Facsimile printing of George Lincoln Rockwell's appraisal of the United States' race problems. Natl Vanguard Books
It's also the book that made me realize just how close his writing was to the basic premises of certain identity theorists, and hegemonic thinkers; they just happen to have a little bit different aims at the end (actually not that different just some are considered acceptable, and probably aren't going to end in millions of people dying, and some have historically been proven to be bad ideas, both strive for legitimacy from the same basic ground though (without concerning myself here with the legitimacy of that legitimacy, or the meta-legitimacy of their claims), but in a minor way it's the same as the victim mentality present day Conservatives like to whine about, and how about those fucking Christians, I mean it must be hard living in a Christian country and having the right to worship as you please, and pretty much force your religion down everyone else's throat and yet still be on the oppressed side.
In this case, I debated whether to adhere to the policy, because so far everyone who has rated it has been predisposed to agree with it but I decided there was little danger of non-racists being duped into buying a book called White Power on the strength of a high rating on goodreads (and my one-star vote wouldnt have lowered the average by that much, anyway). Rockwell founded the American Nazi Party, and the phrase White Power was one he invented during the high point of his career, the protests against integrated housing in Chicago in 1966. The first chapter of White Power is called Death Rattle and it stands as a testament to Roger Griffins theory of fascism as an expression of the myth of the rebirth of the nation from the ashes of a corrupt society on the verge of collapse. Throughout this section of the book, Rockwell maintains a logical tone, calmly presenting the case by which he concluded the true identities of his ship wreckers, who are, predictably, the Jews. In explaining his law of LEADERSHIP, (no doubt derived from the Führerprinzip of Hitler), Rockwell says Throughout the animal kingdom, the leader is never chosen by vote, but always by the natural selection established by Nature as the only sure method of ensuring that the group is led by the best combat. If we apply this principle (which, recall, he asserts as fact) to his own sordid end, we find that John Patler, following the basic laws of nature, eliminated a weak leader to make way for stronger ones to come later.
In this work, he is at his best when working to overcome the false left-right political spectrum in fits and starts and diagnosing the decadence and moral lassitude of late modern Western Civilization (at points prophetic); at his worst when proposing contradictory and overly-extreme solutions proposed to the problems he (rightly or wrongly) identified, and when veering (a bit too often) in to the realm of conspiracy theory, and always in to good old-fashioned racialism. This book is impossible to rate objectively on any single scale, whether of historical importance, on its own merits and demerits (impossible because the work is so multifarious and disjointed, with so many thoughts carried through on the leitmotiv of racialism, that it can not be evaluated as a coherent whole), on correspondence or lack thereof to other truths, etc.: I can only conclude tentatively that the work contains on itself everything from negative-star garbage to five-star thought, though of a decidedly instinctual, amateur, and nonrigorous type.
While some of the information in here is somewhat interesting, I feel as if Rockwell was a little too ranty on race, and a little too weak in terms of academic information. To be fair, Rockwell wrote himself that this book is intended for the normal, white working-class audience. Some of the historical information Rockwell provides is somewhat interesting and relevant to his argument, unfortunately, however, he was a very unreliable and dodgy citer. This book could have been cut down to a third of its size in my opinion, for he overkills his analysis of the Jewish question by merely listing Jewish names involved with certain influential industries (although there may be a lot of Jews, some statistics and percentages would have been more interesting and persuasive rather than just a long list of names). Memorable Quotes - 'It is not the death rattle in the throat of Western civilization which is surprising; it is the fact that millions of Americans believe that the death rattle is a beautiful song!' - 'I have often found that I learn most, not from books and literature, but from people and events themselves.' - 'What he found, unexpectedly, was what every human being needs to survive this life a PURPOSE - something which gives life more meaning than a constant search for more pleasure and kicks.' - 'Other millions of good people who don't look like beatniks are lost, without purpose, without confidence, without ambition, without beliefs or religion, without respect for home, flag, country, parents or anything else, without self-control or discipline, without morals or standards of any kind, with neither love for their own people nor hatred for their mortal enemies, without hope and without any real desire to live in any real sense.
Further than that, he recognized that you can't even rely on a person to read a single book about a topic before passing judgement on it. It says a lot about the guy that he understood that the kinds of people who read, aren't the kinds of people worth attempting to shock.
Like all works I've explored so far espousing this sort of hatred, I find myself unswayed in the least. I think any sort of obsession with race, whether extreme left or right, will only lead us backwards. He seems like someone who never had a moment of fun in his life, and sought to suck it out of the lives of everyone he met, hence his views on 'degenerate' art and any instance of healthy sexual exploration.