My latest two posts dealt with Hadding Scott’s article about Dylann Roof. Today Tom Sunic took issue with the arguments of the commenters I reproduced in those posts:
Hadding is correct when stressing the importance of education in white awareness—(white civility might be a better locution). This is a long and painful process. The Soviet commissars in the 70’s were far more afraid of the pen of the one single Solzhenitsyn than of millions of Bible- thumping anti-commie preachers in the USA. If Roof had had a foresight of the standard “who benefits?” question, he would have never done the killing. Unless he himself has either a very low IQ, or worse, a sizable portion of criminal chromosomes, which, to be sure one encounters among some wannabe EU and US Hollywood- Nazis and self-proclaimed White nationalists, whose actions discredit the plight of millions of other Whites.
Jack Frost responded:
“The Soviet commissars in the 70’s were far more afraid of the pen of the one single Solzhenitsyn than of millions of Bible-thumping anti-commie preachers in the USA…”
This is the same Solzhenitsyn who said:
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if… We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more—we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.
“Education” or agitprop has its place, but in my view it’s primarily a recruitment tool. Without people willing to take action it’s useless. Eventually things come to a pass where action is required, and that’s where people like Roof and Mathews come in. I have to say that I think anyone who denigrates the actions of our street fighters or disavows them is deeply mistaken and acting in a disgraceful fashion. Withholding an endorsement is one thing, but actively attacking them and giving support to the oppressive system is really what’s foolish and counter-productive.
My two cents:
“Without people willing to take action”, education “is useless” said Frost. Bingo. Surely the Croat Sunic listened the interview of Craig Bodeker of the Serbian Serge Trifković (now removed by the thought police from Bodeker’s YouTube channel).
By the middle 1950s and especially after Stalin’s death, “it was possible to be free within the circle of your intimate friends” in the Soviet bloc. But today’s West according to Trifković is even more totalitarian. “You cannot exchange any meaningful thoughts on race even with your intimate friends without encountering some seriously strange looks… I feel less free today in my fifties in the United States than in my teens in Tito’s Yugoslavia.”
When I also was a teenager Eastern Europeans were avid of dissident literature. Sunic’s point would have some weight if Westerners were as avid as cold war Europeans of dissident literature, which obviously is not the case.
Incidentally, in 2011 someone took the trouble to copy Bodeker’s interview of Trifković, though the copy lacks somehow the quality of the original.