WLP86: William Pierce on Our Eternal Purpose
In honor of the 86th anniversary of William Luther Pierce’s birth, we present this American Dissident Voices broadcast of May 21, 2016, which includes a long-lost essay by Dr. Pierce.
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presented by Kevin Alfred Strom and Will Williams
ON TODAY’S program, I will be presenting a significant work by Dr. William Luther Pierce, the founder of the National Alliance, that has not seen the light of day for some 40 years. It was republished for the first time in the March 2016 National Alliance BULLETIN, and this radio broadcast is its first-ever presentation online. The introduction and afterword were written by the Alliance’s current Chairman, William White Williams, who wrote:
I’m yielding most of my Chairman’s commentary space this month to present the following long-lost Cosmotheist essay retrieved from our Alliance archives. This is one of Dr. Pierce’s most important messages, reaching the deepest fundamentals of our reason for being. It is condensed from a talk given by him to a group of Washington-area Alliance members and supporters nearly forty years ago, in June 1976. Parts of it were later used for his recorded speech, Our Cause. To my knowledge it has never been transcribed or republished in its entirety before today.
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Our Eternal Purpose
by William Luther Pierce
AS WE HAVE seen, our purpose as a race is, first, to safeguard our racial identity, to preserve the very special racial characteristics which the Creator has given us and which allow us, if we choose, to cross the threshold on which we now stand: the threshold between the animal and the divine. And then our purpose is to carefully and consciously, from generation to generation, ascend once again the upward path toward Godhead, toward a complete and perfect self-realization.
And our purpose socially and politically is to build a new society and a new political order with which to facilitate the racial purpose. In this regard, we define social progress and we define political progress as the social or political changes which aid our racial purpose. This is totally different from what is called “progress” today by those who misled and deceived our people.
But a false concept of progress is perhaps the least of the ways in which we have been treacherously led away from our ordained and proper Path. A more basic deviation is the perversion of our attitude toward life itself.
Arthur Schopenhauer said that the very most any man can hope for is a heroic passage through life. He was saying in his own words what has been written into the soul of our race, our race-psyche, by the Creator. What a different message that is from the one written into the Levantine soul, the Jewish soul — the Jewish attitude toward life which prevails today.
A thousand years ago our ancestors in northern Europe had not yet been corrupted. Their attitude is expressed implicitly in all the old sagas. It is the attitude that neither pleasure nor happiness nor power nor wealth is the really important thing in life, but, rather, what is important is the way we conduct ourselves, the extent to which we are true to our own inner nature. That is why honor was valued more than life itself, why it was considered more reprehensible to tell a lie than to kill a man. And it is why dying in the right way was considered as important as living in the right way.
Some of the old sagas spell this attitude out explicitly. For example, the saga of Grettir tells us: “Cattle die and kinsmen die, and so one must die oneself. But there is one thing I know which never dies, and that is the fame of a dead man’s deeds.” Even as recently as [seven] decades ago there was still an Order in Europe which had as a motto Ewig ist der Toten Tatenruhm. (The renown of the deeds of the dead is eternal.)
Schopenhauer’s use of the word “heroic” and the sagas’ reference to renowned deeds may in themselves be a little misleading. They do not mean that we should all think in terms of dying heroically on the battlefield, with sword or gun in hand. That, indeed, may be granted to some of us, but the basic message is one of having the proper attitude toward life — and toward death. That is something which all of us can do, even those who think of ourselves as being unheroic.
That attitude is one of living with eternity always in our mind, of living for the sake of eternity instead of living only for the moment. It is the attitude that the individual, who is mortal, is not an end in himself, but lives for and through the Whole — and, in particular, for and through his racial community — which is eternal. It is an attitude that seems to have eluded most of us today.
It is an attitude which is diametrically opposed to the Jewish attitude of materialism and egoism, and yet the alien, Jewish attitude is the one which has been adopted by most Americans. That alien attitude is one of the most important aspects of the spiritual sickness which has infected our people and from which we must make a strong and conscious effort to free ourselves.
The materialist, the egoist, lives only for self-gratification. A “good life” to him or her is a life with lots of money, lots to eat and drink, plenty of sex, new cars, big houses, constant diversions and entertainment. That’s all he lives for, all he cares about, all he understands.
He knows that he won’t live forever — although he doesn’t like to think about that — and he intends to get as much out of life as he can. Neither purpose nor eternity have any real meaning for him. If he thinks about the latter at all, it is only in terms of “buying insurance” by mentioning some church or other in his will. He may even go so far as to pay his “insurance premiums” regularly by dropping something into the collection plate every Sunday.
But when the time comes for him to die, everything he really values slips away from him. He cannot hold on to anything. All that he can see ahead is blackness, emptiness, total dissolution. With a last, desperate effort to hang onto a meaningless, useless, and wasted life, he slips away into nothingness. He utterly ceases to exist.
For a few days or weeks his friends will talk about him. Perhaps even five or ten years after he has gone someone may say. “Hey, do you remember old So-and-so?” But then even the memory of him will be gone. It is as if he had never existed. And all eternity still lies ahead.
It is an eternity of which each of us can be a part — if we choose, and if we are able to free ourselves from the Jewish disease. We can be a part of eternity by simply giving to our lives the meaning and the purpose they now lack — meaning and purpose which extend beyond the lives of any one of us and which we know will be carried on by others. We are talking about a meaning and a purpose which will exist not just in 15 or 20 or 100 years, not just until a successful revolution has been carried out in America and a new social and political order has been built, but which will still exist a thousand years from now, even after there is no longer a separate country called America. They will still exist a million years from now, when mankind has become something altogether different from what it is now — even 10 billion years from now, when the earth’s sun has gone out and countless new suns have been born in other parts of the universe.
By becoming conscious — fully conscious — that we are part of the Creator, who is eternal, and by ordering our lives once more in accord with the Creator’s Purpose, by following the Path — the one true path — we can partake in eternity. We can contribute to it, and we can become part of it.
That task is not a trivial thing. This change of attitude toward life is itself a life-long task. But we can begin that task now, and to the extent that we complete it we can overcome death. We can face death without fear, because we know that we have become part — truly and completely part — of something which is eternal and immortal. (There is also another way in which we — some of us — can overcome death, but we must learn certain things and accomplish certain things before we can understand this other way.)
Beginning now, we can all have a much richer and fuller life just by living no longer for the day — which passes — but for eternal purpose, which never will pass. In order to do this we do not all have to become ascetics; we do not all have to don burlap and live in a cave — although asceticism may be the best way for some of us. There is nothing inherently bad in eating well or in sex or in driving a new car — so long as these things do not become ends in themselves for us, so long as they do not corrupt our attitude and divert us from our purpose.
What we must all do, however, whether we are rich or poor, young or old, is to make a conscious decision — and that can be done now — that we want to find the Path, that we want to begin reordering our lives and put them in accord with the Creator’s eternal purpose.
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Ladies and gentlemen, that is why we struggle. That is why we sacrifice. That is why we never give up. That is why we are members of the National Alliance.
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You’ve been listening to American Dissident Voices, the radio program of the National Alliance, founded by William Luther Pierce in 1970. This program is published every week at Whitebiocentrism.com and nationalvanguard.org. You can join and support us by visiting natall.com — or write to National Alliance, Box 4, Mountain City, TN 37683 USA. We welcome your support, your inquiries, and your help in spreading our message of hope to our people. Once again, that address is Box 4, Mountain City, TN 37683 USA. Until next week, this is Kevin Alfred Strom reminding you to keep on thinking free.
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