Any parliamentary struggle must be preceded, legitimised, and supported by a metapolitical struggle. Metapolitics, at its best, reduces parliamentarism to a question of mere formalities.
To approach the fundamental set of challenges facing Europe, it is not enough to look backwards, or react only to the latest outward signs of the deeply rooted causes behind the extinction of European culture and its peoples. We must identify the context and causes of the situation in which we find ourselves, analyse these, and then act – politically and culturally – in accordance with the conclusions we reach. What we need is thus metapolitical thought and action. The metapolitical analysis does not simply relate to the obvious, surface actions of everyday politics, but examines what controls and affects the development of society as a whole over the course of long periods, which relates to the underlying assumptions and consciousness of the average citizens. Metapolitics considers culture, economy, history, and both foreign and domestic policy – not simply state, party, or nation. We must understand society as a whole, as an organism, to be able to reform it in a constructive and lasting fashion.
In recent decades, most organisations working to benefit the peoples of Europe have generally chosen to utilise strategies which have been historically successful, but which are no longer relevant in a modern context. Mere imitation of past political and revolutionary victories is doomed to failure. There has and only ever will be one Caesar and one Napoleon, to put things simply. We must learn from history not only how to attain power and influence, but to understand what power in fact is, where it is actually situated, and how it is shaped.
The Foundations of Metapolitics
Metapolitics is the prerequisite of politics – the dynamic of power, as it is manifested on the street and computer screen and up to the government and parliament; in the media and the press; in academia, cultural institutions, and civil society; as well as in art and culture. In short, in all the channels which communicate values perceived on an individual and collective level. This is the reason why metapolitical analysis must precede political action.
Let us once again turn our attention to the Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, who played a significant role in the Communist movement of Italy at the time just before and during the Fascist regime. Their attempt to conquer the factories and thus take them out of the hands of the bourgeoisie in northern Italy during 1919-20 came to nought. In 1926, four years after Mussolini came to power, Gramsci was sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment for his opposition to the regime and remained in prison until his death in 1936. During his time in prison, Gramsci kept a series of notebooks which today offer many lessons in strategy of great importance, posthumously published as The Prison Notebooks.
In this work, Gramsci claimed that the state is not limited to its political apparatus. In fact, it works in tandem with the so-called civil apparatus. In other words, every political power structure is reinforced by a civil consensus, which is the social and psychological support given by the masses. This support expresses itself in of the assumptions which underlie their culture, worldview, and customs. In order for any political ideology to maintain its grip on power, it must support itself by establishing and disseminating these cultural assumptions among the masses.
At the end of the First World War, during a period marked by extreme crisis, Italy was shaken by violent conflict over labour, expropriations of farmland, and the collapse of many of its traditional institutions. The unrest reached its climax in September 1920, as trade unionists occupied the factories of the metal industry of northern Italy, which at the time was the most crucial sector of the economy, who then tried to resume production under the control of the workers. For a brief moment, it seemed like they would follow the example of their Russian counterparts and enact a revolutionary transition to a Soviet-style regime. But it was not to be. The strikes abated, the Leftist parties fragmented, and two years later, Mussolini’s Fascist Party seized control of the state apparatus.
While in prison, Gramsci contemplated the reasons why the Left, during a period when the governing institutions were in disarray and the ruling class lacked the necessary means to exercise power, failed to follow through on this revolutionary development. He came to the conclusion that the explanation was to be found in ideology. Unlike many of his classically Marxist peers, he was of the opinion that the authority of the state rested on more than simply its police and judicial system. Gramsci, who was educated in linguistics, realised that the dominant social stratum controlled public discourse, and was, therefore, able to exercise authority over how language was used, which allowed it to make the social order it represented appear to be an entirely normal and natural state of affairs, and its adversaries as something strange and threatening.
Gramsci came to a similar conclusion regarding culture. As he saw it, the exercise of political power rested on consensus rather than force. As a consequence, the state could govern, not because most people lived in fear of its repressive capabilities, but rather because it adopted ideas – an ideology which saturated society as a whole – which gave its actions legitimacy, and gave them the appearance of something ‘natural’.
On the basis of this analysis, Gramsci understood why the Communists had failed to conquer political power in the bourgeois democracies. They did not possess the cultural means to do so. No one can topple a political apparatus without beforehand establishing control over the cultural determinants upon which the political authority fundamentally rests. One must first win the consent of the people by enshrining particular concepts in intellectual discourse, mores, habits of thought, value systems, art, and education.
