The Alienated Society
by Dr. William L. Pierce (1973)
ONE THING which the Watergate affair clearly demonstrates is that the same alienation which has swept millions of dropped-out young Americans into the drug-ridden “counter-culture” pervades our entire society, even to the Oval Office in Washington and the boardrooms of Wall Street. In fact, it is even more pervasive in the highest political and economic strata of our ruling gerentocracy than it is in our high schools and colleges. It began at the top and worked its way down.
Leaders Have Sold Out
Alienation among America’s so-called “leaders” during the last half-century or so — alienation which has taken the form of an inner attitude of It’s-every-man-for-himself-and-I’m-looking-out-for-number-one — is, historically, the cause of the present alienation of America’s youth from their racial and cultural community.
There are many who will disagree with the foregoing, many who believe that the rich and powerful men who hold public office in this country are more firmly attached to the “principles of Americanism,” or some such, than the rest of us. These many fail to understand that alienation is a matter of inner attitude and not external life-style. They also cannot distinguish illusion from reality or falsehood from truth.
Half-a-pint for a Vote
Now and then, however, the veil of lies with which the high and mighty shield themselves from the common gaze is lifted slightly from the breezes of chance, and we can catch a fleeting glimpse of reality. The Watergate affair has given rise to such a breeze.
We are shocked by the revelations of Nixonian political sabotage and eavesdropping and burglary, all for the sake of a few more votes, just as we have been shocked in the past by the revelations of the Democratic political machine in Chicago counting names on tombstones or a Kennedy gang buying votes in West Virginia for a half-a-pint of whiskey each. We are appalled when the cynicism, greed and lack of scruple of those we have chosen to be our leaders are momentarily revealed to us.
If Busing, Why Not Burgling?
But, really, we should not be surprised. For had not Mr. Nixon already betrayed a hundred times over the trust placed in him, even before Watergate?
How can a man who has unleashed on America a program for school busing for racial balance, or supported the Zionist program of conquest in the Middle East with American taxes, or made futile the sacrifice of 50,000 American lives in Indochina have any further surprises for us? Or do we consider a little burglary for the sake of a few votes a worse crime than selling the interests of a whole nation in return for the political support — or toleration — of the alien power clique which controls America’s mass media.
Is Bribery Worse than Treason?
Is an illegal wiretap more a sign of cynicism than the callous subjection of America’s school children to the terror and degradation which have accompanied the massive school integration of recent years?
Is the failure to report a campaign contribution more a sign of moral corruption than the failure to punish the traitors who have brazenly given aid and comfort to our enemies during the Vietnam war?
Is the payment of a little hush money or an attempt to cover up involvement in a political scandal more reprehensible than stabbing an ally in the back, thereby dishonoring the whole American people in the eyes of the world?
Alienation in the Air
One would think so, judging by the uproar the media have generated over the Watergate affair. But America’s youth, even though they are also under the media’s spell, were told by their instincts long ago that they had been betrayed. They knew it in their bones when those in whose hands the destiny of the nation had been placed ceased to care about anything but their own comfort and their own wealth and their own power.
The alienation at the top was in the air even before FDR, with his sly grin and his long cigarette holder, smoothly lied America into the Western world’s most catastrophic war.
Young people smelled the corruption in America’s soul while Harry Truman was sacrificing American principle to Zionist expediency.
They unconsciously knew that Ike and JFK and LBJ were selling the country down the river in order to further their own careers.
Sense of Abandonment
When America’s leaders had lost all sense of responsibility to race and nation; when duty and honor had become empty catchwords; when the heritage of our people had become mere booty to be plundered by all who could claw their way to the public feed trough — then not even the most skillfully woven curtain of lies and pretense could keep a deep sense of abandonment from welling up in the hearts of America’s youth.
Confidence faded. The sense of community was lost, and with it any feeling of belonging and responsibility. Alienation had worked its way all the way down.
It would be wrong to attribute the decay of American social and cultural institutions which has progressed hand-in-hand with the alienation of the American people to any single, malevolent plan. A certain degree of alienation was the unplanned but inevitable consequence of the industrialization and urbanization of America. The radical social changes accompanying this transformation of American lifestyles affected all classes of the population.
