As a group ‘on the out’, I have maintained that Reactionaries should welcome chaos in the world as it is. At present, we live in a world that can be effectively described as Modern-dominated. Thanks to globalism, the scourge of left wing ideas and anti-traditional initiatives has spread far beyond their native Western Europe, the United States, and outlying vassal states like Canada and Australia. In warped forms, the Modern ideology has taken root in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America to varying degrees.
Acknowledging that we are indeed an ‘out group’ and this world is against us is integral to analysis of current events moving forward.
Repeat after me:
We have no general vested interest in world peace.
We have no general vested interest in global political or economic stability.
We have no allegiance to any government compromised by Modernity.
With the above in mind, I would like to usher in the new year with a look at the chaotic implosions and explosions around the globe that occurred in the last year with an eye to identifying negative aspects of these events taken in the micro, and the positive aspects taken in the macro. It’s sort of a Reactionary year-in review.
THE UNITED STATES
By far the most significant development for the United States in 2014 was the rapid breakdown in race relations, particularly those between blacks and whites. Hot on the heels of the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal self-defense shooting in Florida of black teenager Trayvon Martin, 2014 saw the narrative of racial grievance ratchet up to boiling point. In August, a case involving the shooting of another black teenager, Michael Brown, in St. Louis, Missouri unfolded in almost the exact same way. Local authorities found no wrongdoing on behalf of police officer Darren Wilson who fired the shot while being assaulted by Brown , and as a result the national weight of every race-baiting organization in the country including the current presidency came down on the suburb of Ferguson where the incident occurred. The result was an eventual dismissal of the case by a grand jury, and riots that echoed the Los Angeles riots of 1992 with businesses being torched and looted.
Though it went unreported, a Bosnian immigrant, Zemir Begic, was murdered by a pack of black teenagers during this period of unrest.
Just when it looked like things might calm down, a verdict came down in another controversial case in Staten Island, New York as another charge against a police officer was dismissed, this time in an unintentional choke-hold death of a black man called Eric Garner during an arrest. The result was that the spike in racial tension continued, culminating in the double homicide of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who were ambushed while in their car (the killer apparently thought they were white). Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a black man with minor ties to Islamic fanaticism was the culprit and he committed suicide after fleeing the scene. Blame for the incident has fallen upon the protesters of the Garner and Brown deaths, race hustling media personalities like Al Sharpton, and the communist mayor of New York, Bill De Blaso, who practically encouraged the slaying.
Since this incident, tensions have not decreased, and despite the buffoonish declarations of the president, race relations are at a low point. This will become an increasingly normal reality in the United States as whites are demographically squeezed and continued lack of job creation leads to higher and higher unemployment among young black males who are turning to crime with a hardened anti-white edge. A positive result for Reaction, as whites will increasingly identify ‘white interests’ and blacks will increasingly identify ‘black interests’ dividing the nation and furthering the disintegration of the declining #1 power in the world. I expect the already growing rightward drift of whites (at least those over age 30) to happen even faster after this year’s events. It makes for a more dangerous environment of course, but in a country where gun ownership is easy, this isn’t a huge factor for those willing to prepare for the worst.
Other less interesting things to consider in terms of the United States would be the lone-wolf Islamic beheading of a woman at a meat packing plant in Oklahoma raising alarm bells about the small but growing contingent of Muslim radicals in the country, the advance of the anti-marriage left who have practically wiped away the voter-willed defense of marriage in a string of court victories, the setback for feminism during the Gamergate controversy, the laid-bare vulnerability of technology in the case of the Sony computer breach, and finally of course the Republican takeover of the US senate which has proven laughably useless, a true example of how democracy fails since the Republican Party now more than ever despises the people who vote for it and has no intention of doing anything to stop the overt leftist agenda of the president.
THE MIDDLE EAST
Again, it is not hard to pick the most substantial event unfolding in the Middle East on the back of last year. The startling advance of the radical, brutal Sunni Jihadist army ISIS (now formally the Islamic State), a group that broke from the bungling remnants of Al Qaeda during its involvement in the ongoing Syrian Civil War, has shocked the world. They are the largest force threatening to overthrow the Alawite regime of Bashar Al Assad in Syria and they have spilled over into Iraq, conquering about a third of the country’s territory, most notably the large city of Mosul in the north. With a slick social media campaign, gruesome and brutal massacring of Christians and other religious minorities, and coffers flushed with money looted from banks and a black market oil trade, the Islamic State has become the premier Islamic terrorist organization in the world in an incredibly short amount of time.