In what the Italian theorist described as a positional war – a war in which ideas and perceptions were the main lines of division – victory would depend on succeeding to redefine the dominant values, establishing alternative institutions to the prevalent ones and undermining the extant values of the population with a view toward altering them. A spiritual or cultural revolution was thus seen as a necessary prerequisite for political revolution. Conquering political power is only the last step in a long process, a process which begins with metapolitics.
Metapolitics, simply put, is about affecting and shaping people’s thoughts, worldviews, and the very concepts which they use to make sense of and define the world around them. Only when metapolitical efforts succeed in changing this basis, and the population comes to feel that change is a self-evident necessity, will the established political power – which now finds itself disconnected from public consent – begin to stumble, before finally toppling with a boom, or it may simply peter in a rather anticlimactic fashion, to be replaced by something else. Metapolitics can thus be seen as a war of social transformation, fought on the level of worldview, thought, and culture. The Left has long since learned to fight in this manner, and until quite recently it was virtually unopposed on the metapolitical battlefield. This is changing, however, and I hope that this text will serve to increase the growing Right’s understanding of the necessity to engage in metapolitics.
The Metapolitical Vanguard of the Right
Taking these insights as a starting point, we can confidently state that a political movement which fails to engage in metapolitical and cultural struggle will be unable to effect lasting social changes. Any political struggle must be preceded, legitimised, and supported by a metapolitical struggle. Otherwise it is doomed to a quixotic tilting at windmills.
To constitute a metapolitical vanguard, and hence to become a vital part of the broader initiative to set Europe back on the right path: this is the primary mission of the European New Right. We view metapolitics as a multi-dimensional, non-dogmatic, and dynamic force with the potential to articulate the essence of the important issues which confront us today, and to develop perspectives which undermine and tear down both the politically correct haze in which we find ourselves, as well as the baseless feelings of guilt and self-hatred, evident to any thinking person, which are weighing the peoples of Europe down.
But metapolitics does not simply undermine and deconstruct; it creates, encourages, inspires, and illuminates. Taken in its totality, our metapolitics aims to set an authentic Right in motion; a force which is growing in strength through our own, alternative media channels, as well as through gaps in the censored channels of the establishment. This force, once it reaches critical mass, will live its own unstoppable life, broadening the narrow confines of public discourse in a revolutionary manner and paving the way for a European renaissance – a successive, irresistible social transformation which will restore dignity, strength, and beauty to Europe.
(The above text is an excerpt from chapter 2: ‘Metapolitics from the Right’, in my latest book, The Real Right Returns. If you enjoyed this brief article, get the book to read the full chapter.)
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Mr. Friberg, thank you for publishing your book in german, too. It is an amazing read!
Europeans always knew we were superior to negroids. But we also have this natural morality to take care of weak and poor. So despite knowing they are savages we still assumed responsibility to take care of them. Just look at South Africa.
The main change in “metapolitics” that I am noticing is that our empathy and this feeling of responsibility towards these people is waning. In fact we are starting to feel threatened by them. I got no rational explanation why communists would want to repeat Weimar in all white countries simultaneously. Germany had stronger contenders to defeat, US + EU dont. Despite our best efforts to export our technology and make us look weak.
I have learned as young adult that its much easier to emotionally manipulate mass of people into doing what you want, than persuade them with logic and reason. What I see is non-whites are being conditioned to attack Europeans and Europeans are being conditioned that we need to deal with this “threat”.
Once we can convey effectively to the norms that not only is this okay, but natural, we will win.
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“A spiritual or cultural revolution was thus seen as a necessary prerequisite for political revolution”
It’s not that simple, most white people know the truth about multiculturalism, races, genderism, homo propaganda, etc. But as long as their economic and social status is not threatened, they don’t give a damn. The nationalists and the people on the Alt-Right are those who have better instincts and know where it leads to give up your culture and heritage and those, who have already experienced where multiculturalism and globalism leads.
If you want to change the mindset of the middle-class with weaker instincts you have to show them where this road leads e.g. it is proven that having more and more POC result in them demanding more and more social benefits, more redistribution, higher taxes. No 3rd world country in Africa, the Middle-East or Latin-America with POC can operate a functioning an prospering capitalist system (East-Asia is the only exemption).
So if you want to turn the middle-class normies show them were cultural marxism leads in the near future (they don’t care about actual problems considering that their actual socio-economic status is fine).
No doubt you are right that most people nowadays are more concerned with their pocketbooks than their souls; but that, too, is the result of “metapolitics.” If people today “don’t care about actual problems considering that their actual socio-economic status is fine” we owe that to a series of Enlightenment thinkers who taught them to think in such a way.
