Opel Kadett Roadster Strolch, 1938. A prototype for a convertible version of the first generation Kadett. A shortage of steel in pre-war Germany and concerns that it would not sell in viable quantities prevented the car being produced. The car in the colour photographs is a replica, based on the car in the black and white photographs, which was built by Opel engineers
chaos of the Weimar Republic, conservative thinkers like Jünger and Spengler
argued against voting and running for office. They wanted a return to the
monarchist-aristocratic system of pre-war Germany. Their indifference and disdain
for democracy inspired a political vacuum which a demagogue would fill,
hijacking their intellectual and cultural movement against mob-rule, modernist
intellectualism, and conformist ennui. This is why their names are either
blotted out of history or denounced as fascist. Even as the Nazis proved their anti-cultural
barbarism, these conservatives preferred an apolitical “inner emigration” to
outward resistance. Jünger even refused to admit that his anti-totalitarian
novel On the Marble Cliffs was
specifically anti-Nazi. So, Hitler was able to appropriate conservative
language for his own popularity.
his life, Jünger writes in The Forest
Passage that it is more offensive to modern liberals to refuse to vote than
to vote in opposition to their position. An oppositional vote merely validates the
system, but abstaining implies that one has no faith in their system and is
thus “treasonous.” I see a similar vein of thinking in today’s modern liberals.
Conservatives do not have faith in bureaucracy and socialist government. This indifference
to government and wanting an apolitical life are seen as treason. Wanting to
keep Western culture, aesthetics, and morality free from the poisonous
influence of government is called fascism.
the members of Tradnatblr have accepted this premise, so they gladly label
themselves fascist, National Socialist, etc. They have already lost by doing
so. Hitler did not represent traditionalism. He was a nihilist, utilitarian,
modernist demagogue. (I would add that he was also a Marxist: his dichotomy of poor
German victim vs. wealthy Jewish oppressor had success that no Marxist has ever
reached, not to mention the fact that the Nazis incarcerated wealthy Germans on
the accusation that they gained their wealth from conspiring with Jews.)
This is the reason
for the divorce of Toryblr/Tradblr from the embarrassment that Tradnatblr has
become. We value Christianity, culture, and aesthetics more than Freeblr does,
and we value freedom, tradition, and honor more than Tradnatblr does.
HISTORY OF POLAND IN 10 STEPS: #8 People’s Republic of Poland Photo:
Priest splits beating of Solidarity protesters by paramilitary police, Warsaw, People’s Republic of Poland, 1982
World War II devastated Poland. 5 million inhabitants of pre-war Poland were killed,
many of these casualties were the result of the deliberate
extermination of the Jewish and Polish elite. Warsaw – the capital of
the Second Republic – was virtually burned to ground. As a result of
post-war peace conferences, Poland lost the majority of its eastern
territories but was compensated with some industrial regions of pre-war
Germany on the west – it literally moved around 100-150 kilometres
westwards, which brought on the necessity of resettling 2 million people!
Poland was to be rebuilt yet again, this time under a severely
anti-democratic communist regime with an inefficient economic system.
This, accompanied by robust political and cultural isolation, made
Poland’s reconstruction much slower than those of Western European
Constant economic stagnation, shortages in the supplies of basic
goods, and a lack of political freedom and free media, as well as the
frequent abuses of power of the political elites,
marked the communist period with great social unrest and protests, always brutally suppressed by the establishment.