You know what’s funny? The Jewish Question. No, not that Jewish Question. If you’re reading this, you probably know what I mean.
What’s funny about it is that it isn’t really a question. It’s an answer. It’s an answer that says “The Jews are the reason everything is bad…they are to blame for everything”.
Perhaps that’s an unfair categorization of the theory. I’m sure many who subscribe to it aren’t nearly so extreme. Besides, it is certainly true that the presence of Jews happens to be correlated with decline and degeneracy.
On the the hand, Israel happens to be doing fairly well for itself, and I doubt there are too many in this sphere who would claim that a militaristic, ethno-nationalist state is in any way degenerate. On a personal note, I can’t help but think than Benjamin Netanyahu is an impressively skilled politician with a keen and pragmatic nature and I just can’t help but respect him.
But I digress. Let us turn this into a question. Do Jews cause societies that they are a part of to decline?
Once again, Israel. It’s not exactly declining.
But again, perhaps I’m being a bit unfair here. If I’m going to be fully honest, I am agnostic on the Jewish Question. I don’t actually discount it, but I’m less inclined to believe in a hidden Jewish conspiracy to destroy Western Countries than I am to believe in factors like the innate tendencies of Western Europeans, Democracy’s elevation of the lowest common denominator, instant-gratification technologies raising time-preference and training us to seek validation and entertainment instead of achievement, schools training us not to think critically and independently and instead training us to be corporate slaves, and progressivist worship of egalitarianism, among other factors.
If the Jews are responsible for anything, at most it seems that they exacerbate flaws that are already there. If they are to blame, though, what is to be done?
Personally I think it’s far more productive to be for your tribe than it is to be against a different one, whether your tribe happens to be religious, ethnic, political, cultural, or otherwise. Be productive. Don’t destroy, build. Don’t deconstruct, develop.
It is absolutely true that a certain degree of creative destruction is necessary for innovation and production. You’d have to be a fool to dispute that point. As such, being for your group will necessitate being against a different group if those two groups are brought into conflict. With that in mind, you will always accomplish more trying to attain your own goals than trying to thwart someone else’s plans.
So where to go from here? Once again, it seem to boil down to that great Neoreactionary dichotomy: Subvert or Exit.
The more I think about the matter, the more I favor exit over subversion. For fun, let’s ignore other factors and examine this position through the lens of the Jewish Question.
Let’s say the Jews are the cause of decline in Western Society and they really are as sneaky and subversive as some people claim. Okay. Are you really going to try to beat them at their own game?
Assume now that the Jews are not the only cause of decline, but they are just as sneaky and subversive as some people claim nonetheless. Even if you can out-play them, that will only go so far to save Western Civilization.
If they are not subversive and sneaky, they cannot possibly be the cause of decline, unless, of course, their collective actions promote some kind of decline effect, similar to how the uncoordinated striving of liberals in key positions toward similar goals gives rise to “The Cathedral”. Even in this case, though, the Jews either are “The Cathedral” or they represent a particularly effective branch of it (or at least, an allied phenomenon…or possibly a parasite that has hijacked “The Cathedral” for its own ends).
Regardless of which possibility happens to be the case, subversion seems an impotent strategy. The Cathedral-State is an arena set up to destroy all competitors. No matter who you’re fighting for, victories against the home team are going to be few and far between, and as the beast continues to die, it will lash out all the more viciously at any perceived threats.
Pull out of The Cathedral-State. Build your own communities. Hide them within the Cathedral-State if you have no other option, but make sure that your loyalty is to each other, not the great Leviathan who would devour you all. Devise winning strategies to slow the decline, tweak them, and implement them. Make the best preparations you can for the future.
Always have exit as a plausible option though, and if you ever see that possibility slipping away from you, take it before it’s too late.
Update: It seems Mindweapon has had related thoughts on his mind today.