The strategy you propose is necessary; it is not the most fundamental, nor the most important.
No allegiance is owed where none is given. That is the source of inspiration for the radical left.
The right seeks to maintain the status quo and the establishment left tries to cater to the masses. The establishment does not learn, they are taught.
Essentially it’s not the means the Alt-RIght has an issue with fundamentally, though it does have an issue there – it’s the end goal. The animosity between ruler and ruled in white nations is unparalleled in history. Other nations enjoy the benefit of tribal allegiance; Europe hasn’t seen those days in some 2000 years. It appears installing Islam to rule is the only thing the rulers and ruled have agreed on since.
And how many Americans bled, died, and were disfigured for LIFE……..
Because of Jewish Neocon Wars, Mr. America First (Now) Hannity??
You are one of the Biggest Allies and Friends of the Zionist Neocon Dual Loyalists…….
I remember watching you Shred all your Credibility trying to prove that the Neocons Saddam WMD Propaganda was TRUE……..
Is it because you’re IRISH or a MORON??
Hard to tell……..
Continue to Sniff and Lick at the Boots of Netanyahu…………
Because what Real Pride do you have as an Irishman??
Gramsci is dense, and, inspired at the same time. He would write a few logical inspired sentences, and then justify what he had written in page, after page of dense, boring Marxist polemic. The guy was doing hard time, and this no doubt influenced his “Prison Note Books”.
Ezra Pound and Ernst Hemingway were both in Italy in Gramsci’s time, but, I don’t recall either mentioning Gramsci.
Only Communist-Socialists need Marxist justification for clear thinking.
I fail to see your point. For the sake of clarity: Are you saying that we have nothing at all to learn from any marxist thinker in history in terms of strategy?
Marxism is a lot of ginned up hokum, created by a Jew, and carried on by his followers, trying to make the big sale.
We have quite a bit to learn from Marxists. Especially the discourse theory of Laclau, and theory of ideological interpellation by Althusser.
I’ve read several of Hemingway’s Novels…….
It instilled in me a Lifelong Sense of……..
What am I actually doing HERE???
Working the Land…….for a Salary…..(Not a Video)…..
Means……SCARS…….PAIN……..A SHORT LIFE……
That’s why White Land Owners hire Illegal Aliens……..
I appreciate the FANTASY………
But, I know REALITY from EXPERIENCE………..
Which is why White Nationalism will continue to fail to gain STEAM……..
In a Disintegrated White Europa……..of Classes/Atomized Individuals…………
Only the MORONS would submit to CORRUPT Bourgeoisie LIARS……..
How we overcome this MASSIVE OBSTACLE……..
The PAIN of White Lower Class Manual Labor…….
To Serve the White Sociopathic Narcissistic Selfish Enlightenment of the Lazy Upper Classes…….
There’s not going to be any PEACE………
The Lower Classes (with all the Information) realize they’re being PLAYED……..
And will NEVER Submit……..
There needs to be a New PARADIGM for White Ethno-nationalism…….
Beyond, Gay Pseudo-Elites like Greg Johnson getting their NUTZ Hungry………
……for Gay White Swedish ANTIFA Infiltrators……..
Ya know sometimes Nova I think you’re obnoxious, but other times I think you cut through the bullshit and are directly on point 😛
I apologize for the Confusion…….
That quote is fake, I believe.
We need to FAST FORWARD to the Present………
Where our Enemies Quotes still ABOUND…….
Gramsci and the Cultural Marxists definitely succeeded in America……..
The Kardashians are raised to Cultural Pinnacles as Royalty/Nobility……
…..by our Enemies…….
……as Wedge/Bait/Enticing Lure and hence off the Cliff………
Even FOX News celebrates them……..
A Real Alt-Righter looks at the Kardashians and VOMITS metaphorically and almost literally…….
Maybe that’s our New Litmus Test…….
But, our Enemies don’t care about the Brazilian Idiocracy descending upon us……
Because they have lots of Money, are Sheltered in Relative Safe Spaces…….
And some actually enjoy Degeneracy as the Essence of Life…….
We make our RETURN……….
There is a Great Sickness in Our Society……..
A GREAT Sickness…….
Da Joos or an Infinitely Knotted/Threaded Reality impermeable to First Cause Empirics???
A COMPLETE Mess and Embarrassment to White People……..
But, our Enemies LOVE this…….
And the White Trash Kardashians (Flush with Cash) don’t realize they’re just TOOLS…….
Or we breathe our last.