With the growing sense of anonymity and isolation among dwellers ever-more-densely populated urban centers went a decline in civic virtues at all levels. The gradual erosion of the individual’s sense of racial and cultural identity manifested itself in the gradual decline of a sense of civic responsibility, both on the part of the average citizen and those he chose to manage his public affairs.
Irresponsibility Breeds Irresponsibility
Once started, the process of alienation accelerated. A more and more irresponsible citizenry could only lead to more and more irresponsible leadership and, in turn, to laws reflecting that irresponsibility.
One might have expected that exceptional leaders would have been immune to this process and would have exerted a healing effect on the body politic. This has not been the case, at least, not in recent decades; instead, alienation became total among American leaders while it still had a long way to go among the electorate.
The principle cause of this was the capture of America’s opinion-forming media by a single, tightly organized, alien minority. From that point, a prerequisite for holding high public office in the United States was the seal of approval of the media masters.
No man of Western blood with a sense of commitment to his own people could possibly attain that approval. only the completely alienated, the totally cynical, the utterly hypocritical, the thoroughly corrupt, the unreservedly selfish would do — men who could be counted on to go along in order to get along.
From their positions in the Congress, the Federal courts, and the Federal agencies such men have overseen the ruinous policies which have done such grievous damage to America. They have supported and implemented these policies not primarily through malice or mistaken ideological conviction, but through callous indifference to their responsibility to their people.
No Room for True Believers
The average U.S. Senator who signs his name to Zionist petitions and votes for more American support of Israeli territorial expansion has no particular love for Jews. He would not be unhappy if the Arabs drowned them in the sea and reclaimed their stolen land.
Likewise, the average Federal judge who orders White children bused into Black-dominated schools where they will be terrorized and brutalized is not motivated by any cockeyed equalitarian theory. He could hardly care less what the racial balance is in America’s schools (except the school his children attend, of course.)
There are plenty of neo-liberal zealots among America’s masses, but not many among her leaders. Most of the men at the top are too smart for that; among them self-interest has edged out true-believing — and everything else.
They work for the ruin of America simply because they are in thrall to the media masters, who form their public images, wield power over their careers, and determine what the history books will say about them — and because they themselves have no inner commitment to their nation or to their race, but only to themselves.
With America governed by such men, it is not surprising that America is despoiled, the natural resources plundered, the air and water polluted, the cities decayed and unlivable, the national defense undermined, the national heritage in hock, the culture defiled — and the people faced with a racial problem which becomes more overwhelming and more threatening each year.
It is not surprising that there is no plan, no order, no sense of direction in national life, and that the country merely stumbles along from one year to the next.
And it is not surprising that tens of millions of young Americans are growing up with no sense of racial or national community, mere human ions in a formless, cosmopolitan chaos.
Organic Relationship Lacking
We are faced with a general lack of feeling of belonging to, and responsibility for, the Western racial-social-cultural community.
The natural, organic relationship between the individual and the community has been broken. It cannot be restored as long as the present System endures.
That relationship, absolutely essential to a healthy society, is a fragile thing which requires constant and careful nurture for its maintenance. It requires a training in youth which has as its principal goal the development and strengthening of that relationship, an educational process which prepares boys and girls to become the cultural and spiritual — as well as material — heirs of Western civilization and the Western imperium.
Sense of Racial Identity is Essential
The first task of an American educational system should be to burn the racial sense and the racial feeling into the instinct and the intellect, the heart and the brain of the youth entrusted to it. No boy and no girl should leave school without having been lead to an ultimate realization of the necessity and essence of blood purity.
Thus the groundwork would be created for preserving the racial foundations of the nation and through them in turn securing the basis of its future cultural development. For all education would in the last analysis remain worthless if it did not benefit beings ready and determined on principle to preserve themselves and their special nature.
Atomistic View of Society
Current educational philosophy in America is individual-centered, and the educational system is geared to produce well-adjusted cogs in the modern industrial-economic machine. This is in line with the atomistic or ant-heap view of society which follows from neo-liberal doctrine.
