Ypp, a Russian reader and occasional commenter, was inspired by Srdja Trifkovic’s article “The North Worth Saving” to write the following essay for Gates of Vienna.
Why It’s Not Easy to Save the North
Until recently, I used to be one of the most devoted proponents of the idea of saving the West — or better, say “the North” — the region populated by whites. It seemed to me strange that such an obvious idea does not work well. However, recently I started to understand some not-so-obvious but significant difficulties in the implementation of this idea.
We all care about civilization. Our civilization probably began about 5,000 years ago, and it was only during the last 1,000 years, for known historical reasons, that its center moved to the North. Before that it had mainly developed in the Mediterranean region. That problem is, however, more theoretical than practical. Practically speaking, civilization is nowadays concentrated mostly in the North, and saving the North is almost identical to saving civilization.
The second problem is more practical. I would like to start with an example, which seemingly has nothing to do with our topic: prostitution.
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Most people agree that prostitution is a social evil and it should be fought. However, if you look attentively at the prostitution fighters, you will find that the most fierce of them overreach to some extent. You will notice that they hate not only prostitution, but sex as such. For them, prostitution is only an excuse and a euphemism for fighting against sex.
In the USSR we all knew an infamous phrase of one educator: “There is no sex in our country.” But sex is a necessary part of life, something of the highest importance for reproduction and continuation of life. No country can survive without sex. Clearly, a country without sex could not last long, and USSR collapsed. Now, prostitution is on the rise in Russia, but it’s better to live with prostitution than to die out.
Of course, prostitution is not the same as sex. In the ideal world they should be separated. However in practice, there are too many people who use prostitution only as an excuse for attacking normal relationships.
Now return to the North and the whites. Sex is a ‘hot’ event, you can’t do it coldly. But the North is cold. Secondly, dark skin is considered by many as sexually stimulating. In Russia, we say “African passion”.
As wrong as they are, those are the cultural stereotypes, which cannot be easily overcome. And here is the problem: among fighters for the North and for the whites, there are too many fighters against sex.
They are hard to recognize. For example Hitler positioned himself as a fighter for whites. He had no problem, however, dealing with the Arabs or the Japanese. And he caused as many white deaths as anybody in history. He and most of Nazi leadership are also known to have had some complications in their sexual relations.
So if we learn anything from the collapse of the USSR and the Third Reich, it is that no society can survive if it is ruled by sex-haters. And the problem is that there are too many of them wearing the masks of fighters for the North and for whites.
Until we can clearly separate from such people, and separate cold Northern weather from the sexual meaning of the word “cold”, saving the North will be associated in public opinion with sexual perversions. And, if so, it will hardly become popular.