The following is the text of a special presentation by NEW ORDER Commander Matt Koehl at a seminar in Port Huron, Michigan, on July 23, 2000, in which he addressed a topic generally neglected yet one which is critical to ultimate National Socialist success.
FOR YEARS we have talked about saving the white race and defined that as the main purpose for which we were fighting. But the matter requires closer examination.
Let me pose this question: Is the white race worth saving? If so, why?
Lincoln Rockwell worked, fought and died thinking that he could rally his fellow white men for a better world. His reward? Mockery, indifference, rejection and persecution by the very ones he was trying to save.
Today, the situation hasn't gotten any better. If anything, it has gotten worse. Most white people simply do not care. Not only do they not care, but they are prepared to accept any outrage and indignity, as long as their personal creature comforts and pleasures are not disturbed.
You all know what I am talking about. More often than not, our own people prove to be our own worst enemy. As a result, it is all likely to lead one to discouragement and despair.
So again, I ask the question: Is the white race worth saving? Is it really worth fighting for?
GERMANY THEN, AMERICA TODAY
"But," you say, "did Adolf Hitler give up on his people after World War I, when things also looked bleak and the public he was trying to reach seemed caught up in left- and right-wing madness?"
Aha. No, he did not. But there are three important distinctions here:
First, despite the general decadence of the Weimar period, the German people as a whole were not nearly as decadent as American whites today. Even most rank-and-file Social Democrats and Communists were basically sound, despite their mistaken ideology.
Second there was a ferment for radical change, in which the populace was interested in a bit more than fun and games and personal consumption.
Third, the German people were not only of one basic racial stock, but they comprised a Volk.
None of these factors apply to the North American situation today. Not only are we dealing with a far more decadent population, and not only is there no ferment for real change, but above all, there is no true folk on this continent.
For the most part, the white race in North America is a heterogeneous agglomeration of individuals, with no common sense of ethnic identity — unlike all the various racial minorities in our midst. Whites have forgotten their European roots and heritage. They have become "Americans" — which can encompass just about any featherless biped on the planet capable of landing on these shores.
That is our dilemma. That's the objective reality we must confront. We have no ethnos, no folk. White people in North America have no recognized ethnic center to which they can appeal.
WHAT IS WORTH SAVING?
So, once again: Is the white race worth saving?
And here, the first question we must ask is: What do we mean by "white race"?
If we are referring to a majority of the present so-called white race, then our answer to the original question must be a most definite and emphatic "no." Because decadent peoples and races have no claim to survival.
Here we can forget about the mass of brain-dead and those committed to death, rather than to life. We must, for example, be prepared to write off race-mixers, the degenerate purveyors of sodomy, those who adopt non-whites, self-hating types out on a guilt trip, and all the nominally white freaks and zombies and those of deficit character one finds on trash TV — as well as all those whites who have given up and refuse to fight in the face of the greatest threat to our race.
The sad fact is that the so-called white race is suffering from hundreds of years of dysgenic breeding. Fortunately, many — if not most — of its defective and worthless numbers will perish, as the Old Order goes down to final collapse.
And that is Nature's way: Weak whites must be weeded out, so that the healthy and strong may survive to propagate. We certainly do not want to see everything white survive. Because that would mean that we would have to include race-mixers, like O.J.'s late Nicole Simpson, those wierd, whigger speciments we find on trash TV, and all the rest. This is not what we are fighting for.
If, on the other hand, in speaking of the race we are referring not to everything that calls itself white, but rather to that small, relatively uncontaminated segment which bears the potential for higher evolutionary development, then our answer to the question of salvageable worth must be a resounding "YES!"
The problem is this: Races do not live — and cannot be saved — in toto as abstract, taxonomical entities, but only as distinct peoples, folks — Völker. And National Socialism — and hence, a requisite National Socialist solution — can only be applied within the context of such a folk, i.e., of a genetically related population with shared values, ideals, hopes, dreams and aspirations, as well as a sense of common identity.
But what we do when no such folk exists — as is the case here in America today?
