Up From Christianity: An Ascent
by Stephen Leacock Eliot
WILLIAM GAYLEY Simpson is an interesting case — one of those men who do an about-face in life in both belief and action. He lived an astoundingly long active political and literary life, from the 1910s through the 1980s. His book, Which Way, Western Man?, is the story of his life and the culmination of his thought. The National Alliance – Cosmotheist Books edition (published in 2003) is the only one with the final revisions he made to the book after the first (1979) edition.
In his first 40 years Simpson was a fanatical Christian who strove to sacrifice his life to Christ’s teaching in the most literal sense. He lived among the poor and labored for free to help them while living in a cabin next to a dump. But he eventually reached a dead end trying to follow Christ’s teachings. Seeking wisdom and a deeper truth, he went to the library and began reading Nietzsche and other important authors on social problems regarding race, sex, and civilization. He gradually gave up his belief in human equality, upon which, even in Simpson’s day, our political and religious systems were based.
Specifically, he began to understand and advocate things that went against the grain of the modern world — things that would shock the average “educated” (read: manipulated) person.
An exceptionally deep thinker, he traced the sickness that has overtaken the White man’s world in the 20th century to its roots in our imported, alien spirituality — and also in a Jewish world conspiracy and its coordinated aggressive moves against us.
Simpson came to believe that society should be aristocratic and that we should have a king or king-like figure, and a nobility that truly deserved the name. He thought that society should support its men of highest intellect and character as the most valuable ones in society. These are the ones who move society to ever higher levels. We should get rid of democracy which celebrates the mass man, and reject money as a measure of a man’s or woman’s worth — which is basically the standard, though not always admitted as such, of American “democracy.”
Simpson reveals the deception inherent in our money system, which isn’t based on real wealth at all, but on debt and fantasy, and it cannot do other than cause trouble for the people condemned to use it as their medium of exchange.
The author also shows why Feminism is not the liberation of woman, but the unsexing of woman.
Men and women are so different that they should not be compared in terms of “equality” either, no more than the pistil and the stamen are “equal” — though both with their profound differences are absolutely necessary to the life of the flower. Simpson came to understand that trying to make men and women the same degrades both of them, makes both sexes miserable, and makes society profoundly dysfunctional. Motherhood should be revered once again as the highest calling.
Simpson believed in eugenics. Couples of the highest intellect and character should have very large families. Couples on the lower end of character and intelligence should be sterilized. Violent criminals, and babies with severe defects, should not be allowed to live. Women should marry in their late teens and have a child by 20. He presents evidence that having children early makes childbirth easier later in life. Society should be organized to promote these goals, and media and schooling should be geared to inculcating them.
The quality of society is based on the excellence and purity of its stock, and by using eugenics, and marrying kind for kind. He shows evidence that hybrids between widely varying races have more health and psychological problems. The best racial strains in Europe are like precious jewels that need to be protected by a homogeneous society — and improved by eugenics. Those of alien stock should be sent back to their racial homelands. Social interactions imply sexual interactions, so those of differing stocks should not be “integrated.”
Simpson gave up the pacifism of his early years and became a reluctant warrior, although like a philosopher and not a soldier, he would think much before shooting. He did not like modern wars, but he realized that there is competition between the races for resources and therefore war is inevitable. Modern wars turn into mass slaughtering of even civilians, which he disapproves of. He thought that it is the sickly sensitivity of our age that makes people cry over necessary wars that are for conquest or defense. Before civilization begins, land must be conquered and secured for the race. The only reason trendy people are able to sip lattes in California coffeehouses in peace are because of warriors who conquered the land to make it safe in the first place. War is a part of life and we must accept all parts of life, whether they are “good” or “bad,” pleasant or unpleasant. Property must be, and always is, possessed and maintained by violence or threats of violence.
Simpson questioned the capitalist value system that arose out of the industrial revolution, because it destroys the meaning of work by reducing production down to simple, repetitive tasks that are mind-numbing and degrading to an intelligent human being. He wanted handcrafts to come back, along with a household economy of making your own clothes, for instance. He remembered talking to an old shoemaker and was impressed with his intelligence and character compared to the factory or corporate worker of today. Simpson reveals the fundamental incompatibility between capitalism, which he calls “The Machine,” and the human psyche.
What should we do with the Jews? Simpson says cancel their citizenship and send them to Madagascar, and forbid them forever to live among us or own property in our nations. The Jews control almost all mass media through the power of international finance and reserve banks, which has an extremely adverse, and even fatal, effect on the societies they so dominate. They use the money earned off interest to buy up the media, politicians, and to fund revolutions such as the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Russia — and the 2014 coup in Ukraine. They secretly hate the rest of humanity and consider non-Jews subhuman. Their religion teaches them that they are to be lords over the other races. Their media fill people’s heads with lies designed to make them revere Jews and hate themselves, the “Holocaust” story being but one example. Jews want racial supremacism and solidarity for themselves — but forbid even simple racial consciousness for their competitors, White Gentiles.
Simpson came to believe, after decades of study of economic systems, that we do not need a “gold standard” to have honest money. Money, he said, is best backed up by the natural resources of the country and the human quality of its population — which is what really creates wealth. Money should be issued debt-free by the government, not loaned at interest from private banks such as the Federal Reserve. Loans with interest enrich bankers and impoverish the people with debt. A truly noble and philosophical ruling class, drawn from the people and trained from birth in statecraft and service to the race, and a ruler with sweeping powers chosen from among them, are the only ones who can stop the exploitation of the people by the money power of the bankers. Hitler, Simpson teaches us, bypassed the money power of Jewish international financiers in his new, revolutionary economic system, which brought unprecedented prosperity to the people. He showed that we do not need the parasitic banking class, their loans, or their debt. He showed a new way by bartering surpluses with other nations. Hitler’s new system threatened the ill-gotten billions of the Jewish power structure which illegitimately ruled Britain and America and many other victim nations, so Germany was marked for destruction.
Which Way, Western Man? is both a revolutionary and a deeply philosophic, encyclopedic book. Its revolutionary nature is both social and personal, as we follow Simpson on his journey from Christian evangelist to Olympian National Socialist. It cannot be adequately summarized in this short review. But I hope I have whetted your appetite for reading this most extraordinary of books. The very fact that men such as Simpson lived among us, in our times, gives us reason to hope.
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