As far as historical achievements go, ISIS will go down as the group which destroyed the tomb of the Prophet Jonah. They have cemented ties with other Islamic militant groups in the region, but few of the largest players have done more than approve of their success. Despite recent setbacks against the Kurdish Peshmerga militia now free from the shackles of a Baghdad in tumult as well as the death of many top commanders at the hands of US drone strikes, ISIS will continue to be a massive geopolitical thorn in the side of world peace for perhaps years to come, especially when one takes into account the growing instability around it.
Of course ISIS is pure evil, its deeds are beyond all realms of sanity. The atrocities committed against the minority Christian brothers and sisters of ours in Iraq and Syria is an abomination and we should provide all the aid to those communities that we can. However, the Islamic State is the inevitable realization of a Middle East that is a Yugoslavia in reverse. Countries that were fashioned on the fancy of colonial European powers are now coming unglued as long-established dictators are felled by uprisings and ironic Western meddling. Sunni Muslims are restless and long for the days where they were a world power to be reckoned with. The rebirth of the Caliphate, even if not with this Islamic State group, seems inevitable in the long term and that would mean the end of Western influence in a region that has been their battleground for over two decades.
Other big stories of the Middle East include the overthrow of the vaguely more respectable elected regime in Egypt when the presidency of Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi was cut short by a military coup led by now-president General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. In Yemen, another government was brought down with little fanfare in the media when Iran-proxy Houthi rebels plunged the country into Somalia-style anarchy with ethnic and religious fighting spilling into the streets. Rising tensions between premier oil giant Saudi Arabia and Iran are also important to note. In Israel, tensions continue to simmer between Jerusalem and Hamas in Gaza as well as the end of year disintegration of the Israeli government with President Netanyahu kicking secularist centrist parties out of his coalition, likely to be replaced once again by the Ultra-Orthodox Haredi parties in the next election, putting the brakes on liberal social reforms in the country for now.
RUSSIA & UKRAINE
The year was also an eventful one in relations between two of Continental Europe’s eastern-most nations, Russia and Ukraine. In February, the president of Ukraine was forced to flee the country after popular protests raged out of control in the nation’s capital as well as other large cities. President Viktor Yanukovych was a pro-Russian oligarch and had just last year canceled an Association Agreement with the European Union in order to opt to closer ties with Russia, which angered the people who were suffering in a country with high corruption and poor employment prospects. Ukraine’s economy is buoyed by industrial co-operation across the Russian border, and its energy needs are almost entirely supplied by their eastern neighbor. Yanukovych was elected fairly in 2010 after a long period of power-jockeying between himself and two other corrupt oligarchs, Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko which involved poisonings and imprisonment at various times. The protests were supported and funded in part by Atlantic forces, namely the Eurocrats and the United States government (John McCain even visited the protest to take down a democratically elected leader, which shows you how committed America is to democracy).
Eventually, Yanukovych was forced to flee, leaving behind his very sizable estate and assorted treasures. Cue subsequent actions by Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, who denounced the new regime as ‘a fascist junta’ and essentially invaded the Crimean peninsula (a point of key military significance to Russia, who had been using it on loan for a long time for naval purposes). Russia has bankrolled armed seperatists of ethnic Russian origin in the eastern regions of Ukraine since this time (notably Donetsk), which has lead to ongoing skirmishing between the two countries not totally dissimilar from the violence that broke out between Russia and Georgia just a few years ago. This really hit its apex with the still murky accidental downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a surface-to-air missile system (298 people of various nationalities dead).
While Reactionaries definitely fall on the pro-Russian side of argument typically (Russia being at least on a more positive political trajectory than our sworn enemy, Western Modernity), many were hopeful that a seemingly ascendant right wing might actually seize control of Ukraine, hampering Western attempts to absorb it into its sphere of influence. Alas, the elections handed the presidency to ‘centrist’ Western puppet Petro Poroshenko and the parliament is now entirely in the hands of at best center-right but pro-EU ascent forces. The radical Svoboda party lost seats and fell just short of the required 5% to enter parliament, and the radical right vote was also divided between the more militant ‘Right Sector’ group. However, as the fighting continues to drag on, and recent public tributes to wartime nationalist leader Stepan Bandera gather more steam than ever before, it is possible the right will see a resurgence in the next election, if it can get its act together,
As far as Russia goes, US sanctions, ineffective at first, have started to crash the ruble, though most of that can be put down to tumbling oil prices. As history has shown, cornering the bear is never very advisable. I would expect grandiose actions on Russia’s part in the coming year.
THE REST OF EUROPE
In the countries of Europe still caged by the Modernist terror state known as the European Union, there was somewhat of a large backlash against the globalist agenda during the symbolic elections to the European parliament. I say symbolic, since these legislators have no real power. In any case, this wasn’t as awe-inspiring as many have made out.