The answer is quite obvious and very simple: If the white race is to survive on this continent, a new folk must be formed.
But a folk — ein Volk — does not just pop up instantaneously at the snap of the fingers, like some popular pain remedy. It requires generations of common living experience for even a modest start.
Yet, that is the very process — one of folk-formation — which we must consciously pursue, if Aryankind is to have any future on this continent and in the world.
WHAT OUR TASK IS NOT
So, how do we get started? Here we must first understand what our task is not.
• It is not one of appealing to masses of the brain-dead.
• It is not one of running candidates for public office.
• It is not one of concerning ourselves with ephemeral political issues, issues which are transient and about which we cannot do anything anyway. Remember that we are not going to solve problems of the world, until we have first gotten our own house in order.
• Our task is not one of playing "revolution" or trying to revive the Third Reich.
• It is not one of trying to save everything white, such as the Nicole Simpsons of the world, guilt-ridden self-haters, or the types who appear regularly in public confessions on trash TV.
Saving the race does not require preserving everything white. Rather, it involves salvaging and mobilizing that small number which comprises the best elements of our race. This is the raw material which will form the basis for a new folk — not the indifferent, self-centered, brainless flotsam of a decadent, materialistic, consumer society.
THREE HUMAN TYPES
There are three basic types of people in contemporary society. Our Leader has described these as the very best, the very worst, and those in between the two. What we are talking about here are not artificial class or social divisions, but ethical gradations within the populace.
The best may be described as idealists, those willing to subordinate their own personal interests to the greater good of the whole. The worst are the opposite: those who always place their own selfish interests above everything else. While one category embodies social virtue, the other reflects social vice.
Both of these categories, however, comprise but a small fraction of the total population. Standing between the two is the broad mass of people, who exhibit a mixture of virtue and vice. When the best element is dominant in society — as was the case in National Socialist Germany — the better, more idealistic qualities of the average person also predominate. On the other hand, when the worst elements are dominant — as is the case today — the reverse is true: the worst, meanest, most selfish and materialistic side of ordinary men and women becomes the social norm.
In laying the foundation for a new folk, therefore, what we must seek is that minority of racial idealists scattered about in the general population, to the exclusion of the other two categories.
What we are talking about is not a majority, but a minority of will and determination, one which will one day succeed, where a decadent white majority has repeatedly failed.
A MINORITY OF THE BEST
Right now, there are at least 160,000 racial brothers and sisters scattered about in North America, who think and feel exactly as we do. It is our job to identify them, reach them, and bring them into our ranks.
And beyond these 160,000, there are at least another 1,600,000 who share our fundamental ideals and values, but who have not yet achieved ideological clarity and understanding, whom we must educate.
Finally, there are at least 16,000,000 of good Aryan racial stock among the broad mass of the population, who are confused and perhaps even superficially hostile, but who must nevertheless be won over for a better world.
These are the fractional numbers we are working with. But never mind. These are the ones for whom we are fighting, the ones who represent the future of our race!
Are you beginning to see, now, what is meant when we refer to a "new folk" in our introductory leaflet "What Is the NEW ORDER?"
There are four stages, or phases, in the process of folk-formation, which we describe as: (I) IDEA; (II) MOVEMENT; (III) COMMUNITY; and (IV) FOLK.
The First Phase is one of advancing and propagating the Idea, articulated as a revolutionary new faith, to provide a spiritual foundation and infrastructure for the mobilization of those racial idealists we seek.
In advancing the Idea, we set the proper tone for racial discourse, by showing the relevance and significance of the Hitlerian message. In so doing, we establish a practical working field of common aspiration, will and consciousness. All of this, of course, is based on the premise that before there can be effective action, there must first be a common outlook, a common vision and common values as the basis for a common will.
The Second Phase is that of building the Movement. To the extent that the First Phase has accomplished the necessary preliminary work, this phase runs concurrently with it.
And here, we just understand a few basics:
(1) All talk of gaining political power is a nonstarter, without consideration of the necessary preliminaries.
