constructed around the Visible Hand, which is to say, African-Americans or the Black Undertow.
He is probably thinking about how The Invisible Hand, Big Government, and the Visible Hand of African-Americans have worked together to construct the physical geography of the entire world that exists along I-85 North from Alabama to Virginia in the 21st century.
Lord Scorpius: The White Nationalist is driving up I-85 North. He is on the way back to Virginia.
When he gets back home, he will start to ponder what I have told him here. He knows that I am right. He knows that he lives in a world where people have constructed their lives around the worship of money. They have put their faith in Ben Bernanke’s money as a store of value.
The White Nationalist is unhappy with his life. He sees himself as a revolutionary – and who can blame him, if I lived there, I would want to get out of there myself and go live somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
What do you suppose it is like to live among all those strangers and aliens who work for the Big Government? What must it be like to allow money to rule your life? What do you suppose it is like to say things you don’t believe because the U.S. dollar is sacred?
The Invisible Hand is the real master of White people in this country.
Lord Scorpius: The White Nationalist is driving back to Virginia.
He is thinking about the magical power of the $55 dollars that we burned here in Alabama. There are people who will perform services for that $55 dollars. They will work for that $55 dollars.
Why do they work for the Grant and Lincoln?
Because the Grant and the Lincoln (as opposed to the Davis and the Yancey) are symbols of legitimacy in our financial system. He probably stopped on the way up there to get himself a drink or two in a convenience store.
He paid for the drink with magic coins which he gave to some peasant who is a cashier now. They are magical coins which are stamped with symbols of legitimacy in the narrative of America. There are all kinds of symbols on those nickels and quarters.
You know, The Invisible Hand is why he lives in that place against his will. He’s thinking hard now about The Invisible Hand which has created that clusterfuck society up there.
Ex-Atheist: I used to be a stamp collector. I was also a coin collector.
Lord Scorpius: Which coin is the one with the buffalo on it? I never saw the buffalo on any Roman coin. Then again, I don’t think you can buy things with Roman coins anymore, especially in North America.
Ex-Atheist: You can’t buy anything with Confederate dollars either. Most places around here don’t take the euro. You can exchange dollars for euros though.
In Canada, they have Canadian dollars. The damn Queen of England is on their currency. There is a maple leaf on their coins.
Lord Scorpius: Yes, it is all about symbols of legitimacy, which exist purely in the minds of people which identify with a narrative.
It is about having a belief system – a kind of faith in the financial system, the symbols of legitimacy get people to identify with the monetary unit – a faith that has left behind any number of dead currencies and ruined civilizations in the world when its myth has evaporated.
Ex-Atheist: The monetary system has been consciously constructed by human beings – and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Lord Scorpius: When the White Nationalist gets back to Virginia, he will start to see the serfs who work for these lords who call themselves “capitalists” in the Old Dominion. They are dependents of these merchants.
He is going to turn on his television and listen to the degenerate clerics who call themselves “intellectuals” now babble on about all kinds of shit.
Some poor dead soldier is going to be shipped home to Virginia from Afghanistan in a casket. He died over there for the Pentagon to earn a paycheck.
The White Nationalist will turn on television or the radio on the way back home and listen to all the praise and attention that it is lavished on America’s degenerate monied aristocracy.
They enjoy high social status in this country for no other reason than the amount of money they have in their bank accounts. Don’t even get me started on these people who are called celebrities because they are on television – the Snooki, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, the Kardashian sisters.
Ex-Atheist: What about the black people? We haven’t talked much about them since they launched the flash mob revolution in Britain in August.
Lord Scorpius: They are certainly up to no good.
You don’t even have to pay attention to know that much. They are always up to something horrible that we all must keep quiet about. If you are familiar with the theory, you can predict their actions.
Every so often, we have to step back from the daily flow of information and ponder the higher truths. Why are we in this awful situation?
Ex-Atheist: I really like your town fountain here.
Lord Scorpius: As the lord of this county, Lord Scorpius, I work for this town fountain. I consider this place to be my realm. I am a defender of this place. I am a cleric who is engaged in spiritual warfare with ignorance.
Ex-Atheist: Is it insane? That sounds like crazy talk.
Lord Scorpius: It probably is.
I’m sure there is some psychologist out there who has a theory that people who work for things like their race, their community, their own family, the future of their civilization, their brothers and sisters in Christ – those people are crazy or insane or something – for not allowing their lives to be ruled by Ben Bernanke and The Invisible Hand.
You are only sane in this world if you prefer to work for the Federal Reserve Note and believe in Martin Luther King, Jr. whose idol is worshiped by all of BRA on the National Mall.
If you think the divine Lincoln, the divine Franklin, and the divine Grant is worth toiling away for all week before that invention they call the time clock, and you invest your life savings in the Wall Street casino in New York City, and you take Larry Kudlow and Jim Cramer seriously, then you are counted among the “sane” in Black Run Amerika.
It is “sane” to work for the time clock: can you believe that people have actually allowed their lives to be ruled by the Franklin time clock? The truth is, this whole damn country called the United States has lost its mind, but we are perfectly sane here.
If St. Francis or Martin Luther were here, they would be locked up in some mental health unit for sure, pumped full of anti-psychotics by professional psychiatrists.
Ex-Atheist: The Order of the Scorpion works for God’s Truth.
Lord Scorpius: If you can work for an image of Ulysses S. Grant on a scrap of paper, chained as a vassal to a Franklin time clock for most of the day, why can’t you work for the glory of God, or an ideal like this town fountain which symbolizes your community?
Ex-Atheist: *Tosses a coin in the town fountain*
Lord Scorpius: At the rate things are going, this town fountain will be here fifty years from now, but the Ulysses S. Grant and the Abraham Lincoln won’t be around to buy things anymore.
Ex-Atheist: Where are the Romans?
Lord Scorpius: The Romans once ruled over a vast empire which stretched from Scotland to Syria. After the centralized authority of the Western Roman Empire collapsed in the fifth century, the provinces were left to fend for themselves.
Some were more fortunate than others in the zero sum world of barbarism. The Romans went from globalization to subsistence agriculture in nothing flat.
You can’t buy anything with their money anymore. The narrative of Roman civilization crashed and burned. A thousand years later, Italians developed a new interest in classical Rome during the Renaissance.
Ex-Atheist: The Romans did leave behind some great monuments and ruins though.
Lord Scorpius: America will leave behind monuments to the folly of racial equality.
*Tosses a coin in the town fountain.*
Ex-Atheist: Should we tell people?
Lord Scorpius: You saw what happened to Cassandra who knew Troy was going to fall – that’s what it is like to have a special relationship with the divine Apollo.
Lord Scorpius: 500 years ago, the divine Apollo seized control of Martin Luther, you saw what happened over the next two centuries.
Ex-Atheist: We should proceed cautiously then.