Having a family is the best reason in the world to fight for a society
where White children have a future. Preserving one’s wealth and social
status are excellent reasons for fighting as well.
by Micheal Polignano
September 6, 2004
A few days ago I had a telephone conversation with a friend and
lifelong racial activist, Sam Dickson. We shared opinions on several
matters, both personal and movement-related. Near the end of the
conversation, however, he confided in me a deep sense of hopelessness
and despair. Having spent decades of his life fighting for the “Cause,”
he found himself having serious doubts about its ultimate success. All I
could say at the time was, “Don’t give up.”
I felt more was needed, however. I myself have gotten depressed while
thinking about the future of our country and our race, and I have
allowed these feelings to interfere with my productivity. I have also
felt an acute sense of guilt for having produced nothing new over the
past few months. Hence, this essay.
Generally speaking, one’s effectiveness at any endeavor depends to a
large extent on one’s enthusiasm and confidence of success. I have come
to believe that enthusiasm and motivation are more important than talent
in determining success: I’ve seen plenty of motivated idiots who have
achieved fortune and fame, but absolutely no unmotivated geniuses who
have done so.
Motivation is literally the force that moves us forward. It is thus
the lifeblood of any endeavor. Indeed, it is life itself. And negative
thinking, and the depression to which it ultimately leads, are therefore
enemies of life. Depression is a kind of living death. That’s why the
severely depressed often prefer death to life.
What if Beethoven, upon becoming deaf, became depressed and lost all
motivation to complete his Ninth Symphony? What if Galileo had convinced
himself that the Church was too great a force to challenge? Think about
what the world would be like absent the accomplishments of any great
explorer, discoverer, writer, or artist.
Humanity would be poorer without the works of any great individual.
Yet in spite of the loss, more great accomplishments would eventually
occur, provided future generations have the genetic background they
If present trends continue, they will not.
The greatest accomplishment our race could ever make is to ensure
that future generations of our people will exist and prosper.
Individuals and groups who effectively act with that goal in mind are
engaging in the highest and noblest activity possible.
I think many high-quality White Nationalists accept this idea, yet
still hold back from fully committing themselves to the movement for one
reason or another. I think the greatest unspoken feeling is: “If we
were going to win, we would have won already. White Nationalist leaders
have been addressing the threat to our race for a long time, but the
results have been insignificant, and America continues to decline. I
don’t feel I could make any difference, so why should I try?”
I admit to having entertained these thoughts myself. But when I took
the time to rationally consider the argument, its flaws became obvious.
First of all, past events do not dictate what will happen in the
future. The probability a normal coin will come up “heads” after being
flipped is 50:50, even if the coin came up “tails” the past 1,000 flips.
The fact that Da Vinci was unsuccessful at creating a flying machine
didn’t stop the Wright Brothers from doing so.
The lessons of history are important, but the most important of these
lessons is that history is full of surprises, novelties, and new
discoveries. And by their very nature, these things cannot be predicted
in advance, for if they could be predicted, they would not be new,
novel, or surprising. History tells us only that we will be surprised,
not what the surprises will be.
Second, even if one’s message is absolutely true and good, it will be
ineffective unless certain other conditions are met. One needs the
appropriate media for communicating it. One’s audience has to be
receptive. And one needs the right spokesmen for the message. And as I
see it, the prospects for all three of these conditions are positive.
First, although the establishment has had near total control over
public opinion for a long time through the mass media, their grip is
weakening. Consider the following. In the past decade: (1) Internet
access has become standard in most American households. (2) Digital
media such as the CD and the DVD have all but replaced analog media. (3)
The computing power needed to capture and manipulate digital
photography and digital video has become affordable to the average
consumer. (4) File-sharing technologies have emerged that allow for the
rapid distribution of large amounts of data to a large number of
interested parties. Thus the technical barriers to forming a truly
independent media have all but disappeared. All that’s needed now is
time, determined effort, and a bit of creativity.
Second, as things go from bad to worse in America, more and more
people are becoming receptive to alternative arguments, even if those
arguments do not conform to the tenets of Political Correctness. This is
particularly true among young people who have grown up exposed to the
internet, where any topic they wish to explore is but a Google search
away. At the same time, our ability to communicate the truth becomes
greater and greater with each passing day. These facts should inspire us
to speak out louder and more vigorously than ever before.
Third, since I started this website, I have been contacted by
hundreds of people. Many have shared their criticisms of today’s White
Nationalist leaders. I have noticed that the strongest objections have
come from the people who have the most to offer the movement in terms of
leadership and money. They are educated, affluent, talented,
individually reputable, and socially prominent people.
When I have urged such people to get publicly involved themselves if
they do not like the existing leadership, they tend to answer that they
cannot, because they have so much to lose. They are worried about the
consequences to their families, their businesses, their personal
reputations, and their social status.
My standard answer to this sort of objection is: Having a family is
the best reason in the world to fight for a society where White children
have a future. Preserving one’s wealth and social status are excellent
reasons for fighting as well. If one really does have a good reputation,
then why worry about it being sullied by the advocacy of politically
incorrect truths? Indeed, if one’s reputation really is good, then won’t
it lend luster to unfairly tarnished truths, rather than vice versa?
The first step toward victory is believing that it is possible.This essay is from Michael Polignano’s book Taking Our Own Side, available in a limited, signed and personalized hardcover edition here.