(2) As the Old Order collapses, the political structure will be the last facet of this decaying order to collapse.
(3) Before there can be a new state, there must first be a movement constitutiong the embryonic nucleus of the coming order.
(4) The struggle for a New Order will involve protracted struggle.
The Third Phase involves the organic development of a National Socialist community out of the Movement struggle for a New Order. In the disintegrating circumstances and uncertainties of the future, the Movement must evolve into a social unit capable of acting autonomously and independently of the System and eventually meeting all the vital needs of our people.
The Fourth and final Phase is the culmination of the process, with the emergence of a biological unit — a proto-Folk. Such a folk can be considered to have come into existence when, out of a National Socialist community, a third or fourth successive generation of National Socialists has been born and reared as part of a self-perpetuating ethnic body.
Only with the creation of such an ethnic identity will there be the necessary organic basis, not only for racial survival but also for successful definitive action leading to the establishment of the coming New Order.
In summary, then, the correct path to the New Order proceeds from the Idea to the Movement, then to a Community and on to a new Folk — in that order.
Some have suggested trying to shortcut the process by creating a white racial community, without first embracing the Idea or the Movement. They have advanced the idea of reaching the Promised Land by having large white families and simply breeding themselves into power! Apart from practical, economic realities involved in implementing such a scheme, things cannot possibly work out in that way. Consider this:
(a) Every offspring produced would not automatically become a National Socialist and, indeed, could well turn out hostile to the very concept of a better world. Even if one were to have a dozen children, it would count for nothing, unless those produced became committed contributors to this Cause. Barring that proviso, and aside from any separate biological considerations, the selective process necessary for folk-formation would be thwarted.
(b) Turning inward at this early stage and neglecting those tens and hundreds of thousands — yes, millions — of Aryans outside our ranks today would detract from the vital work of recruiting this idealist element from out of the general population. If the idea of mere biological breeding were to become the focus of our efforts, it would smother the Idea and kill the Movement in its attempt to leapfrog past these vital prerequisites, which hold the key to our future progress and development.
Eventually, of course, a National Socialist community and folk will want to adopt a policy of large families to replenish our ranks and overcome any numerical deficiency. Then we can regularly expect to see families with eight to 12 children. But that time has not yet arrived.
Without recognizing the inherent decadence of the majority of contemporary whites, and without a proper spiritual idea and faith and accompanying set of values upon which to base such an effort, any such breeding program is doomed to failure.
Similarly, any mere survivalist enterprise or gated community without an articulated spiritual core — in this case a Hitlerian religious faith — is untenable in the long run and is no substitute for the formation of a true folk.
'EIN VOLK / EIN REICH / EIN FÜHRER'
I have already mentioned the three types of people in our society. Actually, we can now simplify things by describing just two types of white people: (a) those of destiny; and (b) those slated for extinction.
And here, we are not speaking of people who happen to be white, but of a folk that is Aryan — meaning "noble," in the truest sense of the word — as well as of those who have the potential to become part of this folk.
Creation is not just something that occurred but once in the past; it is an ongoing, evolutionary process that has never stopped.
Nietzsche once spoke of a new folk as a precondition for the Übermensch — the superman, superior man, Homo superbus. What this folk involves is selection of the best. For higher evolution to occur, it is absolutely requisite that there be this process of selection and separation.
Our National Socialist watchword is: "Ein Volk / Ein Reich / Ein Führer."
In the person of Adolf Hitler — the Leader and Guide sent to us by Providence — we have our Führer. In the coming New Order, we see the Thousand-Year Reich promised by our Leader.
Finally, in a new folk embracing the highest ideals of the Führer, we recognize that renewed, regenerate body of our race, yet to be constituted for the fulfillment of His will here on Earth: His Volk.
Providence has already begun the process of creating this new folk — the true Volk of Adolf Hitler — and we are part of this dynamic process. And it is this folk, in turn, which will one day be capable of undertaking all those measures necessary for the accomplishment of His New Order and the fulfillment of our high destiny as Aryans.