The biggest obstacles to the achievement of any group goal are lack of leadership, and missing unity of purpose. It's been said that only 1 in 20 people is a true leader, and of those, few are willing to accept the mantle of leadership and all the headaches and heartaches it entails. Without a leader or leaders, working in a common, positive direction, others in the group are in disarray. Gen. Omar Bradley, commander of U.S. Army forces at the end of the Second War to Kill White People (WW2), once said absence of leadership is like pushing the end of a string. The string bunches up, gets tangled, and goes nowhere. However, when you take hold and pull it, lead it, it follows wherever it needs to go.
Leaders need to possess certain characteristics: Focus, belief in their abilities, drive, knowledge of how to use the system to their advantage, understanding of the "big picture" as well as tactics, charisma, intelligence, and an unwillingness to compromise their position. True leaders must also be willing to stand at the head of their operation, to be the first to take a bullet, to do jail time, or to receive mass criticism. They must also accept responsibility for personal losses and defeats.
Unity is simply the focused, singular coherence of any group of people. It can occur at many levels, from team sports to company sales drives to international warfare. By definition, it requires a removal of divisions. If part of an army is off picking daisies while the rest are firing weapons at the enemy, that army will lose. If one part of a group denigrates another part, that group becomes dysfunctional and any direction it had is lost to in-fighting. Any unity achieved is also lost.
For many years, White Nationalism has been plagued by problems in both these areas.
Since the mid-1950's, we have had many intelligent proponents of White Unity, writers such as Oswald Spengler, William Simpson, Revilo Oliver and others. But in that same period, we've had very few true leaders. And among those leaders, there has been precious little consensus on direction, political involvement, strategic and tactical plans, recruitment and mainstream "presentation". Instead, these men have created many self-declared fiefdoms and petty organizations, and spent much valuable time criticizing their perceived opponents. These ad hominem attacks are, frankly, not only horrifically counter-productive, but beneath us as a People. And unlike previous White leaders, whether for better or worse, no recent "leader" has had the fortitude to actually put his words into practice. The possible exception to this was Cdr. George Lincoln Rockwell, and he is almost 40 years in the past now.
The Minutemen and other Colonial rebels were certainly aware that their actions were considered treason and carried a penalty of death by hanging. The men who led them were even more deeply in danger; charges against them included sedition and directing military insurrection against the Crown. Yet, they also knew that nothing would be accomplished without irreversibly crossing certain lines. So, with determination they picked up their rifles, and went to war to give birth to their new nation. Many died, many were jailed and dispossessed, but they did what they felt they had to do.
How many "leaders" in the White Nationalist movement would do such things now? How many would leave their keyboards and go into the streets? How many possess organizational skills? How many can drum up a large following who would die with them for their cause? How many are willing, as were the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, to pledge their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor? How many will we tell our grandchildren about?
Within the White race, unity is a scarce commodity. We have been lulled by television, the SUV in the driveway, Super Sunday, the latest episode of CSI, and other diversions. We have lost our attachment to our lands, our histories, our heritage, and most importantly, our racial family. We listen little to our kin and less to our Elders. As a group, we spent hundreds of years fighting among ourselves in petty wars ordered by overindulged royalty: Irish against English, German against Pole, Russian against Czech, Swede against Finn, Spaniard against Catalan. We focused almost entirely on our differences. Unfortunately, we still do.
Just yesterday, I read a post on a WN forum asking whether Russians should be considered "White". There are entire threads on many of these fora asking the question, "Who is White?". There are others comparing the relative "Whiteness" of Italians vs. Germans, or Portuguese vs. Norwegians. Even among White people, as with Blacks and the "high yellow" stereotype, there is some sort of White hierarchy.
Are we kidding? This is what's important to the continuation of "us"?
As I've said until I'm hoarse, we can't afford such tomfoolery. The Europeans of the world are just 8.5% of all the people alive. That's it. Ethnic squabbles are flies on the elephant's back. We have bigger fish to fry. In the oft-quoted, but rarely-lived words of David Lane, "We must secure the existence of our People, and a future for White children." That's it, folks. That's the bottom line. How can we secure ANYTHING if we can't even agree to do ANYTHING together? If we're badgering, belittling or degrading our own? If we're too zoned-out on TelAvivision to see? If we allow the alien Wreckers of our People to teach our kids, make our laws, create our societies and plan our futures for us?
We need Leaders. True, honest, honorable, purposeful, selfless, courageous Leaders with a capital "L". Leaders who understand that personal aggrandizement and financial gain are not the hallmarks of leadership, but of prostitution. Leaders who've learned from the past but don't dwell there. Leaders who would truly take a bullet for those behind them. Leaders who will stand up to the power structure, organize a following, and make the changes that must be made, or die trying.
And we need patriots who will back them. Men and Women of our Folk who are loyal to the needs of our People, fixated on the endgame, understand that it's now or never, and agree that, in the words of John Hancock, "Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."