First of all, if one discounts what I would deem shameless populist movements like the Danish People’s Party (Denmark), UKIP (UK), Party For Freedom (Netherlands), and questionably the Sweden Democrats (Sweden), which while useful are not rightist enough to be considered truly positive outcomes, then the gains were pretty meager. The final figure for ‘far right’ parties would be +17 in the parliament, if we say that the increasingly less radical Front National (France) is the cutoff point. Plus, these gains were made almost single-handedly by the aforementioned Front National who netted a stunning twenty-one new seats off the back of a hilariously unpopular socialist president and a center-right party in disarray. In countries outside of France, the news ranged from mild to disappointing.
Heinz Christian Strache’s Austrian Freedom Party netted two new seats. In Germany, the NPD gained one seat. Greece’s now imprisoned Golden Dawn party retained the two seats of the now collapsed LAOS coalition and also gained another. In Poland, the KNP did win four seats on its first go-around with a big youth vote behind it (very good news for Poland).
Every other country saw losses or stalemates for the far right in what should have been a banner year. Bulgaria’s ATAKA party lost both its seats. The now disintegrated British National Party lost its two seats. Italy’s Lega Nord lost four seats, leaving it with just one. The Greater Romania Party lost all three of its seats. The Slovak National Party lost its lone seat. In one of the surprisingly disappointing results, the ascendent Jobbik party of Hungary only managed to retain its meager three seats and didn’t win anything else.
So, to sum up. A great year for France and perhaps the Poles. For everyone else, lackluster at best. It doesn’t help that as mentioned before, Marine Le Pen is softening more day by day in preparation for her presidential bid. Her inaction during the stunning pro-family protests launched by courageous patriots in the wake of the government’s desecration of marriage was nothing short of despicable. However, I think Front National has enough radicals still left in power to be a force for good in France.
It is very good that in the UK, Nigel Farage’s party humiliated the others, but I cannot really call it a solid Reactionary victory. It is however good whenever a threat to the European Union emerges, as it is clearly an enemy of Reaction. I really hope we do better in the next European elections, however trivial they may ultimately be.
Undoubtedly a big year for Asia as we saw marked increases in both religious radicalism and nationalist sentiment. India threw out the corrupt Congress Party and voted in the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, responsible for nuclear tests between 1998 and 2004 as well as stoking anti-Muslim sentiment in many regions of the already religiously divided country. In fact, now-president Narendra Modi was on a list of banned foreign politicians for his part in the 2002 Gujarat riots where 2000 people were killed. In a humiliating turn of events, the USA had to renounce that designation once Modi was elected. After sodomy laws were re-instated by the country’s Supreme Court on a technical disagreement with a lower court, it was positive to have Modi’s socially conservative nationalists win as this prevents the Congress Party from addressing it. From a purely political standpoint, Modi is a fellow religious reactionary and I approve of his politics for the most part, however violence against the minority Christians in India will always be opposed by me. I look out for my own.
In other news, Burma saw an escalation in anti-Muslim violence that had been simmering for a while, spearheaded by radical monk Ashin Wirathu and his controversial 969 Movement. Shrugging off denunciation from the Dalai Lama, Wirathu’s Buddhist vigilantes have tried to end the domination that minority Muslims had over certain villages where rapes were commonplace. If there wasn’t a law banning monks from seeking political office, Wirathu could launch a very interesting presidential campaign. A key development on this front has been the introduction of the first multinational Buddhist radical movement, as Wirathu has formalized relations with the Sri Lankan Bodu Bala Sena, a group with similar goals.
Another development to keep a watchful eye on is rising nationalist sentiment in the political sphere of Japan. Expansionist rhetoric from Beijing has lead to a fiery backlash from members of Shinzo Abe’s Jimintō Party who have formed a nationalist caucus that holds several key positions. This likely ties into Japan’s demographic death-spiral, which many are now seeing as a potential death sentence for the country. Japan is now moving towards re-instating a real military force, something not seen since the nation’s surrender at the end of WWII.
2013 was not an incredibly huge year for Africa or Latin America. Regime change in the Central African Republic, the end of Chavez’ iron-fisted left wing rule in Venezuela (though his successor is fulfilling the promises of Marxism). One event that should not escape mention is the complete collapse of Libya which is now divided into warlord held territories, with the Western puppet government operating out of a Greek pleasure ferry moored somewhere off the coast. Ansar Al Sharia, the group responsible for the murders of American diplomatic staff in Benghazi and one of the larger Islamic militant groups in Libya has pledged its support to Baghdadi’s Islamic State, interestingly enough. In addition, I will predict right now an ascendant Taliban will mirror the successes of ISIS in Afghanistan as soon as the last US troops leave, based on what we are seeing in that country right now, as well as in neighboring Pakistan.
I tried to be as positive as possible about the year, from a Reactionary perspective. Anyone else’s opinion on these events and what effects they might have going forward would be greatly appreciated.