Indeed, how could education be otherwise in a multi-racial society?
How shall a racially integrated school system teach young people the greatness of their race? Which race?
How shall students learn to treasure the history and traditions of their people? Whose traditions? Which race?
How can any sense of community or belonging be developed in them? Belonging to whom?
So, what we have is an educational program designed to teach economically valuable skills with a few courses thrown in to guarantee “well-rounded” graduates, endowed with an acceptable veneer of “culture,” who can reasonably be expected to support themselves, achieve “fulfillment,” and be more or less happy — or, at least, contented. These are the neo-liberal educational goals, to be achieved with sufficient goodwill, Federal aid, and, of course a judicially determined ratio of black, brown, yellow, red, and white faces in the classroom.
The expected result is an ever-growing stream of “educated” world-citizens, raceless individuals prepared to plunge enthusiastically into the cosmopolitan consumer economy and earn enough money to “do their thing,” whatever that may happen to be. The millennium is surely just around the corner!
Things, of course, are not working out so rosily as the neo-liberal ideologues had hoped, primarily because their conception of the nature of human beings suffers from several severe departures from reality.
The most notorious of these departures is the idea that a single educational system can serve the needs of beings so racially diverse that their evolutionary paths diverged some two million years ago.
At least as damaging is the notion that a human society is simply an aggregate of human beings, each an island entire of itself. There is no understanding of the fact that a man without roots — organic, natural roots — in some racial community, is an incomplete man, a spiritual cripple, a man as deficient as a plant torn loose from its nurturing soil. A society consisting of such rootless men, alienated men, is a sick and unnatural society and will not long endure.
Away with the System!
America today is not yet totally alienated, but her sickness is getting worse rapidly. It can be cured — the process of alienation can be reversed — but only through social surgery of a radical nature, consisting of several major steps.
The first step must be to sweep away the entire system now ruling America. All the greedy, cynical little men now wielding power must go: “liberal,” “moderate,” and “conservative”; McGovernite and Nixonite; Eisenhower Republican and Kennedy Democrat; Jew and shabbos goy. No “reforms” or half-measures, no compromises or political deals with traitors of race and nation, can be tolerated in this step; only a total purge will suffice.
Only after the alienation at the top has been cured can the rest of the task be tackled.
Education in the Racial State
Second, the entire educational system must be overhauled and reoriented, from kindergarten through the university level. Instead of preparing raceless, rootless individuals for the economic rat race, the new education must train boys and girls to be a valuable link in the chain of generations.
It must make young men and women feel that they are a bridge that leads from a great past into a most distant future. It must, by imparting a thorough knowledge of the history and traditions of the Western peoples, instill in young Americans an understanding of the greatness of their race.
An intimate coupling of national feeling and a sense of social justice must be implanted in the young heart. Then a people of citizens will someday arise, bound to one another and forged together by a common love and a common pride, unshakable and invincible forever.
A New Order
The third step must be the building of a new order in American life. The country has drifted without real guidance for so many years that it has picked up some bad habits which must be cured, some problems which must be solved.
The racial problem is foremost among these, and it must be solved, through resettlement or other means, regardless of the expense and sacrifices involved.
The mass media, in new hands, must finally begin serving the people instead of manipulating them. Something radical must be done about the urban monstrosities in which a natural and healthy life-style has become virtually impossible. The urban problem will be much less intense after complete separation has been effected, but there will still be much which must be cured, even if it means a massive demolition-and-bulldozing program, followed by reforestation over the rubble.
An Unlimited Future
The problem of industrial progress, economic stability, overpopulation, resource conservation, and the gradual restoration of a natural and unpolluted environment can also be solved once we have citizens and leaders whose primary goal is the long-term welfare of the race, rather than the immediate advancement of their own careers and the race be damned.
When alienation and drifting have been replaced by proper commitment and firm guidance , we will find that many problems which seem insoluble in this unfortunate era can indeed be solved and that we can achieve goals of which we hardly dare dream now.
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Source: Attack! tabloid, No. 21, 1973